L = Letter and N = Number.
here is a price guide and information on all the 3 char names 3Character.com - 3 Character Domain Name Price Guide
One of the more common questions that I receive in the email comes from folks wanting to know where the best buys are in 3-character domains. This is a great question, and is a central discernment for 3 character investors. Everybody wants to buy at the best times and know when to sell for best returns. In a way, it's a question of timing the market.
So where are today's bargains? In a sense, a smart strategy for anytime in 3 character domaining is to buy in a strong sector when it's receiving a lesser amount of focus. For example, right now very little is being heard about these three segments:
1. Three letter .info (and .biz) domains
2. Three number .us domains
3. 3 character .net domains
I would argue that 2 out of three are strong buys right now at current pricing levels, and all seem to have fallen out of the mainstream as the "exciting 3-character domains of the day." 3-Letter .info domains were all the rage about 6 months ago and prices were growing quickly. There were many sales on the forums and on Ebay and people were posting wanted postings anywhere and everywhere. To a slightly lesser extent, the same was true with 3-Letter .biz domains
Nowadays you hear little roar about 3-Letter .info's and .biz's, and they've trailed in the shadows of strong 3-letter .com, net, org and .us sales. .Info is a strong extension. .Biz is a very good extension. Many a wise investor have purchased investments when the market ignored them, and often to their reward. 3-letter .info domains can still be found for under $100 today, which represents an incredible buying opportunity to the thinking and opinion of this author. The days of $xx or even low $xxx for 3-letter .info domains are likely to pass us by soon, and silent buyers who recognize this have been purchasing almost every 3-letter .info they can buy. 3-letter .info's and .biz's do seem like possible easy choices for investment right now and are unlikely to have much, if any, downside risk (I say this while also pointing you to review carefully the disclaimer below)
Three number .us domains too represent possible strong buys at this time. Because the registry withheld many of the NNN.us domains, fewer than 1000 exist, and all have been registered for some time. These, rare as they are, can often be found for under $100 today. Further, as usage of NNN domains continues to grow (with an expanding marketplace that prefers numbered domains for their marketing and outreach), one might suspect that NNN.us domains will follow suit. Even spilling over into the other extensions of .net, .org, .info and .biz, there might be strong buying opportunities for NNN domains, as their gap between their valuation and NNN.com's is decreasing, as NNN.com's continue to be strong.
Finally, some might argue that 3-character .net domains represent a buying opportunity at this time. Not all 3-character.net's are registered at this time, but it's likely possible that that will happen soon. These would be very speculative buys at this time in the opinion of this author. These could be great buys, IF the buyout happens soon. If the buyout doesn't happen soon, the wait to see strong returns could be a while yet to come. For this reason, this category is listed in this analysis, but not thought to be worthy of the other two areas listed above for possible strong investment purposes. If anything, these would be the very risky buys of today's market, though at a very low cost to do so.
It would be wise to note in closing that very few patient people have ever lost money while investing in 3-Letter or 3-Number domains. This has not always been true of 3-Character domains, but the future looks better than ever for all types of 3-character domains for investors who share reasonable patience and a reasonable level of risk.
I hope that helps you out. It's from 3character.com.
Razorloq (6 September, 2009)