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Chinese email inquiry deemed suspicious due to perfect grammar

Reports of a well-written email from China, inquiring about domains that you might own, are making the rounds. The suspicious email raised many an eyebrow among domain investors that are looking to flip their large portfolios of four letter .com domains, which are otherwise gathering moss. “When I received that email from a QQ.com address, […]

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Domain resurrection: Registerfly becomes ICANN-accredited .CN and .Asia registrar

The domain registrar associated with a mini scandal in the late 2000’s is back, having cleansed itself from its sinful past. Registerfly was once a popular – and affordable – domain registrar, that attracted thousands of domainers; at the time of its untimely demise, there were several million domains under management. After the domain expired, […]

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NOC: Premium .org sells for four figures on NameJet

The auction for NOC.org, a premium, aged .org domain has ended over at NameJet. Registered in 1994, according to DomainTools, NOC.org represents an acronym popular with the network guru crowd: Network Operations Center. The final price of $2,060 dollars came after 110 bidders placed a total of 137 bids. The winner, hxcai, has been covered […]

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Chinese Moon Landing: Domain auction powerhouse 4.CN plants its flag

China has become only the third nation to plant its earthly flag on the surface of the Moon yesterday, after a successful moon landing. One critical aspect of the Chinese mission’s success, was corporate sponsorship by local companies, allowing research in aerodynamics, liquid fuel propulsion and nuclear trans-isotope fission to deliver results faster, better and […]

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Confirmed: Banana.com moved to China, pending sale price currently under NDA

We have received confirmation from Michael Castello, that the lengthy, seedless, mostly yellow fruit known as banana has been tentatively sold in its .com incarnation. Following our article “Banana Disappeared!” that pondered on the current status of the domain name, Banana.com, Michael Castello commented thus: “The big banana is in Asia. haha Will have more […]

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Banana disappeared!

A San Francisco monkey, Banana Sam, has passed away at the ripe age of 19. Rest in peace, Sam. ๐Ÿ™ In other news from the domain jungle: Banana.com does not appear to be in the hands of the Castello Brothers any more. When did that happen??? This amazing fruit, apparently changed hands in May this […]

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Numeric Domains report: Most NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN .com domains *still* available

Domain investors of numeric domains awoke to a shocking revelation earlier today, when an article at Numeric Domains unveiled the sad reality: most NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN .com and .net domains are still unregistered. “I was under the impression that if I kept punching numbers on my keyboard as if it were stuck, I’d come up with a […]

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Ji Bai: Chinese replica fashion entrepreneur uses 8,422 domains for eCommerce

Anyone who has ventured behind the great wall of China will be able to confirm that this ancient nation has two faces. If you’re staring at your iPhone or iPad, you’re looking at China’s #1 face: productive, affordable, innovative. The other face of China is preoccupied with cheap knock-offs of American and European fashion brands, […]

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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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Google clone Gougou goes gaga

Chinese domain portal, Gougou.com, was shut down yesterday by the Chinese government; this time, for good. The portal, which was made to look like a cheap version of Google, wasn’t just another search engine for the Chinese. Gougou.com had been blocked in the past by countries outside of China, for being a repository of pirated […]

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Chinese domain spam: Wish you happy every day!

The Chinese have now entered the mass-spamming “market”, notifying domainers about useless .CN domains that match com/net/org keywords. One such email from China was brought to our attention, and we present it due to its “funny” content and writing, regarding the apparently flourishing “big tits” business in China. Wish you happy every day! ๐Ÿ˜€ Dear […]

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China gone wild: .CN registrations to surpass that of .Com

The Tech In Asia technology publication reveals that Tencent, the Chinese giant behind the QQ social network, partnered with CNNIC – the .CN Registry. The reason, was revealed yesterday, when tens of thousands of numeric .CN domains in the six digit range were registered – those that were still available, that is. Since QQ numbers […]

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