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Moniker Floors It to Take Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart With a $275,000 Transaction

The final week of the 2008 domain sales season was a short one with Christmas falling at mid-week and shutting business down around the world. Given the timing it was a decent sales week even though the volume of sales was understandably light. Moniker heads the new Top 20 chart after closing the $275,000 sale of Floor.com (a name they auctioned off at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York). Moniker also closed another sale from that event, booking $30,000 for #6 Hometown.com.

The AfternicDLS closed one of their biggest sales of the year to nail down the #2 spot with Modern.com at a cool $160,000. They had another top five entry with MastersDegrees.com at $48,000 and wound up taking three chart positions overall.

  

By Ron Jackson

Numeric domains continue to show strength with 94.com changing hands for $81,000 in a private sale. The buyer, Virtual Network SA, already owned eight two-digit .coms (08.com, 22.com, 34.com, 44.com, 55.com, 82.com, 85.com and 92.com) so this new acquisition will fit right in with their rare portfolio.

Sedo had another powerhouse performance, piling up 12 of the 20 chart entries. Their string of hits began with #4 Toners.com at $55,600. Sedo also accounted for four of the five non .com domains that made the all extension leader board, selling two ccTLDs, a .net and a .info. Their top seller in that group was #9 Money.eu (European Union country code), a name that banked $20,005

RickLatona.com and TDNAM.com were the other venues earning chart honors this week. Latona hit the target with #11 (tie) Arrows.com at $16,000 while TDNAM scored with #17 Colleague.com at $10,005.

Another sale worth noting this week, even though it was an active website rather than a domain only sale, was a $3.85 million deal that saw YP.com go to YellowPages.com LLC. Blogger Michael Berkens spotted the sale in the company's latest SEC filing. 

Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 28:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 22, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 28, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 30

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Floor.com $275,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
2. Modern.com $160,000 AfternicDLS
3. 94.com $81,000 Pvt Sale
4. Toners.com $55,600 Sedo
5. MastersDegrees.com $48,000 AfternicDLS
6. Hometown.com $30,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
7. Fazza.com 20,000 = $28,800 Sedo
8. PlayTube.com $20,500 Sedo
9. Money.eu $20,005 Sedo
10. Hunk.net $17,000 Sedo

11.
tie
JJJ.com $16,000 Sedo
11.
tie
Arrows.com $16,000 RickLatona.com
13. Aktien.ch
("shares" in German)
10,099 = $14,240 Sedo
14. BroadbandChoices.com 10,000 = $14,100 Sedo
15. 9P.com $13,000 Sedo
16. Gas.info 7,300 = $10,293 Sedo
17. Colleague.com $10,005 TDNAM
18. 123Pets.com $10,000 Sedo
19. SJM.net $9,900 AfternicDLS
20. 7on7.com $7,700 Sedo

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

Sedo led the .com supporting cast with Choctaw.com ($7,400) and Orkur.com ($7,200). Their hit list also included AGJ.com at $6,200 and a pair at $5,000 each; MYIC.com and PIIE.com. ContentBroker.com was close behind at $4,999 and LEFU.com added $4,701

Sedo had 23 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,600. You can check those out in the table below.

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$4,600
btpn.com $4,600   digital-office.com $2,600
significados.com $4,230 maidenname.com $2,500
sybilla.com $4,230 sivix.com $2,500
3ooo.com $4,100 diamondweddingring.com $2,450
e-textil.com $3,948 pehu.com $2,315
regenschirme.com $3,666 stocktrac.com $2,300
spotmark.com $3,000 gesellschaftsspiel.com $2,250
resultsinstallment3.com $2,973 eurosafe.com $2,161
marigolds.com $2,900 domainwhoisprivacy.com $2,150
usenetwork.com $2,900 musicbus.com $2,000
tool24.com $2,820 phrasebook.com $2,000
teamoftheyear.com $2,700  

In another trio of sales from Moniker, PrisonBreakStreaming.com drew $7,088, PimpMySize.com posted $4,949 and eHydroponics.com cultivated $4,575

The AfternicDLS stepped back up to the plate with BabyBuy.com and StocksPicks.com and batted home $6,000 apiece with those. They also scored with HousePro.com ($5,900), CatalogsOnline.com ($5,788) and CouponsBlog.com ($5,500).

PetCostumes.com donned $5,000, Next3D.com displayed $4,988, TestQ.com kicked in $4,688 and MaleIncontinence.com leaked $4,188. The AfternicDLS had 37 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
isoflavones .com $4,000   asiapacificgroup.com $2,400
crazybike.com $3,388 thestartinggate.com $2,388
golff.com $3,188 videobio.com $2,388
jollyday.com $3,188 bitmaster.com $2,300
gabinetes.com $3,000 geekmobile.com $2,300
netbalance .com $3,000 grannyannie.com $2,188
thanksto .com $3,000 importpartner.com $2,128
giftability.com $2,788 comparetool.com $2,088
childcaretoday.com $2,688 urbantales.com $2,088
floor-heating.com $2,688 herbalaid.com $2,010
novastudio.com $2,600 cadeiras.com $2,000
thanksforcoming.com $2,588 consumercar.com $2,000
warmemorials.com $2,542 digicube .com $2,000
callforless.com $2,500 membershipmanager.com $2,000
momusic.com $2,500 sarcon.com $2,000
newhomedesigns .com $2,500 savegreat.com $2,000
thisisamerica.com $2,500 snow-blower.com $2,000
waterchemistry.com $2,500 texastime.com $2,000
smartersites.com $2,488   

At NameJet.com NewYorkShopping.com bagged $5,600, Cigarros.com exhaled $5,322 and DoubletreeHotel.com booked $5,100. Tippecanoe.com rowed ashore with $4,951 while AdrenalineJunkie.com and KeyboardCovers.com collared $2,988 each. 

CowboyArt.com unveiled $2,610, Buscando.com brought $2,600 and ChampCarWorldSeries.com braked at $2,523. K2K.com cornered $2,500 and Okaloosa.com landed $2,167

Elsewhere, SnapNames.com attracted $4,001 for Svenska.com, VentureNames.com pounded out $2,500 with DrumTube.com and CougarCountry.com changed hands for $2,000 in a private sale.

Afternic Domain Auctions

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

Hunk.Net hooked the top spot on this week's Global Contenders Top 20 chart with the $17,000 sale at Sedo that you saw on the all extension leader board earlier in this report. Gas.info ($10,293) and SJM.net ($9,900) also made the Big Board in addition to landing in the top three on the GC list. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #4 Acquire.net, sold for $6,500 by VentureNames.com.

The .nets ran wild this week piling up 16 of the 20 chart entries. .Info and .org split the remaining openings with two each. Several different venues shared in the bounty but Sedo and the AfternicDLS led the way with 7 and 6 charted domains respectively.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending December 28:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 22, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 28, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 30

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Hunk.net $17,000 Sedo
2. Gas.info 7,300 = $10,293 Sedo
3. SJM.net $9,900 AfternicDLS
4. Acquire.net $6,500 VentureNames
5. ScratchCards.net $6,088 Sedo
6. Brooks.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
7. LSP.net $4,500 VentureNames
8. Nido.net 3,000 = $4,230 Sedo
9. Vibration.net $3,500 AfternicDLS
10. WordPressThemes.net $3,055 TDNAM

11. HealthClubs.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
12. EJSHockey.net 2,000 = $2,820 Sedo
13. TriOmega.net $2,500 NameJet
14. HumanPerformance.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
15. Bid.info $2,350 Sedo
16. SouthFlorida.net $2,300 SnapNames
17. ChromePlugins.org $2,250 Sedo
18. Fatigue.net $1,850 NameJet
19. SolarTech.net $1,800 AfternicDLS
20. Aiesecindia.org $1,660 NameJet

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 

There were 23 more four-figure sales just off the chart. TDNAM has the highest of those with Xeber.net at $1,627 and they added $1,117 for PreventSuicide.net.  

NameJet lit things up with Generate.net at $1,600 and they also moved Billboards.org ($1,445), Literary.org ($1,355) and Architettura.net ($1,300). ScienceCongress.org legislated another $1,101 while Bifff.org banked $1,070 and Showgirls.net attracted $1,035

At the AfternicDLS WallDecor.net notched $1,588, Accro.net nabbed $1,488 and ReversePhoneLookup.info found $1,200. UBay.net nailed $1,088 and two others; Morosos.net and iLead.net located $1,000 apiece. 

Back at Sedo Managers.org made $1,550, StudentSuccess.org secured $1,500 and PetDrugs.info dispensed $1,300. Acquisti.net drilled $1,188, Alkohol.net downed 840 ($1,184), LADM.net doled out $1,103 and Anecdotes.org delivered $1,000.

SnapNames also cashed a winning ticket with Lottos.org at $1,105

Country Codes

A pair of five-figure sales headline this week's Country Code Top 20. A very nice European Union ccTLD, Money.eu, sits on top of the chart after going for $20,005 at Sedo, a venue that swept 20 of the 22 chart positions (the extra spots resulted from a three-way tie for the final opening). They also sold the Swiss ccTLD that took the runner-up spot, Aktien.ch ("shares" in German) at 10,099 ($14,240).

Both of those domains also made the all extension Top 20 you saw earlier. The highest ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet are #3 LegalCentre.co.uk at $5,760 and HorseRacing.hk (Hong Kong country code) at $5,040

TDNAM took the two openings that Sedo didn't claim, scoring with a pair of .tv domains; #7 Descargar.tv ($2,904) and #16 Advertisements.tv ($1,615). Sedo also had a .tv sale with #8 (tie) Fino.tv at $2,500.

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending December 28:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Dec. 22, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 28, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 30

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Money.eu $20,005 Sedo
2. Aktien.ch
("shares" in German)
10,099 = $14,240 Sedo
3. LegalCentre.co.uk 4,000 = $5,760 Sedo
4. HorseRacing.hk 3,500 = $5,040 Sedo
5. Geschirrspueler.eu
("dishwasher" in German)
3,000 = $4,230 Sedo
6. Gutswein.de 2,800 = $3,948 Sedo
7. Descargar.tv $2,904 TDNAM
8.
tie
Entertainment.eu $2,500 Sedo
8.
tie
Fino.tv $2,500 Sedo
10. CompuFix.nl 1,750 = $2,468 Sedo

11. DE.mw 1,700 = $2,397 Sedo
12. China-Gruppenreisen.de
("China groups" in German)
1,510 = $2,129 Sedo
13.
tie
GHD.in 1,500 = $2,115 Sedo
13.
tie
WorldStar.de 1,500 = $2,115 Sedo
15. Luxe.co.uk $2,000 Sedo
16. Advertisements.tv $1,615 TDNAM
17.
tie
IKA.in $1,500 Sedo
17.
tie
SimplyHired.fr $1,500 Sedo
17.
tie
Wenjian.cn $1,500 Sedo
20.
tie
Adsmart.nl 1,000 = $1,410 Sedo
20.
tie
EuroClean.de 1,000 = $1,410 Sedo
20.
tie
Home-Town.de 1,000 = $1,410 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

In additional four-figure sales off the chart, Sedo sold Segelurlaub.eu ($1,269), RockStar.us ($1,200) and Rasierer.eu ($1,199). They also moved Incubate.co.uk ($1,152), Phone.to ($1,150) and Abspiel.de ($1,058).

TDNAM booked $1,127 for CheapTires.tv and $1,004 for Paranormal.tv

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 Domain Sales Center 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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