Chinese Domaining: The Number Six (6)

TLD Registry, the registry of Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains, is releasing the seventh installment of their Chinese Domaining Masterclass blog series.

TLD Registry presented the world’s first, and still currently the world’s only Chinese Domaining Masterclass, at the industry-leading domain investing conference, NamesCon 2015. They created a 120-page curriculum for western domain investors to use as a resource to help them confidently invest in Chinese-specific domains, without knowing a single word of Chinese.

I attended the “Chinese Domaining Masterclass” in NamesCon and I wrote a blog post about it: 10 Things I Learned About Chinese Domain Names.

TLD Registry has been releasing portions of the acclaimed and sought-after masterclass curriculum to the general public, in the form of a blog series, focused on providing tips and tricks to help you invest in Chinese IDNs, again, without knowing anything about the Chinese language.

Here are the previous six installments:

Recently the domaining space has been well aware of the Chinese domain registration and aftermarket “boom” right now, particularly as it relates to numeric domains. Randomized strings of numerics from two numbers up to ten and more are being registered and purchased in droves from Chinese domainers and consumers alike. But what do these numeric strings mean? Which numeric strings are the most valuable? How many numbers are too many to have in a numeric domain string? These are important questions that western domainers are asking themselves every day, and answers can be difficult to find as the Chinese domain investing space can be a somewhat difficult and confusing market to navigate.

If you’ve asked yourself those questions and don’t know what to do next, don’t worry! We’re here to help.

Today’s topic: “The Number Six (6)”

6: 六; Pinyin: Liù

In the past, we usually list the number, it’s simplified Chinese character variation, and the pinyin spelling (all shown above), however there is a lot more to the number six than you think! You see, the best way to describe the number six in the Chinese context is that it is a very lucky number, and it has the meaning of being “auspicious” in Chinese culture.

The most formal type of writing for the number six is the character 陆, which has multiple pronunciations, and can either be pronounced as “liù,” meaning “six,” or “lù,” meaning “land.” When pronounced as the latter, it sounds the same as the character 路, again spelled “lù,” however this particular character and pronunciation means “path.”

Please read the rest of the very interesting article here.

In the meantime, you can take advantage of the free Chinese domain spinning tool over at At, there are hundreds of free, premium-level Chinese domain suggestions made by real live native Chinese speakers, refreshed often, that are available at normal retail registrar “General Availability” prices.


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 blog in 2012.

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