Review of 3 letter domains ending with TC

AcronymFinderAcronymFinder lists around 277 definitions for TC acronym. Among so many the one that stood out to me was the term ‘Telecommunications’ which is a one word with Tele+Communications and TC as its acronym

The Telecommunication market is huge. With growing mobile phone usage, the telecommunication companies will just keep growing. Insight Research Insight Research projects that telecommunications services revenue worldwide will grow from $2.2 trillion in 2015 to $2.4 trillion in 2019.

But, after analyzing the 26 three letter domains ending with TC, I realized that TC may stand for Technologies, Technology, Travel, training followed with Center, company or corporation. And, these industries are worth billions of dollars.

In view of it I made a quick research to see what companies are using a 3 letter domains ending with TC.

ATC.com – Advanced Technology Center – Site under construction
BTC.com – Bitcoin – An existing website. The domain reportedly sold for $1 million
CTC.com – Concurrent Technologies Corporation – Existing website
DTC.com – Forwards to Debeersgroup.com (A name that forwards is basically not in use and maybe available for sale)
ETC.com – Etcetera Technology Corporation – Site status is under construction
FTC.com – Unresolved page
GTC.com – Forwards to GoteborgsTekniskaCollege.se website
HTC.com – Hightech Computer – A Taiwanese consumer electronics company.
ITC.com – Parked page
JTC.com – Parked page
KTC.com – Forwards to Windstream.com
LTC.com – Long term care – An existing website
MTC.com – Parked page
NTC.com – Parked page
OTC.com – Parked page
PTC.com – Parametric Technology company
QTC.com – Parked page
RTC.com – An existing website
STC.com – Forwards to Oracle.com (In Saudi Arabia its stands for Saudi Telecom Company – STC.com.sa)
TTC.com – The Travel Corporation – An existing website
UTC.com – United Technologies – An existing website
VTC.com – Virtual Training Company – An existing website
WTC.com – World Trade Center
XTC.com – Unresolved page
YTC.com – Your Travel Center – An existing website
ZTC.com – A parked page

The results:
Parked Page Domains – 7
Under Construction Domains – 2
Unresolved Domains – 2
Forward Domains – 4
Existing Biz website domains – 11

Google search for the various under constructed and parked domains shows lot of potential end users. And, clearly all domains above are worth 6 to 7 figures at retail pricing.

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Case No. 1687597 – UDRP – NikeGoogle.com

Often UDRP cases are related to two parties: A respodent and a complainant. But, what happens if the respondent are two corporations fighting together for one domain? This is the case No. 1687597 – The domain in question is NikeGoogle.com

It caught my attention. On 20th September 2016, the domain was transferred to the right owner. But, who will be the owner of a Domain like NikeGoogle.com where two big corporations are involved Goolge and Nike?

The Decision paragraph of this case goes as follows:
Having established all three elements required under the ICANN Policy, the Panel concludes that relief shall be GRANTED. In that regard, the Panel notes that Complainant Nike Inc. has, with the consent of Complainant Google Inc., requested that the disputed domain name be transferred to Complainant Nike Inc.

Accordingly, it is Ordered that the domain name be TRANSFERRED from Respondent to Complainant Nike Inc.

Full case history is available at:
http://www.udrpsearch.com/naf/1687597http://www.udrpsearch.com/naf/1687597

Most of the Trademark violations when it comes to domains are related to one corporation. But, reading this case makes me think how someone can take a double threat?

But, one more interesting fact I found that this UDRP was filed earlier by NIKE Inc -Case No 1679233 and it was denied.

http://www.udrpsearch.com/naf/1679233

When Google and Nike together filed the URDP – They were able to claim this name.

Renewal and Drops of My Domain Names

I own very few liquid domains like 4 letters and some numeric ones. The other type of liquid domains that has at least some value in the eyes of domain investors are my Brandbucket approved names. Most of my portfolio at the moment consists of hand registered domain names. I’ve been into this business since last 3 year and I do it part-time.

Every month I make a plan to renew and drop some of the names. I not look for quick flips. I haven’t sold any domain at Namepros or to domain investors. I plan to hold my names for the right end user. Patience is important in domaining. And, this is how you succeed ultimately in this business.

This month I renewed the following domain names under dot com:

Cateringz
Fishza
TauseefKhan
Shadowa
Diloz
1holdings
CateringMedia
MyGuerrilla
MadeupNames
Smartress
SaffronFashion
HowtoBuild (dot) org
Deo (dot) me

Will be dropping:
Reigno.com
Thorna.com
084820.com

Incomplete: Names which I may renew:
Geetkar
DomainAcronym
Guerrilla.xyz

It’s always not easy to drop names. Dot com names are becoming rarer every day. Some of the names which I renewed are listed at BrandBucket and there are some names like Smartress on which I received some inquiries.

Unmanned Domain Names

According to Wikipedia “Unmanned” usually refers to uncrewed vehicles (remote controlled, remote guided or autonomous) such as: Unmanned aircraft system (UAS), synonymous with UAV. Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), such as the autonomous car. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), unmanned aircraft commonly known as a “drone”.

Drone is a popular drone category. And, last month it was among the top 10 trending kewywords in terms of registration of .com domains according to Verisign. Names related to Drones are not easy to find.

Unmanned is a much broader term and it encompasses various UAVs and UGVs. The term is not popular in terms of domain registrations. But, it has a potential to grow in future. With more and more players entering the UAV’s market ‘the unmanned’ themed domain names might see an up tick in terms of registrations.

I own Unmanned.me and I thought of looking into some .com domains beginning with Unmanned. After a bit of research I zeroed on dot com names such as:

UnmannedMarket
UnmannedApp
UnmannedData
UnmannedNews
UnmannedBlog
UnmannedBox
UnmannedCity

Among the very few above, I got all except UnmannedMarket and UnmannedData. They were taken when I took a little time to rethink.

It seems lot of other domains are available with the unmanned keyword but with everyday news about unmanned vehicles and operations the number of good domains may go fast.

Some of the existing domains centered around unmanned keyword are:

UnmannedSystemsTechnology.com
EmpireUnmanned.com
AviationUnmanned.com
Unmanned.Life (a new gTLD)
UnmannedExperts.com
NordicUnmanned.ocm
CanadianUnmanned.com
UnmannedSpaceFlight.com
Unmanned-news.com
UnmannedSensing.com
Etc.

Should you invest in such names? The answer is not easy. I found some top keywords like app, news, blog and city associated with unmanned and were available for reg fee, so I registered them. At the same time, I noticed how fast unmannedmarket.com and unmanneddata.com were taken by others before I got them.

How Will You Pronounce ZMZM

Recently I came across a website zmzm.org. At first I read it as z m z m but after seeing its logo I understood how it’s pronounced.

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Actually, zmzm stands for zamzam – the water one drinks during pilgrimage to Mecca.

From the domain point of view. In Arabic  zamzam letters are Z M Z M so if one want to write the same in English. One can skip the vowels and can write it as zmzm which is how exactly the domain in question is conceived.

I have came across several such advertisements/signboards where vowels were skipped and the original letters from the other language were transliterated as it is. For example the name Salman  and when transliterated it is as Slman. the roots are S, L M A N.

One thing to remember is that Arabic is the third most spoken language in the world and it makes sense to see the four letter and even other domains in that angle too. Apart from the Chinese Pinyin meanings.

When it comes to domains especially four letter which are not pronounceable because you see no vowels maybe are pronounceable when transliterated appropriately to an another language. It could be the CVCV when pronounced like the zmzm example.

Internet is still growing and there are lots of businesses around the world not yet online and as their presence increases online so that the demand for better names will. Now it is safe to say that the Domaining industry or business of domain names is not just limited to English speaking countries. We have seen how Chinese have changed the domain game and it’s possible that other countries may too follow the suit.