5 New gTLD domains sold for $3,000+ – 13 domains sold for $1,200+ (blogging.tips, insurance.tips)

This past week the following 4 New gTLDs entered general availability with EAP: .tips, .diamonds, .voyage and .enterprises.

This week no New gTLD domain name was sold for 5-figures in the Early Access Program (EAP). Click here to see all New gTLD 5-figure past sales.

But there were 5 domain names sold on the 2nd day of the EAP for about $3,200 each:

insurance.tips (SubtleDomains.com)
blogging.tips

yellow.diamonds (mostwanteddomains.com)
i.diamonds (mostwanteddomains.com)
big.diamonds (mostwanteddomains.com)

Check out my post “Michael Berkens likes .diamonds” where Mike gives short comment about these and other .diamonds registrations.

.Voyage and .enterprises. got no 4-figure action and it was no surprise.

There were also 13 domain names bought at about $1200 each such as investing.tips and investment.tips bought by Tim Mayeur and moving.tips that was bought by
World Media Group LLC of mymovingreviews.com.

Tim Mayeur mentioned in a blog comment that he already had offers for the 2 domains but he is not selling yet.


You can register a domain name using the Donuts EAP that is available in registrars that sell Donuts gTLDs. EAP prices start at about $12,500 and are lowered within the course of the week until they reach the regular registration cost after the 7 day period. The EAP wholesale registrar prices are:
$10,000 (day1)
$2,500 (day2)
$950 (day3)
$500 (day4)
$100 (days 5-7)

Go Daddy’s early access prices are at about $12,539.99 for day one, $3,164.99 for day two, $1,239.99 for day three, $689.99 for day four and $189.99 for days five to seven. After day seven the regular registration cost applies.

Sold.Domains

About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

10 comments

  1. It depends what those offers on, some end users do not realize that these are not $10 reg, I had some offers on some early .guru’s I took, and it is hard for them to fathom that some of these names need to be sold in 4-5 figures just for the seller to break even,

    This should bode really well for the .com market, as the market to entry just got really expensive for the gtld’s. If they are being bought by domainers, and then sold to end users, the markup is going to make it extremely expensive, especially if they are buying in pre-registration.

    The .buzz directory is selling just random terms for $600-2000, and premium terms for well into mid 5 figures. You guys better get your visa’s cleared.

  2. Check out who secured Domaining.Tips on the 22nd, fits well with the niche he is in.

  3. Bringing more diamonds out of the ground does not make the price of diamonds go down.

    • Are you talking about your “diamond” .coms?

      • If that diamonds supply cannot be quantified in the public eye, and are hidden away in vaults in Luxembourg and supply controlled, sure the price will not go down, that is why they call them a cartel.

        The diamond industry is having a real issue right now, as the explosion in pawn shops especially in America are seeing baby boomers selling up many old rings, and pendants, which case the metal is melted, and jewels are refurbished, and resold. Diamonds are truly forever in natural construction.

        Domains on the other hand, have full disclosure in creation, and registration, so more supply will ultimately lead to a ceiling point a domain can sell for, before a buyer jumps to a similar domain in a somewhat familiar gtld.

        Wheras they once had a few choices in regards to creating a information site explaining diamonds.

        now they have many more options .guru .ninja .info .tips .press .news and whatever else is coming out.

        The collective wealth of domainers will not be able to reserve all these keywords, you are seeing more, and more premium pricing, and reservations. The hand registering public will have more access to reg fee domains, and lessen their affiliation to the secondary aftermarket in doing so. Which case will cause stress on domainers who are holding very expensive gtld’s with high renewal rates, and they may have to start taking lower offers on some of their .com’s to sustain the inventory.

        That is just one scenario, nobody knows what will happen.

    • …particularly if you decide not to sell those diamonds at the last minute with little consideration for the time and money of other people.

  4. career.tips and party.tips also registered for more than $3000!

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