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Popular Surname Proves to Be a Valuable Domain Name Too - $90,000 Price Tag Tops This Week's Chart

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Walker is one of the 30 most popular surnames in America. The more common a surname is the higher value it is likely to have as a .com domain. Walker.com showed that again his week when Sedo sold the the domain for $90,000 to top our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart

A lot of businesses are named after their founders so the more common the surname the bigger the pool of potential corporate buyers (a class that also has the ability to pay top dollar to get the name they want). Such was the case here with the Colorado based Walker Manufacturing Company (a maker of riding lawn mowers) snapping up this domain - a nice upgrade from their current WalkerMowers.com domain that also opens the door for them to expand their brand to other products if they wish.

The next three spots on the leader board all went to James Booth's BQDN.com, with the two highest of those representing the ever popular 3-letter .com category (one that James specializes in). Those were #2 MZL.com at $38,250 and #3 CJN.com at $36,000. BQDN also sold #4 3523.com for $31,000.

By Ron Jackson

The short domain trend continued with ATTT.com rounding out the first five after a $10,749 sale at SnapNames.com. The .coms wound up sweeping 16 of the 22 chart entries (the extra spots resulting from a five-way tie for the final position). Nametra.com and DomainMarket.com contributed to the .com effort with, respectively,  #13 HiringManager.com ($7,000) and #18 (tie) SkinwIn.com ($5,000)

The ccTLDs also had a good outing with five charted sales, all posted by Sedo. Two of those landed on the top half of the elite list - #6 Moda.pt (representing Portugal) at $9,630 and #8 Just.io at $7,999.

The non .com gTLDs were limited to a single entry, that one a new gTLD, #16 Eldebate.club, that went for $5,500 at Sedo. 

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 13, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 7, 2016 - Sun. Nov. 13, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect November 16, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Walker.com $90,000 Sedo
2. MZL.com $38,250 BQDN
3. CJN.com $36,000 BQDN
4. 3523.com $31,000 BQDN
5. ATTT.com $10,749 SnapNames
6. Moda.pt €9,000 = $9,630 Sedo
7. CraftPlus.com $8,000 Sedo
8. Just.io $7,999 Sedo
9.
tie
Pegex.com $7,500 Sedo
9.
tie
SocialScreen.com $7,500 Sedo

11. Supermarkt.com €6,999 = $7,489 Sedo
12. Brain-Group.com €6,980 = $7,372 Sedo
13. HiringManager.com $7,000 Nametra
14. Drive24.com €6,000 = $6,420 Sedo
15. Botenveiling.nl €5,500 = $5,885 Sedo
16. Eldebate.club $5,500 Sedo
17. JX.de €5,000 = $5,350 Sedo
18.
tie
Kurella.com $5,000 Sedo
18.
tie
REEZ.com $5,000 Sedo
18.
tie
SkinWin.com $5,000 DomainMarket
18.
tie
ToyCloseouts.com $5,000 Sedo
18.
tie
VisionDirect.com.br $5,000 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.

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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 Gloen.com at $4,880. LotteryWinners.com added $4,799, FilmEvent.com fetched $4,750 and ManageMy.com made $4,500. Three others - MoneyTailor.com, Servizzio.com and Vemed.com - drew $4,173 each while BrandFans.com brought $4,066.

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
domainabc.com $4,000   strainge.com $2,650
silverdollarclub.com $4,000 cafeglace.com $2,557
thinkoutloud.com $3,750 getcoconut.com $2,500
olivenoele.com $3,745 roborock.com $2,500
4ears.com $3,550 shinecar.com $2,495
neotrends.com $3,500 dentalhero.com $2,250
lottocentre.com $3,250 tropiclove.com $2,250
skor24.com $3,103 empireo.com $2,000
cab4you.com $3,000 mmonroe.com $2,000
i-body.com $3,000 softfood.com $2,000
mpus.com $3,000 tayarah.com $2,000
dsabc.com $2,899   

At SnapNames TheVisitor.com left $4,300 behind, Vuya.com clicked for $4,000 and Meifengi.com commanded $2,733. HaloScan.com discovered $2,600, MaldivesHotels.com booked $2,500 and ImageDomino.com fell at $2,360.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by those five sales you saw on the all extension leader board above with Moda.pt setting the pace at $9,630 via Sedo. 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 sale of J.gp at $4,922

Sedo went on to sweep 15 of the 18 entries overall. The exceptions were a pair of sales at Golem.eu - #8 Salve.ch at $4,013 and #17 Linking.eu at $2,139 - and one at OwnThisDomain.co.uk where #18 Cabco.co.uk sold for $1,426.

Germany's .de won the extension race with four chart entries. No other TLD had more than two. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 13, 2016: