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888888888888888888.com sold for $627? whaaaat??

Labeled as question in Domain Selling and Domain Sales, started by Avtar629, Jan 9, 2017

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  1. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    I accidentally pressed 8 for too long on Namebio and then said "what the heck?" and clicked search.
    then found this???????????????


    8888888880.com 110 USD 2016-04-14 NameJet
    888888888888888888.com 627 USD 2016-01-24 DropCatch

    anyone want to give a shot at explaining this?

    that's a long ass numeric domain. did it command that price because it's all 8? it was bought at dropcatch. which means someone reg it. didn't renew it. and it went to registrar auction and sold for $627.

    best part? it was someone in China who bought it.

    that's 18 number 8's!

    but as you can see thee other sale is all 8's but ending in 0 for $110. and that one had less characters.

    what gives?? is it really all about the # 8 "star power"?
     
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  2. DomainVP

    DomainVP DomainVP.com VIP

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    Very simple answer: Yes.

    In early 2016 people were still hoping 'CHIPS' were on the menu. '8' being a highly coveted number it looks like someone took a shot.
     
  3. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes, the Chinese just love the "8"

    88888888.com sold for 150,000 USD
     
  4. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! VIP

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  5. N-A

    N-A Account Closed

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    But that's eight 8's... easy to remember.
     
  6. NamePrime

    NamePrime The Godfather VIP

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    Should I grab eighteighteighteighteighteight.com? :D
     
  7. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! VIP

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    Sales like this make me want to throw the playbook right out the window.
     
  8. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    I think at dropcatch more than a few took a shot at it. I doubt that auction started at $627 bin. maybe $69 starting?

    can just imagine how many bids there were to get up to $627?
     
  9. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    EXACTLY!!!!
     
  10. NamePrime

    NamePrime The Godfather VIP

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    There were 8 competitive bidders.
     
  11. wot

    wot Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Eight born every minute?
     
  12. Weber

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    Homer's logic. Users only have to press 8 once.
     
  13. Michael Ehrhardt

    Michael Ehrhardt Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    simple : timing
     
  14. owntype

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    I own 888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888.com

    63*8 = the most 8s you can have on internet :)

    Wish me luck guys!
     
  15. AIS01

    AIS01 Top Contributor VIP

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    what a Chinese...hahaha:xf.grin:
     
  16. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com VIP Gold Account

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    lol hysterical! Good luck! I did see a domain like this on 4.cn with 16 x 8's sold for low $xxx
     
  17. uzalbert

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    I own 8888888.BLOG
    8*7
     
  18. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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  19. drk_78

    drk_78 Established Member

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    I own 8888ni.com

    (Ni) in chines is you. and 8 is lucky. So it can be roughly LuckyYou.com :xf.smile:

    Not sure when i will Get Lucky :sleep:
     
  20. stewmath

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    The buyer must have been high on crack
     
  21. Emmy101

    Emmy101 Established Member

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    crazy !!!
     

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