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$2 Million Blockbuster and a Pair of 6 Figure Sales Headline This Week's Domain Sales Chart

I was away last week covering the new Merge! conference in Orlando so I have two weeks worth of data for you this week. News from the ultra high end of the market continues to be good with the blockbuster $2 million sale of ETH.com that I told you about in our Lowdown section Monday (October 25). That deal, brokered by Sharjil Saleem, comes on the heels of Larry Fischer's $1,200,000 sale of MyWorld.com that I told you about in my last report. Sharjil now has three of the 12 biggest domain sales reported so far this year

A lot of people have reported aftermarket sales activity being unusually slow through the first three quarters of this year, but with these back to back seven-figure sales in October we have now seen six that have broken the million dollar barrier this year. That is two more than all of last year and even tops the five that were reported in 2015, the year of the great Chinese domain buying boom. If the trend continues in November and December 2017 may end up looking a lot better than it did just a month ago.

We also got word of two big six-figure sales since my last report. Aishwin Vikhona got clearance to report a $100,000 sale of CO.net that he closed a few months ago. That is the biggest .net sale reported so far in 2017 and the third biggest non .com gTLD sale. James Booth at BQDN.com also hit the $100,000 mark with his sale of Pack.com.

By Ron Jackson

The first five on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart is filled out by the $90,000 sale of Combo.com brokered by Maxwell Cashman at NewReach.com and the $48,888 sale of SexAdvisor.com made by Michael Berkens's MostWantedDomains.com.

The .coms went on to sweep 17 of the 20 chart entries, helped by five charted sales that came from Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com. #7 Koniku.com lef that quintet at $30,000. Sedo matched DomainMarket with five .com chart entries of their own, led by #9 Pleam.com at $23,600. Flippa.com added two more and they also gave the non .com gTLDs a second chart entry after moving #6 CRM.org for $31,100. Chart honors also went to GenericDomainMarket.com for their $16,500 sale of #15 Startify.com

The ccTLDs have been having an outstanding year but they were limited to one spot on the Big Board this week that came from the $19,320 sale of #12 Sex.co.nz at New Zealand drop catching service ExpiredDomains.co.nz (Yes, someone led that domain drop)!

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, October 22, 2017:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 9, 2017 - Sun. Oct. 22, 2017
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 25, 2017)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. ETH.com $2,000,000 Sharjil Saleem
2.
tie
CO.net $100,000 Aishwin.com
2.
tie
Pack.com $100,000 BQDN
4. Combo.com $90,000 NewReach
5. SexAdvisor.com $48,888 MostWantedDomains
6. CRM.org $31,100 Flippa
7. Koniku.com $30,000 DomainMarket
8. FNE.com $26,000 Flippa
9. Pleam.com €20,000 = $23,600 Sedo
10. Mainan.com $20,000 Sedo

11. Shensi.com $19,888 DomainMarket
12. Sex.co.nz NZD$28,000 = $19,320 ExpiredDomains.co.nz
13. Vejo.com $18,000 Sedo
14. Macfit.com €15,000 = $17,700 Sedo
15. Startify.com $16,500 GenericDomainMarket
16. Bandero.com $16,000