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Sedo Maintains Position As Leading Domain Marketplace In 2013

Sedo has maintained its position as the leading domain name marketplace in 2013 according to the Top 100 domain sales chart published by Domain Name Journal.Sedo was responsible for 34 of the top 100 reported sales, totalling more than $4.5 million in transactions. This was nearly doubled the number of sales achieved by the next most active marketplace, DomainNameSales, which closed 19 of the year’s top 100 sales.Sedo has been the leading marketplace for several years now. In 2012 they were responsible for 30 sales while in 2011 it was 40.It must be noted though that these are only the reported sales. Many businesses will buy and sell domain names, often for quite substantial amounts of seven figures, without making the deals public. As well, sales that include a domain name and other intellectual property are not included.”2013 was another landmark year for Sedo where the quality and depth of our marketplace, and talent and knowledge of our team shone through once again to lead the industry through some significant changes,” said Sedo’s CEO, Tobias Flaitz.”We’re especially encouraged by the number of non-.com sales Sedo powered as we head into the first full year where new TLDs will be available. With hundreds of new extensions hitting the market this year, 2013 may be the last time we see .com extensions dominate top sales lists.”The .com TLD remains dominant. In 2013 .com domains accounted for 83 of the top 100 reported domains sold. There were 17 non-.com transactions, comprised of eight different extensions including .ca, .de and .xxx. Sedo led the industry in non-com transactions with eight sales on the top 100 list, four times more than its nearest competitor. These sales accounted for more than $1M in transactions, a higher value than the sum of all non-.com sales on all other marketplaces.Sedo closed the year maintaining its leadership position among all public marketplaces in volume and value, and by preparing the most comprehensive suite of services for buyers and sellers of new gTLDs.