We are out of 4-letter .com domains

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

AAAA.COM
AAAB.COM
AAAC.COM
AAAD.COM
up to….
ZZZX.COM
ZZZY.COM
ZZZZ.COM

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

1. CVCV
2. VCVC
3. CVVC
4. VCCV
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.

If you want to download the entire list of all 456,976 .com domains with 4-letter combinations – click here.

What are the popular 4 letter domains? Nike.com (CVCV), SONY.com (CVCC), HSBC.com (CCCC or LLLL), Ford.com (CVCC).

CVCV domains

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.

Comments

  • Francois Carrillo
    December 3, 2013

    http//www.Catchy.com has nice ones for sale.

    reply
  • Scott Mawdsley
    December 3, 2013

    X is a cheaper letter, is it? What’s xkcd valued at?

    reply
    • GoranDuskic
      December 3, 2013

      Domain name or website?

      reply
      • xkcd is a real site
        December 3, 2013

        you are being trolled 🙂

        reply
        • GoranDuskic
          December 3, 2013

          I know. 😉

          reply
          • peter
            December 3, 2013

            I still wanna know what it’s valued at though!

  • Riaan François Venter
    December 3, 2013

    you can still get domain with numbers in like mine 0rfv.com

    reply
  • Bogus Post
    December 3, 2013

    How did you come up with that ridiculous ranking when you list CVCC as one of the most lucrative value formats but it’s not even listed (implying it’s in the LLLL category) ? Park, Tart, Fart, Cart, etc…

    reply
  • UI Palette
    December 3, 2013

    Google has consistently reported that dashes “-” do nothing to diminish page rank. Not sure why, but people still seem very reluctant to get on the dash bandwagon, it really opens up a lot of url possibilities. In any case, users should never be keying in your url directly, so the best strategy is just to hammer on your core keywords, use a dash if you need, and build traffic with direct links.

    reply
    • UI Palette
      December 3, 2013

      (direct links, including those created on SERPs, etc.)

      reply
    • Ben
      December 4, 2013

      “In any case, users should never be keying in your url directly” That is just plain stupid. TV ads? On-street ads? Other people telling about your business?

      reply
  • Jon Sanderson
    December 4, 2013

    I own QWSE.com and HTQR.com. Always for sale.

    reply
  • Steve
    December 6, 2013

    http://www.llse.com/ is for sale and is basically unlisted

    reply
  • Mike Carson
    February 1, 2014

    these have all been taken for years…

    reply
  • rafael
    March 22, 2014

    hort.com.br

    (Brazil)

    reply
  • thaiblog
    March 27, 2014

    I own jjwc.com and mazt.com , do u think it s worth to develop a site

    reply
    • David Orozco
      September 10, 2014

      Mazt.com seems to have a lot of potential, I’d create a site there and flip it for sure

      reply
  • Blahblahblahblah
    June 10, 2014

    People aren’t falling for this shit anymore. You can get any name now to bring your website online. Mysite.com. Alternative is VisitMyStoreInLondon.com or thisismyshopinlondon.com

    The domain name game is well and truly over guys. You’re all sitting on dead ducks. It’s finished.

    reply
  • Jolene Smith
    August 20, 2014

    Historically, when paradigm shifts begin, those who are negatively impacted by it say it will never work and often work hard to stop or slow the shift. Currently, registries of legacy TLDs (think .com and .net) are attempting to slow the paradigm shift of the new gTLDs. But these shifts are inevitable and early adaptors and communicators who know this will be taking advantage of the first mover advantage and acquire the most premium of the new spaces as they come available. The new gtlds not only fill a need for memorable domain names, they are inspiring entrepreneurs to establish new businesses. Whoapi.com sponsors http://registered.today, a site that publishes lists of new domains registered today for all TLDs.

    reply
  • Rob TheGenie Toth
    November 3, 2014

    Would the value of 1PRO.com but that much less than LLLL.com ? It seems very brandable. (Assuming they could acquire OnePro.com as well , as a redirect). What are your thoughts on #LLL or even ##LL and similar domains?

    reply
    • Goran Duskic
      May 24, 2016

      I guess a very good 4 letter domain with 1 number could be better than 4 letter domain with bad letters. It’s a different ball game if you have OnePro.com combined with 1pro.com. It’s hard for me to imagine a top brand buying ##LL just to be there. I’d love to see a good case study. I can’t imagine Twitter going from twttr.com to 1tweet.com… Just my opinion.

      reply
  • Jason Belleville
    November 20, 2014

    3sad.com

    reply
  • VictoriaP
    January 23, 2015

    What about a 4-character one with number, number, number, letter?

    reply
  • franka
    April 17, 2015

    Hi
    I have jukd.com ….2 good and 2 average ….any value ?

    reply
  • Alex
    September 6, 2015

    How about YVQP.com I own this one I bought it on eBay for 36 dollars last year lol

    reply
  • Abn
    February 1, 2016

    what about 5 letter domain? abnon.com?

    reply
    • Goran Duskic
      February 1, 2016

      What about it? Is it for sale, what is the price?

      There is definitely raising interest in good 5 letter .com domain, and many good ones can be found at base price!

      reply
      • Neo Tramp
        October 4, 2016

        How about otshi.com ?

        reply
  • David Eliason, CFO
    February 10, 2016

    Hi All:

    We have a few domains that we would sell:
    e1031.com
    RVSB.com
    EMLC.com
    29is.com
    ee-re.com
    ereit.com
    etics.com
    29nis.com

    reply
  • Suzanne
    March 7, 2016

    what is the difference in valuations? I have two 4 letter domains, humh.com and aa50.com – earlier today I was offered $250 for the humh domain and I looked it up and some calculator valued it at $21K, really! Hell Yes! What do you think is the true value of a halfway decent 4 letter domain in reality.

    reply
    • Goran Duskic
      May 24, 2016

      Hi Suzanne

      I’d like to stay away from the evaluation debate. No matter what amount I say, you can easily get as many people to oppose me.
      I think we can all agree on something that’s currently established in the market, humh.com doesn’t have any numbers, and aa50.com does. Also, HUMH are better letters compared to QWXY. Is humh.com worth $21k, it is if someone is willing to pay for it.

      You also have to take time into your equation. It might not sell this year, but would you be willing to hold it for 5 or 10 years if someone promised you to buy it for $21k then?

      reply
  • Iyyappan Mani
    March 22, 2016

    Please email me if anyone interested in sawpper.com. The word derived from shopper. I made my domain public so u should know how to contact me.

    reply
  • Daniel
    April 19, 2016

    How about 6ize.com ? how much is it worth? I am going to use it for a clothing store

    reply
    • Goran Duskic
      May 24, 2016

      Well, first of all, 6size has a number in it, and numbers weren’t included in this research. Do you happen to know if there are any 4 letter domain names, that include numbers available for base registration?

      reply
  • Leng
    May 2, 2016

    I have xpso.com

    reply
    • Goran Duskic
      May 24, 2016

      Have you considered selling it, or building something on it?

      reply
  • Max
    June 30, 2016

    I have oers.com
    how much could i get from its sale ?

    reply
  • Lachlan
    July 1, 2016

    I think LLLL.com domains hold significant value in many markets. I have one for sale on my website link. DVZT.com

    reply
  • Bob
    August 21, 2016

    I own xurq.com
    Should i develop it or try to sell it?
    In case you suggest to develop it can you please tell me how to increase its SEO value?
    Also what domain parking service do you suggest?

    Thanks for the great job and looking forward for your reply.

    reply
  • Edwin
    October 20, 2016

    I own mvoo.com

    reply
  • Kris
    October 21, 2016

    Are 4letter domains really registered? Even a single one doesn’t exist? I’m bulk checking 100.000 combination and got nothing, want to look further but I’m lazy. Lol

    I was check 4N and 5N all taken.

    I think I will invest 5L and keep it for 3years.

    reply
    • Goran Duskic
      October 21, 2016

      Hey Kris!

      I encourage you to spend time elsewhere, all 4letter .coms are taken. You can look for them in the aftermarket or try auction sites and dropcatch services. It’s hard to buy them below $200 nowadays.

      5letter .com domains might be a better investment, but it’s speculative. I recommend DNAcademy, that’s where I learned a lot. You can use coupon code “WHOAPI” to get $50 off. Here’s my affiliate link. https://www.dnacademy.com?ref=duskic-914

      reply
  • fo ming
    July 17, 2017

    mxuj.com
    kvoj.com
    pevh.com
    mdvq.com
    yrgu.com
    zqpu.com
    jhru.com
    vhwu.com
    uijq.com
    pijq.com
    ijvw.com
    oqow.com

    reply
  • M
    October 26, 2017

    Hello Goran,
    I have YUGA.COM . I think it is a great name!! I’m thinking about selling it. Any idea about it’s worth?
    Ciao, Madeleine

    reply
    • Goran Duskic
      November 6, 2017

      Hi Madeleine,

      That’s a great question and a great domain name. If I can give you one piece of advice, it would be not too sell it for too low, because once you sell it, there’s no turning back. When I was starting out, I made that mistake a couple of times, and I still didn’t get over it.

      My advice would be to hold that domain as long as you can, and when the right buyer comes along, you will know the price is right. In the meantime, you can promote the domain name (forums, Sedo, comment section ;)) and see if there is any interest. For example, I could offer you $300, because that’s how much it is worth to me, but you can also check Estibot.com to see a different price tag.

      Hope that helps!

      reply
  • Ben Beaudoin
    March 15, 2018

    dabz.com is up for sale!

    reply
  • Chris
    May 15, 2018

    wsii.com

    Who wants to buy!

    reply
  • Justin
    May 24, 2018

    Hi

    I own

    Buuy.co.uk
    Buuyi.com
    Buuyi.co.uk

    Any thoughts?

    – Justin

    reply
    • Goran Duskic
      August 18, 2018

      Do you see anyone building a business around those domain names? Can you see yourself building a business on one of those domain names?

      reply
  • rkdm
    August 14, 2018

    I have RKDM.com for sale

    reply

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