Kassey Lee evaluates four-letter domain sales as to how they might be valuable in China.
Here are some 4-letter sold in March as reported by Namebio. I’ll look at them from a Chinese perspective.
XCDN .com sold for $22,000. XCDN.com is already a developed site by Yun Su Yun (云速云=speedy clouds) to provide cloud services such as CDN, server rental, and security. The domain and the company name do not seem to match.
XCDN.com.cn is operated by Xin Cheng (欣诚=happy and sincere), an internet service provider offering VPN, CDN, email, and domain registration services. The acronym XCDN may be formed by combining the first word of the company name and the term “CDN” (Content Delivery Network),
TDKJ .com sold for $1,375. TDKJ.com.cn is a developed site. TDKJ is an acronym for the company name Tong Da Ke Ji (通达科技=science and technology which are clearly understood). The home page suggests something related to cars but clicking the links does not display any contents.
ZYWX .com sold for $1,247. ZYWX.com forwards to Oxford.com.cn, which appears to be a news portal related to skills and qualifications. The Chinese brand of the site is Niu Kao Wang (牛考网=awesome exam net). Note that simple or popular English words such as “oxford” are liked by Chinese companies.
PWSY .com sold for $900. This domain is for sale and likely owned by a Chinese investor.
PWSY.com.cn is also for sale at 180 yuan or about $27. Even though the price is low, the owner must have spent a significant amount of time to identify company names matching this acronym. The information is very detailed and it includes the contact person’s name, phone number, email address, physical address, registered capital, and date of company registration. Such information is very useful in outbound sales to potential end users.
WXFT.com sold for $794. WXFT.cn is for sale with an asking price of 9,999 yuan, or about $1,500, which is much higher than the .com domain just sold.