With Bitcoin as high as $17,000 are cryptocurrency-related domain names now more valuable?

There has been a lot of controversy lately over domain name bloggers starting to talk about Bitcoin. I wrote two posts about this topic, both which had a very lively comment stream which can help you understand the great debate better, and is pretty entertaining thanks to some particularly vocal readers of mine!

Do Domain Names and Bitcoin overlap? Rick thinks yes, Konstantinos thinks no

The domain industry divides again over Bitcoin โ€“ and itโ€™s getting ugly

Today rather than talking more about if domains and Bitcoin are similar…I wanted to talk about another topic that has peaked by interest over the course of the year. What I’ve noticed is increased bidding activity and higher prices on cryptocurrency-related domain names than I have ever seen before.

Now I’m not incredibly surprised by this, heck with Bitcoin climbing into the $17,000 range at one point last week it’s not secret that Bitcoin is all the rage. The question I have is, does this make Bitcoin-related domain names more valuable or are people wasting money that they could put into the cryptocurrency itself?

Here are a couple of examples of popular Bitcoin/cryptocurrency-related auctions going on right now:

BitcoinChange.com is currently at $1,525 on Go Daddy still with almost four days left in the bidding. CoinZoom.com is up to $565 with over a day left and MeCoin.com (which used to run a controversial/scam service) is up at $807.

Domain names with the word “coin” in it have been performing pretty darn well in the aftermarket all year, here’s a look at some of the coin-related domains that sold over the summer:

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(Source – NameBio)

Domains like CoinBook.com sold for $20,000 and CoinTax.com sold for $12,200 so it looks like there’s already a good base in place to justify a five-figure price tag for the more premium coin domains. The question is, are these domains getting more valuable as Bitcoin continues to climb in price?

What do you think? Comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • donookdharree vischandsing December 9, 2017, 11:49 am

    doubleapp.com ideal for app for double your bitcoin or crypto

    Reply
  • David Eccles December 9, 2017, 12:54 pm

    Had some big time offers for http://www.CoinMarketPrice.com but was developing it. I launched on Monday. What do you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Ram December 9, 2017, 4:03 pm

      Good job on the new website! Think Iโ€™ll start using it rather than coinmarketcap

      Reply
  • John M December 9, 2017, 1:33 pm

    I think the actual name of the crypto will so the best long haul and maybe even a potential home run – look what ETH.com sold for – a year ago it was perhaps $40K at most and sells for over $2million. We only own one Cypherium.net ( .com .io taken) Please Google
    ” cypherium” and you’ll see why we own it.

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  • Suresh Raghavan December 9, 2017, 2:21 pm

    “Coin” is the hottest keyword being registered , see Verisign Domainscope. Climbed from 250 coin domains a day in September to now around 1500 a day

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    • danny wheeler December 10, 2017, 9:16 am

      coin is not the hottest keyword. CRYPTOCURRENCY is. geez the dumb things people repeat like cheap birds in a low rate pet shop.

      Reply
  • JZ December 9, 2017, 6:02 pm

    I sold a primo bitcoin domain in 2013 for 20k. Probably worth more now I guess. The buyer never really even used it. They went bankrupt when bitcoin plummeted in 2014.

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  • Jose December 9, 2017, 6:25 pm

    The coins Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin etc. They are part of the future of what will come and will come with the years. It is a courage for their promoters to start Bitcoin a few years ago and to work hard to get where they are now, I congratulate you.

    That there will be changes there is no doubt, which I can not predict, the financial world will be the owner of these digital currencies, it will be a similar one that Apple and Google, etc. buy for many millions of USD to other products and services.

    In the domains I had hopes to get my best sales with these keywords that one of them will be in auction and negotiation by a good US domainer I have a total of 25 domains of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, Crypton etc. I will make changes in the templates web hosting to expose these and other domains and to notify and like.

    Morgan friend I’m sick of not finding jeans pants to my waist measurement all here in Spain come now from an east that do not know how to do things well brands to earn more money hurt their customers this is me one of them, in which retailers in European Union work with you send me the links please that at least I could go better dressed.

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  • Steve December 9, 2017, 8:51 pm

    Nice to see some solid numbers for decent names. Good info for the lowballers. I always ask to get paid in btc or ltc for any crypto names. Baby steps, all new.
    blockplanet
    coinracket
    helpcoin
    lockcoin
    biccoin

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  • Asset.Domains December 9, 2017, 11:57 pm

    nice article.

    there are more and more crypto ressources launching every day.

    we have some great names like http://Exchangeless.com for a cryptocurrency exchange platform ๐Ÿ˜‰
    and more .

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  • Gene December 10, 2017, 8:00 am

    Clearly, the quality crypto-related domain names have gone up in value due to the price increases of the currencies, themselves.

    But (I believe) the increased value of these domain names is even more tied to the increased attention that the space continues to receive. Look at CoinDesk.com: Alexa ranks it as #1,361 in the world, and, similarly, CoinTelegraph.com is ranked #3,582, globally.

    All those eyeballs mean ad and affiliate dollars, hence the increase in valuation of these names. And if the sales charts aren’t (yet) reflecting those price increases, that simply means that the sellers haven’t accurately adjusted their offers lately, and are still living in 2015..which, in crypto history, might as well be 1815.

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  • Eric Lyon December 10, 2017, 9:24 am

    (Speculation) I still get the eerie feeling the bottoms going to fall out soon and a lot of people are going to be left holding the bag at a loss that jumped in too late.

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    • Steve December 10, 2017, 2:54 pm

      If it dips load the boat. Too many longtime hodlers will eat up any drops in price. If it only went back to $2000 each that would be awesome. Load the boat. With new protocols including lightning network , rsk and the possibility to link a domain name to a bitcoin address?!?!?!! Short easy to remember domains may become even more valuable. Hold on for lift off in 2018 imo.
      Listen to these guys. See you at the beach. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TOBJQ9CYAg

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      • Patrick Cowan December 11, 2017, 5:44 am

        Great show,been waiting for lightning and sidechains,.
        Registered lightningMicropayments.com
        And sidechainTechnologies.com years ago

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  • kd December 10, 2017, 10:24 am

    If the banks and or Wall Street ruin bitcoin tonight, please move all your BTC to an Alt Coin

    #NoFuturesInEther(Yet)

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  • kd December 10, 2017, 10:38 am

    …. The only way to support the anti-establishment is to not let bitcoin die. We should support bitcoin. But should the banks dictate the next 24 hours, they LOSE because all the money will go to an alt-coin. I hate to say, but TRADE CAUTIOUSLY today. And should Wall Street win in the next 24 hours, it is only kicking the can down the road. Because Wall Street cannot keep up with technology.

    No matter way today goes, we the people win!

    I am predominately a domainer. But I am also believer in bitcoin!

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  • Mark Thorpe December 10, 2017, 2:03 pm

    Two of those domains on your list are mine (coinhustle.com & coinengage.com).
    I also picked up cointype.com coinemerge.com coinprospect.com coincountdown.com coinwhiz.com.

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  • Casey December 10, 2017, 2:20 pm

    Blockchain has value, people donโ€™t understand the functions, takes the way the need for notaries.

    PayPal is annoying, more fee heavy, as domainers, and online buyers crypto currency has value. As more and more worthless paper gets printed it has no more value then a set of binary code.

    There is great function here for people who see the technology behind the coin.

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  • Scott December 10, 2017, 9:08 pm

    It’s not just ‘coin’ domains. The ‘token’ keyword is garnering increased interest due to ICO popularity this year. Token sales have pulled in approximately 3 Billion dollars this year for new startups.

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  • Bob December 11, 2017, 7:13 am

    Probably so, maybe for “Coins” as I have ComeCoins.com, 360Crypto.com, 360Ether.com,EthereumCrown.com, Electroneum360.com & ETN360.com, all of them now for sale at Sedo.

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  • Sumeeth Jain December 11, 2017, 7:08 pm

    I had Bitkain.com domain available for sale, please let me know if you are interested .

    Pls note that we already had following similar domains on live in web

    BitCoin.com
    Bitkan.com etc

    So my domain has a great demand on future.

    Thanks,
    Sumeeth

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    • Anon December 16, 2017, 5:57 pm

      Your domain name is not worth reg fee.

      Reply

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