of Six-Figure Sales at Moniker Lead Domain Market to Another Big
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
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.
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
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
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:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 18, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 24, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 26
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
(.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
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.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
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
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
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.
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
Code Top Sales
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Dec. 18, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 24, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 26
€10,000 = $13,120
€5,000 = $6,560
€3,800 = $4,986
Wirtschaftsenglisch.de ("business English" in German)
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 email@example.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
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.