#Chinese domain names : Chips are down, way down

Domain chips are down, way down. Maybe it’s the tariffs Donald Trump imposed on China, or the crashed crypto market, but Chinese letter “Chip” domains are trading at a fraction of their valuation a year ago. Recent domain sales of such LLLL .com domains reveal this alarming pattern: CFNF.com – sold for $861 at NameJet […]

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Chinese #domain market report : Shameless naysayers in the LLLL market?

China’s constitution changed recently, to accommodate for the power-grabbing, limitless ability of its leadership to cling to power. Western media and politicians consider the move to project dictatorial aspirations, and the Chinese state-run press called the response to be that of “shameless naysayers.” Sounds like the same thing that came from the mouths of peddlers […]

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Chinese domain market report : Chip prices drop below $900

The unthinkable has finally happened, and we’re not talking about the nuclear Armageddon looming over the North Korea crisis. Chinese “Chips” – long considered to be the domain coinage of choice among progressive domain investors – have steadily declined in value, along with the resurgence of Bitcoin. During the past 18 months prices fell from […]

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Chinese domain market report : Can’t blog about celebrities in China!

The Chinese Internet consumers are like everywhere else; they love reading juicy news about celebrities. In yet another act of censorship, China’s government will be closing down social media accounts that share gossip about celebrities, asking Internet providers for a “crackdown.” The Beijing Cyberspace Administration states that “web sites need to adopt effective measures to […]

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Chinese domain market report : Join the “Toilet Revolution” in China

China can be a shocking experience to many Westerners. When domain investor, George Verdugo, visited China for business, he was shocked to find his hotel toilet to be just an ample hole on the floor. While this type of oriental approach to bodily functions has its advantages, it’s not exactly the method of choice for […]

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Chips before chicks : Dot .Com and .Net report on LLLL domains

The world of domain Chips isn’t what it used to be. Four letter domains with letters that appeal to the Chinese – no vowels, no letter “V” – have seen much better days. These days, domain sales volume is steady, perhaps because prices have dropped substantially from their all-time high in late 2015. Today’s special […]

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Domains versus BTC : Bitcoin surpasses $1,777 dollars

The price of Bitcoin exceeded $1,777 dollars today, setting a new, all-time record. Domain investors diversifying in Bitcoin (BTC) are seeing a hefty ROI, that surpasses current pricing of LLLL .com “Chips.” The latter, hover around the $1,150 – $1,300 dollar territory, something that will most likely create a new focus for Chinese domain investors, […]

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Chinese domain market report : How are your Chips doing so far?

Domain sales in China are inching up; the year of the Rooster has started on a solid, spur-loaded foot, apparently. Then again, last year’s first quarter wasn’t too disappointing either, but come May, things became very muddy for the Chinese domain market. In recent weeks, we witnessed a lot of Chinese “Chips” changing hands; thousands […]

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Chinese domain market report : Better “Chips” sales this year?

Welcome to the first edition of the Chinese domain market report for 2017. We analyze trends and sales of short domains, between 1 to 4 characters, in the .CN, .COM and .NET TLDs. Sometimes we bend the rules a little bit, to include other notable domain sales outside this range. Last year delivered a disastrous […]

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Domainers talking industry lingo got booted off Delta flight!

When boarding a plane, be careful what you say. A small group of domain investors got booted off a Delta flight on New Year’s Eve, after their conversation raised the suspicion of an Illinois grandma. Flight 2275 from Chicago, Illinois to Las Vegas, Nevada was delayed, in order to investigate the incident. According to the […]

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Chinese domain market report : Bye bye 2016

This is the final Chinese domain market report for 2016, a year that saw “Chinese premiums” plummet in value and sales volume. A year ago, prices were more than twice as high, often surpassing $2,500 for random, “junk” QJZX letters in the .com TLD. As prices peaked, so did the white noise about lesser extensions, […]

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Chinese domain market : Deader than a Walking Dead zombie

In recent weeks, acknowledgements of the Chinese domain market’s dismal performance this year, have started to appear. Domain forums are abuzz with the shockingly low numbers one can get from selling “Chinese premiums,” as compared to 2015. Punch-drunk from last year’s stellar performance, those who insisted it wasn’t a bubble, carried on the game of […]

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