You can now test it for .com and .net. Afilias also has a pilot for .info. [Written before GDPR debate in full swing.]
Some new domain extension (new gTLD) registry operators may be doing OK or even much better than OK despite lackluster volume. Unfortunately for more than a few, not so much.
It is clear now that the new gTLD industry has not “killed” it.
Chinese search engine giant Baidu has started using TLD Registry, Ltd.’s Chinese IDN TLDs with 百度.在线 (“BaiduOnline”) and 百度.中文网 (“BaiduWebsite”) with no redirects.
Shell out $50,000 or more and you get a “High Class” stand. Anything less and you get an “Ordinary” stand.
Xiamen is a lovely metropolis with fabulous outdoor markets and attractions. It’s known as China’s “domain island” where several domain name registrars and domain investors are located.
Back home in Austin after 39 days, 7 countries/territories, 13 flights, 7 hotels, 2 rental cars, countless meetings, Ubers and taxis—and 1 carry on for the whole shootin’ match
As at any domain name conference, one of the best benefits of attending is the opportunity to network! There was no shortage of opportunities to do so in Beijing.
So what sort of strategies do domain investors apply when forecasting the domain market in China or otherwise?
My long-term favorable view on IDNs and in general being long on investment in this area remains.