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Multi-Million $ Sale of Forge.com Charges to Top of New DNJournal Chart - $550,000 Sale Follows

We're heading down the home stretch in the 2021 domain sales season and the story line remains the same it has been the since the year began - the domain aftermarket is still on fire. The $2,202,000 sale of Forge.com that we told you about in our Lowdown section last weekend headlines our latest bi-weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with a $550,000 sale of Lender.com in the #2 spot. 

George Kirikos uncovered that sale of Forge.com to private securities marketplace Forge Global. As regular readers know, no one has done a better job of finding and reporting previously unknown blockbuster sales than George. He also pointed us to second 7-figure transaction involving BitBuy.com this week. 

That one can't be charted because the deal involved both cash and equity components. Still,  the purchase by Bitbuy, one of Canada’s largest crypto trading platforms, is well worth noting with the seller receiving $1.5 million (US) and a warrant for approximately $2.8 million (Canadiian) in either equity or cash upon exercise of the warrant which will occur within one year after the transfer of the domain. There is further reporting on that deal here.

Earlier this week, Elliot Silver at DomainInvesting.com broke the news about the $550,000 sale of Lender.com made by Brandforce broker Stephen Byrne. That one helped the .coms sweep the first five spots on the new leader board, with the first four all being one-word dictionary domains, including another six-figure sale, #3 Regional.com at $106,888 via SnapNames. #5 TheKingdom.com, snapped the one-word string with a $39,999 sale at NameMarket.com.

The .coms piled up 12 of the 20 chart entries overall with NameJet accounting for three of those. The new Namecheap Market also aided the .com cause with a $20,221 sale of Namey.com, as did Tim Keller who sold #14 (tie) www360.com for $20,000 in a private transaction.

Both the non .com gTLDs (with five charted sales) and the ccTLDs (with three on the Big Board) also continued to thrive in this bountiful market. #6 Regal.co led the country code contingent with a £25,000 ($33,250) sale at Sedo. Dynadot set the pace for the non .com gTLDs with a pair of Ethereum-related domains. They banked $30,000 apiece for ETH.black and ETH.pink as those two tied for the #7 spot. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           By Ron Jackson

Here is a look at how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, December 19, 2021:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 6 -  Sun. Dec. 19, 2021
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 22, 2021)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. Forge.com $2,202,000 Pvt Sale
2. Lender.com $550,000 Brandforce
3. Regional.com $106,888 SnapNames
4. Scrip.com $44,060 SnapNames
5. TheKingdom.com $39,999 NameMarket
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