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June 07, 2016

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Blockbuster .Com Deal and Year's Biggest ccTLD Transaction Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

On Tuesday (May 31) I told you about the Castello Brothers big sale of Rate.com for $725,000 in a deal brokered by Kate Buckley. Since we don't see a lot of sales reported at that level I expected it would top this week's sales chart and now that all the data is in hand that was indeed the case. In addition  to leading our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart Rate.com ranks as the 4th biggest sale reported so far in 2016

In another landmark sale Sedo super broker Dave Evanson closed the year's biggest ccTLD transaction to date - moving Purple.co.uk for a whopping £108,000 ($155,520). That almost doubles the amount paid for the previous 2016 country code sales leader - C.gl - a domain that Flippa sold for $85,000 in March. Purple.co.uk is also the biggest British ccTLD sale we've seen since Evanson sold Webhosting.co.uk for $500,000 back in 2012. 

The non .com, gTLDs had just one chart entry this week but that one was the 3rd biggest sale reported overall. That was new gTLD YH.top that sold for ¥200,000 ($30,400) at the Jiangsu Bangning registrar.

By Ron Jackson

A pair of .coms rounded out the first five. GGRG.com filled the #4 slot with 3606.com at $23,000 and Sedo sold #5 Minpaku.com for $17,000. Sedo wound up sweeping all of the remaining chart entries and every domain in that run was a .com except #19 Enalquiler.es, a Spanish domain that sold for €6,300 ( $7,056). 

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 29, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 23, 2016 - Sun. May 29, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 1, 2016)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Rate.com $725,000 Castello Brothers/ Buckley Media Group
2. Purple.co.uk £108,000 = $155,520 Sedo
3. YH.top ¥200,000 = $30,400 Jiangsu Bangning 
4. 3606.com $23,000 GGRG
5. Minpaku.com $17,000 Sedo
6. Orison.com €13,000 = $14,560 Sedo
7. Dilli.com €12,000 = $13,440 Sedo
8. Resco.com $12,200 Sedo
9. Mymoni.com €9,700 = $10,864 Sedo
10. DroneSales.com $9,999 Sedo

11. InternationalTowers.com $9,888 Sedo
12. Grabbr.com $9,000 Sedo
13. MyADC.com $8,800 Sedo
14. Chatbook.com $8,000 Sedo
15. Sonato.com $7,900 Sedo
16. HighStar.com $7,800 Sedo
17. Timefinder.com $7,500 Sedo
18. Viati.com €6,500 = $7,280 Sedo
19. Enalquiler.es €6,300 = $7,056 Sedo
20. Ubble.com $6,999 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

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

.Com Supporting Cast

SnapNames led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with LongShorts.com at $5,995, SBAFunding.com at $5,800 and Bimcentral.com at $5,600. CSCE.com secured $5,588 and three others - HomesAndLoans.com, Hubtel.com and Incred.com - drew $5,000 each.

HealthInHome.com dispensed $4,999, Tinki.com tallied $4,950 and ForexForums.com fetched $4,887. Sedo had 21 more four-figure sales ranging from $4,600 to $2,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,200 - $4,600
chixie.com $4,600   aiam.com $2,900
beaconcloud.com $4,500 heli-one.com $2,800
billconway.com $4,368 smartwinch.com $2,650
energiefabrik.com $4,256 vrzu.com $2,632
awork.com $4,000 bulgur.com $2,500
foodhero.com $4,000 hiearth.com $2,500
ubsn.com $3,700 newhomesreview.com $2,471
sportswise.com $3,500 insuranceinsurance.com $2,377
asterio.com $3,067 710wor.com $2,200
markmall.com $3,000 swplus.com $2,200
vonline.com $3,000  

At SnapNames.com, Bionik.com brought $4,819, FurnaceParts.com produced $4,301 and 59F.com commanded $2,810. Bobole.com banked another $2,602 while BioElectron.com and EasyAd.com attracted $2,400 apiece

Country Codes

No doubt about the big story for the ccTLDs this week. That was Sedo's huge sale of Purple.co.uk for $155,520 that we told you about above. With that being the year's biggest sale to date in this category it was a long was back to 2nd place on out latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart but Sedo filled that slot as well with Enalquiler.es at $7,056.

They went on to pile up 12 of the 20 chart entries including #3 Sushi.tv at $6,000. Rounding out the first five were Park.io's $5,000 sale of #4 Die.io and Golem.eu's $4,479 sale of #5 HPA.eu. The latter was one of four charted sales for Golem.eu. Afternic.com got on the board by selling #17 (tie) DXR.us at $2,000 for Dusty Field. DomainLore.co.uk also scored with #19 GardenDesign.co.uk at $1,152.

The European Union's .eu won the extension race with five chart entries, followed by Colombia's .co with three. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 29 2016:

Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 23, 2016 - Sun. May 29, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 1, 2016)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Purple.co.uk £108,000 = $155,520 Sedo
2. Enalquiler.es €6,300 = $7,056 Sedo
3. Sushi.tv $6,000 Sedo
4. Die.io $5,000 Park.io
5. HPA.eu €3,999 = $4,479 Golem.eu
6. Cube-Berlin.de €3,800 = $4,256 Sedo
7. Rent.cc $4,000 Sedo
8. Icar.ch