THE ALLEGRAVITA BLOG

Shanghai’s First Women’s Startup Hackathon Opens Today

Shanghai’s First Women’s Startup Hackathon Opens Today

Women in Shanghai are building new companies this weekend as .CO and Startup Salad open the very first startup hackathon in China exclusively for women! Over the weekend, more than a dozen teams will compete to win. Three startups will receive prizes that include...

Real Name Verification Process on China’s Aliyun Wanwang

Real Name Verification Process on China’s Aliyun Wanwang

Last week, our team heard that China's MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) would be implementing real name verification system for .COM and .NET domain names, which are owned by Verisign, a non-Chinese domain registry. This would mean that all...

On the Importance of Chinese Naming

On the Importance of Chinese Naming

Allegravita is honored to have received shout-out over the weekend from one of the world's most renowned domainers and Chinese language experts, Kassey Lee.  We're pleased that he has highlighted one of our client's names and that he agrees with our Chinese naming...

.CO’s First Auction in China a Great Success

.CO’s First Auction in China a Great Success

Building on its roots as the world's go-to startup domain name registry, domain registry .CO successfully completed its first auction in China last week with proceeds totaling 1,703,450 (USD 254,140) for 25 domain names. Popular names such as CY.co—standing for 创业...

.VIP Launch Sets Worldwide Domain Registration Records

.VIP Launch Sets Worldwide Domain Registration Records

Imagine every membership or luxury product in China. Then imagine all their most premium brands with the English acronym VIP added on and you will understand what happened last week in China's Internet market. From cars to condos, alcohol to private jets, exclusive...

AFLC Kicks Off 2016 Season with Six New Teams

AFLC Kicks Off 2016 Season with Six New Teams

The AFLC (American Football League of China - 中国美式橄榄球联盟) held its 2016 season summit of coaches at the Chongqing Radisson on Saturday, adding six new teams to their roster. Altogether, AFLC now represents 16 teams nationally in China hailing from every major...

MMX Team Visits 190.com and Daniel Chen in Shenzhen

MMX Team Visits 190.com and Daniel Chen in Shenzhen

Shenzhen is arguably China's epicenter of innovation and Internet business, and this is no exception for the domain name industry. Daniel Chen (陈学丹)—also known as the Cookie Monster—of 190.com has built one of the largest domain businesses in China and is famous for...

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