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Old 18th September 2006, 12:53 PM
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was wondering if say a place like "NEW YORK" or "SEOUL" was available in some other language, is it worth getting these domains or is it better to get "TRAVELNEWYORK" "SEOULHOTELS"

btw neither of these examples is available, well actually they might be, to lazy to look, so basically, is it worth it just to register a one word, or is a phrase better?

I personally would love to own the ENGLISH "NEWYORK.COM" but with foreign countries the one word domains dont do so hot, am I wrong

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Old 18th September 2006, 02:47 PM
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was wondering if say a place like "NEW YORK" or "SEOUL" was available in some other language, is it worth getting these domains or is it better to get "TRAVELNEWYORK" "SEOULHOTELS"

btw neither of these examples is available, well actually they might be, to lazy to look, so basically, is it worth it just to register a one word, or is a phrase better?

I personally would love to own the ENGLISH "NEWYORK.COM" but with foreign countries the one word domains dont do so hot, am I wrong

thanks
I don't know where you got that idea nick_name but most of us are under the belief that one word domains absolutely rock. It's early days so many of us are still waiting on major traffic but in terms of future value, it is single word generics that will probably represent the most value.
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Re: need some advice/help

well most if not all of mine are single word domains, but it seems all appraisals have been negative, also I have found at least 100 excellent keyword domains, with no takers on the .net or .com

my domains include

おり.com Time xn--t8j0g.com GOOGLE 130,000,000/2774
おり.com Time xn--t8j0g.net GOOGLE 130,000,000/2774
きっかけ.com Opportunity xn--u8jdn4e.com GOOGLE 31,300,000/967
きっかけ.net Opportunity xn--u8jdn4e.net GOOGLE 31,300,000/967

注文.com Order xn--7dv27n.com OVT 878 GOOGLE 19,800,000/878
注文.net Order xn--7dv27n.net GOOGLE 19,800,000/878
演奏.net Performance.net xn--uts991c.net GOOGLE 37,600,000/776
お楽しみ.com Pleasure xn--t8j0ayio54v.com OVT 356 GOOGLE 44,300,000/356

美好.net Happy xn--5ust99f.net GOOGLE 30,000,000/397 China
费用.net Cost/Expense xn--jny762c.net 63,600,000 China
瘾.net Addiction.net xn--hvy.net GOOGLE 23,500,000

now I am wondering if I should be looking for TERMS instead of a single term

what is better "TRAVEL.COM" or "TRAVELCHINA.COM" "CHINATRAVEL.COM"

have I just lucked out in finding a lot of good single potentials, and yes they are more generic and popular then the ones I already have, but I dont want to register names with no interest, they all have at least 20,000,000 google and 500 and up ovt

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Old 19th September 2006, 02:27 PM
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Re: need some advice/help

The problem you have with the domains is not that they are single word. That's about the best thing that your domains have. What they lack is high OVT and Commercial Bids. Without those two, this market treats them poorly at the moment. That may change once the market tightens up, but you should understand this point.

Speaking strictly about Japan here because I am not qualified to discuss anything else. Personally, I don't care much about the results of a "domain" google search bring up. Unless the results is less than a million - then I look at why it is so low. As for OVT - the bigger the better. My best .com or .jp domain has about 1.2 million OVT and my average is probably 30,000 or so. These days I buy .com and .net that are sub 10,000 but am not interested in anything with 1000 or less OVT unless the corresponding bids are astronomically high like in the 1,000 yen+ range.

お楽しみ.com - this is a good brandable domain but by its low OVT i don't think it is a big candidate for type-ins. But who knows.
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Old 19th September 2006, 03:36 PM
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Re: need some advice/help

The post is pretty good.
You need to think of a target since you have a variety of languages you can buy in.

TravelChina - works in languages where many people from the country visit China.

Travel.com - generic good in any language if you can get it.
NewYork.com - Real good always target places where many people travel.


In my case I buy for Japan.
Hawaii & New York wasn't available so I got Waikiki, Mawai, Honolulu, Manhattan, New York City
Instead of travel I got hotel domains : HongKongHotels, ShanghaiHotels, NewYorkHotels, KoreaHotels


The word order is based on which language you choose to buy in.
There is no general answer for which is better CHINATRAVEL.com or TRAVELCHINA.com


Be strategic in the market you buy for, there is usually info in English on some of the travel habits of people.
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