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Dot Asia TLD Initiative: A Regional Top-Level Domain for the Asia Pacific Community.

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1 Dot Asia TLD Initiative: A Regional Top-Level Domain for the Asia Pacific Community

2 The.Asia Concept Have been working on the idea and initial framework for ~1 year Key concept is that the Dot Asia Organization will be: Not-for-profit Registry Operator Driven by ccTLDs Adding AP Internet and IT Groups for relevance, and broad representation from the Asia Pacific community “.Asia” as the TLD to satisfy sponsored gTLD criteria (>2 chars) and most simple and recognizable “.EU” is a ccTLD and European Commission, “Asia” will be driven by community based organizations and ccTLDs Combination of semi-public sector organizations and community organizations

3 The.Asia Vision & Mission Vision: Leverage the successful and cooperative platform of Asia Pacific Region Internet community to further this collaborative approach to other areas of the growing economies. Mission: to operate a viable not-for-profit initiative to be a technically advanced, world-class TLD registry for the Asia Pacific community; to establish an Internet namespace with global recognition and regional significance for the betterment of the Asian Internet experience; and, to reinvest surpluses in socio-technological advancement initiatives relevant to the Asian Internet community.

4 Conceptual Organization Structure

5 Special Features & Differentiators Augmenting UDRP and WIPO Reserved Domains List with Local DRP Reserved Lists Improve regional Intellectual Properties Rights Protection Especially for IDNs Asia Pacific Regional Presence Requirement Proof-of-Concept Multilingual TLD “ 。亚洲 ”, “ 。亞洲 ”, “ 。アジア ”, “ 。아시아 ”, “ آسيا.”, “. असिअ ”, “. અસિઅ ”, “. เอเชีย ”, etc. Aliased with.Asia (Optional petition for delegations)

6 Participation from ccTLDs Nominations to and votes for the governing Board of Councilors Local Domain Dispute Resolution Policy to augment the UDRP List of Reserved Names to be blocked from the registry Language expertise on multilingual domain names Experience of operation of a TLD from your ccTLD

7 Participation from AP Groups Nomination of a representative to sit at the Advisory Council From the representative at the Advisory Council, nomination and vote for the seats at the Board of Councilors Experience and Knowledge on policies for Registry.Asia Bids to the Proceeds Steering Committee for grant allocations Suggestions and advice to Proceeds Steering Committee on areas of interest for re-investments

8 Thank you Che-Hoo CHENG


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