Giuseppe Graziano released the Liquid Domains Overview for Q1 2018. Always a great read and if you own these names you should go over the whole report.
From the report
2018 starts with a continuation of the trends observed in our past reports: China continues to gain market share, especially on the 5Ns front where Chinese registrants added almost 4,000 domains, bringing up the total domain count up to almost 200,000 or 32.12% of the total market.
The US also gained 1% of market share, ranking as second behind China with a total of 18.54%. Europe and the rest of the world continued to hold a stable market share of around 7.5%, while domains under privacy grew slightly to 21.67%. There seems to be:
1) a positive correlation between the average domain value and domain privacy, and 2) an inverse correlation between domain privacy and the development index. In other words, the more valuable a domain is, the more likely it is that it will be under privacy if it is not developed. This translates to record privacy numbers for for Tier 1 categories like 2Ns and 3Ns, with nearly 50% of domain names under privacy registration.
The overall development index went down by 0.5%, with 4Ns domains making the biggest negative jump from 15.5% to 11.3%. 2Ls remained the most developed category at 35.95%, followed by the 3Ls (28.46%) and the 2Cs (28.08%). With the exception of 2Ns at 18%, all the other categories register development indexes between 10% to 15%, with 4Ls being the most developed (14.4%) and the 5Ns being the least developed (10%). 3Ns, 4Ns and 3Cs rank somewhere in the middle, respectively at 12.2%, 11.3% and 12.9%.
2Ls .com domains registered a record $6M in escrow.com
transactions, by far the best result since the publication of the report. 4Ls kept a consistent $4.8M in turnover, followed by another strong quarter for the 3Ls at $3.5M. 3Ns and 4Ns also posted good quarters, respectively with $2.8M and $1.3M in
escrow.com sales. While escrow.com did not record any 2Ns transactions, the other categories (5Ns, 2Cs and 3Cs) posted an
aggregate of almost $1M, respectively at $225k, $143k and $562k.
You can get the full report here