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Old 26th November 2013, 05:28 AM
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Old 26th November 2013, 05:37 AM
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Re: Chinese still paying big money for ASCII

Little to no interest in IDN from the Chinese websites. Still predominately Pinyin & numbers.

"Sales" like this will not help the IDN cause.
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Old 26th November 2013, 07:33 AM
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Re: Chinese still paying big money for ASCII

Do the Chinese even know IDN exists? I know very little about Chinese culture.
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Do the Chinese even know IDN exists? I know very little about Chinese culture.
We have many Chinese relatives / friends on the mainland, internet savvy and in many cases in business.

Sadly the answer at the moment is generally very limited awareness.
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Re: Chinese still paying big money for ASCII

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Do the Chinese even know IDN exists? I know very little about Chinese culture.

Most of the Chinese domainer knows IDNs of course, some people like, some not. (I believe - it is same situation in every country)

Some of the Chinese IDNs have been used in the market now -

http://李嘉誠.com
http://必胜宅急送.com 必胜客外卖
http://国家信访局.com
http://薇诺娜.com 滇虹药业旗下化妆品
http://霞飞.com 上海霞飞化妆品
http://美加净.com 上海美加净
http://新特.com 变电
http://雅士利.com
http://撒可富.com 驰名商标.中国―阿拉伯化肥有限公司
http://外婆家.com 餐饮连锁机构
http://蓝通光电.com
http://威龙葡萄酒.com 威龙有机葡萄酒
http://长江涂料.com 驰名商标
http://凡客.com (带www) 凡客诚品商城
www.凡客诚品.com
http://直发器.com 美容科技
http://河北画院.com
http://湖南文艺出版社.com
http://河北青年报.com
http://中国广播电视出版社.com
http://邦德教育.com
http://金吉列留学.com
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Re: Chinese still paying big money for ASCII

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Little to no interest in IDN from the Chinese websites. Still predominately Pinyin & numbers.

"Sales" like this will not help the IDN cause.
Respectfully disagree!! Sales like these will continue to attract current non domain investors into domain world and elevate the profile of internet real estate globally. That is absolutely paramount in my opinion.

Perhaps something we all don't want to hear, but i think interest in IDNs will be coming from non domain investors, much like myself, as oppose to acceptance from current established domain community. All we need is more and continued sales growth (both price increase as well as increase in transactions) and it will drive interest towards yet underappreciated areas such as IDNs. No such thing as bad publicity and IDNs are no exception here.
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Re: Chinese still paying big money for ASCII

At least the .com is still strong there.
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Re: Chinese still paying big money for ASCII

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Most of the Chinese domainer knows IDNs of course, some people like, some not. (I believe - it is same situation in every country)

Some of the Chinese IDNs have been used in the market now -

http://李嘉誠.com
http://必胜宅急送.com 必胜客外卖
http://国家信访局.com
http://薇诺娜.com 滇虹药业旗下化妆品
http://霞飞.com 上海霞飞化妆品
http://美加净.com 上海美加净
http://新特.com 变电
http://雅士利.com
http://撒可富.com 驰名商标.中国―阿拉伯化肥有限公司
http://外婆家.com 餐饮连锁机构
http://蓝通光电.com
http://威龙葡萄酒.com 威龙有机葡萄酒
http://长江涂料.com 驰名商标
http://凡客.com (带www) 凡客诚品商城
www.凡客诚品.com
http://直发器.com 美容科技
http://河北画院.com
http://湖南文艺出版社.com
http://河北青年报.com
http://中国广播电视出版社.com
http://邦德教育.com
http://金吉列留学.com
I wonder how many hits these sites get. It seems to me that these sites are company trademark names and not generic.
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Re: Chinese still paying big money for ASCII

http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/26...comment-131595

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At $245,000 88888.com has to be the largest reported sale of a NNNNN.com domain name and it should be as most buyers of number only .com’s are from the Asian market and in Chinese Culture the number 8 means very good luck (better than 7).
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3D the next big thing?
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Re: Chinese still paying big money for ASCII

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3D the next big thing?
i think i have linked to the comment page instead of linking to the article:

again, the link in case it didn't work.

http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/26...om-for-245000/
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Does 88888.com have any unique meaning to it different from 88.com and 888.com for example ? Where will it stop, 7 digits ? 10 digits ?
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Does 88888.com have any unique meaning to it different from 88.com and 888.com for example ? Where will it stop, 7 digits ? 10 digits ?
no idea...

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Toll free phone numbers has to have 10 digits. As such, all you have to remember as a consumer is : 'all 8s'. (It also takes care of remembering whether it's a 1-800 or 1-888 etc. number)

Domains can have anywhere between 1 and 63 chars. Where does it end for numerical domains ?

'Lucky.com' has to be more intuitive and easy to remember than 88888.com

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You're missing the point. The buyer bought it to bring him good luck, not that he/she would ever think of using it for anything else except owning it.

BTW, all 8* are taken since 2001. Even 888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888.com
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You're missing the point. The buyer bought it to bring him good luck, not that he/she would ever think of using it for anything else except owning it.

BTW, all 8* are taken since 2001. Even 888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888.com
wouldn't it be cheaper to buy a pandora charm bracelet? lol
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wouldn't it be cheaper to buy a pandora charm bracelet? lol
No. Because there's only one 88888.com.
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No. Because there's only one 88888.com.
ahh......right on.
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12 years ago I offered 5000 dollars to the then Chinese owner of 888.com, the response was in the millions which I am quite sure it sold for.
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i think i have linked to the comment page instead of linking to the article:

again, the link in case it didn't work.

http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/26...om-for-245000/
I did see the post re 8"s but I also thought 3D was long past?
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