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Old 28th April 2007, 06:45 PM
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What is your best domain name?

What is your best domain name? Best IDN?

Mine might be LaSemaine.com, which means "The Week" in French. Perfect for a news site.

My best IDN, of course, is Sénégal.com.
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I just want to get another ad location as im sure this will be another highly viewed thread :p Will add some domains later
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Re: What is your best domain name?

I don't know what's my best domain, but i got 2 country name IDNs.

الإمارات.com
emirates.com
GDP (official exchange rate):
$164 billion (2006 est. from CIA World Factbook)

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대한민국.com
KoreaRepublic.com
GDP (official exchange rate):
$897.4 billion (2006 est. from CIA World Factbook)
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Re: What is your best domain name?

I'm sorry if I'm a perfectionist, but those aren't indisputably country names the same way sénégal.com is. Yes, obviously Dubai has more money than Senegal, but it doesn't really have a solid one word name, since it's known as the United Arab Emirates. Very impressive nonetheless.

And of course KoreaRepublic falls far behind the signs for simply, "Korea".

Even if they're not technically on the same plane as sénégal.com, I won't deny that they may be worth as much.

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I don't know what's my best domain, but i got 2 country name IDNs.

الإمارات.com
emirates.com
GDP (official exchange rate):
$164 billion (2006 est. from CIA World Factbook)

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대한민국.com
KoreaRepublic.com
GDP (official exchange rate):
$897.4 billion (2006 est. from CIA World Factbook)
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Re: What is your best domain name?

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I'm sorry if I'm a perfectionist, but those aren't indisputably country names the same way sénégal.com is. Yes, obviously Dubai has more money than Senegal, but it doesn't really have a solid one word name, since it's known as the United Arab Emirates. Very impressive nonetheless.

And of course KoreaRepublic falls far behind the signs for simply, "Korea".

Even if they're not technically on the same plane as sénégal.com, I won't deny that they may be worth as much.

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Re: What is your best domain name?

I'm a perfectionist as well, i go for countries where the money is.

The English translation isn't a good guage for Asian IDNs. Both are primary terms in native languages.

U.A.E. is an English term, they call it just "Emirates" in Arabic.

As for Korea, KoreanRepublic is the primary term when it comes to refering to the country. A quick on KR OVT.

2007년 3월검색 조회 결과
370769 대한민국 줄기 세포
113878 대한민국 <---- KoreaRepublic

2007년 3월검색 조회 결과
조회수 검색어
848359 한국 산업 인력 공단
101837 한국 <--- Korea

A snippet from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korea

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The Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea or the Korea Republic (Korean: 대한민국, IPA: [tɛː.han.min.guk̚], listen (help·info)), is an East Asian country on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. To the north, it is bordered by North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), with which it was united until 1945. To the west, across the Yellow Sea, lies China and to the southeast, across the Korea Strait, lies Japan. Approximately one-half of South Korea's population lives in or near the capital Seoul, the second most populous metropolitan area in the world.

The South Korean economy has advanced rapidly since the 1950s and is now the 11th largest (nominal value) economy in the world. South Korea is also one of the world's most technologically advanced and digitally-connected countries; it has the third most broadband Internet users among the OECD countries[2] and is a global leader in electronics, digital displays, shipbuilding, semiconductor devices, and mobile phones.

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I'm sorry if I'm a perfectionist, but those aren't indisputably country names the same way sénégal.com is. Yes, obviously Dubai has more money than Senegal, but it doesn't really have a solid one word name, since it's known as the United Arab Emirates. Very impressive nonetheless.

And of course KoreaRepublic falls far behind the signs for simply, "Korea".

Even if they're not technically on the same plane as sénégal.com, I won't deny that they may be worth as much.

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Re: What is your best domain name?

Is it just me, or is this thread really missing a few hundred of the previous replies?

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Is it just me, or is this thread really missing a few hundred of the previous replies? .
Pretty sure this is a duplicate thread.
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Re: What is your best domain name?

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What is your best domain name? Best IDN?

Mine might be LaSemaine.com, which means "The Week" in French. Perfect for a news site.

My best IDN, of course, is Sénégal.com.

Yaoundé.com

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Re: What is your best domain name?

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I am NOT proud to admit that I was the previous registrant of that domain name, along with Lomé.com, Bénin.com, Côtedivoire.com, and Algérie.com.

That must have been about 2002 when I had no money and had given up on IDNs ever working.

At least after that momumental stupidity, I had the chance to register Sénégal.com, which I believe is worth all of them together. The previous registrant of that domain also had the stupid sickness!
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That must have been about 2002 when I had no money and had given up on IDNs ever working.

Thank you for finally admitting your grudge against IDNer's

Also have you ever heard the saying " Dont Take finacial advice from BROKE people "
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I am NOT proud to admit that I was the previous registrant of that domain name, along with Lomé.com, Bénin.com, Côtedivoire.com, and Algérie.com.

That must have been about 2002 when I had no money and had given up on IDNs ever working.

At least after that momumental stupidity, I had the chance to register Sénégal.com, which I believe is worth all of them together. The previous registrant of that domain also had the stupid sickness!
I simply do not see why Sénégal.com is so good. Does it make any revenue for you? I have a French idn domain that gets 500 daily type-in, making $60 monthly from parking.
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I simply do not see why Sénégal.com is so good. Does it make any revenue for you? I have a French idn domain that gets 500 daily type-in, making $60 monthly from parking.

PPC doesn't work well for country names. PPC works best for IDNs which has a major ASCII equivalent site.

I think a country name is worth lottery only if there is money in it - there are about 200 country names, i think only the top 30 is really worth big money.

Mozambique was sold for $82500 just a few months back i think?


Mozambique
GDP (official exchange rate):
Definition Field Listing
$6.431 billion (2006 est.)

Senegal
GDP (official exchange rate):
Definition Field Listing
$8.562 billion (2006 est.)


Latin IDNs are valued at about 1/10 of ASCII equivalents, so i think it might be safe to value Sénégal.com at between $9k to $18k.
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Latin IDNs are valued at about 1/10 of ASCII equivalents, so i think it might be safe to value Sénégal.com at between $9k to $18k.
I agree with you on the evaluation.

I regard it as a failure in idning if one's top domain only worth this much.
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Latin IDNs are valued at about 1/10 of ASCII equivalents
I definitely disagree with this statement...in what scenario? I can give you examples of where I agree with, but in other cases I think this valuation is terribly wrong.
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Re: What is your best domain name?

There will come a time when a Latin IDN will be worth more than its ASCII typo.
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There will come a time when a Latin IDN will be worth more than its ASCII typo.

Yes, there will come a time, but for now, Latin IDN is worth less.
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Yes, there will come a time, but for now, Latin IDN is worth less.
And that's why it makes sense to be buying them now.
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Re: What is your best domain name?

I'm a newby. Small catalog in the bank. never sold a thing. Holding on to a few that I hope materialize someday. I'm banking on the worldcup in 2010 helping these values rise.

SouthAfrica
Arabic: جنوبافريقيا .com (xn--mgbabp1a9gi1asyb.com)
Turkish: güneyafrika.com (xn--gneyafrika-9db.com)
Russian: ЮжнаяАфрика.com (xn--80aaavmmr0a9a3go.com)
Portuguese: Àfricadosul.net (xn--fricadosul-r4a.net)
Japanese: 南アフリカ共和国.com (xn--ccks9jmdq59rgnc7vc4xh.com). This one is actully the full formal name of the Republic of South Africa in Japanese.

When I grabbed these a few years ago i was too late on the key big-money languages. Argh!
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