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AutoLine.com Sells For Over $42,000 As Domain Sales Keep Running at Full Throttle

by Ron Jackson
  

You would think domain buyers would have to pull in for a pit stop sooner or later, but there is still no sign that they are ready to slow down. AutoLine.com took the checkered flag at SnapNames Raceway this week, earning a $42,250 payday to lead DNJournal's new Top Ten sales chart. That sale was one of six SnapNames piled up on our latest leader board. All of the rest went to Sedo.com as those two domain track veterans managed to box out a crowd of worthy competitors. 


Sedo's top contenders were drafting tighter than a NASCAR team as they zipped across the line is positions 2, 3, 4 and 5. Three of those four entries were country code domains, helping ccTLD's continue to rise in the domain world's hierarchy. #2 Pauschalreise.de ("package tour" in German) went for €19,500 ($25,117) while #4 Spiel.de ("game" in German) netted €14,000 ($18,032) and #5 Rock.co.uk rolled up £9,000 ($16,950). Sedo slipped #3 AdEurope.com into the middle of their lead pack, with that domain going for €15,000 ($19,321).

Then it was time for SnapNames to flex their muscles again. They rang up 5 of the last 6 chart entries to place an exclamation mark on a very impressive week for the Portland, Oregon powerhouse. Their hot streak down the stretch included #6 IAD.com at $13,010 and #7 Lesionado.com ("wounded" in Spanish) at $10,250. There were nine 5-figure domains on this week's Big Board and dozens of solid sales in the mid four-figure range, including several at that level on our New TLD chart.

We'll run down all of the action for you, but first let's take a look at the complete Top Ten reported sales for the week ending May 8:

Domain Name Journal's Top Ten 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 2, 2005 - Sun. May 8, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. AutoLine.com $42,250 SnapNames
2. Pauschalreise.de
("package tour" in German)
€19,500 = $25,117 Sedo
3. AdEurope.com €15,000 = $19,321 Sedo
4. Spiel.de
("game" in German)
€14,000 = $18,032 Sedo
5. Rock.co.uk £9,000 = $16,950 Sedo
6. IAD.com  $13,010 SnapNames
7. Lesionado.com   $10,250  SnapNames
8.
tie
eNote.com $10,000 SnapNames
8.
tie
DonsWorld.com $10,000 Sedo
10.
tie
SwitzerlandVacation.com  $7,500 SnapNames
10.
tie
DiscountAirlineTicket.com $7,500 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.

SnapNames and Sedo shared the #8 position with the final two 5-figure sales on this week's list, eNote.com and DonsWorld.com which went for $10,000 each. SnapNames then anchored the chart with a pair of $7,500 travel domains; SwitzerlandVacation.com and DiscountAirlineTicket.com. Those half dozen chart entries were just the start of the SnapNames story this week. Their sales sheet also included DiscountWarehouse.com at $6,800, SelfPortrait.com at $6,534 and Waterfall.com at $5,831. NudeCelebrityPictures.com flashed another $5,655, while SacredGeometry.com kicked in $5,600 and Launch.org landed $5,100

The other winners at SnapNames included Microbes.com at $4,899, GuitarPedals.com at $4,850 and Snoop.net at $3,600. They also flew F16.com to a $2,350 payday and heard $2,000 worth of good news from BroadbandVoice.com.

Sedo also had a huge roster of high dollar sales, many of them in a sector they dominate, country code extensions. GlacierExpress.de iced €5,800 ($7,470), Telefonpassning.se ("telephone operator" in Swedish) rang up €4,000 ($5,153) and Madame.cz gave the Czech Republic ccTLD a rare four-figure sale at €3,000 ($3,863). Sedo scored with a couple of Indian domains as well. MobilePhones.in dialed up €1,500 ($1,932) and OnlineBanking.in deposited €1,000 ($1,288). They picked up another €1,000 ($1,288) for CityBank.be (Belgium's country code) and even completed a rare .name sale, collecting €700 ($901) for Posters.name!

Sedo also cranked up the .com sales machine, collecting €5,000 ($6,444) for the typo Hotlmail.com (182 with the extension in Overture) and €4,500 ($5,796) for VoyanceGratuite.com. 8P.com added another $5,556 while MEJ.com and Cusino.com each contributed $5,000. Another 3-letter domain, FZB.com added $2,500 and a pair of IDN .coms also changed hands; Clarνn.com at $2,300 and Diseρo.com at €600 ($773). A nice 2-character .org polished off the banquet with FT.org attracting €2,000 ($2,576). You'll be hearing more from Sedo in our New TLD section where they ran rampant again, rolling up 8 of this week's 9 chart entries.

A .net led the hit parade at Pool.com where Prom.net was the belle of the ball, ringing up $6,261. Lavallife.com brought $5,221, Merchandiser.com booked $5,109 and PaidInternships.com added $4,125. Someone went on an insurance domain buying binge as well, piling up LosAngelesAutoInsurance.com ($4,050), SanDiegoAutoInsurance.com ($3,800), SanDiegoCarInsurance.com ($3,700), SanFranciscoAutoInsurance.com ($2,050), SacramentoCarInsurance.com ($2,050), PhoenixAutoInsurance.com ($1,550) and PhoenixCarInsurance.com ($1,505).

Also making a splash at Pool were HorseRacingForms.com at $3,587, UltimateVacation.com at $3,300 and OneBody.com at $3,250. ColoradoRockyMountains.com hit a $2,800 peak, BilliardsClub.com pocketed $2,055 and CheapLeather.com split with $1,950. AmericanMusician.com chimed in with $1,730, Deckmasters.com commanded $1,650, BuyMedical.com and SilverBlue.com each contributed $1,600 and BloodSubstitute.com added $1,553. In other extensions, Jerk.net yanked $1,550 and GTP.net brought $1,410. Canada-based Pool continues to move .ca's as well. EmpireTheaters.ca went for $415 and YamahaMotors.ca rode off with $360.

At Afternic.com, $5,000 flowed from InStream.com, 3DScience.com discovered $4,637 and VOIPSoftware.com contributed $3,888. HotEscorts.com went home with $3,488, Comeback.org returned $2,888 and ABCWatch.com ticked off $2,300. UFIA.com added another $2,250, ContractorUSA.com brought in $2,190 and EcoStore.com banked an even $2,000

KWR.com was the top catch at Enom's Club Drop, going for $3,700. MP3Books.com brought in $1,600, DentalFreePlan.com extracted $1,500 and a typo domain, CapitolOneMortgage.com (69 with the extension in Overture) went for the same price. Ken Cunliffe of TopNames.com went shopping at BuyDomains.com and came home with SunZone.com ($5,600), SkateZone.com ($3,300) and JokeWorld.com ($2,000)

In private transactions, Stuart Wood acquired Classification.com for $3,500, Ira Zoot of DigitalEstates.com sold RNNR.com for $3,000 and Brinkle.com sold FreeSpecialReport.com for $2,000

In the Pipeline: An auction for Bird.com ended at Afternic.com for a whopping $200,000 and early indications are that it is a legitimate bid. If it goes through it will be one of the top three reported sales of 2005. 

****

Speaking of the year's top sales, Our Year-To-Date chart gets three new members this week, led by AutoLine.com which joins at #27. To keep our list at 75 domains, we upped the entry level to $18,750 this week. 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 8  
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. AutoLine.com $42,250 SnapNames 5/10/05
28.
tie
BBGuns.com $40,000 GreatDomains 3/15/05
28.
tie
Moma.com $40,000 Sedo 2/22/05
30.  LogoOnline.com €30,000 = $39,817 Sedo 1/4/05
31. Pasion.com
("passion" in Spanish)
€30,000 = $39,552 Sedo 3/1/05
32.  Almousa.net €30,000 = $39,324 Sedo 1/11/05
33. Stempel.de
("rubber stamp" in German)
€28,000 = $37,103 Sedo 2/22/05
34. Patenschaft.de
("godparenthood" in German)
€26,680 = $35,624 Sedo 3/8/05
35. With.co.uk £17,625 = $33,707 Sedo 3/15/05
36. Gather.com $32,500 GreatDomains 3/1/05
37. CollegeGrants.com $32,439 Pvt Sale 3/15/05
38. Tutorial.com $30,100 Ebay 3/22/05
39.
tie
Damn.com $30,000 GreatDomains 4/19/05
39.
tie
ChaseBank.com $30,000 Sedo 3/8/05
39.
tie
DataNova.com $30,000 Sedo 3/1/05
39.
tie
Grants.com $30,000 Pvt Sale 2/1/05
39.
tie
RodeoDrive.com $30,000 BuyDomains 2/1/05
44. OnlinePokerRoom.com $27,510 Namewinner 2/1/05
45. Rapid.com $27,000 Sedo 4/12/05
46. VOIP.de €20,000 = $26,038 Sedo 2/15/05
47. AdultMart.com $26,000 Moniker/
DomainSystems
2/22/05
48. Pauschalreise.de
("package tour" in German)
€19,500 = $25,117 Sedo 5/10/05
49. Beam.com $25,100 SnapNames 1/25/05
50. FitnessEquipment.com $25,000 Sedo 5/3/05
51.
tie
Screen.com $25,000 GreatDomains 4/12/05
51.
tie
Weights.com $25,000 GreatDomains 2/15/05
51.
tie
Herbal.com $25,000 GreatDomains 1/18/05
54. Inkasso.se
("collection agency" in Swedish) 
€18,400 = $24,382 Sedo 2/22/05
55. NetPassport.com $22,250 SnapNames 3/8/05
56. Gloto.com $22,000 Afternic 3/1/05
57. Medals.com €17,000 = $21,977 Sedo 3/29/05
58. FireAndIce.com $21,500 SnapNames 2/8/05
59. VideoBlog.com $21,000 AllNetServices 4/19/05
60. Blog.ca $20,201 Ebay 2/15/05
61.
tie
Exploited.com $20,000 GreatDomains 4/19/05
61.
tie 
IncentiveProgram.com $20,000 Afternic 4/12/05
61.
tie
IncentivePrograms.com $20,000 Afternic 4/12/05
61.
tie
Apertio.com $20,000 Sedo 3/15/05
61.
tie
GrandBahamas.com $20,000 Afternic 3/1/05
61.
tie
GetExpert.com $20,000 GotComs.com 2/15/05
67. Vanessa.com $20,000 Pvt Sale 4/19/05
68. BirdFlu.com $19,875 Afternic 3/22/05
69. Elea.com €15,000 = $19,798 Sedo 3/22/05
70. VTG.com €15,000 = $19,466 Sedo 4/26/05
71. AdEurope.com €15,000 = $19,321 Sedo 5/10/05
72. Covers.co.uk £10,000 = $19,178 Sedo 4/19/05
73. Tenn.com $18,850 SnapNames 5/3/05
74.
tie
Meridia.com $18,750 SnapNames 3/8/05
74.
tie
GameStore.com $18,750 SnapNames 3/8/05

*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

After a strong week last week, the new extensions stepped it up still another notch with the number of 4-figure sales rising from five last week to six this time out. .Info was the leading extension with 6 of the 9 chart entries (a tie for 8th accounted for the extra position). Sedo practically owned the chart, accounting for 8 of the 9 sales, including #1 Adventure.info at £2,500 ($4,708).

Pauschalreisen.info and Pauschalreise.info (the plural and singular versions of the German term for "package tour") finished 2nd and 3rd respectively at €3,500 ($4,507) and €2,800 ($3,606). Still another .info, the hyphenated New-York.info was next at $3,500. .Biz then made it's first appearance with Cheerleading.biz going for $1,605 at Pool (preventing Sedo from making a clean sweep of the chart).

All three of the new TLD's notched four-figure sales. .US did it with #6 WebCams.us at an even $1,000. Here's a look at the complete new extension leader's list for the week ending May 8: 

Domain Name Journal's New TLD Great 8 
  Reported .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales  May 2, 2005 - May 8, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Adventure.info £2,500 = $4,708 Sedo
2. Pauschalreisen.info
("package tours" in German)
€3,500 = $4,507 Sedo
3. Pauschalreise.info
("package tour" in German)
€2,800 = $3,606 Sedo
4. New-York.info    $3,500 Sedo
5. Cheerleading.biz $1,605 Pool
6. WebCams.us  $1,000 Sedo
7. Thunderbird.info  $800 Sedo
8.
tie
Prepaid.info €500 = $612  Sedo
8.
tie
Ohana.biz €500 = $612 Sedo

Howard Hoffman of PPCIncome.com sold #7 Thunderbird.info at Sedo for $800. Prepaid.info and Ohana.biz tied for 8th to anchor the chart at €500 ($612) each. Elsewhere, in private transactions Aaron Kluge sold LegalAdvice.us for $500 and OBGYN.us for $300. A couple of .biz domains also changed hands, Skater.biz at $405 and Paymaster.biz at $350.

We raised the minimum entry level on our New TLD Year-To-Date chart to $1,600 this week, but with five new entries the list still contains over 50 domains. Here are 2005's top reported new extension sales through May 8:

Domain Name Journal's Year-To-Date New TLD Top Sellers 
Highest Reported 2005 .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales through May 8 
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. Adventure.info £2,500 = $4,708 Sedo 5/10/05
11. Pauschalreisen.info
("package tours" in German)
€3,500 = $4,507 Sedo 5/10/05
12. Physician.info $4,150 Pvt Sale 1/18/05
13. Pauschalreise.info
("package tour" in German)
€2,800 = $3,606 Sedo 5/10/05
14. Attest.info €2,700 = $3,559 Sedo 3/1/05
15. Forum.us $3,500 GreatDomains 3/8/05
16. New-York.info  $3,500 Sedo 5/10/05
17. Attest.info €2,700 = $3,478 Sedo 5/3/05
18. Science.info $3,272 Ebay 5/3/05
19. Geschichte.info
("stories" in German)
€2,500 = $3,266 Sedo 4/19/05
20. Nostrum.info €2,500 = $3,261 Sedo 2/1/05
21. Musicals.us €2,550 = $3,255 Sedo 2/8/05
22. Altabadia.info
(Italian resort area)
€2,300 = $3,069 Sedo 3/8/05
23. Lyrics.info $3,000 Sedo 2/22/05
24. Ultraschall.info
("ultrasound" in German)
€2,250 = $2,996 Sedo 3/15/05
25. Dividends.us €2,277 = $2,943 Sedo 3/29/05
26. Eintrittskarten.biz
("entry tickets" in German)
€2,200 = $2,865 Sedo 2/15/05
27. Calories.info $2,750 Sedo 3/8/05
28.
tie
LondonEscorts.biz €2,000 = $2,655 Sedo 1/4/05
28.
tie
MusicalTheater.info  €2,000 = $2,655 Sedo 1/4/05
30. Snowboard.info €2,000 = $2,640 Sedo 3/22/05
31. Diving.info $2,630 Dot.us 3/29/05
32. Sense.info €2,000 = $2,573 Sedo 4/5/05
33.
tie
Oregon.info $2,500 Ebay 1/25/05
33.
tie
Farming.info $2,500 Sedo 2/1/05
35. HolzPellets.info
("wood pellets" in German)
€1,800 = $2,402 Sedo 3/8/04
36. Bruderschaft.info
("brotherhood" in German)
€1,750 = $2,271 Sedo 4/26/05
37. Socrates.info €1,750 = $2,262 Sedo 3/29/05
38. Dot.us  $2,200 Pvt Sale 1/4/05
39. Anwalt.biz
("lawyer" in German)
€1,650 = $2,163 Sedo 1/11/05
40. SportTicket.info €1,600 = $2,123 Sedo 2/22/05
41. Ride.info €1,600 = $2,084 Sedo 2/15/05
42. DGA.info €1,550 = $2,046 Sedo 3/22/05
43. Nutrition.biz $2,000 Pool 1/18/05
44. GMG.biz €1,500 = $1,998 Sedo 3/15/05
45. Dogs.biz €1,600 = $1,953 Sedo 2/15/05
46. Buero.info
("office" in German)
€1,500 = $1,914 Sedo 2/8/05
47. Pizzeria.info $1,700 Sedo 4/19/05
48. Volcano.us  $1,652 Dot.us 3/1/05
49. Rabatte.info
("rebates" in German)
€1,250 = $1,628 Sedo 2/15/05
50. Snow.biz €1,250 = $1,622 Sedo 4/26/05
51. AAC.biz €1,250 = $1,610 Sedo 5/3/05
52. Cheerleading.biz $1,605 Pool 5/10/05

*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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