IDNs finally here?

Discussion in 'Indian IDNs' started by admin, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Jeff
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    I just saw this:
    Eleven new ccTLDs coming next week | DomainIncite.com - Domain Name News & Opinion

    Exciting news, but I can't see anything about it on the IN Registry website.
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks like ICANN passed this:

    ICANN | Adopted Board Resolutions | 25 January 2011

     
  3. wot

    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    I think I will be sticking with Chinese & Russian, at least one language covers all and English is not widely used whereas India is long established using English and 7 new IDN extensions in the various languages only complicates matters.

    Maybe useful in the long term but I really don't see them being worth the investment at the moment. But simply my opinion.

    It's hard enough trying to sell good English .co.in/.in at the moment, imagine trying to move those various India IDN extensions!
     
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    I mostly agree with you wot. I'm sure a few top IDN names will be worth a lot, but those will probably go to insiders.
     
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    Agreed - and true IDN names are far from "arriving" value wise ..

    Hell, the chinese equivalent of island.net and it went @ auction for less than $30 ... imagine if island.net was at an aftermarket auction right now - what do you think it would fetch ?

    They are greatly undervalued still and the IDN name space has tons of potential but it will be a while till you get the right pop for good names still.

    Add in the fact, as it has already been pointed out, there are 7 more languages being introduced in India now and that just makes it crazy ... so there will be 8 forms of the word bombay.in now, let alone other ccTLD ....

    Although the lower renewal prices should increase general domain investors interest in the .in extension - hopefully ... and where domainers go, a bunch of salesmen go ... some really good. They influence powerful people to make big decisions. they then influence other people both forcefully and vicariously.

    Interesting times ahead but the 7 languages is no big deal ... and those with .com endings with value will be far and few between ... not to mention ending in .in

    JMHO though
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    Can't agree there. There have been at least a couple of documented $xxx,xxx IDN sales and I believe quite a number of high value sales under the radar.

    Yes, they are in their infancy but the word is now out there, slow but sure.
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    Look at forum auction sales in general whether ascii or IDN, they simply do not get any attention and all the potential "buyers" are domainers and even reasonably good names will sell for peanuts-great for buyers though!.
     
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    LLL.in King United States Well-Known Member

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    i will be staying away from IDNs- i don't know them well enough, and they will be another of 5000 distractions domainers face every year...
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    That could be said of domaining in general. As far as not knowing IDN, that's how 99.9% of IDN'ers started out and went through a learning process.
     
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