Black rice : Stolen domains concern the Chinese investor community

During the past two years, the proliferation of the short domain market in Asia and China in particular, generated millions of dollars in sales. The majority of those numbers come from sales of LL .com domains, but LLL/NNN .com and LLLL/NNNN .com domains also contribute to the sales volume. Chinese investors went “gaga” over this […]

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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 : Ding Ning or Ning Ding?

If you want to watch the Olympic games in Rio, Brazil, you’d better be using a VPN. Like thousands of Chinese, getting past the restraints of a geographical block can get you better content. Once you watch the Olympic coverage of BBC or CBC you’ll wonder how the heck did you put up with NBC […]

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Dear Chinese domainers : CRZ.com is *still* not for sale

In October of last year, we shared our discovery of an entertaining web page, dedicated to sharing inquiries for the domain CRZ.com. An acronym of its owner’s full name, Christopher Robin Zimmerman, the aged three letter domain has been receiving offers to sell, non-stop. Naturally, the owner does not want to sell, and continues to […]

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Chinese domain market report : China’s powerful domainers

The Chinese domain investors who attended the World Domain Conference last month, were among the most powerful in Asia. Not only because the market is jumping with domain transactions currently, but also in terms of capital on hand. The number of Chinese entrepreneurs that are involved in domain investing follows different principles than in the […]

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SOLINK : Chinese domainer defends domain against UDRP

Gone are the days that Chinese domain investors failed to produce a response, when faced with a UDRP against their assets. In a case involving the domain Solink.com, the Respondent succeeded to fend off the Complainant’s demands. Solink Corporation of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, claimed rights to the SOLINK mark. According to the UDRP: “The Complainant […]

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Chinese domain market sales : Stocks gain but Chips drop

Finally, a day of gains for the Chinese stock market, that has been sitting in depressing lows for too long. In China, the Shanghai Composite rose 1.4% to 3,066, the Hang Seng Index climbed 3.2% to 21,158 and the China H-Shares shot up 4% to 9,191. Nice. That’s nice and dandy if you’re a Chinese […]

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China intranet update : No blockade planned for foreign domain names

Clarifying on recent coverage about fears of a “Chinese intranet,” China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology stated the following: “The draft rule asks websites that engage in network access within the borders of China to register their domain names in the country. Companies accessing network outside of the country will not be affected.” Early […]

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Chinese domain sales market : Be a LLLL word expert!

China’s stock market has been in bearish mode for several months now, and the respective domain market is lukewarm as well. Despite the wishful expectations of established domain investors for a stronger, bigger domain market, the Year of the Monkey has been disappointing so far. Domain prices for “Chips” are not on the rise, they […]

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Chinese miners rescued; Domain investments grossly devalued

A group of four Chinese miners have been rescued from a gypsum mine in eastern Shandong, China. After spending 36 days underground, the lucky Chinese miners were brought to surface. The first thing the rescued miners did, was to check the value of their “Chinese premium” domain investments, also known as “chips.” The shock was […]

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CNNIC : Best choice for kicking off the Chinese domain market

CNNIC, a Chinese domain registry with 18 years of operational experience in China, was actively present at NamesCon 2016. The company cooperates with over 100 domain registrars and thousands of domain resellers; it has achieved over 15 million .CN and .中國 (China in traditional Chinese characters, DNS name xn--fiqz9s) domain names. We found the CNNIC […]

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China : Two LL .com domains moved to new owners

Two more LL .com domains have changed ownership in recent days, following a pattern actively tracked by domain investor, George Kirikos. According to Kirikos, Nat Cohen’s Telepathy, Inc. sold its premium domain asset, WG.com, to a new buyer in China. It appears that the sale was facilitated through George Hong’s Guta.com. Also, the domain SZ.com […]

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