Considering to Buy Two Short Domains but...

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Hi, I'm considering to buy two short domain names which look something like:

ab5DOTorg and a8bDOTorg

They are both just a few months old and have less or no traffic or pagerank.

How much do you think I should buy them for?

Once I do buy them, how much could I sell them for?

Is it a good investment?

Thanks in advance!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

It's a purchase, not an investment. An investment implies that money will be made & there is no guarantee that any money will be made. I wouldn't pay two cents for those domains.
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I'd only buy them if you have a personal use for them.
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That's strange to hear. I've heard and seen in the past that such short domains cost a lot of money since they are:

1) Short thus easy to remember
2) Hard to get as they are almost always registered

If I told you that I'm getting both for $45, what would you guys say? Great bargain, good bargain or leave it?

I'll most probably put up blogs or directories on them and get their ranks, backlinks and traffic up a little.

Would I make a few hundreds with little or no effort if I decide to sell them in the future?
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Just curious what you plan to do with the respective Japanese and German websites that already exist for them. I'm not sure that I would call $45 a great bargain. A 3 character domain name doesn't mean diddly if you can't associate it with anything that makes sense. I mean, really, a German anti-terrorist website? How would anyone associate a8b with the "Terror protection office"? No wonder the traffic is lousy.

What great thing do you think is going to make that domain name so worthwhile that you can make money off of reselling it? I can't think of any. I mean seriously, things like ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS make great domain names because they are all automatically associated with major television networks. But a8b? What could you possibly associate that with? Same goes for ab5 for that matter.
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Someone gave you a good sales pitch. You won't make a few hundred unless you have some products to sell.

Register your own domain.
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Sorry if I gave a wrong impression, but those are not the domain names, they are similar to them.

But they do consist of two letters and a number in that order.

So I shouldn't waste my $45 thinking that I might be able to sell them for a few hundred $$$
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You didn't give me the wrong impression. You were quite clear & I understood what you said.

If you are going to gamble on something increasing in value, buy a stock instead.
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Thanks, I will pass on the purchase then ;)

Thanks!
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3 letter domain names are really valuable.

3 letters that have a number stuck in them are not.

cdf.com or iws.org are definately worth $45. af3.org...not so much.

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