New gTLD Domain Sales: 4 sold for $12,500+, Room.Guru for $6450, 7 for $3,000+ and 13 for $1,200+

There were 24 domains sold in the first 3 Donuts EAP days for .expert and .works for a total of about $86,600 or more depending on the premium domains.

Go Daddy/Afternic sold Room.Guru for $6450 and Sedo sold Bang.Today for $1,000.

The $6450 sale is the highest reported after sales price so far for New gTLDs. Room.guru was originally bought with a simple (non-EAP) pre-order.

And of course someone spend over $110,000 to buy 7572 .club domains on day 1 of general availability.

Back to the Donuts EAP sales: this past week the following 2 Donuts New gTLDs entered general availability with EAP: .expert and .works.

There were 4 domain name sold on the 1st day of the EAP for about $12,500 or more depending on the registration/renewal price (premium level or no premium). These are the domain names:


autogas.expert (The Blossman Companies, Inc.)
propane.expert (The Blossman Companies, Inc.)
kneesurgery.expert (Dr Greg Keene)
move.expert (Atlanta Peach Movers, Inc.)

Click here to see all past sales for over $10,000.

There were 7 domain names sold on the 2nd day of the EAP for about $3,000 each or more depending on the registration/renewal prices (premium level or no premium):

browser.works (Planetary Corporation)
diet.expert
(DIET EXPERT LTD from Dublin Ireland)
mlm.expert
(davidtrosen.com)
share.works
(Solium Capital Inc.)

The domain diet.expert has a $4,500+ annual renewal fee so the actual price paid was about $7,500.

I got nutrition.expert in the 4th day of EAP and it is a sub $150 premium domain.

There were also 13 domain names bought at about $1200 each in the third day of EAP.

Mike Berkens and Worldwide Media Inc bought the domain name reputationrepair.expert.

Jonas Jacek bought the domain name usability.expert.

Qalpha.com bought the domain javascript.expert.

Chef Works Europe Limited bought chef.works.

Ng Intermedia Aps from Denmark bought the domain mobilecasino.expert.

Inter123 Corporation bought mobile.expert which has a $800 (or more depending on the registrar) renewal fee.

And I must not forget that the domainname.expert is Mike Berkens. He got the domain in the 5th day of EAP and it is not a premium. (Although .expert has a regular registration/renewal price of about $50)

I also checked all the corresponding domain names in .com and found 1 domain that were sitting unregistered today:

raneexpert.com

A lot of the registered .com domains are owned by domainers such as Buy Domains and HugeDomains.com.

I am sure you notice that not all domain names are reported above. The complete searchable and sortable list of about 700 New gTLD Domain Name Sales can be found in the new Members Area of OnlineDomain.com.


Some of the sales are difficult to find as a few domains don’t have nameserves and don’t appear in the zone files. Only sales over $1,000 are reported.

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 or $3600+ 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:
$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.

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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.

6 comments

  1. If you guys watched the domainsherpa show Adam Dicker said he knows someone who bought thousands of .clubs, this is probably the person that spent all that money, which would mean they are an active domain investor, but still those registrations look to be newbie ones to some degree.

    • I didn’t watch it.
      Was this taped before or after I made my post…?
      Does he knows that someone personally?

      These registrations were done for the most part with a script parsing possibly some search results and was executed terribly
      and still is as the domains don’t even resolve.

  2. I like FIT.expert is available (premium)

  3. I said yesterday i didn’t have anything in .expert but changed my mind and i regged the domain ecology.expert 🙂

  4. I think after. Maybe the script was a bit faulty as some of those names are really out of this world.

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