Snares 12 Entries on the This Week's Top 20 Chart and the Transfer
of Porn.com is Completed
The $9.5 million sale of Porn.com was announced two
weeks ago but we weren't able to chart the transaction until
the transfer of the domain to MXN Limited was completed this
week. That now ranks as the largest all-cash sale ever reported and,
obviously, is the top name on our latest leader board.
also grabbed a share of the spotlight this week by sweeping 12 of the
21 positions on the Big Board (there was one extra spot due to a tie for the 20th position). For the second week in a row,
SnapNames put a Korean IDN in the #2 slot. This time it was 핸드폰.com
(the puny code is:
xn--hy1bj30dt7a.com), which translates to "hand phone" in
Korean. That name fetched $42,250 in the biggest IDN sale
reported so far in 2007.
By Ron Jackson
SnapNames swept six of the first ten
positions, also scoring with #3 OwnerFinancing.com at $36,361.
also had a strong outing with five names on the new Top 20 including
#4 StockShop.com at $21,000 and #5 InternetMedia.com
at $20,000. All three remaining openings went to Sedo.com
whose roster was headed by #6 CLK.com at $17,500.
.Com just missing making a clean
sweep of the elite all-extension list. A lone country code domain,
#16 Wisely.co.uk, kept the .coms from pitching a perfect
game. That British ccTLD went for €8,000 ($10,744) at
Here's a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. May 21, 2007 - Sun. May 27, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 29
(xn--hy1bj30dt7a.com) ("hand phone" in Korean)
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.
All of the charted domains cracked at least the
five-figure mark and as always there was a fleet of solid
four-figure sales to back up the big boys. SnapNames had the top
sale in the supporting cast with RightMatch.com ringing up
$8,900. TheGardenOfEden.com grew $8,100, SellerFinancing.com
secured $8,099 and QQgirls.com drew $7,900.
WashingtonDCRealEstate.com returned $7,055,
PinkWorldSex.com provided $6,655 and DiamondGames.com
dealt out $6,600. Another step back were TravelSexGuide.com
($6,150), SmallCondoms.com ($6,101) and SexVedeo.com
(a typo at $6,100). Mobitel.com dialed up $5,955,
SexyVedio.com (typo) tacked on $5,500, Trendspotter.com
spied $5,299 and Salpar.com posted $5,250.
SnapNames sold another 30 .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,700. You can
check those out in the table below:
Back at Afternic/BuyDomains, the ActiveExchange
generated a tidal wave of savory sales with Unquoted.com
riding the crest at $8,500. Beurs.com ($8,000), FindLoans.com
($7,500) and ShopFront.com ($6,600) were right behind.
IQAcademy.com contributed $6,000, HowHigh.com
hauled in $5,950 and Clovers.com clicked for $5,350.
ATBiz.com brought $5,000, SpanishTelevision.com
tuned in $4,900 and Firelink.com connected for $4,530.
attracted $4,250 and ClubSMS.com claimed $4,088.
Four other domains; RidingClub.com, PsychicCircle.com,
CleverJew.com and BusinessCircle.com added $4,000
each to the cash register.
Afternic/BuyDomains had another 96 .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,488. Those are listed in the table
As if that weren't enough, Afternic/BuyDomains booked
over 300 more .com sales ranging from just under $2,000 all
the way down to the $330 paid for SolarCatalog.com.
At Sedo, BestBonus.com banked $8,500, QuickLoader.com
captured $7,500 and two others; TheFest.com and Iigloo.com,
kicked in $5,000 each. QualitySheetMusic.com drummed
up another $4,750.
TheDirt.com dug up $5,703, Pozadine.com
provided $4,505 and TupacGraphics.com generated $2,420.
GADeptOfLabor.com discharged $2,656 and Virgimobile.com
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
.Net owned the Global Contenders chart this
week, walking off with 14 of the 20 chart entries, including the top
domain, Promotions.net, sold for $8,100 at SnapNames. .Org
grabbed four rungs on the ladder while .info and .mobi salvaged
one each. At least .mobi made theirs count, with LDS.mobi
soaring to the #2 slot with a $5,500 sale at Sedo.
#6 Tadalafil.org was the top domain for
that extension, serving up €3,000 ($4,029) at Sedo. .Info
was represented by #11 (tie) JobDirekt.info, sold for €1,750
($2,350), also at Sedo. Here's how all of the GC
leaders stacked up for the
week ending May 27:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May
21, 2007 - Sun. May 27, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 29
There were 29 more four-figure GC sales
just off the chart and Afternic/BuyDomains took more than
two-thirds of those (20 in all). You can see their additional Global Contenders
sales in the table below:
Afternic/BuyDomains G.C. Sales
At SnapNames DRL.net notched $1,550,
AbSex.net and DataOne.net downloaded $1,250
each, SYO.net yielded $1,151 and Lottozahlen.net
unlocked $1,013. At TDNAM, DiveIntoOSX.org
surfaced with $1,260 and at Sedo, eStores.net
stocked $1,240 and Buz.mobi bagged $1,000.
Another 3-letter .mobi, MPH.mobi was sold by WazooDomains
Great Britain went to the head of the Country
Code class this week thanks to the $10,744 sale of Wisely.co.uk
at Sedo. However, Germany's ever-popular .de won the
overall numbers game, piling up 9 of the 20 chart entries, including
a pair that tied for the second slot at €6,000 ($8,058) each.
Those names, Sommerreise.de
("summer travel" in German) and CodeGear.de,
were also sold at Sedo, a venue that accounted for all but two of
the charted ccTLD sales.
Like .co.uk, the European Union's .eu had two
names on the leader board while seven other countries each put one
name on the list. The other nations represented this week were the Cocos
(Keeling) Islands (.cc), the Netherlands (.nl), Spain
(.es), Tuvalu (.tv), Austria (.at), France (.fr)
and Switzerland (.ch).
Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending May 27:
Code Top Sellers
ccTLD Sales: Mon. May 21, 2007 - Sun. May 27, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 29
In another four-figure sale that just missed
charting, Afternic/BuyDomains sold CommercialDirect.ca (Canadian
country code) for $1,000. In other notable sales, Options.info
went for $900 at Sedo and Santorini.tv was sold at the
forum to the same buyer who picked up #11 Ankara.tv for $1,500.
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.