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January 18, 2020 03:38

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Will Chinese IDN domains become widely used?

So far, Chinese IDN top level domains have struggled. Just a few days ago the Internet Society of China announced the formation of a working group to promote the use of Chinese domains. Is it the trigger we need to see Chinese IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) flourish? As the organization is supported by the Ministry […]

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How NameJet has changed over the past four years

Joseph Peterson returns to write about NameJet. The Chinese market implosion and new expired domain deals have changed the face of NameJet since he last wrote. I stopped writing articles about domains at NameJet for DNW about 4 years ago.  “My how time flies!” would be one reaction.  But some things never change.  Or do […]

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“Sino” vs “China” in domain names

Kassey Lee examines usage of Sino in domains instead of China. Recently a reader asked me a very interesting question. He wanted my opinion on “sino” vs “china” in a domain. As a matter of fact, I never thought about this issue in the past, so I decided to research a little bit to see […]

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How to sell domains to China

Consider hiring a broker or using Afternic. China is an attractive place for domain investors. We hear of exciting news of domains sold to Chinese buyers for incredible prices. Naturally, we want to know how we can do the same too and reap a handsome return. In the high end, there have been many multimillion […]

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Top Domain Name Stories

A look back at 2019, including December’s top stories. The domain name industry finished 2019 with a bang, and it’s off to the races in this new decade. What will be in store? Listen to the 2020 Predictions Podcast for forecasts from 15 different people. Over the holiday break, I published analyses of some of the […]

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.Org in China

Chinese non-profits spurn .org for alternatives. In my series of articles to studying the Chinese domain market, I have already covered the big picture, .cn, .com, and .net. Today, let’s look at .org. This analysis is based on data I have collected from China Internet Network Information Center reports published since 1997. The chart shows […]

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Kassey Lee of #DNW : Why I didn’t buy the #domain KL.com

Kassey Lee is rolling out numerous juicy articles about China’s obsession with domain names, using DNW. The multilingual domain expert whose initials are “KL” explains why he didn’t spend the cash to get KL.com, a premium two letter domain like the ones he writes about. “When I write articles about domains, this doesn’t mean I […]

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The cultural reason 2 letter domains are valuable in China

Kassey Lee explains why two-letter domain names aren’t valuable in China just because they are rare. Recently a domain investor asked me if ST has any meaning in Chinese. That got me thinking about 2L (letter-letter) domains in general. In fact, 2L domains are very valuable not only because they are scarce, but also, in […]

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War on The Rocks (.com): A New Generation of Unrestricted Warfare is Hacking Your Life

In 1999, two Chinese colonels wrote a book called Unrestricted Warfare, about warfare in the age of globalization. Their main argument: Warfare in the modern world will no longer be primarily a struggle defined by military means — or even involve the military at all. They were about a decade and a half before their […]

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Ms Paris in China

Chinese companies sometimes use English-based domains instead of Pinyin. Ms Paris uses only an English domain name. There is a misconception by some domain investors that China prefers Pinyin domains and that English-based domains do not sell. This is simply not true. Today, I’ll show you a Chinese startup which uses an English-based domain. Ms […]

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