If you are asking what happened in the IDN world recently in terms of progress, please look at the following sales:
-Блог.com (Blog.com in Russian) sold for $3,435.37 dollars. (Link)
-山东.com (Shandong.com in Chinese) is currently in auction at €6,200 (Link)
- Москва.com (Moscow.com in Russian) was verified as selling for $216,000 (Link)
In addition, we relaunched our IDNTools.com site as a fixed price marketplace (see here) this month. Check it out if you haven’t yet.
And we had the opportunity to talk about IDN opportunities on ElliotsBlog here.
If you are wondering whether this month is an outlier, or whether IDNs are in a rapid growth phase, please see a summary of 2011 below as a refresher:
*A very successful Russian IDN.RF (.РФ) launch with over 900,000 registrations in year one.
*More reported parking revenue (with specific names as examples) here.
*More examples of profitable developed IDN sites here.
*A spike in reported IDN sales prices here.
*A gTLD launch around the corner with many reported IDN applications, and assurances from Verisign that they intend to pursue aliasing of IDN.com to IDN.com-in-IDN per DNW here.
*An IDN ccTLD Fast Track program, which exposed many native communities to the existence and value of IDNs.