View Full Version : ๘ [8 in Thai] got 117 visitors yesterday

22nd July 2011, 04:42 PM
๘.com [8 in Thai] (xn--j5c.com) got 117 visitors yesterday. 8 is a lucky number in Chinese but not in Thai. There is, however, a large percentage of Chinese Thais in Thailand, not sure if this contributed to the domain being typed. It looks like many Thais are now testing the existence of Thai IDNs. On various forums in Thai, people have been expressing surprises that they could type domains in Thai.

IE6 is now down to 7.57% in Thailand, that might have also helped.

22nd July 2011, 05:32 PM
Nowaday, Thai numeric are rarely used. I have not typed them from my keyboard for a very long time. I think sometimes the parking stat is not accurate .I got a lot of visitor for NNLL.com domains but no click at all. I doubt that these traffic are human.

22nd July 2011, 07:44 PM
I agree that the usage of Thai numerical numbers are in decline but one area that it is still heavily used is astrology. But it could very well be bot traffic as you indicated but that would also surprise me why bots would consitently hit on just my number 8 and not any other number.