Xiaomishop.com have been a favourite store of ours to buy the latest Xiaomi phones, and accessories, but under pressure from Xiaomi in China have been forced to change the name of their store.
We had heard rumours that Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra was contacting Xiaomi online stores around the world and asking them to no longer use the Xiaomi name in their URL. The issue has been on going for a few months now, but it finally seems like Xiaomi have won the battle and stores using the name in their URL are having to rebrand.
Xiaomishop.com sent out an email yesterday alerting customers that they had migrated all of their services to a new URL to avoid legal action against Xiaomi. The new URL is Honorbuy.com, and in the change the store has also expanded it’s range of products to include Meizu and Huawei phones as well as the whole range of Xiaomi phones and products.
We have had good experience with the company when they were named Xiaomishop.com and believe that this will continue under the new HonorBuy.com name. How many more online Xiaomi stores will be forced to make a switch?