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Summer Doldrums Are Here - Year's Slowest Sales Week Arrives Just Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

The Labor Day weekend - a signpost that many Americans regard as the unofficial end of summer - starts Saturday and runs through the actual national holiday Monday (September 5). Some people stretch the break out even longer for one final blowout before the kids are all back in school and the summer vacation season is finally over. That - and the fact that summer is typically the slowest sales season for domains - produced the fewest sales we've seen reported in a single week this year.  

Only seven reached five figures with Shelly.com able to claim the top spot on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart at $35,000. The sale was made by brokers Erwan Kina (MAM.com) and Sharjil Saleem (AEServer.com) with the buyer coming in from a NameJet landing page. Sedo filled the next  two slots with Datamesh,.com at $25,000 and the week's highest ccTLD sale, Cycle.in at $16,500.

Rounding out the first five are #4 Hili.com, sold by Keith Antoon in a private transaction for $12,000 and #5 StyleBooks.com at $11,995 via Sedo.

The .coms piled up 12 of the 20 chart entries with Sedo booking nine of those. Rupii.com booked one of the others - #12 GUSX.com at $6,250. The country code domains were next with five charted sales, including #6 PornoItalia.it at $11,199 via Sedo. That left three spots for non .com gTLDs with that group led by #8 EHF.org ($9,888 at Sedo). The other two were .nets including #13 VBET.net at $5,800 through OnlineBettingSolutions.com

By Ron Jackson

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 28, 2016:

HealthInsurance Services, Inc
eHealthInsurance Services, Inc
eHealthInsurance Services, Inc

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 22, 2016 - Sun. Aug. 28, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect August 31, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Shelly.com $35,000 MAM.com & Sharjil Saleem/NameJet
2. Datamesh.com $25,000 Sedo
3. Cycle.in $16,500 Sedo
4. Hili.com $12,000 Pvt Sale
5. StyleBooks.com $11,995 Sedo
6. PornoItalia.it €9,999 = $11,199 Sedo
7. Hyphy.com $10,000 Sedo
8. EHF.org $9,888 Sedo
9. Guts.de €7,500 = $8,400 Sedo
10. Heimat.at €6,000 = $6,720 Sedo

11. FunCasino.com £4,999 = $6,549 Sedo
12. GUSX.com $6,250 Rupii
13. VBET.net $5,800 Online Betting
Solutions
14.
tie
Dominique.net €5,000 = $5,600 Sedo
14.
tie
Teatros.com €5,000 = $5,600 Sedo
16. CE.fr €4,999 = $5,599 Sedo
17. PlanetPrint.com $5,500 Sedo
18. Care-1.com $5,000 Sedo
19.
tie
Brumer.com $4,999 Sedo
19.
tie
PPGO.com $4,999 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.

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 Fintron.com at $4,980, 6DP.com at $4,500 and Rhinoco.com at $3,950. Padsmart.com made $3,650, Cryptocoiners.com collected $3,500, CellDevices.com called in $3,096 and TopLeague.com landed $3,024.

Sedo had 18 more sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,000
bluerivet.com $3,000   youdance.com $2,500
gametro.com $3,000 vrrealty.com $2,499
chlondon.com $2,999 orbivision.com $2,495
s87.com $2,990 sporf.com $2,495
naigai.com $2,888 ultrafinance.com $2,495
howtosaveforcollege.com $2,578 engly.com $2,292
drivester.com $2,500 wenmin.com $2,050
farmhood.com $2,500 ushiplogistics.com $2,000
opher.com $2,500 zopco.com $2,000

Elsewhere SnapNames sold BPBank.com for $3,310 and Optiva.com for $2,223 while David Gershman moved LightfieldDisplays.com through Uniregistry.com for $3,000.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the five sales you saw on the all extension leader board above with two of those reaching five figures - Cycle.in at $16,500 and PornoItalia.it at $11,199 (both via Sedo). The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #6 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Alameda.cl, a domain that Sedo sold for $4,500.

Only 14 sales were reported for the entire category and Sedo swept 13 of those. The exception was #11 Butchers.co.uk at $3,020 through DomainLore.co.uk.

Germany's .de won the extension race with four chart entries. No other TLD had more than one. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 28, 2016:

Country Code Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 22, 2016 - Sun. Aug. 28, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect August 31, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Cycle.in $16,500 Sedo
2. PornoItalia.it €9,999 = $11,199 Sedo
3. Guts.de €7,500 = $8,400 Sedo
4. Heimat.at