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56.com logo
56.com (front page - screenshot).png
Screenshot of 56.com home page
Type Private
Founded October, 2005[1]
Headquarters Guangzhou, China[2]
Key people Jay Chang[3]
Industry Web 2.0
Services Social network service, Online movie and book database
Website www.56.com
Alexa rank positive decrease 2,764 (February 2015)[2]
Type of site Video sharing
Registration Optional
(required to upload)
Available in Simplified Chinese
Current status Active

56.com is one of the largest video sharing websites in China, where users can upload, view and share video clips.

As a part of Renren it has its headquarters in Chaoyang District, Beijing.[4] As an independent company it was headquartered in Huajingyuan (S: 华景园, T: 華景園, P: Huájǐngyuán) in the Tianhe Software Park (S: 天河软件园, T: 天河軟件園, P: Tiānhé Ruǎnjiànyuán), Tianhe District, Guangzhou.[5]

The domain 56.com attracted at least 3.2 million visitors annually by 2008 according to a Compete.com survey.[6]

Access to Chinese online video provider 56.com was suspended since 18:00 on June 3, 2008. 56.com made an explanation at 10:00 on June 4, 16 hours after the website's access was stopped, and said that the website had experienced a server failure and was being repaired, but it did not give a clear time for when the site's services would be fully resumed. Some media, such as Hexun.com and Sina.com, reported that as 56.com had frequently violated relevant government rules with its video content, it had therefore been issued a warning by the government and might be closed for a few days. However, this was denied by 56.com. By July 11, 2008, 56.com was back and operational.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Video Sharing Site 56.com Reportedly Receives $10 Million in Venture Funding", RedlineChina, June 15, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "56.com - Site Information from Alexa", Alexa, June 24, 2008.
  3. ^ "56.com aims to become YouTube of China, raises $20M", VentureBeat, July 12, 2007.
  4. ^ "Contact Us." 56.com. Retrieved on November 18, 2012. "Robert Chen PR Manager,56.com[...] Address: 5/F Jing An Center, No.8 North 3rd Ring road East, Chao Yang District, Beijing, China 100028"
  5. ^ "联系方法." 56.com. March 23, 2006. Retrieved on November 18, 2012. "公司地址:广州市天河区中山大道89号天河软件园华景园区B栋6楼南01房"
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Chinese YouTube 56.com Returns To Living", Silicon Alley Insider, July 11, 2008.

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