Here’s who owns single letter .Cn domain names.
Corporate China loves short domains. Over the years I have seen many Chinese companies upgrade to short domains such as JD.com, Le.com, VIP.com, and DJI.com. How about single letter domains?
Even though Chinese companies prefer .com, none own a single letter .com because most of these domains are still reserved. However, we can turn to .cn, the most popular extension by volume in China.
I checked all single letter .cn domains from A to Z, and the result is shown below.
|D.cn||Games. D stands for 1st word in site name Dang Le Wang|
|G.cn||Owned by Google. Redirect to Google.cn|
|J.cn||Social network for women. J may stand for 1st word in Weibo (similar to Twitter) handle Jian Dan Wang|
|K.cn||eCommerce. K may stand for 2nd word in company name Wei Ku|
|P.cn||Links to popular sites. Meaning of P unknown|
|R.cn||Landing page seeking partnership|
|S.cn||eCommerce of shoes. S may stand for “shoes”|
|U.cn||Page title indicates domain is for sale|
|Z.cn||Owned by Amazon. Redirect to Amazon.cn|
As you can see, there are still many single letter domains not developed into websites. Interestingly, two letters (G, Z) are owned by U.S. companies Google and Amazon respectively.
A powerful feature of single-letter domains is that they can be used as URL shorteners. In a LinkedIn post, top domain investor Yue Dai describes how SMS messages include such domains to take customers to corporate sites. For example, both “y.m.cn/00jD” and “t.cn/RV3OWuy” take you to KFC’s Chinese site.