Giuseppe Graziano published the Liquid Domains Market Overview for Q3 2018. According to the report volumes were up almost double to $9.2 million.
From the report
In Q3 the total volume of disclosed sales almost doubled from $5.4M to $9.2M. We also registered a 50% increase in the volume of escrow.com sales, which jumped from $12M to $16.7M. According to escrow.com, the most traded category were the 3L .com domains, with $11.4M in sales, followed by the 4Ls ($3.2M) and the 3Ns ($1.1M).
According to ShortNames.com, the disclosed volumes for these categories showed a similar pattern with $5.2M for 3Ls, $1.7M for the 4Ls and almost $1M in 5Ns. Even in Q3, the most traded categories for the number of transactions were the 4Ls (1,713), the 5Ns (1,116) and the 3Cs (596), which registered a record turnover of 2.1%. The positive numbers in terms of volume are in stark contrast with the continued decline across the board in 5th percentile values, which recorded the worst quarter since the inception of our report. 5Ns and 3Cs lost 38%, 4Ls lost 28%. The only stable category were the 3Ls, which registered a modest loss of -2.8%.
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