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Pair of 6-Figure Sales and a Passel of .AI Domains Take Spotlight on Our Latest Top 20 Chart

The second month of the 2024 domain sales season is underway with a pair of six-figure sales heading our latest bi-weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Nothing out of the ordinary about that except for the fact that a .net domain led the charge. That was a solid $108,897 sale of Profile.net via DAN.com. The seller's representative, Deepak Rajani, orchestrated the highest publicly reported .net sale since last August when IO.net sold for $118,000. Profile.net was being used as a directory site but Deepak said that will go away as soon as the buyer changes the nameservers. The new owners didn't share any details on their plans for the domain with him.

Sedo also rang the .com bell at about the same price, banking 100,000 ($107,000) for PhotoBooth.com. It may be awhile before we see what that will become as well. It currently goes to a Dutch registrar's parking page. Sedo went on to pile up a dozen chart entries overall including a $45,000 deal for #6 Soaring.com that was closed by Sedo premium broker Mark Ghoriafi.

Then there are all of those impressive .AI sales. With the artificial intelligence boom currently underway, five .AI domains landed on the Big Board with four reaching the top ten. The $59,995 sale of #3 Boombox.ai by James Booth (DomainBooth.com) led the pack with a $59,500 sale of FEM.ai, reported by Namecheap, right behind. 

Those .AI sales gave the ccTLD category a big boost, allowing them to claim eight chart entries overall. While the TLD is being marketed to mean "artificial intelligence" it is actually the country code TLD for Anguilla, a Caribbean island that is a British overseas territory with a population of just 15,000. Sedo accounted for all three of the ccTLD sales that were not .AI, with #12 Alexander.ch leading that trio at $24,075

While the non .com gTLDs were limited to three spots they claimed the big one - #1 with Profile.net - and also scored with Afternic's $50,000 sale of #4 (tie) Elixir.xyz and Sedo's $20,000 sale of #14 (tie) Fun.chat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           By Ron Jackson

One other note before we go to the bi-weekly charts. With this report we have just put up our first 2024 YTD Top Sales Charts. Those start with 20 entries each and will grow with each new report until they are finally capped at 100 entries each for the remainder of the year. The final 2023 Top 100 Chart can now be found in our Domain Sales Archive (along with all of the other annual Top 100 charts from the past 20 years). 

Now, here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 22 - Sun. Feb.4, 2024
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Feb 7, 2024)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. Profile.net $108,897

DAN.com

2. PhotoBooth.com 100,000 = $107,000 Sedo
3. Boombox.ai $59,995 DomainBooth
4. FEM.ai $59,500 Namecheap
5. Elixir.xyz $50,000 Afternic