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Garry Chernoff Rings the Bell Again - Takes Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart with One of the Year's 10 Biggest Domain Sales

When I started publishing DNJournal over 15 years ago, domain industry pioneer Garry Chernoff already had a long record of big domain sales under his belt and the trail blazing Canadian is still making them today. Garry pays his latest visit to the top of our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart this week after closing a $300,000 deal for Signet.com through Afternic.com brokerage services. That also ranks as one of the 10 biggest sales reported so far in 2018. Don't be surprised if Garry tops himself before the year is out (even if he can't report it - at this level a lot of buyers insist on keeping the amount they paid private).

With Garry on the top rung of the ladder it seems appropriate to see a Canadian ccTLD in the runner-up slot. That was Sedo's $50,000 sale of Ampli.ca. That was one six country code domains to crash the Big Board - and Sedo accounted for every one of them en route to sweeping 15 of the 20 chart entries. They also accounted for 7 of the 13 .com sales on the elite list, including two that made the first five - #4 Firehose.com at $35,000 and #5 SongExchange.com at $25,000. Sandwiched in between those Sedo sales was #3 SCU.com at $40,000 in a sale made by boutique investment firm MSN|Cap.

The non .com gTLDs were limited to a single entry and that one went to a new gTLD - the .GLOBAL Registry's $19,000 sale of Do.global.

By Ron Jackson

Chart honors also went to Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com for #9 (tie) LivingOnLight.com at $15,000 (Mann said he originally picked that domain up for $70 in 2012) as well as to Michael Cyger   moved #20 KarPool.com for $6,500 in a private transaction. The DomainSherpa.com founder told me he had acquired the domain in a GoDaddy Auction and was able to flip it for a nice profit just 29 days later - the quickest turn he has had to date.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 24, 2018:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 18, 2018 - Sun. June 24, 2018
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 27, 2018)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Signet.com $300,000 Afternic Brokerage
2. Ampli.ca $50,000 Sedo
3. SCU.com $40,000 MSN|Cap
4. Firehose.com $35,000 Sedo
5. SongExchange.com $25,000 Sedo
6. TheLocal.fi €19,000 = $22,040 Sedo
7. Do.global $19,000 .GLOBAL Registry
8. SportwetteOnline.de €15,000 = $17,400 Sedo