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Old 16th March 2007, 01:09 PM
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What's the point?

No disrespect to anybody of course- I just want to be enlightened, perhaps...
What's the point of registering قحبة.com(and 10 variations of this sleasy term-unless one is a pimp, which I am sure is not the case?) How this can be used? It can be sold later for $10, is this the plan?
There are plenty of good (arabic, in this case) names left. For example, I don't speak arabic at all. I just registered last week 6 arabic domains after 30 min research-I think 6 is enough for now- but they are much better, I think :
1)اليهود.com/net -jews
2)اليهودية.com/net- jewish and/or Judaism (?)
3)الارشيف.com- archive -not sure if it's the main term, though.

4)6th name which has big overture but I don't want to mention it yet- I will later.

I'd like comments from arab and not arab speakers.
Thanks in advance
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Re: What's the point?

The assumption you have made here is that what you have registered are indeed good terms.

Arabic like a lot of the languages we are speculating on, have many many ways to say a word. Some are just not valid for domain purposes, and others are just lesser terms or incorrect tense etc.

If you have indeed found good names, then your point is valid.
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Re: What's the point?

That's why I'd ask an arab speaker to look at what I've registered during last week and comment, if possible.
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Re: What's the point?

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No disrespect to anybody of course- I just want to be enlightened, perhaps...What's the point of registering قحبة.com(and 10 variations of this sleasy term-unless one is a pimp, which I am sure is not the case?) How this can be used? It can be sold later for $10, is this the plan?
I think people register adult terms because they get traffic and have monetized well in ascii, so may be an opportunity for idn as well.

Just a note to be sure of, there are restrictions about having hardcore adult websites (Thailand for one, and probably others as well). Maybe some religious implications for adult, gambling, etc. websites as well in certain countries.
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Re: What's the point?

I have seen some arab developing adult sites so they may find endusers... not only the traffic as mentioned by bwhhisc.

but it is widely unaccepted to trade adult sites or domains among arab due to religious and cultural reasons.

also, there are no adult shops or adult related commerce in arabic countries ... it is something aganist the law.

yes there are millions generic arabic domains available but the market has no much active arabic buyers or arabic IDN developers.
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Old 16th March 2007, 07:39 PM
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yes there are millions generic arabic domains available but the market has no much active arabic buyers or arabic IDN developers.
Very true.


I've tried getting some names for development reasons, but it seems some names, even if they are not the best terms but still decent, will be parked forever.
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Re: What's the point?

True. This is why I registered at this point only:
1)اليهود.com/net -jews
2)اليهودية.com/net- jewish and/or Judaism (?)
3)الارشيف.com- archive -not sure if it's the main term, though-it seems to be...
Not for sale, for sure- but to develop later. I think those are terms arab-speaking might be quite interested in.
As far as adult for arabic... Even viagra.com in arabic seems to be available.... Cultural differences, I guess.

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Re: What's the point?

"True. This is why I registered at this point only:
1)اليهود.com/net -jews
2)اليهودية.com/net- jewish and/or Judaism (?)
I think those are terms arab-speaking might be quite interested in."

(I deleted other parts of the quote to make my question really clear.)

This brings up a question for me. Is it acceptable to ask a potential buyer what his/her intentions are regarding the name you are selling?

I have a few names that if they were sold to the "wrong" buyer, could be used for completely inflammatory, prejudiced reasons.
That's why I bought the names, because I felt like I wanted to have some control over who the end-user will be. (though I know it can be sold again and again after I sell it).

But is that a legitimate question to ask? (not that it matters because I'm going to ask no matter what -- but I'm still interested to know if it's done in the domain industry or not)
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Old 23rd March 2007, 08:10 AM
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"True. This is why I registered at this point only:
1)اليهود.com/net -jews
2)اليهودية.com/net- jewish and/or Judaism (?)
I think those are terms arab-speaking might be quite interested in."

(I deleted other parts of the quote to make my question really clear.)

This brings up a question for me. Is it acceptable to ask a potential buyer what his/her intentions are regarding the name you are selling?

I have a few names that if they were sold to the "wrong" buyer, could be used for completely inflammatory, prejudiced reasons.
That's why I bought the names, because I felt like I wanted to have some control over who the end-user will be. (though I know it can be sold again and again after I sell it).

But is that a legitimate question to ask? (not that it matters because I'm going to ask no matter what -- but I'm still interested to know if it's done in the domain industry or not)

Sadly, I wish I had picked up those domains that he now has, since they are currently in the wrong hands... sigh.
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Re: What's the point?

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Sadly, I wish I had picked up those domains that he now has, since they are currently in the wrong hands... sigh.
yep very sad the jew hater now owns jews.com in arabic heh
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Re: What's the point?

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But is that a legitimate question to ask? (not that it matters because I'm going to ask no matter what -- but I'm still interested to know if it's done in the domain industry or not)
They're your domains, and you can do with them as you like. If you only want to sell them to someone whom you feel will use them for the kind of purposes you'd like to see 'em used for, I personally would say, go for it!
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yep very sad the jew hater now owns jews.com in arabic heh
I hate to re-clutter up the thread, but yes... it really is sad. These could've been used to put up some sort of " We're All Humans, Have Peace " slogan or something.

But now we will never know.
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Old 23rd March 2007, 09:07 AM
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Re: What's the point?

Whoa. Before this goes further, let me put an end to it. I clearly didn't express myself in the way I meant to. If I offended anyone, I sincerely apologize as this was not at all my intention.

I don't know the person who just bought those domains and started this thread. He/she could be Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, athiest or a thousand other possibilities. My question wasn't about him/her AT ALL. It was a general question asking if you can first find out a person's intentions before selling them a name. My question was TRIGGERED by this thread because,

It's not a secret that for decades there has been intense animosity between Arabs and Jews (not always on a personal level but definitely on a national level), esp. between those living in the Middle East. So Jews.com in Arabic could become a site filled with bias and hatred JUST AS the name Arabs.com in Hebrew could be. It's the same both ways. It depends who ends up buying the domain as an END USER (which I assumed tgtbtu2 is NOT because he/she doesn't speak Arabic...therefore the request for translation help! My question simply wasn't about tgtbtu2. I didn't even realize it could be misinterpreted in that way).

I'm against prejudice and hate-filled websites no matter which side they're coming from. I have several Arab countries in Hebrew as well as Islam.com in Hebrew. I wanted them because I will be very careful who I sell those to , from BOTH sides. A "wrong" buyer for me would be an extreme right-wing Jew or Muslim. I don't agree with either of their viewpoints. I prefer the sites to be used towards peace.

Tomorrow I will be PM'ing FLA and tgtbtu2 to personally apologize and work thru any hard feelings with them. Aside from that, I really think it's best to put this to rest. It's too explosive a topic.

tgtbtu2, sorry that I grabbed attention away from your post, which was, I think, partially wanting some translation help, which unfortunately I can't do, because I don't speak Arabic. If you ever need help with Hebrew though, I'll be happy to assist.
Laurie P.S. Thanks John W for your thoughts about my question.

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Re: What's the point?

Lmg67, you're not at fault, the thread owner to trying to generate interest on the name with all that porn talk. As simple as that.
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Which overture did you use ? Do you have a link ?

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6th name which has big overture but I don't want to mention it yet- I will later.
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Re: What's the point?

Thanks Touchring. Much appreciated.

I've PM'ed with Fla200 and now I know that I missed a lot of unfortunate happenings on this thread in the last couple weeks, so I didn't have that background before. Now I know what's going on and none of it is towards me and I think I'll just stay out of the ring.
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