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Some Heavy Artillery at the Top of  Our New Domain Sales Chart - First Five Totals Over $5.1 Million

With three of the year's top 10 sales to date reported over the past two weeks and two others coming in at six figures there are a lot of big numbers at the top of our latest bi-weekly all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart. The charge was led by the biggest publicly reported sale closed so far in 2022, IT.com at $3.8 million

 

That transaction actually got started last year when the broker for the buyer, Igor Furdyk (Linkoeln.com) and the broker for the seller, James Booth (DomainBooth.com) hammered out an installment plan for the domain. The buyer, Intis Telecom, made a $1.5 million down payment and was scheduled to pay the 

rest over 36 months but decided to go ahead and pay the full balance early. Intis has already started using IT.com as the foundation for a new registrar offering third level domains (buy.it.com, for example).

 

The # 2 berth is filled a $600,000 sale of Yachts.com by Eric Borgos to  Germany's Sieckmann Yachts. This sale was co-brokered by Sedo's Frank Tillmanns and Andrew Miller at ATMHoldings.com. In yet another sale that passed the half-million dollar mark, Joe Uddeme at NameExperts.com brokered a $570,000 sale of #3 IW.com to a Chinese buyer. The hits just kept on coming with Sedo Senior Broker Dave Evanson putting #4 Mixed.com on the board at $115,000. The all-star quintet at the top was rounded out by the biggest ccTLD sale of the past fortnight, Auto.ae at $101,000, also made at Sedo. That Auto.ae sale is the second biggest ccTLD sale reported so far this year trailing only Termin.de ("meeting" in German), a domain that sold for $159,000 at Sedo in April.

 

The country code domains went on to claim five chart entries overall, including two more in the top ten. Those were a $60,000 sale of #7 NFT.mn that DomainTheory.com's Mark Levine closed through Dan.com and a $38,500 acquisition of #8 IT.cm that Igor Furdyk handled for IT.com (IT.com has been buying up the "IT" term in as many ccTLDs as possible ever since getting the .com domain).

The non .com gTLDs got into the act too with a trio of names on the Big Board that includes a pair of .orgs and a two-letter new gTLD. NameJet's $36,888 sale of #9 VIP.org led that group, followed by #13 (tie) HD.today at $25,000 and #20 (tie) 3G.org at $19,000. The latter two sales were both posted by Sedo who swept 13 of the 21 entries overall.

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, June 19, 2022:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           By Ron Jackson

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 6 - Sun. June 19, 2022
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect June 22, 2022)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. IT.com $3,800,000 Booth.com/
Linkoeln.com
2. Yachts.com $600,000 Sedo
3. IW.com $570,000 NameExperts
4. Mixed.com $115,000 Sedo
5. Auto.ae $101,000 Sedo