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Demand for 3-Letter .Coms Continues to Soar - They Take 14 of 20 Entries on This Week's Top Sales Chart

We've been watching the demand (and prices) for 3-letter .coms steadily rise for several months now and this week the frenzy reached a fever pitch with 14 of the 20 entries on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart coming from that category. While any three-letter combo has good value - when it is a three-letter word - the price expands even further. Such was the case with this week's top sale - Due.com - a domain that Flippa.com sold for $130,000.

The 13 other 3-letter .coms on the leader board were all acronyms with the sales prices ranging from $33,700 for NameJet's sale of #5 NLF.com down to the $15,619 paid for #17 NQJ.com, also at NameJet.

A lot of this week's 3-letter domains included letters like J, K, Q, W, X and Z that were once regarded by many as less letters because fewer English words begin with them than most other letters in the alphabet (thus limiting the number of potential buyers for an acronym containing those letters). However, with China emerging as one of the top (if not the top) market for short .com domains that is changing rapidly as words (and place names) with these letters are widely used and very popular there. 

By Ron Jackson

While 3-letter domains stole the spotlight, three names that were slightly longer landed among the first five on the Big Board, including one that hit six figures. That was Sedo's sale of #2 Mercari.com at $108,000. Sedo also sold #3 SportsMarket.com for $65,000 and moved #4 Lab360.com on behalf of seller DomainProducts.com for $40,000.

Like 3-letter .coms, short  numeric domains have also increased substantially in value - again largely driven by the Chinese market. This week NameJet sold #19 1303.com for $14,545 and #20 8316.com for $13,345.

All of these short .com sales sucked all of the air out of the market for chart contenders from other categories, giving the .coms a clean sweep of all 20 chart positions.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 5:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 30, 2015 - Sun. April 5, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect April 8, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Due.com $130,000 Flippa
2. Mercari.com €100,000 = $108,000 Sedo
3. SportsMarket.com $65,000 Sedo
4. Lab360.com $40,000 DomainProducts/Sedo
5. NLF.com $33,700 NameJet
6. QMS.com $22,342 NameJet
7.
tie
PUU.com €20,000 = $21,600 Sedo
7.
tie
UEU.com €20,000 = $21,600 Sedo
7.
tie
UUL.com €20,000 = $21,600 Sedo
7.
tie
UWK.com €20,000 = $21,600 Sedo

11. SZP.com $18,109 NameJet
12. HFO.com $18,100 Flippa
13. PZM.com $17,008 NameJet
14. SXP.com $17,000 Sedo
15. JZC.com $16,910 NameJet
16. GNZ.com €14,522 = $15,684 Sedo
17. NQJ.com $15,619 NameJet
18. Hendel.com $15,000 Sedo
19. 1303.com $14,545 NameJet
20. 8316.com $13,345 NameJet

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 Top Sales Charts

Click Link Below for
The All-Time Top 20 All-Cash Domain Sales Reported By DNJournal.com
 (2003 to Now)

There were 11 more five-figure sales off the chart with NameJet accounting for five of those: 7610.com at $12,601, VOJ.com at $11,312, LFY.com and MyBooks.com at $11,100 apiece and 3202.com at $11,000

Flippa sold MTZ.com for $12,000, while Sedo picked up $10,800 for Airwave.net, $10,260 for Exklusiv.com and $10,000 for Feedback.me. Afternic.com added $10,000 for JustIndex.com and Nidoma.com notched $10,000 for HomeRestaurant.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with - what else? - another 3-letter .com! This one, VKZ.com, went for $9,999. Adze.com drew $9,900, DollarHelp.com dispended $9,500 and InstaWeb.com went for $8,824

Denimocracy.com made $8,500, BetBoy.com bagged $7,800 and Intermotive.com clicked for $6,000. WeScale.com skidded to a $5,750 stop, EroticTV.com tuned in $5,000 and two others -  PrayWall.com and WeLoveFootball.com - fetched $4,212 each

Sedo had 46 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,869 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,999
theassemblage.com $3,869   myerslaw.com $2,500
schulterblick.com $3,856 my-town.com $2,500
cvcapital.com $3,750 delicioustravel.com $2,495
teaory.com $3,650 venncapital.com $2,495
dislo.com $3,500 forsalenow.com $2,484
ooom.com $3,500 muuber.com $2,395
primalfuel.com $3,500 myrtlebeachscrealestate.com $2,395
beautypower.com $3,499 tagretail.com $2,395
snowemotion.com $3,240 steller.com $2,300
buyclipinhairextensions.com $3,000 isticker.com $2,299
chuckjames.com $3,000 hollywoodfit.com $2,295
hochform.com $3,000 crowdreal.com $2,250
alliancelabs.com $2,999 jobsapp.com $2,250
randomstrangers.com $2,900 securemessenger.com $2,250
toiletpapergun.com $2,869 overnightbriefing.com $2,195
sportsarabia.com $2,800 rufoundation.com $2,195
super-care.com $2,750 abinitiodesign.com $2,119
carteraviation.com $2,744 fenex.com $2,099
appregister.com $2,650 afroplay.com $2,095
appcase.com $2,600 alliancehc.com $2,095
nxcapital.com $2,595 globalsurrogacy.com $2,000
electricaid.com $2,500 hashpool.com $2,000
lunch24.com $2,500 swito.com $2,000

Sedo also sold a couple of other names for DomainProducts.com - Loft360.com at $4,500 and 365HT.com and $2,942.

Afternic also sold several names for DomainProducts, including Connected365.com at $9,000, 2Ace.com at $8,500 and Asset360.com at $7,500. WY24.com kicked in $7,388, DiscoverPass.com posted $5,500 and Gun4U.com yielded $4,895.

Also, Message360.com received $4,000, PropertyWalk.com went for $3,500 and two others - GoTrainers.com and Venue123.com - coaxed $3,000 each. Another pair - Marine24.com and Urban360.com - sold for $2,500 apiece with three others - 247CashBack.com, Adventure2.com and Outside360.com - tacking on $2,000 each

DomainProducts moved several more domains on their own including Med123.com at $6,000, 24Lottery.com at $4,250 and WC360.com at $3,000. Two others, HG360.com and Websites360.com, commanded $2,500 apiece.

Back at NameJet LuckyGames.com attracted $9,501, GVY.com corralled $9,200 and 6105.com found $9,000. PrepSchools.com produced $8,888, BearClaw.com clutched $8,600 and Hobb.com hauled in $7,777.

6474.com captured $7,701, Transnet.com nabbed $7,499 and Banerjee.com banked $6,901. Shawls.com covered $6,900, Ankles.com added $6,099 and Kyte.com flew $5,303. Alibab.com booked $5,200 and Baocan.com collected $5,137.

NameJet had 58 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,944 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,944
babyphoto.com $4,944   autu.com $2,600
jetrental.com $4,700 secretlover.com $2,600
taokuang.com $4,559 webuyhousescash.com $2,600
0down.com $4,503 localshops.com $2,588
sleepstudy.com $4,300 lloo.com $2,545
mailmarketing.com $4,210 bapy.com $2,500
propero.com $4,200 fondly.com $2,500
rryy.com $4,200 yens.com $2,450
sealbeachrealestate.com $3,866 discovertexas.com $2,422
electricheaters.com $3,800 beston.com $2,421
000001.com $3,500 tcas.com $2,410
fancycars.com $3,500 websurveys.com $2,400
m86.com $3,400 bwin9.com $2,324
swapstuff.com $3,388 finsol.com $2,311
makanan.com $3,363 infoshield.com $2,269
yaobi.com $3,209 eate.com $2,222
860888.com $3,101 softwaredeals.com $2,200
servizi.com $3,020 eletro.com $2,151
negatives.com $3,000 wdxx.com $2,149
epitech.com $2,988 15200.com $2,111
suza.com $2,985 bonz.com $2,109
iz8.com $2,901 haly.com $2,109
punches.com $2,800 inizio.com $2,101
chicagodivorce.com $2,755 allergyaware.com $2,100
gsvc.com $2,701 phonesavings.com $2,100
wt8.com $2,622 draken.com $2,099
pembrokepinesrealestate.com $2,621 nestingdolls.com $2,009
lirio.com $2,615 ringbands.com $2,000
internetradios.com $2,602 weroll.com $2,000

At Flippa HashOils.com lit up $4,250, DesignGraphics.com garnered $3,999 and DrinkResponsibly.com downed $3,400. Dubliner.com dusted off $3,250 while two others - WUAH.com and  FootballMagazine.com - tackled $2,500 apiece.

Country Codes

All of those short .coms sales kept the ccTLDS off the all extension leader board above but they did have a nice five-figure sale with Feedback.me going for $10,000 at Sedo to lead our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Flippa filled the #2 spot with SMS.io at $7,500

Rounding out the first five are a pair of names tied for 3rd at $5,400 each - Comparacion.es via Nidoma.com and VOIP.es through Sedo, followed by #5 Arbiter.it at $5,073 via Nidoma.

Italy's .it won the extension race with six chart entries, all made through Nidoma.com. Spain's .es was next with three.  Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 5:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 30, 2015 - Sun. April 5,, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect April 8, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Feedback.me $10,000 Sedo
2. SMS.io $7,500 Flippa
3.
tie
Comparacion.es €5,000 = $5,400 Nidoma
3.
tie
VOIP.es €5,000 = $5,400 Sedo
5. Arbiter.it €4,697 = $5,073 Nidoma
6. Addominali.it €3,538 = $3,821 Nidoma
7. VisitDubai.co.uk £2,000 = $2,980 Sedo
8. Zabel.co.uk £1,999 = $2,979 Sedo
9. Abitiamo.it €2,745 = $2,965 Nidoma
10. Fax.to $2,750 Flippa

11. Balestra.it €2,500 = $2,700 Nidoma
12. Mercari.eu €2,499 = $2,699 Golem.eu
13. Bambu.it €2,440 = $2,635 Nidoma
14. Meerkat.co £1,600 = $2,384 Sedo
15. Doc24.it €2,013 = $2,174 Nidoma
16.
tie
East.us €2,000 = $2,160 Sedo
16.
tie
Kreuzfahrtsuche.de €2,000 = $2,160 Sedo
18. Students.es €1,900 = $2,052 Nidoma
19. Intranet.io $2,000 Flippa
20. Gnosis.eu €1,798 = $1,942 Golem.eu

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were more four-figure sales off the chart led by Nidoma's sales of Civit.it at $1,890 and  Registroelettronico.it at $1,814. Tramonto.it added $1,452, Dress.es drew $1,285 and Pasante.es provided $1,080.

Sedo secured $1,782 for Sparpilot.de and $1,620 each for Milanometeo.tv and Smartphone-Service.de. Driven.tv and Kerosene.ca contributed $1,500 apiece while E.vg generated $1,450. Traumhandy.de delivered $1,350, TurboMarketing.de tallied $1,296 and Gaymarkt.de drew $1,188.

Also at Sedo, JazzGalerie.de drummed up $1,080 while Herrenrunde.de and Juguetes.tv deposited $1,026 each. CSSA.de chipped in another $1,000

Back at Flippa, Comic.tv cornered $1,550, Lob.io located $1,500 and LiveMediums.co.uk made $1,000.

Golem.eu also got into the act with Europejski .eu at $1,079.

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 & others, including new gTLDs)

The Non .Com gTLD Top Sales Chart was led by the category's lone five-figure sale - Airwave.net at $10,800 via Sedo. They had the next two highest sales as well with new gTLD SMS.world at $6,480 and MHealth.org at $6,000.

Rounding out the first five are Flippa's $5,700 sale of #4 Grammar.org and NameJet's $5,450 sale of #5 USD.org.

The .nets easily won the extension race with 11 chart entries followed by .Org with seven. .Info and .world had one spot each. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 5:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 30, 2015 - Sun. April 5, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect April 8, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Airwave.net  $10,800 Sedo
2. SMS.world €6,000 = $6,480 Sedo
3. MHealth.org $6,000 Sedo
4. Grammar.org $5,700 Flippa
5. USD.org $5,450 NameJet
6. Laohu.net $5,020 NameJet
7. CloudServices.net $4,900 Sedo
8. Fornitorie.net €4,500 = $4,860 Nidoma
9.
tie
PHY.net $4,800 Sedo
9.
tie
RLP.net $4,800 Sedo

11. Mindworks.org $4,000 Sedo
12. Giocattoli.net $3,800