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In this post, DOT TBA founder Christa Taylor considers the payback period for new TLDs based on recent auction prices and current registration volumes.
The October 22nd ICANN new top level domain name auction resulted in the resolution of several TLDs selling for substantial amounts of money:
- .Realty $5.6 million
- .Salon $5.1 million
- .Spot $2.2 million.
These results, along with the September 17th auction results of .buy at $4.6 million, .tech at $6.8 million and .vip at $3 million, reflect the substantial amount of funds and expected value of the new gTLDs. Justifying auction values that integrate into an existing business (such as Amazon winning .buy) may be easier to justify than a TLD solely in the business of selling domain names.
With over 200 new gTLDs now in the marketplace and the anniversary of the introduction of new gTLDs quickly approaching, preliminary insight into registration volumes, pricing and auction values is easily attained. Click here to continue reading…
Here’s a list of some of the end users that bought domain names last week.
Sedo handled a total of 484 transactions last week, representing $1.4 million in total sales. Yes the most expensive sale they reported was just $16,200, suggesting there was at least one big sale that is not public.
Before I run through some of the end user sales, here’s a quick thing I noticed.
Remember when .berlin had a free domain giveaway? They canceled it after a couple groups registered just about everything under the sun. One of those registrants was Sedo, and this past week they profited by selling Macaron.berlin for 800 EUR.
OK, now for the end user sales list: Click here to view the end user sales list
Valuable domain names go up for sale next month.
For a company I hadn’t heard of before it announced it was auctioning Holiday.com a couple months ago, Breathe Luxury has assembled an impressive list of domain names for its auction next month.
The company will auction off dozens of domain names in conjunction with the World Travel Market conference in London November 5. Among the domain names for sale: Click here to continue reading…
Fixed app fixes its domain name problem.
I’m behind on last week’s end user domain name sales list since I was at the ICANN conference last week. This list is for sales taking place the week before last.
The top reported sale was GoldPay.com at $50,000. It’s still in escrow, but I suspect the buyer is the person who registered the trademark “GoldPay” for “Providing monetary exchange services, namely, exchanging gold and precious metals of others for cash; Financial services, namely, gold and precious metal trading” earlier this year.
The next highest sale was interesting because an app maker bought it to upgrade from a pretty bad .me domain name. Fixed, an app that helps you fight parking tickets, was using the domain name GetFixed.me. Before I visited the site, I thought it was either for spaying/neuter dogs or vasectomies.
The end user list is below. …Click here to see the end user domain name sales
10 contention sets settled at last minute, including three by Amazon.com.
This month’s ICANN auctions of last resort for new to level domain names will settle just three contention sets, down from a schedule of 13 as of last month.
The only three still on the schedule are .spot, .salon and .realty.
Ten contention sets that were on the docket for resolution via ICANN auction this month have been settled: Click to continue reading…