.Asia sunrise auctions are over with solid results.
I haven’t written much about .asia, a new top level domain. Perhaps it’s because I think it’s a silly domain (coming soon, .SouthAmerica!). So I missed the conclusion of the .asia sunrise period auctions earlier this month. Here’s a look at the top sales:
The auctions were not without controversy as bidders complained of bid rigging and collusion. The auctions were held at Pool.com.
So what’s the big deal with .asia? Well, Asia is big with a massively growing internet population. But I doubt people associate themselves with “Asia” as opposed to their country. And non-roman character domains make a lot more sense than many of these English domains that sold at auction. Right? Or am I just a naive American? Judging from the results of .eu, I doubt it.