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Apparently there have been only 100 #UDRP cases against China’s .CN at the WIPO

WIPO has been a designated arbitrator for Chinese top level domains, .CN and .中国 (China) since 2019. In the two years since, WIPO has been receiving complaints for these two TLDs, the majority of which are filed by entities in France, United States of America, Germany, China, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Switzerland-based WIPO announced […]

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Twitter brand: Many Chinese #domainers register domains matching trademarks

It’s becoming common to see Chinese domain investors cross the line into cybersquatting—the act of registering domain names that infringe on trademarks. While things have improved in China regarding trademark law, a common excuse of China’s cybersquatters is that the Western brand or mark they target isn’t known in China. That defense usually fails when […]

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House.com: Owner shows off where #domain traffic comes from

The domain House.com has been in the possession of Chinese entrepreneur and investor, Yue Dai (Dai Yue.) The Yuming founder operates an impressive domain portfolio that includes numerous LL .com domains and promotes House.com as “an international real estate website” seeking partners worldwide. It’s exactly that worldwide reference that has the House.com registrant all excited; […]

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Numeric domains: 996 is not a great number in China

The Chinese utilize a combination of numbers to denote words and phrases; the system works well with numeric domain names, making them appealing to domain investors in China. How does this work exactly? Words for numbers are homophones for other words, so for example: In Chinese,  number five is pronounced wu, which sounds like wo, […]

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100.com: Perfect number goes on sale

One hundred (100) is a perfect number and the matching .com domain, 100.com, is now up for sale. Registered in 1996, 100.com has been in the possession of Chinese registrants since late 2013. At the time, its Australian registrant sold it, according to DomainTools records. That undisclosed transaction led to a bigger, recorded sale for […]

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Ji.com : Former FMA #domain asset has been sold

The two letter (LL) .com domain JI.com (ji.com) has been sold via the Chinese domain brokerage firm 62.com. Formerly owned by Future Media Architects (FMA) a decade ago, the domain changed hands according to its broker, who announced the closing of the deal: “62.com have completed a transaction for a premium domain ji.com congratulations for […]

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Kingscom : #Chinese trademark application filed without the matching .com

A China-based producer of tea has filed a trademark application at the USPTO, seeking the registration of the stylized mark KINGSCOM. The mark consists of a stylized word “Kingscom” within a lengthened circle. According to the application, the mark is intended to cover the categories of candies; Honey; Sugar; Tea; Cereal-based snack food; Fondants; Propolis […]

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4U.com : Trademark application unrelated to the domain’s owner!

A Chinese entity has applied for the registration of the mark 4U.COM. The dot is a stylized “circle” that overlaps the letter “U.” The applicant, HuaMingSiYou ShenZhen KeJiYouXianGongSi, is a limited liability company in ShenZhen, China. What will the mark be used for? Animal bristles for brush-making; Brushes for pets; Cages for pets; Grooming tools […]

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Sedo: Chinese #domain traffic dropping while Iranian is increasing

The ongoing decline of domain traffic from China has baffled some domain investors that park their portfolios at Sedo. During the past 30 days, the drop in Chinese domain traffic has increased – leading to zero traffic from China for some investors. What used to be a live metric indicating interest originating from China, presumably […]

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Insane pile of LL .com #domains for sale at #Chinese outlet!

If you’ve always wanted to own a two letter .com (LL .com) domain name, now it’s your chance. A cache of 10 two letter .com domains is available to acquire at Chinese domain outlet, eName. The brokerage has listed them for sale with a price range that begins at six figures USD. In fact, the […]

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MarkMonitor received #domain registrar accreditation in #China

Clarivate Plc today announced that MarkMonitor Information Technology (Shanghai) Company Limited, a subsidiary under MarkMonitor™ is now a licensed domain name registrar in China. MarkMonitor, a leading corporate domain registrar, is now able to offer multiple top-level domains (TLDs) which include .com and .net to companies hosting website content locally in China. Jeff Roy, President, […]

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China’s #ininin wants to register the matching .com as a #trademark

If you really want to be “in” just use it three times. Ininin is a software company in China, and they are looking to trademark the “ininin.com” domain at the USPTO. Their logo looks confusingly similar to that of LinkedIn, a similarly shaped enclosure with “in” inside. It is part of the trademark application. Here’s […]

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