Chinese domain market report : Stability or plateau?

The Chinese domain market witnessed a rebound from last year’s doldrums, during the first quarter of 2017. Ending 2016 on a whimper, instead of a bang as it did in 2015, the falling prices of Chinese “premium letters” of the “Chip” variety raised fears of a crashing market. Chinese domain investors playing the dangerous flipping […]

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Chinese domain market : Fingerprinting foreigners, while hundreds of “Chips” are changing hands in China

China is rolling out a new security measure that affects travelers to the largest nation in the world. According to Chinese government sources, foreigners entering the country from Friday, will be finger-printed, as announced by the Ministry of Public Security. All foreigners, aged 14-70, are required to submit their fingerprints when entering China, and the […]

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Chinese domain market report : It’s the year of the Rooster

The Chinese year of the Rooster is on, and a long weekend of celebrations is underway in China. Millions of dollars is given away as monetary presents, in a tradition that intends to bring good luck and prosperity to the recipients. Just like at the beginning of last year, the Chinese domain market is witnessing […]

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Chinese domain market report : Credit card worthiness system to slow down investors

Domain investors in China, take notice: a new credit card worthiness system is taking effect soon, and it has the potential to affect the Chinese domain market. Initially rolled out for 16 occupations such as public servants, real estate agents, tour guides, lawyers, teachers and pharmacists, the credit rating for trustworthiness will eventually expand to […]

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Weekly Chinese domain market report : Grab the Rooster by its eggs

The Chinese domain market faced plenty of challenges in 2016 and this year, the Year of the Rooster, is hopefully going to be different. Since the beginning of 2017, Yuan, China’s national currency, has been on a depreciation roller-coaster. In China, the world’s 2nd largest economy, personal and national debt has skyrocketed, and the beginning […]

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West.CN auctions: Single digit domain 2.XYZ sold for how much?

Short, numeric domains in almost every TLD seem to be doing well, and .XYZ is no exception. Still, it’s a hit or miss, and it depends on the market conditions, particularly of the Chinese domain market. According to DNJournal, last year’s biggest single digit domain sales include 1.XYZ for $181,000 dollars and 9.XYZ for $170,000 […]

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QX.com : Two letter .com changed hands in China

The premium two letter domain, QX.com, changed hands in China, and the new owners are Chinese. Domain investor and LL .com aficionado, George Kirikos, has noted that the exchange of the domain resulted in a new ownership; the buyer appears to be Shenzhen Comix Group Co Ltd. According to their Alibaba profile, the company produces […]

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Chinese domain market report : Cao ni ma, 2016 !

China entered 2017 among the first nations in the world, and its domain investing community is sending a collective “Cao Ni Ma” to 2016. The year that sent prices of “Chinese premiums” tumbling like dog-pooped noodles, is over. Welcome to a new year worldwide, although China’s officially changing on January 28th to the Year of […]

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Chinese domain market report : Bye bye 2016

This is the final Chinese domain market report for 2016, a year that saw “Chinese premiums” plummet in value and sales volume. A year ago, prices were more than twice as high, often surpassing $2,500 for random, “junk” QJZX letters in the .com TLD. As prices peaked, so did the white noise about lesser extensions, […]

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GoDaddy sells two letter domain GH.com to Chinese buyer

Namefind, the domain portfolio managers of GoDaddy, sold GH.com to a Chinese buyer. According to domain investor, George Kirikos, the two letter domain sale raises the number of China-owned LL .com domains to 154, out of 676. That’s 22.8% of the total, with US registrants owning 350 two letter .com domains (51.8%). There is no […]

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The Domain KingĀ®’s “Chips” : No Chinese domain market fears!

For over 20 years, the Domain KingĀ®, Rick Schwartz, has been successful in acquiring premium domains at low prices – at reg fee, even – and then selling them for hundreds of thousands of dollars, or millions. Rick’s domain portfolio is intriguing; in the past, we shared some findings, regarding numeric domains in his possession. […]

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Chinese domain market : Your phone data gets uploaded to China

About 700 million Android devices sent private data to China, every 72 hours, since July. Shanghai based ADUPS Technology Co. collected SMS messages and call logs, according to Trustlook. ADUPS denies the allegations, scrambling to state that the data was collected “only for the purposes of its legitimate business interests and as necessary to provide […]

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