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…and 98% of sales were .com.
Domain Holdings’ outbound domain name sales machine continued to churn last quarter, with the company selling $9.55 million worth of domains in Q3.
That’s down slightly from the $9.9 million it sold in Q2, but that quarter included a $5.0 million sale. The biggest transaction in Q3 was $2.7 million.
And compared to Q1…it’s up nearly 3x.
A sex toy company, pet food seller and Big Blue bought domain names last week.
Sedo sold $1 million worth of domain names last week, including some to big name buyers. It looks like IBM even got into the mix.
Here’s a list of 21 end user sales at the marketplace last week: Click here to view the end user sales list
Radix tops Google and three others to win .site domain name.
New top level domain name company Radix has secured the .site domain name, the company announced on social media this morning.
That means the company has .website, .site and is still in the running to complete the trifecta with .web.
Particularly interesting is that Google was in the contention set for .site. To my knowledge, the company has been a holdout for participating in private resolution of new TLD contention sets. If Google is now participating, this means many more new TLDs will be resolved without going to ICANN’s auctions of last resort.
.Site was set to be auctioned off by ICANN next month.
Radix competed in a five-way race for .site. In addition to knocking off Google, Radix topped Donuts, Interlink Co and Minds + Machines.
In my opinion, .web is better than .site, which is better than .website. However, it will be a while before .site comes out. And I bet we’re a good year or two from .web coming out, which gives the others a head start.
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