Luxembourg, 13 March 2008 – .Asia Landrush closed yesterday with half a Million Domain Name applications, a majority of which were submitted by AsiaDNS. DotAsia Organisation has announced today that the total domain registration applications received during the Landrush period reached 473,633. The number of applications totals over half a million, including Sunrise and .Asia Pioneer Domains. The top registrar in the .Asia Landrush was EuroDNS/AsiaDNS (www.asiadns.asia).
Frederick Schiwek, EVP of AsiaDNS comments, “.Asia opened great opportunities for AsiaDNS. We had high expectations from the start and our results nearly doubled! We were able to attract new customers from around the world who understands the value of a .Asia domain”. Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia says, “EuroDNS, with the AsiaDNS brand, understands the value of the .Asia domain for its customers and takes the opportunity to reach new markets. .Asia provides a natural gateway to the largest internet marketplace in the Asia Century”. During Landrush, 45,697 domains received more than one application and will thus go to an online auction. During the Sunrise period, 1,051 domain names received more than one application. The domains “buy.asia” in Landrush, and “sex.asia” in Sunrise raised great interest and were the most applied for. A live ticker, the latest auction results, and other updates can be found on www.registry.asia. .Asia registry will Go Live on March 26, and domain names will be available on a First-Come-First-Served basis. Registrants can apply for .Asia domain Names from http://www.asiadns.asia or http://vwww.eurodns.com/ for only 10 Euros, with the Promo code 7Asia10, until the end of April.