This past week the following 3 New gTLDs entered general availability with EAP: .domains, .limo and .cab. Yesterday I posted the 6 EAP sales for .limo and .cab. Today it’s time for the .domains EAP domain name sales.
No .domains New gTLD domain names sold in the first day of the Early Access Program (EAP) for $12,500+. Click here to see all past New gTLD 5-figure sales.
Some of the sales were difficult to find as a few domains don’t have nameserves and don’t appear in the zone files.
There were 10 domain names sold on the 2nd day of the EAP for about $3,200 each or more depending on the registration/renewal prices (premium level or no premium):
vegas.domains (Michael Berkens and Worldwide Media, Inc.)
nyc.domains (Michael Berkens and Worldwide Media, Inc.)
paris.domains (Michael Berkens and Worldwide Media, Inc.)
london.domains (Michael Berkens and Worldwide Media, Inc.)
There were also 45 .domains domain names bought at about $1200 each in the third day of EAP.
The company Peplum LLC bought 28 domains such as like.domains, you.domains, coupon.domains, smile.domains, tunes.domains, play.domains and moi.domains. They spend over $35,000 for these purchases on one day only.
Michael Berkens and his company Worldwide Media, Inc. continued their buying spree into the third day with 8 purchases. Most of the domains were connected to geographic new gTLDs that are coming out if a few months such as tokyo.domains, MIAMI.domains and
boston.domains. He also bought the domain marijuana.domains.
Someone also bought cannabis.domains but the domain is behind privacy whois.
dotStrategy, Co. bought the domain name buzz.domains.
Chad Wright and WebQuest.com bought geo.domains.
If anyone is wondering I made my first new gtld purchase for over $1000 with the domain name newyork.domains.
The total .domains EAP purchases from just the first 3 days is at about $90,000 or more depending on the premium domain names.
I also checked all the corresponding domain names in .com (including plurals) and found 14 that were sitting unregistered today:
A lot of the registered .com domains are owned by domainers and domain companies such as Page Howe, Huge Domains, Mrs Jello, Future Media Architects and myself.
Some of the purchases above might be higher that reported if the domain name is labeled as premium. Premium registration/renewals start at $50 and go all the up to $1500 per year. Prices are approximate and depend on what each registrar charges on top of the registry fee.
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:
$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.