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Travelzoo Books Year's Biggest Domain Sale to Date Banking $2.89 Million for Fly.com 

In the biggest domain sale reported so far in 2017, a $2.89 million dollar deal for Fly.com has come to light thanks to George Kirikos who found the transaction in TravelZoo's 1Q-2017 SEC filing (the sale is noted on page 6 of the filing). TravelZoo originally acquired the domain for $1.76 million (as we reported in 2009) so the sale netted them a handsome profit of more than $1 million (only the domain name was included in the sale to an undisclosed buyer and WhoIs privacy continues to  shielded their identity). As George noted when he sent me the information, the sale is further proof that a quality domain name is an asset rather than an expense. 

The Fly.com sale is more than $1 million higher than the previous 2017 chart leader - 01.com, a name that VIP Brokerage sold for $1,820,000 in February - and is, or course, the runaway winner on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Sedo filled the next two slots with Piech.com at $79,000 and SeaCapital.com at $49,000

RightOfTheDot.com and NameJet.com released a large batch of completed sales from their live and online domain auction at the 2017 NamesCon conference for the first time. Two of those sales rounded out the first five with DPT.com going for $42,000 and Beginning.com for $29,000. Their sales filled eight entries on the leader board including the week's biggest ccTLD sale - #15 (tie) 89.tv at $9,000

By Ron Jackson

Sedo had the only other country code sale on the Big Board - #20 GSHS.co.kr at $7,000, as well as the only non .com gTLD on the elite list - #14 Carts.net at $9,850.

The .coms swept everything else. The .com cause was helped by Tuoky.com's $23,000 sale of #7 (tie) QEL.com, DomainMarket's $12,500 sale of #11 Harvest Properties.com and DomainsNext.com's $8,500 sale of FC8.com.  

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 30, 2017:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 24, 2017 - Sun. April 30, 2017
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 3, 2017)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Fly.com $2,890,000 Pvt Sale
2. Piech.com $79,000 Sedo
3. SeaCapital.com $49,000 Sedo
4. DPT.com $42,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
5. Beginning.com $29,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
6. CYI.com $26,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
7.
tie
Archeology.com $23,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
7.
tie
QEL.com $23,000 Tuoky
9. BackInjury.com $14,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
10. Rootless.com $13,800 Sedo

11, HarvestProperties.com $12,500 DomainMarket
12. CoolShirts.com $11,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
13. Starface.com €10,000 = $10,900 Sedo
14. Carts.net $9,850 Sedo
15.
tie
89.tv $9,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
15.
tie
Diginut.com $9,000 Sedo
17. FC8.com $8,500 DomainsNext
18. MountainElectronics.com $8,000 DomainMarket
19. FreeChecking.com $7,100 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
20. GSHS.co.kr $7,000 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

The RightOfTheDot/NameJet auction produced the highest sale in the .com supporting cast of four figure sales with Infections.com going for $6,500. Dolares.com drew $5,200, HouseAlarms.com secured $5,000 and Rawo.com went for $4,100.

Mudslide.com made $4,000, NNNK.com kicked in $3,750 and HomeNetworking.com connected with $3,700. ParmesanCheese.com chalked up $3,500, IronCurtain.com closed on $3,100 and Receivable.com returned $3,000. AdultClub.com added $2,250 while OPID.com and ForexBusiness.com fetched $2,000 each

Back at Sedo, GottaLive.com landed $5,999, Sintomas.com sold for $5,900 and Salesology.com commanded $5,341. Pinna.com and TravelVisas.com added $4,500 apiece while Flist.com contributed $4,360. Ibilet.com brought $3,950, GrandProjects.com produced $3,850 and Quebuscas.com corralled $3,814.

Sedo had 27 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 that are listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo .com gTLD Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
brainshock.com $3,500   novakane.com $2,888
dekorando.com $3,270 vimedi.com $2,725
drvpn.com $3,270 cwcco.com $2,500
ss1.com $3,259 dragonboating.com $2,500
hrks.com $3,225 livear.com $2,500
radiobox.com $3,150 wehappy.com $2,500
kioscos.com $3,134 usflagco.com $2,499
onlinestudy.com $3,100 aztecplumbing.com $2,077
deletenow.com $3,000 financialconsulting.com $2,077
zebrahome.com $3,000 inabox.com $2,077
acefab.com $2,999 paycafe.com $2,000
brandedstuff.com $2,899 poofi.com $2,000