16th Year Anniversary for .biz gTLD: Let’s Look at Top 100 Sales Over Past 5 Years

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NEW YORK, NY – According to NameBio, there were a total of 936 reported .Biz domain sales over the last 5 year period. These top 100 total $474,673.00 in sales. The highest reported sales on this list were the domains “Hotel.biz” for $25,000.00 with the second place name as “LLC.biz” for $23,520.00. Hotel.biz redirects to Hotels.com while LLC.biz is developed and appears to be owned by a German company.  

Significant as far as recent gTLD discussions and debate, although .biz includes no restrictions or geographic qualifications to register (except that it must be for bona fide business or commercial use), the extension, which is intended to serve as an abbreviation to “Business”, has not grown much in popularity despite being available since 2001 (over 16 years).

Below are the top .biz domain name sales over the past five (5) years based on data from NameBio. 65% of all transactions took place on domain venue Sedo. 

Domain   Price   Date Venue
hotel.biz $25,000.00 4/10/2013 Sedo
llc.biz $23,520.00 1/29/2014 Sedo
web.biz $19,200.00 7/5/2016 Sedo
3.biz $17,000.00 1/8/2014 Sedo
hosting.biz $14,975.00 5/8/2017 Sedo
6.biz $12,637.00 11/12/2014 Sedo
ria.biz $10,320.00 10/31/2012 Sedo
porno.biz $9,692.00 1/28/2013 Sedo
ultrasound.biz $9,500.00 8/11/2016 Sedo
crowdfunding.biz $9,000.00 11/6/2013 Sedo
roulette.biz $8,843.00 12/12/2012 Sedo
wetten.biz $8,190.00 9/12/2012 Sedo
wetten.biz $8,133.00 8/28/2012 Sedo
xl.biz $7,555.00 11/22/2015 SnapNames
thomas.biz $7,020.00 7/10/2013 Sedo
01.biz $6,345.00 2/9/2016 Sedo
r.biz $6,301.00 6/5/2017 NameJet
gj.biz $5,800.00 1/7/2016 Sedo
sportwetten.biz $5,673.00 2/23/2015 Sedo
watchable.biz $5,500.00 5/28/2014 Private
4d.biz $5,500.00 3/5/2014 Private
hx.biz $5,489.00 12/22/2015 Sedo
hy.biz $5,375.00 1/6/2016 Sedo
tagesgeld.biz $5,109.00 1/16/2013 Sedo
forsale.biz $5,000.00 11/6/2013 Sedo
interstate.biz $5,000.00 7/9/2012 Afternic
cruise.biz $4,975.00 3/16/2017 Sedo
09.biz $4,910.00 3/21/2016 Sedo
we.biz $4,900.00 11/15/2015 NameJet
gym.biz $4,900.00 10/16/2013 Afternic
mail.biz $4,900.00 8/27/2012 Sedo
globe.biz $4,800.00 2/20/2017 Sedo
zd.biz $4,400.00 1/14/2016 Sedo
xn.biz $4,050.00 11/11/2015 GoDaddy
energy.biz $4,000.00 7/29/2013 Afternic
hgh.biz $4,000.00 6/3/2013 Afternic
florida.biz $3,960.00 7/24/2013 Sedo
soccer.biz $3,900.00 10/10/2012 Sedo
tu.biz $3,888.00 2/4/2013 Afternic
oa.biz $3,850.00 11/11/2015 GoDaddy
jq.biz $3,605.00 11/11/2015 GoDaddy
wan.biz $3,600.00 1/7/2016 Sedo
wc.biz $3,559.00 1/20/2016 Sedo
da.biz $3,550.00 11/11/2016 GoDaddy
iphoneturkey.biz $3,500.00 11/28/2013 GoDaddy
gree.biz $3,500.00 12/6/2012 Sedo
forever.biz $3,500.00 9/26/2012 Sedo
beijing.biz $3,398.00 10/16/2015 Sedo
videoconferencing.biz $3,230.00 12/5/2012 Sedo
ipa.biz $3,220.00 11/6/2013 Sedo
greenpower.biz $3,200.00 6/10/2013 Afternic
otto.biz $3,181.00 4/29/2015 Sedo
bulgaria.biz $3,176.00 6/19/2015 Sedo
73.biz $3,169.00 12/10/2015 Sedo
viva.biz $3,166.00 12/5/2016 Sedo
movies.biz $3,151.00 7/30/2014 Flippa
bu.biz $3,100.00 2/24/2016 Sedo
122.biz $3,100.00 1/14/2016 Sedo
67.biz $3,000.00 3/27/2017 NameJet
videoslots.biz $2,999.00 2/28/2017 Sedo
lotto.biz $2,999.00 7/3/2013 Sedo
90.biz $2,810.00 3/24/2017 NameJet
empire.biz $2,800.00 4/24/2013 Sedo
bitcoin.biz $2,800.00 3/20/2013 Sedo
media.biz $2,750.00 7/31/2013 Sedo
jahreswagen.biz $2,709.00 9/17/2014 Sedo
media.biz $2,675.00 4/30/2013 GoDaddy
ek.biz $2,603.00 2/5/2014 Sedo
istanbul.biz $2,600.00 10/23/2013 AlanAdlari.com
loco.biz $2,600.00 5/15/2013 Sedo
zb.biz $2,549.00 10/29/2015 Sedo
launchpad.biz $2,500.00 12/12/2016 Sedo
ohne-rezept-kaufen.biz $2,500.00 4/25/2016 Sedo
talent.biz $2,500.00 7/15/2015 Uniregistry
homesearch.biz $2,500.00 10/20/2013 Afternic
syw.biz $2,500.00 5/22/2013 Sedo
ced.biz $2,500.00 3/20/2013 Sedo
teleconference.biz $2,500.00 9/30/2012 Afternic
usp.biz $2,488.00 2/23/2014 Afternic
ese.biz $2,388.00 2/18/2013 Afternic
bmi.biz $2,361.00 8/7/2013 Sedo
te.biz $2,328.00 11/11/2015 GoDaddy
nix.biz $2,290.00 10/8/2014 Sedo
better.biz $2,269.00 9/14/2015 Sedo
portugal.biz $2,267.00 6/3/2017 Sedo
progs.biz $2,260.00 2/26/2013 GoDaddy
34.biz $2,222.00 12/2/2015 Sedo
nk.biz $2,221.00 12/1/2015 Sedo
wu.biz $2,200.00 12/2/2015 Sedo
accident.biz $2,200.00 1/12/2014 Afternic
gtt.biz $2,200.00 9/16/2013 Afternic
eko.biz $2,177.00 9/8/2012 Afternic
822.biz $2,176.00 2/29/2016 GoDaddy
46.biz $2,122.00 11/27/2015 Sedo
books.biz $2,085.00 6/12/2013 NameJet
dui.biz $2,010.00 2/20/2013 Sedo
wb.biz $2,000.00 3/29/2017 NameJet
ft.biz $2,000.00 2/8/2015 Uniregistry
salt.biz $2,000.00 4/2/2014 Sedo
ias.biz $2,000.00 7/10/2013 Sedo

This is one of those gTLDs that seems to make sense in my opinion, as the ‘biz’ is a great abbreviation for business, but for whatever reason, it just did not do that well. The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) did a research study on .biz which is interesting to read though.

The BIZ Top-Level Domain: Ten Years Later (PDF).

Within its conclusion you will find:

“And while one could conclude that it has failed to rival com, biz did extract defensive registrations from existing domain owners.”

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