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This Week Produced the Year's Two Biggest Domain Sales to Date with Pair Totaling Over $1 Million

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc with lives and economies around the globe but the virtual world of the Internet has fared much better as more and more people have to do their business and communicating online. Just this week the two biggest domain sales reported so far this year closed with one bringing in over a half million dollars and the other coming close to that. 

Sedo led the hit parade with 2020's new sales leader, OA.com at a cool $614,940. The #2 domain on or latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart is also an ultra-short one, this one coming from the numeric camp. That was James Booth's $415,000 sale of 151.com for DomainBooth.com. That sale gives Booth three of the five biggest sales reported so far in 2020.

The #3 spot went to geodomain giant Fred Mercaldo of GeocentricMedia.com who moved Kenosha.com for $75,000 in a direct sale. The buyer was Jim Gourley Jr.,  the owner of Kenosha-based business Bone Dry Products Inc. The domain now redirects to the company's site.

The ccTLDs continue to perform very well, putting four names on the Big Board this week, three of which reached the top ten. That group was led by Sedo's $49,950 sale of #4 Perfectos.be (a Belgian domain). The ccTLDs also got a boost from NamePros member Donnied79 (an industry veteran who prefers using his forum handle to his personal name). He banked $32,500 for his sale of DIY.TV.

By Ron Jackson

Last week the .coms had only six entries on the Top 20 chart, the fewest we have ever seen - but this week they came roaring back in their usual dominant form, sweeping 15 of the 20 chart entries. Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com played a part in the surge, selling #5 LivingClassics.com for $49,888. BetterNames.com used Afternic to put another in the top ten - #8 PlanToGrow.com at $24,500. However, it was Sedo who led the rout, putting 11 .coms on the honor roll while piling up 15 of the 20 chart entries overall. Their roster included the only non .com gTLD on the leader board, #14 Mockmain.net at $10,100

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 15, 2020:  

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 9, 2020 - Sun. March 15, 2020
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect March 18, 2020)

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