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$900,000 Auction Sale Soars to #1 On This Week's Domain Top 40 

A trio of six-figure sales from Moniker.com's live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East conference in October closed this week to take the first three spots on our weekly top sellers list. To make room for the latest wave of auction sales and a slew of solid five-figure transactions we doubled the size of our usual Top 20 chart to 40 positions. Investment.com yielded the highest return - a whopping $900,000 that ranks as the 11th biggest sale reported this year. 

A pair of .mobi names followed - Poker.mobi at $150,000 and Ringtones.mobi at $145,000. Those are the two highest completed .mobi sales reported so far in 2007. In still another six-figure sale this week, the AfternicDLS hauled in $125,000 for HalfPriceTickets.com. Afternic claimed another chart entry with #19 DrugSource.com at $27,936

By Ron Jackson

Sedo.com had a huge week, sweeping 19 of the 40 positions on the Big Board, more than any other venue. #5 Viajes.net ("trips" in Spanish) led the charge for Sedo going for 61,600 ($90,314) in the year's 5th biggest .net sale. The Sedo list was also loaded with premium .mobi sales.  Sedo charted seven of those including #6 Taxi.mobi at $75,111 to help .mobi pile up 12 entries overall on the elite all-extension list. NameJet.com put three names on the Big Board with their trio fronted by #23 Gals4Free.com at $22,300.  

Seven country code domains also muscled their way onto the leader board led by #15 Com.nu (Nuie's ccTLD), sold at Sedo for 20,500 ($30,056). That is one of the highest prices we have ever seen for that obscure extension. Another seldom seen ccTLD - the Philippines' .com.ph - made a rare appearance at #38 with Ahmed Farooq's $10,000 purchase of Cellphones.com.ph

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 9:

 

The DN Journal Top 40 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 3, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 9, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 11

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Investment.com $900,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Poker.mobi $150,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. Ringtones.mobi $145,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. HalfPriceTickets.com $125,000 AfternicDLS
5. Viajes.net
("trips" in Spanish)
61,600 = $90,314 Sedo
6. Taxi.mobi $75,111 Sedo
7. MoneyLenders.com $75,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
8. Motels.mobi $47,000 Sedo
9. MaineLobsters.com $45,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
10. Chat.mobi $42,000 Sedo
11. Xian.com $40,800 Sedo
12. Mallorca.net 25,000 = $36,653 Sedo
13. Traffic.mobi $36,008 Sedo
14. Books.mobi $33,510 Sedo
15. Com.nu 20,500 = $30,056 Sedo
16.
tie
ReverseTelephoneDirectory.com $30,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
16.
tie
Loans.mobi $30,000 Sedo
16.
tie
HomeStereo.com $30,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
19. DrugSource.com $27,936 AfternicDLS
20. LottoResults.com $25,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

21. Kiss.mobi $23,777 Sedo
22. Flights.mobi $22,500 Sedo
23. Gals4Free.com $22,300 NameJet
24. Discrete.com $20,100 NameJet
25. Coming-Soon.com $20,000 Sedo
26. KGM.com 11,233 = $16,469 Sedo
27.
tie
Kazakhstan.net $15,000 GeoDomain Expo
27.
tie
FountainHills.com $15,000 GeoDomain Expo
29. Telechargements.fr 10,000 = $14,662 Sedo
30. God.mobi $14,641 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
31. Holiday.mobi $14,500 Sedo
32. Programme.com $14,200 NameJet
33. Dollmania.com $13,279 SnapNames
34. Courses.us $12,500 Pvt Sale
35. Honeymoon.co.uk 6,000 = $12,207 Sedo
36. ClassicCarShows.com $12,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
37. Livestock.co.uk 5,000 = $10,172 Sedo
38. Cellphones.com.ph $10,000 Pvt Sale
39. WI.eu 6,501 = $9,532 Sedo
40.
tie
MF13.com $9,500 AfternicDLS
40.
tie
RedVelvet.com $9,500 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

As always there was a parade of solid four-figure sales and the AfternicDLS had the highest number of those. SoilAssociation.com dug up $7,500, Ligando.com landed at $6,700 and AdMarketplace.com posted $6,050. MortgageRelief.com returned $5,500, OHPR.com produced $5,411 and CambridgeHouse.com checked in $5,247

Also at the AfternicDLS, 2Care.com took in $5,141 while PenderCounty.com, Mobus.com and EspressoBar.com brewed up $5,000 each. CoreCommerce.com commanded $4,888, Carso.com collected $4,688 and OpenCircle.com rounded up $4,500. Alui.com drew $4,288, JewelleryWorld.com went for $4,200, LearningHub.com discovered $4,188 and VIPCar.com picked up $4,000

The Afternic DLS had 80 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,488 that are listed in the table below.

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000-$3,888

femalebalance.com $3,888   businessprofessionals.com $2,600
executiverealtor.com $3,750 sportista.com $2,500
worldofgoods.com $3,700 intelligentinformation.com $2,500
homechat.com $3,688 energika.com $2,500
cellu.com $3,688 americanimmigrationcenter.com $2,500
newhomeconcepts.com $3,500 sharemoney.com $2,488
clearbusiness.com $3,488 internetoffers.com $2,488
asiamatch.com $3,388 communi.com $2,488
flooringproducts.com $3,300 coastaldirect.com $2,488
taaz.com $3,288 cybercommand.com $2,388
motormagazine.com $3,288 boundlessnetworks.com $2,388
onmyway.com $3,200 korai.com $2,310
logilink.com $3,150 interactivemobile.com $2,300
smartadvertising.com $3,135 mybedding.com $2,288
mlmcentral.com $3,100 mhsales.com $2,288
islandice.com $3,100 localdatabase.com $2,288
geoplex.com $3,100 breakmyballs.com $2,288
capitalcontractors.com $3,100 smallvictories.com $2,188
talkgod.com $3,088 seniorsaver.com $2,188
orangeonline.com $3,088 seeyouatthemovies.com $2,188
pharmacogenetics.com $3,000 opencompetition.com $2,188
nesf.com $3,000 freetrialoffers.com $2,188
mortgageprovider.com $3,000 designfusion.com $2,150
leadcrystal.com $3,000 thisismyfamily.com $2,088
industryreview.com $3,000 strategicperspectives.com $2,088
clinicaldiagnostics.com $3,000 productoffer.com $2,088
housechoice.com $2,900 phonesplaza.com $2,088
dbix.com $2,890 lonestartravel.com $2,088
universaltechnologies.com $2,888 ianalyst.com $2,088
motorcyclesandmore.com $2,888 going-green.com $2,088
mainelistings.com $2,888 cashbackclub.com $2,088
heritagesearch.com $2,888 watertowers.com $2,000
fabfoods.com $2,888 washingtonblog.com $2,000
williamstreet.com $2,850 ssdesigns.com $2,000
derivativetrading.com $2,800 speedflirt.com $2,000
WDPS.com $2,750 servercraft.com $2,000
MoneyWires.com $2,700 probite.com $2,000
hotnewproducts.com $2,690 lightcovers.com $2,000
partnerxchange.com $2,688 growinghome.com $2,000
ildolce.com $2,688 balanceinlife.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS had more than 325 more .com sales below $2,000.

At NameJet.com, Biva.com brought $6,700, MarshallCounty.com captured $5,600 and EquineWorld.com stabled $5,300. Medinet.com dispensed $5,000, NevadaProperties.com provided $4,900 and AToZPages.com thumbed through $4,500. SouthFloridaVacations.com and DiscountReplicas.com kicked in $4,100 each while ASPToday.com clicked for $3,800. Telespace.com spotted $3,200 while NetworkCare.com and Gampro.com delivered $3,100 each. InternetCredit.com extended $2,600, HomePark.com had a $2,200 advantage and two others; Skybiz.com and ChemicalBrothers.com concocted $2,000 each.

Back at Sedo SafePage.com and Accuterra.com tallied $5,000 each. 

At SnapNames.com PetCalendar.com crossed off $3,812, HotPornStarVideos.com screened $3,600 and PedalBoats.com anchored at $2,601. PX90.com penned in $2,504, AnguillaVacations.com attracted $2,468 and AirlineVacations.com shuttled $2,399. TexasDWIAttorney.com quaffed $2,350, Go2Web20.com went to $2,300 and FreePhotoIpods.com fetched $2,250

In more completed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction ArtDecoFurniture. com closed at $5,500, BlackAndWhiteMovies.com brought $2,360 and Lusts.com cornered $2,000. A pair of names that were sold in a single lot - BillyJean.com and BillyJean.net - notched $3,500

Elsewhere, RenewInsurance.com rang up $4,000 in a private sale and Glimpse-Indonesia.com cleared $3,165 at TDNAM.com.

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

.Mobi has been dominating the Global Contenders chart the past few weeks and this week the extension for mobile devices turned in its strongest outing to date, sweeping 22 of the 30 entries on our expanded chart. Very impressive considering the new extension is going head to head with the long established .net and .org TLDs. .Mobi took 8 of the top 10 spots. The first fifteen names on the GC list all made the all-extension leader board you saw earlier so we won't detail  those again.

The three highest sales you haven't seen were also .mobis, led by #16 Gas.mobi at $9,100, #17 Translate.mobi at $8,100 and PDA.mobi, a name that tied Notebook.org at #18 after going for $8,000. Of the scraps .mobi left behind, seven positions went to .net while .org eked out just one.

In the race among venues Sedo scored an easy win piling up 20 of 30 chart entries. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending December 9:



Global Contenders Top 30
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 3, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 9, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 11

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Poker.mobi $150,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Ringtones.mobi $145,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. Viajes.net
("trips" in Spanish)
61,600 = $90,314 Sedo
4. Taxi.mobi $75,111 Sedo
5. Motels.mobi $47,000 Sedo
6. Chat.mobi $42,000 Sedo
7. Mallorca.net 25,000 = $36,653 Sedo
8. Traffic.mobi $36,008 Sedo
9. Books.mobi $33,510 Sedo
10. Loans.mobi $30,000 Sedo
11. Kiss.mobi $23,777 Sedo
12.
tie
Flights.mobi $22,500 Sedo
12.
tie
Kazakhstan.net $15,000 GeoDomain Expo
14. God.mobi $14,641 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15. Holiday.mobi $14,500 Sedo

16. Gas.mobi $9,100 Sedo
17. Translate.mobi $8,100 Sedo
18.
tie
PDA.mobi $8,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
18.
tie
Notebook.org $8,000 AfternicDLS
20. LFX.net $7,500 Moniker
21. StockMarket.mobi $6,750 Sedo
22. Anime-Eterno.net $5,930 TDNAM
23. CheapVacations.net $5,800 SnapNames
24. Alerts.mobi $5,250 Sedo
25. Casa.mobi $5,200 Sedo
26.
tie
Trip.mobi $5,100 Sedo
26.
tie
Dinero.mobi
("money" in Spanish)
$5,100 Sedo
28. HalfPriceTickets.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
29. FreeDownloads.mobi $4,300 Sedo
30. CityMaps.mobi $4,200 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were were several dozen additional four-figure Global Contenders sales just off the chart. Sedo sold TaxiCabs.mobi ($4,100), Finanza.mobi ($3,433) and N7.net ($3,300). Their roster also included NNH.org ($2,650), Automobiles.mobi ($2,650) and Billiger-Telefonieren.net ($2,639). Versand.mobi docked at $2,492, HotelDeals.mobi booked $2,250 and Qoutes.mobi (typo) took in $1,600.

Also at Sedo, Storm.mobi and NHCN.net added $1,500 each, VisitChina.net chipped in $1,490 and Chorvatsko.net chewed up $1,488. Pretty.mobi plucked $1,300, DiscountFlights.mobi attracted $1,200 and two others; NetCasino.org and Accidents.mobi brought $1,150 each. ZAA.org gained $1,050 and OnlineYellowPages.mobi located $1,026

Back at the AfternicDLS EasyWin.net raked in $4,088, VideoMusic.net downloaded $3,092 and Crawlspace.net squeezed out $2,688. ProjectOne.net presented $2,575 and AccessPoint.org provided $2,550. The AfternicDLS had 26 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
ibuild.net $2,500   registeredarchitects.net $1,488
vitalmedia.net $2,000 freeshipping.org $1,300
orientamento.org $2,000 10sec.net $1,288
enroll.org $2,000 godisgreat.org $1,250
webgarden.net $1,900 mobicom.net $1,220
travelusa.org $1,900 smlaw.net $1,200
naturalresources.net $1,850 studentsurveys.net $1,180
imagelab.net $1,700 erosioncontrol.org $1,180
clusterserver.net $1,688 intercast.net $1,096
webjuice.net $1,500 webxpress.net $1,088
vana.org $1,500 movietalk.net $1,088
uillinois.net $1,500 criminaldefenseattorneys.org $1,058
dinnerdate.net $1,500 greenroom.net $1,050

At NameJet.com, Gazebo.net gathered $4,100 and LoanFinancing.info ladled out $1,000. In completed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction Price.mobi produced $3,993, Move.mobi and WeightLoss.mobi reduced the buyer's bank account by $3,000 each and AirMauritius.mobi took off with $1,000

Elsewhere, SnapNames sold SoccerClub.net ($2,500) while TDNAM moved DMZ.org ($2,010) and Supergatinhas.net ($1,000)

Country Codes

We expanded the Country Code chart from 20 to 30 positions this week to make way for a larger than usual group of notable sales. The first seven names on the ccTLD list also made the all-extension leader board you saw at the  top of this report. The biggest country code sales you haven't seen yet are KPN.es (Spain's ccTLD) and Kinderwetter.de (Germany's extension) - a pair of names that went for 6,000 ($8,797) each at Sedo to tie for 8th on the Top 30. Sedo hit the trifecta this week,  sweeping 25 of the 30 country code positions to reign as the top venue on all three of our charts.

Germany's .de had the most chart entries with six, followed by Great Britian's .co.uk, the European Union's .eu, Spain's .es and France's .fr with three each. The United States (.us), Tuvalu (.tv) and the Phillipines (.com.ph) also had multiple entries with two each. The other countries represented this week were Nuie (.nu) India (.in), Belgium (.be), Poland (.pl) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (.cc).  Here is how all of the country code leaders stood for the week ending December 9:



Country Code Top 30
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 3, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 9, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 11

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Com.nu 20,500 = $30,056 Sedo
2. Telechargements.fr 10,000 = $14,662 Sedo
3. Courses.us $12,500 Pvt Sale
4. Honeymoon.co.uk 6,000 = $12,207 Sedo
5. Livestock.co.uk 5,000 = $10,127 Sedo
6. Cellphones.com.ph $10,000 Pvt Sale
7. WI.eu 6,501 = $9,532 Sedo
8.
tie
KPN.es 6,000 = $8,797 Sedo
8.
tie
Kinderwetter.de 6,000 = $8,797 Sedo
10. Tea.in 5,700 = $8,355 Pvt Sale
11.
tie
EU.nu 5,100 = $7,478 Sedo
11.
tie
Jeugratuit.fr
"free game" in French"
4,000 = $5,863 Sedo
11.
tie
Rakeback.es 3,600 = $5,279 Sedo
14.
tie
Luik.be 3,500 = $5,132 Sedo
14.
tie
TV.com.ph $5,000 Pvt Sale

16. Court.us $5,000 NamePros
17. JazzOn.tv $4,433 Sedo
18. Wish.es 3,000 = $4,399 Sedo
19. WinBig.co.uk 2,000 = $4,069 Sedo
20. TouTube.pl 2,700 = $3,959 Sedo
21. Aluminium.eu 2,200 = $3,226 Sedo
22. Erima.eu 2,000 = $2,932 Sedo
23. Arzt.tv 1,999 = $2,931 Sedo
24. InternetFax.de 1,800 = $2,639 Sedo
25.
tie
RoyalFlush.de 1,500 = $2,199 Sedo
25.
tie
Netzkritik.de 1,500 = $2,199 Sedo
25.
tie
Immoselect.de 1,500 = $2,199 Sedo
28. EveryDomain.de 1,350 = $1,979 Sedo
29. 1000Films.fr 1,300 = $1,906 Sedo
30. Road.cc 900 = $1,831 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had 13 more four-figure ccTLD sales this week including Geographie.fr ($1,759), Jogos.co.uk ($1,539) and FreeSMS.nl ($1,539). They also scored with Conciertos.tv ($1,500) and a quartet at $1,466 each that included TrendyHandy.de, Toutelasante.fr, OnlinePoker.ch and Jedessine.fr. Gutscheinportal.de grabbed $1,136 while OBM.eu and EPV.eu added $1,050 each. SwiftLegal.nl and MasMobil.es tacked on another $1,026 each.

At the AfternicDLS HomeAlarms.ca tripped $1,500 and at TDNAM ChristianRock.tv tuned in $1,116

If you don't know which countries all of these two-letter extensions represent, here is a handy link at Iana.org that lists all of the world's ccTLD extensions and the countries they  belong to: http://www.iana.org/root-whois/index.html

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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