#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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RIP : Chinese LLLL .CN #domain slaughterhouse

It’s not only the LLLL .com “Chinese premium” domain market that has crashed, but its .CN counterpart as well. Even though the LLLL .com market peaked years ago, the Chinese domain traders continued to move money into LLLL .CN, perhaps in an effort to replicate the international success of “Chinese chips” in the .COM TLD. […]

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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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#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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Future Media Architects : Short #domain selling in 2017 and the #Chinese market

As we’re bidding farewell to 2017, it’s evident that short domains lost the appeal sustained throughout 2015/2016 and prices dropped. Despite fears of a complete meltdown, pricing of the quintessential, Chinese-favored variety – LLLL .com’s with no vowels or the letter “V” – stabilized this year. We currently see prices around the $1,000 dollar mark […]

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Chinese domain market report : Sales volume going “nukular”

China is flexing its muscles to North Korea, all while an armada of US ships prepares for joint naval drills with South Korea off the coast. The world is turning mad, and it’d take one madman at the helm to bring the world close to a global nuclear holocaust. Last time this happened, Russia was […]

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Chinese domain market report: Zhou Youguang, father of pinyin, dead at 111

Zhou Youguang, the creator of the Chinese pinyin system, passed away in Beijing at the age of 111. Zhou was an economics professor in Shanghai, when the government asked him to to quit his job and join a national committee to develop a new alphabetic writing system. By 1958, Zhou and his colleagues had created […]

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Chinese domain market report : Cao ni ma, 2016 !

China entered 2017 among the first nations in the world, and its domain investing community is sending a collective “Cao Ni Ma” to 2016. The year that sent prices of “Chinese premiums” tumbling like dog-pooped noodles, is over. Welcome to a new year worldwide, although China’s officially changing on January 28th to the Year of […]

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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 report : China’s new cybersecurity law is bad news

China operates on the principle of “Communist Capitalism” – an amalgam of progressive regulations on trade, with a large dosage of government control. The Communist government of China has now passed a new law on cybersecurity, and this is really bad news. For starters, the Chinese will have to register their real names when using […]

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Chinese domain market report : China’s exports plummet

China is the 2nd largest economy in the world, but the recently released financial data for September look rather dismal. Exports fell by 5.6% on an estimated growth of 2.5%. Imports grew only 2.2% when estimates were anticipating 5.5%. China’s Trade Surplus was 278B yuan, about 24% less than the 365B yuan that was forecast. […]

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Chinese domain market report : We didn’t hack the FDIC

Chinese hackers are allegedly targeting US corporations and even the FDIC. According to a report filed by a US congressional committee, China is behind hacking attacks against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Naturally, Chinese officials opposed to and denied such allegations, stating: “We have repeatedly said that whoever puts forward […]

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