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Year's First  Reported 7-Figure Sale Plus Two More in 6 Figures Headline This Week's Domain Sales Chart

We are still in the dead of winter but things are really heating up on the domain sales charts. Three of the new year's five biggest sales to date were reported this week with a seven-figure blockbuster charging to the top of our latest bi-weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. That is the $3.15 million sale of Christmas.com that we revealed in our Lowdown section Monday. The deal was closed by Mark Thomas at VIPBrokerage.com, who also booked a $350,000 sale of Arizona.com that we broke in another Lowdown post February 8th. In addition to being the top two sales on our latest chart, those rank #1 and #4, respectively, among all sales reported so far this year. This is starting to become old hat for Mark whose credits also include a $3 million sale of California.com in 2019.

 

It seems like any time we start taking about high end sales, Dave Evanson's name is in the mix. That was the case yet again this time out with Sedo's Senior Broker claiming the #3 spot on the bi-weekly elite list with a $220,000 sale of Triple.com. That's a name that perfectly fits Dave's track record. In baseball, when a pitcher runs into a guy that he just can't get out, the frustrated hurler's frequent refrain is  "D*$#! When that guy isn't hitting home runs he's hitting triples!"  That's Evanson for you. 

As long as I am fixated on baseball (probably because Spring Training opened in Florida today with pitchers and catchers for our American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays reporting to camp), the ccTLDs opened the door to another analogy for me. Baseball teams put nine players on the field and this week the ccTLDs put nine domains on the Big Board in one of their best outings ever. The country code contingent was led by their #4 clean up hitter - Kitchen.co, a name that scored an $84,000 payday at Sedo in the biggest ccTLD sale reported so far this year. Three others crashed the top ten too, including #7 Polly.io at $28,888 in a sale made at Park.io.

 

 

 

 


        
 
     By Ron Jackson

Sedo accounted for all of the other ccTLD sales en route to sweeping 15 of the 22 chart entries (the extra spots resulted from a three-way tie for the final position). The .coms took everything else, leaving the non .com gTLDs sitting in the dugout this week (they did have a pair of five-figure sales that finished just off the chart - Speak.app and XU.net at $10,000 each - also via Sedo). The .com cause was aided by a $70,000 sale of #5 Explanation.com made by Braden Pollock at LegalBrandMarketing.com, as well as two sales that Mike Dorausch closed through Afternic - #8 ApartmentsNearMe.com at $25,111 and #9 DoctorsNearMe.com at $21,407.

Before we go the leader board, I also want to tell you about a significant historical sale that Elliot Silver found and detailed in a post at DomainInvesting.com. Paperwork in a lawsuit that a Utah theme park filed against singer Taylor Swift revealed that the park paid $300,000 to acquire the domain Evermore.com in 2017. With that confirmation we have added Evermore.com to the 2017 Top 100 Chart in our Domain Sales Archive where it is now tied with Advance.com as the 18th biggest sale reported for that year. Thanks for the heads up, Elliot!

Now, here's a look at how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, February 14, 2021:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 1, 2021 - Sun. Feb. 14, 2021
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 17, 2021)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. Christmas.com $3,150,000 VIPBrokerage
2. Arizona.com $350,000 VIPBrokerage
3. Triple.com $220,000 Sedo
4. Kitchen.co 70,000 = $84,000 Sedo
5. Explanation.com $70,000 Legal Brand
Marketing
6. Betify.com $39,999 Sedo
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