Domain names for sale

Back in 2012, I though it would be a good idea to invest in old and short domain names. I bought 3 of them (four letter .com domains) for about $2000. It was a lot of money for me at the time, but I thought it was a wise investment. To my great disappointment, this isn’t one of those stories where the post ends with thousands of dollars in profit. But if you stick long enough, who knows! As for the 3 domains I bought in 2012 I was able to liquidate really quickly in early 2014 when I needed the cash! Although I didn’t make a ton of money, I also didn’t lose money! Which is great if you want to liquidate assets quickly.

When I started to build a domain portfolio a few things fall into place. We were able to finish the development of several tools at WhoAPI! The second thing that happened was that I fell in love (happens to the best of us) with an amazing illustrator, so I am able to combine spectacular logos as a bundle with a domain name. If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you will see what the end result looks like on some of this projects. Thirdly, Michael Cyger (you can read my interview with him) launched DNAcademy where I learned a lot about domain investing in a very short period. And last but not least, I have more spending money than in prior years, so I decided to invest instead of spending it on toys.

Here’s a list of domain names that I am selling:

As you may know, I had a fascination for four-letter .com domain names.,,,,,,,,,,

I also own some Croatian one word domain names:,,

I am interested only in serious high-bid offers.

Previous sales:,,,,, and others.

Not buying, or actively flipping domain names

It’s also worth pointing out that I am not actively flipping domain names. Therefore, if you are selling a domain name, do not contact me. I am not a broker (I can’t help you sell a domain name), and I am not buying domain names. So what changed? Why am I no longer interested in domain names?

I am buying and selling websites

This topic is addressed in great length here where I write about website investing. You can see the advantages, how to do it, where to do it and so on. I had better financial success with website investing, compared to domain investing. That’s why I decided to stop domain investing.

Besides, all my “domain investing” knowledge is actively used in the due diligence process when I am buying a website. So none of that went to waste.

Old projects (2013-2015)

A sneak peek into domain names

Domain names are an interesting asset. Some people collect them, some build companies around them and some name one of the biggest recessions to their name. The dot-com bubble.

You can make money by flipping them, reselling them, and sometimes by just parking them.

Three-letter and four-letter .com domains

I have to admit I was always fascinated by short and old domain names. That’s why, even though I knew the industry was talking about not being able to hand register a four-letter .com domain name, I’ve decided to conduct research around it. No one has done actual proper research on this topic, up to that point. It was back in December 2013 that we used our Whois API to check this. Afterwards, I went ahead and bought a few four-letter .com domains myself. I did it on the aftermarket.

A few years later I sold those domains and learned you can sell them directly (to a potential client), via forum (by advertising on a forum that you have this domain name for sale) and via marketplace. In case you are wondering why you haven’t been able to utilize those routes, one of three things could have happened. You are asking for too much money, the domain name is useless, or you haven’t tried hard enough.

Short acronym domain names, even without meaning (I am not talking about,, like, or will always have some intrinsic value. Few years ago domain investors from China raised the price with their speculation, and once they were done with it, the price came down. The marketplace always sorts itself out.

Why should you care?

I think that three-letter (if you can afford them) and four-letter .com domains are a great store of value. Like gold and silver. They are good for short-term flipping, and long-term holding. These domains are very liquid, and this recent screenshot from Namebio proves it.

And here’s another one that’s updated in November 2022. As we can see the market is still alive and well. After 3 and a half years since the original post was published (April 2019) the number of sales and amounts haven’t changed a lot.

Namebio registered over 25 sales in two days. Lowest went for $115, and highest went for $3,211 ( I looked at a larger list of last 100 sales, and not a single four-letter .com domain name sold for less than $100. Seems that someone is always willing to bid more than $99.

Domain registrars

Back in 2006, I co-founded a small web hosting business. And with it, we also provided domain registration services. It was a very tightly bootstrapped business, and my partner and I grew it to about 500 clients before selling it to a larger web hosting company. Over those 5 years, and later from a different company, I was working with and using several different domain registrars. Tucows, GoDaddy, Directi, Uniregistry, NameBright to name a few.

Coincidently, I wrote an interesting blog post, followed by a video on why I chose the domain registrars I work with now. In case you are looking for a good place to register your domain names, you should definitely check it out.

Why should you care?

Well, it’s very simple. If you have more than 10 domain names, it becomes a hassle to manage them. Not to mention the cost has grown significantly over the years. Any serious domain name or website investor holds more than 50 domain names. Let’s see how that looks on a 10-year example.

50 domain names X 10 years X $11 USD = $5,500

50 domain names X 10 years X $8.03 = $4,015

If you think that $1,485 is not that much money, I’ll give you my bank details, and you can send them my way.

Domain data and domain monitoring

This part of my journey and experience with domain names is probably the most complex of the three. It’s strictly B2B (more so, on the enterprise side of the B2B) and partly requires coding skills. Partly because to get domain data you need to operate an API which requires coding skills. And then domain monitoring comes out of that part. Essentially, we are using domain data for domain monitoring. Some of my clients use domain data in other ways (cybersecurity, SEO, reputation management, etc). How exactly do I use domain data, and monitor my domains and websites?

I started buying websites a couple of years ago and fell in love immediately. I was looking at the SaaS tool that we built (Webmaster.Ninja) and realized that with a few minor adjustments this tool could become very helpful. So, with this tool, we are accessing publicly available data. In case you were wondering how exactly this looks, I would rather not share a screenshot because we are in the middle of redesigning our dashboard and building version 2.0.

Why should you care?

In case you need reminding, it’s a major blunder if you forget to renew your domain name. With proper data and tools, this is easily preventable. I will be the first to advise you to renew your domain name for the next 10 years but looks like almost no one does that.

Not only that but this way it is much easier to track your portfolio! If like many, you are using several domain registrars and web hosting providers, it becomes hard to keep track of everything. And what about problems like email blacklists, website downtime, expired SSL certificates? Well, our monitoring tool does all that as well.

So there you have it. A short reflection on my experience with domain names, and why I think you should care. I hope this helps, and remember, you must act on these things. If you let your domain name expire and lose it after all cycles have passed through, don’t contact me. It will be too late.

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