Negative eBay feedback for IDN peddler selling “three letter .com” domain

The seller of “суе” .com on eBay made it extremely difficult for domainer newbies to understand what they were bidding on. As an IDN domain, суе.com resolves to a puny code equivalent, xn--e1axg.com. Buried in an ocean of rambling about how domains are great investment opportunities, the fact that it’s an IDN three letter .com […]

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Mid-summer doldrums as LLL .com prices plummet

It’s the heart of the summer, and the proverbial doldrums are hitting the LLL .com niche market rather hard. Recent sales of three letter .com domains that we reported, indicate that prices are retreating to pre-Chinese boom numbers. The bread and butter of that boom was formed by letters that for many years were considered […]

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VJL.com : Former Worldwide Media asset sends LLL .com prices lower

The average price of LLL .com domains sustained another hit on July 4th, when VJL.com, a domain formerly owned by Mike Berkens of Worldwide Media, sold for only $14,000 dollars. VJL.com was auctioned off at NameJet, and it’s part of the large portfolio sale by Worldwide Media to GoDaddy and its NameFind subsidiary. It’s not […]

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Is the LLL .com market losing its steam?

In recent weeks, the LLL .com market shows signs of losing steam. One of the longest category of “coin” domains that retain liquidity, three letter .com domains witnessed a huge increase in valuation over the years. In the early 2000’s one could get random letter LLL .com domains for prices ranging between $1,000 and $3,000. […]

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Warning : GHH.com is NOT for sale; someone is impersonating the owner

The domain GHH.com is not for sale, yet someone who claims to be the owner is seeking a broker to sell it on their behalf. Valuable three letter domains can fetch a high premium for brokers; using a third party to broker a domain that belongs to someone else can get domain brokers in very […]

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Internet history : The man who gave away NYT.com for free

In 1994, registering a domain name was still free. John Markoff, registered NYT.com between 3 to 5 years earlier, despite what the registration date of the three letter .com asserts. Those were the days of the pre-commercial Internet, when domain names were still viewed as exotic, and very few had the means to access them. […]

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Pakistani domainer seeks $22 million dollars “to retire as a farmer”

A Pakistani domain investor is seeking a portfolio sale to the tune of $22 million dollars. The domain portfolio consists of many LLL .com domains, generic .com domains and some two word .com compounds. Among the three letter .com listed for sale, are gems such as MUD.com and FOG.com. According to the email, he’s seeking […]

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Russian domain spammer targets owners of LLL .co domains

A serial domain spammer from Russia is targeting owners of LLL .co domains. Spamming every iteration of LLL is a practice many Chinese spammers have done for LLLL .com and NNNN .com domain owners. Now this idiot from the IP 94.41.180.156 – we call them phucksticks – sends this email en masse to all LLL […]

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Most Wanted Domains .com goes dark – Adult.Domains launches

Within 48 hours of the tremendous domain portfolio sale of 70,000 domains by Worldwide Media, Inc. to GoDaddy, the changes are already rolling. First and foremost, a list of 106 valuable LLL .com domains is now listed on Afternic; each individual domain seems to carry a minimum offer of $10,000 dollars. Expect these domains to […]

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GoDaddy acquisition : Huge LLL .com portfolio of Worldwide Media Inc domains

Worldwide Media, Inc., the managing entity founded by domain investor, Michael Berkens, dominated the news yesterday. GoDaddy acquired a 70,000-strong portion of the Worldwide Media, Inc. domain portfolio, opting to leave out adult domain names and new gTLDs. It is obvious that GoDaddy, wishing to maintain a squeaky clean public image popular with small businesses […]

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From Paul to LinXiaoFeng : PWS.com changed hands for $50 grand

If only George Kirikos would expand his domain research to LLL .com domains, it’d be covered in red Chinese flags. Currently, the Canadian domain investor keeps track of two letter .com domains and their ownership status. It seems that the three letter .com domain market is already tipping the scales on the Chinese side. Paul […]

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‘Bad letter’ domains : TKQ .com sold for five figures

There was a time that certain letters were considered ‘bad’ even within otherwise good LLL .com combinations. With the explosive expansion of the Chinese domain market, this old paradigm has long expired. These days, even Q, J and X letters deliver some solid sales. In a Sedo auction that ended today, the domain name TKQ.com […]

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