If a crazy, stupid name/domain could become a global brand...
Such unfriendly words were given to Jack Ma in the early days of Alibaba, and the words referred to the name "ali baba". Nevertheless, the name went on to become one of the most recognizable brands in the world. What about a domain you just made up and registered for $10?(Read)
The puzzling logic of asking public help desks to find your own address (domain)
I just came back from visits to Japan and Taiwan. Because I have worked and lived in these two places, it's always a pleasure to visit them again -- if only for their delicious foods. However, what I saw there suggests that the global domain market is still in its early stage, despite the fact that domains have been available since 1985. I was shocked to see how little many companies there understand domains and their effective use in advertising.(Read)
A learning trip to Taiwan
I have found in life that you can learn regardless of where you are. Your environment often provides many learning opportunities if you just open your eyes wide. This is once again confirmed in our current visit of Taiwan.(Read)
The sleeping Samurai
What do you see in this picture that I snapped a few days ago during a subway ride in Tokyo? In the picture is a little feature found in most of the ads I have come across during our current visit of this beautiful city. This little feature actually paints a big picture about domains used in corporate Japan.(Read)
The curious case of Yendai
Pinyin domains are sought after in corporate China. It's the number one choice for the 2018 Top 100 Chinese Internet Companies, and the majority of them are 2-pin domains. Well known examples are BaiDu.com, XiaoMi.com, and MeiTuan.com. Today I'll talk about the curious case of YenDai.(Read)more...