Law firm Foley & Lardner LLP warns firms that the landrush for .ASIA domain names ends March 12, 2008 (Hong Kong time). Read more here.
.Asia is a sTLD (sponsored top-level domain name). According to ICANN: "[g]enerally speaking, an unsponsored TLD operates under policies established by the global Internet community directly through the ICANN process, while a sponsored TLD is a specialized TLD that has a sponsor representing the narrower community that is most affected by the TLD. The sponsor thus carries out delegated policy-formulation responsibilities over many matters concerning the TLD." Read more here.