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SnapNames Tops DN Journal Top 20 For The Second Straight Week With Six-Figure Sale of FixedIncome.com

by Ron Jackson
  

As we head down the home stretch for 2006, the domain market turned in another impressive performance last week with every domain on our new Top 20 hitting at least 5 figures (and there were eight more at that level that didn't make the elite list). SnapNames.com occupied the top spot for the second week in a row after selling FixedIncome.com for $101,250. That was one of seven domains they put on chart and four of those landed on the top half of the leader board.

Sedo.com had six charted domains including three of the top five. #2 Red.org led the way for them after going for $50,000 in the third largest .org sale of 2006. Only University.org ($100,000) and Boats.org ($50,249) were bigger.

In case you haven't heard, as of this writing, Sedo's U.S. staff in Boston is working from home after a fire on Friday (Dec. 8) resulted in their office building being closed indefinitely. A workman was killed in the blaze that started when a transformer exploded in the 17-story building's basement, however all of Sedo's employees were able to escape unharmed. Here are two local news accounts about this tragic incident: CBS4Boston.com-Fatality and CBS4Boston.com-Injuries.

Guy Rampersaud (known on several domain forums as Predator) used Sedo to sell the #3 domain, Thistle.com to Thistle Hotels for 20,000 ($39,412). Three .orgs crashed the top ten this week and two of those were rare 2-letter domains. Afternic.com sold #4 WV.org for $38,000 and SnapNames sold #8 DU.org for $28,500.

Some stragglers from the Moniker.com/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East live auction in October also closed this week, including #9 StockTickers.com ($27,000) and #10 IncomeTax.net ($25,880). BuyDomains.com was next at #11 with FastDownload.com at $25,000

There was only one country code domain on the new chart; #19 GoDeal.ch (Swiss country code), sold for 8,750 ($11,619) at Sedo. Here's a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 10:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 4, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 10, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 12

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FixedIncome.com $101,250 SnapNames
2. Red.org $50,000 Sedo
3. Thistle.com 20,000 = $39,412 Sedo 
4. WV.org $38,000 Afternic
5. Punto.com 25,500 = $33,862 Sedo
6.   Gstaad.com $31,250 SnapNames
7.  Continent.com $30,301 SnapNames
8. DU.org $28,500 SnapNames
9. StockTickers.com $27,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
10. IncomeTax.net $25,880 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East

11. FastDownload.com $25,000 BuyDomains
12. POG.com $20,000 Sedo
13. HealthInsurancePlan.com $18,524 SnapNames
14. FGI.com $15,259 SnapNames
15. Bubble2.com $15,000 Sedo
16. CashBase.com $14,890 Operate.com
17. CityUniversity.com $14,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
18. HighVelocity.com $12,000 SnapNames
19. GoDeal.ch 8,750 = $11,619 Sedo
20. UPF.org $11,250 Moniker/
DomainSystems

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.

 

There were five more five-figure sales just off the chart. Enom's Club Drop rang up $11,200 with ImagineCard.com, SnapNames sold CityVibes.com for $10,505, Afternic added $10,000 for InNewYork.com, Sedo secured $10,000 for SalaryFinder.com and in another Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction sale that closed this week, FixedLoans.com went for $10,000

.Com Supporting Cast

As always, there were several hundred solid four figure sales to backup the headliners. At Afternic, LiveForex.com fetched $9,565, BETR.com banked $4,488, PetPortal.com posted $2,500 and ViewpointRealty.com returned $2,000. Sedo secured $9,000 from Kipco.com while Miboda.com ("my wedding" in Spanish) went for $7,694 and GCQ.com commanded $6,950.  

Back at SnapNames, OffshoreServices.com kicked in $9,109, TheSabbath.com kept $8,355 and Burleigh.com booked $7,101. KateHudson.com captured $7,100, Lenoir.com landed $6,101 and OperaWorld.com belted out $6,015. NetNutrition.com notched $5,877, FontDesign.com drew $5,655 and AdventureRV.com pulled $5,250.

Also at SnapNames, AutoInsuranceAgency.com and FranchisePlus.com deposited $5,100 each. SawBlade.com cut through $5,005, Jego.com generated $5,000 and OnlineFundraising.com clicked for $4,544. TeaRooms.com sipped $4,443 and HollywoodWeddings.com threw a reception for $4,100. SnapNames had 36 more sales ranging from $2,000 to just over $3,600. You can check those out in the table below.

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,700
401kaccount.com $3,621   stickershop.com $2,655
aeiwi.com $3,608 soccerpal.com $2,606
acmesales.com $3,500 luminart.com $2,510
premiershipleague.com $3,436 delice.com $2,500
coverpages.com $3,433 youmagazine.com $2,370
prettyboyfloyd.com $3,403 worldwidecricket.com $2,350
karmadownload.com $3,400 celebfilms.com $2,350
ushealthquotes.com $3,200 freewebgraphic.com $2,346
totalreward.com $3,100 themselves.com $2,272
kingcoil.com $3,100 primetrucking.com $2,250
kansasauctions.com $3,099 laptopcharger.com $2,250
informationexchange.com $3,030 yugiho.com $2,150
lucyliu.com $2,988 cipotes.com $2,150
echobay.com $2,950 ucsdhealthcare.com $2,050
picturerestorations.com $2,945 custombodykits.com $2,050
work-at-home.com $2,900 custombodykit.com $2,050
medalla.com $2,900 petdiet.com $2,030
aprs.com $2,760 petsites.com $2,020

At Moniker/DomainSystems PelicanTravel.com unpacked $9,095, StructuredProducts.com produced $7,500, Gynaecologist.com dispensed $7,180 and an IDN, xn--nwqp51n.com ("debts" in Japanese), added $1,913.

In additional sales that closed from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction, PDAGames.com racked up $8,500 while three others; StockData.com, LoanFinance.com and ForeignInvestments.com yielded $8,000 each. ValueFlights.com took off with $7,500, PHQ.com corralled $6,050 and ArmyMen.com saluted $5,890. Other auction winners included StorageServer.com and ForexQuotes.com at $5,000 each, ForeignExchanges.com at $4,000 and CurrencyBroker.com at $3,000.

BuyDomains had another busy week, booking $5,000 each for Mont.com, BestFitness.com and Baska.com. NaturesTouch.com contributed $4,888, HOFV.com was valued at $4,088 and MortgageManager.com delivered $4,000. Next in line were BusinessReporting.com ($3,900), GameChairs.com ($3,600) and TalkingAds.com ($3,500)

LoanExecutive.com and EZTools.com tacked on $3,488 each while YourIdealHome.com and SchoolInsider.com claimed $3,288 each. eRetailing.com registered $3,200 and iGather.com rounded up $3,088. Buy Domains had 39 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$3,000
waterresorts.com $3,000   healthfind.com $2,288
selfparking.com $3,000 woodcenter.com $2,200
responsemanagement.com $3,000 artcentre.com $2,200
telemetryservices.com $2,888 itourism.com $2,188
premedstudents.com $2,888 antiquedesks.com $2,107
firsttrans.com $2,888 furnituremarketplace.com $2,100
generalcleaning.com $2,700 exercisebicycles.com $2,100
safebackup.com $2,500 urbantraffic.com $2,088
myantiques.com $2,500 activeads.com $2,088
ibinc.com $2,500 articlearchive.com $2,016
globalinformationsystems.com $2,500 waterresort.com $2,000
avdata.com $2,500 victorygroup.com $2,000
audioads.com $2,500 salessystem.com $2,000
allcontent.com $2,500 nicheproducts.com $2,000
projectspotlight.com $2,488 newwayrealty.com $2,000
perfect4u.com $2,488 lavarock.com $2,000
office2.com $2,488 ethicaltourism.com $2,000
invoy.com $2,488 brooklynpizza.com $2,000
collegeparent.com $2,488 advisorworld.com $2,000
  aaya.com $2,000

At Enom's Club Drop, Estradas.com cornered $3,800 and Euro6.com sold for $2,100. At Pool.com CheapTeckets.com (typo) took in $2,049

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

This was a dominant week for the .orgs. The extension took four of the top five spots on our new Global Contenders chart and 9 positions overall. The top three were impressive five-figure .org sales they all made the all extension Top 20 you saw earlier. 

There's was nothing wrong with .net's outing this week either. That extension also had nine chart entries, led by #4 IncomeTax.net, a domain that also made the mainstream Top 20 at $25,880. .Mobi and .info split the last two openings on the board. .Mobi scored with #6 Agent.mobi, sold for 4,700 ($6,241) at Sedo, while .info got into the act with #12 SportsBooks.info, sold for $3,100 at SnapNames.

Here's how all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending December 10:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 4, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 10, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 12

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Red.org $50,000 Sedo
2.  WV.org $38,000 Afternic
3. DU.org $28,500 Snapnames
4. IncomeTax.net $25,880 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
5. UPF.org $11,250 Moniker/
DomainSystems
6. Agent.mobi 4,700 = $6,241 Sedo 
7. WAVC.org $5,088 Moniker/
DomainSystems
8. GiftShop.net $4,006 SnapNames
9. LuxuryHotels.net 2,950 = $3,917 Sedo
10.
tie
ZPS.org $3,500 BuyDomains
10.
tie
Debts.org $3,500 BuyDomains

12. SportsBooks.info $3,100 SnapNames
13. WebDoc.net $2,500 BuyDomains
14. WordUp.net $2,488 BuyDomains
15. MaxPower.net $2,250 BuyDomains
16. KKC.net $2,104 SnapNames
17.
tie
SmartSchool.org $2,088 BuyDomains
17.
tie
NextPoint.net $2,088 BuyDomains
19. Overthrow.org $2,000 BuyDomains
20. ClubStore.net $1,888 BuyDomains

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

BuyDomains (with nine) had more chart entries than any other venue and they racked up a dozen more four figure sales just off the chart. Most of those were .nets, including Eltern.net ($1,800), YouPlay.net ($1,688) and three others at $1,500 each; WebPt.net, AudioAds.net and ABIW.net. WebControl.net went for $1,333, Eco-Tourism.org added $1,300 and TeamSolutions.net tacked on $1,188. Four other hit an even $1,000 each; Zhejiang.net, West-Point.net, EthicalTourism.org and CareerFair.net.

SnapNames also had a nice group of additional four figure sales including Space-Access.org ($1,829), Regional.org ($1,809) and Cici.org ($1,707). INW.net ($1,650). Were.net ($1,450), GWRTAC.org ($1,315) and Cartoonist.net ($1,261) were in the middle of the pack, followed by Freindster.net ($1,161), Graceland.org ($1,015), OttawaRenegades.net ($1,009) and Agreements.org ($1,000).

At Afternic FCDA.net attracted $1,200 while Fashion.pro and Fare.mobi found buyers at $1,000 each. Sedo sold CaliforniaHomeLoan.org for $1,881 while Pool picked up $1,025 for TheBigDoggie.net and $976 for SearchForFree.info. In sales just completed this week from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction, Numerals.net and Decimals.net penciled in $1,180 each.

Country Codes

Sedo has always been exceptionally strong in the Country Codes category, but this week they completely owned them, taking every single one of the 18 entries on our top sellers chart. You've already seen the top two domains, Dog.de and GoDeal.ch (Swiss ccTLD) on the all extension leader board. Germany's .de wound up with five entries on the chart but the European Union's new .eu topped that with 8 charted domains, including #3 Oli.eu at 2,200 ($4,335).

Great Britain's .co.uk was the only other extension with multiple entries, scoring twice with #8 ReservationRewards.co.uk ($3,253) and #12 Bodog.co.uk. The other countries represented this week were France (.fr) and Austria (.at).  Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending December 10:



Country Code Top Sales
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 4, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 10, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 12

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.  Dog.de 12,000 = $15,935 Sedo
2. GoDeal.ch 8,750 = $11,619 Sedo
3. Oli.eu  2,200 = $4,335 Sedo
4.
tie
IndividualReisen.de 3,000 = $3,984 Sedo
4.
tie
GDV.eu 3,000 = $3,984 Sedo
6.
tie
EuroSecure.de 2,500 = $3,320 Sedo
6.
tie
AllesFinden.de 2,500 = $3,320

Sedo

8. ReservationRewards.co.uk 2,450 = $3,253 Sedo
9.
tie
Naturkosmetik.eu 2,000 = $2,656 Sedo
9.
tie
Indonesia.fr 2,000 = $2,656 Sedo

11.  Fotocolor.eu 1,800 = $2,390 Sedo
12.

Bodog.co.uk

$2,000 Sedo
13. UBX.eu 1,500 = $1,992 Sedo
14. HotDeals.de 1,300 = $1,726 Sedo
15.  ENX.eu 1,100 = $1,461 Sedo
16. PropertyRent.eu 1,000 = $1,328 Sedo
17. Rehatechnik.at 992 = $1,317 Sedo
18. Aquarine.eu 920 = $1,222 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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