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Three 6-Figure Sales and a Strong Outing from the ccTLDs Powers Our Latest Domain Sales Chart

It's still very early in the 2023 domain sales season but we continue to see encouraging results from the aftermarket. Three more six-figure sales came in to headline our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. The highest of those was a solid geodomain sale at Above.com where #1 Palestine.com changed hands for $194,400. That's the highest geo sale to have been reported since Portugal.com and Arizona.com sold for $350,000 each in 2021. Palestine.com also moved into the #4 position in our 2023 YTD Top Domain Sales Chart, giving Above.com two of the biggest sales reported year to date, including the biggest one - Help.com at $3 million last month.

Braden Pollock at LegalBrandMarketing.com is also off to a hot start this year. He just rang the six-figure bell again with #2 COA.com at $140,000. Coupled with his $120,000 sale of StoneAge.com that was charted in our last report, Braden now has two of the six biggest sales reported YTD.

A big ccTLD sale rounded out the six-figure trio at the top. That was a $100,000 sale of De.fi at Domeen.com (a European domain investment company that has been in business for 22 years now). This two-letter combo, paired with Finland's country code, created a great name for a company that was already operating in the decentralized finance space at DefiYield.app.   

The ccTLDs went on to claim five places on the Big Board, including three of the top six spots. De.fi got strong back up from Sedo's sales of #5 Payments.co at $48,600 and #6 Pornos.de at $37,800. Another one of the country code sales might have you scratching your head at first glance. #14 Walking ForHealth.org.uk went for $16,165 at DomainLore.uk. It was a domain only sale but most of the value comes from traffic related to a previous website that had been on the domain. The buyer created a new site with relevant content that should enable them to monetize that residual traffic and recoup their investment, plus some if all goes well.

On the .com front, it was business as usual with the world's most popular TLD piling up 13 of the 20 chart entries. Sedo played a big role there too by handling an $80,000 sale of #4 SmartBlockhain.com. The .coms also got helping hands from a $35,000 sale of #7 (tie) BusinessOwner.com at SlashDomains and a $16,000 sale of #15 MROH.com that Steve Orosz made thorough the GoDaddy brokerage. While Steve collected the 16K, the buyer actually paid more than that as they had to cover an undisclosed fee GoDaddy charged to assist them in acquiring the name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           By Ron Jackson

The non .com gTLDs were limited to two chart entries this time around the track, both chalked up by Sedo. Those were #12 (tie) Riyadh.net at $18,000 and #20 OTW.org at $12,500

Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending ending Sunday, February 12, 2023:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan 30 - Sun. Feb. 12, 2023
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 15, 2023)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. Palestine.com $194,400 Above.com
2. COA.com $140,000 LegalBrandMarketing
3. De.fi $100,000 Domeen.com
4. SmartBlockchain.com $80,000 Sedo
5. Payments.co €45,000 = $48,600 Sedo