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 emails reminding its cloud customers that they’re not allowed to host technology, such as virtual private networks, to circumvent the infamous Great Firewall of China.

This order follows a similar move by Apple to pull its VPN apps from the Apple store.

Meanwhile, the Chinese domain market is chugging along, not overly enthusiastically, but in a better overall shape than during the same time last year.

However, sales of “Chips” – four letter .com domains without vowels or the letter “V” – have dropped below $1,000 dollars, as these recent NameJet sales show: $886 $881 $878

This indicates a new reality in liquid domains, and it’s the result of increased trading and lack of long term investing vision: China’s domain investors flip or liquidate their domains very quickly.

We keep track of short domains, between 1 and 4 characters in length, that have changed hands in China for the .CN, .COM and .NET TLDs.

Today’s list spans July 30th to August 3rd, 2017, for a total of 136 domains:

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