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    Please appraise: .com + .com

    Hi,

    I'm wondering if any members with IDN knowledge might be able to appraise these two single letter .coms which today I've received offers for over at sedo.com?

    In case they don't appear correctly here, using Nexus' neat IDNA converter http://www.freewho.com/idn/index.php the original and encoded domains are:

    .com
    xn--2ca.com

    .com
    xn--3ca.com

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    Last edited by fizz; 12-09-2004 at 01:18 AM.

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    Still looking for a few appraisals - thanks!

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    Hi Fizz,

    I have sold one-letter IDN .COM's anywhere from $3000-$250.I'd say a good half of people still don't know anything about them,but the half that does sees thier value.
    I sold a one-letter .COM on the Bazaar last week for $600--and the letter I sold was much less used than the ones you have.Those are nice ones,I would say probably in the low $1XXX range each.
    I've sold about 10 one-letter domains this month,the market for them is better than it's ever been.I think the rise in interest among speculators is because Sedo has been reporting tons of IDN sales lately (words). People are slowly realizing that people around the world USE these wild accented letters.Good luck with them.

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    Is $.com availanle

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    I wish $.com could be registered.Maybe someday..
    I did manage to snag a handful of currency symbol domains though:

    元元.net (Chinese Yuan symbols, the Chinese version of $$.net)

    ₩.com (Korean Won)

    and my new baby:

    .at (Euro symbol,Austrian country code)


    .ORG will begin allowing IDN's next year...imagine .org...wow.

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    Thanks for the appraisal Dillpupp...you really are the 1-Letter .COM Guy

    I have quite a few good German IDNs but haven't been able to change the nameservers at Register.com to test the traffic unless I pay extra, which I don't really want to do.

    Also can't change the NS for .com and .com so they both don't resolve yet, but surprisingly getting some views at sedo from people typing them into the domain search box.

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    Hi Fizz

    Appraising IDN domains is very difficult right now, as there are many issues to consider and there is no established market for them at present.

    I think Dillpup is about right, and 1K (low) seems a fair valuation at the moment; if you are interested I may be willing to go to $1000 for both names - let me know.

    All the best with your domains!

    Richard

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    Many thanks Richard for the kind offer. I'd like to get the names to resolve in the next few days so I can get an indication of traffic and thus a better idea of value.

    With the growth in the popularity of firefox and other browsers that allow for IDNs to resolve without a plug-in, coupled with MS possibly moving towards the same objective (if that's what Steve Ballmer was alluding to in the article quoted here): http://www.domainstate.com/showthrea...threadid=37269I have a hunch that good IDNs could get significant type-in traffic.

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    Hi Fizz,

    Your hunch is right,IDN's already gets loads of type-in traffic.I have registered MANY IDN "typos" ..domains where people were so used to typing the accented letter,that they used it in a domain name--and much of the time the IDN version was still available for Reg.
    I recently bought and recently sold kurtlarvads.com with a 141 OVT with extension.(the domain does not display properly on this forum,the "y's" are actually DOTLESS i's).It's a typo of kurtlarvadisi.com.
    Strong keywords also do get very good traffic.I have diseo.com (design.com in Spanish) which gets over 1000 visitors a month to the parked Sedo page.
    IDN's are in the process of *exploding* IMO...just look at all the recent Sedo sales...and many of the one-letter IDN's on Sedo have bids...
    Not to mention .BIZ,.CC,.TV and more have opened up registrations for IDN's due to sheer demand. .ORG will begin them in January.

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    Re: Please appraise: .com + .com

    are these greek carachters?

    Originally posted by fizz
    Hi,

    I'm wondering if any members with IDN knowledge might be able to appraise these two single letter .coms which today I've received offers for over at sedo.com?

    In case they don't appear correctly here, using Nexus' neat IDNA converter http://www.freewho.com/idn/index.php the original and encoded domains are:

    .com
    xn--2ca.com

    .com
    xn--3ca.com

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    http://www.y8.org free flash y8 games ..WebAwards.com Apollo13.com

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    Does these special character' domains come with free special keyboards?
    If so how many thousands ?

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    tassos, when I was chasing the names a few years ago I knew which alphabets those two IDNs are from but I've lost track since then.

    RobertF, , of course they're special character domains to those who only speak English; these two are actually letters in an alphabet and as such will be common on their keyboards.

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    Originally posted by Dillpupp
    Strong keywords also do get very good traffic.I have diseo.com (design.com in Spanish) which gets over 1000 visitors a month to the parked Sedo page.
    IDN's are in the process of *exploding* IMO...just look at all the recent Sedo sales...and many of the one-letter IDN's on Sedo have bids...
    Thanks for that Dillipupp, and this probably confirms why my IDNs parked at sedo are getting more offers than my non-IDN names.

    Congrats on those sales and acquisitions

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    Can you guys please put next to the " weirdcharacterhere.com" the language or special planet/galaxy they come from ?

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    Never seen any idn names promoted, at last in France.
    So speculating on those domains might be a risky bet

    Good luck anyway to our IDN pioneers
    Nope.

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