Friday, August 5, 2011

Numbers versus Letters Series (Volume I)

In our first post looking at the relative value of numeric domains as compared to letter domains, we look at median google search results for random NNNNN combinations (5 digits) versus LLLL combinations (4 letter). 

Here is the result of our investigation.

Online Graphing
Graphing

Clearly, 5 digit combinations have many more google search results than 4 letter combinations.  Although google search results are only one element of the indicators of a domain name's potential value, the huge disparity is significant, and may suggest that the current market either over-values LLLL.com's or (more likely) significantly undervalues NNNNN.com's.

To reach this result, we tested 40 random combinations (20 numbers, 20 letters), and here are the results we received.

Random Numbers

13055 9,030,000
56182 8,080,000
92256 4,040,000
59005 10,800,000
22095 10,900,000
23896 4,510,000
90537 921,000
54881 9,050,000
74849 4,390,000
61094 6,570,000
69459 4,560,000
91895 2,730,000
67373 992,000
05753 5,080,000
53690 8,910,000
97215 25,800,000
79836 5,450,000
99662 476,000
60130 3,700,000
81103 4,410,000
Median 4,820,000

Random Letters:

IGLK 283,000
VYUL 214,000
GRXA 237,000
JWNS 82,500
LAIE 13,500,000
QWHE 276,000
OWKE 236,000
DIJI 2,430,000
BZFO 235,000
BNSG 110,000
QTNJ 225,000
HEUR 5,270,000
AOXM 172,000
AHIO 786,000
UKOZ 1,170,000
YEGF 842,000
UKKQ 861,000
VDOY 929,000
GJQQ 205,000
HBFV 184,000
Median 256,500