Chinese domain market : No more Bitcoin exchanges in China

China is getting ready to pull the plug on local Bitcoin exchanges, a step beyond ICO banning. The Chinese government is an unstoppable machine that regulates the Internet in China, hiding many Western service companies behind the Great Firewall. By ending the activity of local Bitcoin exchanges, China intends to strengthen its control and regulation […]

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Chinese domain market report : Chip prices drop below $900

The unthinkable has finally happened, and we’re not talking about the nuclear Armageddon looming over the North Korea crisis. Chinese “Chips” – long considered to be the domain coinage of choice among progressive domain investors – have steadily declined in value, along with the resurgence of Bitcoin. During the past 18 months prices fell from […]

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Chinese domain market report : Amazon to end VPN access for AWS in China

The Chinese government is upping the game of VPN thrones, ordering Amazon to end its VPN services for China’s customers. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its Chinese partner, are informing cloud customers in China that VPNs will no longer be allowed. Beijing Sinnet Technology, the local partner for AWS operations in China, sent out several […]

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Black rice domains : Did 988.com just sell for $1,000,000 dollars?

A distraught domain buyer claiming that they lost $1,000,000 dollars to a seller that reversed the escrow-less transaction, now claims the exchange went through. User “Dong Yuan” asserted on NamePros that they acquired a domain for $1,000,000 dollars but it was subsequently locked down after a TDRP complaint was filed. Seeking advice for a million […]

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Chinese domain market report : Join the “Toilet Revolution” in China

China can be a shocking experience to many Westerners. When domain investor, George Verdugo, visited China for business, he was shocked to find his hotel toilet to be just an ample hole on the floor. While this type of oriental approach to bodily functions has its advantages, it’s not exactly the method of choice for […]

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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 : Chips, Bitcoin and trade war with China

With Donald Trump at the helm, the global stock markets are on the edge of an unstable future. The Chinese President’s visit to the US was an opportunity for Trump to receive some valuable lessons on history and economy; Xi Jinping patiently explained the North Korean issue, among other things. Trump responded by dropping a […]

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Chinese domain market report : Boil your soup in the office water bottle

A young Chinese office employee rebels, and cooks her food using stuff found around the office. In a series of hilarious videos, she prepares a variety of food using a computer case, or – in this case – the office’s water dispenser to boil soup. Surrounded by her co-workers who go on with their work […]

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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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