I have now sold 2 New gTLD domain names. I reached an agreement for selling City.Tips last week and now the domain name has been paid for and funds are in my bank account. The domain name was sold through Sedo although it was parked at DomainNameSales.com. The buyer came through Sedo’s MLS network (a german registrar) so I had to pay a 20% fee. They chose to negotiate anonymously.
I bought the domain name for $150 last year in EAP day 5 of the .tips extension. Remarkably this is not a premium domain name. The renewal price is at about $20.
The buyer is DAVILLA GmbH, an advertising agency from Bregenz, Austria that also has office in Zurich, Switzerland. They already own another New gTLD domain name and have developed it: vorarlberg.tips. Vorarlberg is a region in Austria. I see that they have bought other city related .tips domain names as well.
I also sold another New gTLD (.agency) for $2,500 that has been paid in a private transaction but I can’t reveal that domain name yet. So now I have made about $10k from New gTLD sales but I own more than 500 so I need about $5k more to pay for next year’s renewals. Having sold no New gTLDs in the first year I think that sales are picking up. I had offers for low 4 figures for some domains but didn’t want to sell too cheap.