Saturday, March 8, 2008

More developed NNNNN.com's

I've done another sample of 100 random NNNNN.com's to see how many are developed sites. The first sample showed 46 developed sites, the second sample showed, 52, and this one showed 41. I think there is now enough in the sample size to make a decent prediction about NNNNN.com development in general. With a sample of 300 out of a population of 100,000, the margin of error is down to 5.65%. So at the 95% confidence level, the percentage of NNNNN.com's that are developed sites is 46.33% (with the margin of error its 40.68%-51.98%). That means there are only about 54% of the NNNNN.com's available to be developed.

In the recent sample, the trends from the earlier ones were present. There were 30 Marchex Zip Code sites (listed as "MZC"), 7 Chinese sites, 1 mobile phone site (Aradiom), and 3 other sites, including a contemporary art site (48073). The main uses for these domains so far are as postal codes, Chinese sites, and mobile phone sites. These are all great areas for future growth, given that many valuable foreign postal codes are 5-digits, including France, Germany, Kuwait, Spain, Sweden, and Italy, and there already seems to be some interest in developing these domains. Also, internet access continues to rapidly expand in China (internet penetration is still only 16% of the Chinese population, up from 10% a year ago!), making the NNNNN.com market well positioned for that explosion of future growth as well. Finally, the mobile phone uses for NNNNN.com's, either as spelled words or as quick means of accessing a website, are just beginning to be explored. Jamptap has a great post that gives a preview of the potential in this market. Finally, Adam Dicker blogged recently about potential growth in the value of numeric domains.

00987 MZC
01593
01638
01926
02057
04912 MZC
06486
06606
07822 MZC
08232 MZC
08899
09465
10051 Chinese Site
10208
10233
10992 MZC
11945
13316
14519 MZC
14951
15105
15987
17391
18413 MZC
18489
20888
21138
23010
25503 MZC
26725
27075
28391 MZC
29527 MZC
31943
34829
37637 Chinese Site
38973
41264 MZC
42043
43153 MZC
44487 MZC
44966 Aradiom Mobile Phone Site
45502 MZC
45893 MZC
45926
46678
46953 MZC
47078
47439 MZC
47478
48073 Contempoary Art
48662 MZC
50387
50763
51803
52357
53341 Chinese Site (Bo-Blog)
55670
55840
56218 MZC
57071 MZC
57947 Reviewsmatter
59052 MZC
59465 MZC
62363 MZC
63704
63999 Chinese Site
64135
65070
65683
66827 Chinese Site (redirects to 66827 .net)
69223
69647
70909
71301 MZC
71701 MZC
72680 MZC
74683
79281
80421 MZC
81287
82081 MZC
82548
84081
84786
85117 Chinese Site
85134
86645
86684
89185 MZC
90492
92003
93085
94313
94395
94738
95118 MZC
95244
97796 Chinese Site
98006 Verio