For those keeping score – there were some pretty stellar .TV domain sales in September

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I don’t own many .TV domains, for me personally I’ve found they’re hard to flip and years ago I dropped most of the .TV domains that I own. Still I’ve held onto a handful of them and I still watch the market to see how .TV names are selling. Last month I was pleasantly surprised to see that .TV domains sold at a pretty nice clip with some sales prices that made me do a double-take.

The top sale from last month, as reported by NameBio was 365.tv for $60,000 which sold on NameJet. That seems like a really nice price for 365.tv and it was in good company with some other nice .TV sales in September. Here’s a look at the top five:

  1. 365.tv – $60,000 (NameJet)
  2. Experience.tv – $35,000 (Sedo)
  3. D8.tv – $15,000 (private sale)
  4. Bridge.tv – $11,778 (Sedo)
  5. Telechargementz.tv – $9,103 (NameJet)

Looking back at August there was only one five-figure .TV sale reported, Podcasts.tv which went for $16,000. So was there something in the air in September or are end users starting to look more and ccTLDs that look like gTLDs that they might not have noticed as much in the past?

It’s something I’ve wondered about the new gTLD program. While I agree, many domain investors don’t see the new gTLD program as a runaway success, and I’d have to agree on the whole, there’s no doubt that it’s made the average person think more about the idea of using TLDs that speak to the type of content that’s on their site.

Given the incredible growth in the online streaming world it’s not a surprise that .TV might get increasingly more interesting to a larger audience. From You Tube to Twitch, to Netflix and Hulu, cable is out and streaming is in, and more and more regular people are becoming online video content producers, and many of them are looking for their home on the web.

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Of course I think it’s fair to say that I’m looking at a very small sample size here so it could just be completely random that .TV had such a solid set of sales in September. Still, I do think that the new gTLD program is getting consumers to think differently about what comes to the right of the dot, and while I agree .COM is king and will always command the highest prices, it is interesting to see a TLD like .TV with some pretty healthy sales prices.

What do you think? Is this just a blip in the radar that I’m making a big deal out of for now reason or is .TV going to be on more people’s radar given the growth in the online streaming space?

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  • Mark October 4, 2017, 10:00 pm

    It’s all about development, .TV domains are being shown constantly on cable TV now. Users are learning that other extensions exist other than just legacy extensions right of the dot.

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  • Leonard Britt October 5, 2017, 3:26 am

    There are many Youtube channels which brand themselves as “Keyword TV” but do not even have a domain name or at least one with TV in it. Oftentimes reported .TV sales are for domains I would not even backorder. My view is .TV is almost a lottery ticket. Some random end user wants that specific keyword but there are many .TV domains which would be a good fit for video content but only sit there doing nothing more than accumulating renewal fees.

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    • ashwin October 5, 2017, 7:05 am

      Leonard Britt Great point
      i do have Funtastic.tv
      In youtube there is many channel with funtastic tv and more than 1 million subcriber
      any value here for that funtastic.tv?

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  • M. Menius October 5, 2017, 5:36 am

    Pets.TV is a Saturday morning show on NBC I think which is syndicated nationally now. The owner has other .TV’s that are in development too. More here …

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/funny-you-should-ask-and-a-mountain-of-initiatives_us_59c5204be4b08d66155041ea

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  • Rick Schwartz October 5, 2017, 5:44 am

    If you have to go the gtld route, the non dotcom route, I would focus on .TV instead. Better than 500 other extensions.

    .Com is #1
    .TV, .Net, .Org, .info fight it out for #2
    other CCtld’s are #3
    Then there is everything else. Good luck!

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    • Donnied79 October 5, 2017, 6:51 am

      In some countries, especially in Europe, .tv is by far the 3rd most recognized extension after the local ccTLD and obviously .com.

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  • patrick Cowan October 5, 2017, 10:54 am

    My only . TV domain
    Cognitive.tv has seen a five gold increase in traffic this month.

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  • Snoopy October 5, 2017, 4:15 pm

    I doubt 365.tv was a real sale. Same old .tv nonsense.

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  • Cate Colgan October 6, 2017, 3:09 pm

    I had a couple .TV decent sales past few months – can’t disclose though – as you say Morgan with live-streaming VR and AR there’s more and more interest 😉

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