Matt Barrie Shares Domain Industry Trend Data

I left NamesCon a bit earlier than usual due to a less than ideal flight schedule to Boston. Unfortunately, that means I missed several panels, including Matt Barrie’s keynote. Because of Matt’s role as President of, he was able to share some valuable domain industry trend data in his keynote presentation.

Because of’s position in the domain industry, I think the company is privy to quite a bit of data that others may not have the luxury of seeing. Jackson Ellsgood, the new General Manager at, shared some of the data from Matt’s keynote, and I am happy to share it with you as well.

Because of the confidential nature of the business, the data is more of a general overview of the domain resale market than a detailed look at individual sales data. Here are some of the more interesting data points from Matt Barrie’s keynote presentation:

  • has now facilitated $2,700,000,000 ($2,7 Billion) in transactions
  • The company saw $430 million in Gross Payment Volume in 2015
  • 60.8% of the company’s users are in the US and 17.8% are in India (the second largest market)
  • noted that the value of domain names are increasing. More specifically, domain names are “appreciating at 7.3% per annum over the last five years
  • Four letter domain names have appreciated on average 9.3% per year over the last ten years.
  • has seen exponential growth in the Chinese market.

Matt also shared some of the changes that have gone on at since acquired the company in November. now offers telephone support from 8 AM – 11 PM PST, and the company is working towards providing support at all hours. The company has added Chinese language support, and it has plans to add support for 20+ languages.

One exciting thing that Matt shared is that launched a new website that is currently in beta. Customers can start using the new site by visiting I presume the company would be interested in feedback on the website and/or bug reports. You are welcome to connect with support with feedback or you may feel free to leave comments here.

In addition to the domain industry data that Matt shared, he also gave an overview of, the company that now owns Judging by what is doing and how it is also growing, I see considerable synergy between the two companies.

It’s pretty amazing to see how much has grown, and I am happy to see the changes that are planned.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. Elliot- this was one of the best keynotes of Namescon – very interesting presentation on both and freelancer (did not realize the scope of work that the site encompasses as well) and how both have grown tremendously over the past few years. In addition, they appear to have a ton of tech talent- Agree with you that the beta looks real slick as well!


  2. It’s arresting. But, then again, it does make sense. India is as big as China – soon to be bigger. English is the country’s lingua franca. They’re very involved in IT and certainly no strangers to domains.

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