Mason Zhang, the Marketing Manager at the .TOP Registry, was kind enough to share with NameBio more than 600 sales totaling nearly $2 million. The data comes from premium sales through the registrar channel, auction events, and more.
The .TOP extension entered general availability on November 18, 2014 and since then it has racked up an impressive 1.6 million registrations according to nTLD Stats, making it the second most popular new gTLD after .XYZ with more than a 10% share of all new gTLD registrations. The extension is a favorite among Chinese investors and we are excited to bring you an exclusive look at this data.
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Ok, now that you’ve gotten that out of your system, let’s dive into the data. Our database now contains 643 sales in .TOP for a total of $1,949,445 with an average sale price of $3,032. The highest reported .TOP sale as of this posting was A.TOP which went for $96,670 on December 31st, 2014.
Below you’ll find summary data of some popular investment categories. Please note that many of these sales are the best of the best in their category, so you should look at the average as more of an upper bound.
For example many of the LLL.top sales were dictionary words like car, top, buy, app, or relevant acronyms like VIP, CTO, IoT, DNS or even great patterns like ABC. So don’t expect to sell a random CHIP LLL.top for anywhere near the average, and be careful when you’re buying.
Question for our readers:
Have you acquired any .TOP domains, and if so, what categories are you investing in? Feel free to mention specific acquisitions, even if you don’t want to share the price.
Michael Sumner is the CEO of NameBio.com, and is the lead developer at State Ventures which owns and operates geo domains such as OceanCity.com and Maryland.com. Michael is also the co-founder of DN Media, a company that has been involved in seven figures worth of domain name transactions.