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Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Dec 26, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019

Reported here are NameBio listed domain name sales for the 7 day period Dec 26, 2018 through Jan 1, 2019. 

The daily summaries section below summarizes  each day in the format date, number of sales, average  price, median price, number of sales at or above $1000, and the total sales volume. It is followed by a listing of about a dozen domain names that attracted our attention. In some cases other brief comments are included.

During the past week the number of sales per day ranged from 177 to 246. There were 200 or more sales on only 4 of the 7 days in the reporting period. 

The highest average daily price was $710. The lowest average daily sale price was $445, both a bit lower than for a typical week. 

The daily median price, a better measure of prices an individual investor is likely to encounter, ranged from $221 to $260.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 14 to 30. There were 20 or more sales above the $1000 level on 4 of the 7 days in the reporting period.

The daily sales volume ranged from a low of about $81k to a high of about $175k, somewhat lower than a typical week, not unexpected for a period of holidays in many countries. There were no truly huge sales during this reporting period. 

My personal favourite names from this week include associate (com), brick (info), calendar (eu), course (ly), electrodynamics (org), FreeWorldU (org), FuelBox (com), GolfCarts (org), GrumpyGoats (com), HumanCloning (org), iCharts (net), illustrator (net), luxury (media), MonsterFitness (com), MusicTap (net), Nicosia(org), RocketMom (kr), SmartDetector (com), swarm (tech), SweetTemptations (com), and TransferMoney (com).

Daily Summaries

Dec  26, 2018

246 sales, $710 average, $221 median, 27 sales>$1k, $175k total. Noted 0480, 4337, coolxap, codema, saper, USBC, generates, CheapTweet, BusinessNow, SignalLight (com); illustrator (net); luxury (media); course (ly). Huge drop CaptchaCreator (com).

Dec 27, 2018

213 sales, $649 average, $237 median, 17 sales>$1k, $138k total. Noted: associate, pictor, mutuality, FuelBox, NewCard, MedicalProcedures, SmartDetector, ForestDevelopment (com); swarm (tech); RocketMom (kr); the (vc); calendar (eu).

Dec 28, 2018

186 sales, $569 average, $260 median, 27 sales>$1k, $106k total. Noted: emprego, electrodynamics, GolfCarts (org); MusicTap (net); LocalPlumbers, PrivateClinic, MonsterFitness, CrowdMortgage, LiveReads, audiobiography, xxvv, kayn, search4 (com).

Dec 29, 2018

222 sales, $668 average, $230 median, 30 sales>$1k, $148k total. Lots of number sales! Noted: 57779,88557,60566,89077, epiology, SweetTemptations, TheModernAlchemist, MajorDeals, GrumpyGoats, BeeKids (com); brick(info); tasteful(ly); Nicosia(org). 

Dec 30, 2018

202 sales, $530 average, $257 median,19 sales>$1k, $107k total. 6 of 10 top places numbers: 93330, 99676, 99220, 28077, 70911, 73066, FreeOnlineDice, TravelRetail, quacker (com); HostCoin, iCharts (net); BTVsports (biz); HumanCloning (org).

Dec 31, 2018

177 sales, $536 average, $249 median, 24 sales >$1k, $95k total. Noted: FoodRoutes (org); UCS (net); 55969, 98355, scentz, pirate3D, ElectionGuide, ExclusiveListings, BitcoinBroker, OceanOfPlay, CryptoBoss (com). Off(cc), payments(bz) sell cheap!

Jan 1, 2019

182 sales, $445 average, $234 median, 14 sales>$1k, $81k total. Noted: 57666, RentalCarInsurance, TransferMoney, Track365, CaringTree, BudgetFriendly, Magic-League (com); ReviewsGeek, FreeWorldU (org); deli (sh); scale (info). Slow start to 2019!


Considering that this was a week where many are off work in parts of the world, activity was fairly active. The last day of 2018 and the first of 2019 were slow, with less than 200 reported sales per day and a daily sales volume below $100k on each day.

Many 5N .com domain names sold during the period.  This was specifically mentioned in the report for Dec 30, but the sales extended over most days. Morgan Linton has blogged about the recent action in 5N domains and wondered who is doing the buying. There were also a few sales of 4N domain names during the reporting procedure.

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. 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. Today they announced new features and subscription plans for their service. These will make an already great tool even more valuable to domain investors and analysts.

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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