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The Final Quarter of the Year is Here With New Sales Data Raising Questions as We Enter the Home Stretch

In our last bi-weekly report, I talked about how external factors like challenging conditions in the general economy and the typically slow end of summer/back to school season were making it harder to determine the real state of the domain aftermarket. We had a lot of solid sales to report but none in the higher ranges we saw so often earlier in the summer and I noted that upcoming reports from the final quarter of the year would tell the tale

Well, we just entered 4Q-2022 and the latest sales data favors those in the bear camp with sales soft enough to allow seven four-figure sales to take places on our latest all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart (territory  sales at that level seldom enter). 

With prices at the high end down in recent weeks it seems apropos that the top sale reported this week was Dropped.com. Nothing wrong with the price Braden Pollock at LegalBrandMarketing.com got for that domain though with $65,000 going to a guy who knows what specific domains are worth as well as anyone in the industry. The #2 spot went to Elad Nof who moved RemoteWellness.com for $55,000. Sedo completed the trio at the top with Editing.com at $46,000

Sedo, who reports their top sales every week, was the only major sales venue to release data over the past two weeks and having fewer transactions to report is certainly part of the softness we saw this time out. When numbers come in from those that report monthly things tend to even out, so we will still need to see a few more reports to get the full picture. In the meantime, let's look at what we do have. 

.Coms swept 15 of the 20 chart entries. The highest non .com sale was #5 SCP.eu at 27,500 ($27,225) via Sedo. By the way, take a closer look at those numbers. This is the first time I can recall the Euro being lower than $1 (at this writing they convert to 99 cents). When we look at external factors affecting domain sales that is one that can't be overlooked. If Euros are your currency and you want to buy a domain priced in dollars it is far more expensive now (20-25% more so) than it would have been just a few months ago (the Euro was worth $1.22 on the first day of summer this year). 

SCP.eu is one of two ccTLDs on the honor roll. The other is Sedo's $11,646 sale of#11 Flughaefen.de ("airports" in German). The non .com gTLDs took three spots, all on the second half of the Big Board, with a $9,800 sale of #16 KDY.org leading that group.








           By Ron Jackson

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 19- Sun. Oct. 2, 2022
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 5, 2022)



Sold For

Where Sold

1. Dropped.com $65,000 LegalBrandMarketing
2. RemoteWellness.com $55,000 EladNof
3. Editing.com $46,000 Sedo
4. CardGrading.com $30,000 Sedo
5. SCP.eu 27,500 = $27,225 Sedo