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.AI Continues to Command Attention With Three of the Top Four Sales on Our Latest Chart

In the movie Groundhog Day a TV weatherman finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. I'm starting to understand what that feels like (I was even  a TV weatherman myself many years ago). The difference is I am starting to feel like I am reliving the same two weeks over and over again when I prepare our bi-weekly domain sales reports. That's because every new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart seems to feature a half dozen or more .AI domain names (even though it is a ccTLD for Anguilla, a sparsely populated British island territory in the Caribbean). We all know the artificial intelligence boom is fueling that  explosion, leaving just one question - how long can this go on?

No one knows for sure but there remained no sign of a slowdown this time around the sales track as three of the four highest publicly reported sales were .AI domains and they took six places overall on our latest leader board, including #1.That spot went to Golf.ai at $140,000, the leader in a trio of top drawer sales reported by Namecheap that also featured #3 Resolve.ai at $64,490 and #4 Hamilton.ai at $60,000. Alex Verdea's $75,000 sale of #2 TheDeeply.com temporarily interrupted the party and a $50,172 sale of #5 Spaces.ca by Ilze Kaulins-Plaskacz at ExcellentDomains.ca showed that, despite its dominance, .ai isn't the only country code game in town.

The .coms and the ccTLDs wound up tying with eight chart entries each with Sedo providing ammunition to both sides. They posted five of the .com sales, including #6 (tie) BirdBuddy.com at $50,000 and also added #18 GolfZone.de to the country code side of the ledger at $19,278.

That left four spots to for the non .com TLDs and they went to four different TLDs, .net, .xyz, .org and .academy, with Sedo's $50,000 sale of #6 (tie) LI.net leading that category. 

The single biggest sales story from the past two weeks came from George Kirikos who wrote on his FreeSpeech.com account at X.com  about how he discovered that Shift.com and Fair.com had changed hands in separate bankruptcy auctions that included some additional assets of minimal value. The Shift.com assets went for $1,365,000 and the Fair.com lot for $900,000. In order to compare apples to apples we have always charted sales of individual domain names only but those two warrant widespread attention because George's research proved those two names were the only assets in the lots that made them worth what was paid for them - giving all of us two more excellent examples of the kind of prices top tier domains like those attract. 








           By Ron Jackson

Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, March 31, 2024:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 18 - Sun. March 31, 2024
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect April 3, 2024)



Sold For

Where Sold

1. Golf.ai $140,000


2. TheDeeply.com $75,000 Alex Verdea


$64,490 Namecheap
4. Hamilton.ai $60,000 Namecheap
5. Spaces.ca CAD 67,800 = $50,172 ExcellentDomains.ca