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Old 15th November 2010, 09:27 PM
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Why Your Business Must Embrace the Foreign Language Internet on Mashable, one of the biggest blog on the net!

http://mashable.com/2010/11/15/busin...-language-web/

by Christian Arn

What I like best about the article? YOU CAN'T FIND THE "IDN" STIGMA! The author never refers to foreign language domains as IDNs!
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Re: Why Your Business Must Embrace the Foreign Language Internet

I'd personally be more offended that the author's title refers to any person reading the article other languages than English are "foreign" to them.

Embrace Global Internet or Multilingual Internet would have been better.

Also why do you dislike the term "IDN"?
You even promote your Facebook Group with the term & even own IDN.bz

Shouldn't people who own IDNs be happy that the term is accepted as a part of domaining & not just associated with phishing scams, or squiggly lines?

These questions are really just out of curiosity.
Not using the term IDN is a mistake because the unfamiliar reader may not be able to find more info easily.
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Old 16th November 2010, 01:28 AM
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Re: Why Your Business Must Embrace the Foreign Language Internet

I think this is an excellent article and points the directions that businesses need to move in to keep up with internet expansion.

As far as not mentioning the word 'IDN' -- I don't think it detracts from the article, it is written for businesses, and businesses have done much to expand, but not enough...in fact many businesses think that by putting a translate button or flags on the webpage is enough, but we know it's not enough.

There has been this English-only mentality for quite some time, and this article points out that that just won't work anymore -- which is worth a lot to us.
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Re: Why Your Business Must Embrace the Foreign Language Internet

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Shouldn't people who own IDNs be happy that the term is accepted as a part of domaining & not just associated with phishing scams, or squiggly lines?
Yes, I definitely would! Problem is... TOO LATE!

Besides, German domains with or without the trema are German domains only!
Point is, the trema doesn't make them worth less.
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Re: Why Your Business Must Embrace the Foreign Language Internet

Emerging economies will growth in two digits in 2011, as for the rest of us...

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2010/update/02/
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Besides, German domains with or without the trema are German domains only!
Point is, the trema doesn't make them worth less.
Exactly. All those people in the bidding frenzy for . рф don't think of those domains as IDN's. They're Russian domain names.
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Exactly. All those people in the bidding frenzy for . рф don't think of those domains as IDN's. They're Russian domain names.
The term IDN is for English speakers. For the native spreakers of various other languages it doesn't even make sense.

There is an IDN stigma if you want to sell to American dumbfuckers on Namepros but who gives a shit? They don't have any relevance for the IDN market.

Eventually we'll see an ASCII stigma when someone offers an ASCII.RU to a Russian Native and he goes like ... "But this is a Latin transliteration. No one is gonna type this" ...
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The term IDN is for English speakers. For the native spreakers of various other languages it doesn't even make sense.

There is an IDN stigma if you want to sell to American dumbfuckers on Namepros but who gives a shit? They don't have any relevance for the IDN market.

Eventually we'll see an ASCII stigma when someone offers an ASCII.RU to a Russian Native and he goes like ... "But this is a Latin transliteration. No one is gonna type this" ...
Whether you are interested in them or not, probably the best strategy is to simply ignore them. They will either go away, or in the worst case scenario they will start to make you insulting offers.
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Re: Why Your Business Must Embrace the Foreign Language Internet

spot on...
every non English non ASCII nation will avoid using IDN as a term...
IDN will be meaningless as a term ...

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Re: Why Your Business Must Embrace the Foreign Language Internet

IDN has always reminded me of the "different" girl in grade-school.

When she's in the 5th grade, everyone is making fun of her. "Stay away from her; she has cooties."

Then she all grows up and enters college and next thing you know she's the hottest chick in the room. The kind of girl EVERYONE wants to bang. But it's too late. She was already taken by this British guy with a funny accent and no one knows why.

IDN is just the tech/geek term. Eventually, everyone will fall in love with her.
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