It’s always interesting to read Sedo’s market reports because they tend to give a good overview of what’s happening in the domain investment space. With nearly $22 million in domain sales facilitated during the quarter, Sedo is in a unique position to give an overview on the health of the domain resale market.
Some second quarter highlights, as reported by Sedo include:
- A total of 11,146 domains sold on the Sedo global domain marketplace during the quarter, showing continued growth in the domain market compared with Q2 2009;
- Despite the introduction of new extensions, the .com remains the most popular TLD extension, accounting for more than 46 percent of total sales on the Sedo marketplace and 74 percent of all generic TLD sales; The average price of a .com domain was $2,401;
- Among ccTLDs, the .de extension remained the most popular, accounting for 64 percent of ccTLDs sold. The .co.uk and .eu extensions both took secondplace, each representing 15 percent of sales on the marketplace;
- Offer-Counteroffer sales are the most prominent sales type. Selling fixed price domains has become the second most popular, due to the increased usage of Sedo.com’s “Buy it Now” option.
The pdf report in its entirety can be downloaded from the Sedo website.