Available 4 letter domain names

As you may know, back in December 2013 we did a large domain availability research and proved that all 4-letter .com domain names are registered (at least the ones consisting only of consonants and vowels of the English alphabet). Here’s a quote:

We used our domain availability API to check all the 4 letter combinations .com domains. For example

up to….

What we confirmed that all the 4 letter domains are registered. We haven’t tried numbers, dashes or IDN’s, just 26 letters of the English alphabet. This takes us to 456.976 combinations, or domains.

Does that mean there are no 4 letter domains? Absolutely not! It’s been a decade that all those domains were taken, but you can still register them here: (checklist below).  There are millions of 4 letter domains on other TLD’s besides .com. Also, there are a lot of .com domains if you include numbers and dashes. But most importantly, there are places where you can buy 4 letter .com domains. Here are 4 places where you can find them.

1. Domain investor portfolio

Let’s face it, all the 4 letter domains are registered, and a lot of them were registered by domain investors. Find their portfolios, and approach them in order to buy a four-letter .com domain.

2. Domain marketplace

You probably heard of the domain marketplace. Sedo, Snapnames, Godaddy auctions, Flippa or any other domain marketplace. It’s kind of like eBay that specializes in domain sales on the aftermarket.

3. Domain forums

There are forums specializing in domaining, and you will probably find good four-letter domain names. Try DNForum, Namepros, and even Web Hosting Talk

4. Classifieds

I’ve seen domains advertised and sold on local classifieds, Craigslist, and on eBay. So there’s a good chance you can find it there as well. Just be careful with classifieds since people post “premium four-letter domains”, and they are not really premium. Some aren’t even .com, so definitely read between the lines.

5. Bulk domain availability checker

In case you want to confirm by yourself that those domains are really registered or that the trend has changed, you can still use our tool and API for massive domain availability checks. These also come in handy if you want to check short domain names on other TLDs (other than .com). There are still some available. Or if you want to include numbers, also perhaps worth looking into.

On the other hand, who knows, maybe you will strike gold and find a domain by yourself using one of these bulk domain availability checkers.

There are still available 4-letter .NET domain names

There are still available 4-letter .NET domain names

6. Instead of .com, go for .net

In research in October 2021, we discovered that there are 177,717 four-letter .net domain names that are available for registration. To read more about available four-letter .net domain names, visit our research on four-letter .net domain names.

7. Instead of 4-letter .com, go for 5-letter .com

I understand this subtitle sounds like a waiter offering a Pepsi after you ordered a Coca-Cola, but… We must look for alternatives if we are out of 4-letter .com domain names. We’ve already mentioned a handful, so why not mention five-letter .com domain names? There are plenty (possibly millions) of available five-letter .com domain names. All you have to do is get your hands on a list of available ones, and register the ones that are worth something.

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