“The Top 10 FAQ’s for Chinese IDN Domaining” @ NamesCon 2015 (Session 5)

chineselandrushlogo_v3.1TLD Registry Ltd, the registry of Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains, will be running a course called “The Top 10 FAQ’s for Chinese IDN Domaining.” during the NamesCon 2015 conference in Las Vegas next week.

As the title suggests, this session will cover the top 10 most frequently asked questions about Chinese IDN domaining that domainers have consistently asked the TLD Registry team over the past year. If you’re a beginning domainer, or a veteran domainer and have questions about Chinese IDN domaining, this 60-minute session will be very valuable to you as you prepare to begin your journey to invest in Chinese IDNs.

The top 10 most frequently asked questions that will be covered in this session are:

  • How does Chinese text input work?

  • What is pinyin?

  • Why are numeric domains so popular?

  • How good is the IDN aftermarket?

  • How do I develop and park my IDNs?

  • I have valuable inventory. How do I find Chinese buyers?

  • Do trademarks work in China?

  • What’s best: ASCII or IDNs?

  • How do I get paid?

  • How do I know which Chinese domain name is best?

If you are looking to get concrete answers to these questions from TLD Registry’s own China professional team, look no further: The Top 10 FAQ?s for Chinese IDN Domaining session is for you.

Each Top 10 FAQ’s for Chinese IDN Domaining session will be held in TLD Registry?s own Chinese Domaining Masterclass classroom, which is Ashton room #2 on the second floor of the Tropicana Hotel. On Day One of NamesCon, which is Monday, January 12, The Top 10 FAQ’s session will be held in the Verisign hall from 12:55 – 13:55 as a conjunctive session with TLD Registry’s sponsored box lunch. Come enjoy a delicious lunch and get your questions answered about Chinese IDN domaining at the same time!

Remember that you can secure your seat to this session by stopping by the TLD Registry booth to pick up a “fast pass” ticket, which ensures your spot in the classroom upon presentation of the ticket to either Simon Cousins or Jin Wang (TLD Registry’s presenter’s of the masterclass). Again, if any three out of the four sessions are attended, you’ll get your own 100-page binder curriculum, which covers everything in the presentation sessions, and more.

Below is the detailed schedule for the “The Top 10 FAQ’s for Chinese IDN Domaining” ONLY:

Sunday, January 11

15:30 – 16:30 The Top-10 FAQs for Chinese Domaining

Monday 12 January

12:55 – 13:55 Sponsored Box Lunch: The Top-10 FAQs for Chinese Domaining

Tuesday 13 January

16:40 – 17:40 The Top-10 FAQs for Chinese Domaining

Wednesday 14 January

15:50 – 16:50 The Top-10 FAQs for Chinese Domaining

TLD Registry Ltd, the registry of Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains, will be running a course called Chinese Domaining Masterclass during the NamesCon 2015 conference in Las Vegas next week.

TLD Registry’s Chinese Domaining Masterclass will run over all four days of NamesCon, and will be taught by TLD Registry’s Simon Cousins and Jin Wang.

The first session of the masterclass is titled “Chinese Domaining Masterclass Main Session.”.

A sponsored panel entitled “Doing Domain Business in China” will take place on January 12 at NamesCon in Las Vegas and will be immediately followed by a boxed lunch coupled with a laid-back “Top 10 FAQ’s to Chinese Domaining” session.

TLD Registry Ltd will also be running a course called “Thinking Beyond the 8: All About Chinese Numeric Domains.”

TLD Registry Ltd will also be running a course called “Online Tools and Services for Chinese IDN Domaining”.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.


  1. All the best to the new extensions but do they pay you for these posts? Idn.com has been around for years and is being used and gets real direct nav traffic. The only problem is Verisign is asleep at the wheel in promoting it. I would grab idn.cn and idn.com to cover the bet. Idn.whatever will take years if ever to get used and accepted. While Verisigns version of idn.com translates poorly it still gets traffic. Most mobile devices have a .com button on the keyboards that are easy to hit. I guess you could customize your keyboard but??
    My $0.02.
    Go see what is selling on the Chinese forums, auction sites. Lots of numbers, .cn names, .com even .cc!! I don’t recall seeing any of the extensions in the article on those sites.

    • TLD registry is a sponsor at this blog.
      Posts are not paid.

      I don’t really like mixed domain names. IDN.IDN is the way to go.
      I own 0 IDN domains in Greek in .com or in .gr. Noone is using them.

      • Idn.com will be idn.idn once verisign gets it act together. It should hopefully happen this year.They have just dropped the ball with making everyone aware of them.
        More than half of the people on the internet don’t speak English but they already know what .com is. My point is just that it will be a long and painful$$ road to try and make the new idn.whatever’s get traction.
        Regardless of the domain most people still put .com at the end of everything. Even cctlds. Even the new gtlds.

  2. Steve, don’t be afraid, I’m sure .com will remain in the game and much later still remain as another TLD for people to choose from.

    • Pax
      I am not worrying about .com staying in the game. I actually recommended grabbing the .cn as painful and problematic as .cn can be it is the extension used the most in China. I just use the idn.come for Chinese speaking surfers outside of the country and to take advantage of the direct nav traffic that does go to .com.

      Investors could be grabbing some keyword and numeric .cc’s as well. They seem to be getting some attention on the Chinese sale sites. Apparently they like .cc?? Who would have thought.

      Regardless I hope all of the extensions do well but some seem like a lot of work and dollars will be needed to make anyone aware of them. Most people have no idea what idn.idn is.

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