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Weekly Domain Name Sales Summary Feb 27 – March 5, 2019

This is the weekly domain sales report (using NameBio listed data) for the 7 day period from Feb 27 – March 5, 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 199 to 284. There were 200 or more sales on 6 of the 7 days in the reporting period. 

The highest average daily price was $859. The lowest average daily sale price was $458. Somewhat influenced by the release of auction results, 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, ranged from $221 to $305, similar to most weeks.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 21 to 41. There were 20 or more sales above the $1000 level every day in the reporting period.

The daily sales volume ranged from a low of about $114k to a high of about $214k, 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 beserk (de), engineers (io), EpicProperty (com), FIveNines (com), HealthyResearch (com), heroes (net), independent (group), mood (tv), morals (net), power (io), sing (ai), StageOne (com), SurfersVillage (com), WebVision (com), wholesale (info) and WindMade (org).

Daily Summaries

Feb 27, 2019

228 sales (>$100), $500 average, $221 median, 28 sales >$1k, $114k. Noted: intraday, worldology, AnimalVet, RockyWalls, BlockStock, SuccessPlan, EpicProperty,  MapViewer, BookHero, HeartSoul, RedTravel (com); slum (net); DreamFilm (one).

Feb 28, 2019

243 sales, $858 average, $280 median, 28 sales >$1k, $209k total. Noted: geburtstagsgeschenk (birthday presents), zitat-des-tages (quote of day), MotorYacht (de); independent (group); wholesale (info); shop (sc); new (ch); heroes (net); DryEye (co-uk); TBN, KAA, NIQ, alves, GlobalMedicals, EliteFinancial, HealthyResearch, SavingsBond (com).

Mar 1, 2019

228 sales, $682 average, $294 median, 30 sales>$1k, $156k total. Noted: hot, beserk (de); mood (tv); morals (net); obgyn (org); kissanime (sh); 58123, WebVision, erbo, DubHub, VirtualMind, ClientEngine (com). Ebot (io), yes (news) went cheap!

Mar 2, 2019

199 sales, $706 average, $268 median, 25 sale>$1k, $140k total. Noted: avesa, FIveNines, PizzaItalia, ChinaPublishing, FarmingMagazine, NewDollars, DVDRW, VideoAnalytics, Book123, OfficeServices (com); drugstores (org).

Mar 3, 2019

252 sales, $458 average, $253 median, 21 sales>$1k, $115k total. Noted: BreakFree, WindMade (org); 2348 (cc); WPS, DRR (net); BabysFirstSite, LatinArtMuseum,  QualityWeed, AdScreen, GameID, VisualNetworks, SkyBee (com).

Mar 4, 2019

252 sales, $859 average, $299 median, 41 sales>$1k, $217k total. Noted: Istanbul, PrepareMyBusiness, snipt (org); power (io); 951 (net); blume, 10678, WineMan, WorkplaceAcademy, LifeWear, GlowGuard, ArtAndColor, PremiumLoyalty (com). Active day!

Mar 5, 2019

284  sales, $746 average, $305  median, 35 sales >$1k, $212k. Noted: InvestingMoney, ribi, StageOne, SurfersVillage, TeamDocs, HomeRenew, WebPark, SilverSage, SunnyTimes, CryptoJunkies (com); sing (ai); engineers (io); UMI (org); EMX (net). 

Discussion

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 an active week with the release of Sedo auction results. The country codes, net and .org all had a strong week, although .com dominated overall as usual. There were several significant new gTLD sales during the week as well.

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.

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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