Yes, you are right. If this were to work you would need to move each of your names that you wanted traffic onto a "blessed" nameserver. I am not sure even it were to work that it is necessarily a very sensible thing to do, but I would like to understand a bit more about the scenario.
Yes, you are perfectly correct in saying that traffic gets out of China on ASCII. It would be interesting to know if any of those names would still receive traffic when parked. In other words is our problem specific to IDNs or does it affect all domains that are parked outside of China?
We could also look at this problem from another perspective. Would developed Chinese IDN receive any traffic from China, either with or without Google Adwords added? Could we do an experiment to see whether this works or not, or indeed has anyone actually already done any development of Chinese IDN?
What occurs to me is that we are trying one thing, but only moving to next step if the first one is successful. That seems entirely logical. It may, however, be that with the Chinese scenario that by leaping to the next step we might possibly obviate problems that we encounter on the first one.
Perhaps there are no useful answers out there, but unless we ask some probing questions, we might be missing out on something.
Originally Posted by Drewbert
If only certain nameservers are "blessed" by China, you would have to have ALL your chinese domains using those servers.
It's no use just having the target domain there, because then Chinese surfers couldn't get to the starter domains to pick up the redirect or forward instruction, because they couldn't access the DNS for those names.
But I have Chinese ASCII names with NS located in the USA that get traffic fine. Baidu spiders them. Baidu spiders MOST of m sites even the non-Chinese ones.
If Baidu can spider them, then surely they're not blocked in China?