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The New Year's 2nd Reported Seven-Figure Sale Tops New DNJ Chart as Domains Remain in High Demand

Following the boom year we saw for domain sales in 2021, a lot of people hope to see that powerful momentum propel the market through another banner year. All markets have their up and down cycles though, so we will be paying especially close attention to sales reports, looking for any signs of a slowdown. It is early, but the market certainly got off on the right foot in the first month of the new year. We've had two seven-figure sales come to light in January, matching the total of publicly reported sales at that level for all of 2020. On the other hand, 14 seven-figure sales were reported in 2021, so we still have a long way to go to pass last year's mark.

The first big one this year was reported in our last column -  Unlock.com at  $1,228,200. The second one just came to light this past week when George Kirikos uncovered a $1,800,000 sale of Galaxy.com in a Q3-2021 SEC filing (sales being reported for the first time are added to our latest chart, as long as the sale occurred within the preceding 12 months. Older sales that are high enough go into our Domain Sales Archive on the Top 100 Chart for the year in which they occurred). MediaOptions.com was the buyer's broker in the Galaxy.com sale. While the seller received $1.8 million, the buyer, Galaxy Digital, also paid MediaOptions a separate undisclosed fee for successfully acquiring the domain for them. 

The #2 domain on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, BankFirst.com, attracted a blockbuster price for a two-word .com - $800,000. That Q4-2021 sale was uncovered by Kevin Murphy at DomainIncite.com, who got confirmation from the buyer (a small Wisconsin bank) after seeing the transaction in an SEC filing they made.

The .coms went on to sweep 14 of the 20 chart entries, with Sedo posting #3 Brasil.com at $92,950 and Braden Pollock's LegalBrandMarketing.com putting up #4 Curable.com at $90,000. Braden also rang up the $35,000 sale of #18 Recognize.io, one of three ccTLDs on the Big Board. Sedo posted the two highest ones - #7 Q.to at $50,000 and #17 Krypto.de at 35,700 ($40,341) and went on to pile up 11 chart entries overall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           By Ron Jackson

The non .com gTLDs also took three places on the elite list, with two of those going to Swetha.xyz for her sales of #5 Momentum.xyz at $69,888 and #15 MetaData.xyz at $49,888. Sandwiched between those two was Sedo's $50,000 sale of #11 (tie) Filter.org.

Everything else went to the .coms whose cause was aided by a $60,000 sale of #6 ETHLink.com by Nam.es, another one for $50,000 for #11 (tie) Buoyancy.com, logged by Domaincracy through Afternic and another, ##16 NaturalProcess.com at $41,396, booked by BrandDrip via BrandBucket.com.

One other note before we go to the new bi-weekly chart. With this second report of the new year, we had enough data in to open up our 2022 Year-to-Date Top Sales Charts. If you are looking for the 2021 Top 100 you will still be able to  permanently access that chart in our Archive through this link: 2021 Top 100 Sales Charts.  

Now, here is a look at how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, January 30, 2022:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 17 - Sun. Jan. 30, 2022
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 2, 2022)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. Galaxy.com $1,800,000 MediaOptions
2. BankFirst.com $800,000 Pvt Sale
3. Brasil.com $92,950 Sedo
4. Curable.com $90,000 LegalBrandMarketing
5. Momentum.xyz $69,888 Swetha.xyz