Searching for a needle in a haystack; every NN – NNNN scanned at Sedo, and here’s the result…

iStock_000068673467_MediumIn this blog, we report the results of our scan of numeric domains at sedo, ranging from NN-NNNN in dot com. This follows the explosion of interest in Chinese related domain names following the stock crash in the Summer.

Two parts to this post; firstly, we have the results of our scan of all NN-NNNN dot com domains at Sedo.

Then we’ll take a more relaxed look at events on the scene over the last week.

But right now, plenty of domainers out there are on fire with the Chinese domain rush, so let’s get down to it.

Needless to say, priced NN-NNNNs on Sedo are literally like a needle in a haystack, but then again, perhaps that’s what domaining is all about – putting in the work to find that one needle.

You understand the following:

1) The scan took place over a few weeks, and so could well be out of date; I have, of course, double-checked the priced names before posting.

2) The prices may not be real, and you understand 100% that if you buy a name, you may not get the name. In fact, the better the price, the more likely it is you won’t get it. I’ve had three offers rejected myself on these sedo names. We really are looking for a needle in a haystack.

If you know what your doing, then please skip #3.

3) Now I want you to imagine yourself waking up and deciding to go to the bank. You withdraw a large sum of money in paper format – cold, hard cash that you’ve earned. Yourself and your assistant drive out to the countryside, where you promptly take to the skies in a gigantic, helium balloon. The fields below start to resemble a patchwork quilt as you scale higher and higher. You then take all your hard earned cash – and through it over the side of the balloon. A clump of dollars remains in the balloon; your assistant beckons to you; that, too, must go overboard…and so it flutters aimlessly in the sky.

Unless you know what you are doing in this game, then the scenario above, while seeming far fetched, is actually the reality.

You need to be able to translate the number into Chinese and then back to English. Every number translates, and it makes sense to know this, as an investor. A lot of us are really out of our comfort zone on the numerics, all I know is that 4 sucks most of the time but 8 equates to the sun shining, regardless of the weather facing the helium balloon.

Here’s the list, please note these are affiliate links:
[Last checked: Sunday Dec 13th]

2101.com Price… $175,000 …… 2101.com
1784.com Price… $39,995 …… 1784.com
1394.com Price… $49,900 …… 1394.com
6340.com Price… $49,900 …… 6340.com
6750.com Price… $49,900 …… 6750.com
5488.com Price… $99,900 …… 5488.com

Now, with Sedo, as well as legally binding fixed prices, they also have what’s called a “listing price”.

It’s important to realise that this is effectively “make offer” with a guide price. If you make the offer at the list price, it’s presented to the seller as a “fait d’accompli” with no chance to negotiate. But they don’t have to accept, of course.

These might be worth a try, this really is like looking for hidden treasure, again please note affiliate links:
[Last checked: Sunday Dec 13th]

221.com Guide price… 10000 EUR* …… 221.com
2977.com Guide price… 10000 EUR* …… 2977.com
4054.com Guide price… 10000 EUR* …… 4054.com
4962.com Guide price… 10000 EUR* …… 4962.com
9835.com Guide price… 10000 EUR* …… 9835.com
1455.com Guide price… 10000 USD* …… 1455.com
4904.com Guide price… 10000 USD* …… 4904.com
5386.com Guide price… 10000 USD* …… 5386.com
6205.com Guide price… 10000 USD* …… 6205.com
6294.com Guide price… 10000 USD* …… 6294.com
7394.com Guide price… 10000 USD* …… 7394.com
9057.com Guide price… 10000 USD* …… 9057.com
9483.com Guide price… 10000 USD* …… 9483.com
9671.com Guide price… 10000 USD* …… 9671.com
441.com Guide price… 1999 USD* …… 441.com
9707.com Guide price… 1999 USD* …… 9707.com
2396.com Guide price… 2100 EUR* …… 2396.com
4896.com Guide price… 3995 USD* …… 4896.com
6238.com Guide price… 4000 USD* …… 6238.com
6219.com Guide price… 4999 USD* …… 6219.com
2325.com Guide price… 5000 USD* …… 2325.com
6841.com Guide price… 6000 USD* …… 6841.com
6931.com Guide price… 749 USD* …… 6931.com
6132.com Guide price… 7500 USD* …… 6132.com
6641.com Guide price… 7500 USD* …… 6641.com
3402.com Guide price… 8500 USD* …… 3402.com
2906.com Guide price… 9900 EUR* …… 2906.com
3096.com Guide price… 9990 USD* …… 3096.com
2158.com Guide price… 9999 EUR* …… 2158.com
1740.com Guide price… 9999 USD* …… 1740.com
2681.com Guide price… 9999 USD* …… 2681.com
2715.com Guide price… 9999 USD* …… 2715.com
2736.com Guide price… 9999 USD* …… 2736.com
3318.com Guide price… 9999 USD* …… 3318.com
4750.com Guide price… 9999 USD* …… 4750.com
6004.com Guide price… 9999 USD* …… 6004.com
6115.com Guide price… 9999 USD* …… 6115.com
8608.com Guide price… 9999 USD* …… 8608.com
9310.com Guide price… 9999 USD* …… 9310.com
5385.com Guide price… 1000 EUR* …… 5385.com

Turning to the domain scene…

As always, there’s a lot happening on the domain scene. The big news is that domainer Mike Berkens has sold most of his Worldwide Media domain portfolio to Godaddy. This is a stunning portfolio, with Mike adding to the portfolio constantly, hunting down expired domains from Namejet and elsewhere. Mike was part of a group of domainers who invested heavily when the Internet was out for the count after the dot com bust, when traffic domains were all the rage. A just reward and validation for his work. Mike will still be blogging on TheDomains.com.

It’s great to see Godaddy powering ahead with domain acquisitions like this. Who knows, maybe they will build some out? Or perhaps they just see themselves as enablers.

In the meantime, if you do happen to get a name from the list above, why not tell us about it, and why it makes sense to you? Whether your building, naming or investing, I wish you good fortune and enjoyment!
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