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.

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Domainmonster.com is 2nd largest .asia registrar

Domainmonster.com has been confirmed by the DotAsia registry as their largest registrar outside of the USA. This positions Domainmonster.com 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 Oxfam.asia, Cadburys.asia and Kylie.asia are among the tens of thousands of domain names registered at Domainmonster.com to date."

Many are predicting it will rival the world popular.com domain !

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ASIA.ASIA the new TLD

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 http://asia.asia/ for some of the .asia domains !

.ASIA Accredited Registrars:
http://asia.asia/about/register.html

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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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