Chinese domain market report : China issues fines, delivers censorship

The Chinese government issued large fines against its own technology giants, for not complying with censorship guidelines. Baidu, Tencent and Sina Weibo were fined up to 500,000 yuan each ($75,000 dollars) for not doing their best to combat pornography, violence and other prohibited content. China recently pulled the plug on unlicensed VPN providers. In recent […]

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Chinese domain market report : China’s ChiNext is dropping fast, so how about them “Chips” ?

China’s “Nasdaq” index is a small-caps share gauge, and just about to become cheaper than the Nasdaq Composite Index, for the first time. After raising $21 billion dollars from share sales between 2014 – 2016, the 100 ChiNext members posted a combined profit of “only” $17 billion dollars. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, that […]

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Chinese domain market : May 31st is doomsday for domainers in China

Welcome to the Sunday edition of the Chinese domain market report. May 31st is “doomsday” in China, and domain investors in particular. Major cloud providers, such as Alibaba, have provided a government-issued warning, that user verification must complete before then. The process entails providing credentials to match domains with the real names of their owners. […]

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Chinese domain market report : Would you buy aftermarket domains from China?

During the past 2 years, the Chinese domain market has exploded with activity. While self-sufficient, China’s domain investors more often buy domains from Westerners liquidating their domain portfolios. This is particularly common with short, “coinage” domains, particularly the “Chip” kind. Chinese domainers then trade these domains among themselves. It’s not uncommon for a domain to […]

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Chinese domain market report : The economy is riding high

The Chinese economy has managed to overcome many financial obstacles in the past 12 months. A year ago, the biggest stock market crash in known history, decimated $5 trillion dollars in stock valuation. China is still the world’s 2nd largest economy and retains an extraordinary capability to recover from financial shock waves. Despite the political […]

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Chinese domain market report : We didn’t hack the FDIC

Chinese hackers are allegedly targeting US corporations and even the FDIC. According to a report filed by a US congressional committee, China is behind hacking attacks against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Naturally, Chinese officials opposed to and denied such allegations, stating: “We have repeatedly said that whoever puts forward […]

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Chinese domain market report : China Culture web site launched

China boasts several millennia of cultural existence; the world’s most populous country is proud of its history and heritage. To better share this with the rest of the world, Chinese officials just announced the launch of a redesigned web site, ChinaCulture.org. The newly updated website will specialize in sharing cultural exchange information in Chinese and […]

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Chinese domain market sales : Two nice .Net domains

It’s Monday, and the Chinese stocks fell by the most in 3 weeks, led by energy producers and property developers, as oil tumbled. Accelerating home prices sparked concern that China’s ever-controlling government will act to cool the property market. And there you have it, an “exciting” week ahead for China’s stock market. Yesterday, we did […]

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Chinese domain sales : Gong Hey Fat Choy, Super Bowl 50 and a .CC sale

The Chinese new year celebrations are underway, as the Year of the Monkey – hou nian – begins on February 8th. Gong Hey Fat Choy to all our friends in China, particularly to Attila Steven who is expected to have lots of well-deserved fun after launching eJaculator.com. Naturally, the US is trying to steal China’s […]

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Chinese miners rescued; Domain investments grossly devalued

A group of four Chinese miners have been rescued from a gypsum mine in eastern Shandong, China. After spending 36 days underground, the lucky Chinese miners were brought to surface. The first thing the rescued miners did, was to check the value of their “Chinese premium” domain investments, also known as “chips.” The shock was […]

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Chinese domain sales : Cooking the books with ‘water injection’

The Shanghai Stock Exchange closed the week with gains compared to yesterday; still, the losses since the beginning of the year amount to 22.65%. On top of all that, doubts about the legitimacy of China’s growth numbers bring down the estimated GDP growth to as low as 4.3%. A 6% growth would have been considered […]

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