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5L domains...still a good idea?

Discussion in '"Short" Domain Discussion' started by GarethUK, Jul 17, 2017 at 5:30 AM.

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  1. GarethUK

    GarethUK New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Are 5L .com domains still worth taking the chance on even if they don't make sense?
    I've stumbled across a 5L .com where the first 4 letters spell a word leaving the fifth letter random.
    What are your thoughts?

    Gar.
     
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  2. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP

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    Only if they are brandable and pronounceable
     
  3. GarethUK

    GarethUK New Member

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    ......I think this might be.
    If a 5L .com spells a word in the first four and is pronounceable, what roughly would that possible be worth?
     
  4. Ategy.com

    Ategy.com Business Member Business Account

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    It completely depends on the word .. but if it's just a 4 letter word plus a random 5th letter .. then chances are the domain has little to no value.

    ADDED: However .. if the 5th letter makes an invented but pronounceable new word then yes it could be good. Like Coiny for example.

    5L do sell .. but there are a lot out there. In most cases none are real words. They need to be pronounceable and easy to say .. Liomo is one of mine that I would consider a good example.

    Alternate spellings sometimes also work like Ahdio, Pykup, Qreem, Mapyl etc .. but it really depends on the original word.
     
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  5. Kuffy

    Kuffy Established Member

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    Obviously 5L .coms like Kuffy.com are extremely valuable. :)

    I'm not sure I like the 4 letter words followed by a non-related fifth. I did get interested in names like WORD4.com though.
     
  6. dgmweb

    dgmweb Supportive Member NamePros Supporter

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    Agreed, it has to be pronounceable, brandable etc in my opinion. There are exceptions, but just adding a random letter doesn't make a 4L great.
     
  7. urlurl

    urlurl Active Member VIP

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    does it end in a vowel or consonant?

    How strong of a word is it?

    Is it from auction, buyer or is it still available to be registered?
     
  8. GarethUK

    GarethUK New Member

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    The 4 letter word is a strong, brandable word. The fifth letter, albeit random has a phonetic empathy with the word but it's a tough one!
    It was found purely by me playing around and finding it's not taken.
    That fact that it's not taken is either a bad sign that nobody wants it or it's been missed.
    It ends in a consonant and is a new registry.
     
  9. urlurl

    urlurl Active Member VIP

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    hard to say without knowing

    example

    W o r d a - possible value because its pronounceable

    W o r d d - possible value (like fiverr.com, digg.com, etc)

    W o r d h - very little, to no value. To many random 5L at this point... could change in the future
     
  10. GarethUK

    GarethUK New Member

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    ......if I purchase it I'm going against all the advice to newbies given so far!!
    Maybe I'll note it down and come back to it later.
    As a newbie you immediately think "....if I don't bag it, someone else will."
     
  11. urlurl

    urlurl Active Member VIP

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    i have a list of over 1000 names i may reg in the future - its good to keep a list
     
  12. GarethUK

    GarethUK New Member

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    .....same here......my list is growing!!....lol
     
  13. Dominic Belley

    Dominic Belley Four Letter Acronyms VIP

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    Random 5L are a long shot.

    IMO, brandable 5L are still acceptable options. Stuff like : Molia, Alteo, Banol, Kanti, Pocix.
    Ideally a real word + a letter: BESTo, WINia, BIDio
     
  14. Dominic Belley

    Dominic Belley Four Letter Acronyms VIP

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    It is a very clever thing to do.
    Build a list of 1000+ names and when you find a $1-$2 promotion on registration, you jump in and register them all.
     
  15. Haykay2005

    Haykay2005 Active Member VIP

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    If it pronounceable,go for it. Limqa.com is my favorite 5L.
     
  16. Ategy.com

    Ategy.com Business Member Business Account

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    I you really think it's a good domain, depending on your financial situation, there really isn't any harm in registering it (JUST THE ONE ... lol) and asking for feedback. You might find the feedback alone more valuable than the domain.

    There is almost no avoiding buying bad domains when you start. The key is to learn from the mistakes sooner than later and limit the damages! :)
     
  17. GarethUK

    GarethUK New Member

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    ......I'll have a think......you can't buy them all can you! (y)
     
  18. Furquah

    Furquah Established Member

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    That is what I have done, look at my status you will see all the thing you have said
     
  19. Ategy.com

    Ategy.com Business Member Business Account

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    Just ONE guys ... lol .. just ONE!

    @Furquah .. be careful with those .. particularly the double letter .. I don't think you have very high chances of making a sale on those I'm sorry to say.
     
  20. Josytal

    Josytal Established Member

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    I have a formula for registering 5L.com. I break them into to two parts.

    first part - nice acronym.
    second part- CO, CL, CC, LTD or LLC
    where,
    CO - company
    CL - company limited
    LTD - limited company
    etc.
    This is only my theory, use at your own risk.

    And don't forget to grab your copy of my just-launched Domain Portfolio Management script at DNHat.com

    Happy domaining!
     
  21. urlurl

    urlurl Active Member VIP

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    i don't know any company the uses CL - it may be specific to some countries
     
  22. Furquah

    Furquah Established Member

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    You didn't get what I was trying to tell you. I always be careful while choosing a domain name.
     

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