Hits A High Note to Lead This Week's Reported Domain Sales
by Ron Jackson
Domain sales were a bit lighter
than usual this week, something that was to be expected with many of
the major players away for the Domain Roundtable Conference
in Seattle. Of course being on the road doesn't slow some of
those guys down a bit. One bid $110,000 to win Jail.com
in a silent auction at the conference. As soon as the transfer if
completed that domain will be eligible for our chart.
hit the highest note among the reported sales that were completed
over the past 7 days, going for $40,000 at Sedo.com.
That was one of 7 domains Sedo placed on our new Top 20, more
than any other venue, though SnapNames.com
was right behind with 6, including the #3 domain, Trion.com,
There were 13
five-figure sales this week and Afternic.com
had one of the best of the lot, #2 Music-Videos.com, at $25,000.
Sedo hit #4 with TrueLocal.co.uk at £8,000
($14,254). The latter name was one of five country code domains
on this week's leader board. Others reaching the top half of the
chart were #5 Resto.ca (Canadian ccTLD), sold for $11,611
and #7 Stoff.de ("stuff" in German) which went for €9,000
($11,185) in a private sale.
.Net also scored this week with two
domains on the Big Board, #15 Relationship.net ($9,300
Club Drop) and #19 HomeImprovement.net ($8,733)
at Pool. Pool had three entries on our new list, also scoring with BodybuildingEquipment.com
($8,988). Club Drop put a pair on the board with #9 BeanieBabies.com
completing their daily double after going for $11,100.
Here's a look at the
complete all extension leader board for the week ending Sunday,
DNJournal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Apr. 17, 2006 - Sun. Apr. 23, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Apr. 25
Stoff.de ("stuff" in German)
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 had 13 of the 20 entries on this week's
leader board, but as usual, that was just a warm up for the world's
most popular extension. SnapNames kept the party going with hits
like PurseMe.com ($7,600), ShippingSupply.com ($7,155),
SummerDress.com ($7,001) and eDVD.com ($7,000). ShareInternetFiles.com
added $6,600, AnimeManga.com contributed $5,877
and BangaloreNet.com kicked in $5,700.
SnapNames also had a pair of nice 3-letter sales with
LJL.com landing $5,600 and EPY.com commanding $5,101.
In other sales, Losan.com went for $5,200, EventSoftware.com
sold for $5,100 and RentEasy.com returned $4,402.
HDOTraining.com traded for $4,401, Industrial-Robots.com
was worth $4,113 and CustomBicycles.com pedaled off
SnapNames had 30 more sales ranging from $2,000 to
$3,900. You can check those out in the table below:
Additional SnapNames Sales
Back at Sedo, Marasoft.com made $5,000
while Watches1.com, Toys1.com and Gifts1.com
went for $4,000 each. ManPaper.com posted $3,500
and VoipPal.com peaked at $3,333.
At Afternic, AmericanWealthServices.com went
for $5,000, Christian-Music.com drew $3,750 and
ViceRecords.com revealed $3,450. Address-Search.com
found $3,000, LawrenceRealty.com brought $2,850 and
SimpleServe.com sold for $2,625. The Afternic roster
also included RapidDollars.com at $2,450 and SearchPhysician.com
Enom's Club Drop supplemented their pair of Top 20
domains with MyLover.com at $5,300. They also sold NikeStore.com
at $2,800 while Mobifun.com and StoneSupply.com
deposited $1,900 each. At Pool.com, IndianMasks.com covered
$2,010 and KoreanCars.com cranked up $1,938.
In notable private sales, Dot Commerce Inc. signed
over LeaseThis.com for $6,000 and Drop Wizard Gordon
Martin dropped the hammer on DivorceAdvisors.com at
$3,200 and NassauHotels.com at $2,500. The latter
two domains were part of a portfolio liquidation sale Martin is
currently running (one that includes 500 .com domains and 350 .ca
names). Martin put the portfolio together while running a well-known
drop catching service for several years at DropWizard.com.
The picture continues to brighten for International
Domain Names. IDNs were the topic of a lot of favorable
discussion at the Domain Roundtable Conference in Seattle last week
(details can be found in our conference wrap up report slated for
publication on our home page Thursday night (April 27). On the IDN
sales front, Gary Males acquired a group of 8 Japanese
Prefecture domains for $15,000 in a private transaction after
hooking up with the seller at IDNForums.com.
Males now owns 11 of the 47 Japanese Prefectures (a prefecture is a
geographical district, similar to a county or state in
The new acquisitions for Males (at an average cost
of $1,875 each) were 香川県.com
(Kagawa Prefecture), 石川県.com (Ishikawa
Prefecture), 滋賀県.com (Shiga Prefecture),
愛媛県.com (Ehime Prefecture), 岩手県.com
(Iwate Prefecture), 山口県.com (Yamaguchi
Prefecture), 富山県.com (Toyama Prefecture)
and 奈良県.com (Nara Prefecture). You'll
also find IDN sales in both our Global Contenders and Country
Codes sections below.
(.biz, .info, .net & .org)
.Net had a strong outing this week
taking four of the top five slots on our Global Contenders
chart, including #1 Relationship.net at $9,300 (sold
at Enom's Club Drop)and #2 HomeImprovement.net at
$8,733 (sold at Pool.com). .Org was also strong,
taking the third slot with Chinatown.org, a domain thatattracted $7,600 at SnapNames. Overall, .org has
just one less entry in the Top 20 than .net, trailing 9-8.
.Biz had two of the remaining three
slots, scoring with Buy.biz, sold for $4,000 at
Afternic to tie for the 7th position, and #18 Governments.biz,
sold for €1,500 ($1,864) at Sedo. The only .info
entry this week was an IDN. Wörterbuch.info ("dictionary"
in German) booked €1,900 ($2,345) at Sedo.
SnapNames traditionally does well with this
category and this week was no exception as the popular
drop-catching venue took 11 of the 20 entries. Here's a complete look at the Global
Contenders list for the week ending April 23:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Apr.
17, 2006 - Sun. Apr. 23, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Apr. 25
There were 23 more 4-figure sales just off the
chart and SnapNames accounted for 15 of those. Sedo and Pool
shared the rest. Sedo's sale list included Zen.biz ($1,500),
Amaze.net ($1,350) and a pair at €1,000 ($1,234) each;
Upsell.net and Camp.biz. They also sold Maya.net
for $1,115. Pool's four figure sales included PenileEnlargement.net
($1,150), Bulgaria-Hotel.net($1,115) and AesopOnline.net
That big lot at SnapNames was topped by ADCNY.org
at $1,650. In the same extension, Philcongenla.org
went for $1,475, NathanielBowditch.org brought $1,375
and CalRxNow.org prescribed $1,250. Also, CCBC.org
attracted $1,210 and LivingRoomSeattle.org
On the .net side of the ledger, SnapNames sold Paradiso.net
for $1,500, RubbishRemoval.net for $1,400 and
DCG.net for $1,372. 898.net added $1,351,
Gethsemane.net drew $1,350 and EZ-Life.net lounged
at $1,300. Another 3-letter domain, TNM.net
fetched $1,219, HearingHealth.net heard $1,201
and Letterheads.net notched $1,050.
At Afternic, a pair of surnames changed hands. Hahn.info
sold for $900 and Moulton.info went for $800.
Also, PuppyLove.biz brought $650.
The Country Codes were rocking again
this week with a trio of five-figure sales. A look through our
charts will show you that the ccTLD category has consistently
drawn higher prices top to bottom this year than the non .com
global TLDs. The country codes widened their lead this time
around the track with #1 TrueLocal.co.uk selling for £8,000
($14,254) at Sedo, #2 Resto.ca going for $11,611
at Pool and #3 Stoff.de ("stuff" in German)
pulling in €9,000 ($11,185) in a private sale.
Great Britain's .co.uk was the dominant
extension this week, walking off with 8 of the 20 chart
entries, including a sweep of positions four through six. #4 Forums.co.uk
brought £5,000 ($8,908),#5 TeletexHolidays.co.uk
added $7,900 and #6 FreeMusicDownloads.co.uk drew
There was a lot variety through the rest of
the chart with 9 different countries being represented. We
also saw our first IDN .tv sale with アニメ.tv
("anime" in Japanese) selling for $1,200
at the IDNPros.com
forum. That gave .tv a rare double this week as LiveAuction.tv
also sold, changing hands in a private transaction for $2,500.
Patricia Hill of HotDomains.tv
sent the domain to the owner of the plural version - LiveAuctions.tv.
Poker was also a hot theme this week. Sanchay
Kumar sold OnlinePoker.sg (Singapore ccTLD) and OnlinePoker.hk
(Hong Kong ccTLD) for $4,450 each at Sedo. Meanwhile at
Afternic, Poker.gs (ccTLD for South Georgia and the
South Sandwich Islands) raked in a $1,500 pot.
Here's a look at the complete Country Code
Chart for the week ending April 23:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Apr. 17, 2006 - Sun. Apr. 23, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Apr. 25
In a couple of four
figure sales just off the chart, GolfSimulator.ca
scored $1,150 for Pool.com and Earth. cc (Cocos
Keeling Islands ccTLD) earned $1,111 at Sedo.
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
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 email@example.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
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.