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3-Letter .Com Sells for $93,000 at Sedo to Lead This Week's Sales List  

by Ron Jackson
  

The domain market turned in another very powerful performance this week with every domain in our Top Ten hitting 5 figures, including the 3-letter leader that just missed the 6-figure mark. That was OLT.com, purchased for $93,000 at Sedo.com by the people who run Online-Taxes.com. That blockbuster sale helped Sedo take four of the ten positions on our Big Board.


Pool.com made a big splash as well, taking the #2 slot with the $47,000 sale of MyShopping.com. Sedo then returned to the plate and hit another one out of the park, moving FitnessEquipment.com for $25,000 to nail down #3. SnapNames.com was up next and they also came through in the clutch, delivering their first of three Top Ten entries with #4 Tenn.com going for $18,850.

Afternic.com joined the party with another big 3-letter .com sale. They attracted $17,500 for MGL.com. There were only two non-.com's on this week's list and Sedo had both of those. They racked up 9,000 ($17,037) for #6 AudioDealer.co.uk and added another 9,500 ($12,241) for #8 Exchange.org. Sandwiched between those two domains was #7 HomeTours.com, purchased by Jim Cassidy of VirtualShipTours.com for $15,000 in a private sale. Cassidy told us the domain will fit perfectly into a set of names he has put together to present 360-degree virtual tours. He already had ShipTours.com and HotelTours.com for the travel segment and now, with HomeTours.com, has the ideal domain for presenting real estate in the round.

There are many many more sales to tell you about from one of the busiest sales weeks this year, but first let's take a look at the complete Top Ten for the week ending May 1:

Domain Name Journal's Top Ten 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Apr. 25, 2005 - Sun. May 1, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 3

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. OLT.com $93,000 Sedo
2. MyShopping.com $47,000 Pool
3. FitnessEquipment.com $25,000 Sedo
4. Tenn.com $18,850 SnapNames
5. MGL.com $17,500 Afternic
6. AudioDealer.co.uk 9,000 = $17,037 Sedo
7. HomeTours.com   $15,000  Pvt Sale
8. Exchange.org 9,500 = $12,241 Sedo
9. ElectronicCheck.com  $11,141 SnapNames
10.
tie
Neos.com  $10,000 SnapNames
10.
tie
Capes.com $10,000 Ebay

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.

SnapNames took two of the last three spots on this week's chart with #9 ElectronicCheck.com at $11,141 and Neos.com at an even $10,000. Neos.com and Capes.com which sold at Ebay, tied for the anchor position on our new list. In addition to their trio of Top Ten entries, SnapNames had a remarkably deep roster of additional sales winners headed by RankMe.com at $8,900

Their hot streak continued with HoldenPoker.com (a misspelling of the wildly popular Texas Holdem variation of poker) that raked in a $7,606 pot. GolfTip.com tapped in $7,200 and WineGiftBaskets.com uncorked another $7,100. Giso.com contributed $6,200, FoodCourt.com gobbled another $5,550 and Hydrocortisone.com added a soothing $5,306. The hits just kept on coming with Torget.com at $5,100 and Angelifire.com (a very high traffic misspelling that scores 2,202 with the extension in Overture) at $4,501Piles.com stacked up $4,104 and ChoirRobes.com added a heavenly $4,100 while ZDU.com and ServicePro.com brought in $3,550 each. 

Believe it or not, there is still more from the SnapNames juggernaut. IndustrialServices.com kicked in $2,900 while HomeMedical.com and CarSalvage.com retrieved $2,800 each. Regs.com commanded $2,240, PaperCuts.com carved out $2,051, Namex.com brought $2,050 and Contraban.com (177 with the extension in Overture) called in $1,550. SnapNames also sold a 2-character .net, J4.net for $1,550.

It was also a very busy week at Pool.com. In addition to their $47,000 blockbuster on the Big board, they piled up more than two dozen additional sales worth noting. Pool has made some changes recently that seem to be bringing a lot of disaffected customers back into the fold. One of those announced this week will assign permanent ID's to each bidder in their auctions, so customers will have a better idea of who they are bidding against. Sales from poolside this week included GetMobile.com at $4,800, EuropeCarRentals.com at $4,436 and RoseBushes.com at $3,900. FindYourHome.com located $3,600, AccountingProgram.com added $3,366 and DallasRentals.com returned $3,300

Also making a splash at Pool were eCricket.com at $3,200, InsurePoint.com at $3,001 and WireService.com at $2,672. WorkInAustin.com clocked in at $2,600, MySpaace.com (misspelling that scores 501 with the extension in Overture) rolled up $2,300 and ActionMovie.com sped off with $2,200. ComputerTowers.com brought in $2,105, ToonTime.com tallied $2,100 and SellingStuff.com collected $1,950. BaltimoreLimo.com and another My Space misspelling, Msypace.com (541 with the extension in Overture) added $1,900 each, while EncryptMail.com delivered $1,800. EuropeanTimeShare.com was worth $1,611 followed by Copymaster.com at $1,600 and a pair at $1,550 each; WeekendPackages.com and StripperParty.com

DotcomAgency.com enjoyed a nice week as well. They dipped into JellyJar.com for $8,000 and spread it on $7,000 worth of bread from Jexy.com. TextileRecycling.com returned another $4,290 while PIGear.com contributed $2,000. That could be read as "pig ear" but the buyer intends to use it as "PI Gear".

At Afternic, eWealth.com banked $7,000, HotMilitaryStud.com commanded $3,000 and P2PSports.com scored $2,995. ContactBar.com contributed another $2,750, ClawBot.com scratched out $2,650 and EmergencyCleanup.com mopped up $2,500. Afternic also had a pair at $2,000 each; StrategySystems.com and AllMustDie.com

Sedo touched all of the bases again this week. In addition to their quartet of Top Ten entries, they rang up 5,000 ($6,441) each for Astrovoyance.com and Bingo.at (Austrian country code domain). UMeet.net gathered another 4,820 ($6,209) and SegwayCenter.com rolled up $3,045. As usual, Sedo was also all over our New TLD chart where they had four 4-figure sales. We'll have more on that a bit later. 

Enom's Club Drop shared in the wealth again this week. They cooked up $5,400 with BBQStuff.com and added $5,200 for WestValleyCity.com. SouthBooty.com shook up another $3,000 while RealEstateIRA.com banked $2,200 and DisasterKits.com kicked in $1,500

Some other choice sales were made in private transactions. Jeremy Padawer picked up a domain even his mother would love, Jeremy.com, for $8,900.  In other deals, Gobi.com changed hands for $8,000 and a Kuwaiti company bought KNPC.com for $5,000. A Hungarian country code domain also got into the act, thanks to someone wolfing down HotDog.hu for $1,019

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Our Year-To-Date chart gets four new members this week, as well as one new advertiser, Howard Hoffman's PPCIncome.com.  PPCIncome reviews the various PPC companies by placing active portfolios with the leading companies in that sector, then reporting how they perform against their competitors. His spadework could help you milk more money from your traffic domains. Speaking of traffic, the 75 domains on our current YTD top sellers list produce a ton of it. Here are the biggest winners so far in 2005:

Domain Name Journal's Year-To-Date Top Sellers 
Highest Reported 2005 Domain Sales through Sun. May 1  
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. Local.com $700,000 Pvt Sale 3/8/05
2. Chat.de  360,000 = $470,848 Sedo 1/18/05
3.
tie
GED.com $150,000 Sedo 1/18/05
3.
tie
GospelMusic.com $150,000 GreatDomains 3/22/05
5. Voyuer.com $112,100 SnapNames 2/1/05
6. OLT.com $93,000 Sedo 5/3/05
7. PetSupplies.com $75,000 Afternic 4/5/05
8.
tie
Downlaod.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
8.
tie
Donwload.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
8.
tie
Dawnload.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
11. Lottery.org $66,667 Sedo 3/22/05
12.  Trees.com  $58,000 GreatDomains 1/4/05
13. CashFlow.com $56,500 Sedo 4/19/05
14.
tie
HotDate.com $55,000 Sedo 4/19/05
14.
tie
Free-Games.to $55,000 Sedo 3/1/05
16. CervicalCancer.com $50,750 Moniker/
DomainSystems
2/1/05
17.
tie
Designs.com $50,000 Pvt Sale 4/26/05
17.
tie
MusicShop.com $50,000 GreatDomains 2/22/05
17.
tie
Neighbors.com $50,000 Sedo 2/15/05
17.
tie
Therapy.com $50,000 Sedo 2/15/05
21. League.com $48,000 GreatDomains 3/8/05
22. MyShopping.com $47,000 Pool 5/3/05
23. TiltPoker.com $46,000 Pool 3/29/05
24. Cow.com $45,400 Ebay 4/12/05
25. ScienceFairProjects.com 33,500 = $44,614 Sedo 3/15/05
26. Marble.com $43,000 Afternic 3/8/05
27.
tie
BBGuns.com $40,000 GreatDomains 3/15/05
27.
tie
Moma.com $40,000 Sedo 2/22/05
29.  LogoOnline.com 30,000 = $39,817 Sedo 1/4/05
30. Pasion.com
("passion" in Spanish)
30,000 = $39,552 Sedo 3/1/05
31.  Almousa.net 30,000 = $39,324 Sedo 1/11/05
32. Stempel.de
("rubber stamp" in German)
28,000 = $37,103 Sedo 2/22/05
33. Patenschaft.de
("godparenthood" in German)
26,680 = $35,624 Sedo 3/8/05
34. With.co.uk 17,625 = $33,707 Sedo 3/15/05
35. Gather.com $32,500 GreatDomains 3/1/05
36. CollegeGrants.com $32,439 Pvt Sale 3/15/05
37. Tutorial.com $30,100 Ebay 3/22/05
38.
tie
Damn.com $30,000 GreatDomains 4/19/05
38.
tie
ChaseBank.com $30,000 Sedo 3/8/05
38.
tie
DataNova.com $30,000 Sedo 3/1/05
38.
tie
Grants.com $30,000 Pvt Sale 2/1/05
38.
tie
RodeoDrive.com $30,000 BuyDomains 2/1/05
43. OnlinePokerRoom.com $27,510 Namewinner 2/1/05
44. Rapid.com $27,000 Sedo 4/12/05
45. VOIP.de 20,000 = $26,038 Sedo 2/15/05
46. AdultMart.com $26,000 Moniker/
DomainSystems
2/22/05
47. Beam.com $25,100 SnapNames 1/25/05
48. FitnessEquipment.com $25,000 Sedo 5/3/05
49.
tie
Screen.com $25,000 GreatDomains 4/12/05
49.
tie
Weights.com $25,000 GreatDomains 2/15/05
49.
tie
Herbal.com $25,000 GreatDomains 1/18/05
52. Inkasso.se
("collection agency" in Swedish) 
18,400 = $24,382 Sedo 2/22/05
53. NetPassport.com $22,250 SnapNames 3/8/05
54. Gloto.com $22,000 Afternic 3/1/05
55. Medals.com 17,000 = $21,977 Sedo 3/29/05
56. FireAndIce.com $21,500 SnapNames 2/8/05
57. VideoBlog.com $21,000 AllNetServices 4/19/05
58. Blog.ca $20,201 Ebay 2/15/05
59.
tie
Exploited.com $20,000 GreatDomains 4/19/05
59.
tie 
IncentiveProgram.com $20,000 Afternic 4/12/05
59.
tie
IncentivePrograms.com $20,000 Afternic 4/12/05
59.
tie
Apertio.com $20,000 Sedo 3/15/05
59.
tie
GrandBahamas.com $20,000 Afternic 3/1/05
59.
tie
GetExpert.com $20,000 GotComs.com 2/15/05
65. Vanessa.com $20,000 Pvt Sale 4/19/05
66. BirdFlu.com $19,875 Afternic 3/22/05
67. Elea.com 15,000 = $19,798 Sedo 3/22/05
68. VTG.com 15,000 = $19,466 Sedo 4/26/05
69. Covers.co.uk 10,000 = $19,178 Sedo 4/19/05
70. Tenn.com $18,850 SnapNames 5/3/05
71.
tie
Meridia.com $18,750 SnapNames 3/8/05
71.
tie
Gamestore.com $18,750 SnapNames 3/8/05
73. Amistades.com
("friendships" in Spanish)
$18,263 Sedo 2/1/05
74. Spearfishing.com $18,250 Ebay 1/18/05
75.
tie
SMS.tv $18,000 Sedo 4/26/05
75.
tie 
Message.com  $18,000 Sedo 1/4/05

*Date column (month/day/year) shows date the sale was published in DNJournal.

Expanded Charts
2004 - Every sale of $10,000 or more
2005 (1st Quarter) - Every sale of $10,000 or more


New TLD Section

The new extensions shared in the hot and heavy sales activity this week with five sales cracking the four figure mark. Sedo ruled the roost by posting 7 of the top 8 reported sales, including the chart leader, Attest.info at 2,700 ($3,478). Our new list features four .infos, three .biz and one .us. The #2 domain might be the bargain of the week. Someone picked up Science.info for just $3,272 at Ebay. It's a marvelous match between keyword and extension and you won't have to spend a lot of time in the lab to see the enormous potential in that name.

.Biz continues to score with 3-letter combinations. Last week BES.biz went for over $7,000. Nothing quite that spectacular this time out but #3 AAC.biz is still nothing to sniff at after going for 1,250 ($1,610) at Sedo. .Biz also took the #4 slot, with Abenteuer.biz ("adventure" in German) going for 1,100 ($1,416). The other four-figure entry was MoneyLaundering.info which left 950 ($1,223) in the wash. Here's a look at the complete New TLD leader's list for the week ending May 1: 

Domain Name Journal's New TLD Great 8 
  Reported .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales  Apr. 25, 2005 - May 1, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 3

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Attest.info 2,700 = $3,478 Sedo
2. Science.info $3,272 Ebay
3. AAC.biz 1,250 = $1,610 Sedo
4. Abenteuer.biz
("adventure" in German)
   1,100 = $1,416 Sedo
5. MoneyLaundering.info 950 = $1,223 Sedo
6. GolfHotels.biz 700 = $902 Sedo
7. Trekking.us  $830 Sedo
8. TheCanaries.info 475 = $612  Sedo

.Biz, .us and .info alternated positions to close out this week's list. #6 GolfHotels.biz chipped in $902, #7 Trekking.us beamed up $830 and TheCanaries.info feathered Sedo's next with another $612. Just off the chart, Sedo also sold Newsletter.biz for 350 ($452), Matrimonio.info for 250 ($323) and DreamTeam.biz for 200 ($258).  Elsewhere, Pool.com collected $343 for Memorabilia.biz.

This week we raise the minimum entry level to $1,500 for our New TLD Year-To-Date leader's list. Even so, we get three new members (all highlighted in green). Here are 2005's top reported new extension sales through May 1:

Domain Name Journal's Year-To-Date New TLD Top Sellers 
Highest Reported 2005 .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales through May 1 
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. Industry.us $17,000 Pvt Sale 3/15/05
2. Musical.info 10,440 = $13,936 Sedo 3/8/05
3. CellPhones.us    $12,250 Moniker/
DomainsSystems
1/4/05
4. Auto.biz 6,000 = $7,966 Sedo 1/4/05
5. Maschinenbau.info
("building engines" in German)
5,950 = $7,772 Sedo 4/19/05
6. Connect.us $7,500 Sedo 4/5/05
7. BES.biz 5,500 = $7,139 Sedo 4/26/05
8. Safe.biz 4,000 = $5,189 Sedo 1/25/04
9. AMA.us $5,000 Afternic 4/26/05
10. Physician.info $4,150 Pvt Sale 1/18/05
11. Attest.info 2,700 = $3,559 Sedo 3/1/05
12. Forum.us $3,500 GreatDomains 3/8/05
13. Attest.info 2,700 = $3,478 Sedo 5/3/05
14. Science.info $3,272 Ebay 5/3/05
15. Geschichte.info
("stories" in German)
2,500 = $3,266 Sedo 4/19/05
16. Nostrum.info 2,500 = $3,261 Sedo 2/1/05
17. Musicals.us 2,550 = $3,255 Sedo 2/8/05
18. Altabadia.info
(Italian resort area)
2,300 = $3,069 Sedo 3/8/05
19. Lyrics.info $3,000 Sedo 2/22/05
20. Ultraschall.info
("ultrasound" in German)
2,250 = $2,996 Sedo 3/15/05
21. Dividends.us 2,277 = $2,943 Sedo 3/29/05
22. Eintrittskarten.biz
("entry tickets" in German)
2,200 = $2,865 Sedo 2/15/05
23. Calories.info $2,750 Sedo 3/8/05
24.
tie
LondonEscorts.biz 2,000 = $2,655 Sedo 1/4/05
24.
tie
MusicalTheater.info  2,000 = $2,655 Sedo 1/4/05
26. Snowboard.info 2,000 = $2,640 Sedo 3/22/05
27. Diving.info $2,630 Dot.us 3/29/05
28. Sense.info 2,000 = $2,573 Sedo 4/5/05
29.
tie
Oregon.info $2,500 Ebay 1/25/05
29.
tie
Farming.info $2,500 Sedo 2/1/05
31. HolzPellets.info
("wood pellets" in German)
1,800 = $2,402 Sedo 3/8/04
32. Bruderschaft.info
("brotherhood" in German)
1,750 = $2,271 Sedo 4/26/05
33. Socrates.info 1,750 = $2,262 Sedo 3/29/05
34. Dot.us  $2,200 Pvt Sale 1/4/05
35. Anwalt.biz
("lawyer" in German)
1,650 = $2,163 Sedo 1/11/05
36. SportTicket.info 1,600 = $2,123 Sedo 2/22/05
37. Ride.info 1,600 = $2,084 Sedo 2/15/05
38. DGA.info 1,550 = $2,046 Sedo 3/22/05
39. Nutrition.biz $2,000 Pool 1/18/05
40. GMG.biz 1,500 = $1,998 Sedo 3/15/05
41. Dogs.biz 1,600 = $1,953 Sedo 2/15/05
42. Buero.info
("office" in German)
1,500 = $1,914 Sedo 2/8/05
43. Pizzeria.info $1,700 Sedo 4/19/05
44. Volcano.us  $1,652 Dot.us 3/1/05
45. Rabatte.info
("rebates" in German)
1,250 = $1,628 Sedo 2/15/05
46. Snow.biz 1,250 = $1,622 Sedo 4/26/05
47. AAC.biz 1,250 = $1,610 Sedo 5/3/05
48. Konzerte.biz
("concerts" in German)
1,200 = $1,582 Sedo 3/1/05
49. Stevia.info 1,200 = $1,551 Sedo 3/29/05
50. Fondspreise.info
("mutual funds prices" in German)
1,150 =$1,527 Sedo 1/4/05
51.
tie
Nebraska.info $1,525 Ebay 1/18/05
51.
tie
Nebraska.biz $1,525 Ebay 1/18/05
53. FashionNet.us $1,500 Sedo 2/22/05

*Date column shows the date (month/day/year) the sale was published in DNJournal.

Expanded Charts
2004 - Every sale of $1,000 or more
2005 (1st Quarter) - Every sale of $1,000 or more

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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