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Top 10 Domain Sales of 2019 (So Far)

2019 is halfway over and it’s been a big year for domain name sales. In fact, did you know that the biggest confirmed cash domain sale of all time happened this year? 

Companies large and small have bought domain names that were previously registered.

Domain investors refer to these sales as taking place in the “domain aftermarket.” And individual sales are hitting new heights. It just goes to show how important a few letters and a dot can now be.

Top Sales So Far

DNJournal tracks confirmed domain name sales.

Here are the top ten sales of 2019 through the end of June.

  1. Voice.com ($30,000,000) – That’s a lot of zeros! A blockchain technology company paid $30 million cash to buy Voice.com from a publicly-traded analytics company. It will use the domain for a social network.
  2. California.com ($3,000,000) – This sale actually happened last year, but DNJournal confirmed the sale price in 2019.
  3. Nursing.com ($950,000) – There’s a “coming soon” page on the domain name. At this price, the buyers must have big plans for the domain.
  4. OL.com ($900,000) – Two letter domain names are popular investments. The domain sold at a live domain auction.
  5. Links.com (€700,000/USD $798,000) – A company called AllMyLinks bought the domain name and forwards it to its website AllMyLinks.com.
  6. Medidata.com ($600,000) – A medical data company bought this domain. It has since been acquired, so it will be interesting to see if it continues to use the Medidata brand.
  7. BettingOdds.com (£390,000/USD $487,500) – GamingUSA, which appears to actually be based in the United Kingdom, bought this great gambling domain name. It also paid $60,000 for HorseRacing.net.
  8. Leads.com ($435,000) – This domain also sold at a live domain auction this year. It hasn’t been put to use yet.
  9. Cooking.com ($402,500) – Cooking.com sold in an online domain auction at Sedo.
  10. Casinos.org ($400,000) – Domains with casino in them have been selling for lots of cash lately. Online.casino sold for $510,000 and Casino.online sold for $201,250.

Voice.com is likely to retain its #1 position on the chart for 2019, but will California.com remain #2? Or will another blockbuster sale knock it off its perch? Stay tuned….

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Andrew is the founder and editor of Domain Name Wire, a publication that has been covering domain names since 2005. He has personally written over 10,000 posts covering domain name sales, policy, and strategies for domain name owners. Andrew has been quoted in stories about domain names in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and Fortune. More articles written by Andrew.

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