Latona Lights Up the Top 20 With Three Charted Domains Including
Iran.com at $400,000
Rick Latona of DigiPawn.com
went on a spending spree this week and more than half a million
dollars later he was the proud new owner of Iran.com
($400,000), TrackAndField.com ($57,000), Territory.com
($30,000) and Gutter.com ($12,500). The first three names
all landed on the top half of our new Top 20 chart and
Gutter.com just missed making the Big Board. All four names were
acquired in private transactions. In addition to being the biggest
sale reported this week, Iran.com is the 6th biggest sale reported
so far in 2007.
In another blockbuster deal this week, Great Britain's
Validate Ltd. sold Connected.co.uk for £80,000 ($157,931)
in the year's biggest ccTLD sale. The seller operates a
number of hosting sites in the UK including Hosted.co.uk. The buyer,
NetBasic Ltd., is a British web design firm. The amazing
thing about this sale is that Validate's Paul Coulson had
picked this domain up at Sedo in January 2006 for just $3,500.
That's what you call a nice return on your investment.
By Ron Jackson
Still another big private transaction
involving BusinessPlan.com occupies the #3 slot at $70,000.
Buyer Broker Rob
Sequin put the deal together on behalf of new owner
Popular sales venues SnapNames.com
also enjoyed big weeks, placing seven names each on the new leader
board. The big guns at SnapNames were #4 GalaBingo.com ($65,750)
and #6 Luaus.com ($50,050). The Sedo roster was topped by #7 RightFit.com
($50,000) and #8 Triple.com ($48,000). Afternic.com/BuyDomains.com
also earned a spot on the elite list with #13 Specific.com
.Com swept 17 of the 20 entries
with a trio of ccTLDs claiming the remaining positions. In
addition to Connected.co.uk, the country codes scored with #19 Best.ch
(Swiss ccTLD) at $14,535 and #20 MyTV.fr
(French country code) at $13,302. Sedo, a venue that
traditionally dominates the ccTLD category, accounted for both of
By the way, I will be tied up next
week covering the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Conference in New York so there will not be a
sales column next Tuesday night. You won't miss any of the
aftermarket action though as we will put together a double-length report
the following week (publishing Tuesday night, June 26).
Summer doesn't officially start until next
week but it's clear that things are already cooking in the domain
market. Eight of the names sold this week rank among the Top
100 sales so far his year. In addition, every name on our new chart hit at least five-figures (as
did a few that fell just short of making the list). Here's how the
leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. June 4, 2007 - Sun. June 10, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. June 12
("Prizes" 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.
There were three more five-figure sales just off the
chart. SnapNames sold Unhappy.com for $13,249, as we
mentioned earlier Rick Latona bought Gutter.com for $12,500
in a private transaction and LGD.mobi sold for a whopping $10,000
Incidently, in addition to buying everything in site, Latona also
sold a 3-letter .mobi in the mid four-figure range this week. We'll
tell you more about that in the Global Contenders section a
First let's run down the rest of the supporting cast
in .com. At SnapNames Kelis.com corralled $9,800, CanadianUniversity.com
clicked for $9,388 and CyberGreetings.com delivered an
$8,900 welcome. FitnessMachine.com pumped out $8,600,
CollectiblePins.com pinched $6,833 and BabyAndMe.com
BigRacks.com and BigBootyBrazil.com
brought $6,600 each, CargoNet.com uncrated $5,100
and OmniView.com spotted $5,099. Multa.com mined
$5,094, PlasmaCutting.com cracked $4,988 and TechnologyStore.com
rang up $4,667. Cochestuning.com commanded $4,650,
MaternityWholesale.com marked down $4,544 and Dicon.com
another 37 .coms ranging from $2,000 to $4,356. You can
check those out in the table below.
Islas.com contributed $7,059, HawthornSuites.com
booked $3,502, ProfileAnimation.com produced $3,101
and AdictiveGame.com (typo) tallied $2,275.
Back at the Afternic/BuyDomains ActiveExchange,
HotSurveys.com uncovered $6,000, CriminalDefenseFirm.com
billed $5,500 and BletchleyPark.com posted $4,888.
Adventura.com, GlobalEye.com and PowerPartners.com
posted $4,000 each while NewCinema.com and WallVault.com
went for $3,888 apiece.
PrivateMailbox.com unpacked $3,300, DirectFresh.com
distributed $3,288 and BestMortgageDeals.com banked $3,088.
Another trio of names; TravelSay.com, SecretaryJobs.com
and FurnishedHomes.com fetched $3,000 each. BuyDomains had 57 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
$2,888. You can review those in the table below.
Afternic/BuyDomains had almost 200 more .com sales ranging from
$1,950 all the way down to the $300 paid for YoungAthlete.com.
At Sedo the hits just kept on coming with ITOG.com
kicking in $5,500 while Buttonmakers.com and NewPoker.com
dealt out $5,000 each. StoryMine.com made $4,750,
GoGoBaby.com toddled to $4,475 and WebVideoSearch.com
NaughtyAlly.com notched $3,555, Plies.com plucked
$3,500 and TonsOfLyrics.com sang about $3,426. ArubaResortSpa.com
spawned $3,265, ChampionsGold.com chipped in $2,755 and
TicketVault.com took in $2,005.
Elsewhere, Enom's Club
Drop caught $3,700 with Jazzersize.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Three-letter domains are always in demand and
that was clear again this week when a quartet of acronyms made the Global
Contenders Top 20. Two of those were pricey .mobis; #1 LGD.mobi
at $10,000 and #3 ATL.mobi at $5,500. Atlanta's
Rick Latona sold ATL which is his hometown's airport code. The other
LLL domains on the new chart were #12 BRO.org at $2,399
and #9 LSA.biz at $1,800.
.Net won the extension race, taking 10 of the
20 chart entries, including #2 ForexPlatform.net, sold for $7,877
at SnapNames. .Org was next with five charted domains including
#4 (tie) WebAwards.org at $4,000. That domain was sold
at Afternic/BuyDomains, a venue that piled up a dozen chart positions
Along with .mobi and .biz, .info also made an
appearance with Justin Godfrey's $3,100 sale of #8 Mature.info
in a private transaction. Here's how all of the GC
leaders stacked up for the
week ending June 10:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June
4, 2007 - Sun. June 10, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect June 12
There were 25 more four-figure GC sales
just off the chart and Afternic/BuyDomains accounted for 15 of
those including IDCS.net ($1,675), Choices.net ($1,630)
and a pair at $1,488 each; SymsClothing.net and BWGroup.net.
EnergyOne.net generated $1,350, EHE.net nabbed $1,315
and Myron.net managed $1,300.
Also at Afternic/BuyDomains, FamilyWare.net
unwrapped $1,288, EnviroFuel.net fired up $1,265
and ServiceFinder.net located $1,200. StreetGames.net
attracted $1,100 and four others names; WhatMatters.net,
TradersTalk.net, BlueYellow.net and Christendom.org
bagged $1,000 each.
At Sedo Kontonummern.info ("account
numbers" in German) sold for €1,250 ($1,663) and BayColony.net
uncorked $1,000. Sedo just missed another four-figure sale
with FamilyTree.info uprooting $899.
At SnapNames, Netcq.net cornered $1,353
and Hund.org wolfed down $1,161. At TDNAM, TrickMy.net
trucked in $1,055 while DesertNightsFestival.org
narrowly missed delivering another four-figure sale, finishing at $985.
In addition to his charted .info, Justin Godfrey sold Crafts.info
for $1,300 and got $1,000 each for Opinions.info
and FiberOptic.info in private sales.
It was a another solid week for the ccTLDs,
obviously headlined by that six-figure sale of Connected.co.uk
that we told you about earlier. There were also those two
five-figure sales that also made the all-extension leader board,
Best.ch and MyTV.fr. A pair of two-digit .cc's (Cocos
Keeling Islands country code) also made a strong showing with #4
99.cc going for $7,899 and #6 96.cc selling for
$5,529. Both of those sales were made at Sedo, a venue that
swept all but three of the Country Code chart entries.
The European Union's .eu, Tuvalu's .tv
and Germany's .de had the most chart entries with three
apiece. SGE.eu was the top name in that extension, going for $3,858
while #11 Juego.tv ("game" in Spanish) led the
was for the video-centric ccTLD at $1,463. #12 Schaufensterpuppen.de ("mannequins" in German) was Germany's standard
bearer at $1,330.
Along with Great Britain (2 entries), the only
other nations represented this week were France (.fr) and Mexico
(.com.mx). Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending June 10:
Code Top Sellers
ccTLD Sales: Mon. June 4, 2007 - Sun. June 10, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. June 12
It's worth noting that Sucht.at (Austrian
ccTLD) just missed making the chart after going for €750 ($998)
at Sedo. Sucht has a dual meaning in German. As a verb ("er
sucht") it means "he searches" and as a noun it means
"addiction." 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.