Short domains have always appealed to domain buyers but their popularity has never been higher than it has been over the past year. That trend continued this week with the top 5 sales and 11 of 20 entries on our latest Top 20 Sales Chart coming in at 4 characters or less.
We continue to see some extraordinary transactions in one of the most fascinating years in the history of domain aftermarket sales. Large portfolios of domains in popular categories like numeric domains can command respectable money even when they stretch to five digits .
Interest in numeric domain names, fueled by demand form Chinese buyers, has prompted Sedo to add a new search filter that will only show numeric domain names in the search results. The company also announced an exclusive auction of numeric .club domain that will run Nov. 12-19.
George Kirikos has uncovered many major domain sales by poring over SEC filings. Today he reported hitting the mother lode – a sale that could end up being worth an astounding $90 million – when he came across details of a 2005 deal involving LasVegas.com
The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. Highlights include a quarter-million dollar sale at the top and another long list of ultra-short domains that also pulled in some serious money.