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June 07, 2017

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$550,000 Deal Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart - $700,000 Sale from 2016 Also Uncovered

Yet another big 2017 domain sale was logged this week when word came that Lola.com was sold in a bankruptcy proceeding for $550,000 in one of the year's six biggest domain sales to date. DomainGang found the details of the sale in a report published by Sourcing Journal. After filing for bankruptcy fashion company BCBG Max Azria was given court authority to sell Lola.com (with no other assets involved) and it now points to a company offering a new business travel app. BCBG had previously used the name for a women's fashion retail store that wound up failing.

An even bigger sale that occurred in 2016 has now been uncovered by George Kirikos who learned from a Logitech SEC filing that the company purchased UE.com for $700,000 last year. Elliot Silver at DomainInvesting.com had reported in April 2016 that Logitech had bought the name but the price wasn't known at that time. Kirikos, who has uncovered countless major sales by examining government filings, has now answered that question. As a result we have added UE.com to the 2016 Top 100 Sales Chart in our Sales Archive where it ranks as the 9th biggest sale made last year.  

Back to the present, every one of the top five sales on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart is a short .com - with none exceeding four characters. NameJet filled the #2 slot with CPT.com at $69,000. A pair of four-digit numeric domains followed. Sharjil Saleem worked with Sanwal Memon to broker the $45,000 sale of #3 1003.com as well as #4 1227.com at $35,000. NameJet rounded out the first five with DTU.com at $27,800.  

By Ron Jackson

.Coms went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries, including nine of the top ten. The lone exception on the upper half of the leader board was #8 ET.org at $22,000 via NameJet. That was also the only non .com gTLD on this week's leader board. The ccTLDs fared better with three charted sales led by #13 Experte.de at €16,660 ($18,826) through Sedo

NameJet, who reported all of their May sales this week, had a hand in 10 of the 20 charted sales. Two of those were made by broker Erwan Kina on the NameJet platform - #6 Screensaver.com at $25,099 and #12 Napkin.com at $18,995.    

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 4, 2017:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 22, 2017 - Sun. June 4, 2017
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 7, 2017)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Lola.com $550,000 Pvt Sale
2. CPT.com $69,000 NameJet
3. 1003.com $45,000 Sharjil Saleem/
Sanwal Memon
4. 1227.com $35,000 Sharjil Saleem/
Sanwal Memon
5. DTU.com $27,800 NameJet
6. Screensaver.com $25,099 Erwan Kina/
7. Gaibang.com $22,198 NameJet
8. ET.org $22,000 NameJet
9. Leah.com $20,600 NameJet
10. Apologize.com $19,300 NameJet

11. TCMM.com $19,000 Sedo
12. Napkin.com $18,995 Erwan Kina/
13. Experte.de €16,660 = $18,826 Sedo
Upgift.com $18,000 Sedo
YIL.com $18,000 NameJet
16. Korbit.com $17,500 Sedo
17. YUO.com $17,000 NameJet
18. Snowflake.co.uk $15,500 Sedo
19. Oberlo.ca $15,000 Flippa
20. Centralisation.com $14,888 DomainMarket

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.

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The All-Time Top 20 All-Cash Domain Sales Reported By DNJournal.com
 (2003 to Now)

There were 16  more five-figure sales off the chart with Sedo led by Logan Flatt's $14,488 sale of SmartMonday.com on the Uniregistry Market. Flatt had just picked that domain up in February with a $69 back order.

NameJet had seven more at this level led by UJW.com at $14,300. PhotoJournal.com fetched $11,301, Samu.com secured $11,200 and Fasi.com found $11,100. Also, Saimi.com sold for $10,988, Gunslinger.com mowed down $10,600 and KL.org collected $10,001

Sedo had seven more of their own at five figures led by Baze.com at $14,000. SitePad.com posted $13,000 while two others - Agro24.com and ICO.io - added $12,000 apiece. 2Days.com drew $11,000, Forever.at attracted $10,170 and HearYourWay.com yielded $10,000.

GoDaddy also had a $10,000 sale, moving Learn.wine for Michael Berkens's WorldwideMedia.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four figure sales with OurAir.com at $9,800 and Lampuga.com at $9,605. AACGroup.com contributed $9,500, TurnIt.com tallied $9,000 and FreeSim.com sewed up $8,500

Two others - VesperTech.com and WebCasinos.com - went for $8,000 each while CreditCoins.com commanded $7,797. PigFeed.com produced $7,625, ShotGlass.com threw back $7,499 and Entertainments.com tacked on $6,499. Splend.com captured $5,888 and BatteryMall.com generated $5,500.

Sedo had 59 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below: