I have decided to publish a month in review article at the end of every month to highlight exactly what has happened over the past thirty days or so. Throughout May it has been another interesting month in the quad letter domain marketplace and just in case you have missed some important articles here are ‘the best bits’.
Vurg of Namepros announced yesterday that he has bought the domain LLLL.com! This is THE four letter domain, it doesn’t get much better than this! I am very pleased that the domain has been bought by someone who is dedicated to the four letter domain niche and wants to develop the name into something that will aid all LLLL.com investors! A thread has been started here to discuss possible ideas for future development.
I consistently encounter people who are unsure as to what certain descriptive groups of letters mean when looking to buy four letter domains. For this reason I have put together a glossary specifically for quad letter domains. I have added it as a new ‘page’ rather than a ‘post’ so that it is easy to find in the future. You can find links to this page and all of the other pages including links and lists at the top of the site along the grey bar.
It was good to see a lot of interest in the quad letter domains up for grabs last night at the Namepros Live Auction. With over 130 bidders ‘in the room’ it was a good turnout although this meant it was hard to snag an absolute bargain but there was still some good deals available.
A thread started at Namepros a few days ago certainly sparked up some controversy as to whether the letter ‘Y’ is actually a vowel. Its interesting to gain an insight into the variety of assumptions people have as this has the potential to affect the sale of any of your domain names that contain the letter especially if it is a CVCV combination.
After publishing the previous article ‘Enhancements and added extras‘ the next day I had a few hours to kill and decided to check out Feedburner. I’ve never been particularly big on RSS feeds and, until this blog, didn’t really know how they worked. I stumbled across a plugin a few days ago that detects every possible way to access the sites original WordPress feeds and redirects them to my FeedBurner feed which means I can now track how many feed subscribers I have!
I’ve carried out some house keeping and added a few little extras to the site today. First stop was W3 to check on the validity of the sites code. It’s something everybody should do but never seems to get the time for. Many people’s perception is that if ‘it looks ok’ nothing more needs to be done. Not the case! Anyway, after a few minutes identifying errors and adjusting code I am now the proud owner of a ‘Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional!’ website.
Once again a big thank you to Reece of 4 Letter Noob for providing us with an excellent resource for evaluating our LLLL.com’s and providing vital information for new prospective buyers. His new price guide is out and although it shows that quad premium domains are currently under performing, at the lower end of the market, poorer quality names have stabilised. This can only be a positive sign for LLLL.com investors as we approach mass renewal later this year. Hopefully this has set us up to see a market increase in next months price guide.
I’ve noticed a few sales threads on Namepros recently that have received little interest from prospective buyers even though some of the domains on offer are of a reasonable quality. The majority of the domains in question are CVCV.info’s which were initially bought in bulk and should be fairly easy to shift considering their desirability and the current influx of high value CVCV.com sales. I personally have had much success in selling CVCV.info domains and am always seeking to invest in more.