Chinese domain portal, Gougou.com, was shut down yesterday by the Chinese government; this time, for good. The portal, which was made to look like a cheap version of Google, wasn’t just another search engine for the Chinese. Gougou.com had been blocked in the past by countries outside of China, for being a repository of pirated [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Chinese have now entered the mass-spamming “market”, notifying domainers about useless .CN domains that match com/net/org keywords. One such email from China was brought to our attention, and we present it due to its “funny” content and writing, regarding the apparently flourishing “big tits” business in China. Wish you happy every day! Dear friend, [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Tech In Asia technology publication reveals that Tencent, the Chinese giant behind the QQ social network, partnered with CNNIC – the .CN Registry. The reason, was revealed yesterday, when tens of thousands of numeric .CN domains in the six digit range were registered – those that were still available, that is. Since QQ numbers [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Apple has settled a thorny trademark case in China, where it was impossible to produce and import the iPad – until now. For $60 million dollars, Apple acquired the mark from the Chinese company Proview Technology; this gives Apple the green light to proceed with mass exporting of the iPad to China. Proview wanted $400 [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Often times, the Chinese do not understand the American culture, despite their good effort to do so. A fine example is the recent incident of Chinese TV media mistaking a sex toy for a mushroom. And now, they’ve done it again. A Chinese company offers sunglasses under the name “Helen Keller” at HelenKeller.cn For those [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Chinese obsess with numbers, and that’s a well-known fact. Anything from “123″ to “888″ has a special meaning to the Asian nation of 1.3 billion. This all turns to silliness, however, when a wannabe hacker from China attempted to log into our server: IP: 126.96.36.199 (CN/China/188.8.131.52.broad.xa.sn.dynamic.163data.com.cn) Failures: 1 (ftpd) Blocked: Yes [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
It seems that we touched some sensitive chords with yesterday’s revelation that Chinese domain repository, 4.cn is actively engaging in the fine art of trademark violations. Its understandable that one has to be supportive of their sponsors and all that good stuff, but to be referred to as “scandalous” and even “offending” is simply hilarious. [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Ever since it changed its policies, Australian Domain marketplace, Flippa, has taken measures to disallow and remove trademark violations. The new king of obvious domain violations is now 4.CN – a Chinese auction web site that clearly shows the state of lawless anarchy in China, regarding intellectual property. For example, more than 90 “facebook” domains [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
We received this report of a stolen domain, zhibo8.com – and we publish it unedited. The story is scary, because the domain involved has a tremendous amount of traffic associated with it. Shame On Enom! My website domain name stolen, rank 1600+ in Alexa My domain name is zhibo8.com,which is ranked 1600+ in alexa.The Biggest [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The domain registrar, Name.com, is well known as an industry workplace with positive corporate culture. The employees don’t just have casual Fridays, they have beer on that day. It seems that a domain that was registered with Name.com sustained a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) on Thursday. The domain name Boxun.com is an online [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The triple digit dot com domain, 999.com, changed hands recently via Sedo. Registered in 1995, the domain 999.com remained in the hands of Japan-based “Virtual Communications Corporation” for several years. In fact, the previous Japanese admin contact domain, WebSolutions.co.jp was dormant since 2007 – according to Archive.org The new owners are from China, a country [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
About time for another DomainGang editorial. Shane Cultra wrote an interesting article a couple of days ago, about “the value of unique.” I fully agree, creativity comes at a premium and those that can churn out copy – per the old school approach – will always come on top of those that simply copy and [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.