is there value in Japanese IDN w/ .com? or just .co.jp?

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  1. Avtar629

    Avtar629 MarketDN.com Business Account VIP

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    repeat.is there value in Japanese IDN w/ .com? or just Japanese IDN + .co.jp?

    Just wondering. From what I'm hearing it's ONLY .co.jp. anyone care to comment? thanks.
     
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  2. walker_91

    walker_91 New Member

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    I noticed you wrote this question a while back but was just talking to a friend about this....
    There are no IDN's for .co.jp according to my friend who owns a small registrar here in Japan.
    Also, in order to get a .co.jp you must have a registered business in Japan.
    There are however IDN's for .jp.
    I have a few .com Japanese IDN's and they seem to be getting more and more traffic but no sales yet.
    I'm sure good names have value.
     
  3. wellmanneredsquirrel

    wellmanneredsquirrel Established Member

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    Japanese IDNs historically made the most in terms of parking revenues, mainly because they have more advertisers willing to pay for clicks on the adwords platform. Other languages may have traffic but seldom have the advertisers to match, therefore conversion rate is low and EarningperClick is low as well.

    Also, you will find many developed japanese terms in the search engine results, .coms, .nets, .jps, .bizs as well, mainly mini websites for products/services because affiliate marketing is well developed there.
     
  4. TerriJ

    TerriJ Established Member

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    I'm reading about .jp and .co.jp restrictions on GoDaddy.
    Don't you have to be located in Japan or have a company in Japan to actually register a .jp or .co.jp domain?
    I see you're there... but if we're in the US, we can't register?
     
  5. walker_91

    walker_91 New Member

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    Yes, technically you have to have a company here in Japan to register a .co.jp.
    Don't have to have a company but do have to reside in Japan for .jp.
    There are however ways to get around the restrictions: jp-domains.com
     
  6. walker_91

    walker_91 New Member

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    Very interesting! Thanks for that bit of information!
     

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