Frank Schilling just announced he has sold over 2,000 4 letter .com domain names for $3 million dollars
Frank also announced that all 4 letter domain names in .link and .click have sold out at the registry level
” All 4 and 5 number combinations in link and click are about to be sold or sold out”
All 6 numbers in link and click are pending sale.”
“All 4 letter domain names in link and click are about to be sold out or sold out. All 5 number combinations in link and click are about to be sold or sold out. All 6 numbers in link and click are pending sale.”
There are only 456,976 Four letter domain names but only 194,481 when common vowels A,E,I,U,O are removed (the Chinese language doesn’t necessarily support transliterations of these vowels).
When you add in 3, 2 and 1 letter combinations there are just 204,000 Chinese alphabet domain names possible per space (4 letters and under) and 475,000 Total 4 letter or under possible combinations.
Enterprising registrants in developing markets are realizing that at $8.50 per year the entire 4 letter spectrum of a namespace can be purchased $1.6 million dollars and then arbitraged against smaller buckets of names which are sold-on to later speculators or distributed to end-users.
This same effect began in universal language numeric name spaces .. There are 1 million six-number names, 100,000 five-numbers, 10,000 four-numbers and just 110 three, two and one numbers .. An entire namespace contains just over 1.1 million names containing numbers (6 characters and under) and at low prices these have all been purchased for arbitrage against future sales.
While this may seem like an area that is ‘too big’ to get one’s arms around, there are really only a few viable new namespaces which have the potential to offer a generic alternative to .com and .net
.xyz, .link, .club, .click .space, and just a clutch of others have generic meaning and low enough prices in a well governed space which will allow investors to register and hold names to extract an arbitrage opportunity.
Investors have realized that at $8.50 per name and entire namespace can be registered for just $13,470,000 per year, with sales activity from the entirety of a space eclipsing the cost to maintain the space.
.com and .net spaces are nearly exhausted of these short and international combinations and now, speculators are moving to lower priced new GTLDs.
500 .SPACE names were registered yesterday at Uniregistry by a single registrant for just $1.88 per name. Investors are taking searching larger tranches of 4 number 5 number and 6 number .link and click names.. This phenomenon is accelerating and all viable generic spaces will likely be exhausted of their viable 1.5 million short names within this year if things continue.
Uniregistry is the only registrar solution which will allow you to register buy and sell and manage easily, in large volume. We have seen 4 letter .com names accelerate in value from 1000 to 2500 per name and Numeric bulk re-sales beginning in new GTLDs such as .LINK for $500-1000 per name. Amazing opportunities to register and trade continue. This is an incredible year with new investors discovering that domain names are an alternative asset class. These new faces are changing the available pool of viable generic namespaces and new GTLDs.