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.NET Geodomain Takes Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart & Ranks Among the Year's Top 20 Non .Com gTLD Sales

My previous sales report, posted Friday night (June 17), had an unusually large number of sales in it as it contained two weeks worth of data (due to my being away the previous week on vacation). Since it didn't come out until the end of the week (instead of our usual Wednesday evening release time) it also contained a lot of sales reported to us at mid-week that normally would have been in this week's report. So, the number of sales in this column (covering only the last 3 business days) is on the slim side while putting us back on our usual publication schedule.

The less competitive environment left the door open for a .net to take the top spot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. That doesn't happen a lot, but this one, Mallorca.net, has nothing to apologize for after changing hands for a solid $33,900 at Sedo. That also put this geodomain, representing a popular resort destination in the Mediterranean, among the 20 biggest non .com gTLD sales reported so far this year.

By Ron Jackson

.Coms swept the next four spots (and 14 of 20 places overall) with that quartet including Sedo's sales of #2 BrightEnergy.com ($28,000), #3 Arbeitskleidung.com ($25,000) and #5 XBGlobal.com ($18,000). Sandwiched in between those was ErwanKina.com's $21,000 sale of #3 XCE.com.

The next two spots went to ccTLDs and the country codes went on two claim four chart entries overall. The pacesetters were #6 Welcome.co.uk at $14,700 and #7 Ksiegiwieczyste.pl at $14,690. Sedo logged both of those en route to piling up 17 of the 20 chart entries. Their roster also included a second non .com gTLD sale in #15 512.org at $8,250.

Chart honors also went to DomainMedia.ca for their $7,500 sale of #16 (tie) BCSA.ca and to SnapNames who moved #20 RetroPorn.com for $5,759.   

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 19, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Sun. June 13, 2016 - Sun. June 19, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 22, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Mallorca.net €30,000 = $33,900 Sedo
2. BrightEnergy.com $28,000 Sedo
3. Arbeitskleidung.com $25,000 Sedo
4. XCE.com $21,000 Erwan Kina
5. XBGlobal.com $18,000 Sedo
6. Welcome.co.uk £10,000 = $14,700 Sedo
7. Ksiegiwieczyste.pl €13,000 = $14,690 Sedo
8. GateLink.com $12,500 Sedo
9. ShopCore.com $11,000 Sedo
10.
tie
ExtremeVideos.com $10,000 Sedo
10.
tie
LUFE.com $10,000 Sedo

12. KeyLending.com $9,850 Sedo
13. MyFixer.com £5,800 = $8,526 Sedo
14. CFCU.com $8,500 Sedo
15. 512.org $8,250 Sedo
16.
tie
BCSA.ca $7,500 DomainMedia.ca
16.
tie
eHardware.com $7,500 Sedo
18. Original.co.uk €6,000 = $6,780 Sedo
19. JobSpotter.com $5,895 Sedo
20. RetroPorn.com $5,759 SnapNames

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 CheckCash.com ($5,500), Havening.com ($4,999) and SimplyFitness.com ($4,900). La-Fete.com fetched $4,888, Saily.com sold for $4,500 and Castly.com commanded $4,490.

Marties.com made $4,000, SendLab.com landed $3,800, Lups.com drew $3,500 and Acnacalm.com collected $3,164. Sedo had 21 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,000
pharmapeople.com $3,000   vinylcollection.com $2,500
fireproofglass.com $2,995 dronehut.com $2,490
1wallet.com $2,899 produkttest.com $2,486
workfone.com $2,899 smartswap.com $2,445
htdata.com $2,825 firstwalk.com $2,350
inprova.com $2,825 bouncenation.com $2,300
camperapp.com $2,699 clubnano.com $2,251
xtry.com $2,599 cobots.com $2,000
addcity.com $2,500 smartscoring.com $2,000
citycity.com $2,500 yucu.com $2,000
southluangwa.com $2,500  

Back at SnapNames, Hongrui.com hauled in $3,910, 27279.com notched $3,400 and ServiceVie.com secured $2,600. DigitalMedicine.com dispensed $2,272, Komex.com kicked in $2,250 and 65554.com found $2,060

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by four domains you saw on the all extension leader board above with Sedo's $14,700 sale of Welcome.co.uk setting the pace. The biggest sales in this group that you haven't seen yet are a pair of names tied for #5 our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Those are SkipHop.com.cn and Welcome.co.nz, domains that Sedo sold for $5,500 each.

Sedo went on to claim 12 of the 18 chart entries. DomainLore.co.uk was next with three, including #10 Sword.co.uk at $2,556. Golem.eu scored twice - getting on the board with #15 Vagner.eu at $1,366 and #16 Inbank.eu at $1,129

Great Britain's .co.uk won the extension race with five chart entries. Germany's .de was just a step back with four. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 19 2016:

Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 13, 2016 - Sun. June 19, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 22, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Welcome.co.uk £10,000 = $14,700 Sedo
2. Ksiegiwieczyste.pl €13,000 = $14,690 Sedo
3. BCSA.ca $7,500 DomainMedia.ca
4. Original.co.uk €6,000 = $6,780 Sedo
5.
tie
Skiphop.com.cn $5,500 Sedo
5.
tie
Welcome.co.nz $5,500 Sedo
7.