It’s been a very exciting week for emoji domains with Vice News releasing Page Howe’s emoji domain interview.
Over 1,200 emoji domains made an expiring auction appearance in the last 7 days over at GoDaddy.
Two of the biggest emoji domain sales coming from this auction were 🦐.ws and 🥊.ws, which impressively closed at $720 and $860 respectively.
In the next 7 days, an additional 650 emoji domain auctions will have their turn on the GoDaddy Aftermarket platform.
Seeing 45% of the 650 expiring emoji auctions occur December 9th (today!), the breakdown is as follows:
- 294 (45%) – 12/9/2017
- 94 (15%) – 12/10/2017
- 64 (10%) – 12/11/2017
- 90 (14%) – 12/12/2017
- 65 (10%) – 12/13/2017
- 19 (3%) – 12/14/2017
- 23 (3%) – 12/15/2017
The most notable expiring emoji domains in auction WITH bids are as follows:
A handful (or two or three or four) of the most notable expiring emoji domains in auction WITHOUT bids are as follows:
It’s always interesting to see first-year registrations soar for any given domain niche, especially emoji domains.
In the same breath, it’s also telling to see as many emoji domain drops and non-renewals as being witnessed.
I attribute most non-renewals to emoji domain renewal sticker shock. Going from an initial $4.99 price per emoji domain to 5-8 times the initial price (depending on which registrar you use) is quite costly, especially for domain investors not planning to renew in hopes of selling before renewals come knocking at the door.
Despite the number of emoji domain drops and non-renewals, it’s encouraging to realize 3-4 figure auction sales for single emoji domains.
The jury is still out on double, triple, and combo emoji domain sales, but they too could turn the corner given enough time, the right combo, and, most importantly, increased customer usage.
In closing, I encourage you to study and read up on where emoji domains have been, where they’re at currently, and their future likelihood of sticking around BEFORE buying or bidding into a frenzy of excitement.