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Why do people like 6-number domain names?

Labeled as discuss in Numeric Domain Discussion started by Daniel Owens, Apr 10, 2018.

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  1. Daniel Owens

    Daniel Owens Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    To me anything over 4 numbers seems excessive even in .com extension. My question is and I'd like the education so I'm asking it is, Why do people like 6-number domains names? What are the valid reasons for preferring a 6-number domain over something easy to remember?
     
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  2. Grilled

    Grilled Be the change you want to see in the world VIP

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    It makes you wonder who was buying them at $200 back in late 2015, early 2016.

    upload_2018-4-9_21-11-35.png

    Does the above chart look like a pump and dump?

    Below screenshot represent the venues according to shortnames.com where 6N without 0 and 4 sold for a minimum of $69 >> why did NameJet sell more than eName? ...probably because NJ min bid is $69?

    upload_2018-4-9_21-15-21.png

    ... Why would anybody (possibly?) pump 6N.com?

    Does the 6N.com market effect the 5N.com market?

    upload_2018-4-9_21-13-17.png
     
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  3. Daniel Owens

    Daniel Owens Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    @Grilled I seriously wonder why people would ever want them. Looks like the chart shows they don't rise as much now days. Are there even a small fraction of 6N available for hand-reg (like even 0.01%)?
     
  4. Grilled

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    I recently scanned 500k 6N.com, and found quite a bit with 0 and 4 available for hand reg.

    Unfortunately I have a computer which OS isn't compatible to my bulk WHOIS program so I can't run a full scan until I set up a virtual server.

    Maybe someone else can run a scan and/or has the answer?
     
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  5. Daniel Owens

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    @Grilled With 0 and 4 I see. So, does that mean a full scan could possibly show 6N without 4 or 0's also available?
     
  6. gilescoley

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

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    The chinese loves these numeric names, they seem to sell from $100 all the way to $30k, especially when they have the lucky number "8" in them, or multiple 8's


     
  7. tupungato

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_numerology

    Below are only examples.

     
  8. MS-Domains

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    Thanks @Daniel Owens for the thread. I've been thinking of it for few days. Never knew the answer.
     
  9. BaileyUK

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    anything that has a nice sequence pattern to it or repeating digits is going to appeal to the Chinese even at 6 or 7 digits. the number 4 is definitely a No-No though, and I don't believe the 0 zero has a regular place in their numbering system, an empty space is more commonly used
     
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  10. Furquah

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    I really doubt it, I don't think a single 6N without 0 & 4 is available for hand reg.
     
  11. RobertoG

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    NNN.coms are unobtainable for most of us.
    NNNN.coms are going crazy.
    NNNNN.coms are over a g, and going higher.
    whats next? 6N.coms, whats causing the confusion?
     
  12. hookbox

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    Just another bullsh*t category to pump up and sell to sucker newbies. 😀
     
  13. Furquah

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    Ya, it's bullsh*t when you don't know anything.

    827999.com 1,709 USD 2018-04-09 NameJet
    317666.com 1,600 USD 2018-04-09 NameJet
    645999.com 1,310 USD 2018-04-09 NameJe
     
  14. hookbox

    hookbox Active Member VIP

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    Pump pump pump it up! Yeah I remember that song.
     
  15. blockchain

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    i dont like number domains
    My list: 0
     
  16. Grilled

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    If memory serves correct, some 4,000 of the 8,000 NNNNNN.com that sold on NameJet.com up until around August 2017 were hand regs from two people between a three day period, September 10th, 2015 to September 12th, 2015.

    Not saying there were 8,000 different domains, as some 6N.com were passed around and sold multiple times.

    I'll post a spreadsheet of the approx 8,000 complete bid logs later this month.

    (Exact figures may vary. Not 100% sure it the total was 8,000)
     
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  17. urljunky

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    Number domains are loved by chinese because its easier to remember then chinese long tail idn's.
    You have to remember if the domain is not in the english alphabet then its an idn. 0's and 4's are meaningless and bad luck in Chinese I believe. So 000888666777.com is a lot easier for them to remember. Numbers are universal.
     
  18. Lord Antares

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    Yes, I've heard the only reason js because the Chinese can use the numbers, but not latin letters. Hence, they are being sold to the Chinese market. Makes sense, especially since alternatives make no sense.

    A better question is why are 4L chips so expensive if thr chinese don't use latin letters?
     
  19. Zulfi12

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    Have no ideas about 6 number domains. Its may niche to our business
     
  20. Kassey Lee

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    6N .com are really for speculation, imho. As far as end users are concerned, it's very difficult to remember a random 6-digit number in Chinese. We like Pinyin, but we also like English words. Did you know the the world’s highest-valued AI startup is a Chinese company which uses an English-based name SenseTime with matching SenseTime.com?
     
  21. Steven McEvoy

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    Couldn’t have said it any better! Sounds like the crypto trend right now.
     
  22. namelancer

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    How many digits are the phone numbers ? They are usually 7, going up to 10 with a 3-digit area code included. Add a country code and the number balloons. on average, to 12. Do people remember them ? Well, until very recently the lists of phone numbers were committed to memory rather than to a smart phone directory. Here you have the answer.
     
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  23. Daniel Owens

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    @namelancer I appreciate your opinion. What I was really interested in also what is better, for example to check the time back in the day people would be told to dial popcorn as they know it'd be hard to remember 7672.....whatever numbers after that I forget. I personally would prefer a nice 4 or 5 letter domains that is easy to say. I think a limo company once had 777-777-7777 for there phone number, something like that in 6-numbers would be amazing. But, yeah it seems to me like Western Domains Buyers or even companies don't like 6-number domains it appeals mostly to Asian from what I am seeing. Am I correct that most businesses in USA don't like 6-numbers for their companies? Is,it just me or have people been dropping some 6N's lately?
     
  24. Daniel Owens

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    Anyone, know the exact number of 6N that are available for hand-reg? Any without 0's and 4's?
     
  25. Leon.h

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    None is available for hand-reg from the end of 2015 till now.
     

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