Originally Posted by jacksonm
Of course, better is just "cars" or "guitars".
Or furs.com - меха.com ;-)
BTW, I think that Купитьавтомобиль.com is one of my drops from last year. I vaguely remember having something like that before I dropped most russian stuff.
I definitely believe in the power of one-word generics, however, as a domainer who belongs to the "20th Century Club" (people who registered names prior to 2000), I've witnessed the namespace evolution of the ascii field but more importantly, recall the different notions and ideas that domainers had at varying points along the way.
In 1998, if it wasn't a category killing one-word generic, it was considered to be "garbage". People like Frank Schilling recognized the massive power and value inherent to viable keyword combination's that represented real world search terms. As best I can tell, IDN.com is today about where ascii.com was in 1999 or 2000- both in 'domainer mentality' and namespace availability. The opportunity to get авто.com in Russian is long gone today, just as it was long gone for autos.com in 1999, however, fantastic keyword combos are still sitting out there. I reason that hand-reg'd keyword combos are the best IDN opportunity available to me, today, from a capital efficiency standpoint.
I've capped my IDN portfolio to 50 names, seeing as I'm willing to hold them all for 10 years plus*, even absent earnings along the way. This means I'm being fairly deliberate in my buys/reg's and looking for some awfully good names :D
* barring some sort of shift in technology or user relevance that renders them obsolete