I just sold the New gTLD domain name Create.Media for 5,000 Euro at Sedo. According to today’s exchange that is $5,633 USD.
Minus the 15% Sedo commission I got 4,250 Euro or $4,788.
Create.Media was an Early Access Program (EAP) purchase and I paid about $133 to buy less than a year ago. I bought it on the 20th of July, 2014. I only bought 2 .media domains.
I had 4 inquiries at the DomainNameSales.com platform where the domain is parked from November until March. 2 were from Canada, 1 from the US and 1 from India. No solid offers were received. Someone that was very angry at my $6,500 quote hinted that he would only pay $100 for the domain. I wonder how he will react when I tell him I sold the domain for $5,633.
I list my domains with Sedo also, as New gTLDs are very hot with Europeans and other buyers outside the US. But in this case the buyer was from the US.
This was my 3rd New gTLD sale for a total net of almost $15,000. All domains have been sold in 2015. You can read here why and how I invested $50,000 buying New gTLD domains and a few thoughts on these purchases here. I have now covered all 2015 renewals and I am working on getting my initial investment back. My average sales price is at about $5,000 so I will probably need to sell 10 more domains this year. I have sold 3 domains in 5 months this year so at this rate I am probably looking at about 7 more sales. But nothing is of course certain. That is just an estimate.
You can read all the details about one of my sales of the city.tips domain name sale here.
You can see the all New gTLD domain name sales at Sold.Domains. The database includes 472 recorded sales since the first new domain names came out last year. You can search the database either by keyword or by gTLD.
This week 5 domains were added in the database including 3 .club domains. Create.Media is the only recorded .Media sale so far.