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Numeric #domains: 0699.com closed at five figures

Short numeric domain names are sought after, especially by Chinese investors.

The Chinese like to use numbers representing letters or words even and a four number (NNNN) .com domain such as 0699.com can fetch a pretty dollar.

Indeed, the auction at DropCatch attracted several bidders with DropCatch user “DefendOr6” scoring the top bid: $38,549 dollars.

Who owned 0699.com and why would they let it drop?

According to our research, 0699.com was in the possession of Hutchison Drei Austria GmbH.

0699.com – Hong Kong – Photo by Ansel Lee from Pexels

The Austrian company is a fully owned subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (Hong Kong) and member of 3Group Europe. Since its launch in 2003, the company has pioneered the use of simple solutions for digital life, such as fast mobile internet for the home, TV, film and music services.

The domain 0699.com was registered in 1999 and until it dropped it was safeguarded at CSC Corporate Domains. It’s unknown why would the company allow a premium, numeric domain name to drop.

The sales amount ranks 0699.com as the #6 most expensive sale of a NNNN .com domain that begins with a zero (“0.”) Source: NameBio.


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