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Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Dec 12 – 18, 2018

Reported here NameBio listed domain name sales for the 7 day period Dec 12 to Dec 18, 2018 inclusive.

During the past week the number of sales per day ranged from 171 to 256. There were 200 or more sales on 6 of the 7 days in the reporting period. 

The highest average daily price was $2640 (heavily influenced by the sale of – without that one sale the average price would be $1071 that day). The lowest average daily sale price was $411. 

The median daily sale price, a better measure of prices an individual investor is likely to encounter, ranged from $215 to $275.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 15 to 41. There were 20 or more sales above the $1000 level on 5 of the 7 days in the reporting period.

The daily sales volume ranged from a low of about $85k to a high of about $676k (on the day with the sale).  

My personal favourite names from this week include authentic (org), BookCafe (com), BrandQ (com), caution (org), ClassicRides (com), cryo (org), cryptic (ly), cybit (com), designers (io), DigitalOptions (com), dossier (com), EatShop (com), G7 (cc), LF (de), NetLinks (eu), pain (com), paya (net), picco (com), smile (ly), SwissList (ch), strollers (co), traffik (net),VitalityIndex (com) and WineFactory (com).

Daily Summaries

Dec  12, 2018

238 sales, $544 average, $250 median, 25 sales >$1k, $129k total. Noted: hyperact, do-search, SportsCan, CoinMixer, MeetingSoftware, VitalityIndex, CleverAndCute, EatShop, DramaDrama (com); equilibriarte (org); traffik (net); g7 (cc).

Dec 13, 2018

256 sales, $2640 average ($1071 without pain sale), $255 median, 41 sales>$1k, $676k total. Noted: pain, dossier, GGN, daz, EUM, coddle, spielwaren [toys], FreeVocabulary (com); authentic, caution, AdFreeBlog (org); SBH, paya (net); LF (de); NetLinks (eu).

Dec 14, 2018

244 sales, $784 average, $270 median, 31 sales>$1k. $191k total. Noted: Q4, olds, travidia, autographed, gleanster, beautyAZ, NaturalCapital, BabyBazaar, ArcticBeacon, ClassicRides, HighIntelligence (com); bidding, designers (io); cryo (org).

Dec 15, 2018

208 sales, $411 average, $232 median, 15 sales>$1k, $86k total. Noted: voicetec, BeachMaster, AdPlus, GoKey, SickOdds, OurStories, TheBestSoftware (com); BookCafe, Think-Venezuela (net); cryptic, lend (ly). Strollers (co) big drop. Slow day! 

Dec 16, 2018

171 sales, $498 average, $215 median, 19 sales>$1k, $85k total. Slow day! Noted: BabyBoy, PureCotton, WineFactory, AdoptionCenter, TheBetterYou [big jump], investigating, shutoff (com); sock (org). No info or ngTLD, just 2 cc’s both <$200.

Dec 17, 2018

228 sales, $650 average, $275 median, 34 sales>$1k, $148k total. Noted: fiera, griid, ReggaeMusic, BookMarker, CandyFeet, WorldWideInsurance, TheLostSecret (com); HeldenCasino (de); BMovies (to); omada (org); SwissList (ch); speedy (sh).

Dec 18, 2018

207 sales, $599 average, $252 median, 27 sales >$1k, $124k total. Noted picco, CloudRun, SmartCube, BrandQ, CMCX, UnitedWealth, DigitalOptions, InternetFriends (com); smile (ly);  oschwald (de), ExploreBeef (org); SupplyLine (net).


In the daily reports I kept the information as reflected in that daily report. Some sales are added to the database after the deadline and therefore do not appear.  This was a relatively slow week in new domain extension sales, but often these appear in the NameBio database too late to make the daily reports.

Keep in mind that only certain venues report sales to NameBio.  These venues represent a mix of wholesale (domain investor to domain investor) and retail (domain investor to end user) sales. The median sales price should be interpreted within that understanding. 

I urge you to read the full Daily Market Reports at NameBio. I would like to thank Michael and others at NameBio that make this valuable database freely available to the domain community.

Should you want to get my reflections on the NameBio reported sales on a daily basis follow me on Twitter @AGreatDomain.  In case  you missed the preceding weekly report it is here. I will do another summary here in about a week’s time.

About the author

Bob Hawkes

Domain analyst and commentator with particular interests in quantitative analysis, new uses for domain names, nontraditional end users, and bridging the gap between the domain community and end users. Background in science, research, education, outreach and communications, as well as almost two decades running a small home-based business. My first domain name acquisition was 2001. I hold a modest domain portfolio with legacy, country code and new extensions. Based in western Canada, but my domain outlook is global! My goal is to provide fresh insights and an evidence-based balanced outlook on the domain industry.

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