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IT.com Sells for $3.8 Million in Biggest Domain Sale Reported Year to Date + DNJ's Latest Domain Sales Report 

Breaking news: Just as we finished this report Wednesday evening (Oct. 27), we got word from veteran broker James Booth (Booth.com) that he has closed a $3.8 million sale of IT.com that will rank as the highest reported sale of the year to date. We expect to be adding IT.com to our charts when we release our next bi-weekly report and update on November 10. James also reported closing a $150,000 sale of Chronic.com that we will be charting then as well.

11/1/21 Update: Initial word on the IT.com sale came from seller's broker James Booth. We have now gotten additional details on the transaction from the buyer's broker, including a payment plan for the domain and a new use for the domain that began today. Since full payment will be made over time, IT.com cannot be charted this year. Details on all of that are in our Lowdown section.

The domain aftermarket continued to fire on all cylinders over the past two weeks. The big sales were there - led by one at $600,000 and another at $450,000 that helped the .coms pile up 13 entries on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, but the ccTLDs and Non .com gTLDs also had a strong presence on the Big Board. The country code domains scored four times while the non .com G's put three on the elite list. The headliners are a couple of sales we told you about in our Lowdown section over the past week - a $600,000 deal for ZeroCarbon.com closed by veteran broker Edward Smeu and the $450,000 sale of NIF.com in a private transaction. Edward also revealed the price he 

realized in brokering the 2020 sale of Monetary.com - $277,447. That allowed us to add that sale to the 2020 Top 100 Sales Chart in our Domain Sales Archive where it ranks as the 10th highest sale reported for that year.

 

We learned of yet another six-figure sale this week that came from Sedo's latest Great Domains auction where Senior Broker Dave Evanson oversaw a $350,000 sale of Portugal.com. That one was awaiting transfer at press time but should be ready to chart in our next report.  

 

Joe Uddeme at NameExperts.com claimed the #3 spot on the new chart with GreenPlaces.com at $82,000 and Sedo completed the first four with a $75,000 sale of Adorable.com. Sedo also helped James Jean sell #5 MetaXR.com for $60,000 in the latest of what has been an eye-popping string of "Meta" keyword domain sales. In fact that was just one of three that James put on this week's chart. He also scored with #10 MetaDating.net at $35,000 and #12 MetaFB.net at $30,000, with Sedo again handling both transactions.

Mike Delucia was among those contributing to the latest .com haul as he scored using another uber popular term (NFT), banking $44,000 with his sale of MusicNFTs.com via DAN.com. Mike hand registered that domain for $8.39 last year - a perfect example of how fast new technologies and developments can explode and create amazing opportunities in the domain space. 

The quartet of ccTLDs that I mentioned above was led by a 22,500 ($31,050) sale of #11 Menu.co.uk at BuyDomainNames.co.uk. UnicDomains chipped in with #17 UOF.ca at $23,500 with the other two being rung up by perennial country code powerhouse Sedo.

DNGear rounded out the non .com gTLD trio on the honor roll with their $19,888 sale of #18 Power.pro joining the two meta related .nets in the trio. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           By Ron Jackson

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, October 24, 2021:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 11 -  Sun. Oct. 24, 2021
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 27, 2021)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. ZeroCarbon.com $600,000 Private Sale/
Broker: Edward Smeu
2. NIF.com $450,000 Pvt Sale
3. GreenPlaces.com $82,000 NameExperts
4. Adorable.com $75,000 Sedo
5. MetaXR.com $60,000 Sedo
6 Topp.com 47,500 = $55,100