Chinese Domaining Masterclass Concludes With Numbers 0 And 10

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

Here are the previous 9 installments:

0: 零; Pinyin: Líng

The number zero precedes all other numbers, so in Chinese culture it is employed to stand for “the source,” “the origin,” and “the starting point.” Zero is also used to symbolize “nothing,” or “the absence of.”

Both the Mandarin and Cantonese spelling of the number zero is “ling.” A well-known Chinese numeric pun uses zero to indicate “you” in a familiar and honorific form.

  • The verb sound-alikes for the number zero are: encroach, listen
  • The noun sound-alikes for the number zero are: antelope, tinkling sound, sound of water flowing, forest
  • The adjective sound-alike for the number zero is: clever

10: 十; Pinyin: Shí

The number 10 is the number of perfection because it’s the end of a counting cycle in the decimal system. Chinese people often say 十全十美 (shí quán shí měi), meaning “ten wholesome, ten beauties.” What this actually means is something close to “as wholesome and perfect as it could possibly be.” With that being said, the number ten symbolizes “completeness” and what some could even think of as “the godhead.”

The numbers zero and ten have nearly opposite meanings, and aren’t very popular numbers so the references, puns, and alternate meanings are irrelevant.

Domain Sales

Some top-selling numeric sales over the past several years that include the number zero:

Available Domain Names

There are plenty of available domain names for sale in for both general availability and premium name prices that include the number one. Some examples include:


Any of the above domain names can be purchased directly and hassle-free from

Please read the complete article here.

As a reminder, there are hundreds of readily available Chinese domain suggestions over at

On users can find and buy Chinese domain names easily, even if they don’t speak Chinese. In particular, the Premium Name search filter allows users to search English translation keywords among 42 categories, or by domain keyword in Simplified Chinese or pinyin, by popularity, and by price range.


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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