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Old 4th June 2006, 02:46 PM
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Red face Are we killing IDNs?

Currently, most IDNs are held by domainers and thrus most of them are parked. Does having such a high ratio of parked IDNs compared with developed ones hurt the long term value of IDNs?

People (including possible end-users) might start to associate IDNs with spammy unprofessional sites.

What do you think?
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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

i kind of was thinking somthing similar sort of like .eu with out true development they will not take off IMO .even though in naitive languages are appealing i think soon enough .com will be associated with spammy if not all idns.
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Old 4th June 2006, 03:12 PM
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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

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Currently, most IDNs are held by domainers and thrus most of them are parked. Does having such a high ratio of parked IDNs compared with developed ones hurt the long term value of IDNs?

People (including possible end-users) might start to associate IDNs with spammy unprofessional sites.

What do you think?
Parked/PPC generic-word IDN sites should actually raise awareness and help promote the use of company and product name IDNs. And vice versa.

Also, once businesses get established, using IDNs, many of them will hope to acquire the generic descriptions of their products and services, and the industries they represent, in order to capture all those pesky type-in customers.

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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

Finding the information you're looking for when typing in a name is not spam, wether it's paid search results or not.

Finding a blank page, or worse, not being able to arrive at a page would hurt IDNs, imo.
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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

In many cases, IDN owners are native speakers of the language and are developing.
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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

well i can tell you that as of yet, i haven't developed anything.

but if idn.idn goes the right way, then yes i will invest more cash into my premium names and develop them - as this is the right way, anything less would be a waste.

if idn.idn goes the other way, then i'll stick them all on ebay for 99c buy it now. :p
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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

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if idn.idn goes the other way, then i'll stick them all on ebay for 99c buy it now. :p
Good to know. I'll prepare my 98c buy it now (free shipping) auction just in case.
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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

Why don't you hedge your bets?

I'll buy half of your IDN domains right now at 99 cents each.

Send me the portfolio and I'll pick which half.
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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

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if idn.idn goes the other way, then i'll stick them all on ebay for 99c buy it now. :p

I think the :p was a indication that you are joking ? But just incase there is some truth in that statment , With the right people working the SEO for you or not even that far just getting your sites Indexed they will recieve traffic , pay for themselves and make a profit. I have said it before and will say it again IDN.com vs English.com To a NON-English Speaker .... Unanimous Decision IDN.com
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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

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Why don't you hedge your bets?

I'll buy half of your IDN domains right now at 99 cents each.

Send me the portfolio and I'll pick which half.

Ok, looks like we got an auction now, i'll offer 1 cents more - $1. :p
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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

Nah, you're underestimating end-users.

They'll get creative and pick up domains to use like 'supersofas.com' instead of 'sofas', which will only drive more traffic to our more generic domains.

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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

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Currently, most IDNs are held by domainers and thrus most of them are parked. Does having such a high ratio of parked IDNs compared with developed ones hurt the long term value of IDNs?

People (including possible end-users) might start to associate IDNs with spammy unprofessional sites.

What do you think?
You're 100% right. The best way we should do now is delete all our IDNs and let business end users develope their sites first, we will start registering our IDNs again when busines IDN sites are popular, so that we can keep the long term value of our IDNs.

Strange! Why couldn't I think of such easy solution before?!
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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

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Nah, you're underestimating end-users.

They'll get creative and pick up domains to use like 'supersofas.com' instead of 'sofas', which will only drive more traffic to our more generic domains.

$1.01

Yes, this only means that our traffic will increase more than just IE7 factor alone.

My offer: Always 1 cent more than Sal (i reserve the right to backout). :o
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Re: Are we killing IDNs?

Most Companies are named after their owners, and most domains are just taken from the Company Name. It is only when firms are being driven out of business by more switched on opposition do they even understand the concept of Generic. Don't worry about companies registering IDN, most won't even miss the generic domains until they are really value, and then they will just bitch and moan like all the no hoper me too ASCII domainers will.
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