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View Poll Results: When did you register your first IDN?
1999 1 2.33%
2000 2 4.65%
2001 2 4.65%
2002 0 0%
2003 0 0%
2004 7 16.28%
2005 10 23.26%
2006 21 48.84%
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Old 2nd September 2006, 10:03 AM
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When did you register your first IDN?

I dunno if this has been done before, but I was curious as to the 'maturity' of our members here.

If you're brave enough - let us know what your first reg was too

Mine was 火かき棒.jp 'poker'...fire poker, that is.

(Wow - what a stinker!)

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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

End of Dec/Begining of Jan
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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

Should have been 2000 but did not have RD around to bully me in to accepting these strange things so waited until May 2006 :p
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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

Aug, '05. I started off with symbol domains. :P

http://namepros.com/domain-appraisal...acter-com.html
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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

The first day of the testbed.
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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

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The first day of the testbed.
Awesome!

We have a 1999 veteran...

You're not going to let us know what you regged?

C'mon some of you vets...what was your No.1 IDN?

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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

I don't remember when I regged my first IDN. I think it was 2000. My first IDNs were Chinese and Japanese names. Lost them later cause they were characters used in both languages. Also lost the .orgs. My oldest presently owned IDN was regged in late February 2001.
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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

I know that many think it was earlier but I didn't register my first IDN until
August 2005.
I don't exactly remember which was first but it could have been
芸能新聞.com with 1,454,519 OVTjp
スポーツ新聞.com with 1,608,021 OVTjp

Entertainment Newspaper & Sports Newspaper

My first month was going after everything with OVT over 500,000

I should probably try to optimize these one day.
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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

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I know that many think it was earlier but I didn't register my first IDN until
August 2005.
I don't exactly remember which was first but it could have been
芸能新聞.com with 1,454,519 OVTjp
スポーツ新聞.com with 1,608,021 OVTjp

Entertainment Newspaper & Sports Newspaper

My first month was going after everything with OVT over 500,000

I should probably try to optimize these one day.
This blows me away guys!

I know you can't see who has polled what, but the biggest surprise for me is that so many came into IDN's so 'late'...wow!

There are some awesome portfolio's here for such a short window of opportunity :o

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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

Found this forum February 2006, registered my first idn as soon as I could after I read a few threads. What I would give to have found this forum in Sept 2005.
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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

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Found this forum February 2006, registered my first idn as soon as I could after I read a few threads. What I would give to have found this forum in Sept 2005.
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I blew around $3000 on Ascii March 2005 until I found this forum Feb 2006 as well.

If only I had known about IDN's march 2005!

I'd be sitting pretty right about now...

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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

I had prepared a list of about 3,000 names for pre-registration, but cancelled them when the registration started for not being confident enough in the "Testbed". I did reg some after the first day in 2000 and 2001, all were dropped later. Among them:

名王.com

正名.cn

Most of my names I now own are from drops in 2003 - 2005 from the first hand owners.
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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

I started late November 2005 after seeing IDNF, went straight for country and city names first, especially Chinese and Japanese, and then i started mining Japanese terms - starting with financial terms. Example of early names i was able to register are 不動産担保ローン.com (Real Estate Mortgage) and 神戸市.com (Kobe City). I then proceeded with Arabic, around mid-December, hired an Arabic speaker to generate about 200 keywords.

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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

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I started late November 2005, went straight for country and city names first, especially Chinese and Japanese, and then i started mining Japanese terms - starting with financial terms.
...and correct me if I'm wrong, but you have one of the more lucrative portfolio's amongst us.

Well done touchring...you have the 'Midas' touch :p
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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

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...and correct me if I'm wrong, but you have one of the more lucrative portfolio's amongst us.

Well done touchring...you have the 'Midas' touch :p

Even among latecomers that started around December and after, i think i'm behind some, for example, Drew.

There's no midas touch, i've shared with you guys a good portion of what i know. I want people to know that even if you are a latecomer, there are still good names to find even now if you follow some tips given out by many on this forum.

I've followed many of the good advice given by Olney especially. The focus on commercial names, using a keyword list, and verifying using OVT pricing tool, OVT, the drop list on his blog, buying some good names to boost your porfolio (but do not overspend. ), etc, etc.

I've benefited from this forum, and likewise, i'm also trying to give back to the community.

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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

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I want people to know that even if you are a latecomer, there are still good names to find if you follow the right path.
...I agree.

I think we are only scratching the skin of IDN's with generics, or even with typos.

Why? - once IDN becomes as popular as Ascii (which I think it will, and probably moreso), the possibilites for IDN'ers to reg income producing URL's would seem to be as limitless as there is individual languages in this world :o

It's gonna' be Ascii on steroids x 10!
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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

Well, real IDN's was 2006

But I did register ra--3bhyww2q.com in 2000, but that was by circumventing the system

They must have figured it out though - it got deleted less than 2 months later.

I got the idea here... http://www.icann.org/minutes/minutes-25sep00.htm
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So you just waited for the right opportunity to make a huge splash8)?


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I know how you feel tee1

I blew around $3000 on Ascii March 2005 until I found this forum Feb 2006 as well.

If only I had known about IDN's march 2005!

I'd be sitting pretty right about now...
I would say you probably are sitting pretty right now, maybe not as pretty as tourching or Giant/Olney/RD/Drewbert/BFTP/Sacle ect. but I bet you a few that will do ok.

I would like to have many of my regs back and would have liked to have been around here in Sept 05. Given that, I am pretty happy to have found this place in Feb 06. I have thoroughly enjoyed researching domaining/the various langauges/cultures ect. It seems like that is the fun part, optimizing domains, building minisites, worrying about renewals, that seems like work. I don't mind staying up all night looking for new regs, but the other is just too much like work hehe.

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Re: When did you register your first IDN?

One of the things i can't understand why most idners are newbies, like myself, of course, you got likes of Giant and Drew, experienced domainers from the 90s. Why aren't the people on DNF moving? Hasn't it been almost one year since IDNF started?
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One of the things i can't understand why most idners are newbies, like myself, of course, you got likes of Giant and Drew, experienced domainers from the 90s. Why aren't the people on DNF moving? Hasn't it been almost one year since IDNF started?
There are go so many ASCII dot coms waiting to be registered. For example although Sarcle flagged its availability MyMonkeyBallsStink.com is still waiting for an investor. Why should someone picking up good solid ASCII like this be interest in weird swiggles?
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