.ASIA Domain History & Purpose
.ASIA is a brand new TLD (Top Level Domain) approved by the world's domain name regulatory organization ICANN on 19 October 2006. The reason for introduction of the new TLD was to meet the demands of the fast expanding Asian market. The new TLD integrated the diversity of ccTLDs for the Asian countries, bringing them together under a single TLD that represents the entire Asian region.
Registration of .ASIA domains passed through three stages - "sunrise period" in which trademark owners could register a domain name, "land rush" period when registrars only received applications for registration without actually registering domains and the third stage, started on 26 March 2008 in which the domain finally became opened for registrations. The recent introduction of the TLD suggests that there are many available .ASIA domains which are likely to become high return investments if registered and sold at a later time.
.ASIA Domain Registration & Reselling Services
You can register an .ASIA domain name and use it for all kinds of services offered by Resellers Panel: Domain Reselling; Free Resellers Program, cPanel-Reseller Program; VPS (Virtual Private Server); Dedicated Servers and Semi-Dedicated Servers. Notice that Resellers Panel (owned by LiquidNet LTD) provides registration services for the .ASIA TLD as registrar company accredited by ICANN. .ASIA domains can be registered for as long as 10 years. This is a valuable feature to owners of business websites - customers would prefer to make business with companies that have domain names registered for long periods. A company using domain name that has long expiration date will be considered more trustworthy. It is easy to register an .ASIA domain name - just fill in the form the domain that you want to be registered, submit it and you will see if the domain name is available. If it is, just continue with the process in order to become an owner of the domain name. If the domain appears as already registered, just search for another .ASIA domain that will be suitable for your purposes. Note that transfers of .ASIA domains to Resellers Panel are not possible.