January 5, 2012
Dudu was previously located at godudu.com. The lesson to be learned here is so painfully obvious it’s barely worth mentioning: if you’re going to launch a brand and try to make it successful, first make sure you have a domain to match.
Dudu.com is a memorable domain name and a rather short one, so it was bound to fetch a decent price. But there aren’t that many people or companies in the world that would pay $1 million for it.
Before Dudu built up the brand, dudu.com was probably a five-figure sale.
To Dudu’s credit, it does not appear to have ever attempted a reverse domain name hijacking using the UDRP.
The domain name has since replaced the social networking site that was located on godudu.com. Dudu uses a unique translation technology to allow its users from around the world to communicate with each other in their native languages.
Dubai-based businessman and Chairman of Dudu Communications Alibek Issaev purchased the domain from its owner in China.
The social networking site was launched in April 2011 and within a small span, has over 2 million registered users who can add friends, upload and share pictures, just like Facebook, and also listen to music and see what your friends are listening to.