Chinese #domain market report : The year of the top dog

China’s domain market has evolved into a complex market place that often follows guidelines issued by the Chinese government; we call this the “Communist Capitalism” model. No longer focused on the so-called “Chinese letters” only, domain investors from China have become apt in targeting a variety of domain genres. The quintessential, core investment vehicles remain: […]

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#Facebook and #China’s government are now using #facial recognition

The Chinese government and its police force, are using intelligent glasses to locate persons of interest. The “Big Brother” state can scan 1.3 billion profiles in just three seconds, and utilizes facial recognition to constrain movement of political and religious groups, along with the obvious hunt of criminals. In China, there is no such thing […]

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Final #Chinese #domain market report of 2017, as “Year of the Dog” lies ahead

It’s the final Chinese domain market report of the year, as we’re bidding farewell to 2017. China’s domain aftermarket for “coinage” domains, such as LLL.com and LLLL.com, remained relatively healthy, having survived a crappy 2016. Domain investors moved some liquidity to cryptocurrencies, giving the short domain market a much needed correction. No longer in $2,500 […]

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ZB .com : Multi-million dollar #domain used as #crypto exchange platform

Two letter .com domains can fetch millions of dollars, and ZB.com consists of letters that are of exceptional grade to the Chinese. Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos, keeps track of the percentage of LL .com domains in the hands of Chinese registrants; meanwhile, US-based registrants own 338 LL .com domains, or exactly 50% of all […]

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#Chinese #domain market report : Banning ICOs in #China was a smart move

Domain investors in China wishing to enter speculative cryptocurrency markets were re-aligned earlier this year, after local ICO launches were outlawed. Pan Gongsheng, executive at People’s Bank of China, has said that the Chinese regulators made the right decision: “If we didn’t shut bitcoin exchanges and crack down on initial coin offerings a few months […]

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Which NNN .com domains did Rick Schwartz just sell for millions?

Another big sale was revealed by Rick Schwartz today; the portfolio of 10 NNN .com domains was brokered for several million dollars. Which numeric domains did Rick Schwartz just sell for millions? After some digging we came up with the list of the 10 NNN .com domains just sold by the Domain King; Rick said […]

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Chinese domain market report : Government seeks the full identity of China’s domainers

Chinese domain investors and common registrants alike, take notice: China’s government wants your real identity when registering domains. The world’s second largest economy has grown in strides, but socially it utilizes a flavor of “Communist Capitalism” that Westerners aren’t familiar with. And now, domain name registrations in China require the submission and verification of real […]

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Chinese domain market report : Ready for the October 18th Communist Party congress

China is about to elect its leadership council on October 18th; the world’s most populous nation and second largest economy will most likely re-elect the same party leader, Chinese President Xi Jinping. It’s sad that 1.3 billion Chinese won’t have much of a say, as 2300 delegates will directly elect the 200 members of China’s […]

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Two letter domain UB.com lands on China’s shores after 31 years

Two letter .com domain, UB.com, has changed hands and is now in the possession of a Chinese registrant. Previously owned by Ultimate Bet poker, this LL .com domain is one of the oldest in existence, with a registration date in 1986. It’s very rare to see such an old two letter .com domain, or old […]

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Chinese domain market report : China issues fines, delivers censorship

The Chinese government issued large fines against its own technology giants, for not complying with censorship guidelines. Baidu, Tencent and Sina Weibo were fined up to 500,000 yuan each ($75,000 dollars) for not doing their best to combat pornography, violence and other prohibited content. China recently pulled the plug on unlicensed VPN providers. In recent […]

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Chinese domain market : No more Bitcoin exchanges in China

China is getting ready to pull the plug on local Bitcoin exchanges, a step beyond ICO banning. The Chinese government is an unstoppable machine that regulates the Internet in China, hiding many Western service companies behind the Great Firewall. By ending the activity of local Bitcoin exchanges, China intends to strengthen its control and regulation […]

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Escrow.com puts the brakes on Chinese buyers’ credit cards

Escrow.com has temporarily disabled credit card payments from Chinese buyers, due to high decline rates. The top domain payments facilitator announced that domain name buyers from China will have to use bank wire transfers, until the measure is reversed. Here is what Escrow.com announced: “We have noticed unusually high decline rates on credit cards from […]

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