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Discussion in 'Sold Domains' started by archibel, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. archibel United Kingdom

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    Sedo would have made it clear that you were not buying jp
     
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    They did. I took a gander yesterday.
     
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    You've made me feel better about missing out on the auction - but I don't understand why would anyone (3 people according to the bid history) would want to even register this domain...let alone pay $1.1K for it.

    Is it SEDO testing the website or something?
     
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    Is it not something to do with non-Latin alphabet characters which means xn--p1a1c.com is equivalent to jp.com in Japan or somewhere similar?
     
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    Sedo is very, very, very bad at highlighting all the scammy domains where people have faked a normal-looking domain using a different (IDN) character set. There's just a brief note which is easily overlooked.

    IDN domains definitely have their own place - we have over 2,000 in inventory, after all, most of which get traffic - but only if they're used the way they're meant to be i.e. all 1 language, with characters of that language (e.g. Chinese for a Chinese IDN, Japanese for a Japanese IDN etc.)

    Where they go flaky is when scammers mock up an English-ish domain using character sets that have characters very "similar" to English ones, but just different enough to be utterly worthless.
     
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    few other in there at the moment.
    Ie characters resembling xs (currently at $5000) and ja
    would be interesting to see if the whois changes on these.
     
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