Reports show domains as an investment and the latest trends.
Escrow.com (ASX:FLN) released two reports this morning with data on the domain name market.
The first is a comparison between domain name returns and returns of other asset types such as stocks, real estate and bitcoin. It calculates returns based on domain types, such as two number, three letter, etc. It shows that overall returns aren’t spectacular but that the asset class is more stable than some others. One dataset I’d love to see is a rate of return of domains that have been transacted more than once on Escrow.com.
The second report is the company’s inaugural Domain Investment Index giving data for Q4 2018. Here’s a high-level look:
As you can see, transaction amounts have slipped for a couple of quarters but were up in Q4 2018 compared to Q4 2017.
The report also breaks down median prices of domains by length over time. There’s also a chart showing dollar volume by country.
You can review both reports here (pdf).