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Surge in Six-Figure Domain Sales Continues With a Record 17 Names Hitting That Mark on This Week's Top 20 Chart

In our last bi-weekly report two weeks ago, an unprecedented 13 domains reached six figures on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart - something we had not seen in the 18 years since we started doing this column back in 2003. The new mark didn't last long. This week 17 of the 20 domains on the latest honor crashed the six-figure barrier! The chart topper is Recursion.com at $904,000, a sale closed in December that just came to light in a new quarterly SEC filing found and reported by George Kirikos on his popular Twitter feed this past weekend. 

 

While many will look at that as a high price to pay for a relatively obscure word, it is exactly what 

the buyer, Recursion Pharmaceuticals, needed to match their brand name. They didn't have to stretch their budget to get it either - the company raised $239 million in series D financing last fall. Recursion.com ranks as the third highest sale to be publicly reported so far this year.

 

This week's #2 sale was also a real head-turner. As we reported in our Lowdown section March 18, Poker.net sold for $750,000 in what is, by far, the biggest non .com gTLD sale reported so far this year (15 times higher than the previous leader)! The deal was was hammered out between the seller's broker, NameExperts.com Founder Joe Uddeme and the buyer's broker, Tony Adams, at HQBrokerage.com

 

GoDaddy accounted for nine of the six-figure sales that came to light when they released  a list of their top 20 sales from November (we chart sales when they are made public for the first time, as long as they have occurred within the preceding 12 months. Older sales go on the Top 100 Chart in our Domain Sales Archive for the year in which they occurred). #3 Exclusive.com at $350,000 led the charge for GoDaddy. They also banked $200,000 for Bodo.com, a number James Booth at DomainBooth.com matched with his sale of Let.com as those two rounded out the first five. Booth also scored a second time with #7 Listing.com at $180,000

 

 

 

 


        
 
     By Ron Jackson

Others ringing the six-figure bell were Greg Ricks at PerfectName.com with #10 CandyShop.com at $112,125, Sedo - who did it twice - with #13 GWI.com at $105,000 and #14 717.com at $101,000 and Mike Carson, who sold #15 (tie) Meta.io to the Meta Network for $100,000 in a private transaction, as reported by Raymond Hackney at TLDInvestors.com. That was also the week's biggest ccTLD sale - one of two on the elite list, joined by #20 (tie) Flash.tv at $60,000 in a private transaction.

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, March 28, 2021:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 15, 2021 -  Sun. March 28, 2021
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect March 31, 2021)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. Recursion.com $904,000 Pvt Sale
2. Poker.net $750,000 NameExperts/
HQBrokerage/
A.J. Kelly
3. Exclusive.com $350,000 GoDaddy
4.
tie
Bodo.com $200,000 GoDaddy
4.
tie
Let.com $200,000 DomainBooth
6. HTTPS.com $197,000 GoDaddy
7.