Summertime, and the livin’ is easy: Domain prices went up by 8.5% in June and July, as IDNX update shows.
— IDNX (@idnxcom) August 11, 2014
Apparently, there have not been “Summer doldrums” in the domain name aftermarket this year. According to the tweet above and illustrated on the IDNX website, “Domain prices went up by 8.5% in June and July.” I believe “domain prices” means the prices realized for domain sales that are tracked in the IDNX.
IDNX was created by Thies Lindenthal, a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT, and its purpose is described as follows: “The internet domain name index IDNX brings more transparency to domain markets. It provides a reliable benchmark for domain name traders and investors looking for information on price trends, returns and fundamental risk of internet domain names.”
Personally, I did not notice an uptick in my company’s domain sales, but my domain portfolio is small enough that one large sale can throw things off. As such, I don’t really look at monthly sales numbers as being indicative of any larger trends.
How was your June and July? Did you notice an uptick in domain sales and/or offers?