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Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by Scott.L, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Scott.L

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    What are your thoughts on .it as a domain extension -
     
  2. Scott.L

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    Oh Crap .it - the domain registry i was using was not working properly - love.it "available" and every other good keyword was available...It was blowing my mind until I realized that on other registries these domain names were not available.
     
  3. johno69

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    I have a .it domain, and had to submit a good reason why I had it and what I was going to be using it for to have any chance of keeping it.

    Seems more regulated than .au to me.
     
  4. Scott.L

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    I agree when it comes to making decisions about buying into an international extension its best to do some research - .uk.com looks attractive because there are so many keywords available along with .us.com but as secondary domains they may not gather enough value added traction even thou some hype on the contrary is out there amidst the net promoting it - plus i cant find good research on other country extensions - in fact I cant seem to find good reliable research data on aussie domains unless someone out-there can point me to it.

    i did find something interesting last night whilst trolling through endless insignificant webpages... I came across a very odd yet interesting domain concept called dashworld.com you can basically create a domain like e-e as or you-you or big-com and be listed in there network for free...there are limitations but its unique; The concept is clever but there is uncertainty as to its validity -
     
  5. Markus

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    It´s almost like with every ccTLD, you need to get a feeling for the Italian market, but in case of .it I would propose to find a reliable provider to ease registrations/transfers under TLD.it. At least in the past it was not that easy to registrate a domain(much paperwork).

    There might be also a reason why .uk.com or .us.com look that attractive. Be careful about them, better to concentrate on originals. Be also careful with domains al la L-L.tld, usually they don´t sell very well.

    Just my experience/opinion, maybe worth to mention, I know I am new in the forum.
     
  6. payattention

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    Is .au.com still around at all?
     
  7. johno69

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    Yes NR will be selling these until the cows come home.
     
  8. payattention

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    Is there a good story behind that domain? It's probably about 15 years ago but I remember a local PC shop had something like localcomputershop.au.com and I told him he had the domain around the wrong way; I had no clue at the time there was the .au.com "extension".
     
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    I don't think it's an "extension" by any means. Just NR happened to grab au.com back in the day and are maximizing their return by selling sub domains blended in with their other domain offerings.

    I could be wrong but that's how it looks to me.
     
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    I didn't mean to say it was an extension but I mean that it fools the eyes enough to make you think it could be (or at least it did 15 years ago).
     
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    Avoid.
     
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    That is a *bad* sign.
     
  13. DavidL

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    And probably will again when the new GTLDs come out. Domains could well start looking weird and wondefrul!

    Why would you suggest that?

    I think it's a little naive to write off the leading (only?) extension for a country with a 60m population in one word.
     
  14. Markus

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    Whats wrong with .it?
    Do you think .au is more important for Australians as .it for Italian people?

    Most probably not, the market is already flooded with extensions. How many extensions does the average end user know... 2-3?

    As more extensions are on the market as more important are essentias.
     
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    Anyone who doesn't speak the language and/or lives out of the country is at a massive disadvantage. Mostly it is a mess when people who aren't intimately familar with the country/language try to speculate.

    I think it is a little naive when people expect to make money in markets they know little about.
     
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    The question is more, what is right with it for Australian speculators?

    This is a country near bankruptcy, high levels of corruption, internet penetration of 50%, main industry is organised crime, so yes I would say .it is not as important to Italians as .com.au to australians.

    The main point is though the average person who doesn't speak the language/isn't very familiar with the country is at a huge disadvantage.
     
  17. Markus

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    Sorry, cant agree.
    I do invest in ccTLD´s/countries I do not live in, and that with success.
    I do also sell domains in dozends of languages I do not speak, also with success.
    I do not speculate, I invest.

    Its just naive if you business-plan/registrations does not fit to the certain ccTLD-market. And this is not possible without doing tests to get needed stats. With some ccTLDs you need 100 Domains to get the first impressions about the market, but in most cases you need 1000 domains or more to collect needed stats.

    Thats easy to answer... Nothing, if you have to speculate, you dont know the market.

    That's only half of the truth.
    Anyway, its all about to deal with the market. Is it too much effort, then you should not join the market at all.

    Then find a way to turn your disadvantage into an advantage! But you are right, If you cant, you should not join the market.
     
  18. DavidL

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    Snoopy, you made the vast majority of your domain investments in an overseas country with 50% domain penetration too didn't you? (admittedly speaking the same language (although, from memory, your last public sale was a non Australian english sale))

    So are you advising others to learn from your mistakes? I thought you did rather well until the crash in .com values of the last few years and the exchange rate fluctuations?
     
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    USD 47,000 to get your own gTLD Hmmmm....
     
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    $200k application fee alone isn't it?