Leads Our Latest Top 20 After $67,000 Sale at Sedo
live domain auction in New York was held almost three
months ago, but a few delayed transactions from that event are still
straggling in. Blogging.com, a name that
commanded $135,000 just closed this week, but that was the
sale of a complete website rather than just a domain and as such is
ineligible for our chart. That left the door open for Lifts.com
to claim the top spot on this week's chart after selling for $67,000 at Sedo.
That was one of seven charted domains sold by Sedo and they
accounted for three of the top five.
SnapNames.comwent one better, placing eight names on the Top 20 Chart, led by
at $29,500. Murphy's Law seems to have come into play this
month. As soon as we announced two weeks ago that due to booming
sales volume this year we would be doubling our chart to 40
positions every week, reported sales slowed down! So, we will let
nature takes its course and leave the elite list at the usual 20
positions until volume returns to the levels we have been seeing
(when that happens we'll just expand the chart without making
By Ron Jackson
There was a lot of variety on this week's
leader board with nine non .coms making the list. One of the best of
those was #3 PhoneNumbers.mobi, acquired by C.T.
Kirkpatrick from Jean Colombani for
$28,000 in a private sale. Three country domains also made
the Big Board, led by #4 College.co.uk, a name that sold for $27,500
at Sedo. A much bigger .co.uk sale may appear here soon. During
their live auction at the Domain Focus conference in London
last week, Sedo sold Fly.co.uk for £87,500 ($177,476).
That name will become eligible for our chart once payment has been
made and the domain transferred to the new owner.
Our latest chart below will show you how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, September 9.
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If you do not understand why specific domain names command the
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DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 3, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 9, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 11
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.
One other five-figure sale just missed the chart this
week - QI.net, a name that tallied an even $10,000
.Com Supporting Cast
Of course we had the usual complement of solid
four-figure .com sales this week as well. Sedo had the highest of those,
fetching $9,700 for AZF.com. Orkur.com added $8,700,
TopFotologs.com kicked in 6,000 ($8,304) and JND.com
drew $7,800. GayDoctors.com dispensed $7,500, MailTrust.com
tacked on $5,500, WXA.com went for $5,100
and Senac.com sold for $5,000.
Back at SnapNames, WebCoupons.com clipped $9,250,
MadeFromScratch.com whipped up $7,501 and PartyHour.com
boogied down to the tune of $6,916. VirtualPrivateNetwork.com
connected for $6,000, AITV.com tuned in $5,250 and
WholesaleNovelties.com distributed $4,800.
Another step back were TerminalIllness.com
($4,700), TrackMeets.com ($4,200) and Mcckc.com
($4,011). VivienLeigh.com lit up $3,700, Cassius.com
cashed $3,445 and GrandLux.com greeted $3,299. Glasshaus.com
cracked $3,255 and ChinaSteel.com chipped in $3,202. SnapNames had
30 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,200 that you can
check out in the table below.
Additional SnapNames Sales
DLS kept on trucking with hundreds of new sales this
week. ADGA.com led the four-figure parade at $9,000. CorporateApartment.com
housed $5,600 while SeaSun.com and OutdoorArt.com
attracted $5,400 each. LCDPanels.com displayed $5,100,
TeamIndia.com scored $5,000 and PraiseBanner.com
GlassDoor.com closed at $4,900 while RMBR.com,
InvestorHelp.com and PCTelephone.com dialed up $4,488
each. SocialInvestments.com returned $4,288, Afax.com
transmitted $4,100 and Iqual.com cued up $4,088.
The Afternic DLS had 78 more .com sales ranging fron $2,000-$4,000 that
are listed in the table below.
Afternic DLS Sales
Afternic/BuyDomains had 240 more .com sales under $2,000.
In more sales from Moniker, closed deals from their
Affiliate Summit auction in Miami included Semester.com
($8,000), GolfClubDiscounts.com ($5,000) and DiscountTrucks.com
($4,250). They also sold DiscountTruckRental.com ($3,250),
FuneralParlor.com ($3,000) and a pair at $2,000 each; EmergencyClinic.com
In closed sales from their Internext auction,
ViceSquad.com uncovered $5,000, Smacking.com
captured $2,250 and TokyoSluts.com turned in $2,000.
In a private sale for CashCows.com that Moniker handled the escrow for, ProtectYourProstate.com
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
It was another strong week for the Global
Contenders with the top six names on this chart all making
the all-extension leader board you saw earlier. The top sale that you haven't seen
yet in this category was #7 BRB.net at $8,500. Brussels.net
was right behind at $8,000.
The .nets dominated the list, taking 11 of
the 20 chart entries. .Org was next with five. .Biz, .info,
.mobi and .pro had one each. The .biz cracked the top
half of the chart as Honolulu.biz bagged $7,100 at
Moniker.com. Sedo had more entries on this chart than another other
venue with eight.
the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending September 9:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept.
3, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 9, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 11
There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in
the GC category. Afternic DLS accounted for 24 of those including Xclusive.net
at $2,500 and two others; MathGames.net
and CompanyLogos.net notched $2,488 each. The
Afternic DLS had 21 more sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000
that are listed in the table below.
Additional Afternic/BuyDomains GC Sales
At Sedo, Picnic.info laid out a $2,500
spread, StreetWise.biz and Timber.mobi sawed through $2,000
each and VideoMagazine.org generated $1,540. ASA.mobi
banked $1,117 and QAB.net cranked out $1,100.
At SnapNames, 19 names broke the four-figure mark,
ranging from $1,000 - $2,250. You can review all of those in
the table below.
Additional SnapNames GC Sales
One of the year's 20 biggest country codes sales led
our new ccTLD chart. That was College.co.uk, a name
that commanded $27,500 at Sedo. Speaking of commanding, Sedo
was in charge of this chart again this week, sweeping 17 of the 20
entries. The runner-up slot went to another .co.uk domain, Globe.co.uk
at £6,000 ($12,199).
Germany's popular .de extension had
the most chart entries with eight, including #3 AutoAtlas.de
at 7,745 ($10,729). Other extensions that had
multiple chart entries this week included the European Union's .eu
(with three), the Cocos (Keeling) Islands' .cc (with two) and Tuvalu's
.tv - also with two. There were also two International Domain
Names (IDNs) on this chart.
The other countries represented this week were Ecuador
(.ec), India (.in) and France (.fr). Here is how all of the country code
leaders stand for the week ending September 9:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Sept. 3, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 9, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 11
There were 11 more four-figure country code sales
this week with Sedo accounting for nine of those including Duschvorhang.de
at 1,300 ($1,799), Agencesimmobilieres.fr at
1,110 ($1,536) and Regionalnachrichten.de at
1,100 ($1,522). They added $1,500 for SEF.dk
and 1,000 ($1,384) each for Kolor.de and Baerscher.de.
Rounding out the Sedo roster were Rap.at at 950
($1,315), Poker.ec ($1,300) and EmuleDownload.de
at 750 ($1,038).
In a private sale, Bill Winans sold a Russian
.tv IDN - футбол.tv
- meaning soccer (or football in most parts of the world) for $2,000
and in another private transaction 29.ca changed hands from $1,500.
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 email@example.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
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.