Broker James Booth announced his latest sale this week, Palace.com, a name that has been picked up for development by a casino, according to a tweet from James. Booth also revealed the sales price of the domain - $306,000, which would rank as the highest sale on DNJournal’s 2020 chart to date. It’ll be fascinating to see how the Palace.com domain is used. Here are this week’s Top Topics. A $30,000 Sale Thanks to LinkedIn LinkedIn is a prime venue to connect with new and existing contacts, and it’s the perfect place to expand your professional network. It turns out that LinkedIn is also useful for domain sales. Epic CEO Rob Monster shared a $30,000 sale that wouldn’t have been possible without the social network. The domain, sold by NamePros founder @RJ, is a letter/number combination name, with the sale facilitated by Monster thanks to a follow up on LinkedIn from a previous inquiry. More details of the sale are available in this discussion. Topic by: @Rob Monster Doing the Right Thing by Passing on $35,000 A $35,000 pay day is something that very few of us would voluntarily turn down, especially when the alternative is earning $0. However, that’s exactly what one investor did this week, and they shared their story with the community. Long story short, the investor turned down the opportunity of making a swift five-figure profit in order to do what they thought was a morally correct move. Ultimately, doing the right thing is usually better in the long run than making more money. Topic by: @Arfy Email Leaks - From .CO to .COM The .CO extension is a favorite among some end users as a lower cost alternative to either a very expensive .COM, or a name that’s entirely unattainable. However, one of the common problems with a .CO domain is the potential for potentially sensitive emails to be accidentally sent to the equivalent .COM. One investor has noted that they are receiving emails to a .COM domain name that they own, thanks to the popularity of a website hosted on the .CO equivalent. Is this a common problem? Topic by: @Internet.Domains What Happens to Leads Via Afternic? Afternic, GoDaddy’s own marketplace, is a popular destination for domain investors who are looking to sell their names to end users since Afternic has a wide network in place to help you sell your domains. Thanks to their MLS (multi listing service), Afternic domains are syndicated to multiple registrars. If a buyer is interested in a domain, it’s common for a price request to be filed. But what happens to these price request leads at Afternic? Are all leads managed by GoDaddy’s brokers? Here, we find out thanks to some candid buyer perspectives, and there is also some chat about general strategy for effectively using the platform. Topic by: @Silentptnr How Much Money Did You Start With? Domain name investing is a fairly uncommon industry because the monetary barrier for entry is so low. Whilst there are investors such as HostGator founder Brent Oxley who have spent millions to establish a portfolio in a relatively small amount of time, there are thousands more who start off with budgets of next to nothing. In this discussion, domainers are prompted to share the amount of money that they started with to invest in domains. There are plenty of investors who have started out with one or two-figure budgets. Topic by: @Arpit131 Top Topics of the Week is a blog series featuring the most popular discussions and content within the domain community. Tune in weekly to see what’s trending.