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Re: Simplified or Traditional ?

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Originally Posted by john p
Hi,

I have a few questions regarding chinese IDN domains,
and whether to use Simplified or Traditional characters.


- afaik Simplified is used on the Chinese mainland - Traditional in Macau, HK
and Singapore.

- When I do a research on google I get the same results for both versions.

- Baidu automatically changes Traditional into Simplified search results.

- But on Overture I get far better results using Traditional characters.

So which version should I use when registering a chinese IDN ?


I also read that if you register a Domain using Traditional characters,
no one else can register the Simplified version and vice versa -
so technically you get two domains. Is this correct ?


Thanks.
John
Hey John,
If you want to reach a wider audience, register simple chinese.

In some cases, registering the traditional chinese will block registration of the simple chinese and vice versa, and nobody can get the other domain - not even you.

If you register Hong Kong domains, they will give you all variations of the name - simple and traditional.

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