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September 10, 2014

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Big Sale of Digital.com Tops This Week's Sales Chart - .DE Domains & 3-Letter .Coms also Soar

When Heritage Auctions ran their latest premium domain auction on July 24th, the biggest bid went to Digital.com. Today that $373,750 sale became official when the transfer of the domain was completed. The buyer was Richard Kershaw's Quality Nonsense Ltd. (the parent company of webmaster tool WhoIsHostingThis.com). That gives Richard (who was featured in an in-depth video interview at DomainSherpa.com in May) one of the top 20 sales reported so far this year (#16 to be exact) as well as the #1 position on out latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.

The new two spots in the Big Board went to a couple of impressive German ccTLD sales at Sedo. #2 Musik.de drummed up a whopping $128,999 while #3 Apps.de delivered $64,499. Yet another .de sale, #6 Analytics.de at $19,479 (also via Sedo), gave the world's most popular country code extension three of the week's six biggest sales.

By Ron Jackson

A pair of .coms round out the first five - #4 LAM.com (at $61,920) and #5 Decoded.com (at $50,000). That LAM.com sale is one of four 3-letter .coms on the elite list, with three of those reaching the top ten as this always popular category continued to flex its muscles. Last week an astounding nine 3-letter .coms dominated the all extension leader board.

All told the .coms claimed 12 of the 20 chart entries. The ccTLDs were also very strong with seven charted sales, four of those being .de domains, including an IDN - #13 Selbständigkeit.de at $9,211.

The non .com gTLDs were limited to one entry. That one hit the top half of the board with #7 KQ.net notching $13,500.

With Go Daddy/Afternic still in the quiet period surrounding Go Daddy's IPO, Sedo dominated the reported sales list, taking all but two of the chart entries. The exceptions were Digital.com and #20 BusinessHub.co.uk that was sold for $5,900 at DomainAftermarket..co.uk

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 7:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 1, 2014 - Sun. Sept. 7, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 10, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Digital.com $373,750 Heritage Auctions
2. Musik.de €99,999 = $128,999 Sedo
3. Apps.de €49,999 = $64,499 Sedo
4. LAM.com €48,000 = $61,920 Sedo
5. Decoded.com $50,000 Sedo
6. Analytics.de €15,100 = $19,479 Sedo
7. KQ.net $13,500 Sedo
KCN.com $12,000 Sedo
QBG.com $12,000 Sedo
10. Casinos.com.co €8,000 = $10,320 Sedo

11 CrazyDeals.com $10,000 Sedo
12. ThingsToDoIn.com $9,999 Sedo
13. Selbständigkeit.de (IDN) €7,140 = $9,211 Sdo
14. GloryMusic.com $8,500 Sedo
15. Campings.co.uk £5,000 = $8,100 Sedo
16. APICloud.com $8,000 Sedo
17. IXF.com $7,350 Sedo
18. WizPro.com €5,000 = $6,450 Sedo
19. RXPharma.com $6,200 Sedo
20. BusinessHub.co.uk $5,900 DomainAftermarket.co.uk

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 Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with DVBioLabs.com at $5,800, followed by Argentiere.com and Cloudistics.com at $5,000 each. Com-Tec.com tacked on $4,995, CashFlowFinancial.com fetched $4,504 and two others - LuxExpress.com and WellEndowed.com went for $4,000 apiece

Sedo had 21 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
gediz.com $3,500   jinr.com $2,428
uktraffic.com $3,500 clientcoach.com $2,295
mobilehomeinsurancequotes.com $3,277 tellhealth.com $2,250
travelsmiths.com $3,250 oneworldnews.com $2,200
sportsfriday.com $3,000 dexian.com $2,100
littlelamb.com $2,988 augem.com $2,000
zoomsupport.com $2,695 bibua.com $2,000
broadbandvoice.com $2,595 malfoy.com $2,000
thatsgold.com $2,500 onzetra.com $2,000
bcjade.com $2,495 vrgate.com $2,000
finday.com $2,451   

Country Codes

For the second week in a row, the ccTLDs had a six-figure sale to report. Last week it was UsedCars.ca at $115,920. This week the number was even higher with Musik.de going for $128,999 in a banner week for the country codes who also had a trio of five-figure sales.  

As you saw above, seven ccTLDs made the all-extension leader board, with those filling the top slots on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. The biggest sales in this category that you haven't seen yet are three that tied for #8 - Cuxiao.cn, Memo.to and Tommy.com.br at $5,000 each via Sedo. 

Germany's .de easily won the extension race with eight chart entries followed by Great Britain's .co.uk  with three and Colombia's .co with two.

Here is how the country code sales stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 7:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 1, 2014 - Sun. Sept. 7, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 10, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Musik.de €99,999 = $128,999 Sedo
2. Apps.de €49,999 = $64,499 Sedo
3. Analytics.de €15,100 = $19,479 Sedo
4. Casinos.com.co €8,000 = $10,320 Sedo
5. Selbständigkeit.de (IDN) €7,140 = $9,211 Sedo
6. Campings.co.uk £5,000 = $8,100 Sedo
7.  BusinessHub .co.uk $5,900 DomainAftermarket.co.uk
Cuxiao.cn $5,000 Sedo
Memo.to $5,000 Sedo
Tommy.com.br $5,000 Sedo

11. Mission.co $4,000 Sedo
12. Backpack.de €3,073 = $3,964 Sedo
4Teen.de €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
BPO.us €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
Silbercard.de €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
Valcomp.ru €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
17. CCS.fr €2,000 = $2,580 Sedo
18. Matchmaker.nl £1,999 = $2,579 Sedo
19. AustraliaFlights.co.uk £1,350 = $2,187 Sedo
20. Nachqualifizierung.de €1,600 = $2,064 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were almost two dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by Sedo's $1,999 sale of Pause.co. Four others - Harps.de, Minilening.be, MondoVerde.de and Pensioenplatform.nl - changed hands for $1,935 each

Sedo had 16 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,909
hdc.ch $1,909   jgashirts.de $1,290
immatriculation.fr $1,806 oesterreich.co $1,290
e-filing.co.uk $1,620 bost.de $1,032
ecn.co.za $1,600 kennzeichenbestellen.de $1,032
freundschaftsband.de $1,548 okidoki.at $1,032
scuoladicucina.it $1,484 toefl.es $1,032
connexity.co.uk $1,456 warc.nl $1,032
casino.org.mx $1,290 lounge.me $1,000

Elsewhere, DomainLore.co.uk sold Aeon.co.uk for $1,312 and SafeSex.co.uk for $1,069.

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)

Aside from the $13,500 sale of KQ.net that you saw on the all extension leader board earlier, it was another quiet week for the non .com gTLDs who had no other five-figure sales. $5,805 was enough to give Sedo's $5,805 sale of Galax.net the #2 spot on this week's Non .Com gTLD Top Sales Chart

Three more .nets rounded out the first five with #3 Infographic.net at $5,000, #4 Gracia.net at $4,000 and #5 SportStars.net at $3,500. All tolf only 13 sales of $1,000 or more were reported in this category.

The .nets easily won the extension race with seven chart entries, followed by the .orgs with four. .Club and .biz had one apiece.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 7:

Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 1, 2014 - Sun. Sept. 7, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 10, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. KQ.net $13,500 Sedo
2. Galax.net €4,500 = $5,805 Sedo
3. Infographic.net $5,000 Sedo
4. Gracia.net $4,000 Sedo
5. SportStars.net $3,500 Sedo
6. Gravity.net $3,388 Sedo
7. Java.club $3,000 Sedo
8. Jahreswagen.biz €2,100 = $2,709 Sedo
9 FutureTech.net $2,000 Sedo
10. RNRS.org $1,300 Sedo

11. Hackathons.org €999 = $1,289 Sedo
12. Papier.org €877 = $1,131 Sedo
13. ETH.org $1,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past week, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all categories by visiting our Year To Date Charts page

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