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High End of the Domain Market Becoming a No Fly Zone? Latest Chart Topper is Lowest #1 of Year To Date

With the general economy and crypto currency markets taking so many body blows this fall we've all been wondering how well the domain market will weather the storm. We have enough data in now to say that at least one trend has emerged. A lot of domain sales are still being reported but the price tags on those getting sold have come down considerably. No surprise, as people tend to think twice about big expenditures when it is hard to see what is around the next corner. 

Our latest bi-weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart reflects that. The #1 sale of JobCube.com - $35,999 at Sedo - is the lowest #1 sale of the year to date. We can also see that it's not an outlier because three of the four lowest #1 sales of 2022 have 

come in the last 60 days including Dropped .com ($65,000) last month and MA.ca ($46,856) in September. This week's entire top 20 totaled approximately $362,000. There have been many times this year when the chart topper alone exceeded that amount. With six weeks to go in 2022, the current year could still end with a bang but odds are we are going to have to see a lot more wind in the overall economy's sails before the highest fliers come back in significant numbers. 

Returning to the business hand, while the price tags have been lower lately, Sedo continues to book a lot of the sales that are being made, including all of the top three this time around the track. They also scored with the two that tied for #2 at $26,000 apiece - FMJ.com and Heizungen.de ("heaters" in German). The latter domain appears to have been a quick flip as it had just sold the month before for $7,425 (also at Sedo).

A pair of $25,000 sales rounded out the first five. Optimal Names sold Cloudity.com via Dan.com at that price while SnapNames booked the same amount for Mivi.com. The .coms went on to pile up 13 of the 20 chart entries with SnapNames accounting for six of those. 

The ccTLDs were next in line with five spots on the Big Board - all produced by Sedo who has dominated that category ever since the company was founded over 20 years ago. One of those, #10 Astrologie.fr at $15,600, joined Heizungen.de on the top half of the elite list.

The non .com gTLDs were limited to two spots with Sedo posting those as well. #7 (tie) Fashion.net went for $20,000 and #16 (tie) Showcase.org drew $13,000.








           By Ron Jackson

One other note before we go to the charts. One historical six-figure sale did come to light for the first time this week. As DomainInvesting.com reported, it was learned that Clever.com sold for $200,000 in 2013. As a result we have added it to our Top 100 Chart for that year in our Domain Sales Archive where it moved into the #30 position.


Now, here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 31 - Sun. Nov. 13, 2022
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 16, 2022)



Sold For

Where Sold

1. JobCube.com $35,999 Sedo
FMJ.com $26,000 Sedo
("heaters" in German)
25,000 = $26,000 Sedo
Cloudity.com $25,000 Optimal Names/Dan
Mivi.com $25,000 SnapNames