of Six-Figure Sales Including a Pair of Top Notch Australian City
Domains Lead This Week's Sales Parade
Rick Latona's DigiPawn.com
closed two blockbuster deals this week, selling a pair of blue chip
Australian city domains; Melbourne.com for $700,000
and Brisbane.com for $100,000. Latona also personally
sold this week's #5 domain, Lowell.com to Elliot
Silver'sTop Notch Domains, LLC for $50,000, giving Latona a hand in three
of the week's top five reported sales. The Melbourne.com sale is the
11th highest sale reported year
also had a hefty sale this week, handling a $275,000 deal for
#2 UI.com. They put another name in the first five, selling
#4 WeldingRobots.com for $50,000 to make seller DotcomAgency.com's
day. The AfternicDLS hot streak continued with the $43,000
sale of #8 TruckTown.com and they went to claim five entries
on the Big Board.
By Ron Jackson
put three names on the top half of the Top 20, and piled up 9
of 20 entries overall to lead all venues. Sedo's big gun was #6 Hotel.mobi
at $46,000. They also accounted for the only two country code
domains to crack the all-extension list, #9 GratisSMS.se (Sweden's
ccTLD) at $32,332 and #12 Piscinas.es (Spain's
country code) at $27,459 (piscinas means "pools" in
Four Global Contenders (non .com
global TLDs) made the elite list and three of those were .mobis.
The lone exception was #16 Sport.biz, sold for 10,000
($14,764) at Sedo. As usual, .com wielded the real power,
sweeping 14 of 20 chart entries.
joined Sedo, AfternicDLS and DigiPawn as the only venues with
multiple chart entries. NameJet scored twice and placed one name in
the top ten, #8 NonStop.com at $41,800. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, December 2:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 26, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 2, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 4
Piscinas.es ("pools" in Spanish)
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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There were four more five-figure sales just off the
chart. DotcomAgency.com sold SafetyClips.com
for $11,250, Sedo moved Girl.mobi for $11,501
and ATM.mobi for $10,100 and the AfternicDLS hit the
Daily Double with QuoteUs.com and Equilibrium.net at $10,000
.Com Supporting Cast
The AfternicDLS had one of their best weeks of the
year, piling up more than 700 sales including 129 above the $2,000
mark. Their powerful four-figure roster was led by YouSeeMe.com
($9,900), Beeing.com ($7,332) and ITPartner.com
($7,000). KaraokeParty.com sung along to the tune of $5,800,
JOQ.com drew $5,500 and GreenFutures.com
colored in $5,000. HelpStation.com dispensed $4,800,
SafetyCam.com captured $4,710 and Brasov.com
DoctorFree.com discharged $4,200, TalkInc.com
tallied $3,888 and ThinkI.com contributed $3,750.
ValueProperties.com produced $3,688, InteractiveGolf.com
chipped in $3,588 and three others; Chehebar.com, B-A-R.com
and AdvisorsForum.com fetched $3,500 each.
The Afternic DLS had 90 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,488 that
are listed in the table below.
Additional AfternicDLS Sales
At SnapNames.comHotelRio.com booked $7,809, HomeEquityLines.com
ladled out $7,500 and LiveRacing.com took the
checkered flag at $6,250. CancunFlights.com landed at $5,259,
MusicSale.com drummed up $5,055 and AlwaysFreePornMovies.com
Also at SnapNames, Bejewelled.com took a
shine to $4,999, Travel-Agent.com located $4,278
and WWW3.com went for $4,099. ParadiseVacations.com
provided $3,202, Eboa.com and DoThis.com did $2,800
each. CampStuff.com staked a claim to $2,600, MTGE.com
kicked in $2,389, LearnToSpell.com coralled $2,350 and
Praiadarocha.com presented $2,150.
Back at DotcomAgency.com LightCentre.com lit
up $7,700, Unpuzzle.com cracked $7,250 and OnlinePlant.com
plucked $6,350. OffshoreAssetProtection.com commanded $5,500
and ParentSite.com posted $5,000.
At NameJet.com RealTimeQuote.com returned
$7,500, NetImpact.com notched $6,100 and two others; MtBikes.com
and Kamchatka.com clicked for $5,000 each.
Huadian.com collared $4,600, Clavier.com claimed $4,300
and another three; WaveTech.com, SmartDirectory.com and
MediaCapital.com made $3,800 each. HomeTanning.com and
Brex.com brewed up $3,100 apiece, Meditator.com
made off with $2,900, Dubas.com discovered $2,600
and Isio.com sold for $2,400.
In another sale at Sedo, SpeedSell.com sewed
up $6,000 and at Pool.com
LasVegasGroup.com locked up $2,000. In a private sale, Ken
Cunliffe picked up $8,000 in cash plus $12,000
worth of online advertising for MMATickets.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
.Mobi dominated theGlobal
Contenders again this week, taking five of the first six
positions, eight of the top ten and 12 of 20 overall. You've already
seen the first seven names from this chart on the all extension
leader board. The three highest sales you haven't seen are all
.mobis, including #8 GPS.mobi, sold at Sedo for $9,500,
#9 YesOrNo.mobi, a name that got a $9,200 answer at
AfternicDLS and #10 E-mail.mobi, another Sedo sale at $7,194.
Five .nets managed to find places among the .mobi
onslaught, along with a pair of .orgs and a single .biz. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov.
26, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 2, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 4
There were were several dozen additional four-figure
Global Contenders sales just off the chart. SnapNames has four
of those; WUP.net ($2,612), TeensPic.org ($1,538), BusinessSchool.info
($1,502) and Nelson.info ($1,373).
At Sedo, Surf.mobi crested at $2,601, LasVegasHotels.mobi
welcomed $1,900 and Hack.info hooked $1,650. CheapDedicatedServer.org
downloaded $1,600, Maravillas.net nailed $1,320,
Weiss.biz banked $1,218 and Magnitogorsk.info
At NameJet SubstanceAbuse.org uncovered $2,600
and Ele-spe.org spawned $2,400 while GMAT.net
and Spider.info spun $1,800 each. HSRC.org sold
for $1,100 and LCDTV.net tuned in $1,000.
Back at the AfternicDLS, Mundus.net, iPop.net
and EquipmentLeasing.org generated $2,500 each, Brightpoint.net
brought $2,488 and two others, Vandor.net and DigitalOffice.net
drew $2,288 apiece. The AfternicDLS had 21 more four-figure GC
sales on their global platform, ranging from $1,000 to $1,850. You
can see those in the table below:
Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales
Pool.com had three four-figure .info sales - Travail.info
($1,400), Franklin.info ($1,272) and Authority.info
The two ccTLDs you saw on the all extension
leader board earlier, GratisSMS.se and Piscinas.es top
this week Country Code Top 20. They are followed by a pair of
British .co.uk domains - Cannabis.co.uk, sold at Sedo
for $9,743, and Payment.co.uk, a name that went for $4,299
on the AfternicDLS. Austria's .at completed the first five
with Sedo's $2,953 sale of Shoes.at. Sedo racked up 15
of the 20 chart entries.
Germany's .de had the most chart entries with
five, followed by the United States (.us) and Great
Britian (.co.uk) with three each. Sweden (.se) and
the European Union (.eu) each had two. The other countries
represented this week were Tuvalu (.tv) and Canada (.ca).
Here is how all of the country code
leaders stood for the week ending December 2:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 26, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 2, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 4
21,900 = $32,332
Piscinas.es ("pools" in Spanish)
18,600 = $27,459
6,600 = $9,743
2,000 = $2,953
Privatverkauf.de ("private sale" in German)
1,750 = $2,583
1,550 = $2,288
1,500 = $2,215
1,400 = $2,067
1,150 = $1,698
1,150 = $1,698
1,125 = $1,661
1,099 = $1,622
Ausgefallene-geschenke.de ("fancy presents" in German)
Sedo had three more four-figure ccTLD sales this week
- Gay-Travel.de at $1,181, Metro-Link.com.cn at
$1,100 and Oil.tv at $1,050.
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
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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.