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Cardiology.com Closes at $550,000 To Take a Place Among the Year's Top Ten Reported Domain Sales  


Another wave of completed sales from Moniker.com's live auction at the New York T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference hit the charts this week, led by a trio of six-figure blockbusters. The best of those, Cardiology.com, closed at $550,000 to lead this week's Big Board and take a place among the ten highest sales reported so far in 2007. #2 Bald.com also looked slick at $400,000 while #3 Supplies.com stocked the shelves with $323,530.

To make room for another barrage of auction results, we again expanded our usual Top 20 chart to 40 positions. Domains from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. event in New York occupy 18 of those slots. 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo.com also had a big week, bagging 13 chart entries and sharing another with Moniker after working together to close #7 Femmes.com at $110,000. They thus had a hand in three of the eight six-figures sales finalized over the last seven days. Their big gun was #4 Chinese.net at $180,000. That was the second highest .net sale reported this year. We also saw the third highest .net sale as Moniker sold #5 Ringtones.net for $175,000 in a non-auction transaction. 

Sedo sold Chinese.net during the first live auction on their newly acquired GreatDomains.com site. The event that closed July 26th attracted almost $1 million for the 14 domains that changed hands. That sale kicked off a series of live premium domain auctions to be run on GreatDomains.com. Another 7-day auction sale will begin August 16 with Gymnasiums.com and other one-word premium domains scheduled to go under the gavel.

Considering that summer is supposed to be the slow season we are seeing some eye popping numbers for August. The secondary market is on fire as several venues have rolled out innovative new initiatives aimed at pushing the aftermarket to the forefront of the industry. We will be detailing what they have been up to and why their moves are likely to have a very positive impact on your sales efforts in our upcoming August Cover Story (due out in the next day or two).

Name Media's powerhouse combo of Afternic.com and BuyDomains.com (the foundation for their Afternic DLS platform) will be among the companies featured in that article. They had their usual strong outing this week and place five names on the elite list, even though their focus is more on the small to medium sized business sector than big spenders. Their list included the week's top country code sale, $25,000 for #22 AuctionNetwork.tv

.Info and .org each scored twice with #15 Chinese.info ($37,111) and #24 Mexico.org ($21,000) leading the way for their respective extensions (Justin Godfrey sold Mexico.org in a private transaction). .Biz even got into the act with Mortgages.biz selling for $15,000 in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction to tie for #30. Of course, .com as always dominated the numbers game, piling up 27 of the 40 chart entries. 

One other note before we hit the charts. I will be busy covering the Domain Roundtable conference in Seattle at this time next week so there will be no sales report next Tuesday night (August 14). However, we will bring you completely up to date with a double-length report the following week. Now, on with the show - here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 5:

 

The DN Journal Top 40 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 30, 2007 - Sun. August 5, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. August 7

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Cardiology.com $550,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Bald.com $400,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. Supplies.com $323,530 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. Chinese.net $180,000 Sedo
5. Ringtones.net $175,000 Moniker
6. MegaYachts.com $150,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7. Femmes.com $110,000 Moniker & Sedo
8. Debit.com $100,000 Sedo
9. CIS.com $85,000 Sedo
10. Mangas.com $61,000 Sedo
11. Palladium.com $58,000 Sedo
12. Brackets.com $56,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
13. Saginaw.com $55,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
14. Hostess.com $44,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15. Chinese.info 27,000 = $37,111 Sedo
16.
tie
MarriageCounselor.com $36,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
16.
tie
Kristina.com $36,000 Sedo
18. Bookmarks.net 24,000 = $32,975 Sedo
19. FireEngines.com $32,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
20. Jody.com $29,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

21. HighSpeed.net $27,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
22. AuctionNetwork.tv $25,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
23. FT.net $22,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
24. Mexico.org $21,000 Pvt Sale
25. IFP.com 15,000 = $20,704 Sedo
26. ClubSoda.com $20,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
27. Ninas.com $17,650 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
28.
tie
Houston.info $17,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
28.
tie
GreatGolf.com $17,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
28.
tie
FinancialPlans.com $17,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
31.
tie
Name.org $15,000 Sedo
31.
tie
Mortgages.biz $15,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
31.
tie
H9.com $15,000 Sedo
34. Windmills.org 10,000 = $13,740 Sedo
35. SportsMuseum.com 9,900 = $13,607 Sedo
36. Antene.de 9,000 = $12,365 Sedo
37.
tie
Terroir.com $12,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
37.
tie
SmartForLife.com $12,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
37.
tie
BakingSupplies.com $12,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
40. WebConcepts.com $11,250 Afternic/ BuyDomains

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.

There were seven more five-figure sales just off the chart. Sedo accounted for four of those; Juego.tv ("game" in Spanish) at $10,500, a one-letter IDN - .com - at $10,000 and two other names at the same price - Buyz.com and Booq.com. SnapNames.com sold OnlineMedication.com for $10,601, Moniker.com raised $10,220 with PoliticalBase.com and Afternic/BuyDomains rang up $10,000 with RentPages.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

In some other completed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York auction, Bolsos.com brought $9,300, 494.com and 593.com dialed up $5,890 each and LiftRecliner.com drew $2,950.

Back at Sedo, Colocated.com landed at $8,700, Mobilo.com banked 6,000 ($8,246) and QIK.com kicked in $7,975. ShareNow.com chipped in 5,000 ($6,872), ChildCure.com dispensed $6,400 and five others; SilverWing.com, RivaPoker.com, PokerRiva.com, Mosquee.com and EnglishIsFun.com added $5,000 each.

The SnapNames roster was reduced as a result of a lot of non disclosure requests this week but the popular venue was still able to release a lot of winners, including VisitCabo.com ($7,877), KXR.com ($7,600), TheNutcracker.com ($6,700) and CulinaryTools.com ($4,909). KnockoffHandbags.com pocketed $4,260, UKJet.com took off with $3,911 and Turkiyem.com tacked on $3,800. DirectDesign.com drew up $3,700, YorkiePuppy.com lapped up $3,425 and Mortgage-Lenders.com locked in $3,200.

Also at SnapNames, an IDN, xn--a-nt7c.com, delivered $3,170, LicenseTag.com turned in $3,160 and Belgo.com captured $3,000. 34D.com clicked for $2,666, FailureAnalysis.com found $2,600 and two others; NewYorkCityShoppingGuide.com and 34DD.com unhooked $2,450 each. PCSD.com posted $2,383, Ongbuom.com commanded $2,272 and 32D.com contributed $2,244. The SnapNames list was rounded out with DataEntryMoney.com ($2,210), DiscountFabricsUSA.com ($2,010), 32DD.com ($2,002) and eStationary.com ($2,001).

At Afternic/BuyDomains RochesterJobs.com and RocketPower.com lifted off with $7,500 each. RuggedComputers.com, Ripa.com and FlyAngler.com reeled in $6,000 apiece and YieldManagement.com marked up $5,325. SearchRealty.com, NetworkApplications.com and FederalInsurance.com produced $5,250 each while BuildingServices.com and Loretta.com attracted $4,500 apiece.

LocalFarmers.com harvested $4,488, GetCable.com tuned in $4,236 and two others; WeBuyHousesFaster.com and Realiser.com rounded up $4,000 each. A trio of names that included SportsConsulting.com, FashionStatements.com and EyeSafety.com distributed $3,750 apiece. Afternic/BuyDomains had 92 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,688 You can review those in the table below.

Additional Afternic/BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$3,688
localfarmer.com $3,688   blogwild.com $2,688
basiclifesupport.com $3,666 alguienespecial.com $2,688
cleopatre.com $3,600 stadiumseating.com $2,650
ipdigital.com $3,590 worldmanagement.com $2,541
opad.com $3,500 greenstate.com $2,520
immuno.com $3,500 systemstrading.com $2,500
hydrox.com $3,500 parentaladvice.com $2,500
bethin.com $3,500 mymoolah.com $2,500
guncity.com $3,400 lovethatlook.com $2,500
healthimages.com $3,388 healthdiagnostics.com $2,500
digitalresources.com $3,388 emailstationery.com $2,500
internetappliances.com $3,366 depositar.com $2,500
insurancematters.com $3,366 gamersuniverse.com $2,488
CineLatino.com $3,360 teachster.com $2,470
voiceovertalent.com $3,300 nomee.com $2,288
carinsuranceshop.com $3,288 newlighting.com $2,288
peoplespress.com $3,216 alusi.com $2,288
musiccamp.com $3,216 adjump.com $2,288
marinetransport.com $3,216 certifiedtrainer.com $2,239
corporatecapital.com $3,216 gamesweplay.com $2,228
autosend.com $3,200 voteronpaul.com $2,200
parisvip.com $3,188 mobilebroadcast.com $2,200
houstonappraiser.com $3,150 majorpartitions.com $2,200
gaywear.com $3,088 wendells.com $2,100
republicofturkey.com $3,000 solbox.com $2,088
getgame.com $3,000 educationinc.com $2,088
digitalatlas.com $3,000 hotelducommerce.com $2,049
asiananime.com $3,000 trashservice.com $2,025
locksonline.com $2,965 Segues.com $2,025
webcoders.com $2,916 storeservices.com $2,016
physicaltraining.com $2,916 jamaicanart.com $2,016
virtualmarketing.com $2,900 viewproperty.com $2,000
onlineit.com $2,888 turkeytoday.com $2,000
networkme.com $2,888 thewick.com $2,000
permanentbirthcontrol.com $2,795 speedwheels.com $2,000
satellitedishnetwork.com $2,788 RewardsCircle.com $2,000
forensicinvestigations.com $2,788 reales.com $2,000
servermanagement.com $2,775 japanesefashions.com $2,000
getfocused.com $2,766 informationondemand.com $2,000
computersafety.com $2,766 industrialparts.com $2,000
webaddicts.com $2,700 horizonservices.com $2,000
vipvillas.com $2,700 freewinds.com $2,000
unimarket.com $2,700 ecoticket.com $2,000
informationarchitect.com $2,700 dadsworld.com $2,000
gayvoyage.com $2,688 creativecash.com $2,000
dentalradiology.com $2,688 clubspot.com $2,000

As if that weren't enough, Afternic/BuyDomains had over 400 more .com sales under $2,000.

Elsewhere, Mexico's Walter Sanchez Escobar acquired Multinivel.com ("multi-level" in Spanish) for $7,000 in a private sale. TDNAM.com checked in with ETGames.com ($4,996), KitchenBacksplashes.com ($3,238), FreightRate.com ($2,693), QuoteZapper.com ($2,227) and TheDamnBlog.com ($2,005). Pool.com penciled in $4,300 for Travelocy.com and $2,700 for Exspidia.com while Nahrungsmittel.com notched $2,090. At HuntingMoon.com, HDMovieClub.com coralled $2,500.

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

This was a big week for the .nets as we saw two of the year's three biggest sales in this extension completed since our last report. Sedo secured $180,000 for Chinese.net and Moniker reaped $175,000 from Ringtones.net. Only RealEstate.net, sold for $300,000 in February, has gone for more in 2007. Overall, the .nets took 12 of 21 positions on our new Global Contenders chart (there was one extra spot this week due to a tie for the final position on the Top 20).

The first 11 names on the list all made the all-extension leader board you saw earlier. The top sales you haven't seen are Tombola.info and OnlineBanking.mobi at $6,872 each. Celebrity.biz was close behind at $6,700

There is an interesting point to add about the two .info sales on the top half of the chart. #3 Chinese.info ($37,111) went for more than six times the $5,500 it was sold for in a previous transaction in November 2005. Likewise, #8 Houston.info at $17,000 commanded over four times the $4,000 it changed hands for in April 2004. Here's how all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending August 5:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 30, 2007 - Sun. Aug. 5, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 7

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Chinese.net $180,000 Sedo
2. Ringtones.net $175,000 Moniker
3. Chinese.info 27,000 = $37,111 Sedo
4. Bookmarks.net 24,000 = $32,975 Sedo
5. HighSpeed.net $27,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. FT.net $22,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7. Mexico.org $21,000 Pvt Sale
8. Houston.info $17,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
9.
tie
Name.org $15,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Mortgages.biz $15,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

11. Windmills.org 10,000 = $13,740 Sedo
12.
tie
Tombola.info 5,000 = $6,872 Sedo
12.
tie
OnlineBanking.mobi 5,000 = $6,872 Sedo
14. Celebrity.biz $6,700 Sedo
15. Prostate.net $4,600 Afternic/ BuyDomains
16. Occhio.net $4,136 Afternic/ BuyDomains
17. MiJuegos.net
("my games")
$3,925 TDNAM
18. MasterWeb.net $3,888 Afternic/ BuyDomains
19. Mittelmeer.net $3,754 Afternic/ BuyDomains
20.
tie
Metafora.net $2,888 Afternic/ BuyDomains
20.
tie
ESPS.net $2,888 Afternic/ BuyDomains

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in the GC category. Afternic/BuyDomains had 21 of those including Shredders.net ($2,688), GolfClub.org ($2,500), Arredo.net ($2,488) and ImmigrationNews.org ($2,200). They had 17 more sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below.

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

heavenonearth.net $2,000   concept1.net $1,255
restaurantmenu.net $1,850 foreveryone.net $1,250
webnotes.net $1,800 energynews.net $1,150
positiveresults.net $1,500 reales.net $1,000
avidreader.net $1,500 popstop.net $1,000
autoradio.net $1,500 ipos.org $1,000
northerncalifornia.org $1,400 ebookings.net $1,000
livingbuddha.org $1,288 aztec.info $1,000

Pool sold KBS.org for $2,700 and Champions.org closed at $2,323 after being sold in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York auction. SnapNames booked $2,272 for FriendshipForce.org, $1,600 for EAD.org and $1,211 for LaserTag.net.

Sedo piled up 20 four-figure sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,281. You can see all of those in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales  

usedom.net $2,281   harz.net $1,443
immigrationnews.org $2,200 northerncalifornia.org $1,400
astec.net $1,800 wurttemberg.net $1,374
kostenlos.biz $1,649 fraktal.info $1,374
biarritz.net $1,649 chicas.info ("girls" in Spanish) $1,352
agg.net $1,649 meritfinancial.net $1,300
eight.org $1,600 dogbeds.biz $1,300
afw.net $1,540 iou.info $1,250
visa.pro $1,500 escortservice.org $1,050
avidreader.net $1,500 cybermarche.net $1,000

Country Codes

.TV claimed two of the top three positions on this week's Country Code chart, including #1 AuctionNetwork.tv at $25,000. Richard Kligman's $4,500 sale of Norway.tv also made the top half of the leader board. 

Germany's popular .de extension has more chart entries than any other - eight in all including #2 Antene.de at $12,365 and #4 AirlineReservations.de at $9,750. France (.fr) and the European Union (.eu) were the only other countries with multiple entries, .fr charting three times and .eu twice. The other countries represented this week included Canada (.ca), Belize (.bz), Micronesia (.fm), Antigua and Barbuda (.ag) and the United States (.us)

In the race among venues, Sedo again dominated the ccTLD category, taking all but four of the 22 chart positions (the extra spots resulting from a four-way tie for the final position). Here's a look at the complete Country Code Top 20 for the week ending August 5:



Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 30, 2007 - Sun. Aug. 5, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 7

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. AuctionNetwork.tv $25,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
2. Antene.de 9,000 = $12,365 Sedo
3. Juego.tv
("game" in Spanish)
$10,500 Sedo
4. AirlineReservations.de $9,750 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. Trip.eu 4,500 = $9,096 Sedo
6. ERP.de 5,600 = $7,694 Sedo
7. Media-Broadcast.de 3,570 = $5,152 Sedo
8. ThinkCash.ca $4,800 Sedo
9. Stuivz.de 3,300 = $4,534 Sedo
10. Norway.tv $4,500 Pvt Sale

11. X.bz 3,000 = $4,122 Sedo
12. Listen.fm $3,930 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
13. Seitensprung.ag
("escapade" in German)
2,750 = $3,778 Sedo
14. Truck.us $4,150 Sedo
15. BlogTV.fr 2,000 = $2,748 Sedo
16. Omobile.de 1,818 = $3,416 Sedo
17. Catering24.de 1,700 = $2,336 Sedo
18. Erbrecht.eu
("law of succession" in German)
1,600 = $2,199 Sedo
19.
tie
Uhrenportal.de
("watch portal" in German)
1,500 = $2,061 Sedo
19.
tie
MyDog.fr 1,500 = $2,061 Sedo
19.
tie
Monchien.fr
("my dog" in French)
1,500 = $2,061 Sedo
19.
tie
Kenmore.de 1,500 = $2,061 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 11 more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart, Sedo accounted for eight of those including Uhrenmesse.de ($1,923), Vergleiche.eu ($1,855), Lago.es ("lake" in Spanish) ($1,786) and Schwarzbrot.de ($1,580). Sedo also scored with Meinefreundinnen.de ($1,539), DQR.de ($1,527), NMF.de ($1,444) and Grow.es ($1,374).

Afternic/BuyDomains sold Dot.vc (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines cccTLD) for $1,999 while Pool subtracted Add.us for $1,050. 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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