Reports $256 Million in Domain Transactions in H1 2022 – Domain Name Wire

Domain deals are on the rise, though results are flattening so far this year.

Domain transactions on are up 85% in the last 12 months to June 2022 compared to the same period 2 years ago. Image courtesy of’s parent company, (ASX:FLN), today released domain name transaction data for the first half of 2022.

The escrow service processed $407.2 million in transactions in the first half of this year, up 11.1% from the same period a year ago. ( is an Australian company that reports its earnings in Australian dollars. The strength of the US dollar hurt its results, but since the majority of its transactions are in US dollars, I am using US dollar figures here. )

Domain names accounted for $256 million of the total. The company previously reported $130 million in domain deals in the first quarter, so second quarter deals fell slightly to around $126 million.

However, the pandemic was definitely supportive of domain sales. The company said domain transactions in the 12 months ending June 2022 were up 85% compared to the same period two years ago.

So far this year, has managed the sale of for $15 million and acquired by HubSpot for $10 million. The company cannot report most of the transactions it handles.

While facilitates hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions each year, it takes only a small portion of it for its role in transactions.’s first-half revenue was US$4.1 million, up 4.2% year-on-year. And it’s expensive to run a licensed escrow company; its EBITDA margin was 12% in the first half.