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

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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?

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

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

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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%)?
 
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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%)?

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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@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?
 
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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


888888.net 35,000 USD 2015-11-30 Uniregistry
000000.com 28,500 USD 2014-11-26 Sedo
996666.com 28,202 USD 2017-06-06 NameJet
628888.com 22,301 USD 2018-03-16 NameJet
556655.com 20,550 USD 2015-12-20 SnapNames
758888.com 20,102 USD 2017-03-06 NameJet
123123.com 20,000 USD 2010-07-29 Sedo
118000.com 16,731 USD 2009-08-07 Sedo
259999.com 15,100 USD 2015-11-17 NameJet
893888.com 14,607 USD 2016-06-04 GoDaddy
250250.com 13,209 USD 2017-09-18 NameJet
118247.com 12,580 USD 2006-06-13 Sedo
626666.com 12,445 USD 2016-12-29 NameJet
118888.com 12,140 USD 2016-09-18 SnapNames
879999.com 12,021 USD 2017-02-06 NameJet
121212.com 12,010 USD 2016-08-07 SnapNames
733733.com 11,111 USD 2017-05-08 GoDaddy
998222.com 11,099 USD 2017-07-24 GoDaddy
336611.com 10,900 USD 2016-03-15 NameJet
999989.com 10,750 USD 2017-04-07 GoDaddy
668666.com 10,300 USD 2016-04-08 NameJet
330000.com 10,250 USD 2015-11-04 GoDaddy
888527.com 10,099 USD 2016-01-06 GoDaddy
893888.com 10,000 USD 2017-06-04 GoDaddy
696969.com 10,000 USD 2017-02-04 Uniregistry
999666.com 10,000 USD 2015-06-11 Sedo
555555.com 10,000 USD 2013-01-16 Sedo
896666.com 9,610 USD 2017-02-10 NameJet
567567.com 9,352 USD 2015-06-19 DropCatch
848888.com 9,089 USD 2016-07-27 GoDaddy
661188.com 8,700 USD 2018-03-21 GoDaddy
315888.com 8,101 USD 2016-01-02 GoDaddy
660088.com 7,803 USD 2016-03-15 GoDaddy
886677.com 7,500 USD 2017-04-22 DropCatch
597888.com 7,500 USD 2015-09-14 NameJet
007788.com 7,408 USD 2017-07-19 4.CN
576888.com 7,300 USD 2015-09-14 NameJet
221234.com 7,000 USD 2017-03-24 NameJet
116116.com 6,994 USD 2015-11-11 4.CN
812222.com 6,966 USD 2018-03-19 GoDaddy
919191.com 6,950 USD 2016-01-19 DropCatch
156789.com 6,900 USD 2016-05-03 NameJet
827777.com 6,883 USD 2017-03-12 SnapNames
611611.com 6,805 USD 2018-01-15 NameJet
596666.com 6,256 USD 2016-11-27 SnapNames
333311.com 6,250 USD 2018-03-04 NameJet
123444.com 6,111 USD 2017-08-21 NameJet
275555.com 6,106 USD 2017-05-08 NameJet
007888.com 6,101 USD 2017-11-09 DropCatch
633888.com 6,050 USD 2015-10-11 SnapNames
385555.com 6,010 USD 2017-04-10 NameJet
832222.com 6,008 USD 2017-04-21 NameJet
438888.com 6,000 USD 2015-11-17 NameJet
526526.com 5,980 USD 2017-04-27 GoDaddy
552277.com 5,900 USD 2018-02-22 GoDaddy
807777.com 5,900 USD 2017-07-22 DropCatch
285888.com 5,702 USD 2017-09-16 GoDaddy
446446.com 5,546 USD 2016-03-23 4.CN
967888.com 5,503 USD 2016-12-15 GoDaddy
611888.com 5,100 USD 2016-08-08 GoDaddy
999444.com 5,051 USD 2016-09-15 NameJet
851888.com 5,012 USD 2018-01-01 GoDaddy
362888.com 4,939 USD 2017-02-07 DropCatch
197197.com 4,930 USD 2016-03-23 4.CN
551188.com 4,800 USD 2015-05-31 NameJet
855666.com 4,711 USD 2016-05-31 NameJet
888867.com 4,700 USD 2015-11-19 NameJet
888515.com 4,550 USD 2015-09-09 DropCatch
872199.com 4,500 USD 2016-06-11 Flippa
665777.com 4,494 USD 2017-10-10 GoDaddy
330077.com 4,451 USD 2018-02-20 GoDaddy
653333.com 4,400 USD 2017-02-14 NameJet
678678.com 4,300 USD 2012-12-12 NameJet
888821.com 4,250 USD 2018-04-02 GoDaddy
677666.com 4,138 USD 2016-07-03 GoDaddy
666635.com 4,103 USD 2015-10-28 NameJet
199199.com 4,103 USD 2014-04-21 SnapNames
631111.com 4,101 USD 2017-03-31 NameJet
707070.com 4,100 USD 2017-04-27 NameJet
388288.com 4,100 USD 2016-02-23 GoDaddy
800008.com 4,050 USD 2017-05-05 GoDaddy
888733.com 4,044 USD 2016-02-02 Sedo
888662.com 4,035 USD 2015-12-12 NameJet
888008.com 4,000 USD 2018-01-16 Sedo
677666.com 4,000 USD 2017-05-05 NameJet
545454.com 3,999 USD 2017-05-12 NameJet
256666.com 3,902 USD 2016-11-23 NameJet
900999.com 3,783 USD 2017-03-20 GoDaddy
783666.com 3,650 USD 2016-02-18 NameJet
100111.com 3,638 USD 2017-07-09 GoDaddy
736333.com 3,610 USD 2016-02-18 NameJet
885858.com 3,588 USD 2015-07-25 NameJet
323456.com 3,553 USD 2016-01-06 GoDaddy
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_numerology

Below are only examples.

Combinations
  • 514 (pinyin: wǔ yāo sì) in Mandarin sounds like "我要死" (pinyin: wǒ yào sǐ; literally: "I'm going to die").
  • 167 (Cantonese Yale: yāt luhk chāt) in Cantonese sounds like "一碌𨳍" (Cantonese Yale: yāt lūk chat), which is a vulgar way of saying "a dick".
  • 168 (pinyin: yī liù bā; Cantonese Yale: yāt luhk baat) sounds like "一路發" (pinyin: yī lù fā; Cantonese Yale: yāt louh faat) meaning "fortune all the way".
  • 5354 (Cantonese Yale: ńg sāam ńg sei) in Cantonese sounds like "唔生唔死" (Cantonese Yale: m̀ sāang m̀ séi) meaning "not alive not dead", referring to being in a miserable state like you are almost dead.
  • 7456 (pinyin: qī sì wǔ liù) in Mandarin sounds like "氣死我了" (pinyin: qì sǐ wǒ le) meaning "to make me angry" or "to piss me off".
  • 9413 (pinyin: jiǔ sì yī sān; Cantonese Yale: gáu sei yāt sāam) sounds like "九死一生" (pinyin: jiǔ sǐ yī shēng; Cantonese Yale: gáu séi yāt sāang; literally: "nine die one live") meaning 90% chance of being dead and only 10% chance of being alive, or survived such situations (a narrow escape).
  • 1314 (pinyin: yī sān yī sì; Cantonese Yale: yāt sāam yāt sei) sounds like "一生一世" (pinyin: yīshēngyīshì; Cantonese Yale: yāt sāng yāt sai; literally: "one life one lifetime") meaning "forever" and is often used romantically.
  • 520 (pinyin: wǔ èr líng) in Mandarin sounds similar to "我愛你" (pinyin: wǒ ài nǐ; literally: "I love you").
  • 5211314 (pinyin: wǔ èr yī yī sān yī sì) in Mandarin sounds like "我愛你一生一世" (pinyin: wǒ ài nǐ yīshēngyīshì; literally: "I love you a lifetime").
  • 48: Any 3 digit numbers that ends with 48 sounds like "wealthy for X lifetimes", for example, 748 (pinyin: qī sì bā) sounds like "七世發" (pinyin: qī shì fā) meaning "wealthy for 7 lifetimes".
  • 448 (pinyin: sì sì bā) sounds like "死先發" (pinyin: sǐ xiān fā) meaning "wealthy on death".
  • 548 (Cantonese Yale: ńg sei baat) in Cantonese sounds like "唔洗發"(Cantonese Yale: m̀ sái faat) meaning "no need to be wealthy".
  • 748 (pinyin: qī sì bā) in Mandarin sounds like "去死吧" (pinyin: qù sǐ ba; literally: "go die").
  • 518 (pinyin: wǔ yāo bā) in Mandarin sounds like "我要發" (pinyin: wǔ yào fā) which means "I am going to prosper".
 
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Thanks @Daniel Owens for the thread. I've been thinking of it for few days. Never knew the answer.
 
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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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@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?
I really doubt it, I don't think a single 6N without 0 & 4 is available for hand reg.
 
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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?
 
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Just another bullshit category to pump up and sell to sucker newbies. 😀
 
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i dont like number domains
My list: 0
 
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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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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.
 
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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?
 
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Have no ideas about 6 number domains. Its may niche to our business
 
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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?
 
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Just another bullsh*t category to pump up and sell to sucker newbies. 😀

Couldn’t have said it any better! Sounds like the crypto trend right now.
 
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What are the valid reasons for preferring a 6-number domain over something easy to remember?

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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@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?
 
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Anyone, know the exact number of 6N that are available for hand-reg? Any without 0's and 4's?
 
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Anyone, know the exact number of 6N that are available for hand-reg? Any without 0's and 4's?
None is available for hand-reg from the end of 2015 till now.
 
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