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.
runner-up spot went to Infi.com, a name that sold for $57,500
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.
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
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:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 9, 2006 - Sun. Oct. 15, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 17
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.
In addition to placing a pair of domains in the Top
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
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:
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.
(.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
Contenders list for the week ending October 15:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.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
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:
Additional Four-Figure .Mobi Sales at Pool
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
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:
SnapNames Four-Figure Global Contenders Sales
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
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
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:
Code Top 15
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Oct. 9, 2006 - Sun. Oct. 15, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 17
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
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.