Chinese domain market report : Ready for the October 18th Communist Party congress

China is about to elect its leadership council on October 18th; the world’s most populous nation and second largest economy will most likely re-elect the same party leader, Chinese President Xi Jinping. It’s sad that 1.3 billion Chinese won’t have much of a say, as 2300 delegates will directly elect the 200 members of China’s […]

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GoDaddy chicken : Teens arrested for taunting domain “Chips” investor

A group of teenagers who did not assist a domain investor fixated with Chinese domain “Chips” has been arrested. Police reports indicate that the five teenagers repeatedly failed to save a man who bid on GoDaddy auctions, for “Chinese premium letter” LLLL .com domains, taunting him instead. The man lost a fortune bidding, and eventually […]

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Domaining Bad : Meth addict attempts to trade LLLL .COM domain for crystal

Chicken restaurant entrepreneur, Gustavo Fring, was arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico earlier today, after a police chase that lasted 90 minutes. It all started when Bob Jones, a local meth junkie, attempted to buy crystal meth from Fring, using a four letter .com domain as collateral. The two met at Pollos Hermanos, a restaurant chain […]

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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 : Selling ice to the Eskimo won’t work in China

There’s a reason why the old saying, “selling ice to the Eskimo” still holds plenty of cold water. Domain investors selling to each-other, especially when it’s a trade between buddies promoting auctions, can only get one that much money. The market gets saturated with the product and prices drop – simple as that. Gone are […]

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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 : Was Beijing.com just sold?

China is seeking an international cooperation to tighten Internet regulation, increasing its defense against cyberattacks. A new Chinese cyber policy paper emphasizes the Communist Party’s position that countries must impose authority on all cyber-related matters in their territory. Along with those statements comes an increased censorship, data privacy changes and how business trade is conducted […]

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Chinese domain market report : Big Brother a reality in China

The Chinese government continues to push with its plans to roll out ranking for people, based on their online activities. No longer just a measurement of credit worthiness, the social credit system is now scanning the online activities of Chinese citizens on social media and even online merchants. Big Brother is therefore one step away […]

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Chinese domain market sales : Red flag for China’s economy – LP.com changed hands

China‘s economy is driven by massive construction of property, but that’s accompanied by a 40% surge in household debt. Property values have soared in China, the world’s 2nd economy, after extensive mortgage lending has led to a large increase in credit debt. Many of these loans might default in the next 36 months, potentially sending […]

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Chinese domain market report : Will Donald Trump nuke China?

China is a global superpower and possesses nuclear weapons. The world’s most populous nations maintains the largest conventional army in the world, with 2.3 million active personnel. In his pre-election speeches, president-elect Donald Trump assaulted China’s invasion of American commerce. Would he engage in war games with China, that’s a decision left to the circumstances. […]

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