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Monster $8 Million Sale from 2015 Confirmed - Giant .Net Sale Tops This Week's Chart

I was away last week covering the 2016 NamesCon conference in Las Vegas so we have a double length column for you this week to bring you up to date on all sales reported since my last report January 6. 

While I was at NamesCon I was able to confirm the price paid in two huge sales from previous years for the first time. Last June there were reports that We.com was sold for an undisclosed amount. In August James Iles wrote in a NamePros post that the domain was sold for $8 million. We were unable to independently verify that at the time, but at NamesCon I connected with an unimpeachable source who confirmed James' number was correct - $8 million - making it the 2nd biggest sale of 2015. We have now added it to our 2015 Top 100 Chart as a result. 

We also learned that in 2014 the Chinese ccTLD domain 123.cn was sold for $400,000, making it the 2nd biggest country code sale of that year. We have added it to that year's Top 100 to reflect the new information.

Now let's get to the biggest sales reported over the past two weeks. Again the highest one came to our attention at NamesCon where we learned from veteran domain investor John Deneen that he sold Recovery.net for $200,000. That is a huge number for a non .com gTLD sale - in fact it is bigger than any reported sale in that category in 2015.

By Ron Jackson

The latest sales also made it readily apparent that the desire to acquire ultra-short domains remains unabated. The next three spots or our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to 3-letter .coms. Sedo logged all three of those sales, picking up $99,750 for AWM.com, $85,000 for WFV.com and $71,482 for HSZ.com. They rounded out the first five with an even shorter domain - 7.gg at $44,145 (.gg is a seldom seen ccTLD representing Bailiwick of Guernsey, including the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou and Lihou).

The short numeric domains that were so popular with Chinese buyers last year also continue to draw significant money. Sedo sold #6 9208.com for $32,500 while GGRG.com sold 3141.com for $32,000.

The .coms piled up 14 of the 20 chart entries. SnapNames helped the cause with #11 (tie) LeatherGloves.com at $20,000 while GenericDomainMarket.com added reinforcement with #15 DesignInc.com at $14,000.

The ccTLDs also had a solid outing with five names on the Big Board including Nidoma.com's $28,353 sale of #9 Limoncello.it. The non .com gTLDs were limited to one entry - but made it count with the week's biggest sale in Recovery.net. 

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 4, 2016 - Sun. Jan. 17, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 20, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Recovery.net $200,000 Pvt Sale
2. AWM.com $99,750 Sedo
3. WFV.com $85,000 Sedo
4. HSZ.com €65,580 = $71,482 Sedo
5. 7.gg €40,500 = $44,145 Sedo
6. 9208.com $32,500 Sedo
7. 3141.com $32,000 GGRG
8. Matcha.com $30,000 Sedo
9. Limoncello.it €26,012 = $28,353 Nidoma
10. MakeThingsBetter.com $25,000 Sedo

11.
tie
EdibleBouquets.com $20,000 Sedo
11.
tie
LeatherGloves.com $20,000 SnapNames
13. CPNS.com $16,000 Sedo
14.  Chocoladeletter.nl €14,520 = $15,817 Sedo
15. DesignInc.com $14,000 GenericDomainMarket
16. Atomist.com $11,800 Sedo
17. XBeauty.com €10,000 = $10,900 Sedo
18. MySSL.com €9,995 = $10,895 Sedo
19. Stock.eu €9,850 = $10,737 Sedo
20. DA.fr €9,400 = $10,246 Sedo

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

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

There was one more five-figure just off the chart. Sedo sold FEBA.com for an even $10,000.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with Tecsa.com ($9,995), LTSE.com ($9,990) and DetroitAutoShow.com ($8,888). CMSMail.com added $8,800, BellaCasino.com brought $8,739 and ProntoPro.com produced $7,575

Compago.com posted $7,412, Heizungsprofi.com hauled in $7,085 and two others - Immmo.com and  VRVC.com - clicked for $7,000 each. AstralProjection.com provided $6,500 and SecretCircle.com secured $6,250.

Sedo had 114 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $6,000
cart24.com $6,000   strongopinions.com $2,795
omata.com $6,000 networldsports.com $2,750
psychokiller.com $5,679 supplychaintransparency.com $2,725
wackys.com $5,500 educatico.com $2,695
betsco.com $5,450 terragrip.com $2,695
hubiq.com $5,341 getmyvisa.com $2,650
faxnumber.com $5,100 nayahealth.com $2,650
aturservice.com $5,000 hcpx.com $2,601
cipta.com $5,000 loveburger.com $2,600
docwork.com $5,000 enjaaz.com $2,595
fitbod.com $5,000 mindbodymed.com $2,595
plumbersdirect.com $5,000 arges.com $2,500
royalpine.com $5,000 candyz.com $2,500
swiftact.com $5,000 dailynurse.com $2,500
travesta.com $5,000 kchb.com $2,500
iyes.com $4,900 nuggs.com $2,500
alkidavid.com $4,880 wtwl.com $2,500
powertiger.com $4,750 ympl.com $2,500
cap-chur.com $4,619 azvideo.com $2,495
arts24.com $4,500 bigsandlittles.com $2,495
gabbox.com $4,500 groovetop.com $2,495
zeeone.com $4,500 descargarmusicagratis.com $2,475
zenjob.com $4,500 ldtx.com $2,453
89p.com $4,300 naden.com $2,410
cdcc.com $4,260 lcky.com $2,401
brainasium.com $4,142 ycht.com $2,400
agentprint.com $4,000 qmmc.com $2,398
p81.com $4,000 snabb.com $2,398
grillinator.com $3,899 alifeabove.com $2,395
risas.com $3,875 powerfuloutcomes.com $2,395
l-y.com $3,851 styret.com $2,395
washingtonairnationalguard.com $3,795 superfanatico.com $2,395
sawalef.com $3,500 plbk.com $2,347
soulshare.com $3,500 rfpn.com $2,344
harvestcommunities.com $3,495 hqfk.com $2,302
itrusty.com $3,495 mydoob.com $2,299
dioluce.com $3,295 imagingu.com $2,295
irevolution.com $3,270 truthinmotion.com $2,295
beldi.com $3,250 powerspins.com $2,245
zomax.com $3,200 rrru.com $2,200
davospharma.com $3,195 internetfaxes.com $2,199
79h.com $3,138 helgafell.com $2,195
waigo.com $3,100 rpeurope.com $2,195
headfree.com $3,095 oymedia.com $2,180
anandafarm.com $3,020 lymc.com $2,153
littlebeachhouse.com $3,000 gjbd.com $2,151
luxurypublishing.com $3,000 knkm.com $2,150
paperhelper.com $3,000 jffd.com $2,102
crashers.com $2,999 braird.com $2,100
hainc.com $2,999 fantasius.com $2,095
jewelrystreet.com $2,995 taxworkflow.com $2,095
wstcm.com $2,900 lncf.com $2,050
juststream.com $2,899 dxnk.com $2,032
empireair.com $2,870 alloutdoors.com $2,000
getatutor.com $2,850 anyserve.com $2,000
flowgaming.com $2,800 electronicfaxes.com $2,000
littlekey.com $2,800 idraulicotorino.com $2,000

 Sedo also worked with SnapNames to sell CarTurntable.com for $2,487

The SnapNames roster featured Vari.com ($8,088), AirData.com ($6,797) and YesMall.com ($6,055). PawtucketCreditUnion.com yielded $4,958, Jungu.com drew $4,910 and Nongle.com notched $4,600. 53593.com fetched $4,502, Gesai.com gained $3,700 and Vadi.com kicked in $3,400. Videoscourtesclic.com contributed $2,487 and DWJG.com captured $2,450.

Elsewhere, GenericDomainMarket.com sold PurpleApp.com through Afternic for $3,999 and IndusDomains.com sold MonsterDomains.com for $3,500

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by that quintet of five-figure sales you saw on the all extension leader board above - with 7.gg setting the pace at $44,145. The biggest sale in this group that you haven't seen yet is #6 on our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart - that is Drone.fr, a French domain that Sedo sold for $9,809. 

Sedo went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries including the rest of the top ten with a lineup that included #7 i.gg at $9,514. Nidoma.com was the only other venue with multiple chart entries, scoring three times with a trio that included #12 Logistica.es at $5,995. Park.io also earned a spot on the leader board with #11 Predict.ly at $6,000

Italy's .it and the European Union's .eu led the extension race with three chart entries each. Three other TLDs had two apiece.. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, Jan. 17:

Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 4, 2016 - Sun. Jan. 17, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 20, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 7.gg €40,500 = $44,145 Sedo
2. Limoncello.it €26,012 = $28,353 Nidoma
3. Chocoladeletter.nl €14,250 = $15,827 Sedo
4. Stock.eu €9,850 = $10,737 Sedo
5. DA.fr €9,400 = $10,246 Sedo
6. Drone.fr €8,999 = $9,809 Sedo
7. i.gg