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.

How to Find More Acronyms for LLLL Domains?

If you’re a Domainer it’s likely that you maybe holding few or many LLLL domains. Lately, LLLL domains became a hot category. Up until last year there were many LLLL domains were available in other extensions like .net, .org, etc. But, it’s now no more. In record time all LLLL domains in premium extensions are taken. They are available but not at registration cost.

Well, if you’ve LLLL names then following questions are important to review:

  1. Is my LLLL domain is pronounciable
  2. If it’s not pronounceable then what acronyms it serves

Well, if it’s pronounceable then it can be a brand for some company. You may either wait or contact end users or publish it at brandable market places. And, if it’s not pronounceable then you have to find the proper acronyms for your LLLL domains.

I’m here giving you an example of a domain name which I own. The domain is Y U Q L under dot com. And, I’m looking for acronyms. I checked it and found there are no active acronyms for it. Is it over. No!

I split the word YUQL to two parts one is YU and the other QL

Lets review the YU acronyms:

YU    York University (Canada)
YU    Yugoslavia (ISO Country Identifier)
YU    Yeshiva University (New York, NY, USA; founded 1886)
YU    Yale University
YU    Yusuke Urameshi (anime)
YU    Yarmouk University (Jordan)
YU    Yeditepe University (Istanbul, Turkey)

And with QL I found the following

QL    Quick Look
QL    Queensland (Australia)
QL    Quality of Life (USAF funding issues)
QL    Quantum Leap
QL    Quality of Life (well-being)
QL    Query Language
QL    Quality Level
QL    Quadratus Lumborum (muscle)
QL    Quantification Limit (chemistry)
QL    Quiche Lorraine
QL    Qualification Level (Canadian military)
QL    Quantum Libet (Latin: As Much As You Please)
QL    O-Ethyl-2-Diisopropylaminoethyl Methylphosphonite
QL    Quad Left
QL Qatar Living
QL Quality limited
QL Quality Logo
QL Quality Laboratory

Then I put in Google the following Yuniversity queensland and and with other variations following popped up:

Yunxia Zhu University Queensland
Yu Chengzong University Queensland
Youtube Quantum Leap (If Youtube is read as ‘Yu’)
Universal Query Language (If ‘YU’ is read as ‘U’ and I this order I’m able to trace more)
Your Quality of Life (If ‘YU’ is short for Your)

Well, the above are some observation of how LLLL can be an acronym for some of the businesses. What I did above is not obviously correct but brand experts often do like this to come up with some weird ideas when it comes to naming.

Also you’ve to see what are the top words your LLLL may refer to. If I analyze YUQL
Y: Yale | Yahoo | Yellow Pages | Yours
U: University | Universal | Union | Uber | | UK
Q: Quality | Quest | Quantum | Qatar | Queensland
L: Land | Limited | Lab

Since, we own very few LLLL domains – It makes sense to analyze it carefully before suggesting a price to an end user. You never know with what acronym the end user has come to ask for your domain but you can at least guess if you have taken care to know more your LLLL domain.

The Lucky 8 Number Domain Table

8
88
888
8888
88888
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The above is the table reflecting domain number 8. It all begins with 1 number domain 8 and all the way upto 63 character domain consisting of number 8. The Chinese investors love to invest when they see the number 8. Only number 8 in a given domain name is really very good. A five character number 8 domain 88888.com sold for $245000 in year 2013. Then just imagine how much valuable a 4, 3, and 2 character number 8 only domains are. Well, I thought it maybe interesting to see if any number 8 only domain is available. We know that we can register upto 63 character domain name and based on that order I’ve compiled the above list.

Well, is any domain then available? No. All domains from single character to 63 characters are all registered in all major extensions such as .com, .net, .org and there maybe others too. Why? Simply it’s rare. And, most of the Chinese investors see rarity. They prioritize rarity of a domain name over the actual development. And, this is the reason why so many short domains got all registered and domains which were not in demand are now in great demand. Such as 4 character domains and numerics even 5 character domains are in demand.

Though I don’t advise you to register any of the domain with pattern 8 in that but if you wish to retain any in any other new gTLDs then you can use my above table to search for the availability.

Thanks to Don W. for highlighting the importance of number 8.

Registered Three .Club Domains Includes Mktg.Club

Recently I registered three .club domain names at NameCheap. The promo offer was very good. It costed me 0.88 for a club domain plus the 0.18 Icann fee. All together it was $1.06. The problem was finding a .club domain which is available at that rate. And, it was really difficult to spot such domains.

Searching at Namecheap is also difficult. Their search functionality doesn’t allow more than 50 domains at a time for searching. And, this makes the task lot difficult. I headed toward Uniregistry where at one time I was able to search nearly 3000 domains. And, as usual most of them were premium domains. And, what was available were either plurals of a single word or were not so popular words. I was using the dictionary approach to search domains and it seems many are already reserved and are tagged at premium prices.

Well, after a good search which was not complete I registered the following domains:

Mktg.club – I really like this one because Mktg is short for marketing and it’s a popular acronym, the other two were brite.club and copier.club both are I think have some value. I listed all of them at buy now prices at SEDO.com website. And, I used the SEDO valuation.  It valued MKTG.club at $ 949, Copier at $1,999 and Brite.Club at 2,999.

I was having the plan to register at least 10 domains at registration fee but I find it too difficult to spot the good ones which are available.

Well, with the above three domains plus one which I had earlier my .Club domains tally has reached to 4. The other one was SoftSkills.Club which is also listed for sale at make offer.

.Club is a successful new gTLD and at present it stands at 5th position at ntldstats.com which shows .club registrations at around 581,099 and I think the number will likely to increase as Chinese buyer too have taken a liking to this new gTLD.