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Old 12th June 2012, 08:33 AM
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Arrow Is there a market for IDN.com IDN.cn in China yet?

Is there a market for IDN.com IDN.cn in China yet? Is the question I asked of a wealthy well established domainer in China.


His answer: idn. has no market in China
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Re: Is there a market for IDN.com IDN.cn in China yet?

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Is there a market for IDN.com IDN.cn in China yet? Is the question I asked of a wealthy well established domainer in China.


His answer: idn. has no market in China
So I assume this guru is another know-nothing ascii domainer with a vested interest in nothing else taking a grip in China except numeric domains and pinyin
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Re: Is there a market for IDN.com IDN.cn in China yet?

If there was a major market (place), we would have heard about it. Right?

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Re: Is there a market for IDN.com IDN.cn in China yet?

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So I assume this guru is another know-nothing ascii domainer with a vested interest in nothing else taking a grip in China except numeric domains and pinyin
It's possible.

He is a buyer of ascii but he is not the first Chinese domainer that has given the same answer.

And I know many Chinese in business there who have simply never heard of IDN.

Hopefully that will be changing in the not too distant future.
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It's possible.

He is a buyer of ascii but he is not the first Chinese domainer that has given the same answer.

And I know many Chinese in business there who have simply never heard of IDN.

Hopefully that will be changing in the not too distant future.
To be fair, right now there is no measurable market; so if that is what he is saying, then he's right.

but what these gurus usually say, is there is no market, and with a blinkered view or a jaded view (because of their vested interests) they dismiss any future where there is a market - that's very different to there is no market right now.
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Re: Is there a market for IDN.com IDN.cn in China yet?

He wants to be right because his stockpile of 4 digit domain names plummets in value the moment he's wrong.
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He wants to be right because his stockpile of 4 digit domain names plummets in value the moment he's wrong.
Exactly. Any domain investor from china who invested in "local appeal" domain has pinyin and digits domains. By definition IDNs is a threat to these kind of domains. Look at the inventory on display at 4.cn

To me his answer is equivalent to that of the "legacy" Russian domain investors.
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Re: Is there a market for IDN.com IDN.cn in China yet?

Whether they are speaking to 'protect' there own interests or not, it is worrying that with 中文域名.中国 in the root and available for a couple of years, together with the support/use from government departments AND national media (TV news and newspaper) coverage, that IDNs have pretty much not progressed at all in this period. If any thing i have noticed less usage of IDNs in China. Can;t really see what Chinese--IDN.com is going to bring to the table.

However they are finally catching onto and realising the SEO benefit of using generic domain names, so maybe there is hope. My expectations aren't too high though..
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Re: Is there a market for IDN.com IDN.cn in China yet?

At the moment what is the first choice for a domain to use in an Ad campaign or for SEO ?
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Re: Is there a market for IDN.com IDN.cn in China yet?

When international companies start advertising idn.idn in China, local companies will follow.
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