I’ll be honest in saying that while I’m all over Snapchat…I’m way behind on WhatsApp. This probably makes me par for the course in the US since WhatsApp hasn’t quite taken off here, but in China if you don’t use WhatsApp you’re probably carrying around a flip phone. If you haven’t heard of WhatsApp let’s just say over a billion people use it (yes that’s one in every seven people on the planet) and it’s owned by Facebook (they bought it for $19B two years ago).
Given how popular WhatsApp is in China it should come as no surprise that there’s a pretty active WhatsApp group about Chinese domain names. I had no idea this existed until I read this post on DN.Domains last night. This mentioned the WhatsApp group which I joined last night…of course I first had to download the WhatsApp app.
One lesson that I learned the hard way last night is that when you join a WhatsApp group and people write a message in the group it makes the text message sound on your phone. This morning I thought someone was sending me text messages in rapid fire form, good to know.
As many of you know I’m not someone that has a ton of experience with Chinese domains, this hasn’t been a focus of mine so I still have a lot to learn. While I started out in this industry learning from blogs and in-person at conferences, I’m interested to see this change and looking forward to learning from people on the ground in China that are certainly much closer to this than I am.
Hope to see you on there, you can simply click here to join, just use your mobile phone though not your desktop browser to you can directly access the group.