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Lack of Large Sales Produced a Diverse Chart This Week with 11 Non .Coms on the Leader Board

The past week was one of the quietest we have seen in the domain  aftermarket thus far this year. Maybe buyers had to divert funds to income tax bills that were due Monday (a side effect of the unexpected sales boom produced by frenzied Chinese buying late last year). It looks like it will be a brief break though. In the latest sale at Heritage Auctions yesterday (April 19) bidders sent two domains (Quick.com and Blaze.com) over $250,000. When they close they will both rank among the year's five biggest sales to date (assuming even larger ones don't close before then). We are also in the process of verifying some sizeable new gTLD auction sales - at least some of which are likely to be charted next week. 

This week our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart is led by the only reported transaction above $20,000. That was Sedo's sale of FirstSport.com at $24,480. Flippa claimed the runner-up slot with AspenColorado.com at $16,751

In a rare occurrence the .coms took less than half of  the chart entries. There were 21 spots due to a 3-way tie for the final position with the .coms taking 10 of those.  The ccTLDs claimed five places with #3 Weinladen.de leading that group with a $16,385 sale at Sedo. The non .com gTLDs did them one better, piling up six entries including two new gTLDs that rounded out the first five - #4 Reputation.management ($15,000 at Sedo) and #5 Light.house (sold by WebQuest for $14,888).

By Ron Jackson

One of those non .com gTLD entries was also an IDN - #17 尼康.世界 ("Nikon.world in Chinese) at $6,800 via Sedo. They went on to win the extension race with a dozen chart entries, including #6 Prosecco.net at $14,125. Three other venues also rang up multiple chart sales with Flippa logging four and two each going to WebQuest Inc. and SnapNames

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 17, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 11, 2016 - Sun. April 17, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect April 20, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FirstSport.com £17,000 = $24,480 Sedo
2. AspenColorado.com $16,751 Flippa
3. Weinladen.de €14,500 = $16,385 Sedo
4. Reputation.management $15,000 Sedo
5. Light.house $14,888 WebQuest
6. Prosecco.net €12,500 = $14,125 Sedo
7. MarketingPlan.com $12,000 Flippa
8. Menu.eu €9,999 = $11,299 Golem.eu
9. HTP.org $11,000 WebQuest
10. VS.vc $10,000 Sedo

11. Chicopee.com $9,999 Sedo
12. SoConnected.com $9,469 Sedo
13. REPT.com $8,500 Sedo
14. 33392.com $8,011 SnapNames
15. PLAS.com $7,500 Sedo
16. Scoot360.com $6,999 Sedo
17. 尼康.世界 (IDN)
("Nikon.world in Chinese)
$6,800 Sedo
18. Bitcoins.co $6,500 Flippa
19.
tie
AN.al $6,000 Flippa
19.
tie
Rewire.org $6,000 SnapNames
19.
tie
XAIR.com $6,000 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 Top Sales Charts

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

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with VServices.com at $5,885. Joyashop.com and Lab2U.com added $5,537 each and Bruthal.com went for $5,000. LabPartner.com posted $4,622, YourRentals.com returned $4,519 and Zikaron.com contributed $4,300.

Discoverio.com drew $4,250 while Klassroom.com and OpenSpaceProject.com produced $4,000 apiece. Sedo had 33 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,999
protoncloud.com $3,999   youfresh.com $3,000
routemobile.com $3,955 erpro.com $2,999
fishingforever.com $3,650 accountdb.com $2,899
netcars.com $3,600 velocitytech.com $2,899
selfiechat.com $3,530 isabeldossantos.com $2,825
mgvr.com $3,500 prudentis.com $2,825
mysalad.com $3,500 qardz.com $2,825
smartprompt.com $3,500 3fit.com $2,500
ymtk.com $3,500 bobcarlson.com $2,500
dronedefence.com $3,390 tjys.com $2,500
unides.com $3,199 mortgagewebsite.com $2,395
waterfiltersdirect.com $3,199 interlogis.com $2,260
ipasar.com $3,050 recknagel.com $2,260
iconclinic.com $3,000 chalethotels.com $2,250
lemoney.com $3,000 94100.com $2,199
t32.com $3,000 4ok.com $2,100
vrmd.com $3,000  

Back at SnapNames Iphonese.com found $5,750, TopMedical.com made $5,600 and 622000.com commanded $2,911. HHCF.com sold for $2,710, DigitalSafety.com secured $2,555 and DreamPartnership.com posted $2,095

Elsewhere IndusDomains banked $2,120 for iShift.com while Flippa added three more to their ledger - eDiscounts.com ($5,000), CrowdVision.com ($3,095) and RPlus.com ($2,655)

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by a trio of five-figure sales and two more that you saw on the all extension leader board above. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #6 on our  latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Sedo's $5,086 sale of IVS.nl.

Sedo went on to take 14 of 20 positions overall and three of the final four on the top half of the chart - al but Golem.eu's $3,458 sale of HEU.eu.  

It was a remarkably diverse week for this group with 13 different TLDs earning chart entries. .CO led the way with three with five other extensions claiming two apiece. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 17, 2016:

Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 11, 2016 - Sun. April 170, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect April 20, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Weinladen.de €14,500 = $16,385 Sedo
2. Menu.eu €9,999 = $11,299 Golem.eu
3. VS.vc $10,000 Sedo
4. Bitcoins.co $6,500 Flippa
5. An.al $6,000 Flippa
6. IVS.nl €4,500 = $5,085 Sedo
7. Jackpot.si €3,525 = $3,983 Sedo
8. HEU.eu €3,060 = $3,458 Golem.eu
9. DrivingAmbition.co.uk