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NetNation Unveils Preregistration for .Asia Domain Names

The highly anticipated .asia TLD is almost here.

Vancouver, British Columbia, September 17, 2007 —Recognizing the rapid growth of the Asia/Pacific region, NetNation, the global Web hosting leader, is offering preregistration for the highly anticipated .asia top-level domain (TLD). Registration for this new TLD officially opens for governments and trademark holders in October.

While diverse in culture and language, the Asia/Pacific region is united by the word "Asia" and is home to more than 60% of the world's population, according to United Nations estimates. It is exploding economically, making it the perfect time to launch a TLD to help businesses enter this dynamic marketplace.

NetNation is one of only a few registrars with the infrastructure and resources to offer preregistration for .asia domain names. NetNation's no-risk preregistration process is extremely straightforward:

  • Customers complete a domain name preregistration application.
  • As soon as the registration period opens, NetNation submits the application.
  • If the name is successfully registered, NetNation charges the customer.  If not, the customer is not charged.
  • If there are two or more qualified applicants for the same domain name, an auction is held.  Customer is only charged if the domain name is awarded to them.

“NetNation has extensive experienced in launching new TLD registrations, having gone through the process most recently with .eu and .mobi,” stated John Enright, vice president of marketing and business development for Hostway, NetNation's parent company. “To be in on the ground floor with .asia was an opportunity we couldn’t miss.”

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the .asia TLD, as proposed by DotAsia Organisation, Ltd., in October 2006, with the back-end registry to be operated by Afilias.  ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers, including domain names and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols.   Afilias is the registry operator of the .info and .mobi TLDs.

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NetNation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hostway Corporation, is Canada's top-ranked managed hosting and Web hosting company with more than 10 years experience in the industry. It offers a wide range of Web site hosting plans, managed dedicated servers and fully customized configuration solutions in addition to domain names and other online services. With state-of-the-art facilities and best-in-class products and support, NetNation strives to meet its customers' business needs with innovative, creative solutions and a commitment to service. For more information about NetNation, visit or call 1-888-277-0000.