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Trio of Six-Figure Sales Totaling Over $800,000 Fill Top Spots on Latest DNJournal Sales Chart

After seeing 3-letter .coms dominate the top of our charts for two bi-weekly sales reports in a row, things look a lot different this time out. Word domains were back in charge and not just the one-word dictionary domains that typically steal the show. In fact, the trio at the top includes a two-word domain, a three-word domain and a male first name domain! The one thing they have in common is they are all .coms.

The headliner is a $540,000 sale of TradeZero.com in a private transaction that was uncovered by the master of domain sales discovery - George Kirikos. In poring through SEC documents, including a filing that came out a few days ago, George was able to confirm the sale that closed in the final quarter of 2021. It is one of the ten biggest sales to have come to light so far this year. 

Sedo claimed the #2 spot with Gian.com at $150,000. Gian is a masculine Italian first name that is both a shorter version of Gianni and a derivative of Giovanni. It is pronounced "Jon" but in this case, paired with .com, it actually spells "big bucks!"


Rounding out the six-figure trio at the top is a $140,409 sale of LawyersNearMe.com that Michael Dorausch of NearMe Networks made via Afternic (by way of a GoDaddy landing page). The keyword + "near me" phrase in .com is a consistently strong search term that, as this sale shows, can pay big dividends.

Editor's Update: The sale of Lawyer.us, noted below, was reported after the expired domain was auctioned off at GoDaddy and payment was received. However, that payment was apparently made from an unauthorized source, resulting in a chargeback to GoDaddy who then nullified the sale and repossessed the domain. As of this writing it was still in GoDaddy's possession.

Now, we did have a couple of one-word dictionary domains in the top five but both were in non .com TLDs. Swetha Yenugula (Swetha.xyz) scored yet another big sale with #4 Pixels.xyz at $74,980 and the biggest ccTLD sale of the week, #5 Lawyer.us went for $50,000 in an expired name auction at GoDaddy. That sale is more good news for .US. Paired with Drive.us (a name that sold for $99,999 in March, the USA's ccTLD now has two of the top 10 country code sales reported worldwide year to date.

While the 3-letter .coms didn't have the same numbers they have had in recent weeks, they did put another one on the honor roll - Sedo's $38,000 sale of  #7 YEB.com. There is an interesting back story on this domain that shows just how much the market has changed over the past couple of decades. YEB.com used to be one of my domains. 








           By Ron Jackson

Back in 2003 a drop catcher many old timers will remember, Gordon Martin (known as DropWizard), caught YEB.com for me at a cost of just $120! Gordon accepted only one back order per name, first come first served. Within a few weeks I sold YEB on a thread at DNForum.com for $895. Yes, in hindsight, one my dumbest moves ever!  At the time I thought instantly making over six times my investment was a good idea. If I only could have seen 19 years into the future! 

Back here in the present (and after that story, I am too depressed to stay in the past!), the .coms swept 14 of the 21 chart entries (a tie for the final spot produced the extra position). Mike Mann at DomainMarket.com helped the .com cause by selling #10 LevelPath.com for $32,910 and #20 (tie) ExpertHomeService.com for $14,888. The .coms also got a boost from Howard Hoffman's $18,000 sale of #15 Narwhale.com via GoDaddy and Logan Flatt's $16,800 sale of #18 GoldCoastCapital.com for Media Code LLC.

The ccTLDs took four places including the #13 spot filled by MrPremium.com's $20,000 sale of Prom.io. That other three spots went to the non .com gTLDs, thanks entirely to Swetha.xyz who filled all three of those positions. 

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, June 5, 2022:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 23 - Sun. June 5, 2022
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 8, 2022)



Sold For

Where Sold

1. TradeZero.com $540,000 Pvt Sale
2. Gian.com $150,000 Sedo
3. LawyersNearMe.com $140,409 Afternic
4. Pixels.xyz $74,980 Swetha.xyz
5. Lawyer.us (as per note above, this sale was nullified and the domain was repossessed) $50,000 GoDaddy