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If you are a domainer, you may find the following information interesting for your domain business. We use Sedo Half Year Domain Market Study to sum up some key information for domain market.

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– 58% domain buyers are from USA & GERMANY
– 80% most popular sales channels are BUY NOW & OFFER – COUNTER OFFER
– 84% domain Sales by price range up to $2,500.
– 69% top TLDs sold are .COM & .DE

We do hope that the above information will help you to have a better view for your domain business. Do you feel lucky today? Register a great domain now!

 

Do you know what the first .Com domain ever registered was?

The Internet’s 100 Oldest Dot-Com Domains
A look way way back at some of the World Wide Web’s first commercialdomains.

1. symbolics.com: March 15, 1985

2. bbn.com: April 24, 1985

3. think.com: May 24, 1985

4. mcc.com: July 11, 1985

5. dec.com: September 30, 1985

6. northrop.com: November 7, 1985

7. xerox.com: January 9, 1986

8. sri.com: January 17, 1986

9. hp.com: March 3, 1986

10. bellcore.com: March 5, 1986

11. ibm.com: March 19, 1986

12. sun.com: March 19, 1986

13. intel.com: March 25, 1986

14. ti.com: March 25, 1986

15. att.com: April 25, 1986

16. gmr.com: May 8, 1986

17. tek.com: May 8, 1986

18. fmc.com: July 10, 1986

19. ub.com: July 10, 1986

20. bell-atl.com: August 5, 1986

21. ge.com: August 5, 1986

22. grebyn.com: August 5, 1986

23. isc.com: August 5, 1986

24. nsc.com: August 5, 1986

25. stargate.com: August 5, 1986

26. boeing.com: September 2, 1986

27. itcorp.com: September 18, 1986

28. siemens.com: September 29, 1986

29. pyramid.com: October 18, 1986

30. alphacdc.com: October 27, 1986

31. bdm.com: October 27, 1986

32. fluke.com: October 27, 1986

33. inmet.com: October 27, 1986

34. kesmai.com: October 27, 1986

35. mentor.com: October 27, 1986

36. nec.com: October 27, 1986

37. ray.com: October 27, 1986

38. rosemount.com: October 27, 1986

39. vortex.com: October 27, 1986

40. alcoa.com: November 5, 1986

41. gte.com: November 5, 1986

42. adobe.com: November 17, 1986

43. amd.com: November 17, 1986

44. das.com: November 17, 1986

45. data-io.com: November 17, 1986

46. octopus.com: November 17, 1986

47. portal.com: November 17, 1986

48. teltone.com: November 17, 1986

49. 3com.com: December 11, 1986

50. amdahl.com: December 11, 1986

51. ccur.com: December 11, 1986

52. ci.com: December 11, 1986

53. convergent.com: December 11, 1986

54. dg.com: December 11, 1986

55. peregrine.com: December 11, 1986

56. quad.com: December 11, 1986

57. sq.com: December 11, 1986

58. tandy.com: December 11, 1986

59. tti.com: December 11, 1986

60. unisys.com: December 11, 1986

61. cgi.com: January 19, 1987

62. cts.com: January 19, 1987

63. spdcc.com: January 19, 1987

64. apple.com: February 19, 1987

65. nma.com: March 4, 1987

66. prime.com: March 4, 1987

67. philips.com: April 4, 1987

68. datacube.com: April 23, 1987

69. kai.com: April 23, 1987

70. tic.com: April 23, 1987

71. vine.com: April 23, 1987

72. ncr.com: April 30, 1987

73. cisco.com: May 14, 1987

74. rdl.com: May 14, 1987

75. slb.com: May 20, 1987

76. parcplace.com: May 27, 1987

77. utc.com: May 27, 1987

78. ide.com: June 26, 1987

79. trw.com: July 9, 1987

80. unipress.com: July 13, 1987

81. dupont.com: July 27, 1987

82. lockheed.com: July 27, 1987

83. rosetta.com: July 28, 1987

84. toad.com: August 18, 1987

85. quick.com: August 31, 1987

86. allied.com: September 3, 1987

87. dsc.com: September 3, 1987

88. sco.com: September 3, 1987

89. gene.com: September 22, 1987

90. kccs.com: September 22, 1987

91. spectra.com: September 22, 1987

92. wlk.com: September 22, 1987

93. mentat.com: September 30, 1987

94. wyse.com: October 14, 1987

95. cfg.com: November 2, 1987

96. marble.com: November 9, 1987

97. cayman.com: November 16, 1987

98. entity.com: November 16, 1987

99. ksr.com: November 24, 1987

100. nynexst.com: November 30, 1987

(JR Raphael, PC World)

vodka maker paid $3 million for VODKA.com

The billionaire Russian entrepreneur behind Russia’s biggest vodka maker has paid $3 million to acquire the vodka.com domain, part of a bid to expand into the U.S. market, a broker said on Thursday.
Sedo.com, the Web domain brokering unit that is part of Germany’s United Internet AG, said it had acted as the sales agent in the deal. (domain registration in 1999-09)
Conglomerate Russian Standard Co., controlled by Roustam Tariko, paid $3 million to an undisclosed seller in a deal completed Dec. 4, according to a Sedo.com spokesman. A New York-based spokeswoman for Russian Standard confirmed the $3 million price tag.
Russian Standard entered the U.S. market in September 2005 with its Imperia brand. The recipe for Imperia is said to have been discovered by 19th century 
Russian scientist Dimitri Mendeleev, inventor of chemistry’s periodic table of elements.
Russian Standard Co. controls not only two-thirds of the sales of premium vodka in Russia, but also owns Russian Standard Bank, the country’s largest private bank.
Vodka.com’s price tag is among the highest ever revealed for a generic Web domain. In May, diamond.com reportedly sold for $7.5 million to jewelry retailer 
Ice.com. Business.com sold for $7.5 million in 1999.

Earlier this year, a source told Reuters that Sex.com had sold for around $12 million to a Boston-based company called Escom LLC, although the exact figure has never been disclosed

How to value a domain name?

4C Valuation Model

4C Valuation Model represents a system of domain appraisal based on four key criteria, or the four C’s: Character, Commerce, .Com and Comparables, otherwise known as Comps.

While each of these valuation criteria is important, all four together more accurately determine the fair market value of a Domain Name. 
To complete the Appraisal, we then compare this value against similar subject Domain Names that have previously closed called Comparables (or Comps), to determine the final value.

Here are the 4C’s:

Characters
The shorter a Domain Name is, the better. Apart from being easier to remember and spell, a short name has more impact and a high recall value. Five characters or less is ideal, and anything more than 20 characters has a substantially lower value.

Commerce
Ultimately, a Domain Name attains its value from its potential to drive traffic and deliver revenue to a business – in short, its marketability. Since branding is key to establishing a strong online presence, Domain Names that are based on well-known phrases, or are closely associated with a business opportunity with a sizable market share, enjoy a favorable position.

.Com
Location is everything, and many want to live in such coveted neighborhoods or cities as Beverly Hills, New York City, Paris, Singapore, or Hong Kong. That’s equally true of premium cyberspace. On the Internet, everyone prefers to dwell in the .com neighborhood. It’s the top-level domain (TLD) that embodies instant branding, and .com names enjoy a premium rating. (*** .com domain registration is the key)

Comparables
Take a look for the domain sold history and utilize these as the Comps for determining the value of a similar subject Domain Name. By doing so, we ensure that our Appraisal reflects current fair market value.

LuckyRegister Model

Domain Appraisals are based on Commercial Use, Brand Recognition, Name Length, Dot Value, Hyphen/Numeric and Word Count. Step up to a Certified appraisal and you’ll also receive a review by industry experts.