As a domain reseller you need to keep your eye on what sells. While there is a bewildering array of information on the web, it’s sometimes difficult to get handle on which ‘names’ are dominating the field
DN Journal, a domain industry news publication, offers a partial insight into the above with a weekly update on the top selling domains sorted by price.
They reported that during a seven day period the top 10 domains sold totaled together $502,899. If you thought you would see a .com, .net or a .co at the top of the list you would be mistaken. That honor feel to our Bavarian cousins, Germany, with their .de extension.
However, .coms did fill out positions 2-9 with a .me domain name making a surprise appearance at position 10.
Check out the top 10 list below, representing data collected between February 27 and March 4, 2012.
Is it any surprise that a vice like gambling tops the list with OnlineCasinos.de? Whenever one examines a list such as this, it’s worth highlighting where this data came from or how it should be used.
DN Journal takes great pains to stress that the data collected above should be used as an educational tool and may not be a definitive list since many sales are kept private at the behest of buyers, sellers, or both parties.
They also warn new buyers to practice caution when basing future purchases on lists such as the above.
“For the many newcomers entering the domain industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market,” said DN Journal.
Buy now you are probably curious as to which domain tops the list year-to-date in 2012 http://dnjournal.com/ytd-sales-charts.htm. That honor falls to PersonalLoans.com, which sold for $1 million towards the end of February. BowlingBalls.com and Saturn.pl came in second and third at $225,000 and $189,000 respectively.
So there you have it, a quick and dirty list that shows the potential earnings for sought-after domains.