We are covering the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East domain conference in Hollywood, Florida this
week so there will be no sales report this week. Instead we will do
a double length report next Tuesday night (Oct. 16) to bring you
completely up to date on all sales reported since last week's column
is The Bomb After $80,000 Sale on the AfternicDLS
Every domain on this week's Top
20 sales chart cracked the five-figure mark and the AfternicDLS
wielded the heaviest weapon, Atomico.com at an even $80,000.
That was one of five charted domains for that venue, a number
exceeded only by Sedo.com's
nine. Sedo's total included a pair from their GreatDomains
site that ranked 2nd and 3rd - Subscription.com at $74,000
and HOO.com at $47,000.
Sedo also had the highest of four country
code sales that made the all-extension leader board, #4 Weiber.de
("females" in German) at €25,000 ($35,384). The
.org version of that domain sold last week at SnapNamesbut attracted a high bid of just $1,261. Speaking of
SnapNames, they placed a name on the top half of this week's elite
list, #10 OnlineProtection.com at $19,000.
By Ron Jackson
Two domains from our Global Contenders
category (non .com global TLDs) also made the big board, led by #6 Commodities.org,
a name that fetched a solid $25,496 in a private sale. We
also have an IDN (International Domain Name) this week, courtesy
of Sedo where #13 Singlebörse.de
("singles exchange" in German)
sold for €11,000 ($15,569).
.Com claimed 14 of the 20 chart
who is gearing up for another multi-million dollar live domain
auction at next week's T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East conference in Hollywood, Florida, handled
the escrow for one of
those #5 Boarder.com with the $27,500 sale taking
place at DNForum.com.
since we will be in Hollywood covering the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
conference, we won't have a new domain sales column next Tuesday
night (October 9). As always, we will come back the following week
with a double length article to bring you completely up to
date on what transpires between this column and the next report the
night of October 16.
But first things first - here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, September 30:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 24, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 30, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 2
Weiber.de ("females" in German)
(IDN) ("singles exchange" 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.
Forthe many newcomers entering the domain
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.
We highly recommend that you do some basic research beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.
There was one more five-figure sale that just missed
making the chart - Fancastic.com - a name that fetched $10,000
at Sedo. Sedo also secured $9,200 for PhotoModel.com
and added €5,000 ($7,077) for LippenHerpes.com
("oral herpes" in German) and $7,000 for Wizi.com.
Grams.com weighed in at $6,800, MySoul.com
ascended to $6,500 and two others; Cyberfox.com and Botaniq.com
booked $5,000 each.
Back at the AfternicDLS, Smatch.com drew $9,999,
MailArchiving.com clicked for $7,260 and ShopGlobal.com
gathered $6,000. HRGuru.com generated $5,100, HRPartners.com
produced $5,000 and IndependentStore.com deposited $4,988.
IceDiamond.com attracted $4,800, TutorCafe.com
served up $4,200 and two others; SolarServer.com and AccreditedOnlineDegrees.com
conferred $4,000 apiece.
PowerTravel.com packed $3,900, Unibox.com
banked $3,500, PrimeVideo.com and PhoneSurveys.com sold
for $3,488 each and SchoolYear.com rang in $3,388. The Afternic DLS had
57 more .com sales ranging fron $2,000-$3,300 that
are listed in the table below.
Afternic DLS Sales
The AfternicDLS had 25 other .com sales over $2,000
that could not be released due to non-disclosure agreements and 300 more .com sales under $2,000.
At SnapNames, MortgageGuy.com delivered $8,252,
LiteraryAgent.com landed $6,758 and MotorcycleGames.com
braked at $6,000. Affluenza.com kicked in $5,972,
DiscountFuneral.com dug up $5,838 and HBSS.com
bagged $5,253. ConservativeSingles.com cornered $4,600,
ShellSex.com socked away $4,309, Amati.com managed
$4,200 and ApartmentLocaters.com found $4,000.
SnapNames had 16 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,600 that you can
check out in the table below.
Additional SnapNames Sales
xn--qxaidbq0g.com (IDN) (Greek for "dictionary")
At Enom's Club
Drop, Kano.com commanded $8,000 and Depress.com
dispensed $4,800. At TDNAM.com,
Vissor.com contributed $6,015 and EasyValley.com
claimed $4,300. At Moniker.com, Workology.com sold for
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
The top two domains on this week's Global
Contenders chart also made the all-extension leader board you
saw earlier (Commodities.org at $25,496 and LiveTV.net
at $18,000). Another one, Panama.biz, just missed
after piling up $9,907 at Sedo. Topic.org also came
close after going for $8,999 on the AfternicDLS.
Half of the entries on the GC Top 20 went to .nets,
including #5 Narutox.net at $7,771. .Org earned
six positions and .info had three including #6 Numbers.info
at $7,000. That same domain had sold at SnapNames in October
2004 for $2,050 so it has had a nice run up over the past
the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending September 30:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept.
24, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 30, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Oct. 2
There were were several dozen additional four-figure
Global Contenders sales just off the chart. Sedo had eight of those
including VPSHosting.biz ($2,200), JobsUK.net ($2,041)
and Schwanger.net ($1,840). POH.net notched $1,712,
VideoMagazine.org uncovered $1,540 and SeeYou.org
spotted $1,250. Two others, iGame.biz and Cribs.biz
brought $1,000 each.
At SnapNames, Cox.info captured $2,052,
DLD.net drew $1,760 and SNO.net shoveled $1,715.
MDRunning.net ran down $1,550, MortgageAmortization.net
calculated $1,500, DistrictAttorney.net filed $1,054
and ICWE2006.org went for $1,050.
At TDNAM, Shojun.net sold for $2,142, XL4U.net
nailed $1,455 and Polscicmu.net pulled $1,000.
The AfternicDLS piled up 22 additional four-figure
GC sales ranging from $1,000-$2,000. You can check those out
in the table below:
Global Contenders Sales
The ccTLDs enjoyed another strong week with
four domains from this category making the all-extension leader
board as well. The highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is
#5 Meals.co.uk, a domain that served up $8,602 at
Sedo, a venue that racked up 18 of the 20 chart entries.
Germany's popular .de piled up nine
chart entries to lead all other extensions. Great Britain's .co.uk
and the European Union's .eu were next with three each. France
(.fr) was the only other country with multiple entries, scoring
twice. The other nations represented this week are Austria (.at),
Spain (.es) and Honduras (.hn). Here is how all of the country code
leaders stood for the week ending September 30:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Sept. 24, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 30, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 2
Weiber.de ("females" in German)
€25,000 = $35,384
Singlebörse.de (IDN) ("singles exchange" in German)
£6,000 = $12,249
€5,300 = $7,501
€5,000 = $7,077
£3,000 = $6,124
Studentenhandy.de ("student cell phone" in German)
In additional four-figure ccTLD sales just off the
chart, Sedo sold i-Cinema.eu ($2,000), MarketingService.de
($1,984) and Derma.eu ($1,769). They also moved Korn.eu
($1,415), Bunt.de ($1,412) and Slogan.co.uk ($1,050).
Meanwhile SnapNames sold WO.ca ($1,999), Copier.ca
($1,799) and Amber.ca ($1,199).
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.