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What do you guys think of .ASIA TLD

 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?



 8:35 pm on Jan 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Well .com is a global TLD. The .asia rTLD is an unproven regional TLD. The last regional TLD, .eu is a disaster zone with only 13.37% of .eu websites active/unique. It is a gamble.



 12:01 am on Jan 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

dont you think it will become big because of the population of china and india?

also, if you have a very good domain name that the .com has already been taken and parked, do you think you should purchase keyword.asia and do you think you will get google trafficm or does google.com only send traffic to .com TLD's?


 12:10 am on Jan 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

The problem with .asia is that it is competing with .in, .tw and .cn and the other Asian ccTLDs. It also has to comepte with .com/net/org. That's why it is a gamble. If the .com version of a domain is parked and the .asia is developed, then it will benefit from Google traffic.



 12:13 am on Jan 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

thank you!
yes the .com and .net and all other ones are parked!
i might as well buy it now!


 1:03 am on Jan 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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


 5:53 pm on Jan 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

Do you think .asia has great potential since it includes China and India considering their population?

Do you think their are top 3-4 char keywords for .Asia since it is fairly new (6 months!)? Or would you say most of the good ones are already taken!


 8:13 am on Feb 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

.asia is a continent Tld. Does a continent really need it's own tld?...no.


 6:59 pm on Feb 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

.asia is dumb.

.eu (and to a certain extent .lat) make sense due to the uniformity of the space, the 'lack' of borders, the common currency, common laws, etc.

What do India and China have in common culture-wise? Not much at all.



 1:57 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Most of my business is done in the Asia region and I liked the concept and had decided the names I required however I am shocked by the names purportedly going up for auction:


It's late, I'm tired...am I missing something or are loads of people going to be facing huge law suits should they buy these recognised trade names?


 7:58 am on Feb 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

No comment :D


 7:19 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

The landrush for this started today and I notice that one of the names I applied for, a generic name used by a large Corp as a trademark although it has absolutely nothing to do with the actual name, is marked as "registration failed", however all the others have been submitted to the registry.

Does anyone know if there is a full list, preferably with a link, of all the names already registered as yet?


 8:33 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

This is the message I just received this morning:

[SNIPPED: email quote regarding the registrar's process]

I heard that it will take up to 24 hours to see whether you got the domain or not.

I've heard several rumors, and also heard that Asia.Asia information is not accurate and up to date!

Happy LANDRUSH DAY ;) & Best of luck to all WW members...

[edited by: buckworks at 9:30 pm (utc) on Feb. 20, 2008]
[edit reason] No email quotes, as per TOS [/edit]


 8:54 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

HuskyPup: I don't think you get charged if you don't get the domain so I wouldn't worry about it that much. You might wanna double check on that...


 9:02 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

My main registrar doesn't charge for unsuccessful applications PLUS they're doing a pretty good deal at the moment:-)


 9:24 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

HuskyPup: what would the whole purpose be for Pre-registration if you still have to wait until March 26th?
Any benefits to that? + the message I received via email and posted here says that I should know soon if I own the domain or not, right?


 9:30 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

According to my registrar:

"# Unlike other Landrush periods in the past, .asia does not make use of the "first come, first served" principle - this means, that all applications entered during a period count the same. If there are more than one applications for a single domain name, all applicants automatically are invited to an auction for this domain name. This auction is supervised by DotAsia."

I assume that any duplicate applications before 12th March "automatically are invited to an auction".


 9:43 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

So Im hoping Pre-registration Landrush is also considered a period and that Ill find out tonight if I own the domains or not, assuming no one else pre-registered the same names.

From what I understand:
If you pre-register a domain, you will be informed by the 21st of Feb whether you own it or not. If no one else pre-registered them, you become owner and your pending application changes its status to 'Private - Locked', however, if there is more than one application for that particular domain, you have to start bidding on it and have until March 26th to win the domain.

After March 26th, registration becomes based on first-come first-served, similar to the .com's right now.

Is that correct?


 9:48 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)


What do India and China have in common culture-wise? Not much at all.


Forget about culture, they are both one of the most populated countries in the world!


 9:56 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

Let's hope you are correct that uncontested domain applications are confirmed soon.


 2:10 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Europe Thursday afternoon 24 hrs post landrush launch - Still the one only failed registration and no auction notice posted as yet!


 3:35 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

I haven't noticed anything either. My applications are still pending...
Last night my registrar company said it will take anywhere from 24-hours to 3 days to 1 week! I guess in other words they dont know whats going on!


 8:16 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Also see:


 11:56 pm on Feb 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Since I have learned over the last ten years the necessity of automatically blocking all of Asia from every server I set up because of the deluge of spam, viral messages and break-in attempts that come from that part of the world - and I am certainly not the only one who feels this way - I wonder why people in the West would ever want to use a .asia domain name.


 12:23 am on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion superclown2 however for years the vast majority of my spam etc has eminated from the USA...and I know a lot of people who feel that way too!

You do know that there is business activity elsewhere in the world, don't you?


 1:35 am on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Continent Tld.I don't think I'll get it.


 1:52 am on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

I wonder why people in the West would ever want to use a .asia domain name.

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


 4:40 am on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

I just paid $90 for an "application" for an .asia domain.
If I got it for that, I would be thrilled.
However, realistically, I know I just paid to enter an auction.
Let the fun begin!


 1:52 pm on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

I just paid $90 for an "application" for an .asia domain.

$90! Wow, I haven't seen anyone offering registrations at that high a price.

My registrar had a special half-price offer of $20 for two years if applied for by the 21st.


 1:54 pm on Feb 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

I know I just paid to enter an auction.

You do get your $90 returned if the application is unsuccessful don't you?

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