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September 07, 2017

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Big 3-Letter .Com Sale at Sedo Tops This Week's Sales Chart - Helps .Coms Sweep 11 of Top 12 Spots

Reported domain sales the last week of August were so scant we held them over for this report that covers the past two weeks worth of aftermarket activity. Sales ramped up considerably this past week - led by one of the 15 biggest sales reported so far this year - a $275,000 transaction for WMP.com handled by Sedo. James Iles posted the details on that transaction this morning at NamePros. The name has been paid for and transferred to Sedo's escrow account from where it will be moved on to the buyer who has not yet been identified.

Sedo also had the #2 sale on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with NetLife.com at $75,000. Morgan Linton rounded out the first three by brokering a $64,000 sale of Crypt.com. That trio helped the .coms sweep 11 of the top 12 sales and 14 chart entries overall. DomainsNext.com helped the .com cause with their sales of 0665.com and 0667.com at $29,000 each, as did NameJet with four .com sales in the top 20.

The only exception to the .com rule on the top half of the elite list was the $50,600 sale of #4 Sumo.com.au, an Australian ccTLD brokered by DBR.com.au. The country codes wound up with five charted sales overall with Sedo accounting for three of the other four. The fifth one was the $10,710 sale of #19 (tie) Autoloterij.nl by InformationStart.com.  

By Ron Jackson

That left just one spot for the non .com gTLDs that went to NameJet for #18 Bilet.net at $11,000.

The biggest deal to come to light was one that we can't yet chart because a cash payment schedule still has to be completed (and the deal also includes some new cryptocurrency as part of the compensation package). All told an agreement valued at $500,000 is sending Monkey.com to a new owner. James Iles also wrote about this transaction at NamePros and I was able to get some other details from Daniel Mark Harrison, the Chairman and CEO of the Singapore based blockchain technology company that purchased the domain to serve as their new brand (they have been using new gTLD Monkey.capital). 

James noted that the buyer agreed to pay $400,000 in cash over time along with $100,000 worth of the company's own cryptocurrency. Mr. Harrison told me the cash payment schedule is to be completed in May 2018 (a relatively short re-payment period for that amount of money). In the meantime Harrison's company can start using Monkey.com right away while Escrow.com holds the domain and collects the remaining payments due.


Now let's move on to the latest charts. Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 21, 2017 - Sun. Sept. 3, 2017
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 6, 2017)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. WMP.com $275,000 Sedo
2. NetLife.com $75,000 Sedo
3. Crypt.com $64,000 Morgan Linton
4. Sumo.com.au AUD $63,250 = $50,600 DBR.com.au
0665.com $29,000 DomainsNext
0667.com $29,000 DomainsNext
7. Ditan.com $27,821 NameJet
8. LFN.com $27,599 NameJet
9. Emojis.com $26,100 NameJet
10. Fighting.com $25,000 Sedo

11. Myxr.com $17,000 Sedo
12. Quoin.com $15,000 Sedo
13. Rechnung.de €11,900 = $14,161 Sedo
14. Arganoil.com $13,255 NameJet
15. Maxq.com €10,075 = $11,989 Sedo
16. Goedkopevakantie.com €10,000 = $11,900 Sedo
17. Monitoring.de €9,999 = $11,899 Sedo
18. Bilet.net $11,000 NameJet