The new TLD .ASIA is sure to create frenzy. The 'Land Rush' should rival or surpass the .com craze among speculators.
Country coded domains are useful but are a somewhat unremarkable and too restrictive for Branding and SEO. The .ASIA domain name will encompass Asia/Pacific markets and lend itself for better overall branding.
ICANN has released the dates of availability and handed control to the DotAsia organization.
Everyone has been asking about prices. The .ASIA domain should retail between 20-30 USD. Selected registrars have set wholesale prices already and are actively soliciting affiliate attention.
|Early Bird Sunrise||10/9/2007 - 10/30/2007|
|Registered trademarks applied prior to 3/16/2004|
|General Registered Marks||11/13/2007 - 1/15/2008|
|Registered trademarks applied before 12/6/2006.|
|Extended Protection||11/13/2007 - 1/15/2008|
|Register any domain name containing registered trademarks. For example, if company 'XYZ' has a trademark, it can apply for 'XYZchemicals.asia'.|
|Registered Entity Names||11/13/2007 - 1/15/2008|
|Domain name applied for must correspond with the registered entity name.|