LUXEMBOURG, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The long-awaited landrush period for the top-level .Asia domains has arrived, and today, AsiaDNS is offering a special domain purchase price of four euros to successful applicants. The special price constitutes a 77 percent discount of AsiaDNS'' usual fee for .Asia domains. In addition, successful applicants will receive one extra .Asia.com third-level domain at no extra cost.
The .Asia identity provides significant value for companies in Asia as well as those providing services to Asia. .Asia domain names encompass the entire Asia/Pacific region and therefore are a time- and cost-effective alternative to buying country-specific domains. "The economic and cultural growth occurring within various countries in Asia makes this an optimal time to invest in .Asia domains," said Frederick Schiwek, EVP International Business Development, EuroDNS (). "Asia has the largest online population, with more than 400 million Internet users."
"In addition, since .Asia domains contain a natural word that is used in everyday language, they create very search-friendly terms," continued Schiwek. "Overture statistics indicate that Internet users search for ''Asia'' or ''Asian'' 20 times more than the term ''eu'' and almost five times more than for ''Europe.'' That means that ''Asia'' is an undeniably highly used keyword that has the potential to increase users'' online visibility."
During the landrush period, Feb. 20 to March 12, 2008, all applications for domain names will be considered as received simultaneously. If there are more than two applicants for a domain name, the applicants will be able to participate in an online auction and bid for their choice.
"In the past, we saw that people who prepared better technically had more luck in obtaining domain names," commented Schiwek. "This way, all applicants for the names will have the same chance."
Competing applicants will receive a login for the domain marketplace DotAsia.Pool.com so that they can place bids, and winning bidders will receive an e-mail confirmation of their success. However, all bidders must take the first step of submitting applications for a specific domain name through an accredited registrar such as AsiaDNS.
Potential registrants can sign up for their domains at or To receive the promotional deal, applicants must enter the special code 4Asia20.
EuroDNS is a global domain registrar headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in the Netherlands, France, Poland, and Korea. Specializing in geographic domain names, the group focuses on the European market with EuroDNS and the Asian market with AsiaDNS. With its registration portal in 10 languages and more than 25 top-level domains, EuroDNS covers 97% of the market in the enlarged European Union.
Contact: Melanie Delannoy DCL Group 2, Rue Leon laval 3372 Leudelange, Luxembourg Phone: +352 261916312
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Source: EuroDNS S.A.