Chinese domain market report : China to be #1 soccer power by 2050

China sets long term goals; as one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, the Chinese are proud of their heritage, and look forward to the future. The Chinese love sports, and soccer is very popular. FC Bayern München, Germany’s top soccer club, opened an office in Shanghai to assist with China’s training system for junior […]

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CNNIC releases .CN domain registration numbers : Over 20 million domains

CNNIC has updated the number of registered .CN domains, and it’s well over 20 million. The Chinese domain authority shared the February 2017 report, that breaks down the numbers as follows: Total *.CN domains: 20,868,593. The .CN TLD accounted for 76.3% and 15,915,980 domain names, with .COM.CN in the second place with 2,530,714 domains, or […]

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Chinese domain market report : Pinterest blocked, so much for freedom

The Chinese government added Pinterest to its list of major blocked web sites from the West. Often referred to as the “Great Firewall of China,” the filtration includes Twitter, Facebook and Google; protecting the Chinese citizens from exposure to Western ideals and “corruption.” China’s society is at the lowest dissent point in more than a […]

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Chinese domain market report : Better “Chips” sales this year?

Welcome to the first edition of the Chinese domain market report for 2017. We analyze trends and sales of short domains, between 1 to 4 characters, in the .CN, .COM and .NET TLDs. Sometimes we bend the rules a little bit, to include other notable domain sales outside this range. Last year delivered a disastrous […]

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Travel King : Is Rick Schwartz getting ready to conquer China?

The Domain King®, Rick Schwartz, is far from retired. Domain investing is Rick’s passion, and tapping into both established and emerging markets is part of his daily research. While 2016 has been a good year for political domains, the long term focus is technology, media and the global economy. Two years ago, Rick Schwartz acquired […]

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Chinese domain market report : Trickle, trickle, trickle

The Chinese domain market has entered the fourth and final quarter of the Year of the Monkey, and things are not looking good. Domain prices are down, sales volume is way down. This year has been a shadow of 2015, when the game of LLLL .com “Chips” reached its highest peak. Just like the stock […]

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Chinese domain market report : Hong Kong beer is crazy expensive!

Hong Kong is a former British colony, and since 1997 it’s part of China, with a special status as a financial center of Asia. Domain investor and broker, James Booth, is currently visiting Hong Kong, and had a few not so positive words to say about its high pollution and outlandish pricing. Having lived and […]

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Chinese domain market report : Chips back “en vogue” in China

Despite a drop in the sales volume, and a substantial loss in value since the end of 2015, Chinese domain investors maintain a strong interest in domain chips. Not just any domain “Chips” but .CN chips in particular. Chinese domain “chips” are four letter .CN domains, that contain the following letters: B,C,D,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,N,P,Q,R,S,T,W,X,Y,Z According to many […]

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Chinese domain market report : Would you buy aftermarket domains from China?

During the past 2 years, the Chinese domain market has exploded with activity. While self-sufficient, China’s domain investors more often buy domains from Westerners liquidating their domain portfolios. This is particularly common with short, “coinage” domains, particularly the “Chip” kind. Chinese domainers then trade these domains among themselves. It’s not uncommon for a domain to […]

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Chinese domain market report : China thrives on VPN use

If you live in China, many western destinations are blocked by the Great Firewall. Popular web sites such as Google and Facebook are not directly accessible by the average Chinese Internet user. According to Internet Live Stats, China has a staggering 721.4 million Internet users, with a population penetration of 52.2%. The obvious solution to […]

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Chinese domain market report : South China Sea web site propaganda

Chinese officials are upping the typical game of government propaganda, by rolling out a web site on the South China Sea crisis. Following an international tribunal’s decision that the South China Sea islands can’t solely be claimed by China, the world’s 2nd largest economy is upping the ante. Operating from TheSouthChinaSea.org along with other 5 […]

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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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