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Chinese domain market : May 31st is doomsday for domainers in China

Welcome to the Sunday edition of the Chinese domain market report. May 31st is “doomsday” in China, and domain investors in particular. Major cloud providers, such as Alibaba, have provided a government-issued warning, that user verification must complete before then. The process entails providing credentials to match domains with the real names of their owners. […]

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Chinese domain market report : Was Beijing.com just sold?

China is seeking an international cooperation to tighten Internet regulation, increasing its defense against cyberattacks. A new Chinese cyber policy paper emphasizes the Communist Party’s position that countries must impose authority on all cyber-related matters in their territory. Along with those statements comes an increased censorship, data privacy changes and how business trade is conducted […]

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Rick Schwartz’s 977.com domain went straight to China

Details about the recent sale of 977.com by Rick Schwartz emerged today, and the destination country for this short, numeric domain is none other than China. The domain had been in transfer for a few days, and the WHOIS has just now updated. Chinese bidding powerhouse, Golden Name, is shown as the new registrant; in […]

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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 : Stability or plateau?

The Chinese domain market witnessed a rebound from last year’s doldrums, during the first quarter of 2017. Ending 2016 on a whimper, instead of a bang as it did in 2015, the falling prices of Chinese “premium letters” of the “Chip” variety raised fears of a crashing market. Chinese domain investors playing the dangerous flipping […]

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Chinese domain market : Fingerprinting foreigners, while hundreds of “Chips” are changing hands in China

China is rolling out a new security measure that affects travelers to the largest nation in the world. According to Chinese government sources, foreigners entering the country from Friday, will be finger-printed, as announced by the Ministry of Public Security. All foreigners, aged 14-70, are required to submit their fingerprints when entering China, and the […]

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Weekly Chinese domain market report : Grab the Rooster by its eggs

The Chinese domain market faced plenty of challenges in 2016 and this year, the Year of the Rooster, is hopefully going to be different. Since the beginning of 2017, Yuan, China’s national currency, has been on a depreciation roller-coaster. In China, the world’s 2nd largest economy, personal and national debt has skyrocketed, and the beginning […]

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