Here are 20 more real .xyz sales to end users.
I was going to write an article about the latest questioning of .xyz domain sales, but yesterday Elliot posted a better article than I was going to write.
Instead, I’ll add a few things to consider and look at more big .xyz domain sales that have been developed this year. It’s a follow-up to my article in June featuring 18 five figure .xyz domain sales this year that have already been developed.
First, I want to mention a few things I think people are overlooking when they look at Swetha Yenugula’s .xyz domain sales.
1. Swetha acquired the almost all of her 20,000+ domains without premiums. .Xyz didn’t have premiums through the reg path when it launched, so if you bought at the launch or picked up expired domains (that didn’t fully delete) later, then there are no premiums. [Update: I checked with the registry and they did have Premium tiers at launch. I also checked with Swetha and she said only one of the domains she owns is a premium.] Not only do non-premium domains sell better, but you can get more reach through networks that won’t take premium domains.
2. Swetha’s sales didn’t come out of nowhere. She played the long game and didn’t make much at first, but plowed her profits back into more domains.
3. Transaction fees for buying and selling domains are quite high, which reduces the incentive to make the “wash sales” you see with NFTs. With NFTs, you can sell domains to yourself (in a different wallet) or amongst friends to make it look like there’s more demand and higher prices. You’re only paying a point or two versus 10%-20%.
OK, now let’s look at .xyz domains that sold for five figures this year that have been developed or forwarded. These are on top of the 18 I featured earlier this year, and don’t include two forwards (Sino.xyz $119,911, Joy.xyz $25,000). Most of these sales were from Swetha (but not all of them_.
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