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December 14, 2016

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ccTLD Takeover: Country Code Domains Sweep 13 of 20 Spots on This Week's Sales Chart - Only Four Go to .Coms

The past week was a VERY unusual week one for reported domain sales. The normally dominant .coms were limited to just four entries on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, the fewest since we started doing this weekly report over 13 years ago. The ccTLDs pulled off a  big upset by piling up 13 of the 20 chart entries including four of the top five. The exception wasn't a .com either - it was a non .com gTLD -  #3 Bonus.net at $15,768 via Sedo.

The rest of the first five was made up entirely of German .de domains, including the chart topper, UH.de, at €47,600 ($50,456) and runner-up JC.de at €20,000 ($21,200). Two others - EDU.de and VER.de tied for 4th at €11,900 ($12,614). All four of those .de sales were made by a private investment group that holds a large portfolio of ultra-short .de domains (their sales were shared with me by a group member who is a well-known industry veteran that wishes to remain anonymous). They also sold #18 NEA.de for €6,545 ($6,938).

By Ron Jackson

The German domains were sold at different times through the year but any time qualifying sales from the current year come to light for the first time they are listed the week when they are reported. I also received a list of sizeable, previously unreported sales that the group made from 2010-2015. After I go through those, the ones that are large enough will be added to the ccTLD Top 100 Chart for the year in which each sale was made (those historical charts can be found on our Domain Sales Archive page). 

Sedo accounted for six more charted ccTLD sales this week. The remaining two came from Frederick Schiwek's $9,000 sale of #10 SwimmingPool.eu via GoDaddy, and new auction platform Ramped.com's sale of #17 Faculty.co at $7,000

The highest reported .com sale was just $11,000 for #6 TyreExpert.com at Sedo where all four of the charted .com sales were made. 

The non .com gTLDs wound up with three chart entries. In addition to the afore mentioned #3 Bonus.net, that group scored with a pair of domains that tied for #11 - Lanyard.net and Pathology.org at $8,700 apiece - both sold by Sedo. 

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 11, 2016:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 5, 2016 - Sun. Dec. 11, 2016
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect December 14, 2016)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. UH.de €47,600 = $50,456 Pvt Sale
2. JC.de €20,000 = $21,200 Pvt Sale via Sedo
3. Bonus.net €14,875 = $15,768 Sedo
EDU.de €11,900 = $12,614 Pvt Sale
VER.de €11,900 = $12,614 Pvt Sale
6. TyreExpert.com $11,000 Sedo
7. IB.de €10,000 = $10,600 Sedo
8. Innogenix.com $9,500 Sedo
9. PlanetCruise.de €8,500 = $9,010 Sedo
10. SwimmingPool.eu $9,000 GoDaddy

Lanyard.net $8,700 Sedo
Pathology.org $8,700 Sedo
13. WH.at €7,655 = $8,114 Sedo
14. MAM.to €7,100 = $7,526 Sedo
15. Namoo.com $7,450 Sedo
16. 8.at €6,775 = $7,182 Sedo
17. Faculty.co $7,000 Ramped
18. NEA.de €6,545 = $6,938 Pvt Sale
19. W.at €6,200 = $6,572 Sedo
20. LottoWorks.com $6,500 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.

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

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo the .com supporting cast of four figure sales with HorseRider.com at $5,750. They added $5,300 each for Fabrique.com and MyDoctor24.com and another $4,799 for DevnetJobs.com. Sedo had 16 more four-figure sales from $2,000 to $4,540 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,540
nonags.com $4,540   swipeventures.com $2,650
fitd.com $4,500 thebikiniclub.com $2,600
pinzo.com $4,099 fussmatten.com $2,523
cbeam.com $3,888 irevu.com $2,200
hc5.com $3,699 mrdiabetes.com $2,177
pd1.com $3,500 liebeslust.com $2,120
sportmediagroup.com $3,500 praticamente.com $2,000
asinvestments.com $2,813 wamarket.com $2,000

GenericDomainMarket.com sold Engage365.com ($4,999) and WowApps.com ($4,499) through Afternic and three others - BuildYourApp.com ($4,999), TastyApp.com ($3,499) and AbleApp.com ($2,499) - through GoDaddy

At SnapNames Hoardings.com hauled in $3,501, Floresta.com fetched $2,988 and Heqin.com clicked for $2,933. Quanmen.com made $2,601, MyFeel.com drew $2,460 and Waycation.com went for $2,150.

Elsewhere, Ramped.com sold Cloudo.com for $5,500 and Mark Battles moved SeattleHardMoney.com for $5,500 in a private transaction. Also, Catawiki.com collected $2,120 for Sleutelhangers.com ("Keychains" in Dutch). 

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by that 13-domain romp that you saw on the all extension leader board above with UH.de setting the pace at $50,456. With so many names on the Big Board, the highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #14 on our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Sedo's sale of 9.at at $6,466.

Sedo filled five of the six remaining positions as well, the exception being #16 3DPrinters.nl that was sold by Catawiki.com for $4,982

Germany's .de won the extension race with seven chart entries including the six biggest sales. Austria's .at was next with six. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 11, 2016: