What Are The Renewal Prices Of The Latest 6-Figure New gTLD Domain Sales?

In the past few days two of the major New gTLD registries have reported three 6-figure domain name sales. Many people are wondering what the renewal prices for these domains will be.

Rightside sold the domains Sex.Live and Porn.Live for $160,000 and $120,000 respectively.

Donuts announced yesterday the sale of co.ltd for $115,000.

These 3 domain sales together with the domain 1.xyz, that was sold in a west.cn auction in March, are the top 4 New gTLD sales of 2016 in the Sold.Domains database and are all 6-figure sales. (the only 4 new gtld 6-figure sales of 2016)

So I checked to see what the renewal rate is for these 4 domain names and this is what I found (sorted by renewal price):

Domain Name Sold Price Renewal Price Registry
sex.live $160,000 $2,900 Rightside
porn.live $120,000 $1,175 Rightside
co.ltd $115,000 $120 Donuts
1.xyz $182,971 $12 XYZ

These are retail renewal prices with my discount in one registrar that is on the cheaper side in regards to New gTLD renewal prices.

What do you think of these renewals? How much renewals would you pay if you were paying 6 figures to buy a domain name?

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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.

4 comments

  1. We have all sold crappy domains that even we know they were not worth a fraction of what was offered.

    We are happy to take the first offer, as we know there is nothing invested into it.

    Just a fact, sometimes crappy domains sell for a lot of money, usually on the high dollar sales, the renewals go off at regular pricing, I would double check with rightside on this.

  2. My sex.life cost me 139 $ and plus about 1200 $ at day 3 of priority registration at GD. Now renewal fee – 108$ at Uniregistry

  3. Even though some of those renewal prices are quite high, they’re all negligible in comparison to the initial purchase price.

    Maximum 1.8% per year.

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