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August 08, 2018

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Unusual Week for Domain Sales: Non .Coms Outnumber .Coms 11-9 on New Top 20 Chart

.Coms typically dominate our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart but this was one of those rare weeks when that was not the case. On the other hand, the .coms, as usual, had the week's biggest sale - MAQ.com at $49,999. Credit for that one goes to seller Manish Lunja of BrandPros.com, who made the sale through Afternic. The .coms also had more chart entries than any other single TLD, nine in all - however their normal take is in the teens.

This time around the track, the non .com domains shared in the bounty, piling up 11 places on the leader board. Seven of those were non .com gTLDs (of which five were new gTLDs) and four were ccTLDs. The news was especially good for new gTLDs whose quintet included two of the top three sales - #2 Coin.store at $26,705 and #3 AirConditioning.online at $19,500. Those came from a list Radix Registry just released of their top premium domain sales in the first half of this year. Most of their premium sales are made through registry partners. In this case China's Alibaba booked the Coin.store sale while GoDaddy attracted the AirConditioning.online buyer. The other three charted new gTLD sales were also made by Radix with those all in the .tech extension.

By Ron Jackson

Sedo, who had more charted sales than any other venue with 12, posted the the two traditional non .com gTLD sales on the Big Board, one a .net and the other a .org. Their $15,000 sale of #4 (tie) USBetting.net was part of a five-name logjam in that position that also included the week's biggest ccTLD sale - Camisetas.com.br ("T-shirts" in Portuguese). Sedo accounted for all five of the names knotted at #4. They also produced three of the four ccTLD sales, the lone exception being CatchTiger.com's $9,125 sale of #20 Baccarat.nl.

Brian Kelly of Big Bear Capital also earned chart honors this week with a $10,700 sale of #13 Mindstrong.com to Mindstrong Health that was made on the Efty.com platform. 

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 5, 2018:

HealthInsurance Services, Inc
eHealthInsurance Services, Inc
eHealthInsurance Services, Inc

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 30, 2018 - Sun. Aug. 5, 2018
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 8, 2018)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. MAQ.com $49,999 BrandPros/Afternic
2. Coin.store $26,705 Radix/Alibaba
3. AirConditioning.online $19,500 Radix/GoDaddy
Caliva.com $15,000 Sedo
("T-shirts" in Portuguese)
$15,000 Sedo
MedicalCRM.com $15,000 Sedo