Domains that contain only digits

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  1. Raghav Nehra

    Raghav Nehra Established Member

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    Why do domains that contain only 4 or 5 random digits..sell at such a high price..they do not represent any brand or company or business..then why do they sell at such a high price?
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  2. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    Good question - I looked up my birthday ( 6 digit number), and it has been registered by a chinese guy. It isn't hosted, and there is no web address associated with it.On seeing your post, I wondered if it was worth having as a vanity name, but I think I'll stick with Fox Foo - that's probably just as logical. :)
  3. Satyasai Ray

    Satyasai Ray Established Member

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    Numeric domains are sought after mostly by Chinese buyers – we can safely say that 80% of the players in this market come from China. The reason for this is because Chinese businesses have historically used numbers or pinyin versions of Chinese characters to brand their websites. English keyword domains are difficult to remember for native Chinese speakers, therefore most of the popular websites in China use numbers (eg or pinyin.

    The general guidelines for pricing a numeric domain can be summed up in 8 lucky rules:

    • The less digits, the higher value. This is an obvious rule – there are only hundred versus a thousand and so on. Therefore is more valuable than
    • Numeric domains ending in zero have usually a higher value. The more zero’s at the end, the higher the value (i.e. is more valuable than etc).
    • Conversely, numeric domains beginning with a zero have usually a lower value. A domain like would usually bear less value than
    • Lower numbers are usually more valuable than high numbers. The reason for this is the Benford’s Law (link) which explains how low numbers are more frequent than higher numbers in a variety of data sets like street addresses, stock prices, population numbers, etc. Therefore each domain starting with 1 is usually more valuable than a domain starting with 2; each domain starting with 2 will have a higher value than a domain starting with 3 and so on.
    • Numbers that appear in a sequence are usually more valuable than numbers with no specific order. For example is more valuable than or
    • Pairs are considered lucky and therefore more valuable, i.e. is more valuable than or
    • Any numeric domain containing a 8 has a higher value. The more 8s in the domain, the higher the value: > > >
    • Domains containing a 4 have a lower value. Any 4 decreases the value of the domain up to 50-70% less than a similar domain without a 4 (eg. vs
    Source: Domainholdings
  4. Raghav Nehra

    Raghav Nehra Established Member

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    Very good info..thank you friend..
  5. walkerville

    walkerville Established Member

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    14 is available if anyone is looking

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