Highlights from Escrow.com Q3 2023 Domain Investment Index

This morning, Escrow.com released its quarterly Domain Investment Index for the Third Quarter of 2023. This report offers a broad overview of the domain name aftermarket with data from transactions closed via Escrow.com. The entire (free) report can be accessed via this Google Drive link shared with me by Escrow.com.

A few of the datapoints highlighted in the report that I found interesting were:

  • “The value of ‘.ai’ domain names slowed down in 3Q23 as it eased to $1.3M from $1.8M in 2Q23”
  • “The median price of two and three letter {a-z}.com domains eased back down to $42.5k in3Q23 from $140k in 2Q23.”
  • “The median price of four letter .com domain names maintained its current value, with a slight increase from $9.9k to $10k in 3Q23.”

Not all quarters are equal when it comes to domain name sales. In addition, single, one-off transactions in a quarter can also skew the quarterly results in present time and in prior quarters. For instance, one seven or eight figure domain name sale in one quarter can skew results enough to make future quarters look weak.

While other marketplaces like GoDaddy may have more individual sales than Escrow.com, I believe Escrow.com still handles many of the highest value domain name sales. As such, this report offers a good – consistent – view of the domain name aftermarket.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


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