Morgan’s Flippa Five –,,,,

Morgan's Flippa Five

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! – 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. – great examples of a repeating Chinese premium, no vowels and the same two-character combination makes this a solid investment-grade domain name. –  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. – 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. – 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.

{ 6 comments… add one }

  • RaTHeaD November 21, 2015, 1:56 pm

    look… since you gave me some primo info awhile back… ima gonna clue you in. there ain’t no domain worth more than a hundred dolla. ask rain man… he’ll tell ya.

  • Sharjil November 22, 2015, 9:00 am

    @morgan Thanks for including my 3 domains in your list. Let me tell you the meaning that why we put money in these gems.

    ICT = Information and Communication Technology
    AUX = You guess it right.
    DXB = Stands for Dubai and it’s a code of Dubai Airports 🙂 Like in US, people say nyc for New york city, we call DXB 🙂

    Once again thanks for including my domains in your top picks.

    • Morgan November 22, 2015, 10:34 pm

      @Sharjil – right on, I rarely look at who the seller is as I know this could bias my picks – great names best of luck with them!

  • Mr Khoai August 12, 2016, 3:02 pm

    Once again thanks for including my domains in your top picks.

  • Richard August 24, 2016, 1:27 am

    I don’t know about which domain works in china and also don’t know that they are not using vowels in their domain name. Thank you so much, Morgan, for sharing this informative article and you have done such a great research.

  • Gaurav November 28, 2016, 8:07 am

    Thats really nice, Just want to know few things
    1 – Like in china Z is popular right, So similarity any other alphabet is popular in any country ?
    2 – What if I use PTPTC is this an example of repeating Chinese premium?
    Please mail me your reply and if there is some guide to sell domain and choose domain in flippa please let me know


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