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Bob Hawkes

An Outsider Look at 4-Letter .COM Domain Names

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By Bob Hawkes, Jun 17, 2021
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Do you invest in 4L .COM domain names?

  1. No

    96 votes
    25.7%
  2. Not currently, but looking to acquire some.

    81 votes
    21.7%
  3. Yes, but only in speakable names.

    68 votes
    18.2%
  4. Yes, both speakable and non-speakable names.

    129 votes
    34.5%
Total: 374 vote(s)
  1. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    I was waiting for someone to spot the $25:xf.grin:. I would have bought it before posting if it really was a 4L at $25:xf.cool:. I checked just before posting to see if it had been corrected at the site. The instant that I saw it on the site, I clicked, and found, as you did, that it was a 5L and not same name at all. I am not sure how the aggregator site got the info wrong, presumably through an altered listing title, perhaps. It has stayed up wrong for at least 48hr so they must not recheck availability that often. But almost all aggregator sites have errors - it simply is complex to automatically grab data from many sites with constantly changing data. That is why always check anything important to you. By the way you say I have listed - I simply screen captured the site - I have no association with the ShortNames site.

    As to the legit platform, eBay did just over $26.5 billion in sales (across all items) in last reported year and have been around since 1995 (at first on a different name). I regard it as a legit platform! I don't much look there for domain names, but do from time to time, and got a 5L there once. As with most peer to peer exchanges, I would pay attention to things like reviews, activity, etc. I have never tried selling domains on their platform. It arguably could be a way to reach those outside the domain community looking for a name in specialty niches, I would think.

    Thanks for your comments,

    Bob
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2021
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  2. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    I will leave expert commentary to others, but certainly far from weak in my eyes. Bun is a great word with meaning in various languages, and can see some brand combining it with the H. I see one on OpenCorporates use exactly. But this should not become an appraisal thread, so will leave it at that.

    I really like the thinking that @StarEarth15 applied to your name in a post above. His technique useful in general when appraising 4L.
    https://www.namepros.com/blog/an-outsider-look-at-4-letter-com-domain-names.1242779/#post-8309398

    Very best wishes for it.

    Bob
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2021
  3. redemo

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    My mistake Bob. It was just a figure of speech. Would be cool if you secretly owned that site though mate. As for ebay that could be an avenue for grabbing cheap LLLL.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2021
  4. The Durfer

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    b u n h is a last name if you didnt know that, has been regged since 2005 so its been properly aged, i would place it in the $300 - $500 range for resellers, $1500- $2000 retail. ty.
     
  5. MyDomgard

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    My ZKCA.COM
    bought on auction for only $ 79
    14 years old 4-letters domain. especially interesting for projects in Canada, California, China, Czech Republic and New Zealand.
     
  6. jim h

    jim h Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Thanks you for sharing.Sir.
    Always GOOD!
     
  7. sharastar

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    Thanks @Bob Hawkes for this research on 4L domain names.

    Anything with value will always appreciate in future.I truly believe meaningful 4L domain names have awesome future.

    I am looking to add more meaningful 4L domain names to my portfolio Bob.
     
  8. Nicbro

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    Great insights. Thanks!

    Don't have any 4L yet, but will think more deeply about it from now on, especially after the info. provided here.
     
  9. Hitesh Wadhwa

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  10. Dooner888

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    I'm actually brokering CARN.com if anyone is interested?

    Michael
     
  11. indam

    indam Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have always loved 4L.coms. Even the ones that look unpronouncable, can easy be used.
     
  12. Jason Baudendistel

    Jason Baudendistel CEO Wibbets Inc

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    Why the hype over short names if they are gibberish? Like prounouncable is brandable but 5832 has no meaning but it's short don't get the appeal.
     
  13. theinvestor

    theinvestor Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    People don’t like to type 20 letters to get to a website. Shorter is always better.
     
  14. Digital Kush

    Digital Kush Restricted (15-30%)

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    Great information...
     
  15. DomainRecap

    DomainRecap Top Contributor VIP

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    I remember using "Pronounceable" for 3L, 4L and 5L domains many years ago, and getting weird looks, but I kept going with it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2021
  16. Brandmore

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    Thanks for the analytics! If somebody has a good pronounceable 4L.com feel free to send them over :)
     
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