There will be a live auction in Macau on March 21, 2014. TLD Registry LTD will be hosting the auction for two new Chinese gtlds. Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website.
Here is a video about Dot Chinese Online, In the video it looks like they are stressing a big SEO advantage, they might want to check with Matt Cutts from Google.
From the article:
TLD Registry Ltd, the home of the essential new Chinese TLDs Dot Chinese Online (.在线) & Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) confirmed today that its first major live auction event will be staged in China’s Macau on March 21, 2014.
TLD Registry’s CEO, Arto Isokoski said, “As the first new Chinese gTLDs to come to market, it’s only fitting that we celebrate our Landrush period in China. I can think of no better place for our celebration than Macau.”
The innovative live auction will be held in China Rouge, one of the world’s top-10 private members’ clubs, at the US$1.9 billion Galaxy Macau entertainment complex. The auction event will draw a who’s who of Chinese and international domain name registrars and investors, and will be simultaneously held over the internet, utilizing the Sedo domain name auction platform.
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