Wins This Week's Domain Sales Race with $65,000 Score at SnapNames
by Ron Jackson
There were no six-figure blockbusters
reported this week but there were so many solid five-figure sales
they would not all fit on our new Top 20 chart. A sale in
that range normally earns a spot on the Big Board but this time out
eight domains missed the cut despite hitting the five-figure
The dearth of six-figure sales is likely to be short lived.
Several domains in Moniker.com's
live auction at the Internext Expo in Las Vegas Jan.
17 drew bids above $100,000. Once those sales and others from the
event are closed, many of them will become eligible for our chart
(this was primarily an adult domain auction so some of the names
will not be acceptable for our publication).
Joystick.com rang up an easy win
this week after selling for $65,250 at SnapNames.com,
a venue that tied Sedo.com
for the most chart entries at six apiece. GreatDomains
weighed in with four charted domains, including a pair that tied for
the #2 spot at $35,000 each; Videocards.com and Frisbee.com.
GreatDomains also had one of the two country code domains
that crashed the all-extension party, #18 (tie) SexToys.us at
Sedo claimed the other ccTLD domain, #9 Fashionista.co.uk
at £10,140 ($20,089), but their top seller was one of the
two .nets that elbowed their way into the crowd of .com
domains that dominate the chart. That was Merlin.net, tied
for 5th at $30,000. #18 (tie) Lyric.net also landed on
the leader board after going for $15,000 at SnapNames.
was the only other venue with multiple chart entries, scoring with
#5 (tie) TileFloors.com at $30,000 and #16 EntertainmentFurniture.com
at $18,000. Elsewhere, SevenT.com
Domains acquired #7 250.com for $21,000 in
a deal negotiated at DNForum.com
and #15 OutdoorWear.com was sold for £9,500 ($18,819) byLogicalDomains.com.
Here's a look at the complete
Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 21:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 15, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 21, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 23
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 were eight more five-figure sales just
off the chart. GreatDomains had two of those; Nowhere.com at $12,000
and CentennialBank.com at $10,300. Sedo also had a
pair, scoring with MarketingOnDemand at $12,000 and TCL.co.uk
at £5,556 ($11,008). SnapNames cashed in a daily double
ticket too thanks to Divex.com ($11,450) and HolidayLets.com
($11,001). Info1.com went for $10,000 at
BuyDomains and Spanish language SoyWebmaster.com
sold PuroSexo.com, also for $10,000 (the same venue
attracted $8,000 for SexoLoco.com). Sedo just missed
another five-figure sale with eWebsite.com closing at $9,500.
.Com Supporting Cast
SnapNames backed up their five-figure sales with
truckload of solid four-figure transactions including ModelKit.com and
Corinne.com at $9,100 each. GunGrips.com
grabbed $8,455, DealSearch.com drew $8,299 and StateOfIowa.com
eyed $8,210. Valentinez.com delivered $7,202, Earthquest.com
found $6,900 and PrefabricatedHouses.com produced $6,009.
The hits just kept on coming with GiftGuru.com
at $5,855, HAQ.com at $5,700 and PepThreads.com
at $5,125. WebCorp.com went for $5,000, MuscleRelaxers.com
put $4,945 at ease and AskWhy.com got a $4,900
answer. SnapNames had 30 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $4,200. You can see those in the table below.
Additional SnapNames Sales
GreatDomains supplemented their four charted domains
with LargeLoan.com ($5,000) and ConsultNet.com
($4,639). Infantile.com added $4,000, CheapToday.com
tacked on $2,750, LVMC.com sewed up $2,575 and Slouch.com
kicked in $2,500.
Back at BuyDomains Cambios.com commanded $8,000,
MostFun.com fetched $5,500 and SMPP.com
captured $5,100. ArcAngels.com and GoStar.com
clicked for $5,000 each and four others; InnovativeMortgage.com,
DreamNetwork.com, CollegeGraduate.com and Kombo.com
contributed $4,000 each.
AmericanEnterprise.com sold for $3,750
and BedroomSuites.com brought $3,650. InternationalAccess.com,
EarthLab.com and CampaignTracking.com clicked for $3,488
each while Minz.com made $3,475. BuyDomains had 36 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,300. You can check
those out in the table below.
At Enom's Club
Drop, Disneilatino.com sold for $2,600 and
BlondeKitty.com cornered $2,200.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
.Net ruled the Global Contenders chart
this week, sweeping the top three spots and 11 of the 22
entries overall (the extra positions coming
from a 3-way tie for the final slot). Merlin.net
conjured up the extension's most powerful magic with that $30,000
sale at Sedo, made by Merlin Kauffman of True Magic,
LLC. The next two spots went to Lyric.net at
$15,000 and Connexion.net at $6,888. The
latter domain was one of ten GC names sold at BuyDomains, the
most for any venue in this category,
.Info nailed down the #4 slot with a
nice 3-letter domain sale, NAW.info at €3,500 ($4,558).
.Mobi also had a name on the top half of the chart with
Hobby.mobi tying for the 9th spot at $2,500.
That is the second time hobby.mobi has sold in less than a
month! In December it changed hands for $1,345 at Afternic.
The buyer immediately put the domain back on the market and
made a four-figure profit with the sale at Sedo.
.Org ruled the rest of the chart,
taking all nine of the remaining positions including #5 LKJ.org
at $3,488. Here's how all of 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.
15, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 21, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 23
There were 22 more four-figure GC sales just
off the chart and BuyDomains piled up more than half of those.
Their roster included HealthyChild.org and FinanceIt.net
at $1,200 each and three others at $1,188 apiece;
WebMind.net, Liee.net and Ledi.net. CapitalPartners.net
banked $1,150 and FinancialAdvisor.org added $1,100.
Six other domains added $1,000 each to the bottom line
at BuyDomains. Those were WiredWorld.net, Unart.net,
FreePrints.net, EquityInvestments.net, Vivanet.org
At SnapNames, NGONet.org notched
$1,152, HonoluluFire.org lit up $1,149 and THF.org
returned $1,051. SmallBusinessInsurance.net and PrivateInvestor.net
booked $1,015 each and ViennaRegion.net rang up $1,000.
Sedo sold DDL.info and InfectiousDisease.info
for $1,200 each and Merlin.biz went for
$1,000 in a private sale.
Great Britain's .co.uk reigned at the
top of the Country Code chart for the second week in a
row and swept four of the top five positions. Fashionista.co.uk
led the way at $20,089 and was joined in the first
five by TCL.co.uk ($11,008), PartyBingo.co.uk
($9,907) and Contractor.co.uk (also $9,907).
#2 SexToys.us prevented the British
extension from going five for five with a solid $15,000
sale at GreatDomains. The European Union's .eu charted
four domains this week, led by #8 Augenarzt.eu
("eye doctor" in German) at $4,428.
Canada's .ca has three names on the Top 20, with #12 (tie)
BackSurgery.ca leading that group after selling for $2,350
Tuvalu's .tv (now closely associated
with web video) and Germany's .de each had two domains
on the leader board. The other countries represented this week
included Spain (.es), Switzerland (.ch), China
(.cn) and France (.fr). Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending January 21:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Jan. 15, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 21, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 23
£10,140 = $20,089
£5,556 = $11,008
£5,000 = $9,907
£5,000 = $9,907
Vacacionesenespana.es ("vacation in Spain" in Spanish)
There were five more four-figure ccTLD sales
just off the chart. Three of those were .ca domains sold at
Pool; Safer-Internet.ca for $1,150 and a pair at
$1,050 each - Heartache.ca and FreeSexClips.ca.
Sedo sold Toilokdo. fr for €800 ($1,042) and Her.ru
(Russian country code) went for $1,000 in a
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.