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6-Figure .Com And Highest .US Sale Reported To Date Head New DNJournal Top Ten

by Ron Jackson
  

As domainers gather in Las Vegas and Seattle for a pair of major conferences this week, they are going to have a lot of good news to celebrate. The new DNJournal.com Top Ten sales chart shows strength in all corners of the industry, including a few places many people seldom look. This week's first five features four different extensions, including .com, .us, .org and .de


Our Big Board leader is a behemoth - Innovations.com - which went for a whopping $108,000 in an auction at Pool.com. That ranks as the 6th best sale reported so far this year. Fans of America's country code are also breaking out the champagne after seeing VOIP.us change hands for $25,000 - the highest price ever reported for a .US domain. Buyer John Gotts of PCSafe.com said that even though the acronym is commonly associated with "Voice Over IP" he thinks "Video Over IP" could be even more important. Gotts bought the domain from Rob Sequin's AllNetServices.com

Sedo.com stepped up after the top two and racked up the next four positions in a row led by #3 Hirst.org at $24,000. That is the second highest .org sale reported this year (behind only Lottery.org which sold for $66,667, also at Sedo). A 3-letter .de (German country code), MEO.de gave Sedo the 5th slot after going for 13,920 ($17,496). That domain was sandwiched in between a pair of solid .coms, #4 BioSensors.com at $17,500 and #6 BBLaw.com at 13,000 ($16,339).

Afternic.com hit the daily double with #7 SearchMe.com finding $15,000 and #8 IToldYouSo.com commanding and even 15K. Every domain on this week's chart hit five (or more) figures. Here's a look at the complete Top Ten for the week ending May 22:

Domain Name Journal's Top Ten 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 16, 2005 - Sun. May 22, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 24

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Innovations.com $108,000 Pool
2. VOIP.us $25,000 AllNetServices
3. Hirst.org $24,000 Sedo
4. Biosensors.com $17,500 Sedo
5. MEO.de 13,920 = $17,496 Sedo
6. BBLaw.com  13,000 = $16,339 Sedo
7. SearchMe.com $15,500  Afternic
8. IToldYouSo.com $15,000 Afternic
9. Swithboard.com $12,100 Enom Club Drop
10. ECS.com $10,200 Pvt Sale

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.

A high-traffic misspelling of switchboard, Swithboard.com, was #9 after going for $12,100 at Enom's Club Drop. That domain scores 2,282 with the extension in Overture. Ken Cunliffe of TopNames.com acquired a superb 3-letter .com for just $10,200 in a bankruptcy proceeding to anchor our new chart. Domains with 3 premium letters like this one (ECS.com) have sold for as much as $145,000 in the past 12 months. Another five-figure sale fell just short of making our new list. That was WellnessWarehouse.com which went for $10,000 at DotcomDepot.com.

As always, the action was hot and heavy under the Big Board. SnapNames.com accounted for one large block of sales that included a five-letter acronym, AIPAC.com at $8,900. It was bought by the owners of AIPAC.org. Cosmopolis.com brought $6,201, GlobalGroup.com gathered $6,100 and PaperBliss.com contributed $5,100. SnapNames also scored with Personnals.com (a misspell) at $4,400, CareerResources.com at $4,248 and LooseDiamond.com at $4,100. VisitToronto.com pitched in with another $2,550 and Bazaar.org added $1,119.

Afternic had a very strong week. In addition to their pair of Top ten entries, their collection plate included $9,900 from eBible.com. HotBlondes.com spiced things up with $6,900 while MyPodcast.com drew $5,556. A four-letter acronym, AMPF.com, soared to $5,450 and HotAsses.com cracked $4,900.

Sedo also had a scintillating sales sheet. Someone coughed up $8,000 for InsaneClips.com and ChillOut.co.uk added a cool 4,000 ($7,309). Zazo.com kicked in another 5,500 ($6,913), SuchMaschine.net ("search engine" in German) pulled 4,800 ($6,034) and PS3Games.com chipped in an even $5,000. Sedo even scored with a pair of extensions that rarely show up on sales lists. Poker.md (country code for Moldova) collected a $2,000 pot and Kreuzfahrten.name ("cruises" in German) docked with $1,257 on board.

Back at Enom's Club Drop, BedavaMP3.com downloaded $6,100, AffiliateRevenue.com shared $4,000 and BloodPressureMonitor.com posted $3,400. IndianDreamGirls.com enticed $3,200, CruisesNMore.com sailed in with $2,600 and another pair sold for $2,500 each; TireRepair.com and Punkaim.com. Club Drop also picked up $1,900 for FlashZone.com. In a private transaction, Don Marks acquired MichiganHouses.com for $5,000

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The entry level for our Year-To-Date chart rises to $20,000 this week but we still got three new members headed by Innovations.com which lands among the top half-dozen sales of 2005. Here are the biggest winners reported so far this year:

Domain Name Journal's Year-To-Date Top Sellers 
Highest Reported 2005 Domain Sales through Sun. May 22  
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. Innovations.com $108,000 Pool 5/24/05
7. OLT.com $93,000 Sedo 5/3/05
8. PetSupplies.com $75,000 Afternic 4/5/05
9.
tie
Downlaod.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
9.
tie
Donwload.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
9.
tie
Dawnload.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
12. Lottery.org $66,667 Sedo 3/22/05
13.  Trees.com  $58,000 GreatDomains 1/4/05
14. CashFlow.com $56,500 Sedo 4/19/05
15.
tie
HotDate.com $55,000 Sedo 4/19/05
15.
tie
Free-Games.to $55,000 Sedo 3/1/05
17. CervicalCancer.com $50,750 Moniker/
DomainSystems
2/1/05
18.
tie
Designs.com $50,000 Pvt Sale 4/26/05
18.
tie
MusicShop.com $50,000 GreatDomains 2/22/05
18.
tie
Neighbors.com $50,000 Sedo 2/15/05
18.
tie
Therapy.com $50,000 Sedo 2/15/05
22. League.com $48,000 GreatDomains 3/8/05
23. MyShopping.com $47,000 Pool 5/3/05
24. TiltPoker.com $46,000 Pool 3/29/05
25. Cow.com $45,400 Ebay 4/12/05
26. ScienceFairProjects.com 33,500 = $44,614 Sedo 3/15/05
27.
tie
Marble.com $43,000 Afternic 3/8/05
27.
tie
EOL.com $43,000 Sedo 5/17/05
29. AutoLine.com $42,250 SnapNames 5/10/05
30.
tie
BBGuns.com $40,000 GreatDomains 3/15/05
30.
tie
Moma.com $40,000 Sedo 2/22/05
32.  LogoOnline.com 30,000 = $39,817 Sedo 1/4/05
33. Pasion.com
("passion" in Spanish)
30,000 = $39,552 Sedo 3/1/05
34.  Almousa.net 30,000 = $39,324 Sedo 1/11/05
35. Stempel.de
("rubber stamp" in German)
28,000 = $37,103 Sedo 2/22/05
36. Patenschaft.de
("godparenthood" in German)
26,680 = $35,624 Sedo 3/8/05
37. With.co.uk 17,625 = $33,707 Sedo 3/15/05
38. Gather.com $32,500 GreatDomains 3/1/05
39. CollegeGrants.com $32,439 Pvt Sale 3/15/05
40. E-Mails.de 25,000 = $31,582 Sedo 5/17/05
41. Tutorial.com $30,100 Ebay 3/22/05
42.
tie
Damn.com $30,000 GreatDomains 4/19/05
42.
tie
ChaseBank.com $30,000 Sedo 3/8/05
42.
tie
DataNova.com $30,000 Sedo 3/1/05
42.
tie
Grants.com $30,000 Pvt Sale 2/1/05
42.
tie
RodeoDrive.com $30,000 BuyDomains 2/1/05
47. OnlinePokerRoom.com $27,510 Namewinner 2/1/05
48. Rapid.com $27,000 Sedo 4/12/05
49. VOIP.de 20,000 = $26,038 Sedo 2/15/05
50.
tie
AdultMart.com $26,000 Moniker/
DomainSystems
2/22/05
50.
tie
58.com $26,000 Sedo 5/17/05
52. Pauschalreise.de
("package tour" in German)
19,500 = $25,117 Sedo 5/10/05
53. Beam.com $25,100 SnapNames 1/25/05
54. VOIP.us $25,000 AllNetServices 5/24/05
55. FitnessEquipment.com $25,000 Sedo 5/3/05
56.
tie
Screen.com $25,000 GreatDomains 4/12/05
56.
tie
Weights.com $25,000 GreatDomains 2/15/05
56.
tie
Herbal.com $25,000 GreatDomains 1/18/05
59. Inkasso.se
("collection agency" in Swedish) 
18,400 = $24,382 Sedo 2/22/05
60. Hirst.org $24,000 Sedo 5/24/05
61. TravelPages.com $23,000 Pool 5/17/05
62. NetPassport.com $22,250 SnapNames 3/8/05
63. Gloto.com $22,000 Afternic 3/1/05
64. Medals.com 17,000 = $21,977 Sedo 3/29/05
65. FireAndIce.com $21,500 SnapNames 2/8/05
66. VideoBlog.com $21,000 AllNetServices 4/19/05
67. Blog.ca $20,201 Ebay 2/15/05
68.
tie
Exploited.com $20,000 GreatDomains 4/19/05
68.
tie 
IncentiveProgram.com $20,000 Afternic 4/12/05
68.
tie
IncentivePrograms.com $20,000 Afternic 4/12/05
68.
tie
Apertio.com $20,000 Sedo 3/15/05
68.
tie
GrandBahamas.com $20,000 Afternic 3/1/05
68.
tie
GetExpert.com $20,000 GotComs.com 2/15/05
74. Vanessa.com $20,000 Pvt Sale 4/19/05

*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

Last week we talked about how .info had been flexing its muscles in the second quarter of 2005, but this week it was .US that landed a real knockout punch. You've already read about the $25,000 sale of VOIP.us in the mainstream section of our report, but as the highest .US sale reported to date that one could stand a little repetition (in fact I'm sure sellers will be telling prospective buyers about it for months to come!) .US now has three of the top four new extension sales this year. You can review all of those on our Year to Date chart a bit further down.

.Biz and .Info tied for #2 this week after a pair of $1,500 sales. Kane.biz changed hands at Afternic and Rafting.info was sold by AdoptableDomains.com. .Biz has some room to boast this week after taking half of the 8 positions on our New TLD list. Though .info locked up #4 with Car-Insurance.info at 670 ($842), .biz finished with a bang, taking 3 of the last 4 spots, including #5 CIP.biz at 600 ($754). Sedo accounted for the latter two sales as well as two others on this week's chart.

Here's a look at the complete new extension leader board for the week ending May 22: 

Domain Name Journal's New TLD Great 8 
  Reported .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales  May 16, 2005 - May 22, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 24

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. VOIP.us $25,000 AllNetServices
2. Kane.biz $1,500 Afternic
3. Rafting.info $1,500 AdoptableDomains
4. Car-Insurance.info    670 = $842 Sedo
5. CIP.biz 600 = $754 Sedo
6. Athena.us  $650 Pvt Sale
7. HSFI.biz  $500 Sedo
8. MP3Shop.biz $200  Sedo

I sold Athena.us for $650 to give the American country code another chart entry this week. Sedo moved a pair of .biz domains to anchor the list, including a four-letter acronym, HSFI.biz for $500. HSFI is a popular modem chipset.

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Our New TLD Year-To-Date chart gets just one new member this week, but at $25,000 this one immediately takes over as Chairman of the Board. That is VOIP.us of course - our new 2005 (and all-time) .US reported sales leader. It currently takes at least $1,600 to make this chart. Here are 2005's biggest new extension winners through May 22:

Domain Name Journal's Year-To-Date New TLD Top Sellers 
Highest Reported 2005 .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales through May 22 
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. VOIP.us $25,000 AllNetServices 5/24/05
2. Industry.us $17,000 Pvt Sale 3/15/05
3. Musical.info 10,440 = $13,936 Sedo 3/8/05
4. CellPhones.us    $12,250 Moniker/
DomainsSystems
1/4/05
5. Auto.biz 6,000 = $7,966 Sedo 1/4/05
6. Maschinenbau.info
("building engines" in German)
5,950 = $7,772 Sedo 4/19/05
7. Connect.us $7,500 Sedo 4/5/05
8. BES.biz 5,500 = $7,139 Sedo 4/26/05
9. Safe.biz 4,000 = $5,189 Sedo 1/25/04
10. AMA.us $5,000 Afternic 4/26/05
11. Adventure.info 2,500 = $4,708 Sedo 5/10/05
12. Pauschalreisen.info
("package tours" in German)
3,500 = $4,507 Sedo 5/10/05
13. Physician.info $4,150 Pvt Sale 1/18/05
14. Pauschalreise.info
("package tour" in German)
2,800 = $3,606 Sedo 5/10/05
15. Attest.info 2,700 = $3,559 Sedo 3/1/05
16. Forum.us $3,500 GreatDomains 3/8/05
17. New-York.info  $3,500 Sedo 5/10/05
18. Attest.info 2,700 = $3,478 Sedo 5/3/05
19. Science.info $3,272 Ebay 5/3/05
20. Geschichte.info
("stories" in German)
2,500 = $3,266 Sedo 4/19/05
21. Nostrum.info 2,500 = $3,261 Sedo 2/1/05
22. Musicals.us 2,550 = $3,255 Sedo 2/8/05
23. Altabadia.info
(Italian resort area)
2,300 = $3,069 Sedo 3/8/05
24. Lyrics.info $3,000 Sedo 2/22/05
25. Ultraschall.info
("ultrasound" in German)
2,250 = $2,996 Sedo 3/15/05
26. Dividends.us 2,277 = $2,943 Sedo 3/29/05
27. Eintrittskarten.biz
("entry tickets" in German)
2,200 = $2,865 Sedo 2/15/05
28. Calories.info $2,750 Sedo 3/8/05
29.
tie
LondonEscorts.biz 2,000 = $2,655 Sedo 1/4/05
29.
tie
MusicalTheater.info  2,000 = $2,655 Sedo 1/4/05
31. Snowboard.info 2,000 = $2,640 Sedo 3/22/05
32. Diving.info $2,630 Dot.us 3/29/05
33. Sense.info 2,000 = $2,573 Sedo 4/5/05
34.
tie
Oregon.info $2,500 Ebay 1/25/05
34.
tie
Farming.info $2,500 Sedo 2/1/05
36. HolzPellets.info
("wood pellets" in German)
1,800 = $2,402 Sedo 3/8/04
37. Bruderschaft.info
("brotherhood" in German)
1,750 = $2,271 Sedo 4/26/05
38. Socrates.info 1,750 = $2,262 Sedo 3/29/05
39. Dot.us  $2,200 Pvt Sale 1/4/05
40. Anwalt.biz
("lawyer" in German)
1,650 = $2,163 Sedo 1/11/05
41. SportTicket.info 1,600 = $2,123 Sedo 2/22/05
42. Ride.info 1,600 = $2,084 Sedo 2/15/05
43. DGA.info 1,550 = $2,046 Sedo 3/22/05
44. Nutrition.biz $2,000 Pool 1/18/05
45. GMG.biz 1,500 = $1,998 Sedo 3/15/05
46. Dogs.biz 1,600 = $1,953 Sedo 2/15/05
47. Buero.info
("office" in German)
1,500 = $1,914 Sedo 2/8/05
48. Oktoberfest.info 1,500 = $1,895 Sedo 5/17/05
49. Pizzeria.info $1,700 Sedo 4/19/05
50. Volcano.us  $1,652 Dot.us 3/1/05
51. Rabatte.info
("rebates" in German)
1,250 = $1,628 Sedo 2/15/05
52. Snow.biz 1,250 = $1,622 Sedo 4/26/05
53. AAC.biz 1,250 = $1,610 Sedo 5/3/05
54. 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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