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Trio of Six-Figure Sales at Moniker Lead Domain Market to Another Big Week 

by Ron Jackson
  

With one sales week to go in 2006 the domain market is still barreling down the highway at full throttle. Moniker.com/DomainSystems.com rang up three six-figure sales this week to claim the top spots on our new Top 20 chart. Every domain on the elite list (as well as five just off the Big Board) sold for at least five figures. 

Canada's Shaun Pilfold plunked down $130,000 for Partners.com to rank as this week's top gun. A pair of nice two-letter .coms also cracked the six-figure barrier with FJ.com and TJ.com commanding $105,000 each. 

#4 SportTV.com just missed hitting the same level with a $99,000 sale at BuyDomains.com. Sedo.com also made a big splash with #5 Announce.com at $90,000. Seller Adam Maysonet told us he had picked up the domain for just $5,000 two and a half years ago at the NamePros.com domain forum. 

In a high dollar private deal, TSM International let #6 Spill.com go for $67,500. SnapNames.com put a trio of three-letter .coms on the leader board, led by #7 EUA.com at $42,249. Overall, SnapNames claimed seven spots on the all-extension chart, more than any other venue. 

We don't usually see many Ebay sales among the weekly top sellers, but this week the general merchandise site scored twice with SingleMen.com and SingleWomen.com at $40,000 each. Those were packaged in a single auction that ended early when the buyer exercised the 80K Buy It Now option. 

If it had not been for the 10,000 ($13,120) sale of #16 MusicDownloads.de (German country code) at Sedo, .com would have swept every position on the new Top 20. Here's a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 24:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 18, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 24, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 26

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Partners.com $130,000 Moniker/
DomainSystems
2.
tie
FJ.com $105,000 Moniker/
DomainSystems
2.
tie
TJ.com $105,000 Moniker/
DomainSystems
4. SportTV.com $99,000 BuyDomains
5. Announce.com $90,000 Sedo
6.   Spill.com $67,500 Pvt Sale
7.  EUA.com $42,249 SnapNames
8. SingleMen.com $40,000 Ebay
9. SingleWomen.com $40,000 Ebay
10. 757.com $29,410 Moniker/
DomainSystems

11. DogSpace.com $28,000 Sedo
12. Sustain.com $25,250 SnapNames
13. RealEstateInvestor.com $20,000 Moniker/
DomainSystems
14. Quiver.com $15,502 SnapNames
15. InformationArchitecture.com $14,550 SnapNames
16. MusicDownloads.de 10,000 = $13,120 Sedo
17. HTL.com $12,750 SnapNames
18. Ameros.com $12,500 Afternic
19. Zola.com $11,666 SnapNames
20. YPR.com $11,020 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.

 

.Com Supporting Cast

There five more five-figure sales just off the chart. SnapNames had three of those with TruckToppers.com ($10,621), Palabras.com ($10,008) and Tash.com ($10,001). BuyDomains added another with TowerTours.com at $10,000 and Afternic.com supplemented their Top 20 entry (Ameros.com) with TravelTrax.com at $10,000.

A thread at the DomainState.com forum indicates that Afternic may have also sold Candle.com for a whopping $390,000 this past week. Afternic is not confirming that but according to the forum thread, the sale was briefly listed on Afternic's site December 21, then taken down. The WhoIs record does show a change from former owner IBM to PetsUnited, LLC who has made several big ticket domain purchases in the past.

Afternic did confirm a basket full of solid four figure sales including Medical-Billing.com at $9,000 and AutoMLS.com at $8,667. Noot.com notched $5,000, MoshPit.com banged out $4,300 and Hupa.com kicked in $4,300. Afternic had 18 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 that are listed in the table below.

Additional Afternic Sales Between $2,000-$3,500
revael.com $3,500   mneo.com $2,400
citywines.com $3,500 corkproperty.com $2,300
ideaconnection.com $3,300 ToyBug.com $2,250
crosstownmortgage.com $3,200 hispanicbooking.com $2,222
EvidenceX.com $2,800 wealthmakers.com $2,000
silverentertainment.com $2,688 voicelock.com $2,000
seechina.com $2,688 virtualrush.com $2,000
YogaNews.com $2,550 humorvideo.com $2,000
tvcams.com $2,500 centreville.com $2,000

As you know, Afternic was recently purchased by NameMedia, giving that company a powerful one-two punch with Afternic now complementing their highly productive BuyDomains.com site. The winners at BuyDomains this week included FreeNation.com at $7,000 and a trio at $6,000 each; Synco.com, GameBiz.com and FurniturePackages.com

Revele.com and Supportal.com clicked for $5,000 each and CopyrightCentral.com contributed $4,088. FLBeaches.com and Piti.com provided $3,500 each while WestMemphis.com made $3,400 and Wixi.com went for $3,288. BuyDomains had 26 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000. You can check those out in the table below.

Additional BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$3,000
transbank.com $3,000   smycken.com $2,310
microtronics.com $3,000 programmingbooks.com $2,300
4cr.com $3,000 championshipgame.com $2,300
shareimages.com $2,888 energyinnovation.com $2,288
commercialzone.com $2,700 bestspace.com $2,200
centraljersey.com $2,700 chillspace.com $2,100
saledepot.com $2,600 creativegreetings.com $2,086
irantoday.com $2,600 servegod.com $2,000
primefund.com $2,500 producttraining.com $2,000
wenti.com $2,488 celebrationphotography.com $2,000
vietnamcafe.com $2,488 carrierdirect.com $2,000
planetmoto.com $2,400 bestoftravel.com $2,000
greetingcardsplus.com $2,316 bestofeurope.com $2,000

BuyDomains booked more than 150 more .com sales from just under $2,000 down to as low as $500 as they continue to focus on providing affordable domains for small to medium size businesses.

Back at SnapNames, WildSalmon.com reeled in $8,108, IQB.com brought $8,000 and SurfVacations.com wiped out $7,522. 847.com dialed up $7,101, RealityTrac.com racked up $6,600 and KoreanDVDs.com connected for $6,500. HotSkins.com hauled in $6,308, CityOfChulaVista.com sold for $6,100 and CheerCamp.com captured $6,000.

SnapNames also scored with Partagas.com ($5,100), LifeLinks.com ($5,005) and SolarPump.com ($4,700). CheapHotelsInFlorida.com checked in $4,500, CharlotteMLS.com managed $4,250 and FlyG.com fetched $4,101. MortgageExpress.com added $4,100 and WalkinBathtubs.com went for $4,012. SnapNames had 35 more sales ranging from $2,000 to just under $3,900. You can see those in the table below.

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,900
publishyourbook.com $3,855   newalbanyrealestate.com $2,527
mytemplate.com $3,700 buzzit.com $2,500
holasun.com $3,655 roseclub.com $2,350
fogelman.com $3,556 eseo.com $2,350
pagebuilders.com $3,500 cruisingalaska.com $2,300
tepatitlan.com $3,433 multisystems.com $2,272
fonder.com $3,433 hamblin.com $2,272
minichristmastree.com $3,425 kidwizard.com $2,200
contemporarypaintings.com $3,103 cheaphotelsinvancouver.com $2,172
coolmathgames4kids.com $3,100 manikins.com $2,150
chinaproduct.com $3,001 countrysiderealestate.com $2,070
openingnight.com $2,988 cheaphotelsincancun.com $2,062
belleterre.com $2,915 mortgagediscount.com $2,050
funntjunk.com $2,900 echovibes.com $2,050
educationalactivities.com $2,845 cheaphotelsintokyo.com $2,000
personne.com $2,600 careerfromhome.com $2,000
mathfactscafe.com $2,600 additinggame.com $2,000
frack.com $2,600   

The hit parade at Sedo continued with Baby-Sitting.com ($8,300), NZTravel.com ($6,500) and Cybercat.com ($6,300). Seufert.com sold for 4,500 ($5,902), RevItUp.com and FlightPath.com pitched in $5,000 apiece and FunRooms.com returned $4,650

In some notable private sales, Adam Woeger sold Glorify.com for $6,500, Paul Levine of LevineLawFirm.com let LawyerBlogs.com go for $5,000 and Rob Sequin of SearchDomainsForSale.com sold CasaDelHabano.com (Spanish for a store that sells Cuban cigars) for $2,800.

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

After getting outmuscled by .org last week, .net regained the upper hand among the Global Contenders this time out, taking the top spot with Castle.net at $7,402 and claiming 10 of the 20 chart positions overall. SnapNames accounted for that #1 sale. .Org took the next two spots with #2 Rebuild.org, sold for $6,329 at SnapNames, and #3 Participant.org, a domain that attracted $5,175 at Moniker/DomainSystems.

.Info got on the board with #5 Evangelist.info, purchased by Adam Woeger in a private sale for $4,500. SnapNames had more GC sales than any other venue, claiming 8 entries on the leader board. Here's how the GC top sellers stacked up for the week ending December 24:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 18, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 24, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 26

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Castle.net $7,402 SnapNames
2.  Rebuild.org $6,329 SnapNames
3. Participant.org $5,175 Moniker/
DomainSystems
4. MIN.net $5,100 Sedo
5. Evangelist.info $4,500 Pvt Sale
6. BankLoan.org $4,000 SnapNames
7. Inventions.net 2,777 = $3,643 Sedo
8. Shuz.net $2,900 Afternic
9. HopeOnline.org $2,888 BuyDomains
10.
tie
Protective.net $2,500 BuyDomains
10.
tie
OnlineLoan.net $2,500 Sedo
10.
tie
Northpoint.net $2,500 Afternic

13. Noleggio.net $2,500 BuyDomains
14.
tie
FreeNation.net $2,488 BuyDomains
14.
tie
CityView.net $2,488 BuyDomains
16.
tie
Ericec.org $2,250 SnapNames
16.
tie
Charmed.org $2,250 SnapNames
18. Popup.org $2,080 SnapNames
19. Pizzazz.org $2,052 SnapNames
20. SpainConsul-NY.org $2,050 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 38 more four-figure sales just off the chart and SnapNames accounted for 11 of those including Stellar.net ($2,042), SafeChild.net ($1,301) and SushiRestaurant.net ($1,161). On the .org side of the ledger, SnapNames sold IceStandard.org ($1,983), Archaeologist.org ($1,938), SBXL.org ($1,415) and Migrant.org ($1,400). GulpNY.org swallowed $1,175, Space2005.org spawned $1,150, Coeus.org coralled $1,050 and IACoops.org drew $1,001.

BuyDomains had ten more four-figure sales and all but two of those were .orgs with Extreminators.org ($1,600) and MomentOfTruth.org ($1,300) being the exceptions. Supportal.net secured $1,888, IncomeTaxes.org tallied $1,600, VirtualWarehouse.net went for $1,488 and Wilbo.net brought $1,200. BD also sold PropertyNetwork.net ($1,188), AutoBank.net ($1,100), NewBern.net ($1,000) and Luxo.net ($1,000).

Sedo sold a trio of names for 1,500 ($1,968) each. Those were Kochrezepte.org ("cook recipe" in German), Klasgenoten.net and Brennholz.net ("firewood" in German). FixedIncome.net added $1,500.

At Afternic, Hobby.mobi discovered $1,665, DSA.net delivered $1,345 and Orla.org dispensed $1,105. Two others; WeddingGown.net and HardKnocks.info tacked on $1,000 each. 

Adam Woeger went on a Christian domain buying spree this week, picking up Minister.info ($1,800) and Chapel.info ($1,500) at DNForum.com. Woeger, who is a minister himself, also got Sermon.info and KJV.info (King James version) for $2,000 each in a pair of private sales. In other private transactions, Rob Sequin bought Havana.biz and Varadero.info for $1,675 each and Kyle.biz changed hands for $1,250.

Country Codes

Germany's .de dominated the Country Code chart for the second week in a row, taking the top two spots and 9 of the 20 chart entries overall. MusicDownloads.de led the way at 10,000 ($13,120), followed by Sponsoring.de at 6,901 ($9,054). Both those sales were made at Sedo, a venue that swept 17 of the 20 ccTLD entries.

Great Britain's .co.uk charted three domain, including #3 StudentJob.co.uk at 5,000 ($6,560). America's country code, .US, put two names on the list including #4 Leads.us, a domain that sold for $5,000 at Afternic. France's .fr and the European Union's .eu also had two chart entries each. 

Tuvalu (.tv) and Singapore (.sg) were the only other nations appearing on the Country Code chart this week. The .tv was a nice two-letter domain, #13 FL.tv, at $2,500. Here's a look at the complete ccTLD chart for the week ending December 24:



Country Code Top Sales
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 18, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 24, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 26

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MusicDownloads.de 10,000 = $13,120 Sedo
2. Sponsoring.de  6,901 = $9,054 Sedo
3. StudentJob.co.uk 5,000 = $6,560 Sedo
4. Leads.us $5,000 Afternic
5. MoneyWorld24.de 3,800 = $4,986 Sedo
6. Wirtschaftsenglisch.de
("business English" in German)
3,027 = $3,971

Sedo

7. BeQuiet.de 2,750 = $3,608 Sedo
8. Reddit.fr $3,500 Sedo
9. Bomberman.de 2,300 = $3,017 Sedo
10.  RoadBike.de 2,000 = $2,624 Sedo

11.

NetzAuto.de

2,000 = $2,624 Sedo
12. Krematorium.eu
("crematory" in German)
1,950 = $1,979 Sedo
13. FL.tv $2,500 NamePros
14.  Mortgage-Index.co.uk 1,250 = $2,446 Sedo
15. Revlimid.eu 1,050 = $2,054 Sedo
16. BusinessAccounts.co.uk 1,000 = $1,956 Sedo
17. Diaetfinder.de 1,160 = $1,522 Sedo
18. Mallorca.fr 979 = $1,284 Sedo
19. Pool.sg $1,000 Afternic
20. BWC.us $850 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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