According to a press release we received today the biggest domain name sales database ever built just just rolled out.
The database is at DNPric.es.
“”Currently the database has 315,461 domain name sale records totaling $1,135,277,224.00.
Not only you can lookup historic sales, the site also offers amazing stats section where you can fish for tons of interesting information.
Let’s have a quick look on it from different angles.
While .COM is still the king with more than half of the sales (this correlates with the number of domain names) other extensions are doing surprisingly well.
For instance .ME, #9, topping even .tv and .co.
Here we can narrow down the whole industry to five big players (Sedo, Moniker + SnapNames, GoDaddy+AfterNIC, TDNAM, NameJet, DomainNameSales), than another few dozens of boutiques.
We can observe that overall average domain name prices are falling in the last few years. Especially those for .COM. And then, this year it started to improve.
Interestingly, average prices for LLLLL names are higher than those for LLLL and LLL names.
Average historic price for five letter domain names (LLLLL.***) is $6,060.81.
That for LLLL is $3,641.76.
And that for LLL is $5,653.34.
It looks like names that are too short but not ultra short (two characters) have somewhat less value than those of five characters.
A paradox that intuitively I am still struggling to explain.
The longest known domain name sold is xn--private-krankenversicherung-fr-selbstndige-6sd16h.de a.k.a. private-krankenversicherung-für-selbständige.de.
Well done Sedo!””
The database is available and accessible for free as of now.
Of course only publicly reported sales are included, which probably account for most of site developers issues regarding difference is longer domains selling for more on average than shorter domains.