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Pair of $50,000 Sales at Sedo Headline A Week With the Most 5-Figure Deals Reported To Date

by Ron Jackson
  

A five-figure domain sale will usually make our weekly Top Ten chart. There have been just a few exceptionally strong sales weeks where one or two domains above 10K fell short of making the list, but we've never as many as this week. For the first time since we began this column in Oct. 2003 we had 14 five-figure sales reported, leaving 4 worthy contenders just shy of a place on the Big Board.


Sedo.com had a banner week, taking 5 of the 10 positions on our list including a pair that tied for the top spot at $50,000 each. Those were Neighbors.com and Therapy.com. Dale Porter of TheNameStore.com used Sedo to sell Neighbors.com. Sedo swept the top three spots, taking #3 with a German country code domain, VOIP.de at €20,000 ($26,038). Sedo landed two more .de's in a tie for the 7th position. They also had two of those five-figure sales that finished just off the chart due to the large number of high level sales this week.

GreatDomains rang up a quartet of five-figure sales including #4 Weights.com at $25,000 and #9 Feline.com at $15,000. Like Sedo, two of their five-figure sales landed just off the leaderboard. We also saw one of the biggest reported .ca (Canadian country code) sales to date, with Blog.ca going for $20,201 at Ebay to finish at #5. GetExpert.com was one step back at an even $20,000 after being sold in a private transaction by Don Putnam, a busy domainer from Austin, Texas who is now doing business as GotComs.com.

SnapNames.com anchored this week's chart with #10 HockeyCanada.com going for $14,600. We have many more strong sales to tell you about, as well as a quartet of four-figure New TLD sales, but first let's take a look at the complete Top Ten for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 13:

Domain Name Journal's Top Ten 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 7, 2005 - Sun. Feb. 13, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 15

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
Neighbors.com  $50,000 Sedo
1.
tie
Therapy.com       $50,000 Sedo
3. VOIP.de  €20,000 = $26,038 Sedo
4. Weights.com  $25,000 GreatDomains
5.  Blog.ca    $20,201  Ebay
6. GetExpert.com  $20,000 Pvt Sale
7.
tie
Car.de €11,600 = $15,102 Sedo
7.
tie
ClubSchiffe.de
("club ship" in German)
    €11,600 = $15,102 Sedo
9. Feline.com $15,000 GreatDomains
10. HockeyCanada.com $14,600 SnapNames

Keep in mind that these are the highest value sales that have been reported to us in the past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool, not a complete list documenting ALL high value domain sales. Such a list is impossible to produce because many sales are kept private at the insistence of buyers, sellers or both.

Sedo's super week included a whopping 7 sales at the five-figure level. They closed out their quintet on the Top Ten with Car.de and ClubSchiffe.de ("club ship" in German) at €11,600 ($15,102) each, then kept the party going just off the chart with Schulbus.de ("school bus" in German) delivering €8,000 ($10,415) and WSD.com bringing $10,000. Sedo also scored with Medio.com ("medium" in Spanish) at £5,000 ($9,483), DataExpress.com at $9,000, Pneu.net ("tires" in French) at €5,500 ($7,162) and OilDoc.com at $6,000

Sedo did especially well with .de this week. In addition to the three they placed in the Top Ten, they sold Kreditbanken.de  ("loan banks" in German) for €3,900 ($5,079) and got €3,480 ($4,532) each for Krebsschutz.de ("cancer prevention" in German) and Aida-Clubschiffe.de ("Aida club ship" in German). They rounded out their top sellers list with Lantec.co.uk at £2,000 ($3,791) and NetPrice.com at $3,500. Sedo also had the top five sales on our New TLD chart as you'll see a bit later.

GreatDomains hit two out of the park on our Top Ten chart and repeated the feat by selling SM.org for $13,000 and CDZ.com for $10,000. They added another $7,500 for Awaken.com and $5,500 for Giraffes.com

Solid sales have also become par for the course at SnapNames. Exxxpress.com brought in $8,900 while SexySearch.com and Estadio.com ("stadium" in Spanish) each went for $8,050. They added $7,200 for MGB.com, $6,303 for BilliardTable.com and $5,875 for TheCrossing.com. Other winners at SnapNames included ComputerRAM.com at $5,000, MovieKing.com at $2,222 and Cutouts.com at $1,740

At Afternic.com, Taken.com took in $6,500 while Energy1.com generated $3,500. At Enom's Club Drop, FlyingCar.com landed $4,300 while TaxAssessor.com and Fertighaus.net each brought in $4,000. A rare .nu sale was made at the NamePros.com forum. Not much money at $250, but it is rare to see any aftermarket sales in that extension (Nuie country code).

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Our 2005 Year-To-Date Top Sellers chart (currently listing all reported sales from $10,000 up) gets 14 new entries this week - the most to ever come onboard in a single 7-day period. Here is how they stack up six weeks into the new year:

Domain Name Journal's Year-To-Date Top Sellers 
Highest Reported 2005 Domain Sales through Sun. Feb. 13  
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) 
Based on Rates in Effect When Sales Were Originally Reported by DNJ
(Domains entering the chart this week are highlighted in green)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold Date*
1. Chat.de  €360,000 = $470,848 Sedo 1/18/05
2. GED.com $150,000 Sedo 1/18/05
3. Voyuer.com $112,100 SnapNames 2/1/05
4.  Trees.com  $58,000 GreatDomains 1/4/05
5. CervicalCancer.com $50,750 Moniker/
DomainSystems
2/1/05
6.
tie
Neighbors.com $50,000 Sedo 2/15/05
6.
tie
Therapy.com $50,000 Sedo 2/15/05
8.  LogoOnline.com €30,000 = $39,817 Sedo 1/4/05
9.  Almousa.net €30,000 = $39,324 Sedo 1/11/05
10.
tie
Grants.com $30,000 Pvt Sale 2/1/05
10.
tie
RodeoDrive.com $30,000 BuyDomains 2/1/05
12. OnlinePokerRoom.com $27,510 Namewinner 2/1/05
13. VOIP.de €20,000 = $26,038 Sedo 2/15/05
14.
tie
Weights.com $25,000 GreatDomains 2/15/05
14.
tie
Herbal.com $25,000 GreatDomains 1/18/05
14.
tie
Beam.com $25,100 SnapNames 1/25/05
17. FireAndIce.com $21,500 SnapNames 2/8/05
18. Blog.ca $20,201 Ebay 2/15/05
19. GetExpert.com $20,000 GotComs.com 2/15/05
20. Amistades.com
("friendships" in Spanish)
$18,263 Sedo 2/1/05
21. Spearfishing.com $18,250 Ebay 1/18/05
22.  Message.com  $18,000 Sedo 1/4/05
23.
tie
Car.de €11,600 = $15,102 Sedo 2/15/05
23.
tie
ClubSchiffe.de
("club ship" in German)
€11,600 = $15,102 Sedo 2/15/05
25.  Costo.com $15,100 SnapNames 1/4/05
26. Avandemet.de €11,600= $15,045 Sedo 1/25/05
27.
tie
Feline.com $15,000 GreatDomains 2/15/05
27.
tie 
Dater.com $15,000 Afternic 1/11/05
27.
tie
PayOne.com $15,000 Sedo 1/18/05
30. Eintrittskarten.com
("tickets" in German)
€11,500= $14,918 Sedo 1/25/05
31. HockeyCanada.com $14,600 SnapNames 2/15/05
32. FreeAstrology.com $13,133 SnapNames 1/4/05
33. BMX.de $13,045 Sedo 2/1/05
34. Addidas.com $13,009 Enom Club Drop 1/18/05
35. SM.org $13,000 GreatDomains 2/15/05
36. StockPilot.com €10,000 = $12,888 Sedo 1/18/05
37. Viscom.com €10,000 = $12,766 Sedo 2/8/05
38. CellPhones.us $12,250 Moniker/
DomainSystems
1/4/05
39. BroadbandPhones.com $12,100 SnapNames 1/25/05
40. RetirementCommunity.com $12,000 SnapNames 1/11/05
41. FestivalOfLights.com $11,600 SnapNames 2/1/05
42. Annuaire.com $11,211 SnapNames 1/11/05
43. TravelChina.com $11,100 SnapNames 1/4/05
44. HumanHair.com $11,001 SnapNames 1/18/05
45. Introduction.com $11,000 Afternic 1/4/05
46. Schulbus.de
("School bus" in German)
€8,000= $10,415 Sedo 2/15/05
47. HeavyTrucks.com $10,200 Pool 2/1/05
48.
tie
WSD.com $10,000 Sedo 2/15/05
48.
tie
CDZ.com $10,000 GreatDomains 2/15/05
48.
tie
Choreography.com $10,000 GreatDomains 1/11/05
48.
tie
PSO.com $10,000 Pvt Sale 1/18/05
48.
tie
Dedupe.com $10,000 Sedo 1/18/05
48.
tie
Ruehl.com $10,000 Sedo 2/1/05

*Date column (month/day/year) shows date the sale was published in DNJournal.
Click this link for every reported sale of $10,000 or more in 2004.


New TLD Section

It's looking more and more like .biz is for real. After trailing .info in reported sales by a country mile in 2004, .biz has made it a real horse race in 2005. This week the extension took two of the top three sales including #1 Eintrittskarten.biz ("entry tickets" in German) at €2,200 ($2,865). #3 Dogs.biz accounted for another of four four-figure new TLD sales this week, going for €1,500 ($1,952). Considering the size of the huge market for dogs, dog food and pet care products that looks like a steal to us.

.Info took the #2, #4 and #5 domains, scoring with Ride.info at €1,600 ($2,084), Rabatte.info ("rebates" in German) at €1,500 ($1,952) and Finds.info at €500 ($652). All five of the top sales were made at Sedo, the perennial leader in new extension sales (as well as a mainstream powerhouse).  Here's a look at the complete New TLD leader's list for the week ending Feb. 13:

Domain Name Journal's New TLD Great 8 
  Reported .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales  Feb. 7, 2005 - Feb. 13, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 15

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Eintrittskarten.biz
("entry tickets" in German)
     €2,200 = $2,865 Sedo
2. Ride.info   €1,600 = $2,084 Sedo
3. Dogs.biz €1,500 = $1,952 Sedo
4.
Rabatte.info
("rebates" in German)
     €1,250 = $1,628 Sedo
5. Finds.info       €500 = $652 Sedo
6. Beach.biz     $625  Pool
7. DentalAssistant.us         $201 Pvt Sale
8. Vacant  0 0

As you can see, Beach.biz took the #6 slot after being purchased at Pool.com by the UK's GPMGroup (gpmgroup.com) for $625. The only other new extension sale reported this week was DentalAssistant.us, sold in a private transaction for $201.

Our Year-To-Date New TLD best sellers list gets four new entries this week, two are .biz and two are .info. Our YTD chart currently lists all 2005 sales of $1,000 and up. After this week, .info holds a slight 13-12 lead over .biz in the race for most four-figure new extension sales. Here is how they stand after 6 weeks:

Domain Name Journal's Year-To-Date New TLD Top Sellers 
Highest Reported 2005 .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales through Feb. 13 
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) 
Based on Rates in Effect When Sales Were Originally Reported by DNJ
(Domains entering the chart this week are highlighted in green)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold Date*
1. CellPhones.us    $12,250 Moniker/
DomainsSystems
1/4/05
2. Auto.biz €6,000 = $7,966 Sedo 1/4/05
3. Safe.biz €4,000 = $5,189 Sedo 1/25/04
4. Physician.info $4,150 Pvt Sale 1/18/05
5. Nostrum.info €2,500 = $3,261 Sedo 2/1/05
6. Musicals.us €2,550 = $3,255 Sedo 2/8/05
7. Eintrittskarten.biz
("entry tickets" in German)
€2,200 = $2,865 Sedo 2/15/05
8.
tie
LondonEscorts.biz €2,000 = $2,655 Sedo 1/4/05
8.
tie
MusicalTheater.info  €2,000 = $2,655 Sedo 1/4/05
10.
tie
Oregon.info $2,500 Ebay 1/25/05
10.
tie
Farming.info $2,500 Sedo 2/1/05
12. Dot.us  $2,200 Pvt Sale 1/4/05
13. Anwalt.biz
("lawyer" in German)
€1,650 = $2,163 Sedo 1/11/05
14. Ride.info €1,600 = $2,084 Sedo 2/15/05
15. Nutrition.biz $2,000 Pool 1/18/05
16. Dogs.biz €1,600 = $1,953 Sedo 2/15/05
17. Buero.info
("office" in German)
€1,500 = $1,914 Sedo 2/8/05
18. Rabatte.info
("rebates" in German)
€1,250 = $1,628 Sedo 2/15/05
19. Fondspreise.info
("mutual funds prices" in German)
€1,150 =$1,527 Sedo 1/4/05
20.
tie
Nebraska.info $1,525 Ebay 1/18/05
20.
tie
Nebraska.biz $1,525 Ebay 1/18/05
22. MPM.biz $1,350 Sedo 1/25/05
23.  Stδdtereisen.biz
("city tours" in German) 
€1,000 = $1,311 Sedo 1/11/05
24. Hotels-England.info €1,000 = $1,297 Sedo 1/25/05
25. Lending.biz $1,250 Afternic 1/25/05
26.
tie
Adams.biz $1,000 Pvt Sale 2/8/05
26.
tie
Hyip.info $1,000 Sedo 1/25/05
26.
tie
MyBike.info $1,000 Pool 2/1/05

*Date column shows the date (month/day/year) the sale was published in DNJournal.
Click this link for every reported New TLD sale of $1,000 or more in 2004

As always, we welcome all verifiable sales reports from companies, private sellers or individuals with knowledge of an important sale made through any channel. To contribute information and help make this column better,  just drop a note to editor@dnjournal.com.

We truly appreciate the industry leading companies represented on our charts who share their sales information with us to help everyone in the business get a handle on current domain values. Individuals like Richard Meyer of the American Marketing Corporation also provide invaluable help by sending us data for these sales reports each week.

Every Tuesday we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Monday our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this report for Tuesday publication to give you the freshest sales report in the industry. 

We will close with this standard caution. These are not average selling prices - these are top selling domains. One of the biggest impediments to making sales is pricing domains at unrealistic levels. For most of us, pricing domains at the levels achieved on the Top Ten chart will leave us waiting a long time to make a sale! We hope you will use the information presented here as a measuring stick that will help you price your domains at levels that will put more money in your pocket more often!

Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.




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