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Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Dec 19 – 25, 2018

Reported here is an analysis of NameBio reported domain name sales for the 7 day period Dec 19 to Dec 25, 2018 inclusive.

During the week the number of sales per day ranged from 211 to 255. There were 210 or more sales on each of the 7 days in the reporting period. 

The highest average daily price was $598. The lowest average daily sale price was $462. 

The median daily sale price, a better measure of prices an individual investor is likely to encounter, were all in the narrow range from $237 to $267.

The number of daily sales above $1000 varied from 17 to 38. 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 $98k to a high of $146k.  There were no huge sales reported during this week.

My personal favourite names from this week (listed alphabetically) include 1E (de), 1R (net), 5G (io), America (co), auction (ly), better (run), BoxChat (com), BrightKids (com), buffet (net), HealthVentures (com), IQD (com), IRN (org), MagicKey (com), MattressPlanet (co-uk), ministers (net), office-lernen (de), penguin (info), PetClassifieds (com), PetLabs (com), TokenAssets (com), turkmia (org), WalletPro (com), WSN (net), WV (io) and zeus (io).

Daily Summaries

Dec  19, 2018

230 sales, $574 average, $264 median, 24 sales>$1k, $132k total. Noted: PetClassifieds, iFunded, ASAPlegal, BBay, HonestMarketer, YourLaunchPad, GlobalEclipse, WalletPro (com); MattressPlanet (co-uk); Pascal-network (org); America (co); zeus (io).

Dec 20, 2018

249 sales, $586 average, $267 median, 38 sales>$1k, $146k total. Noted: 1R, DogSpot, buffet, UPA (net); office-lernen (de); WV (io); turkmia (org); auction (ly); kanabi, OneOff, SecurityOnline, MagicKey, CruiseAtlas, BoxChat, QuantumCompass (com).

Dec 21, 2018

234 sales, $598 average, $260 median, 26 sales>$1k, $140k total. Noted: IQD, penker, SlotSource, HealthVentures, AdventureCards, CreativeConsortium, GoldCreek (com); IRN, orbs, smiler (org); WSN (net). Accessible (org) drops a lot fast!

Dec 22, 2018

255 sales, $485 average, $241 median, 22 sales >$1k, 124k$ total. Noted: 5g, FBapp (io); 1e (de); ministers (net); weiqi (cc); 100thmeridian (org); esop, indore, TransparentSystems, IrishCastles, aDoctor, SalesSpot, SmartHawk, CryptoAnalyzer (com). 

Dec 23, 2018

218 sales, $465 average, $237 median,18 sales>$1k, $101k total. Noted: tmmm, woye, firez, PetLabs, MatureDate, ContentHub, CannaSpace (com); penguin (info); classify (io); better (run). PetLabs (com) way up, UnderarmPads (com) big price fall.

Dec 24, 2018

216 sales, $582 average, $273 median, 22 sales>$1k, $126k total. Noted: crikey, fodao, uniqueco, iken, paracel, SimpleHearing, TokenApp, MobileSales, AllBags, FreeBookSpot, BrightKids, CashInHand (com); NKD (net); drip (gg). 

Dec 25, 2018

211 sales, $462 average, $242 median, 17 sales>$1k, $98k total. Noted – 22456, cryptodex, aeroe, ocawa, acquia, TopStore, TokenAssets, ImmigrationLaws, HowToChange (com); WorldMarrow, WorldAIDScampaign, DotNetWiki (org). Canesis (com) big drop!


This was, perhaps surprisingly, a rather active week in domain name sales, with more than 210 sales on each day. That being said it was also a week without truly high value sales. 

As is usual .com dominated the sales week, although there were good sales in .org, .net and several country code extensions as well. Many of the significant sales were in two word .com domain names, although brandable names also saw strength. A number of the leading sales were in two character NL formats (a .net, a .de and an .io). Several of the significant sales this week involved pet themes.

Keep in mind that only certain venues report sales to NameBio, and that some sales are put in the database too late to make the daily reports. The reporting 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 according to that information. 

I urge you to read the full Daily Market Reports at NameBio. As well as listing all of the sales for each day, it includes information on all domains that also had a previous sale. It is valuable information for domain investors to see which have gone up and which down. 

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 weekly 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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