Tag Archives: Thailand

.TH Opens Second Level Registrations, But It Doesn’t Come Cheap!

TH_NIC_logoRegistrations of second level .th domain names are available for a short period, at a price. From time to time for short periods since 2014, it has been possible to register second level domain names for Thailand’s ccTLD and the current registration period is open from 25 April to 5 June. Normally registrants have to register .th domain names at the third level, such as .co.th.

The current round of applications is open to commercial, state enterprises, trademarks, names of major projects or events organised by private or governmental organisations. But the registrations don’t come cheap.

Interested applicants can submit domain name applications and fees of 10,000 baht ($290) per domain name to THNIC. Then successful applicants are required to donate funds for registrations of 1,000,000 Baht ($29,100) per domain name for a lifetime registration or 100,000 Baht per domain, per year directly to THNIC Foundation.

Eligibility for the country code top level domain registrations is usually restricted to one domain name for each commercial or business entity under .co.th, and the domain name applied for must be the same as the company name or its abbreviation. Foreign companies are able to apply if they have a local office. Other 2LDs available for registration under .th are .ac.th (academic institutions), .go.th (government), ,in.th (individuals or any kind of organisation, with limited restrictions), .mi.th (military), .or.th (NGOs). Thailand also as an internationalised domain name – .ไทย.

For more information on the second level registrations, see:
https://www.thnic.co.th/en/sld/

ICANN and ETDA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Collaboration on Translation

ICANN logo[news release] ICANN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) of Thailand today to forge an alliance fostering collaboration on translation.

Under the cooperative agreement, ICANN and ETDA will coordinate and collaborate to identify and translate ICANN materials into Thai for the local community. This will ensure that relevant content is accessible to the Thai community.

“This MoU is another step forward in ICANN‘s globalization efforts, as we work with local communities to help address the language needs of markets where English is not the main language. Together, we can help to overcome any language barriers and ensure that this is not an impediment to participation in ICANN and our policy development processes,” said Fadi Chehadé, ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer.

The MoU was formalized and signed at ICANN‘s 54th Public Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, between Fadi Chehadé and ETDA Chief Executive Officer Surangkana Wayuparb.

“This collaboration aligns with our national strategy to be a digital economy society by 2017. It reduces the digital divide of our Thai community due to the language barrier. It also enhances our community’s capacity, enabling us to participate in global discussions more effectively once the language barrier is broken down. We believe this will be one of the game changers for the future of local Thai community engagement,” said Surangkana.

Kuek Yu-Chuang, Vice President and Managing Director for ICANN Asia Pacific also commented, “ETDA is a close partner with the ICANN Asia Pacific Hub. They are also a proponent of the multistakeholder model in Thailand, playing a leading role in establishing the Thai Internet Governance Forum, as well as bringing together Thai experts to form a Thai Label Generation Panel. Our relationship is further strengthened and concretized by this MoU.”

This ICANN news release was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2015-10-22-en

APRICOT 2014 Moving To Malaysia

APRICOT logo[announcement] Following the decision to move APRICOT 2014 from Bangkok earlier this week, APIA and APNIC announce today that APRICOT 2014 will now be held in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Petaling Jaya is a satellite city of Kuala Lumpur and is accessible via Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

While it was the strong intention of APIA and APNIC to hold APRICOT 2014in Thailand, the announcement of a 60-day State of Emergency by the Thai Government in Bangkok, advice from our local hosts, and the subsequent upgrading of Thailand’s travel warnings by international governments means that hosting APRICOT 2014 in Thailand is now not possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change in location will cause for our delegates.

APRICOT 2014 will be held at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.  All registrations already made by delegates for Bangkok remain valid for APRICOT 2014 in Petaling Jaya.

We urge all delegates to check their visa requirements for Malaysia as soon as possible and if a visa is required, please contact your closest Malaysian Embassy urgently to ensure your application will be processed in time for travel.

A Frequently Asked Questions page is now available on the APRICOT 2014 website.

The APRICOT 2014 site will be updated regularly with new information on the event. Please check the website, the APRICOT 2014 Facebook page or follow @apnic on Twitter for the latest updates.

APIA and APNIC would also like to thank True and NECTEC for their support in helping arrange APRICOT 2014 in Thailand, and we hope that APRICOT will return to Thailand in the future.

If you need any further information, please contact us at secretariat@apricot2014.net.

This announcement was sourced from:
www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/apricot-2014-is-moving-to-malaysia