The domain name realestate.agency was purchased by someone from Texas on the 3rd day of Donuts Early Access Program (EAP) pricing. The domain was registered at Enom for about $4,800. This price includes a $1,200 day 3 EAP fee and the registration fee that for this domain is set at $3,600. That of course is also the annual renewal fee that the buyer will have to pay from now on.
This is probably the most expensive registration/renewal fee that someone has paid so far in New gTLDs. There have been some day 1 EAP purchases for about $12,500 but that is not the renewal fee that these buyers will be paying.
I contacted the buyer and asked him if he knew that the renewal fee would be $3,600 because I had some doubt that end users are familiar with the extreme renewal fees. He replied that he
knew about it and he hadn’t seen any other domain that was so expensive.
When I asked him if he plans to develop or sell he said that he has a “network of friends in the appraisal/real estate business. We are thinking about developing a new startup, using the domain for branding purposes. Selling it is a secondary consideration really.”
This time I found some more domains similar to RealEstate.Agency with registration/renewal fees set at $3,600 at Enom or at $5499,99 at GoDaddy! Here are the 3 I found:
All are free and available to register! 🙂