of Six-Figure Deals Rise to the Top of This Week's Domain Sales
Three six-figure sales rule the
roost on our weekly Top 20 Chart. Two of the headliners are
high quality geo domains - #1 Perth.com at $200,000
and #3 Zimbabwe.com at $130,000. Fittingly enough,
Perth.com sold in Moniker's
live auction at last month's GeoDomain
Expo in San Francisco where Kevin Ham made
the purchase. Sedo.com
handled the Zimbabwe.com sale as well as the $157,500
sale of #2 Via.com. Sedo had more sales than any other venue
sweeping 11 of the the 20 openings on the Big Board.
Five of Sedo's entries were .mobi
domains from their second premium .mobi auction (staged in
conjunction with the .mobi registry). That group was headed by #4 Download.mobi
at $51,000. Sedo completed a third .mobi premium auction two
weeks ago but has since voided
all results from that event due to a server crash as the
auction was ending. The event is now set to start over on January
23. The cancelled auction garnered a lot of attention when music.mobi
drew a high bid of $616,000 and Games.mobi attracted
one for $401,500. However, both will go back on the block
next month due to the technological snafu.
By Ron Jackson
The only other non .com domains on this
weeks' leader board were #7 Sacramento.org, sold at the
GeoDomain Expo for $24,500, and a pair of country code
domains - #12 Voip.it (Italy's ccTLD) and #17 Göteborg.nu,an IDN representing Nuie's ccTLD that went for €7,200
($10,374). Both country code domains were sold at Sedo, a venue
that has long had a lock on the ccTLD category.
with four entries and Pool.com
with two joined Sedo among the venues with multiple chart entries. TDNAM.com
also got on the board with #16 NYZ.com at $10,605. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, December 16:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 10, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 16, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 18
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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had the biggest share of this week's notable four-figure sales,
fielding a powerful roster led by ColorMatch.com ($9,000), FaxMarketing.com
($8,000) and a pair at $6,000 each; RacingIndex.com
and Melle.com. Marsaalam.com contributed $5,600,
DraftCountdown.com ticked off $5,100 and BargainPrice.com
BStar.com and SkyI.com skated off with
$4,800 each, IDProtection.com provided $4,500
and two others; TheWoodlandsRealEstate.com and ClientAlert.com
displayed $4,488 each. CTGS.com generated $4,250 while
UTVI.com and AirportCar.com pulled $4,088
apiece. The Afternic DLS had 76 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,900 that
are listed in the table below.
Additional AfternicDLS Sales
The AfternicDLS had over 400 more .com sales
In additional closed sales from Moniker's recent
live auctions, OnlineInvestment.com returned $9,000
from October's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction while TelephotoLens.com
zoomed in on $4,500 at the same event. At the recently
concluded Pubcon auction, Moniker sold CommuterFlights.com
($8,000), DisabilityPolicy.com ($7,000) and TermLifePolicies.com
Also at Pubcon, a two-name lot that included TermInsurancePolicy.com
and TermInsurancePolicies.com penciled in $3,500 while
LaserCopiers.com posted $2,500. BalancedFunds.com
brought $2,250, FreeLabor.com fetched $2,200
and another twinbill - GroupLifePolicy.com and GroupLifePolicies.com
had a $1,750 payoff. Other sales from that event included
EarlyBirdDiscount.com ($1,500), NewVehicleFinancing.com
($1,100), GroupInsurancePolicy.com ($1,100) and DisabilityPolicies.com
In another Moniker sale at the GeoDomain Expo
DallasRealEstateBroker.com bagged $2,500.
Back at Sedo 3-letter .coms seemed to be the order
of the day with OKF.com drawing $8,500 and RWB.com
banking $8,433. KXR.com rang up $7,101, JRQ.com
clicked for $6,700 and QRD.com drummed up $5,000.
Sedo's other winners included RewardsCreditCard.com ($7,300),
OneHub.com ($6,000), Megrotic.com ($5,600), Yourl.com
($5,000) and Ouest.com ($5,000).
At TDNAM.com 2EasyShop.com sold for $6,505,
TruckRacks.com tied down $6,065 and AfaceriOnline.com
found $3,430. LakeForestRealEstate.com located $3,100,
MathBee.com counted out $3,005 and Torant.com
took in $2,705. TDNAM's roster was rounded out with KissMeKarla.com
($2,515), Zajab.com ($2,370), DNFund.com ($2,105)
and 3RBPro.com ($2,004).
At NameJet.comIPGroup.com grabbed $6,500, SyracuseUniversity.com
collected $6,000 in tuition and SilconeBreastImplant.com
(typo) ballooned to $5,300. DirectoryListings.com
landed at $5,100, AsianAmateurs.com added $5,000
and Dentacare.com drilled $4,900. ChicagoAuction.com
dropped the hammer on $4,200, Clec.com and ImagePerfect.com
produced $3,700 each and Pintos.com picked up $3,600.
Also at NameJet, FishMart.com hooked $3,300,
FenceWorks.com erected $3,100 and Blockbster.com
(typo) tallied $3,000. Mdusa.com clicked for $2,600
while BridalBox.com and AddictgGames.com (typo)
turned in $2,500 each. OffshoreFormation.com
incorporated $2,300 while VacationMart.com and ApplianceCentral.com
socked away $2,100 each and Karne.com matched GreystoneHotel.com
at $2,000 apiece.
At SnapNames.comNewYorkWatch.com glanced at $3,999, CheapoAirfare.com
booked $3,556 and MiamiDadeClerk.com signed off on $3,300.
PlumWine.com quaffed $3,024, GuidesMaps.com
rerouted $2,750 and FindWhere.com found $2,600.
JCPeeney.com and TexasDWIAttorney.com billed $2,350
each while FemdomNow.com notched $2,150.
Back at Pool.com JCPennney.com distributed $2,000.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
.Mobi continued to dominate theGlobal
Contenders chart this week as more sales were closed from
Sedo's second premium .mobi auction. The mobile extension took ten
of the first fifteen positions on the new GC Chart. We expanded this
list from 20 to 30 positions to make room for the latest wave of .mobi
You saw the first six sales on this list (led by Download.mobi
at $51,000) on the all extension leader board earlier. The
top sale you haven't seen is #7 Immo.mobi at €6,300 ($9,078).
.Net made its first appearance on the board at #8 with Cart.net
selling for $7,700 at NameJet. .Org didn't appear
until Gnet.org popped up at #14 after going for $4,400,
also at NameJet.
.Info finally took a bow at #24 with Airplane.info
($2,800) while .biz was latest to the show, slipping in at #27
(tie) with a $2,500 sale at Sedo. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending
Global Contenders Top 30
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
10, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 16, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 18
There were dozens of additional four-figure
Global Contenders sales just off the chart and the AfternicDLS
hauled in the biggest catch from that group. FortuneTeller.net and
Davilla.net delivered $2,488 each while GamesForKids.net
corralled $2,388. 1Hit.net drove home $2,188, Cuma.net
captured $2,178 and VIPMed.net made $2,088.
The AfternicDLS had 26 more four-figure GC
sales on their global platform, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. You
can see those in the table below:
Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales
At Sedo, MobileAdvertising.net reached $2,200,
Widgets.info wound up at $1,729 and AllergyRelief.net
coughed up $1,700. CreditBank.mobi cranked out $1,441,
SiliconValley.mobi cornered $1,301, Arabia.info
nabbed $1,150 and AutoStop.net braked at $1,081.
At NameJet SAAS.org ground
out $2,100. At SnapNames Economics.info collared $1,900,
BizConcept.info focused on $1,554, PacificIslands.net
welcomed $1,500 and Q8I.net nailed $1,050.
Italian domain VOIP.it leads this week's Country Code
Top 20 after selling for $14,409 at Sedo where runner-up Göteborg.nu (IDN)
also went for $10,374. I don't know what's going on
with .nu all of the sudden. Sales in that ccTLD that
represents the tiny
Pacific Ocean island nation of Nuie have been few and far
between but this week .nu had four of the top seven country code
sales and five charted domains overall.
America's .us holds down the #3 slot with the
$8,201 sale of 247.us at Sedo, a venue that swept all
20 chart positions! The U.S. also scored with #20 (tie) Adventure.us
at $2,000. Other nations with multiple chart entries this
week included Spain (.es), Belgium (.be), Germany
(.de) and Great Britian (.uk). One of the three British
sales was a rare .me.uk transaction that saw HouseInsurance.me.uk
go for $2,015.
Here is how all of the country code
leaders stood for the week ending December 16:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Dec. 10, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 16, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 18
Sedo had six more four-figure ccTLD sales this week
including London-Shop.de ($1,833), Reitboard.de ($1,802) and
a pair at $1,513 each; What.nu and Gartentipp.de.
CasinoTime.it tallied $1,441 and Shishagott.de
Elsewhere, Pool sold Exterminator. ca (Canadian
ccTLD) for $1,550, the Afternic DLS attracted $1,222
for YesAndNo.us and Moniker made $1,049 from the sale
of PokerTournaments.co.uk at their Affiliate Summit
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,
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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
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