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Deja Vu: Three More Six Figure Domain Sales Bask Atop the Big Board

They say good things come in threes and in terms of domain sales that was true this week as we saw three six-figure sales at the top of our sales chart for the second week in a row. This week's trio was more impressive in dollar terms though. Last week's three chart leaders totaled $400,000. The three that head this week's elite list more than doubled that figure, totaling $810,000

This week's top domain, Systematic.com also ties for the 6th biggest sale so far this year after going for $400,000 in a private sale. Canada's Texada Software sold the domain to Danish company Systematic Software Engineering A/S. A pair of domains from Moniker's SnapNames Live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West followed with #2 DVDs.com hitting $300,000 and #3 GarageSales.com ringing up $110,000.

By Ron Jackson

11 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West sales closed this week, so we expanded our usual Top 20 chart to 30 positions to accommodate those special event sales without obscuring the top sales from the everyday aftermarket venues. Sedo.com was the hot spot in the latter category, piling up 13 entries. #5 Exam.com led the way for them after scoring $75,000

.Com swept 23 of the 30 chart positions. The top alternate extension sale was #7 Tickets.mobi, a name purchased by Rick Schwartz for $60,000 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West. That was one of two .mobis on the leader board. The other was #28 (tie) Banks.mobi at $12,000 (also sold in the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction). Tickets.mobi and #9 Baseball.net ($52,500) both rank among the year's four biggest sales in our non .com Global Contenders category. 

There are four country code domains on the all extension chart, led by #15 KGB.co.uk at £18,000 ($35,600). That British ccTLD changed hands in a private transaction. Spain (.es), France (.fr) and Germany (.de) also made appearances on the Big Board. 

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 30:

 

The DN Journal Top 30 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 24, 2008 - Sun. March 30, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 1

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Systematic.com $400,000 Pvt Sale
2. DVDs.com $300,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. GarageSales.com $110,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. Skinny.com $80,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. Exam.com $75,000 Sedo
6. Hoax.com $70,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7. Tickets.mobi $60,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
8. Autograph.com $55,000 Sedo
9. Baseball.net $52,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
10. GreeceHotels.com €31,000 = $48,397 Sedo
11. Gags.com $45,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
12. IfLooksCouldKill.com $40,000 DomainDealer.com
13. CheddarCheese.com $37,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
14. Opt-In.com €23,990 = $37,453 Sedo
15. KGB.co.uk £18,000 = $35,600 Pvt Sale

16. Appartment.com $31,000 Sedo
17. BCE.com $28,001 Sedo
18. Jogger.com $25,201 NameJet
19.
tie
MyBuilder.com $25,000 Sedo
19.
tie
MaidServices.com $25,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
19.
tie
GreenPackaging.com $25,000 Sedo
22. Scooter.es €16,000 = $24,983 Sedo
23. VLAN.com $20,000 RickLatona.com
24. PLE.com €12,500 = $19,515 Sedo
25. QUD.com $18,500 Sedo
26. Cartegrise.fr €8,000 = $12,492 Sedo
27.
tie
Start-Up.de €7,700 = $12,023 Sedo
28.
tie
EuropeanAuto.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
28.
tie
Banks.mobi $12,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
28.
tie
AlaskanKingCrab.com $12,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

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 seven more five-figure sales just off the chart. Sedo had three of those; Auto-Tuning.de at $11,710, Greenster.com at $10,895 and MedicalDoctor.info at $10,500. NameJet.com hit the Daily Double with Hedges.com ($11,900) and Smithers.com ($11,660). The AfternicDLS also had another pair in this range with AthleticApparel.com ($11,000) and ChristianConnections.com ($10,250)

.Com Supporting Cast

There were hundreds solid four-figure sales this week and the AfternicDLS piled up more sales in that range than anyone else. Their winners included GetHealth.com at $9,053 and a pair at $9,000 each; Commercialization.com and BeachRealtors.com. OBGuide.com added $8,250 and StatesAttorney.com billed $8,000. DrivingRanges.com teed off on $7,455, ProgressiveEnergy.com generated $7,000 and EmergencyCredit.com dispensed $6,800

Also at the AfternicDLS, ConsumerFinancing.com banked $6,600, AutomobileInsuranceQuote.com came up with $6,500 and GreaterWashington.com went for $6,318. OnlineTaxFiling.com claimed $6,200, MicroInstruments.com dissected $6,066 and two others; SolarBuilding.com and Skyboards.com brought $6,000 each. ElectronicInstruments.com discovered $5,826, MolecularEngineering.com contributed $5,784 and DrivingMachines.com braked at $5,772. Isleta.com landed at $5,588 and KoreanMarket.com stocked $5,573

The AfternicDLS had 133 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,400 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $5,400
flavoredtobacco.com $5,400   puretherapy.com $2,888
realtyinsurance.com $5,333 italianshirts.com $2,888
quiker.com $5,188 familypsychiatry.com $2,813
purplegrapes.com $5,046 after40.com $2,800
nbonline.com $5,000 sourcepad.com $2,788
konform.com $5,000 homeenergysaver.com $2,788
itss.com $5,000 betteraccounting.com $2,788
atombomb.com $5,000 siway.com $2,688
mainsqueeze.com $4,973 electronicsguide.com $2,688
cellconnect.com $4,888 conaction.com $2,688
adsvision.com $4,888 cryptogames.com $2,650
italiansausage.com $4,853 funo.com $2,600
employeesafety.com $4,853 decasas.com $2,600
industrialarchitects.com $4,848 nowlegal.com $2,588
handwritingrecognition.com $4,818 seawing.com $2,550
institutionalholdings.com $4,800 dressblues.com $2,513
residentialpower.com $4,782 luckylink.com $2,500
autoattendant.com $4,764 lekarna.com $2,500
librarysciences.com $4,746 futuregolf.com $2,500
mapuche.com $4,500 chim.com $2,500
schoolabroad.com $4,470 treasuredreflections.com $2,488
psatest.com $4,470 glassesshop.com $2,488
newsnetworks.com $4,288 errandboy.com $2,488
businessinvestors.com $4,253 conferenceplanner.com $2,488
speechsoftware.com $4,200 execsuites.com $2,460
learningtechnologies.com $4,133 tradingcommunity.com $2,400
industrialflooring.com $4,133 vibeware.com $2,388
stria.com $4,088 uvprotection.com $2,340
singletown.com $4,088 itsector.com $2,300
aerocam.com $4,088 forestcertification.com $2,300
colorfilter.com $4,000 unimarc.com $2,288
pctechnicians.com $3,972 slowrock.com $2,288
physicalconditioning.com $3,953 scanlans.com $2,288
clearshot.com $3,800 orthostore.com $2,288
rvainc.com $3,688 exclusiveuse.com $2,288
earsnoseandthroat.com $3,678 biginsurance.com $2,288
managingpartners.com $3,653 bidmonitor.com $2,288
marketpenetration.com $3,600 peoplepleasers.com $2,213
legalfocus.com $3,500 visitpasadena.com $2,200
itranslators.com $3,500 storminternational.com $2,188
hitthis.com $3,500 hdbn.com $2,188
AutomobileInsuranceQuotes.com $3,500 bonecollector.com $2,188
individualhealthplans.com $3,480 internationalcapital.com $2,160
mindcenter.com $3,388 asianyellowpages.com $2,160
housecars.com $3,288 pertusa.com $2,100
institutionalinvestors.com $3,240 basicsafety.com $2,100
plancentral.com $3,192 wastebusters.com $2,093
raymeyer.com $3,188 molecularsciences.com $2,093
modernprinting.com $3,156 desktopcalendars.com $2,093
bookeditors.com $3,156 openpacket.com $2,088
officialtranscripts.com $3,112 prefabricatedhousing.com $2,033
getbenefits.com $3,066 organtransplantation.com $2,033
personalconsulting.com $3,054 domainspeculators.com $2,033
vintagebridal.com $3,053 wrsweb.com $2,000
toimitilat.com $3,000 wowcams.com $2,000
mailequipment.com $3,000 wealthylifestyle.com $2,000
linkscenter.com $3,000 trainit.com $2,000
gestalten.com $3,000 spumante.com $2,000
domainadvisors.com $3,000 san2.com $2,000
childishthings.com $3,000 psydoc.com $2,000
americancustom.com $3,000 mrrich.com $2,000
resellersolutions.com $2,940 harmonymedical.com $2,000
teamjackets.com $2,933 edgware.com $2,000
visittoday.com $2,888 earthtools.com $2,000
visitplanner.com $2,888 buymarine.com $2,000
steroidsources.com $2,888 bodmin.com $2,000
   bemobo.com $2,000

Back at Sedo TicketFly.com took in $9,000, Tyrosine.com soaked up $7,550 and Clics.com closed at $6,253. Ceso.com and PictureHouses.com posted $4,944 each while Dowo.com drew $3,800. SMSMail.com delivered $3,123 and BasicSafety.com secured $2,100. 888Women.com and MarketingNetworks.com notched $2,000 apiece and CheckBilling.com chipped in $1,988.

At NameJet Japs.com kicked in $8,200, BioNanoTechnology.com captured $5,600 and Marigolds.com sprouted $5,499. LuggageDirect.com unlocked $5,410, Hogarth.com hauled in $5,099, 1018.com dialed up $5,050 and TruckSupply.com took in $5,001. NameJet had 23 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,600 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet Sales Between $2,000 - $4,600
reino.com $4,600   supplyamerica.com $2,700
priorityone.com $4,233 jila.com $2,615
travelcuba.com $4,211 gulong.com $2,611
leadgenie.com $3,875 lactosefree.com $2,500
cassini.com $3,600 coolsprings.com $2,500
foodservicecareers.com $3,500 ipalmsprings.com $2,399
replicajersey.com $3,332 copley.com $2,325
financecareer.com $3,100 cameraready.com $2,300
trilux.com $3,090 castillayleon.com $2,261
blogosfera.com $3,000 ptouch.com $2,100
rainwaterharvesting.com $2,800 afgc.com $2,100
   fontmanager.com $2,050

At SnapNames.com Tuto.com turned in $6,666, Sandels.com slipped on $5,257 and InternetCareers.com attracted $3,512. BookTicket.com bagged $3,220, ComputerJournal.com reviewed $2,383 and Hadaf.com harvested $2,110. OnlineStability.com staked out $2,104, Samoyeds.com clocked in at $2,050 and FuturesBrokers.com fetched $2,024.

RickLatona.com sold LovesPark.com for $6,000 and got a $4,500 return from IncomeTaxRefunds.com.

In other completed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction, Heartworms.com hooked $6,000, Election2008.com voted yes on $3,500 and ConversionKits.com clicked for $3,453. PillowSets.com and DigitalGreetingCards.com welcomed $2,000 each and in a sale from Moniker's website, Dotaas.com deposited $2,050

Elsewhere, AwesomeDomains.net moved CasinoTradeshows.com ($2,500), AmateurDollars.com ($2,360) and NewYorkCityLuxuryCondos.com ($2,000). Meanwhile, DotcomDepot.com rang up $1,950 with TenYearsYounger.com

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

After sweeping the first seven positions on the Global Contenders chart last week, .mobi came back and took two of the top there spots this week. Tickets.mobi hit the top spot at $60,000 in one of the year's biggest GC sales. That name changed hands in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction as did #3 Banks.mobi at $12,000. In another auction sale, #2 Baseball.net drove home $52,500.

.Info put a pair of domain on the GC Top 20 led by #4 MedicalDoctor.info, sold for at $10,500 at Sedo. Sedo also had the top .org sale. #5 Articles.org at $9,000. .Org actually wound up with more chart entries than any other extension, seven in all.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending March 30:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 24, 2008 - Sun. March 30, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 1

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Tickets.mobi $60,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Baseball.net $52,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. Banks.mobi $12,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. MedicalDoctor.info $10,500 Sedo
5. Articles.org $9,000 Sedo
6. Scrapbooks.org $5,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7. Watches.mobi $5,268 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
8. Ciudadanos.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
9. BluRay.net $4,801 SnapNames
10.
tie
Warp.net $4,500 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
Camion.net $4,500 AfternicDLS

12. LVY.info $4,120 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
13. 3T.org $3,995 AfternicDLS
14. Virtu.org $3,488 AfternicDLS
15. Petaluma.org $3,401 NameJet
16.
tie
Ugly.net $2,750 Sedo
16.
tie
Try.mobi $2,700 Sedo
18. Webhost.org $2,500 Sedo
19. DesignerHandbags.net $2,475 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
20. PeopleFinders.org $2,200 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales off the chart and as they usually do, the AfternicDLS had the largest percentage of those. They moved MicroTech.net for $2,011 and got $2,000 each for TradeExpress.net, DailyJournal.net and CountryMusic.info.

The AfternicDLS rang up 29 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
494.net $1,900   filemanager.net $1,200
pieceofmind.net $1,800 smalloffice.net $1,188
estro.org $1,750 neoworks.net $1,188
458.net $1,750 lovenet.net $1,188
zuflucht.net $1,580 incontrol.net $1,188
lasereyesurgery.net $1,500 digitalsign.net $1,188
kruger.org $1,500 babyshowergifts.net $1,188
filibuster.org $1,500 urbanarts.org $1,100
christmaslights.org $1,500 bromley.info $1,088
insuranceshopper.net $1,488 recent.net $1,000
interaid.org $1,310 datingviolence.org $1,000
ibolt.net $1,288 computerrentals.net $1,000
eaglerock.net $1,288 caribbeanproperty.net $1,000
subculture.net $1,200 amitabha.org $1,000

At NameJet Emulation.net nabbed $2,050, GWM.net managed $1,500 and Engfnd.org grossed $1,265. Aiedrp.org gained $1,110 and ZipWorld.net went for $1,000

Back at Sedo, AutoInsurance.mobi billed $2,000, Hao123.org counted out $1,250 and Ecouter.net added $1,180. CruiseShip.mobi docked at $1,110, Phim.name found $1,010 and 5080.mobi dialed up $1,000.

SnapNames caged $2,000 with Gorillas.net and another $1,000 for Underneath.net. Elswehere, RickLatona.com landed $2,000 with Beagles.net.

Country Codes

It was a good week for the country codes with the top five domains all cracking the five-figure mark. Four of those made the all extension leader board you saw earlier and #5 Auto-Tuning. de just missed. The top sale you haven't seen is #6 Crabe.fr (French ccTLD) at €4,000 ($6,245). France had a huge week piling up 10 of the 20 Country Code chart positions - the most ever for the .fr extension.

As they always do, Sedo dominated the ccTLD action sweeping 19 of 20 chart entries. Only the private sale of #1 KGB.co.uk ($35,600) kept Sedo from running the  table. Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending March 23:



Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 24, 2008 - Sun. March 30, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 1

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. KGB.co.uk £18,000 = $35,600 Pvt Sale
2. Scooter.es €16,000 = $24,983 Sedo
3. Cartegrise.fr €8,000 = $12,492 Sedo
4. Start-Up.de €7,700 = $12,023 Sedo
5. Auto-Tuning.de €7,500 = $11,710 Sedo
6. Crabe.fr €4,000 = $6,245 Sedo
7. NTV.tv $5,680 Sedo
8. Interpretation-Reves.fr €3,000 = $4,684 Sedo
9. Reisesuchmaschine.at
("travel search engine" in German)
€2,700 = $4,215 Sedo
10. Vente-Privee.ru $3,900 Sedo

11. Edelstahl.eu
("high grade steel" in German)
€2,200 = $3,435 Sedo
12. Flirting.fr €2,000 = $3,123 Sedo
13. Holzdildo.de €1,800 = $2,810 Sedo
14. Treehouse.ca $2,760 Pool
15. TMP.fr €1,500 = $2,342 Sedo
16. Bookmakers.fr €1,500 = $2,342 Sedo
17. Bodysculpt.fr €1,400 = $2,186 Sedo
18. Republica.fr €1,000 = $1,561 Sedo
19. Monlivrephoto.fr
("my photo book" in French)
€1,000 = $1,561 Sedo
20. ACDC.fr €1,000 = $1,561 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had six more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart including Pokerstrategien.de ($1,551), MySoftware.co.uk ($1,384) and Poker-bόcher.de (IDN) at $1,327. Arabesque.fr added $1,249, Yosemite.tv tuned in $1,200 and U.je (Jersey ccTLD) drummed up $1,061.

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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