Analysis Selling

Weekly Domain Name Sales May 29 – June 4, 2019

During a week in which between 240 and 411 domain sales were listed on NameBio pre day, the average daily sales prices ranged from $468 to $772. Even though the median price dipped to $190 one day in the reporting period, in general median prices were up from recent weeks. 

There was a nice balance in extensions sold, with legacy, generic country code and new extensions all having a good week.

There was a nice balance in extensions sold, with legacy, generic country code and new extensions all having a good week. A ton of great names that changed hands, from analyst (org) to class (ai), from navi (co) to innovate (io), and from kind (app) to BabyCafe (com).

Weekly Statistics

During the past week the number of sales (above $100) per day ranged from 240 to 411.

The highest average daily price was $772. The lowest average daily sale price was $468.

The median daily sale price, which is immune to impacts from a  few large sales, stayed within a narrow range from $190 to $265.

The number of daily sales above $1000 ranged from 17 to 46.

The week saw 240 to 411 sales (>$100) per day, with average daily sales prices from $468 to $772. A sales volume of $125,000 to $240,000 changed hands each day.

The daily sales volume ranged from a low of about $125k to a high of about $240k. Note that the volume reported only includes sales above $100 in value.

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 AirportCasino (com), analyst (org), ArtShop (com), author (ai), BabyCafe (com), backgammon (org), camper (io), CarbonLink (com), class (ai), curve (ai), DataScience (ai), drip (ai), DSLTest (de), embryo (org), FeeFree (com), firewalls (net), founders (club), HappyHabit (com), HealthyKitchen (com), homerun (io), innovate (io), kind (app), LeanGo (com), learning (ai), lyrical (ly), man (club), MyTrack (com), MegaCard (com), navi (co), NextStudent (com), oil (me), OpenLegal (com-au), RealEstate (me), secret (ly), SkiWeek (com), SoccerSmart (com), StarStage (com), Suite101 (net), tip (club), WishIt (com) and zero (health).

Daily Summaries

May 29, 2019

292 sales, $772 average, $213 median, 37>$1k, $226k Noted BXWX, MXM (org); kind (app); BusinessFirst, VZN, MegaCard, AdventureGear, HealthyMoments, RespondFast, IdeaFlux, PlatformOne, TheDailyPoll, BabyCafe (com); GeekFan, firewalls (net); they (io).

May 30, 2019

304 sales, $655 average, $190 median, 25>$1k, $199k Noted RPO, SEO-browser, ClickSure, HealthyKitchen, TeamTitle, ThinkBigAnalytics, FeeFree, flexable, climbX, IRfree, BandApp, RazorTech, MobileSearch (com); secret (ly); RYN (co-uk); Suite101 (net).

May 31, 2019

411 sales, $537 average, $251 median, 45>$1k, $221k Noted NextStudent, MyTrack, PhotoLinks, WorldRealEstate, ProactiveHR, PinkUp, CarbonLink, SkiWeek, (com); analyst, embryo (org); zero (health); Torrentino (me); DSLTest (de); camper (io).

June 1, 2019

268 sales, $468 average,  $209 median, 17>$1k, $125k Noted eSafe, meiku, J26, PartnerWealth, PrivateCasting, UrbanSpaces, LeanGo, ArtShop, HappyHabit, TheDisruptor (com); backgammon, under (org); lyrical (ly). VHS(tv) went cheap!

June 2, 2019

280 sales, $549 average, $255 median, 36>$1k, $159k Noted gutscheincode (ch,at); diff (de); RealEstate (me); PosterStore (es); PVPlive (net); homerun (io); man, tip, big, founders (club); LookAt, excloud, TalentShows, KeepLearning, CareerCo (com).

June 3, 2019

408 sales, $588 average, $255 median, 46>$1k, $240k Noted navi (co); weed (ly); oil (me); SkyHero (co-uk); vedot, InfoMoney, GreatSky, WishIt, StarStage (com); ocean, learning, class, beam, dock, duel, author, pioneer, graphene, curve, drip (ai).

June 4, 2019

240 sales, $655 average, $265 median, 29>$1k, $157k Noted luci, anter, zafa, propos, tooby, SoccerSmart, RealTimeChat, Give2Charity, PhoneSale, HempField, GoodBite, AirportCasino (com); OpenLegal (com-au); DataScience, founders (ai); innovate (io).

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.


No matter what TLDs you invest in, or what niches, you probably found encouraging news in this sales analysis. While .com had its usual strong week, there were many significant sales in .org, almost all of the country codes had numerous sales, and finally it was a good week for at least a few of the new domain extensions.

The .ai extension has had great first half of 2019, and many excellent names exchanged hands including author, beam, class, curve, dock, drip, duel, graphene, learning, ocean and pioneer.

The .ai extension has had great first half of 2019, and many excellent names exchanged hands including author, beam, class, curve, dock, drip, duel, graphene, learning, ocean and pioneer, along with many others. As artificial intelligence touches every aspect of commerce and daily lives, it is natural that the .ai extension is highly sought after. 

We also continue to see expansion in the kind of .org domain names that are sold.  At one time the significant sales in .org were almost always names with obvious nonprofit application, now we are seeing sales in almost every niche in the TLD.  For example in this reporting period backgammon was one of the .org names that sold. 

The .me extension saw a number of significant sales this reporting period including RealEstate (me), Torrentino (me) and oil (me).

The .me extension is not as popular as the big 3 legacy TLDs but continues to be widely registered and fairly frequently resold on the aftermarket.  It saw a number of sales this reporting period, including RealEstate (me), Torrentino (me) and oil (me).

The domain names that sell in .io are spreading beyond the single word technology names, although that niche still represents the majority of sales in the extension.

The domain names that sell in .io are increasingly spreading beyond the single word technology names that still represent the majority of sales in this extension. In this reporting period we saw camper (io) and they (io) change hands. It will be interesting to see what end use the latter finds.

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. You can see links to past weekly sales posts here.

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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