How solid is the customer relationship with the new gTLDs? Is any registry making decent money?

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.

English site is up for the 2017 Global Domain Industry Summit slated for 7-9 July in Xiamen, China

Shell out $50,000 or more and you get a “High Class” stand.  Anything less and you get an “Ordinary” stand.

2017 Global Domain Industry Summit slated for 7-9 July in Xiamen, China

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.

39 days on the road

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

VIDEO + PHOTOS: 2nd China Domain Name Development Conference

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.

Top Baidu Searches Reveal High-Quality, Available Chinese Domain Registration Options

So what sort of strategies do domain investors apply when forecasting the domain market in China or otherwise?

Daniel Zhang 张志 @ Xinnet 新网 on the China domain aftermarket & IDNs

Daniel runs Xinnet’s domain business unit. Xinnet, in business 23 years, is among the 20 domain name registrars by volume in the world, and one of the largest in China.  They claim over 16,000 channel partners and more than 1 million enterprise/SMB customers.