Chinese Domain Market Newsletter

Recently I listened to Bill Gross's talk at Ted 2015. His analysis of startups surprised him. He found that timing is most critical in the success of a startup. In the Nov 11 DomainSherpa show, Andrew Rosener also talked about timing in getting great domain deals. Even King Solomon said the same thing some 3,000 years ago in the Book of Ecclesiastes: "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." So, what is the best thing to do at this time of my life? Any yours? Here's the post.

November 19, 2016 (Sat)

NewG talk #13

The other day, I came across a news story about ecommerce startup Rukuten in Japan becoming a partner of one of the world’s most iconic football clubs: FC Barcelona. When I looked at the browser's address bar, I was pleasantly surprised to find the website releasing this news story is This shows that some of the new extensions are useful in the corporate world. In this case, .today is appropriate for the purpose of broadcasting the latest news about the company.

I want to draw your attention to an error in my past NewG talk posts. Please ignore numbers in the China column of the table included in each of the posts. I realized the error in an correspondence with Andy Brier, publisher of from where I get all my data. Thank you.

RankExtOct 29Nov 05Nov 12Nov 19China
1xyz 619061516157618364%
2top 387239083988407379.6%
3win 10029891049117492.4%
5club 81982583180764.4%
6site 51752052653183.2%
7bid 48248449250681.9%
8online 43644445747127.4%
9vip 43646646846995.7%
10ren 31631731831999.9%
  • Blanks indicate extension outside Top 10 earlier
  • Unit in 1,000
  • Data courtesy of