As I mentioned last week in my domain conference recap, one of the most popular topics that I found people discussing is the Chinese domain name market. As a result of this interest, George Hong, founder of the Guta.com domain brokerage, was often found engrossed in conversation with domain investors about the Chinese domain market.
Guta.com is a domain brokerage that is entrenched in the Chinese domain market. Here’s what the company’s website says about its involvement in the Chinese domain market:
“Our management team has extensive experience in both the US and China . We have a deep understanding of both Chinese and western cultures and almost 10 years of domain investment and consulting experience . We are well connected; we know and have worked with many of the key players in the global domain name industry. This unique combination of culture, backgrounds, talents, resources and experience make us an industry leading expert in connecting domain sellers from all over the world with Chinese buyers.”
Many people trust George’s opinion when it comes to domain names, and he has been involved in several large sales. For instance, his company reportedly brokered the recent sale of DD.com and was also reportedly involved in the sale of PPP.com. It was also reported that George was also instrumental in the sale of Beijing.com earlier this year.
I want to share a domain name sales report for the second and third quarters of 2015 that Guta.com shared at THE Domain Conference. The report pdf can be downloaded directly from the Guta.com website. The report covers a variety of domain name topics – from recent sales data to trends that are predicted by Guta. When I read the pamphlet at the conference, I asked George if I could share it with readers. He said yes, and he sent me the link to the pdf.
Although the report is part marketing material for the domain brokerage, I think there was some valuable information shared by the company. There is a market overview as well as detailed information about the current state of the market. I am not too familiar with the Chinese domain market besides what I read on forums and other blogs, so I try to read as much as I can from people I know others trust.
Thank you to George for sharing this information. I invite you to ask any questions you may have, and I will ask George to comment.