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George Kirikos Uncovers the Biggest Domain Sale of the Year to Date

If you are a regular reader of this column you have become accustomed over the years to seeing us chart previously unreported high end domain sales that have been uncovered by George Kirikos through his examination of SEC filings made by public corporations. George did it again this week and really hit the mother lode by finding the biggest sale reported so far in 2016 - Vivo .com at $2.1 million.

While looking through a 3Q-2016 Q-10 filing by RealNetworks, Inc. George found evidence (on page 26) that, with some additional fact checking, allowed him to confirm that Vivo.com was the domain sold in a transaction that easily eclipses the year's previous leader, Jade.com (sold for $1.25 million in a private transaction in July). The domain was purchased by China's Vivo Mobile Communication Co.

In another significant transaction this week WebQuest sold the #2 domain our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, CarGames.com, for a cool $200,000. Sedo rounded out the first five with #3 Sleek.com at $30,000 and a pair or names that tied for 4th at $28,500 each - 3862.com and the week's highest ccTLD sale - Luxus.de. The latter name was one of three country codes to claim places on the Big Board, joining #16 W.gg ($10,000 at Sedo), and #18 Payment.io ($8,888 in a sale that Park.io and Flippa.com teamed up to make).

By Ron Jackson

The non .com gTLDs also had a good outing with four names on the  elite list, all made by Sedo, with #8 Wetten.org leading that group at $22,000. Another .org and two .nets rounded out the quartet and helped Sedo pile up 15 of the 20 chart entries.

The only other venue with multiple entries was Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com who scored with #17 Vanplus.com at $9,888 and #19 RetailBeauty.com at $7,400 (the latter a name that Mann said he hand registered for under $8 in 2012).

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 6, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 31, 2016 - Sun. Nov. 6, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect November 9, 2016)

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Where Sold
1. Vivo.com $2,100,000 Pvt Sale
2. CarGames.com $200,000 WebQuest
3. Sleek.com $30,000 Sedo
4.
tie
3862.com €25,500 = $28,050 Sedo
4.
tie
Luxus.de €25,500 = $28,050 Sedo
6. Pay4.com £20,500 = $25,625 Sedo
7. Mene.com $24,000 Sedo
8. Wetten.org €20,000 = $22,000 Sedo
9. WorkApp.com $20,000 Sedo
10. RightQuote.com $14,000 Sedo

11. CISO.org $13,700 Sedo
12. Portugal.net $13,000 Sedo
13. GiveWith.com $12,000 Sedo
14. Globist.com $11,500 Sedo
15. Sportwettenanbieter.net €9,750 = $10,725 Sedo
16. W.gg $10,000 Sedo
17. Vanplus.com $9,888 DomainMarket
18. Payment.io $8,888 Park.io/Flippa
19. RetailBeauty.com $7,400 DomainMarket
20. Nordal.com €6,000 = $6,600 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

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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 ITCS.com at $5,500 and Missed.com at $5,499. Three others - ArmInsurance.com, Fabior.com and Sungsan.com - sold for $5,000 apiece. Finded.com fetched another $4,950, Azwag.com went for $4,800 and Mpago.com posted $4,500.

Sedo had 23 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
eefx.com $4,000   hubenergy.com $2,650
tdth.com $4,000 savix.com $2,501
tiretracker.com $4,000 carecommunity.com $2,450
cginsurance.com $3,995 nativeo.com $2,297
laboralia.com $3,888 ohrensessel.com $2,200
360grille.com $3,650 unternehmensverkauf.com $2,177
dogbonz.com $3,650 98870.com $2,000
fanboys.com $3,500 gigstr.com $2,000
coxlaw.com $3,000 labeldesigns.com $2,000
conart.com $2,750 popdog.com $2,000
tjobbank.com $2,688 trendier.com $2,000
gokinetic.com $2,650   

At SnapNames Licaipai.com landed $4,100, Tejiang.com took in $3,710 and Ranke.com returned $3,419. Globenet.com notched $3,105 and 7ZJ.com drew $2,062

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by that trio of sales you saw on the all extension leader board above with Luxus.de setting the pace at $28,050. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #4 on our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Sedo's sale of Ling.ai at $6,000. They also rounded out the first five with a pair of $5,000 sales- Best.io and Bulletin.co.

Sedo went on to sweep 19 of 21 entries overall (the extra spot came from a five-way tie for the final position). DomainLore.co.uk claimed one of the two spots Sedo didn't with #11 CasinoBonusCodes.co.uk at $3,375.

Germany's .de easily won the extension race with nine chart entries. No other TLD had more than two. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 6, 2016:

Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 31, 2016 - Sun. Nov. 6, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect November 9, 2016)

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