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Top 3 Names on This Week's Sales Chart Total $1.35 Million - All Are 3-Digit or 3-Letter Domains

If you "go short" in most markets you are betting prices will go down. The domain market is just the opposite with prices for short .com domains continuing to sell at nosebleed levels. This year's darlings have been 3-letter or 3-digit domains (2, of course, is even better). The same held true this week with 588.com changing hands for $1 million on China's popular 4.cn platform, as reported earlier this week at TheDomains. In addition to topping this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart that ties for the second highest sale reported so far this year

That wasn't the only short .com blockbuster this week either. Larry Fischer's GetYourDomain.com brokered a $200,000 sale of #2 OBE.com on behalf of seller Anything.com - and Tracy Fogarty's eNaming.com scored big with #3 419.com at $150,000

You may have also heard about a big .co.uk sale this past week when a press release came out claiming Gold.co.uk had been purchased for £600,000 ($912,000 at today's exchange rate). We haven't seen any documentation of the price paid that would allow us to chart the name and, as Kevin Murphy reported at DomainIncite.com, the name hasn't changed hands since 2014, so it is not a new sale (the release was apparently meant to promote a new website built on the name). That being the case, if we can verify the price, we would add it to our 2014 Top 100 List rather than any of this year's charts. It is certainly a great domain and I'm not questioning it's worth, only giving you the reason we can't chart it at this point in time. 

By Ron Jackson

Back on the current sales front, it was a big week for the .coms who swept the entire top ten, including #4 with Flippa.com's $75,000 sale of Jiujitsu.com and #5 with Sedo's $44,000 sale of V68.com - one of the highest prices we've ever seen for a 3-character .com with a letter-number mix. Flippa also chalked up another one for the 3-letter .coms, selling #9 QEI.com for $14,500.

The non .com gTLDs took two places on the Big Board, one with a traditional extension and the other with a new gTLD. Sedo sold #11 TGL.net for $11,200 while Jeff Williams moved #13 (tie) Games.guru for $10,000.

The ccTLDs took more spots, four overall, but at lower prices. Sedo booked two of those - #16 Tutu.de at $7,616 and #19 LotterySyndicate.co.uk at $6,990 and ExcellentDomains.ca posted the other two - #17 LJM.ca at $7,119 and #20 Joyce.ca at $6,899. By the way, ExcellentDomains.ca is owned by Canadian domain pioneer Ilze Kaulins-Plaskacz, who we profiled in a new Cover Story that just came out - Ilze's Odyssey: How a Daughter of Latvian Immigrants Wound Up Rocking the Domain World. Ilze's is an extraordinary personal and business story, so if you haven't checked that out yet, I highly recommended it.  

Now, here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the weeks ending Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 14, 2015 - Sun. Sept. 20, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 23, 2015)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. 588.com $1,000,000 4.cn
2. OBE.com $200,000 GetYourDomain
3. 419.com $150,000 eNaming
4. Jiujitsu.com $75,000 Flippa
5. V68.com $44,000 Sedo
6. BFTV.com $25,000 Sedo
7. TheIndustry.com €17,500 =  $19,600 Sedo
8. LUUP.com $17,000 Sedo
9. QEI.com $14,500 Flippa
10. Waited.com $11,350 Sedo

11. TGL.net €10,000 =  $11,200 Sedo
12. JRTT.com $10,020 SnapNames
BlueBet.com $10,000 Sedo
Games.guru $10,000 Pvt Sale
15. Douai.com €7,000 =  $7,840 Sedo
16. Tutu.de €6,800 =  $7,616 Sedo
17. LJM.ca CAD 10,170 = $7,119 ExcellentDomains.ca
18. VTours.com $7,000 Sedo
19. LotterySyndicate.co.uk £4,599 = $6,990 Sedo
20. Joyce.ca CAD 9,856 = $6,899 ExcellentDomains.ca

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

IAmPpowerful.com led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with IAmMoney.com at $6,250.

Back at Sedo 20I.com commanded $5,800 while FridayMarket.com and Octocopter.com drew $5,000 each. FitnessTV.com tuned in $4,599 and three others - RSConnect.com, Rudisa.com and TopBeat.com - clicked for $4,500 apiece.

EUGroup.com and Testly.com tacked on $4,480 each while Troper.com posted $4,368 and Rwone.com went for $4,200.  Sedo had 30 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
caresuite.com $3,500   insurancedoc.com $2,500
ingcorp.com $3,495 aheadshot.com $2,395
stilelatino.com $3,360 biocaching.com $2,395
stockage.com $3,360 fenex.com $2,377
frealtor.com $3,279 cantonjunction.com $2,295
coinid.com $3,000 ghostapp.com $2,295
waterdrone.com $3,000 onlyface.com $2,295
36767.com $2,911 ibarista.com $2,195
latitudefinancial.com $2,910 easy-marketing.com $2,095
saiwan.com $2,899 hornybull.com $2,095
inkys.com $2,795 speaken.com $2,095
somove.com $2,795 tamsu.com $2,077
sky-i.com $2,789 24east.com $2,000
ebim.com $2,750 dantucker.com $2,000
edjet.com $2,595 xnotes.com $2,000

GenericDomainMarket.com also teamed up with Sedo to sell SiteKing.com for $5,000 and PremiumListing.com for $2,499. GenericDomainMarket also worked with Afternic.com to sell CreativeBoom.com for $3,499 and with GoDaddyAuctions to move TraderApps.ccom and TreasureApp.com for $2,499 apiece

Elsewhere, SnapNames.com sold 9999998.com for $3,000 and MiningNews.com for $2,201 while Flippa fetched $2,100 for CloudBrowser.com

Country Codes

No five-figure sales were reported in the ccTLD category this week but they had a lot of solid four-figure sales including the four you saw on the all-extension leader board above. The highest sale from this group that you haven't seen yet is #5 on our latest  Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Sedo's $6,800 sale of Kyboe.cn

Sedo went on to sweep 14 of the 20 chart entries, including #6 SUP.de at $6,664. ExcellentDomains.ca also had an excellent outing with five charted sales including two of the top four and another one in the top ten -  #7 AEC.ca at $6,468. Park.io also earned chart honors with #16 (tie) First.io selling for $3,500 there.

Germany's .de and Canada's .ca wound up in a dead heat in the extension race with each claiming five chart entries. The only other TLD with more than one was the European Union's .eu with two. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 20:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 14, 2015 - Sun. Sept. 20, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 23, 2015)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Tutu.de €6,800 = $7,616 Sedo
2. LJM.ca CAD 10,170 = $7,119 ExcellentDomains.ca
3. LotterySyndicate.co.uk £4,599 = $6,990 Sedo
4. Joyce.ca CAD 9,856 = $6,899 ExcellentDomains.ca
5. Kyboe.cn $6,800 Sedo
6. SUP.de €5,950 = $6,664 Sedo
7 AEC.ca CAD 9,240 = $6,468 ExcellentDomains.ca
8. Fulfill.co $6,000 Sedo
9. Aktien.tv €5,000 = $5,600 Sedo
10. PartTime.eu €4,850 = $5,432 Sedo

11. Punkteflensburg.de €4,600= $5,152 Sedo
12. Bonuspoeng.no $5,000 Sedo
13. Suggest.it $4,000 Sedo
14. AHI.ca CAD 5,650 = $3,955 ExcellentDomains.ca
15. KAA.ca CAD 5,500 = $3,850 ExcellentDomains.ca
Corp.eu $3,500 Sedo
First.io $3,500 Park.io
18. Kojote.de $3,000 Sedo
19. Touristic24.de €2,650= $2,968 Sedo
20. Seniorenshop.ch €2,500= $2,800 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by DomainLore.co.uk's $2,774 sale of Watkins.co.uk. The also sold Tobacco.co.uk ($1,142) and Bears.co.uk ($1,064)

Sedo banked $2,736 for BCW.co.uk with Dog.cc drawing $2,500 and Ferries.at finding $2,496. Sedo had 21 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,352 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,352
onlinefoto.de $2,352   8787.cc $1,299
vigorous.co.uk $2,280 wersekurier.de $1,243
amore-dessous.de $2,197 schriftband.de $1,232
superplan.de $2,128 casinolondon.co.uk $1,120
isoline.de $2,015 tontauben.de $1,092
town.me $2,000 advertisingpays.de $1,008
c2o.fr $1,680 advertising-pays.de $1,008
erdinger.co.uk $1,674 simplr.de $1,000