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Analysis: next generation companies in China still prefer .com

Kassey Lee reviews top level domain usage by top new internet companies in China. Several years ago some domain experts predicted that the next generation companies would prefer new extensions because of better names at lower prices than .com. Is this trend happening now? I want to know, so do people investing in the Chinese […]

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Chinese domain market : No more Bitcoin exchanges in China

China is getting ready to pull the plug on local Bitcoin exchanges, a step beyond ICO banning. The Chinese government is an unstoppable machine that regulates the Internet in China, hiding many Western service companies behind the Great Firewall. By ending the activity of local Bitcoin exchanges, China intends to strengthen its control and regulation […]

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Escrow.com puts the brakes on Chinese buyers’ credit cards

Escrow.com has temporarily disabled credit card payments from Chinese buyers, due to high decline rates. The top domain payments facilitator announced that domain name buyers from China will have to use bank wire transfers, until the measure is reversed. Here is what Escrow.com announced: “We have noticed unusually high decline rates on credit cards from […]

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China declares ICO’s illegal

The Financial Times wrote an article today on China declaring ICO’s (Initial Coin Offerings) illegal. China has called for a halt to raising money via the ICO route. Focusing on the fraud aspects, regulators also stated that ICO’s had “thrown the social economy into disorder.” The article goes on to state that Chinese investors will […]

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Report suggests bright future for Chinese domain market

Kassey Lee examines data from a recent CNNIC report. If you invest in the Chinese domain market, you need to know CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center) because it publishes a national survey report twice a year on China’s internet landscape. The latest report — the 40th — was published in July. You can download […]

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If you want to post online in China, you need to use your real name

Nikhil Sonnad published an article on QZ.com that China will now demand users give their real identity while commenting anywhere online. Certain services and websites have already had to require real identities from users, but now it seems it will be ubiquitous. From the article: “For users who have not given identifying information, platforms for […]

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Chinese domain market report : No more VPN access in China

The Chinese government wants its citizens to play nice, and refrain from using virtual private networks (VPN) to access forbidden content. VPNs allow the bypassing of China’s “Great Firewall” aimed at restricting access to overseas web sites. With that in mind, Apple was ordered to remove VPN apps from its store, and the 15th biggest […]

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.XYZ working to make domains available in China again

Domains haven’t been available at Chinese domain registrars since early May. Many Chinese domain name registrars stopped offering .xyz domain names back in May at the behest of China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). At the time, XYZ CEO Daniel Negari said “CentralNic is updating RNV providers to ensure there is stability in […]

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