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frank-germany

domainer since 2001 / musician
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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!
 

frank-germany

domainer since 2001 / musician
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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.

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...
 

Josytal

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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!

Domain still in
Status: redemptionPeriod

so not too late to seize the opportunity.
 

NickB

it's a mystery
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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...
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
 

oldtimer

SaveThyWorld.com Let's not leave anyone behind
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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!



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.
 

frank-germany

domainer since 2001 / musician
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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.

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
 

frank-germany

domainer since 2001 / musician
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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.

guess not
it's just "normal" in germany
 

Blitzpotz

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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...
 

Blitzpotz

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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.
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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