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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Chinese domain market report: Zhou Youguang, father of pinyin, dead at 111

Zhou Youguang, the creator of the Chinese pinyin system, passed away in Beijing at the age of 111. Zhou was an economics professor in Shanghai, when the government asked him to to quit his job and join a national committee to develop a new alphabetic writing system. By 1958, Zhou and his colleagues had created […]

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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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Chinese domain market report : Is it downhill from here?

When the year of the Monkey began on February 8th, many expected 2016 to be producing immeasurable wealth. The Chinese domain market thrived in 2015, leading many to believe the voices of those pushing a game of musical chairs. Domain investors recognizing the fallacy of the “Chips” paradigm, where thousands of domains changed hands without […]

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Chinese domain market report : Do you bleach your meat?

China faces unprecedented growth, rising up from a nation of rice farmers, to a technological giant. Still, the 2nd largest economy in the world operates as a highly unregulated market, and safety regulations are indeed suffering. Take, for example, the case of “bleached meat“ – more than 1000 tons of it – that was smuggled […]

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Chinese domain market sales : XMC chips for $2.8 billion dollars!

Big things are coming from China, where corporate budgets can be outlandish by Western standards. The world’s 2nd largest economy is driven by lavish investments and spending reminiscent of the Silicon Valley days in the late 90’s. What drives growth, is memory (RAM) chips for every electronic device imaginable. In an online world heading towards […]

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Chinese domain market report : Dutch man awaits girlfriend for 10 days

A Dutch man has been waiting for his Chinese “girlfriend” for 10 full days, at the Changsha Huanghua International Airport in China. Wow. The love-struck, creepy looking 41 year old expected to meet his 20-something online crush at the airport, but she never showed up. Maybe she’s not really a woman, let alone one who […]

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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 : Massive LLLL .com list on a quiet Monday

The World Domain Conference that took place in China a few weeks ago, appears to have affected Chinese domain sales, quite positively. After weeks of stagnant daily lists echoing the lack of sales activity, today’s list combines a massive sale of LLLL .com domains, and the one we forgot to post yesterday. While it’s two […]

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Chinese domain market report : No “fake news” allowed in China

Glad to live in America, where delivering parody news, even when critical of politicians and the government itself, equals protected speech. In China, it’s going to get serious soon, as the State Internet Information Office has urged increased vigilance in cracking down on “fake news” on the Internet. According to ChinaDaily, a number of heavy-visited […]

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Chinese domain sales : Uncle Martian is a “great” new venture in China

China is the world’s 2nd largest economy, and yet its commerce practices aren’t up to par. There’s still a lot to be done in order for the Chinese entrepreneurs to display compliance with international rules and the concept of “fair play.” Such as, respect of existing trademarks and brands. Just take a look at a […]

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