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Old 29th January 2008, 12:50 AM
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Re: Are there native end users protesting against IDNs?

As I read the Japanese blogs reacting to the asahi shimbun article, I get the sense that those who write really are coming from a different place then the mainstream user.

In general, unless you understand what the internet is like for english speakers and english companies, it is difficult to understand what you are missing. I think it is kind of like asking the people prior to the invention of the lightbulb if the lightbulb was a good idea.

I think many would have sat in a focus group and said, "yeah, but my whaleblubber candles work pretty well for me now I think...sometimes I even stay up to 9 o'clock reading the bible. It's a whole lot of fuss just to stay up late when I can already do that...plus it would encourage people to stay up late and that isn't good for our economy"

And yet when they got the technology and understood what it meant, there was nothing but wholehearted surrender to the power of it. Same thing here. People are wrestling with a world of possibilities that they can barely understand yet.

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Old 29th January 2008, 02:32 AM
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Re: Are there native end users protesting against IDNs?

Since the local news release about Thai Domains, there appears to be a growing number of Thai Regs by locals which is a good sign for the Thai market in general. Proponents outnumberd opponents by 80% against 20% However, there are naysayers about Thai IDNs saying that it's not really needed and it complicate things when they have to switch from Thai to English when adding the .com extension to the domain type-in.

I have heard that IE8 may add the domain auto-complete feature (ie. adding .com by default) similar to Safari and Opera. If this is true, then aliasing becomes irrelevant and IDN will go mainstream really fast. Anyone can confirm this?
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Re: Are there native end users protesting against IDNs?

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I am just wondering how native end users around the world are reacting to the introduction of IDNs.

In Japan, we are not short of people who show clear resentment against the introduction of IDNs. Maybe 1/5 to 1/3 (revised on 2nd thought) of blog articles about IDNs are against their introduction... The situation is worse in popular BBS like 2-channel. It is unfortunate that they cannot see the value in IDNs, but that's just how it is.

The thing I want to know is, how are the situations in other non-English speaking countries? Do people generally like IDNs? Are there people protesting against IDNs jut like in Japan? And if yes, why are people unhappy about IDNs? Of course, I am talking about those who at least know that IDNs do exist...

Any information is welcome, but country specific examples are especially appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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lol

Otherwise yeah in the Bulgarian internet space people do laugh at IDNs, still.

Also I love the internet marketing/SEO gurus who scoff at them and say they are useless for achieving high SERP positions. I have topped quite a lot of niches myself with only a link or two.
I'll leave them enjoying their own little bubble I guess.
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