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Wide Range of Solid Sales Dot This Week's Domain Sales Chart But an Uncharted Blockbuster Stole the Spotlight

Before we get to this week's top chart entries we need to talk about an uncharted sale that is the most significant sale reported so far this year. I told readers about it in a Lowdown post on Monday. You can read all the details there but the bottom line is that George Kirikos uncovered a $2.5 million sale of a two-name package, GoTo.com and Go2.com. It obviously makes sense for those two names to be sold together but, when exact prices are specified in transactions involving multiple domains, we can't arbitrarily assign values and chart them as individual domains. 

That takes nothing away form the magnitude of this sale though. Go2.com was basically a sound-a-like bonus in the deal. A good guesstimate for a three-character .com like that (with an dictionary word preceding the number) might be in the $10,000-$25,000 range. Even if you put the number at $100,000 due to the name's relevance to GoTo.com, that would still value the latter name at $2.4 million which would be double the amount of the highest charted sale in 2018 to date - Super.com at $1.2 million. So, thanks as always to George for uncovering another powerhouse sale that again illustrates the high value of top tier .com domains.

By Ron Jackson

Moving on to the sales we can chart this week, none reached six figures but there was a lot of good, solid five-figure activity up and down the board. Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com claimed the top spot on our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with TotalDesign.com at $60,000. Mann also put three other names on the elite list.

After releasing a list of their top April sales, NameJet also scored repeatedly, filling six slots on the Big Board. #5 Shenhua.com led their roster at $48,111

The .coms, as usual, dominated the extension race, sweeping 16 of the 20 entries. The non .com gTLDS took three spots with #7 Center.org (sold for $45,000 in the NameJet/RightOfTheDot Namescon auction) and a second new gTLD, #12 My.tax ($22,500 at Sedo) joining My.bio on the honor roll. That left #13 App.co at $20,000 via Sedo as the lone entry for the ccTLDs.  

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 29, 2018:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 23, 2018 - Sun. April 29, 2018
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 2, 2018)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. TotalDesign.com $60,000 DomainMarket
2. My.bio €49,900 = $59,880 Sedo
3.
tie
Micromobility.com $50,000 Sedo
3.
tie
YCoin.com $50,000 Sedo
5. Shenhua.com $48,111 NameJet
6. VRK.com €40,000 = $48,000 Sedo
7. Center.org $45,000 NameJet/ROTD NamesCon Auction
8. KnowYourMoney.com $30,000 Sedo
9. ContractorSelect.com $29,888 DomainMarket
10. SysAdmins.com