Domain name for Asia up for grabs

When the domain name suffix .asia goes live in March, expect some high-priced sales and a number of cybersquatting suits.

Next month, when the domain name suffix .asia goes live you can expect some eye-opening sales and court battles over who can own what and when. While the initial interest in .asia is no where near as strong as it was for .eu when it became available in 2006, the most interested parties will be speculators ready to grab a quick buck and companies trying to gain an edge or protect their turf. When .eu became available, there were more than 95,000 conflicting claims for domain names.

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