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Millions of Dollars Worth of Previously Unreleased Uniregistry Domain Sales Supercharges the Charts

Domain investors got some welcome news this week when Uniregistry issued a press release revealing their sales results for the first eight months of this year. They reported closing over $29 million worth of sales in that time frame and followed the release by sharing millions of dollars worth of specific names and prices to those of us who report on domain aftermarket activity. 

As you know, we report weekly public sales results in this column but those are just the tip of the iceberg. In 2017 we've seen a lot of weeks that appeared to be slow on the surface but the new information from Uniregistry (that all should applaud them for making available) shows that sizeable sales are being made behind the scenes day in and day out (Uniregistry reported closing more than 3,600 sales since January 1).

Whenever current year sales are released we chart eligible sales in the week the information first comes to light. That allowed Uniregistry to make a clean sweep of this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart (the big release is  obviously advantageous this week but waiting to release so much at once (which is how they have historically done it) also means they gave up visibility on the 2017 charts until now, so it all evens out). 

By Ron Jackson

More than 2,100 of the specific sales Uniregistry shared fall within the range of sales we track which is $2,000 and above for .com domains and $1,000 and up for all other extensions. I will sum up the cream of the crop in this column but am also making the complete list of those sales available to you in a Word document that you can access here

The treasure trove of data includes a half-dozen six-figure sales that top our latest leader board. Kombucha.com set the pace at $200,000 in a sale that also ranks among the year's 20 biggest sales to date. Kombucha.com was followed by Squeeze.com at $150,000, Hebe.com at $125,000 and MasterPlan.com at $117,650. Rounding out the sextet are RRA.com and UsedCarsForSale.com at $100,000 each

The .coms went on to sweep 22 of the 24 chart entries (the extra spots resulted from a five-way tie for the final position). The only exceptions were a pair of .nets - #12 (tie) Odds.net at $70,000 and #20 (tie) Juegos.net at $60,000.

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017:

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eHealthInsurance Services, Inc
eHealthInsurance Services, Inc

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 11, 2017 - Sun. Sept. 17, 2017
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 20, 2017)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Kombucha.com $200,000 Uniregistry
2. Squeeze.com $150,000 Uniregistry
3. Hebe.com $125,000 Uniregistry
4. MasterPlan.com $117,650 Uniregistry
5.
tie
RRA.com $100,000 Uniregistry
5.
tie
UsedCarsForSale.com $100,000 Uniregistry
7. Andes.com $87,000 Uniregistry
8. NextFoods.com $80,000 Uniregistry
9. Cozmo.com $77,800 Uniregistry
10. Nant.com $74,000 Uniregistry

11. Freemen.com $72,000 Uniregistry
12.
tie
FeetFirst.com $70,000 Uniregistry
12.
tie
Odds.net $70,000 Uniregistry
12.
tie
Yoco.com $70,000 Uniregistry
15.
tie
CollegePrep.com $65,000 Uniregistry
15.
tie
FreeAmerica.com $65,000 Uniregistry
15.
tie
Wrinkles.com $65,000 Uniregistry
18. Kandle.com $62,500 Uniregistry