Aside from the sale of Jaho.com that was finalised last week there has been little significant quad letter domain activity at the main arenas according to DNJournal’s mid-late June sales report. In fact there have been just eight reported LLLL.com sales over $2k and a mere smattering of global contender transactions.
The mid June Namepros Live Auction took place last night where plenty of names were up for grabs and some impressive sales were completed. There didn’t seem to be as many bulk four letter domain auctions this time round but there was still plenty of interest in domains of the short variety and many sold for a lot more than what is considered their minimum wholesale value.
The domain ASIA.net sold at the Moniker T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Auction on the 18th June 2008 for $50,000, but its NOT a four letter domain! It’s a geographic dictionary generic. It still amazes me that so many people compare high quality dictionary generics with random quad letter domains.
DNJournal reported a huge list of quad letter domain sales including 15 LLLL.com’s 5 LLLL.net’s, 3 LLLL.org’s, 1 LLLL.mobi and even a LLLL.de yesterday. An impressive amount of four letter domain sales which should boost the confidence of any investor in this niche considering the recent decline in reseller values.
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 »
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.
As far as I’m aware, this is the first of its kind. A strictly four letter domain auction! It will be held at Namepros and has been organised by Ty Maier (AKA, bfluid). The auction will commence on March 22nd, 2008 at 3PM EST (GMT-5) and looking at the line up, it should be a very interesting auction indeed!