Domain Takes Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart After Selling for
Over $46,000 at Sedo
by Ron Jackson
Prior to the .eu rollout this spring,
there was a lot of debate about how commercially viable the European
Union's new extension would turn out to be. The questions are
now being answered and the answers are coming quicker than most
people expected. .Eu has already passed 2 million registrations and
this week OnlineCasino.eu sold for 36,500 ($46,748) atSedo.comto
put .eu at #1 on DN Journal's weekly Top 20 Chart for
the first time. UK based Refractile Limited made the
Though a major U.S. holiday slowed overall
business down a bit this week, it is an impressive feat for a new
extension to top every other TLD in any week. What's more,
there were several other strong .eu sales, including a second entry
on the Big Board, #13 InternetCasinos.eu, which sold for 7,500
($9,607), also at Sedo.
holiday I mentioned above, Independence Day, is actually
being celebrated today (July 4), but a lot of people left
work early last Friday and used the holiday to anchor a four day
weekend. That slowed down sales activity a bit and only a dozen
domains wound up cracking the five-figure mark. Sedo had five of
those and SnapNames.com
accounted for four, including #2 HorseBreeding.com at $34,250
and #3 WhatsHot.com at $26,150.
It was a good week for the ccTLDs
with five country code domains hitting the leader board, including Casino.hk
(Hong Kong country code), a name that raked in a $20,000
jackpot at Afternic.com.
Still another ccTLD, eMusic.gr (Greece country code),
landed at lucky #7 after going for 10,000 ($12,809) at
Sedo (a venue that claimed 9 of the 20 chart entries).
Here's a look at the
complete all-extension leader board for the week ending Sunday, July
DNJournal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. June 26, 2006 - Sun. July 2, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 4
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.
BlogTiger.de (German ccTLD) was the fifth
country code domain on this week's list, booking 6,000 ($7,685)
at Sedo. The other 15 slots all went to .com, leaving the
Global Contenders (.net, .org, .info and
.biz) on the sidelines this week, at least in terms of high
dollar sales. That group did have a lot of solid four figure sales
though and we will be telling you about those in the Global
Contenders section a bit later.
.Com Supporting Cast
First let's have the .com supporting case take a bow.
At SnapNames, TandemBike.com braked at $6,566, CharlestonProperties.com
provided $6,200 and a pair of others, Jazze.com and Flamethrower.com,
cooked up $6,100 each. The tuition for MontgomeryCollege.com
was $5,875, CoolMaths.com counted out $5,700 and
NaturalArts.com notched $5,350.
Valores.com and Amigos4EverPage.com
posted $5,100 each, CharlestonClassifieds.com kicked
in $5,001 and JointDiseases.com drew $4,544. SpokedWheels.com
spun $4,500, ScottishMusic.com piped in $4,444 and
Tyle.com tacked on $4,000. SnapNames had another 31 sales
ranging from $2,000-$3,500. You can check those out in the table below:
Additional SnapNames Sales
Back at Sedo, Entera.com exited with $5,800,
HomePrinting.com contributed 3,300 ($4,226) and Nutriworks.com
went for $3,800. CheInternet.com added $3,700, DealerQuotes.com
drew $3,500 and Directorioturistico.com .com ("touristic
directory" in Spanish) spawned $2,020.
Afternic supplemented their trio of Top 20 sales
with Craton.com and BuyClick.com at $5,000 each
and Sagas.com at $4,001. ClickAndPlay.com corralled
$3,400, ActionStep.com cornered $3,000, MotheringNaturally.com
nursed $2,222 and WorkingWealth.com banked $2,205.
In a couple of other sales at Enom's Club
Drop, HealingHands.com dispensed $4,000
and MovieProjector.com screened $3,900. In a private
sale, Alimentosorganicos.com ("organic food"
in Spanish), digested $1,725.
(.biz, .info, .net & .org)
A nice two-letter .org sold at Afternic this
week to top our latest Global Contenders chart. WG.org
generated $6,500 to nip #2 Prom.net which sold
for 5,000 ($6,404) at Sedo. .Net won the overall
numbers game, taking 12 chart entries compared to 6 for .org
and one each for .biz and.info. Other .net winners
included #3 Wank.net ($5,000) and #4 Orthodontics.net
($4,900). .Org got back into the fray with #5 Private.org
selling for $4,669 at SnapNames, a venue that accounted
for 12 of the 20 domains on the new leader board.
.Biz also earned a spot on the top half
of the chart with #9 Gold.biz going for $3,000
at the NamePros.com
forum. .Info got into the action with #14 JAV.info
going for 1,500 ($1,921) at Sedo. Here's a complete look at the Global
Contenders list for the week ending July 2:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June
26, 2006 - Sun. July 2, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 4
There were 14 more four-figure sales just off
the chart this week with SnapNames accounting for all but two of those. Their
.org winners included ADVX.org at $1,550 and a
pair at $1,250 each; Wheelmaker.org and IntegrityVA.org.
WoatUSA.org went for $1,216 and Napoa.org
On the .net side of the ledger, SnapNames sold Compilation.net
($1,436), Agualtiplano.net ($1,350) and EcoLinks.net
($1,250). They also got $1,161 for TicketOffice.net,
$1,150 for TheBlogfather.net, $1,051 for Incentives.net
and $1,024 for Vocalist.net.
Afternic had the other two uncharted four figure
sales with WebStudent.net at $1,200 and B0.net
(letter B and number 0) at $1,100.
The country code boom continued this week with
the top five domains on this chart also appearing on the
all-extension leader board at the top of our report. Of
course, OnlineCasino.eu led the way with that $46,748
sale at Sedo. That is the 6th highest ccTLD sale reported so
far this year. #2 Casino.hk
also ranks among the year's 20 biggest country code sales
after going for $20,000 at Afternic.
The European Union's new .eu extension
wound up sweeping more than half of the entries on our new chart, taking 8 of 15 positions overall. The .eu leaders
included #6 IQ-Test.eu at 5,250 ($6,725) and
a pair that tied for #10 after going for 2,000 ($2,562) each
("search engine marketing" in German) and AmericanTourister.eu.
All of those sales were made by Sedo, a venue that dominated
the country code chart by sweeping 12 of 15 entries.
Germany's .de and
America's .us were the only other extensions to post
multiple entries on this week's list, landing two each. Here's a look at the complete Country Code
leader board for the week ending July 2:
Code Elite 11
ccTLD Sales: Mon. June 26, 2006 - Sun. July 2, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 4
36,500 = $46,748
10,000 = $12,809
7,500 = $9,607
6,000 = $7,685
5,250 = $6,725
£2,500 = $4,618
Nie.de ("never" in German)
3,333 = $4,265
2,350 = $3,010
Suchmaschinen-marketing.eu ("search engine marketing" in German)
2,000 = $2,562
2,000 = $2,562
1,750 = $2,242
Directorioturistico.com.mx ("touristic directory" in Spanish)
This week's chart included a trio of
three-letter domains and there was another three-letter sale
just off the board. BBF.at (Austrian country
code) went for 550 ($705) in a private sale.
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
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