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Free.Games Changes Hands for Big Bucks in the Year's Biggest Non .Com Sale to Date - Week's Top .Com Also Sells For 6 Figures

Last year four reported new gTLD sales reached six figures. With this year almost half over none have been reported at that level - until now. We've learned that Webquest has just closed a blockbuster $335,000 sale of Free.Games that is not only the year's biggest new gTLD sale to date, it is also the biggest non .com sale of any kind including ccTLDs and legacy non .com gTLDs like .net and .org - and it is the biggest by far. It is over five times more than the highest reported ccTLD sale - Seereisen.de ("sea travel" in German) at $66,640 and the previous non .com gTLD leader - Business.club at $60,936. In addition to topping our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart below, Free.games also ranks as the 8th biggest sale, regardless of category, on our 2019 Year to Date Top 100 Sales Chart.

Of course, six-figure sales are much more common in the .com category and yet another hit that level this week (the 20th to do so in 2019). That was ApexMoon.com's $115,000 sale of Import.com. Three more .coms rounded out the first five - Sedo's $40,000 sale of HappyLook.com and a pair of $35,000 sales - LoveLetter.com and VelvetRope.com - made by Braden Pollock's LegalBrandMarketing.com (LBM). LBM put two more on the Big Board with #7 (tie) BreathCheck.com at $20,000 and #20 DivorceLawyers.net at $9,750.

By Ron Jackson

While the competition was stiffer this week, Sedo still wound up with the most chart entries, taking nine places overall, including the two biggest ccTLD sales - #6 Serramenti.it ("window frames" in Italian) at $28,500 and #7 (tie) OnlineCasino.me at $20,000. GritBrokerage.com also charted two country code sales - #13 (tie) Decrypt.co at $11,250 and #16 Savor.co at $11,000. DomainMedia.ca gave the ccTLDs a 5th entry on the honor roll by moving #15 MyBud.ca for CAD 15,000 ($11,100 USD).

The non .com gTLDs wound up with four names on the elite list with Free.Games and DivorceLawyers.net getting back up from Sedo's $14,692 sale of #12 Electronics.org and a $10,500 sale of #17 Good.world that WebQuest made via Afternic.

Everything else went to the .coms who took 11 of the 20 entries overall. Here's a look at how all of the sales leaders stacked for the week ending Sunday, May 26, 2019:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 20, 2019 - Sun. May 26, 2019
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 29, 2019)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Free.games $335,000 WebQuest
2. Import.com $115,000