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Trio 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's Top 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 to date.

The AfternicDLS 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

Sedo.com 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 Spanish).

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.

NameJet.com 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:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 26, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 2, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 4

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Melbourne.com $700,000 DigiPawn
2. UI.com $275,000 AfternicDLS
3. Brisbane.com $100,000 DigiPawn
4. WeldingRobots.com $50,000 AfternicDLS
5. Lowell.com $50,000 Pvt Sale
6. Hotel.mobi $46,000 Sedo
7. TruckTown.com $43,000 AfternicDLS
8. NonStop.com $41,800 NameJet
9. GratisSMS.se €21,900 = $32,332 Sedo
10. MissedConnections.com $30,001 Sedo

11. J7.com $28,000 Pvt Sale
12. Piscinas.es
("pools" in Spanish)
€18,600 = $27,459 Sedo
13. RealTimeQuotes.com $26,700 NameJet
14. WWI.com $22,500 Sedo
15. VFK.com $15,750 AfternicDLS
16. Sport.biz €10,000 = $14,764 Sedo
17. Limo.mobi $12,756 Sedo
18. Love.mobi $12,750 Sedo
19.
tie
SafePass.com $12,500 Sedo
19.
tie
AirlinePilotJobs.com $12,500 AfternicDLS

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 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 each. 

.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 brought $4,530

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 Between $2,000-$3,488

premiumgift.com $3,488   vanegas.com $2,488
mutualexchange.com $3,388 uskin.com $2,488
insuranceauthority.com $3,388 nhainc.com $2,488
groupbooking.com $3,388 newsboom.com $2,488
bevisible.com $3,300 memoryjogger.com $2,488
thebabyboomers.com $3,288 logicsearch.com $2,488
radiocharts.com $3,288 mexicoconnection.com $2,444
d3soccer.com $3,270 mobileprograms.com $2,442
musslewhite.com $3,250 mobileplans.com $2,442
gossipblogs.com $3,250 sunscreenoutlet.com $2,400
speedi.com $3,110 lawyersnow.com $2,400
evermedia.com $3,100 upnews.com $2,388
softballcentral.com $3,088 onlinemoneylenders.com $2,388
angelpromotions.com $3,088 informationdestination.com $2,388
uslu.com $3,000 luxuryclass.com $2,370
premiumcare.com $3,000 reelfilms.com $2,300
platinumpr.com $3,000 cyberweek.com $2,300
orthoteam.com $3,000 justforus.com $2,288
functionalskills.com $3,000 forseniors.com $2,288
famousfriends.com $3,000 choosedirect.com $2,200
laserscience.com $2,988 employeedata.com $2,188
drillnet.com $2,988 bizbytes.com $2,150
ouinon.com $2,888 ribticklers.com $2,100
nadabrahma.com $2,888 rfionline.com $2,088
homesforall.com $2,888 nutritionshoppe.com $2,088
valuecontractors.com $2,780 freedomyears.com $2,088
BlogCafe.com $2,750 exploreart.com $2,088
criminalcode.com $2,722 chooseimpact.com $2,088
ticketgateway.com $2,700 bookbuddies.com $2,088
solarfix.com $2,700 biopreservation.com $2,088
inyourneighborhood.com $2,688 hmhco.com $2,020
editec.com $2,688 ugrow.com $2,010
cleangreenpower.com $2,688 vipfans.com $2,000
prepbasketball.com $2,630 taxtrust.com $2,000
thenightbeforechristmas.com $2,600 sushe.com $2,000
MedievalCollectables.com $2,594 scheduleddelivery.com $2,000
web4cash.com $2,588 qtube.com $2,000
advancedlife.com $2,588 payno.com $2,000
easternfront.com $2,582 mathprofessor.com $2,000
vitafoam.com $2,525 makesmoney.com $2,000
tubeo.com $2,500 kepri.com $2,000
stdb.com $2,500 justcomedy.com $2,000
nrg7.com $2,500 exclusiveleasing.com $2,000
laxo.com $2,500 deerclassic.com $2,000
germanys.com $2,500 autoinjurylaw.com $2,000

At SnapNames.com HotelRio.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 pulled $5,001

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.

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

.Mobi dominated the Global 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 December 2:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Hotel.mobi $43,000 Sedo
2. Sport.biz €10,000 = $14,764 Sedo
3. Limo.mobi $12,756 Sedo
4. Love.mobi $12,750 Sedo
5. Girl.mobi $11,501 Sedo
6. ATM.mobi $10,100 Sedo
7. Equilibrium.net $10,000 AfternicDLS
8. GPS.mobi $9,500 Sedo
9. YesOrNo.mobi $9,200 AfternicDLS
10. E-Mail.mobi $7,194 Sedo

11. Personals.mobi $5,825 Sedo
12.
tie
BabyBoomers.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
Ariadne.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
14. RentalCar.mobi $4,900 Sedo
15. Soldi.org $4,688 AfternicDLS
16. Ill.net $4,300 NameJet
17. AmericanMortgage.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
18. Tarif.mobi €2,500 = $3,691 Sedo
19. GolfClubs.mobi $3,100 Sedo
20. Monde.org $2,800 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 managed $1,000

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:

Additional Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$1,850
elles.net $1,850   sleepcenter.net $1,250
luxuryhomes.org $1,775 cybertechnology.net $1,250
tenzing.net $1,688 actioncenter.net $1,200
shortfilm.org $1,688 straighttalk.net $1,188
pneumatiek.net $1,688 portabook.net $1,088
naturalfitness.net $1,600 buyrealestate.net $1,088
christmaslights.net $1,600 bbtv.net $1,045
infopoint.net $1,588 seabirds.net $1,000
southplains.org $1,500 knopka.net $1,000
chorvatsko.net $1,488 auxilia.net $1,000
maravillas.net $1,320  

Pool.com had three four-figure .info sales - Travail.info ($1,400), Franklin.info ($1,272) and Authority.info ($1,272)

Country Codes

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:



Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 26, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 2, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 4

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. GratisSMS.se €21,900 = $32,332 Sedo
2. Piscinas.es
("pools" in Spanish)
€18,600 = $27,459 Sedo
3. Cannabis.co.uk €6,600 = $9,743 Sedo
4. Payments.co.uk $4,299 AfternicDLS
5. Shoes.at €2,000 = $2,953 Sedo
6. Recognition.tv $2,750 AfternicDLS
7. Privatverkauf.de
("private sale" in German)
€1,750 = $2,583 Sedo
8. Nepremicnine.eu €1,550 = $2,288 Sedo
9. Immofoto.de €1,500 = $2,215 Sedo
10. Family24.de €1,400 = $2,067 Sedo

11.
tie
Weights.ca $2,000 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
KIS.us $2,000 Pvt Sale
11.
tie
Ill.us $2,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Rotterdam.se €1,150 = $1,698 Sedo
14.
tie
Plüs.de €1,150 = $1,698 Sedo
16. Saeco.eu €1,125 = $1,661 Sedo
17. X4.eu €1,099 = $1,622 Sedo
18. Ausgefallene-geschenke.de
("fancy presents" in German)
€1,050 = $1,550 Sedo
19. FinalFantasyX.us $1,500 AfternicDLS
20. AutoService.co.uk £700 = $1,442 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 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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