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Old 9th January 2011, 09:00 AM
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スク水.com makes news... in a weird way

http://www.mapion.co.jp/news/column/bs3148247/

I just found that in December last year, a Japanese IDN domain, スク水.com, was making a bit of news here in Japan. And it's about something domainers would have hard time comprehending why it's actually news at all.

スク水 means school swimwear; if you want to know what kind of images Japanese hentai folks conjure up with this word, you can check google images with the keyword.

Apparently, the only thing the registrant of スク水.com did was to transfer all type-in and other direct traffic to Yahoo Japan (http://www.yahoo.co.jp/).

And someone somehow found out that "スク水.com was connected to Yahoo," and started writing on BBSs, etc. And people went crazy saying stuff like "ok, now we know what yahoo is after," etc. Some started investigating how this was happening. Some were alarming others that there could be a virus trap with this IDN. Yet, others were wondering why on earth someone tried typing スク水.com in in the first place, etc etc.

Seriously, you never know what makes news these days. Some ingenious guys here should also try making IDNs viral in some funny ways.
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Old 9th January 2011, 06:55 PM
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Re: スク水.com makes news... in a weird way

Well this date makes perfect sense now.

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2010年12月14日23時00
Is this the date the news actually broke? People are waking up huh?
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Re: スク水.com makes news... in a weird way

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Some ingenious guys here should also try making IDNs viral in some funny ways.
I proposed a potential viral IDN idea 4 years ago with this post:

Promotional Idea

It didn't get any traction at that time but now that most people have an IDN capable browser it may make more sense. I would like to discuss this further and work with interested parties to make something happen. The weffriddles link in that thread still functions so maybe play a few levels of that to get the idea of how that one works.

I think a treasure hunt idea with maybe some sort of prize might be viable.

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