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February 17, 2016

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Six Figure .Com Stands Out in the Otherwise Slow Week We Expected  for Domain Sales

As I mentioned last week, we were expecting aftermarket domain sales to be slow this week because many offices in China were closed all of last week for the Chinese New Year. With the normally busy domain buyers there joining in the celebration sales activity was bound to fall off - and it did. If you look at our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart below, you will see an almost complete absence of the kinds of high end domains Chinese buyers prefer (predominantly ultra-short .com acronym and numeric domains). 

With buyers back on the job this week, it will be very interesting to see what kind of results we will have to report next week. Some have been predicting the frenetic buying pace in the Far East will slow down soon while others think the the boom we've seen in recent months is just the beginning.  

Only 10 sales above four figures were reported this week but one of those did clear the six-figure barrier to take the top spot on the Big Board. That was Magenta.com, a domain that changed hands via DomainNameSales.com for an even $100,000. Flippa.com took the next two spots with Creature.com at $35,000 and Pedal.com at $25,000. Sedo then made it four for four for the .coms by moving #4 CustomFit.com for $21,000.

By Ron Jackson

The first non .com domain to break through - Goal.net at $13,500 via SnapNames - completed the  first five. That was one of three non .com gTLDs on the leader board, joined by #12 Enrollment.org ($9,000 at SnapNames) and #19 01.biz ($6,292 at Sedo). 

The ccTLDs, who were shut out last week, bounced back with three charted sales of their own - all of those landing in the top ten. #6 Barcelo.cn led the way for the country codes with an $11,200 sale at Sedo. They rang up the other two as well, banking $10,080 for #8 Cashpoint.nl and $9,999 for #10 (tie) Leasing.co.uk.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 8, 2016 - Sun. Feb. 14, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 17, 2016)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Magenta.com $100,000 DomainNameSales
2. Creature.com $35,000 Flippa
3. Pedal.com $25,000 Flippa
4. CustomFit.com $21,000 Sedo
5. Goal.net $13,500 SnapNames
6. Barcelo.cn €10,000 = $11,200 Sedo
7. Menz.com $10,500 Flippa
8. Cashpoint.nl €9,000 = $10,080 Sedo
9. SecondAmendment.com $10,000 Sedo
Leasing.co.uk $9,999 Sedo
PepCart.com $9,999 Sedo

12. Enrollment.org $9,000 SnapNames
IXCapital.com $7,500 Sedo
MyPingo.com $7,500 Sedo
15. Bluo.com $7,495 Flippa
16. Higea.com $7,000 Sedo
17. RoofDecking.com $6,995 Sedo
18. Spata.com £4,500 = $6,435 Sedo
19. 01.biz £4,400 = $6,292 Sedo
Lynks.com $6,000 Sedo
PresbyterianSeniorLiving.com $6,000 SnapNames

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 additional four-figure sales with Illustris.com at $5,600 and a pair of $5,000 sales in Adwap.com and Re-Display.com. Immofacile.com and Tismart.com commanded $4,368 each while Driver-Guide.com drew $4,256 and SocialMiner.com made $4,000.

Krontech.com tallied $3,999, Nanozen.com notched $3,920 and Pipz.com posted $3,780. Sedo had 30 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
happysmoking.com $3,500   eliteaviation.com $2,445
pescaria.com $3,360 digicity.com $2,250
baseballforever.com $3,199 mgwb.com $2,151
prsnl.com $3,080 ckwg.com $2,105
jobable.com $3,000 mfzx.com $2,100
socialwear.com $3,000 qrqf.com $2,100
ecoffee.com $2,999 sondr.com $2,100
wearablepros.com $2,980 engineteam.com $2,077
emlakkurdu.com $2,968 idoido.com $2,077
legaltender.com $2,873 namazvakitleri.com $2,077
pukkr.com $2,860 sarry.com $2,075
eventevent.com $2,500 sinusitissurgery.com $2,000
ladyproducts.com $2,500 stackpack.com $2,000
jobsinpharma.com $2,499 tfyk.com $2,000
potdc.com $2,499 thesacredsky.com $2,000

Sedo also teamed up with SnapNames to sell Bovalto.com for $3,888 and SnapNames sold Devisassurance.com on their own for $2,005

Hitnamer.com picked up $4,000 for PD5.com

Back at Flippa, P-orn.com produced $2,600 while DNCH.com, FMDK.com and YTCC.com clicked for $2,500 apiece. HowHigh.com hauled in $2,300, BMWH.com captured $2,273 and OUZE.com added $2,200. PWBZ.com booked $2,150, MusicSites.com drummed up $2,111 and three others - DHSK.com, GEAF.com and Sprained.com - spawned $2,000 each.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the three sales you saw on the all extension leader board at the top of this report with Sedo's $11,200 sale of Barcelo.cn setting the pace. The biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #4 on our latest Country Code Top Sales Chart. That is MyGift.de at $4,480 via Sedo.

Flippa rounded out the first five with Shopping.fm at $4,299. Sedo  claimed the rest of the  top ten en route to sweeping 20 of the 22 chart entries (the extra spots resulting from a four-way tie for the final position). Golem.eu took one of the two spots Sedo didn't get, picking up $2,664 for #14 PatientSafety.eu.

Germany's .de won the extension race with five chart entries. In a very diverse week no other TLD had more than two. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016:

Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 8, 2016 - Sun. Feb. 14, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 17, 2016)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Barcelo.cn €10,000 = $11,200 Sedo
2. Cashpoint.nl €9,000 = $10,080 Sedo
3. Leasing.co.uk $9,999 Sedo
4. MyGift.de €4,000 = $4,480 Sedo
5. Shopping.fm $4,299 Flippa
FSC.fr €3,000 = $3,360 Sedo
Tuabogado.es €3,000 = $3,360 Sedo
8. Glamorous.de €2,899 = $3,247 Sedo
9. Kuba.eu €2,700 = $3,024 Sedo
10. Pinnacle.us $3,000 Sedo

11. Autositzbezüge.de €2,501 = $2,801 Sedo
3.gp €2,500 = $2,800 Sedo