Today is Halloween, and I thought it might be fun to have a look at Halloween domain names. As well as summarizing historical sales in Halloween-themed domain names, I survey what is currently for sale. I even find a few possibly interesting domain names still available at standard registration cost. Along the way, I stumbled upon an interesting Halloween domain name used for redirection by one of the technology giants. Halloween Exact Word With Dofo it is easy to find that the exact word Halloween is registered in 186 extensions, of which 62 are currently for sale. The word Halloween is for sale in .org and .info, as well as a host of other extensions, some of which seem a better fit than others. Halloween Domain Sales Next I consulted NameBio to see how many times the term Halloween has sold. It has been part of a domain name in 81 listed sales, with an average price of $1352. The top five sales are listed below. CostumesForHalloween.com $16,500 HalloweenParties.com $6500 Halloween.pl $6223 Halloween.se $5832 Halloween.info $5655 There have been seven sales of the exact word Halloween with an average price of $4084. Surprisingly there are no recorded new extension sales in Halloween, even though several of the extensions such as .fun, .party and .shop seem well suited to use. I also used a NameBio subscription to look at sales with prices of $100 and less that include the word Halloween. There were 91 sales, of which 84 were in .com and none were in new extensions. Available Extensions While Dofo can provide a list of available extensions in the word Halloween, 520 at time of writing, many of these are either premium or in country extensions with only regional relevance. A year ago on NameTalent I published a piece on Halloween domain names. In that article I listed extensions available at hand registration cost, along with a playful look at how each might be used. Since that time, several of the suggested domain names have been registered, but many are still available. Some of the more interesting ones are Halloween.coach, Halloween.tours and Halloween.dating. You could even set up your own Halloween training and research program at Halloween.institute! See the link above for other possibilities. Of course there are other extensions that fit rather well with the Halloween theme, such as .monster. Probably the domain name that first comes to mind would be Halloween.monster, and I was surprised to discover that it is owned by Amazon and redirects to the Halloween costume part of their site. If Google ever put the .boo extension into general use, it would have fun domain name possibilities. Major Extension Halloween Sites Halloween.com goes to a commercial site which bills itself as The One Source for All Things Halloween. The .com domain name was created in 1994 and is registered until 2029, so clearly the owner has long term plans with the site. He also owns Halloween.biz that redirects to the .com. Halloween.net is used to redirect to the German-based mask site MaskWorld.com. Both Halloween.org and Halloween.info are currently for sale. Halloween History History.com has great information on the history of Halloween which started from the ancient Celtic festival Samhain. The more modern traditions come after Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as All Saints Day. The night before that became All Hallows Eve which transformed into Halloween. NamePros Halloween Content Just as I was finishing this article, I discovered Raymond Hackney had just published an article on three developed Halloween sites. A couple of years ago @James Iles wrote an interesting article on the History of Halloween that includes details about the owner of Halloween.com, Internet pioneer Christian Riley. This link shows all content with the tag Halloween on the NamePros site and it provides interesting reading. What Do You Think? Please feel free to share domain names related to Halloween in the replies section. Also, I would be interested in having your input on the following. Have you ever sold a domain name related to Halloween? Do you see value in holding event-specific domain names in general? What would be your favourite Halloween-themed domain names, whether you hold them or not? Have you ever given out domain names as Halloween treat? If you could have only a single Halloween related domain name outside the legacy three (.com, .net, .org) extensions, and also not in .info or a country code, what other extension do you think would be most valuable? Could you ever see a business, other than one in costumes or party supplies or planning, branding around Halloween? Or do you know of any who have branded around the word? So I hope your night is not too scary, and that you have some Halloween fun. I started mine with a little domain sale (no sorry I won’t be releasing details - was to another domainer), so had a little treat already, and it is still relatively early on Halloween day here!