888888888888888888.com sold for $627? whaaaat??

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  1. Avtar629

    Avtar629 MarketDN.com Business Account VIP

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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 Domain Expert Business Account 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! Business Account

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  5. N-A

    N-A Restricted

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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! Business Account

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    Sales like this make me want to throw the playbook right out the window.
     
  8. Avtar629

    Avtar629 MarketDN.com Business Account VIP

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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. Avtar629

    Avtar629 MarketDN.com Business Account VIP

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    EXACTLY!!!!
     
  10. NamePrime

    NamePrime The Godfather VIP

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    There were 8 competitive bidders.
     
  11. wot

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    Eight born every minute?
     
  12. Weber

    Weber Established Member

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

    Michael Ehrhardt Active Member VIP

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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 Established Member

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    what a Chinese...hahaha:xf.grin:
     

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