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Arrow Game.CN Most Expensive .CN Domain Name

Public auction of previously reserved .CN domain name Game.CN finally ended in bidding 3.098 million cny with intensive competition of 686 bids in the last 1 hour.

That Game.cn broke three million refreshed .CN open bidding history, also won the big honor of most expensive .CN domain name in 2013.

But why can Game.CN get so popular? It's a good question, game means 游戏 in Chinese, Game.CN is short and easy to remember, and now the hot gaming market, the gaming industry has deservedly become one of the Internet's most profitable industry, Game.CN's value is thus demonstrated. Game.CN can be used for gaming sites.

Most gaming websites were using creative domain names like "digital + game" or pure digital domains. Although the game industry favored the digital domain, but domain industry prefer game domains with specific meanings, for example, Shanda paid big money to buy javaGame.cn.

Compared to other "game combination" creative domain names, Game.CN would have less limitation but more applicability. It is suitable for WebGame, MobileGame, online game or even gaming company's official website. In addition, Game.CN can contribute to stronger brand awareness, i.e. Sina Weibo paid a lot for weibo.com and made the concept of Weibo = Chinese twitter deeply rooted in Chinese netizens.

It is reported that Game.com domain name had been registered in early 1998 and got online, it also intensified the competition on hot domain Game.CN for the domestic game companies.

Good luck with your .CN domain sales!
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Hi NN,

Can you post a link to the sale please as both Game.cn & Game.中国 still show as reserved.

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Got it:

http://www.ename.com/auction/domain/20562596
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$ 511,000 US Dollars?
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$ 511,000 US Dollars?
Yep!

And I am only guessing but sadly I think 游戏.cn would attract may be less than 10 per cent of that, long way to go for IDN to breakthrough in China.
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Yep!

And I am only guessing but sadly I think 游戏.cn would attract may be less than 10 per cent of that, long way to go for IDN to breakthrough in China.
Looking at who.is, looks like Chinese simplified 游戏.com is blocked by the traditional 遊戲,com

And that the traditional 遊戲.net, is blocked by the simplified 游戏.net?

TDC has the Trad Chinese .com
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Can you post a link to the sale please as both Game.cn & Game.中国 still show as reserved.

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Good morning Wot!
It seems like you read Chinese very well and already got the answer. (thumbup!)

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Looking at who.is, looks like Chinese simplified 游戏.com is blocked by the traditional 遊戲,com

And that the traditional 遊戲.net, is blocked by the simplified 游戏.net?

TDC has the Trad Chinese .com
Hello Mod bwhhisc, thank you for the posts.

Per Verisign's confirmation, "simplified Chinese .COM/NET" and "traditional Chinese .COM/.NET" domain names were binded, same as simplified Chinese .CN with traditional Chinese .CN by CNNIC.
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Hello Mod bwhhisc, thank you for the posts.

Per Verisign's confirmation, "simplified Chinese .COM/NET" and "traditional Chinese .COM/.NET" domain names were binded, same as simplified Chinese .CN with traditional Chinese .CN by CNNIC.
So why would the simplified version who.is be blocked for dot com, and the same not pointing to parking, or one domain linked or redirected to the other?

游戏.com (simplified) does not even resolve to parking page.

遊戲.com (traditional) resolves to parking page, but probably only gets 10% of the traffic of 游戏.com

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Good morning Wot!
It seems like you read Chinese very well and already got the answer. (thumbup!)
You going to send this sale over to Ron at DNJournal for their domain sales report?
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You going to send this sale over to Ron at DNJournal for their domain sales report?
I dont know if this sale includes the Game.中国 or the other options as they were unbundled 14 months ago so at the moment it is only Game.cn unless we find out otherwise?

Checked.

游戏.cn was registered in 2003

游戏.中國 was registered last year, I guess dropped and auctioned?

Game.中国 "The Chinese Domain Name you apply for can not be registered,Please contact +86-10-58813000 for detail."
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The whois information for both game.cn and game.中国 is not available:



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thanks for the .cn sales updates.
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Amazing that these guys are flippin' for pinyin, when the vast majority of Chinese don't speak or read English. Numerics make sense....guess its just a matter of time until either Miss Domain buys the entire Chinese language, or they see the opportunities.
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thanks for the .cn sales updates.
Hello 123, did I say Happy new year to you before? If not, now here it is.

What a surprise that I just notice that I was the only one in your friend list on IDN F, BIG thank you and BIG hug!

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Amazing that these guys are flippin' for pinyin, when the vast majority of Chinese don't speak or read English. Numerics make sense....guess its just a matter of time until either Miss Domain buys the entire Chinese language, or they see the opportunities.
Hello Mod b, I just realize that many Chinese domainers are hanging out here on IDN F, not too few Chinese do both speak and read English though not too formal .

"guess its just a matter of time" --- can't agree with you more on this part.
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Hello 123, did I say Happy new year to you before? If not, now here it is.

What a surprise that I just notice that I was the only one in your friend list on IDN F, BIG thank you and BIG hug!
Ok thanks. A bit late happy new year to you as well.
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Guess: Buyer of GAME.CN - Listed Company RAPOO

Domestic Chinese domainers guess that the listed company RAPOO might be the final buyer of GAME.CN.

Here are some findings:

#1

According to the post on Sina Weibo by chairman of 360 Education Group:
December 2013, RAPOO marched into the industry of Mobile Games by acquiring 70% stock rights of Beijing MoYouXi for 588 million yuan. And, there happens to be a shareholder whose name is Zhan Zhi Hu in Rapoo. Ah, understood, Rapoo is just the buyer of GAME.CN.

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According to the whois information:
Domain Name: game.cn
ROID: 20030310s10001s00012332-cn
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: inactive
Registrant: 占志虎 (Zhan Zhi Hu)
Registration Date: 2014-01-09 16:00:00
Expiration Date: 2015-01-09 16:03:18

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According to the reports:
RAPOO was founded on August 2003, mainly engaged in manufacturing of computers and peripheral equipments, got listed on April 28, 2011.
Recent years, mobile gaming industry received a credibility boost and the profits hereinto was undoubtedly appealing. It isn't so hard to understand that why RAPOO was eager to march into mobile gaming market.

RAPOO desired to achieve the purpose of smooth transformation by acquiring Beijing MoYouXi, GAME.CN is the right stepping stone to compete for a seat and the right "KING" domain name for gaming industry.
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