You mean from a domainers point of view or an seo point of view?.
I have a generic two word .jp that does ok in the SERPS but I don't know that it would be worth much as a domain on it's own...
Just as a domain. I see a lot of German names go for decent prices on Sedo...
Be careful when dealing with languages that don't use the Roman alphabet. There is often more than one way of 'translating'. (eg, Koran/Qur'an, or Ko/Koh - Thai for island... something I was looking it in this area).
It's also worth bearing in mind how words are said by the native speakers, e.g. labiere.com or lebiere.com (My French is shit - can never remember if something is le or la) I believe German has 3 forms - masculine, feminine and neutral.
There's definitely big opportunities there, but if you don't speak the language be careful you don't get it wrong and waste money!..
Or look for someone who is native speaker..
Ich spreche Deutsch...
So do I..
Also to remember:.
Is almost exclusively used in Spain and Austria as well..
And yes, german has 3 forms. We use them to confuse foreigners..
We also use different grammar when talking to someone we do not know or in higher/official position..
Bureaucracy German "Buerokratendeutsch" has it's very own, crisp beauty..
I second that, LH. The longer the Thai word, the more variety of of ways to spell it. I wanted to capitalize on the jatukarn amulets frenzy, but then I started doing google searches to see how many spellings and they had chatukam, jatukham, jatukharm, etc, you get the idea? close to a dozen ways that people could choose to spell.
I'm out of Thailand now...
Any official data/link to back your claim? Cause I see mostly .at here in Vienna..
Use google trends to help figure out which version of a foreign word or phrase to buy. You still have to be careful but it's better than shooting in the dark if you can't get a native speaker...
I remember studying German a while back, and the form for clothing words really got me confused. You see a womens skirt would take a masculine form, while a mans pair of pants would take on a feminine form... wierd...