Defies End of Summer Slowdown with 7 of the Week's 10 HIghest
Reported Domain Sales
Through most of the summer we
commented frequently on how the perennial "summer
doldrums" seemed to be taking a vacation this year. However,
the slow season for domain sales finally arrived in September and
persisted through the opening day of autumn Sunday (Sept. 23) which
was the final day of our latest 7-day reporting period. There
were no six-figure sales in the past week and the top reported sale,
Puss.com at $71,458, was the culmination of a
transaction that actually began back in July when Moniker
auctioned off the name at the Internext conference in Miami
(the deal was just concluded this week).
Only 14 five-figure sales were reported but
shrugged off the slump by booking 8 of those sales and 7 of the top
10 that were reported this week. Overall they swept half of the
positions on our new Top 20 chart.
By Ron Jackson
Sedo reeled off a string of six straight
chart entries starting with #2 Sale.de at €47,600 ($67,327).
That is the 7th biggest country code sale reported so far in 2007.
Sedo followed it with the $54,666 sale of #3 LicensePlates.com
at their GreatDomains
site and a $50,000 deal for Surabaya.com at Sedo.com.
Sedo also accounted for all four of the ccTLD sales on the
all-extension leader board, including #5 Stationary.co.uk at £17,000
($34,320). As usual, .com devoured the lion's share of
chart entries, snaring 14 in all. That left only two openings, one
taken by a .org and the other by a .net.
and the AfternicDLS
each claimed multiple chart entries with five and four respectively.
#8 PYA.com led the AfternicDLS roster at $20,100 while
#9 HomeTestKits.com set the pace at SnapNames.
The fourth quarter of the year is
traditionally the strongest, so it will be interesting to see how
quickly things pick up now that we have entered the home stretch for
2007. It has been a very strong year and a powerful finish would set
the stage for what could be the industry's biggest year ever in
2008. The opening month of 4Q is likely to get a big boost from
Moniker's live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East conference two weeks from now in Hollywood,
Florida. They have assembled a very powerful roster of domains
for the sale including Computer.com, WallStreet.com, Taxes.com
and SportingGoods.com among others. The entire list can be
downloaded from this
But first things first - here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, September 23:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 17, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 23, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 25
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.
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industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market.
If you do not understand why specific domain names command the
prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases.
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As they do every week now, the AfternicDLS piled up
the biggest number of four-figure sales. Their roster included WirelessAdapters.com
and GasolineCreditCards.com at $6,000 each. Smub.com
drew $4,286, CollegeAthletes.com captured $4,150
and Vipit.com produced $4,088. WirelessAdapter.com
and PhotoGroup.com posted $4,000 each, ILoveUSA.com
landed $3,888 and PrarireDog.com dug up $3,700.
FreeSwap.com contributed $3,589 while
three others; Wine-Store.com, IndividualTravel.com and
DataMonster.com kicked in $3,500 apiece. MeteoNews.com
delivered $3,400 and two others - CareAtHome.com
and ConferenceTools.com tacked on $3,288 each. The Afternic DLS had 83 more .com sales ranging fron $2,000-$3,200 that
are listed in the table below.
Afternic DLS Sales
The AfternicDLS had over 300 more .com sales under $2,000.
Back at SnapNames, Pleuralmesothelioma.com
pulled $5,349, Kablo.com clicked for $5,272 and
ePharm.com dispensed $5,259. KidNews.com
reported $4,766 and Huma.com hauled in $4,700.
HockeyArena.com and Wavs.com went for $4,300 each
and Notron.com notched $4,277. SnapNames had 14 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,600 that you can
check out in the table below.
Additional SnapNames Sales
Sedo sewed up $5,000 apiece for SeniorList.com, DVRS.com,
Celle.com and CanYouBelieveIt.com.
Elsewhere, in a pair of private sales, DreamDesign.com
drew $6,000 via DomainSpade.com
and RealEstateFunds.com returned $4,500. PWX.com
went for $6,000 at Sedo's GreatDomains site, Voys.com
commanded $4,000 in a sale from the Domain Roundtable
auction and FarmLove.com harvested $3,530 in a sale
from the Moniker/Internext auction.
Also, at GoDaddy's TDNAM.com,
Quentesboas.com brought $3,505, Gowgamer.com generated
$2,005 and AntiSpamFilter.com discovered $2,000. In
another $2,000 sale, HuntingMoon.commoved WebReputation.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Remover.org reigns over the Global
Contenders chart this week after a $13,333 sale through
the AfternicDLS. That was one of six .orgs on the GC Top 20. .Net
had exactly twice as many chart entries with EHC.net leading
the way for that extension with a $7,000 sale (also at
That left only two openings on the leader board and
.info took both of those with #6 Coin.info, sold for $4,250
at Sedo, and #7 Wood.info, a name that sawed off $4,102 at
The AfternicDLS had a dominating performance in this
category, corralling 14 of the 20 chart positions. Here's how
the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending September 23:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept.
17, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 23, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 25
There were three dozen more four-figure GC sales and
the AfternicDLS accounted for 14 of those including Valbadia.net
($1,945), GreenLife.net ($1,800) and PersonalComputers.org
($1,700). They added $1,500 each for TaskForce.net
and MoneyNet.net while MTRI.net nabbed $1,333.
SpottingScopes.net zeroed in on $1,300,
QuickAccess.net connected for $1,290 and two others, SweetTemptations.net
and BizWave.net booked $1,200 apiece. PhysicalActivity.org
broke a $1,144 sweat, AcaiBerries.net plucked $1,100,
DataCentre.org downloaded $1,003 and Lavan.net
Supplemental GC sales at SnapNames included GayForLife.net
($1,550), NHL.info ($1,450) and Weiber.org ($1,261).
GayVideoOnline.net screened $1,250 and GayCrown.net
At Sedo, USImmigrationForms.org, Leiber.net
and Visa.pro produced $1,500 each. SocialMedia.net
secured $1,487 while IPWorld.info went for $1,300
and Fantasias.net found $1,202. NursingDegree.org
conferred $1,100, AGG.net gained $1,050 and
Detective.biz got the drop on $1,011. Sedo also sold a
trio at $1,000 each that included ThePhenomenon.org, HealthyFood.mobi
sold Rates.pro for $1,800 in a private transaction and
ASCII.org clicked for $1,239 at TDNAM.
Sale.de knocked out the ccTLD competition
this week with a huge €47,600 ($67,327) sale at Sedo. As I
mentioned earlier that ranks as the 7th biggest country code sale so
far this year. Speaking of knocking out the competition, Sedo swept all
21 positions on the ccTLD chart this week (the extra spot
stemming from a three-way tie for the final position). Sedo has
historically dominated country code sales but pitching a perfect
game is still something special.
In another huge ccTLD sale this week, Stationary.co.uk
changed hands for £17,000 ($34,320) in a deal that ranks
among the 20 biggest county code sales this year.
Germany's popular .de extension had
the most chart entries with eight, followed by the European Union's .eu
with four and Spain's .es with three. Great Britain's .co.uk
and France's .fr each had two names on the leader board. The
other countries represented this week were Tuvalu (.tv) and Antigua
and Barbuda (.ag). Here is how all of the country code
leaders stood for the week ending September 23:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Sept. 17, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 23, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 25
€47,600 = $67,327
£17,000 = $34,320
€6,000 = $8,487
€4,000 = $5,658
€3,950 = $5,587
Schlosshotel.eu ("Castle Hotel" in German)
€3,200 = $4,526
€3,200 = $4,526
Grenzgaenger.eu ("border crosser" in German)
€3,000 = $4,244
€2,700 = $3,819
€2,500 = $3,536
€2,350 = $3,324
Stromlieferanten.de ("electrical services" in German)
€2,300 = $3,253
Immobilien.ag ("real estate" in German)
€2,200 = $3,112
Exklusivimmobilien.de ("exclusive real estate" in German)
There were 18 more four-figure country code sales
reported this week and Sedo had 17 of those including CharteredSurveyor.co.uk
($2,050), Moto.us ($1,839) and ChineseRestaurants.us
($1,800). NetVoting.de cast a $1,768 ballot while Razoo.cn
and Razoo.com.cn rang up $1,650 each. Another tightly
knit group featured Thesaurus.de ($1,570), FreeParking.es
($1,556) and WebRadio.fr
Also at Sedo, Toner.be, BestenListen.de,
Be2.com.ar and AVS.at brought €1,000 ($1,415)
each. WhoIs.co.mx returned $1,273 while Monnom.fr
nailed down $1,202.
In the lone non-Sedo ccTLD sale, SnapNames sold Derek.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 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.