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Unusual Week for Domain Sales: Non .Coms Outnumber .Coms 11-9 on New Top 20 Chart

Labeled as sales in Domain Industry News started by Ron Jackson, Aug 9, 2018.

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  1. Ron Jackson

    Ron Jackson Top Member DNJournal.com PRO ICA Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. As you know, .Coms normally dominate our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart but this was one of those rare weeks when that wasn't the case. The .coms did, as usual, post the week's biggest sale and they had more chart entries than any other single TLD - nine in all - however, this time around the track, non .com domains shared in the bounty as well. They piled up 11 places on the leader board including seven non .com gTLDs (five of which were new gTLDs, including one of the year’s 10 biggest in that category) and four ccTLDs. You can get all of the details here: http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2018/20180815.htm
     
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  2. lolwarrior

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    Very interesting read, thank you :)
     
  3. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

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  4. NYJimbo

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    AirConditioning.online = $19,500 O_o

    I really want to see what they do with this.
     
  5. werty

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    I think it's mainly because supply/prices are tighter in .com not because there is more demand for non .com extensions. Example, how much would AirConditioning dot com cost if it were for sale? But this is my opinion of course and I could be wrong. Premium .coms are on strong hands while much inferior extensions might be on weaker hands.
     
  6. lolwarrior

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    I just assume: probably they will be selling airconditioning devices online, I would be really surprised by any other use of this domain name :)
     
  7. James Rayers

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    If that is the case 'domaining' will be dead.

    Those premium domain sales were straight from the registry. There is no room for domainers in new gTLDs.
     
  8. vravis9

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  9. urljunky

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    It could be big service company and use it for PPC campaign.
     
  10. Furquah

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  11. lock

    lock Traffic.tools VIP

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    There are plentry of gems available at low prices not every premium is 1k a year.
    Sure there are plenty with no room for movement and you could also say all the good dot coms are taken. One can argue and prove both points.
     
  12. Furquah

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    I don't think its called domainimg dead, but I call it "no more .com dominated market".

    Today I saw p2p dot co appeared in namebio for more then $17k
     
  13. cooljub

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    I think decent 'air quality' names might be good to have right now.
     
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  14. MS-Domains

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    AirConditioning.online is a mess, doesn't mean much actually. lack of creativity probably led them to making the purchase.

    imo
     
  15. GeorgeK

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    Yes, DNJournal even stated so in their article:

    Rather than trickle them out week-by-week (where they'd have little impact on DNJournal's weekly chart), Radix batched them into one semi-annual report (which will have an unusual impact this one week, but things will revert back to normal in future weeks).
     
  16. MetBob

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    i was interested that while it is still true that the vast majority of major ngTLD sales are for short names (either 2 or 3 letter, or the short single words like home.loans), we now have two (at least) that are long and at relatively high prices.

    BroadwayTickets in nyc extension (15+3) sold for $25,000
    AirConditioning in online extension (15+6) sold for $19,500

    Does anyone know of similar length, or longer, ngTLDs that have sold in $20k + range?

    BTW I agree that most large sales are registry, and that by releasing them at once, gives more impact and you should take a longer term view. A better measure is to look at the top sales YTD. On that list at DNJ I think currently 5, including a couple in top 10, are new extensions. If that holds up rest of year, it will be a good year for the ngTLDs.

    Had the .news sales package deal been released with the exact individual prices ( 5 sold for over $19,000) each would have dominated the week announced. If the registries are going to release information I think they should do it fully and weekly. Just mho.
     
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  17. JB Lions

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    There was hope in the beginning of the thread, then reality came a knockin'



    But it's never too late, you can always be....

     
  18. Josytal

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    Thanks for sharing. Happy to see nTLDs picking up.
     
  19. JB Lions

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    It's not picking up. You just had 26 weeks of Registry sales dumped in that chart vs. 1 week of .com sales. Then there were only 5 that made that top 20 list.
     
  20. Grego85

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    ^ still not too shabby.
     
  21. JB Lions

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    Why would I have anger, I'm not invested in them. I'm just pointing out facts, which seems to make you angry.

    -you edited out the rest of your post-
     
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  22. Grego85

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    I was asking myself why, but I dont know the answer. Its just the way it seems to me.
     
  23. JB Lions

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    I think it's just more that you're defensive and looking for good news wherever you can find it.

    "get used to it, this will be common in the 2020's."

    Get used to registries making sales? Then getting excited about a 6 month drop? That's not good.
     
  24. Grego85

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    I do hold the opinion that new gtld domain sales will increase over the next several years. Also, IMO a sale is a sale, I'm not concerned about whether its a registry sale or otherwise, it still shows that some companies out there are already seeing a value in ngtld names even after just 4 years. I know I have better names than some of these registry sold names. I've made enough from ngtld sales to keep paying for more years down the road. I'm quite comfortable with my investment strategy. I just cant help but notice that you seem to enjoy shooting down the ideas of others..

    Its harder when the registries protect their best names, but for the hard workers out there, there are some good and even really great names that are affordable. The hard workers will find them, and I believe, will sell them in the future.

    For the record I did edit my above post but published after JB had already quoted my post. I posted along the lines of: 'I kind of feel bad for you with all of that anger in your bones'
     
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  25. garptrader

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    There are nearly 200 countries in the world presumably most have their own TLD. I believe there are some countries with multiple TLDs. For example Spain has .ES and .Com.es while Mexico has .MX and .Com.MX and Colombia has .Com.co and .CO. Namestat.org shows more than 500 NTLDs. So we may have close to a thousand extensions. Yet if you look at a YTD sales chart, what percentage are .Com? What percentage of domain sales year-to-date belong to #2, #3, #4, #5, etc?
     

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