Top 30 New gTLD Domain Name Sales Of 2016

These are the 30 highest selling New gTLD domain names of all 2016. All 30 domains below were sold for $33,000 or more either by the respective registry or by a domain name reseller.

There were 106 5-figure new extension domain sales in 2016. (90 in 2015) You can find and search all New gTLD domain name sales on Sold.Domains.

Here are the top 30 New gTLD domain name sales from 2016:

Domain Name Price Currency Date Venue 182971 USD 31/3/2016
Sex.LIVE 160000 USD 13/7/2016 Rightside
Porn.LIVE 120000 USD 14/7/2016 Rightside 115000 USD 15/8/2016 Donuts 100667 USD 15/12/2016 77622 USD 6/6/2016 2016 Global Domains Industry Summit 75000 USD 8/5/2016 DomainPros 70000 USD 11/1/2016 NamesCon 2016/RightOfTheDot 67552 USD 15/12/2016 65901 USD 31/3/2016 63152 USD 31/5/2016 / 60000 USD 11/1/2016 NamesCon 2016 59348 USD 31/5/2016 52500 USD 11/1/2016 NamesCon 2016/RightOfTheDot* 50001+ USD 8/10/2016 Private 48836 USD 20/5/2016 Ali Auction 46518 USD 31/3/2016 45660 USD 6/6/2016 2016 Global Domains Industry Summit 45660 USD 6/6/2016 2016 Global Domains Industry Summit 45000 USD 27/11/2016 Undeveloped 43107 USD 31/3/2016 39695 USD 31/3/2016 39572 USD 6/6/2016 2016 Global Domains Industry Summit
S.CLUB 37984 USD 30/4/2016 Ali Auction 37500 USD 24/2/2016 35974 USD 31/3/2016 35664 USD 15/12/2016 34733 USD 31/3/2016 33846 USD 26/3/2016 .TOP Domainer Forum 33183 USD 31/3/2016

You can find all New gTLD domain name sales at Sold.Domains together with the all time top 20 New gTLD sales, the latest 25 New gTLD sales and a page where you can search hundreds of New gTLD sales.

*Price is not confirmed as the sale to Facebook had an NDA.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.


  1. Nice to see all the dot-VIP sales in 2016 (but not surprising). What may surprise people are the sales that dot-VIP will post in 2017.

  2. .vip sales were lies, .vip sponsored the action. Chinese are massive manipulators. Those of us in “know” already know this, those were not true sales, buyers back out, or inside job from .vip

  3. @Scott

    So you’re telling us that every one of those dot-VIP sales were phony or staged by MMX? Really?

    I would find that to be one of the most unbelievable ‘facts’ I’ve read in years on any domain blog, and would challenge you to provide a shred of proof that ANY OF THOSE DOT-VIP sales weren’t real.

    You sound like yet one more domainer who can’t accept that there’s a little bit of competition for the dot-com investment dollars, and that there’s portfolio adjustments happening.

  4. Gene,

    I was in China, and both lived there and Hong Kong for 8 years. I been in the domain industry since 1996. I own, .com, .net, org, 95% com. I suggest you find a Chinese broker who you know and Trust, and they will give you the same info. Gene, read up on it buddy coming out of China. I been to 2 different domain auctions in China. You need to read up on things such as the following:

    But go ahead and invest in .vip. all you want, just remember you were warned.

  5. I’ll (continue to) take my chances, Scott, with dot-VIP…just as I’ve done for the past 20 years with dot-com and dot-net.

    But for anyone who’s read my many comments over the years, I do not invest in any domain name based on auction results. My decisions are solely based on retail potential, not what other domainers might be willing to pay.

    And based on your logic, domain investors should never bother to focus on Chinese demand, because, well, it isn’t real, can’t be trusted, and all or most of the Chinese players are going to screw-over sellers by backing out of their contracts.

    Of course, the first time any of them do this I would imagine that their reputations are destroyed. But maybe you can clarify is that’s not the case; and, instead, the ‘marketplace’ will give those who renege on their commitments an ongoing pass…since that type of behavior is culturally acceptable in China.

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