Hello, happy Saturday and welcome to Morgan’s Flippa Five. If there’s a clear trend forming in the domain name industry it is a focus on short and numeric domain names. A lot of this has been driven by a strong increase in investment activity from China. When I’m looking for investment grade domains today my thinking has changed a bit from where I have been in the past. Now I personally have less interest in two-word .COMs and keyword names and instead optimize for short domains that meet the Chinese premium criteria.
If you don’t know what a Chinese premium domain is you can read more about them here, in short, they are short domains without vowels. Also, while you might think that “Z” is bad to have in a domain name, in China this is actually relatively popular. The domain world is changing quickly and if you use the same investing strategy you used last year you might be buying domains that aren’t going to see the appreciation you’re expecting.
Okay enough from me, onto my top picks from Flippa this week!
JUP.com – while the “U” in the middle there might hurt the value a bit, this is a solid three character .COM which are in high demand right now and expected to only appreciate more over the next few years.
PTPT.com – great examples of a repeating Chinese premium, no vowels and the same two-character combination makes this a solid investment-grade domain name.
ICT.com – this has the same problem that JUP has thanks to that pesky letter “I” – still it’s a solid name and at the right price would make a good investment.
DXB.com – it would be great if the “X” was another letter like a “C” or and “L” but still, I’m really liking these three character .COMs and they seem to be making their way onto Flippa more so than ever before.
AUX.com – I like this domain for two reasons, first it’s a three character .COM (yes, with the same vowel issue that I’ve mentioned above), and second it actually means something since aux is short for auxiliary.