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October 19, 2016

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George Kirikos Uncovers Another Huge Sale That Ranks Among the Year's Top Ten

By relentlessly digging through corporate SEC filings George Kirikos has uncovered so many previously unreported major sales I lost count long ago. Suffice it to say that our annual Top 100 Charts would look a lot different without the spadework he's done. George did it again this week while looking through a report filed by Wave Systems Corp (WSC) who had gone into bankruptcy. WSC owned the top tier domain name, Wave.com, that was quietly auctioned off by the court, bringing $420,000 - a number George confirmed through an April order made by the bankruptcy court.

That makes Wave.com the biggest sale, by far, reported this week as well as 8th biggest sale reported so far this year. George believes the price would have been considerably higher if the auction had been more widely publicized and I agree with him on that. 

There are a lot of companies that would benefit mightily from the name. Kirikos noted that in his city alone, Toronto, there is a company named Wave that has 1.7 million customers in more than 200 countries and it's a firm that has also raised $20 million in funding - more than enough to nail down what would have been an invaluable asset for them. Instead the domain is now owned by New York City based Chime Inc. who is using it to run a money transfer service. 

By Ron Jackson

The next highest sale on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com where he sold GodOfIsrael.com for $24,888. DomainMarket also sold #19 (tie) TheGodOfIsrael.com to the same buyer for $6,000.

Sedo filled the next six positions in a row, starting with #3 Slither.com at $22,600. They followed with  the week's biggest non .com gTLD sale, #4 Santa.org at $13,500. Sedo's run also included the week's biggest ccTLD sale, #6 TimeShares.ca at $11,800.

There were three more country code sales on the Big Board, all posted by Sedo, including another one in the top ten - #8 4U.de at $11,187. The non .com gTLDs had two more entries (in addition  to Santa.org) - #10 Equals.net ($8,800 at Sedo) and #12 Diamonds.club ($8,246 at GoDaddy). 

The .coms scored their latest win with 13 of the 20 charted sales. Scott Alliy's Allied Internet Solutions helped the .com cause with #9 EventIndustryNews.com at $9,000, as did SnapNames with their $7,750 sale of #14 Sunil.com.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 21, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 15, 2016 - Sun. Aug. 21, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect August 24, 2016)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Wave.com $420,000 Pvt Sale
2. GodOfIsrael.com $24,888 DomainMarket
3. Slither.com €20,000 = $22,600 Sedo
4. Santa.org $13,500 Sedo
5. SalesManagementSoftware.com $12,377 Sedo
6. TimeShares.ca $11,800 Sedo
7. GreenVita.com €10,000 = $11,300 Sedo
8. 4U.de €9,900 = $11,187 Sedo
9. EventIndustryNews.com $9,000 Allied Internet
10. Equals.net $8,800 Sedo

11. Pizza.gr €7,721 = $8,725 Sedo
12. Diamonds.club $8,248 GoDaddy
13. ShopLite.com $8,000 Sedo
14. Sunil.com $7,750 SnapNames
15. Newable.com $7,500 Sedo
16. Quiz.us $7,250 Sedo
17. TalentStars.com $7,000 Sedo
18. LavaMusic.com $6,999 Sedo
ShopBeyond.com $6,000 Sedo
TheGodOfIsrael.com $6,000 DomainMarket

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.

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

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales with Cybertek.com at $5,597. That domain had just been purchased for $2,755 at NameJet in June so the buyer doubled their money in just two months. Also at Sedo, HappySticks.com stacked up $5,500, Dossen.com drew $5,085 and NutriDepot.com notched $4,700.

Lingu.com landed $4,520, Diavita.com deposited $4,294 and Rocro.com returned $4,200. Perlego.com posted another $4,181 and Doolim.com commanded $4,100. Sedo had 16 more sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
ultragames.com $4,000   cryofuel.com $2,600
diolite.com $3,880 immipro.com $2,600
pinox.com $3,500 snarktheater.com $2,500
ajpe.com $3,499 yourhealthmagazine.com $2,500
statusmoney.com $3,200 urbanmatter.com $2,499
sevensound.com $3,108 moxleys.com $2,495
reedpro.com $2,999 6cam.com $2,200
nethoster.com $2,825 iglaze.com $2,000

SnapNames sold four others. Wenxing.com went for $4,600, PixelFactory.com posted $2,700, 8My.com made $2,450 and ThinkPHP.com produced $2,024

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by four sales you saw on the all extension leader board above with two of those - TimeShares.ca and 4U.de - reaching five figures. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #5 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Include.io, a domain that Park.io sold for $5,000.

Sedo swept 14 of the 20 chart entries with a roster that included #6 Klement.de at $4,520. Park.io claimed four spots including #7 Debit.io at $4,200. That left one spot each for Catawiki.com with #11 (tie) Conditie.nl at $3,390 and DomainLore.co.uk with #20 Mighty.co.uk at $1,599

Germany's .de won the extension race with seven chart entries, followed by The British Indian Ocean Territory's .io with four.  Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 21, 2016:

Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 15, 2016 - Sun. Aug. 21, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect August 24, 2016)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. TimeShares.ca $11,800 Sedo
2. 4U.de €9,900 = $11,187 Sedo
3. Pizza.gr €7,721 = $8,725 Sedo
4. Quiz.us