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Chinese domain market analysis : Prepare for the hard crash

We’re at the end of October, and Chinese domain sales will begin their final descent, in a fashion consistent with the overall annual slump. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Year of the Monkey or the Year of the Rooster (2017.) Trading among Chinese domain investors for the type of short domains (2 – 4 […]

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Chinese domain market report : The final frontier

The Year of the Money entered its final quarter, and what could have been another stellar year for Chinese domain sales, wasn’t. It started with lots of fireworks and very few paid attention to our cautionary statements. That’s understandable, everyone wants to make money, tons of it, with no effort. That’s the defining line that […]

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Chinese domain market report : SSL certificate issuer from China under fire

A Chinese secure certificate issuer is under fire, for giving them away to unauthorized entities. According to the Mozilla researchers, Shenzhen-based WoSign has been handing out SSL certificates for websites, to people that had no business getting them. WoSign is also being accused of backdating the certificate date of issuance, in order to circumvent security […]

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Chinese domain market report : Hong Kong beer is crazy expensive!

Hong Kong is a former British colony, and since 1997 it’s part of China, with a special status as a financial center of Asia. Domain investor and broker, James Booth, is currently visiting Hong Kong, and had a few not so positive words to say about its high pollution and outlandish pricing. Having lived and […]

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Chinese domain market report : Mining hard in Tibet

China‘s sheer size and population magnitude contribute to its position as the 2nd largest economy in the world. The super-power often referred to as the “sleeping dragon” has come a long way from its rice farming past, raising billions of dollars in technology investments. Known for its cheap labor, China became the focus of Bitcoin […]

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Chinese domain market report : DD.com and a bunch of chips

China’s domain market has grown remarkably in recent months, as thousands of domain “Chips” were made available, sold primarily by Westerners. If it weren’t for the game of QXZJ domains that a Hong Kong based fund started, millions of dollars would remain in Chinese pockets. Likewise, tens of thousands of short domains would remain dormant, […]

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Chinese domain market report : China’s medal numbers plummet

The Olympic Games are over, and China has scored its smallest cache of Olympic gold in two decades. The Rio 2016 Olympics delivered  plenty of defeat in sports China once ruled, such as gymnastics and badminton, disappointing millions of Chinese fans. They also revived questions of doping among Chinese athletes, just 8 years after the […]

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Chinese domain market report : Ding Ning or Ning Ding?

If you want to watch the Olympic games in Rio, Brazil, you’d better be using a VPN. Like thousands of Chinese, getting past the restraints of a geographical block can get you better content. Once you watch the Olympic coverage of BBC or CBC you’ll wonder how the heck did you put up with NBC […]

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Chinese domain market report : China thrives on VPN use

If you live in China, many western destinations are blocked by the Great Firewall. Popular web sites such as Google and Facebook are not directly accessible by the average Chinese Internet user. According to Internet Live Stats, China has a staggering 721.4 million Internet users, with a population penetration of 52.2%. The obvious solution to […]

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Chinese domain market report : Another geo-domain in China has been sold

The Chinese domain market is on fire, all while China’s economy is doing not so well. A year ago, many investors switched from stocks to digital commodities, such as Bitcoin and domain names, thanks to a massive crash of the Chinese stock market. This move allowed China’s entrepreneurs to siphon out funds at will, investing […]

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