Numeric Domain Analysis: Why just sold for $493 just sold for $493 after 29 bidders fought to buy this numeric domain. Pretty nice sale price for a 7N .COM and it gives some good insight into how much emphasis buyers are putting on good numbers and repetition. I thought it would be fun to start analyzing numeric domain sales and doing a deep dive into what made the particular domain valuable. Unless regular words that we all know, numbers and their meaning is new territory for most of us, but it doesn’t have to be, let’s dive in and understand this sale.

I’d like to also note that I am just learning the numeric domain market myself so if you see a major error in my analysis please comment and correct it!

Three ones at the beginning, two eights in a row, and ending with two two’s. Here’s why this sequence of numbers matters to a buyer.

The number one – one sounds like the Chinese word for “want” which actually makes it a weaker number, unless it’s repeating in which case it’s considered lucky. In this case three ones in a row seems to have buoyed the price of this name because of the repetition.

The number eight – one thing I think we all know is that 8’s are lucky, super lucky, and two 8’s together as even luckier making this name that much more valuable.

The number two – good things come in pairs right? That’s what numeric domain investors think as well, and once again a solid number repeated is even better.

What’s so interesting about this sale is that if a single number four was added somewhere my guess is that this domain wouldn’t have sold for even half this price.

What do you think? Is my analysis sound for this sale?

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  • Dave November 15, 2015, 6:18 pm

    Working on a cool post tomorrow about number domains. Found some really good reference sites to learn about what these numbers mean to the Chinese and I will be sharing tomorrow. I am also very new at number domains and find it the current market intriguing. I will also share some recent buys and ask the question Did I waste my money lol. Love the post and appreciate it as I am gaining number domain knowledge from your site! Thanks!

  • Xavier Lemay November 15, 2015, 6:22 pm

    I think you are on the right track!
    It is also important to note that the less probabilities the more value! It is in fact a 7N with patterns and made of only 3 Numeric.

    Names that have great patterns like ABAB AABB BBAA ABBB AABBB AABBCC have higher value than random numbers because there’s limited supplies.

  • cmac November 15, 2015, 6:47 pm

    I still don’t get what it means.

  • David November 15, 2015, 7:36 pm

    Sometimes 4 is ok with Chinese premiums. You can see that sold for $602 on 11/11. Yes its a 5N but sometimes it seems 4’s are ok in number domains? Thoughts? Also sold for $550 on 9/21/2015 and sold for $900 on 3/28/2105. 4 means death but could also mean 44 which I think means family or 444 which mean solider. I am not sure how this works yet lol.

  • November 15, 2015, 8:58 pm

    David, thanks for sharing this info

  • Eric Jenkins November 16, 2015, 6:58 am

    Thanks for the insight into these domains as they continue to rise in price!!

    • Morgan November 16, 2015, 8:48 pm

      Thanks @Eric – appreciate the positive feedback!

  • Steve November 16, 2015, 9:59 am

    Short is sweet atm and even 4’s are catching love $$. sold for $4,029?? I wonder what it would have went for if that 4 was an 8?? Still amazing $$ for a 6n.
    One of the more public traders even uses as his site??? Look at his combo’s and you can see some patterns he likes.
    4’s are bad??? Maybe we should say “4’s are not as good as 8’s” instead. If $4k is bad then I want bad all day long!! 🙂 go 4!!!! is the biggest auction platform in China and it’s main site is a 4. 🙂

  • Domain Chihuahua November 16, 2015, 10:24 am

    This 4,5 years old 10N ; is from a CHINESE !!!!
    So if in CHINESE CULTURE the number ” 4 ” is that bad then why did mr Zhang Xianggan from the Chinese city Tonggu register a domain representing 10 TIMES BAD LUCK and STILL owns it ?????

  • Xavier Lemay November 16, 2015, 2:23 pm

    @Steve, 4 is not always bad.

    48 is am extremely good number 🙂

  • Jason Franklin January 7, 2018, 9:27 pm

    Your analysis sounds pretty correct. I’m still sitting on that I bought a few years ago, which has a nice little pattern with the almighty triple 8’s in it. It also includes triple 9’s.


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