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Rightside reveals big list of 5-figure new TLD sales up to $183,000

Video.games leads list at $183,000.

New top level domain name company Rightside today revealed 53 new TLD sales it has made for $10,000 or more. The company has made 85 such sales in total; the 53 are ones in which the buyers allowed the company to reveal the sales.

The list is led by Video.games, a domain name the company sold in February for $183,000. The buyer currently uses Whois privacy, but a historical Whois record shows that the buyer is likely an individual game developer in California.

Three names sold for at least $100,000, but some of Rightside’s sales aren’t included. Only five of its top ten sales are disclosed.

Notably missing from the list is 3D.software, which the company previously revealed sold for six figures.

The full list of revealed domains is below.

So, what does this data reveal?

It depends on how you look at it. On the one hand, all of these sales are good sales. On the other hand, it’s a relatively small number for 40 top level domains.

In fact, the list publicly released today only has names for 17 of the company’s 40 TLDs. Even if the names were evenly spread, there would be an average of just two per TLD.

17 of the names are in the .market top level domain, and most of the domains I checked are registered with Whois privacy at Epik.

15 unique buyers are responsible for the purchases, Rightside says.

Does the data show a robust market for premium new TLDs? Or are they merely “lottery ticket” sales that come from owning such a large portfolio of domains? I’m curious what readers think.

Domain NameSale Price
video.games183000
sex.live160000
porn.live120000
homes.forsale75000
personalinjury.attorney60000
for.sale50000
art.market50000
job.market50000
caraccident.attorney50000
auto.market40000
accident.lawyer40000
global.market40000
organic.market35000
luxury.market35000
app.market35000
insurance.market35000
i.news35000
local.market35000
live.live25000
finance.market25000
medical.market25000
stream.live20000
church.live20000
berlin.immobilien20000
solar.engineer20000
drug.rehab20000
sex.forsale20000
sex.social20000
hollywood.live15000
design.studio15000
energy.market15000
flower.market15000
the.market15000
meat.market15000
fish.market15000
bitcoin.market15000
furniture.market15000
ferien.haus15000
houses.forsale15000
wetter.live15000
irish.pub15000
neworleans.attorney15000
edu.video15000
hamburg.immobilien15000
water.engineer15000
accident.attorney15000
injury.lawyer15000
porn.reviews15000
dot.market10000
koeln.immobilien10000
stuttgart.immobilien10000
adult.reviews10000
wrongfuldeath.attorney10000
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  1. @domains says

    Registry sales of their ‘best of breed’ keyword matches to new gtlds does not show a robust market for all new gtlds. These are category killer terms and there is a very limited supply of such names.

  2. JR says

    Are these ‘sales’ legit? AutoMarket.com could very likely be bought for $40,000 right now. The timing is suspect, March 2017 brought a lot of negative attention to the .pigeon s*** new gTLDs. Suddenly, Q2 2017 these random sales a reported, even though the dot-Com equivalent could probably be had at similar or reasonable price?

    …I’m not convinced.

      • JR says

        Thanks for that confirmation Andrew.

        With that said, you should revisit this thread 6-12 months from now to see if any commercial websites have been launched on these locations. I don’t see end users paying dot-Com money to park these sites,especially with the volatility in renewal prices.

        We shall see…

  3. GYU says

    what was the cost of making these sales that is the question.

    what would have been the cost for a domain investor to make sales like that, that is another question.

  4. John says

    It’s nothing but a big no-brainer. The best are considered worth something, and the registries tend to keep them for themselves to sell for big bucks. In some cases the speculation goes a bit overboard, so some weak ones get sold for more than you would expect.

  5. Snoopy says

    Just another attempt to prop up a failing market, most domainers already know the game is up.

  6. Adam Kryzin says

    This is really feeling like a crash and burn scenario. That’s all the big sales they got for all these years now? That’s across 40 extensions.

    I think this is the calm they are trying to create before the big storm blows their barn down.

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