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MovieRentals.com Helps Domain Business Log Another Big Week at the Box Office

by Ron Jackson
  

The Easter holiday, running from Good Friday through Easter Sunday, often puts a damper on business activity but the domain business barely skipped a beat this past week. Things were especially busy at SnapNames.com, a venue that enjoyed one of its best weeks ever, racking up 15 entries on our latest weekly Top 20 sales chart. 

Movie Rentals.com rang up at whopping $100,249 sale at SnapNames to easily reach the top rung on the leader board. Sedo.com lounged comfortably in the runner-up spot, enjoying the $55,000 aroma of CubanCigars.com.

SnapNames came right back with consecutive wins at #3 and #4 with CreditCounselor.com at $50,250 and MortgageInterest.com at $32,750. Their big week continued with four more on the top half of the chart, including RentalIncome.com ($20,000), HealthSavingsAccount.com ($16,750), Malaysians.com ($15,650) and TheLibrary.com ($15,505)

There were 17 sales of at least five figures this week and Sedo accounted for two of those. Their hit list included #5 ElectricGuitar.com at $25,000. Moniker.com/DomainSystems.com also got into the act with #6 ChromeWheels.com at $24,770.

Though country codes have been enjoying a big year they were absent from the Big Board this week. .Com dominated the action, taking all but two entries, with .net claiming the remaining pair. SnapNames accounted for both of those with #16 VPN.net at $10,001 and #20 AffiliatePrograms.net at $7,750.

Here's a look at the complete all extension leader board for the week ending Sunday, April 16:

The DNJournal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Apr. 10, 2006 - Sun. Apr. 16, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Apr. 18

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MovieRentals.com $100,249 SnapNames
2. CubanCigars.com $55,000 Sedo
3. CreditCounselor.com $50,250  SnapNames
4. MortgageInterest.com $32,750 SnapNames
5. ElectricGuitar.com $25,000 Sedo
6. ChromeWheels.com $24,770 Moniker/
DomainSystems
7. RentalIncome.com $20,000 SnapNames
8. HealthSavingsAccount.com $16,750 SnapNames
9. Malaysians.com $15,650 SnapNames
10. TheLibrary.com $15,505 SnapNames

11. AutoPurchase.com $15,501 SnapNames
12. Copywright.com $13,250 SnapNames
13. TenFour.com $11,250 SnapNames
14. Sportster.com $10,500 SnapNames
15. TVK.com $10,250 SnapNames
16. VPN.net $10,001 SnapNames
17. ReviewMe.com $10,000 Only999.com
18. GreatWine.com $9,860 SnapNames
19. BikeTrailer.com $8,088 SnapNames
20. AffiliatePrograms.net $7,750 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.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

A new venue to our Top 20 chart, Only999.com, owned by Jared Landress, accounted for this week's final five figure sale, moving ReviewMe.com for an even $10,000.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo was represented well in the .com supporting cast with Tollwut.com at €6,000 ($7,270), KLSE.com at $5,500 and a trio at €3,500 ($4,241) each; MobileDownload.com, India24.com and TukTuk.com. NameTrader.com was next at €3,300 ($3,998). Cantbearsed.com kicked in £2,250 ($3,942) and DotMenu.com served up $3,800 while Manca.com and DuncanSolutions.com added $3,000 each.

At Afternic.com, the double hyphenated Free-Music-Downloads.com drew $7,000, USFE.com commanded $5,450 and a trio of others; Rap-Music.com, HiddenGems.com and 50CentMusic.com contributed $5,000 each. Squiz.com squeezed out $3,000, InExchange.com chalked up $2,888 and another double hyphenated name, Free-Music-Videos.com, sold for $2,875.

Another domain trio including Traze.com, RetirementInvestmentAdvisors.com and Plancast.com kicked in $2,500 each. SameDayExpress.com delivered $2,188, VendorList.com landed $2,125 and Paid-Survey.com posted $2,000

Back at SnapNames, UnitedFurnitureWarehouse.com went for $6,900, Uses.com yielded $6,099 and MailGlobal.com made $6,000. Tailgates.com tacked on $5,500, Maternidad.com and Coactive.com brought $5,100 each and Trumps.com tallied $5,099. Other winners included Adorn.com ($4,700), RacingStuff.com ($4,500), Quitters.com ($4,211) and FlowerDecorations.com ($4,100).

SnapNames had 42 more sales ranging from $2,000 to nearly $4,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,800
Lacquer.com $3,922   PCTrader.com $2,697
Playdough.com $3,900 ShippingAndHandling.com $2,505
Agames.com $3,855 StateBeach.com $2,352
LinuxOrbit.com $3,400 Fase.com $2,276
FSBBAnk.com $3,400 ResearchForACure.com $2,150
CenturyInShoes.com $3,300 GraphicSearch.com $2,150
Microsys.com $3,250 Chetas.com $2,150
LagunaBeachHouse.com $3,150 MachinistMovie.com $2,127
TicketTracker.com $3,133 WoodenChair.com $2,100
RepairTips.com $3,103 NailStuff.com $2,099
WeddingHawaii.com $3,100 ElectronicsIndustry.com $2,099
Humberto.com $3,100 DiamondCleaner.com $2,061
Cattleman.com $3,100 VintageJazz.com $2,050
Furries.com $2,888 TheFamilyGuy.com $2,050
GetRidOfDebt.com $2,877 Pifer.com $2,050
DeckKits.com $2,877 Mastercad.com $2,050
CookRealty.com $2,877 InfoBridge.com $2,050
FreeTracks.com $2,822 DistressedRealEstate.com $2,050
Procket.com $2,800 EngagedPage.com $2,040
RentEquipment.com $2,711 Extremists.com $2,000
CertificationPrograms.com $2,700 Extremist.com $2,000

Elsewhere, Pool.com sold H57Hoodia.com for $7,300 and USBHardDrives.com for $2,300. Enom's Club Drop attracted $5,200 for Afiliados.com, $4,800 for YEZ.com and $3,100 each for ThePublicInterest.com and LottoCanada.com. GamesToRent.com returned $2,300 and SexHollywood.com sold for $1,900. Also, HinesDomains.com sold MJY.com for $3,300.

A pair of Arabic IDN domains sold at IDNForums.com where معلومات.com ("information" in Arabic) brought £2,000 ($3,538) and المعلومات.com ("the information" in Arabic) added £1,500 
($2,654)
.

Global Contenders (.biz, .info, .net & .org)

After being trounced by .org the past two weeks, .net came back to take the top two spots on our new Global Contenders Top 20 chart this week. #1 VPN.net went for $10,001 in a nice 3-letter sale at SnapNames and #2 AffiliatePrograms.net attracted $7,750 at Afternic.

.Org still had more entries than any other extension, outpointing .net 10-8, with .info claiming the other four slots (there were 22 this week due to a three-way tie for the final position). This was one of .info's best weeks of the year. The four-letter extension scored back to back wins in the 3rd and 4th positions with Fortuna.info (sold for €6,000 ($7,270) at Sedo) and Idaho.info (sold by Tariq Ghafoor in a private transaction for $7,000). 

.Org got rolling with Jerry Nolte's $5,000 sale of #5 GoDown.org through the Network Solutions Certified Offer program. .Net then returned to the spotlight with #6 Codes.net, sold for $4,300 at Sedo. The merry go round continued with .info popping back up to take lucky #7 with the €3,000 ($3,677) sale of Ostsee.info ("East Sea" in German), also at Sedo.

Here's a complete look at the Global Contenders list for the week ending April 16:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Apr. 10, 2006 - Sun. Apr. 16, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Apr. 18

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. VPN.net $10,001 SnapNames
2.  AffiliatePrograms.net $7,750 Afternic
3. Fortuna.info €6,000 = $7,270 Sedo
4.  Idaho.info $7,000 Pvt Sale
5. GoDown.org $5,000 NetworkSolutions
6. Codes.net $4,300 Sedo
7. Ostsee.info
("East Sea" in German)
€3,000 = $3,677 Sedo
8. AuStudies.org $3,399 SnapNames
9.  Safety2005.org $3,305 SnapNames
10.
tie
Thanhvan.org $3,150 Sedo
10.
tie
Eypd2003.org $3,150 SnapNames

12. FastDigital.info $2,700 Sedo
13. EuroRights.org $2,383 SnapNames
14. 
tie
Plex86.org $2,000 SnapNames
14. 
tie
Nanotech.net $2,000 Afternic
16. OLO.net $1,855 SnapNames
17. BUBL.net $1,688 Afternic
18. Prometeus.org $1,605 SnapNames
19. DAC.net $1,587 SnapNames
20.
tie
TheNewSteel.org $1,500 SnapNames
20.
tie
StandardsAmericas.net $1,500 SnapNames
20.
tie
CityOfDallas.org $1,500 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 20 more 4-figure sales just off the chart. SnapNames accounted for 13 of those, with many of them being from the ever popular 3-letter category. ADN.net brought $1,537, SHL.net sold for $1,461 and URU.net attracted $1,161. Also at SnapNames, OTF.net fetched $1,111, UVP.net pitched in $1,051 and TWF.net went for $1,016

3-letter names were hot in other extensions too. HAR.org went for $1,051 at SnapNames while at Sedo TEE.biz took in €1,125 ($1,363) and TFY.org sold for $1,000. Pool also got into the act with ZYR.net at $1,022

Domains with more than 3 letters weren't exactly ignored. SnapNames sold MCHData.net for $1,450, Securite-Solaire.org for $1,350 and AustrianTradeUS.org for $1,305. Univ.net notched $1,271, Moratorium2000.org provided $1,201 and Denmark-Hotel.net booked $1,110.

At Sedo, Hochzeitsreisen.net ("honeymoon" in German) changed hands for $1,226 and Daedalus.org drew $1,212. At Afternic, WineLovers.net swallowed $1,200 and TheBranch.net brought $1,000

Country Codes

The Country Codes didn't have any five-figure entries this week but there were 18 solid four-figure sales in the category with Canada's .ca claiming five of those. Germany's .de and Great Britain's .co.uk racked up four apiece. Two of those .de's were IDNs. We also saw a pair from Austria's .at, a nice $2,500 sale of a 3-letter .us domain and rare four-figure sales in the .md and .cc extensions.

Sedo claimed the first three slots on our new ccTLD leader board with DotPlanet.de at €4,000 ($4,847), Tilers.co.uk at £2,500 ($4,380) and Carpet.at at €3,500 ($4,241). Pool swept the next three spots with a trio of .ca domains. AdultMovie.ca attracted $3,750 while Workopolis.ca and Workapolis.ca kicked in $3,300 each. 

In one of the highest .md (Moldova ccTLD) sales on record, Josh Proulx sold #7 Diets.md for $3,000 at Sedo. Sedo also sold a hyphenated .co.uk, #8 Simple-Savings.co.uk, for £1,500 ($2,628). IMA.us completed the top half of the chart after being purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art for $2,500 in a private transaction.

Here's a look at the complete Country Code Chart for the week ending April 16:



Country Code Top Sellers
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Apr. 10, 2006 - Sun. Apr. 16, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Apr. 18

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.  DotPlanet.de €4,000 = $4,847 Sedo
2. Tilers.co.uk £2,500 = $4,380 Sedo
3. Carpet.at €3,500 = $4,241 Sedo
4. AdultMovie.ca $3,750 Pool
5.
tie
Workopolis.ca $3,300 Pool
5.
tie
Workapolis.ca $3,300 Pool
7.  Diets.md $3,000 Sedo
8. Simple-Savings.co.uk £1,500 = $2,628 Sedo
9. IMA.us $2,500 Pvt Sale

10. Nähen.de (IDN)
("sewing" in German)
€1,999 = $2,422 Sedo
11. DebtIndex.co.uk £1,350 = $2,365 Sedo
12. DVBT.at €1,600 = $1,939 Sedo
13. Bahnhöfe.de
("train stations" in German)
€1,450 = $1,757 Sedo
14. TheOneStopPhoneShop.co.uk £975 = $1,708 Sedo
15. Asienurlaub.de
("Asian vacation" in German)
€1,400 = $1,696 Sedo
16. AnyWho.ca  $1,220 Pool
17. Manhattan.ca $1,024 Pool
18. USA.cc $1,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

IDN's continue to pop on this chart with regularity. #10 Nähen.de ("sewing" in German) at $2,422 and #13 Bahnhöfe.de ("train stations" in German) at $1,757, did the honors this time out.

Other notable entries on the second half of the chart included that 5-word .co.uk domain in the 14th position and the $1,000 sale of USA.cc (Cocos Keeling Islands ccTLD) in the 18th slot.

Pool, who is based in Canada, had another group of .ca sales just off the chart. Those included Crafters.ca ($830), Fleas.ca ($802), DiversityTraining.ca ($655), WebLoan.ca ($575) and Jokers.ca ($525).

Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past week, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all categories by visiting our Year To Date Charts page.

*****

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 who share their sales information with us to help everyone in the business get a handle on current domain values. Richard Meyer of DotCom Group, LLC also provides invaluable help in collecting 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 night publication to give you the freshest sales report in the industry. 

Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.


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