Domain names ending in .asia are now beginning to become available. Companies and governments are now able to register the domains they need, with auctions where more than one company wants the domain. They’ll go on sale to the general public in February 2008.
.asia is the second regional domain to go live, with .eu being the first. I’ve not seen many .eu domain names since they came available in 2006, so it’ll be interesting to see how many .asia ones we se.