Chinese domain market report : WHOIS changed

LL .com domains are popular in China.

LL .com domains are popular in China.

China‘s hunger for short domains is insatiable; two letter  .com domains are by far, the creme de la creme of premium domains.

Selling from high six figures to seven figures or more, LL .com domains are often acquired by Chinese companies.

Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos, keeps track of such domain changes, particularly when two letter .com domains move from Western owners to the Chinese.

It seems that the premium two letter .com domain,, has changed WHOIS information, going from a brokered domain to privacy. Currently, there is no change to its landing page. is a truly ancient domain, as it was registered on September 2, 1990, when many domainers were not even born! 😀

According to DomainTools, the earliest ownership record is from 2000, with Intelligent Environments Group plc, a British corporation as the owners.

We keep track of the Chinese domain market, as it applies to short domains, between 2 to 4 characters, in the .CN, .COM and .NET TLDs.

Here is today’s list of domains that moved; some data courtesy of – the Chinese domain sales tracker.


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One Response to “Chinese domain market report : WHOIS changed”
  1. MediaOptions originally brokered the sale of from the original owners several years ago.

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