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$226,000 Sale and Another Over 86K Gives Sedo Top Spots on Our Weekly Sales Chart

Two of Sedo's Senior Domain Sales and Brokerage Consultants with long track records of success came through for the popular sales platform again this week, giving the company the top two spots on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Frank Tillmans reached the top rung of the ladder by closing a €200,000 ($226,000) deal for SexShop.com. Dave Evanson completed the one-two punch with his $86,500 sale of NOM.com. Sedo went on to take five of the top ten sales and nine of 20 chart entries overall. 

GritBrokerage, who reported all of their top sales from recent months this week, filled the #3 slot with Input.co at $30,000 in one of the top five ccTLD sales reported so far this year. They went on to add four more to the Big Board with all of those being ccTLDs as well.

The first five is rounded out with by Sedo's $29,380 sale of CannabisMedicinal.com and the .Global Registry's $19,000 sale of HH.global (the week's biggest non .com gTLD sale).

As is almost always the case, the .coms claimed the most chart entries overall - 10 of 20 places - with Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com aiding the effort with his $17,000 sale of #6 OurTree.com. The other categories also had reason to be pleased though as the country code domains and non .com gTLDs ended up with five names each on the elite list. The latter group got a boost from four .global entries that were part of a sizeable group of registry sales made over the past 60 days that we just got in. 

By Ron Jackson

Before we go to the chart I also want to tell you about a big historical sale that just came to light his week. Jamie Zoch (from DotWeekly) sent me a link to a Los Angeles Times story he came across in which Jamie Siminoff, the founder of the video doorbell company Ring, told the reporter he wrote "a $1-million check for the short, catchy URL Ring.com that Siminoff insisted was an essential foundation." That purchase would have been in 2014 (Ring had $155 million in sales last year and Siminoff obviously believes the domain name helped them get there). NamePros.com writer James Iles also wrote about the transaction this week and he said Siminoff stated he couldn't confirm the exact price paid, so, assuming the deal was under an NDA, he may have spoken a bit out of turn to the Times, or given them a ball park figure - but given the obvious quality of the name, the company's need for it and their ability to easily pay for it I have no doubt it changed hands for at least $1 million, and possibly more. 

Now back to this week's activity in the aftermarket. Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 11, 2017:

HealthInsurance Services, Inc
eHealthInsurance Services, Inc
eHealthInsurance Services, Inc

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 5, 2017 - Sun. June 11, 2017
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 14, 2017)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. SexShop.com €200,000 = $226,000 Sedo
2. NOM.com $86,500 Sedo
3. Input.co $30,000 Grit Brokerage
4. CannabisMedicinal.com €26,000 = $29,380 Sedo
5. HH.global $19,000 .GLOBAL Registry
6. OurTree.com $17,000 DomainMarket
7. Nomeo.com €15,000 = $16,950 Sedo
8. JD.global $16,000 .GLOBAL Registry
9. Vesper.co $15,000 GritBrokerage
10. Russia.org £9,800 = $12,544 Sedo

11. WestDrive.com $12,500 Sedo
12. GreenVines.com $11,000 DomainMarket
13. Crowe.us $9,500 GritBrokerage
14.
tie
Padz.com $9,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Sting.co $9,000 GritBrokerage
16. Faring.com $8,900 Sedo
17. Spectra.co $8,700 GritBrokerage
18.
tie
CPA.global $8,000 .GLOBAL Registry
18.
tie
Stay.global $8,000 .GLOBAL Registry
18.
tie
TravelDating.com $8,000 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)

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four figure sales with AdventureX.com at $6,000 and Finple.com at $5,399. Three others - CoffeeLand.com, Hotelier360.com and Sybesma.com - brought $5,000 each.