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Sedo's Seven-Figure Sale of Chinese.com Leads the Charge in Another Banner Week for Domain Names 


Sedo.com issued a brief press release yesterday (July 23) announcing they had brokered the sale of Chinese.com for $1 million. The price was actually higher than that. The deal was done in Euros - 810,001 of them to be exact - which at today's exchange rate translates to $1,120,008. That ranks as the 5th highest sale reported so far in 2007 and the 6th one to crack the 7-figure mark.

Four six-figure blockbusters were also completed this week and Sedo had one of those as well. That was the highest .info sale ever reported - Travel.info at $116,000. That TLD enjoyed its best week ever, placing four names on the all extension leader board.

By Ron Jackson

NewYork.info tied for the 6th spot on the elite list after being purchased by Jian Wang for $70,000 in a private sale escrowed by Moniker.com. This is the third time NewYork.info has changed hands in the the last three-and-a-half years. In January 2004 it went for $28,086 at Sedo. In September 2006 it traded again, that time for $46,392 at Moniker. Now, less than a year later, it escalates to $70,000. Wang also bought Science.info this week in another private transaction, paying $30,000 for that name. Just over two years ago, Science.info was purchased on Ebay for just $3,272!

Back in the Land of Giants, Afternic.com/BuyDomains.com shook $300,000 from the beanstalk with #2 Resume.com. The other two six-figure sales this week were just completed transactions from last month's Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction - #3 Spices.com at $220,000 and #4 Psychologists.com at $160,000

With another large group of auction sales being finalized this week we against expanded our usual Top 20 chart to 30 positions. .Com piled up 22 of those chart entries. There are only two ccTLDs on this week's list, but one of them, CO.cc (Cocos Keeling Islands country code) was among the seven biggest sales, going for $70,000 in a deal escrowed at Moniker.com.

Sedo led all venues at the upper end of the market with a dozen charted domains. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 22:

 

The DN Journal Top 30 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 16, 2007 - Sun. July 22, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 24

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Chinese.com 810,001 = $1,120,008 Sedo
2. Resume.com $300,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
3. Spices.com $220,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. Psychologists.com $160,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. Travel.info $116,000 Sedo
6.
tie
NewYork.info $70,000 Pvt Sale
6.
tie
CO.cc $70,000 Pvt Sale
8. GlobalSearch.com $67,000 Sedo
9. MSIG.com $55,000 Sedo
10. Snuff.com $45,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
11. CycleCity.com $30,350 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
12. Science.info $30,000 Pvt Sale
13. PerfectWorld.com $30,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
14. FreeStuff.net $28,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15. RareCars.com $27,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

16. Artichoke.com $26,500 SnapNames
17. Telmex.tv $25,000 Sedo
18. Clap.com $21,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
19. DOU.com 15,000 = $20,744 Sedo
20. PrivatePilots.com $20,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
21. MetroBlog.com $18,523 Sedo
22. Interpret.com $17,789 Sedo
23.
tie
Shaft.com $17,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
23.
tie
HealthySeniors.com $17,500 Sedo
25. Download32.com 12,600 = $17,425 Sedo
26. Movers.org $17,000 Sedo
27. ComputerTechnology.com $16,208 SnapNames
28. AntiqueMotorcycles.com $14,120 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
29.
tie
VintageMotorcycles.com $14,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
29.
tie
123.info $14,000 Sedo

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.

As if that weren't enough, there were ten more five-figure sales this week just off the chart. Sedo had four of those including Bildung.ch (Swiss country code meaning "education" in German) and B2B.mobi at 10,000 ($13,829) each. They added $12,000 for Jennings.com and $10,000 for LowCostBusiness.com

SnapNames.com supplemented their Top 30 entries with Protek.com at $12,250 and SilkRoadOnline.com at $12,068. Afternic/BuyDomains also piled on with Negotiable.com at $12,000 and EatFree.com at $10,000. In another completed Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction sale, GroupRates.com changed hands for $11,770 and in a deal at Moniker's every day sales site, MormonChurch.org found $10,000 in the collection plate. 

.Com Supporting Cast

This week's Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction sales list also included BusinessAdvisors.com ($9,420), DiscountPlans.com ($8,830) and EgyptianPyramids.com ($7,500). OrderThis.com delivered $5,890. TheCreditReport.com scored $4,120 and two others; ChristianSpeedDating.com and CheapTourist.com tacked on $2,950 each. ComputerRecyclers.com returned $2,640 and DressWatch.com drew $2,445. MRIScanners.com and iDisagree.com earned $2,360 each while FreePornFilms.com posted $2,323

The AfternicDLS (Domain Listing Service) continues to pay big dividends for NameMedia (operators of Afternic.com and BuyDomains.com). Their roster included SFIN.com and CorporateHealth.com at $6,000 each and another pair at $5,850 apiece; DVDSource.com and CustomSystems.com. Imintouch.com connected for $5,555 and WirelessSpectrum.com went for $5,500. Those were followed by a six-name logjam at $5,200 each that included TotalDesign.com, SearchListings.com, PhysiciansHealth.com, PermissionMarketing.com, BroadcastFax.com and AfterSales.com.

Another six-domain group at $5,000 each included ProgressiveMedical.com, FoodSlicer.com, ChristianCity.com, Camex.com, BabyLink.com and AllSoft.com at $5,000 each. TemperatureControl.com dialed the thermostat to $4,550 and five other names each brought the same amount; PrivateFunding.com, LocalArtists.com, HotSalsa.com, FloridaTitle.com and DesertProperties.com.

Afternic/BuyDomains had 151 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 You can review those in the table below.

Additional Afternic/BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$4,500
topsavings.com $4,500   endoscopicsurgery.com $2,500
marketingmix.com $4,500 colocatedhosting.com $2,500
gogolfing.com $4,488 butchery.com $2,500
divingequipment.com $4,300 saiyans.com $2,488
travelchat.com $4,070 PaidInterviews.com $2,488
visualist.com $4,000 PaidInterview.com $2,488
venturecapitalfund.com $4,000 mycardioexpress.com $2,488
peopletracker.com $4,000 marketplay.com $2,488
internettvnetwork.com $4,000 greenconnect.com $2,488
geeknews.com $4,000 genderdysphoria.com $2,488
fashiongallery.com $4,000 dvice.com $2,488
duplicaciones.com $4,000 deezer.com $2,488
artandframe.com $4,000 supplytechnologies.com $2,470
aliendownload.com $4,000 newszone.com $2,470
nextwavewireless.com $3,995 containerservice.com $2,470
ultimatehealth.com $3,900 nationaljewish.com $2,466
studentcouncil.com $3,900 diningexperience.com $2,450
openservices.com $3,900 barbersource.com $2,444
marinetechnology.com $3,900 ultimatemarketing.com $2,405
marineservice.com $3,900 technologyfinance.com $2,405
communitytravel.com $3,900 mediacommunications.com $2,405
secondround.com $3,888 militaryveterans.com $2,400
floorzone.com $3,888 hot-tub.com $2,400
swingtime.com $3,575 carbuyingservice.com $2,400
virtualchina.com $3,500 homeconsulting.com $2,397
univie.com $3,500 creativeevents.com $2,397
bluesfestival.com $3,500 italiansportscars.com $2,340
cubics.com $3,488 kewlradio.com $2,310
houseofprayer.com $3,400 sleepsound.com $2,300
vule.com $3,300 peakperformanceconsulting.com $2,288
midwestconstruction.com $3,300 mgdentistry.com $2,288
luxent.com $3,288 hardwarelabs.com $2,288
eusummit.com $3,288 graphicsbar.com $2,288
vendingservices.com $3,250 expertnation.com $2,270
motormedia.com $3,250 tobaccoproducts.com $2,267
mirrorimages.com $3,250 packagingmachines.com $2,267
internationalart.com $3,250 beautifulgifts.com $2,267
industrialcapital.com $3,250 liquidinvestments.com $2,202
broadspectrum.com $3,250 dinnermenu.com $2,200
ejiajia.com $3,200 foodspecialties.com $2,145
wealthpreservation.com $3,177 electricparts.com $2,137
surfreports.com $3,177 usedpower.com $2,100
southwesthealth.com $3,177 reseda.com $2,100
southeastinsurance.com $3,177 ihybrid.com $2,100
schoolsystems.com $3,177 healthymenus.com $2,100
nothingtolose.com $3,177 socialspaces.com $2,088
floralconcepts.com $3,100 simplefacts.com $2,088
centralstorage.com $3,099 ladylane.com $2,088
surewood.com $3,000 internetbusinesscoach.com $2,088
gettraining.com $3,000 worldwidevideo.com $2,080
digitalpub.com $3,000 urbansports.com $2,080
collegestudentaid.com $3,000 specialtycare.com $2,080
chinesehotels.com $3,000 investmentanalysis.com $2,080
AltRX.com $3,000 commercialarts.com $2,080
businessimprovement.com $2,958 aktenregale.com $2,046
pixeldesign.com $2,917 industrialcomponents.com $2,015
saudibusiness.com $2,900 mediamen.com $2,007
onemd.com $2,888 handengraving.com $2,007
medshow.com $2,888 winelounge.com $2,000
globecall.com $2,888 websave.com $2,000
childrensnook.com $2,888 unagro.com $2,000
bordon.com $2,888 profinity.com $2,000
thesilverlining.com $2,787 momentumsports.com $2,000
dancearts.com $2,787   militarywatch.com $2,000
easyguitar.com $2,750 michaelryan.com $2,000
americanglass.com $2,700 kidsclassics.com $2,000
executiveconnection.com $2,600 impresora.com $2,000
precisionmanufacturing.com $2,575 heritagecollection.com $2,000
miraclecure.com $2,527 footbeds.com $2,000
lastinglove.com $2,527 evendor.com $2,000
customcatering.com $2,527 epicvacations.com $2,000
videoindex.com $2,500 earthtronics.com $2,000
universitystudentaid.com $2,500 corporatemedicine.com $2,000
thekgb.com $2,500 alumnihall.com $2,000
reiseservice.com $2,500 alpineelements.com $2,000
mediaarchive.com $2,500  

Afternic/BuyDomains had over 300 more .com sales from $2,000 down.

Back at SnapNames, WPOS.com produced $8,865, CollectorsArt.com cornered $8,650 and TravelFiji.com fetched $8,199. Solaire.com soaked up $8,067, TheDownload.com transferred $7,900 and IndependentMortgage.com banked $6,100. MyMotor.com revved up $5,603, CoolBike.com cruised to $5,170 and MyRemote.com found $5,000.

DigitalFashion.com sported $4,900, GEBeautifulRooms.com revealed $4,610 and OutdoorPlants.com grew $4,399. Netcrafts.com notched $4,110, Dienthoaididong.com discovered $4,100 and ShoppingPage.com sold for $4,010. SnapNames had 19 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to just under $4,000. You can check those out in the table below. 

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,933

igoods.com $3,933   multiplepersonality.com $2,700
forexstrategies.com $3,805 kannur.com $2,655
classone.com $3,756 charbroilgrills.com $2,650
xn--acompaantes-6db.com (IDN) $3,200 grannymilf.com $2,338
worldscape.com $3,102 floridateachers.com $2,327
mctfcu.com $3,100 hindisexstories.com $2,276
gomini.com $3,100 californiateachers.com $2,252
gocom.com $3,100 tarfet.com $2,010
bobbin.com $3,092   
reealty.com $3,000

At TDNAM.com, LocationVoitures.com landed $7,449, SpecialInvestor.com spawned $7,330 and OahuFishing.com reeled in $2,805. TMT-Services.com secured $2,505, Pchajime.com pulled $2,255 and 2Nite.com turned in $2,006. VitaminPlanet.com plucked $2,005 and 1Y1Doone.com drummed up $2,004.

At Pool.com, VAMI.com distributed $3,100, Parksmall.com managed $2,367, DeutchBank.com deposited $2,100 and CheapestMortgages.com chipped in $2,006. In another sale at Sedo, Casinospiele.com ("casino games" in German) raked in 3,200 ($4,425) and in a private sale 5KY.com kicked in $3,000

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

.Info ruled the Global Contenders category this week sweeping the top three spots with a trio of sales that totaled $216,000. At $116,000, the #1 domain, Travel.info, was the highest sale ever reported in this extension. #2 NewYork.info commanded $70,000 and #3 Science.info clicked for $30,000. Two more .infos made the top half of the Top 20 with #6 123.info counting off $14,000 and #10 Florence.info attracting $8,297. Both of those sales were made at Sedo.

.Net and .Org each has six charted domains. The top .net was # 4 FreeStuff.net at $28,000. The leading .org was #5 Movers.org at $17,000. .Mobi scored twice with #7 B2B.mobi headlining for that extension with a $13,829 sale at Sedo. Here's how all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending July 22:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 16, 2007 - Sun. July 22, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 24

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Travel.info $116,000 Sedo
2. NewYork.info $70,000 Pvt Sale
3. Science.info $30,000 Pvt Sale
4. FreeStuff.net $28,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. Movers.org $17,000 Sedo
6. 123.info $14,000 Sedo
7. B2B.mobi 10,000 = $13,829 Sedo
8. MormonChurch.org $10,000 Moniker
9. RentalProperty.org $8,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
10. Florence.info 6,000 = $8,297 Sedo

11. MRN.org $7,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
12. Laptops.mobi $4,750 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
13. Bib.net $3,900 Afternic/ BuyDomains
14. Reis.info
("rice" in German)
2,750 = $3,803 Sedo
15. Bastille-Linux.org $3,801 TDNAM
16.
tie
Redpoint.net $3,500 Afternic/ BuyDomains
16.
tie
Perfumes.org $3,500 Afternic/
BuyDomains
16.
tie
MovieTickets.net $3,500 SnapNames
19. Towne.net $3,488 Afternic/ BuyDomains
20. Shelves.net $3,036 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

In addition to putting six domain on the GC Top 20, Afternic/BuyDomains piled up several dozen additional four-figure sales in this category. InterestNet.net rang up $3,020, Starters.net stood out at $3,000, Dentsply.net nabbed $2,888 and ForeignAffairs.net fared well with $2,780. Afternic/BuyDomains had 38 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,500 down to $1,000. You can check those out in the table below.

Additional Afternic/BuyDomains GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,500

collagen.org $2,500   crownclub.net $1,500
albatros.net $2,413 verisys.net $1,488
schengen.org $2,275 unitedmechanical.net $1,488
drugtest.org $2,200 publicdefender.org $1,444
godonline.net $2,115 sicily.org $1,400
brandwatch.net $2,000 adforce.net $1,300
sonja.net $1,888 elabs.net $1,200
mortgagecompanies.net $1,888 stereos.org $1,188
expertcare.net $1,888 officialsite.net $1,188
securecard.net $1,840 jewsnews.org $1,116
alum.net $1,800 cowhide.net $1,100
individualism.org $1,692 ilikemike.org $1,088
movieticket.net $1,688 transcomm.net $1,000
buzzoff.org $1,669 storms.info $1,000
worldfreedom.net $1,500 saudibusiness.net $1,000
vasi.net $1,500 publicity.info $1,000
silverarrow.net $1,500 grade.info $1,000
innerquest.net $1,500 farsight.net $1,000
firedepartment.org $1,500 ariano.net $1,000

At Sedo Say.biz sold for $2,380 while Panoramio.info, DomainNameRegister.org and BrandWatch.net booked $2,000 each. Dieu.info ("God" in French) commanded 1,100 ($1,521) KreditKarte.biz ("credit cards" in German) and Augenlasern.info ("eye lasers" in German) added 1,000 ($1,383) each. Konsum.info ("consume" in German) contributed 750 ($1,037) and PayMax.net penciled in $1,000

SnapNames sold eight additional .nets in the four-figure range including StreetBall.net ($1,774), Meine.net ($1,551) and a trio of 3-letter domains; HDC.net ($1,550), GTF.net ($1,500) and AWR.net ($1,450). Accreditation.net added $1,255, LondonProperties.net produced $1,113 and OffshoreBank.net billed $1,101.

In just completed sales from last month's Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction, WirelessPhone.org dialed up $2,060 and BuyHomes.net brought $1,590. OilChange.net chipped in $1,420, Panel.org paid $1,180 and Podcasts.info peaked at $1,000, On the regular Moniker site, Spam2Cash.com served up $2,099 and Target.info hit $1,037

Elsewhere, TheNameStore.com sold LMP.info for $1,997 and TDNAM moved MovieFiesta.net ($1,505) and TrinityBlood.net ($1,001)

Country Codes

For the second time in the past month, a two-letter .cc domain has sold for $70,000. Last month it was CC.cc. This week it was CO.cc. Both went in private sales with Moniker.com handling the escrow. .CC is the country code for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and rarely sees sales at this level, regardless of how good the word or letter combination is.  

Two of the next three positions went to .TV with runner-up Telmex.tv posting a very solid $25,000 sale at Sedo. This week's third five-figure ccTLD sale was Bildung.ch (Swiss country code), a name that commanded $13,829 at Sedo.

Germany's popular .de extension had the most chart entries with seven. The best one in that group was #5 Analysen.de ("analyses" in German) at $6,915. Other countries making appearances this week included Great Britain (.co.uk), .eu (European Union), .vu (Vanuatu) and .es (Spain).  Here's a look at the complete Country Code Top Sellers list for the week ending July 22:



Country Code Top Sellers
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 16, 2007 - Sun. July 22, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 24

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CO.cc $70,000 Pvt Sale
2. Telmex.tv $25,000 Sedo
3. Bildung.ch
("education" in German)
10,000 = $13,829 Sedo
4. Defy.tv $8,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
5. Analysen.de
("analyses" in German)
5,000 = $6,915 Sedo
6. eMail.cc 5,000 = $6,912 Sedo
7. Genes.co.uk $6,000 Pvt Sale
8. CheapHotels.de 2,735 = $3,782 Sedo
9. Triple.de 2,000 = $2,766 Sedo

10 Parfumversand.de 
("perfume shipment" in German)
1,605 = $2,220 Sedo
11. Hollandurlaub.de
("Holland vacation" in German)
1,400 = $1,936  Sedo
12. Pairnet.eu 900 = $1,856 Sedo
13. Casino.vu $1,800 NamePros
14. Union.es 1,200 = $1,659 Sedo
15. Intertravel.de 1,050 = $1,452  Sedo
16. MyDrink.de 1,000 = $1,282 Sedo
17. WebCameras.tv $1,150 Sedo
18. Dictionary.cc $1,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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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