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2018: Enter the Dog (Year)

2018: Enter the Dog (Year)

A whiff of spent gunpowder permeates the air. You wake up to a morning that seems to have undergone explosive detonations for 22 of the last 24 hours. Outside lies Beijing (or Shanghai, or Shenzhen, or Chongqing, or somewhere else, pick one that applies to your...

Neustar fields .CO vs .biz soccer match in China

Neustar fields .CO vs .biz soccer match in China

Allegravita is proud to support our client Neustar, owner and operator of diverse top-level domains including .CO (over 2.3 million domains worldwide) and .biz (over 2.1 million domains worldwide). For three years, at the time of writing, Allegravita's key focus for...

China is the Future of Internet Growth

Forget Internet censorship and cybersecurity for the moment. Contemplate this: China will own a majority of the world's web addresses in the next few years and likely a huge chunk of its live websites. This is not speculation. It's reality. Why? The numbers speak for...

Happy New Year! The Year of Rooster

Happy New Year! The Year of Rooster

What do you think of when you think about a rooster?  Outspoken, frank, open, proud and boastful are some descriptions that come to mind. Officially the year of the rooster begins on January 28, the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar. The Chinese animal zodiac...

DOMAINfest@IoN.Asia Kicks Off in Hong Kong!

DOMAINfest@IoN.Asia Kicks Off in Hong Kong!

DOMAINfest @ IoN.asia kicked off this morning at Cyberport HK with a full audience ready for today's engaging content and presentations by registries .CLUB, .SHOP and GoDaddy, as well as a hackthon by Incu-Lab and panels with domain industry leaders from around the...

Demystifying the Value of .VIP in China

Demystifying the Value of .VIP in China

The rise of .VIP in the domain name industry baffled many investors and industry veterans earlier this year when it reached more than 400,000 registrations in its first 30 days (according to nTLDstats). In response to inquiries from many channels since then, the...

190.com Appoints New CEO in Shenzhen

190.com Appoints New CEO in Shenzhen

We've received word that 190.com recently appointed a new CEO, one of our dearest business partners Tang Jiaqiu (唐嘉求). JQ assumed his new role on August 1st. The announcement indicates that JQ intends to expand 190.com's international activities and partnerships,...

Allegravita Featured on Chinese Domain Investing Podcast

Allegravita Featured on Chinese Domain Investing Podcast

Yesterday, Allegravita was featured in a China-market interview on Andrew Allemann's Domain Name Wire podcast series, one of the most respected global domain industry expert discussion platforms. Our CEO Simon Cousins in New York and our CTO Raymond Li in Beijing...

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Demystifying the Value of .VIP in China

The rise of .VIP in the domain name industry baffled many investors and industry veterans earlier this year when it reached more than 400,000 registrations in its first 30 days (according to nTLDstats). In response to inquiries from many channels since then, the...

190.com Appoints New CEO in Shenzhen

We've received word that 190.com recently appointed a new CEO, one of our dearest business partners Tang Jiaqiu (唐嘉求). JQ assumed his new role on August 1st. The announcement indicates that JQ intends to expand 190.com's international activities and partnerships,...

Allegravita Featured on Chinese Domain Investing Podcast

Yesterday, Allegravita was featured in a China-market interview on Andrew Allemann's Domain Name Wire podcast series, one of the most respected global domain industry expert discussion platforms. Our CEO Simon Cousins in New York and our CTO Raymond Li in Beijing...

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

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

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

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

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...

Allegravita Featured Twice in China’s Domain (域名) Magazine

Our good friends at EJEE featured us this week in their 7th edition of Domain (域名) magazine, the long-awaited premier magazine companion to Domain.cn, China's most original and premier domain name trading forum. Domain.cn is arguably the most important platform for...

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

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...

btrax and Allegravita Form Strategic Partnership in Asian Markets

  NEW YORK, NY - Allegravita and btrax announced today a partnership to accelerate the speed and success rate of U.S. brands entering and expanding in Asian markets.   Asia contains the world's most populous countries, two of the top nations by GDP and some of the...

Allegravita Designer John Incampo’s Artwork on Display in NYC

Allegravita Senior Designer, John Incampo, presented some of his artwork at the new york Street Art Show run by The Set NYC on Wednesday this week. John was one of 11 artists selected to present their work at the event. John's work covers a variety of different styles...

.CO Team Surprises China’s Women Entrepreneurs on Girls’ Day

What is March 8th to China? For the world, it is International Women's Day. But for China, it is practically the afterthought of Girls’ Day (女生节), a new holiday that highlights women under the age of 30.  Originally a Shandong University (Jinan, China) movement in the...

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