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And the Beat Goes On -  3-Letter .Com Boom Continues - One Nets Nearly a Half Million Dollars - 9 Make This Week's Top 20 Chart

Up and up they go and where they will stop nobody knows. The sheer number of 3-letter .coms on our weekly Top 20 Sales Chart has been unprecedented (nearly half of this week's chart went to them) but now the prices are reaching the stratosphere as well. This week's top sale- QUA.com hit $459,000 in one the five highest domain sales reported so far this year

George Kirikos of Leap.com did a great job of finding that late 2014 sale while poring through an SEC report filed by the buyer - a public Chinese travel company called Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR) that has a $6 billion market cap. George even managed to get the company's Investor Relations department to confirm the acquisition (Elliot Silver also did some research into the sale and wrote a post about it at DomainInvesting.com today). 

Three of the top six sales were 3-letter .coms with QUA.com joined by  #4 BSH.com ($100,000 in a private transaction) and #6 ATF.com ($75,000 in another private sale). Another 3-letter trio reached the top half of the leader board.

The #2 spot on the elite list went to Amra.com at $127,500 in a deal handled by Tracy Fogarty who has gotten off to a fast start since opening her own brokerage at eNaming.com last month. 

By Ron Jackson

The #3 slot was filled by a sale that is being talked about at almost every major media outlet today. That is Republican Presidential candidate Rand Paul's $100,980 purchase of RandPaul.com (first reported by  NationalJournal.com, with Elliot Silver the first we know of in the domain field to tweet the NJ story). Since the news broke, other outlets are offering their own take on whether or not Paul paid too much. I was interviewed by The Washington Post for their story by Philip Bump who was refreshing to talk to. That is because Philip is one of the rare mainstream reporters who already has a good understanding of domains (he even added a domain quiz of his own to the story - check it out and see how many you can get right!)

The .coms wound up sweeping 18 of the 20 chart entries. That left just two spots that were taken by ccTLDs, leaving the non .com gTLDs out in the cold again. One of those country code sales - #5 Daikuan.cn at $84,750 via Sedo - is the third biggest ccTLD sale reported this year. The other one was also solid - Guta.com's $20,000 sale of #16 (tie) Server.cn at $20,000.

Sedo won the race among venues with eight chart entries. NameJet also scored well taking five places with #9 NWN.com leading their roster at $32,220Voove.com also got on the board with yet another 3-letter .com - #8 PWX.com at $35,000.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 3:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 27,2015 - Sun. May 3, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 6, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. QUA.com $459,000 Pvt Sale
2. Amra.com $127,500 eNaming
3. RandPaul.com $100,980 Pvt Sale
4. BSH.com $100,000 Pvt Sale
5. Daikuan.cn €75,000 = $84,750 Sedo
6. ATF.com $75,000 Pvt Sale
7. Historia.com $60,000 Sedo
8. PWX.com $35,000 Voove
9. NWN.com $32,220 NameJet
10. XHF.com $29,412 Sedo

11. UAI.com $28,100 Sedo
12. FYL.com $25,620 NameJet
13. WaterCoolers.com $25,200 NameJet
14.
tie
Petsy.com $25,000 Sedo
14.
tie
PFC.com $25,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Server.cn $20,000 Guta.com
16.
tie
YouSmart.com $20,000 Sedo
18. Pompeii.com $19,999 NameJet
19. Bleuwaters.com $19,000 Sedo
20. 1035.com $18,020 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 Top Sales Charts

Click Link Below for
The All-Time Top 20 All-Cash Domain Sales Reported By DNJournal.com
 (2003 to Now)

There were 18 more five-figure sales off the chart led by, what else, two more 3-letter .com sales at Sedo - PQA.com at $17,100 and  ZVC.com at $16,500. Sedo also sold Maxify.com ($15,000), U.is ($14,700) and SpeedJobs.com ($13,560). Engie.ru added $11,299 and four others - J2M.com, SexyMusic.com, Slank.no and VRXXX.com - went for $10,000 each.

Back at NameJet, Stil.com commanded $15,100, OnePass.com produced $14,199 and 9203.com corralled $12,000. Alrajhi.com returned $11,200, XVZ.com clicked for $11,000 and 1474.com fetched $10,688. Hatchet..com hacked out another $10,099 and Hira.com hauled in $10,000.

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with Slips.com ($9,901), 6450.com ($9,789), DiamondGroup.com ($9,433) and 9206.com ($9,390). Their string of numeric hits continued with 51513.com at $9,120, 1476.com at $8,988 and 4032.com at $8,928.

GEAI.com contributed $8,211, 4650.com captured $8,100 and Knapsack.com secured $7,350. 5346.com added $7,302 and ProLearn.com provided $7,200. NameJet had 81 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,999
lumbar.com $7,000   pricewars.com $2,800
melisa.com $6,500 alutec.com $2,767
hnbc.com $6,388 lunk.com $2,700
governmenthousing.com $6,200 onlinestudio.com $2,601
hinz.com $6,133 eejj.com $2,600
uncutdiamonds.com $6,100 extabit.com $2,599
anchi.com $5,620 postagescale.com $2,545
06677.com $5,430 vistaalegre.com $2,532
jumpo.com $5,400 9months.com $2,500
cmsb.com $5,055 volantis.com $2,500
hg7778.com $5,020 drugtreatmentcenter.com $2,433
promedical.com $4,995 bancobrasil.com $2,415
05555.com $4,930 onetrack.com $2,387
papoose.com $4,700 pinkshop.com $2,311
printingjobs.com $4,666 ll3.com $2,309
ccup.com $4,533 orangeries.com $2,300
suoping.com $4,320 letsworkout.com $2,222
33z.com $4,220 fatec.com $2,210
hhaa.com $4,109 abcon.com $2,207
daleng.com $4,100 tradepromo.com $2,201
moneytrade.com $4,100 yummyfood.com $2,200
ssvv.com $4,100 oceantech.com $2,150
paddleball.com $3,922 dataengineering.com $2,115
foge.com $3,800 datamarkets.com $2,100
hg3338.com $3,709 hottip.com $2,100
maome.com $3,636 housemover.com $2,100
zaxy.com $3,600 localpubs.com $2,100
lcbc.com $3,460 policeradar.com $2,100
sheepskins.com $3,455 viox.com $2,100
hotfun.com $3,400 wwwhg0088.com $2,100
caplink.com $3,300 nantucketproperties.com $2,088
thejet.com $3,288 larche.com $2,085
breadwinner.com $3,210 digisign.com $2,077
casinotime.com $3,151 ejan.com $2,050
luckyshop.com $3,120 paoer.com $2,031
brandsearch.com $3,100 itsyourlife.com $2,011
luxhomes.com $3,000 iirr.com $2,001
corelabs.com $2,999 itsmagic.com $2,000
playagain.com $2,935 spaceimaging.com $2,000
daig.com $2,842 watersideproperty.com $2,000
henrique.com $2,805  

Back at Sedo LifeLoans.com landed $9,200, Omento.com made $8,567 and PDNet.com notched $8,500. 4128.com added $7,597. EvenMe.com drew $7,500 and Interket.com cornered $6,500. SUCE.com sold for $6,122, W2J.com tacked on $5,555 and CypressHomes.com opened their doors to $5,500.

Sedo had 46 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,958 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,958
realestatehouston.com $4,958   companyhub.com $2,500
envado.com $4,795 dietaysalud.com $2,500
44477.com $4,557 lastgang.com $2,500
vibbo.com $4,464 mealmade.com $2,500
eocell.com $4,450 oneaffiliate.com $2,500
ceata.com $4,100 scyd.com $2,500
createin.com $4,000 thedrip.com $2,350
onogo.com $4,000 amplifyenergy.com $2,295
eporta.com $3,955 eventdoor.com $2,295
retailin.com $3,495 itsibitsi.com $2,295
yf6.com $3,495 paoletti.com $2,280
diamondleadership.com $3,494 hellositter.com $2,195
shoppingaddiction.com $3,490 realdomains.com $2,147
beedoo.com $3,000 soreha.com $2,034
heleo.com $2,995 trevio.com $2,034
ictmumbai.com $2,869 accumulates.com $2,000
financesolutions.com $2,850 eggbreak.com $2,000
westartup.com $2,829 employmentpros.com $2,000
geo-care.com $2,825 gtsr.com $2,000
showx.com $2,825 hdone.com $2,000
sightcity.com $2,769 koreastamp.com $2,000
biodx.com $2,500 puredebrid.com $2,000
caxis.com $2,500 topflags.com $2,000
Elsewhere, Michael Awada sold WildBrothers.com for $3,495 in a private transaction.

Country Codes

The ccTLDS had an outstanding week highlighted by the year's 3rd highest sale to date in  this category - Sedo's $84,750 sale of Daikuan.cn. Four domains breached the five-figure barrier. You saw all of those in the all extension section above so the biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #6 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is DIN.co, a domain that Sedo sold for $9,999.

Two more .co domains followed - Stats.co at $8,475 and Bilet.co at $8,000 with Babyladen.de ($5,650) and DUA.se ($5,600) rounding out the top ten. Sedo also accounted for all of those sales en route to sweeping 19 of the 20 chart entries

Germany's .de won the extension race with four chart entries, followed by Colombia's .co with three.  In a remarkably diverse week 14 different TLDs took places on the leader board. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 3:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 27, 2015 - Sun. May 3, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 6, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Daikuan.cn €75,000 = $84,750 Sedo
2. Server.cn $20,000 Guta.com
3. U.is $14,700 Sedo
4. Engie.ru €9,999 = $11,299 Sedo
5. Slank.no $10,000 Sedo
6. DIN.co $9,999 Sedo
7. Stats.co €7,500 = $8,475 Sedo
8. Bilet.co $8,000 Sedo
9. Babyladen.de €5,000 = $5,650 Sedo
10. DUA.se $5,600 Sedo

11. Spitexplus.ch €4,900 = $5,537 Sedo
12. Inspire.us $4,800 Sedo
13. Demax.de €3,890 = $4,396 Sedo
14. DRI.co.uk £2,395 = $3,640 Sedo
15. eMag.me €3,000 = $3,390 Sedo
16. Prindo.nl €2,999 = $3,389 Sedo
17. Lebegut.de €2,850 = $3,221 Sedo
18. Pairbus.de €2,730 = $3,085 Sedo
19. Free.co.za $3,000 Sedo
20. RealEstateApps.com.au $2,800 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were more than two dozen more four-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's sales of three British domains: Ohlins.co.uk ($2,426), VeryCreative.co.uk ($2,280) and HKR.co.uk ($2,204)

Sedo had 21 more four-figure ccTD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,150 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,150
else.co $2,150   nobody.me $1,300
ibutler.de $2,034 poli.sh $1,200
666.im $2,000 visitdubai.co $1,200
goujon.fr $2,000 boeffies.nl $1,129
urlaubxxl.de $1,978 modu.at $1,129
neue-energie.de $1,865 comedical.de $1,119
yellowcars.co.uk $1,672 6s.cc $1,109
wohnwagen-gebraucht-kaufen.de $1,669 notime.ch $1,074
dyw.cc $1,579 late.tv $1,000
lingo.me $1,500 p3.cc $1,000
voyageprive.ch $1,355  

Elsewhere DomainLore.co.uk sold EasyLet.co.uk for $1,292, Golem.eu moved HappyPlanet.eu and SkyGroup.eu for $1,129 apiece and NetFleet.com.au sold FLI.com.au for $1,008

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 trailed the field this week with no five-figure sales reported in this category. Sedo took the top spot on this week's Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart with a new gTLD, Entrepreneur.club at $7,500. NameJet followed with 058.net at $5,000

Sedo filled out the first five with Office.pro ($4,888), OLX.org ($4,800) and Innsbruck.tips ($3,955) and went on to pile up 12 of the 20 chart entries. NameJet also had a nice outing with seven charted sales. GenericDomainMarket,com also got on the board with #13 Eyeball.net at $3,000

The .orgs won the extension race nipping the .nets in total entries 7-6. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 3:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 27, 2015 - Sun. May 3, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 6, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Entrepreneur.club  $7,500 Sedo
2. 058.net $5,000 NameJet
3. Office.pro $4,888