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Germans like hyphens

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by frank-germany, Aug 17, 2019

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  1. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    germans like hyphens
    but sometimes it's just too much:

    today these guys just let a great domain expire

    regionale-planungsgemeinschaft-anhalt-bitterfeld-wittenberg(/.)de

    to me, this screams opportunity.
    I guess they will regret.
    catch it!
     
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  2. myfavorite

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    But it's mostly for dot de extension which some of us cannot buy or reg.
     
  3. The Durfer

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    they are just thinking about driving a Mercedes-benz/de lol.
     
  4. Larion

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    can you imagine these words without the hyphens ?

    regionaleplanungsgemeinschaftanhaltbitterfeldwittenberg.de
     
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  5. Jay Ha

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    Germans like hyphens and the alphabet as a whole I assume. No other reason to put in this many letters in a single word imo.
     
  6. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    maybe it's because Germans have no humour / humor
    so they treat domain - like everything else too - very seriously.

    the name has to be "exact"
    doesn't matter how long it is
    unless it's less than 64 characters

    because 64 char would go against the law...
     
  7. saintpro

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    That's one MaMouthFull name.
     
  8. Josytal

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    Domain still in
    Status: redemptionPeriod

    so not too late to seize the opportunity.
     
  9. myfavorite

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    How do they memorize that "sentence" for several sites?
     
  10. NickB

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    Germans seem to like a bit of English humour :xf.smile: I'm ringing into Munich atm and speaking to IT/Tech VP's and Directors and get the odd chuckle. Has to be at the right moment though - once the business talk is concluded
     
  11. jamesall

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    That would be the Swedish variant. We join several long words together.
     
  12. namemarket

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    It's odd why Germans like hyphens. I always have wondered why, anyone know? I am mostly talking about 2 word hyphenated dot-com.
     
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  13. oldtimer

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    Maybe it was dropped because they upgraded to:

    r-e-g-i-o-n-a-l-e-p-l-a-n-u-n-g-s-g-e-m-e-i-n-s-c-h-a-f-t-a-n-h-a-l-t-b-i-t-t-e-r-f-e-l-d-w-i-t-t-e-n-b-e-r-g (/.)de
    :)

    By the way are there some advantages to using hyphens as far as SEO is concerned.
     
  14. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    I don't think so
    63 char ist max for domain names

    otherwise it would have been

    super-gute-und-regionale-planungsgemeinschaft-anhalt-bitterfeld-wittenberg-halle-im-braunkohlerevier-des-ostens(/.)de
     
  15. topdom

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    Sometimes it makes sense to use - 'ed version.

    Appleskill
    is it
    Apple Skill or
    Apples Kill

    Maybe such confusions is a serious problem in German language.
    ...........
    - seem to be used more often with .de, less often with .com.
     
  16. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    guess not
    it's just "normal" in germany
     
  17. Blitzpotz

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    Guys you missed the historic domension of this great domain name: Wittenberg is the city where Martin Luther placed not only more than 63 characters
    but he posted his 95 theses, offline then.
    Educate yourself by continuing with another great multi-hyphenated domain.
     
  18. biggie

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    I not German, and I like hyphens

    :)

    imo...
     
  19. myfavorite

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    Variety's a thing of joy to behold.
     
  20. M M

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    Thanks, now I feel better about my questionable domain registration decisions.
     
  21. BaileyUK

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    I think you'll find with the Germans it has a lot to do with Clarity and Precision, Much the same as in their Business and Sex life
     
  22. stub

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    You're an honorary German :)
     
  23. The Durfer

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    What about 4L.de? Will they compete with the king or be org value forever?
     
  24. MTB

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    There are many companies in Germany using hyphenated domain names and the have not taken the un-hyphenated .de or .com. In many cases these domain names are generic so have considerable value to both an English and German-speaking audience. I'm not going to list any for obvious reasons but there's a goldmine there and some people are starting to dig...
     
  25. Blitzpotz

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    Be careful. In Germany, similar in Austria and in Switzerland, there is a strong right of a name in favour of persons, cities and companies. The right of a name is based on civil right and valid besides (and without) Trademarks.
     

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