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Old 6th September 2009, 10:25 AM
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Re: IDNs reach nearly 10% usage in China

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Originally Posted by tonecas View Post
nice. so the price of a .cn it's not so expensive after all... we get 3 for 1.
for what i see those are the simplified and traditional chinese versions of .CN

on the other end, Verisign will automatically translate .com and .net to their respective language IDNs and they are much cheaper...

ideally on should get both .com and .cn as the IDN.* is ideally for local/country usage so i would think that .cn will get more value.


like IDN.de seems to have more value than IDN.com version (don't know if this in fact true but is what i notice from the sales published).
There are IDN.cn and IDN.com investors, some invest in both. Chinese is a tricky language for non-natives. Don't trust google keywords with Chinese, they switch them around sometimes. Also, if it's political or pornographic in nature, do not reg the .cn. Sometimes only one or the other is available so you only have one choice. As with any language, time will tell which way it goes. Germany does like .de, but we also see .com .net and now .info sales, so business owners are getting more competitive in Germany. We will see this trend emerge in other countries in a timed-release fashion. I really can't say who will emerge after Russia, but if I was forced to guess I would say one of the asian countries will be next grow strongly on the IDN namespace.
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