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.asia landrush begins
dot Asia domains
bill




msg:3580596
 12:41 am on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

The dot Asia (.asia) landrush is underway. Those of you who did not acquire your trademark names and keywords can now join the masses and pick up your domains. Look for an accredited registrar here:

[registry.asia...]

The only restrictions I see on these domains is that one of your registration contacts must reside in the Asia/Pacific region.

I've got my .asia domains. What about you?

 

Laibcoms




msg:3580923
 9:07 am on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Sshh.. dont tell anyone please :p

we dont want people to contest our registrations :p

JS_Harris




msg:3580971
 11:02 am on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'd pick up two in particular, but since I can't speak the language they'd be of little use to me :p

webdoctor




msg:3581019
 12:58 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

only restrictions I see on these domains is that one of your registration contacts must reside in the Asia/Pacific region.

Do you have a physical presence in Asia? If not, is your ISP/registrar acting as a local contact for you? If so, are you 100% happy with this arrangement?

tripleox




msg:3581051
 1:32 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Who'll be the lucky person to get fant.asia?

rj87uk




msg:3581085
 2:05 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

The only restrictions I see on these domains is that one of your registration contacts must reside in the Asia/Pacific region.

So I am in the UK and would like to register my business name however I am not in the asia market (yet) I did plan on it within this to next year.

What are my options to get my business name?

RJ

swa66




msg:3581086
 2:06 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yet another way to make money for those registars. Yawn!
There is in the end but two TLDs that count: .com and any local country for local services. All the rest is for those who either forgot to register their domain names when it was time to do so (and/or got beaten to it), or for those not checking the domain was available when they chose their name for their business.

For all of us who are smart enough to register our domains this is just useless expenses to protect our name.

httpwebwitch




msg:3581089
 2:10 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Drat, I don't qualify because of the geographic restriction.
fant.asia is good... I'd be going for euthan.asia too. Maybe gymn.asia or austral.asia.

dailypress




msg:3581470
 7:51 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

My application is still pending! I dont know how long it will take but I am counting the days.

I bet you .World .Earth and much more will come out soon! Why not! These registrars are making good money and also great commission off the bids.

dailypress




msg:3581503
 8:15 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know the advantage of Pre-registering?

Do we still have to wait until March to see if we own the domain or not?

HuskyPup




msg:3581623
 10:25 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Ah! I didn't know you guys were discussing over here, we've been .asia posting in the domain name forum!

I've got my .asia domains. What about you?

I assume this was for a sunrise trademark etc?

I'm showing one registration failed meanwhile all the others have been submitted however no auction flagged as yet!

How many days before we know this? March 12th is it?

dailypress




msg:3581663
 11:18 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

If its March 12th, then once the purpose of pre-registering a month ago?
I don't think any one really knows whats going on...

HuskyPup




msg:3581713
 12:36 am on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

I don't think any one really knows whats going on...

I'm just reading through the PDFs and under 5.3 Landrush it says that "The same auction process as described above in 5.2 will be followed for the Landrush applications, except that no verifications will be conducted and information about other Applicants for the same domain name will not be distributed prior to the commencemnt of the auction."

So, what does it say under 5.2 SR2 and SR3: Auction Process?

Realistically nothing except ""Further details on the process of the auctions will be provided in due course."

Great eh?

bill




msg:3581714
 12:37 am on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've got my .asia domains. What about you?

I assume this was for a sunrise trademark etc?


Yes. I applied for these during the Sunrise period [webmasterworld.com] and have already been awarded the names.

If its March 12th, then once the purpose of pre-registering a month ago?
I don't think any one really knows whats going on...

The documentation on the .asia registry site seems to explain it pretty clearly. They're letting people register during the landrush (i.e., now), and then they are going live with the domains in March.

HuskyPup




msg:3581985
 12:31 pm on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

The documentation on the .asia registry site seems to explain it pretty clearly. They're letting people register during the landrush (i.e., now), and then they are going live with the domains in March.

As clear as ditch water:-)

I have all the documentation and there is no mention of any date other than 12th and 26th March, I have copied above ad verbatim their "rules".

If they feel that they're getting me to enter into a Dutch Auction then they're very mistaken, that's a very silly game to attempt to play.

bill




msg:3583551
 12:17 am on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

From what I have read this in not a "first come first serve" landrush. Domains will be assigned by the registry until the end of the landrush period, and they'll accept more than one application per domain. If you're the only applicant for the domain during this period you get the name. If not there is a closed auction between the parties who applied for the same name.

HuskyPup




msg:3597344
 12:10 pm on Mar 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

IMHO this is not very well thought out.

Since they're already advertising upcoming auctions from 17th March do you reckon this means that if nothing has been noted as "auction" then we have succeeded with any/all applications?

[dotasia.org...]

Or should we expect a "flood" of applications at the last moment from those who "forgot"?

This is silly!

bill




msg:3598011
 12:59 am on Mar 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

Aren't the general landrush names supposed to go live today?

<added>
No, I was mistaken, it looks like the landrush lasts through today (March 12). Then .ASIA goes live on March 20.

Laibcoms




msg:3598073
 1:52 am on Mar 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

The first-come-first-serve registration will start on March 20/21 depending on where you are.

The bids are for domain names with more than one applications (keyword here is application, it is not registration). Those who did not applied for the auctioned domain will not be able to auction for it.

Sunrise is for people and entities who owns trademarks, be it registered or unregistered.

If your domain do not show up, then it is either no one applied for it, or someone will challenge your claim later because they hold the trademark for it (for example). Additionally, you can not expect registrars around the world to provide and receive data updates "live".

You may see your domain being auctioned off for you and the other applicants later. The internet is not perfect, humans are not perfect, technology is not perfect. Expect delays.

Example, we were trying to register a domain name via three popular registrars. Then we received an email that it was cancelled due to the fact that it was been awarded to someone who owns that trademark (although we are going to contest it). It shows how the updates are delayed between dotAsia and the registrars.

TBH, this is a very well thought out process compared to .us and .eu

HuskyPup




msg:3599130
 1:00 am on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

So something should've happened by now, it's gone the witching hour and nothing is showing anywhere.

Surely if no one else has applied for a name then it would be very simple to update the information that the application has been successful?

If your domain do not show up, then it is either no one applied for it, or someone will challenge your claim later because they hold the trademark for it (for example).

Are you saying that if I am the only applicant for a specific domain name that it may not be awarded at all pending an unapplied for possible trademark?

This entire process has been dragged out for far too long, I'm already losing interest in even using the names!

dailypress




msg:3599147
 1:29 am on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

I heard that the registrar (Asia.Asia) saves some good names for themselves then the good domains go for auction. This way THEY will make some good profit on very good names!

I agree with HusyPup...
I'm starting to feel like a Yo-yo...I was excited but now frustrated.

I was on the phone with some registrar and they said, people who have pre-registered for domains should wait another 12-24 hours to hear back from .Asia registry. Basically he was saying we should give .Asia time to distribute the results of ownership.

dailypress




msg:3599161
 1:51 am on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

has anyone actually called them?

I just called Asia.Asia registry and they said they only deal with registrars. Basically any question I asked, they said ask the registrar who you purchased the domain with.

A bunch of useless people....

dailypress




msg:3599182
 2:51 am on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

I called the registrar company and they said they dont know when they will be approved however, did mention the applications which were rejected.

They also said they would not be able to give a rough estimate of when my pending applications would be approved because it would hurt their companies image if they were wrong!

dailypress




msg:3599187
 3:01 am on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think I may have an answer. Here is an update:

First of all the Land rush period is now closed and they are taking no further applications until March 26th at open registration.

For those domains of which there are only ONE applicant, that applicant should receive notice of approval on 3/18/2008 (March 18th , at the earliest)

After that, within one week those domains with multiple applications will be entered into an auction and the applicants will be notified bidding details through the their own registrars via email.

Currently there is little information at either the .Asia registry or the individual registrars as the applications are pending third party verification.

HuskyPup




msg:3599405
 10:58 am on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Good grief, with all the computing power in Asia it wouldn't be very difficult to build a program that could handle multiple applications with the press of a button.

I presume that everyone who has applied for names had to go through the same process as myself therefore why is it so difficult to confirm single application names?

Jobsworth, jobsworth, jobsworth...oh I forgot, is this some left-over Empirical paperwork teaching or maybe it's Indian railways running the darned thing?

HuskyPup




msg:3599682
 4:44 pm on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

At long last some information:

Total number of applications: 505,838

45,697 received more than one application per name and will go to auction

buy.asia most sought after with 400 applicants followed by hot, gold, fun and girl...surprise, surprise:-)

Brief pdf document here:

[dotasia.org...]

HuskyPup




msg:3599688
 4:49 pm on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

And here is the list of domains receiving more than one application:

[dotasia.org...]

dailypress




msg:3600164
 2:21 am on Mar 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

A Capitalist Economy:

so here's the list they posted a while ago:
[asia.asia...]
allowing the public to see every domain we had in mind,

and here's the new list:
[asia.asia...]

which includes all of my domains that I pre-registered for and also various derivatives of it.

The more competition the .Asia registry makes, the more commission on higher bids!

.Asia sucks!

dailypress




msg:3600167
 2:27 am on Mar 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

more info on: [webmasterworld.com...]

I think we should combine these two threads!

bill




msg:3600223
 3:54 am on Mar 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Well, this thread is about the landrush. The other thread is about people's opinion of .ASIA domains. They're both on the home page so combining them into one probably isn't an option at this point. Don't cross-post and keep to the thread topics and we should be OK.

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