I’m not sure what has sparked this, but all of a sudden people are going mad for LLLL.net’s! This can only be good news for anyone involved in the 4 letter domain marketplace no matter what the extension. The LLLL.net countdown thread at Namepros has seen a lot of activity in the past few days and many members are asking for lists of all available premium LLLL.net’s. They are running out extremely quickly and a lot faster than I had anticipated.
There has been increasing buzz laterly over the prices of buy now domains at TDNAM in the past few weeks and it seems that it wont be long before you can’t buy a quad letter domain there for less than $100. On performing a quick search, as of today, there are only four domains for sale at $69, one at $75, three at $79, four at $88, one at $89 and seventeen at $99. That’s a total of just 30 LLLL.com’s under the $100 price barrier.
Even though four letter domains are a relatively small niche there is still masses of information to take in on a daily basis. Searching the many buying venues for savvy purchase options, reading as many quad letter domain news sites as possible and browsing domain forums until the early hours of the morning.
As with everything tech related, the software I use for this site is updated more frequently it seems than I buy domains! WordPress has been ‘complaining’ for a few weeks now that I need to upgrade to the latest version. Its the sort of thing that you put off but then regret when something bad happens or your site gets hacked.
I wrote a week or so ago about the need to change my buying strategy. It seems, however, that sellers are drastically changing theirs. As per usual I submitted about ten offers on Sedo last night for LLLL.com’s and waited until this morning to see the result. In the past I would have had one or two responses with higher offers or if I was lucky a 4 letter domain owner would accept there and then.
This is the sale many LLLL.com investors have been waiting for! The domain sold at Sedo auction today and is a domain that can headline four letter domain sales and prove their real worth. Having checked the Oxford dictionary, ’Tees’ isn’t actually a word but simply the name of a river in England.
I check this sites statistics nearly everyday. Its addictive, trying to better the previous days traffic or hoping that a new article does well for search terms and is popular with visitors. Its also a good way to boost your moral when developing a project and you see a sites daily visitors increase every month. Anyway, that aside, what has amazed me this month is that since I started to publish lists of LLLL combinations I seem to have stumbled on a whole new world of statistical data.
It has been weeks since I began the negotiations on a four letter domain I found at Sedo. The name, WINY.com, is a dictionary word, CVCV combination where the second ‘vowel’ is a ‘Y’. I made an offer of $150 on the 1st of January this year for which the owner countered with what seemed at the time a pretty reasonable $2200. Negotiations continued for a week or so and I gradually reached a price I felt happy to buy at. I even had development plans for the name… After I had successfully negotiated the price right down to $1400 I felt that I could obtain one final reduction in price and snap the name up for $1200. Unfortunately for me this wasn’t the case and at $1200 the owner put the name to auction.