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 apps that distribute news, must have an editor approved by the Chinese government.

That’s right: Big brother is watching, and will also be breathing heavily down your neck in China.

Meanwhile, the Chinese domain market is doing well so far, as we’re heading into the second half of the year that is the most difficult part.

Volume of sales is looking healthy, and domain pricing of “Chinese letter” LLLL .com’s is moving around in the usual $1300 – $1500 dollar territory.

We keep track of domain transactions for domains between 1 to 4 characters, in the .CN, .COM and .NET TLDs.

Here is today’s list of such domains that changed hands between April 28 and May 4, 2017:

We’ve included two nice NNNNN .com domains at the end of the list.


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