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The Year's Three Biggest Sales Were ALL Posted This Week With One Topping $900,000

The last couple of weeks we've been wondering if buyers from China would return in force after their Chinese New Year's break. With the kinds of domains they prefer (short .com acronyms and numeric domains) largely missing from our charts in February it looked questionable. But with NameJet releasing all of their February sales this week - and some other venues chiming in with solid sales - it became obvious that a lot of those kinds of names were being sold throughout the month (domains that are being seen on the chart for the first time this week). That is a very good sign.

In fact the year's three biggest sales to date were all reported this week, led by a blockbuster $929,000 sale of TP.com via NameJet. It was followed by two more sales that totaled nearly half a million dollars - Clash.com at $250,000 in a private transaction and Lawn.com at $240,000 in the RightOfTheDot/NameJet auction held at NamesCon

Two more six-figure sales rounded out the first five on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart - TotalCare.com at $120,000 and Youi.com at $100,000 (both in private transactions). The leader board also includes eight ever popular 3-letter .coms led by a pair that tied for #8 at $53,000 each - ABU.com via NameJet and GFN.com through ErwanKina.com. Those helped the .coms sweep 18 of the 20 chart entries.

By Ron Jackson

The two non .com sales were also ultra short and highly valued. In fact #6 C.gl at $85,000 via Flippa was the highest ccTLD sale reported so far this year (.gl is the country code for Greenland). The other big winner from the non .com group was #13 NK.net at $37,300 through NameJet.

In addition to all of these sales, George Kirikos of Leap.com dug up a couple of big ones from late 2015 by going through a corporate SEC filing and a WIPO case this week. One of those was a monster deal involving the sale of CancerInsurance.com to Tranzact that could earn the seller as much as $7.9 million! the passage George uncovered said, "The purchase price included cash of $1.1 million and a liability of $2.0 million for contingent consideration that is payable if EBITDA exceeds amounts defined in the purchase agreement between November 6, 2016 and May 6, 2018. The maximum amount of the contingent consideration is $6.8 million." If it reaches the max, that amount added to the $1.1 million already paid should give the seller a very comfortable retirement! 

With the final number for CancerInsurance.com still in flux we can't chart that sale but were able to add another one George found to our 2015 Top 100 Chart (where it ranks #36). A WIPO decision he reviewed revealed that Halifax.com has been sold for $175,000 in September. Unfortunately for the company who bought it, they would up losing the name in this UDRP proceeding. As always, our thanks to George for uncovering these important transactions as he has done with others many times in the past.

Now back to this week's chat activity. Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 22, 2016 - Sun. Feb. 28, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect March 3, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. TP.com $929,000 NameJet
2. Clash.com $250,000 Pvt Sale
3. Lawn.com $240,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
4. TotalCare.com $120,000 Pvt Sale
5. Youi.com $100,000 Pvt Sale
6. C.gl $85,000 Flippa
7. OLED.com $56,100 Flippa
8.
tie
ABU.com $53,000 NameJet
8.
tie
GFN.com $53,000 Erwan Kina
10. 5233.com $51,772 NameJet

11. IUS.com $40,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
12. QRO.com $38,300 NameJet
13. NK.net $37,300 NameJet
14. 3112.com $36,200 NameJet
15. Consignment.com $34,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
16. OPX.com $32,500 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
17. SIF.com $32,001 NameJet
18. EXUE.com $31,401 NameJet
19. VMB.com $31,000 RightOfTheDot/
NameJet
20. JVD.com $29,200 Flippa

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.

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 (2003 to Now)

There were 33 more five figure sales off the chart with NameJet booking 19 of those led by EMX.com at $28,200, followed by four more 3-letter .coms - VKM.com ($27,000), OAH.com ($26,000 - with RightOfTheDot), VKF.com ($23,301) and XAY.com ($23,001)

97088.com added $22,500, EXJ.com commanded $22,300 and Layouts.com landed $22,050. 4330.com clicked for $16,800, Spew.com (with RightOfTheDot) and Ichong.com chalked up $14,000 apiece and Huoyao.com yielded $13,800.

NameJet's ledger also included 4753.com at $13,100, Centra.com at $12,200 and Jet.ski  (with RightOfTheDot) at $12,000. Rounding out their hit parade were 34569.com at $10,100 and two others at $10,000 apiece - 98.tv and Wrappers.com (with both sold with RightOfTheDot at NAmesCon auction). 

Sedo rang up $24,900 for VKN.com, $21,800 for Maschine.com and LeoTech.com tacked on $20,000. Weltliteratur.de delivered $16,132 and Selenite.com notched $14,200 while DataSecure.com and LocoMotor.com made $10,000 apiece.

Elsewhere, Flippa sold RPU.com for $26,505 and OOO.net for $10,000, GoDaddyAuctions moved PropertyTax.org at $19,800 with that name going to John Napoletano, SnapNames sold Xingbao.com for $16,001 and StrategyNaming.com collected $15,000 for HelpYa.com. Also in a pair of private transactions 5thAvenue.com changed hands for $25,000 and SellRealEstate.com sold for $10,000.

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet led the .Com supporting cast of additional four-figure sales with a pair of $9,900 names - Lega.com and Minu.com. 99229.com added $9,001, Keypoint.com kicked in $8,160 and Restored.com returned $6,800.

79558.com captured $6,720, SmokeWeed.com went for $6,600, NOJA.com (with RightOfTheDot) drew $6,500 and Palu.com (with RightOfTheDot) provided $6,300. NameJet had 111 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $6,000
mmoo.com $6,000   needwork.com $2,699
closetorganizer.com (w/ROTD) $5,500 aldc.com $2,666
aromat.com $5,399 ddst.com $2,600
eggdonors.com $5,200 diamondbox.com $2,600
bluezone.com $5,199 toptanci.com $2,600
jj2.com $5,010 bzmy.com $2,560
hanglian.com $4,710 checknow.com $2,525
selloff.com $4,700 77suncity.com $2,519
affw.com $4,650 gdtl.com $2,501
airportdelays.com $4,600 55suncity.com $2,500
gfts.com $4,300 nssg.com $2,500
cksy.com $4,050 sepy.com $2,500
streetdance.com $3,936 yiyy.com $2,500
partyshops.com $3,900 austincondo.com $2,439
ceramicas.com $3,870 marbleshop.com $2,422
jiantai.com $3,810 66suncity.com $2,409
jiuchuang.com $3,810 cdpm.com $2,400
onetwothree.com $3,750 chsm.com $2,400
brightwater.com $3,737 gjfh.com $2,400
92696.com $3,700 pgmj.com $2,400
783666.com $3,650 tsnf.com $2,400
techlabs.com $3,633 htqt.com $2,350
736333.com $3,610 lfln.com $2,319
multimax.com $3,601 gcnw.com $2,301
v92.com $3,600 dbnh.com $2,300
oishii.com $3,551 englishprogram.com $2,300
62267.com $3,550 greenstream.com $2,300
lcds.com $3,502 qmsf.com $2,250
leopoldo.com $3,500 nlhy.com $2,212
73262.com $3,488 maxwells.com $2,205
tchg.com $3,433 cdkr.com $2,200
735333.com $3,410 tnrb.com $2,200
76929.com $3,200 washmg.com $2,200
thefool.com $3,200 ydtf.com $2,200
236333.com $3,109 fody.com $2,188
235333.com $3,100 softwaremarket.com $2,166
8bm.com $3,100 wfrz.com $2,119
xianchu.com $3,100 mgold.com $2,113
vandelay.com $3,099 frxh.com $2,110
76317.com $3,000 gsbt.com $2,107
lgff.com (w/ROTD) $3,000 cdmk.com $2,100
ovvv.com $3,000 cszl.com $2,100
saae.com (w/ROTD) $3,000 howtogoorganic.com $2,100
vllv.com $3,000 stockrocket.com $2,100
realitylapse.com $2,991 tcfy.com $2,100
88suncity.com $2,920 thws.com (w/ROTD) $2,100
qhcf.com $2,910 npck.com $2,089
83suncity.com $2,909 ultimatecare.com $2,075
munny.com $2,902 valuemyhome.com $2,050
equitylenders.com $2,900 rmrp.com $2,047
yyzm.com $2,900 tolan.com $2,045
esot.com $2,877 xhsn.com $2,019
evercode.com $2,815 seventies.com (w/ROTD) $2,000
xmww.com $2,800 zrhc.com $2,000
fjdl.com $2,701 zwtn.com (w/ROTD) $2,000
dsnn.com $2,700

Back at Sedo LifeHealthCare.com dispensed $9,800, MyNails.com nabbed $9,588 and CNNC.com sold for $9,400. Apuestas-deportivas.com coasted to $7,629, L20.com drew $7,600 and two others - LendingKey.com and Rivad.com rang up $7,500 apiece.

XX8.com secured $7,000, Lexit.com located $6,000 and AAMoney.com made $5,938. Hantar.com hauled in $5,800 while MoneySmarts.com and OrientStar.com added $5,341 each. Sedo had 38 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
asteronline.com $5,000   dimerc.com $3,300
fightforlife.com $5,000 capq.com $3,000
speedom.com $5,000 afen.com $2,999
celebritypro.com $4,999 cayi.com $2,999
straightforward.com $4,995 gljr.com $2,950
albayan.com $4,800 greenwasterecycling.com $2,900
spargo.com $4,800 one10.com $2,840
styleworx.com $4,625 yumyumsnacks.com $2,809
meritsoft.com $4,251 anstore.com $2,750
mountainhighrealty.com $4,000 pictureshop.com $2,724
workn.com $4,000 di8.com $2,650
workplace-products.com $3,976 dealsave.com $2,599
waterdata.com $3,900 thenursesoffice.com $2,500
mdweightloss.com $3,750 flipdeck.com $2,483
appdevice.com $3,650 kidshotel.com $2,180
loycus.com $3,597 yzdg.com $2,150
discounttravelagency.com $3,495 bbdr.com $2,101
kartenspiele.com $3,379 yxtq.com $2,051
biricik.com $3,300 stripcoat.com $2,000

At SnapNAmes Adding.com totaled $8,340, QKInc.com corralled $8,000 and UggsAustralia.com contributed $5,270. Dealsinthed.com claimed $3,600, an IDN - xn--8ltrs.com - went for $3,569 and Celeb9.com sold for $3,495. 2ZC.com tallied $3,211, YH777.com socked away $2,005 and SSC999.com dialed in $2,004

In a couple of private transactions VoyeurCams.com sold for $7,777 and Child-Guard.com garnered $2,000

Elsewhere, GenieDomains sold Deltree.com and FieldGo.com for $2,000 each while Flippa moved BoostSEO.com for $2,501 along with DWWJ.com ($2,295), JJWP.com ($2,150) and LSWP.com ($2,050).

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the big $85,000 sale of C.gl at Flippa - the year's biggest country code sale to date. Two other five figure sales were reported in this category - Weltliteratur.de at $16,132 via Sedo and 98.tv at $10,000 through the RightOfTheDot/NameJet auction at NamesCon. 

The first five on our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart was filled out by #4 Leaflets.co.uk ($8,456 at DomainLore.co.uk) and #5 Data.me ($8,000 at IndusDomains). 

Sedo piled up 15 of of the 21 chart entries (a 3-way tie for the final spot resulted in the extra position) with a roster than included #6 Sid.co at $7,500.

Germany's .de easily won the extension race with nine chart entries. No other TLD had more than two. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016:

Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 22, 2016 - Sun. Feb. 28, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect March 3, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
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