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Old 5th July 2006, 08:26 AM
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Re: Extensions, Type-ins, Value

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Originally Posted by drbiohealth
And, how popular are these IDN.IDN ccTLDs in these two countries?
Cannot really say as they run in parallel with IDN.CN and IDN.KR. I guess nobody will have split traffic data. We do know, however, that there very significant traffic on IDN.com in the languages of both countries and much of it is coming from Asia rather than Europe or the West.

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Originally Posted by Giant
I was interested in this question 3 years ago when I tried to decide whether I should reg some ASCII.cn and IDN.cn domains when they were first introduced in 2003. Here's what I found:

-The Chinese tend to use Ctrl + Enter feature more compare to English speakers, maybe because they are not good typers as English speakers.

-In 2002, I got a copy of Chinese Windows 2000, and I believe most computer users in China used the same copy. The IE came with this Windows would send you to .com.cn by default after Ctrl + Enter. I tried to make some changes in the registry so that I could go to .com instead, but failed. The only way I succeeded doing it is deleted the whole IE and its folder and then downloaded and installed a fresh IE. It's fair to say very few users knew how to do this.

-In 2003 - 04 - 05, I noticed that .cn domains had very little traffic but .com.cn had a lot. Also, my IDNs.com were getting more and more traffic because new Windows like XP and 2003 are .com by default with Ctrl + Enter feature.

Before Mar. 1st this year, most Chinese traffic go to .com.cn, quite a few go to .com, but very few go to .cn.

My conclusion: Ctrl + Enter was being used quite frequently. If most Chinese users are typing .com.cn like English users do, then we should see traffic to .cn too.
Thanks, very interesting. Well that would explain the dot CN scenario, although most content is going there now rather than .com.cn.

Seems unlikely that IE 7.0 is going to direct them com.cn. Has anyone downloaded the the Chinese version. I guess it will still go to dot Com?
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Last edited by Rubber Duck; 5th July 2006 at 08:32 AM.. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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