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2014 Domain Sales Chart Gets a New Leader With 7-Figure Sale of a 2-Letter .Com

As we reported in our Lowdown section yesterday Xiaomi Inc., a major consumer electronics manufacturer in China, has purchased MI.com for $3.6 million in the biggest domain sale reported so far this year. Xiaomi will use the domain as a shorter more memorable brand that they feel will serve them better as they continue to expand into international markets where a Chinese word like Xiaomi would be more difficult for consumers to remember.

In addition to taking over the top top spot on or Year-to-Date Top 100 MI.com, of course, leads our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. The .coms swept the first six spots on this weeks leader board with Go Daddy/Afternic accounting for four of those. They scored with #2 Trade360.com at $42,500 and also tied for 3rd with JSA.com at $25,000

Sedo earned a share of that #3 slot with their sale of Fun8.com, one of 10 chart entries they piled up to lead all venues. Go Daddy/Afternic rounded out the first five with My Suit.com at $24,999 and they went on to have a banner week of their own with eight names on the Big Board. 

By Ron Jackson

The ccTLDs earned two spots on the elite list with Sedo's $22,770 sale of #7 Gewerbeflächen..de (an IDN that means "commercial space" in German) and Rocketna.me's $20,000 sale of Smart.ly.

The Non .com gTLDs clamed four places on the second half of the chart, all booked by Sedo. They rang up $13,800 for #14 Kalk.net and also booked three nice .club sales - #15 Chinese.club at $13,750 plus two that tied for #16 at $12,500 each - Meet.club and Toys.club

The .coms took everything else to end up with 14 entries on the honor roll. Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 20:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 14 2014 - Sun. April 20, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 23, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MI.com $3,600,000 Pvt Sale
2. Trade360.com $42,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
3.
tie
Fun8.com $25,000 Sedo
3.
tie
JSA.com $25,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
5. MySuit.com $24,999 Go Daddy/Afternic
6. SDPI.com $24,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
7. Gewerbeflächen..de (IDN)
("commercial space" in German)
€16,500 = $22,770 Sedo
8. Kalk.com €15,000 = $20,700 Sedo
9. Smart.ly $20,000 Rocketna.me
10. CaliforniaAlmond.com $17,900 Go Daddy/Afternic

Domain Escrow

11. NickJenkins.com £10,000 = $16,800 Sedo
12. AvisosClasificados.com $16,000 Sedo
13. LandLeader.com $15,899 Go Daddy/Afternic
14. Kalk.net €10,000 = $13,800 Sedo
15. Chinese.club $13,750 Sedo
16.
tie
Meet.club $12,500 Sedo
16.
tie
Toys.club $12,500 Sedo
18. Geologists.com $12,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
19. EVDC.com $11,750 Go Daddy/Afternic
20. YWY.com $11,100 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.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were seven more five-figure sales off the chart with Sedo ringing up five of those - Black.club, Russia.club, Talk.club, Claustrophobia.com and ExploreLocal.com - at $10,000 apiece.

Go Daddy/Afternic sold two more at this level - BuildSelfEsteem.com and SheerStyle.com - also at $10,000 each.

.Com Supporting Cast

Go Daddy/Afternic led the .com supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with RingID.com at $9,000. VerticalDevelopment.com drew $8,000, YVEE.com commanded $7,950 and NowCorp.com notched $7,500

Newstag.com tallied $7,000, Birdeye.com spotted $6,900 and Condolux.com landed $6,675. True4U.com yielded $6,500, Cerebrovascular.com clicked for $6,200 and RushRewards.com returned $6,000. EthioTube.com added $5,800, BarsForSale.com $5,690 and Giuseppezanotti.com $5,600.

Go Daddy/Afternic had 92 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Go Daddy/Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,500
contractorsoftware.com $5,500   thaiholiday.com $2,995
cuck.com $5,124 generationhomes.com $2,950
gocase.com $5,000 muscleshake.com $2,900
retentionmarketing.com $4,999 revolutionsperminute.com $2,878
touchlamps.com $4,999 stsimonsrealestate.com $2,800
welshenergy.com $4,999 toketwo.com $2,800
ymcb.com $4,900 berrytime.com $2,688
regalpoker.com $4,750 missbhaven.com $2,650
1845.com $4,652 flashbuy.com $2,600
conquercollege.com $4,550 owllife.com $2,600
arthena.com $4,500 needacab.com $2,588
expressvet.com $4,388 1000miles.com $2,503
sandwicherie.com $4,288 fruitforthought.com $2,500
unfolded.com $4,200 goldconstruction.com $2,500
melinas.com $4,000 highereducationforall.com $2,500
realtimeaction.com $4,000 hillcrestmedicalcenter.com $2,500
speechcenter.com $4,000 InstantClassic.com $2,500
hardwallet.com $3,800 pureheart.com $2,500
framedata.com $3,700 quietcare.com $2,500
acuityfinancial.com $3,688 stepuptoday.com $2,500
securepin.com $3,660 beswift.com $2,488
iporno.com $3,650 presquile.com $2,471
losrios.com $3,650 gshobbies.com $2,450
algolytics.com $3,500 mqdc.com $2,450
heritageimages.com $3,500 mr-seo.com $2,425
jamsolutions.com $3,500 hydrosurf.com $2,388
Rad360.com $3,500 magicthumb.com $2,388
spony.com $3,500 cmooc.com $2,250
Zeoo.com $3,500 immigrantdefenders.com $2,250
absolutepassion.com $3,388 flyawaywithme.com $2,200
totum.com $3,383 upcommerce.com $2,200
cardoptions.com $3,288 lawyerbee.com $2,188
cscusa.com $3,288 cloudcorner.com $2,100
Rightvenue.com $3,200 sameaddress.com $2,100
2745.com $3,052 insuranceconsumer.com $2,088
arcandarrow.com $3,000 floridabeachhomes.com $2,077
atmaps.com $3,000 timechart.com $2,077
crystalgalleria.com $3,000 02x.com $2,000
furnex.com $3,000 55585.com $2,000
GetRefill.com $3,000 aaatrade.com $2,000
makemybook.com $3,000 bettercreditnow.com $2,000
mossdesign.com $3,000 birminghambowl.com $2,000
scarfrings.com $3,000 crittercards.com $2,000
transformativemarketing.com $3,000 demolina.com $2,000
wastelogistics.com $3,000 rapidinc.com $2,000
savn.com $2,995 scripter.com $2,000

Back at Sedo Baguette.com brought $8,970, Cipe.com corralled $8,890 and Gumax.com chewed through $8,280. Intra-Mart.com made $8,000, KSQ.com cornered $7,500 and TechBistro.com attracted $6,800.

GlobalArchitect.com billed $6,500, TailLight.com lit up $4,500 and two others - RealEstateDrone.com and RealEstateDrones.com - banked $4,250 apiece. Meanwhile, MesseHostess.com and PlanetBetting.com paid out $4,140 each and Perniagaan.com posted $3,864

Sedo had 29 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,700 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,700
looxy.com $3,700   mixandmingle.com $2,500
herbas.com $3,500 pastandpresent.com $2,500
momsnightout.com $3,500 vitres-teintees.com $2,400
otogo.com $3,500 onenessacademy.com $2,395
owq.com $3,358 madcave.com $2,295
interr.com $3,200 vemox.com $2,295
jabo.com $3,200 labti.com $2,195
taskito.com $3,174 rapidv.com $2,195
gracepartners.com $3,095 funcompass.com $2,095
cocare.com $3,000 free-online-games.com $2,070
milladeoro.com $3,000 hempfeed.com $2,000
nativeoil.com $2,995 investasiproperti.com $2,000
daddyrocks.com $2,795 r42.com $2,000
forstbank.com $2,760 vipfamily.com $2,000
16188.com $2,605   

Elsewhere, HuntingMoon.com sold Singster.com for $7,500 and OnRoll.com for $2,800. Nidoma.com moved Irrigare.com for $4,209 and Flippa.com sold WSKY.com for $3,350 and Slits.com for $2,001

Country Codes

That German IDN you saw on the all extension Top 20 Chart above - Gewerbeflächen.de ("commercial space" in German) - leads this week's Country Code Top 20 Chart with its $22,770 sale at Sedo, who went on to pile up 12 of the 20 chart entries.

You also saw Rocketna.me's $20,000 sale of #2 Smart.ly above, so the highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #3 Meusucesso.com.br at $9,800 via Sedo. Rounding out the first five are Abrechnung.de ($9,032 at Sedo) and Cod.co ($8,250 at Go Daddy/Afternic).

Nidoma.com put a pair of Italian country code names on the top half of the leader board with #7 Cartomante.it going for $6,900 and #8 Timbro.it adding $5,893. NetFleet.com.au also scored well with three sales on the second half of the chart led by #12 Spruce.com.au at $3,665.

Three TLDs tied  for first in the extension race with Germany's .de, Italy's .it and Australia's .com.au each claiming three places on the leader board.  Here is how the country code sales stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 20:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 14, 2014 - Sun. April 20, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 23, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Gewerbeflächen.de (IDN)
("commercial space" in German)
€16,500 = $22,770 Sedo
2. Smart.ly $20,000 Rocketna.me
3. Meusucesso.com.br $9,800 Sedo
4. Abrechnung.de €6,545 = $9,032 Sedo
5. Cod.co $8,250 Go Daddy/Afternic
6. Markenmacher.de €5.950 = $8,211 Sedo
7. Cartomante.it €5,000 = $6,900 Nidoma
8. Timbro.it €4,270 = $5,893 Nidoma
9. Verzekeringen-vergelijken.nl €3,500 = $4,830 Sedo
10. Sherpa.co.uk £2,795 = $4,696 Sedo

11. Cougar.ch €2,999 = $4,139 Sedo
12. Spruce.com.au 3,899 AUD = $3,665 NeFleet.com.au
13. FirehouseSubs.ca $3,600 Go Daddy/Afternic
14. Sharp.com.au 3,703 AUD = $3,481 NetFleet.com.au
15. Genera.it €2,500 = $3,450 Sedo
16. Encuentros.mx €2,200 = $3,036 Sedo
17 Cloud.cm $3,000 Sedo
18. FreeBets.com.au 3,034 AUD = $2,852 NetFleet.com.au
19. Soeur.fr €2,000 = $2,760 Sedo
20. Young.co $2,650 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were more four-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's $2,500 sale of EasyPay.co.in. They also got $2,070 each for Engel-Therapie.de, Flormar.pt and FMD.at.

Sedo had 18 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
caramel.co $2,000   bbcstore.co.uk $1,361
mi.ae $2,000 lap.at $1,304
mi.co.za $2,000 commsmanager.co.uk $1,260
auto-verkopen.nl $1,932 tuning.cn $1,159
naturwerke.de $1,656 rbp.at $1,035
rmt.co.uk $1,539 vqz.de $1,035
techbrands.co.nz $1,500 barsforsale.co.uk $1,000
bunq.fr $1,380 on2day.de $1,000
lsq.fr $1,380 soundtrack.fm $1,000

Back at NetFleet.com.au Screens.com.au covered $1,597, Prize.com.au produced $1,344 and two others - LightingHire.com.au and Pahire.com.au - contributed $1,082 each.

Elsewhere, Go Daddy/Afternic sold Combine.me ($1,400) and SonyBMG.de ($1,200) while DomainLore.co.uk moved VPA.co.uk for $1,142 and Multilingual.co.uk for $1,011

If there are country code extensions in our report that you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here

Non .com gTLDs (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

The non .com gTLDs, who have often had weeks with no five-figure sales reported, had a much better outing this time around thanks to six premium .club sales made in a Sedo auction and another five-figure sale that tops this week's Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart - Kalk.net at $13,800, also via Sedo.

All seven of those sales were noted in in the all extension section at the top of this report so the highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #8 TDH.org at $9,888 at Sedo, a venue that swept the entire top ten. Go Daddy/Afternic claimed six spots on the second half of the chart with a roster led by #14 Resell.net at $7,000.

The .clubs, a new gTLD, won the the extension race for the first time with 10 chart entries (all produced by the Sedo auction). The .nets were next with 7 with the remaining 3 going to .org.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 20:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 14, 2014 - Sun. April 20, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 23, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Kalk.net €10,000 = $13,800 Sedo
2. Chinese.club $13,750 Sedo
3.
tie
Meet.club $12,500 Sedo
3.
tie
Toys.club $12,500 Sedo
5.
tie
Black.club $10,000 Sedo
5.
tie
Russia.club $10,000 Sedo
5.
tie
Talk.club $10,000 Sedo
8. TDH.org $9,888 Sedo
9. Injury.net $9,000 Sedo
10.
tie
Hot.club $7,500 Sedo
10.
tie
OnlineCasino.club $7,500 Sedo
10.
tie
Racing.club $7,500 Sedo
10.
tie
World.club $7,500 Sedo

14. Resell.net $7,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
15. Technologist.org $6,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
16. RedLine.net $5,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
17. DMACSolutions.net $4,750 Go Daddy/Afternic
18. Pneumatici.net €2,400 = $3,312 Nidoma
19. Maxton.net $3,288 Go Daddy/Afternic
20. SlotMachine.org $3,150 Go Daddy/Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several more four-figure non .com sales off the chart led by Sedo's $2,900 sale of Shens.net. They also sold Golf.academy ($2,000), 030.net ($1,995) and CloudBlog.net ($1,900). Fairings.net and IDC.biz added $1,500 each and YXZ.net went for $1,380. Gioco.org generated $1,379, Bolsadetrabajo.net drew $1,098 and Ufab.org fetched $1,000.

At Go Daddy/Afternic LaQuinta.org booked $2,577, Omnic.net nabbed $2,488 and HealthyAging.org added $2,000.  Go Daddy/Afternic had 15 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,800 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Go Daddy/Afternic Non .Com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,800
xite.org $1,800   waterblast.net $1,300
nantucketvacationrentals.net $1,788 whoissick.org $1,280
microemu.org $1,525 radicalteacher.org $1,225
icol.org $1,500 ChangerDollar.net $1,200
itfa.org $1,500 thechain.org $1,200
kmv.info $1,500 sexygames.net $1,000
sendcloud.net $1,500 vestibularschwannoma.net $1,000
rece.net $1,300  

Elsewhere, Flippa.com sold Florists.info for $2,000

Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past week, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all categories by visiting our Year To Date Charts page

 

*****

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Every Wednesday we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this article to give you the most comprehensive sales report in the industry. 

Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.

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