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Old 5th December 2006, 07:56 AM
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Mixed Combi (IDN & English)

I was looking at some OVT search terms. Let's say I searched for ゲーム (games in Jap), and the mixed term (flash ゲーム) or (pc ゲーム) are present with some avg OVT results. So whats the viability of registering such a mixed combi for domain names? since indeed many people do learn and mixed english in their everyday language.

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Re: Mixed Combi (IDN & English)

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I was looking at some OVT search terms. Let's say I searched for ゲーム (games in Jap), and the mixed term (flash ゲーム) or (pc ゲーム) are present with some avg OVT results. So whats the viability of registering such a mixed combi for domain names? since indeed many people do learn and mixed english in their everyday language.

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If it is natural to the do this in the target market, it will work. If it feels contrived it won't. Transliterations are contrived, that is why they don't really work very well. It is a question of giving the people what they want!
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Re: Mixed Combi (IDN & English)

My pcゲーム.jp is getting traffic even though it's just a bad splash page.
I have a system put in but never got the chance to launch it.
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Re: Mixed Combi (IDN & English)

Yea that would be a nice example.

Whacha need is whatcha want! guess if thats what users are searching for, then thats great.
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Re: Mixed Combi (IDN & English)

Funnily enough one of my best performing Japanese IDN's is tvガイド.com (tv guide).

With an OVT of 90,969 for tvガイド I was hoping this might become a viable IDN once the type-in culture is firmly established amongst Japanese web searchers.
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Re: Mixed Combi (IDN & English)

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Funnily enough one of my best performing Japanese IDN's is tvガイド.com (tv guide).
Wow.. care to share some traffic figures for that? yea perharps some mixed combi with relatively high OVT isnt so bad after all, from what i see.
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