Escrow.com published their Domain Investment Index for Q4 2022. You can view the full report here. Year-on-year, Escrow has seen a 49.26% decrease in the total value of domain name transactions from $158M in 4Q21 to $80M in 4Q22. Over 75% of the fall in 4Q22 is attributable to the decrease in the volume of domain name transactions, which decreased by 20% from US$514M in FY21, to $411M … [Read more...]
Radix H1 2022 Premium Domain Report
Radix (an advertiser here) released their H1 2022 Premium Domains Report. $3.8M in retail premium revenue Includes $2.5M in Premium retail renewal revenue $390K in annuity Premium sales for .Tech; highest grossing TLD 24% growth in Premium new registrations from H2 2021 38% growth in Premium retail renewal revenue from H2 2021 Read full report here … [Read more...]
ICObench.com expires and closes over 6 figures at GoDaddy auctions
icoBench.com was a free ICO rating platform and a blockchain community supported by a wide range of experts that provides analytical, legal, and technical insights to the investors. That's according to CrunchBase. The domain name expired and closed at $101,000 at GoDaddy auctions. Their Facebook page has 11,000 plus followers but not updated since 2021. The domain authority and backlinks are … [Read more...]
Will $15M seem like a steal or a huge overpay 5 years from now for NFTs.com?
The big news today is the announced acquisition of NFTs.com for $15M. The press release is attached below. How do you think this sale will age? It does make NFT.com at $2M look like a great purchase price IMO. Looking at Google trends which is only one data point, it seems the trend line has been trending down on NFT and NFTS Interestingly NFTs.com was registered way back in 1999 long … [Read more...]
JD Supra May 2022 Domain Name Newsletter
JD Supra is an online repository of free legal information, including documents, filings, newsletters. Every month they post a newsletter on domain names. Tuesday was the May newsletter and it's worth a look. [co-authors: Laëtitia Arrault, Sean Kelly, Cindy Mikul, Maria Rozylo, and Tony Vitali] One topic centered on the increasing popularity of .de with some stats provided. International … [Read more...]
Quite possibly the ugliest name to sell for three figures ever?
While reviewing new gtld domain name sales for April, I came across this beauty. RKLARMSBO0C2Z3KOR3BFSKIOWMUGZ1NWBEX8QVALLSTRLK5IDNNWXWQZOQMDIZF.SITE. I initially contacted Michael at Namebio and said this one might be a mistake but did a double look and Michael looked into it as well. Registered in 2021 by a company from England. Dropped after a year. Checking out Ahrefs it's a link play. … [Read more...]
Donuts Domain Trend Report: February 2022
Donuts published their February domain trend report. The report covers the top premium domain names registered, most registered SLD keywords and other data. In the month of February 2022, SLDs registered on Donuts TLDs were 20% shorter and included hyphens 21% less frequently than .com domain registrations. Top 20 Premium Domains Registered In The Month of February … [Read more...]