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Two 6-Figure Heavyweights Totaling $1.2 Million Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

A trio of well-known domain brokers are going to have an especially happy holiday season this year. Sedo's Frank Tillmanns and Name Ninja Founder Bill Sweetman joined forces to broker one of the year's five biggest sales to date, a $750,000 blockbuster for Files.com - while Frank's Sedo sidekick, Senior Broker Dave Evanson put together his latest in a long string of top dollar sales, a $450,000 deal for Plants.com.

The Files.com sale, that Tillmans and Sweetman both announced on their Facebook pages today, actually marks the 2nd time in this decade that Files.com has changed hands for over $700,000. It was #11 on our 2010 Top 100 Chart after selling for $725,000 through Sedo.

Evanson found the perfect end user for Plants.com, bringing 1-800-Flowers to the table with a big check in hand to acquire the name from Stokes Tropicals. Domain Name Wire has a very interesting interview with seller Glenn Stokes that is well worth checking out.

By Ron Jackson

The # 3 spot on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to a new gTLD - a $22,000 sale of We.global that was put together by Mark Ghoriafi, the Marketing Manager for Premium Domains at the .GLOBAL Registry. This is one of more than 20 premium sales Mark has booked since joining the company last spring.

The top five was rounded out by a pair of domains that tied for #4 at $15,000. One was the week's top ccTLD sale, Tenga.co, and the other was Sedo's sale of Bittop.com. Buzzoo.com, who sold Tenga.co after being contacted by the GoDaddy Domain Buy Service (acting on behalf of the buyer) could claim a tie-breaker because the buyer would have paid an additional 20% ($3,000) to GoDaddy for their help in acquiring the domain.

The .coms scored their usual win in the extension race, taking 13 of 21 positions on the leader board (the extra spot resulting from a three-way tie for the final position). Jason Eisler at DNAdvisor.com helped the .com cause by brokering the $12,500 sale of #7 LocalFlorist.com. IndusDomains.com also lent a hand with their $12,000 sale of #8 IVFDoctor.com.

The non .com gTLDs claimed five places on the elite list, all new gTLDs. Three .global domains were joined by Sedo's $11,785 sale of #9 Dental.store and the  $7,000 sale of #15 (tie) Shaw.nyc that Developed.nyc made through Afternic.

The remaining spots went to three ccTLDs with Tenga.co being joined by two Sedo sales - #6 MyHead.co.uk at $12,594 and #12 Rentberry.ca at $8,888. Sedo went on to pile up 14 chart entries to lead all venues.

One more note before we go to this week's charts - in case you missed the big news about the $11 million sale of Tesla.com in 2016 that broke this past weekend. With Tesla Founder Elon Musk confirming the price for the first time in a post on his Twitter feed, we have added that sale to our 2016 Top 100 Sales Chart where it now reigns as the top sale of that year. It has also been added at #2 to a list of the all-time Top 20 cash sales confirmed since we started tracking the domain aftermarket in 2003. 

Now back to 2018 and how this week's sales leaders stacked for the week ending Sunday, December 9, 2018:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 3, 2018 - Sun. Dec. 9, 2018
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 12, 2018)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Files.com $750,000 Sedo/Name Ninja
2. Plants.com $450,000 Sedo
3. We.global $22,000 .GLOBAL Registry
4.
tie
Tenga.co