* Post updated on April 2020.
Another year and another list of the top selling domain names, showing once again why certain domain names are much more pricey (pricier?) than others. If you haven’t been keeping up with the domain name game, let me give you a little spoiler:
All the of the best selling domain names are all single-word, generic domain names.
Now, for most of you, that might not come as a surprise. But, I’m pretty sure there’s someone out there who’s thinking of buying their first domain name and are tempted to be as outlandish as possible.
Single-word domain names like fund.com or toys.com were some of the biggest sales of all-times. The trend continued in 2018 with domain names such as ice.com and super.com at $3.5 million and $1.2 million respectively.
2019 Top 10 Domain Name Sales
2018 Top 10 Domain Names Sales
Again, this shouldn’t come as a big surprise as brands with single word names tend to be more popular (and sells better) than those with complicated names. Why? Because it’s just easier to remember and to market – which in turn bring extra value to businesses.
Businesses named over generic words
I can go on and on, but I think you get the picture.
Bottom line, single-word domain names or brands will continue to grow in value over the years. I mean, just take a look at Facebook when Mark Zuckerberg decided to drop the “The”.