Category Archives: Domain Name Aftermarket

GREENCARPET.COM Tops Weekly Chart In A Quiet Week

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It was a quiet week for big domain name sales with the top sale for the week ending 21 July not even topping $40,000. But greencarpet.com sold for a handy €33,000 ($36,630) through Sedo to best mondia.com and tinka.com which sold for $30,000 and $25,000 respectively, also both through Sedo.

Sedo had a good week on the top 20 Domain Name Journal chart, taking out 17 position. And on the top-level domain side of things, there were 12 .com sales and one each for .co.uk, .tv, .capital, .io, .jp, .co, .uk and .global.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 21 July in more detail, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190731.htm

Radix Sells $1.36m In Premium Domains in 6 Months

Radix released a report on the sale of premium domain names across their new gTLDs from January to June this week, with over 80 domain names sold for more than $2,500, and 3 for more than $10,000, and overall grossing $1,360,865, a similar figure to the second half of 2018.

Radix, which according to nTLDstats, is the largest new gTLD registry with 4.704 million domain names under management across their 9 new generic top level domains. They have 2 new gTLDs with more than one million DUM: .site (1.577m) and .online (1.295m).

Unsurprisingly, these 2 were among the 3 highest-grossing new gTLDs with respect to premium sales selling 61 domains for $65,7600 for .site and 183 domains for $156,320 for .online, the other being .tech (158 domains for $151,936), which is their seventh largest with 252,000. For .space, there were 101 sales totalling $40,922.

The report also shows new premium registrations contributed to around 40% of the total premium revenue for this period and the highest new premium registrations were attributed to GoDaddy at 46% of total premium sales.

There’s also a decent renewal rate for premium domain names of 78% for those registered in or before 2018 and over half (54%) of premium domains registered in the first half of 2018 were renewed.

During the first half of 2019, gaming.tech was the highest one time sale selling for $20,000 through Sedo.

Radix Registry’s premium domain name sales for the first half of 2019 infographic

Fora.com Tops Weekly Chart in $285,000 Sale

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Fora.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of reported sales for the week ending 14 July, selling for $285,000 through NameExperts. Coming in second and third were ikg.com and firstdate.com, which sold for $55,000 and $40,000 respectively, both through Sedo.

It was a big week for Sedo in the top 20, taking out 17 places. On the aftermarket side of things, .com did almost as good as Sedo, taking out 16 of the top 20 sales, 2 for .co and one each for .de, and .ca.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales in more detail for the week ending 14 July, see http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190724.htm

Bettingodds.com Comes Out Top As 6 6-Figure Domains Top Weekly Chart

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There were 6 six-figure domain name sales on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales in the week ending 7 July with bettingodds.com coming out top in a £390,000 ($487,500) sale through Sedo.

Coming in second was ncc.com which sold for $300,000 through VIP Brokerage followed by crystals.com ($188,000 through Sedo), viajes.es (€147,000/$166,110 through Nidoma/Sedo), pay.com.au (A$168,300/$117,810 through VPE Pty Ltd) and role.com ($100,000 through BQDN).

There was also the unique situation where one domain name charted twice at seventh and eighth in the same week. As Domain Name Journal explains:

8T.com was sold in last month’s NameJet/RightOfTheDot auction at NamesCon Europe for $76,000. Just days later, BQDN Founder James Booth, representing the buyer, found another investor in China who was willing to pay $87,000 for the domain,  so it was sold again, giving the initial buyer a quick, tidy $11,000 profit (less commissions).

Sedo had a hand in 9 sales for the week while BQDN had 6 while NameJet/ROTD/NamesCon Europe had a hand in 2. On the TLD side of things there were 14 .com domain names, 2 for .de and one each for .es, .com.au, .net and .ca.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 7 July in more detail, see: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190717.htm

Links.com Sells in €700,000 Blockbuster

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OK, the €700,000 ($798,000) sale of links.com which topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 23 June is small fry compared to last week’s $30 million sale of voice.com. But it’s the fifth biggest sale of 2019 to date and in most weeks would be the biggest reported sale on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales.

Coming in second was another six-figure sale with auer.com going for $100,000 followed by 21.de which sold for €79,730 ($90,892). The top 3 domain names, and indeed the top 10 sold through Sedo. On the top 20 chart there was only one sale not through Sedo, and that was one of the 2 that came in equal eleventh which went in a private sale.

On the top-level domain side of things, there were 10 .com sales, 2 each for .ai and .net, and one each for .de, .co, .in, .io, .at and .ch. The .at and .ch sales were for gutscheincode.at and gutscheincode.ch which sold for €10,000 each.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 23 June in more detail, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190703.htm

The Week of The Biggest (Reported) Domain Sale of All Time Naturally Tops the Weekly Chart!

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It was the week of the sale of voice.com, the largest reported domain name sale of all time, so naturally it topped the Domain Name Journal chart of reported sales and shot straight to the top of the year-to-date chart. If you recall, it sold for a whopping $30 million through GoDaddy’s Domain Broker Service.

Coming in second was a sale that in most weeks would top the sales chart itself – the $400,000 sale of casinos.org – itself the largest non-.com sale of the year-to-date and coming in ninth on the year’s chart in a sale through Sedo.

And then third was zkj.com which sold for a still pretty good $49,980 through Graham Haynes who had 5 sales in the top 10, and top 20. Sedo was the top player on the aftermarket outlets though with 12 of the top 20 sales.

On the top-level domain side of things, there were 13 .com sales, 2 for .org and one each for .de, .co, .tube, .network and .ch.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 16 June in more detail, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190626.htm

Pay.com.au Goes in $168,000 Deal For Largest 3L .AU Sale

The domain name pay.com.au sold this week for a very lucrative A$168,300 (US$116,000) deal in what’s a record reported price for any three-letter .au domain.

The purchaser was Point Hacks Pty Ltd, a Melbourne based company, and the seller was Jack Media Pty Ltd based in the Australian surfing and lifestyle mecca of Byron Bay, on the east coast about 150 kilometres south of Brisbane.

The sale was brokered by well-known and now semi-retired domain investor Ned O’Meara who believes it’s a boost in confidence in the aftermarket for Australia’s country code top level domain (ccTLD).

“In a further confidence boost for the .au domain aftermarket, I’ve just negotiated the sale of the domain pay.com.au for a record price for an Aussie 3L domain of just over $168,000,” O’Meara told Domain Pulse.

“I was approached by a representative of the buyer who was a past client of mine, and as it turned out, the seller was someone who I had sold the domain to many years ago. So I came out of semi-retirement, and made it all happen within 5 days. Buyer and seller both very happy!”

The sale comes just a few weeks after it was revealed money.com.au had sold for $400,000 last year, which is one of the largest reported sales for a .au domain name, ever.

Trio of Six-Figure Domains Top Weekly Chart As Nursing.com Goes For $950K

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The nursing.com domain name proved to be a huge winner for the seller, going for $950,000 through GetYourDomain to not only top the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 9 June, but to be second on the year-to-date chart only behind the $3 million sale of California.com.

Coming in second and third was pff.com and mortgagerefinancing.com, which sold for $270,000 in a private sale and $148,500 through Warren Mae respectively. And compared to the previous week where rpo.com topped the chart in a $50,000 sale, it would have only come in seventh this week behind paga.com ($79,000), swipe.io ($68,000) and creatio.com        (€50,000/$56,500), the first sale of the week through Sedo.

Sedo took out 14 of the top 21 reported sales with a 4-way tie for 18th place. On the top-level domain side of things ,.com had 14 sales, 2 for .io and one each for .fr, .tv, .com.au, .de and .business.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 9 June in more detail, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190619.htm

RPO.com Tops Weekly Chart in $50,000 Sale

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Not a week for big sales, but 2 three-character domain names came first and second in the week ending 2 June on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales. First up was rpo.com, which sold for $50,000, then insura.com for $40,000, both through Sedo, while vzn.com came third in a $23,700 sale through NameJet.

Sedo took out 11 of the top 21 sales with a tie for 20th place while NameJet had 9 sales. On the top-level domain side of things, there were 13 .com sales, 3 for .org, 2 for .de and one each for .cn, .co, .co.uk.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 2 June, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190612.htm

Money.com.au Sells for $400,000 In Biggest Reported .AU Sale

The money.com.au domain name sold last year (apparently), and reported this week, in what is probably the biggest reported sale to date of a .au domain name, selling for A$400,000 (US$280,320) in a private sale.

The sale was announced on the Cooper Mills Lawyers blog Thursday and sold to Shaun McGowan who is launching a new online finance business offering both business and car loans.

The previous largest .com.au sale was fetch.com.au which sold for A$132,000 through DBR (Domain Broker Australia) in 2017 while cruises.com.au sold for A$110,000 through dTrade in September 2013 and poker.com.au sold $100,000 through Moniker/SnapNames in 2011 according to Domain Name Journal.