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Old 24th July 2013, 10:37 AM
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Re: 1&2 Character and 3&4 Numeric .Asia Domains Available Soon

Having lived in CZ for a while now, I have concluded that the EU as a unified market barely exists. And if it does the UK is definitely not part of it.

Asia, well, what can I say. At best, it is everything that does not belong to Europe. It certainly is not a unified a market.

So why try to advertise to a disparate group of countries that have limited linguistic or cultural similarties?

Sure, individually, there are some very strong players. Sell to the individuals until they have the makings of a team.
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1.asia is good. The rest will be second-best (or third best, and so on).

I just don't get the idea of an extension that is in English in a region where, apart from Singapore and India, few people speak English (and I don't think many people in India view themselves as belonging to Asia anyway).

Pity there are no plans atm for .asia to go IDN.

Regardless, like RD says, there doesn't seem to be much of a regional identity - less I think than Africa, Europe or S.America.

It is probably the one region where every country would happily see the others fall into an abyss.

Last time I checked the news, each of them was claiming ownership of the South China Sea and still asking Japan to apologise for WW2.

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Re: 1&2 Character and 3&4 Numeric .Asia Domains Available Soon

i think it will have some limited value in the reseller market because there aren't many of this type, some speculators will gamble because they cannot not resist

maybe some company with more money than sense will buy into it. maybe some chinese will be happy to have another short number domain available.

but i think on overall long term value and potential will be very limited. mostly it will be the 1 characters that have value.

and 1-2 number (if available)

i think .asia sounds more attractive to the north american market than the asian market.

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Re: 1&2 Character and 3&4 Numeric .Asia Domains Available Soon

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Having lived in CZ for a while now, I have concluded that the EU as a unified market barely exists. And if it does the UK is definitely not part of it.

Asia, well, what can I say. At best, it is everything that does not belong to Europe. It certainly is not a unified a market.

So why try to advertise to a disparate group of countries that have limited linguistic or cultural similarties?

Sure, individually, there are some very strong players. Sell to the individuals until they have the makings of a team.
Hello Rubber, pleasure to meet you here.
IMO, .Asia might be used as an entry point to market of FATTP, namely Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific, though like EU, it won't represent a definite unified market but just from the concept and the trend of cooperation/development based on multi-mutual-benefit, it is constrainedly unified. Maybe I was wrong.

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1.asia is good. The rest will be second-best (or third best, and so on).

I just don't get the idea of an extension that is in English in a region where, apart from Singapore and India, few people speak English (and I don't think many people in India view themselves as belonging to Asia anyway).

Pity there are no plans atm for .asia to go IDN.

Regardless, like RD says, there doesn't seem to be much of a regional identity - less I think than Africa, Europe or S.America.

It is probably the one region where every country would happily see the others fall into an abyss.

Last time I checked the news, each of them was claiming ownership of the South China Sea and still asking Japan to apologise for WW2.
Hey Jay, I sincerely appreciate your comment.
Actually, I am honestly not good at political topic, also, it is not my original intention to push the thread to the direction of fighting for political rights. Please forgive me. (handshaking...)

We received the notification of "1&2 Character and 3&4 Numeric .Asia Domains Available Soon" from Registry of dotAsia at 2013-07-24 14:35:37, China Time and learned that

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Closing: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sunrise (approx 1 week)
Opening: Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Closing: Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
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Old 25th July 2013, 03:13 AM
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...i think .asia sounds more attractive to the north american market than the asian market.
I consider I have sectarian regional perspective. Why? Because I was well flattered somehow by the comment of 123 on .Asia domain name.
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1.asia is good. The rest will be second-best (or third best, and so on).

I just don't get the idea of an extension that is in English in a region where, apart from Singapore and India, few people speak English (and I don't think many people in India view themselves as belonging to Asia anyway).

Pity there are no plans atm for .asia to go IDN.

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I think they went IDN last year,certainly in some languages.
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I think they went IDN last year,certainly in some languages.
You're correct Wot. Sorry, I meant the gTLD part.
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Hey Jay, I sincerely appreciate your comment.
Actually, I am honestly not good at political topic, also, it is not my original intention to push the thread to the direction of fighting for political rights. Please forgive me. (handshaking...)
No, I know you weren't. In fact if anything I was stirring the pot. Let us all hold hands and celebrate Asian unity together [handshakes all round]. I say that as an Australian, an official member of our great Asian region (just don't mention the war).
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No, I know you weren't. In fact if anything I was stirring the pot. Let us all hold hands and celebrate Asian unity together [handshakes all round]. I say that as an Australian, an official member of our great Asian region (just don't mention the war).
Yes, except that Australia is less a part of Asia than Europe or Africa are.
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i think .asia sounds more attractive to the north american market than the asian market.
You actually have something there i.e. Asia as a travel destination to westerners.

Inside Asia, it pretty much stinks. Its not like many Asians base their identity on the continent of Asia. Thais think its so unimportant they have two spellings for it:

เอเชีย ; เอเซีย - ( yes they are different, but you have to blow up the ช and ซ characters which look so similar to "spot the difference" )

Thais are more into ASEAN, but I doubt they are clamouring for .ASEAN either.

.com and ccTLDs are hard enough sells these days. Forget regional domains, might as well re-invest in .ws as buy .asia, or just save time and stick your money in the garbage disposal unit.
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You actually have something there i.e. Asia as a travel destination to westerners.
I own one .asia - backpackers.asia - precisely for this purpose.

I set a website up for this last year and then lost all the files. Yep.
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Yes, except that Australia is less a part of Asia than Europe or Africa are.
Tbh we have no idea who we're part of. Probably best to consider us the 51st state of the US, as we seem to do whatever their government tells us.
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Tbh we have no idea who we're part of. Probably best to consider us the 51st state of the US, as we seem to do whatever their government tells us.
52nd, 51st is taken, and shhh!, you can get extradited for even mentioning it.

Russia is about the only safe place to talk you mind these days.
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You're correct Wot. Sorry, I meant the gTLD part.
Got a direct answer about IDN.Asia from our Registrar Account Manager at Registry of dotAsia:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/asia-g...100300406.html
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For all friends here on this thread, you have a cup of Chinese tea. Enjoy!

Wow, I'm not sure if it was the tea or the beautiful lady serving it, but I suddenly feel very tranquil. Thank you for that.
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