I’ve been waiting for a sale like this for a while now. The sale of a quad letter domain for a 5 figure sum that has nothing to offer other than itself. Take a look at the stats, it has no Page Rank, isn’t DMOZ listed, has an Alexa rank of over eight million, and after checking archive.org has never hosted a developed website other than countless holding pages offering the domain for sale.
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.
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.
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.
Quite simply brilliant! Yet another LLLL.com reaching a six figure sum promoting the four letter domain market place for everyone to see. The sale took place at Sedo and is a beautiful name considering some of its attributes. Clearly an end user sale but its value derives from many factors. Its a VCVC combination with excellent pronunciation, it can be broken down into two parts making it highly brandable: ’U-Net’ or ‘Your Internet’, and it has good history and end user potential.
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 have been participating in many auctions on Ebay for LLLL.com’s lately. Today a particular auction caught my eye. The domain for sale was OHUF.com for which I was willing to bid up to $100-$120. I watched the auction end at $156.50, not a bad sale for a triple premium VCVC combination but nothing amazing, or is it? I think so, and the reason is that after the auction closed I was scrolling through my ‘Items I Didn’t Win’ and noticed that I had previously bid on the very same name.
An excellent sale for the previous owner of the domain which sold today on Sedo for $15,000. It certainly looks like an end user sale although on closer inspection its history may be to its disadvantage dependant on what the new owner will be using it for. The domain started life way back in 1998 and was being used by a company providing web hosting services. It seems the domain was dropped in 1999 and re-registered to host an adult related site from 2000 until 2004 when, at that point, it was listed for sale on Sedo.
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.