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What .com Domain Sold for a Quarter of a Million Dollars This Week? ...and Why the The Question is Also the Answer!

Last week we were talking about Halloween scaring away domain buyers. Well, the ghosts and goblins are gone and the buyers are back, including one that forked over a quarter of a million dollars in one of the year's 15 biggest sales to date. $251,000 to be exact. What .com was worth that much money? What.com...no, I'm not repeating myself...it was What.com (now if I can just figure out Who is on first)! That hefty sale was made in a join effort by Indus Domains and NameKart and it led another romp for short .com domains.

Eight entries on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart were ever popular 3-letter .coms, including the week's second biggest sale - ZJE.com, sold by Tomas Korpa for $60,000 through GoDaddy Auctions. Another one from that category, NameJet's $32,300 sale of JUP.com, reached the first five at #5.

The week's biggest non .com sale was a very nice .org - $3 Science.org at $49,000 via Sedo. Numeric domains also had a strong representative in #4 7200.com, a name that broker Sharjil Saleem sold for $46,000.

By Ron Jackson

Two new gTLDs also made the elite list - both .nyc domains that were sold in a NameJet premium auction. Those were #9 (tie) RealEstate.nyc at $21,300 and #19 Apartments.nyc at $16,155

The ccTLDs has an invitation to the party too, thanks to the $20,000 sale of FB.io at Park.io

Everything else - 16 of 20 entries overall - went to the .coms with Michael Mann's DomainMarket contributing to their big week with #18 SweetLegs.com at $17,000.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, October 30, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 24, 2016 - Sun. Oct. 30, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect November 2, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. What.com $251,000 Indus Domains/
NameKart
2. ZJE.com $60,000 GoDaddy Auctions
3. Science.org $49,000 Sedo
4. 7200.com $46,000 Sharjil Saleem
5. JUP.com $32,300 NameJet
6.
tie
Aswaq.com $32,000 Sedo
6.
tie
IUP.com $32,000 NameJet
8. MoneyExchange.com $25,700 NameJet
9.
tie
IIH.com $21,300 NameJet
9.
tie
RealEstate.nyc $21,300 NameJet

11. FB.io $20,000 Park.io
12. Facilities.com $19,100 NameJet
13. OCY.com $18,500 NameJet
14.
tie
BXO.com $18,000 NameJet
14.
tie
NJIE.com $18,000 Sedo
16. FJO.com $17,800 NameJet
17. KIJ.com $17,299 NameJet
18. SweetLegs.com $17,000 DomainMarket
19. Apartments.nyc $16,155 NameJet
20. TheStrategist.com $16,000 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)

There were 11 more five-figure sales off the chart let by the $15,000 sale of LESB.com by ErwanKina.com through NameJet. 

NameJet had seven more at this level including Qianke.com ($13,819), Suggestions.com ($11,100) and Pupo.com ($10,700). DomainAttorneys.com added $10,317, Worse.com went for $10,001 and two others - Foal.com and Others.com - commanded $10,000 each.

Back at Sedo, LuxeMarket.com made $12,500, Onwin.com kicked in $12,299 and Dolmetscher.com drew $12,210

.Com Supporting Cast

The .com supporting cast of four figure sales was led by TurboVPN.com - domain that Sean Rigo sold through GoDaddy Auctions for $9,995. Domain King Rick Schwartz was on the opposite side of a nice private transaction as the buyer of Deplorables.com at $8,888 (a keyword made popular in the current U.S. Presidential race).

Back at NameJet, 97sese.com sod for $8,910, CellTech.com tallied $7,600 and ZWWW.com commanded $6,000. ITMatters.com made $5,600, HSCB.com banked $5,599 and Garderie.com gathered $5,500.

DDDP.com and OOTS.com captured $5,000 apiece while GSMS.com clicked for $4,911. Inteva.com took in $4,900, Covaris.com corralled $4,610 and RRRU.com yielded $4,235. Bicheng.com bagged $4,210 and Comprafacil.com fetched $4,103

NameJet had 96 more sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet.com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
gozi.com $4,000   18567.com $2,400
zery.com $3,910 67623.com $2,400
imok.com $3,900 wellis.com $2,357
v96.com $3,821 getsports.com $2,321
betterchoice.com $3,567 17832.com $2,310
plsolutions.com $3,522 61257.com $2,302
backupsystems.com $3,511 68376.com $2,302
jiangning.com $3,501 28273.com $2,301
whitedeer.com $3,450 57221.com $2,301
autoelectric.com $3,433 71762.com $2,301
chileanwine.com $3,422 89135.com $2,299
woodz.com $3,304 clearbenefits.com $2,256
e93.com $3,300 71826.com $2,250
reallaw.com $3,256 71861.com $2,222
eyey.com $3,200 71825.com $2,220
candyfactory.com $3,100 suntrade.com $2,212
giftidea.com $3,077 thecaves.com $2,212
qtqq.com $3,000 119mm.com $2,209
ceus.com $2,999 56139.com $2,209
searchsight.com $2,950 identityverification.com $2,207
askar.com $2,900 ateng.com $2,200
7khmer.com $2,890 kanni.com $2,200
nlcc.com $2,812 18519.com $2,160
superconductor.com $2,800 transits.com $2,152
zoof.com $2,800 35763.com $2,151
fkkb.com $2,788 idgm.com $2,122
wygw.com $2,750 wpcm.com $2,121
says-it.com $2,701 18979.com $2,101
blueedge.com $2,700 28235.com $2,101
sexgear.com $2,675 28371.com $2,101
weedonline.com $2,650 28512.com $2,101
i76.com $2,610 29732.com $2,101