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The Year's Second Biggest Sale to Date Headlines a Solid Fortnight in the Domain Market

I was away for my mother's funeral last week (after a long, inspirational life she left us peacefully in her sleep at age 97). As a result I have two weeks worth of sales data for you this week that will bring you up to date on all sales reported since my last column. It was a solid couple of weeks for the domain aftermarket headlined by the blockbuster $800,000 sale of Kiwi.com that Elliot Silver reported at DomainInvesting.com. DomainNameSales handled the sale to Czech company Skypicker.com, S.R.O. on behalf of seller Future Media Architects. That is the second biggest sale reported so far this year, trailing only NameJet's $929,000 sale of TP.com that we reported earlier this month.

In another six-figure transaction Sedo claimed the #2 slot on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with a $150,000 sale of Circa.com booked by their Senior Broker Dave Evanson. Sedo went on to pile up seven of the top ten entries including #3 Pferde.net ("horse" in German) at $49,950 in one of the year's biggest non .com gTLD sales. They rounded out the first five with 1787.com ($40,501) and FZV.com ($26,085).

FZV.com was the first in a string of 3-letter .com sales that filled five consecutive positions on the top half of the leader board. Sedo had three of those and KeywordDomain.com got the other two with IVJ.com and OEJ.com at $25,000 each.

By Ron Jackson

It was a very diverse couple of weeks with the 12 .coms on the Big Board joined by three non .com gTLDs and five ccTLDs. DomainLore.co.uk led the latter group with their $12,605 sale of #12 DistanceLearning.co.uk. One of the three charted non .com gTLD sales was a new gTLD - #15 Earth.works - sold by Mark Sherwood for $11,250 in a private transaction.

In addition to the all of these sales, George Kirikos from Leap.com discovered a previously unreported 2015 sale in which Connection.com changed hands for $450,000. As he has done many times before, George found the purchase while examining SEC filings - this one filed by buyer PC Connection (Connection.com now re-directs to the computer supplier's existing website). Thanks to George we have been able to add this sale to our 2015 Top 100 Chart where is ranks as the 17th biggest sale of that year. 

Now, back to the past fortnight, here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, March 13, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 29, 2016 - Sun. March 13, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect March 16, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Kiwi.com $800,000 DomainNameSales
2. Circa.com $150,000 Sedo
3. Pferde.net
(German for "horse")
€45,000 = $49,950 Sedo
4. 1787.com $40,501 Sedo
5. FZV.com €23,500 = $26,085 Sedo
6. NZE.com $26,000 Sedo
7.
tie
IVJ.com $25,000 KeywordDomain
7.
tie
OEJ.com $25,000 KeywordDomain
7.
tie
KDU.com $25,000 Sedo
10. TennisInstruction.com $15,000 Sedo

11. 4580.com £9,998 = $14,097 Sedo
12. DistanceLearning.co.uk £8,940 = $12,605 DomainLore.co.uk
13. Quants.com $12,500 Sedo
14. R4.co $12,000 Sedo
15. Earth.works $11,250 Pvt Sale
16.
tie
Jane.fr €10,000 = $11,100 Sedo
16.
tie
Lequest.com €10,000 = $11,100 Sedo
18. Drinks.de €9,999 = $11,099 Sedo
19. Fora.net €9,750 = $10,823 Sedo
20. Wetterstation.de €9,520 = $10,567 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.

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

There were five more five figure sales off the chart with Sedo booking all of those. Kladionica.com claimed $10,545, RailEnergy.com generated $10,500 and three others - Acing.com, OfBusiness.com and TransferGuru.com - drew $10,000 each.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .Com supporting cast of four-figure sales with 66B.com and BuyBoxes.com at $9,999 apiece. Those were followed by another pair - JojobaOil.com and Upscreen.com - at $8,000 each. Plaisir.com kicked in $7,646 and Azyan.com added $7,500.

LotteryService.com and OutGo.com went for $7,000 apiece while two others - HangMyTV.com and MoralFibers.com - fetched $6,900 each. Sprec.com spawned $6,500, OpenUser.com yielded $6,400 and RiskStrategies.com captured $6,325. Two others - Imoba.com and Sachwert.com went for $6,105 apiece

Sedo had 74 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
avarcas.com $6,000   wintercap.com $3,000
suqar.com $6,000 hihihi.com $2,875
mimimi.com $5,988 vhct.com $2,820
primeone.com $5,882 blockchainweek.com $2,800
lenceria.com $5,766 dailycat.com $2,799
euroflora.com $5,550 caago.com $2,775
dynamicsax.com $5,500 sleepinstitute.com $2,750
g-cloud.com $5,500 pasta-shop.com $2,642
tomonews.com $5,500 p93.com $2,600
mobisec.com $5,328 adaconstruction.com $2,500
bepay.com $5,100 businessinfocenter.com $2,500
guestpost.com $5,100 movieengine.com $2,500
geekingout.com $5,000 stealthmedia.com $2,500
indicapital.com $5,000 truthin.com $2,500
liaomei.com $4,999 yachtstream.com $2,500
autobang.com $4,995 53j.com $2,499
securepass.com $4,939 appletart.com $2,471
torrancememorial.com $4,600 inglesmarkets.com $2,461
adacus.com $4,500 markbass.com $2,388
coir.com $4,500 pcsx.com $2,388
drop-in.com $4,500 acuatica.com $2,377
shopxinh.com $4,500 phonewallpapers.com $2,349
g-pulse.com $4,329 riskinsight.com $2,346
slotsking.com $4,146 superiorcorp.com $2,346
77900.com $4,072 icoms.com $2,276
cosmiccowboy.com $4,000 rishteycineplex.com $2,250
supersilver.com $4,000 shorefunding.com $2,250
lopburi.com $3,980 vyze.com $2,220
gsisolutions.com $3,885 pbsb.com $2,201
kingholdings.com $3,650 bestnootropics.com $2,200
fifthharmony.com $3,441 bjorvika.com $2,200
24win.com $3,330 dalooms.com $2,088
domainnameprice.com $3,329 6rz.com $2,000
vrtalk.com $3,250 kopina.com $2,000
iraqair.com $3,200 mgod.com $2,000
draftcraft.com $3,000 nyxy.com $2,000
freecriminalcheck.com $3,000 popularium.com $2,000

Sedo also worked with SnapNames to sell IntegrityMortgage.com for $2,888.

SnapNames had another dozen sales to report including MG777.com ($4,050), MV8.com ($3,900) and H999.com ($3,600). 35352.com dialed up $3,588, X-C.com sold for $3,020 and SugarDaddyWebsites.com wangled $2,990. Vegassist.com secured $2,200, YFFC.com found $2,158 and TechExpress.com produced $2,156. DSDZ.com deposited $2,112, GreenEco.com attracted $2,038 and MarineDeals.com drew $2,000

Elsewhere, Dusty Field sold Videotrac.com for $2,500 in a private transaction and Flippa.com rang up a quintet of sales led by 12C.com at $5,555. NetworkManager.com notched $5,300, RecruitingPros.com commanded $3,000 and two others - SMSY.com and YEFT.com - tallied $2,500 each

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the five five-figure sales you saw on the all extension Top 20 above, with DistanceLearning.co.uk leading the pack at $12,605. The biggest sales in this category that you haven't seen yet are a trio of names tied for #6 on our our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Those are Ardo.de, Cicero.eu and EKO.eu at $8,325 apiece. Sedo handled the Ardo.de sale while the latter two were logged by Golem.eu.  

Rounding out the top ten were Want.co.uk ($7,332 at DomainLore.co.uk) and Bid.io ($7,000 at Flippa.com).  

Germany's .de won a tight extension race with four chart entries. Great Britain's .co.uk and the European Union's .eu were right behind with three each. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, March 13, 2016:

Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 29, 2016 - Sun. March 13, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect March 16, 2016)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. DistanceLearning.co.uk £8,940 = $12,605 DomainLore.co.uk
2. R4.co $12,000 Sedo
3. Jane.fr €10,000 = $11,100 Sedo
4. Drinks.de €9,999 = $11,099 Sedo
5. Wetterstation.de €9,520 = $10,567 Sedo
6.
tie
Ardo.de €7,500 = $8,325 Sedo
6.
tie
Cicero.eu €7,500 = $8,325 Golem.eu