Ive spent some time today checking through the many pages of domain garbage on Ebay to see what kind of four letter domains are currently for sale. Its been a while since ive gone through the entire lot! There’s a mixed bunch as there has always been but I have noticed a very significant difference in start prices. Many sellers are still sticking with the base entry of 99 cents and letting the buyers determine the value of there domains. I use and agree with this method of selling because it creates realistic selling prices. Buyers bid up the domains to their approximate true value. There has and always will be exceptions to the rule of course, and some domains will sell for more than they are worth and others not reach their true potential.
Ebay is an excellent place to pick up very cheap four letter domains at below reseller prices if you look in the right place. What you must be wary of is the abundance of absolute garbage on there! Here are a few things to look out for whilst ‘browsing the shelves’:
Quite clearly an end user sale, but what a sale for the LLLL.com industry! The sale took place at Sedo today for this very nice pronounceable VCVC.com domain with only three premium letters. A quick search on Google throws back 289,000 results for the keyword with industries ranging from concrete batching plants, robotics, clothes store, an emulator and even a last name. It will be interesting to see who bought the name and what they do with it in the future.
Just three weeks ago I noticed a good solid LLLL.com on Ebay. If memory serves me the domain was listed with a buy it now price of $750 which at the time I thought was over the current market value. It was a nice name though, triple premium plus a ‘Y’ and easily pronounceable - ‘Yeaf’. Seen as the owner had listed the domain with the option of making an offer I went in with $200. Rejected. $300. Rejected. $350, also rejected. I wasn’t willing to go any higher than that because I had my eye on other domains which I have subsequently bought.
I thought I’d write a quick note to wish all my readers a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year! I hope Santa has bought you plenty of LLLL.com’s!
Earlier today I said that there was a fair amount of interest in how many all premium letter LLLL.net’s are currently registered/available. Well, I have now scanned all 83,521 possible combinations and have found that there are 17,571 domains still available to register, that’s just 21% left! Here are the stats:
When I first entered the LLLL domain market I wasn’t entirely sure how many domains there were available in certain combination catagories. I thought I would post a quick article showing exactly this info, I hope you find it useful!
There has been a fair amount of interest in the availability of all premium four letter dot net domains. I have started running a scan on a list of these and will post the results later. So far, it seems that there are very few four letter premium dot nets left, although this is probably because I have started with domains beginning with ‘a’ which would be the first domains people scan through and pick from before they get bored! I will publish lists of available’s as soon as my scans have finished running through! Watch this space!
…for an absolute bargain price! I just noticed a thread over at Namepros started by a member this morning that had a couple of gems hidden in a batch of lesser quality names. It didn’t take long for them to be snapped up though. Two hours later and the two names (ZPFD.com, ZTND.com) were sold! Two names which contain three premium letters preceded by a ‘Z’. I would value these names at around $30-$50 each but they sold in a fixed price thread today for $16 each! An absolute bargain for the quick buyer which left plenty of other members, including me, wishing they had seen the thread first! A testament to the fact that no matter what state the market is in, there are always bargains to be had by those with beady eyes in the right place at the right time!
Seen as its Christmas I thought I would hold a competition! I’ve been stock piling LLLL.com domains for some time now and began monitoring traffic to the names at the beginning of December. The domain that currently has the highest number of unique visits so far this month is ‘tgxz.com’. Why this is getting traffic is anyone’s guess because according to URL Trends it has no significant backlinks, no Alexa traffic rank (although it has 2 Alexa links), no page rank, isn’t DMOZ listed and has no Archive.org history. There may be a company somewhere in the world that uses these initials I guess…