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Wrapping up TLD Registry's

Premium Domain Names Auction Event

Sponsored by .CLUB Domains and Afilias


The first premium domain name auction for  Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website was held in Macau on Friday March 21, 2014.

The auction was a complete success!

Veteran and first-time domain name investors participated in and won auctions for domain names as diverse as “games.online” (游戏.在线) for $25,388, “casino.online” (赌场.在线) for $25,000, “realestate.online” (房地产.在线) for $16,000, “rent.online” (租赁.在线) for $15,500 and “bitcoin.online” (比特币.在线) for $14,388.

Of 39 domain name lots offered for auction, 33 sold. The average price paid was more than $5,500 – this is substantially higher than the average for .COM premium domain names sold so far in 2014.

Make no mistake: Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website are hot TLDs. With more than 20,000 domains under management already, our TLDs are in the top-10 New gTLDs worldwide. No other non-English “IDN” TLDs can make this claim.

 


Thursday March 20, 2014

From 8am

Invited guests arrived in the former Portuguese colony of Macau, and were chauffered to the Galaxy Macau by VIP Shuttle Galaxy Macau is the most admired Asian five-star resort destination in Macau. Opened in 2011, at an investment of HK$14.9 billion (US$1.92 billion), Galaxy Macau includes  three world-class hotels, the global Top-10 private members' club China Rouge (which is inspired by 1930s Shanghai), more than 50 restaurants and bars, luxury shopping; lush oasis gardens covering 52,000 square meters, the world’s largest Sky Wave Pool covering 4,000 square meters and featuring a 350-ton white sand beach, and a world-class casino featuring more than 600 gaming tables in five distinctive zones.

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Guests relaxed by the Grand Resort Deck The breathtaking rooftop Grand Resort Deck at Galaxy Macau offers you the ultimate in relaxation amidst an enchanting network of swimming pools, cabanas, soaring palms and lush tropical gardens. In this totally unique resort hotels in Macau, guests can swim and surf in the world’s largest Skytop Wave Pool, and relax on the pristine white sands of the 2,000 sqm beach.

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3:30pm

Guests gathered in the Fortune Diamond lobby In Galaxy's lobby, a fountain turns into a giant roulette wheel before a giant diamond rises out of the top. The show is accompanied by dramatic surround-sound and the beautiful and athletic Galaxy dance troupe. "It's a metaphor for wishing casino goers eternal luck and prosperity", said designer Jeremy Railton, President of Entertainment Design Corp.

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4pm

Guests were transported by luxury coach to Hac Sa Beach The scenic ride from the Cotai Strip to Colôane took fifteen minutes.

Traditional Southern-China Feng Shui Ceremony on the beach to "break ground" on Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website Witnessed by our VIP guests, the colorful ceremony featured a traditional Chinese elements and a feng shui blessing.

TLD Registry Chairman's Sunset Champagne Reception on the pristine sandy beach Our guests enjoyed a split of fine Champagne on beautiful Hac Sa Beach in the balmy 21 °C (70 °F) weather.

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5:15pm

Guests walked 20m/65ft to the world famous Restaurante Fernando family-owned traditional Portuguese restaurant Arguably the most famous restaurant in Macau, Fernando's has been serving the most authentically delicious Portuguese-Macanese food and and exclusively Portuguese wines and ports since 1986.

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6:45pm

Guests enjoyed a Portuguese-Macanese Feast featuring Fernando's roast meats and fish and icy cold Oporto wines A feast which will never be forgotten.

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Friday March 21, 2014

 

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11am

Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website Premium Domain Names Auction Event began!

5:15pm

Guests enjoyed .CLUB Domains' Champagne Celebration in China Rouge's exclusive member's bar Hosted by the senior management of .CLUB Domains, our guests enjoyed a Champagne reception and delicious snacks to celebrate the conclusion of our Premium Domain Names Auction Event.

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7pm

Guests enjoyed outdoor cocktails and an auspicious lion dance performance, sponsored by Afilias. SDC of SCOPSR's Counsellor Leo Yang and TLD Registry's CEO Arto Isokoski had the honor of painting the lions' eyes. Thank you, Afilias, for your constant support as our DNS back-end provider.

Guests gather in the Galaxy Macau's signature restaurant, Terraza. The final celebration dinner.

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From 10:30pm until the early hours of Saturday

Exclusive invitations to the world-famous China Rouge cabaret were made available to invited guests, courtesy of .CLUB Domains' kind sponsorship Invitations to the sensational China Rouge cabaret for non-members had might as well be made of unobtainium. As a VIP guest to the Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website Premium Domain Names Auction Event,.CLUB saved guests the squillion-dollar membership fee  for an unforgettable night of entertainment and revelry.

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Please contact us for any further information about the event.

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Premium Domain Names Sold at Auction

Important Disclaimers:

Many Chinese-to-English translations cannot be direct or word-for-word, due to the very different linguistic roots of the two languages. Alternative English translations may be possible. English translations offered below are indicative.

Lot IDN English translation Sold for
Lot IDN English translation Sold for
1 赚钱.在线 make-money.online US$2,500
2 围棋.在线 the-game-of-go.online US$2,000
3 付款.在线 pay.online ("pay/payment/paying") US$2,250
4 晚餐.在线 dinner.online US$2,000
5 高富帅.在线 tall-rich-and-handsome.online ("the perfect man") US$2,100
6 俱乐部.在线 club.online ("club/clubs") US$7,100
7 彩妆.在线 cosmetics.online ("cosmetics/makeup") US$2,200
8 比特币.在线 bitcoin.online ("bitcoin/bitcoins") US$14,388
9 商标.在线 trademarks.online ("trademark/trademarks") US$6,100
10 赌场.在线 casino.online US$25,000
11 去香港.在线 go-to-hong-kong.online US$2,000
12 簿记.在线 bookkeeping.online US$2,000
13 看电视.在线 watch-television.online US$2,000
14 团圆.在线 reunions.online ("reunion/reunions") 0
15 英国.在线 united-kingdom.online US$2,550
16 个人主页.在线 personal-homepage.online (personal/individual-homepage/homepages") 0
17 域名投资.在线 domain-name-investing.online US$2,500
18 优惠.在线 discount.online ("discount/preferential") US$4,100
19 买卖.在线 buy-and-sell.online US$3,100
20 学英语.在线 study-english.online ("study/learn English") US$2,250
21 养生.在线 maintaining-your-health.online US$2,000
22 520.在线 520.online ("I love you") US$2,000
23 保姆.在线 babysitting.online 0
24 517.在线 517.online ("I want to eat") US$2,000
25 饮食网.在线 diet-network.online US$2,000
26 家具.在线 furniture.online US$2,800
27 房地产.在线 real-estate.online US$16,000
28 火爆.在线 hot.online ("hot/popular") US$2,000
29 新车.在线 new-cars.online US$2,000
30 葡萄酒知识.在线 learn-about-wine.online 0
31 名表.在线 luxury-wristwatches.online US$6,400
32 旅游与天气.在线 travel-and-weather.online 0
33 销售.在线 sell.online ("sell/sales") US$5,588
34 搜索风云榜.在线 hot-search-terms.online US$2,400
35 贷款.在线 loans.online ("loans/loan") US$7,500
36 快递查询.在线 express-delivery-information.online 0
37 租赁.在线 rent.online US$15,500
38 金融.在线 financing.online ("financing/finance") US$2,000
39 游戏.在线 game.online ("game/games/gaming") US$25,388

 

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Expert Panel

During the auction on Friday 21 March, expert speakers joined a panel to discuss "The Future of Chinese Domain Names"

The panel was moderated by DomainIncite's editor and industry analyst Kevin Murphy.

Panelists were:

Director Li Qinfeng, Service Development Center of SCOPSR

Pinky Brand, TLD Registry

Walter Wu, NameRich.cn

Monte Cahn, Right of the Dot

 

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Travel to and from Macau

About Macau

The former-Portuguese colony of Macau is today a Special Adminstrative Region of the People's Republic of China. First adminstered by Portugal in the 16th century, the peaceful transfer of sovereignty was made to China in 1999. Macau neighbors Hong Kong (to the east) and the Chinese mainland province of Guangdong (to the north).

Today's Macau is a vibrant superstar of Asia. With a thriving economy based on tourism, gaming and textiles, its citizens have the second-highest life expectancy in the world. Portuguese culture, architecture, food and language has remained an energetic influence on the tiny province; Macau's blend of Portuguese heritage and Chinese energy is unique in the world.

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Flights to Macau

Macau International Airport (airport code MFM) was opened in 1995, and provides world-class international services from its 10 gates. The airport is constructed on a purpose-built artificial island immediately adjacent to the Cotai Strip -- the center of Asian gaming and home to the Galaxy Macau.

Flights from China's Mainland

Air Macau flies three times every day from Beijing: 08:30, 12:25 and 16:10. Flying time is under 4 hours. Air Macau flies daily from Xiamen: 19:30. Flying time is 95 minutes. Xiamen Airlines flies daily from Xiamen:  13:30. Flying time is 70 minutes. Air Macau flies three times every day from Shanghai: 09:15, 13:55 and 16:45. Flying time is under 3 hours. China Eastern flies daily from Shanghai: 12:25. Flying time is 2½ hours. Shanghai Airlines flies daily from Shanghai: 09:55. Flying time is 2½ hours. Spring Airlines flies daily from Shanghai: 07:50. Flying time is 2½ hours. June Yao Airlines flies daily from Shanghai: 16:25. Flying time is 2½ hours.

Flights to Hong Kong

One of the world's best airports, Hong Kong International Airport (code HKG) serves dozens of international airlines, including AeroflotAirAsiaAir AstanaAir BusanAir CanadaAir ChinaAir FranceAir IndiaAir MauritiusAir New ZealandAir NiuginiAir SeychellesAll Nippon AirwaysAmerican AirlinesAsiana AirlinesBangkok AirwaysBiman Bangladesh AirlinesBritish AirwaysCathay PacificCebu PacificChina AirlinesChina Eastern AirlinesChina Southern AirlinesCity AirwaysDelta Air LinesDragonairEastar JetEl AlEmiratesEthiopian AirlinesEVA AirFiji AirwaysFinnairGaruda IndonesiaHong Kong AirlinesHong Kong Express AirwaysHunnu AirJapan AirlinesJeju AirJetstar Asia AirwaysJet AirwaysJin AirJuneyao AirlinesKenya AirwaysKLMKorean AirLufthansaMalaysia AirlinesMandarin AirlinesMega MaldivesMIAT Mongolian AirlinesNepal AirlinesOrient Thai AirlinesPeachPhilippine AirlinesQantasQatar AirwaysRoyal Brunei AirlinesRoyal JordanianS7 AirlinesScootShanghai AirlinesShenzhen AirlinesSichuan AirlinesSingapore AirlinesSouth African AirwaysSpicejetSpring AirlinesSriLankan AirlinesSwiss International Air LinesThai AirAsiaThai AirwaysTigerairTigerair PhilippinesTigerair MandalaTransaero AirlinesTurkish AirlinesUnited AirlinesVietnam AirlinesVirgin AtlanticXiamen Airlines.

Ferries and Helicopters From Hong Kong

A  fast and easy way to get to Macau from Hong Kong is by TurboJet or Cotai Jetcat Ferry. Ferries sail directly from Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Typically, ferries sail every 15-30 minutes during the day, and hourly at night. Sailing time is around 1 hour.

The SkyShuttle helicopter service departs every 30 minuts from Hong Kong to Macau and back, between 9am and 11pm.

Visa Requirements

Visitors to Macau and Hong Kong are NOT required to have a Chinese visa.

Macau operates an extremely simple "port visa" sysstem for visitors from 74 countries. Like Hong Kong, residents of most developed countries are granted entry on arrival, without having to arrange a visa in advance or payment of any fees. Please see the Macau Government Immigration Service, or the Hong Kong Immigration Service if you plan to transit through Hong Kong.

Money

All major credit cards are accepted in Macau, and most major debit cards work in ATMs.

The Macanese currency is the Macau Pataca (MOP), which has the same value as the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). The symbol for the Pataca is $.

A 5% or 10% tip  for exceptional service is welcomed.

Language

English is widely spoken in Macau, as is Cantonese, Mandarin and Portuguese.

Health

Macau is modern, clean and efficient. There aren't serious health hazards, however please check for specific conditions prior to travel.

Special Guest Concierge Services

TLD Registry will be providing special concierge services to all our guests. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any questions or travel/planning assistance.

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