Report analyzes sale values, usage of three letter .com domains.
Last month I wrote an article titled “How Much is a Three Letter Domain Name Worth?“. I analyzed a few aspects of three letter domains and how they affect value: if the three letters spell a word, what acronyms the three letters may represent, and if other versions (e.g. .net) of the three letters are being used).
NameBio just released an in-depth report about three letter .com domain sales. NameBio analyzed the 33 publicly reported three letter .com sales in the past 60 days. Among its findings:
-27 of the 33 domains are parked
-Domains that are now active web sites generally sold for more
-Lower-priced three letter domains include “weak” letters such as J, K, Q, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z
You may view the complete report here.
NameBio has a wealth of sales data and I hope they continue to release reports such as this one. I’d also like to see this report’s domain usage data updated in about 6 months. It’s possible that some buyers have plans for these three character domains but they are parking them until they are ready to launch their web sites.