Interesting Conversations About LLLL.com Domains!

The Dec 2015 spike and subsequent drop in LLLL.com prices on the reseller market wasn’t the first time that happened. Though the type of domains that appreciated were different, a similar event took place in early 2008, immediately following the buyout of LLLL.com in late 2007. DomainSherpa recently had a discussion on Liquid Domains that makes some insightful points. But an interesting thread on NamePros brought back memories of previous conversations – Expected future of 4LLLL .com domains, here’s my take on why the reseller market is depressed and why it doesn’t matter unless you have to sell for financial…

What’s the value of a domain name?

A man went to Guru Nanak Sahib and asked, “What’s the value of life?” Gurunanak ji gave him one stone and said, “Find out the value of this stone, but don’t sell it.” The man took the stone to an Orange Seller and asked him what its cost would be. The Orange Seller saw the shiny stone and said, “You can take 12 oranges and give me the stone.” The man apologized and said that the guru has asked him not to sell it. He went ahead and found a vegetable seller. “What could be the value of this stone?”…

The True Cost of a Hand Registered Domain

“Wowee, I got these domains for $5 each” said a friend. And while it’s true that he paid only $5 for each of the domains, he forgot all the costs that go into it before and after he got the domains. Here’s a breakdown: 1. Cost of renewals Unless you develop the domain immediately, you usually have to factor in renewal costs of the domain till you do develop it, or sell it. This renewal can be and usually is significantly higher than the cost of a hand registered domain due to the various promotions being run by registries. 2.…