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 King®’s “Chips” : No Chinese domain market fears!

For over 20 years, the Domain King®, 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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Blind Chinese domain veteran predicts value of “Chips” in 2017

Guang Hsü Xiang is a blind Chinese domain veteran from the Guangxi province of China; the 61 year old domainer did not let his visual deficiency stop him from investing. “Legal blind for 12 year, now invest learn fast report on LLLL and chips, by power of finger” says Guang Hsü Xiang, using an automated […]

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Chinese domain market report : Big Brother a reality in China

The Chinese government continues to push with its plans to roll out ranking for people, based on their online activities. No longer just a measurement of credit worthiness, the social credit system is now scanning the online activities of Chinese citizens on social media and even online merchants. Big Brother is therefore one step away […]

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Domain investors : Chinese “six figures” CNY is five figures USD

Domain investors often skim Chinese domain news headlines that read “six figures” and all that remains is the number part. It’s a fast paced world, leading many to retain information that is shortened down to a headline, a tweet or a comment. The Chinese domain market is currently much weaker than a year ago. Domain […]

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Chinese domain market sales : Red flag for China’s economy – LP.com changed hands

China‘s economy is driven by massive construction of property, but that’s accompanied by a 40% surge in household debt. Property values have soared in China, the world’s 2nd economy, after extensive mortgage lending has led to a large increase in credit debt. Many of these loans might default in the next 36 months, potentially sending […]

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