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Old 7th May 2006, 02:54 PM
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my first IDN domains, and questions

Hi there,
I have just found this forum looking for info about IDN, and did some little researc to register the following russian IDNs:

из.com
вот.com
ряд.com
их.com
ни.com

they have google hits above 10 millions (one reaches 60 millions).

Anyway, how can I check the yandex score? where's their keyword tool?

moreover, how can I optimize the domains at namedrive in order to show russian ads only? Thanks!
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

Yandex wordstats:
http://wordstat.yandex.ru/advq?rpt=ppc&shw=1

Yandex:
http://www.yandex.ru/

These seem to translate to words like 'From', 'Here ', 'Them', 'Not' etc
Was this your intention?
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

my intention was to grab the last 2-3 chars name I saw available at the moment..
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

I kinda think that they (Two & three foreign language character names) dont hold the same value as ASCII two or three character domains. I could be wrong.

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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

I think that it's just a question of time. None of them were worth anything in mid 90s when they were all free to register, and now they are worth $3k and more. don't you think so?
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

Possibly, but if you're going for all the chinese combinations then with about 47,000 characters in the Kangxi dictionary thats about 2,209,000,000 2 character combinations alone, never mind 3 letter combinations.
Though literacy for the average citizen is reckoned at 2000 thats still 4 million...

Russian has 1,089 2 letter combos and 35,937 3 letter combos so deep pockets are required to scoop them all..

The trouble is deciding which ones are of any value. Its not as simple as the English 2 & 3 letter combos, there is always someone who can use even the ugliest 3 letter combo
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

Oh, also forgot to add that I also bought
кинофильмов.com
оплаты.com
магазина.com

that mean "payments", "shop" and "films" in russian.

their yandex figures are 48084 , 176772, 2122208 .
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

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I kinda think that they (Two & three foreign language character names) dont hold the same value as ASCII two or three character domains. I could be wrong.
Difficult to see why they should not be. Russians use acronyms and it is likely they will want them for the very reasons we do.
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

I was thinking about the present time, and maybe in the future, when there is nothing left to register then thats when the value for them will be at a premimum.

There are so many good generic terms in so many different languages still available (With the exception of Japanese)

If you can afford to scoop up a large number of them and hold them for x number of years then it might be worth it
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

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Oh, also forgot to add that I also bought
кинофильмов.com
оплаты.com
магазина.com
that mean "payments", "shop" and "films" in russian.
their yandex figures are 48084 , 176772, 2122208 .
I think you got the terms from Yandex mixed up with yours which are close, but ont on target.
магазин gets 2,122,208
not змагазина

оплата gets 176,772
not оплаты

кинофильмы gets 48,084
not кинофильмов

Sometimes yandex can point you to the word that is searched for. Languages are tricky. Not saying your idns are not good, they are just not top searched for spelling of these terms according to the Yandex scores, and trying to help you out before your reg more varietals.
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

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Difficult to see why they should not be. Russians use acronyms and it is likely they will want them for the very reasons we do.
Confession time, folks.

Last week (was it? this last few months have been plain crazy for me) I regged every available 2 letter cyrillic .com that shows OV US stats. 130 domains (approx)

Tonight, after some prodding by another board member who shall remain nameless - although I will hold him personally responsible if it all turns to custard, I regged all the available 3 letter cyrillic .com's that showed OV US stats. 630 odd domains.

Call me crazy. You might be right.

That also puts me over 2200 idn regs.

Although I'm not officially crazy until IDN regs exceed ASCII regs. Need anohter 1000 before that milestone is reached.

If you feel left out not having a 3 letter russian idn that scores in OV US, be aware that I will do swaps for other names you have if I deem them suitable
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

Have you also registered all available 2 characters arabic with ovt? :p ....

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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

Arabic is just too confusing for me.

Or was that a joke?

Tell me, I have no idea.
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

оплаты.com - very good

кинофильмов.com - junk
магазина.com - junk

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Confession time, folks.

Last week (was it? this last few months have been plain crazy for me) I regged every available 2 letter cyrillic .com that shows OV US stats. 130 domains (approx)

Tonight, after some prodding by another board member who shall remain nameless - although I will hold him personally responsible if it all turns to custard, I regged all the
available 3 letter cyrillic .com's that showed OV US stats. 630 odd domains.
Thats a smart move, although I went through the list of what I thought of as valuable 2 and 3 letter combinations in February and either took them or they were taken already.

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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

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Arabic is just too confusing for me.

Or was that a joke?

Tell me, I have no idea.

:o Arabic letters when combined stick together. Does Arabic got initials??

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:o Arabic when combined stick together.
That greatly reduces the number of compound domains that can be registered. Do you think that the Arabic hyphen becomes the norm when constructing multi-word domains?
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

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That greatly reduces the number of compound domains that can be registered. Do you think that the Arabic hyphen becomes the norm when constructing multi-word domains?

I tried using Arabic hyphen, but after putting that in, it sticks the words together and it gets no ovt
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I tried using Arabic hyphen, but after putting that in, it sticks the words together and it gets no ovt
So much for that idea...

End-users re-inforce generic domain mindshare when they register generic derivatives. They'll register something like スーパーホテル.com as an alternative to ホテル.com. As a result, the Japanese IDN pool for end-users is virtually unlimited.

This is clearly not the case with Arabic domains, unless there's some sort of alphabetical joining mechanism that we don't know about.
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

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So much for that idea...

End-users re-inforce generic domain mindshare when they register generic derivatives. They'll register something like スーパーホテル.com as an alternative to ホテル.com. As a result, the Japanese IDN pool for end-users is virtually unlimited.

This is clearly not the case with Arabic domains, unless there's some sort of alphabetical joining mechanism that we don't know about.

Well, that's why Arabic domains are so valuable, with the double word option out. Also, if you look at it - i maybe wrong - most arabic names are single words, e.g. the island, etc.
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Re: my first IDN domains, and questions

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Confession time, folks.

Last week (was it? this last few months have been plain crazy for me) I regged every available 2 letter cyrillic .com that shows OV US stats. 130 domains (approx)
Holy crap! I thought that was a joke that falco made about there being no 2 letter Russian IDNs left (or just those with Ovt). I went through them a couple of months ago and picked out 10 or so. I was wondering when someone would register all the rest but didn't think it would be for a while.

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Well, that's why Arabic domains are so valuable, with the double word option out.
In the long term I see Arabic domains being second in value only to Chinese. Or maybe third if Hindi content beings to proliferate.
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