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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 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 […]

Read more domain changes hands in China; eight figure sale possible

The premium two letter domain,, changed hands in China recently, and it could be a massive sale. According to Chinese domain investor and broker, George Hong of, it’s quite possible that the transaction involved “eight figures:” “ switched hands lately in China. Someone thought it might be an eight-figure sale in CNY, what […]

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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 : FMA, West.CN and current LLLL .com sales

Our previous post about quoting article sources hit a positive nerve with West.CN, and they promised to link back to those articles from now on. “We promise we will post your website URL in the articles from now on, Hope you don’t mind and you can check it later.” That’s great attitude and response from […]

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Chinese domain market report : World Domain Conference in China

China‘s best and brightest domain investors gathered to discuss the Chinese domain market; the event, World Domain Conference, took place in Wuzhen, China between 6-9 July. It’s interesting to note, that the domain name used for the event is TRAFFIC.CN, a clear reminder of Rick Schwartz’s Targeted TRAFFIC outfit, which has now been discontinued as […]

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Chinese domain market : George Hong and Giuzeppe Graziano meet in China

The Chinese domain market is booming, and two fun guys of the domain industry finally got together. George Hong, founder of and Giuseppe Giovanni Romano Graziano of, met in China. George made some positive predictions earlier this year, regarding the future of the Chinese domain market during the year of the Monkey. Here […]

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Chinese domain sales : Don’t panic about China’s economic slowdown

In recent years, the Chinese economy expanded like a universe built of very thin galaxies; the end result is, that it more often contracts than expands. Unlike the Bing Bang, economies fall back into their core, collapsing into a small mass, only to – hopefully – expand once again. No worries about the Chinese economic […]

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Chinese domain sales : [ INSERT FAVORITE PREDICTION HERE ]

Many prophecies about China’s domain economy have been circulating lately. The numbers are clearly written on the wall, and it’s not in pinyin: falling prices, lower sales volume. Ergo, a deflation that reflects the overall state of the Chinese economy, all while the Asian financial effect echoes itself onto the Western stock markets, that dropped […]

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Chinese domain investor George Hong : Predictions about the Year of the Mon(k)ey

It’s already New Year in China, and the Year of the Monkey might as well be the “year of the money!” Chinese domain investor, George Hong, founder of the highly successful domain brokerage company, lays out his domain investment predictions for the new year. New Chinese Investors and Capital will be drawn to domain […]

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