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Old 31st October 2006, 04:51 PM
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I'm bewilded about this .mobi thing, it was like the days when they launched WAP back then in 2000. People are chasing air basically. If i'm those holding a few generic .mobi, i'll cash out while the iron is hot.

How the hell type-in works for mobile phones? How do you "type" using a phone? Not to talk about how many people actually attempt to try to use internet on a mobile phone.
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Old 31st October 2006, 05:12 PM
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I'm bewilded about this .mobi thing, it was like the days when they launched WAP back then in 2000. People are chasing air basically. If i'm those holding a few generic .mobi, i'll cash out while the iron is hot.

How the hell type-in works for mobile phones? How do you "type" using a phone? Not to talk about how many people actually attempt to try to use internet on a mobile phone.
a LOT of people I know, including myself, use internet on their cell phones. Blackberrys here are a must for some people...
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Old 31st October 2006, 05:20 PM
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Re: .mobi

I am just trying to figure out why we need another extention for mobile phones. Can't amazon.com figure out if a visitor is accessing the site via a mobile phone and auto-redirect it to wap.amazon.com or something?
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I am just trying to figure out why we need another extention for mobile phones. Can't amazon.com figure out if a visitor is accessing the site via a mobile phone and auto-redirect it to wap.amazon.com or something?
Yes, they can. Aside from that, many small portable devices (like cell phones and pdas that .mobi is meant for) have settings that can justify regular sites to fit the screen layout.
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How do you "type" using a phone?
Ask those millions of kids who can "text" faster than we can "type".
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I have my treo and type super fast~
I even check idnforums and digitalpoint from my phone.

... Its cake!
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Yes, they can. Aside from that, many small portable devices (like cell phones and pdas that .mobi is meant for) have settings that can justify regular sites to fit the screen layout.
So, why would a big company go out and spend 100K on a .mobi + who knows how much on marketing? :-)
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I have my treo and type super fast~
I even check idnforums and digitalpoint from my phone.

... Its cake!

Do Japanese & Chinese ect. Characters show on the treo , im thinking about getting one ?
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So, why would a big company go out and spend 100K on a .mobi + who knows how much on marketing? :-)
That's a great question! One possible answer that RD put forth is that, depending on the industry, $100K really isn't that much to secure the domain you need...

My question is, who is buying these? Is it the big companies?
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That's a great question! One possible answer that RD put forth is that, depending on the industry, $100K really isn't that much to secure the domain you need...

My question is, who is buying these? Is it the big companies?
The question I ask myself is - for me personally, do I think .mobi is a better opportunity that IDNs at the moment, since I can't chase two things at once. And the answer is "no".
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The question I ask myself is - for me personally, do I think .mobi is a better opportunity that IDNs at the moment, since I can't chase two things at once. And the answer is "no".
I agree completely. .mobi is, in my opinion, far more speculative than IDNs. I am just amazed how the .mobi craze spread like wildfire, while IDNs were snubbed by many "mainstream" domainers.

The other amazing phenomena to me is that people are spending money on domains like shd.mobi and swl.mobi...

I think it is because the info I read most about .mobi's comes from DNF and NP, both very American forums (maybe "Western" is a better term?). I think the shunning of IDNs comes from a very Americentric view of the world, both in general and in domaining.

Are .mobi's mostly an American craze at this point?
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Re: .mobi

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I agree completely. .mobi is, in my opinion, far more speculative than IDNs. I am just amazed how the .mobi craze spread like wildfire, while IDNs were snubbed by many "mainstream" domainers.

The other amazing phenomena to me is that people are spending money on domains like shd.mobi and swl.mobi...

I think it is because the info I read most about .mobi's comes from DNF and NP, both very American forums (maybe "Western" is a better term?). I think the shunning of IDNs comes from a very Americentric view of the world, both in general and in domaining.

Are .mobi's mostly an American craze at this point?

No, i think it has nothing to do with Americentric. People like new stuff, idn is old, the kick isn't there any more.

Remember Java? When it was new, ppl were excited over it, now, less interesting.
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No, i think it has nothing to do with Americentric. People like new stuff, idn is old, the kick isn't there any more.

Remember Java? When it was new, ppl were excited over it, now, less interesting.

IDN is old news to people whom knew about it or understood it , There are many that have this Americentric view of the World , and refuse to open there eyes.
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Hey great extension, I bought a dozen at $20 each , turned half of them for an average of $60 each in two weeks.

Nice quick huge profit, when the other half dozen are gone I will forget about it- really ugly extension. JMO
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Hey great extension, I bought a dozen at $20 each , turned half of them for an average of $60 each in two weeks.

Nice quick huge profit, when the other half dozen are gone I will forget about it- really ugly extension. JMO
wow, $240 in profit. Call your accountant
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wow, $240 in profit. Call your accountant
12 @ $20 = $240

Six sold at $60 = $360

6 names remaining yet to sell.

I make that a current profit of $120 - 200% in two weeks with assets remaining.

Hope your accountants math is better than yours and knows what profit means.
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12 @ $20 = $240

Six sold at $60 = $360

6 names remaining yet to sell.

I make that a current profit of $120 - 200% in two weeks with assets remaining.

Hope your accountants math is better than yours and knows what profit means.
Profit of $120 only if you value the time it took you to acquire and sell those names at $0.

Factor that in, and recalculate.

I won't even take a shit for anyone for $120.
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Profit of $120 only if you value the time it took you to acquire and sell those names at $0.

Factor that in, and recalculate.

I won't even take a shit for anyone for $120.

$120 means nothing in the West, but in China it's 960 Yuan. You can hire a home nanny for your babies for a month. In Vietnam, you can hire for 2 months.

anyway, in today's market, able to sell is itself is a feat!

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Re: .mobi

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People like new stuff, idn is old, the kick isn't there any more..
Touchring, Did you change your mind about IDNs? or it is the technique IDNs suck, dont register...because they are all mine!

I agree Touchring on your thinking, some guys here look down on small offers to sell domains, but for for many chinese to sell on $200 is like for some guys to sell on $2000. Even 3 sales of $200 and thats more or less their salaries without working. Obviously such thinking of register today to sell tomorrow wont take them anywhere, but okay i guess for them to keep going without much work.
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Profit of $120 only if you value the time it took you to acquire and sell those names at $0.

Factor that in, and recalculate.

I won't even take a shit for anyone for $120.
Some of you guys here really make me laugh so full of yourselves and holier than thou attitudes.

I was simply pointing out that I was able to make a quick turn on what I consider to be domain names with an extension that in my opinion sucks.

My time is my own btw, retired early to while away my time playing around with - whatever I fancy.

I have 500 IDN's - none sold as yet , obviously not as good as yours because I am probably not as smart as you , certainly with faeces valued in excess of $120 a pop, I just can't compete.

I live in Thailand, average daily wage for the workers on the estate where I live is $4 - put that in perspective to your comments.
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