Deal Leads First Wave of Completed Sales From the
Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West Auction
This week Moniker.com
reported their first wave of completed sales from last month's
live and silent auctions at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
West conference in Las Vegas. The high bids had
been reported shortly after the conference ended, but we do
not chart sales until domains have been paid for and transferred to
their new owners. That process was completed for over three dozen
domains this week including one six-figure blockbuster, Greeting.com
at $350,000. That ranks as the 4th highest sale reported so
far in 2007.
To make sure that sales from other venues
over the past week are not lost in the flood of completed auction
sales, we expanded this week's leader board from the usual 20
positions to 30 entries. Even then, the widely promoted auctions
produced 9 of the 10 top sales on the Big Board. If you take out
the sales from that special event, Afternic.com/BuyDomains.com
(and their new ActiveExchange platform), would have accounted
for three of the top four sales. Their flag bearer was Infusion.com,
a name that sold for $25,000 to tie for 5th.
By Ron Jackson
If you backed out the Moniker auction
and Enom's Club
Drop all would have had top ten entries this week. The
SnapNames roster was led by #13 SinusInfections.com at $15,049,
Sedo's list was topped by #18 EHD.com at $13,000 and
Club Drop's marquee name was #21 Outrage.com at $12,400.
.Com accounted for 25 of the 30
charted domains. The remaining positions went to a .mobi, a .org,
a .ca (Canadian country code) and a pair of .nets.
#12 MusicVideos.mobi was the leading non .com domain,
attracting $16,500 at the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction.
Incidently, two other auction domains would have made the chart if
they had not been sold in a package (making it impossible to assign
values to the individual domains). That was the matching set of Wind.com
and Wind.net that went for $80,000.
Here's a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 30
Domain Sales - Mon. March 26, 2007 - Sun. April 1, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. April 3
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.
Aside from all of the Moniker/TR.A.F.F.I.C. sales that
closed this week, Sedo and SnapNames had the most charted domains
with four each. Those venues also produced a basket full of solid
four figure sales. Sedo's ledger included XSXX.com ($9,200), TodoGay.com
("everything gay" in Spanish) at $8,000 and BallClub.com
at $6,000. Ewix.com added $4,000, EU2008.com
drew $3,552 and Homelux.com landed at $3,517.
Also at Sedo, BeautyList.com brought $3,500 and TectonicDirectory.com
At SnapNames, VirginStrawberry.com poured $9,100,
TokyoSex.com sold for $8,300 and ChildDentist.com
dispensed $8,116. ChronicBackPain.com pinched $8,097,
WoolBlankets.com uncovered $6,986 and Cofo.com found
$6,700. OnlineMovieRental.com returned $5,955, RockQuarry.com
mined $5,900 and eShades.com pulled down $5,655.
Wristlets.com ($5,300), JeansStore.com
($5,100) and Dataflow.com ($5,100) were also winners at
SnapNames where VacationPuertoRico.com provided $5,088
and Dacon.com commanded $4,905. CaveTubing.com
tacked on $4,888, FYCO.com claimed $4,600 and GreatRestaurants.com
served up $4,550. RodeoBulls.com bucked $4,322
and MarriagePreparations.com presented $4,098.
SnapNames had 35 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,900. You can check those out in the table
Additional SnapNames Sales
Back at Afternic/BuyDomains, the ActiveExchange
program continued to pay big dividends. FlagstaffHotels.com
and EmailMe.com delivered $9,000 each while MakeNews.com
made $8,000. SleepawayCamp.com and TampaSingles.com
connected for $6,000 each, Emendo.com discovered $5,800
and TamilTV.com tuned in $4,900.
RepublicanVoters.com raised $4,888 and
ECInc.com banked $4,500 while Qlip.com, DomainDistribution.com
and EuroPartner.com penciled in $4,088 each. ProfessionalCareers.com
clocked in at $4,000, Thel.com captured $3,985,
RaceEngineering.com cornered $3,888 and Solice.com cinched
Afternic/BuyDomains had another 56 .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,600. Those are listed in the table
Afternic/BuyDomains had 105 more.com sales ranging from just under $2,000 all the way down to
LearningTool.com unlocked $3,612, AllGayModels.com
claimed $3,012 and MommyLovesBlack.com bagged $2,505.
RobertaBridal.com booked $2,405 and Kamping.com
In more completed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
auctions, MedicalLaboratory.com and Finished.com
fetched $8,500 each, TranslationSoftware.com
unscrambled $8,250 and PregnancyTesting.com revealed $6,000.
HoldingCompany.com hauled in $5,890. ExpressPackage.com
arrived with $5,770, and JewelCases.com contained $5,500.
CheesePizza.com delivered $5,000, StockMarketReports.com
rated $4,590 and NewTaxRules.com dissected $3,800.
BlackRoom.com and Perish.com posted $3,530 each, TargetPractice.com
hit $3,500, TaxCounselor.com billed $3,000
and LeatherKits.com kicked in $2,250.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
It was another good week
for the Global Contenders with the top four domains from this
category making the all extension Top 20 you saw earlier. MusicVideos.mobi
led the way at $16,500 but .net claimed the
lion's share of the chart, taking 13 of the 20 entries.
Starting with #3 FAQ.net ($12,500), that extension
grabbed seven positions in a row. SnapNames accounted for two
of best ones, #5 Offers.net at $7,501 and #6 Subscriptions.net
.Org occupies four slots including #2
with Avid.org, sold by ICAN Concepts for $13,750.
The remaining three positions went to .mobi with SouthAmerica.mobi
($3,100) and Beat.mobi ($3,000) rounding out the
mobile extension's trio.
Here's how all of the GC top sellers stacked up for the
week ending April 1:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March
26, 2007 - Sun. April 1, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect April 3
There were 30 more
four-figure GC sales just off the chart and Afternic/BuyDomains
accounted for a dozen of those including WhitePapers.org
($2,288), Denim.net ($2,000) and SchoolHouse.net
($1,800). FantasyWear.net fetched $1,488
while Cosmopolis.net and NatureFirst.net notched
$1,200 each. PurePlay.net pitched in $1,100
and five others; Teller.org, SandBlast.org, TaxFreeShop.net,
CardFlash.net and CapitalConsulting.net went for
At SnapNames IEA.net nabbed $2,350
while ECP.net and Confessionals.net contributed $1,550
each. QFC.net cracked $1,150 and FastForward.net
Sedo had some nice .biz sales with Ace.biz
($2,300), LakeHavasu.biz ($2,250), SES-Group.biz
($1,875) and Uber.biz ($1,000). They also sold CBY.net
($2,222), Grandmasters.net ($1,700) and AdjustableRate.net
($1,500). Balearen.info banked €1,000 ($1,333),
OpenEducation.net booked $1,200 and eCache.net
Elsewhere, Enom's Club Drop sold Hiepkhach.net
for $2,000, Local
Storm Media bought Seattle.biz on the SitePoint.com
forum for $2,000 and AutoClubs.info sold for
$1,500 after being auctioned off at Moniker's
Canada occupies the penthouse suite on
our new Country Code chart thanks to the $13,550
sale of Hollywood.ca at Afternic/BuyDomains. In this
case, the buyer apparently intends to present .ca as
meaning California rather than the Canadian ccTLD it
represents. Canada also scored with #4 LiveActive.ca,
sold for $4,700, also at Sedo.
Three other extensions also had two chart
entries each; .tv (Tuvalu), .de (Germany) and .us
(United States). #5 TravelGuide.tv ($3,500) led the
way for the video extension, #7 Gaestebuecher.de ("guest
books" in German) was the top .de at €2,300 ($3,065)
and #11 ComputerRepair.us ($2,000) was the USA's
standard bearer. By the way, Afternic/BuyDomains reported that
they have disbursed the funds for that big $75,000 sale
of Video.us we told you about last week, but the Public
Whois record still shows no change of ownership so we remain
unable to chart this domain.
The other countries represented this week were
Taiwan (.tw), India (.in), the European Union
(.eu) and China (.cn). Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending April 1:
Code Top Sellers
ccTLD Sales: Mon. March 26, 2007 - Sun. April 1, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. April 3
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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