October 2023 Monthly UK Domain Sales Report
Hello, and welcome to the October 2023 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 September 2023 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!
October 2023 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 160 reported domain sales this month, generating a total revenue of £75,002.
The total revenue of the top 10 sales this month was £48,995 (-11%)
Domain sales grouped by extension
Lets take a look at how many domains were sold per extension in October 2023.
The best way of achieving that is to group the sales by extension, then sort them into descending order, which gives us:
- 99 .co.uk (+22)
- 54 .uk (+15)
- 7 .org.uk (-7)
Coming out on top this month is the .co.uk extension with 99 sales.
LLL domain sales
There were 16x LLL's sold this month, which is no change on last months tally of 16.
Breaking LLL sales down by extension gives us 5x .co.uk, 1x .org.uk, 10x .uk.
kwd.co.uk was the top selling LLL this month, with a price of £1,600 sold via Domainlore.
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 October 2023?
For some reason, I like to keep an eye on what the longest domain is each month.
This month it was RuncornAndWidnesWeeklyNews.co.uk with 26 characters, selling for £520 via Domainlore.
Top 3 UK domain names sold in October 2023
Honours are shared this month, with Andy.co.uk, BuyDomainNames.co.uk, Sedo making up the top 3 sales platforms for October 2023.
- In 1st place this month we have punter.co.uk, selling for £21,600 via Andy.co.uk.
- tilda.co.uk comes in 2nd, selling for £5,000 via BuyDomainNames.co.uk.
- Finally, in 3rd place we have prism.co.uk, selling for £5,000 via Sedo.
Top 10 UK domain names sold in October 2023
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.
Andy.co.uk sales in October 2023
Andy.co.uk reported 1 sale this month, punter.co.uk, which sold for £21,600.
The details of the sale were published by DN Journal
BuyDomainNames.co.uk sales in October 2023
BuyDomainNames.co.uk reported 2 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of £7,500.
The the top selling domain this month was tilda.co.uk, which sold for £5,000.
Domainlore sales in October 2023
Domainlore reported 133 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of £29,516.
The the top selling domain this month was harringtons.co.uk, which sold for £3,400.
Flip sales in October 2023
Flip reported 19 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of £1,536.
The the top selling domain this month was maxi.uk, which sold for £296.
Sedo sales in October 2023
Sedo reported 5 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of £14,850.
The the top selling domain this month was prism.co.uk, which sold for £5,000.
Top Performing Sales Platforms for October 2023
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|
Andy.co.uk closed the month with 1 sale. Total revenue was £21,600, which gives us an average of £21,600 per domain.
BuyDomainNames.co.uk reported 2 sales this month. Total revenue was £7,500, with an average domain price of £3,750.
Domainlore closed the month with 133 sales. Total revenue was £29,516, which gives us an average of £221 per domain.
Flip reported 19 sales this month. Total revenue was £1,536, with an average domain price of £80.
Sedo closed the month with 5 sales. Total revenue was £14,850, which gives us an average of £2,970 per domain.
We’re getting pretty close to Christmas so I am expecting a quiet couple of months now. I wouldn’t realistically expect to see numbers anywhere near this months results until maybe after February 2024.