.Asia Registry Partners with NameJet & RightOfTheDot.com to Auction Premium 3-4 Character Numerics

DotAsia Organisation, registry operator of the ‘.Asia’ top-level-domain, announced that it has partnered with NameJet.com and RightOfTheDot.com to auction a series of never-before-released premium numeric domain names.

Through these auctions, approximately 150 three and four character numeric .Asia domain names such as 333.asia, 777.asia and 8888.asia will be offered to the public for the first time.

The auctions are scheduled to begin on May 1st, 2014 although they are all opened now for backordering and bidding

NameJet is a proven leader in the Asian auction marketplace in that approximately 30% of NameJet visitors in the past year came from Asia. NameJet has recently auctioned numerous premium Chinese .COM domains and numeric domain names, highlighted by liu.com selling for $155,688 in January 2014 on the NameJet platform. “We have had great success selling domains to Asian buyers,” said Matt Overman, General Manager of NameJet. “Numeric domain names are highly prized by our customers and we’re excited to continue to grow this inventory.”

“The recent success of NameJet in targeting buyers in Asia has been impressive,” said Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia. “Trying some of our numeric names on the NameJet platform makes a lot of sense. Hopefully we can take advantage of the momentum they have built. Three and four character numeric domain names are universally understood, easy to remember and very popular in the East. Not only are they short and meaningful names, they also contain a keyword and geographical identifier – Asia, increasing the chances of being found by people and search engines alike.”

“Large corporations are already using their .Asia domains with sites such as Honda.asia and LiveNation.asia,” said Monte Cahn, President and Director of RightOfTheDot.com, a leading domain industry consultancy firm specializing in new and existing premium domain sales and strategy, contention resolution and auction services. “Having participated in the successful launch of .Asia in 2008, we are excited to work with DotAsia and NameJet in managing the successful release of these never-before-registered premium .Asia domain names.”

Looking at the “Top 100 sales of 2014” as recognized by DNJournal.com, 13 out of the top 21 sales are for the China market, including 100.com which sold for $950,000. In 2013, another three-character numeric domain, 114.com, was sold for a whopping 2.1 million dollars. With expanding economies and growing access to technology, Asia has one of the world’s largest and fastest growing Internet populations. For example, China currently has more Internet users than any other country, with 600 million people online. However, that number only accounts for 42 percent of the country’s population, leaving considerable room for growth. In contrast, many Western nations already have Internet penetration rates higher than 75% percent.

For a full list premium 3-4 character .Asia domains please visit http://www.namejet.com/featuredauctions/dotasia.

About DotAsia Organisation

The DotAsia Organisation is the Sponsoring Organization and Registry Operator for the .ASIA Sponsored Generic Top Level Domain. DotAsia is a not-for-profit, community-based organization incorporated in Hong Kong. Asia has developed into a global force in the international commercial, political and cultural network. The .ASIA domain aspires to embrace this dynamism in the Asia Century to become a nucleus, intersection and breeding ground for Internet activity and development in the region.

About NameJet

NameJet is a joint venture between Demand Media, Inc. [DMD] and Web.com Group, Inc. [WWWW] who each own two of four leading ICANN-accredited registrars (eNom, Name.com, Network Solutions and Register.com). Launched in 2007, NameJet serves domain investors, Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as a diverse and global mix of individual investors. It has processed more than 300,000 domain auctions, establishing itself as a trustworthy and transparent auction platform that is customer-focused and user-friendly.

About RightOfTheDot, LLC

RightOfTheDot, LLC is an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategies, contention resolution and private auction services, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services. The new venture is the brainchild of two successful domain and Internet industry veterans, Monte Cahn and Michael H. Berkens, Esq., who possess a unique combination of vision, leadership and domain expertise. This highly qualified consulting group gives you access to the most experienced domain sales and marketing strategists in the industry. Both principals of RightOfTheDot are members of the prestigious Domain Hall Of Fame. Together, they have participated in more than $350,000,000 in domain sales and assisted in the successful launches of 15 of the existing sTLDs and gTLDs, in addition to several ccTLDs available today.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

9 comments

  1. why is .ASIA getting such a boost from domain experts when .In is a better extension that is missing out on all this good publicity? i dont get it. We domainers always try to support quality extensions buti feel .ASIA is not that quality compared to other good extensions like .IN but .asia keeps getting these crappy “auctions” on sedo(and now namejet)so i think there is a bias here because .asia is just average but its getting support from critical industry folks.

    • It’s all about registry marketing.

      • so there’s nothing like a good extension? only good marketing. wow!

      • Is this what you understood? wow!

        If you have 2 similar extensions then the one with the better marketing will do better.

      • you’re using the beer analogy in the US- the more marketed beer is the better beer? i dont think so. it might sell more but being more marketed doesnt make it better IMO.

        Thats not even the issue. the issue is this- is .ASIA a good extension?

      • Did I say that the marketed beer is the better beer?
        I can’t talk with people that misinterpret everything to suit their argument.
        Carry on…

        “is .ASIA a good extension?”
        I don’t understand Asians in terms of domaining so I will personally stay out of .asia as I stay out of .in and .cn etc.

    • Kenji 100% agree with you .in is far better than .asia and for nothing they are doing propaganda after 7 years and its scrap aunction. I lost 5000$ in .asia landrush time because of net4.in ( India registrar ) manipulating and being indian I have very catch .in domains registered in 2005 and received offers as well.

      • thanks!! stay with .IN and stay away from .ASIA. .ASIA is basically fools gold but ignorant registrants will always chase fools gold….jjust like they are chasing the .whatevers.

  2. i see the most sought domain for ever in the .asia which is Buy.asia offered for sale at $50K only.
    I think this is the top priced domain now.

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