Chinese domain market sales : Red flag for China’s economy – changed hands

Chinese domain sales report.

Chinese domain sales report.

China‘s economy is driven by massive construction of property, but that’s accompanied by a 40% surge in household debt.

Property values have soared in China, the world’s 2nd economy, after extensive mortgage lending has led to a large increase in credit debt.

Many of these loans might default in the next 36 months, potentially sending China’s economy to a deep recession that will most likely affect neighborhood and global economies.

China’s total debt, including housing, financial and government sectors hit $25 trillion at the end of 2015 – about 249% of national GDP!

Chinese domain market sales continue to be flat, in a year that is a ghost of 2015.

Values of short domains stand at 40% – 60% of last year, and “domain chips” have lost a lot of their allure.

Still, domain investors with capital continue to invest in LL .com domains that fall in the “no vowels, no V” category, also known as “Chinese premium letters.”

We’ve been keeping track of the Chinese domain market of short domains for more than a year now, tagging important events from China’s economy along the way.

It seems that the two letter .com domain changed hands recently (November 26th) and the new registrant’s email is “” according to data from DomainTools.

The white noise from domain cheerleaders openly advising everyone to keep putting money in the untested Chinese domain market has subsided; those investments continue to shrink after they were proven to be failures.

Here is today’s list of domains between 2 to 4 characters, in the .CN, .COM and .NET TLDs that changed hands in China. We cover November 23rd to November 27th.

Media Options sold the domain to a Chinese buyer; the company has been rebranding to Internet Real Estate Ltd.

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2 Responses to “Chinese domain market sales : Red flag for China’s economy – changed hands”
  1. DomainGang says:

    Bob – It is not. Vanity Fair isn’t exactly the authority in financial matters. See

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