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Old 28th July 2009, 02:57 PM
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Comment by Michael Castello on IDN's & New gTLD's

I think you are picking the wrong pony in this race. Let them have thousands of new gTLD if they want. Right now domainers have a big bulls-eye on them because of what they own. Only one business can own Columbia.com and that leaves a lot of trademark owner’s with the same name unhappy and getting unhappier by the day. Why not let them have a Columbia.inc or Columbia.records?

Sooner or later they are all going to realize that Columbia.com is the game changer and they MUST have it. So then it becomes a much bigger payout OR you and your company have had more time to profit and leverage. Right now they are the battle ship and most domainers are on a dingy with a treasure chest. Does not look good.

My biggest worry is IDNs. That could reduce global market share to a name like Bullion.com that already has an international audience. If ICANN allows every nation, even those that speak English as a second language, to somehow have the IDN Bullion.com owned and made into a different site then we am a going to lose market reach. Bullion.com should resolve to Bullion.com in every language because most would except to find it at that address in any country as they currently are. It’s like someone from Mumbai sending you a package and it ends up with someone else in India because they now have the same address but in a different language. IDNs have more possibility of long term confusion and reducing our traffic then gTLDs.

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My biggest worry is IDNs. That could reduce global market share to a name like Bullion.com that already has an international audience. If ICANN allows every nation, even those that speak English as a second language, to somehow have the IDN Bullion.com owned and made into a different site then we am a going to lose market reach. Bullion.com should resolve to Bullion.com in every language because most would except to find it at that address in any country as they currently are. It’s like someone from Mumbai sending you a package and it ends up with someone else in India because they now have the same address but in a different language. IDNs have more possibility of long term confusion and reducing our traffic then gTLDs.

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He's not very smart... If people are going to "bullion.com" they want the information in english and NOT chinese/japanese characters..

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Re: Comment by Michael Castello on IDN's & New gTLD's

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Bullion.com should resolve to Bullion.com in every language because most would except to find it at that address in any country as they currently are.
He can start by trying to take away:

voitures.com
carros.com
coches.com

from their respective owners and see how that goes. Because obviously people visiting those sites must be looking for cars.com

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He's not very smart... If people are going to "bullion.com" they want the information in english and NOT chinese/japanese characters..

Ever heard of competition?
Doesn't the dumb arse already realize that there are already ASCII equivalents of Bullion out there, and indeed Bullion has been around in dot for in various IDN forms for near on a decade. Frankly some of these so called expert domainers just talk out of their rear end. Is it just coincidence or does this have something to do with the US education system? Or may be it is some kind of genetic abnormality that is getting spread around over there?
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Re: Comment by Michael Castello on IDN's & New gTLD's

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He can start by trying to take away:

voitures.com
carros.com
coches.com

from their respective owners and see how that goes. Because obviously people visiting those sites must be looking for cars.com

Dumbass!
lol very good.

can you smell the fear... bye bye international traffic.
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Re: Comment by Michael Castello on IDN's & New gTLD's

>Bullion.com should resolve to Bullion.com in every language because most would except to find it at that address in any country as they currently are.

That boat sailed a number of years ago. Michael missed the boat.
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lol very good.

can you smell the fear... bye bye international traffic.
Fear is good. Fear is half-way to comprehension. And yes, he is right to be afraid. Perhaps, he is one of the brighter ones!
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>Bullion.com should resolve to Bullion.com in every language because most would except to find it at that address in any country as they currently are.

That boat sailed a number of years ago. Michael missed the boat.
Of course the other thing they are beginning to understand is that instead of being the be and end all of everything, the US is going to be just another fairly big country.
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BITCHSLAP!!!!!
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RD, please PP my commission once the domain is in your account.
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Re: Comment by Michael Castello on IDN's & New gTLD's

denial, anger, bargaining ,depression , acceptance...


shrinks believe fear is present in all 5 stages....


the funny thing is that ASCII'ers are so immaterial to our success...

English primacy as the only true business language is dead.

so the ASCIIer Kubler Ross cycle will be commencing ....

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the funny thing is that ASCII'ers are so immaterial to our success...
not true Steve.

In the 90's it was like fumbling around in the dark, for getting that right/being that lucky.. whatever you want to call it, a small group, a very small group of domainers struck gold. Kudos to them.

But 10 years later, knowing all they do, having amassed all that knowledge, tools and contacts, and of course having the $ capability to suck the pond dry, and having a treasure map thrust in their faces by RD and co (that looked remarkably like a carbon-copy of the rise of ascii domains); it is nothing short of ignorance to turn a blind eye, and then have the audacity to only now turn around and bleat about the risk of losing traffic to evil idn's.

To the contrary Steve, every day I thank the old-school ascii domainer for their ignorance, without it, we would be fighting over scraps.
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.. every day I thank the old-school ascii domainer for their ignorance ..
Yep ... A few years ago half a million or so would have about sucked the pond dry.

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Yep ... A few years ago half a million or so would have sucked the pond dry.
No, it wouldn't. But I agree in bestowing their ignorance on the market they have been more than generous, perhaps a little over generous. :D
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Re: Comment by Michael Castello on IDN's & New gTLD's

Gary,

You are right.

I have learned plenty from reading ASCIIer blogs.

And I too am grateful that they did not use their resources to run the table.

to be more precise:

I meant that ASCIIers are likely not to be true IDN buyers en masse going forward.

I was trying to say that they are not likely to be the true source of
secondary market buying for a lot of my names.

Maybe to the old timers here, that have a large number of matching one word generics....




The Costello brothers own whisky.com

I own :

व्हिस्की.com whisky xn--11b7djd4ai0gd.com hindi
स्कॉच-व्हिस्की.com scotch whisky xn----tudbs0loaeh8cm5g0bfd.com
स्कॉच.com scotch xn--11bk2g1csa.com


It is going to take a lot of single malt to wrestle those puppies from me....
grin....

screw the bullion..........and pass the Talisker/Macallan/Oban...(grin)

unfortunately, Indians really love the blended stuff.....
taste like petrol to my palatte...
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I think that very much depends on what you blend and the skill of the blender remembering always that it is not finish product that is being blended so predicting what it will taste like ten year hence can be a bit tricky. If you want to mass produce the stuff down to a budget though I agree compromise have to be made. For the average Indian budget that could be quite drastic. Still probably better than Bourbon.
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No, it wouldn't.
Goes without saying I wasn't including you in there .. :p
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Bull Yawn

I use it in my chicken soup....
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It's simply an acknowledgement that he and the other ascii kingpins have missed an amazing opportunity because of them being blinkered to the fact that those millions of people in the world that do not speak,read or write (American :D)English -oxymoron ? would actually prefer to use their own language given the opportunity to do so.

As we know, it is here, and here to stay in a very prominent way.

IDNS- worth their weight in bullion. :p
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It's simply an acknowledgement that he and the other ascii kingpins have missed an amazing opportunity
because some folks pissed them off , so hence they didn't want to even go there. IDNs! phuuwey!

Great strategy IMHO, at least it gave me a chance to reg some.
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