The .ASIA registry has already validated some sunrise applications. You can now use the CheckDomain command in order to determine if a domain name is still available or not. Please notice that the response 'domain name available' does not indicate if there are already pending applications or not, since there can be multiple applications for the same domain name.
In order to apply for a .ASIA domain, you still need to use the "Domain Application" function in our web interface (or the AddDomainApplication command). We do also check the domain availability for each new domain application.