DotAsia Organisation is a not-for-profit, community membership-based organization incorporated as a “limited by guarantee and not having a share capital” corporation (in Hong Kong). As a not-for-profit organization, DotAsia has a core mandate to promote Internet development and adoption in Asia. Since the launch of the “.Asia” TLD through 2007 and 2008, DotAsia has contributed funds and support to many different Community Projects around Asia.
“From.Asia/For.Asia” is our philosophy. DotAsia was created based on a collaboration among the Internet community From Asia, and our works contribute to community development For Asia. We also believe that the “.Asia” domain is a valuable asset equally for those coming From Asia as well as those looking For Asia.
Asia has developed into a global force in the international commercial, political, and cultural networks. DotAsia Organisation is dedicated to the needs of the community with a vision of leveraging the successful, collaborative atmosphere and network among the Asia Internet community to create a globally visible Internet domain as a cyberspace that belongs to Asia, and a platform that would contribute to accelerating the overall growth of the region.
Besides the charitable and public interest initiatives that support DotAsia’s vision of regional collaboration, the “.Asia” domain aspires to embrace this dynamism in the Asia Century to become a nucleus, intersection, and breeding ground for Internet activity and development in the region.
DotAsia is the Sponsoring Organization and Registry Operator for the .Asia Sponsored Generic Top-Level Domain (TLD). DotAsia oversees the policies and governance of the “.Asia” TLD Registry. DotAsia is committed to building a strong foundation of active usage and traffic to “.Asia” domain names. Every “.Asia” domain name helps support Internet development in Asia, and the adoption of “.Asia” domain names is at the heart of our mission. To register a “.Asia” domain name, please visit one of our Accredited Registrars.
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level, and also where possible to aggregate national IGF discussions, ultimately advance the Internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region.
In 2010, while the global IGF is already in its fifth and final year of its initial charter, and Regional IGFs have been established in many other regions, including Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, to date, Asia has seen no parallel forum for discussing Internet governance issues at a regional level. For the first time, the APrIGF is therefore being convened with objectives to raise awareness and encourage participation from relevant stakeholders around the region on Internet governance issues, as well as to foster multi-lateral, multi-stakeholder discussion about issues pertinent to the Internet in Asia.
The multi-stakeholder approach is a core principle of the APrIGF with an emphasis on the diversity of participants and openness of the discussion. Valuing the youth as an important stakeholder and the future generations of the Internet, a Youth IGF also becomes an integral part of the APrIGF whereby they are held in parallel annually featuring a simulation of the multi-stakeholder discussion model among the young people on various Internet governance issues.
***The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2020 Synthesis Document "Internet Governance for Good: Norms, Standards and Mechanisms" is now published.
Please contact sec[at]aprigf.asia for more information.
NetMission.Asia is a network of passionate youth from Asia dedicated to engage and empower youth on Internet governance discourse with the aim to enhance youth mobility and create impacts in the Asia Pacific. We are endeavoring to empower young minds and to constructively contribute to the local, regional and global Internet governance discourse through organising the Hong Kong Youth Internet Governance Forum (HKyIGF), international conferences and community projects. We recruit students all around APAC region to join a series of online sessions designed to equip youth with the knowledge and discussion skills to participate in Internet policy-making. The sessions will include one orientation webinar, followed by 7 training workshops. These 1.5-hour workshops will be interactive discussion sessions, with expert guest speakers selected for each topic. This online academy is not a one-sided learning program. Selected fellows will be assigned into thematic groups to research and prepare for the respective session as a host. All fellows are expected to actively contribute to discussions.
NetMission Academy 2021 is now open for recruitment!
This year has been a challenging one. And because of the pandemic, we become even more dependent on the Internet and technology. Fake news, cybersecurity, data privacy, or surveillance suddenly become such hot topics everyone is talking about. Have you ever wondered if you could actually get involved in digital policy development?
Join NetMission Academy to get to connect with youth all around the Asia Pacific in the Internet governance community!
Training Period: Jan - Feb 2021
Fee: Free of charge
Eligibility: Full-time students currently enrolled in any tertiary institutions within the Asia Pacific
Application Deadline: 20 November 2020, 23:59 UTC
For more details and registration, please go to https://netmission.asia/join-now/
*Please contact us at info[at]netmission.asia if you have any inquiry.
Asia Pacific Youth Internet Governance Forum
Asia Pacific Youth Internet Governance Forum (yIGF) is or=rganized and facilitated by NetMission.Asia, the Youth IGF occurs in conjunction with the APrIGF annually, to raise awareness and build the capacity for youth to join the Internet governance discussions. Based on the mandate of IGF to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, yIGF provides an open platform for the young generation to express and interchange their ideas and own thoughts on internet governance freely.
yIGF is usually a 4-days-3-nights camp in which participants are assigned a role as one of the interest groups such as government, private sectors, and civil society organizations. During the camp, they are encouraged to think from a new standpoint and different perspectives. It also serves as a preparation camp for them to understand various internet issues via interactive activities & games as well as further directly participating in the local and global internet policy discussion platform.
This year, yIGF will be held as a 3-day virtual meeting with a series of virtual social meetups during the week when APrIGF 2020 is happening. Participants will be engaged in discussing hot issues related to Internet governance with other young talents from the region and the experienced speakers from the IG
More information about past youth IGF could be found at https://nma.asia/yigf.
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Ajitora represents the focal point of a multidimensional approach to supporting Asia tigers, bringing together stakeholders contributing to technologies, policies and public awareness. Ajitora (http://www.ajitora.asia) is a PR character of DotAsia. Inspired by tigers’ symbolic meanings for sustainable development and a collaborative Asia, the Ajitora movement is not only about tigers, but about bringing awareness of how we are all connected. Ajitora’s mission is to promote regenerative sustainability between the ecology, the economy and the Internet for Asia. As the Asian Tiger (and Tiger Cub) Economies roar forward in the Asia Century ahead, Asia’s wildlife, technology and policy environments should #RoarForward Together! Ajitora is about regenerative sustainability as a movement in the environment and economic development beyond conservation (reduce, reuse, recycle), towards a constructive (restore, renew, revitalize) paradigm. The Ajitora spirit is about positive change through collaboration. Ajitora invites you to be part of the movement! The copyrights of the Ajitora image and designs are released in a CreativeCommons Plus (CC+) license. Derivative works are encouraged.