Three Character Domains on hold?

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Hi:

I've noticed that every three character domain, except some of those containing hyphens or numbers are being held ("on hold") by registers.

What's up with that? Has anyone registered a three character domain lately?

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Originally posted by ghecko
Picked up NE1.ORG yesterday
That's a great catch for one with a number in it but he was talking about 3 letter domains... those are much harder to get. I think the scripts that people use are configured to take any "3 letter" com, net or org automatically.
 
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Yes, I was talking about three character domains that do not contain numbers or hyphens.

At present, from my information, there are 266 three character domains that are three character (no numbers of hyphens) of the top TLD (com, net, org) which have expired, but are on hold.

It looks like to me that the registrars have decided to hold all three character domains awaiting something.

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about what's happening here.

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Are 3 letter coms really worth that much, I understand that you may be lucky passing them onto a company with those initials etc... however unless they are like www.hot.com or ice.com then why would say fjy.com be worth picking up.
 
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Originally posted by greggish


That's a great catch for one with a number in it but he was talking about 3 letter domains... those are much harder to get. I think the scripts that people use are configured to take any "3 letter" com, net or org automatically.
You are correct about what I asked, but "great catch"? Three character domains with numbers in them are plentiful. For example, there are 100 .com's that are available for registration right now that start with the letter "n" and over 2000 that are a combination of numbers (i.e., 03o.com).

However, there are NO three character names of any TDL (com, net, org) that have only letters in them.

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Yeah I know what u r saying

I think he was trying to say the acronym 'Any One' for ne1.org rather than just some spurious 2 letter one number domain
 
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Originally posted by ghecko
Are 3 letter coms really worth that much, I understand that you may be lucky passing them onto a company with those initials etc... however unless they are like www.hot.com or ice.com then why would say fjy.com be worth picking up.
If it were me, I would work up a logo and name for any three character domain I got and advertise the entire thing as one package. There are companies that are looking to improve their image with a shorter name.

The company Price Waterhouse comes to mind with their purchase of Monday.com. I don't know what the status of it is at present, but I do know that they forgot to get monday.com.uk -- you should see that web site.

In any event, I would be very interested in any three *character* domain name.

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you know that the term "character" refers to both numbers and letters(and whatever else), right? perhaps you would be more clear in stating you would be happy with any three "letter" domain to avoid any confusion...;)
 
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Originally posted by kidkool
you know that the term "character" refers to both numbers and letters(and whatever else), right? perhaps you would be more clear in stating you would be happy with any three "letter" domain to avoid any confusion...;)

kidkool:

Forgive me. With 20+ years of computer programming, characters to me are letters and numbers are something different. Characters can hold values and numbers are values.

Plus the dictionaries I have reviewed don't really make a distinction one way or another as to what a character is, letter or number. In fact, one dictionary I reviewed said "... such as a letter of the alphabet".

Also, when one looks up the word "alphabet", my dictionary exhibits letters and not numbers as an example. Furthermore, "alphanumeric" means letters and numbers and there would be no need for the word "alphanumeric" if the word "alphabet" meant both.

So, I hope you can understand why I said what I did. However, your suggestion is one I shall follow in later posts.

Thank you.

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