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December 01, 2016

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Two-Letter .Com Sells for Over $3.7 Million in the Year's Highest Reported Sale to Date

With just one month left in the 2016 sales season we have a new king of the hill. In the biggest domain sale reported so far this year,  Chinese wine company WanJiaHuanGou laid out CNY ¥26,000,000 ($3,770,000) to acquire HG.com  in a private transaction. The sale easily eclipsed previous leader Vivo.com, a name that just took the top spot three weeks ago with a $2.1 million sale. HG.com also takes a spot on our All-Time Top 20 Domain Sales chart as the 12th biggest sale reported since we started tracking and verifying aftermarket sales in 2003. 

HG.com (which stands for HuanGou) currently redirects to the company's website at WJHGW.com. Obviously HG.com gives the firm a massive step up from the unwieldy 5-letter acronym that has been their online home. 

While no other sale came close to HG.com on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, the runner up was still noteworthy. Undeveloped.com sold new gTLD Auto.loan for $45,000, claiming the #2 slot with a perfect keyword-extension match.  A pair of .coms followed with Sedo selling #3 Sanwa.com for $31,500 and Flippa moving #4 SMSMarketing.com for $20,000.

By Ron Jackson

The ccTLDs made their first appearance at #5 where another Undeveloped.com sale - Telefoonhoesjes.be ("phone cases" in Dutch) tied Sedo's sale of PrimoTV.com at $18,000 each. The country codes went on to pile up eight chart entries overall, six of those coming from Sedo's recent auctions of ultra-short Austrian .AT domains, including three one-letter domains that reached the top half of the elite list. Sedo also sold #19 New.us for $8,400.

The non .com gTLDs were limited to two entries - both new gTLDs. #18 Laptop.review joined Auto.loan on the Big Board with an $8,500 sale at Undeveloped.com.  

The .coms swept everything else including SnapNames.com's timely sale of #7 Fidel.com at $17,000. Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 27, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 21, 2016 - Sun. Nov. 27, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect November 30, 2016)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. HG.com CNY ¥26,000,000 = $3,770,000 Pvt Sale
2. Auto.loan $45,000 Undeveloped
3. Sanwa.com $31,500 Sedo
4. SMSMarketing.com $20,000 Flippa
PrimoTV.com $18,000 Sedo
("phone cases" in Dutch)
$18,000 Undeveloped
7. Fidel.com $16,000 SnapNames
8. MrLawyer.com $14,000 Sedo
9. B.at €11,100 = $11,766 Sedo
D.at €10,100 = $10,706 Sedo
I.at €10,100 = $10,706 Sedo

12. Ep.at €10,099 = $10,705 Sedo
13. VitalShop.com €10,000 = $10,600 Sedo
14. Casinosolverde.com €9,250 = $9,805 Sedo
24.at €8,408 = $8,912 Sedo
Ag.at €8,200 = $8,692 Sedo
17. Millu.com $8,503 Sedo
18. Laptop.review $8,500 Undeveloped
19. New.us $8,400 Sedo
Digital-Bank.com $8,000 Sedo
Nutriseed.com $8,000 Undeveloped
Thinkers.com $8,000 Flippa

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

SnapNames led the .com supporting cast of four figure sales with 596666.com at $6,256. Renrenjia.com added $4,000 and 29295.com fetched $3,200. Zhuanrong.com commanded $2,710, Linzhen.com landed $2,026 and Geometra.com made $2,003

Back at Sedo, CarsMiddleEast.com drew $5,989, DestinyCapital.com dispensed $5,200 and Klicktipp.com claimed $5,088. Sedo had 28 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
enabletravel.com $5,000   pgtwindows.com $3,000
fstfwd.com $5,000 bodiflex.com $2,800
loterías.com $4,980 woodura.com $2,800
neoplan.com $4,900 oneres.com $2,750
laserlok.com $4,888 balleh.com $2,500
netent-casino.com $4,880 sporarena.com $2,500
liferobotics.com $3,888 vinetech.com $2,499
cofoundersfund.com $3,710 makla.com $2,488
trashtag.com $3,500 sensoryreality.com $2,332
areyoureal.com $3,020 seum.com $2,120
jaywilliams.com $3,010 gerua.com $2,000
aiyoumi.com $3,000 mdfgroup.com $2,000
arrowfilms.com $3,000 ozai.com $2,000
itechnician.com $3,000 xrec.com $2,000

Elsewhere, Tod Caton sold KimberleyAccommodations.com for $2,850 while Flippa found buyers for Mutually.com ($5,000), Decrypted.com ($4,900) and AirplaneMode.com ($4,500)