I have to admit I got a little caught up in the LLLL craze of last year. Fortunately for me, I only bought pronounceable names and a few triple repeating letters so although I may have overpaid, I haven’t been killed on my purchases. Reece from Nampros, a key player that really sparked the interest in 4Ls, used to have a great blog that talked daily about LLLL values and sales, to the point they became the Beanie Babies of the domain world. Since that time Reece and other big portfolio owners have gotten out and many of the LLLLs crashed in value or were dropped by their owners. Recently on Godaddy I noticed some huge purchases of low quality LLLLs for $20 a piece.
It started at the beginning of December and has been going on ever since. Whether it’s one person or that’s become the going rate, it still seems a bit high to me. Every domain is different but many of these names have q,v, x, and other bad acronym letters. You wouldn’t get these prices on ebay at the moment so it would appear that dumping your names on Godaddy is the thing to do if you were going to planning to drop some of your names that acquired during the bubble.