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Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

Is there any languages with not too many domains taken?

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Re: Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

Swahili
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Re: Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

I want to try -

Klingon

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Re: Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

Pig Latin
But I think everytime I post something new everything that is associated with it gets bought up instantly...
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Re: Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

Seriously though I think many of the Indian languages may not be picked clean yet, but there are reasons for that - not too many reliable translators and virtually no tools like Ovt to confirm terms.
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Re: Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

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Seriously though I think many of the Indian languages may not be picked clean yet, but there are reasons for that - not too many reliable translators and virtually no tools like Ovt to confirm terms.
At this point, the best thing may be to buy them (mainly Japanese and Chinese IDNs) from Rubber Duck, Edwin and the other resellers posting early sales! It's getting LATE in this game!

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Re: Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

Traditional Chinese - many compound words still available.
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Re: Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

i agree there are still plenty chinese ones u can register, not gems, but anyway if u can wait for at least 3 or more years, they will paid off many times the cheap investment. Anyway it is just $7, it is not much risk. Better to have a chinese domain that can be appraised as 6 or 7, than a domain appraised as 8 or 9 but in a not very lucrative language.
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Re: Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

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Seriously though I think many of the Indian languages may not be picked clean yet, but there are reasons for that - not too many reliable translators and virtually no tools like Ovt to confirm terms.
Absolutely spot on. The big ones are Hindi, Bangla and Urdu. Make no mistake these will be used. One of the problems has been that when IDN were first launched there was no Unicode for these languages and no sensible means of generating the characters.

Internet penetration has been low in India to date and mainly limited to the English speaking Elite. Make no mistake though, the mass markets will be accessed in the local languages. Urdu which shares a script with Arabic and Farsi is already huge. Hindi will grow in importance to the point where it will be second only to Simplified Chinese.

Many still believe that the Internet in India will be predominantly in English. This view is utterly mistaken and many have wasted thousands in "English".IN.
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Re: Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

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Mayan
Mayan isn't on track for Unicode inclusion. Hence, it can not be registered.

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Swahili
The earliest known manuscript in Swahili, a poetic epic, was written in the Arabic script and dates from 1728. During the the 19th century Swahili was used as the main language of administration by the European colonial powers in East Afrian and under their influence the Latin alphabet was increasingly used to write it. The first Swahili newspaper, Habari ya Mwezi, was published by missionaries in 1895.
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/swahili.htm

So, it is unfortunate, but Swahili is mostly Latin-1.

As Yet Unsupported Scripts
Modern Scripts

The following scripts in current use in living communities are not yet supported in Unicode. Extensions to Unicode (and ISO/IEC 10646) which will address the needs of these scripts are being developed and evaluated by both the Unicode Technical Committee and by ISO JTC1/SC2/WG2. Scripts in this list which already have advanced proposals accepted and in the ISO balloting process are shown in red. See Proposed New Scripts for details.

Balinese, Javanese, Lepcha (Rong), Manipuri (Meithei, Kanglei), Moso (Naxi), N'Ko (Mandekan), Old Chiki, Pahawh Hmong, Saurashtra, Tai Mau, Vai

Other minor modern scripts (and some historic ones) not yet encoded in the Unicode Standard are listed on the Roadmap to the BMP.

Even though Unicode doesn't yet support these scripts, some of the languages which employ them are also commonly written with other scripts that are supported by Unicode. For example, Hmong is commonly written with the Latin script.

If you would like further information about the status of the research on these scripts, or would like to contribute information to this area, please study any existing proposal listed at Proposed New Scripts, and then contact the Unicode office. For information on the proposal process itself, please see Submitting New Characters or Scripts.

Archaic and Obsolete Scripts

In addition to the above modern scripts, a number of archaic or "dead" scripts (or obsolete written forms of modern languages) are not yet supported. These include, but are not limited to scripts in the following list. Scripts in this list which already have advanced proposals accepted and in the ISO balloting process are shown in red.

Ahom, Aramaic, Balti, Batak, Brahmi, Carian, Chola, Cypro-Minoan, Hieroglyphic Egyptian, Hieroglyphic Hittite, Kaithi, Kawi, Khamti, Lahnda, Lycian, Lydian, Mandaic, Mangyan, Mayan, Meroitic (Kush), Modi, Numidian, Pahlavi and Avestan, Phags-pa, Pyu, Phoenician, Satavahana, Siddham, South Arabian, Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform, Tangu (Xi Xia), Tircul, Turkmenistan Brahmic (Khotanese)

Other minor historic scripts not yet encoded in the Unicode Standard are listed on the Roadmap to the SMP.

http://www.unicode.org/standard/unsupported.html

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Re: Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

On the eastern front, there's also Mongolian, Manchurian, Xinjiang Turk,Khitan scripts.
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On the eastern front, there's also Mongolian, Manchurian, Xinjiang Turk,Khitan scripts.
They were not rigid in their thinking, nor did they adhere to European notions of "ascii domains". They deployed a wide variety of large or small tactical subdivisions as the action demanded, and feigned retreat to set traps for pursuers, conducted ambushes, and constantly probed and out registered their enemies. Unsentimental in their approach to warfare, they did whatever it took to win.
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Re: Are there any languages with not too many domains registered?

Dave,

I must say you have a very good idea about India ..
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Absolutely spot on. The big ones are Hindi, Bangla and Urdu. Make no mistake these will be used. One of the problems has been that when IDN were first launched there was no Unicode for these languages and no sensible means of generating the characters.

Internet penetration has been low in India to date and mainly limited to the English speaking Elite. Make no mistake though, the mass markets will be accessed in the local languages. Urdu which shares a script with Arabic and Farsi is already huge. Hindi will grow in importance to the point where it will be second only to Simplified Chinese.

Many still believe that the Internet in India will be predominantly in English. This view is utterly mistaken and many have wasted thousands in "English".IN.
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