Yesterday, I wrote about the results from Sedo’s .Uk domain name auction in which 240 domain names were sold at a value of approximately $95,000 USD. A reader named Steve asked if I could share sales data from the initial .UK domain name release held between July 1-5. I reached out to Nominet, and I was sent a link to an article published by the registry last week.
Eleanor Bradley, COO at Nominet, penned a blog post on the Nominet Blog that gave a high level overview of the .UK domain name release. Nearly 1.8 million .UK domain names were made available by Nominet for registration, and just over 41,000 domain names were registered during the first week of availability.
Within the blog post, Nominet published an infographic that I shared below. The infographic has additional details about the domain names that were registered and the number of domain registrars that participated in the release:
Keep an eye on Nominet’s blog for further updates.