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There is only one domain but many brands including one from China need it

It’s exciting news in the domain industry. Recently Eko.com was sold for a whopping $1.5 million to become the 3rd largest publicly reported domain sale of the year. This sale illustrates a tough issue faced by startups around the world aspiring to become global players. The new owner is USA-based media technology startup Eko. The […]

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Corporate China loves .com

I enjoy studying domains used by Chinese companies. The reason is very simple. As China grows to become the largest economy in the world, corporate demand for domains will increase. Knowing what domains are sought after will be very useful when selling domains to China. Baidu is a valuable tool. It helps me understand domains […]

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ZB.com and its domain implication in corporate China

LL (letter-letter) .com domains are made for China. They are prestigious, short, and easy to remember. Most importantly, they “speak” both Chinese and English. In 2017, serial entrepreneur Will Hua (花松秀) launched Zhong Bi (中币=China Currency) as a cryptocurrency exchange now based in Hong Kong. Zhong Bi rose within a very short time to be […]

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The best Pinyin domains

What is the Chinese name of the USA? What is common between Beijing and Shenzhen? What does Peking University and Tsinghua University share? Why is Alibaba also called Ali? Answers to these questions will reveal a secret about Chinese preference for domains. The USA is called Mei Guo (美国) in Chinese. Similarly, UK is Ying […]

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Domains based on simple English words have potential in China

The unexpected can happen in China When you enter the China market, you need to translate your brand into Chinese and hopefully acquire its matching domain. Right? This is common knowledge after all, and the local should know better. However, just like many things in life, there are exceptions. Look at the global brands in […]

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From $10 domain to global player

Techcrunch is my guide to domain investment. As it seeks out and reports on upcoming unicorn startups around the world, I ride on it by studying the corporate domains of these companies to see direction in domain usage. One startup that caught my attention last week is The CareVoice. This Shanghai-based health insurance platform competes […]

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