As a regular newsletter feature we are again sharing 2011 category-based sales information from Afternic.
Computers were the single biggest category for domains sold at 12%, with business and recreation each accounting for ~11% of total Afternic domain sales.
In the Computer category the distribution of names sold remained unchanged: Internet-focused domains dominated, followed by software names.
Professional services comprised the vast majority of “business” category sales, with general business domains in second spot. The energy sub-category has shown increasing strength. Green energy is becoming more commercial and this is likely to create ongoing opportunities in this area.
Music and pop culture continue to dominate sales in the recreation category, with the “Books” sub-category showing a notable jump. This may be related to the continued growth in e-reader and tablet sales, which facilitate e-book downloads.