of Six Figure Sales Reign Over This Week's Expanded Domain Sales
A huge wave of completed sales from
last month's Moniker/SnapNames
Live domain auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
West hit this week's chart so, as we have done in the
past, we are expanding our usual Top 20 chart to 40 positions. That
keeps the everyday venues from getting lost among the many special
All told, Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. sales
accounted for 20 of the 40 chart entries with another auction sale
from Moniker's live event at the Affiliate West Summit also
making a big impact as it hit the Big Board in the #1 position. That
name was Offer.com, a domain that commanded $180,000.
The other domains cracking the six-figure barrier this week
were Porn.mobi and AutoClassifieds.com, a pair of
names that each attracted $110,000 in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
auction in Las Vegas.
By Ron Jackson
finally broke through the Moniker logjam at the top of the elite
list with their $30,000 sale of #5 Penitence.com.
After Moniker, Sedo.com
had the most chart entries placing five names landing on the leader
board with #13 Cellulitis.com leading the way for them at $20,200.
.Mobi, the new extension aimed at
mobile devices, had a good week charting five domains with all of
those selling in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. live event. At $26,000
#7 Property.mobi joined Porn.mobi in the first ten. The only
other non .com domains on the Top 40 were a pair of British country
code names led by #33 HomeMortgage.co.uk,
sold at Sedo for £6,100 ($12,235). .Com was even more
dominant than usual piling up 33 of 40 chart entries.
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, March 23:
DN Journal Top 40
Domain Sales - Mon. March 17, 2008 - Sun. March 23, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. March 25
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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prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases.
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There were five more five-figure sales just off
Moniker had a hand in three more sales at this level with Naked.mobi
($10,500) and Doctor.mobi ($10,000) selling at
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. and GetInsuranceQuotes.com ($10,200) moving on
their main website. The AfternicDLS
supplemented their two chart entries with Kosmic.com at $10,000
also banked $10,000 with TabooTube.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
We also saw the usual truck load of solid four-figure
sales this week, led by InBusiness.com, sold at NameJet.com
for $9,110. They also scored with DMVRecords.com ($8,664),
LDSBooks.com ($7,600) and StarNine.com ($7,260). EcoCar.com
seated $7,100 while IncomeOpportunity.com and
Hocking.com hauled in $6,900 each.
Skycell.com connected for $6,500, Sandbagger.com
secured $6,100 and JobShops.com earned $5,700. SportCamp.com
and AllDiets.com downed $5,099 apiece and KidsFootwear.com
slipped on $5,098.
NameJet had 21 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
you can check out in the table below.
NameJet Sales Between $2,000 - $4,266
Back at the AfternicDLSWFK.com kicked in $8,880, Aido.com added $6,000
and Exclusivo.com drew $5,500. There was a four-name
pack at $5,000 each that included Tadin.com, Suyu.com,
OverIP.com and BlackPower.com. ThinkPos.com
posted $4,900, DVDHub.com displayed $4,688 and WorldPharma.com
wrote a $4,600 prescription. Sungen.com sold for $4,288
and Wickedly.com went for $4,088.
The AfternicDLS had 67 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
$4,000. You can check those out in the table
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
At SnapNames.comJamaicaWedding.com celebrated $8,253, SmartCredit.com
clicked for $5,501 and Recete.com returned $5,058.
Mastorbation.com bagged $4,066, FreeLoanQuotes.com
found $3,211 and IndiaPress.com presented $3,100.
LondonAir.com landed with $3,099 on board, HotFreeLayots.com
launched $2,395, Lucerna.com discovered $2,189
and XLog.com recorded $2,050.
The hits kept coming at Sedo with GVQ .com
($7,244), IfIWas.com ($3,600) and DebtValidation.com
($3,300). BestFreeware.com downloaded $3,100, SimpleSites.com
attracted $3,000, Owariya.com docked at $2,500
and MensDaily.com delivered $2,288.
In some other completed live auction sales from
Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Matzo.com balled up $8,240, FacialRecognition.com
revealed $4,180 and SchoolOfLaw.com laid down $3,094.
In Moniker's live sale at the Affiliate West Summit, FurnitureDiscounts.com
captured $7,500, GrillRecipes.com whipped up $4,100
and AnnuityPolicy.com penciled in $2,500. Also, Hiri.com
harvested $2,463 and MoneyBackOffers.com rebated $2,000.
At Moniker's website, SpanishGirl.com generated $5,149.
Elsewhere, INTM.com changed hands for $5,000
in a private sale, EuropeanArt.com rang up $4,500 at RickLatona.com
and ABAB.com banked $4,100 at Pool.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
.Mobi completely ruled the Global Contenders chart
this week sweeping the first seven positions and taking nine places
overall. All of those sales were make in Moniker's SnapNames Live
auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West in Las Vegas last month. We've
already told you about the first seven sales on this chart (all
broke the five-figure mark).
The top name you haven't seen yet is #8 Ridoe.net,
sold at NameJet for $8,101. That was one of six .nets
in the Top 20. .Org was right behind with five entries. The
top .org was #9 (tie) Neo.org, a name that notched an even $7,000
at the AfterniicDLS. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending March 23:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March
17, 2008 - Sun. March 23, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect March 25
There were dozens of additional four-figure sales
off the chart and once again the AfternicDLS gathered the biggest
share of those. They got a $2,688 jolt from ElectricFence.net
while MyInfo.org generated $2,288 and two others; Immobilize.net
and NewsToday.net turned in $2,000 each.
The AfternicDLS rang up 25 more GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $1,750. Those are listed in the
AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$1,750
The AfternicDLS sold two other names through Sedo
- Yayin.net ($1,900) and eRegistry.net ($1,500).
Meanwhile at Sedo CommunityResources.org rounded up $2,400
and OnlineCoupons.net clipped $1,700.
At SnapNames SchoolSupplies.net picked up $2,600,
Poets.net penned $1,555, EscrowLawyer.net won
a $1,500 judgment and Lori.net nabbed $1,462.
At NameJet DiscountFurniture.net drew $2,200,
Feathers.org floated $1,955, CarQuotes.net
notched $1,120 and Tornados.net tore
through $1,100. .
Elsewhere Pool moved Tenmien.net for $2,100
and Moniker sold a pair of names at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
auction, Discs.net ($1,650) and Baja.mobi ($1,465).
A pair of British co.uk domains head the Country Code
chart this week as both of those cracked the five-figure
mark. #1 HomeMortgage.co.uk sold for £6,100 ($12,235)
while #2 OnlineRoulette.co.uk attracted €7,000 ($10,940).
Both of those domains were sold at Sedo.com.
The #3 slot when to MyLan.ch (Switzerland's
country code), sold for $9,600 at the AfternicDLS. Sweden
put five names on the leader board with that group paced by Rik.se
("rich" in Swedish) at €3,500 ($5,471). All of
those .se domains were sold through MissDomain.com.
America's .us country code put three representatives
on the elite list, led by #11 AEC.us at
$2,000. Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack
up for the week ending March 23:
Code Top Sellers
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. March 17, 2008 - Sun.
March 23, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. March 25
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.