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3 Letter .Coms Hit a 2015 High With $290,000 Sale That Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart

We've been talking a lot about a boom in 3-letter .com sales this year and yet more fuel was added to the fire this week when broker George Hong of Guta.com closed the biggest sale of the year to date in that category - moving PPP.com for $290,000. Both the buyer and seller wish to remain anonymous but George provided proof of the price paid and we also know the seller who has been a party to many major acquisitions and sales in recent years. PPP.com ranks as the year's 7th highest reported sale overall.

A second 3-letter .com is among the top five on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Jeremy Rasmussen moved #5 QYJ.com for $32,000 in a private transaction. The popularity of 3-letter acronyms also extends to other TLDs (though at considerably lower prices than corresponding .coms). A Dutch ccTLD, #17 (tie) PNG.nl, made the Big Board with an $8,100 sale at Sedo.

By Ron Jackson

Rob Grant reported an impressive sale in another category this week - .com city real estate domains (a sector he has long specialized in). Rob sold #2 JacksonHoleRealEstate.com for $85,000. Sedo filled out the first five with #3 Houtian.com at $59,000 and the week's biggest country code sale - #4 Lights.co.uk at $37,750 (that is also one of the year's 10 biggest ccTLD sales).

Sedo piled up 14 of the 20 chart entries, including 12 of the final 15. The spots claimed by other sellers were #8 BlockchainTechnology.com (sold by DIS Inc. for $15,000), #11 Mawad.com (sold by AbdulBasit.com for $11,500) and #14 TaxReturn.com.au (sold by NetFleet.com.au for $9,572).

The .coms claimed 14 of the 20 chart entries with the ccTLDs sweeping the remaining six, including three in the top ten where Sedo's sales of  #6 Bodybuilding.at ($23,490) and #7 Ticket .co ($20,000) joined Lights.co.uk. That left no room for the non .com gTLDs. For the second week in a row that group had no reported sales above $6,000.

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

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 13, 2015 - Sun. April 19, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect April 23, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. PPP.com $290,000 Guta.com
2. JacksonHoleRealEstate.com $85,000 WebMediaProperties
3. Houtian.com $59,000 Sedo
4. Lights.co.uk £25,000 = $37,750 Sedo
5. QYJ.com $32,000 Pvt Sale
6. Bodybuilding.at €21,750 = $23,490 Sedo
7. Ticket.co $20,000 Sedo
8. BlockchainTechnology.com $15,000 DIS Inc.
9. Shura.com $12,500 Sedo
10. Azyaa.com $12,000 Sedo

11. Mawad.com $11,500 AbdulBasit
12. Gehälter.de (IDN) €9,999 = $10,799 Sedo
13. UCUC.com $9,888 Sedo
14. TaxReturn.com.au AUD 12,272 = $9,572 NetFleet.com.au
15. VirtualSky.com €8,300 = $8,964 Sedo
16. TattooSupply.com €8,000 = $8,640 Sedo
17.
tie
PNG.nl €7,500 = $8,100 Sedo
17.
tie
Spende.com €7,500 = $8,100 Sedo
19. Medial.com $8,000 Sedo
20. AssetClub.com €7,000 = $7,560 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 Top Sales Charts

Click Link Below for
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 three names - 247Blackjack.com, AutoDoctor.com and Transpose.com - that went for $6,000 each. FullControl.com fetched $5,890, Bancaverde.com brought $5,400 and INIU.com commanded $5,200

P-Tek.com produced $5,028 while three others - LifeFoundry.com, RiverVR.com and VRTech.com - tallied $5,000 apiece. Sedo had 34 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,860 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,860
relativ.com $4,860   bitcoincarinsurance.com $2,500
madetech.com $4,320 execpharma.com $2,500
chargepump.com $4,250 igari.com $2,500
mediplace.com $4,000 introbox.com $2,500
vnsr.com $4,000 achotels.com $2,499
diettable.com $3,950 megadrone.com $2,499
fastyle.com $3,780 todoesposible.com $2,495
nametest.com $3,780 mauimarketing.com $2,395
adaptivehealth.com $3,500 camping-supplies.com $2,300
my-lab.com $3,500 hetube.com $2,250
truesmart.com $3,500 zarsy.com $2,250
zoia.com $3,017 bonusisland.com $2,244
homebattery.com $2,800 wdnk.com $2,160
pixapp.com $2,800 fotoceramica.com $2,000
member247.com $2,709 oceda.com $2,000
rivercloud.com $2,650 stoid.com $2,000
vn0.com $2,600 xxee.com $2,000

Elsewhere, Voove.com sold LoveCommunications.com through Go Daddy Auctions for $5,000 and they also moved EyeZen.com on their own for $2,000

Country Codes

The ccTLDS had a very solid week with four five-figure sales led by Lights.co.uk at $37,750. That sale at Sedo was the 7th biggest country code sale reported so far this year. You saw the six biggest ccTLD sales on the all extension chart above, so the largest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #7 on this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Ten.co.uk, a domain that DomainLore.co.uk sold for $6,569.

Rounding out the top ten are Voove.com's $6,342 sale of #8 OnTechnology.co.uk, followed by Sedo's $6,297 sale of #9 Rocket.tv and three more Sedo sales that tied for #10 at $5,400 each.  

Great Britain's .co.uk won the extension race with six chart entries, followed by Germany's .de with three. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 19:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 13, 2015 - Sun. April 19, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect April 23, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Lights.co.uk £25,000 = $37,750 Sedo
2. Bodybuilding.at €21,750 = $23,490 Sedo
3. Ticket.co $20,000 Sedo
4. Gehälter.de (IDN) €9,999 = $10,799 Sedo
5. TaxReturn.com.au AUD 12,272 = $9,572 NetFleet.com.au
6. PNG.nl €7,500 = $8,100 Sedo
7. Ten.co.uk £4,350 = $6,569 DomainLore.co.uk
8. OnTechnology.co.uk £4,200 = $6,342 Voove
9. Rocket.tv £4,170 = $6,297 Sedo
10.
tie
Detecteur-de-metaux.fr €5,000 = $5,400 Sedo
10.
tie
Flipkart.hu €5,000 = $5,400 Sedo
10.
tie
Trabajos.mx €5,000 = $5,400 Sedo

13. LPoint.cn $5,000 Sedo
14. CasinoReviews.co.uk $4,450 Sedo
15. Tungsten.co.uk £2,549 = $3,849 DomainLore.co.uk
16. Caperlan.cn €3,500 = $3,780 Sedo
17. Tastify.de €3,500 = $3,780 Sedo
18. Windtechnik.de €3,200 = $3,456 Sedo
19. EveryJob.co.uk £2,215 = $3,345 Sedo
20. HappyHome.co £2,199 = $3,320 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen more four-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's $3,229 sale of TShirts.at. They also moved Rezeptur.de and TShirt.be for $2,700 each and 2Let.co.uk for $2,665

Sedo had 33 more four-figure ccTD sales ranging from $1,069 to $2,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,069 - $2,500
palette.com.au $2,500   des.co.kr $1,500
btx.nl $2,430 sensortaster.de $1,458
loan.to $2,400 foto-bearbeiten.de $1,296
bolf.dk $2,160 plays.de $1,296
harsen.nl $2,160 even.me $1,200
hausmittel.de $2,160 5e.de $1,200
herzklopfen.at $2,160 see.by $1,199
999.pw $2,159 ta.io $1,134
cadre-photo.fr $2,159 g.gt $1,100
dede.de $1,944 praxisstelle.ch $1,100
kasiino.eu $1,835 beckside.co.uk $1,080
citytrip.de $1,620 coursier.ch $1,080
noi-italiani.eu $1,620 permismoto.fr $1,080
ilion.de $1,619 iosport.it $1,079
reni.be $1,566 willkommen-bei-freunden.de $1,079
hotel-magazin.de $1,512 vba.se $1,075
   london-shopping.de $1,069

Back at DomainLore.co.uk, Italian.co.uk sold for $1,812. Elsewhere, NetFleet.com.au sold KidsBirthdayParties.com.au ($1,756), RAM.com.au ($1,390) and BoxSets.com.au ($1,328) while Golem.eu unloaded Firat.eu ($1,619) and a trio of names at $1,079 apiece - BodyWorld.eu, Evisa.eu and Lissa.eu

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 (.net, .org, .biz, .info & others, including new gTLDs)

It was slow going for the Non .Com gTLDs again this week with the highest reported sale in this category coming it at $6,000. That was good enough to give Sedo's sale of new gTLD Drone.academy the top spot on this week's Non .Com gTLD Top Sales Chart.

Sedo wound up sweeping 18 of the 20 chart entries including the first seven in a row with a roster that included #2 Bancaverde.org at $5,292 and #3 Construction.world (another new gTLD) at $4,999. Voove.com took the two spots Sedo missed with a pair of numeric .nets that tied for #8 at $2,500 each - 364.net and 053.net

The .nets easily won the extension race with 10 chart entries. The .orgs and .infos followed with three each.  Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 19:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 13, 2015 - Sun. April 19, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect April 23, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Drone.academy  $6,000 Sedo
2. Bancaverde.org €4,900 = $5,292 Sedo
3. Construction.world $4,999 Sedo
4. HowMuch.net $3,800 Sedo
5. Kasiino.net $2,999 Sedo
6. Megafilmes.net $2,800 Sedo
7. MailPlatform.net $2,750 Sedo
8.
tie
364.net $2,500 Voove
8.
tie
053.net $2,500 Voove
10.
tie
ConcealedCarry.org $2,000 Sedo
10.
tie
MtVernon.org $2,000 Sedo

12.
tie
3Days.net €1,800 = $1,944 Sedo
12.
tie
ExpoTrade.net