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Re: Its high time you should develop your Hindi IDN

cross language expertise and investment are NOT the same thing.

German: 40% of dot DE have hyphens

Russian : hyphens are very very important in a % of terms, and others not so.
but use of a hyphen in Russian could be crucial for branding.
but buying the xxxxx-yyyy and the xxxxxyyyy in Russian is a risk mgmt method.

Arabic: Hyphens are crucial for 2 and 3 word domains. Period.
Arabic combined improperly is gibberish.

Hindi: Hyphens are crucial for a % of domains, but 2 word combinations can be appropriate even if Google returns zero results for SEO.
'movies', film, cinema, as the 2nd word is an example .


Native speakers are experts in language and culture.
But I am not convinced that brilliant people are instant brilliant IDN investors or web developers for that matter.


Katakana for TV.com in Japanese sold this week for $7700 as reported by Aaron and Gary.


Will CBS who owns TV.com want it ?
Will NHK want it ?


who knows ?


Dozens of Chinese have told me that IDN's are ridiculous for China, since so many have adjusted to ASCII.

As I have written before, Hindi IDN's designed for ease of use for the masses using mobile phone browsers is the strategy that I intend in a year or so.
Until then....I am focused on the markets that have interest.


Thinking that IDNers can move markets, is noble, but not valid so far.

Let's see if the needle moves in Russia and Arabic speaking nations.

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