Liquid domains market: $9.2M+ in publicly reported sales, $16.7M in sales

GGRG Brokerage Consulting and Giuseppe Graziano published the 3rd quarter of 2018 Liquid Domains Market Overview partnering with and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and

This report is focused on 2018 Q3 and presents key statistics of the domains that are considered liquid in the domain name aftermarket. There are separate sections for each liquid domain name category:,, /,,, /,

The report provides the percentage of domain name ownership of major regions (US, Europe, China, Rest Of the World, Private), development percentage, turnover, public sales volume, sales volume.

Highlights of this report include:
  • $16.7M in sales ($11.4M for 3L .com domains only!).
  • Liquidation values for the most traded categories.
  • 3,475 disclosed transactions (0.57% turnover).
  • Performance comparison with global asset markets, including BTC.
  • $9.2M+ in publicly reported sales.

You can download the complete 18-page report here:

Here are some of the most interesting parts of Giuseppe Graziano’s executive summary:


The overall development index increased by 1.9%, with significant gains for 2 number and 4 letter .com categories. The most developed categories remain the 2Ls at 34.6%, followed by the 3Ls and 2Cs, both around 28%. With the exception of the 2Ns, the numeric domain categories maintain a development index under 10%.


In Q3 the total volume of disclosed sales almost doubled from $5.4M to $9.2M. We also registered a 50% increase in the volume of sales, which jumped from $12M to $16.7M. According to, the most traded category were the 3L .com domains, with $11.4M in sales, followed by the 4Ls ($3.2M) and the 3Ns ($1.1M). According to, the disclosed volumes for these categories showed a similar pattern with $5.2M for 3Ls, $1.7M for the 4Ls and almost $1M in 5Ns.


The copious inventory released to the market on Q3 had a positive impact on the sales volume but quite a negative impact on the floor prices, which, with the exception of 3Ls, registered significant double digit losses. The challenge for the last quarter of the year, which is typically a strong quarter for end-user activity, will be if the Western market manages to absorb the inventory being released for sale in China. Strong end user transaction might keep afloat the most developed categories, however, a potential increase in .com registration prices, to be decided in November, might have a negative long-term impact on the market. Caution is advised.

You can download the complete 18-page report here:


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.

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