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Some “Alta” domain names were registered yesterday because of Altaba

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  1. Cynthia

    Cynthia Active Member DN.com Staff VIP

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    Yahoo has already announced that changed company name to Altaba. According to whois information, altaba.com belongs to Yahoo. There is a very interesting explanation on “Altaba” in China, many people interpret "Altaba" as “ Alibaba’s father”. “Al” is short for “ Alibaba”, and “taba” means “his father” in Chinese. Then another interesting thing happened, some related “Alta” domain names were registered yesterday. Like altaba.com.cn, altalaolao.com, altamama.com, altagg.com and others. ( “Laolao” means grandmother).

    Chinese Pinyin domain name Jingyu.com was sold for a high six-figure price to an end-user of Jingyu.cn. It’s a website of original novels.

    NQ.cn was auctioned for ¥720,000 CNY (approximately $103,597 USD).

    Bfq.com was auctioned for ¥243,000 CNY (approximately $34,964 USD).

    Jzc.com was auctioned for ¥243,000 CNY (approximately $34,964 USD).

    Nzs.com was auctioned for ¥250,000 CNY (approximately $35,971 USD).

    Wo.cc was auctioned for ¥180,000 CNY (approximately $25,899 USD).

    Fgp.cn was auctioned for ¥36,000 CNY (approximately $5,179 USD).

    777717.com was auctioned for ¥28,800 CNY (approximately $4,143 USD).

    71997.com was auctioned for ¥14,400 CNY (approximately $2,071 USD).

    526888.com was auctioned for ¥38,400 CNY (approximately $5,525 USD).

    35585.com was auctioned for ¥13,500 CNY (approximately $1,942 USD).

    OTHERS

    According to Chaomi.cc’s data, on Jan. 10th, the total sales volume was 7243, and the total sales turnover was ¥3,800,256 CNY (approximately $546,799 USD).

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  2. elevator

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    Thanks for the report. We have updated our Top 100 ccTLDs Sales Report on our website with this result.
    Thanks
     
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  3. London555

    London555 Active Member VIP

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    Cynthia once again these reports that you so kindly post here show , as does @Kassey Lee very recent work, that almost all Chinese companies prefer either .com or .cn . 96% per Kassey. So as an investor trying to put together a portfolio of future pinyin names for end users we must concentrate on .com or .cn Thank you.
     
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    "ALTABA" this name sounds weird to me, how to pronouce it?
     
  6. Kuffy

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    It doesn't seem to be a good move imho. It's far to close to alibaba, which is a much better name imho. Am I missing something, does Alibaba own Yahoo?
     
  7. Sulabh Sharma

    Sulabh Sharma Established Member

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    Great report! Thanks for sharing it.
     
  8. bobbarato

    bobbarato Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    "Altaba is Finnish for noob domainer" :)

    Yeah yeah, a reg fee name becomes uber brandable with lyft from a mega corp. (was it a hand reg?)
    Altaba isn't as good as ambien imho.

    Time will tell if this rebranding saves the fancy choclate milk company...
     
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  9. bulga

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    This sounds like a merge between the defunct ALTAVISTA and ALIBABA
     
  10. wesley sweatman

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    yahoo's name was not tainted by scrutiny or anything why would they switch their name? Seems like they would keep being called yahoo to me?
     
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