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Answering some reader questions

Kassey Lee answers some of the questions readers have asked him about their domains, as they relate to China. In this article, I would like to answer some questions readers have posed to me. Does AR27 have any particular meanings in Chinese? AR is an acronym for Pinyin phrases such as Ai Ren (爱人=spouse), An […]

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A quick tip for Chinese end user research

Chinese company’s website doesn’t resolve? Try again with www. Here’s a quick tip for you when researching end users in China. Be sure to prefix a .cn or .com.cn domain with “www”. Otherwise, you may miss out an important Chinese company. This is a common problem I have come across time and time again. Say […]

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No ICANN tax relief for Chinese registrars

ICANN has declined a request from dozens Chinese registrars for a fee waiver due to the impact of coronavirus. In February, almost 50 China-based accredited registries and registrars said they were suffering financially as a result of the outbreak and ...
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China has 21 of top 50 global sites based on Alexa Rank

China has a large share of the most-trafficked sites on the web. Alexa.com gives you a big picture of the most popular websites in the world. If you go to the Alexa.com/topsites page, you’ll get the top 50 sites — or the top 500 for paid membership. Below is the top 50 list with domains […]

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Single letter domains in China

Here’s who owns single letter .Cn domain names. Corporate China loves short domains. Over the years I have seen many Chinese companies upgrade to short domains such as JD.com, Le.com, VIP.com, and DJI.com. How about single letter domains? Even though Chinese companies prefer .com, none own a single letter .com because most of these domains […]

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Are domains containing “4” really bad?

The number four has a bad connotation, but also some others. I regularly post messages on LinkedIn to share what I see in the Chinese domain market. A few days ago, I wrote about several 4 character domains, including 44QP.com, with 5-figure asking prices. That post started a lively discussion. One reader wrote “Isn’t 4 […]

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These recent four-letter domain sales are interesting from a Chinese perspective

Kassey Lee explains why these recent domain purchases would be interesting to Chinese companies. Among the 4L .com sold in February as reported by Namebio, I’ve found the following domains interesting from a Chinese perspective. ZZGC.com sold for $1,205. The domain was acquired by a Chinese investor and is for sale at 120,000 yuan (about […]

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