(MNST), one of the largest human resource recruitment websites in North America, has now signed an agreement with to purchase 40% of stock for US$50 million. However even with this new China purchase, still lacks its own signature website brand in China.

Both and domain names were registered by a Beijing company, International Networks Information Company Limited, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. As a result, it will be very hard for Monster to get back these two domain names.

Monster plans to expand in China, but it will need to do so on the back of's brand, which has strong competition from job websites like and

Because the two domain names were legally registered to the Beijing company, the recruitment powerhouse might have to spend much money to get its domain names back.


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