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What do you guys think of .ASIA TLD
dailypress




msg:3561300
 8:27 pm on Jan 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Would you buy great keywords with the extension .ASIA?
for example Chinese.ASIA? How would you compare it with Chinese.com
these are taken already and I just used them as an example.
if you were to set a price for each how would you compare?

 

superclown2




msg:3582090
 3:14 pm on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

"an apparently misguided attempt to access the billions of potential customers?"

Will people in Asia do business with you just because you have a .asia domain, I wonder? I would expect them to trust a .com a lot more than a TLD that screams out that your site is a new one. Plus, I firmly believe that people in the West will be as keen on clicking on a .asia as they are on a .cn. Why spend good money on something that may prove to be positively detrimental to your business?

phranque




msg:3582540
 12:12 am on Feb 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Why spend good money on something that may prove to be positively detrimental to your business?

if you are doing major business in asia and you have a keyword or brand to protect...

dailypress




msg:3582604
 2:55 am on Feb 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Can you name a few registrars in the US that offer .Asia other than GoDaddy?

HuskyPup




msg:3582799
 1:50 pm on Feb 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Try here:

[dotasia.org...]

nippon




msg:3583253
 9:14 am on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

the problem with .asia is that

It's in *English*

what countries speak English as a native language in Asia?

None!

DUH.

swa66




msg:3583261
 9:33 am on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's all a scheme to get more money from us. Registrars are greedy.

maximillianos




msg:3583338
 1:41 pm on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

I don't think it will take off for a few reasons:

1. It is longer, not as easy to type in
2. .EU never really took off.
3. All the asian countries already have their own extensions and they are being used heavily.
4. Countries are very proud of their heritage, etc... For instance, China would much rather remain .CN domains than say they are just part of "Asia".
5. Their music isn't played too much on radio any more

Just my 2 cents!

HuskyPup




msg:3583341
 2:06 pm on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

what countries speak English as a native language in Asia?

As an official language:

Hong Kong
India
Pakistan
Philippines
Singapore

English, apart from Mandarin, is probably the most widely spoken language throughout Asia and is definitely the most widely taught as a compulsory school subject alongside national languages and regional dialects and especially so amongst the most populous countries such as China and Indonesia.

superclown2




msg:3583467
 8:14 pm on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yeah, .asia will be a great success, just like .info and .biz were (remember their wild landrush days). Afterwards there'll be just as many "great" domains, that had never been used for sites, in the deleted queue a couple of years later and the registrars will be practically giving them away with cornflakes. Yet another over-hyped stunt to extract money from hard working webmasters.

Tourz




msg:3583594
 2:07 am on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

just another scam, just like .travel

Hunter




msg:3584337
 10:33 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is The New .ASIA TLD Going To Be Better Than .COM

The title of this thread says it all...this is just they type of sucker they are looking for :)

dailypress




msg:3585409
 8:45 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

haha!

smartpc




msg:3586362
 7:48 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Dont live in asia region so wont be rushing out.... whats the bets 99% of the domains goto auction...emm cha-ching....all the way to the bank for the registry.

fly.asia or travel.asia would be nice though....

smartpc




msg:3586366
 7:50 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

auction process still weighs in favor of the deep pockets...so not really fair is it?

HuskyPup




msg:3587152
 3:27 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

fly.asia or travel.asia would be nice though....

There could be some very nice generics if secured.

A week into this landrush and all my applications are still showing "submitted to registry". Do we assume one of two scenarios:

1. As soon as another application is submitted it automatically registers as "auction"?

2. We will not know until March 12th and then all multiple applications will then turn to "auction"?

If it is #1 meaning that no one else has submitted for the same names as myself, then why the long, drawn-out process?

If it is #2 then why not just say so? It certainly does not in their PDFs.

To be honest I find this more annoying than the .eu launch!

dailypress




msg:3588281
 7:34 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

I would say #2:
i think you have to wait until march 12 then the auction goes through the next 14 days from march 12 to the 26th and finally on march 26th the first-come first-serve begins.

dailypress




msg:3588851
 5:02 pm on Mar 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

its march 1st and I cant wait for the next few days!
anyone else feeling the same?

this is whole waiting for different stages sucks!

Roel




msg:3589484
 9:54 pm on Mar 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

do you know why it takes a while once you register the .asia names?
it says pending on my account,

Because .asia is in a landrush pre-release. see [webmasterworld.com...]

dailypress




msg:3589506
 10:34 pm on Mar 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes. Thanks for the reply.

dailypress




msg:3599188
 3:03 am on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Please see: [webmasterworld.com...]

HuskyPup




msg:3599704
 5:02 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...]

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

[dotasia.org...]

Hmmm...50% success rate for me and I now have to go into auction for my company name! So do many others by the looks of it.

dailypress




msg:3602563
 4:44 am on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

This post was from a while ago on BBC but I found it interesting...

"Only 30,780 applications have been filed for .asia domain names so far compared with 330,000 at the same point in the launch of the .eu domain name," said Jonathan Robinson, chief operating officer of NetNames."

according to: [news.bbc.co.uk...]

Also see [news.bbc.co.uk...] in regards to .eu

dailypress




msg:3602579
 5:15 am on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Asian stocks tumble on Bear Stearns news:
[news.yahoo.com...]

Not sure on the effect on Asian Domains, if any!

superclown2




msg:3602787
 11:02 am on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

"Only 30,780 applications have been filed for .asia domain names so far compared with 330,000 at the same point in the launch of the .eu domain name," said Jonathan Robinson, chief operating officer of NetNames."

Once bitten, twice shy.

HuskyPup




msg:3602915
 2:24 pm on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Once bitten, twice shy.

Possibly however the restrictions and qualifying procedure are much more robust however could it also possibly be that they've not made a killing out of reselling their .eu names?

Ok, I make no apologies for repeating:

Total number of applications: 505,838

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

+/-460,141 can't be called too shabby i.e. 505,838 less 45,697, it's the darned auction process which is annoying me. I've heard nothing from anyone yet.

dailypress




msg:3604140
 3:36 pm on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

I just called .Asia AGAIN, and they said they cant give me any information. However, at least the lady I spoke to admitted that this whole .Asia thing is a mess. I said it was a mess, and she agreed saying yes, it is very complicated. I feel a bit better now! ;)

iclarence




msg:3604951
 7:04 am on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

people in China don't like .asia

dailypress




msg:3605223
 1:32 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

I dont see a big fan here in the US either! :)

dailypress




msg:3605416
 4:14 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

I called Pool.com and was told that:

we will receive an email at least 10 days prior to auction date notifying us the exact date of the auction for our particular domain.
If we havent heard anything yet, means we wont start bidding the next 10 days (not before the 29th according to my calendar!)

I had thought we would take ownership of our domains and be done with the auction before open-registration, but according to Pool.com representative all of our domains pre-registered would be on hold and no one can register for them after open-registration. During that time, the applicants will start bidding on those name pre-registered during landrush!

So in short: I think it will take much more time that we orignally thought it would!

dailypress




msg:3605425
 4:21 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Also in regards to different auction dates shown on Asia.Asia:

There is no deadline for the auction. As long as you bid higher, the auction can go on forever and that is why you may see different dates for domain auction closure.

So from what I understand, you can have different starting dates as well as different amount of days it would take you to close the bid! (a.k.a. win the domain)

HuskyPup




msg:3605542
 5:30 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Just noticed this on the dotasia.org site:

.ASIA LandRUSH Auctions
Coming Soon!
(LandRush Auctions have not yet started)

We're not even scheduled yet is my bet!

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