Sedo Announces the Top 10 Highest Domain Name Sales in 2014

Sedo Announces the Top 10 Highest Domain Name Sales in 2014 at the World’s Largest Marketplace

Boston, Mass. - December 17, 2014 - Sedo, the world’s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced its 2014 list of the highest-valued public domain sales of the year. Leading the list is mm.com, which closed at $1.2 million stealing the top honors from true.com at $350,000. In this year’s list ccTLDs also made a splash , with kaffee.de at €100,000 (“coffee” in German), chat.fr at €99.999 (“cat” in French) and musik.de at €99.999 (“music” in German).


These were the highest public domain name sales at Sedo in 2014:

 

1) mm.com1,200,000 US-Dollar
2) true.com350,000 US-Dollar
3) malls.com320,000 US-Dollar
4) flashcards.com250,000 US-Dollar
5) gab.com200,002 US-Dollar
6) cornerstonehomes.com150,000 US- Dollar
7) kaffee.de100,000 Euro
8) chat.fr99,999 Euro
8) musik.de99,999 Euro
9) vitaminc.com104,000 US-Dollar
10) credits.com100,000 US-Dollar


Upswing in new gTLDs such as .club and .berlin

More than 300 new TLDs have been launched in the market in 2014 and currently there are more than 3.5 million new domains registered.  The trading among new gTLD domains is already in full swing and the development of sales at Sedo’s marketplace has been positive. It is still too early to draw any conclusions about the success of the new extensions but the initial sales we’ve seen are good indicators for future price developments industry-wide. There will be even more new TLDs coming to market in 2015, and from that we will assemble new data and information about the development of new gTLDs. In 2014, the highest sale of a new gTLD name was a confidential sale for $100,000.


These were the highest public new gTLD domain name sales at Sedo in 2014:

 

1) baltic.cruises25,000 US-Dollar
2) eat.club20,000 US-Dollar
3) english.club17,500 US-Dollar
4) jobboerse.berlin8,000 Euro
5) joy.club10,000 US-Dollar
6) penguin.club8,000 US-Dollar
6) havana.club8,000 US-Dollar
7) viking.cruises5,500 Euro
8) ritz.club7,500 US-Dollar
9) uhr.kaufen4,200 Euro
10) lossless.audio5,000 US-Dollar


The Top 10 list of highest IDN New gTLDs (includes prices that are related to domain packages including the keyword in different variations):

 

游戏.在线25,388  US-Dollargames.online
赌场.在线25,000  US-Dollarcasino.online
房地产.在线16,000 US-Dollarrealestate.online
租赁.在线15,500 US-Dollarrent.online
比特币.在线14,388 US-Dollarbitcoin.online
房地产.中文网10,000 US-Dollarrealestate.website
俱乐部.在线7,100 US-Dollarclub.online
名表.在线6,400 US-Dollarlook.online
销售.在线5,588 US-Dollarsell.online
优惠.在线4,100 US-Dollaroffer.online


The Top 10 longest domain names (in English)
The shorter and more descriptive an Internet address is, the more valuable it is. Users are able to memorize names easier and type in shorter names faster in their internet browser address bars. But  for some industries, it is not as easy to adhere to this criteria. So dive in again this year, to see which companies made it into the top 10 longest domain names for 2014:

 

1) abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890.com
2) reverseosmosiswaterfiltrationsystem.com
3) northvancouverislamicassociation.com
4) military-retirement-calculator.com
5) downing-conferences-cambridge.com
6) its5oclocksomewheremargaritas.com
7) internationalhealthstrategies.com
8) businessturnaroundspecialist.com
9) workforcedevelopmentalliance.com
10) lakearrowheadvacationrentals.com


About Sedo
Sedo, an acronym for "Search Engine for Domain Offers", is the leading domain marketplace and monetization provider. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany and with offices in London, England and Boston, USA, Sedo has assembled the world’s largest database of domain names for sale with more than 18 million listings. The company’s support team speaks 23 languages natively while its award-winning interactive marketplace seamlessly services client needs in six different languages. With more than 14 years of experience, Sedo is trusted by organizations and individuals around the globe as neutral partner for buying, selling and parking domains.