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
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
By Ron Jackson
The Afternic DLS (powered by Afternic.comand 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,
DN Journal Top 40
Domain Sales - Mon. August 20, 2007 - Sun. August 26, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. August 28
Sprachen.net ("languages" in German)
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.
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.
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
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
Afternic/BuyDomains had 88 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
$3,800 You can review those in the table below.
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
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
sold Trier.com ($4,050) and LeightonBuzzard.com ($2,650)
while Enom's Club
Drop wrapped up $3,600 from WUYE.com.
(.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
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
(.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
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
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
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
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
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
Here is how all of the country code
leaders stand for the week ending August 26:
Code Top 30
ccTLD Sales: Mon. August 20, 2007 - Sun. August 26, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 28
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
SnapNames also got into the act with a pair of
Canadian domains - Checkers.ca ($1,550) and DiscountCruises.ca
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.