Bob Hawkes published a look at the first half of domain sales in 2019. Using data from Namebio Bob gives a detailed look at the first half of reported sales.
I thought there were some interesting takes like the spike up in .me and the numbers for new gtld domains.
From the report:
I used the NameBio database to look at how the rate of domain sales in the first half of 2019 compares with 2018. There are possible seasonal variations so we would not expect the full year to necessarily follow the trend of the first 6 months.
- In the first 6 months of 2019, there were about 53,200 NameBio-recorded sales across all extensions, compared to 82,900 in all of 2018. If that rate continues for the rest of 2019, we will see a year-over-year increase of 28%.
.comdominates the aftermarket, the
.com-only numbers are also very healthy: about 46,000 sales in the first half of 2019 compared to 70,000 in all of 2018, or an increase of just over 31%.
- The number of sales in
.netis up almost 22% with 1,482 sales in the first 6 months of 2019 compared to 2,432 for the full year 2018.
- Sales in
.orgare up by almost 23% to 2,651 sales in the first half of 2019.
- Sales in the
.infoextension are down 5% with just 123 sales in the first 6 months compared to 259 in 2018.
- Sales across all new domain extensions combined are down 31% in the first half of 2019 with 507 sales in the six month period compared to 1,474 in all of 2018.
Check out the whole report on Namepros as there is a lot more data to review.