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Old 18th July 2011, 07:56 PM
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You can do "turning point" polls, and compare .co to .mobi, saying its crap, but they made it!!!

They got the absolutely only piece of news I would ever wanted for idn domains: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/07/18...acquires-g-co/
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Re: My only wish for IDNs

the .co guys are marketing wizards. you think the timing of this is a coincidence with the renewal anniversary coming up?

at some point soon, the marketing dept will run out of tricks, then it will be left to sink or swim on its own - then it gets interesting.
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Old 18th July 2011, 09:12 PM
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google.colombia?

I wonder if the algorithms will be changed to shoot up .co domains to the top just like .com on google.com
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Old 18th July 2011, 10:04 PM
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You can do "turning point" polls, and compare .co to .mobi, saying its crap, but they made it!!!

They got the absolutely only piece of news I would ever wanted for idn domains: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/07/18...acquires-g-co/
Clever of ".co" to sell off their biggest asset, their one-letter domains, and use that to generate a bit of "heat". But like Alpha says, what other tricks have they got?

IDNers can learn from this though, as many own one-letter domains. Selling these to entrepreneurial local companies at the right time will generate similar levels of interest in IDNs. GOLDMINE.

And unlike ".co", IDN.com has plenty more to offer local users.

By far my top traffic domain now is ด.com, it will get around 7,000 visitors this month, and traffic has doubled in the last 4 months alone. A Thai company is going to have to break open their piggy bank to get ด.คอม in 2014 or 2015.

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"ด" is not the first letter of the Thai Alphabet, "ก" is.
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Old 18th July 2011, 10:21 PM
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And g.co resolves.

Those guys must have seen the traffic dial going round on our single Arabics and realised that that was the future.
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Old 18th July 2011, 10:22 PM
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"ด" is not the first letter of the Thai Alphabet, "ก" is.
lol, my apologies. Just woke up! Doesn't affect the traffic numbers though
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You can do "turning point" polls, and compare .co to .mobi, saying its crap, but they made it!!!

They got the absolutely only piece of news I would ever wanted for idn domains: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/07/18...acquires-g-co/
You and I must have different wishes. My only wish for IDNs? A headline that reads, ".ком (or insert your language preference here) IS LIVE!"

Twiddles thumbs.... Guess I'll go watch some paint dry now.
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You and I must have different wishes. My only wish for IDNs? A headline that reads, ".ком (or insert your language preference here) IS LIVE!"

Twiddles thumbs.... Guess I'll go watch some paint dry now.
Yes, I stand for my only wish: to see Google.com in Cyrillic or Katakana.
That's all I ask. Absolutely nothing more.
ICANN/Verisign could go to hell.
".com" is a key on every iPhone.
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Old 19th July 2011, 12:16 AM
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Yes, I stand for my only wish: to see Google.com in Cyrillic or Katakana.
That's all I ask. Absolutely nothing more.
ICANN/Verisign could go to hell.
".com" is a key on every iPhone.
And I'm guessing we'll see that in ads when my wish comes true. Not before though. We has more waitin' to do boss.

I agree ICANN/Verisign can go to hell...
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Old 19th July 2011, 03:43 AM
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Yes, I stand for my only wish: to see Google.com in Cyrillic or Katakana.
That's all I ask. Absolutely nothing more.
ICANN/Verisign could go to hell.
".com" is a key on every iPhone.
グーグル.com

There it is in Katakana. Google owns it too. Also the .net and .jp
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グーグル.com

There it is in Katakana. Google owns it too. Also the .net and .jp
..and they have the Chinese version and the typos of it also.

It's not a time to panic yet. Play it cool.

If anyone needs a lesson in playing it cool, look to TDC. They are sitting on a mountain of renewal fees; but have you ever heard a peep out of them?
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Old 19th July 2011, 05:56 AM
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You can do "turning point" polls, and compare .co to .mobi, saying its crap, but they made it!!!

They got the absolutely only piece of news I would ever wanted for idn domains: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/07/18...acquires-g-co/
I am sure they would go for g.com in preference but it has taken so bloody long for ICANN to do anything about single letters.
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Old 19th July 2011, 05:58 AM
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Yes, I stand for my only wish: to see Google.com in Cyrillic or Katakana.
That's all I ask. Absolutely nothing more.
ICANN/Verisign could go to hell.
".com" is a key on every iPhone.
Well, if Apple is successful in getting Asian Smartphones banned from the US, then how many iPhones do see getting exported to Asia?
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Dreams do come true. Your only wish has been granted.
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グーグル.com

There it is in Katakana. Google owns it too. Also the .net and .jp
Well, it now looks like Jose's one and only wish for IDNs is true !! So I guess he won't be moaning about IDNs anymore ??
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Well, if Apple is successful in getting Asian Smartphones banned from the US, then how many iPhones do see getting exported to Asia?
Loads. There are already hundreds of Apple stores in Thailand and more popping up every week. iPhones are made in China btw.
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Loads. There are already hundreds of Apple stores in Thailand and more popping up every week. iPhones are made in China btw.
To be honest things are moving on. We bought iPad2 this year, but I am thinking that Android is the way to go. I can even see Google over-running Apple and microsoft in general home computing. Of course it won't fly in bigger business where they insists on benchmarks in terms of being out-dated, user unfriendly, unreliable, insecure and above all very slow.
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To be honest things are moving on. We bought iPad2 this year, but I am thinking that Android is the way to go. I can even see Google over-running Apple and microsoft in general home computing. Of course it won't fly in bigger business where they insists on benchmarks in terms of being out-dated, user unfriendly, unreliable, insecure and above all very slow.
Have to agree to disagree on this. Apple are making bucket-loads of cash, huge margins, customers love their products like nothing on earth, they all integrate amazingly well, and iOS5 + OSX Lion out very soon. iMacs beat any PCs in 90% of reviews, as does iPhone beat almost any phones in 90% of reviews.

Android phones and tablets generally have been been trying to compete on price, and people still don't buy them unless they really can't raise the cash to buy Apple stuff.

Just curious - what's about the iPad2 that has sent you looking to Android? I don't own an iPad of any kind, I wanna wait for the iPad3 with hopefully much better screen res, but I do own an iPhone4 and MacBook Pro 17" and after suffering "PC" for the last 20 years, I couldn't have hoped for better products. That's just a genuine reaction to the products, I am no "Apple fanboy", just I have loved using their stuff for the last couple of years, and I see their future stuff as getting better and better.

You are constantly unhappy about PCs and Windows aren't ya?
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グーグル.com

There it is in Katakana. Google owns it too. Also the .net and .jp
How could I not known about this... they got it FROM ME!!!!!!!!!

My wish is to see they using it! And from what I've talked to them back them, it doesn't seem so. "Google" is the global brand, bla, bla. Ye, right, now is "g" and "goo". I hope this will change some day.
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