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Two-Letter .Com Changes Hands for $650,000 to Take Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

When a two-letter com changes hands you can count on the deal coming with a high price tag. In the latest example of that  DomainNameBroker.com closed a $650,000 transaction for DA.com that sent the domain to a buyer in China (as has been the case with many of these premier assets over the past year or two).  That makes four of the eight biggest sales reported so far this year two-letter .coms. 

The runner up spot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to PersianRugs.com, a domain the attracted $60,000 in a private transaction. Sedo completed the first five with three more .coms  - StarWorld.com at $35,000, Candlebrook.com at $22,800 and FansBet.com at $17,920.

The .coms went on to pile up 13 of the 20 chart entries. The ccTLDs also had a good outing, taking six spots on the elite list led by #7 Playground.de at $12,662 via Sedo. Two more of those country code domains landed on the top half of the leader board. DomainLore.co.uk  sold #9 Prescriptions.co.uk for $11,124 and Golem.eu moved #10 Normal.eu for $10,079.

By Ron Jackson

The non .com gTLDs were left with just one representative on the Big Board - Synergy.media's $8,300 sale of new gTLD Vacation.guide

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 25, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 19, 2016 - Sun. Sept. 25, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect September 28, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. DA.com $650,000 DomainNameBroker
2. PersianRugs.com $60,000 Pvt Sale
3. StarWorld.com $35,000 Sedo
4. Candlebrook.com $22,800 Sedo
5. FansBet.com €16,000 = $17,920 Sedo
6. Secupay.com €15,000 = $16,800 Sedo
7. Playground.de €11,305 = $12,662 Sedo
8. Nullroute.com $11,500 Sedo
9. Prescriptions.co.uk £8,557 = $11,124 DomainLore.co.uk
10. Normal.eu €8,999 = $10,079 Golem.eu

11. Smiile.com $18,000 Sedo
12. Istein.com $10,000 Sedo
13. CrazyHosting.com $9,999 Sedo
14. Story.co €8,240 = $9,229 Sedo
15. FerienDiscounter.de €8,000 = $8,960 Sedo
16. Technopac.com €7,500 = $8,400 Sedo
17. Vacation.guide $8,300 Synergy.media
18. Loto.pl €7,360 = $8,243 Sedo
19. Influence360.com $8,000 Sedo
20. SamInternational.com $8,000 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

SnapNames led the .com supporting cast of four figure sales with HG007.com at $7,760.

Sedo was next with MegaBooking.com at $7,700, Madesa.com at $7,377 and two others - GoYacht.com and MyGlue.com - at $7,000 apiece

The Sedo hit parade continued with Quinner.com at $6,500 while Rekki.com returned $5,500 and Indevel.com drew $5,300. Fantaland.com fetched $5,040, PartnerValue.com posted $5,000 and 24-Money.com drew $4,480.

Sedo had 25 more sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
casami.com $4,000   acrossthepondinc.com $2,889
mgtconsulting.com $4,000 brandnewhouse.com $2,888
cruzlawfirm.com $3,999 trendig.com $2,800
lakewylie.com $3,988 villablanc.com $2,500
alphaleague.com $3,800 familydinnernight.com $2,299
hoobby.com $3,800 indiegal.com $2,250
cityracing.com $3,499 achievenetwork.com $2,221
covesta.com $3,248 egopay.com $2,026
blimpdrones.com $3,000 castelgroup.com $2,000
erocms.com $3,000 honq.com $2,000
fmovies.com $3,000 pinnaclehealthmanagement.com $2,000
true-brands.com $3,000 zakatify.com $2,000
vpbet.com $3,000  

Elsewhere Mark Levine sold BookEngine.com through Afternic.com for $5,400.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the half-dozen names you saw on the all extension leader board above with Sedo's $12,662 sale of Playground.de setting the pace. The biggest sale in this group that you haven't seen yet is #7 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Sedo's $7,500 sale of Site.me.

Sedo rounded out the top half of the leader board with with Ausbildungsbörse.de (IDN) at $5,544, Actedenaissance.fr at $4,704 and Boulanger.tv at $3,920. They went on to sweep 17 of the 20 chart entries.

Germany's .de easily won the extension race with seven chart entries. Colombia's .co was next with four. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 25, 2016:

Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 19 2016 - Sun. Sept. 25, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 28, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Playground.de $11,305 = $12,662 Sedo
2. Prescriptions.co.uk £8,557 = $11,124 DomainLore.co.uk