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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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QX.com : Two letter .com changed hands in China

The premium two letter domain, QX.com, changed hands in China, and the new owners are Chinese. Domain investor and LL .com aficionado, George Kirikos, has noted that the exchange of the domain resulted in a new ownership; the buyer appears to be Shenzhen Comix Group Co Ltd. According to their Alibaba profile, the company produces […]

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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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