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Editor's Note: During the current Covid-19 pandemic we have been publishing the domain sales report every other week. The latest report from September 30, 2020 is below. The next column will be released Wednesday evening, October 13, 2020. We review current conditions at the start of each month in anticipation of resuming our usual weekly release schedule as soon as possible.

3-Letter .Com Changes Hands for $720,000 in the Biggest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year

It is always an accomplishment to top one of our weekly all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Charts but Keith Trost has taken it a step further than that. By selling NAS.com for $720,000 in a private transaction, Trost also now holds the biggest domain sale of the entire year to date. As has been the case with so many two and three letter .com sales, this one went to a buyer in China. That is the highest price paid for a 3-letter .com since EKO.com sold for $1.5 million in October 2019. As of this writing the buyer has not yet changed the nameservers, so we don't know if the domain will be used as a business site or held as a domain investment. 

Brian Harbin at GritBrokerage.com claimed the #2 spot on this week's leader board with a $89,999 sale of FactoryOutlet.com. That helped the .coms sweep 13 of the 20 chart entries but the ccTLDs also had a very strong outing, filling five slots including four of the top 10. A pair of sales at Sedo led the country code parade with #3 Blog.co.uk going for 54,000 ($63,180) and #5 WowCasino.co.uk raking in 23,750 ($30,638). Park.io also aided the country code effort with a $28,888 sale of Tiger.io.

With the .coms and ccTLDs feasting on 19 positions overall, that left just one spot for the non .com gTLDs that went to a new gTLD, #15 Com.review that went for 12,000 ($14,040) at Sedo. The only sales venue with multiple chart entries, other than Sedo, was AbdulBasit.com who hit the daily double with #7 LivingLabs.com at $25,888 and #16 GeoComm.com at $13,500. Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com also scored with #11 Biotoc.com at $15,915.

Thanks to George Kirikos we also learned about a notable historical sale this week. George found the details about a $105,000 sale of Fomo.com in 2018 on a GetLatka.com blog post as well as in a You Tube discussion about the deal that he noted on Twitter. We have placed that sale on our 2018 Top 100 Chart where it took over the #72 position.





     By Ron Jackson

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 14, 2020 - Sun. Sept. 27, 2020
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 30, 2020)



Sold For

Where Sold

1. NAS.com $720,000 Pvt Sale
2. FactoryOutlet.com $89,999 GritBrokerage
3. Blog.co.uk 54,000 = $63,180 Sedo
4. Trajectory.com $50,000 Sedo
5. WowCasino.co.uk 23,750 = $30,638 Sedo
6. Tiger.io $28,888 Park.io