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November 22, 2017 01:42

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Which NNN .com domains did Rick Schwartz just sell for millions?

Another big sale was revealed by Rick Schwartz today; the portfolio of 10 NNN .com domains was brokered for several million dollars. Which numeric domains did Rick Schwartz just sell for millions? After some digging we came up with the list of the 10 NNN .com domains just sold by the Domain King; Rick said […]

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Chinese domain market report : Government seeks the full identity of China’s domainers

Chinese domain investors and common registrants alike, take notice: China’s government wants your real identity when registering domains. The world’s second largest economy has grown in strides, but socially it utilizes a flavor of “Communist Capitalism” that Westerners aren’t familiar with. And now, domain name registrations in China require the submission and verification of real […]

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One investor asks,”4L CHIPS: Wasn’t it the best example of pump and dump?

In 2015 the emergence of so called ugly 4L.com names started their rise. People started posting wanted threads on Namepros, “Looking for 4L.coms no a,e,i,o,u,v.” The prices started to pick up pretty rapidly, I owned two 4L.coms and the first one I auctioned on Namepros and it sold for $335. I auctioned the other on […]

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Eight more gTLDs get Chinese licenses

Radix and MMX have had four new gTLDs each approved for use in China. MMX has had .work, .law, .beer and .购物 (Chinese for “shopping”) approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Radix gained approval for .fun, .online, .store and .tech. The approvals mean that Chinese customers of Chinese registrars will be able […]

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Chinese domain market report : Ready for the October 18th Communist Party congress

China is about to elect its leadership council on October 18th; the world’s most populous nation and second largest economy will most likely re-elect the same party leader, Chinese President Xi Jinping. It’s sad that 1.3 billion Chinese won’t have much of a say, as 2300 delegates will directly elect the 200 members of China’s […]

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Two letter domain UB.com lands on China’s shores after 31 years

Two letter .com domain, UB.com, has changed hands and is now in the possession of a Chinese registrant. Previously owned by Ultimate Bet poker, this LL .com domain is one of the oldest in existence, with a registration date in 1986. It’s very rare to see such an old two letter .com domain, or old […]

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.HK and .COM.HK are king in Hong Kong and IDNs are nowhere to be found

It has been twelve years since I have been to Hong Kong. In my early twenties I opened up distribution for Sonos in Hong Kong and used to be here all the time so it has been pretty exciting to see back and to see what’s changed and what has stayed the same. As usual […]

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MMX sells 7,000 domains for $3.4 million

New gTLD registry MMX said it has sold $3.4 million in “premium” .vip domains names to Chinese domainers in the last few months. In what is believed to be a small number of deals to a limited number of investors, “over 7,000” domains changed hands since they became available in late June. MMX said that […]

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Could You Charge an iPhone with the Electricity in Your Brain? China Herds ICO Cats and Bans ICOs

The price of being single The Elements of Enduring Companies; 5 Tactics to Win a Negotiation, According to an FBI Agent; Californians Might Vote on ‘Magic Mushroom’ Legalization in 2018; BrewDog: Craft beer punks take their $1billion business to America; Don’t Leave a Job Interview Without Asking These 3 Questions; Beijing’s Coin Offerings Clampdown Could […]

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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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