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VM.com : Premium two letter .com #domain moves to #Chinese ownership

VM.com, an aged, premium, two letter .com domain has changed ownership, and the new registrant is in China. Domain investor, George Kirikos, shared the news as he’s closely monitoring such premium domain names: “Another elite 2-letter dot-com domain name has changed hands, as VM(.)com heads to China (where else?).” Kirikos also shared updated stats about […]

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#DropCatch : Half of #China’s investors are bidding on #Pudong.com!

Pudong is a district of Shanghai, China, and the domain name Pudong.com is currently being auctioned. Pudong.com was originally registered in 1998, and its Chinese registrant somehow lost control of the domain name’s renewals. The domain expired, and eventually it dropped. The auction is taking place on DropCatch – where else – with lots of […]

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LLL .com and LLLL .com #domains more expensive after #China devalued its currency

China has devalued its currency, the RMB, and it’s not just the Dow Jones index that’s plunging. The USD/RMB pair dropped below the 7/1 ratio, causing financial turmoil to the markets. In essence, the international buying power of Chinese domain investors that bid with USD was devalued as well. Buying and selling LLL .com and […]

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Ragazzo Greciano : LLLL .com not dead, #Chinese buyers coming back from LLLLL and LLLLLL

The last report by Ragazzo Greciano, the prolific domain analysis expert from Napoli, Italy, was about his single and two letter .com marketplace. Greciano’s SuperLiquid Domains Report, uses High Tech Domain Analytic Heuristics (HTAH) to perform live analysis on domain sales; the busy domain analyst is enthusiastic about the future of four letter .com domains. […]

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#ShiShiCai .com : Chinese lottery #domain auctioned off for mid seven figures!

The expired domain ShiShiCai.com was auctioned off on a Chinese domain platform and the ensuing auction ended up at mid seven figures RMB. As shared by user YouName.com on Twitter, who apparently followed the auction for ShiShiCai.com: “Can you image [sic] Shishicai.com is bidding closed at 4,625,069 RMB today, in dollar it’s equal $685,195. That’s […]

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#China Internet Report : More than 800 million users and 10,000 court cases

China’s Internet base surpassed the 800 million mark, further establishing itself as the world’s biggest online community. According to reports, the number of Internet users in China rose by 30 million during the first half of 2018, to an astounding 802 million; that’s a penetration rate of 57.7% for the Chinese. The Chinese Network Information […]

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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 : 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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New six percent tax in China : Domains are now “intangible assets”

On July 1st, China introduced a 6% tax levy on domain names, and this is good news. Some might wonder, how would an act of “Communist Capitalism” such as this be “good news” for the Chinese domain investors? Very simple. According to this chart sheet in Chinese, domain name sales are categorized as “Sales of […]

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