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September 15, 2017

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Biggest ccTLD Sale of the Year to Date Takes Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart

The ccTLDs got a new 2017 King of The Hill this week after Sedo announced the closing of a €200,000 ($238,000) sale of Kaffee.de ("coffee" in German). That price more than doubles the $100,320 paid for the previous country code leader - Fetch.com.au - in April. A coffee wholesale distribution specialist, OPAG GmbH, was the buyer of Kaffee.de. They successfully completed the acquisition after negotiations with the seller that were managed by Sedo Senior Broker Frank Tillmanns.

Kaffee.de topped all of the week's reported sales, regardless of extension but the .coms filled most of the remaining spots on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, including the next five chart entries in a row. James Booth's BQDN.com led the .com charge with #2 Pisces.com at $80,000 and #3 Chop.com at $70,000. BQDN also sold #5 Trap.com for $52,000. That sale was sandwiched between two more from Sedo - #4 Vant.com at $59,500 and #6 Resolution.com at $50,000.

The non .com gTLDs made their first of five appearances on the Big Board with #7 CB.org at $28,000 via Sedo, who went on to pile up 14 of the 20 chart entries. Four of the five charted sales in this category were .orgs with the fifth being a new gTLD - WebQuest's $15,000 sale of Web.media.

By Ron Jackson

In addition to the top spot on the elite list, the ccTLDs took two other positions - #8 Sicherheitsdienst.de at $24,395 and #16 SocialMedia.it at $11,781 with Sedo booking both of those.

Everything else went to the .coms including Erwan Kina's $18,000 sale of #12 IMK.com and the $11,201 sale of an emoji domain - #17 ☯.com (puny code: xn--w4h.com)  - in a private transaction. That is the Yin Yang Emoji character - one of only 33 .com emoji domains currently in existence. GNO, Inc. acquired the domain from the Sperling Corporation. It is the sixth one GNO has added to their portfolio.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 4, 2017 - Sun. Sept. 10, 2017
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 15, 2017)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Kaffee.de €200,000 = $238,000 Sedo
2. Pisces.com $80,000 BQDN
3. Chop.com $70,000 BQDN
4. Vant.com €50,000 = $59,500 Sedo
5. Trap.com $52,000 BQDN
6. Resolution.com $50,000 Sedo
7. CB.org $28,000 Sedo
8. Sicherheitsdienst.de €20,500 = $24,395 Sedo
9. Nissei.com $22,500 Sedo
10. Goood.com $20,000 Sedo

11. BS2.com $19,000 Sedo
12. IMK.com $18,000 Erwan Kina
13. Web.media $15,000 WebQuest
14. Solo.org £10,000 = $13,600 Sedo
15. FreeIndonesia.com $12,000 Sedo
16. SocialMedia.it €9,900 = $11,781 Sedo
17. ☯.com $11,201 Pvt Sale
18. Setoo.com $10,000 Sedo