Profile image
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Want to learn more about Chinese Domains? Join this WhatsApp Group

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:41
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

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.


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global


Top Alternative




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.