Re: opinion: Why you should buy chinese .COM instead of .CN
the verisign report pdf that I posted earlier is very important.
china, korea, japan, and germany lead the ccTLd and gtld data points....
china numbers for idn's ccTLD estimated by Verisign .....are 300K based on
1st quarter data cumulatively.
idn's dot com in Chinese are Verisign's own internal data at roughly 250 K or so.
Any IDN with Chinese/Japanese scripts were separately calculated.
My strategy is that dot CN has political risk. It can taken away.
chinese dot Com's can get blocked or blacklisted.
In many categories, I bought both.
In many I bought only dot com's.
I think that ICANN is under enormous pressure from China, Japan, Korea and Germany to act.
Germany is very forceful with the dot DE IDN's.
They do not want to continue to teach children to spell with umlauts for assignments and then type AE OE etc.........for web URL's to substitute for umlaut words in addresses.....