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Sedo's Dave Evanson Strikes 6-Figure Gold Again & ccTLDs See Their 2nd Biggest Sale of the Year

It's starting to look like Sedo Senior Broker Dave Evanson is planning to take up permanent residence at the top of our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart (bi-weekly for the time being due to the Covid-19 pandemic - next column will be May 26). After leading our last chart with Plains.com at $115,000 (and taking two of the top three sales that week), Evanson remained in the penthouse suite this week after brokering a $180,000 sale of ElectricCar.com.

 

QualityNames.com owner Dhara Patel held the domain and turned to Evanson to nail down a sale after an initial inquiry came in via Sedo. It's no surprise people keep calling on Dave whose uncanny ability to close has given him a decade-long string of non-stop hits that isn't likely 

two-word domain sale we've seen so far this to subside anytime soon. This is the highest year and it also ranks among the ten biggest sales reported year to date.

Equally big news this week was a huge ccTLD sale, also closed at Sedo, where Bier.de ("beer" in German) quaffed a thirst quenching €149,000 ($160,920) in the second biggest country code sale posted so far in 2020 (only Free.co.uk at $205,000 in March has been bigger). That was one of three ccTLDs to crash the elite list. We also saw the biggest .US sale we've see in a couple years with Sedo selling #12 Oxygen.us for $17,999. They also moved #18 DP.co.uk for $12,505.

 

Still it was a .com kind of week with the world's most popular extension taking every other spot on the honor roll with the exception of #19 SkinCare.net (the lone non .com gTLD entry after a $12,200 sale at Sedo). GritBrokerage.com had a hand in two of the .com's top ten entries. They moved #3 Estates.com for $90,000 and also teamed up with MagnumDomains.com to sell #10 GoPuntaCana.com for $20,000.

 

 

 

 


        
 
     By Ron Jackson

We also got some newly released sales information from Monte Cahn at RightOfTheDot.com who ran the NamesCon Live and Online Domain Auctions with GoDaddy in January. With those sales now closed, five earned spots on the Big Board this week, led by #4 Directions.com at $75,000. Several other venues also aided the .com assault. Hitnamer.com moved #6 SensoryPath.com for $39,999 and Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com hit the daily double with #14 (tie) Amanova.com at $15,000 and #17 SendHugs.com at $14,888. Morgan Linton also weighed in, brokering a $15,000 sale of #14 (tie) EverGrow.com.

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, May 10, 2020:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 27, 2020 - Sun. May 10, 2020
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 13, 2020)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. ElectricCar.com $180,000 QualityNames/Sedo
2. Bier.de
("beer" in German)
€149,000 = $160,920 Sedo
3. Estates.com $90,000 GritBrokerage
4. Directions.com $75,000 RightOfTheDot/GoDaddy
5. Corium.com €67,850 = $73,278 Sedo
6. SensoryPath.com $39,999 Hitnamer
7.