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First Domain Sales Chart of the New Year Led By a 7-Figure Sale and
3 More in 6 Figures

...and they're off! The 2023 domain sales season is now underway and there is some good news coming out of the gate. We already knew Above.com's $3 million sale of Help.com would be gracing our new all-extension Top 20 Chart as we broke that  news in a Lowdown post last week. Only three sales in 2022 were higher than that, so Help.com is also very likely to top our first 2023 YTD Top 100 Chart when it comes out the evening of February 1 (since this week's Top 20 Chart is the first one of the new year it is also the current YTD Top Sales Chart). The final Top 100 Charts for 2022 will remain on our YTD Sales Charts page until Feb. 1 when the 2022 list will move (but remain permanently available) in our Domain Sales Archive.

The Help.com sale was back up by three solid six-figure sales at Sedo, led by a $275,000 sale of SkyWin.com. That represented a remarkable return on investment for the seller who had picked up the domain for just $2,118 in a 2019 NameJet auction! Sedo booked another 100,000 ($108,000) for TopFX.eu, the highest ccTLD sale reported and one that was bigger than all but four of the country code sales reported in 2022. Sedo rounded out the big money quartet at the top with #4 Nevis.com at $100,000.

Sister sites NameJet and SnapNames just released their December sales today (Jan. 18). We chart sales when they are first reported (as long as they have occurred within the trailing 12 months) and their list included a trio of Top 20 Sales led by #11 JVZ.com for $14,601 at SnapNames. .Coms swept 13 of the 20 chart entries with Greg Everett's $15,000 sale of #9 (tie) SYAI.com via Uniregistry also helping the .com cause. 

The ccTLDs kicked off 2023 the same way they ended 2022, with a steady flow of solid sales. Five country code domains claimed places on the Big Board with that big $108,000 sale of TopFX.eu getting top ten back up from #8 UTrace.de at 15,000 ($16,200) via Sedo.

The non .com gTLDs wound up with two spots on the honor roll - Sedo's $27,500 sale of #5 CasinoApps.net and a $12,701 sale of AmericanPainSociety.org at NameJet.

One other note before we go to the charts. With this report we will return to our usual bi-weekly release schedule with a new report coming out every other Wednesday evening. So, I'll be back here February 1 with the next update as well as the unveiling of our first 2023 YTD Top Sales Chart.








           By Ron Jackson

Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending ending Sunday, January 15, 2023:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan 2 - Sun. Jan. 15, 2023
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 18, 2023)



Sold For

Where Sold

1. Help.com $3,000,000 Above.com
2. SkyWin.com $275,000 Sedo
3. TopFX.eu 100,000 = $108,000 Sedo
4. Nevis.com $100,000 Sedo
5. CasinoApps.net $27,500 Sedo