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Problems with Romanian IDNs

Has anyone else registered Romanian IDNs? The majority of those registered are using the wrong letters (ş and ţ) <<-- Those letters are from the turkish alphabet. The correct letters used are ț and ș (hopefully the forum encoding will allow you to see the difference). Real romanian letters have commas under the letters NOT cedillas. Cedillas were used in all OS's for the "Romanian Alphabet" BEFORE Vista and OSX. So bascially when everyone will use Vista/OSX/Future OS's, the cedilla domains will never be accessed.

But people still use old OS's and they get accessed now. If you've bought domains with these letters, which letters did you choose and did you know about the difference in characters? I've bought both but I prefer Romanian domains with other characters instead of these problematic ones.
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

I didn't go after Romanian early on for that reason and the difficulty of translation. The closest thing I went after was Polish. The Polish domains do very well. I only have two Romanian IDNs.

Can you suggest any English <--> Romanian online dictionaries or translators?
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

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Has anyone else registered Romanian IDNs? The majority of those registered are using the wrong letters (ş and ţ) <<-- Those letters are from the turkish alphabet. The correct letters used are ț and ș (hopefully the forum encoding will allow you to see the difference). Real romanian letters have commas under the letters NOT cedillas. Cedillas were used in all OS's for the "Romanian Alphabet" BEFORE Vista and OSX. So bascially when everyone will use Vista/OSX/Future OS's, the cedilla domains will never be accessed.

But people still use old OS's and they get accessed now. If you've bought domains with these letters, which letters did you choose and did you know about the difference in characters? I've bought both but I prefer Romanian domains with other characters instead of these problematic ones.
Hello. I have preţ.com and pagină.com. Is preţ not correct for "price"? I get about 2.5 million Google. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

So, is it "Iași" or "Iaşi"?

I assume Iași has fewer search pages because of the problem you highlight in your post?
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

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Hello. I have preţ.com and pagină.com. Is preţ not correct for "price"? I get about 2.5 million Google. Thanks in advance for your help.
You get 2.5 million google because you haven't put it in quotes. 2.5 million includes pret and prêt.

++"preţ" scores 180k and the "correct" ++"preț" scores 5k. Which shows that it's going to take a while for the wrongs of previous versions of Windows to be righted in Romania.
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

Agree with Drewbert. Expect an increase.
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

I've already gotten a PM about how I'm "giving away secrets" .. haha

Anyway ..Thanks for the Welcome, Michael, and hello again Burnsinternet (I'm tbh from DP, you told me to come here).

Yes pret means price (however still using the common and gramatically incorrect cedilla character) It still has alot of value though so don't worry, just because its gramatically wrong doesn't mean its not used. I don't know which one is 'better' thats why I made this post. I've bought domains from both sides and am still looking at the advantages and disadvantages.

The Iași question -- by the way one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been too -- The correct way is with the s-comma. But once again "correct" doesn't always mean more profitable!

I do lean more toward being correct just because it is my language and I don't like it being modified. That brings me to the other question ..the best dictionary to use for romanian words. I use http://www.ectaco.co.uk/English-Romanian-Dictionary/ but it doesnt always have the most common word first. I'm a native speaker so I can't really give alot of tips, but I do use adwords keyword selector tool to see which are searched more. (THAT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE FOR ANY LANGUAGE, I'M NOT GIVING AWAY SECRETS)
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Old 1st December 2007, 03:16 AM
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

Thanks Noemi for giving away your secrets I just went and regged the correct versions of the ones I already had that needed the change, plus pcked up a few new ones along the way.

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

Domainsite is down for me .. do you use dynadot?
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

Yes
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

Noemí! Bun venit!

http://www.ectaco.co.uk/English-Romanian-Dictionary/? Mulţumesc!

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Domainsite is down for me .. do you use dynadot?
I just renewed a bunch of domainsite domains. Maybe I crashed everything? Once my cc authorized, I couldn't get back on, either.

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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

Tsk tsk tsk! Its alright I just used dynadot for a second.
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

Thanks Noemi and welcome!

Based on your info, I just picked up the following domains. Are they worthwhile regs?

botoșani.com
argeș.com
dâmbovița.com
ialomița.com
mehedinți.com
mureș.com
timiș.com
neamț.com
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

Btw Burns,

when you see my name on Iași whois tomorrow, it's just a coincidence. I regged it before seeing your post
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

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Thanks Noemi and welcome!

Based on your info, I just picked up the following domains. Are they worthwhile regs?

botoșani.com
argeș.com
dâmbovița.com
ialomița.com
mehedinți.com
mureș.com
timiș.com
neamț.com
You're making me jealous, that's all I'll say. mureș.com ... neamț.com
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

Nice pick up yanni,
I saw all the biggest cities were gone on 30th Nov 2007.
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Old 1st December 2007, 04:33 AM
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

I went for Bucharest first when I saw this post and it was already snatched but all others were open. i just took a couple of the cities and two countries, among other things...
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Re: Problems with Romanian IDNs

I've taken a bunch of cities myself.
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I only got the Bucharest dot net
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