Chinese domain market report : Tumblr blocked in China, Elequa sells more chips

Chinese domain sales report.

Chinese domain sales report.

The Chinese government works like this: China’s officials wake up every morning, determined to find something to censor, any online resource that seems to pose a cultural or political threat to them.

And now, Tumblr is being blocked in China, despite belonging to Yahoo, that owns a large stake in Alibaba. The latter, is being investigated by the SEC currently.

Then again, searching for “Chinese Tumblr” returns some pixelated content that is most definitely not safe for work. 😉

Yesterday, we did not post a Chinese domain market report, as there was so much other news to share.

The Chinese domain market has been weaker than the second half of last year, when all the big sales led to a frenzy with domain Chips. Not so much this year.

We keep track of domains in the .CN, .COM and .NET TLDs, that changed hands in China, and which are 2-4 characters in length.

Today’s list starts off with some nice sales by domain investor Elequa, who sold 4 more chips to the Chinese:

The rest of the domain list spans two days worth of transactions:

Let’s hope for some more sales this week.


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