bill - 4:35 am on Dec 9, 2008 (gmt 0)
Want to know one big reason why this domain took off like it did? They've been offering domains for roughly US 14¢ (14 cents) from some registrars [webmasterworld.com] with their "Experience .CN Domain Name for One Yuan Campaign". This was a promotion that ends December 31, 2008. It may have been loosely tied in with the Olympics and other events this year in China. They may have got more than they bargained for in the process.