.在线 (Online) & .中文网 (Website) Auction in Macau

Lot 3 “Pay” sold for 2250USD

Lot 7 “Cosmetics” $2200 winning bid!

First eight Chinese IDN domain batches sold for over $35k combined.

“Bitcoin.online” Package sold at $14,388

Casino.DotChineseOnline goes for $25,000 Weird when gambling in China apart from Macau SAR is illegal!

Winner of the "Furniture" package.

Winner of the “Furniture” package.

Wonder why they don’t show the full Chinese characters before and after the dot as well as the incorrect English version when showing sales from the auction on Twitter, it is in China after all? Ah, just remembered ,Twitter is blocked in China so pointless.

“Sell” package SOLD $5588!

“Hot Search Terms” package SOLD $2400!

“Loans” Package SOLD $7500

“Rent” package SOLD $15500

“Financing” Package SOLD $2000

“Gaming/Game” Package SOLD
$25,388

 

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Chinese Government Buy IDN.idn

TLD Registry has sold 20,452 new gTLD domain names to the Chinese government as it prepares to launch .中文网 (“.chinesewebsite”) and .在线 (“.online”) tomorrow.

The deal, signed this week with the Service Development Center of the State Council Office for Public Sector Reform (SCOPSR) is for 10,226 names in each gTLD.

The domains include the Chinese-script names of every city in China with a population of over 200,000, as well as counties, municipalities and other regional names.

This was our response on DomainIncite:

“I think the purchase is purely protectionist. All of the cities, sensitive names etc in .中国 are reserved with hardly any usage of IDN.idn in China and very little interest from the domain community. ASCII and Pinyin dominate the market in both .cn & .com with some huge sales recently.

One good thing is that with Sedo’s liaison with TLD registry has forced them to recognize Chinese .中国 etc. which after years of trying to get them to do it Chinese IDN.idn / ASCII.中国 can now be listed, parked,searched and sold,with some hiccups yet to be resolved.”

I sincerely wish TLD registry the very best of luck with the auction and sales as ANY form of recognition for IDN.idn has to be good news and particularly Chinese IDN.idn.

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Finally, Sedo.com goes Chinese!

After at least 2 years of trying to get Sedo to see there were other characters to the right of the dot it looks like the link up with the “new gtld Chinese” domain names has pushed them in to doing something.

We have been able to add IDN.香港 (.hk) ASCII & IDN.中国 (.china), they are showing in the account and appears they  have been accepted for sale!

Currently, most of the time to domains are forwarded to what is called a “zero click lander” site, in this case always WordDictionary.com.au for some reason? Perhaps this is because there are no advertisers although a few times they went to normal Sedo parking pages so not sure what is going on yet.

Early days. 

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Sedo /Macau all Chinese .在线 .中文网 auction

Sedo will be holding an auction of ALL Chinese, before and after the dot of .在线 (.online)  & .中文网(Website)中文网 Claiming a first!

HERE

It is still impossible to park,sell,search for any ALL Chinese domain names at Sedo so not sure what the happy buyers will be doing with their gems!

Of course ALL Chinese domain names have been around for years with the all conquering .中国 (so why would you need anything else to know it was Chinese website?

What looks better?

邮件.中国 or  邮件.在线 or 邮件.中文网

(Mail)

Anyway, here a just a few of those on sale at the Macao launch in conjunction with Sedo

租赁.在线

高富帅.在线

围棋.在线

看电视.在线

房地产.在线

养生.在线

比特币.在线

彩妆.在线

簿记.在线

保姆.在线

 

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Geography.info on Flippa -Reserve met!

Something of a disaster. Looks like the whole place is full of shill bids and I forgot to get some buddies to assist.

Won’t be going there again in a hurry, really should have known better.

Anyway, I took my medicine and the buyer got a great deal, congrats.

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New gtld’s, boom or bust?

Not looking too good for the first tranches of the new gtld’s?

This was the 6th Feb:

TLD Domains
guru 12,394
bike 3,727
clothing 2,856
singles 2,071
ventures 1,669
plumbing 1,081
holdings 963
شبكة. (.xn--ngbc5azd) 814
equipment 137
lighting 137
estate 85
photography 73
graphics 68
camera 62
gallery 62

Pretty awful at that point and with 750 more coming out I can only see a boatload of failures with very few staying afloat.

I am going for big bust!

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China on the rise?

114.com $2,100,000 Pvt Sale
Wan.com
(“play” in Chinese”)
$800,000 Pvt Sale 1/29/14
Game.cn RMB3,098,000 = $512,307 .CN Registry Auction 1/22/14

 

Wan.cn
(“play” in Chinese”)
1,502,000 CNY = $247,830 eName/.CN Registry Auction 1/9/14

 

LB.cn 1,100,000 CNY = $176,000 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14

 

One.cn 1,004,000 CNY = $160,640 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14

 

Shop.cn 1,002,000 CNY = $160,320 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14

 

ME.cn 920,000 CNY = $147,200 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14

 

AI.cn 816,000 CNY = $130,560 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14

Still no real movement from IDN.com or IDN.中国, highest reported sales for both only just in the $xx,xxx.Pinyin and English continue to dominate in .com & .cn.

Maybe a pot waiting to boil?

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Game.cn Sold $511,841.40.

Game.cn
3098000元 ($511,841.40)

3098000元 剩余时间
交易已结束 当前领先
Ename-5Q0ZG3VB 出价次数
686次

Game.cn

3,098,000 yuan
End of the current transaction
Ename-5Q0ZG3VB Bids 686

http://www.ename.com/auction/domain/20562596

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The world’s biggest bunglers do it again! -Sedodo

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131204_tld_registry_partners_sedo_dot_chinese_online_dot_chinese_website/

Leading fully-Chinese internet domain name TLDs to partner with global leader in premium domain name auctions.

TLD Registry Ltd, the leading internet domain name registry for fully-Chinese domain names, today announced it has contracted with Sedo for its upcoming premium domain names program.

Valuable and sought-after fully-Chinese domain names in the Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains (TLDs) will become publicly available via Sedo on the opening day of the Landrush period, set to occur on Thursday March 20, 2014.

Expressions of interest for premium domain names and portfolios of domain names are invited from today. TLD Registry’s chairman, Taneli Tikka said, “There has been strong interest in premium domain names in the essential new Chinese TLDs, Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website, since we announced our program in Beijing in April this year. We invite brands, businesses and investors to consider how they might benefit from our valuable fully-Chinese domain names, and to contact our brokerage partner Sedo to discuss their options.”

The registry’s CEO, Arto Isokoski added, “While ICANN rules forbid firm contracting of any domain names prior to the Landrush period, we urge interested parties to contact Sedo to explore once-in-a-lifetime branding, business and investment opportunities.”

TLD Registry’s CMO, Simon Cousins said, “Our approach to our premium domain names program is as innovative as our go-live program and our foundation partners program. I think that the domain name and digital marketing industries will be startled and excited by the uniquely different way we’ve constructed our premium names program.”

“Non-English-language generic TLDs are brand new to the internet” said Sedo CEO, Tobias Flaitz. “With Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website in particular, there are thousands of multi-national companies looking to tap into the booming Chinese economy, not to mention the businesses operating in Chinatown sections of nearly every major city around the world. By using these new domain names, companies gain instant credibility within Chinese markets and show a respect for the local language and culture. With Sedo’s global presence and expertise, we can help make sure these new domains get into the hands of the right people.”

Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website will join the internet on Friday January 17, with a “trademark-owners only” Sunrise period, concluding on Monday March 17. Both the start and end days of Sunrise fall on highly auspicious days for “starting new businesses” in the ancient Chinese almanac.

Premium domain names will become publicly tradable on the global Sedo platform on the first day of the Landrush period, Thursday March 20, which is an auspicious day for “breaking ground”. As the introduction of Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website is analogous to the opening of valuable new tracts of internet real estate in the Chinese-speaking world, launching Landrush on a lucky day for breaking ground is highly resonant in the China region.

A hybrid live and internet auction of some of the most valuable and sought-after domain names in Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website will be held in Macau one day later, on Friday 21 March.

The Landrush period will run conclude on Thursday April 24, with general availability of domain names in Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website opening on Monday 28 April, 2014 (a highly auspicious date for “starting new businesses” and “grand openings”).

Minor changes to the go-live schedule may be required by ICANN, however TLD Registry is confident that the milestones will be achieved on the set dates. Global internet domain name infrastructure provider Afilias is responsible for the technical integrity of Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website.

Informational microsites on the Sedo global platform are now live: for Dot Chinese Online in English, please visit http://www.sedo.com/us/new-gtlds/dot-chinese-online-gtld/ or follow the Chinese link on that page for the Mandarin version. For Dot Chinese Website in English, please visit http://www.sedo.com/us/new-gtlds/dot-chinese-website-gtld/ or follow the Chinese link on that page for the Mandarin version.

But you still cannot park, buy or sell well established Chinese extensions like .中国,.公司.网络,.香港 on Sedodo, I wonder if their new partners know that!

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Weirdest auction ever? 4K.com

4K.com , 4K, just about the hottest technology around, has just been sold for US23,520 or 55 Bitcoins.

Why mention Bitcoins? Well the name was sold on the unlikely domain auction platforms

BitcoinTalk.org
and here is the link to the auction .

No more than 3 bidders on this superb name which in our humble opinion should be reaching $xxx,xxx .Any other half decent domain auction venue,even Sedo,I am sure would have seen a much higher price.

Anyway,nowt stranger than folk. I guess a happy seller and an ecstatic buyer, watch for a quick flip!

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