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Old 10th January 2008, 03:03 PM
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Highest offer for IDN from native country?

Just a informal survey.

What is the highest offer you got for an IDN from someone who is native and living in the native country? This means Chinese living in Canada or Japanese living in the USA, or the American guy staying in Japan are excluded. For German, the offer must come from Germany. Likewise for French, and other latins.
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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Just a informal survey. What is the highest offer you got for an IDN from someone from the native country? This means Chinese from Canada or Japanese from USA is excluded. For German, the offer must come from Germany. Likewise for French, and other latins.
highest - low xxx,xxx
lowest - $5.00
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

I mean real offer by direct email contact and the first offer, without you counteroffering or giving any indication pricing.

Btw, I ever received a $xx,xxx,xxx offer from ND system. So it's crap.
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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I mean real offer by direct email contact and the first offer, without you counteroffering or giving any indication pricing.

Btw, I ever received a $xx,xxx,xxx offer from ND system. So it's crap.
that was a real offer confirmed by email and followed up by a phone conversation
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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that was a real offer confirmed by email and followed up by a phone conversation

Ok, real impressive.

Was it that loan name? Native guy or native company from native country?
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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Ok, real impressive.

Was it that loan name? Native guy or native company from native country?
That wasn't loans.com, but same or better caliber. Native guy, native country.
But, as we all know, an offer, however serious, is not an actual sale.
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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That wasn't loans.com, but same or better caliber. Native guy, native country.
But, as we all know, an offer, however serious, is not an actual sale.

Well, not many of us will sell our really good names, so very prime sales are hard to get by. The first offer might give a clue on the lowest amount the buyer is willing to pay. Of cos, can't rule aside prank offers. Like offering you $5, this is nuts.
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

Lowest - Offered to take it for free and promise not to sue me.

Highest - $1,000

Both through email
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

I got an offer of 10,000 rmb (in chinese) for one of the names that got a few email offers over the last 2 years. I didn't reply - in fact, i seldom reply to email offers.
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LOL I was asked to donate a domain out of the kidness of my heart. Replied with I'm not a charity service and deleted the e-mail.
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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Just a informal survey.

What is the highest offer you got for an IDN from someone who is native and living in the native country? This means Chinese living in Canada or Japanese living in the USA, or the American guy staying in Japan are excluded. For German, the offer must come from Germany. Likewise for French, and other latins.
I'm sort of curious about the thought pattern behind this survey.

Do you believe that only a German living in Germany will give you the highest offer for a German IDN?

There are a lot of Turkish, Russian, etc businessmen living in Germany who would probably pay higher for a German IDN than any German would. And how would you know, for example, if "Ali Ercan Ünal" was an immigrant to Germany or a 5th generation German Turk?

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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

Highest offer I got, 2 offers in fact for the same name, 26000SAR (about 7000$) from a Saudi guy and 35000AED (about 9500$) from an Emirate guy.
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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Highest offer I got, 2 offers in fact for the same name, 26000SAR (about 7000$) from a Saudi guy and 35000AED (about 9500$) from an Emirate guy.
did you sell ? if yes then i think that would be the highest arabic sale to date.
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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Highest offer I got, 2 offers in fact for the same name, 26000SAR (about 7000$) from a Saudi guy and 35000AED (about 9500$) from an Emirate guy.

Is this for an arabic generic name?

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I'm sort of curious about the thought pattern behind this survey.

Do you believe that only a German living in Germany will give you the highest offer for a German IDN?

There are a lot of Turkish, Russian, etc businessmen living in Germany who would probably pay higher for a German IDN than any German would. And how would you know, for example, if "Ali Ercan Ünal" was an immigrant to Germany or a 5th generation German Turk?

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The assumption is that a native offer is "more stable" and reflects future demand better.

An healthy long term IDN market would need a good amount of local participation and not just depend on foriegn speculators.

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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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The assumption is that a native offer is "more stable" and reflects future demand better.

An healthy long term IDN market would need a good amount of local participation and not just depend on foriegn speculators.
Maybe, but for some countries you will never ever get offers from "dyed in the wool natives".

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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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Maybe, but for some countries you will never ever get offers from "dyed in the wool natives".

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And what?

If it is worth it you will get offers.

We are now very close to pulling out the selling game altogether.

The goal is to live off the revenue. Selling for us is just expediency. We never wanted to do it in the first place.
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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Maybe, but for some countries you will never ever get offers from "dyed in the wool natives".

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Yes, i believe as well. That's why i invest in chinese names. There are no rules in China. Registering TMs and selling back to the rightful owners is everyday business. Google even had to pay $1m for google.cn. Yes, it is risky, but so is the future gain.

No matter how domainers deny it, domaining is 80% gambling. Some cultures simply don't like to gamble.

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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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And what?

If it is worth it you will get offers.

I disagree.

Take a country like Finland as an example. Finns, I don't care if they have 250 million euro in their bank account, will never buy a domain from other than a registry. If by some wild chance they did, they wouldn't buy it from a foreigner. This is a matter of principle. If you don't believe me, do some research and you will find the reality. I have bought close to 100 Finnish language dot com net info and I have done so with the full knowledge that these will never be sold to a Finn. For that reason, they must be product or service based so that they can earn their way.

There may be other countries / cultures where you will find the same. I'm not sure, but I can tell you with accuracy about one of them.

BTW, regarding offers from "real natives":

is "satish patel" a brit living in India or an Indian living in Britain?
is "bruno helenius" a russian living in Finland or a Finn?
is "Heinrich Klein" a german living in Sweden, or a Swede?
is "aleksandra johnson" a Finn, or an american living in Finland?


Honestly, I think you have no way to determine this.


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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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BTW, regarding offers from "real natives":

is "satish patel" a brit living in India or an Indian living in Britain?
is "bruno helenius" a russian living in Finland or a Finn?
is "Heinrich Klein" a german living in Sweden, or a Swede?
is "aleksandra johnson" a Finn, or an american living in Finland?

Honestly, I think you have no way to determine this.
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As in all market research, there's no definite measure, we can only get a rough picture which is only statistically significant if there are enough reports.
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Re: Highest offer for IDN from native country?

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did you sell ? if yes then i think that would be the highest arabic sale to date.
didn't sell it, I'd to report it if I did, I expects more and waiting for around x2 the highest offer.


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Is this for an arabic generic name?
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