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Five more new gTLDs, one in English, get the nod from China

Top Level Design’s .ink has become the sixth new gTLD in the Latin alphabet to be approved for sale in China. It was one of four new gTLDs given regulatory approval to begin operating properly in the country late last week. The others were all in Chinese script. From Finnish-founded TLD Registry, .中文网 (“Chinese web […]
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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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MMX billings double even as some volumes slide

MMX has reported a 100% increase in billings for 2016, despite its number of domains under management dropping in some TLDs. The company, until recently known as Minds + Machines, said billing were $15.8 million in the year to December 31, compared to $7.9 million for in 2015. Billings is an up-front measure of sales […]
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Weekly Chinese domain market report : Grab the Rooster by its eggs

The Chinese domain market faced plenty of challenges in 2016 and this year, the Year of the Rooster, is hopefully going to be different. Since the beginning of 2017, Yuan, China’s national currency, has been on a depreciation roller-coaster. In China, the world’s 2nd largest economy, personal and national debt has skyrocketed, and the beginning […]

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Analyzing new top level domain registrations by country (Part 1)

The first in a multi-part story about the geography of new TLD registrants. Who registers domains? It’s a question we might answer in a thousand various ways.  One approach is to examine geography.  Where do most registrations come from?  Who are the “registrant nations”?  Who sits idly on the sidelines?  Which countries favor which  TLDs?  How strongly? […]

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