Analysis Selling

Weekly Domain Name Sales May 1 – 7, 2019

The brisk pace of domain sales continued this week with more than 300 domain sales every day but one in the reporting period (and that one had 298). 

There were 30 or more sales above $1000 on 6 of the seven days, and 2 days had 40 or more sales above that level. 

More than $100,000 in domain sales volume (>$100 sales only) exchanged hands each day. Keep in mind that the NameBio reported sales only represent a percentage of overall domain name sales.

These daily summaries (see below) summarize with format number of sales (above $100 in value), average price, median price, number of sales at or above $1000, and the total sales volume. That is is followed by a listing of about a dozen domain names that attracted our attention. At the bottom of the document  we discuss some trends we are observing in domain name sales.

Weekly Statistics

During the past week the number of sales (above $100) per day ranged from 298 to 370.

The highest average daily price was $705. The lowest average daily sale price was $391.

Average daily prices ranged from $391 to $705 during the week, while the median prices were from $200 to $249.

The median daily sale price, which is immune to impacts from a  few large sales, stayed within a very narrow range from $200 to $249.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 19 to 49.

The daily sales volume ranged from a low of about $118k to a high of about $261k. Note that the volume reported only includes sales above $100 in value – NameBio in their Daily Market Report now include all sales in their reported volume figure.

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 AgroFeed (com), automatic (ai), big (world), blush (org), clinic (ai), design (ai), DreamDresses (com), DroneShield (org), eTaxes (com), EthicallySourced (com), ever (app), factory (ai), fog (ai), homes (biz), Iceland (com), innovation (ai), Latina (net), LightsUp (com), neurosmart (com), OfficeAway (com), OrganiCBD (com), PaymentBox (com), probe (ai), registry (ai), soups (net), SuperFoods (net), tech (ai), TheJob (de), VelvetBox (com) and whisper (tv).

Daily Summaries

May 1, 2019

311 sales, $586 average, $234 median, 35 >$1k, $182k Noted biowaste, AlternativeConsumer, SecureTransit, FlyBudget, DreamDresses, KeyCase (com); CollegeMeasures, PureIntimacy, EducationData (org); au (to); ever (app); homes (biz); langzeiturlaub (de).

May 2, 2019

319 sales, $530 average, $215 median, 30 >$1k, $169k Noted: Iceland, blush (org); SEOcertification, NowPay, EthicallySourced, ParksProject, LittleBees, choreographed, TouchStore, DiscoShow, KeepItSimpleSolutions, yooga (com); TheJob (de); UEE (net).

May 3, 2019

370 sales, $428 average, $200 median, 31 sales >$1k, $158k. Noted: Tengu, 1YY, brev, NetConnect, VRfetish, YesCBD, FriendFind, VelvetBox, OldCreek, PhaseWorks, RhythmWorkshop, LightsUp (com); Latina (net); whisper (tv); Chinese (at); cannabis (ly).

May 4, 2019

356 sales, $417 average, $215 median, 32 >$1k, $149k Noted eTaxes, HealthNutrition, OfficeAway, InvestGo, buoyed, scullery, sustainment, exquisitely, SocialCannabis, JapanDailyPress, GreenPizza, HomeAutoInsurance (com); NextNewDeal (net); UGC (io).

May 5, 2019

302 sales, $391 average, $216 median, 19 >$1k, $118k. Noted: Simran, QLEG, neurosmart, DoorWorks, AgroFeed, CorporateLoan, UrbanEmpire, JobCreator, StarHosting, InfoGuide, EarnBTC, MarijuanaCA, BuyMyDomain (com); big (world); OurPluto (org).

May 6, 2019

370 sales, $705 average, $249 median, 49 >$1k, $261k Noted tech, fog, innovation, factory, design, infinity, registry, clinic, automatic, concert, probe (AI); invariant, soups (net); GLA (de); MadeInUSA (org); cinemanow, KaraokeParty, TheMiddle (com).

May 7, 2019

298 sales, $618 average, $219 median, 40 >$1k, $184k. Noted: SuperFoods, jugs (net); 9586, Twitaholic, AGod, CleanLife, K07, FitnessBand, VuTV, CannaLife, PaymentBox, OrganiCBD, FitManagement, sucres (com); NoDeathPenalty, DroneShield (org).


The trend of early 2019 for a healthy number of sales continued this week. The number of sales over $1000 also has been strong in 2019, although median prices have been muted. 

While .com dominated the week’s sales, it was also an excellent week for .ai (most sales are reported over a couple of days each month in that extension). A number of superb single word names sold in the .ai extension including automatic, concert, fog, innovation and tech.

While .com dominated, it was also an excellent week for .ai … single word names sold in the .ai extension including automatic, concert, fog, innovation and tech.

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. 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. We have got behind in these weekly reports, but hope to get caught up in the next week or so. Thank you for your patience.

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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