The year-to-dateâs biggest reported domain name sale was finalised in the fortnight to 8 September, with ig.com selling for a massive $4.7 million in a sale brokered by Igloo and Marcus Kocak according to Domain Name Journalâs list of weekly (but this week itâs a fortnight) sales. The sale is more than double the yearâs second biggest sale, 114.com, which sold for $2.1m in July. They are the only two reported seven-figure sales so far in 2013.
The sale makes every other seem inconsequential, but taking out second place for the week was 3C.com which sold for a modest but still very attractive $140,000 through SuccessClick and Domain Guardians, while dumpsters.com came third, selling for $110,000 through DNBiz while another six-figure sale came in fourth with deco.com selling for $100,000 through Sedo.
Overall Sedo took out eight of the top 40 sales for the fortnight, Afternic seven including one in conjunction with their new owner GoDaddy Auctions who were responsible for another three sales. But DomainNameSales was responsible for the most sales in a week with a wide range of marketplaces with ten sales.
On the TLD side, .com took out the first 16 sales and 35 of the top 40, while there were two .net sales on the chart and one each for .tv, .org and .com.au.
To check out the list of top reported sales for the fortnight to 8 September compiled by Domain Name Journal, go to: