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Short Domains Contnue Dominance - 12 of This Week's Top 20 Sales Are Four Characters or Less

As regular readers know 3-letter .coms have been on a tear this year. Fewer than usual were reported this week with only two on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, but brevity remained very highly valued. A dozen names on the Big Board ranged from just two to four characters to the left of the dot. 

Mera.com led the way after domain pioneer Garry Chernoff sold that domain for $132,500 in a private transaction. In another six-figure sale, DomainHoldings moved Adopting.com for $125,000 (showing yet again that it's hard to go wrong with one-word .coms).

Sedo took the next two spots with FBET.com at $54,500 and MyFood.com at $33,500. FBET.com was a very impressive flip - that domain had been purchased just last month (also at Sedo) for only $12,099 - allowing the buyer to more than quadruple their money in just a few weeks time.

By Ron Jackson

The week's top 3-letter.com sale rounded out the first five. That was Bill McClure's sale of WJM.com for $33,000 in a private transaction. Those are Bill's initials but the founder of Coffee.club has a great back-up - McClure.com - that made it a little easier to part with the acronym. 

Not all of those short domains were .coms. Two were .nets, led by Sedo's $29,500 sale of #6 BD.net. That is also the biggest .net sale reported so far this year. The other .net was also just two letters with #17 Hi.net going for $15,000 (also at Sedo). 

The ccTLDs got into the short domain act too with Sedo selling CZ.cc and Joy.eu for $10,900 each, placing them in a tie for the final spot on the elite list. Two more country codes domains made the leader board, both names that went against the flow by being longer and selling for more money. Sedo moved #8 Astrology.tv for $27,250 and NoktaDomains sold #10 EasyFundraising.co.uk for $24,000

The .coms still swept 14 of the 20 chart entries and had eight of those short name sales including eNaming.com's $28,000 sale of #7 LILV.com. Two from that group were numeric domains - #9 8255.com ($26,500 at Sedo) and #13 5227.com ($18,000 at DomainsNext.com).

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, May 24:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 11,2015 - Sun. May 24, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 28, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Mera.com $132,500 Pvt Sale
2. Adopting.com $125,000 DomainHoldings
3. FBET.com €50,000 = $54,500 Sedo
4. MyFood.com $33,500 Sedo
5. WJM.com $33,000 Pvt Sale
6. BD.net $29,500 Sedo
7. LILV.com $28,000 eNaming
8. Astrology.tv €25,000 = $27,250 Sedo
9. 8255.com $26,500 Sedo
10. EasyFundraising.co.uk $24,000 NoktaDomains

11. AttorneyGroup.com $20,000 Sedo
12. Bando.com $19,999 Sedo
13. 5227.com $18,000 DomainsNext
14. IMX.com $17,500 Sedo
15. Buji.com $16,000 NoktaDomains/4.cn
16. Macfarlane.com £10,000 = $15,300 Sedo
17. Hi.net $15,000 Sedo
18. Paris24.com $11,000 Sedo
19.
tie
CZ.cc €10,000 = $10,900 Sedo
19.
tie
Joy.eu €10,000 = $10,900 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)

There were five more five-figure sales off the chart with Sedo ringing up four of those including B2Q.com at $10,791, BumpItUp.com at $10,500, ZB.org at $10,099 and Dopo.com at $10,000.

NoktaDomains also sold another one at this level, using DomainAgents to move Yapit.com for $10,000.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with AttractionTickets.com at $9,999. MarketBeat.com brought $9,500, H33.com drew $9,200 and ViewMagic.com pulled $9,000 out of the hat. ExpressUnion.com added $8,393, Kachelmannwetter.com commanded $8,000 and Lero.com landed $7,500.

Emine.com made $7,450, SAAir.com added $7,085 and Miviaje.com captured $6,540. Otono.com and SeaGame.com sold for $6,500 apiece while FJFJ.com corralled $6,300 and Acclivis.com cleared $6,100

Sedo had 90 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,995 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,995
yeon.com $5,995   debtcounselling.com $2,950
gulf24.com $5,500 newoldstock.com $2,860
restauranttables.com $5,400 buratino.com $2,800
airfusion.com $5,000 soletrade.com $2,770
fridaybox.com $5,000 crowdkey.com $2,750
jakku.com $5,000 livemon.com $2,744
localplumber.com $5,000 relaxen.com $2,725
mclick.com $5,000 fleetbuilt.com $2,680
mifinance.com $5,000 tourbooking.com $2,678
royaltravels.com $5,000 dadication.com $2,500
smilesystems.com $5,000 devicer.com $2,500
spacecoin.com $5,000 homecleaningrobot.com $2,500
livevr.com $4,995 kamome.com $2,500
mingin.com $4,995 kikikanri.com $2,500
vinder.com $4,950 pizzapp.com $2,500
deziro.com $4,905 showfootball.com $2,500
pervette.com $4,899 silverfork.com $2,500
pcmaster.com $4,800 twed.com $2,500
50x.com $4,500 bcmnetworks.com $2,495
8h8.com $4,500 wholesale-express.com $2,495
scratchy.com $4,500 chinaspark.com $2,494
ioty.com $4,400 fashiontogether.com $2,494
welovebirds.com $4,251 hrmall.com $2,400
czapek.com $4,250 wellness-urlaub.com $2,398
dnam.com $4,142 giboney.com $2,395
vamtech.com $4,142 ouvriers.com $2,395
alwaysmine.com $4,000 comovenderpelainternet.com $2,369
bizmodel.com $4,000 gardenfurnituredirect.com $2,295
techrev.com $4,000 tb518.com $2,295
vkus.com $4,000 eacher.com $2,277
atriva.com $3,950 rdev.com $2,250
urgence.com $3,800 softwarerepository.com $2,200
superschoolchallenge.com $3,750 zoomlocal.com $2,199
superschoolmovement.com $3,750 js518.com $2,119
s-c.com $3,400 getssl.com $2,100
joymode.com $3,300 liveagreatstory.com $2,100
workplacepensions.com $3,137 365008.com $2,095
kongresshalle.com $3,095 aristot.com $2,095
anticoin.com $3,000 brainsense.com $2,077
dealplus.com $3,000 hydeparkcorner.com $2,066
moonbasestudios.com $3,000 asiapacificbank.com $2,000
motorgt.com $3,000 g-phone.com $2,000
snowsoft.com $3,000 guiltypleasure.com $2,000
topya.com $3,000 nextoffer.com $2,000
livestar.com $2,988 yesternight.com $2,000

Sedo also sold a couple of domains for GenericDomainMarket.com - FlipApp.com for $3,499 and OpinionsApp.com for $2,999.

Back at NoktaDomains FleeceBlankets.com covered $8,500, ShowerShoes.com slipped on $7,500 and ArtSet.com sketched out $6,000. FotografMakinesi.com clicked for $5,660, CheapHoodies.com chalked up $5,000 and NonprofitFundraising.com notched $4,500. Merzifon.com managed another $4,200 and CarpimTablosu.com tallied $4,088.

NoktaDomains had 26 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NoktaDomains .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
MenAds.com $4,000   SingaporeTV.com $3,000
MontroseHotels.com $4,000 ReceiptOrganizer.com $2,850
Mukellef.com $4,000 DesignLetters.com $2,500
IngilizceKitap.com $3,960 LimoBoston.com $2,500
Psmh.com $3,800 BehaviouralFinance.com $2,480
Supprimer.com $3,800 Tesisatci.com $2,415
Uzzu.com $3,800 MovieUp.com $2,300
OfferLetter.com $3,600 WirelessSupply.com $2,300
Fertilize.com $3,500 SapphireEngagementRings.com $2,200
Tuim.com $3,500 OntarioCarInsurance.com $2,000
WithKids.com $3,500 PorSiempre.com $2,000
MueblesBaratos.com $3,400 PrivateReview.com $2,000
MakeupOrganizer.com $3,000 WoodCook.com $2,000
NoktaDomains also sold Aatu.com at Go Daddy Auctions for $4,500 and GlitterGuide.com at BuyDomains for $2,998

Elsewhere, NicMarket.com moved Axomo.com for $3,500.

Country Codes

The ccTLDS were led by the four five-figure sales you saw on  the all-extension leader board above, with Sedo's $27,250 sale of Astrology.tv setting the pace. The biggest ccTLD sale that you haven't seen yet is #5 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Viking.tv, a domain that Sedo sold for $9,500

Yet another .tv domain followed at #6 with Sedo selling Mexico.tv for $9.000. Sedo went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries. NoktaDomains took three spots with a trio that included #7 Secret.co.uk at $8,200. The remaining position was claimed by Dale Hubbard who sold #8 (tie) DNS.co.uk for $7,650.

The extension race produced a tie for first with Tuvalu's .tv and Great Britain's .co.uk each taking four chart entries. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, May 24:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 11, 2015 - Sun. May 24, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 28, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Astrology.tv €25,000 = $27,250 Sedo
2. EasyFundraising.co.uk $24,000 NoktaDomains
3.
tie
CZ.cc €10,000 = $10,900 Sedo
3.
tie
Joy.eu €10,000 = $10,900 Sedo
5. Viking.tv $9,500 Sedo
6. Mexico.tv $9,000 Sedo
7. Secret.co.uk $8,200 NoktaDomains
8.
tie
DNS.co.uk £5,000 = $7,650 Pvt Sale
8.
tie
Fig.co £5,000 = $7,650 Sedo
10. Mighty.tv $7,250 Sedo

11.
tie
Mijnhostway.nl €6,000 = $6,540 Sedo
11.
tie
SuperLenny.de €6,000 = $6,540 Sedo
13. Ticket.io €5,950 = $6,486 Sedo
14. Jogo.pt €5,500 = $5,995 Sedo
15. QQQ.cc $5,700 Sedo
16. Cura.co $5,500 Sedo
17. SwissPay.ch €4,999 = $5,449 Sedo
18. HotelCompare.co.uk $5,000 NoktaDomains
19. Afrika-Travel.de €4,500 = $4,905 Sedo
20. XIE.cc £3,000 = $4,590 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There dozens of additional four-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's $4,360 sale of Cabinet.ch. FBET.ru added $3,706 and four others - 4G.cc, CoffeeShops.de, Rapunzel.estate and UTA.nl - banked $3,270 each

Sedo had 63 more four-figure ccTD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,216 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,216
cavin.ch $3,216   code.cc $1,530
trxtraining.co.uk $3,200 hubstapler.at $1,526
sshh.co.uk $3,060 droneschool.co.uk $1,500
egolf.co.uk $3,058 sperry.nl $1,472
indoor.tv $3,000 soler.eu $1,417
solarmovie.to $2,999 dtswiss.it $1,363
druckprofis.ch $2,725 telelink.de $1,363
dream.cc $2,448 valle.ch $1,363
empress.co.uk $2,211 rechnungsvorlagen.de $1,308
mmx.co $2,200 möbel-brügge.de $1,307
patienteninfo.de $2,180 recap.co $1,288
campingshop.co.uk $2,000 starskin.de $1,254
jewelry.cc $2,000 lebenshilfe-nm.de $1,222
mines.tv $2,000 money24.eu $1,210
scotchwhisky.kr $2,000 qmg.nl $1,199
ausbauportal.de $1,962 humankind.co.uk $1,148
ooo.in $1,962 kotd.tv $1,148
xhamster.me $1,809 7779.cc $1,100
csod.co.uk $1,801 ecommerce.com.es $1,090
men.cc $1,743 eplays.de $1,090
mjölkallergi.se $1,700 fussballreise.de $1,090
sollberger.ch $1,684 fwd.it $1,090
apivita.estate $1,635 kalmar.co.uk $1,090
barnes.fr $1,635 molaris.de $1,090
octo.de $1,635 spanx.de $1,089
pop.mx $1,635 totalprojects.nl $1,089
rov.us $1,635 wellness.is $1,089
rueckel.de $1,635 sportbedarf.at $1,079
terrapeak.de $1,635 ediths.de $1,069
titanx.cn $1,635 876.in $1,066
voiceofberlin.de $1,635 losarcanos.es $1,063
dd.la $1,599  

At DomainLore.co.uk Outdoor.co.uk collected $4,068, NE.uk added $3,672. NE.co.uk kicked in $3,443 and QH.uk closed at $1,071.

Back at NoktaDomains SeniorDating.co.uk attracted $4,000, SilkFlowers.co.uk drew $2,500 and WalkieTalkies.co.uk went for $2,300. MensRings.co.uk returned $1,770, Assign.co.uk cleared $1,750 and ChristmasStockings.co.uk were filled with $1,480.

Also at Nokta, ClipOnEarrings.co.uk rang up $1,400, FoamRollers.co.uk fetched $1,360 and WeddingSinger.co.uk belted out $1,200. TennisPlayers.co.uk served $1,152 while three others - HealthcareRecruitment.co.uk, ToyDeals.co.uk and VictorianTiles.co.uk - tacked on $1,100 apiece. EquestrianStore.co.uk and MedicalDirectory.co.uk delivered another $1,000 each

At Golem.eu IPF.ch sold for $2,724, WeMove.eu yielded $1,699 and two others - We-Can.eu and Ambro.eu brought $1,307 apiece. Three others - Dele.be, Esra.be and LoveHoney.eu - secured $1,089 each

Elsewhere, Dale Hubbard sold Subscriptions.co.uk for $2,678.

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)

BD.net gave the Non .Com gTLDs something to cheer about this week. That sale at Sedo is the biggest .net sale reported so far this year and one of the four biggest non .com gTLD sales. That was one of three five-figure sales in this category, joining Hi.net at $15,000 and ZB.org at $10,099 (with Sedo handling those sales as well). 

Rounding out the first five are #4 Posters.org ($8,800 at Sedo) and #5 Virtual.estate, a nice new gTLD sale at $8,000 that NoktaDomains made through DomainHoldings.com

The .nets and .orgs wound up tied for first in the extension race with 7 chart entries each. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, May 24: