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October 31, 2018

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Quartet of Six-Figure Sales Totaling Nearly $700,000 Take Top Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

I was away covering the 2018 MERGE! conference in Orlando last week so I have two weeks worth of domain sales data for you this time around the track. A surprisingly large number of high end sales came in to us since our last report, including four six-figure sales that lead our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart and 40 sales overall that reached at least five figures. 

A big factor in the flood of sales was having broker Chirag Chavda provide us with a list of his top sales this year (all  previously unreported and accompanied by the required documentation). His roster earned nine places on the leader board, including the top rung on the ladder with a $223,000 sale of 015.com. All of Chavda's scores came from short .com sales including five more numeric domains, a pair of 3-letter .coms and a rare 2-character domain, #6 Z6.com at $88,000.

The #2 spot on the Big Board went to Flippa's $220,000 sale of Gab.com, a sale that was first reported by Raymond Hackney at TheDomains.com. Raymond also noted that this same domain was sold at Sedo in 2014 for $200,002 and that the buyer this time around was a growing social networking site that has been operating from Gab.ai. This is obviously a very nice upgrade for them. (*Update 10-31-18 - see note about this reported sale on the Top 20 Chart below).

By Ron Jackson

Sedo filled the #3 slot on the elite list with Mappa.com at $127,400 with the next position going to an IDN - Forbrukslån.com ("consumer loan" in Norwegian) at 1 million kroner which is $123,000 at today's exchange rate. A spokesman for the buyer, STK FINANS AS, told us they plan to launch a loan comparison platform on the domain within the next month.

Chriag Chavda rounded out the first five with another high dollar numeric domain sale, 3833.com at $90,500, helping the .coms sweep 19 of the 20 chart entries. Seven of those were 3-letter .coms including four from that category posted by LXME.com, a new sales platform that we told you about in our Lowdown section yesterday.

The only non .com domain on this week's honor roll is Sedo's $27,250 sale of #12 Qnet.org

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, September 23, 2018:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 10, 2018 - Sun. Sept. 23, 2018
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 26, 2018)


Sold For

Where Sold
1. 015.com $223,000 ChiragChavda
2. Gab.com - Update: On 10-31-18 we learned this sale was apparently made on an installment plan that has not been completed. As such, it should not have been listed as a completed sale and will be removed from our 2018 YTD Top 100 Sales Chart. $220,000 Flippa
3. Mappa.com $127,400 Sedo
4. Forbrukslån.com (IDN)
("consumer loan" in Norwegian)
1,000,000 kr = $123,000 Pvt Sale
5. 3833.com $90,500