Seller Banks $250,000 and ActiveExchange Bows With Ten Big
This week's #1 domain won't come
as a surprise since we told you it was on the way last week. The
transfer of Buckhead.com was completed shortly after our last
report and the domain now belongs to DigiPawn.com
who gave up $250,000 for the name. Buckhead is an
upscale neighborhood in Atlanta where DigiPawn President Rick
Latona makes his home. Latona said the company has development
plans for their new asset.
The other big news is NameMedia's
release of the first week of combined sales from their Afternic.com
properties. Sellers can now have their domains listed and marketed
simultaneously on both sites through the company's new ActiveExchange
program. With this change, NameMedia is now reporting their sales to
us under the joint Afternic/BuyDomains banner.
By Ron Jackson
The twin aftermarket powerhouses will
clearly be a force to be reckoned with. In their first combined
outing they booked ten five-figure sales, six of which earned
spots on our new Top 20 chart. That put Afternic/BuyDomains
on the same plane as Sedo.com
who also had six names each on the Big Board. SnapNames put five
domains on the top half of the chart, led by #2 Necktie.com at
$70,250 and #3 MortgateRates.net at $36,495.
Afternic/BuyDomains then took their first
bow in the spotlight with #4 Video.pro at an astounding $35,000,
by far the highest price ever paid for a .pro domain. Even
more amazing, the same buyer (a company based in Belgium)
bought three more .pros in the five figure range (a level never
previously reached by this extension). Afternic/BuyDomains handled
all four of those .pro deals which included #9 Movie.pro at $22,000
and Streaming.pro, tied for 13th at $18,000. The final
member of the quartet, Stream.pro, just missed the chart
after going for $11,000.
The top can in Sedo's six-pack was #8 Showing.com
at $22,500. They also accounted for the only country code
domain on this week's elite list, #15 Excelsior.com.mx (Mexican
country code) at $16,667. Sedo also served up one of the
three .nets on the leader board with LPM.net tying for
the final spot at $14,000.
was the only other venue to reach the new Top 20, scoring with #11 Jango.com
at $20,320. Next week we expect to see the first closed sales
from the Moniker live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
West earlier this month. As of today (March 27),
payments had been received for a number of domains but ownership
transfers were not yet completed (a requirement before we add sales
to our charts).
There is one other bit of aftermarket news
we wanted to pass along before taking you to the leader board. The
latest ICANN meeting is currently underway in Lisbon,
Portugal. On Sunday a two-hour tutorial session on the domain
aftermarket was held there featuring panelists Mason Cole (SnapNames.com),
Tim Schumacher (Sedo.com), Tom Murphy(BuyDomains.com)
and Emiliano Pasqualetti (Domainsbot.com).
transcript of that session (moderated by Jothan
Frakes of DomainSponsor.com)
is available online and we recommend it to those interested in the
latest expert commentary on the domain name marketplace.
Now, without further ado, here's a look at the complete
Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, March 25:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. March 19, 2007 - Sun. March 25, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. March 27
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 six more five-figure sales that fell
just short of the Top 20 this week. Afternic/BuyDomains accounted for
four of those with Gunsmiths.com and Performance.net
at $12,000 each, Stream.pro at $11,000 and Insure.us
at $10,500. Sedo sold Linck.com for €10,000
($13,346) and SnapNames snagged $11,350 for ExpatForum.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
The hot streak at SnapNames continued with
dozens of solid four figure sales including Uncorked.com ($9,601),
SBIOnline.com ($9,001) and FundraiserIdeas.com ($8,807).
PatentLitigation.com and AngelDust.com sprinkled
another $7,000 each on SnapNames' bottom line, while DogFences.com
penned in $6,401 and CanadaHomeSearch.com found $6,090.
Karayolu.com kicked in $5,901, CityOfHammond.com
contributed $5,655 and LifeSecrets.com revealed $5,456.
Also at SnapNames, PhotoOrganizers.com arranged
$5,211, GunSight.com drew a bead on $4,544 and OvulationKits.com
captured $4,326. OutdoorPlayground.com corralled $4,143,
RumpusRoom.com rounded up $4,108 and IEDomains.com clicked
for $4,100. NotreDameIndiana.com drew $4,099, JackDiamond.com
dealt $4,056, CubanRestaurant.com served up $4,033 and
OceanSunset.com sold for $4,004.
SnapNames had 31 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,800. You can check those out in the table
Additional SnapNames Sales
With their new ActiveExchange platform,
Afternic/BuyDomains piled up an astonishing number of additional
.com sales with 165 of those worth at least $2,000. Their
supplemental roster was headed by Nergy.com and Employability.com
at $8,000 each and Multisafe.com at $7,500. TheSoup.com
ladled out $6,700, SecurityData.com secured $6,000
and ModularTech.com tallied $5,500.
WSCN.com and PlanToProsper.com provided $5,100
each, followed by a nine-name logjam at $5,000 apiece. That
group included SouthernTravel.com, RentalAssistance.com,
RareMovies.com, PureEssence.com, PentagonCity.com,
OceanState.com, KidsTravel.com, IndustrialCoatings.com
and FlexTime.com. ClassicStyle.com stood out at $4,700
and SmartGifts.com presented $4,688. Afternic/BuyDomains had another
146 .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $4,500. Those are listed in the table
As if that weren't enough, BuyDomains had another
384 .com sales ranging from just under $2,000 all the way down to
Back at Sedo TalkZone.com took in $9,000,
4Golf.com chipped in $7,500 and ForclosureLoans.com
fetched $5,000. At Pool.com,
AudultFriendFinder.com (typo) connected for $8,100 and
INGDirec.com claimed $4,256. At TDNAM.com,
CrazyChicks.com cranked out $4,100 and RichTextBox.com
booked $2,555. Enom's Club
Drop also got on the board with CAXX.com at $2,300.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
This was an exceptionally strong week
for the Global Contenders with six domains from this
category also making the all extension Top 20 you saw earlier.
.Net led the way with the top domain, MortgageRates.net
($36,495) and went on to sweep 13 of the 20 GC chart
entries. .Pro also had its best outing ever with those
four five-figure sales we told you about earlier.
.Org had its second straight subpar
performance, putting only three names on the chart (one less
than the four it managed last week). All three of the .orgs
were consigned to the second half of the chart, with Vaults.org
(tied for 13th) turning in the best price for the extension at
Afternic/BuyDomains was the top venue in this
category, claiming 10 of the 20 positions. Here's how all of the GC top sellers stacked up for the
week ending March 25:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March
19, 2007 - Sun. March 25, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect March 27
There were 27 more
four-figure GC sales just off the chart. Sedo had the highest
valued name in that group, Lehendakari.net at $2,200.
They also scored with CBD.info at €1,500 ($2,002)
and Magus.net at $1,888. Cibersexo.net
delivered €1,100 ($1,468), SSK.net notched $1,300
and Auto-Insurance.biz brought $1,295. Sedo
added $950 for Health-Insurance.biz and $930
BuyDomains had the most extra four-figure GC
sales, 18 in all. You can check their winners in the table below:
BuyDomains Four Figure Global Contenders Sales
At SnapNames, LazerShield.net lit up $1,827
and Superloustic.net dispensed $1,050 while
TDNAM took in $1,105 with EscapePortal.net.
Mexico's .com.mx extension holds the
top spot on our new Country Code Top Sellers chart,
thanks to the $16,667 sale of Excelsior.com.mx at
Sedo. America's ccTLD .us, holds down the #2
spot with Insure.us after a solid $10,500 sale
Next week we expect to chart the biggest .us
sale ever reported, Video.us, at $75,000 (also
through Afternic/BuyDomains). The seller, Mark Beatty,
said today that Afternic has approved the escrow payment for
the domain but at press time, the public WhoIs record has not
yet been updated to reflect the ownership change. That should
happen very soon, making the domain eligible for our list and
enabling us to crown a new all-time .us sales king.
Germany's powerful .de ccTLD is
in the #3 position with GetInfo.de. That domain went for €6,000
($8,008) at Sedo, a venue that continually dominates
this chart. Sedo accounted for all but two of the charted
country code sales this week. They also made a very nice
.de developed website sale (developed sites are not eligible
for our charts), attracting €11,000 ($14,681) for
Stromverbrauch.de ("electric power consumption"
in German). .de is the world's second most popular
extension, trailing only .com. The German country code
racked up seven chart entries this week, more than any other
nation. The European's Union's .eu was next with four,
led by #5 BioMass.eu at €3,400 ($4,538).
Belgium (.be), Great Britain (.co.uk), India (.in) and
Argentina (.com.ar) also made chart appearances this week.France topped that group with #4 ESL.fr going for
€4,750 ($6,339). #7 PZ.be was next selling
for €2,325 ($3,103) in
a private transaction. Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending March 25:
Code Top Sellers
ccTLD Sales: Mon. March 19, 2007 - Sun. March 25, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. March 27
In another sale that just missed the
four-figure mark, Glacier.ca (Canadian ccTLD)
went for $925 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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