Domain 1.xyz Sells For A Record Breaking Price: $182,971

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
1.xyz 182971
66.xyz 65901
51.xyz 46518
11.xyz 43107
ym.xyz 39695
98.xyz 35974
hk.xyz 34733
vip.xyz 33183
35.xyz 31012
52.xyz 24499
fw.xyz 23569
dp.xyz 23259
hx.xyz 19227
zt.xyz 14421
ck.xyz 14266
163.xyz 12715
126.xyz 9304
hot.xyz 8218
yang.xyz 7288
yes.xyz 6357
now.xyz 6202
959.xyz 5892
bbb.xyz 5427
bbs.xyz 5427
bbb.xyz 5427
160.xyz 5117
255.xyz 5117
218.xyz 5117
911.xyz 4807
252.xyz 4807
show.xyz 4652
156.xyz 3954
178.xyz 3644
vir.xyz 3101
book.xyz 2636
kang.xyz 2403
jjjj.xyz 2171
jjjj.xyz 2171
xxxx.xyz 2016
zzzz.xyz 2016
xxxx.xyz 2016
zzzz.xyz 2016
diy.xyz 1861
lxe.xyz 1240
ccg.xyz 1116
kgp.xyz 992
hik.xyz 992
ftt.xyz 992
cnn.xyz 961
tts.xyz 899
jsn.xyz 837
cqb.xyz 775
jkj.xyz 744
1669.xyz 713
pxe.xyz 698
vuu.xyz 651
9525.xyz 651
rua.xyz 636
9212.xyz 636
xxxxx.xyz 620
6928.xyz 620
1389.xyz 620
2556.xyz 620
teq.xyz 605
nuu.xyz 605
2339.xyz 605
2527.xyz 605
9268.xyz 605
3989.xyz 589
1589.xyz 589
6298.xyz 589
vqd.xyz 574
8660.xyz 574
5651.xyz 574
1619.xyz 574
6929.xyz 574
rwj.xyz 558
jgc.xyz 558
rzc.xyz 558
zfn.xyz 558
grj.xyz 558
8519.xyz 558
rgt.xyz 543
srb.xyz 543
6181.xyz 543
6515.xyz 543
twr.xyz 527
9282.xyz 527
9323.xyz 527
srn.xyz 512
6323.xyz 512
9252.xyz 512
2629.xyz 512
6712.xyz 496
9297.xyz 496
6715.xyz 496
2357.xyz 481
2330.xyz 481
2329.xyz 481
6191.xyz 481
6292.xyz 481
hyf.xyz 465
1597.xyz 465
1562.xyz 465
zho.xyz 450
1897.xyz 450
9313.xyz 450
3556.xyz 450
9232.xyz 450
9616.xyz 450
qof.xyz 434
6128.xyz 434
6518.xyz 434
9262.xyz 434
wzi.xyz 419
9360.xyz 419
2657.xyz 419
2669.xyz 419
9721.xyz 419
dwa.xyz 388
siw.xyz 357
8056.xyz 341
7880.xyz 341
suf.xyz 326
8101.xyz 326
zvm.xyz 310
wki.xyz 310
3301.xyz 310
6010.xyz 310
ucl.xyz 295
rud.xyz 295
viu.xyz 295
6110.xyz 295
6108.xyz 279
zer.xyz 264
3307.xyz 264
7090.xyz 264
5620.xyz 248
6906.xyz 248
8021.xyz 248
8015.xyz 248
8026.xyz 248
6069.xyz 248
hio.xyz 233
1630.xyz 233
6028.xyz 233
ogr.xyz 217
5873.xyz 217
9590.xyz 217
9602.xyz 202
6101.xyz 202
9208.xyz 202
9303.xyz 202
choi.xyz 186
vih.xyz 186
1421.xyz 186
6089.xyz 186
5250.xyz 186
9093.xyz 186
3400.xyz 186
5010.xyz 186
0308.xyz 171
1076.xyz 155
Sold.Domains

About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

14 comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. Andrea Paladini

    Kostas,
    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.

  5. Good PR. keep it up.

  6. 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.

  7. Andrea Paladini

    Kostas,
    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. 🙂

  8. i guess this is about all extensions … isn’t it ?

    pump and dumb
    even .com ( sounds like communism )

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