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Labeled as poll in IDN and Emoji Domain Discussion, started by s.g, Oct 18, 2020

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Will you consider registering emoji-based domains?

  1. Yes

    3 votes
    4.2%
  2. No

    43 votes
    59.7%
  3. Maybe

    8 votes
    11.1%
  4. No idea, let's see them trending first

    4 votes
    5.6%
  5. This is silly

    12 votes
    16.7%
  6. You are so gay! I won't even talk to you!

    2 votes
    2.8%
Total: 72 vote(s)
  1. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Thanks.

    Out of 430 people, only 25 voted. Not popular, considering it's at the very top and it takes seconds to read. Might use it sporadically but not regularly.
     
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  2. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    :angelic: he looks pretty smuggish but i can offer smuggish.com
     
  3. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Are people offering us domains even here now? You stick veggies in a blender, a domain! When opening the toilet, two domains are desperately holding on to the refreshing stamp. While walking along a "beach" in Spitsbergen, a bunch of domains swim toward you.

    This domain came all the way here!

    Smuggish is not smug enough for us anyway. (With all seriousness -- it's not going to cut it. Sorry.)
     
  4. DigitalRoar

    DigitalRoar Investor & Creator VIP

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    Old news, using any symbol turns your domain into xn.... Not attractive and will confuse uneducated users into thinking the site is illegitimate.
     
  5. MapleDots

    MapleDots Top Contributor VIP

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  7. Mr. Deleted

    Mr. Deleted Slabaugh.com 800-266-2728 VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You know thats what Rick called everyone's domains about a decade ago? Excluding his own of course.
     
  8. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Actually loughing out loud. Like ... for real.

    Totally us! Thanks for saving us from having a boring day!

    Super cool.
     
  9. andrewschnarr

    andrewschnarr Upgraded Member Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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  10. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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  11. MapleDots

    MapleDots Top Contributor VIP

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    If you are even remotely serious that you bought 128 domains today then you best stop now.

    In todays climate each domain must be carefully considered before purchasing.
    That volume would indicate you hand registered a bunch of domains.

    Chances of a return on that sit at around 1%
    If I shop I can still make more interest keeping my money in the bank.

    Time to get serious and not think domaining is a joke because I can assure you it is no joke when it comes to renewal time and you have a thousand names to renew.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2020
  12. Cannuck

    Cannuck 420 friendly VIP

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    I tried outbound but never had luck with Gold (Chinese character punycode) domain
     
  13. passini

    passini Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I voted no.


    It is almost impossible to sell idn names. They make much more sense to me. I don't see how these can sell...

    Anyway my vote is no, I saw the silly vote option too late, lol....
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
  14. privatne

    privatne Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You can change your vote ;)
     
  15. MapleDots

    MapleDots Top Contributor VIP

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    Technically the gay comment can be misconstrued as.....
    (not sure if it should even be a part of the poll)

    Picture0004.png

     
  16. 4better

    4better Established Domainer VIP

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    Though I like emojis, I haven't bought any emoji domain yet and has no intention of doing so.
     
  17. Mytz.com

    Mytz.com Top 4L [email protected] ieie.com CuTu.com NeSu.com KKiK.com VIP Gold Account

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    i have CCVD.com You have COVD.com:xf.grin::xf.grin:
     
  18. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Our answer is simple, in both cases:

    :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2020
  19. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Emoji domains occupied us only during that lunch break.

    In the meantime we've been working on these:

    Arlah•com BestPesto•com earn•direct day•center child•services xmas•city freemium•click ladies•express sex•gay gays•express hack•click domaining•city webhost•bargains superhero•city gamers•direct VPNtribe•com offroad•bargains distancing•tech OnlineDating•company trust•mortgage cheapest•bargains unlimify•com WildWest•rodeo BestPetCams•com YepDomains•com Paris•center luggage•claims

    Do you think that one or two of these could be a success story? Appraise, comment, compare. Please be critical. We need feedback. Especially before buying better and more expensive domains.

    Thanks.
     
  20. Pairadice

    Pairadice Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    arlah.com and sex.gay are probably the ones I like the best on that list. I am partial to .com domain names. These can all be success stories, if they are all listed and up on the marketplaces, any one of them could sell, or not. If not, then you have to re-assess next year whether to renew it for another year or dump it in favor of better domains you've acquired.
     
  21. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Exactly!

    Our plan is to do offline and online marketing (in that order) for BestPesto•com, and then follow that pattern with other suitable domains. We estimate it'll work with 20-30% of them. Scalpel-like outbound marketing will be essential. In this case, we are going to approach all makers of award-winning pesto (one to three per country). Mainly the offline way, we will invite them to establish a sister company or a dedicated BestPesto product line, market it with us, and see how much more they can sell (COVID-19 opened up many minds when it comes to buying food online, even seniors got used to shopping that way by now). With each snail mail letter and with each well-researched call, and of course with each LinkedIn message when that's appropriate, we are going to learn how to do this better, and how to find potential buyers who have never heard of NamePros, DAN, Sedo, Afternic or Epik.

    Your views and ideas are great, as well as your knowledge. Thank you for sharing those.

    Have you ever concentrated on offline marketing, though?
     
  22. Pairadice

    Pairadice Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I haven't done it yet, but there are lots of threads on outbound marketing on this site if you do a search. You will definitely get a higher sell through rate than if you just do passive sales.
     
  23. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    They forgot to add it was a training exercise. A group session with a brainstorm over each domain. Not that a person would sit down and buy 128 random domains.
     
  24. Rippa

    Rippa Established Member

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    Emoji in .com are sometimes available but rare & expensive
    (threads on the topic are parallel to this one)
    examples:
    ☑.com
    ✂.com

    other symbols include:
    ✫.com
    秘.com (Japanese / Chinese for "secret")
    ʘ.com

    they each have alternative / bonus input forms:
    xn--13h.com
    xn--xbi.com
    xn--3ci.com
    xn--tmz.com
    xn--lpa.com

    Could "ballot box with check" have made the difference in the recent Georgia election?

    These seem cheap if forming the basis for a national or global marketing campaign. But probably inappropriate for your daughter's school project ...
     

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