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
Leo Golan says
Interesting report. And people say Chinese investors escaped from domain market. Good you prove otherwise.
Interesting news. So chinese keep on moving year to year. and only US can catch their back