Liquid domains market: $8.6M in recorded sales for 4Ls

GGRG Brokerage Consulting and Giuseppe Graziano published the 4tht quarter of 2018 Liquid Domains Market Overview partnering with and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and

This report is focused on 2018 Q4 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:
  • $8.6M in recorded sales for 4Ls
  • Q4 sets the record as the best quarter ever recorded for 4Ls

You can download the complete 18-page report here:

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


2018 ended with a reversal of trends from Q2 and Q3, with China gaining about 22,500 domains (+3.67%) and controlling about 1/3 of all the
liquid domains, especially numerics. Once again, the largest movement in ownership came from domains going from public to private. Private
domains now represent 38% of all liquid domains.

The US controls 17% of the liquid domains, while Europe and the rest of the world excluding China, account for 10% combined.


4Ls .com domains registered a record $8.6M in transactions, by far the best result since the publication of this report. The second
largest domain sales volume belongs to the 3Ls, with almost $5M in transactions; followed by the 4Ns which registered one of their
strongest quarters with $2.7M in sales.


Q1 is normally a slow quarter for Liquid Domains due to the reduced activity from China caused by the Chinese New Year. Unless there are large
end user transactions, we forecast a slow beginning to 2019.

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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