We are out of 4-letter .com domains
Back in December 2013, we used our domain availability API to check all the combinations for 4-letter .com domains. For example
All the 4-letter com domains are registered
What we confirmed is that all the 4-letter domains are registered. We haven’t tried numbers, dashes, or IDNs, just 26 letters of the English alphabet. This takes us to 456,976 combinations or domains. Not to mention that 3-letter and 2-letter domains are long gone. So, if you want to switch gears and register other domain names, here’s a list of good domain registrars.
4-letter domains are also known in the domaining industry under the jargon LLLL.COM or 4L. So for example, 1PRO.COM wouldn’t be an LLLL.COM domain. Also, LLLL.COM doesn’t mean literal domain llll.com but is a representation of a group of domains.
Right now, your best bet to get a 4-letter .com domain name is from a domain investor.
L = letter
C = Consonant
V = Vowel
5. CVVV, CCVV, CCCV, VCCC, VVCC, VVVC… (these are more often named LLLLs)
What are Chinese premium domains?
For a deeper explanation of consonant-vowel combinations or the Chinese premium domain, I would advise looking into this LLLL investment guide – click here.
What are the popular 4 letter domains? Nike.com (CVCV), SONY.com (CVCC), HSBC.com (CCCC or LLLL), Ford.com (CVCC).
Especially popular (worth more) CVCV domains are where the same consonant and vowel are repeated. Bobo, Gogo, Zaza, Vivi, etc. They are short, memorable, and easily pronounceable. However, it goes without mentioning that the most expensive 4-letter domains are 4-letter generic words: cars, boat, card, dogs, cats, etc.
It goes so far that there is a general consensus among domainers, and letter frequency statistics also indicate, that there are premium letters, average letters, and bad letters.
•Premium letters: a b c d e f g h i l m n o p r s t
•Average letters: j k u v w
•Bad letters: q x y z
If you want a short 4-letter domain, that is memorable and easily pronounceable, you are probably going to have to shell out some serious cash in the aftermarket. Do you own any 4-letter domains? Let us know in the comments.
We still have 4-letter .net domain names
Just because we are out of 4-letter .com domain names it doesn’t mean there are no 4-letter .net domain names. As a matter a fact in October 12, 2021 we used our Domain Availability API again! This time we checked all 4-letter .net domain names. Turns out, there’s a lot of them that are available for registration. More on that research you can read here.