Sales Cooled Off a Bit This Week But SnapNames and Sedo Kept the
Severe winter storms swept through
the northern United States last week and it looks like some
of that chilly weather reached the domain market as well. Sales
cooled off with the top reported transaction hitting just $30,000
(for CostaRicaHotel.com at SnapNames.com).
Though the dollar figures were down a bit, someone did remember to
turn on the heat at SnapNames, as they swept more than half of the
entries on our new Top 20 chart, including the #2 spot with Fruit.net
SnapNames charted 11 domains overall while Sedo.com
also showed a lot of muscle by bagging 7 slots on the Big Board
including five of the first ten positions. Sedo's top guns were #3 Bing.com
at $25,375 and #4 Invest.mobi at $22,500.
By Ron Jackson
SnapNames and Sedo were so strong that only
two chart entries were left for other venues. Those went to Pool.com
with #5 PropertyShop.com at $20,801 and Afternic.com
with #15 FreeDiscount.com at $10,000.
As usual, .com was the dominant
extension, occupying 16 of the 20 rungs on the top sales ladder.
Fruit.net and Invest.mobi gave the Global Contenders two
entries on the all-extension leader board, a number matched by the County
Codes thanks to the €9,000 ($11,824) sale of #10
Forum.gr (ccTLD for Greece) and the £4,995 ($9,763) sale
of #16 Partnership.co.uk. Sedo handled both of those country
Here's a look at the complete
Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 18:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 12, 2007 - Sun. Feb. 18, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 20
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.
SnapNames supplemented all of those chart
entries with a truck load of solid four-figure sales including PPVMovies.com
($6,767), BuyAStar.com ($6,218) and DaytonaBeachVacation.com($5,944). GayFitness.com and HavanaCigars.com
each lit up $5,700 while OhioMonster.com scared up $5,455.
ReverseMortgageLenders.com landed $5,300, DiamondBankPLC.com
deposited $5,202 and eCommerceWebsites.com clicked for
A trio of names including ZeroRisk.com,
DownloadableMovie.com and AcuraRSX.com returned $5,100
each while NYStateTravel.com and WeekendWeddings.com
went for $5,090 apiece. SnapNames had 45 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to just under $5,000. You can see those in the table below.
Additional SnapNames Sales
Wapo.com commanded $6,500, MovieQuest.com
captured $5,600 and SteppingOut.com stacked up $5,500.
Other winners included SBTS.com ($5,100), NicoVideo.com
($4,888) and DubPlate.com ($4,288).
BuyDomains sold a quartet of names at $4,088
each that included TelcoServices.com, RENW.com, MRSB.com
and Gateway Communications.com. GolfPartners.com
chipped in another $4,000 while SizeGuide.com and
GYEA.com delivered $3,888 each. PetVitamins.com
provided $3,800 and WoodBadge.com booked $3,750.
BuyDomains had 39 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,500. You can check
those out in the table below.
BuyDomains racked up another 150 .com sales ranging from
$1,900 all the way down
to the $300 paid for ElectronicsCommunity.com.
Meawhile, BD's Name Media sister site, Afternic was ringing
the register with DFWEvents.com ($4,100), MSGIT.com
($3,900) and GTSGroup.com ($3,055). GreenCash.com
contributed $3,000, ClickToGo.com claimed $2,488
and LowRateLenders.com unlocked $2,275. Afternic also
sold SearchParts.com ($2,088) and DigitalHorse.com
Back at Sedo Lebenszeit.com
("lifetime" in German) generated €6,000
($7,883) and Unformat.com fetched $6,000. At Enom's
HibbetSports.com corralled $2,100.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Fruit.net gave that extension its third
straight win on the Global Contenders chart and for
the second week in a row, .net claimed 10 of the 20 positions on
the GC list. You already saw that $28,533 sale of
Fruit.net on the all extension chart, as well at the $22,500
deal for #2 Invest.mobi.
.Mobi had a big week with five domains
on the GC chart including four of the first ten. Other big
hitters for the new mobile extension included Apotheek.mobi
(tied for 4th) at $6,500 and #6 90210.mobi at $6,000.
.Org also charted five domains this
week, with #3 CNIDR.org leading the way for that
extension after going for $8,000 at SnapNames. Marketleap.com
shows nearly 3,000 existing links to this domain which
explains why a buyer valued it so highly. 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. Feb.
12, 2007 - Sun. Feb. 18, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Feb. 20
There were 39 more four-figure GC sales just
off the chart and BuyDomains.com accounted for 18 of those.
You can check out their supplemental sales in the table below:
BuyDomains Four Figure Global Contenders Sales
SnapNames had a dozen additional 4-figure GC
sales including BigBrothers.org ($2,001), StKittsNevis.net
($1,803) and Beyoglu.net ($1,611). Their other .net
sales were SexyModel.net ($1,562), Sweating.net
($1,065) and PHUSA.net ($1,000). On the .org side
of the ledger, SnapNames added FamilyHealthPlan.org
($1,550), Graveyard.org ($1,362), Marceau.org
($1,101), BandwidthBay.org ($1,100) and GirlsOnly.org
($1,000). They also sold Viiv.info for $1,300.
Back at Sedo, Styles.mobi and RetirementPlanning.org
sold for $1,800 each, DNATest.org uncovered $1,500
and FurnitureOnline.net notched $1,400. TDNAM.com
tacked on $1,780 for TIS-Group.org and Afternic
banked $1,760 for Bakery.info.
This week's top two country code
domains also earned positions on the all extension leader
board you saw earlier. Forum.gr tops the ccTLD chart
after that nice €9,000 ($11,824) sale at Sedo while Partnership.co.uk
is a solid #2 at £4,995 ($9,763). Sedo traditionally
dominates this chart and they did it again this week, taking
all but one of the chart entries!
Germany's popular .de extension
had the most chart entries with seven, led by #3 ChauffeurService.de
at €5,000 ($6,569). The European Union's .eu
was next with three charted domains, including #4 HeartInternet.eu
at $5,556. Great Britain's .co.uk and Greece's
.gr were the only other extensions with multiple entries,
scoring twice each.
The other countries represented this week were
India (.in), Latvia (.lv), Austria (.at)
and the United States (.us). Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending February 18:
Code Top Sellers
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Feb. 12, 2007 - Sun. Feb. 18, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 20
SportsEquipment.ca (Canadian ccTLD) just missed
the list after selling for $825 at Pool.com.
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.
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