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China’s 14 billion yuan domain market is old news!

China‘s local domain market is worth 14 billion yuan, and that’s the latest released data from 2015. In other words, that’s old news. During the Global Domain Summit held last week in Xiamen, China, some of the data presented involved the numbers of Chinese domain extensions, including IDN domains. Mao Wei, head of the Chinese-language […]

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Black rice domains : Did 988.com just sell for $1,000,000 dollars?

A distraught domain buyer claiming that they lost $1,000,000 dollars to a seller that reversed the escrow-less transaction, now claims the exchange went through. User “Dong Yuan” asserted on NamePros that they acquired a domain for $1,000,000 dollars but it was subsequently locked down after a TDRP complaint was filed. Seeking advice for a million […]

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Two letter domains : HH.com sold to the Chinese

Another day, another premium two letter .com domain headed to China. HH.com moved away from Hecker Law and into the hands of one of China’s biggest investors of such domains, 62.com. Domain investor, George Kirikos, noticed the change and remarked about the latest stats involving LL .com domains: “By my count, Chinese registrants own 166 […]

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MMX says .vip renewals to be at 70%+

MMX believes the biggest money-spinner in its new gTLD portfolio, .vip, will see first-year renewals in excess of 70%. The company said this morning that it is projecting renewals towards the top end of industry norms based on manual renewals to date. .vip was a bit of a hit in China, topping a quarter-million domains […]
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Chinese domain market report : New law in China affects domain name operators

China‘s financial model of “Communist Capitalism” is an amalgam of an authoritarian, government-enforced ruleset, combined with an open, yet heavily regulated market. A new law taking effect in June will be affecting domain name operators, as follows: Provision on the Administration of Online Publishing Services – An online publishing services provider should: Obtain an online […]

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