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In this week's Top Topics, we discuss the reported multi-million dollar sale of, which was disclosed this week via a press release. Elsewhere, a domainer shares a one-word .TV sale, and who exactly owns and controls ccTLDs? Acquired for $15 Million

The big news in the domain name industry this week is the reported sale of According to a press release published by and brokers, the domain name was sold earlier this year for $15 million.

Based on DNJournal’s sales chart, this is the second largest publicly disclosed domain name sale ever recorded, behind the $30 million sale., which is a category-defining domain name for the NFT industry, currently holds a basic landing page. Here, domain investors are reacting to the sale.

Topic by: @kalr Domain Appraisal vs Reality

Domain name appraisals, especially automated appraisals, have always been a contentious subject thanks to the potential for domain names to be wildly undervalued by automated domain name appraisal websites.

Following the announcement of the reported $15 million sale of, one investor has highlighted the stark difference between the automated valuation of the domain and the actual price that it sold for. Do you consult automated domain appraisals before buying or selling a domain name?

Topic by: @GeorgeK

This .TV Domain Sells for $15,000

This sale may be insignificant when compared directly with the $15 million deal, but it’s a deal worth highlighting nonetheless. The sale comes courtesy of a prominent .TV investor who has previously sold domains such as for $50,000.

This domain, which achieved a sales price of $15,000, is a British English spelling of a common dictionary word. The buyer of the domain name is currently unknown, with the name under Whois privacy protection at GoDaddy.

Topic by: @Ammudamus

Who Owns or Controls ccTLDs?

Around the world, there are hundreds of different ccTLDs, assigned to individual countries. Some of these ccTLDs are more popular than others and some, such as .CO and .IO have even been repurposed into popular alternative domain extensions.

But who owns or controls ccTLDs? Does each individual country control its own ccTLD? Who really has control over these extensions?

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