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Old 10th July 2006, 07:50 PM
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Re: Domain versus Car Number Plates?

Too common a surname also means people tend to use full names, like in Chinese societies, no one will called out, Mr Surname, when addressing a crowd. People tend to use the full name - Mr/Ms Surname Lastname.

For instance Chen or Chan is extremely common among Cantonese people, so if you call out Mr Chan, please stand out, you might get a fifth of the guys standing out!

The same applies to company names, Chinese tend to use full names for company names (using full names was especially popular in the earlier part of the last century). "Surname Co" rarely makes sense for very common surnames.

But in terms of providing services like email alias or forwarding service, i think a common surname means a bigger market.

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