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.Asia Plans to Release 1 and 2 Character Domain Names

August 18, 2011.asia, Domaining, Domainnamewire, icann, UncategorizedComments Off on .Asia Plans to Release 1 and 2 Character Domain Names

Registry for .asia domain names wants to release short names.

.Asia registry DotAsia Organisation Ltd is joining fellow top level domain name operators with plans to release one and two character domain names.

The registry has filed a Registry Services Evaluation Process request with ICANN explaining how it plans to allocate the domain names.

Like other registries, it plans a three-pronged release of domain names:

1. Request for Proposal – interested parties can submit a proposal about how they will use and promote a one or two character .asia domain name. Qualified applicants will be awarded the domains.

2. Sunrise – trademark holders of one and two character names can apply for domains. An auction will be held in the event of more than one qualified sunrise request for the same name.

3. Landrush and auction – any remaining unallocated domain names will be auctioned off or made available to the community.

You can view .asia’s request here.

According to HosterStats, there are just under 200,000 .asia domain names currently registered.


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.Tel and .Asia By The Numbers

April 12, 2010.asia, .tel, Domaining, Domainnamewire, telnic, UncategorizedComments Off on .Tel and .Asia By The Numbers

A look at end of year numbers for .tel and .asia.

With .tel recently going through its first annual renewal period, and Telnic’s official numbers for end-of-year 2009, I thought I’d compile some stats on the new top level domain.

Total number of .Tel domains registered as of 12/31/09: 263,304

Top 10 registrars of .Tel domains:

1. Name.com LLC 25,344
2. Mesh Digital Limited (DomainMonster) 24,984
3. Key-Systems GmbH 19,581
4. OVH Sarl 13,699
5. EuroDNS SA 13,606
6. Tucows, Inc. 12,211
7. Network Solutions Inc. 10,139
8. Cronon AG 9,206
9. Dotster 7,970
10. Gandi SAS 7,957

Net adds in second half of 2009: 49,239 (or about 8,200 a month)

Number of operational accredited registrars: 117
Number of registrars going through process to offer .Tel: 246

While we’re at it, let’s examine the numbers for .asia as it enters its third year.

Total number of .Asia domains registered as of 12/31/09: 219,949

Top 10 registrars of .Asia domains:

1. Go Daddy.com, Inc. 30,891
2. EuroDNS S.A. 28,781
3. Key-Systems GmbH 13,808
4. MarkMonitor 6,835
5. Mesh Digital Limited 6,716
6. Cronon AG Berlin Niederlassung Regensburg 6,625
7. Communigal Communications Ltd. 6,402
8. Melbourne IT, Ltd 6,313
9. Directi Internet Solutions Pvt. Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com 6,136
10. Instra Corporation Pty Ltd. 5,339

(Note MarkMonitor, which is a corporate brand management firm. It looks like it registered close to 7,000 domains — perhaps defensively — for its clients.)

Net adds in second half of 2009: 3,482 (or about 600 a month)

Number of operational accredited registrars: 122
Number of registrars going through process to offer .Asia: 123


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Auction Shows Top .Asia Domain Names Not Worth Much

January 12, 2010.asia, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, dotasiaComments Off on Auction Shows Top .Asia Domain Names Not Worth Much

.Asia auctions don’t give much promise for resale values.

.asiaIf you invested in English-language .asia domain names, you probably haven’t seen much of a return on your investment. Five .asia auctions that closed at Sedo today didn’t add up to much:

RealEstate.asia $6,000
Credit.asia $4,250
Single.asia $770
Wireless.asia $1,750
MP3.asia $655

.Asia currently has about 215,000 domain names registered, according to HosterStats.com. Although it represents a region, it is not a country code top level domain name like .eu. .Eu has about 3 million domain names registered, although the aftermarket for that extension hasn’t taken off either.

Although many of these sales happened during a different economic environment and many are for ccTLDs, here are some comparisons in different TLDs, according to NameBio:

RealEstate
.pk $9,000
.mobi $85,000
.net $300,000
.at $1,497

Credit
.info $36,000
.fr $850,000
.mobi $10,600

Single
.by $296
.es $43,337

Wireless
.io $250

MP3
none


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