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High Traffic Domain Sales Put NameDrive In Fast Lane To DN Journal's Top Ten 

by Ron Jackson
  

NameDrive.com recently joined the crowded field of Pay Per Click parking service providers, but the company just served notice that it plans to have a hand in high dollar domain sales as well. NameDrive makes their debut on DNJournal's weekly Top Ten chart with three entries including #1 VideosGratis.com at $66,204.  The company's CEO, Greg Manriquez, was a Sedo broker before going out on his own. At NameDrive he will continue providing brokerage services in addition to ramping up the new PPC program.


NameDrive wound up taking three of the first six positions on our new list, also scoring with #3 TVShow.com at $43,200 and #6 Walmat.com at $19,000. All three of their domains came with a built-in flow of traffic. VideoGratis.com posts 1,129 with the extension in Overture with Walmat.com in the same neighborhood at 1,113. TVShow.com's Overture number trails at 227 but the name has obvious potential as an entertainment destination. 

Sedo.com also posted three Top Ten hits this week, with #4 AAH.com leading the sales parade for them at $25,000. Moniker.com/DomainSystems.com and Enom's Club Drop took the remaining spots on the upper half of the chart. Moniker did it with #2 ByOwnerMLS.com at $50,620 while Club Drop clocked in with #5 JobHotline.com at $19,200.

SnapNames.com had back to back entries on the Big Board with #7 Rihanna.com at $16,254 and #8 LasPalmas.com at $15,363. Every domain on our new list was in five figures and Sedo had two more in that range than finished just off the chart, including still another strong .US food industry domain, WholeFoods.us, at $10,000. That makes four .US food-related domains that have sold at prices ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 in the last three weeks. We'll tell you more about the latest big sale for the American country code extension in our New TLD section a little later on. Right now we want to give you a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Oct. 16:

Domain Name Journal's Top 10 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 10, 2005 - Sun. Oct. 16, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 18

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. VideosGratis.com $66,204 NameDrive
2. ByOwnerMLS.com $50,620 Moniker /
DomainSystems
3. TVShow.com $43,200 NameDrive
4. AAH.com $25,000 Sedo
5.  JobHotline.com  $19,200 Enom's Club Drop
6. Walmat.com $19,000 NameDrive
7. Rihanna.com $16,254 SnapNames
8. LasPalmas.com $15,363 SnapNames
9. Immobilier.net
("real estate" in French)
12,750 = $15,311 Sedo
10. TrainTracker.co.uk 8,500 = $14,896 Sedo

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.

.Com swept the first eight positions on this week's chart before finally yielding to the .net and .co.uk domains from Sedo that anchored our new list. #9 Immobilier.net ("real estate" in French) brought 12,750 ($15,311) while TrainTracker.co.uk pulled into the station with 8,500 ($14,896) on board. In other five-figure transactions, SnapNames sold IndianGirl.com for $10,501 and Sedo banked $10,000 from ZeeTV.com.

The Sedo roster also included CityOfPhoenix.com at $9,000, BlogSport.com at 7,450 ($8,946) and Speicherkarte.com at 4,800 (8,413). Speicherkarte is "memory card" in German. Sedo also connected with Joining.com and Chryso.com at 5,000 ($6,004) each, Jandel.com at $5,000 and TopCars.com at $4,500. Their country code winners included Bookmarks.de at 6,500 ($7,805), Belgian ccTLD Webbel.be at 4,250 ($5,103) and Hacke.de at 2,500 ($3,002).

Afternic.com tuned in $8,333 with TVYourWay.com and added $8,000 for CentralPerk.com. Inver.com returned $5,000, $4,900 floated in on PaperAirplanes.com and Kaas.com commanded $2,500. Afternic also had a trio of domains that drew $2,000 each; PokerGod.com, NewHomesFlorida.com and Ardennes.net

Back at SnapNames, ChipShot.com put $7,101 in the cup, FamilyWebsite.com went for $6,088 and RealEstatePrices.com posted $5,711. NumeroUno.com notched $5,600, AGame.com added $4,655 and TVOffers.com attracted $3,993. HealthFoodSupplements.com swallowed $3,955 and Villaggio.com vaulted to $3,611 while DellFinancialService.com and Chowchilla.com churned up $3,600 each. 

PersonalizedRibbons.com provided another $3,401, PhonePsychics.com channeled $3,400 and TheCancerSite.com collected $3,203. ElectronicEquipment.com plugged in $3,049, eCitizen.com cast a $3,000 ballot and Geet.com got $2,921. In other extensions, Empresa.net pulled $2,900, BodyOfChrist.org brought $2,517 and NGI.net fetched $2,400. This table will show you another big group of .com winners from SnapNames this week:

Additional SnapNames Sales from $2,000-$2,800

FirstTimeBuyerMortgage.com $2,705 Naturisme.com $2,251
SFRE.com $2,655 NoSecrets.com $2,205
NewConstructionLoans.com $2,655 CozumelMap.com $2,058
NutritionalFoods.com $2,494 NYCHealth.com $2,051
LowestLoanRates.com $2,444 CanadianVet.com $2,051
MusicSound.com $2,333 iCommunicate.com $2,050
Lexo.com $2,264 QuickInspiration.com $2,001

Four-letter acronym RSFH.com gave Moniker/DomainSystems another nice sale at $8,300. Expresscripts.com (1,231 in Overture with the extension) sold for $4,600 at Enom's Club Drop where ArtyPoker.net raked in $2,600 and OnlineWill.com left $2,200. In a couple of private sales, BodySculpting.com carved out $4,500 and MedicalTranscription.net dispensed $1,400.

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Our Year To Date Top 60 chart gets two new members this week. It currently takes $50,000 to join this elite club, a figure topped by both VideosGratis.com and ByOwnerMLS.com. Here is a look at your 2005 leader board through Oct. 16: 

Domain Name Journal's Year-To-Date Top Sales 
Highest Reported 2005 Domain Sales through Sun. Oct. 16  
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.
tie
Website.com $750,000 Sedo 7/26/05
1.
tie
Property.com $750,000 Pvt Sale 8/9/05
3. Local.com $700,000 Pvt Sale 3/8/05
4. VIP.com $600,000 (+ 400K in stock now & 400K in additional stock in 1 year) Pvt Sale 9/27/05
5. Chat.de  360,000 = $470,848 Sedo 1/18/05
6. WhatIsMyIP.com $386,100 Ebay 7/26/05**
7. ShoppingCart.com $285,000 Moniker / DomainSystems 8/9/05
8. Uruguay.com $175,000 Sedo 7/12/05
9.
tie
King.com $155,000 Sedo 10/11/05
9.
tie
Porker.com $155,000 Sedo 5/31/05
11.
tie
News.net $150,000 Sedo 9/13/05
11.
tie
Vuelos.com
("flights" in Spanish")
$150,000 Pvt Sale 8/16/05
11.
tie
Paraguay.com $150,000 Pvt Sale 6/21/05
11.
tie
CheapGas.com $150,000 Pvt Sale 6/21/05
11.
tie
GED.com $150,000 Sedo 1/18/05
11.
tie
GospelMusic.com $150,000 GreatDomains 3/22/05
17. Photographer.com $133,000 Pvt Sale 8/23/05
18. Dominio.com
("domain" in Spanish)
$120,000 Pvt Sale 9/6/05
19. Voyuer.com $112,100 SnapNames 2/1/05
20. PartnerCash.com $110,000 Sedo 7/19/05
21. Innovations.com $108,000 Pool 5/24/05
22.
tie
Lofts.com $100,000 Pvt Sale 9/20/05
22.
tie
EQ.com $100,000 Afternic 9/6/05
22.
tie
Mueller.com $100,000 Sedo 9/6/05
22.
tie
Lunch.com $100,000 Pvt Sale 7/26/05
26. OLT.com $93,000 Sedo 5/3/05
27. NetPoker.com $80,000 Pvt Sale 6/7/05
27.
tie
Hanover.com $75,000 Sedo 9/6/05
27.
tie
GLU.com $75,000 Sedo 5/31/05
27.
tie
PetSupplies.com $75,000 Afternic 4/5/05
31. Car.de 58,000 = $72,296 Sedo 9/6/05
32. Empleo.com
("jobs" in Spanish)
$70,000 Pvt Sale 6/21/05
33.
tie
Downlaod.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
33.
tie
Donwload.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
33.
tie
Dawnload.com $68,000 Pvt Sale 3/1/05
36. Lottery.org $66,667 Sedo 3/22/05
37. VideosGratis.com $66,204 NameDrive 10/18/05
38. Annonces.com
("Classifieds in French)
55,000 = $65,554 Sedo 10/4/05
39. Travel.tv $65,000 GreatDomains 9/6/05
40. Fights.com $62,000 Pvt Sale 7/12/05
41. Medikamente.de
("drugs" in German)
50,000 = $61,747 Sedo 8/16/05
42. FreeCellPhone.com 50,000 = $61,419 Sedo 6/7/05
43. PhoneFree.com $61,361 SnapNames 9/13/05
44. GolfResorts.com $60,800 Moniker /
DomainSystems
6/14/05
45. YO.com $60,000 Pvt Sale 10/4/05
46.
tie
eBaby.com $60,000 Sedo 9/27/05
46.
tie
Line.com $60,000 KuwaitNET 9/6/05
48.  Trees.com  $58,000 GreatDomains 1/4/05
49. CashFlow.com $56,500 Sedo 4/19/05
50.
tie
Quilting.com $55,000 Pvt Sale 5/31/05
50.
tie
HotDate.com $55,000 Sedo 4/19/05
50.
tie
Free-Games.to $55,000 Sedo 3/1/05
53. VegasRealEstate.com $53,611 SnapNames 8/16/05
54. SuccessForce.com $51,100 Moniker/
DomainSystems
9/6/05
55. CervicalCancer.com $50,750 Moniker/
DomainSystems
2/1/05
56. ByOwnerMLS.com $50,620 Moniker/
DomainSystems
10/18/05
57.
tie
BattleRap.com $50,000 Moniker/
DomainSystems
9/6/05
57.
tie
DrumSets.com $50,000 Sedo 6/21/05
57.
tie
Designs.com $50,000 Pvt Sale 4/26/05
57.
tie
MusicShop.com $50,000 GreatDomains 2/22/05
57.
tie
Neighbors.com $50,000 Sedo 2/15/05
57.
tie
Therapy.com $50,000 Sedo 2/15/05

*Date column (month/day/year) shows date the sale was published in DNJournal
**In our 3/8/05 report, we noted an Ebay auction of WhatIsMyIP.com had ended at $386,100, however we could not verify that the sale was legitimate until our 7/26/05 report.

Expanded Charts
2004 - Every sale of $10,000 or more
2005 (First 3 Quarters) - Every sale of $10,000 or more

New TLD Section

.US has pretty much owned the new extension market for the past month. For the 4th week in a row, a five-figure sale puts the American country code on top of our New TLD leader board and once again a food industry domain, WholeFoods.us, did the trick at $10,000. The buyer was Natural Foods Inc., the same Ohio food company that bought Foods.us, GourmetFoods.us and OrganicFoods.us for prices ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 in recent weeks. The Toledo based firm (whose primary website is at BulkFoods.com) has also bought numerous domains at three and four figure prices, including this week's #2 and #3 domains; NaturalFoods.us, acquired in a private sale for 2,500 ($3,002) and Herb.us, purchased through Sedo.com for $2,500. 

Overall, .US claimed six of eight positions on our new chart and every domain on the list hit at least four figures. #4 FashionModel.us flashed $2,000 and #5 Onion.us yielded $1,800 to help America's extension sweep the first five spots. .Info and .Biz each had one entry. #6 Ruth.info attracted 1,300 ($1,561) at Sedo and #8 Eyes.biz brought $1,000 at the same venue. Sedo dominated the new extension sales action, sewing up 7 of the 8 chart openings.

Sedo had five other sales just off the chart, including a trio of domains I sold to Natural Foods Inc. We'll run down all of those for you, but first let's take a look at the complete New TLD leader board for the week ending Oct. 16:

 

Domain Name Journal's New TLD Great 8
 
  Reported .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales  Oct. 10, 2005 - Oct. 16, 2005
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 18

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. WholeFoods.us $10,000 Sedo
2. NaturalFoods.us 2,500 = $3,002 Pvt Sale
3. Herb.us  $2,500 Sedo
4. FashionModel.us $2,000 Sedo
5. Onion.us $1,800 Sedo
6. Ruth.info 1,300 = $1,561 Sedo
7. GiftBasket.us $1,450 Sedo
8. Eyes.biz $1,000 Sedo

#7 GiftBasket.us was another Natural Foods Inc. purchase at $1,450. They also picked up Gumballs.biz ($775), Cajun.us ($775) and Morel.us ($700) from me at Sedo. I sold them two other domains that will be transferred shortly. In other new extension sales at Sedo, XmasGifts.us unwrapped $970 and FBI.info brought in 650 ($780).

Our New TLD Year-To-Date Top 50 chart gets two new members this week with WholeFoods.us settling into an 8th place tie and giving .us 7 of the year's top 10 sales. NaturalFoods.us also joins a club that currently has an entry fee of $2,750. Here are 2005's highest reported new TLD sales through Oct. 16:

Domain Name Journal's Year-To-Date Top 50 New TLD Sales
Highest Reported 2005 .info, .biz & .us Domain Sales through Oct. 16 
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. Foods.us $20,000 Sedo 10/4/05
3. Best.info 12,000 = $20,880 Sedo 7/19/05
4. Industry.us $17,000 Pvt Sale 3/15/05
5. Musical.info 10,440 = $13,936 Sedo 3/8/05
6. CellPhones.us    $12,250 Moniker/
DomainsSystems
1/4/05
7. GourmetFoods.us $10,750 Sedo 10/11/05
8.
tie
OrganicFoods.us $10,000 Sedo 10/11/05
8.
tie
WholeFoods.us $10,000 Sedo 10/18/05
10. Auto.biz 6,000 = $7,966 Sedo 1/4/05
11. Maschinenbau.info
("building engines" in German)
5,950 = $7,772 Sedo 4/19/05
12. Connect.us $7,500 Sedo 4/5/05
13. BES.biz 5,500 = $7,139 Sedo 4/26/05
14. Wetten.info
("bet" in German)
5,750 = $6,895 Pvt Sale 10/11/05
15. TravelNet.info 5,000 = $6,231 Sedo 9/6/05
16. Safe.biz 4,000 = $5,189 Sedo 1/25/04
17.
tie
Manhattan.biz $5,000 Afternic 8/9/05
17.
tie
AMA.us $5,000 Afternic 4/26/05
17.
tie
Broker.info $5,000 Sedo 5/31/05
20. WhitePages.biz $4,995 Afternic 7/5/05
21. Golfreisen.info
("golf travel" in German)
4,000 = $4,906 Sedo 9/13/05
22. Marketing.biz 3,900 = $4,748 Sedo 6/21/05
23. Adventure.info 2,500 = $4,708 Sedo 5/10/05
24. Pauschalreisen.info
("package tours" in German)
3,500 = $4,507 Sedo 5/10/05
25. MyHouse.biz $4,500 Pvt Sale 6/28/05
26. Physician.info $4,150 Pvt Sale 1/18/05
27. Honolulu.us $4,000 Pvt Sale 7/19/05
28. Degrees.info $3,800 Pvt Sale 8/16/05
29. ChurchOfChrist.info $3,750 Pvt Sale 10/4/05
30. Piercing.us 3,000 = $3,680 Sedo 9/13/05
31. Pauschalreise.info
("package tour" in German)
2,800 = $3,606 Sedo 5/10/05
32. GEP.info 3,000 = $3,576 Sedo 7/5/05
33. Attest.info 2,700 = $3,559 Sedo 3/1/05
34.
tie
Forum.us $3,500 GreatDomains 3/8/05
34.
tie
New-York.info  $3,500 Sedo 5/10/05
36. Science.info $3,272 Ebay 5/3/05
37. Geschichte.info
("stories" in German)
2,500 = $3,266 Sedo 4/19/05
38. Nostrum.info 2,500 = $3,261 Sedo 2/1/05
39. Musicals.us 2,550 = $3,255 Sedo 2/8/05
40. Tunis.info $3,250 Sedo 6/21/05
41. Cryptography.info $3,100 SnapNames 9/27/05
42. Altabadia.info
(Italian resort area)
2,300 = $3,069 Sedo 3/8/05
43. NaturalFoods.us 2,500 = $3,002 Pvt Sale 10/18/05
44. Lyrics.info $3,000 Sedo 2/22/05
45. Ultraschall.info
("ultrasound" in German)
2,250 = $2,996 Sedo 3/15/05
46. Dividends.us 2,277 = $2,943 Sedo 3/29/05
47. Eintrittskarten.biz
("entry tickets" in German)
2,200 = $2,865 Sedo 2/15/05
48.
tie
Start.biz $2,750 Sedo 7/19/05
48.
tie
Scholarships.info $2,750 Sedo 7/5/05
48.
tie
Calories.info $2,750 Sedo 3/8/05

*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 3 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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