published its latest half-yearly report on Sales of premium domain names (.pdf file), covering the first half of 2022. Radix, a registry operator that administers ten top-level domains, continued to record strong growth in sales of premium domains which are made through registrar channels worldwide. In the first half of 2022, Radix’s total premium revenue was $3.82 milliona 28% jump above $2.98 million
they recorded the H2-2021.
Radix had an even higher growth rate in renewals of their premium names, with this category up 38% over the previous six-month period after generating
$2.5 million in H1-2022. New premium listings also recorded solid double-digit growth, up 24% from H2-2021.
For new premium registrations, the .Technology TLD was Radix’s biggest revenue generator, producing more than $390,000
out of 441 premium sales. .Store was next with more $235,000 out of 338 sales, followed by
.On line with a little less $215,000 out of 279 sales. It was also the top three TLDs by bounty renewal revenue, with .Tech being the highest paying at $643,825however .Store and .Online reversed positions, with .Online #2 at $542,425 and .Store #3 at $520,325
in the race for income renewal.
Radix data has shown that the percentage of premium domains renewed increases with each year of ownership. 68%
original premium enrollees were renewed when the first renewal expired. When it was time to renew for the second time 75% did it. When a 3rd renewal date arrived, this number went up to 87% who decided to keep their domains.