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Another 7-Figure Blockbuster and Two 6-Figure Sidekicks Set the Pace on This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

We've hit June and temperatures  aren't the only thing heating up as big domain sales continue their scorching pace. Our latest bi-weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart is headed by the third 7-figure sale reported year to date. As we reported in our Lowdown section May 31, George Kirikos uncovered a $1,945,000 sale of Exodus.com that closed in 1Q-2021. Only Christmas.com ($3.15 million) and Angel.com ($2 million) have been bigger this year. It's probably just a coincidence that all three have religious connotations but it does seem fitting given the current "heavenly" market we are in.


A pair of solid six-figure sales backed Exodus.com up. Important.com, sold by DNAcademy 

founder Michael Cyger, claimed the #2 spot after the final installment was paid in a $270,000 private transaction. The end user buyer's business site is already up on the premier domain they acquired through the seller's Efty.com landing page. A very familiar name fills the #3 hole. Sedo Senior Broker Dave Evanson cleared the bases again with a $125,000 sale of Cows.com. Just another feather in the cap of the perennial sales all-star who is also the guy who closed that $2 million Angel.com sale noted above.


Rounding out the first five are Speira.com, sold through Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com for $59,999, and - in one the year's four biggest non .com gTLD sales to date - PTSD.org at $50,000 via Sedo.


The ccTLDs also remained red hot, piling up eight entries on the elite list, led by Sedo's $36,600 sale of #6 Wilhelmus.nl. The next highest one, #7 (tie) HAE.co at $30,000, was turned in by MagnumDomains who is doing remarkably well with 3-letter .co domains. In our last report they had the #1 sale on the entire chart with ETH.co at $300,000. Sedo accounted for four of the other six country codes sales. The two exceptions are Hyper Responsive Media's $12,500 sale of #16 Signal.us and DNC.com.au's $12,000 sale of #19 Genus.com.au.


Elsewhere, the CEO at Socios.com, Alexandre Dreyfus, created a lot of discussion when he issued a tweet saying the company has paid more than $3 million (an exact price was not specified) for the FanTokens.com domain plus a matching Twitter account. I was told by a party to the sale that the transaction was done with a crypto currency but I haven't yet seen any documentation to confirm any of the details. 





     By Ron Jackson

At the same time all of these current sales are being reported we learned of some major historical sales from previous years that have just now come to light. Elliot Silver at DomainInvesting.com found proof of the biggest one - a $2,317,200 sale of 55.com that was made in 2011. That price makes 55.com the second biggest sale to have been reported for that year and is now listed as such on the 2011 Top 100 Sales Chart in our Domain Sales Archive.

Meanwhile, George Kirikos came up with two more big ones - both six-figure sales that were made in 2003. As reported on his Twitter feed, ParkCity.com sold for $150,000 and Ergo.com went for $100,000. Since we started covering the domain aftermarket in the fall of 2003, there are no annual sales charts prior to 2004. However, thanks to proof of earlier sales dug up by George, we started a supplementary page listing the top verified sales that occurred prior to 2004.

Now here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, June 6, 2021:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 24, 2021 -  Sun. June 6, 2021
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 9, 2021)



Sold For

Where Sold

1. Exodus.com $1,945,000 Pvt Sale
2. Important.com $270,000 Pvt Sale
3. Cows.com $125,000 Sedo
4. Speira.com $59,999 DomainMarket
5. PTSD.org $50,000 Sedo
6. Wilhelmus.nl 30,000 = $36,600 Sedo