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Old 24th June 2012, 03:15 PM
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Funny, I thought I hard more than that in Kannada, I know I have some in Malayalam but I think they are either single characters or Geographics.
Could well be. When I checked for Kannada names in 2010 I haven't seen many names taken apart from Bangalore. I was able to hand reg prime terms for Business, Health and Software. Passed them on to squirrel due to lack of pacience.

Anyway there's plenty of opportunities left if you believe in Kannada.
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@ Jay
does afternic accept paypal....? i don't see a paypal logo at the bottom of the afternic website; so , i'm not sure....

right now my plan A is afternic.... the service seems to be nice; the problem is the minimum fee....
i'm working on a plan B; but it requires more trust in me, the seller by the buyer..... the good part is no minimum fee....

@ bumblebee man and Drewbert
i've been looking into foreign languages, and i've come across a german one.... but it's a google translate.... so, i'm taking it slow..... if it makes the cut, it'll be my first foreign language IDN......


Also, if you guys are looking to buy indian language IDNs, then i suggest looking into Hindi first, followed by Kannada, then Malayalam.....

Hindi is the national language and majority of north indians are fluent in hindi.....

Karnataka, the state where Kannada originates from,is the software services hub of the country.....

Kerala, the state where Malayalam originates from, has the highest literacy rate in the country.... with more and more people moving to dubai, among other places for job....

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@ Jay
does afternic accept paypal....? i don't see a paypal logo at the bottom of the afternic website; so , i'm not sure....

right now my plan A is afternic.... the service seems to be nice; the problem is the minimum fee....
i'm working on a plan B; but it requires more trust in me, the seller by the buyer..... the good part is no minimum fee....

@ bumblebee man and Drewbert
i've been looking into foreign languages, and i've come across a german one.... but it's a google translate.... so, i'm taking it slow..... if it makes the cut, it'll be my first foreign language IDN......


Also, if you guys are looking to buy indian language IDNs, then i suggest looking into Hindi first, followed by Kannada, then Malayalam.....

Hindi is the national language and majority of north indians are fluent in hindi.....

Karnataka, the state where Kannada originates from,is the software services hub of the country.....

Kerala, the state where Malayalam originates from, has the highest literacy rate in the country.... with more and more people moving to dubai, among other places for job....
Thats an excellent tip except about 4 or 5 years to late. hehe
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lol... sorry... i just began looking into domains this year.... so, sorry about that.... :D
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lol... sorry... i just began looking into domains this year.... so, sorry about that.... :D
all good, im just teasing
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Also, if you guys are looking to buy indian language IDNs, then i suggest looking into Hindi first, followed by Kannada, then Malayalam.....
Hindi is the national language and majority of north indians are fluent in hindi.....
What about Bengali- 211,000,000 speakers. Official language of Bangladesh (Ethnologue, 1999) and one of the official languages of India for state of West Bengal and Tripura. Seems that would be the logical #2 for India.

Kannada has about 44,000,000 speakers and Malayalam has about 40,000,000 also.

Marathi, Telugu and Tamil all have about 70,000,000 each.
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The stand out thing about Afternic is the one-on-one service and the step-by-step process that you can easily track as either buyer or seller. If both the buyer and seller are active, the transaction can be completed on Afternic in a matter of hours, whereas with Sedo it takes days. But for Afternic you might have to check first that they will activate the credit card payment option, which they don't always offer as a default option for first-time users.
Is this for Escrow only?

I can't see much reason to list a domain at Afternic anymore. I can't even find a way to browse through the listing? There seems to be a (pitiful) search function now, and nothing else?

Another auction system that's either lost the plot or never had it in the first place (Hi SEDO!)
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given the choice between hindi and bengali, wouldn't i go for a hindi domain, seeing how there's a pretty good chance people who speak bengali can also speak hindi....? plus hindi is the country's national language......

bengali is language you'll find in the north eastern part of india mainly.....
whereas hindi, i suspect encompasses a larger region.....

i wasn't looking at the number of people speaking a particular language but more into other aspects like internet access, literacy......

i guess i should have included telugu and tamil in my list, but not quite sure at what position.... the reason being i don't know what to look for in these regions....

i was born in kerala and brought up karnataka..... so i know what i would look for in these regions..... kerala has a high literacy rate with more and more people traveling abroad..... so, domains names that have something to do with travel and/or jobs....?

karnataka is a major software development and IT services hub...... so, domain names pertaining to those services.....?

it would be rude on my part to judge the potential quality of domain names relating to regions i know not much of..... so , i didn't include those in my list.....
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it would be rude on my part to judge the potential quality of domain names relating to regions i know not much of..... so , i didn't include those in my list.....
That's what we do here all the time. Why would it be rude?
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given the choice between hindi and bengali, wouldn't i go for a hindi domain, seeing how there's a pretty good chance people who speak bengali can also speak hindi....? plus hindi is the country's national language...... .
Excellent observation....thanks for pointing that out.

And your reasoning for chosing Kannada and Malayalam are good ones. No worries on posting whats on your mind, you will get a thick skin here pretty quick.
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Be careful with Malayalam guys, be sure you understand the IDNA2008 changes that concern this language
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Is this for Escrow only?

I can't see much reason to list a domain at Afternic anymore. I can't even find a way to browse through the listing? There seems to be a (pitiful) search function now, and nothing else?

Another auction system that's either lost the plot or never had it in the first place (Hi SEDO!)
Yeah Escrow only.

To browse through the listings, go to 'buy domains' and then enter xn--.
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Thats an excellent tip except about 4 or 5 years to late. hehe
There's still a lot of quality available in .net.

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Excellent observation....thanks for pointing that out.

And your reasoning for chosing Kannada and Malayalam are good ones. No worries on posting whats on your mind, you will get a thick skin here pretty quick.
Thank you....:D


@ has2hands
Thank you....

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i have to say, i feel jittery looking in to my own country's languages..... i feel more comfortable looking at other country's languages like italian, french, spanish or german.....

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I had a quick look and as far as I can see there are 348 Kannada domains registered in .com

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Could well be. When I checked for Kannada names in 2010 I haven't seen many names taken apart from Bangalore. I was able to hand reg prime terms for Business, Health and Software. Passed them on to squirrel due to lack of pacience.

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There's still a lot of quality available in .net.
Your right, there definately is but i doubt it will stay that way for much longer.
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i have to say, i feel jittery looking in to my own country's languages..... i feel more comfortable looking at other country's languages like italian, french, spanish or german.....
Wouldn't that be rude according to your own logic?

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I had a quick look and as far as I can see there are 348 Kannada domains registered in .com
Thx. That's more than I expected.
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@ bumblebee man
the difference is i'm looking into italian and other languages for my own needs, so i'm willing to take the risk..... but it would be rude to speculate on a language that i'm not an expert on, if my views would be taken as research points by other members....


still working on Plan B at the moment...... looking at paypal's services to see if it can help me..... i really want to bypass minimum fees.....

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