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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?
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?
Does anyone know if there is a full list, preferably with a link, of all the names already registered as yet?
[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]
"# 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".
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?
You do know that there is business activity elsewhere in the world, don't you?
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.
I know I just paid to enter an auction.
You do get your $90 returned if the application is unsuccessful don't you?