Chinese domain market report : New law in China affects domain name operators

China‘s financial model of “Communist Capitalism” is an amalgam of an authoritarian, government-enforced ruleset, combined with an open, yet heavily regulated market. A new law taking effect in June will be affecting domain name operators, as follows: Provision on the Administration of Online Publishing Services – An online publishing services provider should: Obtain an online […]

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Chinese domain market report : Blog editors must be approved by the government

China is heading towards a bizarre state that encourages capitalism and restricts individuality; we call this, “Communist Capitalism.” The requirement for “foreign” domain registries to register with the Chinese government is one such example. A new mandate, effective June 1st, is that Chinese Internet news outlets and blogs, web sites, forums, search engines and even […]

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Chinese domain market report : China to be #1 soccer power by 2050

China sets long term goals; as one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, the Chinese are proud of their heritage, and look forward to the future. The Chinese love sports, and soccer is very popular. FC Bayern München, Germany’s top soccer club, opened an office in Shanghai to assist with China’s training system for junior […]

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Chinese domain market report : Pinterest blocked, so much for freedom

The Chinese government added Pinterest to its list of major blocked web sites from the West. Often referred to as the “Great Firewall of China,” the filtration includes Twitter, Facebook and Google; protecting the Chinese citizens from exposure to Western ideals and “corruption.” China’s society is at the lowest dissent point in more than a […]

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Chinese domain market report : Better “Chips” sales this year?

Welcome to the first edition of the Chinese domain market report for 2017. We analyze trends and sales of short domains, between 1 to 4 characters, in the .CN, .COM and .NET TLDs. Sometimes we bend the rules a little bit, to include other notable domain sales outside this range. Last year delivered a disastrous […]

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Chinese domain market report : China’s exports plummet

China is the 2nd largest economy in the world, but the recently released financial data for September look rather dismal. Exports fell by 5.6% on an estimated growth of 2.5%. Imports grew only 2.2% when estimates were anticipating 5.5%. China’s Trade Surplus was 278B yuan, about 24% less than the 365B yuan that was forecast. […]

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Chinese domain market report : Trickle, trickle, trickle

The Chinese domain market has entered the fourth and final quarter of the Year of the Monkey, and things are not looking good. Domain prices are down, sales volume is way down. This year has been a shadow of 2015, when the game of LLLL .com “Chips” reached its highest peak. Just like the stock […]

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Chinese domain market report : So, you want to work in China?

China‘s the 2nd largest economy in the world, and it recently ranked #1 in the world for the competency of its programmers. Despite the country’s sheer size of 1.4 billion, China needs experienced workers in a variety of sectors. As a foreigner, working in China requires one to jump through numerous hoops. To this day, […]

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Chinese domain market report : Communist Capitalism in China

As the 2nd biggest economy in the world, China has been an active member of the G20 – an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies. The 11th G20 Summit will be held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang on September 4 and 5, a clear demonstration of China’s financial power. So […]

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Chinese domain market report : eName news “cock up” with copied parody story

The Chinese domain market is busy, despite the drop in volume and average prices, for the “domain Chip” category. China’s brightest domain investors gathered last month to discuss the present and future of domain investing, at the World Domain Conference. Recently, the Chinese government ordered popular portals to not produce their own news; the latter […]

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Chinese domain market report : Menstruation leave?

Once again, China displays its true allegiance to being a “People’s Republic.” A recent law in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwest China, will allow female workers to receive paid menstrual leave for one to two days. Other provinces, such as Anhui, Hubei and Hainan have similar laws for companies employing female workers. In […]

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Chinese domain market report : Benmi is back!

After several days of downtime, Benmi.com, the Chinese domain market multi-tool is back! Definitely light years ahead of the much-hyped Chaomi, Benmi is a great source of information about the Chinese domain market. We keep track of short domains that changed hands in China, between 2 to 4 characters in length, for the .CN, .COM […]

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