Hong Kong, 23 May 2014: Asian Direct Selling Company, QNET has secured its own top-level domain .quest, making it one of only a few hundred companies in the world to be part of the first wave that will eventually transform almost every URL on the Internet.
QNET has already begun thinking about how it will use the .quest domain but it is not likely to see it anywhere before early 2015.
QNET Chief Information Officer Malcolm Chiu formed part of a panel discussing the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) at the recent Asia Pacific Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress in Hong Kong.
“I am very excited that we have applied for our very own .quest top-level domain. It’s a hybrid of QNET’s global brand and global community in the digital space and we are really looking forward to taking full advantage of this for our Independent Representatives (IRs) moving forward,” says Malcolm.
Malcolm found himself in esteemed company, having the privilege of sitting alongside Senior Legal Counsel Karen Law from Alibaba, the Chinese eCommerce site which by some measures is the biggest online commerce company in the world.
One of the speakers at the Congress, Roland LaPlante from Afilias said in his address that the new top-level domains are a game changer.
“In the future, all companies will want to own their brand domain and move all their online presence there where they have full control. The companies who get their own gTLD in this first round will have a tremendous advantage over the companies who follow which will at least be 24 months away if not more,” noted Roland.
QNET provides a wide range of products that are offered through the e-commerce platform by IRs in over 100 countries.
QNET is one of Asia’s leading Direct Selling companies with a dynamic online shopping and business community comprising around seven million customers and independent distributors around the world. The company offers an entrepreneurial network marketing business opportunity and a portfolio of lifestyle products that have been developed to enhance the lives of its customers through innovation, wellness and luxury.
Established in Asia in 1998, QNET utilises the direct sales business model on a proprietary eCommerce platform to market and distribute its exclusive products. The company specialises in everyday, consumer brands as well as high-end luxury goods.
QNET is a member of the Direct selling Association in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.