• West.cn targets Engrish domainers with new .xyz site

    … West.cn, the Chinese registrar that has quickly become the highest-volume seller of new gTLD domains, has turned its attention to the English-speaking market. The company has launched a new site at West.xyz, offering domains at some of the cheapest prices available, in English. A .com can be obtained for the equivalent of $8.25 a year, while…

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  • West.cn to prop up .xyz renewals with $1.5 million subsidy

    … Leading Chinese registrar West.cn has said it will subsidize .xyz renewals to the tune of $1.5 million. According to a West.cn press release, CEO He Xiaojiang made the announcement alongside XYZ.com counterpart Daniel Negari at meeting in Beijing on Friday. The registrar’s .xyz customers “are going to get high rebate back from West.cn so…

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  • .top gTLD tops a million as China goes domain nuts

    …. It’s growing just slightly faster, in percentage terms, than new gTLD volume leader XYZ.com’s .xyz. The rapid growth can no doubt be attributed largely to price. Its most successful registrar, West.cn (Chengdu West Dimension Digital Technology Co), is currently selling .top names prominently for CNY 4 for the first year. That’s just $0.60…

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