The biggest trend in the Domaining world in 2015 is, without a doubt, the incredible growth of the domain investment community in China. From new conferences to new investors, China is booming and the domain market is growing faster around the world thanks to the exponential growth we’re seeing from China.
As a domain investor myself I see this as great news – the more people who see domain names as an asset class, the more our industry grows. At the same time, as someone who has spent the last ten years traveling the world, I also think this makes us all feel more connected and sharing ideas with people halfway across the world yields new ways of seeing things and different perspectives.
One of the questions I’ve been getting lately from readers is how they can get more involved or connected with what’s going on in China. So I thought now would be a good time to put this post together, below are three simple ways to expand your horizons and get more connected with the domain name market in China.
1. Create an account on 4.CN
4.CN is the largest and most active domain name marketplace in China. At first you might think, “oh no, I have to learn Chinese to use the site!” However if you click on the little American Flag icon at the top right of the screen, viola, everything will suddenly be in English. This is a great marketplace to not just buy and sell your own domains, it’s also a great place to keep a pulse on what domains are hot with Chinese buyers.
2. Read the TLD Registry Chinese Domaining Masterclass Blog Series
TLDRegistry, the company behind the dot Chinese Online and dot Chinese Website IDNs put together a great blog series for domain investors who want to learn more about Chinese Domaining. Here’s a great one to get you started talking about the significance of the number seven to Chinese Domainers.
3. Check-out this NamePros post from Raymond Hackney on NamePros
Raymond is the writer behind TLDInvestors.com, a very popular blog in the Domaining industry, he’s been a Domainer for a long time and took the time to put together a great list of resources for Western Domainers to learn more about Chinese Domaining. You can read the post here.