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SportingGoods.com Bowls Over the Competition to Reach Top Spot on the Weekly Domain Sales Chart

A huge wave of completed sales from last month's Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction were reported this week, prompting us to expand our Top 20 chart to 50 positions. SportingGoods.com fought its way through the crowded pack to reach the top spot at $450,000. That was one of 29 domains from the live/silent auction event that landed on the elite list.

A pair of .co.uk domains (Great Britain's ccTLD) more than held their own against the auction onslaught. In fact #2 Recycle.co.uk, sold for £150,000 ($309,901) to venture capital company ASAP Ventures, is the highest .co.uk sale ever reported. #4 Mobile.co.uk gave the British extension another blockbuster sale, going for £120,000 ($247,921) at Sedo.com

Sedo hit another ccTLD home run with #6 One.es at €87,000 ($128,947). That is the highest sale we have seen to date for Spain's .es country code. Sedo put a third name in the top ten with #9 NetID.com at $60,001 and they went on to chart 13 domains overall, the most of any everyday sales venue.

By Ron Jackson

Three other sales sites claimed spots on the Big Board. The AfternicDLS posted a pair including #16 (tie) LuckyStar.com at $30,000. The-New-Dot.com scored with #14 PreventiveMedicine.com at $35,000 and NameJet.com attracted $31,600 for #15 VirginAirlines.com

37 of this week's 50 charted domains were .coms. There were seven names from the Global Contenders category (non .com global extensions) led by #12 (tie) Math.net, a name that sold in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction for $35,300. The country codes also hung in well with the big boys, grabbing a half-dozen entries on the leader board. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 18:

 

The DN Journal Top 50 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 12, 2007 - Sun. Nov. 18, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 20

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. SportingGoods.com $450,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Recycle.co.uk £150,000 = $309,901 Pvt Sale
3. Table.com $260,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. Mobile.co.uk £120,000 = $247,921 Sedo
5. Promotion.com $170,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. One.es €87,000 = $128,947 Sedo
7.
tie
AutomobileParts.com $70,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7.
tie
AutoFinancing.com $70,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
9. NetID.com $60,001 Sedo
10. Scientists.com $50,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
11. HawaiianCruises.com $38,888 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
12.
tie
PaymentCalculator.com $35,300 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
12.
tie
Math.net $35,300 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
14. PreventiveMedicine.com $35,000 The-New-Dot.com
15. VirginAirlines.com $31,600 NameJet
16.
tie
LuckyStar.com $30,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
IncomeTaxReturn.com $30,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
16.
tie
GolfClubs.net $30,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
16.
tie
EducationGrants.com $30,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
16.
tie
DigitalCertificates.com $30,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
21. Schoolteacher.com $28,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
22. CateringService.com $27,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
23. HomeMortgageRates.com $26,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
24. ChristmasGiftBaskets.com $25,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
25. Bandmates.com £12,000 = $24,794 Sedo

26.
tie
DiscountTours.com $21,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
26.
tie
CertifiedOrganic.com $21,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
28.
tie
LuxuryYacht.com $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
28.
tie
Empresario.com
("entrepreneur" in Spanish)
$20,000 Pvt Sale
28.
tie
Decree.com $20,000 Sedo
31. AutoProducts.com $19,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
32.
tie
Idols.com $19,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
32.
tie
eSite.com $19,000 Sedo
34. Emmanuel.com $17,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
35. CysticFibrosis.org $17,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
36. FavoritePage.net €11,150 = $16,526 Sedo
37. SexNoveller.se £7,981 = $16,492 Sedo
38. Wallpapers.net €10,600 = $15,711 Sedo
39.
tie
AsianVacations.com $15,000 Pvt Sale
39.
tie
1A1.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
41. Schmuck.eu €10,000 = $14,822 Sedo
42. CarHireMarket.co.uk £7,000 = $14,465 Sedo
43. CatchVideo.net €9,500 = $14,080 Sedo
44. EmergencyLoan.com $13,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
45. TradeCredit.com £6,200 = $12,810 Sedo
46. PreciousGems.com $12,600 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
47. PersonalAssistant.com $12,500 Sedo/GreatDomains
48. ForSale.org $12,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
49. PCX.com $11,800 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
50. TuxRentals.com $11,222 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

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.

There were five more five-figure sales just off the chart, led by NameJet's $10,100 sale of Synergie.com. The AfternicDLS added $10,000 with Adaptivity.com and three more names from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction also closed at $10,000; InsuranceLawyers.com, HomeLoanRates.com and HappyNewYears.com

.Com Supporting Cast

The Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction also had the highest four-figure sale among hundreds at that level across the industry this week. They sold Ilsa.com for $9,683, PraiseGod.com for $8,810 and DiscountPetSupply.com for $7,500. ChineseCheckers.com chipped in $6,500 and CigarBars.com lit up $6,000

There were 25 more auction sales ranging from just over $2,000 all the way up to $5,890. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Sales Between $2,000-$5,890
7nightcruise.com $5,890   searchmanagement.com $3,530
sailingclub.com $5,500 restaurantdiscounts.com $3,530
PrimeInterestRate.com $5,500 phoneringers.com $3,410
petinsurancepolicy.com $5,500 hawaiianluaus.com $2,950
exoticgetaways.com $5,010 bridalsale.com $2,950
packagedeal.com $4,710 incorporatingcompanies.com $2,811
discountoutlets.com $4,532 MortgagePoints.com $2,700
cyclingequipment.com $4,356 constructionsign.com $2,360
landscapingsupplies.com $4,120 BasketballOnline.com $2,360
christmasgiftshopping.com $3,802 pro-shop.com $2,200
tourtravel.com $3,795 beautyconsultant.com $2,200
autoraces.com $3,744 burglaralarmmonitoring.com $2,117
JesusLovesMe.com $3,571   

At NameJet GospelStation.com tuned in $9,000, KASP.com kicked in $2,800, VideoMeetings.com connected for $2,700 and RugbyPlayers.com piled on $2,400.

Back at Sedo WXM.com went for $7,599, 069.com counted off $7,500 and iEnergies.com plugged in €5,000 ($7,411). WebBingo.com won $6,600, S3X.com drew $6,500 and Oneils.com delivered $5,302. Heed.com hauled in $5,100 and PPX.com paid $5,000.

The AfternicDLS had their usual stellar performance with more than 550 sales totaling over $800,000. Their list included more than 130 sales above $2,000 including FreeWebGraphics.com ($6,600), BabyScrapbooks.com ($5,997) and Leith.com ($5,700). Modulares.com marched off with $5,100 and four others; Savoir-Faire.com, RealEstateMart.com, LithiumEnergy.com and GreenShops.com earned $5,000 each. 

MyCraft.com knitted $4,900 while Nutrisoft.com and BreastCancerCare.com dispensed $4,500 each. Beim.com brought $4,488, FarmSales.com harvested $4,388, HospitalityCareer.com clocked in at $4,100 and EventPass.com provided $4,088.

The Afternic DLS had 97 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below.

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

endirect.com $4,000   stopcorruption.com $2,488
chemsupply.com $4,000 secretid.com $2,488
backupsafe.com $4,000 onlineplays.com $2,488
videogameworld.com $3,900 energycircle.com $2,488
mybytes.com $3,888 desktopchannel.com $2,480
greengames.com $3,800 gonegolfing.com $2,455
webbys.com $3,500 stonewashed.com $2,450
clickinc.com $3,500 rohrleitung.com $2,450
americanfundraising.com $3,500 wholesalemotorcycleparts.com $2,300
kidsoutdoors.com $3,488 rambleon.com $2,300
fuelsavings.com $3,388 kickstarter.com $2,300
ustunes.com $3,288 fulfillmentsolutions.com $2,300
advanceit.com $3,288 websedge.com $2,288
favy.com $3,200 thegreenxchange.com $2,288
companyvalues.com $3,200 slowrock.com $2,288
stagedright.com $3,100 safedoor.com $2,288
randomquotes.com $3,100 mysmartshopping.com $2,288
japanmotor.com $3,100 mediamoms.com $2,288
powerprofessional.com $3,088 max4u.com $2,288
policetips.com $3,088 famousfashions.com $2,288
view24.com $3,000 auctionwiz.com $2,288
telecomdata.com $3,000 911locksmith.com $2,288
nigeriaclub.com $3,000 refrigerationsystems.com $2,250
multitape.com $3,000 ilovenigeria.com $2,250
legalexpenses.com $3,000 tempusfugit.com $2,200
HealthBay.com $3,000 cineview.com $2,200
benefitsconsulting.com $3,000 biolution.com $2,200
vintagetee.com $2,900 preservehealth.com $2,188
peoplepost.com $2,888 hellsehen.com $2,100
nesas.com $2,888 cardiocentral.com $2,100
healthsquad.com $2,888 birthdaywish.com $2,100
globalstrategic.com $2,888 watchsports.com $2,088
arkofnoah.com $2,888 merchantgateway.com $2,088
protectplus.com $2,800 ferriesdirect.com $2,088
greengardens.com $2,800 anewpath.com $2,088
flixvideo.com $2,750 diettherapy.com $2,030
realestateinvestmenttrusts.com $2,688 visioncaster.com $2,000
powerprofessionals.com $2,688 usrelocation.com $2,000
ecofriendlyproducts.com $2,688 thinkpost.com $2,000
allglobal.com $2,688 software-architects.com $2,000
intelligenttravel.com $2,612 safetylabs.com $2,000
totstop.com $2,600 projectcentre.com $2,000
lifeaid.com $2,527 postbook.com $2,000
realestateadvocate.com $2,500 mediacion.com $2,000
oces.com $2,500 bullyboy.com $2,000
nigerianoil.com $2,500 bookchoice.com $2,000
nigeriacentral.com $2,500 asiareport.com $2,000
multistrategy.com $2,500 arcticice.com $2,000
italianbeef.com $2,500   

At SnapNames.com this week, CheckNCash.com banked $6,177, MyCareerSite.com mapped out $3,900 and DeptLabor.com locked up $3,600. TourOfLasVegas.com booked $3,475, PornBB.com posted $3,438 and TennisAccessories.com took in $3,404. HamptonsWedding.com celebrated $3,100, TourOfSanDiego.com tallied $2,770 and Puffgams.com (typo) pulled $2,600. Wycieczki.com welcomed $2,500 and TourOfChicago.com tacked on $2,450.

Elsewhere, in a pair of private sales, IDN's Tarjetasdecrédito.com ("credit cards" in Spanish) and Tarjetadecrédito.com ("credit card" in Spanish) sold for $7,500 each. At Pool.com Progesive.com (typo) sold for $4,300 and NameAdvertising.com sold CourtoomLive.com for $4,000.

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

We expanded this week's Global Contenders chart from 20 to 30 positions to make room for all of those Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. completed auction sales that were reported this week. A  dozen names from that event made this list, including the top three and the first seven names on the GC chart made the all-extension leader board you saw earlier.

The top sale you haven't seen yet is #8 Guys.org, a name that went for $9,420 in the Moniker auction. Rounding out the top ten were PlanIt.net, sold on the AfternicDLS for $7,288 and FreeMovies.net, another auction name that commanded $7,060.

.Net dominated the chart, piling up 18 of 32 entries (there were two extra spots due to a four-way tie for the final position). .Org earned 5 spots on the leader board while .Info and .Mobi had four apiece. .Biz also scored with #24 Widgets.biz, sold at Sedo for $3,500. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending November 18:



Global Contenders Top 30
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov. 12, 2007 - Sun. Nov. 18, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 20

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Math.net $35,300 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. GolfClubs.net $30,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. CysticFibrosis.org $17,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. FavoritePage.net €11,150 = $16,526 Sedo
5. Wallpapers.net €10,600 = $15,711 Sedo
6. CatchVideo.net €9,500 = $14,080 Sedo
7. ForSale.org $12,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
8. Guys.org $9,420 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
9. PlanIt.net $7,288 AfternicDLS
10. FreeMovies.net $7,060 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
11. DedicatedServer.info €4,000 = $5,929 Sedo
12. GreenTea.org $5,500 NameJet
13. Terri.net $5,300  Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
14. TVSpot.mobi $5,200 AfternicDLS
15. ElectricScooter.net $5,101 Ebay

16. BaseballGloves.net $5,000 SnapNames
17. CruiseShips.org $4,710 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
18. BookClub.info $4,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
19. Hackers.info €3,000 = $4,446 Sedo
20. Dumpsters.net $4,200 AfternicDLS
21. Kyoto.info €2,800 = $4,150 Sedo
22. MillenniumGroup.net $3,900 AfternicDLS
23. MovieDownloads.net $3,850 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
24. Widgets.biz $3,500 Sedo
25. Technique.mobi $3,300 Sedo
26. MatchUp.net $3,288 AfternicDLS
27. RazorsEdge.net $3,100 AfternicDLS
28. RealEstateAcademy.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
29.
tie
Who.mobi $3,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
29.
tie
RSS.mobi $3,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
29.
tie
NetworkSecurity.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
29.
tie
Epidemiology.net $3,000 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were were several dozen additional four-figure Global Contenders sales just off the chart. The AfternicDLS accounted for most of those - 35 in all, including BulletinBoards.net ($2,888), ClinicalTrial.net ($2,570), Sires.net ($2,488) and CriminalAttorney.net ($2,488).  

The AfternicDLS had 30 more four-figure GC sales on their global platform, ranging from $1,000 to $2,388. You can see those in the table below:

Additional Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,388
ipledge.net $2,388   taxinfo.org $1,250
usvisas.org $2,200 riskmanagement.org $1,250
ecomuseum.org $2,200 metalroofing.net $1,200
FreeCreditScore.info $1,997 lawpro.net $1,188
thepress.net $1,988 infosource.net $1,188
tradeshowdisplay.net $1,888 spawnpoint.net $1,100
networkpartners.net $1,800 earlybird.net $1,100
dncc.net $1,788 debtconsolidationservice.org $1,100
americanvisa.net $1,750 joie.net $1,075
otherside.net $1,500 administrators.org $1,050
madeingermany.net $1,500 rawfoods.net $1,030
lockets.net $1,500 redroom.net $1,000
humanpower.net $1,500 golddigger.net $1,000
clinica.org $1,500 fitnessfactory.net $1,000
psat.net $1,434   
sunseeker.org $1,288

At SnapNames, BBBNewYork.org billed $2,800, GolfStore.net tapped in $1,690 and FootballJerseys.net notched $1,366. Rheuma.net returned $1,285, Steuerberatung.org generated $1,120 and Futures.info fetched $1,071.

Sedo's supplemental GC roster included 18 more four-figure sales. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,583
visiticeland .net $2,583   orn .net $1,450
webdesign .mobi $2,350 princess .mobi $1,408
bride .mobi $2,250 workvisa.org $1,300
usvisas .org $2,200 downloadsoftware .net $1,200
political .info $2,000 oilprices .net $1,150
edy .net $2,000 bakersracks.net $1,150
americanvisa .net $1,750 spawnpoint .net $1,100
fantasy .mobi $1,700 necklaces.org $1,000
psp .biz $1,500 bookcase.net $1,000

In other GC sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction PublicAccountant.org totaled $2,950, DownloadRingtones.net rang up $2,200 and StreetMaps.net located $2,000. They also sold ConstructionFinancing.net ($1,180) and GeneralContractors.net ($1,000).

Elsewhere, NameJet sold Collie.net ($2,100) and REQ.net ($1,600), Pool dealt out Steuern.org ($1,234) and HuntingMoon.com moved Beckon.org ($1,200).

Country Codes

This was a huge week for the country codes with three six-figure sales, all of which ranked among the top five ccTLD sales so far in 2007. Those were led by the two .co.uk blockbusters we told you about at the top of this column. The first six names on the country code leader board below also appeared on the all extension list you saw earlier. The top sale you haven't seen is #7 Perl.pl (Poland's country code), a name that commanded €6,010 ($8,908) at Sedo. 

We expanded this week's chart from 20 to 30 positions - not because of the wave of auction sales that prompted us to add openings on the other charts, but simply because they were an exceptionally large number of notable ccTLD sales this week. As they always do, Sedo dominated this chart, sweeping 30 of the 31 positions (there was one extra spot due to a tie for the final position). 

Germany's .de, the world's second most popular extension (trailing only .com) accounted for more chart entries than any other extension, 10 in all, but only two made the top half of this week's list. Here is how all of the country code leaders stood for the week ending November 18:



Country Code Top 30
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 12, 2007 - Sun. Nov. 18, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 20

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Recycle.co.uk £150,000 = $309,901 Pvt Sale
2. Mobile.co.uk £120,000 = $247,921 Sedo
3. One.es €87,000 = $128,947 Sedo
4. Sexnoveller.se £7,981 = $16,492 Sedo
5. Schmuck.eu €10,000 = $14,822 Sedo
6. CarHireMarket.co.uk £7,000 = $14,465 Sedo
7. Perl.pl €6,010 = $8,908 Sedo
8. HotProperty.es €4,888 = $7,244 Sedo
9. Jeeves.us €4,750 = $7,039 Sedo
10. Adultos.es
("adults" in Spanish)
$6,000 Sedo
11. PartnerProfit.de €4,000 = $5,929 Sedo
12. iMovie.in €3,500 = $5,187 Sedo
13.
tie
File.de €3,077 = $4,560 Sedo
13.
tie
Abbott.com.mx €2,500 = $3,705 Sedo
15. CreditEURpe.eu $3,605 Sedo

16. Voip.org.cn €2,250 = $3,335 Sedo
17. Vignoble.fr
("vineyard" in French)
€2,150 = $3,187 Sedo
18. Lederbekleidung.de
("leather clothing" in German)
€2,075 = $3,076 Sedo
19.
tie
OffshoreCompany.de €2,000 = $2,965 Sedo
19.
tie
Lohn-rechner.de
"earnings calculator" in German
€2,000 = $2,965 Sedo
19.
tie
Ipkamera.de €2,000 = $2,965 Sedo
22. Betsson.de €1,900 = $2,816 Sedo
23. Supermärkte.de (IDN) €1,827 = $2,708 Sedo
24. Partnergewinnspiele.de
("partner game prize" in German)
€1,827 = $2,668 Sedo
25. Sida.fr
(French for "AIDS")
€1,650 = $2,446 Sedo
26. KnowHow.at €1,600 = $2,372 Sedo
27. Fort.de $2,300 Sedo
28. CreditCard.be €1,500 = $2,224 Sedo
29. GlobalCall.co.uk €1,490 = $2,209 Sedo
30.
tie
Mangas.es €1,350 = $2,001 Sedo
30.
tie
Gambling-Online.eu €1,350 = $2,001 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were ten more four-figure ccTLD sales reported this week with Sedo accounting for all of those. That group included Boarding24.de ($1,853), DGR.de ($1,647) and C-Tec.eu ($1,594). An IDN, Gründer.de ("founder" in German), brought $1,557 and InvestmentAnalyst.de added $1,500. Five other domains sold for €1,000 ($1,482) each including Veranstaltungsbuero.de, Rieju.es, Kaufmarkt24.de, Holidayz.eu and EasyTalk.de.

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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