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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 : 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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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 : Big Brother a reality in China

The Chinese government continues to push with its plans to roll out ranking for people, based on their online activities. No longer just a measurement of credit worthiness, the social credit system is now scanning the online activities of Chinese citizens on social media and even online merchants. Big Brother is therefore one step away […]

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Chinese domain market : Deader than a Walking Dead zombie

In recent weeks, acknowledgements of the Chinese domain market’s dismal performance this year, have started to appear. Domain forums are abuzz with the shockingly low numbers one can get from selling “Chinese premiums,” as compared to 2015. Punch-drunk from last year’s stellar performance, those who insisted it wasn’t a bubble, carried on the game of […]

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