Want to learn more about Chinese Domains? Join this WhatsApp Group

I’ll be honest in saying that while I’m all over Snapchat…I’m way behind on WhatsApp. This probably makes me par for the course in the US since WhatsApp hasn’t quite taken off here, but in IndiaΒ if you don’t use WhatsApp you’re probably carrying around a flip phone. If you haven’t heard of WhatsApp let’s just say over a billion people use it (yes that’s one in every seven people on the planet) and it’s owned by Facebook (they bought it for $19B two years ago).

It turns out there is a fairly active group on WhatsApp dedicated to talking about the Chinese domain market. Like I said above, WhatsApp is new to me so I had no idea this group existed until I read this post on DN.Domains last night. This mentioned the WhatsApp group which I joined last night…of course I first had to download the WhatsApp app.

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One lesson that I learned the hard way last night is that when you join a WhatsApp group and people write a message in the group it makes the text message sound on your phone. This morning I thought someone was sending me text messages in rapid fire form, good to know.

As many of you know I’m not someone that has a ton of experience with Chinese domains, this hasn’t been a focus of mine so I still have a lot to learn. While I started out in this industry learning from blogs and in-person at conferences, I’m interested to see this change and looking forward to learning from people with a lot more experience in the Chinese domain space than myself.

Hope to see you on there, you can simply click here to join, just use your mobile phone though not your desktop browser to you can directly access the group.

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  • Cate Colgan February 14, 2017, 9:33 am

    I’ve been on What’s App for about 2 years now I think πŸ™‚ friends and business related πŸ™‚ some NameYourStartup.com related ! A lot of US folks need to get with the times with WhatsApp πŸ™‚ just joined group you mentioned ….. ding, rapid fire incoming! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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  • Robbie February 14, 2017, 10:13 am

    Hey Morgan just joined the group WhatsApp is huge in the UK literally everybody uses it.

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    • Morgan February 14, 2017, 8:41 pm

      So a few quick corrections everyone that I’m making above…as usual I’m learning new things every day. So WhatsApp isn’t crazy popular in China, WeChat is, WhatsApp is popular in India, the UK and a bunch of other places. Which brings me to my second correction which is that the group is based in India, not China. Sorry for any confusion now, if you haven’t joined yet I recommend you do, some really interesting things have already been shared today…

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  • danny February 14, 2017, 10:36 am

    hmm! how come most of the participants are from India? πŸ˜€

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    • Cate Colgan February 14, 2017, 11:19 am

      Probably because folks from India have. Web on #WhatsApp waaaaaay longer then most folks through necessity because of cost of international text charges πŸ™‚

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  • Jijo February 14, 2017, 2:38 pm

    Thank you Morgan for covering us! We will learn it together!

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  • Joseph Peterson February 14, 2017, 2:46 pm

    There’s a very active .IN WhatsApp group as well. Been a member since last year.

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    • Shiva February 14, 2017, 4:56 pm

      .IN Extension Whatsapp’s are quite active for last 1+ years and there is loads of trade happening using this platform. If any of you are interested follow the link here.
      http://our.in/groups

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  • Anunt February 14, 2017, 4:10 pm

    WhatsApp is very popular in india.

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    • shiva February 14, 2017, 7:10 pm

      dn.domains is owned by Indian and also the whatsapp group started by Indian , not by chinese . Chinese members are part of the group , its 100% chinese investment group. dn.domains owner is passionate about this investment category and teaching many guys on how to get into the same. wishing all of them very good luck

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