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5L.com Should I go for it?

Labeled as advice in "Short" Domain Discussion started by Merakilous, Nov 19, 2017.

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  1. Hireinternet

    Hireinternet Active Member VIP

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    I have few but selling for low .
     
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  2. Merakilous

    Merakilous Established Member

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    I totally understand your point Kate. I try to be cautious when buying domains because you can never be sure that someone will buy it, even when more experienced domainers say to you that you should go for it. It's risky, it may be a total failure but sometimes you have to risk to gain.
     
  3. Merakilous

    Merakilous Established Member

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    Like Max Erhmann once said "Always exercise caution in your business affairs"
    ;)
     
  4. Merakilous

    Merakilous Established Member

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    Can you show the names you sold and for how much? If you can't it's ok.
     
  5. Dominic Belley

    Dominic Belley Four Letter Acronyms VIP

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    Tons of domains could have been overlooked over the years.

    New technologies, new terms, new trends are all factors that can make a worthless domain suddenly appealing.

    Also people are uneducated. If a domain is available they think its worthless. If a domain is for sale, they think it must have value.
     
  6. DomainVP

    DomainVP Domain Expert VIP

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    What is the last vowel? The last vowel usually makes or breaks a 5L. Thanks in advance.
     
  7. Dominic Belley

    Dominic Belley Four Letter Acronyms VIP

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    It is just my opinion, but I think E, U and I at the end is weaker than A and O.
     
  8. platey

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    You are doing well if you are finding them for reg fee

    I own a few bought for reg fee some listed on bb and others ejected by bb but it's getting extremely difficult to find good 5L. Coms for reg fee as I spend a bit of time trying to find good 5L. Coms for reg fee
     
  9. platey

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    So Zieca.com is ok and biexa are ok but bioue.com and Pioue.com not as much
     
  10. platey

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    The person on here I can't remember his username on here but he owns AbleBrands they have some pretty decent 5L. Coms and quite a large quantity of them and they posted examples of recent 5L sales which gives an idea shat is selling
     
  11. Dominic Belley

    Dominic Belley Four Letter Acronyms VIP

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    The message was referring to the last vowel. Not the other letters.
    And my opinion was based on a general rule and not a specific name.

    Still from your example, yes, I would prefer Zieca and Zieco to Ziecu, Ziece and Zieci.
     
  12. Merakilous

    Merakilous Established Member

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    i
     
  13. Merakilous

    Merakilous Established Member

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    Thanks. I've been looking at recent sales and current 5 letter domains at auctions to see what names are doing good and names that aren't doing so good...
     
  14. Merakilous

    Merakilous Established Member

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    Yes, I understand your point but for instance Pikei.com was sold for $606, Ponge.com was sold for $423 and there are other decent sales ending in I, E, or U.
     
  15. hookbox

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    Just because it's pronounceable doesn't mean it's any good. There is tons of of pronounceable 5L's that are pure junk. When you find one ask yourself if you would use it or if you could picture someone else actually using it. If not then don't register it because in a few years you will end up dropping it. Remember there are tons of choices for potential buyers to choose from at every price point.
     
  16. Joe Nichols

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    5Ls are nice, but the issue with them is that each one is a little lottery ticket. If the name has no real meaning and no existing potential end user, you're playing a waiting game, hoping someone will come along and like it. A solid (maybe optimistic) expectation would be to sell 1 or 2 percent of your 5L portfolio per year, which means you really need to be buying and selling them at the right price to not only break even, but make profit from them.

    Some users on here make the model work quite well. Perhaps @JimJammy would be willing to jump on and spread some wisdom...

    The best model I've seen is to invest heavily in good, solid, pronounceable names, and give them a lot of exposure. If you don't own a portfolio site that gets a lot of traffic, that means hoping they get accepted at a marketplace like BrandBucket where they can get a lot of eyeballs on them from real buyers, and can sell for 100 to 300 times their purchase price. And for the ones that don't get accepted, you put them up on every major aftermarket site with a reasonable BIN.

    5Ls are not a fast path to easy money. I only own a few because I refuse to spend more than GD closeout prices on them, and I'm picky enough that I like to be able to derive meaning from the name without having to think too hard.

    I've never had a sniff on my meagre collection of 5Ls, but I like them enough to hold them for a while:

    Cabya
    OMGok
    Nomry
    Adzow
    Fisqa
    Zazya (might drop this one)
     
  17. London555

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    Exactly why we now buy mostly Chinese pinyin names-great post-thank you.
     
  18. Satyajit Adhikary

    Satyajit Adhikary SatyajitAdhikary.com Gold Account VIP

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    No doubt, pronounciable 5L.com would be the next big thing in a couple of years. Shortnames.com report proper sales of these items. A meaningful keyword in the 5L serves as the icing on the cake.
    My few 5L.com purchases that I would like to hold for now: botxy, enrzy, enrzi, enrjy
     
  19. Merakilous

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    Thank you to everyone participating in this thread. I'm reading all your posts and learning a lot. If someone wants to spread more wisdom on this matter please jump on :xf.smile:
     
  20. Amphibia07

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    How would you rate letter priority in CVCVC:

    1st: Any consonant can start. Maybe x, y, w, q are less valuable.
    2nd: any
    3rd: q, w, x, y, j no so popular, also hard to pronounce c or h
    4th: a, i preferance
    5th: s looks best, mayde d, c, r...
     
  21. frank-germany

    frank-germany F1lter.com xpired domain search engine Gold Account VIP

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    I would not go for it unless the domain makes sense
    based on other rules then the one you quoted
     
  22. stewmath

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    I would probably stay away from VCVCV unless its a really good pronounceable name like iLive etc

    I prefer CVCVC names, i recently sold on Rekut(.)com for $340 on NJ
     
  23. Bullock

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    I think so, there are tons & tons of crappy registered names!!! :xf.eek:


    (y) (y)(y)
     
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  24. Bullock

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    As an incorrigible optimist I regged ByHap.com :xf.grin::xf.grin::xf.grin:

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. London555

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    We bought recently Wkii.com ( obviously a play on Wiki.com with over 1 billion results ) and we paid no more than we would for a quality 5L.com We'd rather have Wkii.com We think it could be a great name for a future cryptocurrency or whatever in other words more chance to sell it for a large sum of money. One 5L.com we recently missed was Bingzo.com which we thought was a great 5L.
     

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