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Distributor.com Fights Off Outlaws.com to Lead Our Weekly Top Ten 

by Ron Jackson
  

People who earn a living from PPC income say July 4th is the slowest day of the year for Internet traffic. Indeed most of the people we talked to reported big dropoffs in their PPC revenue over the long American Independence Day weekend that just ended. However, once again we saw that little seems to slow down domain buyers. While everyone else seemed to be at the beach, a picnic or off on a fishing trip,  buyers were busy reeling in one domain after another. 


Afternic.com
and SnapNames.com were especially popular domain "fishing holes" this week. SnapNames wound up catching half of the entries on our new Top Ten chart while Afternic landed the #1 domains on both the mainstream and new extension lists. Distributor.com gave Afternic the top spot on the Big Board after going for $35,000. A pair from SnapNames were close behind with #2 Outlaws.com riding off with $33,583 and #3 Gustavia.com banking $30,250. Seven of the ten charted domains hit the five-figure mark and .com would have scored a clean sweep if it weren't for Sedo.com's $19,644 sale of #4 Autos.org.

SnapNames' $18,138 sale of OffshoreCompany.com completed the top half of our leader board. SnapNames and Afternic accounted for the remaining 5-figure sales with Afternic adding $11,600 for Bleed.com and SnapNames collecting $10,300 for BudgetVacations.com.

Afternic also had a nice mid 4-figure .biz sale to give that extension the top spot on our New TLD chart for the fifth week in a row. We'll tell you more about that and some other good new extension news a bit later, but right now let's take a look at the complete leader board for the week ending July 3:

Domain Name Journal's Top 10 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 27, 2005 - Sun. July 3, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 5

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Distributor.com $35,000 Afternic
2. Outlaws.com $33,583 SnapNames
3. Gustavia.com $30,250 SnapNames
4. Autos.org 16,500 = $19,644 Sedo
5. OffshoreCompany.com  $18,138 SnapNames
6. Bleed.com  $11,600 Afternic
7. BudgetVacations.com $10,300 SnapNames
8. X8.com 7,753 = $9,240 Sedo
9. JewelrySale.com $8,661 SnapNames
10. ATVOverstock.com $8,000 Afternic

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 added a second Top Ten trophy to their bulging showcase with #9 X8.com at 7,753 ($9,240). SnapNames and Afternic anchored the list with JewelrySale.com going for $8,661 at SnapNames and ATVOverstock.com changing hands for $8,000 at Afternic. SnapNames had an exceptionally busy week, selling a boatload of domains in addition to the five they placed on the Big Board.

Their sales list included HealthSavingsPlan.com at $6,463, DOF.com at $6,388 and VoiceMail.net at $6,100. Bute.com added an even $6,000AbWorkouts.com crunched $5,222 and Entre.com exited with $4,988. TourismMalaysia.com attracted $4,900, OnlineShoppingCart.com contained $4,667 and SurfMonkey.com wiped out $4,548. ThePublicEye.com spotted $4,431, ApartmentSolutions.com contributed $4,288 and PaintballStores.com spattered the ledger with $3,655.

Also at SnapNames, Lumber.net sawed off $3,231, EZTV.com tuned in $3,203 and Voyant.com tacked on $3,200. Modocs.com commanded $3,000, TruckDecal.com peeled off $2,776 and AmericanHousing.com found a home for $2,601. RobertFrost.org iced $2,600, Door2Door.com rang up $2,438 and ExtremeHome.com extracted $2,401. DGIdea.com and JuiceDiet.com swallowed $2,350 each while Transfantasies.com turned $2,300. Other notables included Acron.com ($2,276), WantAdds.com ($2,272) and KidsComputerGames.com ($2,043). Oprea.com ("opera" misspelling) and SOTA.org also pitched in $2,000 each.

Country code domains helped add a lot of new black ink to Sedo's bottom line. The biggest in that category was a $15,000 .at (Austrian ccTLD) name that the buyer asked to keep confidential. Busunternehmen.de ("bus company" in Germany) rolled in with 5,800 ($6,912), BigFishGames.de hooked 5,000 ($5,958) and Biobauer.de delivered 4,000 ($4,767). Versandcenter.de ("shipping center" in German) received 3,480 ($4,148), ThinClient.co.uk fattened up on 2,000 ($3,513) and Notebooks.in notched 1,050 ($1,251). Sedo also scored with .com and .org. GoldenBridge.org brought $5,000, TeenCenter.com kicked in $4,500 and SafeMe.com joined MNQ.com at 3,000 ($3,576) each. Meanwhile, BestOfChristmas.com and WhatsOpen.com each closed at $3,500

At Afternic, MyWebspace.com stored $5,000 and Kissables.com collected $4,500. FlowersByDesign.com sold for $3,200 and TongkatAli.com added $2,000. Pool.com's sale list included Photoblogger.com at $4,753 and Amniocentesis.com at $3,601. Photozero.com snapped another $2,151, Poda.com picked up $1,850 and MexicanBrides.com ran off with $1,801.

It looked like a quiet week at Enom's Club Drop where only NudeWallpapers.com seemed to draw significant attention at $2,800. Andrew Miller had a nice $10,000 sale at ZestyDomains.com but couldn't release the name due to a non-disclosure agreement. We know the name and can tell you it was a 3-letter .com with a strong letter combination. 10K is a nice price for such domains in the current hot market for that category.

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Our Year-To-Date Sales Chart gets three new members this week. With the entry level currently set at $30,000, Distributor.com, Outlaws.com and Gustavia.com all qualified for the elite suite. We are now halfway through 2005. Next week we will be posting a link to an expanded YTD sales list that will give you every sale of $10,000 or more in the first half of this year. Here are the biggest winners reported so far in 2005: 

Domain Name Journal's Year-To-Date Top Sellers 
Highest Reported 2005 Domain Sales through Sun. July 3  
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. Porker.com $155,000 Sedo 5/31/05
4.
tie
Paraguay.com $150,000 Pvt Sale 6/21/05
4.
tie
CheapGas.com $150,000 Pvt Sale 6/21/05
4.
tie
GED.com $150,000 Sedo 1/18/05
4.
tie
GospelMusic.com $150,000 GreatDomains 3/22/05
8. Voyuer.com $112,100 SnapNames 2/1/05
9. Innovations.com $108,000 Pool 5/24/05
10. OLT.com $93,000 Sedo 5/3/05
11. NetPoker.com $80,000 Pvt Sale 6/7/05
12.
tie
GLU.com $75,000 Sedo 5/31/05
12.
tie
PetSupplies.com $75,000 Afternic 4/5/05
14. Empleo.com
("jobs" in Spanish)
$70,000 Pvt Sale 6/21/05
15.
tie
Downlaod.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
15.
tie
Donwload.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
15.
tie
Dawnload.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
18. Lottery.org $66,667 Sedo 3/22/05
19. FreeCellPhone.com 50,000 = $61,419 Sedo 6/7/05
20. GolfResorts.com $60,800 Moniker /
DomainSystems
6/14/05
21.  Trees.com  $58,000 GreatDomains 1/4/05
22. CashFlow.com $56,500 Sedo 4/19/05
23.
tie
Quilting.com $55,000 Pvt Sale 5/31/05
23.
tie
HotDate.com $55,000 Sedo 4/19/05
23.
tie
Free-Games.to $55,000 Sedo 3/1/05
26. CervicalCancer.com $50,750 Moniker/
DomainSystems
2/1/05
27. DrumSets.com $50,000 Sedo 6/21/05
28.
tie
Designs.com $50,000 Pvt Sale 4/26/05
28.
tie
MusicShop.com $50,000 GreatDomains 2/22/05
28.
tie
Neighbors.com $50,000 Sedo 2/15/05
28.
tie
Therapy.com $50,000 Sedo 2/15/05
32. League.com $48,000 GreatDomains 3/8/05
33. MyShopping.com $47,000 Pool 5/3/05
34. TiltPoker.com $46,000 Pool 3/29/05
35. Cow.com $45,400 Ebay 4/12/05
36. Universidad.com
("university" in Spanish)
$45,000 Pvt Sale 6/21/05
37. ScienceFairProjects.com 33,500 = $44,614 Sedo 3/15/05
38.
tie
Marble.com $43,000 Afternic 3/8/05
38.
tie
EOL.com $43,000 Sedo 5/17/05
40. AutoLine.com $42,250 SnapNames 5/10/05
41.
tie
Tunisia.com $40,000 Sedo 6/28/05
41.
tie
Ventas.com
("sales" in Spanish)
$40,000 Pvt Sale 6/21/05
41.
tie
Telefonos.com
("phones" in Spanish)
$40,000 Pvt Sale 6/21/05
44.
tie
BBGuns.com $40,000 GreatDomains 3/15/05
44.
tie
Moma.com $40,000 Sedo 2/22/05
46.  LogoOnline.com 30,000 = $39,817 Sedo 1/4/05
47. Pasion.com
("passion" in Spanish)
30,000 = $39,552 Sedo 3/1/05
48.  Almousa.net 30,000 = $39,324 Sedo 1/11/05
49. Stempel.de
("rubber stamp" in German)
28,000 = $37,103 Sedo 2/22/05
50. Patenschaft.de
("godparenthood" in German)
26,680 = $35,624 Sedo 3/8/05
51.
tie
Distributor.com $35,000 Afternic 7/5/05
51.
tie
Chords.com $35,000 DomainState 6/14/05
51.
tie
TextMessage.com $35,000 Sedo 6/7/05
54. With.co.uk 17,625 = $33,707 Sedo 3/15/05
55. Outlaws.com $33,583 SnapNames 7/5/05
56. Gather.com $32,500 GreatDomains 3/1/05
57. CollegeGrants.com $32,439 Pvt Sale 3/15/05
58. E-Mails.de 25,000 = $31,582 Sedo 5/17/05
59. Searching.ca $31,500 Pvt Sale 6/7/05
60. Gustavia.com $30,250 SnapNames 7/5/05
61. Tutorial.com $30,100 Ebay 3/22/05
62.
tie
Mensajes.com
("messages" in Spanish)
$30,000 Pvt Sale 6/21/05
62.
tie
PetWorld.com $30,000 GreatDomains 6/21/05
62.
tie
Damn.com $30,000 GreatDomains 4/19/05
62.
tie
ChaseBank.com $30,000 Sedo 3/8/05
62.
tie
DataNova.com $30,000 Sedo 3/1/05
62.
tie
Grants.com $30,000 Pvt Sale 2/1/05
62.
tie
RodeoDrive.com $30,000 BuyDomains 2/1/05

*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

.Biz just keeps burning up the track. That extension takes the top spot on our New TLD weekly sales chart for the 5th week in a row thanks to the $4,995 sale of WhitePages.biz at Afternic. Five 4-figure sales were reported this week, but Sedo alone had four others at that level they could not report due to confidentiality agreements. Sedo did tell us that all four of those unreported sales were .infos.

.Info also took positions 2, 3 and 4 on this week's list, with all of those sales coming at Sedo. #2 GEP.info went for 3,000 ($3,576) to help 3-letter domains claim half of the new extension leader board. Scholarships.info was a strong third at $2,750 and Unwetterzentrale.info ("storm center" in German) completed the top half of the chart at 1,050 ($1,251).

.US got into the act with #5 CBA.us selling for $1,250 at Afternic. Another 3-letter .us, UCC.us, tied AutoInsurance.biz for 6th place at $500 each. In our opinion, AutoInsurance.biz at that price was one of the steals of the year in new extension namespace. Here's a look at the complete new extension leader board for the week ending July 3: 

Domain Name Journal's New TLD Great 8 
  Reported .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales  June 27, 2005 - July 3, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 5

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. WhitePages.biz $4,995 Afternic
2. GEP.info 3,000 = $3,576 Sedo
3. Scholarships.info $2,750 Sedo
4. Unwetterzentrale.info   1,050 = $1,251 Sedo
5. CBA.us $1,250 Afternic
6.
tie
UCC.us $500 Afternic
6.
tie
 AutoInsurance.biz $500 Sedo
8.  OSV.info 400 = $477 Sedo

Still another 3-letter domain, OSV.info, anchored this week's chart after going for $477 at Sedo. In another sale at Afternic, Casinos-Online.biz went for $250.

Our New TLD Year-To-Date chart gets three new members this week, all of which easily cleared the current $2,000 entry level for this list. The top newcomer, WhitePages.biz, settles in at #12 on the 2005 leader board. Here are the highest New TLD sales through July 3 (next week we'll bring you a list of every four-figure new extension sale in the first half of 2005):

Domain Name Journal's Year-To-Date New TLD Leaders
Highest Reported 2005 .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales through July 3 
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.
tie
AMA.us $5,000 Afternic 4/26/05
10.
tie
Broker.info $5,000 Sedo 5/31/05
12. WhitePages.biz $4,995 Afternic 7/5/05
13. Marketing.biz 3,900 = $4,748 Sedo 6/21/05
14. Adventure.info 2,500 = $4,708 Sedo 5/10/05
15. Pauschalreisen.info
("package tours" in German)
3,500 = $4,507 Sedo 5/10/05
16. MyHouse.biz $4,500 Pvt Sale 6/28/05
17. Physician.info $4,150 Pvt Sale 1/18/05
18. Pauschalreise.info
("package tour" in German)
2,800 = $3,606 Sedo 5/10/05
19. GEP.info 3,000 = $3,576 Sedo 7/5/05
20. Attest.info 2,700 = $3,559 Sedo 3/1/05
21. Forum.us $3,500 GreatDomains 3/8/05
22. New-York.info  $3,500 Sedo 5/10/05
23. Attest.info 2,700 = $3,478 Sedo 5/3/05
24. Science.info $3,272 Ebay 5/3/05
25. Geschichte.info
("stories" in German)
2,500 = $3,266 Sedo 4/19/05
26. Nostrum.info 2,500 = $3,261 Sedo 2/1/05
27. Musicals.us 2,550 = $3,255 Sedo 2/8/05
28. Tunis.info $3,250 Sedo 6/21/05
29. Altabadia.info
(Italian resort area)
2,300 = $3,069 Sedo 3/8/05
30. Lyrics.info $3,000 Sedo 2/22/05
31. Ultraschall.info
("ultrasound" in German)
2,250 = $2,996 Sedo 3/15/05
32. Dividends.us 2,277 = $2,943 Sedo 3/29/05
33. Eintrittskarten.biz
("entry tickets" in German)
2,200 = $2,865 Sedo 2/15/05
34. Scholarships.info $2,750 Sedo 7/5/05
35. Calories.info $2,750 Sedo 3/8/05
36.
tie
LondonEscorts.biz 2,000 = $2,655 Sedo 1/4/05
36.
tie
MusicalTheater.info  2,000 = $2,655 Sedo 1/4/05
38. Snowboard.info 2,000 = $2,640 Sedo 3/22/05
39. Diving.info $2,630 Dot.us 3/29/05
40. Sense.info 2,000 = $2,573 Sedo 4/5/05
41.
tie
Oregon.info $2,500 Ebay 1/25/05
41.
tie
Farming.info $2,500 Sedo 2/1/05
43. Antispam.biz 2,000 = $2,461 Sedo 5/31/05
44. HolzPellets.info
("wood pellets" in German)
1,800 = $2,402 Sedo 3/8/04
45. Bruderschaft.info
("brotherhood" in German)
1,750 = $2,271 Sedo 4/26/05
46. Socrates.info 1,750 = $2,262 Sedo 3/29/05
47. Dot.us  $2,200 Pvt Sale 1/4/05
48. 123.info 1,800 = $2,192 Sedo 6/21/05
49. Anwalt.biz
("lawyer" in German)
1,650 = $2,163 Sedo 1/11/05
50. SportTicket.info 1,600 = $2,123 Sedo 2/22/05
51. Ride.info 1,600 = $2,084 Sedo 2/15/05
52. DGA.info 1,550 = $2,046 Sedo 3/22/05
53. Nutrition.biz $2,000 Pool 1/18/05

*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 (First 2 Quarters) - 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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