Let’s be honest, the domain name industry is now directly tied to Chinese domain buying and selling activity. When I first got started in the domain industry I looked at things like search volume and CPC and tried to put myself in the mind of a buyer that was looking for a domain name for their business.
Fast-forward to 2016 and the average domain buyer has changed. Sure, there are still plenty of businesses buying domains to use for themselves but it’s not secret that most of the domain buying activity is coming from China. Buyers in China are treating domain names like an asset, which I have always thought made a lot of sense.
I think as time goes on we’ll see increased buying activity from all over the world as people start to realize that domain names offer some of the same opportunities (or better) than we’ve seen with the stock market and real estate. With this shift also comes new sources of data, new blogs, and more places to follow the ever-changing market activity.
For me Domaining.com continues to be a daily go-to resource and a lot of the blogs on here do a great job of keeping everyone in the know. I also look at marketplaces like 4.cn where a majority of the buyers are in China. That being said, I know there are a ton of other sites up there and I haven’t done a great job of keeping up with all of them. Which brings me to the title of this post.