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Editor's Note: This column is currently being published bi-weekly. The column below was posted Wednesday, November 11. The next report will be issued Wednesday evening, November 25.

There is a New King of the 2020 Domain Sales Hill With A Million Dollar Plus Deal Soaring to the Summit

Editor's Note: The price for Bullish.com was originally reported in this column as $900,000 on Nov. 11, 2020 (the net amount received by the seller) because the broker's fee (paid by the buyer) was not disclosed. We learned what that amount was on Nov. 16 and updated the price paid to $1,080,000 on that date). 

Many observers have noted that the current Covid-19 pandemic appears to have created something of a bull market in the domain business as enterprises hamstrung by the virus in the physical world scramble to create or strengthen their online presence. That being the case it seems appropriate that the biggest sale of 

the year to date, being announced for the first time in this report, is a $1,080,000 deal for Bullish.com. That is also the year's first publicly reported sale of more than a million dollars.

 

GoDaddy brokered the landmark sale for Best Web Ltd's Murat Yikilmaz. Murat is no stranger to high end sales. In 2018 he closed a $550,000 deal for Inception.com, as well as a $235,000 sale of Sportsmans.com (a domain he had originally purchased in 2004 for $1,300)! Bullish.com is just the tip of the Murat portfolio iceberg  - one that includes domains like Best.com, Lab.com, CE.com and many others. The buyer of Bullish.com has not yet been disclosed. The domain is under WhoIs privacy at Mark Monitor, a popular repository for domains held by big corporate buyers. 

While Bullish.com sits alone at the top of our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart it is not the only big sale on our latest bi-weekly leader board. Four others reached six figures including DomainBooth.com's $225,000 sale of #2 Picture.com and a $195,000 sale of #3 Bath.com by Canavas Media. ForeverYoung.com filled the #4 hole with a $150,000 sale made by Andrew Sievright at DomainSource.com. Andrew has been in this business for over 20 years and, like Murat, he has assembled an extraordinary portfolio (over 13,000 .coms in his case). In fact he has two more sales on this week's chart - #11 iGlasses.com at $50,000 and #16 1SF.com at $32,777 in a sale he made through Afternic

Also this week, Kate Buckley took yet another six-figure bow, moving HomeFinance.com for  seller Bruce Breger at $100,890. Bruce had picked that domain up in the 2017 NameCon Global live auction for just $5,500 - the kind of return on investment that domain dreams are made of.

 

 

 

 


        
 
     By Ron Jackson

When prices are high our charts are dominated (even more so than usual) by .coms and that was the case again this week with the .coms sweeping 17 of 20 entries on the Big Board. Sedo accounted for six of those and also gets credit for the two of the three non .coms on the elite list - a pair of ccTLD sales in #7 Segretaria.it ("secretary" in Italian) at $73,160 and #20 Regal.de at $29,500.

The .com assault was also aided by a pair of sales at Brian Harbin's Grit Brokerage (where a third ccTLD, #13 Heyday.co, was also sold at $45,000), and two .com sales made by Mike Mann's DomainMarket.com where #6 ListeningRoom.com at $75,000 led the company's roster.

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, November 8, 2020:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct 26, 2020 - Sun. Nov. 8, 2020
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 11, 2020)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. Bullish.com $1,080,000 Best Web/GoDaddy
2. Picture.com $225,000 DomainBooth
3. Bath.com $195,000 CanavasMedia
4. ForeverYoung.com $150,000 DomainSource
5. HomeFinance.com $100,890 BuckleyMedia
6. ListeningRoom.com $75,000 DomainMarket
7.