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Old 5th July 2006, 08:41 AM
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Re: Extensions, Type-ins, Value

Wouldn't that seem a fragile situation then depending on which way IE7 directs the traffic.


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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.
Do you mean IDNs of these extensions, or simple ASCII?

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Originally Posted by Rubber Duck

Thanks, very interesting. Well that would explain the dot CN scenario, although most content is going there now rather than .com.cn.

Last edited by drbiohealth; 5th July 2006 at 08:43 AM.. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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