According to SEDO, internet domain name sales in the secondary market totaled GBP37 Million. Sedo, the leading online market place for buying and selling Internet domain names and websites, has launched its annual report on the growth of the secondary Internet domain name market in 2007. The report, which has tracked the state of the secondary Internet domain market annually since 2004, unveils the latest figures for 2007.
You can download the report here.
In 2007, Sedo transferred over 27,000 Internet domain names through its marketplace, a 53 per cent increase on 2006. The increase is attributed to a shortage of names in the primary market and an increase in organisations and investors purchasing generic names. Highlights from the report include:
– Total sales of GBP37 million for 2007, up GBP14 million from the previous year
– .com accounted for 76 per cent of total sales
– Average sale prices for .com rose by 54 per cent
– The top three reported Internet domain name sales in 2007 were Chinese.com (GBP560,000), Ii.com (GBP250,000) and Gibraltar.com (GBP180,000)
– Sedo paid out more than GBP25 million to its customers who use its domain parking service. This generates revenue through the placement of online advertisements for unused Internet domains
Sedo, an acronym for “Search Engine for Domain Offers,” is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling domain names and websites. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Sedo has assembled the world’s largest database of domain names for sale, with more than 9 million listings. The success of Sedo’s model has attracted a global membership base of more than 600,000 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).