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Old 29th August 2006, 08:27 PM
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CNN Article on domains

Talk about a somewhat decent article that still completely misses the mark... Not one mention of IDNs in an article about country-specific domains.

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And in the latest twist, domain investors have been bidding up prices of domain names around the world. The dot-com ending - ".com" - is still the Rodeo Drive of the Web, but as Internet usage spreads around the globe, the demand for suffixes like .eu (European Union), .es (Spain), .cn (China) and .br (Brazil) is heating up, too.
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Tim Schumacher, CEO of domain-name trading website Sedo, says that, like stock investors, domain investors are looking to diversify. And one way to do that is to invest in non-dot-com domains from elsewhere in the world. Several American-based registrars are offering ways to buy domains from other countries, but of course it takes some research to figure out which ones might make sense to gamble on.
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One explanation for the offshore-domain gold rush is pretty straightforward: Try to register almost any dot-com name, whether an acronym, a compound word, or even a common typo, and you'll find it's gone. Snagging one requires paying big bucks to an individual holder or bidding in one of the many after-market domain name auctions that go on at sites like Sedo and
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Old 29th August 2006, 08:53 PM
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Re: CNN Article on domains

it's propaganda BS.

they've already showed us their hand in another article saying that they will be pushing .info
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