Efty stats: inquiries are down, traffic is up!

Efty decided to share some important stats around the impact the coronavirus outbreak has on domain name inquiries and traffic across its platform.

“The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy with most of the disruptions affecting the demand side. Many businesses are holding off on investments amid the growing uncertainty and as a result inquiries at Efty are down 14.5% in March compared to the previous month.”

“Meanwhile, as more aspects of our daily lives have moved online due to the coronavirus, the platform-wide traffic across Efty powered For-Sale landing pages has increased by more than 37% compared to February and will soon hit 4 million users per month.”

“This is in line with internet usage being up 50% in some parts of the world as many of us are now connecting to the internet from our living rooms and home offices every day.”

“As a domain name investor, it will be wise to make some moves, not necessarily to survive but to thrive during these tough economic times. Here’s how.”


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 OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.


  1. It is down because of the lack of name recognition and it is a paying service?

  2. With more people online all day, increased traffic is no surprise. Traffic via search, backlinks, articles etc. It’s reasonable to assume that it’s nothing more than MORE traffic IN GENERAL.

    Now, sales being down, that’s something real telling. I like to think those ‘endusers’ are using their heads, seeing all the successful nTLD sites one one hand…Then, while they browse 100’s of ridiculous, forgettable .coms priced at 1k+, they choose to go register a nTLD domain themselves instead.

    Take some time on twitter perhaps, go look at some #blogger #blogging tags. Many are stuck using subdomains, like home.blog (wordpress owns .blog). Many more though, are using their own .blog domain too…MANY NEW BLOGS.

    It’s not just personal blogs neither. Serious companies are ranking #1 in no time using their nTLD domain. They DO have an edge in serps. “Grey beard” experts will act like they know everything about search, and regurgitate outdated info concerning EMD in search. Of course they’ll disclaim ‘no one really knows’. Truth is, DEVELOPERS KNOW, we SEE the results of EMD nTLD!

    Almost every giant concerning websites are pushing / promoting ntld domains, google, wordpress (many more). It’s insane to fight these influential companies. Concerning .com : .ntld, nTLD REAL USAGE is growing FAST. As few of us predicted and invested accordingly.

    I expect all the .comer trolls will be back to hiding under their bridges soon…soon they’ll appear absolutely insane to blatantly pump .com while telling us nTLD are a complete failure. Their fantasy is unraveling and crashing around them quickly.

    Have fun with your ‘efty’ domains, your ‘brandpa’, ‘squadhelp’, and ‘brandbucket’ brandables though…you’ve been taken…taken for the ~$7 listing fee, one dusty .com domain at a time.

    This is going to come down almost as fast as the beloved numarics and 4L domains did. Purely a pump and dump fueled on propaganda and the idiots that buy into it.

    Frank did the right thing by selling his .com portfolio…think about it. Guy isn’t an idiot, just a greedy scammer. He was sending dog-whistles about selling all .com for about 6 months now.

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