Welcome to the Year of the Tiger! To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with our friends at .Asia with both a sale on .asia domains as well as a giveaway for ten gift certificates to porkbun.shop. Find out more at the links below and read on to learn more about what the Lunar New Year means for .Asia!
from our partners at .Asia
This week, over 1.5 billion people around the world will celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year. According to the Chinese Zodiac, we will be entering into the year of the Tiger on February 1, 2022. For those that celebrate, the Lunar New Year is one of the biggest holidays of the year, observed by many countries in Asia including Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
Tigers have long been regarded as the symbol of Asia and are ubiquitous in Asian cultures from traditional folklore to modern day brands. Tigers come only from Asia and are thought to have originated in Northwestern China. Unfortunately, rapid industrialization in the last century pushed tigers to the brink of extinction. Wild tiger population fell 97% from 100,000 to as few as 3,200 today.
The .Asia Registry has adopted its own cyber tiger as their official mascot. He is much more than just a loveable face, Ajitora is also an appointed ambassador of the Tx2 movement, backed by WWF and Global Tiger Forum (GTF), which aims to double tiger numbers in the wild. Inspired by animal welfare activists, Ajitora is committed to a lifelong mission of activism for his community and champions for a more environmentally sustainable internet.
The past two years have been a period of turmoil not only for Asian American communities, but also for the Asian diaspora worldwide. Since the emergence of COVID, people of Asian descent have been the target of racialized aggression and violence in the U.S. and around the world. 2021 was a watershed year for activism and awareness surrounding anti-Asian violence around the globe. In an unprecedented show of unity and support, Asian American activists galvanized multiple anti-Asian-violence protests throughout the U.S. and internationally.
While we can’t expect racism and xenophobia to disappear with the flip of a calendar page, as we enter into 2022, we hope the vigor of the Tiger will fortify our communities and provide strength and courage to bring systematic changes for the better.
.Asia domains celebrate Asian stories and honor Asian heritage. As a not-for-profit organisation, we hope to bring about a positive impact to the regional and international communities we serve. When you choose to build your website on a .Asia domain, you are joining a global, online community that empowers and brings together Asians from every part of the world.
Usher in the Year of the Tiger with a .Asia domain here today! And may kindness, luck, and roaring fortune be abundant for you in the New Year!