Dip Trip, Flip
Eighteen months after of the domain extension “.eu” became available, we see the birth of a second continent code extension “.asia” Dot Asia has officially been in the works since 2000 and although the domain extension “.asia” officially becomes available yesterday, the bidding officially opens only to trademarked businesses, governments and official bodies serving the Asia-Pacific Region to get first dibs before you can get your grubby little hands on them.
What’s the advantage of having a “.asia” domain? DotAsia’s Edmon Chang claims “Our research has found that ‘Asia’ is one of the most searched-for terms and by having a .asia website, your ranking on Google or Yahoo will become much higher.” We know this Asian land grab smells like sweet, sweet potential but you are going to have to holster your credit card until February before the extension becomes available to the public. It is estimated that the most valuable of the generic .”asia” extensions will be sex.asia so while everyone else is gobbling up the generic word domains here is a different strategy; play off the extension .asia. Here are our top 5 .asia picks: