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7-Figure Domain Sales Streak Accelerates With TWO Sales Totaling Nearly $4.5 Million Headlining DNJournal's Latest Chart

After having a 7-figure sale at the top of our bi-weekly Top 20 Domain Sales Chart for an unprecedented six reports in a row, the odds were against the streak reaching seven this time out. So much for the odds! Not only is there yet another 7-figure sale atop the new leader board, there are TWO of them, including one that is the biggest publicly sale reported so far this year.

 

As we reported in our Lowdown section August 22, Hippo.com became 2021's new sales leader after changing hands for a whopping $3.3 million. As has so often been the case with previously unreported high end sales, this one was uncovered by George Kirikos through examination of SEC filings and other documentation. Just 3 day earlier (one day after 

our last report was published), Larry Fischer at GetYourDomain.com had reported his second 7-figure sale of the month! Larry's $1.15 million sale of Near.com  followed his $2.5 million sale of Marketing.com (the sale that was #1 in our last report).

Those seven-figure sales weren't the only eye-poppers the aftermarket produced over the past two weeks. Morgan Linton landed the #3 sale after brokering a heavyweight $542,500  transaction for Able.com. Shane Kinsch also soared into the mid five-figure stratosphere (his third time there this year!) with #4 EGT.com at $450,000. Earlier this year Shane sold FTA.com for $400,000 and Bico.com for $350,000.

In addition to the extension of the 7-figure sales string, there was another unprecedented occurrence this week. For the first time, every one of the top ten sales was handled by a different venue. In fact that streak went through the first 12 positions. No one repeated until Sedo, who had the #10 sale with Herel.com at $27,000, took another bow with the biggest ccTLD sale, #13 Day.io at $18,999. Another interesting thing is that once Sedo got started, they never stopped, sweeping every remaining position on the elite list.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           By Ron Jackson

In addition to the venues already mentioned, Godaddy sold #5 YCJ.com at $88,650 for Graham Haynes, NameAhead.com secured $50,000 for #6 Brail.com, Nidoma.com notched the biggest non .com gTLD sale with #7 Bit.cloud at $45,000 and Mike DeLucia sold #8 NFTBay.com for $30,000 thorough DAN.com. Mike had hand registered that domain for $7 just a year earlier! The hit parade continued with LucidDomains.com selling #9 VRBet.com for $27,870, while AscendDomains.com sold #11 EIXT.com for $25,000 and Brandmo.com moved #12 Subtitles.com for $19,224. I have to think that many significant sales from such a wide variety of sources is further evidence of just how strong the current aftermarket is.

One other note before we go to the leader board. George Kirikos alerted me to another seven-figure sale involving Pop.com that happened last year but the exact price isn't yet known. The buyer publicly posted the name had been acquired "for roughly $1.5 million." I wrote to him at Pop.com to see if he could release an exact price so the name could be charted but have not heard back yet. If it is charted in the $1.5 million range Pop.com would rank as the 2nd biggest sale reported for 2020.

Now back to the immediate business at hand! Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, August 29, 2021:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 16 -  Sun. Aug. 29, 2021
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 1, 2021)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. Hippo.com $3,300,000 Pvt Sale
2. Near.com $1,150,000 GetYourDomain
3. Able.com $542,500 Morgan Linton
4. EGT.com $450,000 Shane Kinsch
5. YCJ.com $88,650 GoDaddy
6. Brail.com $50,000