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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Chinese domain sales report : Numeric domains to the rescue

China is a booming economy, with one of the highest growth rates in the world. Technology is driving the Chinese market, and although China is still very agricultural, it’s becoming increasingly consumerist. Thanks to the “Communist Capitalism” model, China is the 2nd largest economy in the world. The Chinese government announced recently that it will […]

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Chinese domain market report : China Culture web site launched

China boasts several millennia of cultural existence; the world’s most populous country is proud of its history and heritage. To better share this with the rest of the world, Chinese officials just announced the launch of a redesigned web site, ChinaCulture.org. The newly updated website will specialize in sharing cultural exchange information in Chinese and […]

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Chinese domain market report : The fireworks fizzled out

What a difference a day makes! The Chinese domain sales market became red hot right before the July 4th celebrations in the US. At the time, we witnessed a huge increase in sales volume, thanks to the portfolio sale of “Chips” by Wuyu. Alas, this firecracker has fizzled out, and we’re facing a huge drop […]

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Chinese domain market sales : BOOM! RED! HOT!

It’s the July 4th weekend, and as you already know, the vast majority of fireworks used in the US, are made in China. Yesterday’s Chinese domain sales report hinted of an explosive increase in domain sales in China, for the short, 2-4 character domains that we track. Indeed, today’s list takes off even further, and […]

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