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Sedo Announces Their Top Sales For 2014, With MM.COM, Selling for $1.2m, Coming Tops

Sedo logoSedo, who accounts for more domain name sales than any other marketplace, has announced their top sales for 2014. Leading the list is mm.com, sold for $1.2 million, easily eclipsing true.com which sold for $350,000. Following were malls.com, which sold for $320,000, and flashcards.com ($250,000), being the only domains selling for above the quarter million dollar mark.

The top selling ccTLD domain sold through Sedo came in seventh on the overall list. The domain was kaffee.de, selling for €100,000 (“coffee” in German), followed by chat.fr at €99.999 (“cat” in French) and then musik.de at €99.999 (“music” in German) coming in equal eighth.

More than 300 new TLDs have been launched in the market in 2014 and currently there are more than 3.5 million new domains registered. The trading among new gTLD domains is already in full swing and the development of sales at Sedo’s marketplace the company notes has been positive. It is still too early to draw any conclusions about the success of the new extensions but Sedo notes the initial sales they’ve seen are good indicators for future price developments industry-wide. In 2014, the highest sale of a new gTLD name was a confidential sale for $100,000. The highest public sales through Sedo were baltic.cruises, which sold for $25,000 followed by eat.club ($20,000) and english.club ($17,500).

There is also a list of the top ten internationalised domain name (IDN) new gTLDs sales with the top three being:

  1. 游戏.在线 – $25,388 (games.online)
  2. 赌场.在线 – $25,000 (casino.online)
  3. 房地产.在线 – $16,000 (realestate.online).

Sedo also listed the ten longest domain names in English. The three longest were:

  1. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890.com
  2. reverseosmosiswaterfiltrationsystem.com
  3. northvancouverislamicassociation.com.

The full announcement, with more sales through Sedo, is available at:
https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?language=us&id=675&session=1ca126fc1700ccf2f505bf9e3b6776d9