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Editor's Note: During the current Covid-19 epidemic we are publishing the domain sales report every other week. The latest report from June 24 is below. The next column will be released Wednesday evening, July 8. We review current conditions at the start of each month in anticipation of resuming our usual weekly release schedule as soon as possible. As I write this (on July 1) our state, Florida, continues to reach record highs in new cases daily, so we still have a lot of containment work to do. 

Three Sales Totaling Over Half a Million Dollars Take Top Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Thanks to a global pandemic, the first half of 2020 has been a nightmarish year for many industries,  but owners of high quality domains have continued to stand out among the carnage. With many businesses being forced to launch or strengthen their online presence in order to survive, good domains remain in high demand. 

Over the past two weeks three more six-figure sales were added to the public sales ledger along with a slew of solid five-figure transactions. Industry pioneer Monte Cahn of RightOfTheDot.com led the hit parade with a $276,077 sale of Kick.com. Monte put a second name in the first five, banking an additional $60,030 for #5 Cogent.com.

...and how about Kate Buckley (Buckley Media)? After topping the chart in our last report with GreenStreet.com ($100,890), Kate outdid herself this week with one twice as big - #2 Believe.com at $200,915! That domain is a great upgrade for the buyers who operate BelieveMusic.com and BelieveDigital.com. Both Kick.com and Believe.com now rank among the ten biggest sales reported so far in 2020

The ccTLDs also produced several head turning transactions this time around the track. In the biggest .AI sale reported to date, Sedo brokered a 95,000 ($107,350) sale of #3 Expert.ai. One step back at #4 is a terrific Australian domain - LifeInsurance.com.au - that went for AUD 100,000 ($69,300) in a Drop.com.au auction. The country code contingent wound up with three of the top six sales with Sedo putting another strong one of the board with #6 Me.nu at $45,000.

The ccTLDs wound up with four spots overall while the .coms swept everything else with Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com among the venues contributing to the .com assault. They sold #7 HelpWare.com for $35,000. GoDaddy put one on the elite list too, handling the INR 909,930 ($12,011) sale of #19 CloudStore.com to Ramandeep Singh.

 

 

 

 


        
 
     By Ron Jackson

I can also tell you about two sizeable .com sales that were closed in 2019 but are just now coming to light as the seller just sent us documentation of the transactions. He sold a perfect pair -  Instructor.com for $360,000 and Instructors.com for $140,000. We have now added those domains to the 2019 Top 100 Sales Chart in our Archives, with Instructor.com landing at #20 and the plural version claiming a tie for #37.

Now to the business at hand. Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, June 21, 2020:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 8, 2020 - Sun. June 21, 2020
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 24, 2020)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Kick.com $276,077 RightOfTheDot
2. Believe.com $200,915 BuckleyMedia
3. Expert.ai 95,000 = $107,350 Sedo
4. LifeInsurance.com.au AUD 100,000 = $69,300 Drop.com.au
5. Cogent.com $60,030 RightOfTheDot
6. Me.nu $45,000 Sedo
7.