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2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

I was wondering if there was any value in regging 2 word hyphenated Arabic IDNs. My understanding is that some Arabic names must only be regged with a hyphen because otherwise if you don't, you change the word by not having the hyphen in it.

Anyway, I regged المملكة-العربية.com which means Saudi-Arabia.com with a hyphen in between. Generally, are hyphenated words worth regging like this or not?
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Re: 2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

Maybe your thread duped, but here is your answer from a native Arabic speaker.

http://www.idnforums.com/forums/1773...-com%29-a.html
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Re: 2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

it looks to me there is value in correct spelling hyphenated arabics, but the hyphen may greatly reduce typein in my opinion.
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Re: 2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

There's nothing that reduces type-in potential more than a space.
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Re: 2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

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There's nothing that reduces type-in potential more than a space.
Agreed, but Muhammad's point is that with some Arabic words it is the "only" way to make a legible domain name.
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Re: 2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

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There's nothing that reduces type-in potential more than a space.

We're talking about hyphens.
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Re: 2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

No, in ASCII we're talking about people typing in a hyphen because they know a space doesn't work in a domain name. Most don't - they'll just leave the space out.

How many Arabic people know to put a hyphen in to stop the characters from joining? - not many, but they're STILL trying to get around the ultimate problem = no spaces in domain names.
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Re: 2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

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No, in ASCII we're talking about people typing in a hyphen because they know a space doesn't work in a domain name. Most don't - they'll just leave the space out.

How many Arabic people know to put a hyphen in to stop the characters from joining? - not many, but they're STILL trying to get around the ultimate problem = no spaces in domain names.

i see what you mean. :p
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Re: 2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

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Maybe your thread duped, but here is your answer from a native Arabic speaker.

http://www.idnforums.com/forums/1773...-com%29-a.html
Thanks for all the comments. So only for names that must have a hyphen between it to avoid joining names have value & names that don't need a hyphen aren't really worth regging.
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Re: 2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

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Thanks for all the comments. So only for names that must have a hyphen between it to avoid joining names have value & names that don't need a hyphen aren't really worth regging.
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if صورعربي 'Arabic Pictures' won't connect together, then صور-عربي is aloooot bad to reg, since the original pharse don't connect without it
in the same time, افلام عربي 'Arabic Movies' will connect together, then افلام-عربي would have value more than the one without hyphen
and many Arabic people knows it's no space allowed in the name Drewbert, many developed ASCII websites contains (-) ... like: http://www.al-karama.com ... was a famous newspaper site
so, till a solution found (don't know how, but maybe something found out) hyphen for connected words in Arabic will remain the solution
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Re: 2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

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so, till a solution found (don't know how, but maybe something found out) hyphen for connected words in Arabic will remain the solution

Nice, but what if you can buy names that don't stick together? You can find some here - http://www.idnforums.com/forums/1775...t-traffic.html

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Re: 2 word hyphenated words Arabic IDNs

Interesting discussion. I regged الخليج-العربي.com and الخليج-الفارسي.com trying to get persian gulf or arabian gulf. So basically since there is a space in both naturally, I'm wondering if the dash hurts the value, or if it is the best I could get. Muhammad what do you think?
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