Labeled as advice in "Short" Domain Discussion started by Merakilous, Nov 19, 2017.
Bingzo is a 6L.
Hey you're right! lol We're still upset we missed it-it's a great name.
6L names are selling just as well, better average price than 5L.
bingzo is 6 letters
Just done a quick availability check on 5Ls to see which letters are most popular
1st: all 26 letters so it's not exactly CVCVC
2nd: all 5 vowels
3rd: all 21 consonants
4th: only a and i
5th: only s
This gets to 5460 combinations. Then I checked availability for the first 3000 on GoDaddy, in batches of 500, out of 3k about 240 were available for hand reg.
2nd vowel. Doesn't seem like it's that important. Pretty normally distributed, i slightly more popular than u.
3rd letter. This is more interesting. See results below.
You should read in reverse order, if many letters are available for hand reg, then it means the letter is not that popular. Q is clearly the least popular. 3rd letter Also - no domains for hand reg are available with d, g, n, s, or t in the middle.
Of course this is assuming 5th letter s, and 4th letters a or i. Otherwise there would be too many results to test. But it's still an indication.
I don't know, which sales platform you grabbed out the figures from, but while researching using shortnames.com, the past sales does not show any consistency with your results for the 4th and 5th letters.
I would agree with you about Q.
I didn't look at sales figures. Only looked at .com availability for hand-reg. Only 5L domains ending with "as", or "is". So just that. With different endings, eg. "er", or "ly" other middle letters can be more popular. I am sure there is a lot geographic variability too.
I will post an update later with more complete results, once I have time to run the rest of the names through GoDaddy.
to me bingzo.com is a mediocre 6L.com
I have PAGOG.com
Think it's a pretty good one!
I think there are a few good rules of thumb for 5L that will allow you to buy the better ones:
Stick to 2 syllables or less when possible
Try to spend under $50/name (its a numbers game with 1-2% sell rate)
Think about whether you personally would start a company with that
I don't have many 5L, but I do have a few I think fit most of this criteria:
Registered few 5Ls today as well
Do you get offers for them?
Hand reg'd Blaez.com just a few weeks ago, so they're out there still.
I have 2 5L domains which are extremely easy to pronounce and brandable too but I didn't find any cool clients for it yet
Not all pronounceable and brandable 5 letter domains have buyers unfortunately, it's a mix between knowing what you're doing and luck but you've got to stay positive Can you share the names? If you can't it's ok
Azaab.Com (Arabic/Urdu word with lots of global searches - sort of common every household term - could be easily sold to any Gulf living end user if found easily :P )
Laavy.Com (could be well-suited for a fashion brand or beauty products or baby products) (example - LAVIE being an international ladies handbag brand)
One of the best luxury brands in the world is a cvccv with the last letter being an I
By rights most would not have bought its domain in. Com for reg fee back in the day but are more than happy to wear its luxury brand today
A brand is what it's owner makes of it
I tend to think available names are "lottery" domains, especially when you are talking brandables
Would not do well in the radio test, confusion is something to avoid imo, good luck
[quote]Do you really think corporate end users care if a domain is 4l or 5l? No -they just care about getting ‘their’ company brand and they will pay dearly for it. [/quote]
Thanks. That goes for about half 5-6 letter names that sold over 1k on Godaddy this month
In general I agree entirely with the view expressed by @Kate. With so many domain investors searching, it is unlikely one will find an unregistered .com with high value.
However, as she says, there are exceptions. I think that among these exceptions are changes in what is popular and valued in society (new technology, but not only that). Also harder to define changes in what is considered 'in' in terms of business naming. Recently a lot of interest in names ending in 'io' and 'ly', either with the io extension or not, and a bit further back names ending in 'co' and 'al' were popular (and continue to be).
Thanks @Kate for sensible and eloquently expressed advice (as always!)
Cash is king
Separate names with a comma.