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Record Breaking 2021 Domain Sales Season Ends With a Bang With Four More 6-Figure Sales Leading the Way

Sales Data from the final two weeks of the 2021 domain sales season is now in and the red hot aftermarket finished the year the same way it started - with a flurry of high end sales. The top four on our last bi-weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart of the year all hit the six-figure mark. A pair of Sedo sales set the pace - Pays.com at $350,000 and Nutun.com at $125,000. DomainHacks.com (dba Nam.es) also rang the bell with #3 ETH.cm at 100,000 ($113,000). That is also one of the 10 biggest ccTLD sales reported in 2021. DomainJunction.com completed the quartet at the top with Viverse.com at $100,000.

Sales were so strong in 2021 that only two of those four made the year's all extension Top 100 Sales Chart. It took a minimum of $114,000

to make the elite list, an all-time record in our chart keeping history (we started tracking aftermarket sales in the fall of 2003). The previous high was $105,000 in 2015. The only other years when every name on the chart reached at least six figures were 2007 and 2008 (it was an even $100,000 each of those years). 


We also saw the highest minimum ever for our ccTLD Top 100 Chart at $24,000 and the 3rd highest ever on our Non .Com gTLD Top 100 Chart at $13,000. Only 2007 and 2008 were higher in the latter category, but remember that was before hundreds of new gTLDs were introduced when there were far fewer non .com gTLD options to choose from (it was basically just .net, .org, .info and .biz). You can see all three of our final 2021 Top 100 Charts here.

Returning to just the past two weeks, the .coms enjoyed their usual dominance, piling up 16 of the 23 chart entries (the extra spots resulted form a four-way tie for the final position). However, the ccTLDs also had a very strong finish with five charted sales. Following the ETH.cm blockbuster, Sedo put four more wins in the country code column, including two more in the top ten - #5 Hire.bg at $85,428 and #10 HardFork.co at $50,000

The non .com gTLDs were solid too. While they were limited to two places on the Big Board - #12 (tie) Hookup.app at $45,000 via Brandforce and #10 (tie) Me.tube at $25,000 through Sedo - the category produce 11 five-figure sales overall.

Everything else went to the .coms. They got a boost from Elad Nof's $75,000 sale of #6 MetaverseGroup.com in a private transaction and another from Tony Lam's $40,000 sale of ExactTime.com via Uniregistry Market. DotCom Promotions also lent a hand, using Afternic to sell their domain, #16 MeshCloud.com, for $30,500.








           By Ron Jackson

Here is a look at how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, January 2, 2022:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 20 -  Sun. Jan. 2, 2022
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 7, 2022)



Sold For

Where Sold

1. Pays.com $350,000 Sedo
2. Nutun.com $125,000 Sedo
3. ETH.cm 100,000 = $113,000 DomainHacks.com
4. Viverse.com $100,000 DomainJunction
5. Hire.bg 75,600 = $85,428 Sedo