Dials Up Over $343,000 In This Week's Top Domain Sale
7 was a lucky number this week as Sedo.com
brokered a big £175,000 ($343,208) sale of 770.com to
easily take the top spot on our weekly chart. The domain was
purchased by European online gaming operator Casino770. The
price for that domain was almost five times larger than #2 SmartTrade.com,
a name that tallied $72,000 at the AfternicDLS.
A late wave of completed sales from the Moniker.com
live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
West in February finally hit the beach this week. As a
result we expanded our usual Top 20 chart to 30 positions,
something we do on these occasions so that special event sales
don't obscure the transactions that occurred at the every day
venues. 13 of those auction sales made the Big Board with #3 Vet.net
leading the way at $35,000.
By Ron Jackson
Moniker got another top ten entry with
their sale of #9 AromatherapyCandles.com for $22,000
in a live auction at the Affiliate Summit. Add in three sales
from their every day site and Moniker wound up having a hand in 17
chart entries this week.
Sedo put three names in the first ten,
including #4 VideoShop.com at $30,990 and took
four positions overall. SnapNames
matched that number and the AfternicDLS also had multiple chart
positions with three.
.Com had a dominating week, sweeping
26 of the 30 slots. The remaining four openings went to a trio of
.nets and a .org, #20 GreenCard.org at $17,000.
There were several unconfirmed blog posts
this week indicating that Dot Zinc Ltd. had purchased Money.co.uk
for $2,400,000, which would be a record for a British
ccTLD sale. However, we have not been able to confirm that price
and the sites that did mention the number gave no attribution for
where that figure came from. Certainly it is a very valuable name
and Dot Zinc has quickly installed a nice full-featured site on the
domain. If they eventually elect to confirm the price they paid we
will let you know.
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, April 13:
DN Journal Top 30
Domain Sales - Mon. April 7, 2008 - Sun. April 13, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. April 15
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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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.
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There were nine more five-figure sales just off
the chart and Sedo had four of those - a quartet of 3-letter
.coms; TYL.com ($11,500), NCJ.com ($10,100), DJL.com
($10,100) and TXH.com ($10,000). SnapNames sold SoloSex.com
for $11,700. Moniker moved Kerry.com for $12,250
and in a pair of sales from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction they rang up $10,120 for SexStuff.com and $10,000
for DillPickles.com. Meanwhile, Froyo.com fetched $10,255
.Com Supporting Cast
The biggest deal in the strong supporting cast of
four-figure transactions was NameJet's $9,900 sale of Airhorn.com.
They also scored with NoPainNoGain.com ($9,300), Prisa.com
($8,600) and FreeXPictures.com ($7,299). CareerListings.com
commanded $6,555, NetFish.com reeled in $5,911
and CollegeAmerica.com kicked in $5,901. HomeTools.com
chopped up $5,220 while OnlineFX.com and Ipex.com
pulled $5,000 apiece.
NameJet had two dozen more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to just over $4,600. You can see those in the table
NameJet Sales Between $2,000 - $4,601
Back at Sedo JFU.com drew $9,100, VYI.com
corralled $8,000 and PokerClick.com raked in $7,896.
MotorBoot.com bagged $7,107, Fela.com found $6,700,
i-port.com posted $6,317 and Flansche.com
Sedo had 18 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,600. Those are listed in the table below:
Sedo Sales Between $2,000 - $5,600
As they do week in and week out, the AfternicDLS
piled up dozens upon dozens of additional four-figure sales. Their
roster included MDPI.com ($9,000), TechIt.com ($8,000) and
a pair at $7,000 each - Pisma.com and Chloroform.com.
Magnetoscope.com detected $6,788, DirectTechnology.com
produced $6,120 and PersonalizeThis.com penciled in $5,850.
ForexStrategy.com mapped out $5,400, JustWeather.com
scorched $5,088 and two others; GunSpace.com and FitNow.com
notched $5,000 apiece. VoiceMailboxes.com left a $4,730
message, Boewe.com brought $4,500 and another
pair; EgyptLive.com and CompareOptions.com discovered $4,488
The AfternicDLS had 104 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
you can check out in the table below.
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
Moniker sold CarsGame.com from their website
for $8,200. In sales from their live auction at the Affiliate
Summit, they ladled out $8,000 worth of ChineseNoodles.com
while PregnancyCenters.com produced $6,750. VintageAirplane.com
and Bombers.com blew up $5,750 apiece and SkateboardsForSale.com
FreeVehicles.com fired up $3,000, Battlefields.com
blasted $2,750 and BrooklynAppraisals.com came in at $2,250.
Two others; RomanticGreetingCards.com and
NewYorkCityLuxuryCondos.com contributed $2,000 each.
Moniker had another 21 sales close from their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West
live auction. Those are listed in the table below:
Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Sales Between $2,000 - $8,800
In still another Moniker auction sale, Slamming.com
sold for $3,500 at the Internext Expo.
In a pair of private sales, PortableFuelCell.com
generated $6,050 and iClassical.com tuned up with $5,000.
Back at SnapNames, HDTravel.com cruised to $3,700,
MarketingPrograms.com paid out $3,100 and Rakefree.com
returned $2,850. SystemLogic.com launched $2,300
and Commercial-Loans.com landed $2,000.
At TDNAM, BloodyVirgins.com buttoned up $3,500,
AuthenticJordans.coms chalked up $2,805, Relian.com
reached $2,256 and Neflix.com screened $2,255.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
.Net ruled the Global Contenders chart
this week taking 11 of the 20 entries including the top two
and six of the first eight positions. .Org put three in the first
ten and claimed six spots overall. The final three openings went to
a pair of .infos and a .mobi.
The first four names on this chart all made the
all-extension leader board you saw earlier. The top name you haven't
seen yet is #5 ParisSportifs.org, sold at Sedo for €6,000
($9,475). Six of the charted domains were just closed sales from
the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction. The AfternicDLS led the
everyday venues with five names on the Top 20 and Sedo racked up
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending April 13:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April
7, 2008 - Sun. April 13, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect April 15
As usual, there were dozens of additional four-figure sales
off the chart. The Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction
accounted for 13 of those led by Things.net ($3,519), EngagementRing.net
($2,426) and Mob.mobi ($2,199). Gowns.net unzipped
$2,090, LoanCalculators.org totaled $2,000 and HairSurgery.net
Complaints.net and OldStamps.net licked
$1,650 each while LasikEyeSurgeons.net, LasikClinics.net
and BeautyParlors.net posted $1,180 each. Opthamologists.org
and BiomedicalTechnology.org added $1,000
Back at the AfternicDLS, Bookshelf.org banked
$3,500, BlueLabel.net peeled off $3,488 and Baked.org
brought $3,474. HolyGuran.org hauled in $3,360,
Characters.net played $3,000 and ThermalHotel.net
The AfternicDLS had 33 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $2,888. You can check those out
in the table below:
AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,888
At Sedo Golfing.mobi chipped in $3,500,
SAF biz booked $3,160 and StockLots.net located
$3,158. Authorize.org dispensed $3,100, Aircon.net
clicked for $2,945 and MKG.net nailed $2,250. Rented.net
returned $2,150, Buzzer.biz sounded $2,069
and Ageless.org attracted $1,600. Vols.mobi made
$1,579, FreePorn4U.org piped in $1,500 and RML.net
nabbed $1,405. Profession.net earned $1,250
and HotWebsite.net went for $1,000.
NewHomesForSale.net fared well at $3,000
in a private sale. Meanwhile at NameJet, Kuwait-info.org
connected for $2,850, Alisveris.net added $2,600
and IFL.org distributed $1,901. ApplyCreditCard.net
filed $1,600, Biological.org dissected $1,566
and RCM.org rang up $1,551. Circa.org secured $1,100
and MUV.net unveiled $1,010.
SnapNames sold Permit.org for $2,618 and
at TDNAM TwoCW.net tuned in $1,285 while Searchomatic.info
found $1,185. PufferList.net presented $1,005
and KHNetwork.net delivered $1,000.
France's .fr extension had a big week claiming
seven entries on our new Country Code Top 20 (there are
actually 22 positions dues to a three-way tie for the final spot).
#1 Pompeachaleur.fr led the way after selling for €5,500
($8,686) at Sedo - a venue that was clicking on all cylinders
sweeping 21 of the 22 chart entries.
The European Union's .eu put five names on
the elite list while Germany (.de) had four and Spain (.es)
three. The other countries represented this week were Tonga
(.to), Belgium (.be) and Laos (.la).
Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack
up for the week ending April 13:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. April 7, 2008 - Sun.
April 13, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. April 15
Sedo had seven more four-figure country code sales
just off the chart led by Guildford.tv ($1,300), Mousepads.eu
($1,263) and Liquor.tv ($1,250). Oleologie.fr and
Naturopatia.es each served up $1,105 while UsedAutoParts.info
and UD.tv tuned in $1,000 apiece.
a trio of .la domains sold for $1,000 each; AdultMovies.la,
AdultFilms.la and AdultIndustry.la.
At the AfternicDLS Patchworld.eu posted $1,051.
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.