and PrimeRate.com Each Crack the Six-Figure Mark as the Domain Market's
Strong Summer Continues
by Ron Jackson
The summer doldrums are still away
on vacation. The domain market turned in another solid performance
this week with a pair of six-figure sales and 15 reported
transactions that hit at least five figures. As always, there were
others in that lofty range that were not reported due to
This week's Chairman of the Big Board is WiFi.com, a blue
chip domain that commanded $225,000 at Sedo.com.
In addition to leading our new weekly Top 20 chart, that deal
also ranks among the 20 highest sales on our 2006
Year-To-Date list. Stuart Wood of Wisconsin's Salient
Properties, LLC was the buyer.
booked the other six-figure sale, handling a $110,000
transaction for PrimeRate.com. Afternic put another name on
the top half of the leader board, scoring again with #7 CityMark.com
at $18,800. SnapNames.com
led the overall numbers race by placing nine entries on the new
chart, one more than Sedo. The SnapNames roster included numbers 4,
5 and 6 with #4 Pianist.com leading the charge at $32,750.
Drop was the only other venue able to squeeze onto the
elite list, doing it with the solid $40,000 sale of #3 PhotBucket.com
(a domain with a huge Overture
score of 16,961 with extension).
.Com had an especially powerful
week, claiming 19 of the 20 highest sales. Only #10 Pittsburgh.org,
sold for $14,250 at SnapNames, prevented a .com sweep. Here's a look at the
complete all-extension leader board for the week ending Sunday, July
DNJournal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. July 10, 2006 - Sun. July 16, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 18
Bilandecompetences.com ("skill assessment" in French)
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.
#16 VactionRentals.com is a good example of how
typos of generic keywords that have a reliable flow of traffic
continue to be highly valued. This misspell scores 54 with the
extension in Overture.
.Com Supporting Cast
Besides having the week's top sale and eight
entries on our leader board, Sedo hada solid group of
four-figure sales that included PhoneReview.com at $7,500
and HDVD.com at $7,000. QuietCare.com, EasyFinancing.com
and CamcorderReview.com added $5,000 each. UOI.com
contributed another $4,950 and Dropped.com picked up $4,500.
At SnapNames, Haciendas.com brought $6,877,
VolunteerVacations.com booked $6,101 and AncestryResearch.com
uncovered $6,000. Precis.com provided $5,500,
BollywoodStar.com banked $4,600 and ChoicePriveleges.com
USCAD.com commanded $4,400, AnimalTrailers.com
trucked in $3,888 and CanadaFind.com found $3,777.
4Sight.com fetched $3,700 and AduitFriendFinder.com
(typo) tacked on $3,606. SnapNames had another 22 sales
ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. You can check those out in the table below:
Additional SnapNames Sales
Back at Afternic, HJF.com corralled $4,300,
LoBall.com landed $4,000 and Masaje.com
("massage" in Spanish) managed $3,800.
UACO.com captured $3,450, AvCarts.com added $2,750
and two others, PhBalance.com and ChicagoCruises.com
went for $2,500 each. Elmandril.com ("the
mandrill" in Spanish) cornered $2,300,
ThatBlog.com bagged $2,200 and CampReview.com
At Enom's Club Drop, FlexFuelCar.com braked
at $6,200 and BookOfTheMonthClub.com brought $3,400.
At Pool.com, Lieche.com tallied $2,100. Elsewhere, FilmDept.com
changed hands for $2,500 in a private sale and MarriageBootcamp.com
clicked for $2,000 at DotComDepot.com.
In a large portfolio
transaction, England's Internet
Business Group PLC paid
CheapFlights Limited £1,100,000 ($2,007,390) for assets that
included two developed sites and approximately 75 domain
(.biz, .info, .net & .org)
.Org returned to the top of the
Global Contenders chart with the $14,250 sale of Pittsburgh.org
at SnapNames this week. The extension also took four of
the first eight positions overall, including #4 Wonders.org,
sold for $3,555, also at SnapNames.
.Net had the most entries overall,
piling up 11 charted sales, including #2 Plumber.net at
$5,005. .Pro got on the board for the second
week in a row, with #3 Travel.pro booking $3,900 at
Sedo. .Info made an appearance with #8 Warwickshire.info
going for €2,000 ($2,501) while .Biz was
blanked this time out.
Here's a complete look at the Global
Contenders list for the week ending July 16:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July
10, 2006 - Sun. July 16, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 18
There were four more four-figure sales just off
the chart, all at SnapNames. NetGuide.net notched $1,100
while HeathrowAirport.net, DDN-Africa.org and
BGOB.net brought $1,050 each. In other sales, Chad
Laughlin got a good deal on Modems.net, picking up
the domain for $997 at Ebay, H0.net (letter
H and number 0) sold for $800 at Afternic where RealEstateGuide.biz
generated another $500.
A two-letter .cc (Cocos Keeling Islands extension)landed at the top of our new Country Code
Web Ventures, Inc. sold EU.cc for an even
$5,000 at Sedo,a venue that racked up 12 chart
entries including the first eight in a row. An Austrian
domain, Erfolgreich.at ("success" in German)
was just $10 behind at $4,990.
The European Union's new .eu extension
continues to come on strong, claiming six of the the sixteen
chart entries including #3 Fuerteventura.eu at€3,334 ($4,170). The name represents a popular
vacation island near Morocco.
America's ccTLD, .us, took two
of the next three spots with #4 FunnyGames.us going for€3,100 ($3,877) and #6 WeBuyHouses.us bringing
$3,500. The latter domain was sold by Griggs &
Company at Sedo. .US had four chart entries overall with
two others each selling for over $2,000 each at TDNAM.com.
Other countries represented this week included
Germany (.de), Sweden (.se), Spain (.es),
Great Britain (co.uk) and Canada (.ca). Here's a look at the complete
Country Code leader board for the week ending July 16:
Code Sweet 16
ccTLD Sales: Mon. July 10, 2006 - Sun. July 16, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 18
Erfolgreich.at ("successful" in German)
Fuerteventura.eu (Vacation island near Morocco)
€3,334 = $4,170
€3,100 = $3,877
€3,000 = $3,752
€2,000 = $2,502
Pfandbrief.eu ("mortgage backed bond" in German)
€1,899 = $2,375
€1,600 = $2,001
Tierra.es ("earth" in Spanish)
Gerichtsvollzieher.eu ("bill collector" in German)
In another four-figure sale, Poker.ma
(Morocco ccTLD) went for $1,200 at Sedo. Pool sold several .ca
domains in the mid three-figure range; Snowy.ca ($650),
Blowup.ca ($580), Settings.ca ($580) and Powerball.ca
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.