Results of the tech .nyc domain name auction: web .nyc $8,638, startup .nyc $3,300

The tech .NYC premium domain auction was held at Snapnames and 18 of the 26 domains sold. and were the top sellers.

The 18 domains sold for a total of $28,872. The average price of the sold domains was $1,604 while the median price was just $525. 6 of the 26 domains were sold at the minimum $500 price and another 4 just above $500.

My sources tell me that one single bidder won about 12 of the 18 domains and the low results were to be expected as technology is not meant to be local as the extension .nyc is.

This was the 3rd .nyc domain name auction for and the City of New York.

The first auction of premium .NYC domains featured 20 domain names associated with real estate and was on Namejet. was the top selling domain name getting a $21,300 winning bid. also got a 5-figure bid with $16,155. 19 out of 20 domains were sold for a total of $70,650.

The second .NYC premium domain auction (that was fashion related) was help at Snapnames in February 2017 with 24 domains. at $37,000 and at $33,500 were the top sellers. 23 out of 24 domains sold for a total of $90,938.

Here the results of the tech related .nyc domain name auctions:

Domain Price $1,750 $2,059 $3,300 $525 $1,950 $525 $8,638 $550 $525 $500 $500 $3,300 $600 $500 $2,150 $500 NOT SOLD NOT SOLD NOT SOLD NOT SOLD NOT SOLD NOT SOLD $500 NOT SOLD NOT SOLD $500

Premium .nyc domains are released to auction in batches of similarly themed names. .NYC has more auctions lined up, each with a different theme.

Only businesses, organizations and individuals with a physical address in the five boroughs were eligible to bid and register these premium .nyc domain names.


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.

One comment

  1. ownership has not changed since the auction

    Doesn’t look like winning bidder paid

    Domain Name:
    Domain ID: D1812766-NYC
    WHOIS Server:
    Referral URL:
    Updated Date: 2017-02-15T21:53:30Z
    Creation Date: 2015-02-17T21:54:06Z
    Registry Expiry Date: 2018-02-16T23:59:59Z
    Sponsoring Registrar: Network Solutions, LLC
    Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 2
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Registrant ID: C1845388-NYC
    Registrant Name: NeuStar, Inc. NeuStar, Inc.
    Registrant Organization: NeuStar, Inc.
    Registrant Street: 46000 CENTER OAK PLZ
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    Registrant City: STERLING
    Registrant State/Province: VA
    Registrant Postal Code: 20166-6579
    Registrant Country: US
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    Admin ID: C1845388-NYC
    Admin Name: NeuStar, Inc. NeuStar, Inc.
    Admin Organization: NeuStar, Inc.
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    Admin State/Province: VA
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    Tech ID: C1845388-NYC
    Tech Name: NeuStar, Inc. NeuStar, Inc.
    Tech Organization: NeuStar, Inc.
    Tech Street: 46000 CENTER OAK PLZ
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    Tech City: STERLING
    Tech State/Province: VA
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    Tech Country: US
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    nyc ID: C1790074-NYC
    nyc Name: Neustar
    nyc Organization:
    nyc Street: 625 Broadway
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    nyc City: New York
    nyc State/Province: NY
    nyc Postal Code: 10012
    nyc Country: US
    nyc Phone: +1.5714345400
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    nyc Nexus Category: ORG

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