Chinese companies often choose English domain names.
I read VC news almost every day, which gives me a good understanding of what domains the future business leaders in corporate China prefer.
A number of years ago, I followed the popular wisdom that Chinese companies use Chinese-character based names and therefore Pinyin domains only. However, when I started looking deeper into this issue through reading, my view has changed.
Almost every day now, I see Chinese companies using English-based domains – along with those using Pinyin-based domains, of course.
I have recorded 207 startups reported in VC news in March. Many of these companies use English-based domains, and some of them are listed below.
|赛恩贝||Sai En Bei||ScioBio.com|
|启英泰伦||Qi Ying Tai Lun||ChipIntelli.com|
|埃睿迪||Ai Rui Di||iReadyit.com|
|博思美||Bo Si Mei||BonSmile.com|
|捷会易||Jie Hui Yi||EventBank.com|
|聚客通||Ju Ke Tong||JukeTool.com|
|无限向溯||Wu Xian Xiang Su||WifiPix.com|
|蚂蚁智联||Ma Yi Zhi Lian||AntLink.com|
|代码星球||Dai Ma Xing Qiu||CodePlanet.cc|
|信用生活||Xing Yong Sheng Huo||WeCreditLife.com|
|凯卡博||Kai Ka Bo||jLife.vip|
|泰和诚||Tai He Cheng||ConcordMedical.com|
|望石智慧||Wang Shi Zhi Hui||StoneWise.cn|
As you can see, the Chinese names of the companies have not stopped them from choosing English-based domains over Pinyin-based domains.
Also, I have made two observations: (1) simple English words are used, and (2) .com is the most popular extension.
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