May 2022 Monthly UK Domain Sales Report
Hello, and welcome to the May 2022 edition of the UK domain name sales report!
For those of you that haven’t been here before, every month I give an overview of all the interesting bits from publicly reported UK domain name sales.
You can read all previous UK domain name sales reports, which are powered by sales data collated from Domain Sales History.
If you have sold any UK domain names or are aware of any sales that do not exist in the database, please do get in touch and let me know.
Have you read last months sales report?
If you haven't done so already, I recommend reading the April 2022 Monthly Sales Report as we compare sales data frequently throughout this report.
With that shameful self-promotion out of the way, let's move on to this months sales report!
May 2022 UK domain sales overview
Lets have a very brief overview of the UK domain market over the last month...
The following table shows a breakdown of key data comparing this months sales data against last month.
|Month||Total Sales||.uk||.co.uk||.org.uk||LLL||Total Value|
Total Sales Revenue
There were 185 reported domain sales this month, generating a total revenue of ¤183,717.
The total revenue of the top 10 sales this month was ¤139,770 (+295%)
Domain sales grouped by extension
Lets take a look at how many domains were sold per extension in May 2022.
The best way of achieving that is to group the sales by extension, then sort them into descending order, which gives us:
- 134 .co.uk (+29)
- 36 .uk (-25)
- 15 .org.uk (+5)
Coming out on top this month is the .co.uk extension with 134 sales.
LLL domain sales
There were 22x LLL's sold this month, which is +5% on last months tally of 21.
Breaking LLL sales down by extension gives us 13x .co.uk, 2x .org.uk, 7x .uk.
hot.co.uk was the top selling LLL this month, with a price of $99,500 sold via Private Sale.
For those of you that don't know, LLL means a three letter domain. If it contains a number (or hyphen) it does not qualify as an LLL.
What was the longest domain that sold in May 2022?
For some reason, I like to keep an eye on what the longest domain is each month.
This month it was thegilmoregroinandherniaclinic.co.uk with 30 characters, selling for £270 via Domainlore.
Top 3 UK domain names sold in May 2022
Private Sale came in gold this month, and Sedo took both silver and bronze.
- In 1st place this month we have hot.co.uk, selling for $99,500 via Private Sale.
- wardrobes.co.uk comes in 2nd, selling for $17,000 via Sedo.
- Finally, in 3rd place we have goodtrip.co.uk, selling for £4,975 via Sedo.
Top 10 UK domain names sold in May 2022
Domain sales grouped by platform
Here I list the top sale from each platform to try and promote each platform as best I can - even if they don't hit the top sales figures.
Platforms are ordered alphabetically.
Domainlore sales in May 2022
Domainlore reported 129 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of £41,377.
The the top selling domain this month was wright.co.uk, which sold for £3,100.
Flip sales in May 2022
Flip reported 47 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of £8,370.
The the top selling domain this month was Motorbikes.uk, which sold for £3,000.
Private Sale sales in May 2022
There was 1 Private Sale reported this month, hot.co.uk, which sold for $99,500.
Sedo sales in May 2022
Sedo reported 7 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of ¤33,869.
The the top selling domain this month was wardrobes.co.uk, which sold for $17,000.
UKBackorder.com sales in May 2022
UKBackorder.com reported 1 sale this month, umc.co.uk, which sold for £601.
Top Performing Sales Platforms for May 2022
I like to believe that “Top Performing” is a relative phrase. Some sales platforms have been around longer and have earned a loyal customer base. Other sales platforms (like Sedo) sell a broad range of domain extensions and naturally receive a larger viewership, meaning more potential buyers which can inflate the eventual sale price.
You also need to remember that Sedo charges 15% sales commission (at time of writing) for marketplace domains. The buyer is also expected to pay a 3% handling fee for any domain purchases over 500 USD / GBP / EUR when using Alipay, PayPal, and Credit Card.
(The below table is ordered alphabetically as that seems the most sensible).
|Platform||Sales||Revenue||Avg. Sale Price|
Domainlore closed the month with 129 sales. Total revenue was £41,377, which gives us an average of £320 per domain.
Flip reported 47 sales this month. Total revenue was £8,370, with an average domain price of £178.
Private Sale closed the month with 1 sale. Total revenue was $99,500, which gives us an average of $99,500 per domain.
Sedo reported 7 sales this month. Total revenue was ¤33,869, with an average domain price of ¤4,838.
UKBackorder.com closed the month with 1 sale. Total revenue was £601, which gives us an average of £601 per domain.