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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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China wins 22678.COM : Sold for $15,755 dollars on #DropCatch

Five digit .com domain, 22678.com, was auctioned off on DropCatch, where it closed at $15,755 dollars. The NNNNN .com dropped unexpectedly in August, and DropCatch caught it. Numeric domains attract Chinese domain investors like bees to pollen, and this time around Alibackorders won it. There was some final crossing of swords with another of China’s […]

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Chinese #domain investors are interested in acquiring USPS.com

A conglomerate of Chinese domain investors are having big plans for USPS.com. Huang Xi Investments of Shanghai, China, holds onto $4.5 billion dollars in cash and liquid assets; it has already acquired the Chinese domain USPS.cn for an unspecified amount. Selling the matching domain of the cash-strapped United States Postal Service might be the final […]

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#Kouzhao : Chinese mask keyword #domain sold for “over $400,000 dollars”

Last month we reported the sale of Kouzhao.com by Yue Dai (Dai Yue,) for “hundreds of thousands” of dollars. Kouzhao means “mask” in Chinese, and the Coronavirus pandemic has made such keywords extremely valuable globally. The Chinese domain investor apparently spent just $5,000 dollars to acquire the domain Kouzhao.com, whose registrant wanted $2 million dollars, […]

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Sogou.com : #Chinese “Google” got $2.1 billion offer from #Tencent

Chinese search engine Sogou, operating from the domain Sogou.com, has received a $2.1 billion dollar offer from China’s giant, Tencent. The proposed transaction, if completed, would result in Sogou becoming a privately-held subsidiary of Tencent, and Sogou would be delisted from the NYSE. Sogou (so Google!) looks and functions like Google, and it’s the second […]

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China Registry scam continues to pester #domain holders for fake trademark applications

The China Registry scam has been ongoing for several years. Operating from the domain ChinaRegistry.com.cn and several others, this is an attempt by scammers in China to pay up for fake trademark applications. How does this scam from China work? Let’s begin with the email below, that urges us to send it to the CEO […]

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Yue Dai : Novel way of promoting two letter #domain name SH.com

Chinese domain investor and entrepreneur, Yue Dai (Dai Yue) acquired the two letter domain SH.com not too long ago. The enterprising domainer from China has been proud of his efforts to engage with CEOs of major companies and promote domain names – preferably, the ones he wants to sell. 😀 A recent “attempt” at promoting […]

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Numeric patterns: 444555.com sold for $36,050 on #DropCatch

Patterns, patterns, patterns. The Chinese love numbers, and when they come in multiples, these numbers translate into great domain sales. The auction for 444555.com at DropCatch ended at a mind-boggling $36,050 dollars at DropCatch yesterday. Naturally, the winner was First1, an account for Chinese auction house Ename. Digit “4” symbolizes death in China’s numeric culture […]

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Two letter domain FW.com forwarded to #China

Another LL .com sells to the Chinese! The domain FW.com has changed ownership, moving from the Domain Capital inventory to China. The domain’s movement was recorded by Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos, who updated the LL .com statistics in a tweet: By my count, registrants from China now own 209 of the 676 elite 2-letter […]

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