Sedo sales analysis (plus comparison with Afternic)

Sedo.com’s reportable .com only sales were $606,516 USD spread over 160 domain names for the past two weeks: 7/01/12-7/15/12.

These sales are of course only the reportable domain name sales. It seems that the most expensive sales have the highest possibility on being confidential. Sedo charges 2.5% of the sales price the party that wants to keep the sale private. Nevertheless I think these reportable sales are worth a more detailed analysis. I compiled a few sublists and graphs. Please let me know what other statistics you would like to see for these sales lists. I am thinking of making one of these posts every month with the total sales of the month. One for Afternic and one for Sedo. Do you think that a combined post would be more useful? Please make a comment and let me know.

Last week I did a report on two weeks of Afternic .com sales above $1,000. This week I will do the same report for Sedo and compare the results. Sedo is a bit trickiest as it reports sales from 700 USD/EUR/GBP and above and in three different currencies. I had to convert all prices to USD and then dismiss any domain below 1000 USD so that it would be directly comparable to Afternic’s analysis. Again these statistics are for the .com domain name sales only.

Statistics

Sedo’s list includes one of the longest domain that I have seen sold. It is alongtimeagoinagalaxyfarfaraway.com that was registered in 2002 and has 31 characters!!! May the force be with it.

The average sales price for these 160 .com domains was $3,791.

The median sales price for these 160 .com domains was $2,500.

These two figures are significatly higher that the Afternic ones. The average sales price for the Afternic sales was $2,337. The median sales price for the Afternic sales was $1,800.

The average holding time of the seller was 7.73 years. This is the time that the seller has the domain name in its possession before he/she makes the sale. This is over a year more than Afternic’s 6.66 years. That is understandable if you consider the higher sales average that sedo has. (see below) So when you register a domain name be prepared to hold on to it for at least 8 years. Up to 19 years in the case of the oldest domain sold these couple of weeks.

The oldest domain on the list is witsend.com that sell for $25,000.00. It was registered on 26-oct-1993.

The youngest domain on the list is georgiasingles.com that sell for $1,000. It was registered on 31-may-2012.

Domain name sales count by year

Sedo has the domain sales count by year more evenly distributed. 2002 and 2009 stand above the rest though.

Year Domain names sold
1993 1
1994 0
1995 0
1996 3
1997 6
1998 10
1999 4
2000 12
2001 11
2002 19
2003 11
2004 9
2005 12
2006 10
2007 5
2008 5
2009 17
2010 5
2011 12
2012 8

Afternic’s busiest years were 2003 and 2004. Probably because most of the afternic sales are from the BuyDomains.com inventory. BuyDomains.com was very active in drop catching and hand regging during those years.

Average sales price by year

Sedo’s average sales price by year is also more predictable. The oldest a domain name is the highest the sales price is. Sedo’s sales prices start in 1993 and then reduce gradually up until 2012. Actually, all 8 domains that were registered in 2012 were sold for exactly $1,000.

Year Average sales price (USD)
1993 25000
1994 0
1995 0
1996 21533
1997 12760
1998 7815
1999 6147
2000 5223
2001 4397
2002 3540
2003 2911
2004 2326
2005 1946
2006 1774
2007 1570
2008 1500
2009 1324
2010 1217
2011 1112
2012 1000

Afternic started strong with 1995 and 1996 but from then on the averages were ranging from $1,510 to $3,406 with no apparent pattern for the rest of the years up until 2012.

Finally here is the complete list of 160 domain names sorted by year and then by sales price in USD:

Domain Name Registration Year Sales Price (USD)
witsend.com 1993 25000
pict.com 1996 25000
taxzone.com 1996 20600
shopfront.com 1996 19000
wardrobes.com 1997 15499
bellcapital.com 1997 14995
nextnet.com 1997 12294
funplus.com 1997 11925
jumpco.com 1997 11750
cafeterias.com 1997 10099
tackboard.com 1998 10000
riyal.com 1998 9835
mamasan.com 1998 8500
redmessage.com 1998 7500
wealthguide.com 1998 7500
scenarioplanning.com 1998 7500
spracherkennung.com 1998 7495
onlinebusinesses.com 1998 7376
erotv.com 1998 6300
documentaires.com 1998 6147
wakingup.com 1999 6147
pame.com 1999 6147
swiig.com 1999 6147
holidaysflorida.com 1999 6146
ssm.com 2000 6000
usabusiness.com 2000 6000
polarsports.com 2000 5500
greatharbor.com 2000 5250
mietausfallversicherung.com 2000 5004
facewise.com 2000 5000
udni.com 2000 5000
markmedia.com 2000 5000
autismspectrum.com 2000 5000
water-slides.com 2000 5000
matm.com 2000 5000
cubafacts.com 2000 4918
officedeskchairs.com 2001 4918
gamblingaffiliateprograms.com 2001 4800
eyein.com 2001 4750
racechip.com 2001 4500
clickout.com 2001 4500
icrush.com 2001 4500
360virtualtours.com 2001 4300
volkmer.com 2001 4100
metaline.com 2001 4000
filipinoads.com 2001 4000
multitour.com 2001 3995
prss.com 2002 3971
worldbibles.com 2002 3950
storehere.com 2002 3939
solarway.com 2002 3895
apio.com 2002 3888
naturenation.com 2002 3850
buzzrewards.com 2002 3800
edusfera.com 2002 3750
techscout.com 2002 3688
propertyfund.com 2002 3688
geteco.com 2002 3600
etqan.com 2002 3500
mytraveljobs.com 2002 3300
alongtimeagoinagalaxyfarfaraway.com 2002 3200
spoofmail.com 2002 3077
1fy.com 2002 3074
copeo.com 2002 3074
moisson.com 2002 3010
cashsites.com 2002 3000
flipcard.com 2003 3000
mindsteps.com 2003 3000
xx5.com 2003 3000
winefridge.com 2003 3000
powtek.com 2003 3000
pawnnet.com 2003 3000
mydec.com 2003 2990
visionbook.com 2003 2900
solto.com 2003 2877
grandesofertas.com 2003 2705
parknplay.com 2003 2550
worldia.com 2004 2500
new-level.com 2004 2500
wordmill.com 2004 2500
presshub.com 2004 2425
kipsy.com 2004 2397
printedtowels.com 2004 2213
krpo.com 2004 2200
perfumereviews.com 2004 2200
biglnk.com 2004 2000
partyhouses.com 2005 2000
greenelectric.com 2005 2000
aboriginalartstore.com 2005 2000
skyter.com 2005 2000
ladybox.com 2005 2000
jumia.com 2005 2000
newjerseyassistedliving.com 2005 2000
hotelea.com 2005 1899
backtraffic.com 2005 1895
crazysheep.com 2005 1860
bunked.com 2005 1849
pilotproperty.com 2005 1844
trafficpartner.com 2006 1844
atlanticpacific.com 2006 1844
krebstherapie.com 2006 1800
individi.com 2006 1800
ecarworld.com 2006 1800
vipjuegos.com 2006 1795
owncasino.com 2006 1795
reddomedia.com 2006 1711
createdinchina.com 2006 1700
apcenter.com 2006 1652
high-t.com 2007 1600
iziplay.com 2007 1600
wohn.com 2007 1599
survivaltube.com 2007 1550
jobeur.com 2007 1500
tabletize.com 2008 1500
cloudrating.com 2008 1500
hangwith.com 2008 1500
realestatesnewyork.com 2008 1500
air4life.com 2008 1500
i-sea.com 2009 1495
samnaun.com 2009 1475
hellomedicare.com 2009 1400
qirin.com 2009 1400
kingseducation.com 2009 1395
hucast.com 2009 1352
streetbeauty.com 2009 1310
welcomecanada.com 2009 1300
betnet365.com 2009 1300
testteach.com 2009 1299
thefertilityproject.com 2009 1295
moneylabel.com 2009 1295
clearviewconsulting.com 2009 1250
questionstoask.com 2009 1249
winnernews.com 2009 1229
exploreable.com 2009 1229
southrichmond.com 2009 1229
coloradospringsmortgage.com 2010 1229
luxdeco.com 2010 1229
myworkbook.com 2010 1229
holisticevolution.com 2010 1200
yfoods.com 2010 1200
acceo.com 2011 1200
inhouse-consulting.com 2011 1200
applift.com 2011 1168
nofi.com 2011 1106
covercrazy.com 2011 1100
insectescomestibles.com 2011 1100
receiptless.com 2011 1100
madisonlily.com 2011 1100
appolls.com 2011 1095
nanobay.com 2011 1095
lutherpartner.com 2011 1050
iotworks.com 2011 1028
valuera.com 2012 1000
portaromana.com 2012 1000
allergyexperts.com 2012 1000
hauptstadtmakler.com 2012 1000
georgiasingles.com 2012 1000
r4-3ds.com 2012 1000
cruise4miles.com 2012 1000
global-tickets.com 2012 1000

You can find the complete raw list here.

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain name registration, management, UDRP consulting, website development and hosting. He has been online since 1995 and a domain investor since 2002. You can find him at Google+TwitterLinkedIn

Konstantinos Zournas – who has written 2003 posts on OnlineDomain.com.



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