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June 26, 2015

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$140,000 Wine.club Sale Closes - New gTLDs Take Top Two Spots on This Week's Sales Chart

We got a change of pace this week with something  other than 3-letter .coms setting the pace on our latest domain sales chart. Oh, the LLL .coms are still here (two more reached the top ten this week) and they aren't likely to be going away any time soon - but, for the first time, multiple new gTLDs enter the conversation about chart topping domains. 

Back in January it was reported that the .CLUB Registry had worked out a deal to sell Wine.club for $140,000, however the domain had remained in escrow ever since (most likely due to a payment plan being in effect). Well, .CLUB confirmed that deal finally closed this week with the name being transferred to an Australian domain brokerage company - Houghton Richards - who often acquires names on behalf of corporate buyers. So, the name may be moved on to a  final end user in the near future.

The sale firmly ensconced a new gTLD in the lead position on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart - and the runner-up spot went to one as well. In that one, Uniregistry sold Pro.flowers to FTD, one of the giants in the floral space, for $50,000

By Ron Jackson

Were it not for a non disclosure agreement it looks like a third new gTLD would have ranked among the top three. Britain's Adam Freeman was able to show us documentation from Escrow.com detailing his $90,000 sale of a .money domain but he was unable to say what the name was, so it cannot be charted. So, instead of a third new gTLD, yet another 3-letter .com sale landed among the first three. That was NKB.com, a domain that Sedo sold for $31,000. They put another one - VTY.com - in the #7 slot with a $22,000 price tag. 

The first five was rounded out by the $30,495 sale of #4 FOYR.com, handled jointly by  eNaming.com  and IndusDomains.com, and Sedo's sale of #5 Tires.ae at $25,425 in the week's biggest ccTLD sale. Sedo put four more country code domains on the second half of the elite list.

In addition to the two biggest sales, the usually downtrodden non .com gTLDs also scored with #8 Dami.net ($20,340 at Sedo) giving them yet another reason to celebrate a week in which Wine.club tied 95.net for #1 on the Year to Date Non .Com Top 100 Sales Chart (3rd chart on the page linked to).

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 14:

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The DN Journal Top 40 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 8,2015 - Sun. June 14, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 17, 2015)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Wine.club $140,000 .CLUB Registry
2. Pro.flowers $50,000 Uniregistry
3. NKB.com $31,000 Sedo
4. FOYR.com $30,495 eNaming/
Indus Domains
5. Tires.ae €22,000 = $25,425 Sedo
6. Vinous.com $25,000 Sedo
7. VTY.com $22,000 Sedo
8. Dami.net €18,000 = $20,340 Sedo
9. YouCash.com $19,000 Sedo
10. CoolPoints.com $18,000 Hilco Streambank

11. eMark.com $17,500 Sedo
12. 2675.com $16,500 Sedo
13. 5082.com $14,500 Sedo
14. Panoptics.com £8,000 = $12,640 Sedo
JAV.tv €10,000 = $11,300 Sedo
MEM.ru €10,000 = $11,300 Sedo
Nutanix.fr €10,000 = $11,300 Sedo
Praktikumsstellen.de €10,000 = $11,300 Sedo
999666.com $10,000 Sedo
VapeDirect.com $10,000 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

LaBelleVie.com led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales after HillcrestMedia.com sold that domain through Afternic for $8,200

Sedo vacuumed up everything else with a roster led by Maishop.com at $7,800, Dressa.com at $7,700 and two others - Cirina.com and Karsu.com - at $7,500 each. A four-name logjam followed with CreativeWealth.com, DividendStocks.com, SeniorAdvice.com and UCheer.com chalking up $7,000 apiece. Flexigas.com and WSTX.com kicked in $6,000 apiece and VOTZ.com added $5,500.  

Sedo had 56 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
joinwe.com $5,000   iunion.com $2,940
mysupplier.com $5,000 welovebags.com $2,938
paay.com $5,000 nevow.com $2,900
tripradar.com $5,000 fashionova.com $2,888
78d.com $4,911 vori.com $2,800
cibi.com $4,900 kaptonfilm.com $2,744
kaikokudo.com $4,880 tagbeat.com $2,619
postlight.com $4,599 infornext.com $2,500
ticketbooking.com $4,500 lilybank.com $2,500
gourmethunt.com $4,000 makecheese.com $2,500
jbio.com $4,000 maxaroma.com $2,500
lektor.com $3,955 mydobot.com $2,500
texup.com $3,949 vaneperen.com $2,495
premiercashback.com $3,869 mysocialscore.com $2,370
surfpark.com $3,850 greendealboilers.com $2,369
viewpeople.com $3,750 edinburghgin.com $2,295
cloudnerd.com $3,650 apartmentadvisor.com $2,259
signatureinn.com $3,600 streeteat.com $2,250
netdata.com $3,500 yrtech.com $2,200
arival.com $3,399 gosharp.com $2,195
sevenglobal.com $3,250 wackado.com $2,195
sexts.com $3,250 dreamcoaching.com $2,000
winwinresolutions.com $3,244 envia2.com $2,000
partnershipprogram.com $3,100 eyematter.com $2,000
1-solution.com $3,000 lextase.com $2,000
droneworlds.com $3,000 lifesimplified.com $2,000
mmlz.com $3,000 opint.com $2,000
researchpeptides.com $3,000 premiercredit.com $2,000


Country Codes

The ccTLDs returned to normal this week logging five five-figure sales after posting only one at that level over the previous two weeks. You saw all five of those on the all extension leader board above so the biggest sales in this category that you haven't seen yet are a pair of names that tied for #6 on our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Those are Cobalt.io and Sommarlov.se at $5,000 each via Sedo.   

Sedo went on to sweep all 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulting from a tie for the final position) with a roster that also included #8 FoodService.de at $4,370.

Germany's .de won the extension race with four chart entries. No other TLD had more than two. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 14:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 8, 2015 - Sun. June 14, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 17, 2015)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Tires.ae €22,500 = $25,425 Sedo
JAV.tv €10,000 = $11,300 Sedo
MEM.ru €10,000 = $11,300 Sedo
Nutanix.fr €10,000 = $11,300 Sedo
Praktikumsstellen.de €10,000 = $11,300 Sedo
Cobalt.io $5,000 Sedo
Sommarlov.se $5,000 Sedo
8. FoodService.de $4,370 Sedo
9 Present.eu €3,499 = $3,954 Sedo
10. Ivitalia.it €3,450 = $3,899 Sedo

11. Satin.de €3,300 = $3,729 Sedo
12. Travel.cc $3,569 Sedo
13. Rojadirecta.tv €3,000 = $3,390 Sedo
14. SriLankaHolidays.co.uk £2,000 = $3,160 Sedo
15. PrimaPower.cn $3,000 Sedo
16. Cent.co $2,950 Sedo
17. Zeitschriftenkiosk.de €2,330 = $2,633 Sedo
18. VatFree.co.uk £1,600 = $2,528 Sedo
Pretpersonnel.ca $2,500 Sedo
Tailor.me $2,500 Sedo
Writer.me $2,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen more four-figure sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the bulk of those with a roster led by Bresser.eu at $2,372 and two others - NovaScotia.de and Paracelsus.cn - at $2,260 each.  

Sedo had 27 more four-figure ccTD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,259 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,259
drinks.ch $2,259   erzieher.at $1,130
vakantiepiraten.be $2,034 girlz.ch $1,130
cad.cc $1,550 modulus.de $1,130
og.lv $1,501 bioblog.de $1,129
redwallet.cn $1,500 lerarenopleiding.be $1,129
gmbh.at $1,413 rhodium.eu $1,129
sync.tv $1,400 ilens.de $1,119
erotikmodel.de $1,356 rapo.de $1,119
ypp.co.uk $1,335 handy.it $1,074
get.ae $1,300 klimagerät.ch $1,074
gli.co $1,250 lichtbildner.de $1,017
m.vg $1,200 nyc.es $1,017
pflegetagebuch.eu $1,141 teleport.co $1,000
basketmania.es $1,130  

Elsewhere, DomainLore.co.uk sold MPay.co.uk for $1,359 and Albert.co.uk for $1,245 while Golem.eu got $1,694 for Hube.eu and $1,129 for Canino.eu

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)

After booking three of 2015's top 10 sales in this category last week, the Non .Com gTLDs enjoyed another strong outing led by a pair of names that now rank among the year's top five sales - Wine.club at $140,000 and Pro.flowers for $20,340. The #3 sale on this week's Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart - Dami.net at $20,340 - also ranks among the year's 15 best sales in this group.

Sedo rounded out the first five with Service.bike at $5,650 and Commerce.asia at $5,000. They went on to sweep 19 of the 22 chart entries (the extra spots resulting from a tie for the final spot). One of the few that eluded Sedo's grasp was #9 (tie) Good.pro, a domain that Andrew Campbell sold for $3,390 in a private transaction. 

 The .nets easily won the extension race,, taking 10 of the 22 chart entries. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 14:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 8, 2015 - Sun. June 14, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 17, 2015)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Wine.club $140,000