View Full Version : Bâteau.com (Boat.com in French)

21st December 2009, 09:32 PM
Would love to hear your opinion on this French IDN:


Stuck the term in Google.com and it returned over 16M results.

Thanks in advance.

21st December 2009, 10:00 PM
Welcome to the forum Sampras.

Unfortunately, the proper word for "Boat" in French is "Bateau" and not "Bâteau".

See the search volumes on Google trends here (http://www.google.com/trends?q=Bateau%2C+B%C3%A2teau).

Also, when searching the term in Google always use quotations, ie "Bâteau". Without the quotes, Google will return results for Bâteau and Bateau.

Good luck

22nd December 2009, 03:56 AM
Google Adsense

Bâteau = 14,000
Bateau = 3,350,000

Google Results for "Bâteau" 218,000

This post is #2 in Google for "Bâteau"

French is a well mined language. You're not going to just hand reg a term like "boat" a couple months ago.

It's a turd.

I suggest reading more on the forum and figure out how you plan to go after IDN terms and identify them better before you waste much more money.