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Six-Figure Sale of BTI.com Bags Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart - ccTLDs & Non .Com gTLDs Did Well Too

This was one of those weeks that gave everyone something to cheer about. Yes, the .coms were their usual dominant selves, taking the first four spots on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart and 12 places overall. However, the ccTLDs also showed up strong, muscling their way into five slots on the honor roll, including two in the top ten. The non .com gTLDs took a few bows on the Big Board too, claiming three positions, including two of their own in the top ten. 

BTI.com set the pace with a $100,000 sale co-brokered by Uniregistry and DomainBooth.com. The name of the latter sales venue may look unfamiliar to you but that is just the new trade number for James Booth, the very successful young broker who has made countless appearances on our charts in recent years. James originally operated from BQDN.com (an acronym for Best Quality Domain Names) before switching to Phenom.com last year. As great a name as that is, the new moniker (that Phenom.com currently forwards too) does allow him to put both his product and his personal name front and center.  

Joe Uddeme at NameExperts.com posted the #2 sale this week, making waves with his $57,500 sale of JetSki.com. A private sale of Fluxon.com at $36,000 filled the #3 hole while Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com rounding out the .com com quartet at the top with Flammen.com at $30,000. That name was purchased by a large restaurant chain of the same name that is based in Denmark. DomainMarket put two more names in the top ten with Cascad.com and PuffBar.com tying for #9 at $20,000 each.

By Ron Jackson

The first non .com in the line up is the Afilias/Afternic sale of #5 Art.pro at $25,999 in a deal that was brokered by Mark Ghoriafi, the Director of Premium Domains at Afilias, in association with the sales team at Afternic. Mark also handled the $20,500 sale of #8 Free.bet. There's an interesting back story on that one. It was bought by Andy Bell, the guy who sold BettingOdds.com for $487,500 last summer. Bell has been a key player in gambling related domains for some time and has started offering some of his inventory (including names not related to the gaming space) on his own sales site at DomainsForSale.co.uk.

Sedo's $24,300 sale of #6 Buchhaltung.de ("accounting" in German) got the ccTLD train rolling and RapidNames.com helped it build it up steam with their $22,500 sale of #7 CoinPay.io. Sedo continued to fuel the fire by putting three more country code sales on the elite list. 

Uniregistry wound up claiming the most chart entries with seven - all .coms except for a nice $10,000 new gTLD sale of #17 (tie) Sugar.baby. Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, February 16, 2020:  

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 10, 2020 - Sun. Feb. 16, 2020
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 19, 2020)

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