Chinese domain market report: Zhou Youguang, father of pinyin, dead at 111

Zhou Youguang, the creator of the Chinese pinyin system, passed away in Beijing at the age of 111. Zhou was an economics professor in Shanghai, when the government asked him to to quit his job and join a national committee to develop a new alphabetic writing system. By 1958, Zhou and his colleagues had created […]

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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 : Bye bye 2016

This is the final Chinese domain market report for 2016, a year that saw “Chinese premiums” plummet in value and sales volume. A year ago, prices were more than twice as high, often surpassing $2,500 for random, “junk” QJZX letters in the .com TLD. As prices peaked, so did the white noise about lesser extensions, […]

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Chinese domain market report : China’s new cybersecurity law is bad news

China operates on the principle of “Communist Capitalism” – an amalgam of progressive regulations on trade, with a large dosage of government control. The Communist government of China has now passed a new law on cybersecurity, and this is really bad news. For starters, the Chinese will have to register their real names when using […]

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Chinese domain market report : China’s exports plummet

China is the 2nd largest economy in the world, but the recently released financial data for September look rather dismal. Exports fell by 5.6% on an estimated growth of 2.5%. Imports grew only 2.2% when estimates were anticipating 5.5%. China’s Trade Surplus was 278B yuan, about 24% less than the 365B yuan that was forecast. […]

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Chinese domain market report : We didn’t hack the FDIC

Chinese hackers are allegedly targeting US corporations and even the FDIC. According to a report filed by a US congressional committee, China is behind hacking attacks against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Naturally, Chinese officials opposed to and denied such allegations, stating: “We have repeatedly said that whoever puts forward […]

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Chinese domain sales report : Numeric domains to the rescue

China is a booming economy, with one of the highest growth rates in the world. Technology is driving the Chinese market, and although China is still very agricultural, it’s becoming increasingly consumerist. Thanks to the “Communist Capitalism” model, China is the 2nd largest economy in the world. The Chinese government announced recently that it will […]

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Chinese domain market report : China Culture web site launched

China boasts several millennia of cultural existence; the world’s most populous country is proud of its history and heritage. To better share this with the rest of the world, Chinese officials just announced the launch of a redesigned web site, ChinaCulture.org. The newly updated website will specialize in sharing cultural exchange information in Chinese and […]

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Chinese domain market report : The fireworks fizzled out

What a difference a day makes! The Chinese domain sales market became red hot right before the July 4th celebrations in the US. At the time, we witnessed a huge increase in sales volume, thanks to the portfolio sale of “Chips” by Wuyu. Alas, this firecracker has fizzled out, and we’re facing a huge drop […]

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Chinese domain market sales : BOOM! RED! HOT!

It’s the July 4th weekend, and as you already know, the vast majority of fireworks used in the US, are made in China. Yesterday’s Chinese domain sales report hinted of an explosive increase in domain sales in China, for the short, 2-4 character domains that we track. Indeed, today’s list takes off even further, and […]

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Chinese domain market report : Big Brother will be watching you

China‘s financial growth from a nation of rice farmers, to the world’s 2nd largest economy, took a lot of effort. The Communist government controls many aspects of life, although things aren’t as bad as in the 70’s and 80’s. Technology has propelled the Chinese economy ahead of many western nations, but the “Communist Capitalism” is […]

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Chinese domain market report : Chinese newborn is 18 years old

China has been advancing by leaps and bounds in technology, particularly biotech. The world’s second largest economy is also known for its controversial approach to cloning and embryo research. In one such demonstration of crossing ethical boundaries, a Chinese woman gave birth to a healthy child, from an embryo that was frozen 18 years ago. […]

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