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ccTLDs surging at the expense of .COMs

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by DavidL, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. DavidL

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    I posted on Namepros a while ago about how com values have been suffering & ccTLDs have been going from strength to strength.

    I really like to wind up those 'com is king' sheeple ;)

    I took the median of the top 100 domain sales for both ccTLDs and top 100 all-extension (which are 90% coms) and came up with:

    Year.......Com Sales .... ccTLD Sales

    2006.......$125K........ $13K
    2007.......$200K ....... $21K
    2008.......$188K ....... $26K
    2009.......$141K ....... $37K

    DNJournal's latest newsletter seems to confirm this trend:

    http://www.dnjournal.com/newsletters/2010/january.htm

    So good news for DNtraders who, I guess, are largely into .au! Well done guys for backing a winner. Let's keep it going!!
     
  2. djuqa

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    Totally agree with your observations

    Those poor deluded souls that think their lousy keyword combination .COM is somehow worth so much more than ExcellentKeyword.ccTLD's
    can get the depressed market prices the names truly deserve.

    Another area of mis-information that needs to be debunked once and forever is that .ccTLD's don't get international traffic.
    ccTLD's are JUST as capable of reaching a worldwide market as the gTLD's are.


    .IDN ccTld's as spacey talks about are the Future in a lot of countries.
     
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  3. DnEbook

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    in america they consider .com to be their cctld , and they turn their back on .us

    There market is alot more liquid for .com than ours for .com.au , we have alot of restrictions and lower population , no doubt people on this forum will make money over the years but maybe not quite as much as they hoped ??

    cctlds will = idn in some countries ......quite soon

    .日本 is the proposed extension for japan

    ライス.日本 would equal rice.japan , these are going to be the true cctlds

    they already have keybords that can type this
     

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  4. DavidL

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    Yes IDN.IDN certainly sounds exciting. Trouble is for a non-native speaker/reader, I don't really know where to begin.

    Also, spacey, is it expected that western script keyboards will actually be phased out in these countries over time? Or are they too entrenched?
     
  5. Oz.

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    Ohh Japan..Heading back to Japan in a couple of months, can't wait. My home away from home.
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  6. DnEbook

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    http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol9/issue1/Japanese_Keyboard.gif

    this will give you an idea , notice the smaller space bar , the keys next to it can be hit to translate into japanese characters , they can type english of japanese alphabet and then convert into symbols/characters if i am correct

    Yes many secondary terms and meaninngs in the world of idns , but as stated in my groundfloor thread now is the time to get in on this !

    Interesting to note that russia now have a idn.idn but many feel the government will dictate the use too much so many are staying with idn.ru instead of .рф
     
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