According to nTLDStats.com, there are more than 375,000 registered .App domain names. This makes .App the 12th largest new gTLD extension by volume. .App domain names became available to register and purchase in early May.
In a comment on Sunday, Snoopy, a veteran domain name investor, noted that there are only 14 publicly reported sales of .App domain names in Nambio. The largest sale in this group is the $15,000 sale of Dispatch.App. The smallest sales are $117 sales of River.App and QAR.App. The average sale price, based on the 14 publicly report .App sales, is $4,099.
Using UDRPSearch.com, I can see that there appear to be 84 UDRP and URS filings involving .App domain names at that major UDRP providers. Because some UDRP and URS filings involve multiple domain names, I counted the individual .App domain names subject to UDRP and URS, and there are 93 domain names listed.
Notably, because GoDaddy does not report sales completed using its sales platform or Afternic’s network, NameBio’s data for .App sales does not really paint a full picture of the total sales volume. I would imagine there are some aftermarket sales of .App domain names on GoDaddy that are unreported. In addition, some people might argue that premium-priced .App domain names sold via registrar should also be considered. I am just going by what I can see.
I don’t really know what to make of this, but I thought it was pretty interesting to see so many UDRP filings compared to reported sales. It is interesting that some brands did not think ahead and reserve their .App domain names before third parties scooped them up, especially considering .App had somewhat of a late launch. Additionally, it is interesting that companies are paying for the UDRP or URS, in addition to legal fees, to get these brand .App domain names.
Despite the lack of insight it provides, I thought the large difference between the number of publicly reported sales vs. the number of UDRP and URS filings was interesting and notable.