Analysis Selling

Weekly Domain Name Sales March 20–26, 2019

This is the weekly domain sales report (using NameBio listed data) for the 7 day period from March 20 –26, 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 246 to 327.  This is one of, if not the most, active weeks (in terms of number of sales) since I began this series. In general the first quarter of 2019 has been very strong in domain sales.

The highest average daily price was $818. The lowest average daily sale price was $448, in line with previous weekly reports.

The median daily sale price, a better measure of prices an individual investor is likely to encounter, stayed within a very narrow range from $219 to $247. The median price varies only slightly from week to week.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 28 to 36. There were more than 25 sales above the $1000 level every day in the reporting period.

The daily sales volume ranged from a low of about $137k to a high of about $250k. These also are among the higher weekly values since we started this series.

My Favourites

Each week I identify some names that stood out for me because they were creative, in important niches, or otherwise interesting. I also try to fairly represent the types of domains selling at significant prices during the week. 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 alternative (to), avid (net), bitcap (com), BlockchainFonds (de), dataland (com), DealDog (com), Edmonton (info), forgiveness (org), GreenData (fr), iBet (org), iceberg (com), KoolCars (com), optim (com), percent (org), plug-in (com), RMA (org), SteetMaps (com), swish (io), TopHomes (net) and yeah (io).

Daily Summaries

Mar 20, 2019

246 sales, $803 average, $230 median, 36 sales>$1k, 198k$ total. Noted MB, problems, fights (org); TopHomes (net); GreenData (fr); burl, optim, 399999, deductibles, rafters, byliner, RestorationScience, FreedomDaily, ElectricCarRental, plug-in (com).

Mar 21, 2019

263 sales, $520 average, $219 median, 28 sales>$1k, $137k total. Noted: VF, avid (net); APK (org); Edmonton (info); TrueShare, clarification, AllHealthy, EverJobs, MeetingBots, CareContracting, 4DPrints, PeakNutrition, InterMatch (com).

Mar 22, 2019

307 sales, $477 average, $219 median, 31 sales>$1k, 146k$ total. Noted: one (ly); iBet (org); CrissCross (de); appistry, RoyalPay, LandManagement, dayy, portatil, SpiceTech, KoolCars, ClockRX, PhDCareerGuide, GameDayEveryDay, AnySongLyrics (com).

Mar 23, 2019

311 sales, $448 average, $227 median, 32 sales>$1k, 139k$ total. Noted: gam (net); ScientificJournals, montage, percent (org); CustomPillows, dataland, springline, FashionJournals, BraveStars, FreshClean, DealDog, RepairDesk, AccidentAttorney (com).

Mar 24, 2019

278 sales, $569 average $247 median, 28 sales >$1k, 158k$ total. Noted: alternative (to); SteetMaps, GoodWall, CalculateBMI, GoCOM, FabFurnish, HelpFoundation, iceberg, CodeLifter, OnePress, HouseSupply (com). Libraries (net) went cheap.

Mar 25, 2019

327 sales, $498 average, $244 median, 33 >$1k, 163k$ Noted: simon (group); forgiveness, EasyGems (org); June (de); TA (gs); RetailAds (net); swish (io); 477477, 4×5, IsPay, ValleyDirect, tribulations, LandTraders, ClubBike, SimplifyTraining (com).

Mar 26, 2019

306 sales, $818 average, $245 median, 29 >$1k, 250k$. Noted: RMA (org); BlockchainFonds (de); GovPress (co); yeah (io); citizenships, zic, bitcap, netter, DoubleDutch, body-fit, NiceTry, OriginMarket, LibraryDogs, NewFreedom, VintageSouls (com). 

Discussion

The trend of early 2019 for a healthy number of sales continued and even picked up pace this week. The sales volumes were also robust during the week, as well as the number of names selling for more than $1000 each day. The .com TLD certain dominated, although a number of other extensions were well represented including the other main legacy extensions of .org and .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.  

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.

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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