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Old 1st November 2006, 06:34 PM
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Will these new extensions make the market Better?

You know what guys.
I'm glad to see that people took advantage of getting the next extensions.
With so many of us going into grabbing everything in all languages truthfully I started to worry are we leaving little for natives.
I wouldn't have expected them to start releasing new Extensions you can register IDNs in so soon.
Now instead of just trying to get something that makes sense more there's more of a chance to get a real quality IDN in more languages in new extensions.

I personally think the Spanish market should be hot.

Do you guys think this was a really good bonus at the time IE7 is coming out?
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Old 1st November 2006, 06:40 PM
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

I think so but .biz i will never touch one, but other than that new ext equal new oppurtunities should work out for the best
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Old 1st November 2006, 06:45 PM
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

I think the "natives" have scooped up some pretty good stuff in their respective ccTLD's, often because at the time the ccTLD's had restrictions on who could register.

Although I gather the Koreans get particularly upset when foreigners register Korean stuff in com.
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Old 1st November 2006, 06:54 PM
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

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I think the "natives" have scooped up some pretty good stuff in their respective ccTLD's, often because at the time the ccTLD's had restrictions on who could register.

Although I gather the Koreans get particularly upset when foreigners register Korean stuff in com.

You mean daehanminkok.com? I've not received any upset email btw. Domains are just domains, without a website, no one gets upset. Only emails i get are those offering $50 bucks for my russian and arabic generics.
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

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Domains are just domains, without a website, no one gets upset.
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

Agree with Olney spanish language domains should be the sleepers, doing quite well over time as so much attention goes to asian languages. Also agree with sunsei, .biz is just lame regardless of language. ccTLDs could be incredibly nice if more open up to using their own character sets in second level registrations.
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Old 2nd November 2006, 12:03 AM
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

Personally, .biz and .info were the best way for me to get some really good keywords in languages that were picked through by 2005. I just want to see how they do. At least I'll have the option.
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

All I have to say is if my parents or relatives don't know about the .info and .biz, which they didn't until I told them about them. They are to me quite worthless. People are still hawking great keywords in .biz for pennies. I can't imagine it being any different especially in other languages.

The only thing I like is people building something on the .biz and having people instictivly type in .com.
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

Take a look at http://germany.info/
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

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Take a look at http://germany.info/
Thanks. Had you not shown me I would have never looked. That's my point about .info and .biz.
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Thanks. Had you not shown me I would have never looked. That's my point about .info and .biz.
Had I not seen it advertised in a magazine, I would not have looked.
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

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All I have to say is if my parents or relatives don't know about the .info and .biz, which they didn't until I told them about them. They are to me quite worthless. People are still hawking great keywords in .biz for pennies. I can't imagine it being any different especially in other languages.

The only thing I like is people building something on the .biz and having people instictivly type in .com.

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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

It would be interesting if DNAME changed the perception of .info and .biz

That would kill me and my .coms, but it would be an interesting death.
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

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It would be interesting if DNAME changed the perception of .info and .biz

That would kill me and my .coms, but it would be an interesting death.

You mean dname applies to european languages? I know .info, .biz dname for chinese will have very low chance of taking off.

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Take a look at http://germany.info/

.info is very strong for german.

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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

In the universe as we know it....

Open minded IDN types should consider alternative possibilities.
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

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.info is very strong for german.
Why? Because it sounds really good in European languages.

Information is what this is all about. Com ≠ commerce in people's minds. Information has a more positive connotation.
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

I'm sorry I still have to step in here. Doing more research and looking at the "actual" topsites from these European countries where this coveted .info seems to sound so great.

Not one. And I repeat not one of the top 100 sites from France or Germany have the .info or .biz.

There are .orgs and .nets and even a .us. But not one single .info or .biz breaking the top 100.

I don't see this changing with IDN. While they still will hold some value even if very small. It will not replace country codes, .com, or even .net. There are huge words in all of these languages without the accents and still no .info or .biz in the top sites.
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

OK. It was a gamble. Blame Edwin! When he bought a .cc domain, it was like opening the gateway to Hades!
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Old 2nd November 2006, 06:36 AM
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The best $2.99 investment ever.
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Re: Will these new extensions make the market Better?

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I'm sorry I still have to step in here. Doing more research and looking at the "actual" topsites from these European countries where this coveted .info seems to sound so great.

Not one. And I repeat not one of the top 100 sites from France or Germany have the .info or .biz.

There are .orgs and .nets and even a .us. But not one single .info or .biz breaking the top 100.

I don't see this changing with IDN. While they still will hold some value even if very small. It will not replace country codes, .com, or even .net. There are huge words in all of these languages without the accents and still no .info or .biz in the top sites.

I thikn everyone is just speculating. If you see how ridiculously high prices of .mobi have gone, it might be a $2.99 worthwhile bet. This game is 90% about hype, sure you know that being a master seller.
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