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OTV.com Tunes in $110,000 in This Week's Top Reported Sale

The AfternicDLS targets small and medium sized businesses, selling the majority of their domains in the four-figure range, but despite that tight focus every now and then they reel in a whale. Such was the case this week as they landed the #1 spot on our new Top 20 chart with the $110,000 sale of OTV.com.  

Prices fell off quickly after that, perhaps a symptom of Moniker draining almost $10 million from the market in their live and silent auctions at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East conference in Florida a few days ago (that T.R.A.F.F.I.C. link will take you to our comprehensive conference wrap up article that was published earlier today).

By Ron Jackson

Things should really heat up next week when completed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction start reaching our chart. We'll also be listing the first large scale wave of completed sales from the Domain Roundtable conference live auction in Seattle in August. It has taken some time to make sure the payments from that first time event are all in and the domain transfers completed.

Back to this week's sales, one anomaly that stands out is the fact that four of the top five domains are non .coms. Two are .mobis and two are ccTLDs. #2 Insurance.mobi secured $42,005 at Sedo while an apparent cat fancier spent 16,944 ($24,158) for Pussy.mobi at the same venue. A third .mobi also made the all extension leader board with #17 Advertising.mobi attracting $12,100 at Sedo. That venue had a big week, accounting for 13 of the 20 chart entries and four of the top five including those two high ranking country code domains - #3 Hotel.pk (Pakistan's ccTLD) at 25,000 ($35,644) and #4 Hawaii.de (German ccTLD) at 22,000 ($31,367).

SnapNames.com had a pair of top ten entries including #6 Icahn.com ($20,500) and #9 (tie) 1stRealty.com ($17,500). SnapNames landed four names on the elite list overall. Moniker also had multiple entries with #14 QA.net at $14,850 and #19 MyrtleBeachCondos.com at $11,000.

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, October 21:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 15, 2007 - Sun. Oct. 21, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 23

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. OTV.com $110,000 AfternicDLS
2. Insurance.mobi $42,005 Sedo
3. Hotel.pk 25,000 = $35,644 Sedo
4. Hawaii.de 22,000 = $31,367 Sedo
5. Pussy.mobi 16,944 = $24,158 Sedo
6. Icahn.com $20,500 SnapNames
7. PokerVIP.com $20,000 Sedo
8. PDA.co.uk 9,000 = $18,453 Sedo
9.
tie
Spoons.com $17,500 GreatDomains/Sedo
9.
tie
1stRealty.com $17,500 SnapNames

11. PDN.com 12,000 = $17,078 GreatDomains/Sedo
12. Womb.com $16,500 Sedo
13. BusinessGift.com $16,000 SnapNames
14. QA.net $14,850 Moniker
15. PaychecksInAdvance.com $13,500 SnapNames
16. XMT.com $13,000 Sedo
17 Advertising.mobi $12,100 Sedo
18. Subito.com $12,000 Sedo
19. MyrtleBeachCondoRentals.com $11,000 Moniker
20. iReplay.com $10,000 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.

For the 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 before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo had some more solid sales just off the chart including 30YearFixed.com ($9,000), ArtsNow.com ($8,500) and 123WebDesign.com ($6,000). Petticoat.com pulled another $5,450 and Game-Over.com captured $5,000.  

Back at SnapNames, Knobloch.com knocked off $8,000, GlobalVacations.com cruised to $7,750 and Interworld.com went for $7,250. TheArtStore.com penciled in $6,705, CupSizes.com uncovered $6,583 and Pictureworks.com produced $6,349. GreatGrandmother.com knitted together $6,256, TokyoTour.com took in $5,300 and VCatch.com filtered out $4,800

NetBankFunding.com fetched $4,650, StockMarketTrends.com pointed to $4,356 and FatDaddy.com downed $4,003. SnapNames had 21 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$4,000

waronterrorism.com $4,000   digitalplay.com $2,549
cateringweb.com $4,000 leadfactory.com $2,500
malarkey.com $3,900 voicemate.com $2,449
softcloth.com $3,501 usdtv.com $2,350
jobfare.com $3,456 decisione.com $2,350
bmradio.com $3,059 collegedropouts.com $2,250
musicmarketing.com $3,025 eviandetox.com $2,200
cookingshop.com $3,000 onlinefiling.com $2,161
gamereplay.com $2,900 ordersupplies.com $2,050
consultinginfo.com $2,779 radiopromo.com $2,049
arizonacriminalattorney.com $2,600  

As they do each week, the Afternic DLS piled up hundreds of additional .com sales. Their winner's list included SailingClub.com ($5,500) and a quartet at $5,000 each that included HalfDay.com, GuruCool.com and GV2.com. SSAW.com drew $4,988, RockPlanet.com cracked $4,688 and WebTutorials.com tacked on $4,675

Verticale.com clicked for $4,488 and DrugLibrary.com dispensed $4,100. Three other domains; UsedJapaneseCars.com, IndiaInternet.com and Changeability.com kicked in $4,000 each. The Afternic DLS had 111 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to just under $4,000 that are listed in the table below.

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000-$3,910

microstocks.com $3,910   recruitingexcellence.com $2,500
goodlinks.com $3,888 manhattantours.com $2,500
clipartgraphics.com $3,825 justprint.com $2,500
adsystem.com $3,750 heatandcool.com $2,500
savingsloan.com $3,688 fitnessevolution.com $2,500
autoload.com $3,688 fbpro.com $2,500
whois2.com $3,500 cibac.com $2,500
videochatroom.com $3,500 apexcommunications.com $2,500
paratrooper.com $3,500 usedcarlist.com $2,488
fundexpert.com $3,500 slimmingclinic.com $2,488
bestcheat.com $3,400 praetorius.com $2,488
rebos.com $3,300 ourclubhouse.com $2,488
web40.com $3,288 oneauto.com $2,488
livehigh.com $3,288 healthyhappy.com $2,488
livecurrent.com $3,288 greenmouse.com $2,488
hotel-link.com $3,288 basiccommunications.com $2,488
currencybrokers.com $3,288 niceplace.com $2,465
teamsupport.com $3,200 eliteintroductions.com $2,455
thesisterhood.com $3,135 airportauto.com $2,450
teamportal.com $3,100 motordoc.com $2,420
searchuniversity.com $3,100 thegoldenyears.com $2,400
brennus.com $3,100 medeo.com $2,288
badenoch.com $3,100 jempartners.com $2,288
rmcom.com $3,088 impre.com $2,288
impactexchange.com $3,088 cafevenezuela.com $2,288
clickphone.com $3,088 spyparty.com $2,280
bedlink.com $3,088 freshgrass.com $2,188
3box.com $3,088 sculptureshop.com $2,125
imagephotography.com $3,060 planetalatino.com $2,100
worldofarchitecture.com $3,000 onsoftware.com $2,100
wisesystems.com $3,000 bicycleweb.com $2,100
soccerleagues.com $3,000 yogiware.com $2,088
laina.com $3,000 xsize.com $2,088
electricplanet.com $3,000 tracid.com $2,088
crinvestments.com $3,000 theamericanentrepreneur.com $2,088
7stars.com $3,000 mensnews.com $2,088
bierman.com $2,900 homebusinessfinder.com $2,088
carsounds.com $2,890 armstrongdevelopment.com $2,088
us-golf.com $2,888 chadnet.com $2,059
re-mix.com $2,888 conozco.com $2,030
maesa.com $2,888 propertypreviews.com $2,016
mp4video.com $2,800 strategicinformationmanagement.com $2,000
keylock.com $2,800 strategicair.com $2,000
eurodream.com $2,800 solarproject.com $2,000
BEST40.com $2,750 snackbox.com $2,000
reptilepark.com $2,700 onlinelife.com $2,000
lactationconsultant.com $2,700 my-home.com $2,000
waterson.com $2,688 mtbiker.com $2,000
topvote.com $2,688 mobetta.com $2,000
startmenu.com $2,688 melva.com $2,000
dektrade.com $2,688 innovateur.com $2,000
plantsafety.com $2,600 ideahub.com $2,000
paidmarketing.com $2,568 dropstation.com $2,000
vivacomm.com $2,500 doido.com $2,000
slimdiet.com $2,500 atrader.com $2,000
  americanpictures.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS had more than 300 additional .com sales under $2,000.

At TDNAM.com WROK.com clocked in at $5,905, BurnAtOnce.com torched $5,470 and FestoonInc.com found $5,055. AudiShopper.com located $2,955, Smart-EStore.com stacked up $2,040 and TexasHoldemBlog.com raked in a $2,000 pot. 

At Enom's Club Drop, PowerClick.com provided $4,600 and LiveJounal.com (typo) tallied $3,100. At Pool.com two similar typos were sold: LiveJornal.com ($2,710) and LiveJurnal.com ($2,410)

In a pair of private sales, Matt Field let LastMomentAirfares.com go for $5,000 and Internet Finance International Corp. sold BondX.com for $4,500. HuntingMoon.com sold a three-name set; ConvertMedia.com, plus the .net and the .org for $5,000.  

Sedo had a nice developed website sale, attracting 13,100 ($26,860) for DaysOut.com.

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

.Mobi took control of the Global Contenders chart this week, claiming five of the first ten spots on our new Top 20 (and seven slots overall). You've already seen the top three .mobi sales on the all extension chart above. That trio was joined on the upper half of the GC list by CellPhone.mobi and Book.mobi at $5,250 each. All seven of the .mobi sales on the GC Top 20 were made at Sedo.

.Net and .Org had six charted domains each. #3 QA.net led the way for that extension at $14,850 while the top .org was #4 LAN.org, sold at the AfternicDLS for $9,020. .Info also got on the board with #19 Ballkleider.info ("ball gowns" in German) donning 2,150 ($3,065) at Sedo.

Here's how the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending October 21:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 15, 2007 - Sun. Oct. 21, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 23

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Insurance.mobi $42,005 Sedo
2. Pussy.mobi 16,944 = $24,158 Sedo
3. QA.net $14,850 Moniker
4. Advertising.mobi $12,100 Sedo
5. LAN.org $9,020 AfternicDLS
6. Lions.org $6,750 SnapNames
7.
tie
Cellphone.mobi $5,250 Sedo
7.
tie
Book.mobi $5,250 Sedo
9. Moon.org $5,020 TDNAM
10. Fateh.net $4,650 SnapNames

11. TVH.org 3,000 = $4,277 Sedo
12. BaseballHats.net $4,250 SnapNames
13. Aerobic.org 2,900 = $4,135 Sedo
14. RussianSpy.org $4,000 Sedo
15. HawaiiHotels.net $3,900 SnapNames
16. Cabo.net $3,801 SnapNames
17. Vietnamese.net $3,800 AfternicDLS/Sedo
18. Get.mobi $3,100 Sedo
19. Ballkleider.info
("ball gowns" in German)
2,150 = $3,065 Sedo
20. Hospitals.mobi $3,011 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were were several dozen additional four-figure Global Contenders sales just off the chart. TDNAM sold GardenOfGold.net for $3,004 and Buhreeze.net for $1,000.

At SnapNames, VideogameCheat.net discovered $2,999, PeerToPeer.org connected for $2,506 and 3Dif.org drew $2,273. MountainBikes.org ascended to $1,728, WhatsUp.net notched $1,300 and Sekt.info sold for $1,251. EarLobe.net tugged at $1,204, Huskies.com hounded $1,161 and PrivateIslands.net provided a $1,114 getaway. 

Back at Sedo, Timber.info fell for $2,999, Tides.mobi washed up $2,750 and DebtElimination.net zapped $2,500. Police.mobi put the cuffs on $2,458, BillConsolidation.net banked $2,400 and Compatible.net was comfortable with $2,259

Also at Sedo, FlatShare.net sold for 1,000 ($2,050), Vinum.net nabbed 1,395 ($1,989) and VideoGames.biz brought $1,700 (very good buy in my opinion). ElminateDebt.org and SearcheEngine.mobi returned $1,500 each while FirstAid.mobi patched up $1,250. HotStuff.mobi lit up $1,050 and PlayGame.mobi scored $1,000

The AfternicDLS had 25 more four-figure GC sales on their global platform, ranging from $1,000 to $2,688. You can see those in the table below:

Additional Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,688
healthnews.org $2,688   peps.org $1,500
debtelimination.net $2,500 eliminatedebt.org $1,500
teethbleaching.net $2,488 alston.net $1,488
billconsolidation.net $2,400 aqueduct.net $1,388
abita.net $1,988 personalwealth.net $1,350
waterson.net $1,888 mydiabetes.net $1,088
healthadvice.org $1,800 diabetescare.net $1,088
amarr.net $1,788 footballworld.net $1,069
theyard.net $1,688 terol.net $1,050
securitydata.net $1,688 legaldictionary.net $1,012
stockpick.net $1,588 ecoland.net $1,000
october.net $1,575 corporateawards.net $1,000
telltheworld.org $1,550   

Country Codes

Pakistan scored a rare #1 ranking on our Country Code chart this week after that nation's ccTLD hit it big with Hotel.pk going for 25,000 ($35,644) at Sedo. That was one of three domains on the country board that also earned spots on the all extension list at the top of our report. The highest sale you haven't seen is #4 JuegosJuegos.es (Spain's country code) at $6,416 (Juegos is Spanish for "games"). That sale was also made at Sedo, a venue that swept 17 of the 21 ccTLD chart positions (there was an extra spot this week due to a tie for the last position). 

Spain wound up with four charted domains, trailing only Germany's .de which had five. The other nations represented this week included Italy (.it), Canada (.ca), the European Union (.eu), China (.cn), the United States (.us), Morocco (.ma) and Tuvalu (.tv).  Here is how all of the country code leaders stood for the week ending October 21:



Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 15, 2007 - Sun. Oct. 21, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 23

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Hotel.pk 25,000 = $35,644 Sedo
2. Hawaii.de 22,000 = $31,367 Sedo
3. PDA.co.uk 9,000 = $18,453 Sedo
4. JuegosJuegos.es 4,500 = $6,416 Sedo
5.
tie
Traghetto.it 4,000 = $5,703 Sedo
5.
tie
Poker.com.es 4,000 = $5,703 Sedo
7. iGame.es 3,500 = $4,990 Sedo
8. InkToner.ca $4,599 Pool
9. Karlovyvary.eu 3,030 = $4,320 Sedo
10. Vuze.co.uk 2,000 = $4,101 Sedo

11. Probefahrten.de
("test drives" in German)
2,750 = $3,921 Sedo
12. Nanotech.cn $3,900 AfternicDLS
13. Concrete.us $3,700 Pool
14. Do.ma $3,349 Sedo
15. Schmetterling.eu
"butterflies" in German
2,200 = $3,137 Sedo
16. InCharge.eu 1,800 = $2,566 Sedo
17. Funerales.es  1,668 = $2,378 Sedo
18. Rechtsabteilung.de
("legal department" in German
1,550 = $2,210 Sedo
19. Emule.tv 1,550 = $2,210 Sedo
20.
tie
Recruitment.de 1,500 = $2,139 Sedo
20.
tie
Aberglaube.de
("superstitions" in German)
1,500 = $2,139 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

SnapNames just missed putting a name on the chart as Jasmine.ca went there for $1,999

Sedo had 13 more four-figure ccTLD sales including TV6.de ($1,996), Duschvorhang.de ($1,853) and Betrug.de ($1,831). Their roster also featured SexyWomen.tv ($1,711), Jamaika,ch ($1,513) and Partys.co.uk ($1,433). SexyLingerie.tv raised $1,426, CanalWeb.es and Abnehmtabletten.de delivered $1,283 each. Marcadores.eu and Caravan.es cornered $1,141 each and two others, Voip.net.in and Support.com.mx drummed up $1,000 each.

Pool.com sold three nice Canadian domains; CondosForRent.ca and ComicStore.ca for $1,850 each and JetAir.ca for $1,052.

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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