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Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Feb 13 – 19, 2019

This is the weekly domain sales report (using NameBio listed data) for the 7 day period from Feb 13–19, 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. The data is based only on those sales of $100 and more.

Weekly Statistics

During the past week the number of sales per day ranged from 167 to 274. There were 200 or more sales on 5 of the 7 days in the reporting period. 

The highest average daily price was $721. The lowest average daily sale price was $452. 

The median daily sale price, a better measure of prices an individual investor is likely to encounter, ranged from $214 to $280.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 15 to 35. There were 20 or more sales above the $1000 level on 6 days in the reporting period.

The daily sales volume ranged from a low of about $76k to a high of about $188k. No truly huge sales were entered in the database during this period.

My Favourites

Each week I identify some names that stood out for me because they were creative, in important niches, or otherwise interesting. While these are not exclusively the top sales from the week, most (not all) are selected from sales of $1000 or more.

My personal favourite names from this week include AntFarm (com), aquahome (com), BrandGo (com), call (io), cameo (org), DigitalArt (org), DigitalFactory (com), emporus (com), FBI (net), FundCrowd (com), HeavyRock (com), karaoke (org), LandCoin (com), LoveAgency (com), mushrooms (net), new (video), noumi (de), obvious (net), SeeUs (com), society (ai),T1 (gg), thriller (org), WorkPays (com) and YourNest (com).

Daily Summaries

Feb 13, 2019

193 sales, $611 average, $241 median, 25 sales >$1k, $118k total. Noted: FBI (net); sonnen (fi); EDBI (org); alil,sabal, 7cr, SeeUs, CasinoChance, FastPens, CrazyCotton, WorkPays, AbsoluteWholesale, GroupMaps, FundCrowd (com).

Feb 14, 2019

219 sales,  $453 average, $218 median, 22 sales >$1k, $99k total (for sales >$100). Noted: call (io); cameo (org); LoveAgency, ModernDayMiracles, bandz, sativia, hacksaws, obots, essente, HayFeeders, CabinetMaster + various numbered (com).

Feb 15, 2019

210 sales (>$100), $517 average, $280 median, 27 sales >$1k, $109k total. Noted: bewertung (ch); society (ai); mushrooms, inklings (net); noumi (de); niiss (org); BrandGo, metasonic, AlienView, emporus, Cidermill, ChartInvestor, LandCoin (com).

Feb 16, 2019

167 sales, $452 average, $214 median, 15 sales>$1k, $76k total. Noted: T1 (gg); AntFarm, LiveUpdate, 3A3, web-mania, CouponMaster, HeavyRock (com); thriller, AmericansUnitedForChange (org). Very slow day! Not much ngTLD action of late! 

Feb 17, 2019

274 sales, $558 average, $220 median, 21 sales>$1k, $153k total. Noted: 718 (cc); telecentre, FireFogg, AdvanceBuildings (org); pugs, operator (net); ShaveClub, YieldBot, SprayWash, 888coins, MapPlus, cannabisx, powa (com); hempcrete (house).

Feb 18, 2019

261 sales (>$100), $721 average, $247 median, 33 sales >$1k, $188k total. Noted: billing (io); WorldWatch (de); 22666 (+ 12  other 5N, 6N >$1k), 3Imedia, ShareBook, solna, deleter, OTCcrypto, MagmaConsulting (com); obvious (net); DigitalArt (org).

Feb 19, 2019

247 sales, $612 average, $285 median, 35 sales >$1k, $151k total. Noted: new (video); karaoke, kickbox (org); WeedMagazine, DigitalFactory, SecondScreen, MorningStory, SugarClub, YourNest, aquahome (com); poli (sh); ScienceForCitizens (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. Note that in these reports I give the number of sales and sales volume for those sales of $100 or more. Traditionally this was all that was available. Note that NameBio now give in their daily market reports a sales volume that also includes the sales under $100, explaining the difference from the values reported here.

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. In my introductory guide to using NameBio I provide additional details on what sales are included in the database.  

This was a fairly quiet week sales wise without any truly large sales added to the database. As is normally the case sales in .com dominated although interestingly on 3 of the days in the week the highest sale was in some other extension. Except for  new (video) this was a quiet week for new extension sales.

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. We  have based the statistics reported here on only sales of value $100 and more, although the NameBio subscription plans allow you to study sales below the $100 price point.

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 hope to produce a few more weekly reports over the next few days to get caught up.

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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