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Do Germans prefer hyphenated domains ?

Labeled as debate in Niche Domain Discussion started by Michael Ehrhardt, Oct 19, 2019.

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Does Germany prefer hyphenated domains ?

This poll will close on Nov 19, 2030 at 4:07 PM.
  1. yes ( Germans recognize hyphenated domains easier )

    58.3%
  2. no ( Germany prefer regular domains written together )

    8.3%
  3. i have no idea what Germany like or prefer :-)

    33.3%
Total: 12 vote(s)
  1. Michael Ehrhardt

    Michael Ehrhardt Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    Do Germans prefer hyphenated domains ?

    lets make it simple

    since i am back in Germany i realize that Germans prefer hyphenated domains

    sample :

    simon-petrus.de is registered
    simonpetrus.de is available

    deutschebank.de is forwarded to deutsche-bank.de
    harleydavidson.de is forwarded to harley-davidson.com
    rayban.de is forwarded to ray-ban.com

    specially here in Hamburg i see so many domains with hyphens

    most German companies also got the .com

    What are your experience with German companies ( domains ) ?
     
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  2. Michael Ehrhardt

    Michael Ehrhardt Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    3d-fernseher.de sold 2010
    3dfernseher.de sold 2011
     
  3. fatter

    fatter Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I voted yes because I have a name in dotcom without the hyphens, German company has one with hyphens and they didn't even want the one without for a couple hundred, so I will save for original purpose when the USA opts for a bluecard for agricultural workers
     
  4. Michael Ehrhardt

    Michael Ehrhardt Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    thx and good luck
     
  5. NameDeck

    NameDeck Design. Develop. Deploy. VIP

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    I was under the impression that it's common knowledge they prefer the hyphenated domains?

    Anyway, I regularly do some consulting for German companies and usually advise them to use the hyphenated version and get the non hyphenated one as a defensive reg as long as it's available and reasonably priced. Targeting the German market it doesn't give you much advantage owning it.

    Mind you, this would actually be bad advise for most other (EU) countries.

    I used to monitor traffic for non hyphenated domains (.de) that forwarded to the hypeneated ones and the stats showed close to zero. Every case is different though so depending on the end-user's wants and needs results may be different.

    Its an interesting market. Also notice they don't care much for the radio test (to some extend). Ever noticed they tend to pronounce every domain as domainde where they use domain.de? They don't pronounce the punkt at all.
     
  6. Amar D

    Amar D Established Member

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    In Switzerland, the "minus" in a domain is a muss.
     
  7. Michael Ehrhardt

    Michael Ehrhardt Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    a must have :)
     
  8. Michael Ehrhardt

    Michael Ehrhardt Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    yes :)
     
  9. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes.

    And from my own observation such domains are also widely used in France.
     
  10. Amar D

    Amar D Established Member

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    I have [​IMG] , it means The Casino to English from German. Should I sell it?
     

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