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Old 4th February 2006, 06:19 PM
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Ok, i'm back from Xiamen trip.

Heard 2 different internet portal radios commercials while i was on the cab to the airport - commercials are in mandarin, even the website name is in mandarin, but towards the end, guess what, the presenter will say out the name of the website in English, e.g. xnol.com -> XNOL and the .com is spoken in English, DOT COM.

The Chinese do not localize .com unlike japanese and korean. .COM is spoken exactly in English along with the url. What i had always known is now confirmed - the Chinese use domains exactly as Americans do.

Also saw a Coca-cola advertisement that uses iCoke.cn. Coke.cn apparently does not belong to them - lesson learnt - no point trying to be smart and register trademark related domains in China, people just add 'i', or numbers to get their domain.

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