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Old 6th November 2009, 10:29 PM
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Are .tw relatively new? Do they sell well at all?

I am considering buying some .tw addresses....

do they sell well?
What population are likely to access these sites?
Are they in demand?
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Re: Are .tw relatively new? Do they sell well at all?

do they sell well?
What population are likely to access these sites?
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No

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Re: Are .tw relatively new? Do they sell well at all?

Are the GoDaddy Appraisal's based on the prefix of a domain? They clearly overestimated my .tw's
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Re: Are .tw relatively new? Do they sell well at all?

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Are the GoDaddy Appraisal's based on the prefix of a domain? They clearly overestimated my .tw's
You are relying on auto appraisals- and from Go Daddy?
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Re: Are .tw relatively new? Do they sell well at all?

i am under the impression you dont know much about domains and you read a article and came running or you are a bot either way welcome
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Re: Are .tw relatively new? Do they sell well at all?

Hi IDNs4sale,

In answer to your questions:-

1) Do they sell well - NO

2) What population is likely to access these sites -
.tw is a ccTLD - so is basically is only found on search engines, by people based in Taiwan (internet population of 15,143,000 - maybe occasional IDN will be viewed by people in Hong Kong, as Traditional Chinese is also used in Hong Kong - internet population of 4,878,713) - see http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats3.htm

3) Are they in demand - NO

There seems to be very little 2nd hand market for .tw at the moment - I really can't remember the last time I saw a sale - well in the public arena anyway (even in Taiwan IDN Forums)
e.g. see http://www.domainclub.org/forumdispl...=11&order=desc

Biggest problem is the traffic is not too high for most keywords (but at the same time, registration cost is quite high per IDN) - check out traffic (choose "exact match") on Google using https://adwords.google.tw/select/KeywordToolExternal

So for your own development use, to target sales in Taiwan - they could be very useful (BUT, as an IDN investment for trading - not great and you really are better to aim at investing in the larger IDN traffic markets e.g. China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Germany etc.).

Hope comments are useful...

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Re: Are .tw relatively new? Do they sell well at all?

Not good for idn.tw
also google keyword tools is not useful for Taiwan search market.
yahoo probably have 90% share in Twaiwan search market.
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Re: Are .tw relatively new? Do they sell well at all?

Sakilll, I agree...

That is a good point on Yahoo - in the days of overt (yahoo search figures) - it was a lot easier to gauge keywords for Taiwan and that was the time I bought the few .tw I have (Google just gives just too small a picture to really be of too much use).

Now to invest, one really has to understand Traditional Chinese, as it is used in Taiwan and also Taiwanese trends, very well to be successful (and even then, not so sure on the pressence of anyreal aftermarket, even for high ranked terms, as never had one enquiry for one very good IDN.tw I have, which I would have definitely had an offer for if it was simplified Chinese - so I get the feeling people just wait for drops only).

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Re: Are .tw relatively new? Do they sell well at all?

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Hi IDNs4sale,

In answer to your questions:-

1) Do they sell well - NO

2) What population is likely to access these sites -
.tw is a ccTLD - so is basically is only found on search engines, by people based in Taiwan (internet population of 15,143,000 - maybe occasional IDN will be viewed by people in Hong Kong, as Traditional Chinese is also used in Hong Kong - internet population of 4,878,713) - see http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats3.htm

3) Are they in demand - NO

There seems to be very little 2nd hand market for .tw at the moment - I really can't remember the last time I saw a sale - well in the public arena anyway (even in Taiwan IDN Forums)
e.g. see http://www.domainclub.org/forumdispl...=11&order=desc

Biggest problem is the traffic is not too high for most keywords (but at the same time, registration cost is quite high per IDN) - check out traffic (choose "exact match") on Google using https://adwords.google.tw/select/KeywordToolExternal

So for your own development use, to target sales in Taiwan - they could be very useful (BUT, as an IDN investment for trading - not great and you really are better to aim at investing in the larger IDN traffic markets e.g. China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Germany etc.).

Hope comments are useful...

Cheers - Asiaplay
Thanks.

I am obviously new to this as you can tell. I saw many of the simplified names I searched were only available in .tw and thought maybe it was new and there isn't much available when trying to search this type of domain.

I will stick to other IDN's. Any other specific suggestions to narrow it down?
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Re: Are .tw relatively new? Do they sell well at all?

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Thanks.

I am obviously new to this as you can tell. I saw many of the simplified names I searched were only available in .tw and thought maybe it was new and there isn't much available when trying to search this type of domain.

I will stick to other IDN's. Any other specific suggestions to narrow it down?
I am sure that you will ignore this advice like most newcomers, but the Primary market was heavily mined some time ago. The secondary market, however, is by any standard still dirt cheap. I would try to pick up a few quality names in the aftermarket rather than register an enormous amount of dross. ICANN may only just be waking up but the real action went down in dot com many years back.
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