Radix Sells $1.36m In Premium Domains in 6 Months

Radix released a report on the sale of premium domain names across their new gTLDs from January to June this week, with over 80 domain names sold for more than $2,500, and 3 for more than $10,000, and overall grossing $1,360,865, a similar figure to the second half of 2018.

Radix, which according to nTLDstats, is the largest new gTLD registry with 4.704 million domain names under management across their 9 new generic top level domains. They have 2 new gTLDs with more than one million DUM: .site (1.577m) and .online (1.295m).

Unsurprisingly, these 2 were among the 3 highest-grossing new gTLDs with respect to premium sales selling 61 domains for $65,7600 for .site and 183 domains for $156,320 for .online, the other being .tech (158 domains for $151,936), which is their seventh largest with 252,000. For .space, there were 101 sales totalling $40,922.

The report also shows new premium registrations contributed to around 40% of the total premium revenue for this period and the highest new premium registrations were attributed to GoDaddy at 46% of total premium sales.

There’s also a decent renewal rate for premium domain names of 78% for those registered in or before 2018 and over half (54%) of premium domains registered in the first half of 2018 were renewed.

During the first half of 2019, gaming.tech was the highest one time sale selling for $20,000 through Sedo.

Radix Registry’s premium domain name sales for the first half of 2019 infographic