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Going back two years in time today, below is an update on the top 10 domain sales, as ranked by DN Journal.

1. for $875,000

  • Picked up by precious metals company JM Bullion, they have developed into a stand-alone site. Alexa rank near 135,000. “ is one of the premier destinations for investing in physical silver and gold bullion, as well as other precious metals products.”

At the time of acquisition, the company said in part, “We are thrilled to announce our acquisition of Since our company’s inception in late 2011, we have been fortunate to benefit from tremendous growth, putting us in position to make this purchase,” said Mike Wittmeyer, CEO of “Over the next few months, we will be developing as a parallel brand to JM Bullion, offering clients the same outstanding customer service, pricing, and delivery times that JM Bullion clients currently enjoy.”


2. for $250,000


3. for $175,500

  • Whois lists Joshua Perla of Times Square Organization LLC as the owner, and the site lists a variety of things to see and do on New Years Eve in New York, and the site says Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami are coming soon. Alexa rank near 3.5 million.


4. for $81,250

  • You’ll find exactly what you expect at Alexa rank near 700,000. The about page lists Michael Jackness as one of the owners, and he has been involved with domains/sites such as, and, to name a few.


5. for $65,000

  • No website resolves, and Whois shows involvement, which is involved with domain and brand protection company Mark Monitor.

6. for $57,500

  • May have been an upgrade from, but that domain doesn’t resolve, and doesn’t yet seem to be a fully functional site.


7. for $50,000

  • You don’t see this too often —- a .com redirects to a .travel —- in this case. Appears to be owned by the San Francisco Travel Association, “a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)6 membership organization, headed by a Board of Directors made up of 45  business leaders from various companies, elected by the membership”


8. for $36,000

  • An upgrade from, “Evans Analytical Group® (EAG) has delivered innovative analytical services in materials characterization (MC) and surface analysis for over 30 years.”


9. for $35,421

  • Two years after the acquisition, but the site is still “coming soon”.


10. for $30,000

  • An upgrade from, which is where their acquisition is redirected. “Sansan is a cloud-based business card management service for corporations”


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2 Replies to “Update on Top 10 Sales from Two Years Ago:,,,, More”

  1. Hey Aaron and Shane, long time no chat. Thanks for the follow-up. Been busy working on the next phase of Hope to have more news for your readers in the next month or two. Quite exciting. 🙂 Cheers, Jon

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