Monthly Archives: April 2008

ASIA.ASIA contact addresses

The GoDaddy domain name registration page says that AISA.ASIA registrations must include at least one contact who resides in one of the following ASIA.ASIA countries:

Afghanistan, Antarctica, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Georgia, Heard and McDonald Islands, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga Islands, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Yemen.

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ASIA.ASIA domain name competition

ASIA.ASIA domain name competition

To win, a contestant must correctly identify the .Asia domain name that received the highest winning price in the .Asia Sunrise and Landrush auctions, AND be able to provide an estimation of the auction winning price that is closest to the actual result.

Read and post comments | Send to a friend is 2nd largest .asia registrar has been confirmed by the DotAsia registry as their largest registrar outside of the USA. This positions as the 2nd largest registrar worldwide for the new .asia domain name, since regular registry operation began on the 26th March 2008.

"We’ve seen a phenomenal uptake for the new .asia domain name from both existing and new customers" said Matt Mansell, Managing Director, Mesh Digital Limited. Commenting further he said, "We achieved superb success during the initial hours of registry launch and continue to do so.

Brand identities such as, and are among the tens of thousands of domain names registered at to date."

Many are predicting it will rival the world domain !

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What is .ASIA ?
Asia is a new TLD that enables companies and individuals to show a presence in the Asia/Pacific region. A .ASIA domain name provides a way to expand your online business by reaching out to the hundreds of millions of International Internet users in the ICANN designated Asia-Pacific countries

Anyone (person or entity) can be a registrant of .ASIA domains. In order to satisfy the .ASIA Charter Eligibility Requirement, one of the associated contacts for the domain (registrant, administrative, technical or billing contact) must be a legal entity in ASIA. A legal entity may be a natural person of a juristic entity such as a corporation.

There is already seems to be an auction running at for some of the .asia domains !

.ASIA Accredited Registrars:

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The biggest problem with Open Source is lack of marketing !

Open Source Software (apart from Red Hat & Ubuntu !) suffers from a massive lack of marketing ! For example I've been using Parallels Plesk and WHM/Cpanel for managing webhosting for many years without even realising there alternatives such as the lightweight LxLabs LxAdmin and the Open Source Webmin VirtualMin !

Well that changes today ! I will be giving Webmin VirtualMin a try and hope it lives up to its promises ! BUT hang on a mo ! They aren't making any "marketing" promises ! So how can they fail to live up to them ?

See also :

  • Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable (Paperback)
  • All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-trust World (Paperback)

or is that a lie too ?

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Do you design websites or design logos ?

Are you a web designer or graphic designer and do people keep bugging you to build their websites or design logos ?
Do you have to keep appologising you don't have the time to help them ?

Well now you can help them by sending them to GoDaddy :

and if you are currently charging more than $500 you might have to expect a lot of competition or even have to review your pricing !

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O2 The Memory Project

O2 The Memory Project

Your chance to get inside a piece of photo/video art ! If you are in Edinburgh this weekend (26-27 Apr 08) "pop into" this piece of art ! If not then view the O2 The Memory Project 24 hour x 360 degrees Adobe Flash animation on the web !

It's a very arty/flashy/trendy Adobe Flash presentation and it is not very obvious how to navigate through it !

Here are some tips:

  • click on a city
  • then
  • move your mouse UP and DOWN to go forwards and back in time
  • or
  • move your mouse LEFT or RIGHT to rotate through 360 degrees

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SEO Tools

The SEO company instantPOSITION have a number of free-to-use tools you can use to check SEO of your site including:

SEO Tester
The mini SEO Tester will check your server response, title tag, meta description tag and keywords.
Gives you a score and summary of the optimization level of your page.

Links Checker
Verify your links and the anchor text used for any page.

Most of my sites get pretty low scores !

Maybe I should follow their suggestions ? or try some other tools from such as

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Magento Open Source eCommerce

Magento was designed with the notion that each eCommerce implementation has to be unique since no two businesses are alike. Magento's modular architecture puts the control back in the hands of the online merchant and places no constraints on business processes and flow.

Varien is fully invested in establishing Magento as the leading Open Source eCommerce platform. To that effect, we are committed to nurturing the growth of the Magento community, building strong and lasting partnerships and continuing to develop and improve on Magento.

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