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November 21, 2018

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Another Pair of Big .Com Sales Totaling $642,000 Take Top Spots on This Week's Sales Chart 

For the second week in a row a pair of six-figure .com sales ran away from the rest of the pack to claim the top spots on our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Last week it was MK.com ($700,000) and Avoid.com ($117,500). This week Kush.com and Virus.com commanded the spotlight. Kush.com was the big kahuna, changing hands for $500,000 in a sale put together by - who else - Sedo Senior Broker Dave Evanson. Dave has been on fire this fall. Just 3 weeks ago he had another chart topper with User.com at $150,000. His Kush.com sale now ranks among the 12 biggest sales reported so far this year.

There is also an interesting story around this week's #2 sale. Veteran domain investor Markus Schnermann (who was profiled in a moving May 2009 DN Journal Cover Story) acquired Virus.com from Oliver Hoger for $142,000. However, that was just part of a buying spree that brought Markus three more domains that are on this week's Top 20, including #3 Grillen.de ("grilling" in German), purchased through Sedo for $47,869. Markus also acquired #5 WC.de for $33,060 and #12 TD.de for $11,400, with both of those coming from Sedo's GreatDomains auction.

By Ron Jackson

Lumis.com rounded out this week's first five with #4 Aphelion.com at $45,000 - the first of two top 10 scores for them as they picked up another $20,000 for #7 USME.com. Those sales helped the .coms pile up 15 of the 20 chart entries. 

Vinodr.in also helped the .com cause by using Sedo to sell #13 (tie) ThriveLabs.com for $11,000. Sedo went on to sweep 16 chart entries overall. That would have been 17 but one name on their list was a 2017 sale that was just made public this week - Trainings.com at $30,000 (when sales a year or more older come to light those are added to the year of sale's Top 100 Chart in our Archive, if they are high enough to qualify). Sedo's haul this week included all three of the ccTLDs that made the Big Board and one of the two non .com gTLDs that crashed the party - #17 Spiritual.life at $9,750. The other one, sold by the .GLOBAL Registry, was, like Spiritual.life, also a new gTLD - #18 Community.global at $8,000.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 18, 2018:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 12, 2018 - Sun. Nov. 18, 2018
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 21, 2018)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Kush.com $500,000 Sedo
2. Virus.com $142,000 Pvt Sale
3. Grillen.de
("grilling" in German)
€41,990 = $47,869 Sedo
4. Aphelion.com $45,000 Lumis