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August 16, 2018

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Two 6-Figure Sales Totaling $835,000 and One of Year's 3 Biggest ccTLD Sales Top This Week's Chart

Sedo Senior Broker Dave Evanson strikes again! Evanson has closed so many big sales over the years that seeing his name attached to yet another top dollar transaction ceased to be a surprise long ago. Even so, you can't help but be impressed with each new one he rings up. This week it was Christian.com at a cool $600,000 in one of the year's five biggest sales reported to date. This one has an unusual historical twist too. This is the 2nd time the domain has sold for the exact same price with the previous sale taking place 9 years ago (Andrew Allemann posted the interesting background on that at DomainNameWire.com yesterday).

There is also an interesting story behind this week's #2 sale of Sportsmans.com at $235,000 by Murat Yikilmaz at BestWeb.com. Yikilmaz originally acquired that domain for just $1,300 back in 2004! He provided me with the Escrow.com documentation from both his purchase 14 years ago and his new sale at 180 times his original investment. Normally you might not expect the plural version of this name to go for such a high price but this was a case of it being an exact match for a large corporation that really wanted it as an upgrade - the operators of SportsmansWarehouse.com. This well established outdoor outfitter has dozens of stores across the U.S. and have already redirected Sportsmans.com to their website.

By Ron Jackson

The hits just kept on coming - this time from the ccTLD category. Drop.com.au rang up AUD 100,000 ($73,000 USD at today's exchange rate) for Broker.com.au in what is now the 3rd biggest country code sale reported so far in 2018. Drop.com.au also sold the plural version - Brokers.com.au - for AUD 10,000 ($7,300). The week's first five was rounded out by aset.com's $50,000 sale of DTGO.com and Sedo's $49,000 sale of VideoEditor.com. Sedo went on two sweep 15 of the 20 chart entries, including three of the four ccTLD sales on the Big Board (theirs were all .co domains, led by #10 P2P.co at $17,100).

The non .com gTLDs were limited to one entry and that one was a new gTLD - the .GLOBAL Registry's $20,000 sale of #8 (tie) MR.global. Everything else went to the .coms (15 of 20 places overall) including Mazen Ghani's $8,195 sale of #18 RedMarlin.com through BrandBucket.com.

One other note before we go to this week's leader board. George Kirikos has uncovered another high end sale of a marquee domain while examining SEC filings. In a filing made by Remark Holdings the company revealed (on page 19) that they had sold IRS.com this year for $600,000 in cash and assumed liabilities of approximately $100,000 (indicating a total value around $700,000 for the deal). Since we don't have an exact price and there may have been some other IP assets included with the domain name we can't chart this one but it is certainly worth noting and again we tip the hat to George for giving us the information to share with you.

Now back to the business at hand. Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 12, 2018:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 6, 2018 - Sun. Aug. 12, 2018
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 15, 2018)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Christian.com $600,000 Sedo
2. Sportsmans.com $235,000 BestWeb.com
3. Broker.com.au AUD 100,000 = $73,000 Drop.com.au
4. DTGO.com $50,000 aset.com
5. VideoEditor.com $49,000 Sedo
6. Primon.com