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

Domain sales Made in China.

Domain sales Made in China.

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 out at $2,500 dollars or thereabouts.

It’s been downhill from there.

We’ve covered two Chinese domain market trackers, Chaomi, operating from and Benmi, found at

After the initial assessment, it became evident that Chaomi is crap. Benmi offers so much more, including historic WHOIS and English language!

Who has time to learn Chinese? 😉

We’ve been keeping track of the Chinese domain market’s performance for over a year now. Short domains, between 2 to 4 characters, in the .CN, .COM and .NET TLDs is what we do.

But China’s domain investors have exhausted their flipping quota, and after numerous handshakes of domains, it seems very few domainers buy anymore. There are plenty of bag-holders, however.

That’s why what used to be a daily column, is only featured every few days.

Today’s report of the Chinese domain market spans October 21 – October 25.

Here are the domains:

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