.Com Domain Draws $100,000 at Sedo in This Week's Top Sale
sailed to the top of this week's Top 20 domain sales chart
by handling a $100,000 deal for AMT.com. That is the
biggest three-letter .com sale reported so far this year. We
understand that Sedo completed another big 3-letter .com sale today
(May 22) that will be eligible for next week's chart. That was BCF.com,
purchased by Burlington Coat Factory for $71,000. Our weekly
reports cover sales made in the 7-day period ending on Sunday.
While we are on the subject of the timeline for this column, let
me give you a heads up about next week. Next Monday will be Memorial
Day, a major holiday in the U.S., and the offices of all
of the USA-based sales venues will be closed. We normally gather our
sales data from them each Monday, then write the column Tuesday for
publication that night. Due to the upcoming holiday, everything will
move back one day next week and the column will be published Wednesday
night (May 30) instead.
By Ron Jackson
One other bit of housekeeping to take care
of before we dive into the rest of this week's sales. Last week we
told you about the sale of Porn.com that was brokered by Moniker.com.
The exact price of the sale was not released at that time (though
both the buyer and broker announced that the figure was over $9
million). Moniker CEO Monte Cahn has since told us that the exact
sale price was $9.5 million in cash. Other terms of the
deal were not announced and as of this writing the WhoIs record
still shows this domain in Moniker's escrow account. Once the domain
has been transferred to the buyer (MXN Limited) this domain
will be become eligible for our Year-To-Date
chart (where it would currently rank as the biggest sale of 2007, as
well as the biggest all-cash sale ever reported).
Now on with this week's show. Sedo, SnapNames.com
each put five domains on our new leader board. A Korean IDN
(International Domain Name) led the SnapNames roster and ranks as
the week's second biggest sale. 휴대폰.com
(the puny code is xn--vk1bq83dvhc.com)
attracted $36,194. We are told by the buyer that the translation is
("carry/portable phone" in Korean)," essentially equivalent to what English speakers would refer to as
mobile or cell phone.
All five of Sedo's charted domains landed
in the top ten, including #3 Geisha.com at $28,777.
That was followed by the biggest .TV sale reported so far
this year, DE.TV at $21,500. James Barclay of AllThings.tv
made that sale in a private transaction. Moniker took the 5th slot,
one of three names they put on the Big Board, with WannaGo.com
at $20,350. Pool.com
was the only other venue with multiple entries this week, scoring
twice with #10 (tie) Netica.com leading the way for them at $13,000.
Afternic/BuyDomains sold PetKeeper.com at the same price to
start their run of five charted domains.
.Com took 15 of the 21 positions
(there was an extra spot due to a three-way tie for the last rung on
the ladder). The country codes also enjoyed a solid week with
five entries and all of those hit five figures. All but one of them
reached the top half of the elite list. In addition to the .TV at
#4, the 6th, 7th and 8th slots went to ccTLDs representing Great
Britain, the Netherlands and Germany. Spain
also got into the act with #13 Bueno.es ("good" in
Spanish) at €9,000 ($12,105).
The only other non .com on the list is #12
HM.net, sold at Moniker for $12,250. Here's a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. May 14, 2007 - Sun. May 20, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 22
(xn--vk1bq83dvhc.com) ("carry/portable phone" in Korean)
Bueno.es ("good" in Spanish)
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.
Sedo supplemented their five chart entries with
winners like JOZ.com ($9,350), PureSkin.com($6,000)
and ActiveFitness.com ($5,750). RMQ.com added $5,400
and StarSite.com sold for $5,000. Sedo also had a nice
developed website sale, moving PortalBulgaria.com for €6,000
The SnapNames starting five all made it to the Big
Board and the popular expired domain auction house also had a
boatload of solid four-figure sales. OlympiaWA.com went for $9,211,
TuxShop.com looked dashing at $9,100 and Frostbites.com
put a cool $8,180 on ice. BeachThongs.com flashed $7,243,
DreamDating.com connected for $6,700 and Chuang.com
drew $6,100. BulkBarn.com bagged $6,000, UnitedVacation.com
clocked out at $5,600 and WoodenShips.com sailed with $5,100.
LongTermInvestments.com returned $5,009 and
another Korean IDN, 요리학원.com (xn--oy2b19ugf746c.com)
added $5,000. That term roughly translates to "cooking
classes". CollegeDebtConsolidation.com deposited $4,988,
PhotoTShirts.com captured $4,867 and HealthInsurer.com
covered $4,595. AmericanJets.com took off with $4,533,
BuyAndSale.com booked $4,222 and SMSAlerts.com
lit up $4,111.
SnapNames sold another 38 .com domains ranging from $2,000 to $3,803. You can
check those out in the table below:
Back at Afternic/BuyDomains, the ActiveExchange
kept cranking out hits with names like Farmlands.com ($5,499)
and a six-domain pack at $5,000 each that included Nervus.com,
MobilePhoto.com, iResorts.com, HouseInteriors.com,
FaceCard.com and Club19.com.
DADT.com dealt $4,812, ThePoorhouse.com
provided $4,288 and ChinaSat.com checked in at $3,900.
ChoiceCollection.com clicked for $3,815, PartyProducts.com
produced $3,800 and two others, TheFinePrint.com and JustEyes.com
ogled $3,700 apiece. FutureMail.com delivered $3,688
and PerfomanceParts.com (typo) tacked on $3,500.
Afternic/BuyDomains had another 58 .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,488. Those are listed in the table
Afternic/BuyDomains had over 200 more .com sales
ranging from $1,988 all the way down to just $388.
Elsewhere, Josh Orter sold IdentityBureau.com
for $5,000 in a private sale, Pool picked up $4,523
for PostalCodes.com and TDNAM.com
gained $3,340 with GLaing.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
A sweet two-letter .net, HM.net leads this
weeks Global Contenders chart after ringing up $12,250
at Moniker.com. That was one of eight .nets on the new list. .Org
has been missing in action recently (the extension had only one
charted name last week), but the TLD came back with a vengeance this
week, tying .net with eight chart entries of its own. The .org
leaders were #2 Mame.org, sold for $7,500 at Sedo and
#3 (tie) Sociopath.org, sold for $5,000 at Afternic/BuyDomains.
.Info and .Biz each put two names on
the elite GC list. Eric.info tied for third at $5,000
while Rentenfonds.info ("fixed interest fund" in
German) deadlocked for the 7th slot after attracting $3,000
at Sedo. #5 Gold.biz banked $3,700 and #16 IdahoFalls.biz
drummed up $2,050, with both .biz domains selling at
Here's how all of the GC
leaders stacked up for the
week ending May 20:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May
14, 2007 - Sun. May 20, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 22
Rentenfonds.info ("fixed interest fund" in German)
There were 25 more four-figure GC sales
just off the chart and Afternic/BuyDomains accounted for most
of those (19 in all). You can see their additional Global Contenders
sales in the table below:
Afternic/BuyDomains G.C. Sales
At SnapNames Host.biz billed $1,450,
DinoHeart.org hauled in $1,400, MonthlyRentals.net
notched $1,300 and ClinicalCardiology.org claimed
$1,050. Sedo sold HMO.mobi for $1,500 and
Moniker made $892 with FIA.biz.
The country codes turned in a very strong
performance this week, powered by five 5-figure sales, all of which
crashed the all-extension leader board you saw earlier. DE.TV led
the way at $21,500 and was joined by three other .TVs on the ccTLD
Top 20. Richard Kligman of QOOF.com downed $7,500
with #6 Alcohol.tv (sold at the NamePros.com
forum), Dottie Gruhler of SmashFactory.com dialed in $2,850
for #11 Jack.tv in a private sale and #19 eRealty.tv
returned $1,025 at TDNAM.
Spain's .es also had a great outing, charting
four domains and all of those landed on the top half of the elite
list, led by #5 Bueno.es ("good" in Spanish) at €9,000
($12,105). Great Britain's co.uk matched .tv and .es with four
charted domains of its own, led by #2 Roommate.co.uk, sold
for £8,500 ($16,801) at Sedo. Sedo wound up sweeping 16 of
the 20 chart positions.
The European Union's .eu appears three times
with #13 BauPortal.eu being the best in that group at €1,890
($2,542). The other countries represented this week include the Netherlands
(.nl), Switzerland (.ch) and Belgium (.be). Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending May 20:
Code Top Sellers
ccTLD Sales: Mon. May 14, 2007 - Sun. May 20, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 22
£8,500 = $16,801
€12,000 = $16,141
Wahltarife.de ("rate options" in German)
€10,000 = $13,451
Bueno.es ("good") in Spanish
€9,000 = $12,105
€4,000 = $5,380
€3,600 = $4,842
.es ("tourism in Castilla La Mancha" in Spanish)
Airfares.ws (Samoan country
code) just missed the chart after selling for $900 at
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.