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Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Nov 28 – Dec 4, 2018

We report here an analysis of NameBio listed domain name sales for the 7 day period Nov 28 to Dec 4, 2018 inclusive.

During the past week the number of sales per day ranged from 198 to 260. There were 200 or more sales on all days but one in the reporting period. 

The highest average daily price was $1033. The lowest average daily sale price was $444. 

The median daily sale price, a better measure of prices an individual investor is likely to encounter, ranged from $215 to $261.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 13 to 29. There were 20 or more sales above the $1000 level on 5 of the 7 days in the reporting period.

There were between 198 and 260 sales per day, with a median price each day in the narrow range from $215 to $261.  There are usually just over 20 sales each day at the $1000 level or above. 

My personal favourite names from this week include 1M (com), crypto (business), diabetes (io), dental (store), EduFair (com),  e-mail (net), fantasy (gg), FoodNet (com), geek (plus), HandHeld (org), LegalCopy (com), logging (in), MagicDomain (com), MapleStory (net), mashpedia (com), OneMile (com), skill (us), simplification (fr), SocraticMethod (org), teen (io) and yapp (org).

Daily Summaries

Nov 28, 2018

253 sales, $448 average, $227 median, 27 sales >$1k. Noted LegalCopy, EduFair, ChilliPepper, FoodNet, PitLane, PRPal, truweb (com); HandHeld, MyWireless (org); ECM (net); crypto (business); UC (to). LegalCopy increase 20x in  just over 1 yr.

Nov 29, 2018

256 sales, $1033 average, $251median, 29 sales >$1k. Noted 1M, pacifiers, uncoupled, HoloHome, ClaimsWork, detoxing, LaDispute, AdvisoryService (com); windshield, ADT (org); skill (us), scumbag (tv), founders (me); bbb (ooo). 1M dominates!

Nov 30, 2018

240 sales, $780 average, $256 median, 29 sales >$1k. Noted: NZD, deski, scalo, MagicDomain, OneMile, StockWalk, CannaCorp, eResearch, GenerateHope, CloudEstate (com); kik (kz); e-mail, AWP (net); MyHIVclinic (org); crypto (house); geek (plus).

Dec 1, 2018

211 sales, $573 average, $215 median, 20 sales >$1k. All 5 sales with prior down 80% plus. Noted: abdul, mashpedia, WhiskyKing, DivorceCounselors, CompleteMarketing, GolfPost (com); AddFile, yapp, PHPguru (org); 123 (live). 0 country codes sold. 

Dec 2, 2018

198 sales, $496 average, $261 median, 13 sales >$1k. Names noted – AgeCheck, GoodAdvice, InStudio, GiftHappy, SmartLenses, OrderLunch, TeachFirst (com); HG22, NVA, CWG (net); teen (io); LiberalYouth (org); logging (in). Less than  $100k total.

Dec 3, 2018

260 sales, $525 average, $225 median, 25 sales >$1k. Names noted – dental (store); bolsos, naissance, NewsTopic (net); CoinTakeover, LivingHome, OnlinePsychic, CombatOutpost, FoodCamp, RightLoan (com); IR (to); LVN, ThemeXP, SocraticMethod (org). 

Dec 4, 2018

226 sales, $444 average, $264 median, 19 sales >$1k.  Noted: MapleStory (net); petaholics, hazon, DreamMachine, CustomTools, CryptoMonster (com); dating (ly); cetus-links, namac (org); simplification (fr); diabetes (io). Fantasy (gg) went cheap!


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.  I plan to investigate more fully, but it seems to me that the sales rate of the .io, and country codes in general, seems to have dropped a bit of late.  As always, .com names dominate the daily sales 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.  While taking that into account note that the majority of domain names sell in the $250 range. 

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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