Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Numeric Domains in the Top 500 Chinese Sites

The Alexa top 500 Chinese sites contains 33 pure numeric sites.   There are several NNNNN's in the list, and some with even more numbers.

#6  163.com
#26 58.com
#33 56.com
#41 51.la
#46 126.com
#47 360.cn
#50 10086.cn
#69 4399.com
#72 39.net
#73 51.com
#97 115.com
#108 2345.com
#117 17173.com
#141 178.com
#147 6.cn
#155 1133.cc
#163 7794.com
#209 1717388.com
#229 27.cn
#250 3992929.com
#256 3366.com
#257 91.com
#284 265.com
#303 10010.com
#318 293.net
#326 8684.cn
#406 126.net
#411 118114.cn
#437 131.com
#439 1616.net
#440 5173.com
#442 8210212.com
#479 176.com

Also, a lot of other top Chinese sites contain numbers in them, what is listed above is only the pure numeric domains.  When going through the list I was very surprised to see the following (non-numeric) domain at 166th place:

Godaddy.com

Hmm.  I knew I had seen a lot of NNNNN.com's recently picked up through GoDaddy by Chinese domainers, but I didn't realize the site was so broadly popular in China.   Just goes to show how much of a driving force China will be in the domain and internet spheres going forward.