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Chinese registrars are very active in new top level domains

Kassey Lee analyzes how Chinese registrars account for a large portion of new top level domain registrations. New top level domain names, such as .best, .rich, and .guru, began rolling out at the end of 2013. According to nTLDstats.com, there are about 34 million new top level domains registered across 1,187 new extensions at 372 […]

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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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COVID-19: The Economic Cataclysm Ahead (Can You Handle The Truth?)

Why can’t we get supplies?  Why can’t we assume this is solved and go back to work?  Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog explains why: The economic storm hasn’t passed; the false calm is only the eye of the financial hurricane. To understand the economic cataclysm ahead, do the math. Those expecting the Covid-19 pandemic to leave […]

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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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Truth About The World: 10K Dow; 50% Unemployment; Home Values -90%

Today: Sharing what I’ve known for a while but feared spreading panic. But now you deserve to know the truth. The economy a month ago was not financially strong,  nor the best economy ever. It’s an illusion with the stock market propped up by share buybacks, and Fed infusions to mask the same old dirty […]

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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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#Yuming CEO : #China’s brokers cheaper, better for selling #domain names

In the middle of the coronavirus epidemic, some positive news from China: Yuming, a domain marketplace with its own in-house brokers, is allegedly better than their American counterparts. At least, that’s the “ballsy” point of view of its CEO, Yue Dai – which sounds rather ominous in Pinyin – touting the services of Yuming.com. Said […]

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Three steps to Chinese end user research

Kassey Lee explains how he finds end users in China. A reader asked me recently to do an end user search for one of his domains. Instead, I decided to share my method in this article so that other investors can also try. For this exercise, I’ll use the domain DDKT.com, which was mentioned in […]

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These Chinese companies use English brands and domains only

No Pinyin here. There is a misconception that corporate China only buys Pinyin domains. That is not true. Chinese companies do use English domains, and, in some cases, they use only English brands and domains. Here are some examples. Fiture sells smart fitness machines for home use. The startup was founded in 2019 but already […]

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