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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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MERGE! 2017 : Information and photos from day 3 in Orlando, Florida

We’ve been covering MERGE! 2017 in Orlando, Florida; the multi-discipline conference catering to domain investors, developers, cryptocurrency and blockchain boffins, and more. Day 3 of the MERGE! conference was quite busy, with a schedule spread across several rooms, allowing everyone to pick their preferred session. Lots of activities from 9am onward, kept visitors engaged and […]

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MERGE! 2017 : Chinese market analysis and Rick Schwartz makes a cameo appearance

Rick Schwartz established a virtual presence at MERGE! 2017 in Orlando, Florida today. During the Chinese domain market session, one of Rick’s popular quotes was presented by Guta.com founder, George Hong. The related PowerPoint slide can be seen below, both in English and Chinese. The Domain King’s quote reads as follows: “Domains would go up […]

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Chinese domain market report : Amazon to end VPN access for AWS in China

The Chinese government is upping the game of VPN thrones, ordering Amazon to end its VPN services for China’s customers. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its Chinese partner, are informing cloud customers in China that VPNs will no longer be allowed. Beijing Sinnet Technology, the local partner for AWS operations in China, sent out several […]

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Chinese domain market report : No more VPN access in China

The Chinese government wants its citizens to play nice, and refrain from using virtual private networks (VPN) to access forbidden content. VPNs allow the bypassing of China’s “Great Firewall” aimed at restricting access to overseas web sites. With that in mind, Apple was ordered to remove VPN apps from its store, and the 15th biggest […]

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China’s 14 billion yuan domain market is old news!

China‘s local domain market is worth 14 billion yuan, and that’s the latest released data from 2015. In other words, that’s old news. During the Global Domain Summit held last week in Xiamen, China, some of the data presented involved the numbers of Chinese domain extensions, including IDN domains. Mao Wei, head of the Chinese-language […]

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Dipping Chips : Sub $800 dollar sale a prelude for lower rates?

We’ve been tracking the rise, progress and demise of domain “Chips” for the past couple of years, and another negative milestone was reached recently. Once valued at more than $2,500 dollars, LLLL .com domains without vowels or the letter “V” dropped to $1,000 levels in recent months. And now, a NameJet auction for the domain […]

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New six percent tax in China : Domains are now “intangible assets”

On July 1st, China introduced a 6% tax levy on domain names, and this is good news. Some might wonder, how would an act of “Communist Capitalism” such as this be “good news” for the Chinese domain investors? Very simple. According to this chart sheet in Chinese, domain name sales are categorized as “Sales of […]

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Chinese domain market report : Clickfarm scam got clicks going

A Chinese clickfarm utilized 400 iPhone devices, with 300 thousand SIM cards; its operators were located in Thailand. Low cost of phone carrier services lured the Chinese schemers to Thailand, who were paid thousands of dollars to boost the popularity of Chinese apps and web sites. The sophisticated clickfarm ran bots on hundreds of iPhones […]

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