Despite prolonged opposition from quad letter domain pessimists, CVCV.net combinations are holding strong and selling for impressive figures. Evidence is stacking up against the naysayers that declare four letter .net domains have no future. Here are some recent sales figures: Continue reading »
Somehow I missed the Sedo auction for sumo.com at the end of May but if I missed it you may have missed it too so here’s the article about a true dictionary generic with just one meaning: “A Japanese form of wrestling.“ Although an excellent sale this isn’t a ‘four letter domain’ as we know it and should be omitted from any four letter domain sales report data.
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.
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.
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.
A regular member of Namepros is actively developing an excellent application that helps investors determine the value of four letter domains by automated appraisal. Glabnet, aka George is a Microsoft Certified Applications Developer and has been working on the ’Smart selector for expired, refunded and available domains’ since last year. The latest version (V2.1.1) is available to download from his website LLLY.net, is free to try and costs just $22.65 for the full version. At LLLY.net you will also find links to download other applications currently under development.
There is only one four letter domain in the DNJournal Domain Sales Report this week. Show.org was sold privately for $13K but its a dictionary word and shouldn’t be included in any reseller sales analysis. In any case, an encouraging sale for any .org enthusiast although in my opinion the plural ’shows’ may better serve the needs of the new owner but it really does depend on how the name will be used in the future.
Sedo simply doesn’t like to post information about failed sales or auctions that did not meet reserve, it’s simply not good marketing. Unfortunately for us it makes it very difficult to report these failed transactions. I missed the final few minutes of the Bond.com auction that ended on the 24th April but thankfully Michael of DomainMagnate commented today letting me know just how far off the mark many people were with its valuation.