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Year's Biggest Sale To Date Leads the Weekly Domain Sales Parade

Illinois data recovery company ESS Data Recovery purchased DataRecovery.com for $1,659,000 this week in the largest domain sale reported thus far in 2008. It was also the year's second 7-figure sale, joining Cruises.co.uk ($1,099,798) at that lofty level. There were also a pair of six-figure sales this week. Florida-based Elysium Internet, Inc. purchased Auditors.com for $125,000 in a private transaction and Skyport.com produced $101,000 at Sedo.com

There were 20 solid five-figure sales and five other names that sold for $25,000 and up at the AfternicDLS all would have charted had they not been subject to non-disclosure agreements. 

.Com enjoyed its usual chart dominance taking of 15 of 20 positions but .net also has a good week, putting three names in the first ten and taking four chart entries overall.

By Ron Jackson

#6 Holland.net led the way for that extension, selling for $27,500 at SnapNames.  #8 (tie) Casino777.net followed after being sold by DomainNameCatalog.com via Sedo for $20,000

There was also one ccTLD on the Big Board. DotcomAgency.com sold #14 InternetBusiness.co.uk (Great Britain's country code) for £7,500 ($14,833). Dotcom Agency's Ian Andrew told us that was the company's first .co.uk sale.

Sedo and SnapNames each placed seven names on the elite list to lead all venues. Sedo sold #18 AC360.com for £6,500 ($12,901) for Shop360.com, a site that specializes in names with the "360" suffix. 

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 2:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 25, 2008 - Sun. March 2, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. March 4

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. DataRecovery.com $1,659,000 Pvt Sale
2. Auditors.com $125,000 Pvt Sale
3. Skyport.com $101,000 Sedo
4. GayBondage.com $41,180 SnapNames
5. ElReino.com
("The Kingdom" in Spanish)
€24,440 = $37,161 Sedo
6. Holland.net $27,500 SnapNames
7. 0800Hotels.com €17,500 = $26,608 Sedo
8.
tie
Casino777.net $20,000 Sedo
8.
tie
2Games.com $20,000 AfternicDLS
10. Offers.net $19,000 SnapNames

11. Subscriptions.net $17,000 SnapNames
12. FNU.com $15,502 Sedo
13. MintCoins.com $15,000 SnapNames
14. InternetBusiness.co.uk £7,500 = $14,833 DotcomAgency
15.
tie
SkyGuide.com $14,500 SnapNames
15.
tie
IndustrialSupplies.com $14,500 Sedo
17. Amatures.com $13,770 SnapNames
18. AC360.com £6,500 = $12,901 Sedo
19. Euclid.com $12,100 NameJet
20. e-Partners.com $12,088 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 three more five-figure sales just off the chart. Stallions.com rustled up $12,000 at SnapNames while the AfternicDLS sold GetMy.com for $11,000 and MensSuit.com for $10,000

.Com Supporting Cast

There were loads of four-figure .com sales supporting the headline names. At SnapNames WebTips.com went for $9,000, NakedGames.com bared $4,780 and three others; FXBrokers.com, DrunkBabes.com and CornerBar.com downed $4,000 each. BirdLovers.com sighted $3,800, Marginal.com called in $3,306 and FundInvestments.com returned $3,000

Rochefort.com fetched $2,910, AfricanWeddings.com welcomed $2,655 and two others, SlimFoods.com and CityLifeSearch.com found $2,500 apiece. N2O.com drew $2,351, Gitana.com got $2,250 and another trio, iPuzzles.com, EcoProject.com and DiscoveryCruises.com docked with $2,000 each aboard.

At the Afternic DLS CanadaExpress.com delivered $8,600, GeoExpress.com provided $7,788 and LinuxSolutions.com sold for $7,650. RestaurantConsultants.com recommended $7,500, Boxet.com wrapped up $6,688 and AllLocal.com landed $5,750. ConstructionSystems.com secured $5,288, NaturalChannel.com tuned in $5,100 and PrettyPoison.com produced a $5,001 antidote.

AfternicDLS sold five other domains for $5,000 each. That group included Nycos.com, GeoBusiness.com, FMTransmitters.com, Croak.com and ColorCode.com. CulinaryTours.com cooked up $4,688 and DBSolutions.com kicked in $4,488. The AfternicDLS had 98 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
money4life.com $4,000   expertexpress.com $2,500
mataura.com $4,000 cudos.com $2,500
jobsinhawaii.com $4,000 bigjet.com $2,500
DallasSports.com $4,000 AdThis.com $2,500
printware.com $3,988 greenforestry.com $2,488
presense.com $3,970 thesponsorship.com $2,470
ncww.com $3,889 ecobrokers.com $2,450
ultimateedge.com $3,780 youcredit.com $2,400
happycouples.com $3,750 tradingblock.com $2,300
gracchi.com $3,600 floorprotection.com $2,300
bestrateinsurance.com $3,600 littlestep.com $2,288
generalchemical.com $3,510 learningcube.com $2,288
upwardspiral.com $3,500 kissyface.com $2,288
sskk.com $3,500 dvmgroup.com $2,288
patientsguide.com $3,500 animalcompanion.com $2,288
mainelawyers.com $3,500 newbatteries.com $2,220
theperformancenetwork.com $3,480 systembackup.com $2,200
autoatlas.com $3,388 askthepro.com $2,190
repairtime.com $3,288 glorylane.com $2,188
prolly.com $3,200 bolddesign.com $2,188
skyvault.com $3,100 artevent.com $2,125
reliancetechnology.com $3,088 dataarchiving.com $2,100
getlivehelp.com $3,088 maxadventure.com $2,088
viter.com $3,000 earthkeeper.com $2,088
licensedproducts.com $3,000 crazydesigns.com $2,088
designingwomen.com $3,000 7million.com $2,088
uspharma.com $2,888 pregnancyprevention.com $2,003
publicopinions.com $2,888 voiceboards.com $2,000
onlinelawfirm.com $2,888 synergywellness.com $2,000
fullsound.com $2,888 silverbar.com $2,000
cnext.com $2,888 searchsales.com $2,000
speedymoney.com $2,836 santacruzlawyers.com $2,000
boostcredit.com $2,750 redswan.com $2,000
MOBSHOP.com $2,700 radionuclides.com $2,000
onenow.com $2,688 progressivegroup.com $2,000
moneymore.com $2,688 phonetophone.com $2,000
cygroup.com $2,688 montanalawyers.com $2,000
healthfare.com $2,600 lifereward.com $2,000
digitalmedialibrary.com $2,533 hirebug.com $2,000
suncredit.com $2,500 hardlopen.com $2,000
successlinks.com $2,500 foodinternational.com $2,000
soulradio.com $2,500 e-lectures.com $2,000
sitesite.com $2,500 ecologik.com $2,000
serviceinstitute.com $2,500 downloadcards.com $2,000
promotionservices.com $2,500 dnagenetics.com $2,000
picsplus.com $2,500 coolingtech.com $2,000
npod.com $2,500 biggerprofits.com $2,000
governmentlink.com $2,500 artistmarketing.com $2,000
fhcs.com $2,500 agentplus.com $2,000

At RickLatona.com, Lilburn.com and Alabaster.com banked $8,500 each, MountZion.com peaked at $6,700 and Piranhas.com took a bite out of $5,000

Back at NameJet, HomeAndPersonalSecurity.com locked up $8,500, IYK.com contributed $7,211 and ZCP.com posted $6,700. MagazineDeals.com attracted $5,300, Veno.com clicked for $5,001, IslandHolidays.com enjoyed $3,500 and JustChairs.com seated $3,433

NameJet had 23 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,200 that are listed in the table below.

Additional NameJet Sales Between $2,000 - $3,200
justarrived.com $3,200   jacksorbetter.com $2,250
webperfume.com $3,130 bolivianos.com $2,150
longbeachairport.com $3,102 christelle.com $2,111
insidetrader.com $2,975 westernmedia.com $2,100
rech.com $2,900 pokerguys.com $2,100
vitalized.com $2,700 isaca.com $2,100
smartwarranty.com $2,600 10steps.com $2,100
60601.com $2,600 countrygoldradio.com $2,080
bootrepair.com $2,378 galaxysound.com $2,015
snowsurfing.com $2,300 uclc.com $2,000
cherrybusters.com $2,300 papst.com $2,000
acapulcovacations.com $2,300   

At Sedo BeatHillary.com cast a $7,000 ballot, Sperme.com clicked for €3,150 ($4,789) and Prediccion.com called for €2,650 ($4,029). Miss21.com made $4,000, Dowo.com dispatched $3,800 and UltimateEdge.com captured $3,780.

Fuerabordas.com bagged €2,000 ($3,041), FertilityAdvice.com focused on $2,797 and CyGroup.com generated $2,688. SoulRadio.com and GamerPoints.com each posted $2,500, Lbtya.com yielded $2,200 and four others; SearchSales.com, Re-Design.com, GetPaidToDoNothing.com and AACSB.com brought $2,000 apiece. 

Elsewhere HuntingMoon.com sold Authenticities.com for $2,500

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

In the Global Contenders race it was a big week for .net as that extension swept all of the first ten positions and took 13 of 20 places overall. You saw the top four domains on the all extension leader board earlier. The highest sale you haven't seen is #5 Wrestlers.net, sold at SnapNames for $7,500. Onion.net and Cakes.net were close behind at $7,000 each.

The highest non .net sale was #11 Compraventa.info ("purchase" in Spanish), a name that went for €3,000 ($4,561) at Sedo. The first .org on the board was #12 Kreditrechner.org ("credit calculator" in German), also sold at Sedo for €2,450 ($3,723). .Mobi made an appearance at #15 (tie) after booking $3,000 for Bill.mobi at Moniker.com.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending March 2:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb. 25, 2008 - Sun. March 2, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 4

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Holland.net $27,500 SnapNames
2. Casino777.net $20,000 Sedo
3. Offers.net $19,000 SnapNames
4. Subscriptions.net $17,000 SnapNames
5. Wrestlers.net $7,500 SnapNames
6.
tie
Onion.net $7,000 AfternicDLS
6.
tie
Cakes.net $7,000 SnapNames
8. Vender.net $6,500 AfternicDLS
9.
tie
Top100.net $6,000 AfternicDLS
9.
tie
Parachute.net $6,000 AfternicDLS

11. Compraventa.info
("purchase" in Spanish)
€3,000 = $4,561 Sedo
12. Kreditrechner.org
("credit calculator" in German)
€2,450 = $3,723 Sedo
13. ColonCleanse.net $3,500 AfternicDLS
14. Cadzand.info €2,250 = $3,421 Sedo
15.
tie
StrategicPlanning.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Bill.mobi $3,000 Moniker
17. Transcription.org $2,950 AfternicDLS
18. BridalShower.net  $2,888 AfternicDLS
19. Seguridad.org  $2,800 AfternicDLS
20. MedicalDoctor.org  $2,500 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

The AfternicDLS has more entries on the GC chart than any other venue and their success continued as they claimed the bulk of the uncharted four-figure sales as well. They swept up $2,100 with AreaRugs.org and added $2,000 apiece for Reactors.org and AspenLeaf.net.

The AfternicDLS rang up 31 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,900. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$1,900
fountainpens.net $1,900   gundogs.org $1,480
chainsaws.net $1,900 viia.net $1,408
perils.org $1,788 pdks.net $1,339
infocomm.net $1,775 spearhead.net $1,300
ehrlich.org $1,770 suchmaschineneintrag.net $1,290
pibs.net $1,737 truthinadvertising.org $1,200
lightworks.net $1,688 officechairs.org $1,200
greenstore.net $1,688 mediacentre.net $1,188
edepot.net $1,688 iamgod.org $1,010
internat.net $1,680 taxsoftware.net $1,000
Forestry.biz $1,600 mencentral.net $1,000
resurgence.net $1,500 kidscooking.net $1,000
moblog.net $1,500 hotelsinitaly.net $1,000
maleki.net $1,488 completeit.net $1,000
englishcourses.net $1,488 clearlake.net $1,000
carre.org $1,488   

At Sedo, 529Plans.org and Palestra.mobi penciled in $2,000 each, Toldo.org added €1,200 ($1,825) and Forex.name notched $1,500. VacationRentals.mobi booked $1,320 and MusicVideo.info drummed up $1,114

At NameJet, Mesquite.org grilled up $1,987, JIB.net drew $1,850 and EBI.net billed $1,800. They also sold BuyGreenRealEstate.net for $1,001.  

PPCIncome.com collected $1,750 for Schwartz.info while SnapNames sold InfoMap.mobi ($1,500) and MBU.net ($1,260). SnapNames also moved RML.net ($1,116) and Huis.net ($1,060).

Country Codes

The $14,883 sale of InternetBusiness.co.uk that we told you about earlier topped this week's Country Code chart, almost doubling the $8,400 turned in by Mylan.de at the AfternicDLS. Six names on this week's ccTLD leader board are IDNs (International Domain Names) led by #3 Südsee.de sold at Sedo for €5,110 ($7,769). Sedo traditionally dominates the country code chart and they did again this week, sweeping 16 of the 20 charted sales.

Pool.com got on the board with their $5,300 sale of #4 Calories.ca (Canadian cTLD). Germany's popular .de extension had an especially powerful performance this week, raking in 13 of 20 chart entries including #5 Reisebörse.de (another IDN) at €2,900 ($4,409).

Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending March 2:



Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Feb. 25, 2008 - Sun. March 2, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. March 4

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. InternetBusiness.co.uk £7,500 = $14,883 DotcomAgency
2. Mylan.de $8,400 AfternicDLS
3. Südsee.de (IDN) €5,110 = $7,769 Sedo
4. Calories.ca $5,300 Pool
5. Reisebörse.de (IDN) €2,900 = $4,409 Sedo
6. Vergleicher.de €2,650 = $4,029 Sedo
7. GPAC.de €2,600 = $3,953 Sedo
8. Autorecambios.es €2,500 = $3,801 Sedo
9. JQ.eu $3,315 Sedo
10. Kindergärten.de €2,085 = $3,170 Sedo

11. CanadianPersonals.ca $3,101 Pool
12. Göteborg.de (IDN) €2,000 = $3,041 Sedo
13. NDS.eu €1,850 = $2,813 Sedo
14. Drogenaufklärung.de (IDN)
("drug information" in German)
€1,750 = $2,661 Sedo
15.
tie
Sportversand24.de €1,550 = $2,357 Sedo
15.
tie
PowerInternet.de €1,550 = $2,357 Sedo
17.
tie
Skihit.de €1,500 = $2,281 Sedo
17.
tie
Icad.fr €1,500 = $2,281 Sedo
19. Bürodienste.de (IDN) €1,350 = $2,053 Sedo
20. Tiefkühlschrank.de (IDN) 1,250 = $1,900 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were ten more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart and Sedo accounted for all but one of those. The exception was SnapNames' $1,530 sale of Gals.tv.

The Sedo sales included two more IDNs; Strandhäuser.de ($1,654) and Urlaubsländer.de ($1,522).They also sold SantoDomingo.de ($1,612) and five others at €1,000 ($1,520) each. That group included SalesJobsLondon.co.uk, Parisenligne.fr, Military.fr, Fliegbilliger.de and Booking.to. Sedo also sold Alzheimers.us for $1,000

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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