Well, it’s here: This is the final article in our Chinese Domaining Masterclass blog series, and we will go into a bit of detail about not one, but two numbers to conclude the numeric series. We hope our numeric masterclass series has provided you, the western domainer, tips on becoming a smarter investor when it comes to buying, selling, and investing in the Chinese numeric domain market.
We’ve covered numbers one through nine so far, but we haven’t covered a couple of numbers that aren’t necessarily the most popular numbers to invest in, but are still important to consider regarding how the Chinese perceive this number. Our final two numbers in the series are zero (0) and ten (10). Let’s begin with zero:
0: 零; Pinyin: Líng
The number zero precedes all other numbers, so in Chinese culture it is employed to stand for “the source,” “the origin,” and “the starting point.” Zero is also used to symbolize “nothing,” or “the absence of.”
Both the Mandarin and Cantonese spelling of the number zero is “ling.” A well-known Chinese numeric pun uses zero to indicate “you” in a familiar and honorific form.
10: 十; Pinyin: Shí
The number 10 is the number of perfection because it’s the end of a counting cycle in the decimal system. Chinese people often say 十全十美 (shí quán shí měi), meaning “ten wholesome, ten beauties.” What this actually means is something close to “as wholesome and perfect as it could possibly be.” With that being said, the number ten symbolizes “completeness” and what some could even think of as “the godhead.”
The numbers zero and ten have nearly opposite meanings, and aren’t very popular numbers so the references, puns, and alternate meanings are irrelevant.
Some top-selling numeric sales over the past several years that include the number zero:
Available Domain Names
There are plenty of available domain names for sale in for both general availability and premium name prices that include the number one. Some examples include:
Any of the above domain names can be purchased directly and hassle-free from ChopChop.domains.
To conclude the series, we just want to remind you that numerical domain names are favored in China due to the fact that they are all universal, easily recognizable symbols. High dollar values of some numerical domains is due to the wide popularity. The wide popularity is due to a combination of simplicity for Chinese users, as well as symbolic, cultural and linguistic meaning in some numbers and combinations of numbers.
Keep in mind that the meaningfulness of certain numbers and combinations of numbers is extremely important. Central to the high value of a numerical domain, in fact. This is because Chinese people cannot memorize strings of random numbers- they better remember them if it has meaning.
Being easy to memorize, by being a reference to well-known places, events, people, etc. is the first of three categories for successful numeric domains in China. If you’ve been following along to the Chinese domaining masterclass series, you will remember that these three categories are:
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