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Radix’s .HOST, .SPACE, .PRESS, and .WEBSITE get approval from the Chinese Government

Our advertising partner Radix received approval for the .Host,.Space, .Press and .Website to operate in China. You can check out the release below: 2nd January, Dubai, UAE. Radix, one of the world’s largest portfolio registries, today announced that it has received the official approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) of the […]

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The curious case of YenDai

Pinyin domains are sought after in corporate China. It’s the number one choice for the 2018 Top 100 Chinese Internet Companies, and the majority of them are 2-pin domains. Well known examples are BaiDu.com, XiaoMi.com, and MeiTuan.com. Today I’ll talk about the curious case of YenDai. This name came across my desk recently when I […]

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Branding 2.0 and domains

Image courtesy of various brands While traditional branding (Branding 1.0) focuses on “what”, domains add the “where” dimension to it. Well, I must say that I’m not a branding expert, so my knowledge about branding may be limited. As I understand, Branding 1.0 is about associating a brand with “what”. When you think of a […]
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The Chinese domain strategy of Walmart

Image courtesy of Walmart.com Apple has moved its Chinese iCloud data to China and India is considering a policy to require data to stay within its country. National governments across the world will likely impose requirements on local residence of local data as time goes on. The “one .com to rule them all” domain strategy […]
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Why do Chinese companies like acronym domains?

China is the largest owner of liquid domains according to the quarterly market report by GGRG.com. These are very short .com domains such as LL (letter-letter), NN (number-number), and LN (letter-number) .com which can be sold at any time because of a large pool of ready buyers. In this article, I’ll focus on the acronym […]
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Facebook, China, and Domains

He married a Chinese woman. He learned Chinese. And he connects with young Chinese. Mark Zuckerberg has made a lot of efforts to win friendship in China, including giving a talk completely in Mandarin at a top-notch Chinese university. Yet, Facebook is not in the Middle Kingdom. Well, it actually was in China – only […]
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10 common domain name mistakes made by startups in China

I enjoy reading Chinese domain news. While doing so, I have found many mistakes in how domain names are selected by startups in China. Since August 2016, I have been writing domain case studies to explore this area. Recently I went through the 200+ cases I have covered and picked up 10 cases to share […]
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KG.com : Heavyweight LL .com domain sold to Chinese buyers

Another day, another LL .com domain has been sold: KG.com moved to Chinese ownership two days ago. According to Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos, KG.com was sold by domain investor, Jay Westerdal, and Domain Holdings was brokering it. Kirikos monitors the percentage of two letter .com domains, a premium genre, that’s in the hands of […]

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Do you need to own Chinese domain names?

A large number of Chinese domain extensions have been released in the last few years, and you may have already come across some of them by chance. You may even wonder if you should acquire some Chinese domain names for your business. Today let’s look at this issue. First of all, what is a Chinese […]
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