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Six Figure Sale of CreditCare.com and Highest .US Sale Ever Reported Headline Continuing Surge in Domain Business 

by Ron Jackson
  

Business is supposed to slow down in the summer, but you wouldn't know it from the ongoing boom in the domain market. Still another six-figure sale headlines our latest Top 20 chart, this one coming from GreatDomains where CreditCare.com commanded $125,000. The same venue also posted the second biggest .net sale of the year, ringing up $56,500 for Bingo.net. Only Sex.net was higher, going for $454,500 last month.

This week also brought the highest .US sale ever reported as Dan Ryan let Models.us go for $30,000 in a private sale to eclipse the previous leader, Jew.us, a domain that sold  for $29,500 in January. Business.us is believed to have sold for over $50,000 last fall but the actual price was never revealed.

The rising domain tide continues to lift all boats as interest continues to grow in multiple extensions. This week's Big Board features 3 .orgs, 2 .nets and 3 ccTLDs (representing the United States, Spain and Germany) along with the usual complement of strong .com sales.

#2 Laundromats.com was sandwiched in between those two big sales at GreatDomains after going for $70,000 at NameBrokers.com and #4 OLN.com booked $30,475 at Moniker.com/DomainSystems.com. That was one of five 3-letter domains on the chart (as well as a 2-letter domain), again demonstrating the perennial popularity of short acronyms.

Germany's .de powered it's way onto the upper reaches of the chart again, this time with the €22,000 ($27,683) sale of #6 Weihnachtsgeschenk.de ("Christmas gift" in German) at Sedo.com. .De reached a big milestone this week when total registrations hit 10 million on Monday (June 26). .Com is the only other extension to crack the 8-figure mark.

Sedo was the leading sales venue this week, piling up 7 chart entries. SnapNames has 4 while GreatDomains and Moniker/DomainSystems racked up 3 each. Here's a look at the complete all-extension leader board for the week ending Sunday, June 25:

 

The DNJournal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 19, 2006 - Sun. June 25, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 27

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CreditCare.com $125,000 GreatDomains
2. Laundromats.com $70,000 NameBrokers.com
3. Bingo.net $56,500 GreatDomains
4. OLN.com $30,475 Moniker/
DomainSystems
5. Models.us $30,000 Pvt Sale
6. Weihnachtsgeschenk.de
("Christmas gift" in German)
€22,000 = $27,683 Sedo
7. GlassBlock.com $25,250 SnapNames
8. UKR.com $25,000 Sedo
9. PHD.org $25,000 GreatDomains
10. Atlas.org $22,405 SnapNames

11. VideoAdvertising.com $22,000 Sedo
12. HawaiiHoneymoons.com $14,260 SnapNames
13. EnglishCourses.com $12,180 Afternic
14. WWCity.com $10,400 Moniker/
DomainSystems
15. E-Buddy.com $10,220 Moniker/
DomainSystems
16. Idea.org $9,600 SnapNames
17. DU.net $9,445 Sedo
18. DWS.es €7,500 = $9,438 Sedo
19. GTJ.com $9,000 Sedo
20. Jeans-Online.com €6,700 = $8,431 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.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Org had an exceptionally strong week with a trio of very attractive domains in PHD.org, Atlas.org and Idea.org. Spain's .es extension made a rare appearance on the Big Board with DWS.es going for $9,438. Though that ccTLD isn't a regular on the all-extension list it has been turning up more and more on our Country Code chart.

.Com Supporting Cast

Moniker/DomainSystems supplemented their there chart entries with MysticTravel.com at $8,200 and ExclusiveProperties.com at $6,295. The company also sold a portfolio of 56 three-letter .com domains for $131,620.

Meanwhile, SnapNames, as always, had a long list of strong four-figure sales, including EmpireSports.com at $8,000, LeaseReturns.com at $7,877 and Nickarcad.com at $7,600. DiscountBilliards.com pocketed $6,000, Discipleship.com drew $5,250 and Muvo.com kicked in $5,100

DiscountCookware.com served $5,000, FoulPlay.com pulled $4,600 and DiscountPosters.com tacked on $4,500. Mikvah.com went for $4,400 and CityOfFlagstaff.com fetched $4,100 while Shidduch.com and Canada3000.com contributed $4,000 each. SnapNames had another 26 sales ranging from $2,000-$3,600. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,600
PrimeCollege.com $3,600   PreventDiabetes.com $2,350
StarMail.com $3,505 OnlineInvestigations.com $2,272
VintageCoins.com $3,100 MiamiMovers.com $2,272
StemCellBank.com $3,100 Neurotin.com $2,150
HometownInsurance.com $3,100 FastRentals.com $2,150
InternetStudies.com $3,030 FlourescentLightbulbs.com $2,052
PhotoResource.com $2,850 PrizeWheel.com $2,050
WemWeb.com $2,735 GlowWorm.com $2,050
ExerciseProducts.com $2,730 ElectricHybridCars.com $2,050
Fuzed.com $2,700 ChampionSport.com $2,050
Boules.com $2,650 LRCPubs.com $2,005
Kickstands.com $2,600 ShareWorld.com $2,003
Iolon.com $2,600 PressOn.com $2,000

At Afternic.com, DCQ.com deposited $6,615 while 123456789.com counted out $5,556. GreenSpot.com grew $3,388, RegistrySmart.com corralled $2,300 and FutureFX.com found $2,288. StoneGirl.com ground out $2,100 while a trio that included TeamDetroit.com, PinkFashion.com and AdInteractive.com added $2,000 each. Afternic also had a six-figure sale this week that they could not release due to a non-disclosure agreement.

Back at Sedo, PerfectDomains.com posted $5,555 and GoStay.com got stuck at £3,000 ($5,467). QualityStocks.com returned $5,000 while Aislamiento.com ("isolated" in Spanish) and WinningTrades.com went for $4,000 each.

GreatDomains sold DollyGirl.com for $3,300 and in a pair of private deals, Darren Monroe of e-nic.com sold YEZ.com for $5,500 and Derek Prueitt bought Aardwolf.com for $2,500 to replace his Aardwolf.org.

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

In a repeat of last week's Global Contenders race .org nipped .net by one in overall chart entries (10-9 this time out), but .net again took the #1 position, doing it this time with that blockbuster $56,500 sale of Bingo.net at GreatDomains. .Org answered by taking the next three in a row with PHD.org, Atlas.org and Idea.org. All of those domains earned spots on the all-extension leader board you saw earlier, as did #5 DU.net, so the first face you haven't already seen is #6 79.net which went for $7,100 at SnapNames.

.Info is also represented on the GC chart this week thanks to Tariq Ghafoor's $4,800 sale of Roommates.info at Sedo. You might recall that Roommates.us went for $10,000 just last week, but Ghafoor, who is an excellent negotiator, had not heard that news when he agreed to let the .info version go for considerably less. 

This is a chart that SnapNames traditionally dominates and this week was no exception as the popular auction venue swept 15 of the 20 positions. Sedo took 3 and the other 2 went to GreatDomains (but they made theirs count by taking the top two spots). Here's a complete look at the Global Contenders list for the week ending June 25:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 19, 2006 - Sun. June 25, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 27

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Bingo.net $56,500 GreatDomains
2.  PHD.org $25,000 GreatDomains
3. Atlas.org $22,405 SnapNames
4.  Idea.org $9,600 SnapNames
5. DU.net $9,445 Sedo
6. 79.net $7,100 SnapNames
7. Rabbi.org $5,500 SnapNames
8. Roommates.info $4,800 Sedo
9.  APME.org $3,900 SnapNames
10. WeddingCake.net $3,500 SnapNames

11. Marilyn.net $3,303 SnapNames
12. OpenTrade.net €2,600 = $3,271 Sedo
13. PrepUSA.net $3,100 SnapNames
14.
tie
Mater.net $3,000 Sedo
14. 
tie
Acuall.org $3,000 SnapNames
16. Ballet.org $2,669 SnapNames
17. Veterinarian.org $2,659 SnapNames
18. Educanet.net $2,450 SnapNames
19.  AnsweringService.org $2,200 SnapNames
20. WGIT.org $2,150 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 23 more four-figure sales in the Global Contenders category this week and SnapNames accounted for 17 of those. Their .net winners included Xiao.net ($2,050), Carlsbad.net ($1,961) and InternetCompanies.net ($1,550). Johnnie.net notched $1,311, Peng.net provided $1,150 and Muntada.net added $1,105. WTR.net went for $1,061, KNX.net for $1,024 and ChildrensFoundation.net for $1,003

On the .org side of the ledger, SnapNames sold NCCCSF.org ($1,950), AsiaBusinessToday.org ($1,949) and Nami-NYC-Metro.org ($1,750). Potawatomilang.org pulled $1,650, Naets.org netted $1,550 and PoundRescue.org added $1,490. Rounding out the SnapNames roster were CharterProject.org ($1,410) and Veterinarians.org ($1,211)

At Sedo, Ranking.net banked $2,000, VirtualPeru.net deposited $1,773 and MaryMagdalene.org attracted $1,100. At Afternic, Armenian.org gathered $1,600, SWS.info sold for $1,500 and 4o.net nailed $1,460.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were rocking again this week. In addition to ranking among the five biggest sales in any extension this week, Models.us tops the Country Code chart and ascends to the throne as the highest .US sale reported to date. Germany was right behind with that big €22,000 ($27,683) sale of #2 Weihnachtsgeschenk.de at Sedo. 

.De took four positions on our new ccTLD leader board, also scoring with #4 Traci.de at €5,000 ($6,292), #5 Metall.de at €4,100 ($5,158) and #7 Töpfe.de ("pots" in German), an IDN that went for €3,333 ($4,193) at Sedo, a venue that swept 9 of the 11 chart entries. Other countries represented this week include Spain (.es with two entries), the European Union (.eu), Canada (.ca), Switzerland (.ch) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (.cc).

The .cc domain is a nice 2-letter combo, #9 AB.cc, sold by Original Web Ventures Inc. for $2,000 in a private transaction. Meanwhile, Moniker.com CEO Monte Cahn told us his company sold a portfolio of 130 two-letter .cc domains for $75,010.

Here's a look at the complete Country Code list for the week ending June 25:



Country Code Elite 11
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 19, 2006 - Sun. June 25, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 27

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.  Models.us $30,000 Pvt Sale
2. Weihnachtsgeschenk.de
("Christmas gift" in German)
€22,000 = $27,683 Sedo
3. DWS.es €7,500 = $9,438 Sedo
4. Traci.de €5,000 = $6,292 Sedo
5. Metall.de  €4,100 = $5,158 Sedo
6. Campingurlaub.eu 
("Camping vacation"in German)
€4,000 = $5,032 Sedo

7.  Töpfe.de (IDN)
("pots" in German)
€3,333 = $4,193 Sedo
8. Canoe360.ca $3,333 Sedo
9. AB.cc $2,000 Pvt Sale
10. Promega.es €1,100 = $1,383 Sedo
11. Commodities.ch €1,100 = $1,258 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

We also got word this week of a nice 3-letter .us sale that occurred earlier this year. PGI.us went for $4,000 in a private transaction. The deal was completed outside the time frame required to be eligible for our weekly chart, but we felt it was well worth noting.

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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