Monthly Sales Report

November, 2023

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November 2023 Monthly UK Domain Sales Report

Hello, and welcome to the November 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 October 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!

November 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
November 130 16 107 7 12 £43,220
October 160 54 99 7 16 £75,002

Total Sales Revenue

There were 130 reported domain sales this month, generating a total revenue of £43,220.

The total revenue of the top 10 sales this month was £21,639 (-56%)

Domain sales grouped by extension

Lets take a look at how many domains were sold per extension in November 2023.

The best way of achieving that is to group the sales by extension, then sort them into descending order, which gives us:

  • 107 .co.uk (+8)
  • 16 .uk (-38)
  • 7 .org.uk (=)

Coming out on top this month is the .co.uk extension with 107 sales.

LLL domain sales

There were 12x LLL's sold this month, which is -25% on last months tally of 16.

Breaking LLL sales down by extension gives us 9x .co.uk, 3x .uk.

ant.co.uk was the top selling LLL this month, with a price of £2,065 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 November 2023?

For some reason, I like to keep an eye on what the longest domain is each month.

This month it was artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk with 22 characters, selling for £2,209 via Domainlore.

Top 3 UK domain names sold in November 2023

BuyDomainNames.co.uk came in gold this month, and Domainlore took both silver and bronze.

  1. In 1st place this month we have Holford.co.uk, selling for £4,250 via BuyDomainNames.co.uk.
  2. artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk comes in 2nd, selling for £2,209 via Domainlore.
  3. Finally, in 3rd place we have horseracinghistory.co.uk, selling for £2,206 via Domainlore.

Top 10 UK domain names sold in November 2023

No. Domain Price Platform Extension Length
1 Holford.co.uk £4,250 BuyDomainNames.co.uk .co.uk 7
2 artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk £2,209 Domainlore .org.uk 22
3 horseracinghistory.co.uk £2,206 Domainlore .co.uk 18
4 avroenergy.co.uk £2,173 Domainlore .co.uk 10
5 award.co.uk £2,100 Private Sale .co.uk 5
6 ant.co.uk £2,065 Domainlore .co.uk 3
7 cbc.co.uk £1,730 Domainlore .co.uk 3
8 matter.org.uk £1,700 Domainlore .org.uk 6
9 Micro.uk £1,606 Domainlore .uk 5
10 ambassador.co.uk £1,600 Private Sale .co.uk 10

Although BuyDomainNames.co.uk sits at the top of the tree, the top 10 is dominated by Domainlore with 7 domains sold.

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.

Acorn Domains sales in November 2023

Acorn Domains reported 6 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of £300.

The the top selling domain this month was accredit.co.uk, which sold for £50.

accredit.co.uk has sold 1 time before, most recently selling for £50 via Domainlore back in May 2023.

View all Acorn Domains sales from November 2023


BuyDomainNames.co.uk sales in November 2023

BuyDomainNames.co.uk reported 1 sale this month, Holford.co.uk, which sold for £4,250.

Holford.co.uk has sold 1 time before, most recently selling for £50 via Domainlore back in April 2013.

Domainlore sales in November 2023

Domainlore reported 105 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of £30,719.

The the top selling domain this month was artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk, which sold for £2,209.

View all Domainlore sales from November 2023


Flip sales in November 2023

Flip reported 13 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of £2,217.

The the top selling domain this month was tunbridgewells.co.uk, which sold for £1,030.

View all Flip sales from November 2023


Private Sale sales in November 2023

There were 4 Private Sales reported this month, with a total sales revenue of £4,400.

The the top selling domain this month was award.co.uk, which sold for £2,100.

View all Private Sale sales from November 2023


UKBackorder.com sales in November 2023

UKBackorder.com reported 1 sale this month, ambassador.co.uk, which sold for £1,334.

The details of the sale were published by Acorn Domains


Top Performing Sales Platforms for November 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
Acorn Domains 6 £300 £50
BuyDomainNames.co.uk 1 £4,250 £4,250
Domainlore 105 £30,719 £292
Flip 13 £2,217 £170
Private Sale 4 £4,400 £1,100
UKBackorder.com 1 £1,334 £1,334

Acorn Domains closed the month with 6 sales. Total revenue was £300, which gives us an average of £50 per domain.

BuyDomainNames.co.uk reported 1 sale this month. Total revenue was £4,250, with an average domain price of £4,250.

Domainlore closed the month with 105 sales. Total revenue was £30,719, which gives us an average of £292 per domain.

Flip reported 13 sales this month. Total revenue was £2,217, with an average domain price of £170.

Private Sale closed the month with 4 sales. Total revenue was £4,400, which gives us an average of £1,100 per domain.

UKBackorder.com reported 1 sale this month. Total revenue was £1,334, with an average domain price of £1,334.

Final Thoughts

Unfortunately, total revenue has taken a dent this month.

But one of the good things about having historic data is the ability to look for trends. We can see that this was expected behaviour due to being so close to the end of the year.

We’re getting pretty close to Christmas so I am expecting a quiet couple of months now. Realistically, I wouldn’t expect to see numbers anywhere near this months results until maybe after February 2024.

View all domain sales from November 2023.

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