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Ant.com Carries $241,000 Load to the Top of This Week's Domain Sales Mound 

by Ron Jackson
  

Ant.com sold for $241,200 at Moniker.com/DomainSystems.com this week to easily outdistance the rest of the pack on this week's Top 20 domain sales chart. An ant can pull 50 times its body weight and Ant.com also showed plenty of muscle in selling for almost five times more than the #2 domain. This sale also ranks among the 20 biggest transactions reported so far in 2006.

The runner-up spot went to Infi.com, a name that sold for $57,500 at Sedo.com. That was one of five domains Sedo put on the Big Board and they also handled the escrow for the private sale of #16 Myriad.co.uk.

Four of those Sedo sales landed on the top half of the chart, including a nice Italian country code domain, #5 Restaurants.it at 10,000 ($12,544). That was one of three ccTLDs on the all-extension leader board with #18 Lend.us, representing the United States, rounding out the country code trio after a $7,500 sale at Sedo.

Pool.com also charted five domains this week, led by #3 Valves.com at $38,000. Pool also succeeded in placing the first .mobi domains on the mainstream Top 20, populating the elite list with four representatives from the new extension for mobile devices. The top seller from that group was #9 Mortgages.mobi at $10,500. Pool also produced dozens of four-figure .mobi sales in land rush auctions that were completed this week. You'll find a full list of those in our Global Contenders section below.

.Net also landed a punch for the non .com Global Contenders with #4 Cams.net capturing $35,000 at Afternic.com in the 6th biggest GC sale reported thus far in 2006. Afternic also put #7 Imed.com on the top half of the list at $11,500

While .com had more competition than usual this week, the world's most popular extension still claimed 12 of the 20 chart entries. Here's a look at the complete Big Board for the week ending Sunday, October 15:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 9, 2006 - Sun. Oct. 15, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 17

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Ant.com $241,200 Moniker/ DomainSystems
2. Infi.com $57,500 Sedo
3. Valves.com $38,000 Pool
4. Cams.net $35,000 Afternic
5. Restaurants.it 10,000 = $12,544 Sedo
6. LinkDump.com $12,000 Sedo
7. Imed.com $11,500 Afternic
8. AthensGeorgia.com $11,010 SnapNames
9. Mortgages.mobi $10,500 Pool
10. SLN.com $10,450 Sedo

11. NewsForum.com $10,000 BuyDomains
12. FreeRingtones.mobi $9,100 Pool
13. StormTrack.com $8,600 Enom's Club Drop
14.
tie
TheBall.com $8,500 BuyDomains
14.
tie
Ciba.com $8,500 Enom's Club Drop
16. Myriad.co.uk 4,500 = $8,415 Pvt Sale
17. Call.mobi $8,200 Pool
18. Lend.us $7,500 Sedo
19. VehicleAuctions.com $7,470 SnapNames
20. MyBank.mobi $7,110 Pool

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

In addition to placing a pair of domains in the Top 20, SnapNames.com piled up dozens of  four-figure sales again this week, including solid performances from PackageHolidays.com ($7,107), Coiffure.com ($7,000) and IndustrialRobotics.com ($6,850). TouchPanel.com tapped in $6,400, ArabVista.com contributed $6,111 and Sobretodo.com ("overalls" or "overcoat" in Spanish) spawned $5,568.

OldMilf.com and Modigliani.com kicked in $5,100 each while EmployNow.com paid $5,098. DishNeywork.com (typo) received $4,355, JobCenterPlus.com provided $4,250 and Ricotta.com returned $4,100. InsuranceEstimates.com added $4,088, WebsiteAwards.com presented $4,055 and CamdenNews.com revealed $4,040.

SnapNames sold four other domains for $4,000 each. Those were Waupun.com, PhotoScrapbook.com, eMommy.com and CasinoWorldJD.com. The popular auction venue had 28 more sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900 that you can check out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,900
BuyCustomes.com $3,869   HiddenPleasures.com $2,360
AbortionCenter.com $3,845 AdultFriendifnder.com (typo) $2,272
FlooringTile.com $3,611 Gface.com $2,250
Great-Lakes.com $3,433 UrbanLegendMyth.com $2,138
McCallum.com $3,400 BusinessForums.com $2,090
Kommunication.com $3,400 ElectronicAccessory.com $2,088
VaLife.com $3,260 MediaCentral.com $2,050
Woven.com $3,118 ExclusiveHotels-Paris.com $2,050
RobotAutomation.com $3,100 ComputerCabinet.com $2,050
New Frontiers.com $2,905 ResidentialGlass.com $2,049
Delphizine.com $2,901 SciencePlace.com $2,034
StainedGlassDesigns.com $2,600 Smilodon.com $2,008
CVTC.com $2,505 CertifiedAutoRepair.com $2,001
CuteMilf.com $2,450 AdultFrienders.com $2,000

Like SnapNames, BuyDomains.com boasted two Top 20 sales and a long list of healthy four figure sales including Dwap.com at $5,800 and a quartet at $5,000 each that featured Therebels.com, TheCentury.com, Logg.com and CasaDelSol.com. SeniorApartments.com provided a home for $4,888, SmartDiets.com snacked on $4,500 and Clippy.com cut out $4,488.

VacationRealty.com raked in $4,250, EasyFood.com swallowed $4,000 and Resen.com returned $3,888. MetroInn.com filled a $3,688 vacancy, JobsBoard.com posted $3,550 and PatientConnect.com prescribed $3,500. Many2One.com and SmartColor.com commanded $3,488 each while Otoi.com corralled $3,475.

BuyDomains had 43 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,300. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$3,300
RapidManufacturing.com $3,300   AboutSkin.com $2,500
EnterpriseApplications.com $3,300 GBFGroup.com $2,488
ParentsGroups.com $3,288 ProsAndCons.com $2,200
NewAgeElectronics.com $3,288 TotalProduce.com $2,188
DeckTheHalls.com $3,288 AsiaDiscount.com $2,160
TheJazz.com $3,200 WidgetWorld.com $2,088
Mamadoras.com $3,000 TheBusinessHub.com $2,088
WebTunnel.com $2,888 CaribbeanWaterfront.com $2,088
TradingNews.com $2,888 Workaday.com $2,000
ProAds.com $2,888 WoodBuildings.com $2,000
Maliq.com $2,888 TurboGames.com $2,000
ComeFlyWithMe.com $2,888 TheBond.com $2,000
SmartLawn.com $2,800 StreetBuzz.com $2,000
CustomerComments.com $2,788 Sharepedia.com $2,000
Buzzin.com $2,750 Quotidienne.com $2,000
SecurityInnovations.com $2,688 Quanyin.com $2,000
Thresh.com $2,500 LaptopFix.com $2,000
Paradym.com $2,500 EducationGuides.com $2,000
Hello2.com $2,500 Dutta.com $2,000
GotFire.com $2,500 Competenza.com $2,000
ExpressLuggage.com $2,500 B2BCommunications.com $2,000
AOSC.com $2,500   

Back at Sedo, Kadogratos.com claimed 3,500 ($4,391), CashLine.com dispensed $4,250 and 4WM.com went for $3,850. AirportRentacar.com booked $3,328 while Sexishop.com, RedHalo.com and iTheme.com added $3,000 each.

At Afternic, Geokinetics.com generated $4,000 and RateCity.com clicked for $2,500 while RealAppeal.com and BigDevil.com delivered $2,000 each. Elsewhere, MyFreePhotos.com fetched $4,100 at Enom's Club Drop, PortOfSeattle.com secured $3,033 at Pool and PokerStreets.com dealt $3,000 at LuckyDOT.com.

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

Cams.net was the big dog on the Global Contenders chart this week, notching that big $35,000 sale at Afternic that ranks as one of the four biggest .net deals this year. If it weren't for that sale, .mobi would have completely stolen the show this week. The new extension for mobile devices piled up a remarkable 14 of 20 chart entries, all from land rush auctions at Pool.com. 

You already saw four of the .mobi names on the all-extension Top 20, but there were many more where those came from, including prime geographic domains like Orlando.mobi ($5,100) and Dubai.mobi ($2,450) and great keyword names like Banking.mobi ($4,000) and Loan.mobi ($3,850). Only five .nets and a lone .org were able to buck the .mobi onslaught.

Here's a look at the complete Global Contenders list for the week ending October 15:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 9, 2006 - Sun. Oct. 15, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 17

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Cams.net $35,000 Afternic
2.  Mortgages.mobi $10,500 Pool
3. FreeRingtones.mobi $9,100 Pool
4. Call.mobi $8,200 Pool
5. MyBank.mobi $7,110 Pool
6. APSP.org $6,000 Afternic
7. FreeMySpaceLayouts.net $5,600 Enom's Club Drop
8. Vuelos.mobi $5,358 Pool
9. Orlando.mobi $5,100 Pool
10. Roommate.mobi $4,350 Pool

11.
tie 
Banking.mobi $4,000 Pool
11.
tie
Cortex.net $4,000 BuyDomains
13. Loan.mobi $3,850 Pool
14.
tie 
Saving.net $3,800 SnapNames
14.
tie
RoadMaps.mobi $3,700 Pool
16. TravelGuide.mobi $3,100 Pool
17. Tour.mobi $3,000 Pool
18.  Texting.mobi $2,655 Pool
19.  Epilepsia.net $2,500 Afternic
20. Dubai.mobi $2,450 Pool

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

The charted domains were just the start of the story for .mobi. Pool piled up 30 more four-figure sales in the new extension. Those are detailed in the table below:

 30 Additional Four-Figure .Mobi Sales at Pool
Anuncios.mobi $2,450   Diets.mobi $1,301
MMM.mobi $2,425 Purchase.mobi $1,250
Shops.mobi $2,200 Programas.mobi $1,250
Theatre.mobi $2,051 Gamer.mobi $1,250
VVV.mobi $2,050 Apuesta.mobi $1,250
Topless.mobi $2,050 MiniClip.mobi $1,200
Leisure.mobi $1,850 Adultos.mobi $1,200
eBank.mobi $1,850 Apostar.mobi $1,150
Stories.mobi $1,827 Buscador.mobi $1,138
Diary.mobi $1,759 Direct.mobi $1,076
PPP.mobi $1,750 Wiki.mobi $1,050
Restaurantes.mobi $1,450 Glasgow.mobi $1,050
Messenger.mobi $1,450 GangBang.mobi $1,050
Deliver.mobi $1,449 FreeRingtone.mobi $1,050
MyGame.mobi $1,338 Edinburgh.mobi $1,050

Pool also had a four-figure .info sale with Halifax.info going for $1,351.

There were also many uncharted four-figure sales in the older extensions. At BuyDomains, Ropas.net lassoed $2,288 while Frigate.net and EnterpriseApplications.net connected for $2,000 each. SixteenTons.net weighed in at $1,888, MyTraining.net tacked on $1,688 and Komplet.net cranked out $1,688.

Also at BuyDomains, MedicalResearch.net discovered $1,434 while RealtyNetwork.net and MyTeacher.org turned in $1,400 each. Birdwatching.org brought $1,300, PCMart.net and LetsGo.org grabbed $1,200 each and four others; Pressure.org, MarchingBands.net, CCube.net and Africana.net attracted $1,000 each.

Formentera.net sold for $2,062 to lead a list of 19 four-figure Global Contenders sales at SnapNames. You can see the others in this table:

Additional SnapNames Four-Figure Global Contenders Sales  
genderequity.org $1,901   pncers.org $1,306
albahrain.net $1,850 playing2win.org $1,301
prapanchabank.org $1,750 hdp.org $1,272
hospice-america.org $1,661 kda.net $1,125
uddi4j.org $1,550 operaam.org $1,113
italcultusa.org $1,550 dota.org $1,105
al-saud.net $1,550 bonejointdecade.org $1,050
mazingo.net $1,500 showcars.net $1,024
smugnet.org $1,315 fiba.org $1,003

At Afternic, Hoopla.biz banked $1,549, InternetRegistration.net reeled in $1,010 and three others; InternetHosting.net, MKO.net and B4B.org brought $1,000 each. At Moniker/DomainSystems, Q4.org booked $1,546.

Country Codes

This was the most diverse week we have ever seen on our Country Code chart. 11 different countries were represented among the 15 charted domains. Italy, Great Britain and the United States led the way with three domains you have already seen in the all-extension leader board. Great Britain's .co.uk, Tuvalu's .tv, Uruguay's .com.uy and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands' .cc were the only ccTLDs to score twice this week.

#4 PokerNews.tv raked in a $5,000 pot to post one of that extension's winning hands. Meanwhile, Uruguay made its first appearance ever on this chart with Sex.com.uy and Gay.com.uy each selling for 2,000 ($2,509) at Sedo to tie for 8th. Sedo traditionally dominates this chart and this week was no exception as they swept 12 of the 15 entries.

The other countries represented this week were Poland (.pl), Austria (.at), Lichtenstein (.li), France (.fr) and, for the first time ever, Djibouti (.dj). Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending October 15:



Country Code Top 15
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 9, 2006 - Sun. Oct. 15, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 17

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.  Restaurants.it 10,000 = $12,544 Sedo
2. Myriad.co.uk 4,700 = $8,415 Pvt Sale
3. Lend.us  $7,500 Sedo
4. PokerNews.tv $5,000 LuckyDOT
5. Search.pl $3,000 Sedo
6. Geschenksidee.at
("gift ideas" in German) 
2,200 = $2,760 Sedo
7. Lichtenstein.li 2,010 = $2,521

Sedo

8.
tie
Sex.com.uy 2,000 = $2,509 Sedo
8.
tie
Gay.com.uy 2,000 = $2,509 Sedo
10.  APM.fr 1,800 = $2,258 Sedo
11.  Trafficker.co.uk 1,400 = $1,756 Sedo
12. Ad.cc $1,750 Sedo
13. Travel.dj $1,500 Afternic
14. AutoShow.TV $1,250 Sedo
15. Magazines.cc $1,200 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

In three-figure sales this week, Grab.us got hold of $750 at Sedo while two Canadian domains, Told.ca ($657) and OfficeProducts.ca ($640) found new homes at Pool.

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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