It’s official Cryptocurrency domains are #1 but resale prices are mostly under $10k


The cryptocurrency space as a whole is growing like crazy, with Bitcoin and Ethereum seeing massive growth trajectories and what feels like a new ICO every day the entire world has now become obsessed with all things blockchain. So it should come as no surprise that when it comes to domain names, cryptocurrency domains are a hot commodity and based on Verisign’s Q2 report, they were the hottest commodity in the last quarter.

According to the report “Coin” was the top trending keyword in both .COM and .NET in Q2 and “Crypto” was number two in .COM. While you might think this means that owning a domain with the word “coin” in it means a five or six-figure price tag, a lot of these domains seem to be selling in the sub $10k range.

This week the two highest coin-related domain sales on NameBio were for $2,849 and for $1,966. The highest “coin” related sale in September was for $3,000. August saw some higher sales like for $8,888 and for $5,000. So I think it’s safe to say, if you invest in “coin” domains you can probably get a nice ROI but if you’re expecting a sale in the five-figure range you might have to wait a while for the right buyer to come along.

Crypto has seen similar sales prices with selling for $5,000 and .IO also getting some love in the with selling for $5,525. Sedo saw a five-figure “crypto” .COM sale in August with selling for $50,536. I also dipped my toes in the cryptocurrency domain waters as I brokered for $64,000 a couple of weeks ago.

Given how fast the cryptocurrency space is growing I think we’ll continue to see demand for “coin” and “crypto” related domains continue to increase in value over time. Of course I don’t have a crystal ball so only time will tell, and if cryptocurrencies crash, so could the value of crypto-related domains.

What do you think? Is now a good time to invest in coin or crypto related domains or have all the good ones already been taken, leaving only scraps for your average investor?

{ 18 comments… add one }

  • Jon September 14, 2017, 11:16 pm

    The crypto market is crashing as we Speak.

    • Morgan September 15, 2017, 3:05 am

      @Jon – do you think this is a crash that is never going to end, or a blip in the radar? Hard to know given all the volatility in the market wouldn’t you say?

      • jon September 15, 2017, 5:06 am

        Looking at the charts, im predicting bitcoin to go down to $1500, and will probably stay stagnant for at least a year. Now is NOT the time to invest. Its so volatile that all it takes is for a big name in the banking world to claim bitcoin is a fraud. Look at what china did, If any nation fears that they’re losing control of their financial power. Whats to stop them doing same thing.

        • Mike Carson September 15, 2017, 7:10 am

          I think now is a good time to invest. You should buy when everyone is selling

          Bitcoin/cryptocurrencies are revolutionary and you don’t get an opportunity like this often

  • Francois September 14, 2017, 11:18 pm

    After 10 years in the domain world it’s so refreshing for me to start in this vertical with, there is this energy there was 10 years ago in the domain space but with +1,000 times more traffic.

    BTW, I have for sale at CAX!

    • Morgan September 15, 2017, 3:04 am

      @Francois – that’s a great one, probably one of the best .INFO domains out there right now

  • Bob September 14, 2017, 11:55 pm

    This is quite interesting but the buyer failed to pay for my domain sold few months ago so it is still for sale at Sedo.

  • Dan September 15, 2017, 2:05 am

    A very fair observation Morgan, and I think these prices are the peak of the potential market already. I’d say the same rings true for Internet of Things domains, and I say that as someone with a vested interest as the operator of

    The reality is, unless you want to launch a blog or directory (which making money on is extremely difficult these days), vendors in these markets are not launching on keyword domains, they are leveraging brandables.

  • Mike Sallese September 15, 2017, 3:22 am

    I believe it is still a good time to invest in blockchain/crypto related domain names as we are still in the very early innings for this space.

    I have seen a tremendous interest in these types of names in the past few months personally but you are correct in your observation of sales prices. There are a ton of tire kickers on pricing.

    Crypto may be crashing right now due to China and being overheated but I believe this will be a short term blip as the long term blockchain trend is just getting started!


  • patrick Cowan September 15, 2017, 9:27 am

    BTC is back up,and I bought brandble and generic blockchain and BTC domains two years ago they are really starting to get good traffic.

  • David Eccles September 15, 2017, 10:18 am

    Recently sold a 3 word crypto name for $xx,xxx through Godaddy Premium Listings. I would say Crypto domains are on fire as well!

  • Mark Thorpe September 15, 2017, 3:22 pm

    I’ve had domain Inquiries for and Already sold

    I own these coin domains as well: and
    I also own some Bitcoin domains, which can found at

  • Brian Reynolds September 15, 2017, 7:40 pm

    Hey Jon, I enjoy your articles. Im wondering about these domains and what you think?

    Brian Reynolds

  • Brian Reynolds September 15, 2017, 7:42 pm

    Hey Morgan, I enjoy your articles. Im wondering about these domains and what you think?
    Im sorry about the first article I had just witten a guy Jon lol.
    Brian Reynolds

  • Logan September 21, 2017, 10:12 am

    Brian — those are not worth renewing at the next expiration date. I’d let them drop.

  • James September 29, 2017, 2:19 pm

    I expect tokens to do pretty well. “Token” domains have been quietly holding their on Namebio. sold earlier this month for $10,000

  • Aroon October 25, 2017, 2:36 pm

    I’ve managed to get my hands on the below and currently up for grabs –

  • Dean Phillips October 27, 2017, 4:32 am

    With Bitcoin close to $6K (well North of the comments posted just a month ago) Crypto names will be a more valuable commodity. The mainstream public is just starting to follow the topic and that means more money will be coming to the market. Thus, expect decent domains that target that space to become increasingly sought after.

    I personally have over 320+ .com Bitcoin and BTC-related domain names in my portfolio. (If you’re a portfolio buyer or developer/publisher for Trading or Bitcoin services, feel free to reach out to me.)


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