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Braden Pollock Rings Six-Figure Bell with Interlock.com to Top This Week's Sales Chart

Braden Pollock of LegalBrandMarketing.com (who was profiled in a 2011 DNJournal Cover Story) is no stranger to high end domain sales. His latest one, Interlock.com at $100,000 gave Braden a return trip to the top of our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. That is the 28th six-figure sale reported so far this year


The next two spots on the elite list went to a pair of $50,000 sales - one of those being another .com and the other a new gTLD sale that ranks among the six biggest non .com gTLD sales we've seen thus far 2020. Sedo claimed a share of the #2 spot with BuyWeed.com, putting that domain alongside Energy.cloud, a name that Nidoma.com teamed up with GoDaddy to sell.

The non .com gTLDs continued one of their strongest showings of the year by taking two mores spots in the first five with a pair of .nets. SnapNames sold #4 5555.net for $38,286 and Sedo fetched $37,500 for Founders.net. With those two, along with Energy.cloud, the non .com gTLDs rang up three of that group's 10 biggest sales of the year over the past two weeks (during the current pandemic we are publishing this sales report every other week). The .nets scored yet again with NameJet's $16,501 sale of #14 AX.net. NameJet also sold #16 Chinese.org for $16,000 to give the non .com G's five places overall on the Big Board.

Even so, as usual, the .coms took the biggest piece of the pie, piling up 14 of the 20 chart entries. SnapNames claimed three spots for the .coms with a trio led by #7 (tie) Sewer.com at $29,999. Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com had a hand in two, using Sedo to sell #9 NationalSpine.com for $24,888 and moving #10 RecoveryCamp.com on their own venue for $22,000.





     By Ron Jackson

The ccTLDs had an unusually quiet couple of weeks, putting just one name on the honor roll. That was a $15,000 sale of #17 Trading.TV made at Uniregistry.com.

Joseph Ciprut

While we can't chart it yet, there is an extraordinary two-word .com transaction to tell you about this week. Joseph Ciprut has closed a $300,000 deal for CognitiveAutomation.com that is being paid for in 3 installments through Escrow.com's domain holding service. The first payment has already been made and Ciprut is also getting some equity from the buyer, a Silicon Valley startup called Aera Technology. Aera wasted no time getting their site up on the domain - a name that Ciprut actually hand registered in 2016! 

Cognitive Automation is a subset of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) field that has become red hot since Ciprut first recognized that domain had great potential. It is a textbook example of how wise investors can win big by spotting early trends in developing technologies.

Now, here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, August 16, 2020:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 3, 2020 - Sun. Aug. 16, 2020
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 19, 2020)



Sold For

Where Sold

1. Interlock.com $100,000 LegalBrandMarketing
BuyWeed.com $50,000 Sedo
Energy.cloud $50,000 Nidoma/GoDaddy
4. 5555.net $38,286 SnapNames
5. Founders.net $37,500 Sedo
6. CarLife.com $30,000 Sedo