Domain Survey Results: Part 2 – What Domainers are Selling

Yesterday I posted the first part of my survey results and showed what Domainers are buying. Today I will be revealing the survey data detailing what Domainers are selling. While I won’t get-into any deep analysis one thing is very clear – people are buying names in the sub $1,000 range and looking for buyers in the $1K+ range…do you see a disconnect here?

Domain Sales RangeAs you can see from the above chart, 64% of Domainers are looking to sell their domains above $1,000 with 26% looking for sales prices above $5,000. If you looked at the data I posted yesterday then you know that 87% of these Domainers are buying names for less than $1,000.

Domain Sales TLDLooking at the TLDs that people are selling it is clear and of course comes as no surprise that .com is king at 81%. .net and .de are next up with only 5% each and .us made the board this time and .mobi disappeared. I don’t think this chart will be much of a surprise to anyone, however you can definitely learn from it. More to come in Part 3 where I’ll reveal the yearly income numbers and conclude my analysis of the data!

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  • Hal Meyer December 8, 2010, 11:26 am

    Good info, thanks. If you do a Part 3, it would be great to know which niches are moving right now. Insurance, for example, seems to be an active vertical.

  • TeenDomainer December 8, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Maybe just maybe I am going to say that people think their names are worth more than they really are. Or if you are buying on the reseller market and selling to end users the data makes sense. Very interesting series so far. Thanks Morgan

  • Leonard Britt December 8, 2010, 4:58 pm

    It really depends on the keywords in the domain as well as the TLD. I sold a .COM recently for $250 but it was three words, no search volume and one I might have dropped come the next renew cycle. On the other hand this year I did sell a Spanish .biz at a price where many of my Spanish .COM domains sell and a .TV at a price well above where most of my .COMs sell. I suppose one point to be made is if you want to sell above $100, don’t focus your marketing efforts on domain forums.

  • Anderson December 8, 2010, 8:25 pm

    Surprised to learn that .org falls under other at only 2%. I don’t think I’ll be buying those. Great stuff. Thanks.

  • 3ddi3 December 9, 2010, 1:01 am

    I’m surprise .org is probably part of the “other” domains. Just recently debate dot org sold for 6 figures. And who could forget poker dot org’s price tag?

  • Nancy December 13, 2010, 8:47 pm

    I like to watch the auctions to see what people are selling, or trying to sell. I’ve been involved in some of the big auctions as a seller, and am thinking about dipping my toes in the market with the namepros auction coming up the 17th. I don’t think you can go wrong with a super generic … is going to be in this auction. Doesn’t a domain with “programming” as the KEYWORD seem like a natural? Of course, I’m not a flipper (yet). I bought most of my domains prior to 2003, and had an idea for every single one of them. Not always monetarily successful ideas, but ideas nonetheless! I do sell the odd domain now and then of course 😀

  • chris December 14, 2010, 11:15 am

    good write up!

    i want to see another one in a year or so with .CO domains!


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