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Big Domain Sales Blossomed in April Led By a $1.5 Million Gem and Four Six-Figure Sales That Top DNJ's Latest Chart

In most parts of the world spring brings a welcome change of seasons with warmer temperatures and bluer skies, but the weather in the domain aftermarket continues to be more like Florida's - sunny all year round. In fact, after nearly two years of an ongoing boom, sales activity seems to be getting hotter than ever. In the two weeks since our last bi-weekly report we've seen a 7-figure sale that ranks #2 among the year's highest reported sales to date, plus four others in six figures, including the biggest ccTLD sale reported thus far in 2022. The past fortnight also produced three of the year's ten biggest non .com gTLD sales...and these are just the publicly reported sales. Just about every major broker can truthfully tell you they have closed even bigger ones under NDAs.

A $1.5 million sale of Gems.com to the Gem Shopping Network (that we detailed in our Lowdown section Monday) led the parade this time around the track. That sale, brokered by Mark Thomas at VIPBrokerage.com (representing the seller), is the fourth 7-figure sale reported this year and is second only to the $1.8 million sale of Galaxy.com handled by MediaOptions in February. This is familiar territory for Thomas who posted the second highest sale of the year in 2021 with Christmas.com at $3,150,000 and also had two of the five biggest sales reported in 2019.

 

That quartet at six figures was led by NameExperts.com Founder Joe Uddeme who reeled in a quarter-million dollar fish with his $250,000 sale of Bobber.com. This is the latest in a long line of successes for Joe who had the biggest non .com TLD sale of the year last year with Poker.net at $750,000.

 

The #3 sale on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart represents another high water mark - the biggest ccTLD sale reported this year - Termin.de ("meeting in German) at 150,000 ( $159,000) via Sedo, the undisputed champion of country code sales for the past 20 years.

 

The non .com gTLDs also had a great outing, taking the next three positions with a trio of .xyz sales, including two in six figures - Swetha.xyz's $110,000 sale of #4 Wrap.xyz and Michael Caron's $104,000 sale of #5 Profile.xyz via DAN.com. Michael said the latter domain was purchased by one of the co-founders of OnlyFans.com. Overall, the non .com gTLDs claimed eight chart entries, six of them .xyz domains. The biggest from another TLD was Logan Flatt's $48,000 sale of #8 MMA.bet for Media Code LLC. This group's performance, combined with two charted ccTLD sales, resulted in a 10-10 split between the .coms and non .coms on the leader board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           By Ron Jackson

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, April 24, 2022:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 11 - Sun. April 24, 2022
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect April 27, 2022)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. Gems.com $1,500,000 VIP Brokerage
2. Bobber.com $250,000 NameExperts
3. Termin.de
("meeting" in German)
150,000 = $159,000 Sedo
4. Wrap.xyz $110,000 Swetha.xyz
5. Profile.xyz $104,000 DAN.com