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Top 10 Highest Domain Sales Ever.

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Top 10 highest domain sales ever.

1) Insurance.com $35.6 million in 2010
2) VacationRentals.com $35 million in 2007
3) PrivateJet.com $30.18 million in 2012
4) Internet.com $18 million in 2009
5) 360.com $17 million in 2015
6) Insure.com $16 million in 2009
7) Fund.com 2008 £9.99 million
8) Sex.com for $14 million in November 2014
9) Hotels.com $11 million in 2001
10) Porn.com 2007 $9.5 million

So what do we see when looking at why these Top 100 Domain Names Matter Sales? First off, undeniably .com is king. 2nd, these Industries have found it to be most important in securing their EMD, (exact match domain) Insurance, Travel, Internet, and Sex. Also, these 4 Industries found the most value in having their EMD as their brand. Great tips to think about if you are a domain investor or are thinking about investing in domains. Domain Names Matter.

Top 10 Highest Domain Sales of 2016.

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Top 10 Domain Sales of 2016
as reported by DNJournal.com

1) HG.com $3,770,000 – Chinese Wine Selling Site
2) Vivo.com $2,100,000 – Cell phone Co.
3) Jade.com $1,250,000 – Natural Resource Co. Jade Mining, forwards to JadeMineResources.com
4) LA.com $1,200,000 – Coming Soon Page
5) TP.com $929,000 – Trump Pence Official Unofficial Blog, no info I guess because they haven’t accomplished anything yet…lol
6) YK.com $900,000 – Doesn’t resolve
7) Kiwi.com $800,000 – Cheap Flights
8) Rate.com $725,000 – Home Finance
9) 997.com $688,888.88 – 404 Not Found Page
Tied for 10th are 2 Domains
10) DA.com $650,000 – Does not resolve
10) Furniture.co.uk $650,000 – UK Furniture Co.

Let’s look at these Top 2016 domain name sales a little bit. All .com except for the last (tied for 10th spot) which is a UK Country Code TLD. The Industries represented from these top 10 domain sales (at the time of this posting) represent Wine, Cell phones, Natural Resource Co./Gem Mining, Travel, Furniture, and the others which are not resolving we will name Investments. So, If you are a domain investor or are thinking about investing in domains here are some pretty good stats to think about when making your decisions in your investing. Domain Names Matter.

Efty and Payoneer team up to add one more domain sales escrow checkout option for all domainers!

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Pretty awesome news here.
I just received an email from EFTY saying they have teamed up with Payoneer to create one more option for checkout when buyers come to buy our domain names! Here is the email they sent…

“We’ve teamed up with Payoneer to add safe and secure Escrow transactions to Efty

I’m excited to share that we’ve taken another step in making Efty the epicenter of your domaining activities by partnering with global payments company Payoneer to add secure, licensed and global domain name transactions to the Efty platform through its escrow services. To celebrate the launch of this service on our platform, Payoneer is giving away free escrow transactions to Efty users for the entire month of April, 2017.

Payoneer is a digital payments company that powers cross-border transactions to over 200 countries, in 150 local currencies. Thousands of major internet brands, like Airbnb and Google as well as millions of small business owners such as online sellers in China and service providers in India, rely on Payoneer to power their cross-border payments.

A deep integration with Payoneer’s escrow API enables you to place Buy It Now (BIN) buttons on your For-Sale landing pages and domain name marketplace, which will allow buyers to purchase their domain names with the help of the licensed and secure online escrow payment service. With it’s easy to use interface, Payoneer’s escrow service is one of the easiest and most secure ways for businesses to pay and get paid online.

Lately, we have seen an increasing demand for alternative domain escrow services from our users and we feel that Payoneer’s world-class technology, seasoned team, and competitive pricing are the perfect partner to fill the gap and help us with our core mission to help our users sell more domain names without paying a dollar in commission. Payoneer’s global payment capability enables our sellers, who are based all around the world to receive payments quicker, in their local currency and at lower costs than with traditional payment methods

To promote our partnership Payoneer will waive the escrow fee for all Efty sellers for the entire month of April.

Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to set up Payoneer Escrow for your Efty account today.

To more sales,

Doron Vermaat
Co-Founder & Head of Product
Efty”

If you are not familiar with both of these domaining newcomers, they are a truly awesome addition to our domaining hobby/Industry. Anything anyone creates that is readily available to us to help our domain sales I am truly a big fan of!

Thanks Doron and Payoneer!

Rightside releases all new gTLD sales they can publish. Video.Games is the 2nd highest Non .com new gTLD domain sale ever.

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Video.Games – 2nd highest new gTLD domain sale ever.

Just reported last week was the highest reported new gTLD sale ever.
Radix reported that they sold Casino.Online for $201,250 thru Sedo. This highest new gTLD domain sale was just reported on Ron Jackson’s DNJournal.com last week.

Fast forward to just a few minutes ago. Rightside just reported a list of their high 5 and 6 figure new gTLD domain sales…

“a full list of every five- and six-figure direct Platinum domain sale we are allowed to publish. Just a few of these have been publicly revealed until now. This includes the sale of Video.games which was sold in February for $183,000—our biggest Platinum sale to date, and the second largest in the entire new gTLD program.”
Read more HERE

video.games $183,000
sex.live $160,000
porn.live $120,000
homes.forsale $75,000
personalinjury.attorney $60,000
for.sale $50,000
art.market $50,000
job.market $50,000
caraccident.attorney $50,000
auto.market $40,000
accident.lawyer $40,000
global.market $40,000
organic.market $35,000
luxury.market $35,000
app.market $35,000
insurance.market $35,000
i.news $35,000
local.market $35,000
live.live $25,000
finance.market $25,000
medical.market $25,000
stream.live $20,000
church.live $20,000
berlin.immobilien $20,000
solar.engineer $20,000
drug.rehab $20,000
sex.forsale $20,000
sex.social $20,000
hollywood.live $15,000
design.studio $15,000
energy.market $15,000
flower.market $15,000
the.market $15,000
meat.market $15,000
fish.market $15,000
bitcoin.market $15,000
furniture.market $15,000
ferien.haus $15,000
houses.forsale $15,000
wetter.live $15,000
irish.pub $15,000
neworleans.attorney $15,000
edu.video $15,000
hamburg.immobilien $15,000
water.engineer $15,000
accident.attorney $15,000
injury.lawyer $15,000
porn.reviews $15,000
dot.market $10,000
koeln.immobilien $10,000
stuttgart.immobilien $10,000
adult.reviews $10,000
wrongfuldeath.attorney $10,000

Message to the new gTLD domainer big boys, yes I am talking about the new gTLD Registries. Not too shabby. Definitely not .com money, but some of these sales are starting to look like some of the dot tv sales of recent and past. Just please get all of your pricing/renewals in order or you will alienate all of your current users and any potential new customers. All of those recent discussions about renewal rates increasing and nobody knowing if they will be paying $30 next year or $3000 next year for their renewals could be the quick downfall to your recent successes. Congrats to Rightside on an impressive list of new G sales.

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