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# Buy Low & Sell High With These Domain Name Patterns

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By ValleyRock, Jun 15, 2017
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Investors have made millions of dollars by following patterns with their domain investments. However, most of the lucrative domain patterns are too pricey for the entry-level domainer. Don’t hang your head though, domainer on a budget! With a little creativity, we can find patterns of domains that may offer upside with limited upfront costs. In this article, I present twenty-eight domain patterns for two-word domains that I believe can help domainers find success.

Most of the time when we speak of patterns in domaining, we are referring to the usual suspects: CVCV (consonant, vowel, consonant, vowel), LLL (letter, letter, letter), NNN (number, number, number), etc.

A less competitive category of patterns are based on the length of each word in a two-word domain name. In the table below, I analyze and share twenty-eight of such two-word combinations based on the length of each word, and I chart the historical sales for each pattern. The domain sales used for this analysis took place at GoDaddy.

Here is the meaning of the columns in the table:
1. Group: Length of each word in the .com domain name. So, for example, “4–4” would mean each word has four letters, while “7–5” would mean the first word has seven letters and the second word has five letters.
2. \$ Min: Minimum sale price in that Group.
3. \$ Max: Maximum sale price in that Group.
4. \$ Median: Median sale price of domains in that Group.
5. \$ Mean: Average sale price of domains in that Group
6. Std. Dev.: Standard deviation of domain sale prices in that Group
7. Count: The number of sold domains (sample size) in that Group

 ID Group \$ Min \$ Max \$ Median \$ Mean Std. Dev. Count 1 3–4 100 7,355 359 565.4 767.8 187 2 4–4 100 5,049 350 613.1 779.7 259 3 4–3 100 5,000 348 600.2 772.7 150 4 3–3 104 3,500 333.5 478.0 528.2 114 5 3–5 100 3,550 333 479.7 484.8 135 6 5–3 100 4,953 332 511.0 672.1 141 7 6–3 100 4,765 222.5 374.8 539.1 146 8 3–9 100 1,525 219.5 355.9 362.1 62 9 6–4 100 3,605 205 330.4 429.0 308 10 3–8 100 3,350 205 351.0 470.2 91 11 5–4 100 6,501 204 404.0 614.3 461 12 7–3 100 9,002 200 444.7 978.6 90 13 4–5 100 9,200 200 447.7 899.3 422 14 5–5 100 10,501 194 360.2 705.4 447 15 4–7 100 3,050 194 326.9 415.8 222 16 3–7 100 2,022 193 312.0 298.2 159 17 3–6 100 4,450 193 359.5 588.3 212 18 6–5 100 4,494 191 327.7 410.2 283 19 5–7 100 4,338 189 322.6 507.7 241 20 7–4 100 3,150 185 336.3 436.5 223 21 8–4 100 1,231 184 257.7 224.1 127 22 4–8 100 2,705 178 321.8 406.4 138 23 6–6 100 8,700 175 385.9 832.1 267 24 5–6 100 9,277 174 390.7 837.6 340 25 4–6 100 81,000 170 586.2 4,437.9 334 26 9–3 102 2,002 161.5 291.4 351.7 30 27 7–5 100 5,356 160 299.1 486.9 219 28 8–3 100 1,913 160 283.4 312.2 67
Table sorted by Median from Largest to Smallest.

Summary Statistics

Total number of domains: 15,104
Median: \$205
Mean: \$397
Standard deviation: 1,175.9

Important Numbers

In the above table, the Median and Group provide valuable information.

I place more value in the median sale price for my calculations because the median provides a reflection of the most frequent sales. The median, like the mean, estimates the middle or center of a group of values. The median in this case is a more robust measure of central tendency than the mean, which is susceptible to outliers. However, I have provided values on the mean and median, so you can choose whichever measure you prefer.

Applying the Data to Domaining

We’re looking for patterns that may have some value as domain investments. Let’s examine group “4–4,” which refers to a two-word domain with each word having four letters, making the name eight characters total.

You can see that the median selling price for group “4–4” domains is \$350. This means that half of the group “4–4” domains that sold, were purchased for \$350 or more.

These are five examples, which fit into the “4–4” group, taken from GoDaddy Auctions:
1. cakemart.com
2. thindude.com
3. looktall.com
4. dietonly.com
Cakemart.com sold for \$695 on GoDaddy. The rest of these domain names on the list went unnoticed, and I am pretty sure they were picked up for the minimum bid price of \$12 or less if they reached the GoDaddy Closeout process.

Based on my analysis of the data, investing in these group “4–4” pattern domain names could yield high returns, as cakemart.com and others have. I think this is good news for domain investors without a lot of capital, as some domains with these patterns can be had for the minimum bid price on GoDaddy Auctions.

Domainers on a budget can use patterns to make investments, but you may have to get creative and use longer domains with lower upfront costs.

The tools used in this analysis were Python 3, WordSegment, Wordnik, pandas, Jupyter notebook, and NumPy.

* Sanitized sales data excludes domain names not composed entirely of words.

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ValleyRock is located in WY and has been a registered member of NamePros since Apr 10, 2016 with 23 followers and 391 posts. From those posts, 94 members have been thankful for them and 209 members have liked them.

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6. ### offthehandle.Gold AccountVIP

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Nice idea for a general overview of the market, thanks for posting that.
What was the "4-6" domain name that sold for 81k?

7. ### AyodejiEstablished Member

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It still goes down to the meaning and usefulness of the keywords

8. ### Eric LyonMember Services, NameProsSuper ModeratorPROGold AccountVIPTrusted Contest Holder

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homesquare.com (It's listed in the attachments )

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Thanks Eric!

10. ### mr-xAcme DomainsGold AccountVIP★★★★★★★★★★

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Would be nice to see a break down of word values, like market.

11. ### elevatorDnCombo.comVIP

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Nice work! Thanks

12. ### ProDomanicoEstablished Member

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jAY jAY : Nice analytics...

I prefer 4-4, 4-6

13. ### ProDomanicoEstablished Member

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Any 2-4, 2-6 sales numbers?

14. ### shabash786DelightDomain.comVIP

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Fantastic analysis ! Its a big enticement for the new domainers as well as for those who are disappointed on using their investment without any strategy and not making good money so this is a great knowledge to restart. Thanks Jay Jay

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Nice. Useful stuff. Tnx.

16. ### Sumit AgrawalEstablished Member

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Thanks @ValleyRock for sharing this nice piece of analysis. It's definitely worth taking into account while picking 2-word gems.

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nice thought

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can you tell me more about this how can i find out two word name like "cakemart" on go daddy closeout section and how can use all these site.

19. ### DOMAIN ILLUMINATIOwner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time.Gold Account

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Thanks, good explanation.
nevertheless, I am missing the 63 character (maximum number of characters) patterns.

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Each day domains are sold that leave many scratching heads. I think we all like to punt and nice to have a form guide.

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Thanks nice information

22. ### dordomaiActive MemberVIP

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they are all 1 billion dollars each. no need to include them in the analysis.

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is only expired domains sales data ? ,

24. ### 1DarkoActive MemberVIP

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@ValleyRock Thank you for this analysis!

What is the sales timeframe of the data used?

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Thanks Jay...very interesting.

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I believe it's 2015

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ok - thanks!

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