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Old 31st October 2009, 11:00 AM
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Hong Kong Districts.

I could use some help from those of you who are proficient with Chinese. I’m much better with Japanese and to be honest my Chinese isn’t nearly as strong.

I have most/all of the districts of Hong Kong in .com with the word for district included as well as most of the same as .nets without the word for district. I believe they are in Traditional Chinese which I understand is preferred in Hong Kong. What do you think of these? Are they worth renewing?

Here are some examples:


屯門區.com Tsuen Wan District
沙田區.com Sha Tin District
大埔區.com Tai Po District

屯門.net
沙田.net
大埔.net
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Re: Hong Kong Districts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Districts_of_Hong_Kong

Yes - they are traditional Chinese, which as you know is used in Hong Kong (but searches "may" actually on the whole be coming from Mainlanders visiting Hong Kong, who would probably type these in simplified - so guessing - I wouldn't be surprised if simplified Chinese versions actually get more traffic than traditional).

I think the districts will take awhile to appreciate in value for Hong Kong... some are probably searched for more than others e.g. Mongkok and Central - try feeding them into https://adwords.google.hk/select/KeywordToolExternal

Mongkok and Wanchai are both very famous, as is Tsimshatsui (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsim_Sha_Tsui ) and Causeway Bay and The Peak - which are actually not districts outright.

Hope comments help - cheers, Asiaplay

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Re: Hong Kong Districts.

I would be renewing them. Good and worthwhile geos to own.

I would say that without the "district" at the end is better, but if i was to choose, .com with district over .net without.

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Re: Hong Kong Districts.

Keep them.
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Re: Hong Kong Districts.

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Re: Hong Kong Districts.

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Listen to him, numbers don't lie.

It is too formal with 區. Only good for seo, imo.
.net is pretty weak in HK.

I'd drop them all. Much better domains are still available.

PS: Mid-levels district is still available.
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Re: Hong Kong Districts.

Ok, this one is an exception; 中西區.com
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Re: Hong Kong Districts.

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Ok, this one is an exception; 中西區.com
Why is it an exception? According to google the searches for it aren't much more than the rest.

Thank you very much for the help everyone.
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Re: Hong Kong Districts.

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Listen to him, numbers don't lie.

It is too formal with 區. Only good for seo, imo.
.net is pretty weak in HK.

I'd drop them all. Much better domains are still available.

PS: Mid-levels district is still available.
Numbers don't lie? Very strong statement

1) Google adwords produces some very very suspect stats for Thai searches. I would go so far as to say that in many cases, they are pretty much junk.
2) Don't get so obsessed with search volume as the only criteria for worthwhile domains. If search volume was the only criteria by which domains were regged and renewed, many amazingly valuable domains would still be open. That goes for ASCII as well as IDNs. A good domainer has a gut not just a head

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Re: Hong Kong Districts.

Oh not to worry, I renewed the .coms and a couple of the .nets but left most of the .nets to lapse.

The information here was very helpful. There may be better stuff available still but I have a hard time with Chinese and the fact anyone thought they were worth keeping was positive. I don't mind waiting for these to find their value. I have gotten quite good at waiting for IDN's.

Where is a decent place to park Chinese names? Namedrive gets no traffic for them and that doesn't help when trying to figure out if something is worth keeping.
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Re: Hong Kong Districts.

@Clotho: Good luck.

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Numbers don't lie? Very strong statement

1) Google adwords produces some very very suspect stats for Thai searches. I would go so far as to say that in many cases, they are pretty much junk.
2) Don't get so obsessed with search volume as the only criteria for worthwhile domains. If search volume was the only criteria by which domains were regged and renewed, many amazingly valuable domains would still be open. That goes for ASCII as well as IDNs. A good domainer has a gut not just a head
1) Far away from being perfect but still a good indicator for Chinese.

2) Who said it is the only criteria? Forums are full of "good domainers" who have gone broke.
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@Clotho: Good luck.
Forums are full of "good domainers" who have gone broke.
Those that go broke are the ones with "bad guts" (yuck) ....... survival of the fittest and all that.
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