Analysis Selling

Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Jan 9 – 15, 2019

The weekly domain sales report for the 7 day period Jan 9 through Jan 15, 2019 saw a very active week with more than 225 sales on all days in the reporting period. While .com dominated, a number of extensions saw good sales during the week. See the discussion section for additional commentary.

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. All data is from the NameBio domain sales database.

Analysis Summary

During the past week the number of sales per day ranged from 231 to 279.

The highest average daily price was $610. The lowest average daily sale price was $392. 

The median daily sale price, a better measure of prices an individual investor is likely to encounter, ranged from $214 to $253.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 18 to 34. There were 20 or more sales above the $1000 level on all but one of the days in the reporting period.

The daily sales volume ranged from a low of about $92k to a high of about $167k. 

Personal Favourites

My personal favourite domain names that sold during the week include ActiveFuture (com), BeautifulExperiences (com), BrightSolar (com), cold (io), cruise (tours), infection (org), InternetThings (com), LearningCommunity (org), Manhattan (info), mySQL (io), OutdoorAdventures (org), prank (tv), PredictiveTech (com), PureCasino (com), REITs (org), royal (academy), scandal (co-uk), SmartHealing (com), SwapWatch (com), VehicleSales (com), and vessel (nyc). One of the more surprising sales (for a good price) was DogBiteLawyer (com).

Daily Summaries

Jan 9, 2019

231sales, $492 average, $248 median, 24 sales>$1k, $114k total. Noted: infection, ArcyTech, LibelReform, OutdoorAdventures (org); ahal, havy, ekke, AsRedAs, fowling, VehicleSales, SwapWatch, GoodGrass, zMedical (com); royal (academy); commission (io).

Jan 10, 2019

250 sales, $542 average, $253, 34 sales>$1k, $136k total. Noted: zone, logement, LearningCommunity (org); bewerbung (info); CSM, CBM, VOSBooks (net); PredictiveTech, CloudAccount, BeautifulExperiences, HouseBridge, SeniorFares, VisualEscape (com).

Jan 11, 2019

255 sales, $543 average, $233 median, 30 sales>$1k, $138k total. Noted: Manhattan (info); cruise (tours); mySQL, FMC, cold (io); set, CEFI, Transylvania (org); ChinaJobs, SmartPacs, RateAgents, CO2Extractions, BrandNewCar, wisu (com).

Jan 12, 2019

248 sales, $469 average, $259 median, 21 sales>$1k, $116k total. Noted: scandal (co-uk); prank (tv); vessel (nyc); MetroTrends (org); shawnee, meor, ActiveFuture, OnePro, ItDepends, RentalMate, BrightSolar, BuyFans, PlayPros, LoveMeDo (com). 

Jan 13, 2019

235 sales, $392 average, $214 median, 18 sales >$1k, $92k total. Noted: xdesi (mobi); 90008, sbac, LvlUp, alsona, mipeublo, xtremes, opt-in, CheerDaily, DeskBox, LightScoop, SearchQuest, ChangeYou, DogBiteLawyer (com); RecycleInfo (org).

Jan 14, 2019

279 sales, $600 average, $230 median, 27 sales>$1k, $167k total. Noted: TV21 (org); QA (today); circle (net); integer (de); zomo, supportx, MuseumKids, InternetThings, PaceThemes, BeautyFood, FingerBoarding, The Mouse, ChipDip, TheArtistTree (com).

Jan 15, 2019

249 sales, $610 average, $230 median, 30 sales >$1k, $152k total. Noted: REITs, ServiceNow (org); milo (net); ezbet, SmartHealing, GoGoCasino, LovelySmile, KidsBeat, CentralOrganics, MySupplements, PureCasino, SameBrain, MarketPlaceNews (com).

Discussion

With more than 230 sales each day, this is the consistently most active week that I recall since I started this series of weekly reports. Somewhat surprisingly the average values were on the low end ($392 to $610), so while the number of sales trended up it is not that there were more high value sales. 

The .com extension dominates every week, but this week did show considerable balance with a number of good sales in .org, a few new extension sales, and a handful of country code, .net, .info and .mobi sales. Some of these were pretty great matches like prank.tv mySQL.io and Manhattan.info. 

The usual active niches are well represented in the list of weekly sales. Perhaps consistent with fresh starts for the year, there were a number of sales in the healthy lifestyle and positive social action themes. I will soon be posting on NameTalent my predictions for active niches in 2019. 

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 the service. These will make an already great service 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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