.TV domains are selling for thousands of dollars all the time

I’ll start this post by saying, I don’t own a lot of .TV domains and I’ve never made a lot of money buying and selling .TV domains. So don’t read the headline and think, oh Morgan’s telling me .TV is hot and I should start buying them ASAP. As a domain investors I like to keep me eye on sales across all the extensions I own since it can be all too easy to become myopic and only look at .COM sales.

When it comes to a non .COM domain extension like .TV, it’s usually on the most premium domains that see meaningful sales prices. I tend to focus on one-word domains that I could see selling for six-figures in their equivalent .COM. In .TV I own names like Bourbon.tv, Hacking.tv, Huddle.tv (Huddle.com sold for $131,400).

I was poking around on NameBio today and decided to look up some of the latest .TV sales numbers, and like the post title says, they’re still selling for thousands of dollars, all the time. Here’s a look at some recent sales data:

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(Image Source – NameBio)

While I am surprised to see that Large.tv only sold for $121, seeing a two-word .TV like SportsBet.tv go for $7,250 is pretty interesting. Today Yaddle.tv sold for $3,100 and the highest most-recent sale is an NN.tv, 89.tv which sold for $10,000.

So what does all this mean? Really nothing for most domain investors because I don’t think a lot of people are (or should be) investing in .TV very much. What this does show is that for those of us that have a handful of .TV names, you’re not crazy asking for something in the four figure range.

Do you have any .TV? Had much luck selling them? Was this data news to you or are you thinking “duh Morgan I already knew this!” I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Snoopy July 10, 2018, 10:43 pm

    Prices of .tv’s and volumes are far reduced, especially since the start of the new batch of tlds in 2014, but it was on the wane for several years before that.

    Dnjournal used to feature several .tv sales a week, now they are far rarer and barely anything above a few thousand dollars.

    Premium renewals + lot of alternatives = bad outcome for domainers

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  • Matt Holmes July 11, 2018, 12:48 am

    I always wonder what other value(s) makes a domain sell for higher than you would expect. Is it webtraffic? Backlinks? Something else? What are possibilities you consider if you had to take a guess about sportsbet.tv selling for seemingly much higher than the others, Morgan?

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  • JOHN COLASCIONE July 11, 2018, 1:26 am

    This is indeed good to see. I have very few of them, but do hold a couple which are tv centric…. I almost bought another one the other day, but I have really been trying to keep myself under control and stick .com no matter how good they look. I have Competitions.tv, Investigative.tv and WWII.tv

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  • PremiumDomains.ie July 11, 2018, 7:18 am

    Hey Morgan, good to see this as Ive a few .tv domains but not many enquiries:

    veterinary.tv
    onlineadvertising.tv
    onlinebrokers.tv
    learnguitar.tv

    Cheers,

    Alan

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  • Phil July 11, 2018, 9:21 am

    Twitch.TV sold to Jeff Bezos of Amazon for $970,000,000 just goes to show that .TV is bigger than .com when it comes to video and broadcasting. Cars.TV / Pets.TV / Comedy.TV are all real TV channels on Cable. Premium one word .TV Domains are worth Seven Figures.

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  • Leonard Britt July 11, 2018, 12:53 pm

    Morgan,
    There are occasional reported .TV sales but the carrying costs of a .TV portfolio where renewals are in the $28-$30 range make .TV a challenging extension to invest in. I have found that when I sell a .TV domain, the sale is often at higher pricing than say .Net but the sales ratio relative to the portfolio is still less than .COM Consequently I have considerably shrunk my .TV portfolio the last few years. I guess one thing that investors should keep in mind is that with hundreds of new extensions to choose from, any .TV holdings really need to make sense for video content (not just any random keyword). Otherwise, a potential buyer can find alternatives without paying a premium price. Furthermore, you should not leave the equivalent keyword TV.com unregistered as that is an alternative end users sometimes use. However, that increases carrying costs.

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  • Vito July 11, 2018, 8:45 pm

    Dot tv domain name extension – The best kept secret in domaining.

    Dot tv has been very good to me for last 10 years. The sales I’ve had have allowed me to carry 100 – 200 tv domains in my portfolio for the past 5 – 8 years.

    Sales in dot tv are still strong as ever. Look at Namebio. These are only the “reported” sales. Look up just this past year and your top 10 listed there as of today, July 11, 2018 are all over 11k and up to 60k. I know of 2 other sales that would be #2 and #3 in that top 10 that are unreported because of NDA.

    For all of the newer and old school domain investors who also follow reported sales outside of dot com we would all have to agree that in the past few years newG tlds have been taking a lot of domaining money. Well besides all of the newG hype there is one cctld dot io is also becoming a hot and trendy tld and sales are coming up more and more often in dot io.

    Let’s compare dot tv to dot io with some real numbers. Now just look at the past year of dot io sales as listed on Namebio. The top 10 sales are between 15k and 40k. Ok, pretty close to dot tv. Let’s look at total sales of those reported top 10 sales in dot io and in dot tv.
    Dot tv = 236k
    Dot io = 220k
    Pretty close as well but I still see real numbers here in a place we all trust to give us our reported sales prices and dot tv is still a bit higher.

    I am not saying dot tv is better than dot io but I am saying the numbers are still there on some very strong life in tv even though it doesnt seem to get the same hype as all of the prettier/shinier/newer tlds.

    Another secure and safety factor with Dot tv, it is operated by Verisign. The same authoritative registry that operates dot net and dot com.

    I hope I can help any newcomers to domaining if you find your way here. You cannot go out and buy hundreds of dot tvs and get rich quick. You cant do that in any extension to tell you the truth. You can go poor actually. Yearly dot tv renewals are $25 to $35 per year and that is 3x the cost of holding a dot com domain so you can go broke 3x faster if you go crazy. I have to be honest, sales for myself are a little slower these past couple years because of all of the new choices out there in tlds that are coming out of the woodwork. I am still investing and spending on the best of the best keywords but I will be slimming my own portfolio down a bit.

    If you want to invest in an alternative extension to dot com and you have a video-centric type site/idea, dot tv is the only extension to choose.

    As always though, Be careful and invest only what you can afford to lose.

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  • Snoopy July 14, 2018, 2:44 am

    “I will be slimming my own portfolio down a bit.”

    Says it all. Covering renewals is not doing well.

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