Tunes in $110,000 in This Week's Top Reported Sale
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
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
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, October 21:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 15, 2007 - Sun. Oct. 21, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 23
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
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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
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
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
The AfternicDLS had more than 300 additional .com
sales under $2,000.
At TDNAM.comWROK.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
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
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.
(.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.
the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending October 21:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.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
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
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:
Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales
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:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Oct. 15, 2007 - Sun. Oct. 21, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 23
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
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.