Domain Holdings Q2 2015 Report: 29% Increase in Sales, $59,079 Average Sales Price

domain-holdingsDomain Holdings published its Q2 2015 report that shows that 2015 continues to be a strong year.

In addition to the sales success in Q2, Domain Holdings was acquired by Flippa.

Combined, Flippa and Domain Holdings are expected to generated $70 million in sales over the next 12 months. Read more about the recent acquisition here.

Although Domain Holdings can’t disclose the details of most of their sales due to non-disclosure agreements, they have provided some averages and other sales data that may be helpful for domain investors, buyers, and sellers who are eager to learn more about the domain industry.

Q2 Highlights Include:

  • 29% Increase in Sales from Q1 to Q2 2015
  • $59,079 Overall Average Sales Price
  • $472,636 Average Weekly Sales

Sales Summary:  Q1 vs. Q2 2015

In Q2 2015, Domain Holdings realized growth across the board. The brokerage team generated $1.39M more (29% increase) as compared to Q1. The overall average sales price was up from $49,522 to $59,079 and the weekly sales average jumped by 29% exceeding $472,000 per week.

As the overall average sales price (ASP) for domains can fluctuate from quarter to quarter, they have had two strong quarters of exceptionally high ASPs. Q2 was among our highest in the last 6 quarters.


USA and China remain the largest two markets for Domain Holdings, accounting for 90% of all sales.

In Q2 they continued to see a strong demand for number and acronym domains from the Chinese buyers. Short brandable domains also continue to be on the rise for the Chinese buyers.

In this quarter, they are expecting the Chinese investor market will continue to increase despite the China staking a recent hit.


While .com domains continue to remain the strongest segment of the marketplace, they have been receiving a lot more interest for gTLDs domains as we see more new extensions coming out for each quarter. Domain Holdings sold a 1-word .io domain for 6 figures to an end user in Q2 as they continue to work with different end users who are interested in investing in premium .io domain names, as well as other gTLD assets.

It’s no surprise that 1-word domains are at the top of the leaderboard, with an overall average sales price of $63,500. Acronyms were a close second, selling for just $500 less, followed by 2-word domains.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.

One comment

  1. It would be interesting to know what names sold in the gTLD sector.
    10% out of 6 million

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