Joins Six-Figure Club and Tops Final Weekly Domain Sales Chart for
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
ourYear 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
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.
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
The AfternicDLSalso 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:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 24, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 30, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Wed. Jan. 2
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.
Forthe 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 beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.
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
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 AfternicDLSValleyInternet.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
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
The AfternicDLS had over 200 more .com sales
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.
(.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
.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
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.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
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:
Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales
At NameJet Rehab-International.org generated $1,100.
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
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.