"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

China Business Investment: Chinese Investors Buying Up the Market in Short Dotcom Domain Names


Some years ago in Domain Names as Collateral, Warren E. Agin in Business Law Today at the ABA Business Law Section wrote that:

"No doubt about it, domain names are big business."

Today that statement is truer than ever, as short dotcom domain names are proving to be a valuable "commodity" viz. "property" viz. "contract right", that can be bought and sold, indeed, in part for enormous sums.

In any case, the shorter the name, the more difficult it is to find a dotcom name that has not already been registered.

Indeed, persons or institutions looking for a short dotcom domain name for their web presence may be out of luck, unless they are willing to invest big bucks to buy such a domain name in a dotcom name market being bought up in China.

Alan Dunn at TechCrunch.com has the story in
China Is Making Domain Name History.