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Editor's note: I was in New York most of last week covering the NameSummit conference, so there was no sales column Wednesday, August 9 (you can see our daily photos and highlights from NameSummit in The Lowdown section). However, I will publish a double length column Wednesday evening, August 16 that will bring you completely up to date on all sales reported since my last column below (from August 2).

.Coms Reassert Themselves Sweeping the First 15 Entries on This Week's Domain Sales Chart

It is fairly rare for a non .com domain to take the top spot on our weekly all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Chart but it happened the last two weeks in a row (a .org domain topped the elite list two weeks ago and a Canadian ccTLD got it done last week). Apparently, the .coms have had enough of that. This week the world's most popular TLD swept the first 15 positions on the Big Board and took 18 of 20 places overall.

The .com resurgence was led by a Spanish language domain - Inmuebles.com ("estate" in Spanish) - that changed hands for $55,200 at NameJet. That venue released all of their July sales this week, helping them take the top three spots on the leader board and eight of the top ten. They filled the runner-up position with Spitfire.com at $42,800 and the #3 hole with 3171.com at $42,022

Rounding out the first five are Sedo's $35,000 sale of #4 OpenSourceCMS.com and the $28,888 sale of a four-word .com,  SaltAndPepperHome.com, at Mike Mann's DomainMarket.com. Mann said he had purchased the domain for just $20 less than five months ago, giving him a great return on his investment when an Australian maker of a line of salt and pepper pottery came calling with checkbook in hand.

By Ron Jackson

The .com assault was further fueled by the sale of seven 3-letter .coms (all through NameJet) with #6 ZEV.com leading that group at $25,000

The only two non .com domains to make the chart were #16 PY.net ($14,804 at NameJet) and a new gTLD, #18 Sherpa.group at €12,000 ( $14,280) via MagnumDomains.   

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 30, 2017:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 24, 2017 - Sun. July 30, 2017
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect August 2, 2017)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Inmuebles.com
("estate" in Spanish)
$55,200 NameJet
2. Spitfire.com $42,800 NameJet
3. 3171.com $42,022 NameJet
4. OpenSourceCMS.com $35,000 Sedo
5. SaltAndPepperHome.com $28,888 DomainMarket
6. ZEV.com $25,000 NameJet
7. GoGirl.com $22,322 NameJet
8. UAM.com $20,100 NameJet
9. Shanshu.com $20,000 NameJet
10. YOT.com $18,100 NameJet

11. Lumiant.com $17,500 Sedo
12. NJE.com $17,155 NameJet
13. Weis.com $16,200 NameJet
14. EyeTime.com $15,000 Sedo
15. Tajuddin.com $14,888 DomainMarket
16. PY.net $14,804 NameJet
17. UGR.com $14,800 NameJet
18. Sherpa.group €12,000 = $14,280 MagnumDomains
19.
tie
VJL.com $14,000 NameJet
19.
tie
VKH.com $14,000