Short Domains and Joining the Dots …….

Posted on 14 November 2018 by Graham Haynes has a much publicised quarterly report on the market for short domains. The stand out performer in terms of sales volume in a very dry selling market was at $11.4 million. What has become clear with a bit of digging is that 4.CN unloaded over 250 very recently, likely to one buyer. The 4.CN owner was in the midst of a fire sale of their portfolio over the last 6 weeks. The lowest BIN price was $23,000 and the highest was near $100,000 – I would suggest they got to a figure around $26,000 each for their portfolio. market is still kicking in contrast to which has seen a 28% drop in the lowest valued names. I believe when valuing 4L.coms many domainers make the mistake of only looking at the availability, being 26 times more than 3L.coms, so therefore they value them at 1/26th of a (about 4%). However, that doesn’t take account of demand and you only need to think of how many companies you can recall using a 3 letter acronym compared to a 4 letter acronym. It has to be north of 10 times more companies are using 3 letters instead of 4 letters. Therefore a more sensible valuation would be around half a per cent of a Seems that is where they are heading.

Just an aside $11.4 million dollars of sales means at least 400 3L.coms were sold probably more than in the last 18 months

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Snoopy Says:

    According to domainsherpa the lowest quality 3 lll .com’s are down 60-70% from he peak. From what I have heard sales at the low end are around $14-15k.

  2. Graham Haynes Says:

    Sounds about right. The portfolio were chips so slightly higher than $14k, the cheapest I have seen touted is $20k