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Says Despite Recession Demand for Premium Generic Domain
Names Remained Strong in the Second Quarter of 2009
has issued a detailed
down domain sales at the popular aftermarket site for
the recently completed 2nd quarter of 2009. The company
said they booked $15.6 million in sales from
9,403 transactions over that 90-day period.
accounted for 76% of all sales at Sedo, but the
report said the average sales price for .com domains
dipped a bit, while average prices for .nets and ccTLDS
rose. The average sales price regardless of extension was $1,467.
average price for .com sales dropped $759
falling from $2,527 to $1,768. In an unusual
anomaly, the .nets, at $1,775, wound up with a
higher average sales price than the .coms. That is up from
a $1,307 average in 1Q-2009 and .nets' share of all
sales at Sedo also rose from 7% to 11% in
the latest quarter.
popular .de continued to dominate the country code
action at Sedo (who is based in Germany), accounting for 60%
of all ccTLD sales there. Great Britain's .co.uk
was a distant second at 13%. However, the co.uk
extension saw its average sale price soar from $1,444
to $2,556, far above the average price for all
ccTLDs which was $1,503. .de on the other hand saw
its average sales price slip from $1,175 to $897.
of the 9-mile long stretch of undeveloped
at Florida's St. George Island State Park.
This will be an
uncharacteristically short work week for me - one
day to be exact. Tomorrow Diana and
will take off for a rare vacation. Much of it will
be spent on the beach at St. George Island
in the Florida Panhandle (one of the few
places in the Sunshine State we haven't
previously visited in the 37 years we have lived
mid-August is typically a slow time of year in the
domain business I will have a lot of things to
talk about when I return next Monday.
week's schedule includes the 2009
HostingCon convention that started
today in Washington, D.C. where it will run
through Wednesday. A lot of people from our
industry are there including Richard Meyer
who is checking the show out for us so we can
bring you some photos and highlights once I'm
back. Another conference event, DomainConvergence,
runs Thursday and Friday (August 13-14) in Toronto
where the Castello
Brothers, Michael and David
will deliver what I am sure will be an interesting
and illuminating keynote address.
(August 12), BuyDomains is running another free
webinar from 2-2:30pm (U.S.
Eastern Time) devoted to "How You Can Earn Money as a BuyDomains Referral Program
The company said they will be covering some fresh
ground in this webinar. The synopsis says "This
program was met with such a popular response that
we recently launched a whole new line of
widgets. We’ll give you a sneak peek at our
new designs and sizes. Plus, at the end of the
seminar, we’ll have a Q&A session. We hope
you’ll join us!"
The preceding activities are
just the week's scheduled events. A week in this
business never goes by without a few surprises so I'm sure
we'll have some of those to talk about next week too. In
the meantime I'm going to do my best to try and
concentrate on sun, sand and seafood at St. George Island.
Of course I'm only human and the new surroundings could
prompt a few ideas for domain registrations, but Diana has
already warned me that had better be it as far as business
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