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Old 16th March 2006, 09:45 PM
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How would you rank the extention?

Behind .Com and .Net, how would you rank these extentions in terms of popularity for IDN (or in general for that matter)?

.info
.biz
.bz
.cc
.tv
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Old 16th March 2006, 10:13 PM
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

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Behind .Com and .Net, how would you rank these extentions in terms of popularity for IDN (or in general for that matter)?

.info
.biz
.bz
.cc
.tv
I'd rank them as follows:-

.com
.cctld (conspicuously absent from your list)
.net
.info
.biz
----
.tv (if the name fits the extension)
.cc
----
.bz

"----" means "there's a wide gap there"
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Old 16th March 2006, 10:27 PM
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

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I'd rank them as follows:-

.com
.cctld (conspicuously absent from your list)
.net
.info
.biz
----
.tv (if the name fits the extension)
.cc
----
.bz

"----" means "there's a wide gap there"
Yes I would say that's a fair rundown. Although the cctld guys might fight you for position.

Also the .tv unless it's something like "japanese.tv" or "sports.tv" don't register it yet.
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

And what about .org?

.bz is a joke, ranks even worse than .ws

.nu is very popular in Scandinavia....
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

.com
.cctld
.net

The rest are non-existant.

But I keep with me only the Kings, Dot Com.
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

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But I keep with me only the Kings, Dot Com.
But Kings always needs a Queen (or two)!
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

So if you have the opportunity to register a popular city name/country (IDN) in .BZ or .CC, should/would you do it?

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Old 17th March 2006, 04:25 AM
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

My rank:

.com
.IDN
.cctld
.net
.biz
.info
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

Since the question is about IDN and some languages are only spoken in one country, as i m tired to say, i would propose:

.ccTlD in one language-one country
.com in IDNs where the language of the IDN can be understood in many countries
.net
.tv -in some domains-
.etc.

1. music.com is global
2. 音楽.com is an international IDN -it can be read, written, understood, pronounced, remembered...etc- in China, Japan and "kanji countries".
3. ミュージック.com is only clear to be understood by the japanese, and thats why in this case, the ミュージック.jp is much better. Not to mention, the risk of when ミュージック.com become IDN.IDN who knows maybe we will see ミュージック.会社 but whether is .会社 or anything else when the IDN.IDN comes into play, it wont be ".com" but something else, then much better to have .日本

I dont know why u guys dont use as a reference the german IDN market, even when german is spoken in Austria and Switzerland, the biggest number of sales of german IDNs are german IDN .de and not german IDN.com or Am i confused?

Spanish, russian, arab IDN .com is better than ccTld but i dont think it will always be the cases, as i said tell me whats global or international in ミュージック.com and then maybe ill think ミュージック.com is better than ミュージック.jp, for kanjis okay the .com but meanwhile for japanese katakana and hiragana IDNs i ll keep saying .jp is better. Anyway my opinion and "my mom"`s credit card money
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

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My rank:

.com
.IDN
.cctld
.net
.biz
.info
.idn will be .com ( .company in idn etc) and .cctld (.china .japan in idn) with mapping soon
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

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.idn will be .com ( .company in idn etc) and .cctld (.china .japan in idn) with mapping soon
Japanese:
.jp -> fairly strong ctld.
.com
.net

Chinese:
.cn/.公司 -> relatively strong ctld.
.com
.net

Russian:
.ru (this is future) -> exceptionally strong ctld.
.com
.net

Arabic:
.com
.net

German:
.de -> overwhelmingly strong ctld.
.info/.com
.net

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Re: How would you rank the extention?

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Japanese:
.jp -> fairly strong ctld.
.com
.net

Chinese:
.cn/.公司 -> relatively strong ctld.
.com
.net

Russian:
.ru (this is future) -> exceptionally strong ctld.
.com
.net

Arabic:
.com
.net

German:
.de -> overwhelmingly strong ctld.
.info/.com
.net
I agree with touchring's model 100%

With .ru since they supposedly have so many restrictions. I'd just stick to the .com and do what the heck I want with the Russian economy :P.
I could also evenly balance .com out with .ru.. But, yes .ru is much stronger in Russia.
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Old 17th March 2006, 06:09 AM
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

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I agree with touchring's model 100%

With .ru since they supposedly have so many restrictions. I'd just stick to the .com and do what the heck I want with the Russian economy :P.
I could also evenly balance .com out with .ru.. But, yes .ru is much stronger in Russia.

If you observe, there's no significant ctld for Arabic, so .com will be champion for Arabic.
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

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I agree with touchring's model 100%

With .ru since they supposedly have so many restrictions. I'd just stick to the .com and do what the heck I want with the Russian economy :P.
I could also evenly balance .com out with .ru.. But, yes .ru is much stronger in Russia.
I disagree just a tiny bit, because russian is very international, spoken by millions all over central asia, even in mongolia many people knows well russian, eastern europe -ukraine is a case where people prefer speaking russian-. so for many people an russian idn.com is a good bet, it is international. though i know russians love their .ru .The same with .es vs. com in spanish. But yeah thats the point in some languages/countries cases IDN.com is not better than ccTLd, the ccTld makes the IDN for that language more appealing, more country local. As it is happening with german idns as i m saying, in germany idn.de is the king, not the german idn.com
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I disagree just a tiny bit, because russian is very international, spoken by millions all over central asia, even in mongolia many people knows well russian, eastern europe -ukraine is a case where people prefer speaking russian-. so for many people an russian idn.com is a good bet, it is international. though i know russians love their .ru .The same with .es vs. com in spanish. But yeah thats the point in some languages/countries cases IDN.com is not better than ccTLd, the ccTld makes the IDN for that language more appealing, more country local. As it is happening with german idns as i m saying, in germany idn.de is the king, not the german idn.com
Based on Russian search engines a majority of the results have been .ru which has been an argument on these forums for a while.
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

I would add to the list the following Spanish and French as they are spoken in so many countries...

Japanese:
.jp -> fairly strong ctld.
.com
.net

Chinese:
.cn/.公司 -> relatively strong ctld.
.com
.net

Russian:
.ru (this is future) -> exceptionally strong ctld.
.com
.net

Arabic:
.com
.net

German:
.de -> overwhelmingly strong ctld.
.info/.com
.net

Spanish:
.com
.net
.ccTLD (i think u dont do much with .ar Argentina)

French
.com
.ccTLD (specially .fr)
.net

Korean, i wonder .com or .kr?
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

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I would add to the list the following Spanish and French as they are spoken in so many countries...

Japanese:
.jp -> fairly strong ctld.
.com
.net

Chinese:
.cn/.公司 -> relatively strong ctld.
.com
.net

Russian:
.ru (this is future) -> exceptionally strong ctld.
.com
.net

Arabic:
.com
.net

German:
.de -> overwhelmingly strong ctld.
.info/.com
.net

Spanish:
.com
.net
.ccTLD (i think u dont do much with .ar Argentina)

French
.com
.ccTLD (specially .fr)
.net

Korean, i wonder .com or .kr?

.com and .kr are about the same, with the ctld getting slightly more patriotic supporters as is the case in China.
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Old 17th March 2006, 10:08 AM
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

Japanese:
.jp
.com
.net
.tv (if the domain makes sense for the extension)

All I can comment on is for Japan. I agree with most of you on this I believe.
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

whats ur bets on .eu? hotter than the .com for the europeans?
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Re: How would you rank the extention?

Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I was wondering if the members here would like to relook at this specific conversation that was had this year.

I on the most part agree with Touch's proposition that cTLDs have a strong hold on the market, particularly in Japan, however, this view has kind of faded in China as I see .coms taking a stronger role due to distrust of the .cn extension.

What do ya'll think?
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