That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably know..
For example here are some of mine.
And much more....
The nice with them is you could easily develop them in comapnies if that could hosting or HostGator sites!..
What about when they go with the HostGator like.
What about 4 letter domains that are just random letters that don't sound like a word..
What would these be worth in today's market?..
4 random letters are running out at a rather quick pace. I expect them to be gone in ~8 months...
So if I know of one, I should snatch it up for the 7$ at godaddy?..
Obviously snagging ones with S, T, and A etc is a wiser investment, because they're more commonly found in words (so more chance of a buyer wanting it)..
And it is probably worth it JaxForum, yes.....
Yes of course, if the word is meaniningful, or try to search thru Namepros for the "valuable alphabet" thread - there are people talking about valuable domains by grouping non-meaning letters together...
Yes!!.. but the price of the HostGator changes and depends on the letters that your trying to use for example if you use Q's and Z's it won't cost that much so select some good letter.
My understanding is that there still close to 100000 remaining unregistered HostGator names. I found over 600 today to just test this fact. However, I agree that they are on their way out and they are still a good buy...
There are 456,976 four letter combos possible, so they're not exactly a rarity..
I'm still waiting for fwbb.com to get it's first offer. Could mean Fixed Wireless Broad Band...
Sure, there are plenty of 4 letter names that are worth a lot. Cash.com, info.com jobs.com. Each worth a fortune..
There are far more that are worth a lot less. And many that are worth nothing. A good example of latter would be the 80,000 (yes, 80,000 not 1,000) that are still available and most of the 100,000 that were registered in the last 12 month by suckers that believe a name is worth something simple because of it's length...
In principle then, a meaningless 3-letter .com should also be worth near to nothing, but I think the evidence points in the opposite direction re 'worth something simple because of it's length.' Agree, however, that eg QZVK.com might not be worth too much..
Meaningless 3 chars have no real value. They are owned exclusively by speculators who trade them amongst themselves. This is strictly because people have been told that they are worth something due to their limited length, limited supply, etc Probably a story cooked up by the registrars to boost sales of names that would otherwise never sell..
Sure, some speculators have made money selling to other speculators..
That's the way a bubble works. Unfortunately unlike other bubbles (is stock, real estate, etc) there is no demand for these names outside this small group of speculators. The actual value of the names is the same as it was before these voodoo economics stories about “supply, demand, and scarcity” started circulating..
Some guy made a fortune selling rocks by packaging them up and calling them pets. That didn't make rocks any more valuable It just made him very rich and many people a tiny bit poorer..
Personally I think there are better odds of a company called Queer Zebra Video King paying money for a crappy 4L than finding a company that can use j7q.com..
Also, bear in mind that a lot of these “crappy” letters like Q, Z, J, etc are only crappy in English. They're great in other languages. Particularly Chinese. Hang on to a crap 4L for a few years and you at least have a chance of a high value sale. Hang on to a crap 3C for a few years and you'll be lucky to break even...
Primacomputer you make a good point about "crappy" letters. Does anyone know what are the "good" letters in all the major languages?..
I finally let my four letter .com expire after trying for months to dump it for $100, then $80, then $60 (my initial investment), and finally not even getting an offer at $40. This was in the last year or so too..
I actualy liked it since I am in Arizona (AZ) and thought of many possibilities for companies (ie. Arizona Christian Ministries, Arizona Construction Management, Arizona Child Mentors, etc...).
I have a few of them that I plan on developing but if I get offers than I'll give it up..