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Casino.de Hits €400,000 Jackpot To Lead This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Denmark's Balslev Media has acquired Casino.de for €400,000 ($625,060 at the exchange rate on the day of this writing - March 18). That was the biggest domain sale reported this week and one of the largest .de (German country code) sales ever. The press release announcing the sale incorrectly stated that it was a record price for a German domain (Poker.de sold for €695,000 ($957,937) last July) but it still ranks right up there. 

This domain has gone through a number of owners and featured different content from time to time. Balslev is starting from scratch again, using the domain as a German language guide to casino gaming to complement their English language site that does the same thing at Online-Casinos.com.

By Ron Jackson

Sedo.com also easily broke the six-figure barrier with #2 Tests.com at £88,000 ($176,505) and #3 Relative.com almost cleared the bar as well after changing hands for $95,000 in a private transaction. Seven sales from last month's Moniker SnapNames Live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C West conference also closed this week, led by #4 Psychiatrists.com at $88,240

14 of the 20 chart entries were .coms. The other six slots were shared by a trio of .nets, two ccTLDs and a .mobi.  The leading .net was #7 (tie) Invest.net, sold in the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction for $45,000. .Mobi got on the board with #15 (tie) Shows.mobi at $20,000 (also sold at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West). The second country code on the elite list was #19 DNA.se (Swedish ccTLD), sold for €12,750 ($19,922) at Sedo.

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 16:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 10, 2008 - Sun. March 16, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. March 18

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Casino.de €400,000 = $625,060 Pvt Sale
2. Tests.com £88,000 = $176,505 Sedo
3. Relative.com $95,000 Pvt Sale
4. Psychiatrists.com $88,240 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. Niche.com $85,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. Surveyors.com $68,988 NameJet
7.
tie
Invest.net $45,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7.
tie
Crocodile.com $45,000 SnapNames
9. DiscountStores.com $36,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
10. G2G.com $35,450 Moniker

11.
tie
Handhelds.com $30,000 Sedo
11.
tie
Antidepressant.com $30,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
13. Bobbleheads.com $29,112 Sedo
14. HotelStaff.com $25,000 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Swimming.net $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15.
tie
Shows.mobi $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15.
tie
DiscountHardware.com $20,000 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
CreditCrunch.com $20,000 RickLatona.com
19. DNA.se €12,750 = $19,922 Sedo
20. Equipt.net $18,000 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.

There were two more five-figure sales just off the chart. Healthify.com dispensed $15,000 via GetRichSlowly.com and GayWedding.com got a $10,100 reception at Sedo.

.Com Supporting Cast

We also saw the usual bevy of solid four-figure sales this week, led by ShopLink.com ($9,810) at SnapNames. They also sold CashBackMortgage.com ($6,500), SmartCredit.com ($5,501) and ShoeSpot.com ($5,501)

CheatCCC.com chalked up $3,700, TuningCars.com turned the corner at $3,500 and IndiaPress.com produced $3,100. Rula.com rounded up $2,600, PrinceWilliam.com presented $2,395, BuenosAiresArt.com penciled in $2,075 and CCCheat.com chipped in $2,060.

At NameJet.com HoldIt.com corralled $8,200, MotorZone.com revved up $7,101 and Unethical.com drew $6,700. MortgageProviders.com banked $6,666, ToyWagon.com tugged $6,600, MotorTrade.com trucked in $5,199 and ShakeIt.com drummed up $5,026. NameJet had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional NameJet Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
powerwheelchair.com $5,000   greenanswers.com $2,600
windproof.com $4,900 cardboardtube.com $2,533
thefly.com $4,744 ilovemybrand.com $2,510
weatheralmanac.com $4,300 rube-goldberg.com $2,475
hostingjobs.com $4,200 seatrek.com $2,433
ereceipts.com $4,000 orks.com $2,100
breezeway.com $4,000 ehmac.com $2,100
tiel.com $3,800 concertpianist.com $2,100
keisercollege.com $2,756 orthopedicphysicians.com $2,099
mobil9.com $2,719 biagio.com $2,000

Back at Sedo Sidenote.com secured $8,000, QWC.com clicked for $7,501 and Faubourg.com found $7,032. DayTours.com attracted $6,858, RomanticMovies.com did $5,157 at the box office and Play-Online.com dealt out $5,000

TopFinancial.com, EveryWedding.com and YourDreamDress.com zipped up $4,500 each while MotionOne.com went for $4,000. Snaparazzi.com and SpaTimes.com soaked up $3,000 each and PlayBaccarat.com brought $2,930. Consulting1.com contributed $2,580 while Maub.com and Gaxa.com grossed $2,050 each.

At the AfternicDLS Tekmate.com and SkilledTrades.com tied down $6,000 each and MediaVida.com delivered $5,700. PRVN.com and Agios.com added $5,000 apiece while APCL.com and Welcomers.com wound up at $4,600 each. Twillingate.com and Zinco.com cranked out $4,500 apiece and CarCop.com blew the whistle on $3,580. ResearchAmerica.com returned $3,500, SouthlandBuilders.com hammered out $3,488 and USAdventures.com booked $3,388

The AfternicDLS had 68 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,288. You can check those out in the table below.

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
prolocal.com $3,288   aplusprinting.com $2,340
meteocam.com $3,288 forestcertification.com $2,300
grandcanyontravel.com $3,288 notinmyhouse.com $2,288
herbalsolutions.com $3,255 informationalliance.com $2,288
place2b.com $3,088 careerminded.com $2,288
benefitcard.com $3,080 1webhost.com $2,288
therapysessions.com $3,000 conviva.com $2,285
skyguy.com $3,000 intelligentpeople.com $2,280
finanzplanung.com $3,000 securegroup.com $2,200
shredaway.com $2,900 helphub.com $2,200
ticketdiscounters.com $2,888 equalfooting.com $2,200
slimware.com $2,888 diet-food.com $2,200
dogcoach.com $2,888 yourwarstory.com $2,188
unleashpotential.com $2,788 cricketleague.com $2,188
newhomeindex.com $2,788 tumbarumba.com $2,115
foto24.com $2,788 ocgd.com $2,100
wilweb.com $2,750 fantasypark.com $2,100
usbeds.com $2,750 dripdrop.com $2,100
modernfashion.com $2,688 juicestore.com $2,088
horsepost.com $2,688 grandfortune.com $2,088
grouptrip.com $2,688 cyberfinances.com $2,088
fineclothing.com $2,688 cooperatif.com $2,088
theriley.com $2,588 yourlandscape.com $2,000
gmcom.com $2,588 theschoolstore.com $2,000
consulting1.com $2,580 prodigysolutions.com $2,000
ZapMatrix.com $2,500 personalidentification.com $2,000
organicoranges.com $2,500 livestudios.com $2,000
nativespeakers.com $2,500 investment-advisers.com $2,000
moldinspections.com $2,500 fasttech.com $2,000
christmasplanner.com $2,500 deluxeentertainment.com $2,000
propertyandhomes.com $2,488 bullypulpit.com $2,000
logotool.com $2,488 bcrs.com $2,000
popsearch.com $2,450 ashbourne.com $2,000
nanosol.com $2,350 agenttraining.com $2,000

In other Moniker auction sales from the Internext Expo PornstarGalleries.com generated $7,500, AsianGays.com gained $6,000 and CanadianSex.com captured $2,500. At the same event, Moniker sold a matching set of three domains; AdultDVDs.com, AdultDVDs.net and AdultDVDs.org in one lot for $55,000.  In a completed sale from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West PuppyCrates.com pulled $2,602.

In sales at Moniker's home website, PalmBeachGolf.com and AtlanticCityGolf.com went in a two-name package for a total of $10,208. Moniker also sold DirectAccomodation.com ($4,649), Zendurl.com ($3,649), IDBusiness.com ($3,125) and Lemu.com ($2,625).

Elsewhere, RickLatona.com sold PieceOfMind.com for $5,500 and Peter Askew picked up OxfordMississippi.com for $2,750 in a private sale.

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

The top four names on the Global Contenders chart also made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. The GC leader, Invest.net, also ranks among the four biggest sales in this category so far this year after going for $45,000.

The top GC sale you haven't seen is #5 Bail.org at $7,000. That name was sold in Moniker's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction. That was one of four .orgs in the top ten but .net won the overall numbers game taking 13 of the 20 chart entries. .Mobi scored twice and .info got on the board with #7 Annunci.info, sold at Sedo for $4,219

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending March 16:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 10, 2008 - Sun. March 16, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 18

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Invest.net $45,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2.
tie
Swimming.net $20,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2.
tie
Shows.mobi $20,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. Equipt.net $18,000 Sedo
5. Bail.org $7,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. YJ.org $5,500 AfternicDLS
7. Annunci.info €2,700 = $4,219 Sedo
8. Danmark.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
9. 06.org €2,550 = $3,984 Sedo
10. Geodomains.org $3,950 Sedo

11. Abitur.mobi
("secondary school diploma" in German)
€2,500 = $3,906 Sedo
12. DomainTools.net $3,588 AfternicDLS
13. Entwickler.net
("developer" in German)
€2,272 = $3,550 Sedo
14. Tidemark.net $3,500 AfternicDLS
15. Sucking.net $3,000 Pool
16. OnlineLawyer.net $2,888 AfternicDLS
17. WorldEducation.net $2,650 Sedo
18. SchoolSupplies.net $2,600 SnapNames
19. Megastore.net €1,610 = $2,516 Sedo
20. ChristmasLights.net $2,500 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales off the chart. The AfternicDLS once again got the lion's share of those - 40 in all. Their list included KitchenAndBath.net ($2,388), MegaStore.net ($2,373) and Briefcases.org ($2,350). BusinessNetwork.org kicked in $2,300, MicroClear.net notched $2,088 and SecureSystem.net locked down $2,030

The AfternicDLS rang up 34 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
weblawyer.net $1,888   bwdc.net $1,475
pelon.net $1,888 jcsl.net $1,401
nativespeakers.net $1,888 pcon.net $1,388
paradiseproperties.net $1,830 petowners.net $1,370
costumeshop.net $1,760 sleepingbag.net $1,300
goldbach.net $1,700 internetlawyer.net $1,300
megastore.org $1,689 datacenters.net $1,300
unlike.net $1,688 zoneweb.org $1,288
safecall.net $1,688 newarts.org $1,288
midcap.net $1,688 officechair.net $1,250
foldingchairs.net $1,600 qualityhealth.net $1,200
adhere.org $1,588 netlawyers.net $1,088
willowglen.org $1,500 marketiq.net $1,088
timesharesmls.net $1,500 lawyeronline.net $1,088
earthjobs.net $1,500 cashregisters.net $1,088
markenschuhe.net $1,489 vidasana.net $1,050
goodhope.net $1,488 realestatetv.net $1,000

At Sedo, Repair.mobi sewed up $2,272, Megastore.org stocked $1,791 and Amistad.net nailed $1,700. F10.net fetched $1,500, PetOwners.net perched at $1,370 and TVOnline.mobi tuned in $1,350. SleepingBag.net rolled up $1,300 and SPV.biz brought $1,251

At SnapNames Vitamin.mobi swallowed $2,050 while WebStatistics.net, UAP.net and BusinessPayroll.net banked $1,500 each. MaleEscorts.net attracted $1,420 while RXZ.net and DZJ.net added $1,080 each. QMQ.net and iLoan.net landed $1,050 apiece. 

NameJet.com sold PetNames.net ($2,200), Gasket.net ($1,600) and Technorati.net ($1,310). Elsewhere, Hoes.net dug up $2,400 at the Moniker/Internext auction and in private sales, TSI.biz earned $1,200 and FIO.biz bagged $1,000

Country Codes

Casino.de towered over the Country Code chart after that massive €400,000 sale that also led our all extension leader board. That also ranks as the 5th biggest sale in any extension so far this year. That was one of eight .de domains (German country codes) on this week's ccTLD leader board. Great Britain's .co.uk was also strong with five chart entries including #3 TelecomJobs.co.uk at £3,900 ($7,828). That name was sold at Sedo, a venue that swept 17 of the 20 chart positions.

The European Union's .eu had three chart entries while Sweden (.se), Spain (.es), the United States (.us) and Canada (.ca) had one each.  Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending March 16:



Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 10, 2008 - Sun. March 16, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. March 18

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Casino.de €400,000 = $625,060 Pvt Sale
2. DNA.se €12,750 = $19,922 Sedo
3. TelecomJobs.co.uk £3,900 = $7,828 Sedo
4. FBI.de €4,999 = $7,810 Sedo
5. Netball.co.uk £3,500 = $7,025 Sedo
6. Bodyguards.co.uk £3,100 = $6,222 Sedo
7. Accurates.co.uk £2,900 = $5,821 Sedo
8. Notebook-Shop.eu €2,000 = $3,125 Sedo
9. MMO.es €2,000 = $3,125 Sedo
10. Coupled.co.uk €1,950 = $3,047 Sedo

11. CSS-Hilfe.de €1,651 = $2,579 Sedo
12. DBL.eu €1,500 = $2,344 Sedo
13. Tierzόchter.de (IDN) €1,420 = $2,219 Sedo
14. FreeTube.de €1,400 = $2,188 Sedo
15. Zusatzverdienst.de
("auxiliary income" in German)
€1,350 = $2,110 Sedo
16. Reisemobil.eu
("travel mobile" in German)
€1,100 = $1,719 Sedo
17. TexasMortgage.us $1,600 AfternicDLS
18. TV-Stars.de €1,000 = $1,563 Sedo
19. Miniaufkleber.de €1,000 = $1,563 Sedo
20. Occasions.ca $1,050 Pool

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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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