The domain name 1.xyz sold for a record breaking price: $182,971. Several other domain names like hk.xyz, vip.xyz and 66.xyz sold for $30k or more.
According to Sold.Domains, a website documenting all New gTLD domain name sales, 1.xyz is now the most expensive New gTLD ever sold. See here the all time top 20 New gTLD sales and the 2016 top sales.
The .xyz registry held an auction at West.cn in March. The auction sold several numeric domain names of 1 up to 4 digits and many 2 and 3 letter domains.
163 .xyz domain names were sold for a total of $819,880. The average price was $5,030.
These are the results of the March .xyz auction:
|Domain||Price In USD|
Who the f#ck are they going to sell that to in order to make enough profit to justify risking $183k?
Could have bought an entire extension.
Sucker born every minute.
Doesn’t look right – I have been monitoring VIP.xyz and it sold for 50,000USD in mid march but was a no show by the buyer so it went back up for sale at 33,000USD but the whois still shows it being owned by the registry and no changes have been made to the whois since Feb 2016 when the servers changed from DomainNameSales servers.
Feels a bit like pump and dump as no transfer has taken place.
The auction finished a couple of days back. We’ll see if it gets paid.
I would not be surprised if Daniel Negari was shill bidding on that. He might even use a proxy to purchase his own domain. He has nothing to lose but a commission fee. So he can market his sh*tty tld to newbies.
He is no different than Adam Dicker.
Sounds about right. Some people will do anything for money. Keep screwing people and it will eventually catch up to you…
Do you really think those .xyz high value sales are legitimate? I don’t.
IMHO it’s just the Registry playing with their own names, plus some hidden agreements with Chinese domainers, Registries and other “friends” … it’s just a joke … fakes to pump up prices of otherwise junk useless domains … no end users, just fabrications.
Good PR. keep it up.
Some of you guys should just stop being envy of the .xyz registry. The TLD is currently the most popular new gTLD and even Google uses abc.xyz as the domain for it’s parent company Alphabet. I personally prefer .xyz than .net .org or .info. I know .com is still the best because it has been around since day 1 of the existence of domain names but for now the next best and cheaper alternative would be .xyz. This is the reality so accept the fact!
Abc.xyz is just marketing stuff and the only reason why .xyz made numbers is because they signed and keep signing hidden agreements with Registrars, now Chinese, and various Domain Investors to exchange and sell names at heavily discounted prices and make appear that some transactions at high prices took place … it’s called fabrication, paid people and those with vested interests who keep marketing this junk, even on blogs …
Unfortunately for you, some people are not so dumb to believe to your fakes (and they can’t be purchased with money …) … two lies don’t make a truth.
No envy at all (can’t be envy of such low quality faked stuff), just facts, and facts speak louder than words.
That’s not “reality”, it’s just manipulation, good luck with it.
I will check all sold .xyz domains in 30 days and will report what I find.
IMHO you should check just highly-priced transactions involving .xyz names, that’s where price manipulations take place.
What will you find? Let me guess: a lot of not even resolving names, many under privacy, some purchased by the same guy/domain investor, some still owned by the Registry, some “nominees” …
Some random, quick examples (Source: Namebio.com):
9.xyz, reported sold in Dec 2015 for over 175k USD, is registered to a “cui kai” in China, a domainer whose email is associated to over 12,000 names, many of which are .xyz. The domain redirects to xyz Registry site;
6.xyz, allegedly sold for 125k in Nov 2015, is registered to a “Bowen Liu”, based in Ontario and doesn’t resolve. This is a domain investor, his email is associated to approx 19,000 domains;
8.xyz, allegedly sold for over 81k USD in Sept 2015, is registered to a “zhang peng fei” in China, definitely a domain investor, his email is associated to nearly 20,000 domains; 888.xyz, allegedly sold for 70k USD in Jan 2016, is again registered to the same “Kai Cui”/”cui kai” as above (same phone number and email);
xx.xyz, allegedly reported as sold for over 59k USD in Dec 2015, as of today has no Whois, which means it’s not even registered, doesn’t resolve;
yy.xyz, allegedly sold for over 38k USD in Dec 2015, is registered to a “shi ming” in China, another domainer, but redirects to the xyz Registry site.
22.xyz, allegedly sold for over 26k USD in Dec 2015, is registered to a “lin qing ming” in China, another domain investor who owns over 8,000 names, the majority of which are xyz. The domain redirects to the xyz Registry site again.
ZZ.xyz, allegedly sold for over 17k USD in Dec 2015, is owned again by the same “cui kai” above, whose portfolio is full of .xyz names. Again, the domain redirects to xyz Registry site.
87.xyz, allegedly sold for over 15k USD in Dec 2015, has no Whois, doesn’t resolve.
I’ve checked all the “highly-priced” names you have listed here as sold at auction: all of them have the same Registrant, the Registry, aka XYZ.com, LLC …
Should I go ahead? … lol …
Please note that all those names are defined by the Registry as “Variably priced premiums”, with an annual renewal fee of 55,000 USD or 13,000 USD for the 2 characters …
I think that the majority, if not all, of those transactions are fake, totally fabricated, no money has ever changed hands, if we exclude that paid to the partners and “participants” in this pathetic sham and large-scale manipulation to pump up and create the hype, including some Chinese “nominees” and other “friends” …
On a different note, I let you guess by yourself how xyz has reached 2.7 mln registrations, 71% of which are parked (according to Ntldstats.com) … check the names of the main Registrars and probably you’ll have a first answer … not a surprise to me the fact that GoDaddy is just at 2% and NetSol has basically disappeared … a few words to the wise …
As I said, just facts. 🙂
Interesting discovery. If any part of this is true, then Negari should be ashamed of himself.
Too many negative reports about him and his registry’s shady practices.
i guess this is about all extensions … isn’t it ?
pump and dumb
even .com ( sounds like communism )