The VAIO Brand

VAIO stands for (Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer), which is headquartered in Azumino, Nagano Japan, is a manufacturer of personal computers. VAIO was originally a brand of Sony Corporation, introduced in 1996.

One interesting thing about this name is that it contains ‘v,a,i,o’. These are the letters in a 4  or a 5 letter domain name which domain investors especially from China avoid to invest in.

Vaio is an acronym but it appears pronounceable and its unframed logo looks quite good.

This was the only word containing letters from ‘aeiouv’ which I was able to find. If you take out ‘v’ from this then there are tons of English dictionary words such as favourite, cauliflower, etc.

Although the vaio brand is not that much popular internationally compare to other major brands but I found this article VAIO is coming back to the USA which writes about its return.

If you find any 4 letter brand containing aeiouv and which is a well established business then feel free to share.

You may visit US website VAIO or the main website VAIO

Matching XYZ Domain Usage by Registrars

Whatever be the opinion of domainers or businesses the new generic top level domain xyz ever since its launch was in news and limelight. Whether it’s free push to Netsol registrants accounts or a xyz domain for a penny, the domain community has witnessed it all. As of today as per the ntldstats.com website the total xyz domains are 6,455,327 and it seems it’s doing good and will stay.

I thought to make a little online search to see how different domain registrars are using .xyz domains and here is the result.

Godaddy.xyz : https://www.godaddy.com/tlds/xyz-domain “Finally! A domain for the .xyz generation”

NetworkSolutions.com: http://www.networksolutions.com/domain-name-registration/index.jsp?

Namecheap: https://www.namecheap.com/domains/registration/gtld/xyz.aspx

Uniregistry.xyz : https://uniregistry.com “Uniregistry is not forwarding the users to search and register a .xyz domain like the above three registrars.

NameBright.xyz : It’s available for registration. I think NameBright is not much concerned with its registration as they are not providing new gtld’s registrations.

NameSilo.xyz : Takes you to an Uniregistry lander page

Name.xyz: This name is not resolving

Alpnames.xyz: Takes you to Alpnames.xyz where you can enter a search for finding .xyz name

Enom.xyz: Its not resolving

Most of the registrars are using the .xyz domains as a protective registration.

L-L Domain Availability – Recent Sale of K-M dot com

If all LL dot com domains are worth million dollars then what will be the value of letter hyphen letter dot com names? Well, thanks to Uniregistry’s recent sales data – I was able to see one such sale. It’s k-m.com for $7,500 (DNJournal.com Mon. July 11, 2016 – Sun. July 17, 2016)

We generally regard hyphens not good but I think hyphen maybe good if included in short names such as two letters. Is there any value in them? I made a quick search to see if any such L-L domain available and found none under .com. It’s fair to say that they have some value. And, if you’re holding such a name then the above sale should be an indicator for your valuation of that particular name.

Well, If you want to run such a list under any other TLD then feel free to copy this list here:

a-a
a-b
a-c
a-d
a-e
a-f
a-g
a-h
a-i
a-j
a-k
a-l
a-m
a-n
a-o
a-p
a-q
a-r
a-s
a-t
a-u
a-v
a-w
a-x
a-y
a-z
b-a
b-b
b-c
b-d
b-e
b-f
b-g
b-h
b-i
b-j
b-k
b-l
b-m
b-n
b-o
b-p
b-q
b-r
b-s
b-t
b-u
b-v
b-w
b-x
b-y
b-z
c-a
c-b
c-c
c-d
c-e
c-f
c-g
c-h
c-i
c-j
c-k
c-l
c-m
c-n
c-o
c-p
c-q
c-r
c-s
c-t
c-u
c-v
c-w
c-x
c-y
c-z
d-a
d-b
d-c
d-d
d-e
d-f
d-g
d-h
d-i
d-j
d-k
d-l
d-m
d-n
d-o
d-p
d-q
d-r
d-s
d-t
d-u
d-v
d-w
d-x
d-y
d-z
e-a
e-b
e-c
e-d
e-e
e-f
e-g
e-h
e-i
e-j
e-k
e-l
e-m
e-n
e-o
e-p
e-q
e-r
e-s
e-t
e-u
e-v
e-w
e-x
e-y
e-z
f-a
f-b
f-c
f-d
f-e
f-f
f-g
f-h
f-i
f-j
f-k
f-l
f-m
f-n
f-o
f-p
f-q
f-r
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f-t
f-u
f-v
f-w
f-x
f-y
f-z
g-a
g-b
g-c
g-d
g-e
g-f
g-g
g-h
g-i
g-j
g-k
g-l
g-m
g-n
g-o
g-p
g-q
g-r
g-s
g-t
g-u
g-v
g-w
g-x
g-y
g-z
h-a
h-b
h-c
h-d
h-e
h-f
h-g
h-h
h-i
h-j
h-k
h-l
h-m
h-n
h-o
h-p
h-q
h-r
h-s
h-t
h-u
h-v
h-w
h-x
h-y
h-z
I-a
I-b
I-c
I-d
I-e
I-f
I-g
I-h
I-i
I-j
I-k
I-l
I-m
I-n
I-o
I-p
I-q
I-r
I-s
I-t
I-u
I-v
I-w
I-x
I-y
I-z
j-a
j-b
j-c
j-d
j-e
j-f
j-g
j-h
j-i
j-j
j-k
j-l
j-m
j-n
j-o
j-p
j-q
j-r
j-s
j-t
j-u
j-v
j-w
j-x
j-y
j-z
k-a
k-b
k-c
k-d
k-e
k-f
k-g
k-h
k-i
k-j
k-k
k-l
k-m
k-n
k-o
k-p
k-q
k-r
k-s
k-t
k-u
k-v
k-w
k-x
k-y
k-z
l-a
l-b
l-c
l-d
l-e
l-f
l-g
l-h
l-i
l-j
l-k
l-l
l-m
l-n
l-o
l-p
l-q
l-r
l-s
l-t
l-u
l-v
l-w
l-x
l-y
l-z
m-a
m-b
m-c
m-d
m-e
m-f
m-g
m-h
m-i
m-j
m-k
m-l
m-m
m-n
m-o
m-p
m-q
m-r
m-s
m-t
m-u
m-v
m-w
m-x
m-y
m-z
n-a
n-b
n-c
n-d
n-e
n-f
n-g
n-h
n-i
n-j
n-k
n-l
n-m
n-n
n-o
n-p
n-q
n-r
n-s
n-t
n-u
n-v
n-w
n-x
n-y
n-z
o-a
o-b
o-c
o-d
o-e
o-f
o-g
o-h
o-i
o-j
o-k
o-l
o-m
o-n
o-o
o-p
o-q
o-r
o-s
o-t
o-u
o-v
o-w
o-x
o-y
o-z
p-a
p-b
p-c
p-d
p-e
p-f
p-g
p-h
p-i
p-j
p-k
p-l
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p-n
p-o
p-p
p-q
p-r
p-s
p-t
p-u
p-v
p-w
p-x
p-y
p-z
q-a
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q-c
q-d
q-e
q-f
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q-h
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q-o
q-p
q-q
q-r
q-s
q-t
q-u
q-v
q-w
q-x
q-y
q-z
r-a
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r-c
r-d
r-e
r-f
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r-h
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r-k
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r-m
r-n
r-o
r-p
r-q
r-r
r-s
r-t
r-u
r-v
r-w
r-x
r-y
r-z
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s-b
s-c
s-d
s-e
s-f
s-g
s-h
s-i
s-j
s-k
s-l
s-m
s-n
s-o
s-p
s-q
s-r
s-s
s-t
s-u
s-v
s-w
s-x
s-y
s-z
t-a
t-b
t-c
t-d
t-e
t-f
t-g
t-h
t-i
t-j
t-k
t-l
t-m
t-n
t-o
t-p
t-q
t-r
t-s
t-t
t-u
t-v
t-w
t-x
t-y
t-z
u-a
u-b
u-c
u-d
u-e
u-f
u-g
u-h
u-i
u-j
u-k
u-l
u-m
u-n
u-o
u-p
u-q
u-r
u-s
u-t
u-u
u-v
u-w
u-x
u-y
u-z
v-a
v-b
v-c
v-d
v-e
v-f
v-g
v-h
v-i
v-j
v-k
v-l
v-m
v-n
v-o
v-p
v-q
v-r
v-s
v-t
v-u
v-v
v-w
v-x
v-y
v-z
w-a
w-b
w-c
w-d
w-e
w-f
w-g
w-h
w-i
w-j
w-k
w-l
w-m
w-n
w-o
w-p
w-q
w-r
w-s
w-t
w-u
w-v
w-w
w-x
w-y
w-z
x-a
x-b
x-c
x-d
x-e
x-f
x-g
x-h
x-i
x-j
x-k
x-l
x-m
x-n
x-o
x-p
x-q
x-r
x-s
x-t
x-u
x-v
x-w
x-x
x-y
x-z
y-a
y-b
y-c
y-d
y-e
y-f
y-g
y-h
y-i
y-j
y-k
y-l
y-m
y-n
y-o
y-p
y-q
y-r
y-s
y-t
y-u
y-v
y-w
y-x
y-y
y-z
z-a
z-b
z-c
z-d
z-e
z-f
z-g
z-h
z-i
z-j
z-k
z-l
z-m
z-n
z-o
z-p
z-q
z-r
z-s
z-t
z-u
z-v
z-w
z-x
z-y
z-z

Moved My Domains to Uniregistry Market

I moved my domain names to Uniregistry market. Earlier I was using SEDO’s DNS and all of my names were parked there. And, there was hardly any earnings from parking. I found Uniregistry’s platform and service quite appropriate for the type of domains I currently own. I decided to give it a try and results so far were quite satisfactory.

Following advantages I noted with Uniregistry’s domain landing pages:

Inquiries on my domains are now coming regularly
I am able to forward inquiries on my domains to the brokers who keep following the buyer
Impressive domain market platform loaded with lots of features for better analysis

At SEDO I was not having good inquiries and one of the reason I doubt is maybe because of the parking status of my domains. I am clueless to conclude that parking of domains may actually not bring inquiries. Potential buyer may wrongly think a parked domain as an active site. But, if you’re not parking a good domain with traffic there is a loss of parking revenue. Deciding which domain to park and which to not is an important issue.

I think after DomainNameSales.com Brokerage has merged with Uniregistry.com the opportunities to benefit from their platform is now open to all the domainers.

What to Think of the Last Letter in Short Names

After a long time, I thought to share again my thoughts on domains. And, here is my article on What to Think of the Last Letter in Short Names.

Now a days, short names are in great demand from the investors as well as the end users. There are 676 (2 letters), 17576 (3 letters) and 456976 (4 letters) totaling 475228 names. In this post, I am not looking at the values these names or categories represent but I will be looking at the last letter and its meaning to the businesses.
Good letter-quality names are important but sometimes if the ending letter is a good one then the other letters doesn’t matter much. Lets see what the ending letter may denotes to different companies or organizations around the world. My focus is especially on businesses and here are my observations:

A: Associations, Associates, Animals
B: Bank, Branch, Bureau
C: Corporation, Company, Center, City
D: Direct, Digital
E: Estate, Energy, Engineering
F: Factory, Family, Financial
G: Group, Global
H: House, Hospital, Home,
I: Internet, International, Industrial
J: Job, Joint
K: Knowledge,
L: Logistics, Local, Lab
M: Maintenance, Market
N: Network, National
O: Online, Organization
P: Professionals, Program
Q: Quality
R: Retail, Repair
S: Service, Solutions
T: Transport, Tech, Travel
U: Universal, United, University
V: Venture
W: Works, Writers
X: Exchange
Y: Young,
Z: Zen

I’ve tried to put closely what a business may use the last letter so don’t take it as final. Thoroughly review the name before buying and most importantly before selling. The key is understanding the real worth of each 4 and 3 letters name.