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Skew.com Tops Weekly Chart, But Doesn’t Top 6 Figures

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Skew.com managed to top the Domain Name Journal chart of reported domain name sales for the week ending 25 August, but it didn’t manage to top the six-figure mark, selling for $92,000 through Uniregistry, who are much more regularly appearing on the chart since they’ve started to release sales weekly.

Coming in second and third were acetech.com and homee.com, which sold for €75,000 ($83,250) and $40,000 respectively, both through Sedo.

On the top-level domain side of things, there were 14 .com sales, 2 for .co and one each for .life, .uk, .ch and .de. On the aftermarket side of things, there were 11 sales through Sedo and 8 through Uniregistry, including one with WebQuest.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 25 August in more detail, see: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190904.htm

Joyride.com Heads Brace Of Six-Figure Domain Sales

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Joyride.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 18 August, selling for $300,000 through Uniregistry, to easily best the second six-figure sale of the week, 4t.com, which sold for $100,000 through Dubai Domains/Afternic while aptum.com wasn’t far off in a $94,888 sale through DomainMarket.

On the top-level domain side of things there were 15 .com sales in the top 20 along with one each for .dev, .ca, .co, .nl and .net. On the aftermarket outlets, Uniregistry had a hand in 8 sales, Sedo 6 and DomainMarket 3.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 18 August in more detail, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190828.htm

.UK Sale Tops Weekly Chart As Big Sales Take A Break

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It wasn’t a week for big domain name sales, but it meant that some ccTLD sales were able to take out 3 of the top 4 positions on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 11 August. The biggest sale for the week was shopping.uk which sold for a very handy €50,500 ($56,055) through DomainOrder while exl.com came in second in a $50,000 sale through Sedo.

Third and fourth for the week was a pair of .co domain names, which while are Colombia’s ccTLD are generally regarded as gTLDs. The first of these was generate.co which sold for $39,500 followed by octane.co which sold for $27,500, with sold through GritBrokerage.

While only taking out one of the top 4 domains, .com took out positions 5 through 20 to take out 17 of the top 20 on the top-level domain (TLD) side of things. On the aftermarket side of things, Uniregistry had another good week having a hand in 9 sales while Sedo had 5 with DomainOrder and FatCityProperties 2 each.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 11 August in more detail, see: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190821.htm

Pair of 6-Figure Domains Top Weekly Chart

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A pair of 6-figure domain names topped the Domain Name Journal weekly chart of top reported sales for the week ending 4 August, with bestdeals.com coming out top selling for $105,000 followed by katie.com which sold for $100,000, both sold through Uniregistry. Coming in third was usu.com which sold for $90,000 through BQDN.

Uniregistry released its top sales that are not subject to non-disclosure agreements for July, and will soon begin releasing its sales weekly. As a result of releasing a month of sales at once Uniregistry took out 16 of the top 21 sales – there was a 5-way toe for 17th place. The usually dominant Sedo ended up with only one sale on the chart.

On the top-level domain (TLD) side of things, .com was also dominant, taking out 20 of the 21 positions with the remaining sale that of a .cn domain name.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported domain name sales for the week ending 4 August in more detail, see: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190814.htm

Uniregistry Domain Name Sales Up 50% to $50.1m in 3 Years

Uniregistry Brokerage released their domain name sales data for 2016 to 2018, showing the dollar value of sales jumped slightly over 50% in just 3 years to $50,100,177.46 in 2018, from $38,936,880.54 in 2017 and $33,819,931.20 in 2016.

The average value of domain name sales in 2018 also was higher. In 2018 there were 5,445 domain names sold for an average price of $9,201.13, in 2017 there were 5,236 domain names sold averaging $7,436.38 per domain while in 2016 the average for each domain name sold was $8,297.33. But while the dollar value of domain names sold was up 50%, the volume was only up by a third.

Uniregistry Brokerage sold domain names to buyers from 111 different countries in 2018. They now have a team speaking over 14 different languages and also report great success with native-language-resolving landing pages and local phone numbers based on the geographical location of the visiting customer on the “For Sale” pages. The Uni “Sales Landing” pages are performing very well to capture leads, and we are excited about several new technologies being used with them.

The highest domain name sale of 2018 was a 2-word .com domain name that sold for over $1 million dollars. 8 of the top 10 domain name sales in 2018 were private and the exact sale amount/domain name cannot be shared due to non-disclosure agreements. 58 domain names sold for at least $100,000 or more in 2018. Of those 58, 56 were .com domains. There was also one .net and one .co.uk domain name. Of the 58 domains that sold for more than $100K, the average length was 5.8 characters.

1,005 domain name sales were between $10,000 and $99,999 in 2018. The average length of these domain names was 8 characters. In 2017, we sold 900 domains in the same price range and the average character length was 8.3 (without the TLD). This has been a steady rise from 2016, which saw 785 domain sales in the price range and an average character length of 8.59. There are slight trends toward shorter character length and an increase in volume.

Uniregistry also published month by month domain name sales data for 2018 by their Brokerage team.

  • Jan: 456 domains sold, average sale price $7,322 with a total of $3.3M
  • Feb: 408 domains sold, average sale price $10,181 with a total of $4.1M
  • March: 501 domains sold, average sale price $9,272 with a total of $4.6M
  • April: 498 domains sold, average sale price $10,093 with a total of $5M
  • May: 514 domains sold, average sale price $9,576 with a total of $4.9M
  • June: 416 domains sold, average sale price $10,573 with a total of $4.3M
  • July: 437 domains sold, average sale price $8,510 with a total of $3.7M
  • Aug: 480 domains sold, average sale price $8,049 with a total of $3.8M
  • Sept: 432 domains sold, average sale price $9,516 with a total of $4.1M
  • Oct: 453 domains sold, average sale price $10,653 with a total of $4.8M
  • Nov: 444 domains sold, average sale price $7,865 with a total of $3.4M
  • Dec: 406 domains sold, average sale price $8,873 with a total of $3.6M

The Uniregistry Brokerage team sold an Average of 453 domain names per month in 2018.

Uniregistry also published some more breakdowns on sales data:

US$1,000 to $9,999 Data

  • 2016: 2,924 total domains sold. Average Character Count: 9.3
  • 2017: 3,490 total domains sold. Average Character Count: 9.6
  • 2018: 3,742 total domains sold. Average Character Count: 9.5

86.86% of all domain names sold by the Brokerage in 2018 were .com domain names. 2.3% were .net and 1.9% were .org.

Mean (Average) and Median Sales Data

  • Mean (Average) sales price for 2016 was $7,436
  • Median sales price for 2016 was $3,450
  • Mean (Average) sales price for 2017 was $7,436
  • Median sales price for 2017 was $3,333
  • Mean (Average) sales price for 2018 was $9,200
  • Median sales price for 2018 was $3,500

2016

  • 4,076 total domains
  • 357 one-word domains
  • 1,765 two-word domains
  • 286 three-word domains
  • 481 one-to-four character domains
  • 1,259 other domains

2017

  • 5,236 total domains
  • 408 one-word domains
  • 2,374 two-word domains
  • 392 three-word domains
  • 523 one-to-four character domains
  • 1,608 other domains

2018

  • 5,445 total domains
  • 404 one-word domains
  • 2,363 two-word domains
  • 423 three-word domains
  • 538 one-to-four character domains
  • 1,799 other domains

Bumper Week of 5 Six-Figure Sales

Domain Name Journal logoCrosswordpuzzles.com was the biggest sale of the week, but there were 4 others that made the six-figure mark in the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 22 April.

Topping the six-figure quintuplets, crosswordpuzzles.com sold for $249,980, followed by presto.com ($150,000), emx.com ($120,000) and hosts.com ($100,000) ,all sold through Uniregistry, with the remaining six-figure sale being providers.com selling for $100,000 through Buckley Media Group.

The Uniregistry sales were part of the release of the majority of their sales for the first quarter of 2018, which meant they took out 18 sales on the chart. The remaining sale was through Sedo. The Uniregistry release was also .com heavy, with 19 of the top 20 being from the largest of all top level domains, and the remaining one being .org.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 22 April, see:
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2018/20180502.htm

Biggest Non .COM Sale in 2018 Sells For $500,300

Domain Name Journal logoIt was the year-to-date’s biggest sale of a new gTLD domain name and non-.com domain name – the sale of vacation.rentals for $500,300 through Uniregistry. It’s also the fifth biggest sale of the year to date. And it was 10 times the size of the second biggest sale of the year!

For the week ending 8 April coming in second on Domain Name Journal’s chart of top reported sales was closers.com, which sold for $50,000, and live.casino (£24,500 or $34,790), both sold through Sedo.

There were 12 .com sales on the chart, 3 new gTLD sales (.rentals, .casino and .chat), 2 for .org and one each for .co.uk, .eu and .tv. Sedo had 13 sales on the chart, DomainMarket 3 and Uniregistry 2.

On the sale of vacation.rentals, Domain Name Journal note that it was the biggest reported new gTLD sale ever, topping the sale of home.loans which sold for $500,000 in January, with both .rentals and .loans being Donuts operated new gTLDs.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 8 April in more detail, go to:
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2018/20180418.htm

Another 3L .COM Domain Tops Weekly Chart in 6-Figure Sale

Domain Name Journal logoIt was the fourth week in a row for a 6-figure domain name sale to top the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 17 December with evm.com topping the chart, selling for $100,000 through Uniregistry.

The next 2 sales came through Sedo – hornet.com and goldi.com, which sold for $60,000 and €50,000 ($59,500) respectively.

Sedo dominated the sales on the weekly chart, selling 17 of the top 20 domain names. And on the aftermarket side, there were 16 .com sales and one each for .ai, .cn, .ca and .com.br.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 17 December, go to:
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2017/20171227.htm

CIRA Adds .SX To The TLDs It Provides Registry Services For

Canadian Internet Registration Authority CIRA logoCanada’s ccTLD registry, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), has now added .sx (Sint Maarten) to its Fury Registry Platform. CIRA has been on a bit of a “acquisition” role recently with this week’s adding to a number of similar recent announcements.

Wednesday’s announcement says SX Registry SA, who operates the .SX country code top level domain on behalf of the Sint Maarten government, is now running on CIRA’s Fury Registry Platform.

“While we chose the Fury platform due to its advanced features and stability, what truly amazed me was how seamless the migration was,” said Normand Fortier, CEO, SX Registry SA. “As a business person and especially as a registry, I cannot afford downtime, and the CIRA transition team exceeded my most optimistic expectations.”

CIRA describes their Fury Registry Platform as a next-generation TLD management platform with features and functionality designed for the modern TLD business. Fury features a modern interface with role-based access to key registry functions that provide flexibility in pricing, promotion, and domain management to help operators run their business and grow their registry.

Another of the benefits that CIRA touts is Fury’s tags feature—an industry first—enables operators to apply advanced business rules to individual domains or domain groupings to make adjustments to pricing and promotions in real-time.

The migration to Fury took less than 30 days, and was executed seamlessly by the CIRA transition team. Another to have migrated to Fury was .KIWI who adopted the platform last year.

“We developed the Fury Registry Services Platform with the flexibility and agility to manage any modern TLD business,” said Dave Chiswell, Vice President of Product Development, CIRA. “The TLD market is rapidly evolving, and accompanied by the support of CIRA, the FURY platform provides operators with a set of next-generation tools to compete and win.”

The consolidation of registry services is a bit of a global trend as registry operators look for partners to provide services rather than provide bespoke services every time. CIRA has been aggressive in seeking partners and in late October announced Uniregistry and SIDN had signed on to receive CIRA’s D-Zone DNS services for their TLDs. These announcements have followed announcements in February of 2 other joint ventures with the New Zealand and Portuguese ccTLD registries, InternetNZ and Associação DNS.PT, to deliver Anycast DNS services.

Domain Pulse has previously reported of SIDN who manages the .nl (Netherlands) ccTLD with more than 5.7 million domains under management, has itself been branching into other services. Speaking at the Domain Pulse conference in Vienna in February SIDN’s Michiel Henneke said the registry has been experimenting with opportunities in similar areas.

“DNS is required for e-billing so SIDN became a co-creator of a DNS billing service in the Netherlands, but there are few other markets that are as attractive when it comes to revenue as domain names and the e-billing service is just a small part of revenue. We’ve also taken over an e-identity company with 12 million users, so we believe this will be a significant contributor to future revenue.”

Registry Consolidation Continues as SIDN and Uniregistry Choose CIRA to Enhance DNS Security and Performance

Canadian Internet Registration Authority CIRA logoThe top level domain business continues to consolidate as registry operators look for partners to provide services rather than provide bespoke services every time. One of those registries that has recently been aggressive in seeking partners is CIRA, the registry operator for the Canadian ccTLD, who this week announced Uniregistry and SIDN have signed on to receive CIRA’s D-Zone DNS services for their TLDs.

Both partnerships were announced at the ICANN public meeting currently underway in Abu Dhabi and follows the announcement in February of two other joint ventures with the New Zealand and Portuguese ccTLD registries, InternetNZ and Associação DNS.PT, to deliver Anycast DNS services.

SIDN who manages the .nl country code top level domain (ccTLD) for the Netherlands, with more than 5.7 million domains under management, has itself been branching into other services. Speaking at the Domain Pulse conference in Vienna earlier this year SIDN’s Michiel Henneke said the registry has been experimenting with opportunities in similar areas.

“DNS is required for e-billing so SIDN became a co-creator of a DNS billing service in the Netherlands, but there are few other markets that are as attractive when it comes to revenue as domain names and the e-billing service is just a small part of revenue. We’ve also taken over an e-identity company with 12 million users, so we believe this will be a significant contributor to future revenue.”

Uniregistry, the other partner, operates .ky, the Cayman Islands ccTLD, along with 25 new generic top level in domains (gTLDs) in the global marketplace, including .link, .game, .mom and .photo.

The CIRA D-Zone Anycast DNS that the registries have signed up to use is built for resilience with a strong footprint at each node across a global, well-peered network that is recognized as best-in-class by some of the most discriminating buyers in the industry.

CIRA’s solution started with the needs of the .CA TLD at its heart, and is now finding great partners around the world who are committed to building a better internet for their users.

Establishing one or more secondary DNS footprints is considered an internet infrastructure best-practice that can help to mitigate the risks posed by DDoS that increasingly focus on DNS providers, where they can do the most damage. The DNS is fundamental to ensuring that websites, email, and web applications remain online and optimized for performance.