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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Chinese domain market report : Blog editors must be approved by the government

China is heading towards a bizarre state that encourages capitalism and restricts individuality; we call this, “Communist Capitalism.” The requirement for “foreign” domain registries to register with the Chinese government is one such example. A new mandate, effective June 1st, is that Chinese Internet news outlets and blogs, web sites, forums, search engines and even […]

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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 : 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 : Final stretch before the Year of the Rooster

The Chinese domain market is witnessing its final stretch before the end of 2016. With poor results throughout most of the year, and disappointing sales volume, the current jump in sales is an anomaly that engages domain investors desperate to sell. Flipping short domains, between 2 to 4 characters in length, among the Chinese, has […]

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Chinese domain market report : Chaomi is crap, Benmi is better

The Chinese domain market has been burning rubber for months now – and by that, we mean that it’s been hitting the pits. The peak of China’s domain sales for LLLL .com domains was reached just before the Chinese New Year sent the market to an unforeseen break. That’s when many random QJXZ domains maxed […]

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Chinese domain market : Are you panicking yet?

The Chinese domain market, particularly that of “Chinese premiums” has been in a steep dive since the summer. The market for “Chips” peaked at the very end of 2015, led by an expertly played game of musical chairs devised in Hong Kong. The domain fund managers cached their chips, reaping sizable ROI and the game […]

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Chinese domain market report : Did we jinx it?

The Chinese domain market has been doing great in recent weeks; we even reported a LL .com sale yesterday. And yet, the volume of sales has not been consistent, to the point of making us feel reserved about the remaining summer months ahead. Still, slowdowns occur in every business, and we require a larger set […]

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Chinese domain market report : Scammer gets 8 years in jail for domain squatting!

China is a fascinating culture that combines progressive western elements with traditional Chinese. The world’s 2nd largest economy continues to surprise with its implementation of “Communist Capitalism” and fraud punishment can be severe, by Western standards. A Chinese national attempted to extort money from a company, using a common practice of imaginary domain squatting. The […]

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Chips from the Mann : The top 20 most expensive LLLL .com domains

Domain investor Mike Mann has been known for chasing deals like no other “larger than life” domainer. The Domain Market owner invests in domains, having this simple yet effective philosophy or domain mantra: “Buy low, sell high.” With that in mind, we took a closer look at Mike Mann’s domain portfolio, consisting of 4 letter […]

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Chinese domain market sales : Elequa sells more LLLL .com domains

Yesterday we posted no report on Chinese domain market sales, and you can thank the epic NameJet auction for 27.com for that. NameJet user “first” bid up from $1 million to just below $1.5 million all by himself, chasing the reserve. Believe it or not, “First” bid in $3,000 increments, placing dozens of bids. The […]

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Chinese domain sales : Volume shrinkage

The Chinese domain market is suffering from shrinkage, and it’s not just prices that are falling. Volume of sales, often perceived as an indicator of either a healthy market or one in panic mode, is shrinking as well. We used to have dozens of domain sales daily, from a variety of investors, but now the […]

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