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Big Domain Sales Continue to Burn Up the Charts as the 7-Figure Bell is Rung Again and 10 Others Reached 6 Figures

Temperatures aren't the only things sizzling this summer. In our last report, when 

the chart leader passed the million dollar mark and five others hit six figures, we though that was a high water mark that might stand for awhile, but over the past two weeks we saw yet another 7-figure sale and the number in six figures doubled to ten. That meant one of those 6-figure sales didn't even make the top half of the chart! 

 

The fireworks from the past fortnight got off to a fast start. Just one day after our last report was published, Kate Buckley at Buckley Media let us know she had closed a $1,008,900 sale of eBike.com (a sale we detailed in our Lowdown section that day). That put Kate in the #1 

position on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart this week and, just for good measure, she claimed a second chart entry with #17 Goldstreet.com at $70,623. Kate would have had a third if a big deal she brokered for Dutch.com was not subject to a privacy request. eBike.com now ranks as the 5th biggest publicly reported domain sale of the year to date.

GoDaddy played a very big role in the deluge of big numbers by releasing their top 20 sales for the month of January for the first time. That list included a half-dozen six-figure sales led by #2 Steam.com at $390,560 and #4 WeShare.com at $280,000. Sandwiched between those two is a $350,000 purchase of Yachts.com made by Eric Borgos that was detailed by Andrew Allemann in a post at DomainNameWire. Rounding out the first five is a $194,213 sale of RVsForSale.com that broker Jeff Garbutt at PrimeLoyalty.com sold for industry veteran Francine Callahan. Fran said that was actually the 3rd big sale Jeff has closed for her this year (the others, made under NDA, were Acquisition.com and CommercialProperty.com).

The six and seven figure sales were all .coms with one exception. That was a blockbuster German ccTLD sale at Sedo where On.de changed hands for 119,000 ($140,240). That is one of the five biggest country code sales posted so far this year. Two other ccTLDs also earned spots on the elite list. GoDaddy sold #14 Own.co for $87,750 and Grit Brokerage banked $75,000 for Versus.co.

 

Grit Brokerage also gets credit for one of the two non .com gTLD sales on the honor roll - an impressive $80,000 sale of #15 Clean.org. GoDaddy posted an even bigger sale in that category raking in $144,000 for Skweezer.net in the second biggest non .com gTLD sale of the year to date, trailing only Poker.net (sold for $750,000 in March).

 

 

   By Ron Jackson

It looks like eye-popping sales will be getting even bigger before this year is out. Just today, George Kirikos reported on his blog that Sports.com is changing hands for $6 million! $3 million of that has already been paidby Trident Acquisitions Corp., with the balance due by the end of the year (we will be able to chart the sale when that happens).

 

George generated some big news about newly discovered historical domain sales since our last report as well. As reported on his Twitter feed, Kirikos found proof in an SEC filing that Gambling.com sold for $2.5 million in 2011. We had actually reported speculation about that sale at the time, but did not know it had been closed. Gambling.com is the 2nd biggest sale reported for that year, trailing only Social.com ($2.6 million). We have added it to that spot on the 2011 Top 100 Sales Chart in our Domain Sales Archive

 

George also uncovered a $2 million sale of Chatter.com made in 2010 and that one has been added to the #3 position on our 2010 Top 100 Chart. In another old SEC filing, George learned that TDC.com was sold for $1 million in 2001. The was before we came into existence and started tracking aftermarket sales in late 2003, but we do have a list of verified pre-2004 sales in our Archive that TDC.com has now been added to. Thanks, as always, to George for his invaluable work in unearthing these sales and sharing them with the community.

Now back to the present! Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, July 4, 2021:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 21, 2021 -  Sun. July 4, 2021
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect July 7, 2021)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. eBike.com $1,008,900 BuckleyMedia
2. Steam.com $390,560 GoDaddy
3. Yachts.com $350,000 Pvt Sale
4. WeShare.com $280,000 GoDadddy
5. RVsForSale.com $194,213 PrimeLoyalty
6. Skweezer.net $144,000 GoDaddy
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