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2007 Gets Off to a Great Start With Three Six-Figure Domain Sales Leading the Parade

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

Sedo.com 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 Board.

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 to BuyDomains.com with #4 InvisibleShield.com at $38,000. Here's a look at the complete Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 7:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 1, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 7, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 9

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Exito.com
(Spanish for "success")
$121,560 Moniker/ DomainSystems
2. UltimateGuitar.com $101,676 Moniker/ DomainSystems
3. VN.com $100,000 Sedo
4. InvisibleShield.com $38,000 BuyDomains
5. LOC.com $34,000 Sedo
6.   Gamble.mobi $33,000 Sedo
7.  eBaby.co.uk £15,000 = $29,089 Sedo
8. NeverWorkAgain.com $25,250 Moniker/ DomainSystems
9. Marcys.com $21,750 SnapNames
10. Hathaway.com $21,250 SnapNames

11. XmasCards.com $19,450 SnapNames
12. Bestseller.de €14,500 = $18,841 Sedo
13. RelatosEroticos.com.br
("erotic stories" in Spanish)
€12,000 = $15,593 Sedo
14. Fortive.com $15,000 Sedo
15. EasyCleaner.com $13,000 SnapNames
16. Francia.es €10,000 = $12,994 Sedo
17. Miniature.com €9,544 = $12,402 Sedo
18. RapidPay.com $12,001 Sedo
19. VividImaginations.co.uk £5,300 = $10,278 Sedo
20. LabManager.com $9,776 Moniker/ DomainSystems

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

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 drew $5,400.

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 Between $2,000-$3,610
ebuams.com $3,610   thecarlisle.com $2,350
spiritualblessings.com $3,600 harleypics.com $2,350
afterthanksgivingsale.com $3,103 accenttables.com $2,350
orbidz.com $3,100 miiclip.com $2,272
optionsscheine.com $2,700 fleetrate.com $2,061
swinglifesyle.com $2,655 nonames.com $2,050
saintregis.com $2,650 berkzter.com $2,050
wkii.com $2,602 moneycontol.com $2,001
ncmec.com $2,600 antivirusprotecton.com $2,000
circutciti.com $2,509  

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.

Additional BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$3,200
revcom.com $3,200   seasideresorts.com $2,130
warcraftiii.com $3,000 thaifurniture.com $2,105
spiritquest.com $3,000 residentialcredit.com $2,100
findmd.com $3,000 locksmithservices.com $2,100
emergencynotification.com $3,000 learningcourses.com $2,088
sportfriends.com $2,888 keyshotels.com $2,088
judex.com $2,888 earthage.com $2,088
seehawaii.com $2,750 wiseloans.com $2,000
movieroles.com $2,688 muah.com $2,000
speedgraphics.com $2,500 leadershipcouncil.com $2,000
searchforgod.com $2,500 latestdevelopments.com $2,000
jazzaudio.com $2,500 internetfortune.com $2,000
daisydogs.com $2,500 internationalinternships.com $2,000
bian.com $2,500 iexercise.com $2,000
spacecentral.com $2,288 currentcare.com $2,000

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.

Global Contenders (.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 at Afternic.

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 January 7:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Gamble.mobi $33,000 Sedo
2.  CRM.biz €6,000 = $7,796 Sedo
3. 900.mobi $5,250 Pvt Sale
4. LivePoker.mobi $4,750 Sedo
5.
tie
JoshuaTree.net $4,000 BuyDomains
5.
tie
Dokter.mobi $4,000 Afternic
7. DSSC.org $2,666 SnapNames
8. PrivacyExchange.org $2,417 SnapNames
9. Aslet.org $2,259 SnapNames
10. Jake-DB.org $2,160 SnapNames

11. Profiel.net €1,600 = $2,079 Sedo
12. AntColony.org $2,025 SnapNames
13. Rats.org $2,011 SnapNames
14. WeddingRing.net $2,000 BuyDomains
15. CrossCreek.net $2,000 BuyDomains
16. Teachnology.org $1,938 SnapNames
17. MarthaStewart.org $1,800 SnapNames
18.
tie
Tamco.net $1,688 BuyDomains
18.
tie
GroupPhotos.net $1,688 BuyDomains
18.
tie
FilmClub.org $1,688 BuyDomains
18.
tie
EnterpriseMobile.net $1,688 BuyDomains

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 $1,001

Elesewhere, Afternic turned Aman.net over for $1,350 and Sedo sold Curious.net for $1,300.

Country Codes

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's extension) 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 (.at).

Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending January 7:



Country Code Top Sales
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Jan. 1, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 7, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 9

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. eBaby.co.uk £15,000 = $29,089 Sedo
2. Bestseller.de  €14,500 = $18,841 Sedo
3. RelatosEroticos.com.br
("erotic stories" in Spanish)
€12,000 = $15,593 Sedo
4. Francia.es €10,000 = $12,994 Sedo
5. VividImaginations.co.uk £5,300 = $10,278 Sedo
6. Landlord.co.uk £5,000 = $9,696

Sedo

7. MA.TV $8,000 Sedo
8. You.gr €5,100 = $6,628 Sedo
9. Stadtrundfahrt.eu
(German for "city tours")
€5,000 = $6,498 Sedo
10.  FlightTech.co.uk £2,500 = $4,848 Sedo

11.

Pogo.fr

€3,500 = $4,549 Sedo
12. Massive.co.uk £2,500 = $4,018 Sedo
13. WWW.kn $4,000 DN1
14. MetalBulletin.eu €2,500 = $3,249 Sedo
15. Compulink.gr $3,000 Sedo
16. Spyware.de $2,050 SnapNames
17. TravelPlanner.eu €1,500 = $1,949 Sedo
18. Chaffoteaux.eu
("air condition" in Spanish)
€1,500 = $1,949 Sedo
19. Rechtsinfo.at
("law info" in German)
€1,100 = $1,429 Sedo
20. iSexo.es €1,100 = $1,429 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 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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