There is no more flippable name in our industry than LLL.coms. You can find a buyer in less than 30 minutes for any name, regardless of letter. Not saying you will make money, just saying you can sell it. Most domain investors price their LLL.coms based on the quality of letters. And they seem to be SCRABBLE based. When I say SCRABBLE based I mean, the higher the points of the letter in SCRABBLE, the lower the value of the letter in an LLL.com. Here is the list of points for each letter in SCRABBLE
- 1 point: E ×12, A ×9, I ×9, O ×8, N ×6, R ×6, T ×6, L ×4, S ×4, U ×4
- 2 points: D ×4, G ×3
- 3 points: B ×2, C ×2, M ×2, P ×2
- 4 points: F ×2, H ×2, V ×2, W ×2, Y ×2
- 5 points: K ×1
- 8 points: J ×1, X ×1
- 10 points: Q ×1, Z ×1
Q is one of those “bad” letters. But just because letters aren’t popular in North America doesn’t mean they aren’t wanted in other parts of the world. Yet they still seem to sell for less. Or do they? Here are some of the latest sales (the last 6 months) with those letters.
NAQ.com $20K (reported on Namepros but unconfirmed)
I’d have to do more real number crunching but my guess is that at this point in time, the bottom price for an LLL.com is $4000 and any LLL.com purchased below $4500 is a good buy. I believe it is a good buy because I think this number will be $5000 in 12 months and to the right buyer (a non domain investor) you could easily double your money. Again, this is all speculation and opinion but all domain buying is speculation. The difference is, with these sales numbers you have a better idea of value. I did this “research” because I recently purchased MQO.com. I won’t be selling it under $5K because of two reasons. One, I think M and O are great letters for an acronym and two, I think LLL.coms go up from here. I’m not scared of a Q. I like quality and I like quick and you can’t get either without a Q.