May 2023 Monthly UK Domain Sales Report
Hello, and welcome to the May 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 April 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!
May 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 128 reported domain sales this month, generating a total revenue of ¤50,112.
The total revenue of the top 10 sales this month was ¤30,927 (-12%)
Domain sales grouped by extension
Lets take a look at how many domains were sold per extension in May 2023.
The best way of achieving that is to group the sales by extension, then sort them into descending order, which gives us:
- 104 .co.uk (-11)
- 17 .uk (-6)
- 7 .org.uk (-4)
Coming out on top this month is the .co.uk extension with 104 sales.
LLL domain sales
There were 7x LLL's sold this month, which is -22% on last months tally of 9.
Breaking LLL sales down by extension gives us 3x .org.uk, 3x .co.uk, 1x .uk.
air.org.uk was the top selling LLL this month, with a price of £2,888 sold via Sedo.
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 2023?
For some reason, I like to keep an eye on what the longest domain is each month.
This month it was fastwithdrawalcasinos.co.uk with 21 characters, selling for £50 via Domainlore.
Top 3 UK domain names sold in May 2023
Domainlore came in gold this month, and Sedo took both silver and bronze.
- In 1st place this month we have fitness.uk, selling for £5,100 via Domainlore.
- icruise.co.uk comes in 2nd, selling for £5,000 via Sedo.
- Finally, in 3rd place we have rubin.co.uk, selling for $4,550 via Sedo.
Top 10 UK domain names sold in May 2023
This months top 10 was dominated by Domainlore. Not content with sitting top of the table, they also sold 7 domains!
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.
Dan.com sales in May 2023
Dan.com reported 1 sale this month, BeatAddiction.co.uk, which sold for $169.
Domainlore sales in May 2023
Domainlore reported 113 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of £36,350.
The the top selling domain this month was fitness.uk, which sold for £5,100.
Flip sales in May 2023
Flip reported 10 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of £1,005.
The the top selling domain this month was cafebabel.co.uk, which sold for £469.
Private Sale sales in May 2023
There was 1 Private Sale reported this month, antiglare.co.uk, which sold for £150.
The details of the sale were published by Acorn Domains
Sedo sales in May 2023
Sedo reported 3 sales this month, with a total sales revenue of ¤12,438.
The the top selling domain this month was icruise.co.uk, which sold for £5,000.
Top Performing Sales Platforms for May 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|
Dan.com closed the month with 1 sale. Total revenue was $169, which gives us an average of $169 per domain.
Domainlore reported 113 sales this month. Total revenue was £36,350, with an average domain price of £321.
Flip closed the month with 10 sales. Total revenue was £1,005, which gives us an average of £100 per domain.
Private Sale reported 1 sale this month. Total revenue was £150, with an average domain price of £150.
Sedo closed the month with 3 sales. Total revenue was ¤12,438, which gives us an average of ¤4,146 per domain.