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Garry Chernoff's Latest Home Run Tops This Week's Sales Chart - Year's Biggest Canadian ccTLD Sale Also Hits Six Figures

If big domain sales were home runs legendary domain investor Garry Chernoff might well be our version of Babe Ruth. The low key Canadian hit another one out of the park this past week, banking $150,000 for Maca.com in a private transaction (for those who don't know Garry's background, the fact that Frank Schilling credits Garry with mentoring him is a pretty good  indicator of his elevated place in industry history). 

Another six-figure sale generated north of the (U.S.) border came from Wayne Haroutunian's iREx.ca who sold UsedCars.ca to the Edmonton-based Mike Priestner Automotive Group for a cool CAD 126,000 (US $115,920 at today's exchange rate, including $6,000 Canadian GST). That is the biggest Canadian ccTLD sale reported so far this year. iREx put another one on the first half or our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart by selling #7 Trucks.ca to the same buyer for CAD 42,000 (US$38,640 including the $2,000 GST).

By Ron Jackson

The other big story this week was a flood of 3-character .com sales. With nine sales in that category alone, the LLL domains filled almost half of the chart. Eight of those nine were sold by NameJet, including the biggest one - #3 LEA.com at $60,100.  

Rounding out the first five are Ingles.com ($49,899 at NameJet) and the biggest .org sale reported so far this year, Dolphin.org at $45,000 via Sedo.

The .coms swept 15 of the 20 chart entries. The ccTLDs bagged three places with #13 DH.pl ($20,318 at Sedo) joining those two big .ca sales on the Big Board. The non .com gTLDs took the other two slots with #17 (tie) Wear.net ($18,000 at Sedo) joining Dolphin.org on the elite list.

NameJet won the venue race with a dozen chart entries. In addition to Sedo and iREx, DomainProducts.com also earned chart honors with their $19,500 sale of #16 Engineering360.com.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 31:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 25, 2014 - Sun. Aug. 31, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 4, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Maca.com $150,000 Pvt Sale
2. UsedCars.ca CAD 126,000 = US$115,920 iREx.ca
3. LEA.com $60,100 NameJet
4. Ingles.com $49,899 NameJet
5. Dolphin.org $45,000 Sedo
6. AKU.com $41,517 NameJet
7. Trucks.ca CAD 42,000 = US$38,640 iREx.ca
8. ELL.com $31,900 NameJet
9.
tie
CFF.com $30,100 NameJet
9.
tie
COA.com $30,100 NameJet

11 Jang.com $22,323 NameJet
12. FGW.com $20,600 NameJet
13. DH.pl €15,750 = $20,318 Sedo
14. HCK.com $20,000 NameJet
15. GulfCoast.com $19,650 NameJet
16. Engineering360.com $19,500 DomainProducts
17.
tie
NKI.com $18,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Wear.net $18,000 Sedo
19. YIM.com $17,300 NameJet
20. eAuto.com $17,088 NameJet

Keep in mind that these are the highest value cash only sales that have been reported to us in the past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool, not a complete list documenting ALL high value domain sales. Such a list is impossible to produce because many sales are kept private at the insistence of buyers, sellers or both. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 12 more five-figure .com sales off the chart led by Sedo's $17,000 sale of KND.com. They  also moved LightingDirect.co.uk ($12,225)Juicers.co.uk ($10,595) and Bingoal.com ($10,320).

Back at NameJet, HospitalityJobs.com and Cash.org sold for $15,099 each while Dot.org generated $14,899. MoneyOnline.com made $12,800, TX.org tacked on $12,105, LiveSpace.com spawned $11,121 and 353.net notched $10,200.

DomainProducts.com also rang up another nice one with IS360.com at $12,500.

.Com Supporting Cast

DomainProducts.com led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Supply360.com at $9,999 and had several other solid sales in a similar format including Wine365.com at $9,200, Vital360.com at $7,500 and Sites4.com at $6,300. Sense360.com sold for $4,500, VoyageOne.com for $3,200 and Place365.com for $3,000. Four others - 24Winner.com, GoToIncome.com, Signal360.com and VW360.com - added $2,000 apiece.

Back at NameJet SoccerWorld.com went for $9,899, Shoufa.com commanded $8,504 and VelvetRope.com rounded up $7,888. HomeRent.com returned $7,877, PK9.com posted $7,700 and Macaw.com made $7,388.

WoodPellet.com produced $7,300, DGY.com contributed $7,144 and TireCenter.com tallied $7,069. HomeLearning.com landed $7,001, TaxAccounting.com tacked on $6,300, Wois.com drew $6,055 and Frandsen.com corralled $5,401

NameJet had 49 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,200
weddingsupplies.com $5,200   justlegal.com $2,850
giftsforher.com $5,060 casinotours.com $2,700
cashadvanceonline.com $4,899 modifications.com $2,700
bet365vip.com $4,700 polynesie.com $2,669
adea.com $4,655 biomarin.com $2,650
supermobile.com $4,622 myac.com $2,650
jaci.com $4,600 gamefest.com $2,600
77v.com $4,300 msmedia.com $2,600
yourshow.com $4,299 xuanguo.com $2,600
andersongroup.com $4,218 giftgiving.com $2,569
cprclasses.com $4,200 valda.com $2,511
financecareers.com $4,200 bebeauty.com $2,509
lingjun.com $4,200 imagegallery.com $2,505
dreamsoft.com $4,100 calteach.com $2,500
theinternetofthings.com $3,933 greenrepublic.com $2,500
bootstore.com $3,669 yeed.com $2,500
discoteca.com $3,615 kigurumi.com $2,445
webbcity.com $3,500 mobiledating.com $2,400
entryleveljobs.com $3,456 adultonline.com $2,211
ragazzi.com $3,433 theserver.com $2,188
ksoft.com $3,156 donalds.com $2,100
justlaw.com $3,101 fajin.com $2,100
cleancarpet.com $3,100 legendcapital.com $2,100
n-m.com $3,000 vegasline.com $2,000
phoneservices.com $2,970  

At Sedo InfoEdge.com fetched $6,050, Humanify.com found $5,198 and four others - Enpareja.com, HMade.com, SnackPals.com and SpamDrain.com - added $5,000 apiece. OnLogic.com clicked for $4,075 followed by a five-name logjam at $4,000 each that included DrFoerster.com, Kappak.com, Motor360.com, NLPCourses.com and VitaminSea.com.

Sedo had 22 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,870 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,870
domigo.com $3,870   90nine.com $2,579
earin.com $3,612 globaldevice.com $2,500
bid24.com $3,500 sociallymobile.com $2,500
oilse.com $3,225 techrazzi.com $2,500
palmspringsaerialtram.com $2,999 terribletwo.com $2,500
brightjam.com $2,869 wepool.com $2,400
discountpaper.com $2,850 firmfuture.com $2,295
areaone.com $2,800 wtf1.com $2,201
yumf.com $2,700 webportalis.com $2,195
mediase.com $2,595 fromschool.com $2,095
80dias.com $2,580 dspegar.com $2,000

Country Codes

Those two big .ca sales at iREx.ca topped our latest Country Code chart and led the way in another solid week for the ccTLDs. In addition to the tree sales that made the all extension Top 20 you saw above, Sedo posted a pair of five-figure .co.uk sales - LightingDirect.co.uk ($12,225) and Juicers.co.uk ($10,595) that rounded out the first five on the Country Code leader board.

Sedo went on to sweep 15 of the 20 chart entries including #6 LuxuryLodges.co.uk at $8,965. Nidoma.com also had a good outing, putting two names on the top half of the elite list - #7 She.it at $8,656 and #10 Cambridge.es at $5,160

Great Britain's .co.uk won the extension race with five chart entries followed by Germany's .de with three. Canada's .ca was the only other TLD with multiple chart entries and their two were the week's biggest sales. 

Here is how the country code sales stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 31:

Country Code Top 20
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 25, 2014 - Sun. Aug. 31, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 4, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. UsedCars.ca CAD 120,000 = US$110,400 iREx.ca
2. Trucks.ca CAD 40,000 = $36,800 iREx.ca
3. DH.pl €15,750 = $20,318 Sedo
4. LightingDirect.co.uk £7,500 = $12,225 Sedo
5. Juicers.co.uk £6,500 = $10,595 Sedo
6. LuxuryLodges.co.uk £5,500 = $8,965 Sedo
7.  She.it €6,710 = $8,656 Nidoma
8. Flo.co $8,000 Sedo
9. Peer.me $5,900 Sedo
10. Cambridge.es €4,000 = $5,160 Nidoma

11. Aya.com.br $5,000 Sedo
12. Oekogas.de €3,800 = $4,902 Sedo
13. Medicine.in $4,900 Sedo
14. Mineria.cl $4,650 Sedo
15. Olivenholz.de €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
16. SportStars.co.uk $4,500 Sedo
17. YT.co.uk $4,000 NameJet
18.
tie
Radwell.de €3,000 = $3,870 Sedo
18.
tie
Permisdeconduire.fr €3,000 = $3,870 Sedo
20. INA.ch €2,750 = $3,548 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by Nidoma's $3,354 sale of Cpap.it at $3,354. They also sold Challeng.es and FlashScores.it at $3,225 each. Record.es added $2,580 while Glov.es and Mestolo.it chipped in $1,935 apiece. Chiami.it chalked up another $1,290.

At Sedo Peinturemoto.fr took in $3,225 while Bamiao.cn and HootSuite.com.br brought $3,000 each. Sedo had 26 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$2,999
boom.us $2,999   expertise.tv $1,499
verlobungsringe24.de $2,838 amann.it $1,484
untouchable.de $2,451 hoeveelkaniklenen.be $1,303
juicers.uk.co.uk $2,445 cadrephoto.fr $1,290
leapp.de $2,277 circle.de $1,290
akn.ch $1,935 eu-haushalt.de $1,290
sellit.co $1,935 nagershop.de $1,290
vpn.is $1,935 siliconvalais.ch $1,290
vuz.tv $1,800 ee24.de $1,277
confiseur.de $1,677 smokesmart.de $1,277
personalbudgets.co.uk $1,628 galbani.in $1,032
proled.dk $1,613 scantrol.it $1,032
laptopwebshop.nl $1,548 ruf.com.ar $1,000

At NetFleet.com.au OIG.com.au drummed up $1,703 and PeepToeShoes.com.au tried on $1,516. Elsewhere, DomainLore.co.uk moved Keighley.co.uk for $1,386.

If there are country code extensions in our report that you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here

Non .com gTLDs (.net, .org, .biz, .info & others, including new gTLDs)

The non .com gTLDs were led by the six five-figure sales you saw in the all extension section at the top of this report, including two that made the all extension Top 20 - Dolphin.org at $45,000 and Wear.net at $18,000 - both via Sedo.

The biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #7 on our latest Non .Com gTLD Top Sales Chart. That is a new gTLD - Eigentumswohnung.wien - that Sedo sold for $3,225.

The .orgs won the extension race with ten chart entries, followed by .net with five. .Wien, .immobilien, .biz and .info each had one.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 31:

Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 25, 2014 - Sun. Aug. 31, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 4, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Dolphin.org $45,000 Sedo
2. Wear.net $18,000 Sedo
3. Cash.org $15,099 NameJet
4. Dot.org $14,899 NameJet
5. TX.org $12,105 NameJet
6. 353.net $10,200 NameJet
7. Eigentumswohnung.wien €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
8. Significado.net $2,700 Sedo
9 NCRRSEPA.org $2,600 NameJet
10. Helicopters.net $2,500 NameJet

11. Sylt.immobilien €1,666 = $2,149 Sedo
12.
tie
DistanceLearning.org $2,100 NameJet
12.
tie
SchwabLearning.org $2,100 NameJet
14. Artwork.org $2,000 NameJet
15. FinalExpense.org $1,750 Sedo
16. RealSocial.org €1,177 = $1,518 Sedo
17. Galbani.biz €800 = $1,032 Sedo
18.
tie
HostFox.net $1,000 Sedo
18.
tie
OpeningTimes.info $1,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past week, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all categories by visiting our Year To Date Charts page

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Every Wednesday we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this article to give you the most comprehensive sales report in the industry. 

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