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How sellable are domains with five words?

Labeled as question in Domain Selling and Domain Sales, started by Reyginus, Oct 23, 2020

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  1. Reyginus

    Reyginus Established Member

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    I've read a lot of posts on the importance of buying a two-word domain name but I would like to know what exactly is wrong with four, five or even six words if it sounds nice and has potential for good returns? Has a domain with five words ever been sold and what can be pointed as the reason for the sale? Thanks. I'm new here, btw.
     
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  2. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    How sellable are shipping containers filled with manure?

    But respectfully; we used an example before... handmadewoodendoghouses.com - yet this one is not close to yours. Technically it's "just" four words but we used it as a joke before. Is there any domain you could name?

    We are learning and certain niches can be described this way. However, their selling potential is always going to be more limited than two- or three-word ones. Especially since Google announced that keywords don't have to be (read: don't suppose to be targeted) included in a good domain. Content is just fine.
     
  3. karmaco

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    Nobody wants those when they can get a one two or three word name. Shortness is desirable.
     
  4. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Good point. Would you consider the new wave of alternative extensions to be the solution?
     
  5. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    “Less is more”

    So long; you might need hyphens to separate words like our friends in Germany do with .de
     
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  6. blogspotter

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    There have been some good 3 word sales but they took an aweful long time to sell.
    NoMatterWhat.com sold for $22,999 recently but it was bought buy the investor 2011.

    BoatsforSale is another but ForSale is a great word combination that is More like a single word
    Many other XXXXforsale happened.
    4 Words is a stretch unless it is very specific and veru good but you would be better off buying lottery tic
     
  7. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    True. In some countries it's the default (and it's so much more easy for everyone to decipher each complex domain). Yet in the English-speaking world it's looked down at. Sad.
     
  8. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    hyphens alone lower value imo (in English)

    you just need it out of necessity culture length

    Germany’s One of the few its ccTLD out#COM
     
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  9. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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  10. sputnik7

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    Because domains are closely related with domain names and almost no one is interested in a long name, especially a name of four words. There are some nice three and four word domain names. For example, a few days ago I remembered the domain name thewordofgod.com (we are talking about the words so..:)) - 4 word domain and it's great name but in that particular domain name the words are very short and it has a strong and unique meaning and influence. If you find a four word domain that has at least approximate meaning and potential and less than 20 letters because no one is interested in sausages for their dn it's ok to invest in it. Three word domains are ok if they have meaning and if there are not very long. Also, if you invest in those kind of domains invest only in dot com. Five and more words forget in my opinion.
     
  11. s.g

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    Sausages for their DN... LOL!

    You are right, sub 20-chars 4-word domains can be successful. We have to go now. About to research and buy...

    ExtraordinarilyExtravagantDomainingIndustrySpecializationsAndInfiniteMarketingChoices.com (we hope it's gonna be available - should we buy the .net and .org, just in case?)... :)
     
  12. Reyginus

    Reyginus Established Member

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    Thanks, guys. But what would be your opinion on hand registering these four-five word domains on SH? Anything to lose? Bear with me please. I'm still learning and trying to see all the angles. Thanks.
     
  13. Reyginus

    Reyginus Established Member

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    Thanks.
     
  14. Reyginus

    Reyginus Established Member

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    Lolol. I just posted a follow up question. I'd need your opinion.
     
  15. HotKey

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    Welcome to the forum. May you stay, learn and prosper.
    It's not about length or number of words a domain name has, its about the quality.. which increases prospect of selling.
    Tougher to sell domains, 3 or 4, 5 etc words long because they lose brand connectivity the longer they get. Gets easier to replace wording with an alternative so the phrase better be a damn good one!
     
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  16. gilescoley

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    Do not register 3, 4 or 5 word names, you wont sell them.
     
  17. johnn

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    Here are the steps:
    1. Spend a month to read
    2. Learn
    3. Then ask the questions

    Otherwise it looks like you are asking people doing the leg works for you.
    Many domainers quit within the first year because they are refused to lean.

    Good luck!
     
  18. Reyginus

    Reyginus Established Member

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    Thanks.
     
  19. Reyginus

    Reyginus Established Member

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    Thanks, John.
     
  20. Samer

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    Feel 90% 3 word .com available reg for reason
     
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  21. The Durfer

    The Durfer Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    here are some sales from namebio with longer domain names:

    livingthelanguage.com 9,966 USD 2020-10-22 BuyDomains
    thetechies.com 710 USD 2020-10-22 GoDaddy
    theshee.com 261 USD 2020-10-22 GoDaddy
    soothemysoul.com 920 USD 2020-10-22 GoDaddy
    thesnackshop.com 961 USD 2020-10-22 GoDaddy
    otherchoices.com 961 USD 2020-10-22 GoDaddy
    themecrush.com 961 USD 2020-10-22 GoDaddy
    burlesquethemovie.com 876 USD 2020-10-22 GoDaddy
    thekupcakefactory.com 806 USD 2020-10-22 GoDaddy
    thekitchencommunity.org 87,716 USD 2020-10-21 GoDaddy

    they sell but looks like $xxx mostly.

    heck, even this sold:

    supercalafragalistic.com 985 USD 2014-02-20 GoDaddy
     
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  22. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/origin-supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
     
  23. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If it's 5 or 6 words then more than likely it's a phrase a call to action.

    5 words so five to eight letters a word. so 25 to 40 characters.

    Highest domain name sales 25 letters or more

    hormonereplacementtherapy.com 42,000 USD 2012-10-10 Uniregistry
    reversemortgagecalculator.com 40,000 USD 2010-12-29 MWD
    businessprocessmanagement.com 33,250 USD 2007-04-18 SnapNames
    certifiedpublicaccountant.com 32,450 USD 2007-11-07 Moniker
    reversetelephonedirectory.com 30,000 USD 2007-12-12 Moniker
    certifiedpublicaccountants.com 30,000 USD 2007-11-07 Moniker
    motorcyclelegalfoundation.com 22,100 USD 2019-06-03 NameJet
    huntingtonbeachrealestate.com 20,000 USD 2011-03-31 Private
    highinterestsavingsaccount.com 18,000 USD 2010-07-15 Sedo
    krankenzusatzversicherung.de 17,041 USD 2011-07-27 Sedo
    nationalsecuritysolutions.com 16,500 USD 2020-03-22 DomainMarket
    krankenzusatzversicherung.com 15,840 USD 2012-02-29 Sedo
    independentfinancialadviser.co.uk 15,561 USD 2010-07-29 Sedo
    gamblingaffiliateprograms.com 15,500 USD 2012-07-18 Sedo
    onlinecriminaljusticedegree.com 14,000 USD 2011-02-02 Sedo
    private-krankenversicherungen.net 13,355 USD 2016-02-15 Sedo
    projectmanagementcertification.com 12,500 USD 2013-05-15 Nokta
    individualretirementaccounts.com 12,350 USD 2006-12-20 BuyDomains
    privatestudentloanconsolidation.com 11,495 USD 2012-12-19 Sedo
    coloradoaccidentattorneys.com 10,500 USD 2011-01-09 Sedo
    destinfloridacondorentals.com 10,000 USD 2014-03-26 GoDaddy
    friedrichchristianflick-collection.com 10,000 USD 2010-11-22 Sedo
    structuredsettlementauthority.com 10,000 USD 2008-07-09 Afternic
    destinationsinternational.com 9,888 USD 2017-02-19 DomainMarket
    private-zusatzversicherung.de 9,353 USD 2010-12-29 Sedo
    externer-datenschutzbeauftragter.de 9,057 USD 2014-09-16 Sedo
    kfz-versicherungsvergleich.net 8,990 USD 2011-04-20 Sedo
    specialtybuildingproducts.com 8,888 USD 2020-09-03 Sedo
    externer-datenschutzbeauftragter.de 8,820 USD 2014-10-08 Sedo
    betrieblichekrankenversicherung.de 8,645 USD 2013-01-30 Sedo
    haftpflichtversicherungvergleich.de 8,503 USD 2015-02-06 Sedo
    freecreditreportinstantly.com 8,500 USD 2009-10-16 SnapNames
    personaltrainercertification.net 8,250 USD 2010-07-21 Sedo
    virginislandsyachtcharters.com 8,000 USD 2017-04-23 Private
    commercialliabilityinsurance.com 8,000 USD 2013-03-04 Afternic
    internetmarketingbusiness.com 8,000 USD 2010-08-05 Afternic
    externer-datenschutzbeauftragter.com 7,872 USD 2016-12-14 Sedo
    private-krankenversicherung.com 7,768 USD 2008-07-31 Sedo
    phentermine-without-prescription.com 7,500 USD 2010-09-03 Sedo
    organicfruitsandvegetables.com 7,000 USD 2017-04-24 Flippa
    internationaltransportforum.org 6,750 USD 2020-07-08 NameJet
    asbestoscancermesothelioma.com 6,478 USD 2010-08-23 Sedo
    selfmanagedsuperannuation.com.au 6,426 USD 2012-10-10 NetFleet
    geld-verdienen-im-internet.de 6,424 USD 2011-06-15 Sedo
    publicfinanceinternational.org 6,200 USD 2020-03-22 GoDaddy
    regulatemarijuanainalaska.org 6,100 USD 2019-03-12 GoDaddy
    disabilityinsuranceservices.com 6,000 USD 2020-08-10 Sedo
    californiainsurancefinder.com 6,000 USD 2011-01-10 Sedo
    healthinsurancecomparison.com 6,000 USD 2009-09-09 Afternic
    kansascityhealthinsurance.com 6,000 USD 2009-08-26 Afternic
     
  24. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    It is 5 words i keep thinking 4. Five words is mental.
     
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  25. Daniel Owens

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    6 word domains usually do well as long as they are less then 14 letters and are .com
     

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