So Rick got things going yesterday with his post on LLL.coms. I was particularly interested because I was having a discussion last week with a longtime domainer friend. He does not really care for 3L.coms and felt they were overhyped.
Personally I have always liked 3L.coms and Xef.com was one of my first purchases many years ago. 3Character.com was founded 13 years ago long before most blogs and industry sites in the space.
Rick included the following in his post:
3 letter domains are selling for around $25k-37k. Way too cheap!! 1/10 of what the prices should be and probably will be in the not too distant future. LLL.com domains are worth a MINIMUM $100k! Any less is weak. Selling too cheap. A unique asset to fill a unique need of something very specific and you pull your pants down??!! WEAK!
Now it may not apply to qxz or some other variables that have few exact matches, but it does apply to a large swath of LLL.com domains. Like anything else, you need to do your homework. You need to do your research.
The difference between a $35k LLL.com domain and a $350k LLL.com domain is the seller! There are only a few variables. The sellers price and the buyers price. The sellers circumstance and the size of the buyers wallet. Then it’s a game of chicken and a test of wills.
One reader Dave L. came back with:
Rick, are you stocking up on these great deals of LLL’s for $25k-$37k? if you choose not to buy a certain LLL.com for $25k, it is the same decision as the domainer who sells it for $25k. You are both choosing to have $25k cash instead of that domain.
On Namepros one member called Rick a slumlord:
I think calling Rick a slumlord is way off base, I tend to think a lot of sentiment in domaining is based on the classic Have’s vs Have Nots. The added line about more companies moving away from .com sounds cute, but there is no evidence of that happening.