Second Quarter 2009 Market Trends Report Shows Continued Demand for Premium Generic Domain Names, with More Than $15 Million in Sales
September 8, 2009; 06:47 AM
Sedo, the leading online domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced the findings of its Q2 Market Trends Study for 2009, which revealed ongoing strong demand for premium generic domains. Highly valuable online real estate yielded more than $15 million in sales, with a sharp increase in sales of .net and country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs).
The .net extension, which typically serves as an alternative for the .com extension, has seen the highest average sales price recorded over the past three years in Sedo’s global marketplace. Also on the rise is the average sales price for a ccTLD, which is currently greater than the average of all domains sold on Sedo’s marketplace in the second quarter of 2009.
Sedo’s list of highest selling domains in the second quarter of 2009 includes:
- Talk.com: $500,000
- Spel.se: $266,000
- HorseRacing.co.uk: $165,000
- OnlineCasino.co.uk: $165,000
- LiveStream.com: $100,000
- TimeManagement.com: $100,000
- 90.com: $74,480
- Concept.com: $53,200
- Foros.com: $47,880
- Descargas.net: $45,936
“The report underscores growing interest in generic domains due to their tremendous value, as well as indicates emerging trends that will impact the secondary domain market in 2009 and beyond,” said Jeremiah Johnston, chief operating officer for Sedo. “While we expect the .com extension to remain on top, this study reveals the strong investment opportunities that the .net extension and ccTLDs can provide to businesses and individual investors and developers.”
Sedo’s complete report can be found online at: http://www.sedo.com/press/Q2_Market_Study.pdf.
Sedo, an acronym for “Search Engine for Domain Offers,” is the leading domain marketplace and monetization provider. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Sedo has assembled the world’s largest database of domain names for sale, with more than 15 million listings. The success of Sedo’s model has attracted a global membership base of more than 900,000 domain professionals. Sedo is majority-owned by AdLINK Group (ISIN DE0005490155 / German WKN: 549015), which is part of the German United Internet AG (ISIN DE0005089031/ WKN 508903). Sedo offers regional versions of its site for the UK (Sedo.co.uk), France (Sedo.fr), Germany (Sedo.de), and Spain (Sedo.com). For additional information, please visit www.sedo.com.
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