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Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Jan 30 – Feb 5, 2019

This is the weekly domain sales report (using NameBio listed data) for the 7 day period from Jan 30 through Feb 5, 2019. This  reporting  period included the results from the NamesCon domain auction.

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.

Weekly Statistics

During the past week the number of sales per day ranged from 190 to 257. There were 200 or more sales on 6 of the 7 days in the reporting period. 

The highest average daily price was $759. The lowest average daily sale price was $428. 

The median daily sale price, a better measure of prices an individual investor is likely to encounter, ranged from $228 to $320. On only two days did the median price break the $300 point.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 17 to 48. 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 $87k to a high of about $156k.

My Favourites

My personal favourite names from this week include affiliate (media), cloudly (org), DeepFake (cam), eco-index (org), efficient (net), foodzie (com), FullService (de), HyperDigital (com), LaserMedicine (com), LinkPeople (com), nanotechnology (net), nightshade (com), NewsSpeak (com), OrganicBouquet (com), PlanetPasta (com), saucisses (fr), SeatFinder (com), SiteScribe (com), validator (org) and VoiceOfDoom (com).

Daily Summaries

Jan  30, 2019

190 sales, $759 average, $320 median, 30 sales >$1k, $144k total. Noted: pay21, CBDlabs, mspot, HostReviewGeeks, PostalInsurance, LinkPeople, NewsSpeak, VoiceOfDoom (com); feminine (org); raumplaner (de); nanotechnology (net); get(expert) went cheap.

Jan  31, 2019

257 sales, $603  average, $302 median, 48 sales>$1k, $155k total. Noted: nightshade, runscanner, efficient (net); civiclub, eco-index (org); saucisses (fr); selfiesticks, How2SSL, annoyed, MyHeadShop, LittleGuy, HyperDigital, OfferDesk (com).

Feb 1, 2019

235 sales, $536 average, $232 median, 30 sales>$1k, $126k total. Noted: foodzie, auxin, gourmandise, CrowdComputing, TrustMail, SmoothMoving, StarStrategy, SpySafe (com); FullService (de); cloudly (org). domains (international) went cheap!

Feb 2, 2019

251 sales, $438 average, $260 median, 19 sales>$1k, $110k total (over $100 sales). Noted: BeLocal, OrganicBouquet, compre, GreenPalm, SmartProfile, PlanetPasta, iPlayMusic (com); DeepFake (cam). 

Feb 3, 2019

203 sales, $428 average, $228 median, 17 sales>$1k, $87k total. Noted: affiliate (media); BayGetaways (net); guitu, exonumia, lacost, employmint, FinanceHome, SeatFinder, FitnessRaces, LaserMedicine, LikeSuccess (com). Slow day!

Feb 4, 2019

263 sales, $499 average, $228 median, 34 sales>$1k, $131k total. Noted: iWatchNews, ChecNet, validator (org); ACB, mill (net); DubaiExhibitionCentre, AsiaConsulting, q-cloud, SoulfulConnections, PureStrength, ModernMinimalism, DealTrend (com).

Feb 5, 2019

248 sales, $551 average, $233 median, 23 sales >$1k, $137k total. Noted: lofis, watchbook (de); magnetic, sking, bitcoinr, MadSale, SiteScribe, ImpactExpress, ThinkingMan, AllRomanceBooks, also several 5N (com). KilledByPolice (net) high price.


This week was not marked by any particularly huge sales and overall the numbers were typical.  While .com extension sales dominated, there were significant sales in .net and .org and a few country codes. The new extensions and general purpose country code extensions had fairly slow week overall, although affiliate (media) is a nice name that sold. 

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. This is particularly true for the manner in which new extension sales are reported periodically by several of the significant information sources. 

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. 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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