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A 6-Figure Chinese .Com Sale and a Powerful ccTLD Performance Light Up This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

Editor's Note: This double length column covering the past two weeks worth of reported domain sales (coupled with the double-length report we posted July 11) will bring you fully up to date to on all sales reported during and after my recently concluded anniversary/vacation break. From this point forward we will be back on our usual weekly schedule with a new sales column coming out every Wednesday evening.

The past two weeks of domain sales were highlighted by a big Chinese entree with a lot of ccTLD seasoning! Our latest chart topper was yet another sizeable Chinese .com sale - Zhuanxue.com
("transfer" in Chinese pinyin) - at a cool 1,180,000 CNY, which equals $190,098 at today's exchange rate. 

Luo Cheng, chairman of the influential 360 Education Group announced the purchase on Weibo.com where it came to the attention of our China correspondent, George Hong of Guta.com. Approximately 150,000 Chinese students study overseas each year and 360 has built a solid business around that transfer market.

By Ron Jackson

The next two spots on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart were filled by solid .com sales at Sedo where #2 Satoshi.com changed hands for $75,000 and #3 CIN.com commanded $55,000.

The ccTLDs then took center stage with 4.cn selling #4 MaiMai.cn ("buy/sell" or "trade" in Chinese pinyin) for Viet Nguyen at $50,000. Sedo put another country code domain in the 5th spot with Autoankauf.de ("car purchase" in English) going for €36,000 ( $48,600). The ccTLDs went on to pile up eight chart entries with the category posting 11 five-figure sales overall. Sedo rang up all but two of those. One of the exceptions was #18 Sökmotoroptimering.se ("search engine optimization" in Swedish), an IDN that Philip Blomsterberg acquired for $14,892 in a private transaction.

The non .com gTLDs were limited to two chart entries - #10 Movie.info ($24,626 at Flippa.com) and #13 English.club at $17,500 via Sedo. Sedo piled up 11 chart entries overall to lead all venues. NameJet also had a good outing with four charted sales, led by #6 XCW.com at $30,100 and #7 MobileLoans.com at $30,099. Those sales helped the .coms take 10 of the 20 chart entries. TopNames.org also contributed to the .com effort with their $30,000 sale of #8 GPV.com.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, July 13:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 30, 2014 - Sun. July 13, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 16, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Zhuanxue.com
("transfer" in Chinese pinyin)
1,180,000 CNY = $190,098 Pvt Sale
2. Satoshi.com $75,000 Sedo
3. CIN.com $55,000 Sedo
4. MaiMai.cn
("buy/sell" or "trade" in Chinese pinyin)
$50,000 4.cn
5. Autoankauf.de
("car purchase" in English)
€36,000 = $48,600 Sedo
6. XCW.com $30,100 NameJet
7. MobileLoans.com $30,099 NameJet
8. GPV.com $30,000 TopNames.org
9. SharpMind.com $25,000 Sedo
10. Movie.info $24,626 Flippa

Domain Escrow

11. TT.cc €15,000 = $20,250 Sedo
12. Casinos.co €13,000 = $17,550 Sedo
13. English.club $17,500 Sedo
14. Circus.ch €12,960 = $17,496 Sedo
15. PluralSight.in $16,000 Sedo
16. Gainer.com $15,600 NameJet
17. Sanko.com $15,400 NameJet
18. Sökmotoroptimering.se
("search engine optimization" in Swedish) IDN
102,000 SEK = $14,892 Pvt Sale
19. Reimport.de €10,500 = $14,175 Sedo
20. LocalLife.com $13,988 Sedo

Keep in mind that these are the highest value cash only sales that have been reported to us in the past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool, not a complete list documenting ALL high value domain sales. Such a list is impossible to produce because many sales are kept private at the insistence of buyers, sellers or both. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 17 more reported five-figure sales off the chart with Sedo logging all but three of those with a roster that included three more ccTLDs: CasinoOnline.mx at $13,500, Paint.co.uk at $12,825 and PilotShop.de at $12,049. AmericanPervert.com and Nissa.com notched $12,000 each while TripBid.com brought $11,900.

Also at Sedo, Ching.com chalked up $11,000, WePage.com posted $10,725 and six others - KerryExpress.com, Sentrix.com, SVJ.com, UHW.com, VanGogh.net and XMV.com - locked in $10,000 apiece

Elsewhere, Flippa.com sold Kawaii.com for $10,800 while NameJet moved Carlo.com for $10,403 and Withdraw.com for $10,000

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with ZVY.com at $9,999, MaxMoney.com at $9,900 and TXF.com at $9,400. MailCube.com delivered $8,775, Eickhoff.com drew $8,500 and Artss.com attracted $8,000.

RXI.com clicked for $7,600, GhostMachine.com scared up $7,500 and two others - GuardianAngels.com and JapanMade.com - deposited $7,000 each. Another pair, Consector.com and GoBazaar.com bagged $6,750 apiece while Relox.com returned $6,075.

Sedo had 72 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,400 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,400
doporn.com $5,400   mundicolor.com $2,700
chocolateparty.com $5,200 qdhd.com $2,700
home4.com $5,000 zuanxing.com $2,700
marketonline.com $5,000 boughtin.com $2,595
relook.com $5,000 realmoneyrightnow.com $2,595
thaiexperience.com $5,000 dentiva.com $2,580
wajs.com $5,000 madameclaude.com $2,549
hoffmanschocolate.com $4,999 aniworld.com $2,500
twinzz.com $4,995 apartmentgenie.com $2,500
gohobby.com $4,500 emair.com $2,500
snoos.com $4,500 foxoption.com $2,500
kins.com $4,174 gepur.com $2,500
bildupload.com $4,050 hififilter.com $2,500
mercadofinanciero.com $4,050 tummyfull.com $2,500
qunis.com $4,000 carneades.com $2,495
incrys.com $3,848 s89.com $2,495
optimizr.com $3,800 ezclouds.com $2,430
portcoquitlamhomes.com $3,788 jahreswagen24.com $2,410
qualityscore.com $3,750 tincansandstring.com $2,395
fintv.com $3,727 denkwerkstatt.com $2,249
inspirely.com $3,650 epilationlasertoulouse.com $2,195
heliceo.com $3,500 studystream.com $2,160
pinvite.com $3,500 saunaonline.com $2,101
sunzero.com $3,500 actioncollective.com $2,095
reax.com $3,375 mrgames.com $2,093
rosbif.com $3,375 isa-design.com $2,025
africauniversity.com $3,000 myactivities.com $2,025
glenwoodsouth.com $3,000 newbondstreet.com $2,025
vank.com $3,000 talengo.com $2,025
getbanked.com $2,900 1text.com $2,000
umarkets.com $2,900 bestbonuses.com $2,000
glancemedia.com $2,888 danaloesch.com $2,000
ltev.com $2,866 nextmatch.com $2,000
codingforbeginners.com $2,800 npspharma.com $2,000
moneyclouds.com $2,800 timum.com $2,000
celora.com $2,780 tnsinc.com $2,000

Back at NameJet, JIJ.com corralled $8,988, H55.com contributed $8,680 and VIPK.com captured $8,400. Rations.com doled out $7,969, Taking.com tallied $7,255 and MedicalTravel.com dispensed $7,120.

PXA.com posted $6,800, AirLife.com lifted $6,700 and Helados.com hauled in $6,601. Synagogue.com welcomed $6,555, Shugen.com generated $5,910 and ClosingCosts.com added up to $5,755.

NameJet had 44 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,600 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,600
4817.com $5,600   triune.com $2,911
gedtesting.com $5,555 incipit.com $2,904
powerit.com $5,088 legui.com $2,900
canan.com $5,050 spectrumgroup.com $2,877
che123.com $5,001 accentinsurance.com $2,710
hipe.com $5,000 wallpad.com $2,600
haut.com $4,667 ration.com $2,510
schoolmatters.com $4,600 ssmn.com $2,500
partes.com $4,500 healthstone.com $2,431
shangxiu.com $4,203 ebgroup.com $2,322
genaral.com $4,014 17kan.com $2,311
mulhouse.com $3,711 signaturehealth.com $2,300
cellworks.com $3,556 pkgroup.com $2,214
taxu.com $3,500 foodcard.com $2,169
rafo.com $3,433 geoip.com $2,150
maddie.com $3,427 satisfying.com $2,139
aske.com $3,300 neomed.com $2,122
cady.com $3,200 557766.com $2,100
rivercapital.com $3,199 fredmyers.com $2,100
acquit.com $3,101 85b.com $2,099
disturbed.com $3,100 merchantcard.com $2,034
expressbus.com $3,000 maling.com $2,013

Flippa was also busy ringing the cash register with LaptopReviews.com returning $8,401, Borough.com bringing $5,857 and Pronounce.com producing $5,501. Puddles.com pooled $4,000, DailyFreebie.com distributed $3,500 and UMad.com made $3,000, Exfoliates.com found another $2,750 and Securiti.com locked up $2,000.  

Country Codes

As I noted at the top of this report the ccTLDs had a very productive fortnight piling up 11 five-figure sales with MaiMai.cn setting the pace at $50,000 to lead our Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. All of those five-figure sales were noted in the all extension section above so the highest sale from this group that you haven't seen yet is #12 Kongresshalle.de at $9,045 via Sedo.

The next three spots went to a trio of British .co.uk domains. Sedo sold Denwa.co.uk for $8,978 and WebAnalytics.co.uk for $7,695 while DomainLore.co.uk unloaded MovingBoxes.co.uk for $7,182

Sedo easily won the race among venues with 14 chart entries, however Golem.eu also scored with two domains that tied for #16 - Glow.be and Herzblut.at - at $6,379 apiece. NetFleet.com.au also got on the board with #20 FruitBox.com.au at $5,268.

Germany's .de won the extension race with five chart entries. Only one other TLD has multiple entries, Britain's .co.uk with three. Here is how the country code sales stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, July 13:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 30, 2014 - Sun. July 13, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 16, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MaiMai.cn
("buy/sell" or "trade" in Chinese)
$50,000 4.cn
2. Autoankauf.de
("car purchase" in English)
€36,000 = $48,600 Sedo
3. TT.cc €15,000 = $20,250 Sedo
4. Casinos.co €13,000 = $17,550 Sedo
5. Circus.ch €12,960 = $17,496 Sedo
6. PluralSight.in $16,000 Sedo
7 Sökmotoroptimering.se
("search engine optimization" in Swedish)
102,000 SEK = $14,892 Pvt Sale
8. Reimport.de €10,500 = $14,175 Sedo
9. CasinoOnline.mx €10,000 = $13,500 Sedo
10. Paint.co.uk £7,500 = $12,825 Sedo

11. PilotShop.de €8,925 = $12,049 Sedo
12. Kongresshalle.de €6,700 = $9,045 Sedo
13. Denwa.co.uk £5,250 = $8,978 Sedo
14. WebAnalytics.co.uk £4,500 = $7,695 Sedo
15. MovingBoxes.co.uk £4,200 = $7,182 DomainLore.co.uk
16.
tie
Glow.be €4,725 = $6,379 Golem.eu
16.
tie
Herzblut.at €4,725 = $6,379 Golem.eu
18. DNG.de €4,600 = $6,210 Sedo
19. Steuerfrage.de €4,250 = $5,738 Sedo
20. FruitBox.com.au 5,604 AUD = $5,268 NetFleet.com.au

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by Sedo's $5,130 sale of RPT.co.uk. BusinessCloud.com.au added $5,000 and Norovirus-Ratgeber.de rang up $4,725. IRG.co.uk collected $4,703, SexShop.se peeked at $4,590 and YH.nu drew $4,185

Sedo had 81 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $4,050 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$4,050
heris.to $4,050   einstiegshilfe.de $1,350
finka.fi $4,049 galerie.at $1,350
meinsenf.de $3,780 gokkenopinternet.nl $1,350
worksforme.co.uk $3,762 kindergeld.eu $1,350
flormar.it $3,713 neuwagen.me $1,350
fertige-homepage.de $3,510 roadcycling.de $1,350
printerpix.ru $3,500 silbervorsorge.at $1,350
boon.co.uk $3,420 easylife.fr $1,349
fhl.co.uk $3,420 soireeprivee.fr $1,349
araco.de $3,375 cwf.de $1,347
fitnessguru.at $3,375 medical-apps.de $1,337
telepoint.fr $3,375 s-m-g.de $1,337
pensioenvergelijker.nl $3,267 home.cc $1,300
mineral.ch $3,105 bob.st $1,296
nastygal.co.kr $3,000 c0.co.uk $1,283
nastygal.kr $3,000 gebrauchtwagen.me $1,283
experience.jp $2,999 millemiglia.cn $1,250
centralecanine.fr $2,970 asos.me $1,231
preisleistungssieger.de $2,970 aapnootmies.nl $1,224
my3.de $2,700 amorino.de $1,214
train4you.de $2,700 freilager.ch $1,148
gute-route.de $2,565 medcenter.ch $1,148
ltg.co.uk $2,565 calorifuge.fr $1,080
mango.co $2,500 ecommerce-beratung.de $1,080
pouch.co $2,500 strumpfband.de $1,080
cosmic.co.uk $2,351 wissen.co $1,079
020live.eu $2,294 jack.tv $1,050
talentbase.de $2,093 sslstore.co.uk $1,049
bestcarbuy.co.uk $2,025 bensherman.net.cn $1,013
canape-lit.fr $2,025 bensherman.org.cn $1,013
luc.co $2,000 grüner-tee.de $1,013
transport-versicherung.de $1,890 myspirits.de $1,013
dentalinsurance.co $1,800 stylight.pt $1,013
cavom.de $1,755 tfs.be $1,013
hem.co $1,750 bestertarif.de $1,011
celes.io $1,731 businessangelcoach.de $1,011
fornecedores.pt $1,688 tonic.co $1,001
fournisseurs.fr $1,688 290.cc $1,000
omgtorrent.fr $1,620 scantrol.es $1,000
winner.in $1,553 towels.in $1,000
vials.co.uk $1,359   

Back at Golem.eu Certus.eu, Honest.eu and Workplace.eu earned $5,029 apiece. Erica.eu attracted $3,999, Kruger.eu cranked out $3,775 and five others - Caissa.eu, Causa.eu, GoCar.eu, Grimmer.eu and WeatherTech.eu - tacked on $3,706 each

Golem.eu, who reported all of their first half of 2014 sales at once, had 80 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,052 to $3,375 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Golem.eu ccTLD Sales Between $1,052-$3,375
hebo.eu $3,375   cosign.eu $1,312
bleckmann.eu $2,217 eatright.eu $1,312
candide.eu $2,217 effe.eu $1,312
collecta.eu $2,217 elance.be $1,312
elementar.ch $2,217 e-pack.eu $1,312
etikett.eu $2,217 exex.eu $1,312
glueckskind.at $2,217 fairpay.eu $1,312
hausamsee.at $2,217 foodplaza.eu $1,312
healthtech.ch $2,217 glueckskind.eu $1,312
igreen.eu $2,217 honk.be $1,312
inpuls.eu $2,217 iocean.eu $1,312
myfinance.ch $2,217 isw.be $1,312
onepiece.eu $2,217 iwalk.eu $1,312
phobia.eu $2,217 lazare.eu $1,312
pinch.eu $2,217 leichtmetall.eu $1,312
pommier.eu $2,217 lode.eu $1,312
promostar.be $2,217 lucille.eu $1,312
superfood.eu $2,217 mouth.eu $1,312
uniglobe.eu $2,217 officeservice.at $1,312
vote.be $2,217 ondo.eu $1,312
warn.eu $2,217 onepiece.be $1,312
bano.eu $2,126 onlineexpo.eu $1,312
Fang.eu $2,024 opengroup.eu $1,312
Armo.ch $1,917 prestitionline.eu $1,312
menk.eu $1,851 responsive.eu $1,312
postman.eu $1,620 schlauer.eu $1,312
cornerstone.eu $1,553 tabita.eu $1,312
erca.eu $1,485 thebook.eu $1,312
feinstaub.eu $1,350 tope.eu $1,312
mocon.eu $1,326 topmotion.eu $1,312
activimmo.eu $1,312 translab.eu $1,312
actnow.eu $1,312 truckwash.eu $1,312
adlab.eu $1,312 universus.eu $1,312
aeterna.eu $1,312 vbank.eu $1,312
alameda.eu $1,312 hunke.eu $1,296
andes.eu $1,312 energia.be $1,183
benga.eu $1,312 sleeplab.eu $1,116
bloor.eu $1,312 avtech.eu $1,080
businessanalyst.be $1,312 leap.be $1,080
configurator.eu $1,312 digitalnova.eu $1,052

Rocketna.me sold Secr.et and Secret.me for $5,000 apiece while Flippa banked $4,100 for Source.io, $3,200 for PPC.io and $1,150 for Foreclosures.io.

Elsewhere NameJet booked $2,302 for 090.cc while NetFleet.com.au posted five more Australian ccTLD sales: WFA.com.au ($1,700), ADO.com.au ($1,473), SHL.com.au ($1,442), HRF.com.au ($1,034) and WebsiteDesign.net.au ($1,310).

Also, DomainLore.co.uk landed $1,520 for Lodge.co.uk, $1,294 for IDP.co.uk and $1,206 for ICQ.co.uk while OwnThisDomain.co.uk scored with VisitFolkestone.co.uk at $1,454.

If there are country code extensions in our report that you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here

Non .com gTLDs (.net, .org, .biz, .info, .pro, .mobi, .asia & others)

The non .com gTLDs were led by the three five-figure sales you saw at the top of this report - a trio led by Flippa's $24,626 sale of Movie.info, making that one of the year's 10 biggest sales in this category.

The biggest sale from this group that you haven't seen yet is #4 Panels.net at $9,588 through Sedo. They also sold #5 ShadowKings.net for $9,000

The .nets easily won the extension race, piling up 11 chart entries. The .Orgs were a distant second with three. The remaining six spots were divided between six different extensions, five of those being new gTLDs. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, July 13:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 30, 2014 - Sun. July 13, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 16, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Movie.info $24,626 Flippa
2. English.club $17,500 Sedo
3. VanGogh.net $10,000 Sedo
4. Panels.net $9,588 Sedo
5. ShadowKings.net $9,000 Sedo
6. Iraq.net $7,050 Flippa
7.  Critic.net $5,100 Flippa
8. Gavi.org $3,999 Sedo
9. Remortgage.net $3,600 Flippa
10. LFF.org €2,500 = $3,375 Sedo

11.
tie
FreeCreditReport.net $3,100 NameJet
11.
tie
Unblock.net $3,100 Sedo
13. Paradigm.net $3,000 Sedo
14. Kent.bike $2,500 Sedo
15. Pflegedienst.net €1,800 = $2,430 Sedo
16. Travel.ninja $2,300 NameJet
17. Medic.org $2,120 NameJet
18. HNIP.net $2,055 NameJet
19.
tie
Find.Reviews $2,000 NameJet
19.
tie
Time.travel $2,000 Flippa

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

In additional four-figure sales off the chart Sedo sold Kreuzfahrt.guru for $1,755, France.pro for $1,650 and five others - Analytical.net, Aloha.club, CHE.club, Foxy.club and Neptune.club - for $1,500 each. Boxe.org added $1,349, Gartenfackeln.net notched,  $1,283, VicorPower.net provided $1,024 and Scout.ventures discovered $1,000.

Back at Flippa.com, CheapCarInsuranceQuotes.org banked $1,651, IPX.org pulled $1,500 and Policia.org garnered $1,251. Dirt.net dug up $1,050 and Links.xyz yielded $1,000.

Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past week, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all categories by visiting our Year To Date Charts page

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Every Wednesday we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this article to give you the most comprehensive sales report in the industry. 

Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.

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