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.EU 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) at Sedo.com to put .eu at #1 on DN Journal's weekly Top 20 Chart for the first time. UK based Refractile Limited made the sale. 

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.

The American 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 2:

 

The DNJournal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 26, 2006 - Sun. July 2, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 4

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. OnlineCasino.eu €36,500 = $46,748 Sedo
2. HorseBreeding.com $34,250 SnapNames
3. WhatsHot.com $26,150 SnapNames
4. Casino.hk $20,000 Afternic
5. TicketOffice.com $18,000 Sedo
6. Domicile.com $16,500 Afternic
7. eMusic.gr €10,000 = $12,809 Sedo
8. MemphisApartments.com $12,101 SnapNames
9.
tie
VoodooShoes.com $11,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Invester.com (typo) $11,000 Pvt Sale

11. HotelDiscounters.com $10,450 SnapNames
12. MetCafe.com €8,000 = $10,245 Sedo
13. InternetCasinos.eu €7,500 = $9,607 Sedo
14. MyPettyCash.com $8,990 Sedo
15. 123Sold.com $8,500 Afternic
16. PlaneTracker.com $7,988 SnapNames
17. OrbitX.com $7,800 Enom's Club Drop
18. BlogTiger.de €6,000 = $7,685 Sedo
19. DanceCrazy.com $7,600 SnapNames
20. RedX.com $7,500 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.

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 Between $2,000-$3,500
CapCal.com $3,466   SoccerLounge.com $2,350
WaterfieldMortgage.com $3,110 MaineframeForum.com $2,305
VirginiaNewspapers.com $3,100 SweetMicky.com $2,288
LeatherPurse.com $3,100 GrandTraverse.com $2,272
All4Resumes.com $3,100 SkirtsAndShorts.com $2,250
FinanceLine.com $3,001 MtView.com $2,161
DodgeCar.com $3,001 Dass.com $2,150
EcoDirectory.com $2,900 CommerceWorld.com $2,150
RealtyMart.com $2,825 CFOUFM.com $2,149
WaldensBooks.com $2,800 HardwoodFloorCare.com $2,117
Manus.com $2,655 Skywriter.com $2,050
FastCashLoan.com $2,650 Materdei.com $2,050
BeatUpMyBookie.com $2,600 FreeCalifornia.com $2,050
eDrugeStoreMD.com $2,549 CISM.com $2,050
Beignets.com $2,451 PerfumeWarehouse.com $2,000
TurboMustang.com $2,405  

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

Global Contenders (.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 TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. WG.org $6,500 Afternic
2.  Prom.net €5,000 = $6,404 Sedo
3. Wank.net $5,000 BuyDomains
4.  Orthodontics.net $4,900 Sedo
5. Private.org $4,669 SnapNames
6. BubbleButts.net $4,408 SnapNames
7. 995.net $3,300 Enom's Club Drop
8. Spelling.net $3,201 SnapNames
9.  Gold.biz $3,000 NamePros
10. USAJob.org $2,700 SnapNames

11. DAC10.org $2,150 SnapNames
12. FreeCamilo.org $1,975 SnapNames
13. PacificIncubation.org $1,938 SnapNames
14.  JAV.info €1,500 = $1,921 Sedo
15.   Dong.net $1,853 SnapNames
16. QIN.net $1,834 SnapNames
17. Leistner.net $1,800 Afternic
18. Headaches.net $1,700 SnapNames
19.  GoldPalace.net $1,605 SnapNames
20. VoteRepublican.net $1,550 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 added $1,200.

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

Country Codes

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 at Sedo;   Suchmaschinen-marketing.eu ("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:



Country Code Elite 11
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 26, 2006 - Sun. July 2, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 4

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.  OnlineCasino.eu €36,500 = $46,748 Sedo
2. Casino.hk $20,000 Afternic
3. eMusic.gr €10,000 = $12,809 Sedo
4. InternetCasinos.eu €7,500 = $9,607 Sedo
5. BlogTiger.de  €6,000 = $7,685 Sedo
6. IQ-Test.eu  €5,250 = $6,725 Sedo
7.  DBP.co.uk £2,500 = $4,618 Sedo
8.  Nie.de
("never" in German)
€3,333 = $4,265 Sedo

9. Nations.eu €2,350 = $3,010 Sedo
10.
tie
Suchmaschinen-marketing.eu
("search engine marketing" in German)
€2,000 = $2,562 Sedo
10.
tie
AmericanTourister.eu €2,000 = $2,562 Sedo
11. Licon.eu €1,750 = $2,242 Sedo
12. StudentLoans.us $2,222 Afternic
13. Directorioturistico.com.mx 
("touristic directory" in Spanish)
$2,000 Sedo
14. IBC.us $1,200 NamePros
15. Autofit.eu $1,050 Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 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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