#IQOS .com : From a #Sedo domain sale to a multi-billion dollar #smokeless brand

Philip Morris International (PMI) is a multi-billion dollar corporation producing tobacco products, one of which is the IQOS electronic cigarette. The IQOS device is very popular; initially launched in 2014 in Nagoya, Japan and Milan, Italy, IQOS is being gradually rolled out to other countries; by the end of 2016 it was available in over […]

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#Lawball : While LLLL .com #domains drop like flies, a criminal attorney offers $25 dollars

A bunch of second tier four letter (LLLL) .com domains dropped, and are being offered up via DropCatch options. It’s unclear what made these beauties expire and drop, but the crash of the Chinese domain market, also known as “Chips,” is a good indication. Domains such as QQME.com, RCIV.com, RPAM.com, UTBB.com, QQFO.com, WHNQ.com, RQQI.com, MKZI.com, […]

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#Chinese investments : After #domains and #Bitcoin, #China is after #Greek real estate properties

Chinese investors moved away from LLLL .com domains, crashing the “Chips” market this year. Their apparent move onto other types of investments, such as cryptocurrency, heralded the end of the “domain as a wealth vessel” economy. It was a well-disguised game of musical chairs, orchestrated by investment companies based in Hong Kong, and they made […]

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#LLLL : Four letter .com #domains are still being stolen

The four letter domain marketplace might have gone south, but domain theft involving such assets still persists. A new incident involving domains registered with Namesilo has been shared at NamePros: Yesterday, I was checking domain list in my namesilo account. Found that my 4L.com’s were missing. Immediately I’ve sent mail to namesilo and got a […]

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The #Sedo auction of LLLL .com #domain names is ending soon!

Sedo, a DomainGang sponsor, is running a four letter .com (LLLL) domain auction, that ends in two days. Short domain names, such as those, are sought after by companies and investors alike. There are different grades of LLLL .com domain names, and as market prices for the “Chinese letter” premiums are well below their all-time […]

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#HODL .com : #Domain owner ups his asking price in the middle of #crypto crisis

In December, we pointed out that the owner of the domain HODL.com wants half a million dollars. The term “HODL” is a typo of “hold,” indicating the mentality of cryptocurrency investors to hold onto their investments, as opposed to liquidating them in panic. The cryptocurrency market peaked at the end of 2017, briefly sustaining that […]

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Final #Chinese #domain market report of 2017, as “Year of the Dog” lies ahead

It’s the final Chinese domain market report of the year, as we’re bidding farewell to 2017. China’s domain aftermarket for “coinage” domains, such as LLL.com and LLLL.com, remained relatively healthy, having survived a crappy 2016. Domain investors moved some liquidity to cryptocurrencies, giving the short domain market a much needed correction. No longer in $2,500 […]

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Chinese domain market report : Ready for the October 18th Communist Party congress

China is about to elect its leadership council on October 18th; the world’s most populous nation and second largest economy will most likely re-elect the same party leader, Chinese President Xi Jinping. It’s sad that 1.3 billion Chinese won’t have much of a say, as 2300 delegates will directly elect the 200 members of China’s […]

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GoDaddy chicken : Teens arrested for taunting domain “Chips” investor

A group of teenagers who did not assist a domain investor fixated with Chinese domain “Chips” has been arrested. Police reports indicate that the five teenagers repeatedly failed to save a man who bid on GoDaddy auctions, for “Chinese premium letter” LLLL .com domains, taunting him instead. The man lost a fortune bidding, and eventually […]

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Domaining Bad : Meth addict attempts to trade LLLL .COM domain for crystal

Chicken restaurant entrepreneur, Gustavo Fring, was arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico earlier today, after a police chase that lasted 90 minutes. It all started when Bob Jones, a local meth junkie, attempted to buy crystal meth from Fring, using a four letter .com domain as collateral. The two met at Pollos Hermanos, a restaurant chain […]

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Dipping Chips : Sub $800 dollar sale a prelude for lower rates?

We’ve been tracking the rise, progress and demise of domain “Chips” for the past couple of years, and another negative milestone was reached recently. Once valued at more than $2,500 dollars, LLLL .com domains without vowels or the letter “V” dropped to $1,000 levels in recent months. And now, a NameJet auction for the domain […]

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