Dipping Chips : Sub $800 dollar sale a prelude for lower rates?

We’ve been tracking the rise, progress and demise of domain “Chips” for the past couple of years, and another negative milestone was reached recently. Once valued at more than $2,500 dollars, LLLL .com domains without vowels or the letter “V” dropped to $1,000 levels in recent months. And now, a NameJet auction for the domain […]

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Chinese domain market report : Can’t blog about celebrities in China!

The Chinese Internet consumers are like everywhere else; they love reading juicy news about celebrities. In yet another act of censorship, China’s government will be closing down social media accounts that share gossip about celebrities, asking Internet providers for a “crackdown.” The Beijing Cyberspace Administration states that “web sites need to adopt effective measures to […]

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Chinese domain market report : China might not be #1 after all

China might not be numero uno, after all. The world’s second largest economy is a fast-paced, growing consumer market operating on the Chinese “Communist Capitalism” model. And yet, there are indications that India, another fast-growing economy, is in fact more populous than China. In a shocking report, Yi Fuxian, a University of Wisconsin-Madison academic, says […]

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Chips before chicks : Dot .Com and .Net report on LLLL domains

The world of domain Chips isn’t what it used to be. Four letter domains with letters that appeal to the Chinese – no vowels, no letter “V” – have seen much better days. These days, domain sales volume is steady, perhaps because prices have dropped substantially from their all-time high in late 2015. Today’s special […]

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Chinese domain market report : FMA, West.CN and current LLLL .com sales

Our previous post about quoting article sources hit a positive nerve with West.CN, and they promised to link back to those articles from now on. “We promise we will post your website URL in the articles from now on, Hope you don’t mind and you can check it later.” That’s great attitude and response from […]

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Chinese domain market report : Humanoid robot has both looks and smarts

The Chinese have developed a female humanoid, a robot that looks very much human, which interacts intelligently with speech. Jia Jia ponders life, the universe and human relationships. Kevin Kelly, the founding executive editor of Wired magazine spoke with Jia Jia over Skype, and translations from English to Mandarin and vice versa were automated. Jia […]

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FMA sells another chunk of “Chinese” premium domains

Future Media Architects (FMA) has been following the Chinese domain market closely. The company that once held thousands of domains, vowing “never to sell,” has been liquidating its most valuable liquid domains. During the past year and a half, FMA founder, Elequa, has been sending his “Chips” to China, as long as the price is […]

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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 : How are your Chips doing so far?

Domain sales in China are inching up; the year of the Rooster has started on a solid, spur-loaded foot, apparently. Then again, last year’s first quarter wasn’t too disappointing either, but come May, things became very muddy for the Chinese domain market. In recent weeks, we witnessed a lot of Chinese “Chips” changing hands; thousands […]

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Chinese domain market report : Chips, and how a billionaire in China lost his money

A Chinese man had to return 1.2 billion yuan to the bank that wired him the money. The incident involved a sum of almost $175 million dollars, that reached his account by mistake, making him an instant billionaire. According to China Daily, a new bank employee mistook the man’s 10-digit account number for a transfer […]

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Chinese domain market : Fingerprinting foreigners, while hundreds of “Chips” are changing hands in China

China is rolling out a new security measure that affects travelers to the largest nation in the world. According to Chinese government sources, foreigners entering the country from Friday, will be finger-printed, as announced by the Ministry of Public Security. All foreigners, aged 14-70, are required to submit their fingerprints when entering China, and the […]

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Domainers talking industry lingo got booted off Delta flight!

When boarding a plane, be careful what you say. A small group of domain investors got booted off a Delta flight on New Year’s Eve, after their conversation raised the suspicion of an Illinois grandma. Flight 2275 from Chicago, Illinois to Las Vegas, Nevada was delayed, in order to investigate the incident. According to the […]

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