Chinese mega-brand acquired for $12,000 dollars lost in UDRP

The Chinese registrant of acquired it for $12,000 dollars in 2017, then placed a poem on its landing page. Baidu Online Network Technology is registered in China since 2000, as the country’s most popular search engine. It is impossible, therefore, for anyone in China to not be aware of Baidu and its popularity as […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Million dollar domain has been sold

The domain has been sold, according to its prior owner, operator of Registered in 1995, was acquired for $358,000 dollars via Heritage Auctions in 2014 by the seller. The domain was listed for sale with a $2 million price tag at some point. According to the seller, PY has several meanings in […]

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GDS photos with Sedo: Chinese conference unveils existence of .FC domain name!

Global Digital Summit 2023 took place in Wuxi, China, between June 14-16; the multi-discipline event attracted several thousand attendees from China and the rest of the world. Sedo attended the GDS conference, with CMO Christian Voss attending in person. There were several great moments captured by Christian from at the Wuxi event: Although these look […]

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Global Digital Summit 2023: Tech-centric event takes place in Wuxi, China

Chinese domain investors, rejoice: Global Digital Summit (GDS) is a multi-discipline, international conference taking place in Wuxi, China. The event takes place from June 14-16, 2023 and includes the following focus segments: Domain Names Cloud Computing Digital Marketing Artificial Intelligence Anticipated attendance exceeds 2,000 people, more than this year’s NamesCon. With 30 “keynote speeches” the event’s […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP failed due to Respondent’s language barrier

When you file a UDRP, the domain’s registrar matters. In the case of the UDRP was filed by Lord & Taylor IP LLC, America’s first and oldest department store. The Respondent uses DNSPod, Inc. as their registrar, which is based in China, as is the Respondent. Apparently, not many Chinese can understand or respond […]

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Chinese brands in the wild: No matching domain names, but who cares!

Quick fact: Chinese products sold internationally are designed to use brands that are discoverable using search engines, without the need for domain names. Whether you use Google, Amazon, or Alibaba, Chinese brands don’t follow the Western “generic” keyword approach. For a while now, China’s government is going the extra mile of subsidizing the cost of […]

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Domain deal: The Chinese method of investing

China‘s domain community is strong, having rolled out several waves and trends of investing: “Chinese” letter LLL and LLLL .com’s, numeric domain names, Pinyin, and more. Using the Latin character set for most domain name investments is the norm in China, but what exactly do China’s investors learn from those that succeeded? A quick translation […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. ICE seized long tail domain due to infringement

Generic, exact match domains are often called “long tail” domains due to their length. In the case of, the domain is an exact match .com of “factory handbag” and that’s intentional. Google is generous towards such exact match domains, especially when the search volume is high. With proper promotions and social media exposure, such […]

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Two letter #domain has been sold in China

There are only 676 two-letter (LL) .com domain names and is one of them. The premium LL .com recently changed hands, with the help of the Chinese domain brokerage company The sale moved the domain to Chinese interests and away from a presumably British registrant. News of the sale was shared by […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Chinese registrant beat #Coinbase in UDRP

Coinbase Global, Inc., branded Coinbase, is an American company that operates a cryptocurrency exchange platform. The company was formed in 2012 and obtained the registration of a trademark for COINBASE with the USPTO until 2014. The company operates from and they filed a UDRP against the domain Meanwhile, the Chinese registrant of […]

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Happy New Chinese Year:

Happy New Chinese Year everyone! It’s the Year of the Tiger, and billions of people in China and around the world are about to engage in week-long festivities. Even China’s stock market is closed today. The matching domain,, is available for acquisition. Registered in 2001 by Vertical Axis, the domain was moved to NameFind, […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Premium two-letter .com domain has been sold

Another premium, two-letter .com domain has been sold. According to George Kirikos who keeps track of all 676 LL .com combinations day and night, has changed hands. The move to a new registrant in China indicates a sale took place. The domain had previously been owned by Reflex Publishing, holders of a mighty […]

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