路遥知马力，日久见人心: As distance tests a horse’s strength, so does time reveal a person’s real character.
June 24, 2017 (Sat)Do you need your .brand domain extension?
In January 2012, domain organization ICANN opened application for new domain extensions, thus allowing businesses to own their .brand. This news shocked the domain industry. Many industry experts believed that once companies transition their corporate website to their .brand and start registering as many domain names as they need on this extension, then they will no longer want to spend much money to acquire .com domain names. This would lead to collapse of the .com kingdom, making it the "second-class citizen."
June 17, 2017 (Sat)The domain journey of a startup
Startup founders often have ideas but not much money, so they tend to spend little time on selecting a good domain name. A few days ago I read a story about a US startup with an interesting domain journey which I want to share with you.
June 10, 2017 (Sat)Do you own your branded domain name?
Recently, the CEO of a Chinese startup asked me to comment on their domain names. I was a bit surprised because he is internet savvy yet does not own a branded domain name. So, today I'd like to talk about this so-called "branded domain name".
June 3, 2017 (Sat)New extensions bring new opportunities to businesses
I listened to two interesting talks this past week. One was the Financial Sense podcast which reported that some 5,000 retail stores will close this year and 40% of shopping malls will disappear within 10 years in the US, but at the same time online shopping continues its double-digit growth. The other one was Jack Ma's speech at the "Big Data 2017" conference in Guiyang where he revealed how this remote city has transformed itself to become a pillar of the big data industry within just a few years.