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Trio of Six-Figure Deals Rise to the Top of This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

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 this week, 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.

The AfternicDLS 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:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 10, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 16, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 18

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Perth.com $200,000 Moniker/
GeoDomain Expo
2. Via.com $157,500 Sedo
3. Zimbabwe.com $130,000 Sedo
4. Download.mobi $51,000 Sedo
5. Chica.com $41,000 Sedo
6. Ituns.com $30,000 Pool
7. Sacramento.org $24,500 Moniker/
GeoDomain Expo
8. SearchForVideos.com $23,170 AfternicDLS
9. MovieBuzz.com $23,170 AfternicDLS
10. CreditCards.mobi $20,500 Sedo

11. Parking.mobi $15,500 Sedo
12. Voip.it €10,000 = $14,409 Sedo
13. GSASchedule.com $13,000 AfternicDLS
14. Investment.mobi $12,000 Sedo
15. Beauty.mobi $10,756 Sedo
16. NYZ.com $10,605 TDNAM
17. Göteborg.nu (IDN) €7,200 = $10,374 Sedo
18. WAE.com $10,099 Sedo
19. Unwinding.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
20. Wikipeadia.com $9,400 Pool

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

The AfternicDLS 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 attracted $5,000

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 Between $2,000-$3,900

rooibostea.com $3,900   atmmanagement.com $2,488
fresh-air.com $3,800 movelocity.com $2,388
smartcommerce.com $3,750 silverseal.com $2,320
psychiccenter.com $3,750 zammu.com $2,300
lightspeedfinancial.com $3,500 buildingguide.com $2,300
autoexotica.com $3,320 brandedstocks.com $2,300
orgcharts.com $3,220 rocket-ship.com $2,288
classtravel.com $3,200 onlinepredators.com $2,288
marketmirror.com $3,088 gunsandgold.com $2,288
moralcourage.com $3,000 firstinhealth.com $2,288
lapiccola.com $3,000 webcanvas.com $2,285
greenindustries.com $3,000 innovativesolar.com $2,250
freegiftcard.com $3,000 alphacommunications.com $2,250
felino.com $3,000 westernfilm.com $2,200
federaltaxrelief.com $3,000 retirement101.com $2,200
redframe.com $2,988 universalbooks.com $2,188
housechoice.com $2,900 bamboom.com $2,160
donaflor.com $2,888 sporttalent.com $2,088
businessgenie.com $2,888 otelleri.com $2,088
americanmountain.com $2,888 mediaconsortium.com $2,088
bytheglass.com $2,700 lenlyall.com $2,088
saveourhouse.com $2,688 hubhotel.com $2,088
retailbusinesses.com $2,688 grassrootstv.com $2,088
alliedtechnology.com $2,688 dirtyducts.com $2,088
berto.com $2,625 buyamac.com $2,088
dynacard.com $2,570 staffworld.com $2,000
skiingvacations.com $2,500 soundsalive.com $2,000
newsfan.com $2,500 soundcreation.com $2,000
guidespot.com $2,500 sohobar.com $2,000
getfreevideos.com $2,500 permanentrecords.com $2,000
foundhealth.com $2,500 opnix.com $2,000
automationtalk.com $2,500 onlinex.com $2,000
thinkroom.com $2,488 mindbodyinstitute.com $2,000
gulfcoastonline.com $2,488 mashu.com $2,000
getabs.com $2,488 hightechmedia.com $2,000
denvervideo.com $2,488 colocator.com $2,000
chefconnect.com $2,488 accesstechnologies.com $2,000
changegears.com $2,488  youcheck.com 

$2,000

The AfternicDLS had over 400 more .com sales below $2,000.

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 ($5,400).

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 ($1,000)

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.com IPGroup.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.com NewYorkWatch.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

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

.Mobi continued to dominate the Global 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 sales.

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 December 16:



Global Contenders Top 30
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Download.mobi $51,000 Sedo
2. Sacramento.org $24,500 Moniker/
GeoDomain Expo
3. CreditCards.mobi $20,500 Sedo
4. Parking.mobi $15,500 Sedo
5. Investment.mobi $12,000 Sedo
6. Beauty.mobi $10,756 Sedo
7. Immo.mobi €6,300 = $9,078 Sedo
8. Cart.net $7,700 NameJet
9. StockPrices.mobi $6,000 Sedo
10. CheapVacations.net $5,800 SnapNames
11. Camera.mobi $5,450 Sedo
12. 011.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
13. Pages.mobi $4,800 AfternicDLS
14. Gnet.org $4,400 NameJet
15. Spa.mobi $4,266 Sedo

16. Rakeback.net $4,100 Pool
17. Automax.net $4,088 AfternicDLS
18. iMotion.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
19. MesotheliomaSearch.org $3,706 SnapNames
20. BusinessAdvertising.net $3,429 SnapNames
21. Bebes.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
22. FirstSay.org $2,980 TDNAM
23. JME.net €2,050 = $2,954 Sedo
24. Airplane.info $2,800 Sedo
25.
tie
Paintbox.net $2,688 AfternicDLS
25.
tie
Esig.net $2,688 AfternicDLS
27.
tie
Wrestlers.org $2,500 Sedo
27.
tie
Storage.biz $2,500 Sedo
27.
tie
SoccerClub.net $2,500 SnapNames
27.
tie
Sensing.net $2,500 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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:

Additional Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
smartweb.org $2,000   cheapinsurance.net $1,500
basichealth.org $2,000 ddcs.net $1,426
by1.net $1,988 kirsten.net $1,350
yalove.net $1,700 greatamericans.org $1,288
unitravel.net $1,688 urbandesign.org $1,200
palmaris.net $1,688 sweettooth.net $1,200
justheavenly.net $1,519 freeuse.net $1,188
hollysprings.org $1,519 brandnet.net $1,188
esmf.net $1,519 evergreengroup.net $1,100
allcovers.net $1,519 extenze.net $1,088
revived.net $1,500 smallpets.net $1,041
mysterious.net $1,500 giveonline.org $1,022
intelligentsia.net $1,500 huaxia.net $1,000

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

Country Codes

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:



Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 10, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 16, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 18

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Voip.it €10,000 = $14,409 Sedo
2. Göteborg.nu (IDN) €7,200 = $10,374 Sedo
3. 247.us $8,201 Sedo
4. DE.nu €5,100 = $7,348 Sedo
5. Kerstdagen.nl €3,250 = $4,682 Sedo
6. Phone.nu €3,100 = $4,466 Sedo
7. Org.nu €2,850 = $4,106 Sedo
8. Vista.es €2,352 = $3,389 Sedo
9. Conocer.es €2,300 = $3,314 Sedo
10. Hotelgids.be €2,250 = $3,242 Sedo

11. Bruidskleding.be €2,200 = $3,170 Sedo
12. Spam.nu €2,051 = $2,955 Sedo
13. Nachmieter-berlin.de €1,950 = $2,810 Sedo
14. Medatec.eu €1,900 = $2,737 Sedo
15. ExoticCars.tv $2,375 Sedo
16.
tie
TopTeam.de €1,500 = $2,162 Sedo
16.
tie
RoyalFlush.de €1,500 = $2,162 Sedo
18.
tie
HouseInsurance.me.uk £1,000 = $2,015 Sedo
18.
tie
BoatLoans.co.uk £1,000 = $2,015 Sedo
20.
tie
Free888.co.uk $2,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Adventure.us $2,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 deposited $1,081.

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 live auction. 

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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