NameSilo
Kassey Lee

How to Find Acronyms for Chinese Pinyin Domain Names

Views:
1,121,406
Comments:
53
By Kassey Lee, Jan 15, 2016
  1. Kassey Lee

    Kassey Lee Grandseeds.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,014
    Likes Received:
    5,912
    Recently, a member on NamePros asked me to help him find the acronyms for some Chinese city names: Qiqihaer, Shenyang, Nanjing, Chengdu, Changchun, Wuhan, and Xi'an. He tried to use Google, but he could not find them.

    In Chinese, it's a straightforward process because we can find the corresponding acronym by pronouncing the Pinyin name. That's what I do when I help members find an acronym. Then it occurred to me, wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone could find Chinese acronyms without knowing even a single Chinese word?

    Yabla Chinese is a Chinese English Dictionary with Pinyin and Strokes. Not only can it handle city names, but it can also handle general Chinese Pinyin names.

    Here's how:

    Let's use "Qiqihaer" as an example. Enter Qiqihaer into Yabla's search box. The results will show four pieces of information: Chinese characters written in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Pinyin words, and a short description (shown below).

    39284_ab4d8daf7468b443fa17d2ad7f7fbd0f.jpg

    In this example:
    1. Simplified Chinese: 齐齐哈尔
    2. Traditional Chinese: Trad. 齊齊哈爾
    3. Pinyin words: Qí qí hā ěr
    4. Short description: Qiqihar prefecture level city in Heilongjiang province 黑龍江|黑龙江[Hēi lóng jiāng] in northeast China
    The results that we want are the Pinyin words: , , , and ěr. For our purposes, we can ignore the tone marks and view them as standard a-z letters. Now, we use the first character from each of the Pinyin words: Q, Q, H, and E.

    So, the acronym for Qiqihaer is QQHE. And that's it! Repeat this procedure to find the results for the other city names mentioned above.

    There are a couple caveats:
    • These acronyms are purely based on Pinyin spelling, and Pinyin is not the only way to obtain the abbreviation of a Chinese city name. In some cases, they may be different from those created for government administrative purposes.
      • For example, the acronym for Hainan is HN based on Pinyin but HI based on the Chinese national standards.
      • Another example is Hong Kong. Using Pinyin, Hong Kong is Xiang Gang, so its acronym is XG. However, HK is more commonly used to refer to Hong Kong.
    • This exercise is based on Simplified Chinese used in mainland China. If you are targeting other Chinese markets such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, or Singapore, be aware of the differences in those languages.

    Do you know of other ways to create acronyms? Please share with us. Also, follow me and learn more about Chinese domain names.



    This blog post was inspired by @Landov. Special thanks go to the NamePros editing team for their great support.
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. Next Article
    Top Topics: Which Domain Would You Buy With a Powerball Win?
    Previous Article
    New Escrow.com? Watch Matt Barrie's Keynote Speech Live
  3. Loading...
  4. Kassey Lee

    About The Author — Kassey Lee

    Kassey Lee has been a registered member of NamePros since Jun 17, 2010 with 286 followers and 2,014 posts. From those posts, 432 members have been thankful for them and 777 members have liked them.

    This is Kassey Lee's 7th blog post on NamePros. View all blog posts

    Actions:
    Follow
  5. Comments (53)

  6. DN.com

    DN.com Top Member DN.com Staff VIP

    Posts:
    444
    Likes Received:
    1,052
  7. TradeFavor

    TradeFavor Established Member

    Posts:
    10
    Likes Received:
    9
  8. Skyvisum

    Skyvisum Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    1,343
    Likes Received:
    2,522
    Thank you for the info Kassey.
     
  9. Blueforever

    Blueforever Established Member

    Posts:
    652
    Likes Received:
    649
    Thanks again Kassey, just wondering, but this acronym contains an 'e'
    I guess this isn't classed as a chip 4L.com, meaning lower value....right?
     
  10. shabash786

    shabash786 Domains + Business Websites VIP

    Posts:
    10,236
    Likes Received:
    482
    Fantastic piece of information. Good trendy topic. thanks for sharing.
     
  11. DN.com

    DN.com Top Member DN.com Staff VIP

    Posts:
    444
    Likes Received:
    1,052
    yes, its not chips. this is not acronym, it's pinyin in Chinese, the whole spelling. chips are especially meaning 4L made up with the first letters of each chinese word [instead of each pinyin word].
     
  12. Mr. Deleted

    Mr. Deleted Slabaugh.com 800-266-2728 VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    1,198
    Likes Received:
    916
    He has said before he has never supported the CHIP idea, rather the idea is to use names for actual businesses and brands.
     
  13. Blueforever

    Blueforever Established Member

    Posts:
    652
    Likes Received:
    649
    I guess while everyone is only looking for chip domains, this is probably the best time to look for Chinese business/brand domains that contains vowels
     
  14. fuzzy

    fuzzy Established Member

    Posts:
    698
    Likes Received:
    790
  15. Nigel Roberts

    Nigel Roberts New Member

    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    This was most interesting. It explains some of the recent strange-looking registrations in .GG!
     
  16. Kassey Lee

    Kassey Lee Grandseeds.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,014
    Likes Received:
    5,912
    Thanks for your comment. I just got an idea for another blog post: Why I also like letters a, e, i, o, u, and v in a Chinese domain name. Will it be an interesting subject to explore?

    Thank you and sorry, you've got half right. That's not exactly what I said. There are many ways to invest. Some people make a fortune selling so-called chips. I have no problem with that. Just look at currency trading. Everyday only 5% of the 5 trillion dollars of currencies are bought in order to pay for goods and services, and 95% of the currencies are just traded among speculators with no end use. I belong to the old-fashioned school where I only acquire a domain name if it can eventually be used by a company to run a business. Because of this rule, I'm not concerned whether a domain name contains certain types of letters.

    Yes, thanks to the chip movement, I can still pick up nice 4C and 5L .com with real meanings. Actually just few days ago I picked up one LLNN and one 5L both starting with "O", but I'm confident some companies can turn them into good brands.
     
  17. Mr. Deleted

    Mr. Deleted Slabaugh.com 800-266-2728 VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    1,198
    Likes Received:
    916
    I was not sure if I remembered the correct wording, but I thought I recall you saying that you never understood that concept or something to that effect. But either way, just downgrading a valuation because a name has a vowel does not make seem to take into account all the ways they could be used. I have 3 LLLLs, but because they are not "CHIP", people would pay less for them than they would for a non- vowel name.
     
  18. Kassey Lee

    Kassey Lee Grandseeds.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,014
    Likes Received:
    5,912
    I'm with you now.. Even though I don't understand it, people can still make lots of money in it.
     
  19. wot

    wot Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    8,040
    Likes Received:
    2,638
    I went in that direction a couple of years ago, concentrating on numeric and English .cn for businesses wanting to set up in China and for Chinese businesses wanting to attract mainly English speaking customers, Mandarin and English and you have it covered. :)

    Almost impossible to pick up anything of quality nowadays .Did go the IDN route also but little or no interest from China so have reduced the number I hold drastically.
    Interest is gradually increasing but only one reasonably significant sale to date and a few tiddlers, lots of low balls! :roll:
     
  20. 168

    168 Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    959
    Likes Received:
    1,071
    Thanks Kassey Look forward to your vowel post !
     
  21. Mervyn

    Mervyn Established Member

    Posts:
    266
    Likes Received:
    41
    This is great, thanks!
     
  22. wot

    wot Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    8,040
    Likes Received:
    2,638
    Remember to eat roughage,exercise, and keep your vowels clear and you may live to be as old as I am. B-)
     
  23. London555

    London555 Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    2,501
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Kassey-again thank you. We own eXingBie.com and iXingBie.com and used Yabla to find them. Great information you post as always.
     
  24. matthewt

    matthewt Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    60
    Likes Received:
    19
    I may need this, soon. Thank you.
     
  25. mitok

    mitok Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,574
    Likes Received:
    779
    @Kassey Lee thank you very much! Your contribution to NP is greatly appreciated!

    Please explain me something when you find time, I believe others might be interested too.
    What does mean XPJ, JS, HG, PJ, KJ, MG, MGM followed by numbers? I noticed many sales of these.

    The other question is if 3 letters could be an acronym to Chinese or it should be only 2 letters? Also, does it make sense to expect that 5L be some acronym?

    Thanks in advance
     
  26. krx

    krx Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,468
    Likes Received:
    659
    Yes, I for one would find that very interesting.
     
  27. Kassey Lee

    Kassey Lee Grandseeds.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,014
    Likes Received:
    5,912
    I think they have good meanings, for example:

    HG:皇冠>Imperial crown
    PJ:啤酒>Beer
    KJ:科技>Science and technology
    MG:美国>USA

    I see HG+number a lot. It's a betting site that operates on many domain names of HG+number pattern. Not sure if it's done for legal reason.

    As acronym, 2L (better and more end users) > 3L > 4L. 5L and more very difficult.
     
  28. London555

    London555 Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    2,501
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Hi curious where you saw the many sales you mentioned? Thanks in advance!
     
  29. mitok

    mitok Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,574
    Likes Received:
    779
    Thank you
     
biix
  1. NamePros uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this site, you are agreeing to our privacy policy, terms, and use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...