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Best TLD or SLD to market Asia

     
8:37 am on May 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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will the .asia extension be prevasive into all countries of Asia ?

if not, then what is at the moment ? or is it only possible to get great visibility across the search engines of the richer asian nations endusers via seperate country specific (hosted within) websites ?

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Right now if you're targeting local then either a ccTLD or a .com is your best bet in most cases.

.asia, like .eu suffer from a seeming disconnect between the NICs and the search engines. None of the major SEs seem to lend any local boost to these regional domains [webmasterworld.com].

I purchased my .asia names to prevent squatters and trademark infringement. I don't have any plans to use them for anything else at the moment.

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.asia is a bit of a lost name because everyone in Asia is fairly patriotic and their respected .cn or .jp domains are established within the country. Also their languages are all vastly different so there's not much point to market a website under .asia to the whole Asian Community..

What reason would they switch to .asia? Maybe a few english based websites that want to market to the english speaking people in Asia. Personally I think it's a huge scam and stayed far away

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.asia is a bit of a lost name because everyone in Asia is fairly patriotic and their respected .cn or .jp domains are established within the country. Also their languages are all vastly different so there's not much point to market a website under .asia to the whole Asian Community..

well said.

Maybe a few english based websites that want to market to the english speaking people in Asia.

that's basically it. its great for our branding of our regional offices/partners as well. also, "asia industry" oriented information sites.

but for those that think its going to get you site more "localized" in the SEO sense... save your money.

1:53 am on Sept 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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.asia is a bit of a lost name

I disagree. Dot asia auction gave me an opportunity to win a very valuable brand. All other extensions were taken by a few which decided to park and probably sell in the future.

A common name + .asia extension can be useful and I dont think Google or other search engines put more value on .net's vs .asia

Best TLD or SLD to market Asia?

Answer found in your question.

.asia is the best TLD to market Asia.

Time will tell. good luck anyway.
D.P.