Analysis Selling

Weekly Domain Name Sales March 6 –12, 2019

This is the weekly domain sales report (using NameBio listed data) for the 7 day period from March 6 –12, 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 205 to 305. There were 200 or more sales on all days in the reporting period. 

The highest average daily price was $1257. The lowest average daily sale price was $493. Prices were a bit higher than normal this week overall.

The median daily sale price, a better measure of prices an individual investor is likely to encounter, stayed within a very narrow range from $229 to $261.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 13 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 $102k to a high of about $288k, slightly higher than a typical week.

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 activities (org), CarbonTrade (com), ChartAttack (com), cricket (io), FindFacts (com), FreshWorld (com), gex (io), gift (ee), greet (net), InvestorKit (com), MindfulTrader (com), MintHealth (com), MusicSpace (com), NoiseAware (com), PeerEvaluation (org), pyramid (ai), SmartHealth (com), SmoothieNation (com), snapster(com), synergy(ai), users (org) and We (vc).

Daily Summaries

Mar 6, 2019

229 sales, $1257 average, $264 median, 34 sales>$1k, $288k. Noted: boot, 4349, wooo, respo, VIP500, NewWebsite, SmoothieNation, SellBooks, MeditationCoaching (com); activities, ThePPA (org); 477, 3288 (net); gift (ee).

Mar 7, 2019

215 sales, $975 average, $261 median, 33 sales>$1k, $210k total. 7 LLL .com lead list; holoform, metrum, granolas, MusicSpace, ChampCar, SportsInstitute, MindfulTrader, CarbonTrade (com); users (org); greet (net). WrestlingFans (com) big price drop!

Mar 8, 2019

274 sales, $674 average, $229 median, 31 sales>$1k, $185k total. Noted: SwimmingPool (de); foood (net); GreenMuseum, Xmovies8 (org); iDollar, ChristianLiving, FreshWorld, SmartPension, AudioNext, mitigator, redesigning, HomeEdge, InvestorKit (com).

Mar 9, 2019

255 sales, $631 average, $255 median, 32 sales>$1k, $161k total. Noted: synergy, pyramid (ai); 492, LetTheChildrenPlay (net); GobalLabourRights (org); OneManga, ChartAttack, SimplyHealthCare, FindFacts, WinterBreak, diagnostix, iNaming (com).

Mar 10, 2019

207 sales, $493 average, $253 median, 13 sales>$1k, $102k total. Noted: ChicagoTraveler, pysoft, ctouch, kurated, MintHealth, TravelProtect (com); MakeRoadsSafe, EclipseMe, Global-Vision (org); several LLL (net) sales. ModernFlair (com) huge drop.

Mar 11, 2019

205 sales, $599 average, $260 median, 28 sales>$1k, $123k total. Noted: indigital, jeanie, snapster, spreecast, SimpleAndCrisp, OnlineTips, HelpSelf, NoiseAware (com); gex (io); y-me, OnlineTips (org); NFA (net).

Mar 12, 2019

305 sales, $639 average, $229 median, 32 sales>$1k, $105k total. Noted: vivlio, lich, nowos, qanna, zoopy, ilah, TechCareer, SmartHealth, SemiAuto, ActiveSearch (com); PeerEvaluation, Chicagonato (org); We (vc); pey, 60s (net); cricket (io). 

Discussion

The trend of early 2019 for a relatively healthy number of sales continued, with sales volumes also robust during the week. The .com TLD certain dominated, although .org continued to sell well and there were occasional significant sales in various country codes and .net.  This week was a quiet one for the new gTLDs.

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.  

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.

1 Comment

  • Hi Bob, Thank you for the summary. I like FreshWorld (com), InvestorKit (com), MintHealth (com), and SmartHealth (com).

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