IDN Forums - Internationalized Domain Names  
Home | Advertise on idnforums | Premium Membership

Go Back   IDN Forums - Internationalized Domain Names > Internationalized Domain Names > Internationalized Domain Name News

Internationalized Domain Name News Recent IDN related News

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 04:53 AM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 7,495
iTrader: (65)
Rep Power: 2671
blastfromthepast will become famous soon enoughblastfromthepast will become famous soon enoughblastfromthepast will become famous soon enoughblastfromthepast will become famous soon enoughblastfromthepast will become famous soon enoughblastfromthepast will become famous soon enoughblastfromthepast will become famous soon enoughblastfromthepast will become famous soon enoughblastfromthepast will become famous soon enough
Post DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

The picture continues to brighten for International Domain Names. IDNs were the topic of a lot of favorable discussion at the Domain Roundtable Conference in Seattle last week (details can be found in our conference wrap up report slated for publication on our home page Thursday night (April 27). On the IDN sales front, Gary Males acquired a group of 8 Japanese Prefecture domains for $15,000 in a private transaction after hooking up with the seller at IDNForums.com. Males now owns 11 of the 47 Japanese Prefectures (a prefecture is a geographical district, similar to a county or state in America).

The new acquisitions for Males (at an average cost of $1,875 each) were 香川県.com (Kagawa Prefecture), 石川県.com (Ishikawa Prefecture), 滋賀県.com (Shiga Prefecture), 愛媛県.com (Ehime Prefecture), 岩手県.com (Iwate Prefecture), 山口県.com (Yamaguchi Prefecture), 富山県.com (Toyama Prefecture) and 奈良県.com (Nara Prefecture). You'll also find IDN sales in both our Global Contenders and Country Codes sections below.

Wörterbuch.info (IDN)
("dictionary" in German) €1,900 = $2,345 Sedo

We also saw our first IDN .tv sale with アニメ.tv ("anime" in Japanese) selling for $1,200 at the IDNPros.com forum.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 05:08 AM
thegenius1's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: IDNaffiliates.com - IDNebook.com
Posts: 3,928
iTrader: (38)
Rep Power: 971
thegenius1 is an unknown quantity at this pointthegenius1 is an unknown quantity at this pointthegenius1 is an unknown quantity at this pointthegenius1 is an unknown quantity at this pointthegenius1 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via Skype™ to thegenius1
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Congrats To all Party Involed this is literly Amazing!!!!
__________________
ウェブサイト.com
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 05:23 AM
Olney's Avatar
A.W.O.L
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Posts: 2,747
iTrader: (13)
Rep Power: 0
Olney has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Yes congrats
I think the ball will keep rolling for a few more weeks...
Also congrats to IDNPros for getting on DNJournal....
__________________
テスト中: ベリーダンス : Japan SEM : カードローン
LosAngeles.jp (Not an IDN, yeah I do those too)
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 05:31 AM
Edwin's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 966
iTrader: (6)
Rep Power: 897
Edwin is on a distinguished roadEdwin is on a distinguished roadEdwin is on a distinguished roadEdwin is on a distinguished roadEdwin is on a distinguished roadEdwin is on a distinguished road
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

I believe in some ways the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. crowd will be the harder audience to get interested in IDN. It will be interesting to hear if there was any IDN buzz when they wrap up that show next week.
__________________
JapaneseDomains.com - cheap .jp registrations, English interface, no local presence needed. Alphabet and IDN names. Hefty bulk discounts.
Please don't PM me for appraisals or translations, thanks.
All sales threads over 1 week old are no longer valid, period!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 06:41 AM
yanni's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,220
iTrader: (34)
Rep Power: 1144
yanni is on a distinguished roadyanni is on a distinguished roadyanni is on a distinguished roadyanni is on a distinguished roadyanni is on a distinguished roadyanni is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to yanni Send a message via Skype™ to yanni
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edwin
I believe in some ways the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. crowd will be the harder audience to get interested in IDN.
But if/when they do....watch out.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 06:45 AM
Rubber Duck's Avatar
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Czech Republic (For those of you from USA = Chechnya)
Posts: 15,929
iTrader: (59)
Rep Power: 4502
Rubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura about
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edwin
I believe in some ways the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. crowd will be the harder audience to get interested in IDN. It will be interesting to hear if there was any IDN buzz when they wrap up that show next week.
Yes, unless Rick has done a U Turn which I doubt, that is going to be mainly about ASCII.com!

Frankly though, although Traffic got going first and may still be bigger, I think they are seen more as representing a narrow range of vested interests. I think Roundtable is rapidly becoming the acceptable face of domaining.
__________________
All offers to sell are void.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 06:49 PM
John W's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 70
iTrader: (3)
Rep Power: 497
John W is an unknown quantity at this point
Thumbs up Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

A big congratulations to Gary and to the seller both.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 07:51 PM
yanni's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,220
iTrader: (34)
Rep Power: 1144
yanni is on a distinguished roadyanni is on a distinguished roadyanni is on a distinguished roadyanni is on a distinguished roadyanni is on a distinguished roadyanni is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to yanni Send a message via Skype™ to yanni
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubber Duck
Yes, unless Rick has done a U Turn which I doubt, that is going to be mainly about ASCII.com!

Frankly though, although Traffic got going first and may still be bigger, I think they are seen more as representing a narrow range of vested interests. I think Roundtable is rapidly becoming the acceptable face of domaining.
I will have to disagree here. TRAFFIC is not just about Rick; there's a roster of most of the top ascii "players" there.

And, while they're too busy making millions off their current portfolios at this time, once they see the traffic/resale potential of idn they'll jump in with both feet, and believe you me, the idn landscape will change; for the better of course
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 07:55 PM
Rubber Duck's Avatar
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Czech Republic (For those of you from USA = Chechnya)
Posts: 15,929
iTrader: (59)
Rep Power: 4502
Rubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura about
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by yanni
I will have to disagree here. TRAFFIC is not just about Rick; there's a roster of most of the top ascii "players" there.

And, while they're too busy making millions off their current portfolios at this time, once they see the traffic/resale potential of idn they'll jump in with both feet, and believe you me, the idn landscape will change; for the better of course
Yes, but the essential difference would appear to be that Roundtable is setting out to represent the entire domaining community, whereas Traffic is essentially a group of speculators. Nothing wrong with that in itself, just different.
__________________
All offers to sell are void.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 08:20 PM
Drewbert's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 6,091
iTrader: (20)
Rep Power: 0
Drewbert is a tad dodgyDrewbert is a tad dodgyDrewbert is a tad dodgyDrewbert is a tad dodgyDrewbert is a tad dodgyDrewbert is a tad dodgyDrewbert is a tad dodgy
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

>a group of speculators

A gaggle?

A flock?

I've ssen some WHOIS that shows that a few of them have some pretty good IDN's some on them have had them for a while. Maybe they're too ashamed to come out of the ASCII closet?
__________________
It's all jaded style to me.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 08:27 PM
touchring's Avatar
Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,547
iTrader: (29)
Rep Power: 1252
touchring is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

I think people are making a lot of money out of ASCII names with the recent boom - the opportunity cost is there, especially when, so much time is needed to find foreign names. I believe these guys can easily earn 10-20k a mth just by picking up ascii drops and immediately selling them. I earned 10k selling ASCII drops back then in Sept and Oct when i started domaining. I took this money and invest in IDNS - you can say i didn't spend a single cent of my own money. And whatever names i sold is pure profit.

Last edited by touchring; 26th April 2006 at 08:32 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 26th April 2006, 08:31 PM
Rubber Duck's Avatar
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Czech Republic (For those of you from USA = Chechnya)
Posts: 15,929
iTrader: (59)
Rep Power: 4502
Rubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura aboutRubber Duck has a spectacular aura about
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drewbert
>a group of speculators

A gaggle?

A flock?

I've ssen some WHOIS that shows that a few of them have some pretty good IDN's some on them have had them for a while. Maybe they're too ashamed to come out of the ASCII closet?
A gaggle definitely has appeal as a discription for ASCII.com investors, for some of the ccTLDs though a Flock might be more appropriate. I think for IDNs, I would go for a School.
__________________
All offers to sell are void.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 18th May 2006, 08:59 PM
Semi-retired
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Blighty
Posts: 5,531
iTrader: (57)
Rep Power: 3434
alpha has disabled reputation
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by blastfromthepast
... now owns 11 of the 47 Japanese Prefectures (a prefecture is a geographical district, similar to a county or state in America). ....
11 became 12 today.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 18th May 2006, 09:03 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,864
iTrader: (60)
Rep Power: 2194
bwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enough
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Congratulations again to Gary (Alphamale) and the seller. You are becoming a regular feature at the DNJournal. Any details released, or was this a semi-private transaction?
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 18th May 2006, 09:10 PM
Semi-retired
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Blighty
Posts: 5,531
iTrader: (57)
Rep Power: 3434
alpha has disabled reputation
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by bwhhisc
Congratulations again to Gary (Alphamale) and the seller. You are becoming a regular feature at the DNJournal. Any details released, or was this a semi-private transaction?
thanks!
I have no plans or desire to be in DNJ. Personally, I think the same buyer appearing in DNJ can send out the wrong message.

If the seller wants to come forward on this forum I have no problem with that, but I haven't discussed going public with this.

Last edited by alpha; 18th May 2006 at 09:17 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 18th May 2006, 09:28 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,864
iTrader: (60)
Rep Power: 2194
bwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enough
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alphamale
thanks! I have no plans or desire to be in DNJ. Personally, I think the same buyer appearing in DNJ can send out the wrong message.
If the seller wants to come forward on this forum I have no problem with that, but I haven't discussed going public with this.
Agreed...more importantly is the SALE being listed in DNJ if at all possible. This will continue the continuity and momentum of IDN sales which is important at this point. I believe Duke at DNJ is usually willing to provide privacy regarding the individuals if requested.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 18th May 2006, 09:31 PM
Semi-retired
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Blighty
Posts: 5,531
iTrader: (57)
Rep Power: 3434
alpha has disabled reputation
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by bwhhisc
Agreed...more importantly is the SALE being listed in DNJ if at all possible. This will continue the continuity and momentum of IDN sales which is important at this point. I believe Duke at DNJ is usually willing to provide privacy regarding the individuals if requested.
Yes, I will email him. For those that are interested though, the prefecture was Nagasaki 長崎県.com and sold at $2300.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 18th May 2006, 09:37 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,864
iTrader: (60)
Rep Power: 2194
bwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enoughbwhhisc will become famous soon enough
Smile Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alphamale
Yes, I will email him. For those that are interested though, the prefecture was Nagasaki 長崎県.com and sold at $2300.
Good buy! We have the .net on the same prefecture.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 19th May 2006, 12:26 AM
bramiozo's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Haarlem
Posts: 2,251
iTrader: (30)
Rep Power: 923
bramiozo is on a distinguished roadbramiozo is on a distinguished roadbramiozo is on a distinguished roadbramiozo is on a distinguished roadbramiozo is on a distinguished roadbramiozo is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to bramiozo Send a message via Skype™ to bramiozo
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alphamale
Yes, I will email him. For those that are interested though, the prefecture was Nagasaki 長崎県.com and sold at $2300.
and what a nice prefecture it is .
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 19th May 2006, 06:32 AM
Semi-retired
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Blighty
Posts: 5,531
iTrader: (57)
Rep Power: 3434
alpha has disabled reputation
Re: DNJournal: Japanese Prefectures, Anime.tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by bramiozo
and what a nice prefecture it is .
thanks, yes I think this is my favourite - not for its's size, but for it's importance in history.

It was an interesting deal as well; not the usual buy-sell affair.

You see most of the time in a business deal it involes a winner and a loser. Even if the balance offset is only slight, there will usually be a loser involved.

Who was the loser in this deal?

Was it the buyer? I don't think so, I think i got a good deal here.

Was it the seller? Absolutely not, the ROI on this was incredible.

So who is the losing party? Well, that would probably be the previous Japanese owner; who despite owning the name for a number of years, let it drop into the waiting net of a drop catcher a few days ago.

England 1-0 Japan :p

Note to self: must start World Cup thread..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 02:47 AM.

Site Sponsors
Your ad here
buy t-shirt
מחיר הזהב

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0
Copyright idnforums.com 2005

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54