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Old 4th January 2012, 11:40 PM
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Status of Cyrillic .net?

I have a number of quality Russian .nets expiring and am not sure whether to keep them or drop them, having little confidence in their future.


Stumbled upon this post by Jay, analyzing which .com transliterations would present a viable business for Verisign:

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Here's the list again:

.com (May 2011 - 791,509)

Latin: 190,770 (24.10%)
Greek: 2,851 (0.36%)
Cyrillic: 31,581 (3.99%)
Hebrew: 18,885 (2.38%)
Arabic / Persian etc: 40,817 (5.15%)
India: 5,289 (0.67%)
Thai: 15,500 (1.95%)
Hirangana / Katakana: 30,904 (3.90%)
Korean: 87,036 (10.99%)
Chinese / Kanji: 362,535 (45.80%)
Misc: 5,341 (0.67%)
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I can't find anything on .nets however. The domains in question are top of the line generics. Would you keep them or drop them?
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Re: Status of Cyrillic .net?

at least auction them here if you don't want 'em, don't let them drop like that
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Re: Status of Cyrillic .net?

I'll take them off your hands for free.

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Re: Status of Cyrillic .net?

If they're top of the line, I would keep them. Or like squirrel said, auction them.
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Re: Status of Cyrillic .net?

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I can't find anything on .nets however.
From Mulligan's recent post:

.net (December 2011 / January 2012 - 238,173)

Latin: 48,757 (20.47%)
Greek: 698 (0.29%)
Cyrillic: 9,765 (4.10%)
Hebrew: 4,436 (1.86%)
Arabic / Persian etc: 14,211 (5.96%)
India: 1,061 (0.44%)
Thai: 4,300 (1.80%)
Hiragana / Katakana: 17,551 (7.37%)
Korean: 26,651 (11.19%)
Chinese / Kanji: 109,416 (45.94%)
Misc: 1,327 (0.55%)

Here's a comparison with earlier in the year from another post by Mulligan:

.net (May 2011 - 219,629)

Latin: 47,291 (21.5%)
Greek: 713 (0.32%)
Cyrillic: 9,446 (4.3%)
Hebrew: 6,235 (2.83%)
Arabic / Persian etc: 13,312 (6.06%)
India: 1,063 (0.48%)
Thai: 3,453 (1.57%%)
Hiragana / Katakana: 11,059 (5.03%)
Korean: 28,107 (12.79%)
Chinese / Kanji: 97,816 (44.53%)
Misc: 1,129 (0.51%)

Russian .nets might struggle to make the cut this application round based on the numbers, and they're a bit of a dodgy extension as a transliteration, but it's anyone's guess really what Verisign will apply for (either this round or future rounds). I'd follow Gamma's advice and renew if they're great and auction if they're not so brilliant.

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Re: Status of Cyrillic .net?

Thank you everybody for your input. Really helps in making the decision.

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