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Two of the Ten Biggest Sales Reported So Far This Year Take Top Spots on Our Latest Chart

We have some catching up to do this week. I have been away for a funeral and a previously scheduled vacation so there was no sales column last week. This week I'll bring you completely up to date with all sales that have come in since my last report two weeks ago - and there have been some very good ones since then. In fact, two of the year's ten biggest sales to date were posted in the past fortnight. 

Leading the charge was PX.com at a cool $1 million - only the second seven-figure sale reported so far in 2015. The news of that sale came just after the deadline for our last column. MediaOptions sold the domain to lead generation company ReviMedia for the cash and some unnamed additional considerations (we do not include any non-cash considerations in the sales we chart as those are often based on future performance that can cause the final value of those considerations to vary dramatically).

By Ron Jackson

The other big sale just became official this week when SnapNames informed us they have closed the $480,000 sale of 358.com. The amazing  thing about this one is that this was a dropped domain - the previous owner failed to renew it (at this point we don't know why that happened). This is the second biggest numeric domain sale reported so far this year, trailing only 345.com - a name that MostWantedDomains sold for $800,000 in January. Speaking of MWD - the company (owned by Michael Berkens) is back on the chart this week with #8 TheRake.com at $42,000

SnapNames wound up taking two of the top there spots, also scoring with #3 Projects.com at $82,550. That domain, along with Guta.com's $ $63,000 sale of #5 Scarf.com helped the .coms sweep 18 of the 20 chart entries. In our last report the headline noted "Non .Coms Continued to Make Their Presence Known" but his week - not so much. The only exceptions to the .com rule on the latest elite list is a pair of non .com gTLDs - the biggest of those a new gTLD - #4 Y.top at $78,500 via Chinese registrar Jiangsu Bangning. #17 Degrees.net also helped keep the .coms from running the table with a $16,500 sale at NameJet

It was surprising to not only see no ccTLDs on the Big Board, but none that even broke five figures. That is very unusual over a two-week time span. The highest sale reported in the country code  category was JJ.de at $7,521 via Sedo. While the ccTLDs didn't have a lot to celebrate, Sedo did - taking seven places on the chart, led by #8 SGJ.com at $31,500. That is one of four 3-letter .coms (plus a 3-digit .com) on the leader board as those short acronyms continue to draw buyers.

In addition to the venues already mentioned, Tracy Fogarty's eNaming.com earned chart honors this week with the $30,000 sale of #9 Aitch.com

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 24,2015 - Sun. Sept. 6, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 9, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. PX.com $1,000,000 MediaOptions
2. 358.com $480,000 SnapNames
3. Projects.com $82,550 SnapNames
4. Y.top CNY 500,000 = $78,500 Jiangsu Bangning
5. Scarf.com $63,000 Guta
6. TheRake.com $42,000 MostWantedDomains
7. OAL.com $33,000 NameJet
8. SGJ.com $31,500 Sedo
9. Aitch.com $30,000 eNaming
10.
tie
ISU.com $25,000 NameJet
10.
tie
Zoff.com $25,000 Sedo

12. Softway.com $22,500 Sedo
13. UTT.com $21,500 Sedo
14. LocalMarketing.com $20,351 NameJet
15. Aise.com $19,509 NameJet
16. CloudSoft.com $16,756 SnapNames
17. Degrees.net $16,500 NameJet
18. 0622.com £10,000 = $15,400 Sedo
19. GolfFlags.com $14,500 Sedo
20. SpotFund.com $13,999 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.

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There were seven more five-figure sales just off the chart led by eNaming.com's $12,500 sale of  MapWords.com. They added another $10,000 for SSLCloud.com. Sedo sold Moana.com for $11,200 and Logishop.com for $10,000. NameJet notched $10,200 for Wuda.com and $10,002 for Ciaobella.com and Data.world went for $10,000 in a private sale. 

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with Noso.com at $9,900. Kiri.com kicked in $9,300, Unipress.com produced $8,605 and GreenBusiness.com brought $8,600. LeatherJacket.com looked good at $6,876, Shuibaobao.com bagged $6,300 and Slava.com commanded $6,036.

SportsInjuury.com spawned another $5,999 while Tavares.com tallied $5,725, MedicalBillingServices.com secured $5,600 and Icona.com contributed $5,400. NameJet had 50 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,820 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,820
89890.com $4,820   myfloors.com $2,888
futurefinance.com $4,600 exotictravel.com $2,850
stafftraining.com $4,600 stellen.com $2,837
hg882.com $4,420 goodpets.com $2,656
selldebt.com $4,200 avancera.com $2,600
corporatereputation.com $4,005 fictions.com $2,578
littlefish.com $3,969 boxinggyms.com $2,555
chengjie.com $3,920 winwell.com $2,532
ProductLabels.com $3,750 yn5.com $2,520
89818.com $3,700 coloview.com $2,500
healthtimes.com $3,600 faceters.com $2,400
jiangjie.com $3,500 nscs.com $2,400
evesham.com $3,350 prancer.com $2,342
firstgov.com $3,350 buildconfidence.com $2,300
wns66.com $3,309 frwd.com $2,200
bops.com $3,300 webroker.com $2,200
getawebsite.com $3,200 concretefurniture.com $2,189
goldencoast.com $3,145 hg7077.com $2,109
fanmedia.com $3,100 azea.com $2,100
kbbb.com $3,100 luxuryretail.com $2,100
kuntou.com $3,100 sweetland.com $2,021
creeks.com $3,080 rugworld.com $2,002
eooo.com $2,999 drla.com $2,001
k93.com $2,950 lalawyers.com $2,000
moldtips.com $2,900 zely.com $2,000

Back at Sedo Bobeau.com banked $9,000, Progressly.com provided $8,750 and AdRoute.com returned $6,930. MegaTransfer.com made $6,500 while Bazam.com and GolfInfo.com chipped in $6,000 each.

Erfahrungsberichte.com and Neurocode.com clicked for $5,600 apiece, ErotikShop.com drew $5,487, Cryptopawns.com posted $5,354 and ReelContent.com attracted $5,100. Sedo had 66 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,220
calx.com $5,000   wondy.com $2,500
contiago.com $5,000 aa1122.com $2,495
egobus.com $5,000 cp68.com $2,495
gingertea.com $5,000 weddingwishlist.com $2,460
styr.com $5,000 jrbb.com $2,450
99951.com $4,988 musclecarclassics.com $2,400
stardraft.com $4,620 cp668.com $2,395
akadi.com $4,368 lahive.com $2,377
voty.com $4,367 jumpleads.com $2,325
immortalize.com $4,200 abilmente.com $2,300
kidspartystore.com $4,000 wxwl.com $2,299
truestreet.com $4,000 ifunshop.com $2,295
chinaforum.com $3,888 tiksa.com $2,295
geophy.com $3,700 petcart.com $2,250
one4free.com $3,700 aquahawk.com $2,240
artyoo.com $3,650 habu.com $2,239
easy-taxi.com $3,500 cp178.com $2,195
gracelee.com $3,500 gofearless.com $2,195
follamigos.com $3,199 marketingsparks.com $2,195
evencentraal.com $3,136 ratedbusiness.com $2,195
zepler.com $3,080 luckydomains.com $2,100
labrigade.com $3,000 realsales.com $2,100
sourcer.com $3,000 a1122.com $2,095
cxcx.com $2,900 date4fun.com $2,095
brandlocker.com $2,850 autorobots.com $2,000
marketingtop.com $2,700 curlyhaired.com $2,000
betminds.com $2,695 fearisnotanoption.com $2,000
gship.com $2,680 ilovewords.com $2,000
freeno.com $2,550 pairme.com $2,000
anasonic.com $2,500 revolutio.com $2,000
brandatory.com $2,500 slotsmaster.com $2,000
innovativeav.com $2,500 xqsuperschool.com $2,000
sendapi.com $2,500 xqsuperschools.com $2,000

At SnapNames AudiobooksForFree.com downloaded $5,005, 375375.com dialed up $4,110 and URTV.com tuned in $3,208. CatGrooming.com combed out $2,934, 55117.com counted up $2,700 and AsianNews.com announced $2,377. PSEC.com captured $2,302, G8G8.com added $2,070 and SBPS.com cornered $2,017.

Elsewhere, Popcentric.com sold Rivetly.com for $2,299

Country Codes

As I noted at the top of this article, it was an unusually slow couple of weeks for the cTLDs with no five-figure sales reported in this category. That allowed JJ.de to take the #1 position on our latest  Country Code Top 20 Chart with a $7,521 sale at Sedo, a venue that swept the top ten and took 18 of 20 places overall. 

Close behind were #2 Easy.eu at $7,280 and FFF.cc at $7,000. A pair of German domains rounded out the first five with Einkommen.de and Weed.de selling for $5,712 each

Park.io is the only venue other than Sedo on the leader board. They scored with #11 Diary.io at $4,750 and #17 Frank.ly at $3,550.

Germany's .de won the extension race with four chart entries, nipping the European Union's .eu and Colombia's .co that had three apiece.  Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, Sept. 6:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 24, 2015 - Sun. Sept. 6, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 9, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. JJ.de $7,521 Sedo
2. Easy.eu €6,500 = $7,280 Sedo
3. FFF.cc $7,000 Sedo
4.
tie
Einkommen.de €5,100 = $5,712 Sedo
4.
tie
Weed.de €5,100 = $5,712 Sedo
6. Alka.eu €5,000 = $5,600 Sedo
7 IJ.eu €4,750 = $5,320 Sedo
8. Flughafenshuttle.de €4,500 = $5,040 Sedo
9.
tie
AldoShoes.at $5,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Centrum.co $5,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Play.st $5,000 Sedo
9.
tie
UU.ma $5,000 Sedo

13. Diary.io $4,750 Park.io
14. Graphene.fr €3,980= $4,458 Sedo
15. Dad.fr €3,850= $4,312 Sedo
16. VisitTheUSA.co.uk £2,500 = $3,850 Sedo
17. Frank.ly $3,550