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Pair of Six-Figure Sales and Another Big Group of 3-Letter .Coms Take the Spotlight on This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

This week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart looks a lot like last week's chart with .coms taking nine of the top 10 spots and 16 of 21 entries overall (the extra spot resulted from a tie  for the final positions). Also like last week the leader board features five 3-letter .coms domains, five ccTLDs and no non .com gTLDs. The big difference from last week is we had two six-figure sales this week after none hit that mark last time out.

DomainNameSales led the way with a $150,000 sale of CurrencyConverter.com. DNS broker Alan Crowe moved that name for seller Garry Chernoff. DNS came through for Garry on a second name too, with broker Mohammed Khan moving #3 EscapeArtists.com for the legendary Canadian domain investor at $60,000.

Sandwiched in between those two was the week's second six-figure sale - one of those very popular 3-letter .coms - this one an ultra-rare repeating letter version - VVV.com - that went for $136,400 at NameJet.com. The other four 3-letter .coms on the leader board were all sold by Sedo with #8 JUR.com leading their acronym quartet at $16,055.  

By Ron Jackson

Sedo, who swept 16 chart entries overall, also accounted for all five of the ccTLDs that crashed the Big Board. #6 VisitDubai.ae (representing the ccTLD for the United Arab Emirates) led that category after changing hands for $29,800 in one of the ten biggest country code sales reported so far this year

Two other venues helped power the .com onslaught with Mike Mann's DomainMarket.com selling #5 MissCandy.com for $30,000 (a name the Mann said he acquired for just $75 in 2012!) and Michael Berkens' MostWantedDomains.com moving #7 MakeItPop.com for a cool $25,000

With the .coms and ccTLDs teaming up to run the board, there was no joy in non .com ville again this week with no reported sales in that category reaching five figures.

By the way, you all know that a lot of the biggest domain sales never get reported due to non disclosure agreements. Broker George Hong of Guta.com, who has helped us verify the prices paid in several high end domain sales, completed two six-figure sales of his own this week, but in this case he couldn't tell us the prices due to NDAs. He did identify one of the domains as CHU.com and the other as a .CC country code domain. That's an exceptionally high price level for a name in that extension to each but Hong noted .CC is more popular in the buyer's location - China (where some market them to mean "Chinese Companies) than in other regions. In another big NDA sale, Michael Berkens moved Stuff.com at a price believed to be well into six figures if not higher).

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 22:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 16, 2015 - Sun. March 22, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect March 25, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CurrencyConverter.com $150,000 DomainNameSales
2. VVV.com $136,400 NameJet
3. EscapeArtists.com $60,000 DomainNameSales
4. BuyMyHouse.com $45,000 Sedo
5. MissCandy.com $30,000 DomainMarket
6. VisitDubai.ae £20,000 = $29,800 Sedo
7 MakeItPop.com $25,000 MostWantedDomains
8. JUR.com $16,055 Sedo
9. TakeTheChance.com $15,000 Sedo
10. RXL.com €12,102 = $13,312 Sedo

11. 888.se £8,888 = $13,243 Sedo
12.
tie
EasyFlyer.com €12,000 = $13,200 Sedo
12.
tie
Siebdruck.de €12,000 = $13,200 Sedo
14. DQN.com $13,000 Sedo
15. Spanien.ch €11,000 = $12,100 Sedo
16. VAE.com €10,799 = $11,879 Sedo
17.
tie
OneCoin.com €10,000 = $11,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Vodi.com €10,000 = $11,000 Sedo
19. Pass.co €9,500 = $10,450 Sedo
20.
tie
123Logistics.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
ThreeSisters.com $10,000 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

Sedo led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with REOP.com at $8,000 and two others - Grundle.com and MindPilot.com - that produced $7,500 apiece. VPCO.com added $7,140, Bizrunner.com rang up $6,500 and WinKit.com kicked in $5,995.

A trio at $5,500 each followed with 7Next.com, Outdoor-Outlet.com and Wuchan.com hitting that mark. Bary.com brought another $5,499 and Melqart.com drew $5,280

Sedo had 47 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
eraseme.com $4,999   helice.com $2,629
lovetour.com $4,999 e-j.com $2,505
toastertongs.com $4,369 cineseries.com $2,500
golfans.com $4,290 fantasyfootballforum.com $2,500
leddiy.com $4,290 toafrica.com $2,500
kingtomato.com $4,000 winbind.com $2,500
kortschak.com $4,000 ilikeshop.com $2,495
medisa.com $4,000 aytam.com $2,475
netsson.com $4,000 hscf.com $2,299
extraco.com $3,888 xcoinx.com $2,295
gaiana.com $3,850 auraskin.com $2,250
leapr.com $3,850 medik.com $2,235
fairharbor.com $3,500 camper-vans.com $2,200
ofsweden.com $3,300 greenstick.com $2,200
horoscopen.com $3,299 kendrasunderland.com $2,200
playerpoint.com $3,119 tastefest.com $2,200
nurse-first.com $3,095 tulk.com $2,199
cranial.com $2,999 woodengreenhouses.com $2,150
esme.com $2,999 graceandpower.com $2,095
bejoe.com $2,950 maheshtutorials.com $2,095
lippogroup.com $2,895 networksolar.com $2,090
c-l.com $2,750 q-w.com $2,050
mrfly.com $2,750 ofactor.com $2,000
rutlandgroup.com $2,744

Country Codes

The ccTLDs had another very solid week, led by the five sales you saw on the all extension chart above - all of which hit five-figures with VisitDubai.ae leading the pack at $29,800, followed by a nice Swedish numeric domain, 888.se, at $13,243. Those sales helped Sedo sweep all 20 chart entries, not the first time they have done that in this category - one that they have traditionally dominated. 

The biggest sale in this group that you haven't seen yet is # 6 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Tickets.gr (representing Greece) at $9,900.  

Germany's .de and Sweden's .se shared a win in the tight extension race with three chart entries each. Four other TLDs has two apiece. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 22:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 16, 2015 - Sun. March 22, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect March 25, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. VisitDubai.ae £20,000 = $29,800 Sedo
2. 888.se £8,888 = $13,243 Sedo
3. Siebdruck.de €12,000 = $13,200 Sedo
4. Spanien.ch €11,000 = $12,100 Sedo
5. Pass.co €9,500 = $10,450 Sedo
6. Tickets.gr €9,000 = $9,900 Sedo
7. Karta.se €8,500 = $9,350 Sedo
8. Seepferdchen.de €8,000 = $8,800 Sedo
9. Alltombilar.se €7,000 = $7,700 Sedo
10. PR.to $7,000 Sedo

11. Workplace.co $5,900 Sedo
12.
tie
Autodoc.nl €5,000 = $5,500 Sedo
12.
tie
WWT.eu €5,000 = $5,500 Sedo
14. Top.cc €4,990 = $5,489 Sedo
15. Alpiniste.fr €4,500 = $4,950 Sedo
16. Camp.eu €4,075 = $4,483 Sedo
17. Cardly.co.uk £3,000 = $4,470 Sedo
18. Republicains.fr €3,500 = $3,850 Sedo
19. Joblink.de €2,750 = $3,025 Sedo
20. GoToGate.ch €2,500 = $2,750 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were more four-figure sales off the chart led by Golem.eu's sales of NextGeneration.ch and Wook.eu at $2,749 apiece. They sold three others - Aquacell.eu, DasHaus.eu and UTurn.eu - at $1,649 each.

Back at Sedo DoorKey..co.uk turned $2,500, FloridaTours.de delivered $2,399 and Weddings.it celebrated $2,365.  Sedo had 42 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,300  that are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,300
espritbank.ch $2,300   spaeth.eu $1,320
photozone.co.uk $2,234 whimsy.ca $1,299
bba.be $2,200 esafe.co.uk $1,267
educations.de $2,200 haru.de $1,209
jockey.com.ar $2,200 reisen24.ch $1,155
gewerbeflaechen.at $2,199 wijncentrale.nl $1,141
s.sl $2,199 rundholz.at $1,111
longevity.co.uk $2,086 bitcash.co $1,100
germanfinance.de $1,832 floridatours.co.uk $1,100
ctd.cn $1,799 nailfactory.at $1,100
sourced.co.uk $1,787 puro.be $1,099
coldsteel.de $1,760 technikbegeisterung.de $1,099
bahnhofstrasse.de $1,650 venture.tv $1,099
candyshop.eu $1,650 zeedijk.be $1,099
florida-tours.de $1,650 shops.cc $1,084
izy.fr $1,650 5577.cc $1,059
slice.jp $1,600 ssm.co.za $1,050
omegle.in $1,500 winyard.de $1,047
baumaschinenteile.de $1,430 playmo.es $1,045
veganworld.de $1,429 diego.mx $1,000
polis.be $1,375 nobivac.cn $1,000

Elsewhere, Leap.us changed hands for $1,795 in a private transaction.

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)

The non .com gTLDs had no five-figure sales again this week but Sedo came close with two 3-letter domains, selling BFG.org and DXB,net for $9,888 each to top our latest Non .Com gTLD Top Sales Chart. Only 13 sales were reported for the entire category with Sedo logging all of those. 

They rounded out the first five with #3 Parhomenko.net at $7,000 and a trio of names that tied for #4 - J8.net, Want.info and WLX.net - at $2,500 each.

The .nets won the extension race nipping the .orgs 6-5. .Info and new gTLD .tips claimed one entry each. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 25:

Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 16, 2015 - Sun. March 22, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect March 25, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
BFG.org  $9,888 Sedo
1.
tie
DXB.net $9,888 Sedo
3. Parhomenko.net $7,000 Sedo
4.
tie
J8.net $2,500 Sedo
4.
tie
Want.info $2,500 Sedo
4.
tie
WLX.net $2,500 Sedo

7. 8C.net $2,250 Sedo
8. IguanaFilms.org $1,500 Sedo
9. Rongeur.net €1,300 = $1,430 Sedo
10. Potus.org $1,295 Sedo
11. ANewDay.org $1,199 Sedo
12. Dortmund.tips €980 = $1,078 Sedo
13. MovingAhead.org $1,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

 

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As always, we welcome all verifiable sales reports from companies, private sellers or individuals with knowledge of an important sale made through any channel. To contribute information and help make this column better,  just drop a note to editor@dnjournal.com. We truly appreciate the industry leading companies who share their sales information with us to help everyone in the business get a handle on current domain values. 

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.