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Gibraltar.com Rocks This Week's Domain Sales Chart in $360,000 Deal 

The domain market continues to stand tall - as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar to all outward appearances. That makes it particularly fitting that this week's #1 sale was Gibraltar.com, a domain that commanded $360,000 at Sedo.com. Speaking of solid performances, they don't come a lot better than Sedo's did this week. The popular aftermarket venue swept 26 of the 40 entries on our new top sellers chart.

Incidently, we indicated it was imminent last week and now the time has come to permanently increase the size of our weekly Big Board - doubling capacity from the 20 positions we have spotlighted since we started tracking sales four years ago to 40 places from this point forward. The aftermarket has been on steroids this year and expanding the leader board is necessary to focus on all of the five and six figure sales that have become commonplace.

The live auction boom has had a lot to do with that - the latest example being the $3.8 million event at the recent Domain Roundtable conference in Seattle. As those transactions are finalized they will join the flood of charted sales that already appear each week from Moniker's many live auctions. 

By Ron Jackson

The Afternic DLS (powered by Afternic.com and BuyDomains.com)  had another solid outing scoring with #2 Rey.com and two other names on the elite list (plus hundreds of solid four figure sales you will read about later in this report). HuntingMoon.com had their biggest sale to date, banking $77,000 from #3 Spend.com. The #4 spot went to a late closer from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction in June - Sub.com at $71,000. Moniker also put domains from their recent Affiliate Summit and Internext auctions in the Top 10.

.Com claimed all but six of the chart entries. Four went to Global Contenders (3 .nets and 1 .org) led by #19 (tie) Number.net, sold at Sedo for $16,000. The other two openings were claimed by country code domains; #25 (tie) Nail4You.de (German ccTLD) at $13,604 and #33 (tie) Add.us (United States ccTLD) at $10,000. Sedo sold the German domain (the name of a company that already has nail care sites on a number of other country code extensions around the world) while the American domain changed hands in a private transaction. The seller of Add.us had just recently acquired the name in a Pool.com auction for $1,050 (Pool caught the name when it dropped after the previous owner failed to renew it).

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 26:

 

The DN Journal Top 40 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. August 20, 2007 - Sun. August 26, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. August 28

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Gibraltar.com $360,000 Sedo
2. Rey.com $80,000 Afternic/
BuyDomains
3. Spend.com $77,000 HuntingMoon.com
4. Sub.com $71,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. CapitalDevelopment.com $45,840 Sedo
6. BadBoys.com $45,000 Moniker/AS
7. Witnessing.com $33,500 Sedo
8. WetDreams.com $32,500 Moniker/Internext
9. WebServe.com $31,000 Sedo
10. Meister.com $30,000 Sedo
11. EfficientLight.com $28,900 Afternic/ BuyDomains
12. MFB.com $26,500 Sedo
13.
tie
VMW.com $20,000 Sedo
13.
tie
Gutter.com $20,000 Moniker/Internext
13.
tie
Babla.com $20,000 Sedo
16. FlyBook.com €14,000 = $19,048 Sedo
17. iCoach.com $19,000 Sedo
18. RSU.com £9,200 = $18,415 Sedo
19.
tie
Number.net $16,000 Sedo
19.
tie
HerbalVaporizer.com $16,000 Sedo

21. WML.com $15,600 Sedo
22.
tie
Vienna.net $15,000 Sedo
22.
tie
MeatSmoker.com $15,000 GetRichSlowly.com
24.
tie
Nail4You.de €10,000 = $13,604 Sedo
24.
tie
Eject.com €10,000 = $13,604 Sedo
26. Cybermail.com $12,700 Sedo
27. MJE.com $12,250 SnapNames
28. SexSlaves.com $12,000 Moniker/Internext
29. Sprachen.net
("languages" in German)
€8,650 = $11,770 Sedo
30. KNM.com $11,555 Sedo
31. Kerching.com $11,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
32. Noisy.com $10,900 Sedo
33.
tie
Sweetbird.com $10,000 Sedo
33.
tie
OddsOf.com $10,000 Sedo
33.
tie
Add.us $10,000 Pvt Sale
36. SportsDate.com €7,100 = $9,660 Sedo
37. CastingOnline.com €7,000 = $9,524 Sedo
38. EroticCards.com $9,000 Moniker/Internext
39. Freiheit.org $8,300 Pool
40. Sortir.com €6,000 = $8,164 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo's big week extended well beyond their 26 charted domains. They also sold UKCredit.com for $7,566 and Organic-Food.com for €5,000 ($6,803). Eject.com pulled the ripcord on $6,700, MiniRepublic.com decreed $6,250 and 065.com counted out $6,100. Feminino.com fetched $6,000, CompleteComputers.com downloaded $5,050 and NationalWind.com broke $5,000. You'll hear about still more Sedo sales in our Global Contenders and Country Codes section a bit later.

At SnapNames.com, Mantbank.com deposited $7,351, AlliedInterstate.com located $6,916 and Truckmaster.com hauled in $6,500. SmartBuyers.com bagged $6,250, TheStones.com rolled up $6,000 and Navigare.com notched $5,101. FinancialForum.com clicked for $4,100, Moniteurs.com lit up $3,988 and PSPGame.com scored $3,220.

Other winners at SnapNames included Chromatic.com ($3,200), SeattleYellowPages.com ($3,000), TurboBike.com ($2,900) and BuyMedication.com ($2,612). The bottom line also benefited from Colposcope.com ($2,556), VantageSystems.com and Jarek.com ($2,450 each) and MexicoBusiness.com ($2,372). AirTV.com tuned in $2,309, MobileNation.com dialed up $2,200 and CrossroadsMall.com attracted $2,179. Rounding out the SnapNames roster were MyFling.com ($2,085), MontrealYellowPages.com ($2,052), PhotoMousepad.com ($2,038) and AquaSystems.com ($2,000)

The hits just kept on coming at Afternic/BuyDomains thanks to Inspirator.com ($6,500), Joueurs.com ($6,472), WebFTP.com ($6,000) and dozens more. PolishSausage.com served up $5,000, InteriorsByDesign.com delivered $4,388 and Thos.com drew $4,150. DistributionCenters.com kicked in $4,139, GuitarsOnline.com strummed $4,100 and Xget.com got $4,088.

Zinsen.com zipped up $4,079 while three others; Vippi.com, WorldCellphones.com and PSOS.com posted $4,000 apiece. MyH20.com quenched $3,900 while Just1.com and IndustrialGas.com passed $3,888 each. Afternic/BuyDomains had 88 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,800 You can review those in the table below. 

Additional Afternic/BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$3,800
europeanspa.com $3,800   parkfurniture.com $2,600
wrbo.com $3,733 euserver.com $2,600
wellaware.com $3,700 roxannes.com $2,560
softhelp.com $3,700 urbanlandscapes.com $2,500
assetperformance.com $3,688 tiemporeal.com $2,500
tsvg.com $3,500 managementmatters.com $2,500
oilexperts.com $3,500 intelligentengineering.com $2,500
lightdesign.com $3,500 holidayclassic.com $2,500
selectconnect.com $3,488 globalhealthsolutions.com $2,500
naturalmedical.com $3,488 furka.com $2,500
intelligentvehicles.com $3,488 educationaccess.com $2,500
footsy.com $3,488 weall.com $2,488
marketsegmentation.com $3,388 mikestockmusic.com $2,488
jennifermeyer.com $3,288 merchantgroup.com $2,488
campusadvisor.com $3,288 healthcare-research.com $2,488
productlines.com $3,200 nationalbankers.com $2,440
netopinion.com $3,100 sportson.com $2,400
sofoco.com $3,088 promomarketing.com $2,400
yourforum.com $3,000 cadpower.com $2,400
ttck.com $3,000 nutronic.com $2,388
samanthas.com $3,000 jobactive.com $2,310
greengood.com $3,000 drillingsolutions.com $2,300
findpublicrecords.com $3,000 testcard.com $2,288
Epetitions.com $3,000 savethewolf.com $2,288
digaai.com $3,000 mitzvot.com $2,288
demenager.com $3,000 coreaction.com $2,288
newagency.com $2,900 staten-island.com $2,200
yourfloors.com $2,888 hubmed.com $2,200
wellpay.com $2,888 ftpone.com $2,200
ticketsntours.com $2,888 xclusivehosting.com $2,188
smartholiday.com $2,888 acewatches.com $2,188
precomp.com $2,888 traderportal.com $2,166
parceldelivery.com $2,888 tradernewsletter.com $2,166
parallelprocessing.com $2,888 focusafrica.com $2,088
organicsuppliers.com $2,888 buyna.com $2,088
healthstats.com $2,888 athletetracker.com $2,088
egossip.com $2,888 goreverse.com $2,001
appzone.com $2,888 worshipfest.com $2,000
americanairports.com $2,888 waterusa.com $2,000
tradernetworks.com $2,766 thatsus.com $2,000
webwars.com $2,750 texasmedicalinsurance.com $2,000
bigtracks.com $2,712 propain.com $2,000
peopleofgod.com $2,700 mediasignage.com $2,000
importar.com $2,688 futurebeat.com $2,000

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

Moniker reported additional closed sales from three of their recent live domain auctions. From the Internext auction three domains; TinyBoobs.com, MegaPorn.com and BustyModels.com brought $6,000 each. A step back were BisexualPorn.com ($5,000), TheHotlist.com ($4,500) and PornCash.com ($4,250). Boobz.com added $2,849 and Stroking.com stopped at $2,500.

From the Moniker/Affiliate Summit auction, GasolineCreditCard.com and CruiseInformation.com closed at $5,500 each, LowRateCards.com returned $3,890 and DiscountedBooks.com contributed $3,500. DiscountStockBrokers.com billed $3,000, PreApprovedCard.com produced $2,950 and DiscountCollegeBooks.com collared $2,500.

Some stragglers from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction also closed this week including GuideToCreditRepair.com ($4,950), WebHostingProviders.com ($3,530) and PayingBillsOnline.com ($2,360)

Elsewhere, Pool.com sold Trier.com ($4,050) and LeightonBuzzard.com ($2,650) while Enom's Club Drop wrapped up $3,600 from WUYE.com.

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

The .nets ruled the Global Contenders chart this week, sweeping the top three positions and taking 13 of 23 overall (there were three extra slots due to a four-way tie for the final position. You already saw the first four GC domains on the all extension leader board. The ones you haven't seen include #5 Carlsbad.biz at $8,250 and #6 Projectors.net at $8,000

#7 StatenIsland.org ($7,100) was one of four .orgs on the GC leader board while .mobi appeared three times and .info twice. The leader in the latter extension was Jew.info at €5,100 ($6,939). The top .mobi was #12 (tie) CRM.mobi at $3,733.

As they did on the all extension chart, Sedo dominated the GC list, having a hand in 15 of the 23 sales. Here's how the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending August 26:



Global Contenders Top 40
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. August 20, 2007 - Sun. August 26, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 28

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Number.net $16,000 Sedo
2. Vienna.net $15,000 Sedo
3. Sprachen.net
("languages" in German)
€8,650 = $11,770 Sedo
4. Freiheit.org $8,300 Pool
5. Carlsbad.biz $8,250 Sedo
6. Projectors.net $8,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains via Sedo
7. StatenIsland.org $7,100 Sedo
8. Jew.info €5,100 = $6,939 Sedo
9.
tie
NetSeer.net $5,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Don.net $5,000 Sedo

11. Wunderkind.net $4,000 Sedo
12.
tie
CRM.mobi $3,733 Sedo
12.
tie
Vita.org $3,700 SnapNames
14. Vetra.net $3,688 Afternic/ BuyDomains
15. CarSeats.net $3,500 Afternic/ BuyDomains
16.  Yes.info $3,300 SnapNames
17.  ITOP.net $3,288 Afternic/ BuyDomains
18. Resources.org £1,375 = $2,752 Sedo
19. Welt.mobi
("world" in German)
€2,000 = $2,721 Sedo
20.
tie
SexyBody.mobi $2,500 Sedo
20.
tie
Sennheiser.net $2,500 Afternic/ BuyDomains
20.
tie
DiscountComputers.net $2,500 Moniker/AS
20.
tie
Colocated.net $2,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in the GC category. Afternic/BuyDomains had 36 of those including Telecommande.net ($2,388), VehicleTracking.net ($2,387) and Tele1.net ($2,288). Two others; Modshop.net and Enfo.net went for $2,088 each. Afternic/BuyDomains had 31 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

educationaccess.net $2,000   alarmclocks.net $1,400
infothek.net $1,945 euro2012.mobi $1,250
schoolsonline.net $1,900 powernews.net $1,200
hellochina.net $1,900 cyberdome.net $1,200
supportspace.net $1,888 cleats.net $1,200
firmus.net $1,888 brookfieldproperties.net $1,200
findfiles.net $1,888 motorbikes.org $1,188
energyresearch.net $1,800 fantasias.net $1,171
hispanosunidos.net $1,788 webcrawlers.net $1,100
payscale.org $1,750 toychest.net $1,100
webscape.net $1,688 landfill.net $1,100
operasinger.net $1,671 wellaware.net $1,000
educationaccess.org $1,500 totalsuccess.net $1,000
denverrealestate.net $1,500 englishcorner.net $1,000
shonharris.net $1,488 babystrollers.net $1,000
socialsoftware.net $1,435   

At Sedo, VehicleTracking.net located £1,200 ($2,402), Reveal.info illuminated $1,997, iVOIP.net nabbed $1,750 and Frau.info fetched €1,171 ($1,593). Sedo had 16 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. You can see all of those in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales  

usimmigrationforms.org $1,500   scs-europe.org $1,285
palermo.info $1,500 votto.net $1,250
dieta.org $1,500 remodeling.biz $1,200
socialsoftware.net $1,435 powernews.net $1,200
zahnkliniken.info $1,381 myuniverse.net $1,200
amen.info $1,360 vhc.net $1,160
pjl.net $1,350 igame.biz $1,000
volksmusik.biz $1,292 eker.net $1,000

At SnapNames.com, top GC sellers included MortgageLender.org ($2,472), MortgageCalculators.org ($2,061) and RRI.net ($1,552). Curtains.info closed at $1,300, IEK.net notched $1,150, Arbup.net booked $1,112 and Clone.info grafted $1,100.

Country Codes

The country codes put together their second big week in a row, logging so many sales we decided to add ten spots to our usual Top 20 list in this category. Two names you saw on the all extension leader board, Nail4You.de ($13,604) and Add.us ($10,000) top the ccTLD list. A British domain, LeftField.co.uk landed at #3 after going for £4,113 ($8,229) at Sedo. CostaCruises.eu (European Union ccTLD) was next at €5,750 ($7,822). That domain was also sold at Sedo, a venue that racked up 24 of the 32 chart entries (Sedo has always dominated the country code category). The two extra positions stem from a three-way tie for the final spot.

Germany's .de had more charted domains than any other extension - 11 in all, including #5 iRadio.de ($5,442) and #6 FundsDiscount.de ($5,373). America's .us put five names on the elite list while Canada's .ca had four, followed by co.uk and .eu at three each. Austria's .at was the only other country with multiple entries, scoring twice. 

Here is how all of the country code leaders stand for the week ending August 26:



Country Code Top 30
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. August 20, 2007 - Sun. August 26, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 28

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Nail4You.de €10,000 = $13,604 Sedo
2. Add.us $10,000 Pvt Sale
3. LeftField.co.uk £4,113 = $8,229 Sedo
4. CostaCruises.eu €5,750 = $7,822 Sedo
5. iRadio.de €4,000 = $5,442 Sedo
6. FundsDiscount.de €3,950 = $5,373 Sedo
7. Truveo.ca $5,000 Sedo
8. Mikrocontroller.de €3,000 = $4,081 Sedo
9. ConnectSystems.eu £2,000 = $4,001 Sedo
10. Inventor.ca $4,000 SnapNames
11. Kuhmilch-Allergie.de €2,500 = $3,401 Sedo
12. Geht-Doch.de €2,380 = $3,238 Sedo
13. WWW.gd $3,000 Sedo
14. Radio.pk €2,200 = $2,993 Sedo
15. Oral.tv $2,850 Sedo

16. Archery.ca $2,600 SnapNames
17. TVChat.de €1,900 = $2,584 Sedo
18. Envive.de $2,490 Sedo
19. Bearcher.de €1,750 = $2,380 Sedo
20. Albuquerque.us $2,360 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
21. Body.at €1,600 = $2,177 Sedo
22. Superman.ws $2,050 Sedo
23.
tie
Utopia.at €1,500 = $2,040 Sedo
23.
tie
Tacky.de €1,500 = $2,040 Sedo
23.
tie
Oogartsen.eu €1,500 = $2,040 Sedo
23.
tie
Fachartikel.de €1,500 = $2,040 Sedo
27.
tie
MyBag.co.uk $2,000 Sedo
27.
tie
LZ.ca $2,000 SnapNames
27.
tie
FreeCurry.co.uk £1,000 = $2,000 Sedo
30.
tie
FreeHost.us $1,900 Afternic/ BuyDomains
30.
tie
FreeHosting.us $1,900 Afternic/ BuyDomains
30.
tie
FreeWebHosting.us $1,900 Afternic/ BuyDomains

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had 33 more four-figure country code sales including Inum.de ($1,768) and a quartet at $1,632 each that included ToutAnnonces.fr (French ccTLD), Top-Business.de, Abmelden.de and Kalender24.at. Caballo.es (Spain's ccTLD) added $1,564 while MiamiFlorida.us made $1,550 and AluDesign.de drew $1,511. Sedo had 25 more sales ranging from $1,000 to just under $1,500 that you can see in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales  

textvorlagen.de $1,496   uniblog.de $1,258
helfermitherz.de $1,374 wasserbecken.de $1,224
thecar.de $1,360 transportjob.de $1,224
preistipps.de $1,360 synthon.eu $1,224
mangosteen.de $1,360 punkt-9.de $1,224
i-radio.de $1,360 husse.de $1,190
bearshar.de $1,360 verliebtindortmund.de $1,159
baerscher.de $1,360 dδnemark-ferienhδuser.de $1,156
loans.lv $1,357 ausflug.eu $1,156
linline.eu $1,347 porn  .ph $1,150
sammler-portal.de $1,292 maenner-magazin.at $1,142
omf.de $1,292 www-reise.de $1,102
easyprint.sk $1,292  

SnapNames also got into the act with a pair of Canadian domains - Checkers.ca ($1,550) and DiscountCruises.ca ($1,200)

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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