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Bob Hawkes

A Look at Single-Character Domain Names: Availability, Sales, Use, Plus a New Tool

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By Bob Hawkes, Feb 12, 2020
  1. Michael Ehrhardt

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    ä.de was sold for 1550.- on Sedo
     
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  2. Braden Pollock

    Braden Pollock VIP Member VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    When I bought the single character .org portfolio, I made an ownership list of all the others. I just updated it so I figured I'd post it here for those interested.

    0.ORG: Domain investor
    1.ORG: Domain investor
    2.ORG: Domain investor
    3.ORG: Domain investor
    4.ORG: Domain investor
    5.ORG: Domain investor
    6.ORG: Domain investor
    7.ORG: David Beckham Foundation
    8.ORG: Braden
    9.ORG: Domain investor
    A.ORG: Astana, inc
    B.ORG: Braden
    C.ORG: Change.org
    D.ORG: PIR
    E.ORG British Energy Supplier
    F.ORG: FinTech Labs
    G.ORG Global Internet Services
    H.ORG: PIR
    I.ORG Internet.org by Facebook
    J.ORG: PIR
    K.ORG: PIR
    L.ORG: PIR
    M.ORG: NameFind/GoDaddy
    N.ORG: PIR
    O.ORG: PIR
    P.ORG: PIR
    Q.ORG: Q Crypto (I sold for $500k)
    R.ORG: Braden
    S.ORG: PIR
    T.ORG: Braden
    U.ORG: Understood.org
    V.ORG: JimmyV Foundation for Cancer
    W.ORG: Wordpress
    X.ORG: Open Source X Window System Foundation
    Y.ORG: YMCA
    Z.ORG: Braden
     
  3. Michael Ehrhardt

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    will share on linkedin (y)
     
  4. Matt Morgan

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    Hey Bob, how are you doing? I hope you are well, great article with good info you have provided us all!

    keep up the good work.

    Matt
     
  5. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    When think Verisign will sell O.com, Bob? :xf.wink:

    Excellent stuff, as always, Bob.

    Samer
     
  6. Michael Ehrhardt

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    a.com is blank ( and many more )

    this is a shame for the domain industry

    these people who control that are insane :xf.confused:
     
  7. Michael Ehrhardt

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    what about all the other latin letters ? :xf.wink:

    ä.org
    à.org
    á.org
    aso
     
  8. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Thank you so much for the outstanding list of who has all the single character .org @Braden Pollock. Some very appropriate owners there like Y for YMCA/YWCA and W for Wordpress.

    I am afraid I have no inner channel to Verisign or ICANN! :xf.grin: It is a somewhat strange situation where some are in use and others were then reserved.

    In the country codes, does anyone know if it is possible, and has happened, that some countries that originally did not allow registration of single character changed their mind and later allowed them?

    Bob
     
  9. pb

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    .de is one example, but its was by a court order, not just a change of mind.

    https://www.domainpulse.com/2009/10/19/one-two-letter-de-domains-2/
     
  10. kriss05

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    Some correction to the above list. .AG registry may permit to register single char .ag domains, but later they would quietly take them off, with no refund/notice provided. Very sh*tty registry.

    Below is the link to my b.ag saga (domainers, beware!).

    ".AG Registry is taking 7 years old .ag domain away from me, holds many other .ag domains hostages."

    I also think single char .ac/.bo domains are not permitted.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2020
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    pb Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think I've seen all .ug 1-char domains deleted recently, too.
     
  13. OnlineDomainShop

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    For .pk 4 characters are needed , Yes one letter domains are allowed on second level TLD which is .com.pk , Like i own f.com.pk
     
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