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Gents.com Joins Six-Figure Club and Tops Final Weekly Domain Sales Chart for 2007

The 2007 domain race is now over and it was certainly a year to remember. The final week, as expected, was a slow one as it fell  within the year's busiest holiday season but that didn't stop the annual totals from hitting heights we have never seen before. 

For the first time, every domain on our Year To Date Top 100 Sale Chart reached six figures - 106 names in all reached that level. In 2006 only 70 domains cracked the six-figure barrier. For a broader view of the market we looked deeper and found 1,552 five-figure (or higher) sales reported in 2007, compared to 943 at $10,000 or more in 2006 - a 61% increase year over year in high dollar sales that were made public. This, of course, is just the tip of the iceberg as the majority of sale prices are not disclosed.

Gents.com had the honor of being the year's final six-figure sale with MissDomain.com handling the $100,444 sale of that domain to a men's grooming products company based in the UK.

By Ron Jackson

The #2 spot went to NaturalBeauty.com, sold for $64,900 at NameJet.com.  That venue hit top ten pay dirt again with #8 AutoTags.com at $17,400.

Moniker.com had a hand in seven sales on our new Top 20 chart as transactions continued to close from a series of live auctions they staged in recent months at various domain and webmaster conferences. Their list included #3 Territory.com at  $64,900 and a pair of numerical domains, 408.com and 213.com, that sold for $33,000 each to tie for the 4th slot. Moniker's three leaders were all sold at the GeoDomain Expo in San Francisco.

Sedo.com put four names on the Big Board, led by #6 Girly.com at $30,000. They also accounted for one of only three non .com domains on the elite list, #10 VPN.net at $16,600. Our records show that this domain had previously sold in April 2006 at SnapNames.com for $10,001.

The AfternicDLS also had multiple chart entries placing five domains on the second half of the all-extension Top 20. #11 PsychicReader.com set the pace for them at $14,782.   

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 30:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 24, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 30, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Wed. Jan. 2

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Gents.com $100,444 MissDomain
2. NaturalBeauty.com $64,900 NameJet
3. Territory.com $52,500 Moniker/ GeoDomain Expo
4.
tie
408.com $33,000 Moniker/ GeoDomain Expo
4.
tie
213.com $33,000 Moniker/ GeoDomain Expo
6. Girly.com $30,000 Sedo
7. Aftershaves.com $17,700 Moniker/Pubcon
8. AutoTags.com $17,400 NameJet
9. MortgageRates.org $17,000 Moniker/Pubcon
10. VPN.net $16,600 Sedo

11. PsychicReader.com $14,782 AfternicDLS
12. BlindDating.com $14,000 Moniker/Pubcon
13. Meka.com $12,000 Sedo
14. DigitalPhones.com $11,800 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15.
tie
MyAwards.com $11,000 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Lappkabel.com $11,000 AfternicDLS
17. UTW.com $10,100 Sedo
18. ComputerDiscounts.com $10,000 Moniker/Pubcon
19.
tie
iDonate.com $9,900 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
BestPractice.net $9,900 AfternicDLS

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. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

For the many newcomers entering the domain industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market. If you do not understand why specific domain names command the prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases. We highly recommend that you do some basic research before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

As always, there were dozens of additional four-figure sales this week. NameJet had the best of those with NewProperties.com at $9,200. They also fetched $6,300 for Fiera.com, $3,300 for Biometrie.com and $3,000 for Ords.com. eBusinesses.com banked $2,900, Perdition.com pulled $2,600, LicensingServices.com landed $2,200 and LoveRoom.com returned $2,100. NameJet had another trio at $2,000 each that included HomeUpgrade.com, GameLaw.com and BrowseLocal.com.

Back at Sedo, BXC.com bagged 6,100 ($8,985), CompanySeek.com found 4,000 ($5,892), Xedu.com drew 3,600 ($5,302) and DocTracking.com turned up $3,500

At SnapNames Shana.com shone at $7,700, Burl.com brought $5,805 and Kinecta.com clicked for $5,000. Laptoplar.com displayed $3,600, Trik.com provided a $3,400 treat and K-LitePro.com produced $2,250.

At the AfternicDLS ValleyInternet.com connected for $7,188, PJT.com tallied $7,000 and HouseSource.com sold for $5,800. GameNetworks.com notched $5,000, PremiumSteaks.com served up $4,888 and SailX.com sewed up $4,688. VIPMusic.com drummed up $4,500 while three others; RomanticGreetings.com, Disponibles.com and Dagmar.com delivered $4,000 each. Sociali.com added $3,888 and PhotographyUnlimited.com captured $3,500.

The Afternic DLS had 42 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,400 that are listed in the table below.

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000-$3,400

indianportal.com $3,400   rapidtransport.com $2,288
metroservices.com $3,388 giftbuilder.com $2,288
nesports.com $3,288 alisters.com $2,288
ifloral.com $3,288 movingpeople.com $2,200
dubel.com $3,088 psychicservice.com $2,166
supercarz.com $3,000 flamewars.com $2,166
passoverrecipes.com $3,000 authentico.com $2,100
omnirent.com $2,988 wardlist.com $2,000
rayexpress.com $2,888 realtouch.com $2,000
planetcomics.com $2,888 maineliving.com $2,000
parseit.com $2,688 lifeindex.com $2,000
passwordsecurity.com $2,600 giftpens.com $2,000
lidoclub.com $2,588 freehelpdesk.com $2,000
seniorsavings.com $2,500 forgetmenots.com $2,000
gifco.com $2,500 fairbid.com $2,000
gamefinders.com $2,500 cncservices.com $2,000
ftechnologies.com $2,500 citysolar.com $2,000
fantasysportshq.com $2,500 businessshopping.com $2,000
amishoutlet.com $2,500 bagsoffun.com $2,000
oasissprings.com $2,488 artistmaterials.com $2,000
sportsoptions.com $2,455 allsouls.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS had over 200 more .com sales below $2,000.

In other completed sales from Moniker's various live auctions, SEONews.com ($8,750) and BadCreditSolutions.com ($5,500) were sold at Pubcon and a large group of numerical domains were sold at the CAC Macau conference including 697.com at $6,479 and seven more at $5,890 each; 756.com, 643.com, 624.com, 547.com, 481.com, 472.com and 431.com. Moniker also sold eWisconsin.com for $3,500 at the GeoDomain Expo.

In a private transaction, Castello Cities Internet Network acquired CastelloBrothers.com and CastelloBros.com for a total of $3,000.

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

MortgageRates.org topped the Global Contenders chart at $17,000 but for the second week in a row, .net won the overall numbers game racking up 13 of 20 chart entries. The top scorers on the .net team were #2 VPN.net ($16,600) and #3 BestPractice.net ($9,900). .Info got on the board with #4 ShortAddress.info, sold at Sedo for $6,039. Like .info, .mobi had a single chart entry, #8 Cairns.mobi at $3,000.

.Org charted five names with all but one of those landing on the second half of the leader board. In the race among sales venues, the AfternicDLS had the upper had on this chart piling up 10 of the 20 entries. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending December 30:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 24, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 30, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 2

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MortgageRates.org $17,000 Moniker/Pubcon
2. VPN.net $16,600 Sedo
3. BestPractice.net $9,900 AfternicDLS
4. ShortAddress.info 4,100 = $6,039 Sedo
5. DiscountShopping,net $4,500 Moniker/Pubcon
6. XCams.net 2,500 = $3,682 Sedo
7. Digg.net $3,400 NameJet
8. Cairns.mobi $3,000 NamePros
9. LibyaOnline.net $2,888 AfternicDLS
10. Arbeit.net
("work" in German)
$2,700 NameJet

11. Retraite.net 1,500 = $2,209 Sedo
12. LoanShark.org $1,988 AfternicDLS
13. LoanSource.org $1,888 AfternicDLS
14. CNJ.org $1,850 SnapNames
15.
tie
Topex.net $1,800 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
PsychicReader.net $1,800 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
YKnot.net $1,688 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
HackerSite.net $1,688 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
FunZone.org $1,688 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
EarthArt.net $1,688 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 25 more four-figure Global Contenders sales just off the chart. SnapNames had the highest of those with 6K.org at $1,658. They also sold Regulators.net ($1,256) and OZD.net ($1,150)

The AfternicDLS piled up 21 more four-figure GC sales on their global platform, ranging from $1,000 to $1,600. You can see those in the table below:

Additional Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$1,600
tvtalk.org $1,600   comeforward.org $1,288
funkids.org $1,488 jameslee.net $1,200
fun4you.net $1,488 gamesweb.net $1,188
psychicreaders.net $1,416 gamescentral.org $1,188
tvas.net $1,307 cometojesus.org $1,188
sociali.net $1,300 golf4fun.net $1,088
itforum.org $1,300 globalinsight.net $1,088
go4more.net $1,288 gamesxchange.net $1,088
funline.org $1,288 palmreader.net $1,010
funfunfun.net $1,288 newsalerts.org $1,000
fun4kids.net $1,288   

At NameJet Rehab-International.org generated $1,100.

Country Codes

This was the quietest week of the year for the country codes with only three sales reported to us. As a result, we will dispense with the usual ccTLD top sellers chart. The names that changed hands included two at Sedo; Bergreisen.de at 1,900 ($2,798) and Clickjogo.com.br at $1,400, plus FullDownload.us at the AfternicDLS for $1,800.

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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