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Pair of Six-Figure Domain Sales Get Fourth Quarter Off to a Great Start 

by Ron Jackson
  

...and now they are into the home stretch! 2006 has been another blur and here we are already heading into the final quarter of what will be a third consecutive year of healthy domain sales. With a pair of six-figure deals this week, we are opening the final 13-week run on the right note. 

Camp.com leads the way after changing hands for $150,000 in a private transaction. Seller Steve Camp of Camp Technologies owned the undeveloped domain for several years but never parked it. Camp told us that in hindsight he knows that was a mistake, but he was unaware of the PPC industry that has grown up around domains in recent years. Of course, in addition to being a domain that can generate nice pay per click revenue (it scores 323 with the extension at Overture), Camp.com is a name that has terrific development potential.

FunnyAds.com also hit the 6-figure mark, selling for an even $100,000 at BuyDomains.com, a company that enjoyed a sensational week, racking up three of the top four sales and eight of the Top 20 overall - more than any other venue. BuyDomains also scored with #3 MaxMusic.com at $31,000 and #4 DVDDownload.com at $27,000

Afternic.com also had a very strong outing, accounting for three of the top ten domains, including #5 CampOut.com at $18,000. SnapNames.com followed with #6 MyFreeSite.com ($15,250) and they piled up seven entries overall on the all extension leader board. 

.Com enjoyed its usual dominance of the chart, while .net and .org each occupied one rung on the ladder and country code domains took two positions. One of those went to Great Britain's .co.uk while Japan's .jp  produced the other. Here's a look at the complete Big Board for the week ending Sunday, October 1:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 25, 2006 - Sun. Oct. 1, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 3

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Camp.com $150,000 Pvt Sale
2. FunnyAds.com $100,000 BuyDomains
3. MaxMusic.com $31,000 BuyDomains
4. DVDDownload.com $27,000 BuyDomains
5. CampOut.com $18,000 Afternic
6. MyFreeSite.com $15,250 SnapNames
7. UnitedHosting.com $14,000 Afternic
8. VirtualArt.com $13,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Gigmaster.com $12,500 BuyDomains
9.
tie
AJ.net $12,500 Afternic

11. Spunky.com $11,361 SnapNames
12. London-Escorts.com $11,150 SnapNames
13.
tie
SurvivalFood.com $10,000 BuyDomains
13.
tie
Alex.org $10,000 BuyDomains
15. MedicalJob.com $9,988 SnapNames
16. BollywoodChat.com $9,200 SnapNames
17.
tie
vForce.com $9,000 SnapNames
17.
tie
Integrity.co.uk $9,000 Pvt Sale
19. FilmIndustry.com $8,322 SnapNames
20.
tie
Environs.com $8,000 BuyDomains
20.
tie
DPNet.com $8,000 BuyDomains
20.
tie
Casinos.jp $8,000 Afternic

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.

.Com Supporting Cast

We've always known BuyDomains was a major force in the domain aftermarket, but we didn't realize just how well they were performing until they joined our elite list of contributing venues last week. After a very impressive debut outing, they returned this week with a remarkable parade of more than 100 notable sales. This is clearly a company that is clicking on all cylinders. They supplemented their eight charted domains with additional winners like Padders.com ($7,500), Shrubbery.com ($7,000) and CommercialCarpet.com ($6,500)

Club1.com admitted another $6,300, MySoul.com sold for $6,000 and four others; Remnants.com, MassageTools.com, LowLife.com and BackSpecialist.com brought $5,000 each. ExpressAuto.com braked at $4,500, SurfingWorld.com wiped out $4,488 and Zoja.com kicked in $4,155. Five other domains were in a logjam at $4,000 each; Qart.com, Printing Service.com, PDGI.com, MyChristmas.com and Aban.com.

As if that weren't enough, BuyDomains had 68 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to just under $4,000. You can check those out in the table below: 

Additional BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$4,000
CaliforniaWeather.com $3,984   OfficePhoneSystems.com $2,488
JobReady.com $3,850 MYAZ.com $2,488
ProfessionalBeauty.com $3,800 MilesPlus.com $2,488
TalentUnlimited.com $3,700 LetsGetBusy.com $2,488
TopToys.com $3,688 Dussmann.com $2,488
LAMarina.com $3,600 GuideToEducation.com $2,400
Orologio.com $3,500 SpectrumInternational.com $2,300
LocalService.com $3,500 LinkingPeople.com $2,300
TravelItalia.com $3,475 Cantec.com $2,300
UrbanRealEstate.com $3,305 AberdeenCity.com $2,300
Elysian.com $3,300 BlueString.com $2,288
LinenRental.com $3,250 BlissConsulting.com $2,288
BedOutlet.com $3,200 SnowOutlet.com $2,200
VeggieSingles.com $3,000 LittleBlackBox.com $2,150
Pushup.com $3,000 UpCall.com $2,088
Elementos.com $3,000 GroupGift.com $2,088
Dentaline.com $3,000 VoxMail.com $2,000
ScooterOutlet.com $2,900 VidCam.com $2,000
EuroStop.com $2,888 Tovo.com $2,000
GeorgiaWeather.com $2,832 Racek.com $2,000
EFPS.com $2,800 Pow-Wow.com $2,000
InternationalRegistry.com $2,720 NetworkPartners.com $2,000
DirectorioMedico.com $2,700 Medisystem.com $2,000
NZHolidays.com $2,688 JobPool.com $2,000
MilitaryWomen.com $2,625 JapaneseLiterature.com $2,000
Webfinity.com $2,600 InteractiveSelling.com $2,000
ResidentAgents.com $2,600 Impera.com $2,000
TelephoneDepot.com $2,588 FamilyProvider.com $2,000
SunsetHarbour.com $2,500 EducationalTechnologies.com $2,000
StateCourt.com $2,500 DigestiveDisorders.com $2,000
MedicalTrials.com $2,500 CondoListings.com $2,000
IPIB.com $2,500 BuddySearch.com $2,000
GreatCare.com $2,500 ArtistOfTheYear.com $2,000
TourGA.com $2,488 5Min.com $2,000

SnapNames was also busy taking care of business this week. Their all-star roster included RussianStory.com at $7,500, Ehamony.com at $6,311 and FirstTrimester.com at $6,078. MapFree.com fetched $5,905, VoiceLogic.com landed at $5,600 and Credi.com contributed $5,500.

HomeStretch.com rounded the turn at $5,216, Al3ab.com banked $5,100 and StupidVidios.com (typo) captured $4,988. Kinloch.com corralled $4,658, WestCoastProduction.com produced $4,444 and CatholicFaith.com found $4,000. SnapNames had 31 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to nearly $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,988
CraftPatterns.com $3,988   ExtremePasses.com $2,600
DecaturTexas.com $3,803 MilfVids.com $2,502
Exterminadores.com $3,655 Montane.com $2,386
NikkiBlond.com $3,600 CopySafe.com $2,350
ImageSystems.com $3,470 BabeListing.com $2,272
NetworkConsultant.com $3,388 Guiden.com $2,250
Feste.com $3,308 EverBright.com $2,200
THMP.com $3,220 St-Louis-CVC.com $2,173
CanWeHaveOurBallBack.com $3,110 Unvison.com $2,150
Olbermann.com $3,101 AdultXXXVideo.com $2,102
TahitiWeb.com $3,092 Intertest.com $2,051
Verdugo.com $3,000 Innovatek.com $2,050
CreepyCrawlers.com $3,000 CellAccessory.com $2,048
USAAFCU.com $2,766 GirlieZone.com $2,002
LondonCondos.com $2,611 eScheduling.com $2,000
StoryLines.com $2,600  

Sedo.com's stachel overflowed with MyGalaxy.com and HypeCasino.com at $6,000 each and Aventurespatiale.com at 3,300 ($4,200). Reclassement.com returned 3,090 ($3,933), BookAndTravel.com tacked on $3,500 and TrackCard.com clicked for $3,000. Sedo also located $2,850 in HotLocker.com and BandCity.com drummed up $2,500

At Enom's Club Drop, Malay.com maxed out at $6,800 and OreilyAutoParts.com unpacked $2,100.

Back at Afternic, Taken.com took in $5,487, StudyAbroadPrograms.com stood out at $5,000 and Ajil.com corned $4,300. ImageUpload.com earned $3,520, BidToWin.com went for $3,200 and PrecastConcreteProducts.com cemented $2,495. Also at Afternic, YourLoanGuide.com generated $2,200 and PeakLiving.com posted $2,000

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

For the second week in a row, .net took 12 of 20 entries on the Global Contenders chart to outpace all comers. The extension took the top spot with AJ.net selling for $12,500 at Afternic. Overall, .net claimed six of the first ten positions. 

.Org owned the runner-up slot thanks to Alex.org attracting $10,000 at BuyDomains. .Info got into the act with a pair of top ten domains; #3 CarLoans.info at $4,500 and #8 DrugRehab.info at $3,000. Both of those sales were made at Sedo. 

In the competition among venues, BuyDomains and Sedo tied with six entries each, nipping SnapNames who had five charted sales in the GC category. Here's the complete Global Contenders list for the week ending October 1:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 25, 2006 - Sun. Oct. 1, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 3

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. AJ.net $12,500 Afternic
2.  Alex.org $10,000 BuyDomains
3. CarLoans.info $4,500 Sedo
4. Hacking.net $4,101 SnapNames
5. Chico.net $4,000 BuyDomains
6. SecondMortgage.net $3,250 Sedo
7. SecretsOfTheIce.org $3,001 SnapNames
8.
tie
DrugRehab.info $3,000 Sedo
8.
tie
Biloxi.net $3,000 PPCIncome
10. Pulz.net $2,888 BuyDomains

11.  OceanShores.net $2,800 BuyDomains
12. Possible.org $2,750 Sedo
13. SecretsOfAging.org $2,700 SnapNames
14.  MilitaryWomen.org $2,625 BuyDomains
15. Online-Gaming.net 2,000 = $2,546 Sedo
16. FreeAstrology.net $2,494 SnapNames
17. MyVideo.net $2,488 BuyDomains
18.  Upfront.net $2,400 Afternic
19.  CanSearch.org $2,312 SnapNames
20. PersonalMarketing.net 1,750 = $2,227 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

In action off the chart, BuyDomains piled up 21 more four-figure sales, led by MyGate.net at $2,088 and Amati.org at $2,000. 19 more are listed in the chart below:

Additional BuyDomains Global Contenders Sales  
computeach.org $1,800   healthzone.net $1,200
microcredit.net $1,522 fundinfo.net $1,200
scenic.net $1,500 medisys.org $1,188
gentledentistry.net $1,500 valueplus.net $1,105
chosen.org $1,500 opensources.net $1,000
eurochannel.net $1,396 healthdept.net $1,000
singledating.net $1,280 healthalliance.net $1,000
geologie.net $1,270 skiresorts.org $1,000
testhouse.net $1,250 coolearth.org $1,000
weddingparty.net $1,200  

SnapNames had seven additional four-figure sales and all of theirs were .orgs, including Overland.org ($2,052), Riseb.org ($1,951) and SOSPublius.org ($1,760). CBTL.org added $1,550, GritsOnline.org ground out $1,500, BreadPudding.org brought $1,260 and Stannet.org stacked up $1,225.

At Sedo Verve.net notched $2,200, SBag.net banked $1,909 and GolfTravel.net chipped in $1,017. Sedo also sold Magazines.biz for 1,115 ($1,419). TheNameStore.com took in $1,499 for Tariffs.info and Afternic earned $1,000 each for SkiResorts.org and CoolEarth.org.

Country Codes

Great Britain's .co.uk ruled the roost this week, laying claim to 4 of the 12 ccTLD Chart entries including #1 Integrity.co.uk, sold for $9,000 in a private trasnaction. .co.uk took three of the top four, also scoring with two geo domains; #3 Chippenham.co.uk at 2,200 ($2,800) and #4 Sudbury.co.uk at 2,000 ($2,546).

Japan slipped into the runner-up slot with Casinos.jp raking in $8,000 at Afternic. America's country code, .US, was also in the first five, booking $2,500 for Azilect.us at Sedo, a venue that accounted for 9 of the 12 charted domains.

Another highlight this week was the sale of a two-letter domain from Grenada. DE.gd delivered 1,950 ($2,482). The European Union's .eu put three names on the second half of the chart. Other countries represented this week included Germany (.de), Sao Tome and Principe (.st) and Canada (.ca). Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending October 1:



Country Code Top Sellers
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 25, 2006 - Sun. Oct. 1, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 3

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.  Integrity.co.uk $9,000 Pvt Sale
2. Casinos.jp $8,000 Afternic
3. Chippenham.co.uk  2,200 = $2,800 Sedo
4. Sudbury.co.uk 2,000 = $2,546 Sedo
5. Azilect.us $2,500 Sedo
6. DE.gd  1,950 = $2,482 Sedo

7. AVJobs.eu $2,000

Sedo

8. Immobilienbewerter.eu 1,500 = $1,909 Sedo
9.  5HTP.eu 1,500 = $1,909 Sedo
10.  FashionCatalog.co.uk 800 = $1,510 Sedo
11.  Arbeitszeitkonto.de 1,050 = $1,336 Sedo
12.
tie
Mortgage.st $1,000 Afternic
12.
tie
AutoDeal.ca $1,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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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