Analysis Selling

Weekly Domain Name Sales May 15 – 21, 2019

On a  week with more than 250 sales (>$100) recorded on NameBio every day, the daily average price was less than $500 on six of the seven days.  The median price dropped below the $200 mark on two days (and to $200 on a third). The trend of recent weeks for more sales but somewhat lower average prices continued.

….more than 250 sales (>$100) recorded on NameBio every day… daily average price less than $500 on six of the seven days… median price dropped below $200 mark on two days

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 267 to 395.

The highest average daily price was $539. The lowest average daily sale price was $396. Six of the seven days saw an average daily sales price of less than $500.

The median daily sale price, which is immune to impacts from a  few large sales, stayed within a narrow range from $188 to $218. The $188 median price was the lowest I recall since I started this series.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 14 to 40. While two days saw fewer than 20 sales above the $1000 level, on four of the seven days there were 30 or more sales at or above this level.

The daily sales volume ranged from a low of about $114k to a high of about $190k. 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 achievo (org), conversation (io), Darwiniana (org), DelightCafe (com), DivinityLabs (com), drivers (io), edito (fr), fire (info), HappyPlus (com), HumanClone (com), InsurancePolicy (net), jet (biz), legalia (com), OneStop (org), OurTime (org), RedLasso (com), rover (org), spruced (net), SushiBox (com), TeamAI (com), TheNomad (com), ticker (io), time (net) and urban (ly).

Daily Summaries

May 15, 2019

395 sales, $481 average, $188 median, 40>$1k, $190k Noted giant (net); sunglasses (org); FreeSlots (casino); LazyBear, PriceTracking, CheckExec, GunDogs, HappyPlus, HumanClone, PeruThisWeek, JetServices, debility, legalia, numio, 5N (com); games(ly).

May 16, 2019

324 sales, $471 average, $200 median, 38>$1k, $153k Noted agence, RayTech, DelightCafe, IVTherapy, InternMasters, IPriceIt, BeachEssentials, SushiBox, diivo, infiniguard (com); shopmate (de); spruced (net); achievo (org); drivers (io); urban (ly).

May 17, 2019

320 sales, $539 average, $212 median, 32 >$1k, $173k Noted ticker (io); perfecto, edito (fr); fire (info); MysteryBrand, dudes (net); V8(cc); jet (biz); sportigo, Goxi, DomainSellers, JavaJobs, HotelLocators, dissatisfied, CommunityInfluencers (com).

May 18, 2019

267 sales, $428 average, $218 median, 24 >$1k, $114k Noted ARoom, antigrain, GarmentBag, StartupMinds, JustCycle, TotalBanking, BuyerAgents, SunnyBay, TeamAI (com); OurTime, illegal-art, OneStop (org); InsurancePolicy (net); knack, conversation (io).

May 19, 2019

308 sales, $396 average, $198 median, 15 >$1k, $122k. Noted: 28678, TheNomad, CyberAttorney, EquityExpress, MoveWorld, TargetedTherapy (com); RPB (fr); rover, Darwiniana (org); altcoin (net) Twice in last week median price has dropped below $200.

May 20, 2019

280 sales, $428 average, $201 median, 14 >$1k, $120k Noted GreatNames, 1YY, JobsTech, RedLasso, HarvestCounseling, echecking, IceStar, HolidayExperts, DivinityLabs (com); SHR, MIR (io); USSC (org); OnlineSocialMedia, time (net) RedLasso up 8x in yr!

May 21, 2019

273 sales, $433 average, $203 median, 30 >$1k, $118k. Noted: PayStone, GlobalAffairs, anthen, sporters, ControlBox, CBDcandies, ClothingRentals, safron, 365betting, SellingHomes (com); melitta (co-za); birthers (org); goose (io).


The trend of early 2019 for a healthy number of sales, but average and median prices edging down, continued this week.

While .com dominated the week’s sales, it was also a good week for .org and to some degree for .net. New domain extensions have been weak in recent weeks. The country codes,  both generic and national, saw a moderate number of significant sales.

While .com dominated the week’s sales, it was also a good week for .org and to some degree for .net. The country codes saw a moderate number of significant sales.

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.

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 will have the next weekly report here soon as we 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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