After Michael Cyger wrote his excellent guide on emojis there was a lot of discussion and activity around emoji domains.
Alvin Brown covered things here one year after the Domain Sherpa interview and guide was released.
It’s hard to believe it’s been just over a year since the debuting of DomainSherpa’s Emoji Domains May Take Over the World, having originally aired April 10, 2017.
In short, emoji domains caught fire shortly after Mike Cyger interviewed Matan Israeli and Jon Roig about a universal language that most people throughout the world use day — 6 billion emoji and stickers are sent in 45 billion messages daily per Forbes.
In addition to the interview, Cyger also produced a MUST-READ emoji domain guide: The Definitive Guide to Emoji Domains — a guide including first-ever registered emoji domain names, personal and business brands that own and use emoji domains, and a growing list of up-to-date emoji domains sales.
That was back in 2018 when Alvin wrote that here on TLDinvestors. Over the past couple years I have not seen people talking about them as much. I imagine NFT’s and blockchain domains became the new shiny thing and emojis faded a bit.
Today the second highest reported sale in years took place. Transacting for the second time in 4 months, XN–YP8H.TO sold at Register.TO for $10,108. This is the punycode for 👍. One of only 8 reported five figure sales on Namebio.