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.ORG Domain Tops Weekly Chart As No Sale Tops $50K For 2 Weeks In A Row

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The northern summer holidays have seen some quiet weeks when it comes to the big domain name sales and for the second week in a row no sale has topped the $50,000 mark. The biggest sale for the week ending 8 September on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales was growingpower.org which sold for $45,999 through SnapNames.

Coming in second and third was dynamicinsight.com, which sold for $28,500, and enjoytravel.com, which sold for $25,300, through DomainMarket and Uniregistry respectively.

Despite not taking out the top spot, .com still dominated the top-level domains with 18 of the top 21 sales – there was a tie for 20th place – while there were 2 .org sales and one for .net.

On the aftermarket side of things there were 8 sales through Uniregistry, 5 through NameJet plus another at the NameJet/ROTD NamesCon Europe Auction, 4 through Sedo and 2 through SnapNames.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales in more detail, see http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190918.htm

5 Six-Figure Domain Sales Top Weekly Chart Following NameJet/ROTD/NamesCon Auction

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For 2 weeks in a row the top domain name sale on the Domain Name Journal chart only reached $50,000. And then this week there were 5 six-figure sales! The sales were all part of the NameJet and partner RightOfTheDot.com (ROTD) who had a live event staged at the 2019 NamesCon Global conference in Las Vegas in late January.

The top seller was ol.com which sold for $900,000 followed by leads.com ($435,000), domainnames.com ($370,000), djs.com ($130,000) and stop.com ($110,000). There were even 3 more that beat the biggest sales for each of the past 2 weeks – boot.com and mywebsite.com (both selling for $70,000 through Sedo and the NameJet/ROTD/NamesCon Auction respectively while investingmoney.com sold for $55,000 through Sedo.

There were 11 sales through the NameJet/ROTD/NamesCon Auction in the top 20 reported sales for the week ending 10 March, another 2 through NameJet themselves and 6 through Sedo. In the top 20 there were 18 .com sales and one each for .net and .de.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 10 March, see:
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2019/20190320.htm

RightOfTheDot and NameJet Reveal Ultra-Premium Domain Names Up for Grabs at NamesCon Global 2019

RightOfTheDot and NameJet on Wednesday announced the release of the initial list of ultra-premium domain names up for pre-bidding before the live, in-person and online domain name auction at NamesCon Global 2019, the largest annual domain-industry conference.

The live domain auction takes place on January 28, 2019, from 4 pm – 7 pm PST at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pre-bidding and the extended auction will take place on the NameJet.com auction platform found at namejet.com/featuredauctions/liveauction.

The auction will feature some of the best domain names available, including “leads.com,” “give.com,” “drone.com,” “texasholdem.com,” “cellularphones.com,” “qo.com,” “prize.com,” bride.com,” “sucks.com,” “broker.com,” “domainnames.com,” “tablets.com” and many more, including several super-premium non-.com domains such as “mortgage.pro,” “chinese.restaurant,” ”boater.club” and “newyork.pizza.” There will be an estimated 400 names in the overall auction with an estimated 120 domains offered at the live auction.Last year’s auction resulted in the highest sale in NameJet’s history with “super.com” selling for a record-breaking $1.2 million, which has since been used to create a $50 million venture-capital fund for the video-game industry. Other notable sales from that auction include “great.com” for $900,000, “runner.com,” “fakenews.com” and “tees.com.”

“RightOfTheDot and NameJet have generated millions in revenue for our clients and sold domain names never before available to a wide array of established companies, start-ups and individuals,” said Monte Cahn, RightOfTheDot’s president and director. “Continuing to raise the overall value for the domain industry is our joint mission, and we look to further that effort with this year’s list of fantastic domain names.”

“We are thrilled to once again partner with RightOfTheDot to support the live domain auction at NamesCon,” said Jonathan Tenenbaum, general manager of NameJet.

Many of the premium domains will be priced at no and low reserves to promote competitive bidding and true market prices. Additional domain names will be considered for inclusion by submitting names at rotd.com/auction-submission/. Only ultra-premium names will be considered.  

A NameJet account is required to participate in the online and live auctions. Bids for domains may be placed now on the NameJet website. Accepted names will be added continually to pre-bidding before the start of NamesCon so participants should check the auction page often for new additions and bidding activity. Following the live auction, the online auction will continue on the NameJet website for an additional 16 days, closing on February 13.

4 Domain Name Sales Top $50K

Domain Name Journal logoTotaldesign.com has topped the weekly sales chart for the week ending 29 April in a $60,000 sale brokered by DomainMarket, according to the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales.

Coming in second for the week was my.bio in a €49,900 ($59,880) sale followed by a tie for third for micromobility.com and ycoin.com selling for $50,000, all 3 sales through Sedo.

There were 16 .com domain names in the top 20 and one each for .bio, .org, .tax and .co. On the aftermarket side of things, there were 10 sales through Sedo, 4 each through DomainMarket and NameJet and 2 through a NameJet/RightOfTheDot NamesCon Auction.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of the top reported sales for the week ending 29 April in more detail, go to:
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2018/20180509.htm

Top Weekly Seller Just Misses 6-Figure Mark

Domain Name Journal logoFor 2 weeks in a row there hasn’t been a 6-figure domain name sale! But in the week ending 1 April, only just, with the top reported sale on the Domain Name Journal chart being handle.com which sold for €77,500 ($99,975) through Sedo.

Coming in second and third respectively were bey.com.com and optimization.com which sold for $31,000 and $27,700, both through NameJet.

There were 17 .com sales in the top 20 with one each for .net, .in and .group. NameJet had a hand in 12 sales, one of which was part of the NameJet/ROTD NamesCon Auction, while Sedo had 6.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported domain name sales for the week ending 1 April in more detail, go to:
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2018/20180411.htm

Super $1.2m Sale of Super.com

Domain Name Journal logoThe $1.2 million sale of super.com rocketed it to the top of year-to-date domain name sales. In a week where Name Jet and RightOfTheDot released sales that have now closed from their live and online auctions at the NamesCon conference in January, there were 5 6-figure sales, 3 of which make up the top 3 sales of the year-to-date.

Topping the fortnightly Domain Name Journal chart, because there were so few reported sales in the first of the weeks the week became 2 weeks, was the aforementioned super.com, followed by great.com ($900,000), liquid.com ($750,000), tokens.com ($500,000) and star.org ($225,000). The top 2 sales came from the NameJet/ROTD/NamesCon auction, the next 2 through Starfire Holdings and Sedo took out the next.

In the fortnight to 4 March there were 9 sales through the NameJet/ROTD/NamesCon auction, another 3 through NameJet on their own and 5 through Sedo. On the top level domain side of things, there were 16 .com sales, and one each through .org, .co, .ventures and .de.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the fortnight to 4 March in more detail, go to:
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2018/20180315.htm

RightOfTheDot’s 2018 Live and Online Domain Name Auction at NamesCon

NameJet logoRightOfTheDot and NameJet have partnered to launch the industry’s most premier domain name auction that is currently taking place online on the NameJet website in conjunction with the live domain name auction that will be held at NamesCon 2018 on January 30rd from 4 PM – 7 PM PST.

RightOfTheDot, LLC is the leading Internet domain name sales, brokerage, auction, consulting and advisement firm in the domain industry. Combined with NameJet’s premier aftermarket domain name auction platform and the heavily attended NamesCon conference, this collaboration will produce one of the most exciting domain events of the year – with more than 1,400 domain industry professionals attending.

RIGHToftheDOT logoThe auctions will feature some of the best domain names available anywhere GREAT.COM, SUPER.COM, LUCKY.COM, PEN.COM, SHOCK.COM, FISHERMEN.COM, KEYLARGO.COM, CHOPPED.COM, CORK.COM, TEES.COM, RUNNER.COM, UY.NET, FALL.NET, SEATS.NET, & COINS.CLUB, along with domain bundles like [T-SHIRTS.COM, TSHIRTS.COM, T-SHIRT.com, TEE-SHIRTS.COM & T-SHIRTS.CO] being offered as a single lot. There will be an estimated 400 names in the overall auction with an estimated 125 domains being offered at the live auction on February 8th. Many premium domains will be priced at no and low reserves to promote competitive bidding and true market prices. Additional domain names will be considered for inclusion by submitting names at http://rotd.com/auction-submission/. Please note that only ultra-premium names will be considered. Accepted names will be added continually to pre-bidding before the start of NamesCon so you will want to check the auction page often for new additions and bidding activity.

The last 4 NamesCon auctions resulted in over $4 million in sales. Last year’s notable sales included LOWS.COM – $104,501, FORT.COM – $66,500, SPORTSCARS.COM – $48,000, TFS.COM – $47,250, MURPHY.COM – $45,000, TRM.COM – $44,000, TIMI.COM – $40,666, CLEAVAGE.COM – $30,000, and BEGINNING.COM – $29,000, among many others.

“Working with Monte Cahn of RightOfTheDot and NamesCon is always a pleasure,” says Jonathan Tenenbaum, General Manager, NameJet. “This being our third year of partnering in this event, we couldn’t be more excited about the possibilities 2018’s NamesCon holds for the live auction.”

“RightofTheDot always enjoys our partnership with NameJet for NamesCon’s live auction,” says Monte Can, President / Director of RightofTheDot, LLC. “These types of events are never easy to put together – having a trusted team to work with helps increase our ability to makes this successful.” A NameJet account is required to participate in the online and live auctions. Bids for domains may be placed now on the NameJet website, and domains will continue to be added through the end of the year. RightOfTheDot will conduct the live auction with World Champion Auctioneer Wayne Wheat on Tuesday, January 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time at the NamesCon Domain Industry Event at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Following the live auction, the online auction will continue on NameJet for an additional 10 days, closing on Thursday, February 8, 2017.

About NameJet:
NameJet, LLC, a joint venture between eNom, Inc., a subsidiary of Tucows, Inc., and Network Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary Web.com, is the world’s leading domain name aftermarket platform. Launched in 2007, NameJet has since processed more than 200,000 domain auctions on its award-winning and easy-to-use website. With an exclusive inventory of expired and deleted domains from several of the largest registrars, plus top-quality premium name listings and best-of-breed drop catching services, NameJet is the industry’s most trusted auction and aftermarket services provider.

About RightOfTheDot, LLC:
Lead by Domain Industry Pioneer Monte Cahn, RightOfTheDot is a licensed business & domain auction company, Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, Contention Resolution Services, board advisement, premium domain market positioning, sales and services. Monte was Founder and former CEO of Moniker.com, former President of SnapNames.com and former Sr. VP of DomainSponsor.com. Monte Cahn and RightOfTheDot have been involved in more than $370MM in domain sales since 1995.

This news release was sourced from:
http://www.namejet.com/Pages/press-releases/default.aspx

Freedom In a .COM is Worth $2m

Domain Name Journal logoFreedom is valuable, and freedom.com also. The domain name sold for a very nice, for the seller, $2 million in a sale brokered by Starfire Holdings, to not only take out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the 2 weeks to 21 May, but also become the second biggest reported sale to date. The only bigger sale to date in 2017 was that of fly.com which sold for $2.89 million.

The sale put every other sale for the fortnight in its shadow, but the second biggest sale was a very big one, that of place.com, which sold for $550,000 in a sale brokered by RightOfTheDot/GoDaddy Domain Buy Service. And third was fort.com, which sold for a very nice $66,500 through RightOfTheDot/NameJet.

There were 14 .com sales in the chart for the 2 weeks, 2 each for .org and .it and one each for .biz and .de. On the aftermarket side of things Sedo was responsible for 11 sales while RightOfTheDot had a hand in 4.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the fortnight ending 21 May in more detail, go to:
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2017/20170531.htm

Fly.com Flies High To Be Year’s Biggest Sale to Date

Domain Name Journal logoTravelZoo sold the fly.com domain name for a whopping $2.89 million to easily be the biggest sale in 2017 to date to make it the 17th biggest sale ever recorded by Domain Name Journal and over $1 million higher than the previous biggest sale for the year, that of 01.com which sold for $1.82 million.

The domain name was sold to an unreported buyer and is currently operating as a pretty basic website for flights and travel bookings. TravelZoo bought the domain in 2009 for $1.76 million. The actual date of the sale was undisclosed.

Everything else for the week ending 30 April seems rather trivial on the sales chart. Sedo brokered the second and third biggest sales, that of piech.com and seacapital.com which sold for very handy amounts themselves – $79,000 and $49,000 respectively.

There 17 .com sales on the top 20 chart and one each for .net, .tv and .co.kr. On the aftermarket side of things, RightOfTheDot and NameJet released a large number of completed sales and took out 8 of the top 20 sales while Sedo had 7.

check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 30 April, go to:
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2017/20170510.htm

Pair of Six-Figure .COMs Top Weekly Sales Chart

Domain Name Journal logoNameJet had a hand in both of the top 2 domain sales, both six-figure .com domains. The top sale for the week ending 5 March on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales was single.com, selling for $290,000 through RightOfTheDot/NameJet.

The second biggest sale was lows.com, which sold for a very nice $104,501 through NameJet themselves. Coming in third was 3L.com $82,000 which sold through BQDN.

With a tie for 20th place, there were 21 domains on the week’s sales chart and NameJet had a hand in 11 of them, 3 of which they shared with RightOfTheDot. BQDN and Sedo had a hand in 4 each.

On the TLD side of things there were 19 .com sales, with .com domain names taking out the top 18 places while there was one .de and one .info domain name on the chart.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 5 March, see:
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2017/20170315.htm