VVVV.com Sells for $22,100 on NameJet

Unique types of domain names tend to sell for significant sums of money. This afternoon, the VVVV.com domain name sold at auction for $22,100 on NameJet. There were a total of 287 bids placed and 210 bidders involved in the auction. This domain name is unique in the sense that there are only 26 repeating four letter .com domain names.

It looks like VVVV.com was an expired domain name auction. Pending payment from the NameJet buyer, the domain name’s registrant is still listed as Pending Renewal or Deletion, and it is registered at Network Solutions. It appears that the domain name had been previously registered to a business based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The VVVV.com domain name was originally registered in 1997, and since it is an expiry auction, the domain name will retain its creation date.

I took a look at the other 25 four letter repeating .com domain names, and it appears that the only fully operational website is RRRR.com. Most of the other domain names seem to be parked pages, non-operational or coming soon notices, or forwarders. Several of these domain names do not seem to resolve at all. I did not check the www. versions of these domain names, so it’s possible that I missed an operational website. I am surprised that there isn’t more development on these domain names.

I think three and four repeating letter .com domain names are valuable (and in demand) because they are short and obviously very easy to remember. They may also be popular acronyms used by businesses and others. It appears that the majority are owned by people who have domain name investments, so they are likely even more expensive to buy directly from one of the former owners.

Elliot Silver
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    • If they think they got “ww.com” for that price as Acro suggested above, that would explain why vvvvvv.com is only $1,000,000 at Sedo. Who wouldn’t want http://www.com?

      I’m reminded that Spock is a Vulcan, however. I’m going for the long shot and putting my money on “Vascinating Vulcan Voyages” for vvv, and “Vascinating Vivid Vulcan Voyages” for vvvv. 🙂

    • Oops, I started this as a direct reply to Acro but refreshed the page and intended it to appear at the bottom, which it appeared ready to do. (FYI)

  1. I think from inquiries the point has come where resellers in the industry, are willing to pay more than 90% of the end users out there.

    Great sale, for a unique domain, these things take time to sell unless you have a specific user for them in mind.

  2. Really interesting sale. I just let VVV.com go – wonder how many times that is worth with a V less. I agree that these repeaters can’t be compared to the market of standard combos – they’re like collector’s items. But the thing is, in owning a domain like this you’re joining a pretty exclusive club and paying prices that probably most end users wouldn’t. Not sure they see it quite like we do.

  3. I have nothing to say this time…

    The domain is uninteresting to me to tell you the truth. I think it is far less valuable than a lot of really long three and four-worders I could name (but won’t). (Okay, that was something to say.)

  4. So when you are in a crowded and loud bar and your telling someone to go visit your website what do you say? Go to V V V V.com. What? Go to four V’s in a row .com What? You know, type in the letter V four times. What?

    There are at least a thousand other names I would want more than this one.

  5. On a recent DomainSherpa show, Drew Rosener of Media Options mentioned they had just bought VVV.com and would be going after VVVV.com at the auction.

  6. Interesting – only $1,000,000 for vvvvvv.com at Sedo, but the 5 v’s version, with “V” of course being the Roman numeral for 5, is allowing “make offer” bids…

    …As Spock would say (reference may be sadly lost on younger visitors), “vascinating.” 😉 (Lol, older visitors will probably appreciate both the reference and the “v” spoof there. Most will probably not admit it, however.) 😉

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