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July 15, 2015

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.Coms Retake the Driver's Seat - They Dominate This Week's Chart With a $150,000 Sale Leading the Charge 

After seeing new gTLDs take the top spot on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart for the last two weeks in a row, the long dominant  .coms re-asserted themselves this week, sweeping 16 of the 21 chart entries including the first three in a row (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final opening). With three places going to non .com gTLDs (of the old variety - .net, .org and .info) and the other two to ccTLDs, the new G's went away empty handed this time out. 

Like the new gTLDs that led the past two charts (Autism.rocks at $100,000 last week and Wine.club at $140,000 the week before) the latest leader - HotDog.com - also broke the six-figure barrier. Flippa.com teamed up with Brannans.com to move that domain for $150,000

Sedo filled the #2 slot with Filament.com, a domain that two their top brokers - Dave Evanson and  Jin-Hee Choi - teamed up to sell for $89,000. DomainHoldings.com rounded out the power trio at the top with their Hobi Michalec closing a $58,000 deal for BTCC.com

By Ron Jackson

The ccTLDs interrupted the .com run with one of the year's 10 biggest sales in that category, with #4 Cloud.io moving for $45,000 at Flippa. Sedo put a second country code on the Big Board with #19 S1.tv at $8,400.

Sedo rounded out the first five with IPEK.com at $40,000 then put up the week's top non .com gTLD sale with #6 CCC,net at $17,888. They went on to pile up 15 chart entries overall, including a second non .com gTLD - #16 NEN.org at $9,888. The third charted domain from that group went to Flippa for their $8,000 sale of #20 (tie) 3DPrinter.info. Flippa also had an excellent week overall with five of the Top 20 sales.  

There is an interesting side note on Sedo's $15,600 sale of #7 DreamCasino.com. The seller had acquired that domain in February for just $2,235 on NameJet, showing the art of successful domain flipping remains alive and well. 

One other note today - in last week's report I credited the sale of #4 FOYR.com (at $30,495) solely to eNaming.com but Indus Domains also had an equal hand in making that one happen so I wanted to correct the record and give them the credit they are due. That gives me an opportunity to again thank the many leading sales venues, brokers and private buyers and sellers who have made this weekly report possible for the past 12 years through their willingness to share their sales data with us and you.

Now, on to a look at how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 28:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 22,2015 - Sun. June 28, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect July 1, 2015)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. HotDog.com $150,000 Flippa/Brannans
2. Filament.com $89,000 Sedo
3. BTCC.com $58,000 DomainHoldings
4. Cloud.io $45,000 Flippa
5. IPEK.com $40,000 Sedo
6. CCC.net $17,888 Sedo
7. DreamCasino.com £10,000 = $15,600 Sedo
8. HotMiami.com $15,000 Sedo
9. EnglishLanguage.com $14,999 Flippa
10. TradingIdea.com $14,000 Sedo

11. Sideway.com €10,000 = $11,100 Sedo
12. Sketches.com $10,544 Flippa
IOTGroup.com $10,000 Sedo
VN99.com $10,000 Sedo
15. Interviewed.com $9,900 Sedo
16. NEN.org $9,888 Sedo
17. Winnergy.com $9,800 Sedo
18. Travelogix.com $9,250 Sedo
19. S1.tv $8,400 Sedo
3DPrinter.info $8,000 Flippa
Sweatstyle.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

Sedo led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with CableGuys.com at $7,900. CNJM.com and Tech-Zone.com added $7,000 each. Weby.com went for $6,800 and NotariusPublicus.com posted $5,550.

Nicobar.com brought $5,200, Rogoznica.com returned $5,001 and CRM2.com tallied $4,495. HouseOfSoul.com attracted $4,439, Franchetti.com changed hands for $4,329 and Tauring.com drew $3,695

Sedo had 26 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,300 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,300
snowattack.com $3,330   indieme.com $2,250
mallofberlin.com $3,308 elterngeldrechner.com $2,220
designsnap.com $3,219 mynewcar.com $2,219
rkusa.com $3,140 thomsoncollection.com $2,195
tripdoo.com $3,095 naag.com $2,180
bet2000.com $2,995 e-d.com $2,150
gq6.com $2,995 clip4you.com $2,109
teasisters.com $2,695 fauxfurrugs.com $2,000
dailyhive.com $2,650 genuineautoparts.com $2,000
realtyhive.com $2,650 madz.com $2,000
geekid.com $2,500 mobicom.com $2,000
sczx.com $2,500 squaresun.com $2,000
isolynx.com $2,332 servicelogistics.com $1,560

Elsewhere, SuicideCleanup.com uncovered $3,500 at DomainNameSales.com.

Also, the .CO.COM Registry sold four names through Afternic.com - Hotels.co.com at $6,000, Office.co.com at $2,480, Fashion.co.com at $2,445 and Property.co.com at $2,070.

Back at Flippa.com, Kennebunkport.com corralled $7,000, Susy.com secured $6,001 and Tunez.com drummed up $5,999. Handcuffed.com clicked for $5,555. Daring.com and Toat.com tacked on $3,500 apiece while Designly.com kicked in $3,200. CareerAdvisors.com dispensed $3,052, CyberSquatter.com sat on $3,000 and ODGE.com closed at $2,998.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs reported only one five-figure sale this week but that was a sweet one. Flippa's $45,000 sale of Cloud.io is one of the ten biggest sales in this group reported so far this year (the YTD ccTLD Top 100 is the second chart on the page linked to). You saw that sale and the #2 sale of S1.tv at $8,400 on the all extension leader board above so the biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is # 3 in our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Chart. That is Reizvoll.de, a domain Sedo sold for $6,660.

Rounding the first five are Nidoma.com's $6,216 sale of #4 OpenSpace.it and Sedo's $5,550 sale of #5 Strafrecht.eu. Sedo went on to sweep 14 of the 20 chart entries. Nidoma and Park.io each filled two slots including Park.io's top ten sale of Caller.io at $3,800. Golem.eu also claimed a spot with their $3,329 sale of #14 Hungry.be

Germany's .de won the extension race with four chart entries. Three other extensions - .io, .it and .co - each had two. 4. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 28:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 22, 2015 - Sun. June 28, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect July 1, 2015)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Cloud.io $45,000 Flippa
2. S1.tv $8,400 Sedo
3. Reizvoll.de €6,000 = $6,660 Sedo
4. OpenSpace.it €5,600 = $6,216 Nidoma
5. Strafrecht.eu €5,000 = $5,550 Sedo
6. Casinos.co.nz $5,000 Sedo
7. Newsletters.co $4,950 Sedo
8. ArtDeco.pt €4,000 = $4,440 Sedo
9. Equalizer.it €3,500 = $3,885 Nidoma
Caller.io $3,800 Park.io
Chess.cc  $3,800 Sedo

12. IM.to $3,350 Park.io
13. PlayStore.de €3,000 = $3,330 Sedo
14. Hungry.be €2,999 = $3,329 Golem.eu
15. ChancenManagement.de €2,700 = $2,997 Sedo
16. MCF.co.uk £1,795 = $2,800 Sedo
AsiaTours.nl €2,500 = $2,775 Sedo
Gorilla.de €2,500 = $2,775 Sedo
19. Viral.us $2,500 Sedo
20. BGS.co £1,500 = $2,340 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several more four-figure sales off the chart led by Flippa's $2,300 sale of W.et. They also sold Interview.io ($1,350), MakeMoneyOnline.com.au ($1,155) and 5K.io ($1,000).

Back at Nidoma.com Coverpersonalizzate.it banked $2,234, Civit.it sold for $1,943, MasterProject.it added $1,849 and Impiego.it produced $1,332.

At Sedo, the hit list included Tripdoo.de ($2,200), Freelancer.me ($2,219) and PartsTrader.co.uk ($2,196). Sedo had 19 more four-figure ccTD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,669 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,669
photovoltaikspeicher.de $1,669   comedian.ch $1,120
wirkaufenihrauto.de $1,624 einkommenssicherung.de $1,120
kaffeebrause.de $1,568 stagevergoeding.nl $1,119
piercing-schmuck.de $1,512 needaloan.ca $1,099
deichmann.mk $1,434 fortknox.es $1,008
impact.fr $1,400 vermont.nl $1,008
tierisch-gut.de $1,400 deinhund.de $1,007
livesports.nl $1,232 abhi.in $1,000
carré.de $1,120 seeker.co $1,000
cloudapi.de $1,120  

Elsewhere, Golem.eu sold BlackArrow.eu for $2,219

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)

While no new gTLDs made the all extension Top 20 Sales Chart at the top of this report, four found places on our latest weekly Non .com gTLD Top Sales Chart. Even so, the top spots went to the traditional leaders - .net and .org. The lead slot went to CCC.net at $17,888 with NEN.org taking the runner-up position at $9,888. Both sold through Sedo. 

Flippa filled the next two spots with 3DPrinter.info ($8,000) and Innovate.org ($3,495) and Sedo rounded out the first five with the first new gTLD on the list - Simple.chat at $3,329. Sedo went on to sweep 15 of the 17 chart entries.  

The extension race wound up in a dead heat with the .nets and .orgs claiming five spots apiece.   Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 28:

Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 22, 2015 - Sun. June 28, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect July 1, 2015)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. CCC.net $17,888