Bill Winans writes:
“”Hi Frank, here’s a good article from CNN for your front page.”"
Quote: “”Suppose that the Internet had been invented in Thailand, and that every Web address ended with three letters in the Thai alphabet that you needed to type out. Allowing URLs in non-English language formats may spur a new wave of Internet usage, analysts say. In such a scenario, people who speak and read only English (or another language) would be dissuaded from using and exploring the Internet, and creating things on it….”"
***FS*** IDN’s will certainly bring an epoch-like shft in regional markets .. But there will be the splinterization effect as CCTLD’s in local languages compete with GTLDs in local languages which compete with IDN domains in possible ASCII character extensions (in both GTLD and CCTLD variants) .. it’s a mess.. A beautiful mess with a lot of opportunities for savvy domainers to make money.. but a mess I’m steering clear of for the time being.
In the final analysis.. the “Trend is your friend” and in our lifetimes all roads lead to English as the Language people communicate in globally.. I’ll buy IDN’s 10 years after simplified Chinese becomes a mandatory grade-school subject in Europe, USA, Mexico and South America.
I understand and accept that lots of IDN millionairs will be minted by then.. So if you speak the language, go gettem folks.