.ASIA Eligibility Requirements
The DotAsia Organisation, the Registry that administers the .ASIA TLD, has made changes to its domain name registration system.
NOTE: The changes are backward compatible, so will not cause errors on your Web site. However, they benefit your customers by providing greater flexibility in meeting .ASIA eligibility requirements.
Registrations of .ASIA domains must now satisfy at least one of the following eligibility requirements:
- The Registrant contact information must include the same extended attributes as currently, or
- The Administrative contact address must have a postal address within the DotAsia Community.
The purpose of this document is to provide you an overview of the affected API commands, and a list of countries and country codes that satisfy the DotAsia Community eligibility criteria.
Timeline and test environment
We will release the .asia changes to our test environment on November 24, 2010. You can test changes on resellertest.enom.com. Changes will release to our production system approximately 12:00 noon PST on December 8, 2010.
Audience for this document
This document is a guide for API resellers who already offer .ASIA, and need to make changes to functionality that already exists on their system.
Where the changes apply
CIR’s changes affect the following API commands:
|API command||Nature of changes|
|Contacts||For an existing domain name, either supply .ASIA extended attributes or supply an Asian mailing address for the Administrative contact. You can use the GetExtAttributes command to retrieve the extended attributes and to populate a country dropdown menu for the Administrative contact address.|
|GetExtAttributes||For registrations and contact updates, retrieve .ASIA extended attributes, and retrieve country codes for the Administrative contact mailing address.|
|Preconfigure||For registrations in our shopping cart, specify eligibility for a .ASIA domain name: either an Asian Registrant, or an Asian mailing address for the Administrative contact.|
|Purchase||For real-time registrations, specify eligibility for a .ASIA domain name: either an Asian Registrant, or an Asian mailing address for the Administrative contact.|
The following table lists countries approved by the .ASIA registry.
If the domain name registration or contact update does not include preconfiguration with extended attributes for the Registrant, the Administrative contact must have a mailing address in one of the following countries:
|ae||United Arab Emirates|
|kr||Korea, Republic of|
|la||Lao People's Democratic|
|pg||Papua New Guinea|