China's leading instant communications service provider Tencent has taken a new step in the Internet search sector by acquiring a new domain name called wenwen.com.
Tencent is reported to have purchased the domain name, which roughly translates as "ask a question", for a surprisingly low price of CNY80000 in April this year from a user surnamed Lv. Local media report the seller regretted selling the domain name so cheaply after he learned that the buyer was Tencent.
Tencent has already included the new domain name wenwen.com in its search website soso.com, which offers a similar service as that of Baidu's zhidao.baidu.com. With the addition of the new domain name, Tencent now has four domain names with repeated characters of QQ.com, SOSO.com, Paipai.com and Wenwen.com.