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Blockbuster Sale of Gold.com Tops Latest DNJournal Chart While .AI Continues to Shine 

There was no doubt about what domain would be topping our latest bi-weekly sales chart after George Kirikos reported the eye-popping $8,515,000 price paid for Gold.com in March on his FreeSpeech.com blog last week. The deal, brokered by Hilco Digital Assets Managing Director Andrew Miller (who also happens to be the subject of our current Cover Story), also takes over the top spot on our Year to Date Top Sales Chart and it ranks among the 10 highest publicly reported cash domain sales of all time.

We've all heard the expression that something very valuable is "worth its weight in gold." If anyone doubts that is true of a great domain

name, consider that this one, from a weight standpoint, sold for the equivalent of 243 pounds of gold! To calculate that, all we had to do was look up today's gold price (just under $2400 per troy ounce) at the site of precious metals dealer JM Bullion, the very company that made the wise decision to purchase this magnificent asset. 

While the Gold.com sale may have briefly taken eyes off the red hot .ai ball, it didn't slow the ccTLD's torrid sales streak. Led by The $104,900 sale of #2 Crew.ai reported by Namecheap, .ai piled up five of the top ten entries and six spots overall on our latest all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Another hot ccTLD, .io, took the #3 spot with a $70,000 sale of Mind.io that was jointly handled by Joe Uddeme at NameExperts.com (representing the buyer) and Efty.com (representing the seller). To show you just how dominant .ai and .io have been this year, look at our YTD Top Country Code Top Sales Chart (the second chart on the page linked to) and you will see that every one of the top ten sales in that category have been either .ai or .io.

On the bi-weekly chart the .coms still narrowly out-pointed the ccTLDs (10 entries to 9) with the .coms getting top 10 support from #4 SocialExchange.com at $50,000 (sold through GoDaddy by Bruce Sadowitz) and #9 Lumeno.com, sold for $25,000 at Sedo. NameJet pitched in too with three charted sales on the second half of the honor roll.








           By Ron Jackson

The non .com gTLDs obviously ran into some very stiff competition this time around the track but they still secured a pair of spots on the Big Board, both of which were made through Afternic. They collected $23,500 for #10 VVV.net and another $10,000 for #10 (tie) Harmony.cloud. 

Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, May 12, 2024:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 29 - Sun. May 12, 2024
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect May 15, 2024)



Sold For

Where Sold

1. Gold.com $8,515,000

Hilco Digital 

2. Crew.ai $104,900 Namecheap


$70,000 NameExperts/Efty
4. SocialExchange.com $50,000 GoDaddy
Intangible.ai $35,000 Namecheap