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Editor's note: I will be in India covering and speaking at the DomainX conference this week (we will have daily reports from Bangalore Wednesday through Saturday (August 5-8) in our Lowdown section). As a result, there will be no sales column this week. However, I will bring you completely up to date on all sales reported since our last column below (from July 29) in a double length column that will be published Friday evening, August 14. After that we will return to our usual Wednesday evening weekly release schedule.  

For the Second Week in a Row the Top Domain Sale Reaches a Half Million Dollars

Even though the domain aftermarket is enjoying a solid year,  half million dollar domain sales aren't something you see every day. In fact prior to last week, only three had breached that barrier in 2015. Now, just a week after QE.com changed hands for $554,000, Give.com rang the half million dollar bell for a 5th time with that name going for $500,000 in a deal handled by Sedo Senior Broker Dave Evanson who has an exceptionally long list of high end sales to his credit. 

While there  has been a website on Give.com, the sale was for the domain only. The name has been fully paid for and transferred to Sedo who is now moving it along to the buyer's registrar account. 

The .coms went on to sweep every entry on the top half of our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. LegalBrandMarketing sold runner-up Returns.com for $65,000 while eNaming.com filled the #3 slot with L4.com at $64,000. Sedo rounded out the first five with Float.com at $50,000 and LRZ.com at $46,000 en route to piling up nine chart entries overall.

By Ron Jackson

LegalBrandMaketing scored twice more, teaming up with John Daly at NameConnect.com to sell #7 CoWorker.com for $27,500 and with DomainNameSales to find #10 FareApp.com a new home at $23,000.

AlanAdlari.com also made a strong showing with four charted sales led by #6 Hamilelik.com at $36,000. Chart honors also went to DomainMarket.com for their $25,000 sale of #8 PiuPiu.com and to Hobi Michalec at DomainHoldings who worked with Justin Murgo at BuyDomains.com to move #9 SmartREIT.com for $24,000.

The .coms took 17 of 20 chart entries overall with ccTLDs claiming all three of the remaining positions, leaving the non .com gTLDs out in the cold. #11 Links.co led the country codes after changing hands for $18,196 in a private transaction. 

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 26:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 20,2015 - Sun. July 26, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect July 29, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Give.com $500,000 Sedo
2. Returns.com $65,000 LegalBrandMarketing
3. L4.com $64,000 eNaming
4. Float.com $50,000 Sedo
5. LRZ.com $46,000 Sedo
6. Hamilelik.com $36,000 AlanAdlari
7. CoWorker.com $27,500 LegalBrandMarketing/
NameConnect
8. PiuPiu.com $25,000 DomainMarket
9. SmartREIT.com $24,000 DomainHoldings/
BuyDomains
10. FareApp.com $23,000 LegalBrandMarketing/
DomainNameSales

11. Links.co $18,196 Pvt Sale
12. Papatya.com $17,850 AlanAdlari
13. ESRA.com $13,500 AlanAdlari
14. Intermarketing.com $13,000 Sedo
15. Wettquoten.de €10,000 = $11,000 Sedo
16. SupportOfThings.com $10,000 Sedo
17. Act-On.co.uk $9,800 Sedo
18. SeaCare.com $8,500 Sedo
19. Ceyda.com $8,000 AlanAdlari
20. Go1.com $7,800 Sedo

Keep in mind that these are the highest value cash only sales that have been reported to us in the past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool, not a complete list documenting ALL high value domain sales. Such a list is impossible to produce because many sales are kept private at the insistence of buyers, sellers or both. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Top Sales Charts

Click Link Below for
The All-Time Top 20 All-Cash Domain Sales Reported By DNJournal.com
 (2003 to Now)

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo booked most of the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with a group that included Acquired.com at $6,000, Realution.com rang up $5,830 and Kuchenland.com drew $5,610. QQZG.com and  LifeHotels.com booked $5,500 each, TopCamping.com corralled $5,390 and OilLife.com got a $5,365 lube. Four others - GWSTech.com, NextAcademy.com, Posterboard.com and Zhoosh.com - commanded $5,000 apiece

Sedo had 33 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,870 that are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,870
safecert.com $4,870   subafrica.com $2,795
acquiro.com $4,290 projectxq.com $2,666
wrun.com $4,250 xqschools.com $2,666
hivr.com $4,140 calaero.com $2,595
trophy-assets.com $4,050 murel.com $2,500
bannerelk.com $4,000 4wellness.com $2,409
blognetwork.com $3,950 handygarage.com $2,395
larkinville.com $3,500 hellomint.com $2,395
linemart.com $3,350 digihuman.com $2,295
exploreitaly.com $3,000 unlistedrealestate.com $2,097
medicarelawyers.com $3,000 cidie.com $2,090
nearhere.com $3,000 ateh.com $2,000
oddscalculator.com $3,000 cascadeglobal.com $2,000
smashmedia.com $3,000 knowcyber.com $2,000
f89.com $2,999 noerp.com $2,000
doctorsgate.com $2,800 vnbet.com $2,000
genevamotorshow.com $2,800  

AlanAdlari.com rang up five more sales with Raunt.com ($5,500), Bankasepeti.com ($4,485), Y-London.com ($3,680), Minicix.com ($2,900) and Tecrube.com ($2,260).

Elsewhere, Mike Lonnborg bought CareLive.com for $7,500 and IndusDomains.com sold TapStart.com for $2,500

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the three sales you saw on the all extension Top 20 Chart above with two of those hitting five figures - Links.co at $18,196 and #2 Wettquoten.de at $11,000. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #4 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Chart. That is Royal.in, a domain Sedo sold for $5,500

Sedo went on to sweep 21 of the 23 chart entries (the extra spots resulted from a five-way tie for the final position). Golem.eu took one of the two places Sedo missed with #17 Digger.eu at $2,199

Germany's .de won the extension race with five chart entries, followed by .co with three. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 26:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 20, 2015 - Sun. July 26, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect July 29, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Links.co $18,196 Pvt Sale
2. Wettquoten.de €10,000 = $11,000 Sedo
3. Act-On.co.uk $9,800 Sedo
4. Royal.in $5,500 Sedo
5. Eset.co.kr $5,200 Sedo
6. Amazing.tv $5,099 Sedo
7.
tie
Review.co.nz $5,000 Sedo
7.
tie
Screen.no $5,000 Sedo
7.
tie
XM.tv $5,000 Sedo
10. Moriarty.co.uk £1,988 = $3,101 Sedo

11. Key.us $2,999 Sedo
12. Olympus.gr €2,600 = $2,860 Sedo
13.
tie
63.fr €2,500 = $2,750 Sedo
13.
tie
Handy.nl €2,500 = $2,750 Sedo
15. Lace.io $2,500 Sedo
16. Sitzball.de €2,100 = $2,310 Sedo
17. Digger.eu €1,999 = $2,199 Golem.eu
18. Vakuumheber.de €1,750 = $1.925 Sedo
19.
tie
Achtundzwanzig.de €1,500 = $1,650 Sedo
19.
tie
FoodPanda.it €1,500 = $1,650 Sedo
19.
tie
Mster.co €1,500 = $1,650 Sedo
19.
tie
STRE.de €1,500 = $1,650 Sedo
19.
tie
Voicetec.ch €1,500 = $1,650 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had 11 more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by Coating.ca and Sandfilter.de at $1,595 each. Tandpasta.nl notched $1,541, Body-Control.de brought $1,540 and BNO.eu yielded $1,529. ARForum.de delivered $1,429 while Carable.de and Schiffstest.de deposited $1,100 apiece. Three others - Bravo.us, ScotchWhisky.ae and ScotchWhisky.nz - went for $1,000 each

If there are country code extensions in our report that you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here

Non .com gTLDs (.net, .org, .biz, .info & others, including new gTLDs)

Things remained sluggish among the non .com gTLDs this week with none reaching five figures, or even crossing the $5,000 mark. Cornhole.org led our latest weekly Non .Com gTLD Top Sales Chart with a $4,400 sale at Sedo who booked all 17 charted sales. Possible.net was next at $3,930 and Pizza.info rounded out the first three at $3,190.

The .orgs easily won the extension race with eight charted sales - double the four posted by .net. There was also a sprinkling of new gTLDs with two .global domains and one .church.  

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 26:

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Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 20, 2015 - Sun. July 26, 2015