The .asia domain has officially gone live, heating up the battle among bidders to obtain the most valuable or popular web addresses.
- Australiancricketboard.asia (auction starts April 7).
- Bearstearnsasialtd (auction starts April 8).
- Cablenewsnetwork.asia (auction starts April 8).
Among those web addresses that have already been auctioned off, prices seem to range between $1000 and $5000, although a few, such as ace.asia, have topped more than $20,000. Some domain names that have already sold include:
- Lottery.asia ($1050).
- Travelinsurance.asia ($2050).
- Ace.asia ($20,501).
- Jokes.asia ($1284).