Sedo’s 2015 Top Domain Name Sales (give.com, star.casino)

Sedo announced its 2015 list of the highest-valued public domain sales of the year. The list does not include Sedo’s confidential sales.

Leading this year’s public sales list is give.com, which closed at $500,000 stealing the top honors from heika.com at $300,000. .Com names reigned supreme but the biggest headline maker was the demand for short and numeric sales within the Chinese market.

Top 10 public domain name sales at Sedo in 2015:

1) give.com 500,000 US-Dollar
2) heika.com 300,000 US-Dollar
3) same.com 233,333 US-Dollar
4) pax.com 200,000 US-Dollar
5) response.com 150,000 US-Dollar
6) anker.com 130,000 US-Dollar
7) khc.com 120,000 US-Dollar
8) ignite.com 112,500 US-Dollar
9) mercari.com 100,000 Euro
10) material.com 100,000 US-Dollar

The Upswing among Chinese Buyers
2015 has seen a huge rise in sales of 2, 3 & 4 character & numeric sales. The surge in demand for these domains is being driven largely by Chinese buyers including some of our top overall sales. While China is the country with the biggest spike in regard to purchasing domain names, domain investors and end users from other regions are also recognizing the value of shorter and numeric domains.
Top 10 public domains purchased by Chinese customers in 2015:

1) heika.com 300,000 US-Dollar
2) same.com 233,333 US-Dollar
3) khc.com 120,000 US-Dollar
4) daikuan.cn 75,000 Euro
5) houtian.com 59,000 US-Dollar
6) ryb.com 50,000 US-Dollar
7) aoao.com 49,900 US-Dollar
8) lrz.com 46,000 US-Dollar
9) dcr.com 42,000 US-Dollar
10) pdz.com 37,010 Euro


Top 10 public numeric domain sales in 2015:

1) 0857.com 38,333 US-Dollar
2) 8255.com 26,500 US-Dollar
3) 2009.com 22,500 US-Dollar
4) 2675.com 16,500 US-Dollar
5) 0622.com 10,000 Brit. Pound
6) 1104.com 10,000 Brit. Pound
7) 0702.com 10,000 Brit. Pound
8) 4129.com 9,998 Brit. Pound
9) 7179.com 15,000 US-Dollar
10) 5082.com 14,500 US-Dollar


Continued Growth within the New Generic Domain Names
Currently there are close to 11 million new domains registered and Sedo has seen several high value sales of new domain names throughout 2015. Our marketplace has shown continuous positive growth and sustainability in this category. Almost 2 years after general availability began for the new domain names; purchases have increased from both end users such as large corporations using the names in their marketing and branding campaigns as well as prominent investors. Indicators point to new domain gaining in profitability and usage as additional names come into the market during 2016.


Top 10 public new generic name sales:

1) star.casino 10,000 Euro
2) city.tips 8,500 Euro
3) basic-fit.fitness 7,949 Euro
4) one.boutique 4,999 Brit. Pound
5) 贷款.在线 (loan.online) 7,500 US-Dollar
6) entrepreneur.club 7,500 US-Dollar
7) sms.world 6,000 Euro
8) juegos.club 6,000 US-Dollar
9) drone.academy 6,000 US-Dollar
10) 555.club 5,755 US-Dollar


The Top 10 longest domain names (in English)

Using shorter more memorable domain names is not always the strategy utilized by some websites.  A highly anticipated guilty pleasure for some; feast your eyes on 2015’s top 10 longest domain names of which the top honors (63 characters!) goes to name using a new domain extension- .XYZ:

1) xyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyzxyz.xyz
2) atlantacommercialrealestateagent.com
3) online-day-trading-emini-futures.com
4) canadianrockiesvacationrentals.com
5) firstamericanmortgagesolutions.com
6) its5oclocksomewheremargaritas.com
7) grannypeacebrigadephiladelphia.org
8) thenewenglandjournalofmedicine.com
9) castleconstructioncorporation.com
10) certificadoenergeticonavarra.com

You can see last years top 10 lists here and here.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

4 comments

  1. 22 “xyz” triplets. What fecundity!

  2. .com is boring
    .com is not a location
    .com sounds like Combucha…

    no character…

    it is time to break with the norms
    people live in habits

  3. Yes, people live in habits. Much as you might urge them not to, they will.

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