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Old 26th March 2006, 12:56 PM
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What to expect after the Domain RoundTable

I just saw on DNJournal
http://www.dnjournal.com/articles/ev...006preview.htm
Ron did a prequel of the upcoming Domain Rountable with Jonathan Frakes
Jonathan also posted info about the event here...

It seems like the Domain Rountable is going to bring IDN Domains to the table.
I'm curious to know what level will IDN domains go right after this event. Will the writeups spur more sales? Or will the Pros start going into deeper technolgy to buy up everything under the sun?

I already know there's going to be a few big company announcements around that time that should help us all out.

But what immediate things should we expect?
Also is anyone here going to be able to attend? The Search Engine Strategies (SES) is in Tokyo this month so I can't dare leave Japan.
If anything I'm sure to order a DVD of the conferences after it's released...
any thoughts? Will they go in depth about IDN Domains?
I'd feel really comfortable with speakers about IDN Domains who had domains that I run into...
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Old 26th March 2006, 01:49 PM
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Re: What to expect after the Domain RoundTable

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Will the writeups spur more sales? Or will the Pros start going into deeper technolgy to buy up everything under the sun?
The latter. It shouldn't take THAT much tweaking for them to adapt their existing programs and processes to handle IDNs, and then it's instantly "game over" for the rest of us.
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The latter. It shouldn't take THAT much tweaking for them to adapt their existing programs and processes to handle IDNs, and then it's instantly "game over" for the rest of us.
I think the pros are still taking a wait and see attitude, in the meantime, we should work towards increasing PPC income - i just realized that just getting a domain listed on Google can increase income many times, especially so when Google automatically converts unicode to punycode so just about anyone can reach the site, and CTR for targeted traffic coming from search engines is higher than usual. Just relying on type-in from opera/firefox users is very limited.

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The latter. It shouldn't take THAT much tweaking for them to adapt their existing programs and processes to handle IDNs, and then it's instantly "game over" for the rest of us.
Well they can't really do traffic mining until there is substantial traffic. Of course when it gets to that stage everyone and his wife will be in the IDN Game. The idea is always to buy cheap and sell dear, but it is usually difficult to achieve in the same time frame!
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Old 26th March 2006, 02:13 PM
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Re: What to expect after the Domain RoundTable

From being a developer & also SEO consult I see that most people have a fear about making technolgy internationally friendly or perhaps just have no clue at all of how to do it.

Also every site that wants to get involved in IDN Domains do not adapt their site to be unicode friendly. All of them have their encodes wrong.

Redoing technology would not be a simple task. They first have to understand it first before they know what to change.
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Re: What to expect after the Domain RoundTable

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From being a developer & also SEO consult I see that most people have a fear about making technolgy internationally friendly or perhaps just have no clue at all of how to do it.

Also every site that wants to get involved in IDN Domains do not adapt their site to be unicode friendly. All of them have their encodes wrong.

Redoing technology would not be a simple task. They first have to understand it first before they know what to change.

I just create a "site map" for my arabic names, had to use notepad as Dreamweaver doesn't seem to support unicode.
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Re: What to expect after the Domain RoundTable

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Well they can't really do traffic mining until there is substantial traffic.
Yes, and let's not forget the importance of being able to monetize the traffic. I got into idn from regular latin foreign domains. There were thousands of Portuguese terms and Spanish terms that were recently still available that get traffic but are very hard to monetize that no one was touching. I bought up hundreds of them in July and August.

It really comes down to how fast they can get parking sites to collect revenue from the traffic on these domains.

We idners buy them for the potential of traffic and revenue. The "top dogs" won't until they see both materialize.
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Re: What to expect after the Domain RoundTable

We'll see. Having seen the "damage" the script pros have done to the regular .com market, I believe they will have immensely more success than you're willing to credit them with, just as soon as they bother to try. They'll think nothing of throwing entire word lists and dictionaries through automated OT checkers, strip-mining major directories for more keywords, etc.
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