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Old 28th April 2012, 07:36 PM
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Re: Question - Building a self sustaining portfolio

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That could be true in some countries (e.g. Brazil and Germany), but in the main the issue is that the ASCII.com is preferred over the IDN.com (for now at least).
yes but i think we are still in the early stages. so it's hard to say how things will be long term IMO.

it's an interesting question:

which name will be more valuable long term?

a properly written name (IDN)

a simplified version without the accents?

latin idn with accents will be causing some confusion among internet surfers(they will sometimes type ascii.com instead of idn.com and vice versa) as well so a company may want to own both ASCII and IDN.com

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a few thoughts on spanish and portuguese names:

i don't want to promote latin IDNs really and i don't think they are the best IDN investments.. it's clear that the com in latin idns will always be a secondary extension.
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I happen to think that latins idns (especially Portuguese) are the best and safest investment
The logic here is simple;
-No political risks and rapidly developing into local superpower
-Brazil is in the USA ' natural sphere of interest, the ties between two countries will develop exponentially (already brazilians buy huge number of properties in US , Florida especially)
Some even predict that after US defaults on it's debt (some think it's inevitable), US will retreat to Americas and dump the rest of the world crumbling
-The two continents will be self-sustaining and have united economy, one currency (Amero) and .com as preferred extention
-many other advantages i will not mention

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Some even predict that after US defaults on it's debt (some think it's inevitable), US will retreat to Americas and dump the rest of the world
interesting take on the subject....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/op...ands-debt.html
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I happen to think that latins idns (especially Portuguese) are the best and safest investment
i am not sure if they are the "best" investment but some latin IDNs changes are useful.

the question is which ones will be useful and which not? one has to really understand the language to know this.

i am a german native speaker for example and i can tell you that ü,ö,ä are quite nice in domain names. THE ß however isn't that useful IMO.

a name like bücher.de(books) is definitely much better than buecher.de(acceptaböe because people got used to it) and bucher.de (not good because the name loses it's meaning and looks unprofessional)

so long term bücher.de will be far more worth than buecher.de and of course bucher.de(which probably wouldn't be used anyway) IMO (if it isn't already)

the "ß" however can be replaced by a double s "ss" without harming the name or meaning.

take straße.de (street) for example. I would prefer strasse.de to be honest.

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interesting take on the subject....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/op...ands-debt.html
interesting book here
How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly - And the Stark Choices that Lie Ahead
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dambisa_Moyo

Basically it's being discussed for some time...
The US will have to make a decision, dump the debt and reindustrialize if it wants to keep superiority

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I happen to think that latins idns (especially Portuguese) are the best and safest investment
i think portuguese has been neglected a bit.

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With a total of 236 million speakers, Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world, the 3rd most spoken language in the western hemisphere, and the most spoken language in the southern hemisphere.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_language

it's quite crazy maybe i am blind but pool.com doesn't even portuguese in their IDN drop down selection, they even have icelandic. weird.

http://www.pool.com/addBackorders.aspx

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it's quite crazy maybe i am blind but pool.com doesn't even portuguese in their IDN drop down selection, they even have icelandic. weird.
Nor Turkish and many others....including French, Thai, and Vietnamese
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