Hippo.com Changes Hands

Earlier this week the high-value domain name hippo.com apparently changed hands. The domain name now redirects to MyHippo.com, the site of Hippo Insurance. The company now brands simply hippo, writing it in all small letters.

Hippo is licensed to offer insurance in a number of states in U.S.A. They offer policies exclusively through insurance partners including Topa, Spinnaker and...

Hippo.com Changes Hands

Price Breakdown of .COM Sales (2018)

Domain name sales of value $100,000 or more represented only 0.10% of all publicly-recorded .com sales in 2018, but they accounted for almost 30% of the dollar volume of sales for the year. While average sales prices can be useful, they mask the fact that most sales are at much more modest prices. The typical .com sale, at least as publicly recorded, was about $265 in 2018.


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Price Breakdown of .COM Sales (2018)

Test.Center New Extension Domain Sells for $195,000 at Auction (Update: Purchase Not Completed)

The NameBio database this morning shows the sale of the new extension domain name test.center for $195,000 through a Sedo auction. This is the second highest-value new extension sale so far in 2019, with free.games having sold in May 2019 for $335,000 remaining in first place. This is the highest-value sale ever in the...

Test.Center New Extension Domain Sells for $195,000 at Auction (Update: Purchase Not Completed)

Domain Sales Strong in First Half of 2019

The first half of 2019 has been great for domain sales with the rate of NameBio-reported sales up 28% and the average price up almost 17% compared to full year 2018. The sales rate is up in all three major legacy extensions .com, .net, and .org, although average prices are down in .net and almost unchanged in .org.

The rate of sales in .ai is strongly up. Several other country code extensions (such as .co and .de) continue to have high...

Domain Sales Strong in First Half of 2019