An in-depth look at four-letter .com domains that traded over $100,000

Industry Information 08 Dec 2023 02:46:35 PM By:DN platform editor
Abstract:

One of the most popular categories in domain investment is four-letter .com domains. They typically account for 70% of all requests in the Namepros domain demand section. This article delves into four-letter .com transactions that

One of the most popular categories in domain investment is four-letter .com domains. They typically account for 70% of all requests in the Namepros domain demand section. This article delves into the four-letter .com transactions that have exceeded $100,000 in recent years.

In this article, we will closely examine cases where the sales of four-letter .com domains reached or exceeded $100,000, based on 184 reported instances. Surprisingly, reports suggest that there have been over 94,000 sales of four-letter .com domains on Namebio.

An in-depth look at four-letter .com domains that traded over $100,000

Out of 184 sales, 27 occurred in the last three years.

28 transactions (involving 27 different names, with Call.com being sold twice) reached a price of $1 million or more, with NFTS.com being the highest at $15 million.

An in-depth look at four-letter .com domains that traded over $100,000

Sales of $1 million for 4L.com:

1. Random Facts

Most sales in the range of hundreds of thousands to millions are commonly used words from the dictionary. However, the list above also includes some that are pronounceable and highly brandable.

Recently, Miri.com was sold on Squadhelp for $199,950 (approximately 1.4 million RMB), which some on the Namepros forum found to be a high price. Others were incredulous that fellow domain owners didn't see the value in a short, memorable, and pronounceable four-letter .com domain. Names like Yolo, which is an acronym for "You Only Live Once," are in the dictionary. Dudu.com, however, is not. Other names sold for $100,000 or more include Bico.com, Deso, Bodo, and LAON.com, a typo for loan.com.

2. 301 Redirected Domains

Jade.com, sold for $1.25 million, is currently redirected to jademineresources.com.

Laon.com, sold for $500,249 in 2007, now redirects to PaydayLoans.com.

Xmas.com, sold for $294,200 in 2007, now redirects to MyBible.com.

Trek.com, sold for $245,000 in 2013, now redirects to trekbikes.com.

Cute.com, sold for $230,000 in 2014, now redirects to paulkocher.com.

3. Four-Letter .coms Sold at a Loss

Despite everyone wanting premium one-word, four-letter .com domains, they don't always translate to a profitable investment or get resold when a project ends for a higher price than the acquisition price.

Body.com sold for $400,000 in 2011, a great domain. Two years later, it resold with no gain, still at $400,000. The first transaction was private, and the second was through Sedo. So now, in 2013, it resold at a slight loss at GoDaddy for $380,000.

Team.com sold for $300,000 in 2007, and four years later, it sold again for $300,000.

DVDS.com fell victim to technological changes. The domain sold for $300,000 in 2008 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Thirteen years later, it sold for just $10,000 at Sedo.

Werk.com sold for $250,000 in 2015 at Uniregistry. In 2021, it sold for $45,500 at GoDaddy auctions. In this case, the domain was left to expire.

Tees.com sold for $252,500 at Sedo in 2008 and resold at Namescon in 2018 for just $50,000. That surprises me because T-shirts are a universal product used by just about everyone at one time or another. A $200,000 loss on a name like that is rough. NamesCon was not the place to sell it, in my opinion. It should have been given to Andrew Rosener or another top broker to work the name.

4. Second-Time Around with Slight Increases

The second time around, these names reached six-figure prices. Smart buys that paid off handsomely.

Yolo.com sold for $29,000 back in 2012, and Booth.com sold it for $3 million in 2021.

Call.com sold for $1.1 million in 2009 at Sedo. In 2022, it sold again for $1.6 million at Sedo, a $500,000 increase.

Mojo.com sold for $300,000 back in 2013, with Domain Advisors handling the sale. It sold again for $1.25 million in 2021. The domain name was purchased by an online gambling site that is up and running.

Goon.com sold for $8,000 by Toby Clements back in 2012. In 2021, it sold for $120,000 at GoDaddy auctions.

Almi.com sold for $3,475 back in 2018 at BuyDomains.com. ASZ.com sold it for $117,500 in 2020. A great flip.

Indi.com was sold for $22,033 in 2007 at SnapNames, and it sold at Uniregistry in 2012 for $115,000.

Daga.com sold for $5,251 back in 2011 at Sedo, and K-Ventures sold it for $106,000 this year.

Youi.com sold for $14,000 at NameJet back in 2009 and then sold again for $100,000 in 2016.

All data was provided by Namebio. Hope you enjoyed the post.

5. Great Names that Did Not Resell for More

While everyone wants that premium

one-word, four-letter .com, they don't always equate to a profitable investment or get resold when a project ends for a higher price than the acquisition price.

Body.com sold for $400,000 in 2011, a great name, and then resold two years later with no gain, again for $400,000. The first transaction was private, the second time it was Sedo. So now in 2013, it trades again for a small loss, $380,000 at GoDaddy.

Team.com sold for $300,000 in 2007, four years later it sold once again for $300,000.

DVDS.com was a victim of changing technology. The domain name sold for $300,000 in 2008 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Thirteen years later it sold for just $10,000 at Sedo.

Werk.com sold for $250,000 in 2015 at Uniregistry. In 2021 it sold for $45,500 at GoDaddy auctions. The domain in this case was left to expire.

Tees.com sold for $252,500 at Sedo back in 2008, resold at Namescon in 2018 for just $50,000. That surprises me because Tee shirts are a universal product by just about everyone at one time or another. $200K loss on a name like that is rough, NamesCon was not the place to sell it imo, give it to Andrew Rosener or another top broker and let them work the name.

6. Redirects

Jade.com which sold for $1.25M is being redirected to jademineresources.com.

Laon.com which sold for $500,249 back in 2007, redirects to PaydayLoans.com.

Xmas.com sold for $294,200 back in 2007, redirects to MyBible.com.

Trek.com sold for $245,000 back in 2013, redirects to trekbikes.com.

Cute.com sold for $230,000 back in 2014, redirects to paulkocher.com.

7. Random Facts

It stands to reason that most sales in the 6 to 8 figure range will be popular actual words in the dictionary. But there are some on the list that are just pronounceable and highly brandable.

Recently Miri.com sold at Squadhelp for $199,995 this had prompted some at Namepros to think it was quite high. Others were incredulous that fellow domain owners did not see the value in a short, memorable, easy to pronounce 4L.com. A name like Yolo is an acronym (You Only Live Once) but it is actually in the dictionary. Dudu.com is not. Other names that sold for $100K or more include Bico.com, Deso, Bodo. LAON.com the typo for loan.com.

8. Congratulations! Plunge Upgrades Website from TheColdPlunge.com to Plunge.com for $250,000

According to foreign media reports, in April of this year, Brannans CEO David Clements congratulated the founder of Cold Plunge on acquiring Plunge.com. The company had been using TheColdPlunge.com for its website, and the acquisition of Plunge.com marks a fantastic domain upgrade.

At the time of the domain upgrade announcement, the purchase price of Plunge.com was undisclosed. Thanks to the podcast "My First Million" (and also thanks to Braden Pollock for bringing it to my attention), we now know that the cost of acquiring Plunge.com was $250,000 (approximately 1.78 million RMB). Reportedly, the company purchased the domain from a jazz band in New Orleans.

Registered in November 1995, Plunge.com has been around for 28 years. The website is dedicated to personal sauna and bathing projects.

This text was sourced from tldinvestors.

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An in-depth look at four-letter .com domains that traded over $100,000