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July 07, 2020

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Two New Six-Figure Sales Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart and Neither Are .Coms

We've grown so accustomed to seeing .coms at the top of the chart each week it's always a little surprising when they aren't there. Especially surprising when the top three sales are all non .coms, including the two six-figure sales at the top. More surprising still because this week's report covers the past two weeks worth of sales since I was away last week covering the 2020 NamesCon Global conference in Austin, Texas - more than enough time for the usual .com cream to rise to the top. I'm not suggesting it's the start of a new trend, just that it gives non .com gTLD and ccTLD fans something rare  to celebrate this week.

Leading the way is a $125,000 sale of Live.chat by Donuts. That as good an example as you will ever see of a new gTLD domain that makes perfect sense and has high value despite the new extensions still working on getting over the public recognition hurdle. 

The next two spots went to a pair of ccTLD sales at Sedo. They rang up $122,788 for Spanish domain Apuestas.es ("bets" in Spanish) then banked another $68,750 for French domain Chauffage.fr ("heater" in French). That is a heck of a day at the country code office! Sedo made it three of the top four sales for them by also posting the $65,000 sale of #4 BitcoinPoker.com

By Ron Jackson

Uniregistry then went on a torrid run, piling up the next eight chart entries in a row. They went on to  take 10 spots overall. All 10 of the Uni sales were .com sales, helping the world's most popular extension overcome their slow start by sweeping 15 of 20 places overall.

The ccTLDs claimed three places overall with Sedo's $15,600 sale of #16 CSA.co completing the ccTLD trifecta. The non .com gTLDs filled two slots, with another Sedo sale, #13 BusinessClass.net at $19,072 joining Live.chat to complete a solid one-two punch for that group.

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, February 2, 2020:  

HealthInsurance Services, Inc
eHealthInsurance Services, Inc
eHealthInsurance Services, Inc

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 20, 2020 - Sun. Feb. 2, 2020
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 22, 2020)


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Where Sold
1. Live.chat