Chinese domain names are lucrative investment. If you have the vision, they tend to give you exorbitant returns after few years. I do not think there exists something else which has the potential of giving you such good returns for your investment.
I am using the example of 4N.COM Chips first.
Below are the recorded sales of 4N.COM Chips in the year 2014:
5393.com auction $5,106 1/10/2014 Namejet
2693.com auction $3,999 1/15/2014 Namejet
3251.com auction $3,700 1/15/2014 Namejet
3512.com auction $3,700 1/15/2014 Namejet
2931.com auction $3,900 1/15/2014 Namejet
1939.com auction $8,703 1/21/2014 Namejet
3213.com auction $7,003 2/10/2014 Namejet
2369.com auction $6,295 2/20/2014 Namejet
2857.com auction $4,875 4/2/2014 Godaddy
6853.com auction $6,100 4/4/2014 Sedo
And in 2016-2017 they are at:
8612.com auction $32,001 2/13/2017 Godaddy
8227.com auction $38,460 1/18/2017 DropCatch
7833.com auction $51,117 12/31/2016 Ename
6693.com auction $36,587 10/31/2016 Ename
7375.com auction $35,414 10/30/2016 Ename
8532.com auction $29,502 10/28/2016 Ename
3862.com auction $27,811 10/27/2016 Sedo
7181.com auction $38,479 8/6/2016 Ename
5817.com auction $37,166 7/30/2016 Godaddy
1396.com private $60,000 7/4/2016 Sedo
3718.com auction $42,420 6/28/2016 Ename
You can use NameBio.com or Shortnames.com to verify these sales.
Let’s take another example. This time, 3L.CC Chips
3L.CC Chips were available for 250-300 USD in 2015.
Now they are at 500-600 levels:
It should be noted that market is around 50% discounted now from the recent peaks.
You will never get a chance to buy a 4N.COM Chip for the price in 2014. Why? Because no one will sell it to you for that amount. The value is appreciated so much and the commodity is rare. You have to shell out the new minimum value always. There can only be so many 4N.COM Chips. Number of domains will never grow.
Do you now see the potential of investing in Chinese domain names?