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Wrestling.com Pins the Competition With One of  the Year's Biggest Domain Sales

by Ron Jackson
  

Wrestling.com is the undisputed king of the ring this week, after throwing all of the competition over the top rope with a blockbuster $500,000 sale. Communicate.com Inc. let the domain go in a private transaction and there may be more where that came from. 

Company President David Jeffs said the firm might also put Boxing.com on the block and he expects that domain would command an even higher price than Wrestling.com did. Wrestling.com is the 7th domain to sell for at least half a million dollars this year.

That sale helped the heavyweight division stage a nice comeback this week after a rare downturn last week. .Com led the charge, sweeping 18 of 20 positions on the Big Board, and 13 domains sold for at least five figures this time out. After posting 3 of the top 5 domain sales last week, .Org had another strong outing, claiming the other two slots on the Top 20. One of those, #4 Foreclosure.org, put the extension among the first five again after changing hands for $23,000 at GreatDomains

Sedo.com was the hottest venue this week, racking up 8 of the 20 chart entries, including #2 ApplianceHelp.com at $34,000 and #3 Moron.com at $25,000. SnapNames.com put 5 domains  on the all-extension leader board while Moniker.com/DomainSystems.com has 3. #5 DogsAndCats.com produced a purrfect combination for SnapNames, selling for $20,500. Lucky #7 Cenkempus.com set the pace at Moniker. Cenkempus is the name of a well established Bali travel agency that finally acquired their .com name in this deal.

 Here's a look at the complete Top 20 list for the week ending Sunday, August 13:

 

The DNJournal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 7, 2006 - Sun. Aug.13, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 15

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Wrestling.com $500,000 Pvt Sale
2. ApplianceHelp.com $34,000 Sedo
3. Moron.com $25,000 Sedo
4. Foreclosure.org $23,000 GreatDomains
5. DogsAndCats.com $20,500 SnapNames
6. Published.com $17,000 GreatDomains
7. Cenkempus.com $15,600 Moniker/
DomainSystems
8. MDB.com $15,000 Sedo
9. AIH.com $12,249 SnapNames
10. ShoutIt.com $11,999 Sedo

11. 4SE.com 8,000 = $10,228 Sedo
12.
tie
ContextualAdvertising.com $10,000 Moniker/
DomainSystems
12.
tie
ContextualContent.com $10,000 Moniker/
DomainSystems
14. TheLeadingEdge.com $9,000 Sedo
15.
tie
Reverie.com $8,500 Afternic
15.
tie
Humans.org $8,500 Sedo
17.  Lexx.com $8,350 SnapNames
18. BotoxDoctor.com $8,099 SnapNames
19. HealthCareUnited.com $7,800 Sedo
20. ProjectorSolution.com $7,000 SnapNames

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.

Those two Moniker sales at #13 were actually part of a single $20,000 deal. We split the value between the two evenly for charting purposes.

.Com Supporting Cast

As they so often do, SnapNames players filled the most roles among the .com supporting cast.  AutomobileGlass.com cracked $5,955 and PumpkinSeed.com spit out $5,150. DrawingTable.com tacked on $4,962, 1800Basket.com brought $4,510 and GarlandTX.com kicked in $4,101

Also at SnapNames, Segment.com sold for $4,051, the gavel on GunAuctions.com dropped at $4,021 and LakeBoat.com docked with $3,700 on board. Gab-Design.com drew $3,433 and an IDN, 鞋.com (xn--1t5a.com in puny code), which is traditional Chinese for Shoes.com, produced $3,400. FireRetardant.com put out $3,333, while VirtualMusic.com and ESLWorldwide.com went for $3,200 each. SnapNames had 18 more sales ranging from $2,000 to just under $3,200. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,200
Portalux.com $3,110   EnemaBags.com $2,372
Costumes4Fun.com $3,101 TempTattoo.com $2,310
PajamaBottoms.com $3,000 Manizales.com $2,272
SantaMarta.com $2,900 LifeMedia.com $2,160
EvilEye.com $2,749 eMobility.com $2,052
ThreeStarHotels.com $2,555 VirtualExplorer.com $2,050
Jantar.com $2,450 SingleParentCentral.com $2,050
ToothInfo.com $2,383 SunHouse.com $2,049
AntiqueChandelier.com $2,383 Breather.com $2,000

Pool.com sold a pair of 3-letter .coms through their Marketplace; QTX.com for $7,000 and NKZ.com for $5,000

At Afternic.com, Gebauer.com generated $5,556, Mindz.com commanded $3,450 and two others; Eurotune.com and EonCom.com added $2,500 each. CollegePosters.com pinned up $2,288 while three more; Therapy411.com, MiniWireless.com and FunFix.com fetched $2,000 each. Afternic also sold MiamiStar.com for $1,500

Back at Sedo, RentAll.com racked up $5,300, InDemandTickets.com tallied $5,000, MultiFinance.com contributed $4,500 and SSSP.com posted $3,838. Elsewhere, GreatDomains sold BeyondTrust.com for $3,500 and iPodster.com went for $3,000 in a private sale with Moniker handling the escrow on that deal.

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

.Org was riding high again this week. After sweeping the top three spots on last week's Global Contenders chart, the extension claimed the top two this week and dominated the GC Top 20 with a dozen entries. Two domains you've already seen on our all-extension leader board held the top spots here, Foreclosure.org at $23,000 and Humans.org at $8,500

With #3 Union.net leading the way, .net swept the next four positions. That name sold at GreatDomains for $7,500. .Net took 7 spots overall. .Biz also got on the board with #7 Small.biz banking $3,548 at Moniker/DomainSystems. 

Here's the complete Global Contenders chart for the week ending August 13:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug. 6, 2006 - Sun. Aug. 13, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 15

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Foreclosure.org $23,000 GreatDomains
2.  Humans.org $8,500 Sedo
3. Union.net $7,500 GreatDomains
4. Guides.net $5,175 Moniker/
DomainSystems
5. Comedian.net $4,411 SnapNames
6. ePublishing.net $4,108 Moniker/
DomainSystems
7. Small.biz $3,548 Moniker/
DomainSystems
8.  CasinosOnline.org $3,500 SnapNames
9. Factor.org $3,101 SnapNames
10. CleanAirTrust.org $2,151 SnapNames

11. Rodatabase.org $1,816 SnapNames
12.
tie
FastCashLoans.org $1,650 SnapNames
12.
tie
EHRCollaborative.org $1,650 SnapNames
14. Confianca.net $1,588 Sedo
15. Editors.org $1,512 SnapNames
16.  RioWeb.org $1,500 SnapNames
17.  Bookends.net $1,406 SnapNames
18.   PressCouncils.org $1,405 SnapNames
19.  IndianaRealEstate.net $1,400 Pvt Sale
20. CatholicsInPublicSquare.org $1,359 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Though .info missed making the Top 20 this week, the extension had the highest uncharted sale with Hipnosis.info going for 1,000 ($1,278) at Sedo.  Sedo also sold I-Media.net for $1,200

SnapNames dominated this week's GC chart with 12 entries and they added 5 more four-figure sales off the chart. Those included SaveStockOptions.org ($1,250) and CommercialMortgages.org ($1,200). On the .net side of the ledger, SnapNames sold Adapt.net ($1,250), FastCashLoans.net ($1,161) and WindowVisions.net ($1,050).

In a private sale, TBP.biz changed hands for $700

Country Codes

America's country code, .US, continues to make inroads in the ccTLD competition. The extension claimed the top two spots on our new Country Code chart and 4 of the 12 entries overall, more than any other extension. A pair of 3-character domains led the way with E85.us and RE4.us selling for $3,000 each at Sedo. E85 is a well-known ethanol based fuel while RE4 is shorthand for a popular game. 

.US also scored with #4 Career.us, sold for $2,300 at Sedo, and #7 EMA.us which went for $2,000 in a private transaction. The European Union's new .EU extension had three chart entries this week, headed by #3 Kartendrucker.eu ("ticket printer" in German). That domain drew 2,100 ($2,685) at Sedo, a venue that accounted for 9 of the 12 sales on the leader board.

Spain's .es was the only other extension with multiple entries, hitting the daily double with PKR.es and Sobres.es.  Other countries represented this week include the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (.cc), India (.in) and for the first time ever, Nauru (.nr). In an oddity, the world's two most popular country codes, Germany's .de and Great Britain's .co.uk, both failed to chart this week.

Here's a look at the complete Country Code leader board for the week ending August 13:



Country Code Top 12
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Aug. 6, 2006 - Sun. Aug. 13, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 15

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.  E85.us $3,000 Sedo
2. RE4.us  $3,000 Sedo
3. Kartendrucker.eu
("ticket printer" in German)
2,100 = $2,685 Sedo
4. Career.us $2,300 Sedo
5. PKR.es  1,200 = $2,272 Sedo
6. EcoWorld.eu $2,250

Sedo

7.  EMA.us  $2,000 Pvt Sale
8.  Sobres.es
("envelope of letters" in Spanish)
1,400 = $1,790 Sedo
9. Easy-Forex.eu $1,650 Sedo
10. 88.cc $1,600 Pvt Sale
11. Sportsbook.in $1,395 Afternic
12. Casino.nr $1,090 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

In some smaller transactions off the chart, Afternic sold AquaDesigns.us for $560 and Wine-Lovers.us for $500 while Pool sold PetSitting.ca (Canadian country code) for $559.

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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