Chinese domain market report : China’s ChiNext is dropping fast, so how about them “Chips” ?

China’s “Nasdaq” index is a small-caps share gauge, and just about to become cheaper than the Nasdaq Composite Index, for the first time. After raising $21 billion dollars from share sales between 2014 – 2016, the 100 ChiNext members posted a combined profit of “only” $17 billion dollars. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, that […]

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Weekly Chinese domain market report : Grab the Rooster by its eggs

The Chinese domain market faced plenty of challenges in 2016 and this year, the Year of the Rooster, is hopefully going to be different. Since the beginning of 2017, Yuan, China’s national currency, has been on a depreciation roller-coaster. In China, the world’s 2nd largest economy, personal and national debt has skyrocketed, and the beginning […]

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Chinese domain sales : Cooking the books with ‘water injection’

The Shanghai Stock Exchange closed the week with gains compared to yesterday; still, the losses since the beginning of the year amount to 22.65%. On top of all that, doubts about the legitimacy of China’s growth numbers bring down the estimated GDP growth to as low as 4.3%. A 6% growth would have been considered […]

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Dot .CN domain names : Less control by the Chinese government

Apparently, the Chinese government has once again eliminated the need for special paperwork in order to register dot .CN domain names. Confused? So are we. Here’s a timeline of events: Several years ago, when the dot .CN ccTLD opened up for business, only Chinese registrants could register .CN domains. Later on, these restrictions were lifted, […]

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Breaking news: 4.CN rebrands as 8.CN

The story regurgitated more often than a goat’s dinner, is that Chinese love numbers. Numeric domain names are thus used as coinage, more or less retaining their intrinsic value, but not all numbers are created equal. Chinese domain name marketplace, 4.CN, is taking a bold rebranding move, as number four means “death” in Chinese. “It’s […]

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Nude Bobble Heads: The market is ripe for domain investments

Four years ago, when Link Yin formed her bobble head company in Beijing, China, she took a government loan of 40,000 yuan – about $6500 in today’s prices. Having achieved gross earnings of $1.2 million in 2012, Bob-A-Head Inc. is one of China’s fastest producers of bobble head memorabilia figures. “We launch now nude bobble […]

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How Chinese domain traffic works

DomainGang received more than 12 thousand visitors today, thanks to a Google snowflake. Later tonight, we thought it was all over, when we noticed getting fresh traffic from China. It turned out that CNBeta.com – a Chinese geek pasteboard web site – had linked to our snowflake story as well. Thank you Chinese people – […]

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America: It’s war against the Chinese cyberterrorists

The Pentagon released a report to the Congress yesterday, identifying cyberattacks as cause for real war. “When warranted, we will respond to hostile attacks in cyberspace as we would to any other threat to our country,” the report said. “We reserve the right to use all necessary means – diplomatic, informational, military and economic – to defend […]

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