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A 6-Figure .Com, a Near 6-Figure ccTLD and an Angelic gTLD Take Top Spots on Latest Sales Chart

Another interesting couple of weeks in the domain aftermarket is in the books with our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart giving investors in every category a lot to like. The long dominant .coms continued to rule the roost as demonstrated by the latest chart topper, a $350,000 sale of BabyAndBeyond.com made through the joint efforts of BrandLily.com (representing the seller) and GoDaddy (working on behalf of the buyer).

That is an impressive price for a three-word .com but this one was of special interest to the buyer - Beyond Inc. (the company previously known as Overstock.com that acquired and adopted the name of bankrupt big-box retailer Bed Bath & Beyond in 2023). BrandLily posted a detailed account of how the negotiations went down in what is the 4th highest publicly reported domain sale of the year to date.

The #2 sale fell less than $200 short of the six-figure mark. That was Sedo's solid $99,888 sale of X.ar - a rare one-letter domain from Argentina's official country code TLD That is 2023's 6th highest ccTLD sale to date. Non .com gTLD Halo.xyz completed the power trio at the top after changing hands for $85,000 through DAN.com. That is also a top ten 2023 sale for its category, coming in at #4 year to date.

Overall, the .coms piled up 13 of the 20 chart entries with their big hitters including Sedo's $65,000 sale of #4 LVK.com and Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com moving of #6 DeltaOptical.com via Sedo for $30,000. DomainMarket also scored with #15 RyanSports.com at $16,900.

The non .com gTLDS claimed four slots on the elite list including two more in the top ten - #5 Habibi.xyz at $39,888 via DAN.com and #8 Pay.day at $22,470 through Sedo. Afternic's $19,625 sale of #12 Smart.health completed that group's chart quartet.

The ccTLDs earned three places on the honor roll with X.ar getting back up from Dynadot's $20,000 sale of #10 Archon.co and Sedo's $19,795 sale of Zertifiziert.de ("certified" in German). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           By Ron Jackson

Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, April 28, 2024:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 15 - Sun. April 28, 2024
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 1, 2024)

 

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold

1. BabyAndBeyond.com $350,000

BrandLily/GoDaddy

2. X.ar $99,888 Sedo
3.

Halo.xyz

$85,000 DAN.com
4. LVK.com $65,000 Sedo
5. Habibi.xyz $39,888 DAN.com