So here are a few more numbers I found about the amount of sold domain names at Sedo. I am not going to talk about volume of sales in terms of money but only in terms of number of domain names sold.
I searched and found the number of sold domains for the first half of each year from 2010 up to 2016. (2015 and 2016 were done manually and have 26 weeks each but have 1-2 weeks added from a previous year to make it exactly at 26 weeks.)
|Year||# Of Sold Domains|
So the number of sold domains at Sedo is on a steady decline since 2010. All years except 2013 are worse than the previous.
2016 is down 38,7% compared to 2010.
In 2014 Sedo had a big drop of about 18% compared to 2013. (Was that because of the mass adoption of the DomainNameSales.com platform that initially launched in late 2012? If I remember correctly I moved most of my domains from Sedo to DNS in June 2013.)
The first half of 2016 has seen a boost from the newly introduced auctions. (Anyone can start an auction for any domain name at Sedo since July 2015) So 2016 in down only 4,1% compared to 2015.
But the slowdown in the decline in 2016 was also from the Chinese effect that is ending. (The biggest Chinese buying period was the second half of 2015 that is not measured in this article as I only counted the first half of each year.)
The past 10 weeks of 2016 are down 14,5% compared to the same 10 weeks of 2015. (5073-5929 sold domains)
The number of sales above $2,000 is seeing an even bigger decline of 22,8% for these 10 weeks. (679-879 sold domains) (Sedo started in 2016 only reporting sales about $2,000 instead of above $700 in the previous years.)
(Again I am only talking about the first half of each year from 2010 up until 2016 and only about the number of sold domains.)
I would also love to see the data on price distribution for 2015 and 2016 but Sedo stopped issuing yearly (and quarterly) domain sales reports after the 2014 half year report.
Here is what I have:
|up to $500||47%||46%||47%||44%|
I bet the “up to $500” percentage has skyrocketed from mid 2015 and in 2016. The median price would be very interesting as well but Sedo will not share anything anymore and is instead hiding more data as every year passes.
I didn’t receive today the latest weekly Sedo report as I have for the past few years. Is it just late (TheDomains.com has already published it) or a result of the “Is Sedo Slowly Dying?” article? We’ll see.