.CX to stand for Customer eXperience, but is most likely targeted to Chinese domain investors.
CentralNic is going to relaunch Christmas Island’s country code top level domain, .CX, as an acronym for Costumer eXperience.
While CX is an acronym for Customer Experience, and CX is really a thing in this respect, I don’t see it lending itself to an entire top level domain.
It seems that CentralNic’s real target is the Chinese market.
In its press release about the relaunch, it notes that .CX is a well-known abbreviation for “Cathay,” a historical name for China. It also notes that 95% of five number domains are available in .cx and domains will be priced affordably. That’s a nod to the Chinese domain name investor community.
CentralNic did not announce pricing, but .CX domains were previously quite expensive. CoCCA Registry Services set the price at $75 per annual registration.
Why pay those type of fees for .cx when you can buy .ch (Swiss and aged/proven) for $9 and many Chinese are starting to but .ch already. We own many of the great pinyin names in .ch re: caifu.ch etc so we’re talking our own book here but those .cx renewal fees will make it too expensive to hold a large portfolio.
Because no Chinese registrars are selling .CH, which makes .CH worthless to Chinese investors.
I am Chinese. Letter ‘c’ and letter ‘h’ are not the same height, They form unsightly domain.
In our view, http://www.123.cx more beautiful than http://www.123.ch.
.cx in Chinese has the meaning of “Chuang Xin”, “Cheng Xin”. “chuang xin” is “Innovation” in English, “cheng xin” is “Integrity” in English. Innovation and integrity is China’s national strategy.
.cx not only looks beautiful, but also meaning good, that’s why Chinese investors willingness to invest .cx domain name.
Thank you but why did 2345.ch not use .cx or another for their major site and why are so many Chinese registering.ch ? Thank you for your input.
I have checked the whois of 2345.com and 2345.ch.
2345.com belongs to Shang Hai Er San Si Wu Network Technology Co., Ltd.
2345.ch owned by a person living in Shenzhen whose name is Liu Wen Yi.
They don’t belong to the same person.
2345.com alexa ranked 3364th, but 2345.ch alexa ranked 24220526th, this can’t be the same company’s website.
2345.ch is just only a dozen ip access per day. So, I have no reason to doubt that 2345.ch is only a website Imitate 2345.com.
As far as I know, only a few Chinese have registered .ch domain name, most of the registrations from Switzerland.
You can input the code “site:.ch” in baidu.com, then you can see that almost all of the website ends in “.ch” are swiss website. We can hardly see a Chinese website use .ch domain name.
Do you see caifu.ch as “wealth” ?
Interesting to say ch is unsightly considering China starts with CH.
Exactly-it’s also nonsense to say that 2345.ch is some kind of ‘knockoff” site..