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TLD Registry joins Chinese Domain Name Consortium

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Friday 30th June 2014, the peak industry advisory body for Chinese DNS operations, the Chinese Domain Name Consortium, voted during its annual meeting in Shanghai to admit TLD Registry Ltd as a member. TLD Registry Ltd, owner-operator of the world's most popular non-English new gTLDs, .在线 ("Dot Chinese Online") and .中文网 ("Dot Chinese Website"). The CNDC was established on May 19th, 2000 in Beijing by the China Network Information Center (CNNIC), the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC), the Hong Kong Network Information Center (HKNIC) and the Macau Network Information Center (MONIC). As an independent non-profit organization, the CDNC exists to improve coordination and cooperation between key stakeholders of Chinese domain names. In addition to the founding NICs, TLD Registry joins fellow CNDC members SGNIC, APNIC, CONAC, the ITU, the IETF, the IMC, ICANN, Afilias, and...

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A review of all open Chinese gTLDs (May 2014)

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Research | 0 comments

Our CMO, Simon Cousins, presented a talk at HostingCon China in Shanghai on May 23rd, 2014. In that talk, he provided an overview of all the open Chinese new gTLDs, and their current stage of availability or development. This research is difficult to come by -- one must research ICANN and the individual registries to ascertain the actual status of the gTLDs. To our knowledge this information doesn't appear anywhere else in a single, easy to navigate format. We're pleased to make our research available to the domain name community of users and stakeholders! TLD Registry presentation at HostingCon China 2014-06-23...

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All about investing in Chinese domain names (a Domain Sherpa interview)

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Domain Name Investing, Domain Name Investing, News, News, News, News | 1 comment

We were honored to be invited by the domain name investment community's webshow-of-record, Domain Sherpa, for an interview about Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网). What was to be a short chat turned into a detailed review of TLD Registry's playbook and a masterclass on Chinese domain name investing for westerners. If you're interested in understanding more about how TLD Registry created the most successful New gTLD launch in the program's history, and how to invest and profit from Chinese domain names (without knowing a lick of Mandarin or Cantonese), why not grab the popcorn and settle in for Investing in China’s New Domain Names – With Simon Cousins, at Michael Cyger's Domain...

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Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website top story on Domain Sherpa!

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

All successful domain name investors will know the amazing free resource that is Domain Sherpa. Led by publisher Michael Cyger and supported by "sherpas" (all of which are domain name investor legends) Michael Berkens, Adam Dicker, Rick Schwartz and Page Howe. We were surprised and delighted to find our newly-launched Dot Chinese Online (.在线) & Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) TLDs as the first topic of discussion in today's Domain Sherpa web show! Most of the Sherpas came out strongly in support of the market-leading new Chinese TLDs. Adam Dicker revealed that he's invested quite heavily in our Chinese domains, revealing that he has bought several thousand of our domain names. Michael Berkens very generously endorsed our domains, rating them a "buy", even though he hasn't personally bought in via his domain name investment company Most Wanted Domains (Michael, its still very early days and there are hundreds of thousands of fantastic domains still unbought! 🙂 We invite our readers to enjoy the online web show here: DomainSherpa Discussion: Dot Chinese Launch; LL.TLD Request; Registrar Requirements… A note to our Chinese readers: we'll make time to subtitle this episode in Chinese and post to our Youku account as soon as...

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China's fashion ecommerce leader joins Dot Chinese Online

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Case Studies | 0 comments

We are very pleased to report that China's number one internet apparel brand, VANCL, has selected Dot Chinese Online (.在线) with the excellent domain name 凡客.在线. VANCL moved to its Dot Chinese Online domain name on the TLD's first day of availability. VANCL sells in excess of US$1 billion in fashion annually, and exports to more than 100 countries. The Beijing-based company maintains design studios around the world, including China, Spain, Korea and Japan. Similar to brands such as GAP and UNIQLO, the company's business model is one of "affordable luxury" in quality men's, women's and kid's fashions and lifestyle goods. When Boston Consulting Group published its November 2013 report on China’s e-commerce market VANCL was the first brand...

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