Available 4 letter domain names in 2024

Any domain investor who’s flipped one or two domain names has dealt at least briefly with searching for available four-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. 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 four-letter domains? Absolutely not! It’s been a decade since all those domains were taken, but you can still register them here (checklist below).  There are millions of 4-letter domains on other TLDs besides .com. Also, there are a lot of .com domains if you include numbers and dashes. I am not saying it’s a great idea to include numbers and dashes, but the title of this article is “Available 4 letter domain names in 2024“, not “Great Available 4 letter domain names in 2024″.

Most importantly, there are places where you can buy four letter .com domains. Here are four places where you can find them.

1. Domain investor portfolio

Let’s face it, all four 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, which 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 domain names advertised and sold on local classifieds, Craigslist, and 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. Try finding available 4-letter .com domain names

In case you want to confirm by yourself that four-letter .com domains are really registered or that the trend has changed, and now there are some that are available, you can still use our tool and API for bulk domain availability checks. Maybe you want to dropcatch (backorder) a registered domain name that’s about to expire.

Bulk domain checks also come in handy if you want to check short domain names on any other TLD we support (That’s suggestion number 6 on this list). But before we move on to non-com, there are still hundreds of thousands of available short .com domains if you include numbers and dashes.

6. Instead of .com go for non-com

Hundreds of TLDs

Hundreds of TLDs

There are pros and cons to this route, but if you take into account market conditions, it could be profitable. Yes, .com is still (and perhaps always will be) the king of all domain names. However, there are over 1500 TLDs. Surely we can all agree that not all of them are trash?

Startups use .io, .ai, .co, .me and other ccTLDs and gTLDs as a stepping stone to their business success. Perhaps they will later upgrade to .com? Who really cares? They have to start doing business today, and they must have a domain name.

7. 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.
Just think about it. If there are 177,717 four-letter .net domain names that are available for registration, we can make an educated guess and assume that even more are available on other less-popular TLDs. Let’s round the number to 200,000 and multiply that by over a 1500 TLDs. You get an insane amount of available four-letter domains.

There are still available 4-letter .NET domain names

There are still available 4-letter .NET domain names

Even if you cut that number in half and check 100,000 domains on 500 TLDs that you can later register on any reputable domain registrar, you get 50,000,000 available four-letter domain names!

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.

8. 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 five-letter domains , and register the ones that are worth something.

Just remember, don’t go into other direction. Adding more letter can work, but looking for shorter than that will prove costly. Three-letter domains are very expensive and even more occupied than four letter.

9. Four-letter .com domain names for sale

Lastly, and I apologize for the shameless plug, I personally own several four-letter .com domain names. Last year I sold several for $200 each. However, I did keep a few of them I liked most.

This is a website about APIs, but ever since we did that first research about four-letter .com domain names, I become fascinated by them. I ended up buying several four-letter .com domains, and flipping them later for a profit.

These four-letter .com domain names are for sale.

  • laeq.com
  • lvcb.com
  • qwli.com


Goran Duskic has been the Founder and CEO of WhoAPI Inc. since 2011, a company that specializes in developing APIs, including the well-known Whois API. He started his career in internet entrepreneurship in 2006 and has co-founded several online businesses, including a web hosting company that he later sold. Goran's work primarily involves creating practical API solutions to meet technological needs.


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