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Season's Greetings, from DotAsia Organisation

Dear Friends,

Happy holidays from all of us here at .Asia!
As 2021 draws to a close, we'd like to thank all those who play a role in strengthening our ability to achieve DotAsia's mission and vision of promoting Internet development and advancement in Asia. It has not been an easy year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on all of us in personal ways.

But you made it possible for us to do what we do. We are so thankful for your support and partnership.

Our Community Work
This year, our youth centred flagship program, NetMission.Asia, received closed to 200 applications from young people all over Asia to participate in Internet Governance training. Of which, 50 youth ambassadors from 19 Asian cities were chosen to participate in the NetMission Academy 2021.

We continue to serve as secretariat for APrIGF (Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum) where we've successfully coordinated our second virtual meeting, this time with hybrid hubs based in Nepal and India. Over 600 online attendees from 50+ Asian cities participated in forums lead by 129 speakers.

.Asia Domains
In 2021, we continue to focus on bringing .Asia to Asian communities worldwide by highlighting Asian heritages and sharing successful .Asia domain stories online. See our latest collaboration video with .Asia registrant Grace Choi, founder of fashion label Yi-Ming.asia. We invite you to follow us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram and check out our original videos and posts.

We would also like to this opportunity to wish you and your families good health and prosperity in the new year. We look forward to 2022 with greater hope for a healthier future and more face-to-face meetings with you.

Warm Regards,

DotAsia Organisation Ltd.

DotAsia Chair Remarks:

We have reached the end of a difficult, but at the same time an exciting year, for the DotAsia Board and staff. The pandemic continued to add an extra challenge for the volunteers on our Board and the many responsibilities that they shared on top of other expectations related to their family and working lives. We have been very fortunate in their willingness to contribute to decision-making and recommendations that have eased the workload that is shared by the staff of DotAsia as well as those of external companies who have stuck with us despite the adversarial environment which exists around us. But it has certainly not been all doom and gloom, as DotAsia has continued to contribute to successful community undertakings this year and will continue to do so moving forward. The appointment of our CEO to the ICANN Board can also be seen as a global ...

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Hong Kong Youth IGF 2021 Banner
Join Hong Kong YIGF 2021, Reimagine the future of our Internet together! The Internet has become a part of our lives. As much as society enjoys the convenience of the Internet and technology, not many are aware of the costs we are paying. As we are living in the new normal, there are certain things that we should be aware of and one of them is to protect our environment and reimagine our future together.

Go to https://hk.yigf.asia for registration   more information!

DotAsia Features: Yi-Ming.Asia
Former fashion model Grace Choi founded her own #fashion label Yi-ming in 2011 and has established a signature ...
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DotAsia Community Message
The .Asia web extension is perfect for companies doing business in Asia or that want to reach out to the Asian ...
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#DotAsiaShoutOuts: Spikes.Asia
Spikes Asia Awards is the region's most prestigious creative branded communications accolade ...
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DotAsia at IGF 2021
At the NRI main session at #IGF2021, the Asia Pacific yIGF coordinator, Jenna Fung, has brought our youth ...
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Sesame Streets Debut of Asian American Muppet Ji-Young
At only 7 years old, Ji-Young is making history as the first #AsianAmerican #muppet in the Sesame Street canon ...
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Ajitora - Stay Safe #Omnicron
The new #OmicronVariant is here...

Stay safe everyone!!! ...
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DotAsia Presents: Yi-Ming.Asia

DotAsia Presents - Yi-Ming.asia

Former fashion model Grace Choi founded her own #fashion label Yi-ming in 2011 and has established a signature #Cheongsam line with contemporary East-meets-West style of garments, combining Oriental   Asian designs with Western aesthetics. To celebrate the brand's 10th anniversary this year, Grace shares with #DotAsia her business journey, as well as her plans to incorporate digital and sustainable ideas with Asian representation in the modern fashion world.

Catch the video presentation here

DotAsia Community Message - image of Sidney Opera House

The .Asia web extension is perfect for companies doing business in Asia or that want to reach out to the Asian American communities world wide. Human Resource leaders use .Asia domains as part of their company's diversity programs. Individuals and non-profits use .Asia domains to launch their Asian focused projects on and support Asian minorities in their community through their online efforts.

Asian #InspirAsian
Ajitora - Stay Safe #Omnicron

The new #OmicronVariant is here... stay safe everyone!!!
DotAsia at IGF 2021

At the NRI main session at #IGF2021, the Asia Pacific yIGF coordinator, Jenna Fung, has brought our youth statement and outcomes to the global policy discussion table. Raising awareness of audience from other regions to common issues in #APAC region, including Internet #access, #surveillance   #privacy. With more active participation, we hope to make Internet   its policy-making process more inclusive.

#IntGov #IGF #yiGF2021 #NetMission #DotAsia
Hong Kong Youth IGF 2021 Banner

Join Hong Kong YIGF 2021, Reimagine the future of our Internet together! The Internet has become a part of our lives. As much as society enjoys the convenience of the Internet and technology, not many are aware of the costs we are paying. As we are living in the new normal, there are certain things that we should be aware of and one of them is to protect our environment and reimagine our future together.

Go to https://hk.yigf.asia for registration   more information!





#DotAsiaShoutOuts: Spikes.Asia

#DotAsiaShoutOuts - Spikes Asia Awards is the region's most prestigious creative branded communications accolade will take place in March 2022. Award entries for the 2022 Spikes Asia Awards are now open!

Asian #InspirAsian #CelebrAsian
Sesame Streets Debut of Asian American Muppet Ji-Young

At only 7 years old, Ji-Young is making history as the first #AsianAmerican #muppet in the Sesame Street canon. She is #KoreanAmerican and has two passions: rocking out on her #ElectricGuitar and #Skateboarding.

Asian #GenerAsian #InspirAsian
DotAsia Board Chair Remarks: Maureen Hilyard

Dear DotAsia members

We have reached the end of a difficult, but at the same time an exciting year, for the DotAsia Board and staff. The pandemic continued to add an extra challenge for the volunteers on our Board and the many responsibilities that they shared on top of other expectations related to their family and working lives. We have been very fortunate in their willingness to contribute to decision-making and recommendations that have eased the workload that is shared by the staff of DotAsia as well as those of external companies who have stuck with us despite the adversarial environment which exists around us. But it has certainly not been all doom and gloom, as DotAsia has continued to contribute to successful community undertakings this year and will continue to do so moving forward. The appointment of our CEO to the ICANN Board can also be seen as a global acknowledgement of his contribution to the success of our company. DotAsia can continue to hold its head up high within the domain name industry. The festive season offers everyone a chance to take a break and to recharge for the upcoming year. I thank each and everyone of you who has given the DotAsia team your support and encouragement during 2021 and know that we will continue these great achievements during 2022. I wish you all a safe, healthy and enjoyable holiday. Take care.


Maureen Hilyard
Chair, DotAsia Board
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