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The Year's Biggest ccTLD Sale to Date Tops Our Latest Domain Sales Chart After Changing Hands for $300,000 

As we have been reporting for several months now, sales are surging in the domain aftermarket - and its not just the .coms that are benefiting. Over the past year, ccTLDs have been stronger than ever and they flashed some of that added muscle again over the past two weeks with a pair of sales that topped all comers on our latest bi-weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. The headliner was a blockbuster $300,000 sale of ETH.co that Magnum Domains  closed via their Efty.com landing page. in addition to topping the latest chart that is also the #1 country code sale reported so far this year (the YTD ccTLD Top 100 is the second chart on the page linked to). As anyone who follows crypto currency knows, ETH is the abbreviation for ether -

the currency of the second most popular crypto currency, Ethererum, and crypto related domains have been a big driver in the current domain boom. The seller actually closed the ETH.co sale in late March but waited to report it so it wouldn't drive up the price of some other ether related domains he was trying to purchase at the time.

 

The ccTLDs also claimed the runner-up spot with Sedo's $55,000 sale of Balancer.fi in one of the highest sales we've ever seen in Finland's .fi TLD. The ccTLDs went on to claim a half-dozen spots on the Big Board, including four in the top ten. Braden Pollock at LegalBrandMarketing.com aided the country code cause with his $46,250 sale of #4 Chuck.io while Sedo booked the remaining three. Braden also gets credit for the week's highest reported .com sale, #3 Cobrand.com at $50,000.

Though they were bumped from their usual spot at the top of the chart, the .coms still went on to pile up the most overall entries, by far, with 13 places on the elite list. Arif Sengoren's SecretBrokerage.com had one of the top ten entries with #6 EmbeddedInsurance.com at $38,000. Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com filled three spots on the second half of the honor roll with a trio led by Polytope.com and Vikos.com at $20,000 apiece. They shared the #14 spot with another .com, Tim Janke's $20,000 sale of Holobody.com via Afternic

 

In the midst of the sales storm, the non .com gTLDs were limited to one spot that went to Tweeted.com's $25,000 sale oif #10 (tie) Doge.net (yet another crypto related domain sale).

 

 

 

 


        
 
     By Ron Jackson

Thanks to the research of George Kirikos we can also share the news he broke this past weekend on his Twitter feed about uncovering the seven-figure price paid for Enjoy.com in a historic 2015 sale.  While digging through SEC filings, George learned that name sold for a whopping $1.5 million. That find allowed us to add Enjoy.com to the 2015 Top 100 Sales Chart in our Domain Sales Archive where it ranks as the third biggest sale reported that year

Back in the present, here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, May 23, 2021:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 10, 2021 -  Sun. May 23, 2021
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 26, 2021)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. ETH.co $300,000 MagnumDomains/
Efty
2. Balancer.fi $55,000 Sedo
3. Cobrand.com $50,000 LegalBrandMarketing
4. Chuck.io $46,250 LegalBrandMarketing
5. MyCannabis.com $42,000 Sedo
6. EmbeddedInsurance.com $38,000 SecretBrokerage