Analysis Selling

Weekly Domain Name Sales May 22 – 28, 2019

In a strong week for .com, the .org and .net  also saw significant activity, as well as country codes especially .de, .io and .us. 

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 229 to 337.

The highest average daily price was $630. The lowest average daily sale price was $406.

The median daily sale price, which is immune to impacts from a  few large sales, stayed within a narrow range from $199 to $220.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 23 to 34.

The daily sales volume ranged from a low of about $120k to a high of about $1334k.

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 3XR (com), 5D (net),  beach (de), BitcoinCafe (com), BrandChain (com), cafa (org), CBD (md), ChocolateChip (com), code (us), drums (org),  ebike (org), gymnastics (us), iPass (net), IronRuby (com), MrShoes (com), Music365 (com), RecoveryStudio (com), RedBlock (com), SoapFactory (com), symphony (io), thief (io), ToughGuy (com), VacationPackages (org) and WeMobile (com).

Daily Summaries

May 22, 2019

330 sales, $406 average, $199 median, 27 >$1k, $1334k. Noted: CBD (md); IronRuby, MappeMonde (net); KarriereBerater (de) [career consultant]; ServerStatus, WallStreetDirect, WeMobile, RemodelMe, SoapFactory,  CloudFarmers, WorthSearch, paced (com).

May 23, 2019

283 sales, $533 average, $208 median, 32 >$1k, $151k Noted xijiu, 67803, SacredPath, PanicWare, TeaGames, Titanic-Titanic, WeedBuzz, EcoEarthWorks, SmallAnimals, RecoveryStudio, Positive Edge, ReachYourDreams (com); beach (de); 5D (net); drums (org).

May 24, 2019

284 sales, $589 average, $219 median, 34 >$1k, $167k Noted: 3XR, JAXTR, cryotek, queenbe, ChocolateChip, WhereAmI, TentMasters, CBD-hemp, TopAction, esportsClub, MrShoes, JewelBeat (com); Transgenderdor, PokerPlayersAlliance (org); thief (io).

May 25, 2019

229 sales, $525 average, $220 median, 23>$1k, $120k. Noted: ToughGuy, spacie, FF365, BigSister, CountryProperty, RedBlock, FictionFactor, AG28, MiniCam, IrishPage, QuotesBuddy, Music365 (com); BusinessPlans, Green500, StructuredFinance (org).

May 26, 2019

244 sales, $544 average, $207 median, 25>$1k, $133k Noted CrowdedHouse, MadeByHand, askr, xiro, flyster, SalesMedia, FindAFlight, NotSure, CarsGo, BrandChain, EliteDecor, BitcoinBox (com); houseware (net); IconicPhotos, VacationPackages, cafa (org).

May 27, 2019

315 sales, $630 average, $205 median, 27>$1k, $198k Noted: HappyLook, E3Insider, XNNN, J81, UrbanStreetWear, AppKit, BitcoinCafe, TrendyTech, BitcoinTokens, DailyCognition, SocialWizard, YarnShop (com); amarc, WCN (org); iPass (net); symphony (io).

May 28, 2019

337 sales, $493 average, $220 median, 29 >$1k, $166k Noted spedition (de); 9N (cc); SnoringCenter, ThePowerOfIntroverts, 555KJ, F36, JudgeIt, BuiltCare, TableSpace, smartish, KeepBalance (com); ebike, IAT (org); centra (net); gymnastics, code (us).


While .com dominated as usual, it was also a good week for .org and relatively good for .net. New domain extensions have been weak in recent weeks, and that continued in this reporting period. There were sales in a number of country codes especially .de, .io and .us.

Each day saw more than 275 sales >$100, more than 20 sales above $1000 and more than $100,000 in sales volume.

Each day saw more than 275 sales >$100, more than 20 sales above $1000 and more than $100,000 in sales volume.

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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