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Big Deal for Dollars.com Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart


This week's big winner, Dollars.com, scored a first round knockout, changing hands for nine times more money than the nearest competitor. Rick Latona of DigiPawn.com, who has long been associated with this domain, decided to let it go when buyer Virtual Network SA of Switzerland weighed in with a $650,000 offer. This is the 6th biggest sale reported so far this year. Latona has now had a hand in three of 2007's fifteen biggest sales. In addition to selling Dollars.com, he bought Iran.com for $400,000 last month and Buckhead.com (the name of the upscale Atlanta neighborhood he lives in) for $250,000 in March. The total he paid for those two nice geo domains is exactly what he got back by cashing out Dollars.com.

By Ron Jackson

The buyer, Virtual Network SA, has now been involved in a pair of the year's 20 biggest transactions. Two weeks ago they sold Masculin.com ("masculine" in French) to a magazine publisher for $201,792. They've now put the proceeds right back to work with their big investment in Dollars.com. 

Another private transaction produced this week's #2 sale, a $75,000 deal for Cushion.com engineered by seller Derek Giordano who made it happen with a series of cold calls to potential new owners. He finally struck gold when he found a willing buyer at CustomCushions.net, a well established company in the replacement patio cushion market.

We saw another wave of completed sales from last month's Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Auction in New York this week. To make room for all of them we expanded our usual Top 20 chart to 30 positions. 16 of those spots were taken by auction sales including 9 on the top half of the Big Board. Their string of hits began with Glamorous.com and Camping.net, a pair of names that tied for the #3 slot at $60,000 each. 

Sedo.com still managed to shine amid the flood of auction sales, piling up nine chart entries of their own, including #8 Periodico.com ("magazine" in Spanish) at  25,000 ($34,347). SnapNames.comAfternic.com/BuyDomains.com and TDNAM.com all have representatives on the elite list as well.  Considering that there was a hiatus last week for one of America's biggest holidays (Independence Day - July 4th) the number of sales booked this week was quite solid.

.Com again took the lion's share of rungs on the sales ladder, but .org showed well with four charted domains. .Net also bowed twice and .mobi got into the act with the final entry on the all-extension leader board.  Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 8:

 

The DN Journal Top 30 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 2, 2007 - Sun. July 8, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Dollars.com $650,000 DigiPawn
2. Cushion.com $75,000 Pvt Sale
3.
tie
Glamorous.com $60,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3.
tie
Camping.net $60,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. HeartRateMonitor.com $55,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. FreeAuction.com $50,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7. TelevisionShow.com $35,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
8. Periodico.com
("magazine" in Spanish)
25,000 = $34,347 Sedo
9.
tie
LimousineService.com $30,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
9.
tie
Dont.com $30,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
9.
tie
Booksellers.com $30,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
12. Because.com $27,500 Sedo
13. WebServe.com $25,250 SnapNames
14. MT.org $25,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15. Enable.com $22,000 Sedo

16. VideoSurf.com $20,500 Sedo
17. HelicopterCharters.com $18,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
18.
tie
FM.org $18,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
18.
tie
CZA.com 13,000 = $17,860 Sedo
20. Netseer.com $15,000 Sedo
21. MovieProduction.com $14,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
22. TGVEurope.com 10,000 = $13,739 Sedo
23. RecyclingCenters.com $13,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
24. Liquidators.org $12,005 TDNAM
25. Male.org $12,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
26. 302.com $11,770 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
27. XAJ.com 7,850 = $10,785 Sedo
28. Dancing.net $10,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
29. Hoteis.mobi
("hotels" in Portuguese)
7,537 = $10,355 Sedo
30.
tie
MakeUpOnline.com $10,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
30.
tie
MusicMuseum.com $10,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
30.
tie
MedicalLabs.com $10,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

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. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

Back at Sedo, Mainstays.com marched off with $9,900, Autofacil.com fetched 7,000 ($9,616) and GreenConferencing.com cultivated $8,000. XBB.com brought $7,601, PayLife.com posted $7,400 and Guapa.com deposited $7,000. CXV.com kicked in $6,400, Wosm.com went for $6,000 and AsiaPacificPokerTour.com dealt out $5,300

SnapNames put together another powerhouse roster with SwissDiamonds.com ($8,722), EmployeeDevelopment.com ($7,805) and Kittys.com ($7,200) among the standouts. Cerebrum.com thought up $6,307, UnlockedPhone.com dialed up $5,985 and Tradesmart.com tacked on $5,878. WebEdu.com graded out at $5,101, XKiss.com captured $5,100 and GreenBooks.com bagged $5,001.

Also at SnapNames, GetawayWeek.com left town with $5,000, Soverign.com returned $4,659 and HeartMedicines.com dispensed $4,599. WestSussex.com was worth $4,245, GourmetDogFoods.com wolfed down $4,106, NextHouse.com welcomed $4,100 and TobaccoBarn.com inhaled $4,000. SnapNames had 24 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,540. You can check those out in the table below. 

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,540

24fun.com $3,540   14march.com $2,500
contraicongai.com $3,500 coralnecklace.com $2,460
eastsussex.com $3,345 melodeon.com $2,452
godforbid.com $3,111 fauxpaints.com $2,400
montrealrelocation.com $2,911 efame.com $2,395
baddriver.com $2,804 sonho.com $2,350
freegaysexpics.com $2,727 nipa.com $2,262
justwoofers.com $2,711 neighborswife.com $2,250
homesteadbanking.com $2,656 iprsystems.com $2,161
mailingequipment.com $2,645 vollyballuniforms.com $2,150
bondagetoy.com $2,620 passionflowers.com $2,100
equity-line.com $2,500 jxtv.com $2,050

TDNAM.com had some nice sales with PaintballShop.com hitting a $9,893 bulls eye and MusikDesire.com cranking out $5,006. WoolyThinking.com ($4,006), Greece4Vacations.com ($3,505), Celebrities-Site.com ($3,270) and ZimobServer.com ($3,025) were also among the winners there. 

NameMedia's dynamic duo, Afternic/BuyDomains continued to roll with hits like GlobalEngineering.com ($7,000), WebComponents.com and Fundusze.com ($5,000 each). TelekomShop.com and LuxuryKitchens.com cooked up $4,888 each, Dial411.com connected for $4,800 and LeaseFinancing.com located $4,700.

IEBP.com added $4,415, LYPP.com pulled $4,300 and AboutFaceSpa.com spawned $4,288. YourNYC.com yielded $4,245 and RockExpress.com presented $4,100. OCUN.com and Chat-Online.com contributed $4,088 each while Miza.com and Gaar.com clicked for $4,000 apiece. Afternic/BuyDomains had 55 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,950. You can review those in the table below.

Additional Afternic/BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$3,950
viewerschoice.com $3,950   theexecutivecentre.com $2,488
m-is.com $3,920 spectran.com $2,488
impleo.com $3,888 coffeemap.com $2,488
crownclub.com $3,750 watchtelevision.com $2,470
dfactory.com $3,600 mobilesky.com $2,400
localonline.com $3,388 igenetics.com $2,400
judeochristian.com $3,388 healthdegrees.com $2,395
skypeople.com $3,100 desktopcinema.com $2,310
electronicscoreboards.com $3,100 insiderfreebies.com $2,300
tssolutions.com $3,088 westpartners.com $2,288
logicalmarketing.com $3,088 quickwork.com $2,288
arredi.com $3,060 loubiere.com $2,288
winningideas.com $3,000 carolinarealtors.com $2,288
urvu.com $3,000 justchecking.com $2,250
trisource.com $2,888 recruitingexperts.com $2,200
pittini.com $2,888 24tech.com $2,200
baseballhall.com $2,888 esuggestionbox.com $2,166
alcenero.com $2,800 visualbranding.com $2,088
naturalsystems.com $2,788 registercontrol.com $2,088
luxuryhotelsvegas.com $2,750 geo-world.com $2,088
ptsystems.com $2,688 theliquid.com $2,000
openstory.com $2,688 nexthomemortgage.com $2,000
musicvideonetwork.com $2,640 landgraphics.com $2,000
multimediagroup.com $2,500 ipsychics.com $2,000
franprix.com $2,500 geniusmedia.com $2,000
flseafood.com $2,500 barindex.com $2,000
directliving.com $2,500 alwayslooking.com $2,000
BargainNewYork.com $2,500   

Afternic/BuyDomains had over 250 more .com sales below $2,000.

Elsewhere, ShakeMyMelons.com sprouted $3,600 at Enom's ClubDrop.com and Pool.com sold JRun.com for $2,600 and Herco.com for $2,111.

In other completed Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction sales, SoundEngineer.com sold for $8,000, RadioPersonality.com racked up $7,000 and GXD.com drew $5,000

Global Contenders (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)

With another big group of sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction closing this week we also expanded our Global Contenders chart from 20 to 30 positions. The Moniker auction accounted for the top five sales, including Camping.net at $60,000. That is the 7th biggest sale in the GC category so far this year.

The .nets dominated our latest list, piling up 20 of the 30 entries, however .org reeled off three straight wins in positions two through four and charted eight domains overall. .Mobi and .info also got into the act with one name each on the GC leader board. #6 Hoteis.mobi ("hotels" in Portuguese) checked out with 7,537 ($10,355) at Sedo. Words.info took the #7 slot with a $5,200 sale at Afternic/BuyDomains.

Here's how all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending July 8:



Global Contenders Top 30
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 2, 2007 - Sun. July 8, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Camping.net $60,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. MT.org $25,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. FM.org $18,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. Male.org $12,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. Dancing.net  $10,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. Hoteis.mobi
("hotels" in Portuguese)
7,537 = $10,355 Sedo
7. Words.info $5,200 Afternic/ BuyDomains
8.
tie
RefinanceRate.net $5,000 SnapNames
8.
tie
GDA.net $5,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
10. MortgageBanker.org $4,888 Afternic/ BuyDomains
11. Advent.net $4,777 SnapNames
12. Glitnir.net $3,350 Afternic/ BuyDomains
13. Appartamenti.net $3,300 Afternic/ BuyDomains
14. Cougars.net $3,200 Afternic/ BuyDomains
15. JeuxOnline.net 2,250 = $3,091 Sedo

16. LMAN.net $2,500 Sedo
17. GreenMachines.net $2,488 Afternic/
BuyDomains
18.
tie
SurfsUp.org $2,288 Afternic/
BuyDomains
18.
tie
DeutschlandKarte.net $2,288 Afternic/
BuyDomains
20. Guinee.net $2,273 SnapNames
21. CareManagement.org $2,100 SnapNames
22.
tie
Yemek.net $2,088 Afternic/
BuyDomains
22.
tie
Accessori.net $2,088 Afternic/
BuyDomains
24.
tie
InternationalInstitute.org $2,000 Afternic/
BuyDomains
24.
tie
Autonomous.net $2,000 Afternic/
BuyDomains
24.
tie
Anthos.net $2,000 Afternic/
BuyDomains
27.
tie
Pegaso.net $1,750 Afternic/
BuyDomains
27.
tie
MKG.net $1,750 SnapNames
29. Coalition.org $1,716 SnapNames
30. BrainCandy.net $1,605 Afternic/
BuyDomains

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 29 more four-figure sales in the Global Contenders category this week and Sedo secured four of those with SinglesNet.org ($1,600), 677.net ($1,250), HKS.mobi ($1,200) and DomainPortal.net ($1,000)

However it was Afternic/BuyDomains that claimed the bulk of the bonus GC sales, racking up 19 more in the four-figure range. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional Afternic/BuyDomains GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,600

propertybuyers.net $1,600   cybertechnology.net $1,250
buyhomes.net $1,590 narrowcast.net $1,088
karuna.net $1,500 marketintelligence.org $1,088
incahoots.net $1,500 rivervalley.net $1,000
theatretickets.net $1,400 musicmuseum.org $1,000
oceanenergy.org $1,400 musicmuseum.net $1,000
fraktal.info.info $1,344 learningforum.org $1,000
tcrb.net $1,327 hoba.org $1,000
judeochristian.org $1,300 ewill.net $1,000
gethealthy.org $1,250   

SnapNames sold Horoscope.biz ($1,438) and PoliceAcademy.org ($1,109) while TDNAM moved Sontalaatikko.net ($1,404) and Eye-Lasik-Surgery.net ($1,116). Meanwhile back at the Pool.com, Farmacias.org prescribed $1,250.

Country Codes

Considering how thoroughly Sedo.com dominates the Country Code category we knew that sooner or later they would sweep every single position on one of our weekly ccTLD charts. Well it happened this week, and it is especially impressive because a 7-way tie for the final position meant they had to take 23 of 23 sales rather than the usual 20 to pull off this first-time ever feat. 

Sedo was founded in Germany so it is appropriate that that country's popular .de extension helped them dominate so thoroughly this week. 11 of the chart entries were .de including four of the top five. The leader of the band was wwwPreisvergleich.de ("price comparison" in German) at 3,220 ($4,423).

The European Union's .eu also had a strong outing with 7 charted domains. Other countries represented this week included Spain (.es), Seychelles (.sc), the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (.cc), Tuvalu (.tv) and Austria (.at). Here's a look at the complete Country Code Top 20 for the week ending July 8:



Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 2, 2007 - Sun. July 8, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. wwwPreisvergleich.de
("price comparison" in German)
3,220 = $4,423 Sedo
2. Trecker.de 3,201 = $4,397 Sedo
3. Ramera.es 2,500 = $3,435 Sedo
4. Pokerblatt.de 2,500 = $3,435 Sedo
5. iVillage.de $3,350 Sedo
6. Jobs.sc 2,290 = $3,146 Sedo
7. Casinos.cc $3,000 Sedo
8. MyHomePage.de 2,150 = $2,953 Sedo
9. Basic-Shop.de 2,000 = $2,747 Sedo
10 Gratis-kleinanzeigen.de
("free classifieds" in German)
1,800 = $2,473 Sedo

11. AutoRoute.eu 1,500 = $2,061 Sedo
12. Langzeitmiete.de
("long term" rental in German)
1,300 = $1,786 Sedo
13. Sold.tv $1,650 Sedo
14. Fahrschuleonline.de
("driving school online" in German)
1,200 = $1,649 Sedo
15. Europeans.eu 1,200 = $1,649 Sedo
16. Fermax.eu 1,175 = $1,614 Sedo
17.
tie
SmartMinds.de 1,000 = $1,374 Sedo
17.
tie
RBL.eu 1,000 = $1,374 Sedo
17.
tie
Photovoltaik-anlagen.de 1,000 = $1,374 Sedo
17.
tie
LiveBet.eu 1,000 = $1,374 Sedo
17.
tie
Hanseatic.eu 1,000 = $1,374 Sedo
17.
tie
Gesundheitsportal.at 1,000 = $1,374 Sedo
17.
tie
FitnessJobs.eu 1,000 = $1,374 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

A sale at Afternic/BuyDomains just missed making the chart. MyLawyer.ca (Canadian country code) sold for $930.

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 Charts page.

*****

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 editor@dnjournal.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 Group, LLC 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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