Gets Off to a Great Start With Three Six-Figure Domain Sales Leading
by Ron Jackson
The domain sales market broke out of
the gate at a full gallop in the first week of the 2007 season,
ringing up a trio of impressive six-figures sales and another 16 in
the five figure range. Moniker.com/DomainSystems.com
corralled the two biggest sales with Exito.com at $121,560
and UltimateGuitar.com at $101,676.
rounded out the chart topping trio with VN.com at $100,000.
Sedo had a banner week overall, bagging 11 of the 20 entries on our Big
Country code domains also began the
New Year with a bang claiming five spots on the new Top 20.
Sedo accounted for every member of a ccTLD quintet that was led by
#7 eBaby.co.uk at £15,000 ($29,089). A second .co.uk
domain, VividImaginations.co.uk at £5,300 ($10,278) was
in that group, along with domains from Germany (.de),
Spain (.es) and Brazil (.com.br).
.Mobi also had a place on the
all-extension leader board again, securing the #6 position with
Gamble.mobi at $33,000. We also would have had an IDN on
the chart this week if it weren't for a non-disclosure agreement
that keeps the exact price of Bόcher.com ("books"
in German) from being revealed. Having seen the documentation, we
can tell you that it was a low five figure sale. The buyer was
Germany's Nico Zeifang of Zeifang.com.
As usual .coms dominated the board
with 14 entries.SnapNames.com
and Moniker each claimed four positions with the final opening going
with #4 InvisibleShield.com at $38,000. Here's a look at the complete
Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 7:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 1, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 7, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 9
Exito.com (Spanish for "success")
RelatosEroticos.com.br ("erotic stories" in Spanish)
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.
In addition to all of those charted domains,
Sedo added more black ink to their bottom line with OceanTrawlers.com
at $9,700 and EPJ.com at 5,600 ($7,277).
They tacked on another $6,000 with GuardianAmerica.com
and added $5,000 for Convenio.com.
SnapNames also booked a bevy of solid four figure
sales including BusinessInstitute.com ($9,600), ParadisePark.com
($8,300) and Big2.com ($8,100). Mobifon.com dialed
up $7,655, ArborLakes.com landed $7,100 and Buchhandlung.com
ArtTable.com penciled in $5,005, Duality.com
commanded $4,912, ValleyWeb.com went for $4,101
and Drugsore.com was a just buck behind at $4,100.
RailroadTrack.com rolled to $3,901, CustomGifts.com
clicked for $3,800 and iBelong.com booked $3,700.
SnapNames had 19 more sales ranging
from $2,000 to just over $3,600. You can see those in the table below.
Additional SnapNames Sales
Back at BuyDomains Strategia.com contributed $9,000,
Regroup.com returned $8,000 and two others, SalesSolutions.com
and HorseSport.com dismounted with $6,000 each. DomainMall.com
delivered $5,000, Resweb.com downloaded $4,500
and CSME.com claimed $4,250.
Conexia.com and Brunello.com brought $4,000
each, Outsourcer.com sewed up $3,988 and AssetValuation.com
unlocked $3,888. ClothingCo.com uncovered
$3,688, PreciousGifts.com and InnovateTech.com took
in $3,500 each and FrontRoom.com fetched $3,475.
BuyDomains had 30 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,200. You can check
those out in the table below.
BuyDomains piled up more than 150 additional .com
sales ranging from $1,950 all the way down to $500.
Meanwhile their NameMedia sister site, Afternic.com
rounded out the action with SearchIPTV.com at $5,000, CitizenshipForm.com
at $2,600 and iStats.com at $2,500.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
.Mobi mania reigned on the Global
Contenders Chart this week with the new mobile extension
racking up 4 of the top 5 entries. #1 Gamble.mobi won
going away, raking in $33,000 at Sedo. .Biz
soared into the #2 slot with the 6,000 ($7,796) sale
of CRM.biz, also at Sedo. Then the .mobis marched back
in with #3 900.mobi (sold by Jeremy Padawer for $5,250
in a private sale), #4 LivePoker.mobi ($4,750 at
Sedo) and tied for #5, Dokter.mobi, sold for $4,000
JoshuaTree.net finally got the older
extensions into the fray, selling for $4,000 at
BuyDomains to get the other half of that 5th position. That
was one of seven .nets on the chart. .Org, with
nine, had more entries than any other extension, but they
didn't make their first appearance until DSSC.org
slipped into the 7th slot at $2,666. That domain sold
at SnapNames, a venue that had more charted domains than
anyone else with eight, edging out BuyDomains who had seven.
Here's how the GC top sellers stacked up for the week ending
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan.
1, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 7, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 9
There were 16 more four figure sales just off
the chart and BuyDomains had half of those. Performa.net
posted $1,580, OpportunityKnocks.net notched
$1,288 and two others, Serm.net and Povo.org
provided $1,200 each. BuyDomains also had a quartet at $1,000
each that included Strategia.net, MemoryLane.net,
Info1.net and DoctorNet.org.
Back at SnapNames, Atlatl.org attracted
$1,407, VPG.net drew $1,367 and SuncoastSchoolsFCU.org
added $1,060. Nhacxitin.info brought $1,006,
VKP.org$1,002 and SundanceOnlineFilmFestival.org
Elesewhere, Afternic turned Aman.net
over for $1,350 and Sedo sold Curious.net for $1,300.
The country codes enjoyed one of the
strongest week's we've ever seen, putting five names on the
all-extension leader board (as you saw earlier) and piling up
almost two dozen sales of four figures or more. eBaby.co.uk
led the ccTLD charge at $29,089 followed by Bestseller.de
(German country code) at $18,841. A Brazilian
domain, RelatosEroticos.com.br ("erotic
stories" in Spanish) ranked third at $15,593, followed
by #4 Francia.es (Spain'sextension) at $12,994
and #5 VividImaginations.co.uk at $10,278.
Sedo accounted for all of those sales and
swept 18 of the 20 entries overall. They also added three more
four figure sales just off the chart. Great Britain's .co.uk
extension had the most charted domains with five, followed
closely by the European Union's .eu with four. Germany's
.de, Spain's .es and Greece's .gr were the only
other ccTLDs with multiple entries, bagging two each.
.TV has an impressive two-letter sale
this week with MA.TV tuning in $8,000. The Tuvalu
country code has come to be identified more closely with
web video than the tiny Pacific island nation that it
represents. The other countries represented on this week's
chart are France (.fr), St. Kitts and Nevis Islands
(.kn) and Austria
Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending January 7:
Code Top Sales
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Jan. 1, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 7, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 9
£15,000 = $29,089
RelatosEroticos.com.br ("erotic stories" in Spanish)
Sedo also had a trio of four figure sales just
off the chart. eBuddy.de, Climatizacion.es and Bomberman.co.uk
booked 1,000 ($1,300) each.
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.