Earlier this week, it was reported that ChopChop's parent company, TLD Registry, has secured one of the most vital pieces to running a successful domain business in China: full accreditation with the state agency of the Chinese government that regulates the Internet from within China - The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Supplemental to last week's major news, TLD Registry released a video documentary, shown below, which follows CEO Arto Isokoski and VP Pinky Brand from TLD Registry Ltd. as they spread the word in China about their fully Chinese IDN domain extensions .在线 (Dot Chinese Online) and .中文网 and (Dot Chinese Website) to potential registrar partners, IP lawyers, government folks and potential end-users.
The documentary provides some general insight into all the travel, preparation, speeches, meetings, and celebrations that these guys have executed, and endured. You also see some of the incredible contrasts that daily life within China offers to those entrepreneurs that have invested resources into penetrating this lucrative market. There are also cameos from other registry operators known in the industry, such as Jeff Sass and Colin Campbell from .CLUB, who have spent time on the road in China with the TLD Registry folks as marketing partners.
The documentary was produced and edited by 21 year industry veteran Pinky Brand (who used to be in the TV news business in another lifetime) and TLD Registry Ltd. It covers the period March 2014 to January 2017.
*This is a courtesy republishing of the original article and video posted over on TLD Registry's company blog site.
A chat with Anton Li, Managing Director of A&L International Business Consultants Ltd. in Beijing, about the intricacies of assisting foreign nationals in setting up, establishing, and maintaining legally recognized businesses in China. Lately he's been helping domain name industry customers.
[Recorded in Beijing, 8 September 2016. 1080P-HI-RES]
The ChopChop Domains team sits down with Yuling Huang of Chinese registrar BizCN at the 2016 Global Domain Summit in Hangzhou, China to discuss the conference and other domain industry-related topics.
Xinnet.com, a Chinese registrar in business 23 years, is among the top 20 in the world. Daniel Zhang has been running their domain business unit for the last 10 years.
Xinnet claims over 16,000 channel partners and more than 1 million enterprise/SMB customers, who according to remarks from Daniel, are increasing their appetite for aftermarket domain names and IDNs to address online communication needs.
The VP of China's oldest and largest online domain investor community weighs in on price trends, possible effect of regulation on the market, and tips for western domainers.
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This is a 7 minute video feature produced by ChopChop.domains on the world's first domain name themed coffee shop, China.VC, located in the Haidian district of Beijing. This district alone contains 3.2 million inhabitants in the capital city of 22 million, and is known to be a center of innovation and hotbed for startup activity.
Remember to post your questions in the comments section for us to ask in our next interviews. This is your chance to get your questions answered directly from various Chinese domainers, aftermarket representatives, entrepreneurs, and end users themselves!
We had the pleasure of conducting an Interview on 22 March 2016 with Daniel Chen, Chairman of 190.com, based in Shenzhen, China.
Mr. Chen stated that in 2015 his organization spent about $20 million acquiring domain names, and in particular acquired about 7,000 non-vowel LLLL.com names.
Mr. Pinkard 'Pinky' Brand 柏平凯
V.P. 副总裁, TLD Registry Ltd. 域通联达
Mr. Jin Wang 王瑨
G.M. China 中国区总经理 , TLD Registry Ltd. 域通联达
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We sat down for tea and a long proper chat about the domain name investing climate with China's 'Domain Captain', Mr. Peibi Wang 王培陛, CEO of YMQ.cn, at his Beijing office.
This video is just a short (less than 5 minutes) excerpt from that 90 minute discussion. Arto asked a lot of questions, and our colleague Luke provided the interpretation.
Follow along and get some sense of how one of the of the most successful domain investors in China operates.