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Landrush .ASIA Domains

At least 3 bloggers have already asked me about the ongoing landrush of .asia domains — what i think about it or am I interested to join the rush. Surprisingly, this has been on my radar for months now but haven’t gotten much interest.

Here’s what I think this would boil down to:


 




  • Most of the good single term domains will have already been taken or reserved.
  • Interested applicants will eventually bid higher on domains that have multiple applications. You’d really have to dig deeper into your pocket if you are game.
  • I don’t see short-term benefits except for vanity names.

However, if you already have a good brand and you want to expand your niche beyond the Philippine archipelago, then is is a good chance for you. Niche in the travel, food and entertainment sector will benefit a lot by grabbing strong names and vanity domains.

The running price for a dot.asia domain is $30 for 2 years which is not bad. I may eventually register a couple domains later depending whether I can think of any good ones not taken yet.

Anybody else had their radars on the .asia domains lately?



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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15 Responses

  1. Kenneth says:

    Nice post Yuga, I’m still thinking to join the rush after paying some “obligations” that I have to make. LOL… :lol:

  2. Christian says:

    Blah, who cares. Most sites will be splogs like .info, .cc & etc.

  3. BrianB says:

    Hey, abe, gogo.asia would be a great domain.

  4. dragon says:

    Domains are better investments than real estate.

    Reserved 10 already.

    Getting ready to bid on March 12th

  5. Drew says:

    Funny, during the pre-registration period I was ecstatic to find out that sex.asia was still available. So I bought it in Godaddy, along with 9 other domains. Until I realized it was a pre-registration (stupid me). Damn! Out of the 10 I “bought”, I’m guessing I’ll end up with zero.

  6. jhay says:

    Probably a .asia version of my .com.ph domain for added link juice. :P

    Surprisingly, it’s cheaper then a .ph domain!

    Oh boy, here we go again…. :lol:

  7. Goe D says:

    I was on to it when Godaddy sent a Pre-registration noticed and while searching for a good .asia domain I was doubleminded. I was thinking blog.asia for blog and malay.asia, etc ect, but didn’t pre-reg any of it. I believe domain name doesn’t matter – it is the proper SEO techniques that’s impt. though I believe that good domain name have an advantages…. This might be a good start if you want to do business with Chinese people? China’s population is growing and having a Chinese related domain ending with .asia is good deal. Maybe like jackychan.asia? or jetli.asia or aisa.asia Lol!

  8. i don’t think it would matter kung .Asia or .Com ka pa..

  9. Anton S says:

    I reserved around 10 last december but i doubt i will be getting any since the domains are generic.. and bidding will follow…

    Hey Drew! i also placed a pre-registration for sex.asia :P

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