You don’t need to be a marketing pro to know that a three letter domain name is valuable – they are short, memorable, they can mean words or be used as acronyms. No wonder all of them are taken. Yes, all and not only in the .com extension – there are over 50,000 character combinations you can make with three characters and by 1997 all of them are registered in .com, quickly followed .net, .org, .info, .biz and many other extensions.
The first three-letter .com domain registered was BBN.com on April 24, 1985, by BBN Technologies. Here are some well known brands operating on three letter names that you will surely recognize.
|IBM.COM||IBM Corporation||International Business Machines|
|YSL.COM||Yves Saint Laurent||Yves Saint Laurent|
|HTC.COM||HTC Corporation||High Tech Computer|
|WII.COM||Wii by Nintendo||The two lower case “i” letters are meant to symbolize two people playing|
|ING.COM||ING Group||Internationale Nederlanden Groep|
|JBL.COM||JBL||Founder – James Bullough Lansing|
|DHL.COM||DHL||Founders’ Initials – Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom, Robert Lynn|
|CVS.COM||CVS||Consumer Value Store|
|ATT.COM||AT&T||Communications American Telephone and Telegraph Company|
You can tell not many things scream longevity, authority and trust as a three letter .com domain name for your brand. It is no surprise that over 60% of those names are owned by global brands and so likely will not become available in the decades to come.
We can go on and include companies like ABC on ABC.com, National Basketball Association on NBA.com, Amazon with AWS.com, Fox on FOX.com…well, the list goes on. Here is the full compilation of three letter domains for you to review.
|zol.com||no||Beijing Zhixing Ruijing Technology Co., Ltd|
|zom.com||no||Zomco International, LLC|
|zoo.com||no||InfoSpace Holdings, LLC|
|zph.com||no||HarperCollins Christian Publishing|