As we now enter the fourth quarter of 2020, reported domain name sales are way off 2019’s pace. No surprise really with what has been going on in the world, a global pandemic, environmental and economic hardships have made 2020 one of the worst in recent memory.
This is a domain name blog, so we will delve into the numbers so far.
Currently reported domain name sales at Namebio are in the $84.1 million range vs $150.9 million for 2019.
Of course 2019 did have Voice.com and $30 million in just 1 sale. So far not one 7 figure reported sale at Namebio for 2020.
The monthly sales rate reported at Namebio has been in the $8.1 to $9.9 million range.
So total sales reported at Namebio will probably come in at around $108 million to $111 million. More in line with 2018 reported sales. The only difference being the average sale price per domain sold down about 32% in 2020 vs 2018.
Now I look at domain investing from 4 camps
The all around domain investor – will invest in any extension where they see value. someone like Mike Berkens.
The .com only domain investor – someone like Snoopy.
The new gtld only domain investor – someone like Marek Eckhaus.
The CCtld specialist – they focus most of their efforts on one or a few country codes. Frank-Germany in .De – Ammudamus (Ammar) in .tv.
New gtld sales in 2020 reported so far are at $1.8 million vs $3.5 million in 2019.
CCTLD’s have a chance of surpassing 2019 numbers. So far cctld reported sales are at $9.4 million vs $10.5 million in 2019.
In a down year .net has already surpassed reported 2019 sales just 9 months in. .Org should also surpass 2019 reported sales numbers.
Note: There are many sales that are unreported each month. We cannot comment on the unknown, so we deal with what’s reported to, and by, reliable sources.