Evaluating Different Kinds of LLLL.IN Names — Part 2

In the second part of the series, I intend to pick a few types of LLLL.INs and delve into detail. The first part of the series is here.

Let’s look at CVCV, VCVC and ABAB types of .IN names here. As you are aware CVCV are highly sought after type in the LLL.IN space. The reasons for this is because of alternating consonants and vowels which lend itself to be easily pronounceable, and hence brandable. Similarly, VCVC are also pronounceable. While there is a strong CVCV.IN buyout, we don’t have a VCVC buyout, yet. You can see the available names here. I’m not sure what the reason is, but I would like to theorize that this could be because CVCV.COMs are highly valued domains and the general trend of what could be good for .COM is also deemed effectual for .IN might apply here.

The total number of different CVCV combinations: Doing the maths, we get 21 x 5 x 21 x 5 = 11,025 different combinations of CVCV names. Download the combination here.

The total number of different VCVC combinations: Doing the maths, we get 5 x 21 x 5 x 21= 11,025 different combinations of VCVC names. Download the combination here.

ABAB is an interesting pattern. Not all of them are easily pronounceable
but because of the brandable potential and rarity, these are all registered.

The total number of different ABAB names: Doing the maths, we get 26 x 25 = 650 different combinations of ABAB names. Download the combination here.

Now, a domain can be both a CVCV and ABAB, for example, DODO or PAPA, etc. Similarly, there are VCVC and ABAB names like OTOT, EMEM, etc.

The total number of CVCV and ABAB names: Doing the maths, we get 21 x 5 = 105 different combinations of names that are both CVCV and ABAB. Download the combination here.

The total number of VCVC and ABAB names: Doing the maths, we get 5 x 21 = 105 different combinations of names that are both VCVC and ABAB. Download the combination here.

Check out the Venn diagram for the above the types — CVCV, VCVC, and ABAB here:

Intersection of CVCV, VCVC and ABAB type of LLLL.IN domains


If You Are a .in Domainer , Why Should You Blog ?

This blog had its first post in 2011, and now it is 2016 and I have managed to score about 30 posts before this one. I admit to some extended pauses in blogging, but the good news is that my most recent attempt at resuming blogging has me posting about 25 blogs so far. What I’ve realized about blogging is that it’s hard to be disciplined enough to blog on a regular basis. There are other factors influencing this as well:

  • What do I blog about? This is the hardest part when it comes to blogging, especially regarding the .IN domain space, which is a ccTLD. There simply isn’t much happening in such a short time span; so thinking up a topic to write about takes a lot of creativity.
  • How large is the audience? When I first started blogging there were not a lot of .IN domainers out there, so the largest audience I would possibly reach was about 10 to 20 enthusiastic followers of my niche extension. It has since improved so the audience size has grown substantially, which makes getting feedback and encouragement a lot easier.

There are a few other factors, like setting up the blog, getting a reliable host, beautiful templates, the appropriate plugins, etc., but now that it’s 2016 these are no longer issues. If I’m missing something, please let me know.

Now that I’ve discussed the hindrances of blogging in the .IN domain space, what are some of the positives?

The most important factor is that you can spread awareness about the extension. This is vital if you have invested in .IN domains. The Indian registry, which didn’t promote .IN until a few months ago, has now started doing social media campaigns, although this isn’t enough. As responsible .IN domainers, we can control our own destiny blogging on a regular basis to give .IN ccTLDs more name and brand recognition among the other extensions.

Other benefits:

  1. Earn money blogging: The easiest way to earn money by blogging is to put up ads.
  2. Improve writing skills: Not everyone is a good writer, so writing blogs helps us think more clearly so that we can enhance our written communication skills, which will serve us well when working at a job.
  3. Make friends in the industry: The domaining industry is still quite small, so it is possible to know a lot of them. Blogging can help you make more friends and/or acquaintances.

Please do not think of me as being patronizing in this post. I’m just trying to encourage more .IN domainers to start blogging. I would also appreciate it if you would leave feedback as to what you think and any suggestions as to how I can improve.