Got this tweet from ShoutmeLoud that apparently, Crazydomains is giving away free .asia domains for a limited time. Well, it was indeed true.
I had to research too first, apparently, not everyone gets it easily from this LowendTalk Forum Discussion. I even thought the promo was already over. Also, there were some talks that they’re sending in emails saying the domain is registered already but actually not. They seem to base their registrations through addresses and geolocation of IPs used for registration.
On my part though, I got it instantly (I guess I’m lucky I’m from Asia?). I didn’t get an email regarding its activation though. I just checked my account and voila! It’s there, “registered”. Hopefully it won’t disappear like with the others? :-S
You have to pay for DNS service though which is $5.00 to 6.00/year or use a free DNS service. That’s what I’m trying to do now to see if my domain will truly work, although I checked in who.is and it’s stated the domain is now under my name.
To register for yours:
Simply go to Crazydomains’ website and search your desired domain name, click on the drop down for domain extension and choose .asia, add to cart and skip other stuff until payment (unless you opt to pay for the services)
A .asia domain is pretty good for those who wants an experiment domain or if their target audiences are from ASIA. For me, I want one as a replacement for its .com because I plan not to renew it. If things work out I’ll renew this one instead