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Moniker Enters Uncharted Waters With Completed Sale of CreditCheck.com & FreeCreditCheck.com for $3 Million 


Moniker.com's $3 million sale of twins CreditCheck.com and FreeCreditCheck.com was completed this week. The matching set had been put on the block during Moniker's live auction at the New York T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in June. However, those domains are not eligible for our charts for two reasons. Both were developed websites rather than domain names only and even if they had not been developed we only put individually priced domains on our charts as ranking domains numerically without the exact prices is not possible.

Both domains have been going to (and continue to go to) an Experian credit bureau licensed site that had previously been operated by Experian subsidiary ConsumerInfo.com Inc. Though FreeCreditCheck.com has an extra word it and goes to the same destination, it actually has a considerably higher Overture score with extension than CreditCheck.com (1,818 to 598). 

By Ron Jackson

That was just one of several dozen auction sales completed by Moniker over the past seven days. To make room for all of them we have doubled the size of our usual Top 20 chart to 40 positions (there are actually 43 chart entries due to a four-way tie for the final position). Names sold in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction accounted for 9 of the top 10 positions and 25 overall. Moniker charted two additional domains from non-auction sales on their every day venue.

In addition to the CreditCheck/FreeCreditCheck combo, we have word from a reliable source that another 7-figure deal is currently in escrow. The scuttlebutt says LV.com is about to change hands for $1.2 million with a private capital firm set to become the new owner. The parties directly involved may choose to not confirm the sale or price when it is completed, but that is the lowdown on what is going on. (Editor's Note: Soon after this article was published we learned that the sale has been completed. We will let you know if the new owners agree to confirm the price - but sales in this range are frequently subject to non disclosure agreements).

The top completed sale eligible for this week's chart was Shaun Pilfold's $135,000 purchase of Lips.com, a domain he won in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction. Note.com was right behind, selling for $115,000 at the same event. In still another six-figure sale, Sedo.com sold Forest.com for 81,000 ($110,721) this week. When you back out the auction sales, Sedo charted more domains that any other venue, 14 in all. 

.Com piled up 32 of the 45 chart entries. .Net was next with seven and .mobi scored twice. .Org and .info each made solo appearances, as did Germany's .de country code. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 29:

 

The DN Journal Top 40 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 23, 2007 - Sun. July 29, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 31

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Lips.com $135,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Note.com $115,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. Forest.com 81,000 = $110,721 Sedo
4. Coed.com $88,240 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. Laptop.net $40,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. Wick.com $33,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7.
tie
SecurityEquipment.com $29,420 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7.
tie
Heirlooms.com $29,420 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
9. Mortgages.mobi $25,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
10. WebAlerts.com $22,224 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
11. UKInsurance.com $21,967 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
12. FLYI.com $21,005 TDNAM
13. Manhattan.info $21,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
14. Liga.de
("league" in German)
15,000 = $20,504 Sedo
15. Hampshire.com $20,000 Sedo
16. Photo2Text.com $19,000 Sedo
17. Cash.tv 9,000 = $18,263 Sedo
18. DUI.net $18,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
19. BigDaddy.com $16,010 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
20. PrivateTutors.com $16,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

21. LastMinuteAirfares.com $15,950 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
22. FNW.com $15,500 Sedo
23. Marinade.com $15,000 Sedo
24. ConsultingJobs.com $14,710 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
25. Warranty.net $14,641 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
26. Child.org $14,100 Sedo
27. DollarRentals.com $13,583 SnapNames
28. AtlantaPlumbers.com $13,125 Moniker
29. NoLimits.com $12,500 Sedo
30. Soho.net $12,000 Sedo
31. Kimonos.com $11,770 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
32. Roulette.mobi 8,600 = $11,755 Sedo
33. Reloading.com $11,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
34. LastMinuteAirfare.com $10,999 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
35. LetsWork.com $10,450 Moniker
36. Aseel.com $10,300 Sedo
37. LUX.net $10,100 Sedo
38.
tie
TechnologyFund.com $10,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
38.
tie
PinkRoses.com $10,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
38.
tie
Pensions.net $10,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
38.
tie
FreeSoft.com $10,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
38.
tie
EatFree.com $10,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
38.
tie
212.net $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

The biggest sales from this week's .com supporting cast also come from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction. CaliforniaDoctors.com dispensed $9,420, FHAHomeLoan.com and JewishDeli.com served up $9,000 each and EstateAuction.com attracted $7,700. BabyHighChairs.com spit up $7,127, BeachToys.com shoveled $6,200, Demolishing.com leveled $5,488 and KWY.com corralled $5,225. There were 27 more completed Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. sales ranging from $2,000 to just under $5,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Sales Between $2,000-$4,956

cardapplications.com $4,956   lasiktreatment.com $3,355
FriendshipRings.com $4,895 plotting.com $3,300
naturaldiet.com $4,710 sellannuities.com $2,950
leasefinancing.com $4,700 discountdrugcards.com $2,950
cruisetravelpackages.com $4,675 balancedfund.com $2,863
taxconsulting.com $4,400 wholelifepolicy.com $2,596
inNY.com $3,850 equityinvestments.com $2,417
freecreditbureaureports.com $3,740 shortterminvestments.com $2,360
FudgeShop.com $3,630 monthlypaymentplan.com $2,360
NYCVacations.com $3,530 compactdiscplayers.com $2,360
hawaiiaccommodations.com $3,530 antispamprograms.com $2,310
frontseats.com $3,530 antivirusratings.com $2,200
Comforting.com $3,520 sportswebsites.com $2,000
snowboardingequipment.com $3,457  

Moniker also sold SuperLeads.com ($7,087), Miacoach.com ($6,175) and Singalsnet.com ($2,562) from their regular sales venue.

NameMedia continues to belt them out of the park with Afternic.com and BuyDomains.com and their AfternicDLS (Domain Listing Service) that distributes their listings around the globe. Their winners included WeddingGallery.com ($9,000), Sortir.com ($8,252) and Gagner.com ($7,600). OneTribe.com drummed up $6,500, Solemio.com sold for $6,000 and Internationalization.com drew $5,900.

A five-name logjam at $5,000 each included SilverWing.com, Mosquee.com, Konbini.com, HiringSolutions.com and BabyLink.com. SGBM.com brought $4,888, HelloChina.com chipped in $4,688 and two others; UTour.com and OrganicWedding.com went for $4,488 each. MultipleMedia.com delivered $4,288, SilkRobes.com slipped on $4,200 and VideoTime.com presented $4,088. Afternic/BuyDomains had 85 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 You can review those in the table below.

Additional Afternic/BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$4,000
unidata.com $4,000   amiante.com $2,500
educationagents.com $4,000 publicreviews.com $2,488
foodserviceconsultants.com $3,888 opportuno.com $2,488
bonusclicks.com $3,888 obtainium.com $2,488
republicanwomen.com $3,870 flipco.com $2,488
videospin.com $3,700 generalshopping.com $2,428
processmanufacturing.com $3,700 sohogroup.com $2,400
cleopatre.com $3,600 floridaoncology.com $2,400
lifesmarts.com $3,500 abcva.com $2,400
guestreviews.com $3,500 genesispublications.com $2,300
ulltra.com $3,488 norwaytoday.com $2,200
tourindex.com $3,488 info-center.com $2,190
boatproducts.com $3,488 energyplanning.com $2,188
consultativeselling.com $3,430 electricien.com $2,150
ourplanetearth.com $3,288 coinclassifieds.com $2,150
hotelequipment.com $3,288 euro10.com $2,132
promocja.com $3,200 wantlove.com $2,100
lermitage.com $3,200 one-vision.com $2,100
grezzo.com $3,200 gettingresults.com $2,100
buyandlarge.com $3,200 canadianbrides.com $2,100
lereseau.com $3,088 ruralsearch.com $2,088
gettools.com $3,088 musiclib.com $2,040
flyswiss.com $3,088 mugr.com $2,016
moneytomorrow.com $3,000 thenewworld.com $2,000
foreclosurespecialists.com $3,000 smartsaving.com $2,000
careerforyou.com $3,000 smartlenders.com $2,000
olivetrees.com $2,950 sellsite.com $2,000
BUSINESSMOTIVATION.com $2,950 sellsite.com $2,000
feelyounger.com $2,888 retailbuzz.com $2,000
workingvisa.com $2,800 madeforme.com $2,000
ecofood.com $2,800 lovetrap.com $2,000
optimumfunding.com $2,788 loveagain.com $2,000
new-century.com $2,760 justphotography.com $2,000
girlstime.com $2,700 islamicaid.com $2,000
domainrating.com $2,700 homeassure.com $2,000
planewave.com $2,688 genericpharma.com $2,000
cheatsonline.com $2,650 funshirt.com $2,000
ukcredit.com $2,500 citados.com $2,000
travelstudios.com $2,500 cinematheatre.com $2,000
grandaffiliates.com $2,500 buzztech.com $2,000
delices.com $2,500 breakthroughbusiness.com $2,000
creditchecking.com $2,500 availabletickets.com $2,000
butchery.com $2,500   

As is that weren't enough, Afternic/BuyDomains had over 280 more .com sales under $2,000.

At SnapNames.com, ChristmasTreeShop.com ($9,001) and GettingThere.com ($7,765) headlined a solid supplemental roster. FreeSatDish.com downloaded $5,633, MortgageRateComparison.com uncovered $5,500 and XXXStore.com banked $5,400. Colline.com clicked for $4,900, SportWatch.com ticked off $4,622 and DataEntryCash.com captured $4,510.

WildOne.com wolfed down $4,099, CarStereoExpo.com cranked up $3,800 and JazzBlues.com belted out $3,600. eAutograph.com signed for $3,092, Elones.com located $3,055 and PitchingWedges.com produced $3,029. ActiveServerPages.com posted $2,900, TexasBeachFlashing.com unbuckled $2,874 and WeLiveToghther.com (typo) tacked on $2,655. SnapNames rounded out their roster with Apalachee.com ($2,460), 8thStreetLadies.com ($2,305) and GrantsTomb.com ($2,010).

At TDNAM.com, ChatCreator.com contributed $9,005 and NordicMafia.com bagged $3,375. Elsewhere Enom's Club Drop sold SmartInvesting.com ($5,100) and iCommunicate.com ($2,400) while Pool.com moved Hearings.com ($4,400) and DatingChatrooms.com ($2,180). Also, HuntingMoon.com sold VergeMedia.com for $2,000.

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

As they did on the all-extension leader board, Moniker dominated the Global Contenders category with completed sales from their auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York. Auction sales occupy the top five spots on the GC list and 12 of 20 positions overall. The first 11 names on this list also made the all-extension chart you saw above. The highest sale you haven't seen is #12 Codes.net at $9,405 (another Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. sale).

It's interesting to note that this is the fourth time #3 Manhattan.info has  been reported sold in the past two years. The first sale was for $1,300 at Sedo in September 2005. Three months later it was resold at DNForum.com for $4,500. In September 2006 the name changed hands again - that time for $5,356 at Moniker.com. Finally, in a sale from the June 2007 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York auction that closed this week, the name soared to $21,000. Of course, New York was the perfect venue to sell Manhattan.info!

.Net captured 11 of the 20 chart entries, while .org, .info and .mobi had three each . Here's how all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending July 29:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 23, 2007 - Sun. July 29, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 31

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Laptop.net $40,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Mortgages.mobi $25,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. Manhattan.info $21,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. DUI.net $18,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. Warranty.net $14,641 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. Child.org $14,100 Sedo
7. Soho.net $12,000 Sedo
8. Roulette.mobi 8,600 = $11,755 Sedo
9. LUX.net $10,100 Sedo
10.
tie
Pensions.net $10,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
10.
tie
212.net $10,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

12. Codes.net $9,405 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
13. GolfClub.net $8,830 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
14. AlternativeEnergy.org $5,890 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15. NotFound.info $5,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Friends.info $5,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
16.
tie
CIC.mobi 3,500 = $4,784 Sedo
16.
tie
BestPlaces.org $4,105 TDNAM
19. Reminders.net $3,420 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
20. FAE.net $2,950 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in the GC category. Afternic/BuyDomains had the majority of those - 30 in all - including Wintergreen.net ($2,888), Soiree.org ($2,850) and BreastEnhancement.net ($2,316). They added $2,270 for AntiqueFurniture.org, $2,016 for BreastEnhancement.org and $2,000 for SCMS.net. Afternic/BuyDomains had two dozen more sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,668. Those are listed in the table below.

Additional Afternic/BuyDomains GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,668

breastenlargement.org $1,668   energymarket.net $1,224
powermarket.net $1,588 smartoptions.net $1,200
storesales.net $1,550 websitepromotion.net $1,188
worldchanger.net $1,500 jesusonline.org $1,100
peaces.org $1,500 greenfilter.net $1,100
kito.net $1,500 cyberbus.net $1,100
verisys.net $1,488 technophobia.org $1,088
telon.net $1,400 MortgageCalculators.info $1,000
pizzamenu.net $1,400 lightbulbs.org $1,000
baklava.net $1,375 landscapedesign.net $1,000
swissworld.net $1,300 cybermarche.net $1,000
directsecurity.net $1,300 agogo.net $1,000

SnapNames popped Beverages.org for $2,700 and squeezed $2,300 from Lotions.net. JumboLoans.net landed at $1,500, Onion.org peeled off $1,350 and VHC.net notched $1,262. SnapNames also sold BillPriestInstitute ($1,250) and ABRF2007.org ($1,205)

At TDNAM, Setup.net sewed up $2,208, 123Fashion.net counted out $2,005 and BoysAction.net banked $1,316. In a couple of other Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. sales, CheapAirfare.net booked $1,480 and Wrap.net unrolled $1,320.

Country Codes

A pair of big five-figure sales that you saw on the all-extension leader board hold the top two rungs on the ccTLD ladder this week. Liga.de ("league" in German) topped the Country Code chart at $20,504 with Cash.tv close behind at $18,263. Both domains were sold at Sedo, a venue that swept all 10 positions on the ccTLD chart. The new owner of Cash.tv hasn't written out their last big check. The .TV registry charges $5,000 annually to renew the domain. 

The European Union's .eu had the most chart entries this week with four, including #4 HDDVD.eu at $7,518. Germany (.de) and France (.fr) each had two chart entries. Austria was the only other country making an appearance this week, scoring with #10 (tie) DSC.at at $3,416. Here's a look at the complete Country Code Top Ten for the week ending July 29:



Country Code Top Ten
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 23, 2007 - Sun. July 29, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 31

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Liga.de
("league" in German)
15,000 = $20,504 Sedo
2. Cash.tv 9,000 = $18,263 Sedo
3. Immoweb.fr 7,000 = $9,568 Sedo
4. HDDVD.eu 5,500 = $7,518 Sedo
5. Miss.eu 4,500 = $6,151 Sedo

6. Dumm.de
("dumb" in German)
3,600 = $4,921 Sedo
7. Gedichte.eu
("poems" in German)
3,500 = $4,784 Sedo
8. Photon.eu 3,273 = $4,474 Sedo
9. CheapHotels.de 2,735 = $3,738 Sedo
10.
tie
DSC.at 2,500 = $3,416 Sedo
10.
tie
Avast.fr 2,500 = $3,416 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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