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770.com 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:

 

The DN Journal Top 30 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 7, 2008 - Sun. April 13, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 15

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 770.com 175,000 = $343,208 Sedo
2. SmartTrade.com $72,000 AfternicDLS
3. Vet.net $35,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. VideoShop.com $30,990 Sedo
5. Jewellers.com $30,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. XLive.com $26,222 Sedo
7. Reos.com $25,000 AfternicDLS
8. BusinessConsultants.com $22,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
9. AromatherapyCandles.com $22,000 Moniker/AS
10. Ventureon.com $20,300 Moniker
11.
tie
AceBucks.com $20,150 Moniker
11.
tie
Nosebidet.com $20,150 Moniker
13.
tie
WoodCabinets.com $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
13.
tie
Cabinets.net $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15. Stereotypes.com $19,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

16. CollectorPlates.com $18,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
17. MidwestCity.com $18,000 RickLatona.com
18.
tie
Preacher.com $17,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
18.
tie
ChocolateChips.com $17,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
20. GreenCard.org $17,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
21. DoorHardware.com $16,655 NameJet
22. CreditScores.net $16,500 SnapNames
23. Kontor.com $15,501 SnapNames
24.
tie
WorldPhones.com $15,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
24.
tie
Lunatic.com $15,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
26. GlobalVentures.com $15,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
27. BusinessBox.com 9,000 = $14,213 Sedo
28. HiDefStore.com $13,111 SnapNames
29. HighDefStore.com $13,055 SnapNames
30. FitTracker.com $12,500 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 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 at TDNAM.com

.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 below:

Additional NameJet Sales Between $2,000 - $4,601
degreefinder.com $4,601   furnas.com $3,100
geci.com $4,302 earthism.com $3,100
thecostumeshop.com $4,300 supercup.com $2,900
souche.com $4,300 flyingmachines.com $2,900
portlandmortgage.com $4,099 mintchocolate.com $2,860
asthmadoctors.com $3,920 screalestate.com $2,500
intimidation.com $3,900 internetwedding.com $2,422
resolucion.com $3,700 campton.com $2,200
infoscape.com $3,600 symmetrics.com $2,100
directoffers.com $3,400 fundraisingprograms.com $2,100
intac.com $3,300 espan.com $2,100
starve.com $3,100 formenonly.com $2,062

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 cornered $6,159

Sedo had 18 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,600. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo Sales Between $2,000 - $5,600
goso .com $5,600   buylamps .com $2,775
fishingpictures .com $5,529 zebit .com $2,750
coriander.com $5,300 pevo.com $2,700
looted .com $4,000 inim .com $2,610
fasila.com $3,500 webhostingrating.com $2,500
leatherdealer .com $3,325 egraduate .com $2,500
logpost .com $3,288 counsels .com $2,250
to2.com $3,200 gaxa.com $2,050
rdio .com $3,200 dogrule .com $2,000

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 each.

The AfternicDLS had 104 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
qualitytraining.com $4,000   kgbweb.com $2,500
namevault.com $4,000 kgbmusic.com $2,500
i-page.com $3,888 JumboTravel.com $2,500
airportrental.com $3,800 jewelryappraisals.com $2,500
trugen.com $3,688 interactivearchitect.com $2,500
medicalimplant.com $3,588 doubleback.com $2,500
ciudadano.com $3,500 dcgi.com $2,500
bkyn.com $3,500 cityspotlight.com $2,500
wechseln.com $3,388 iconsume.com $2,488
griddata.com $3,388 collegefootballnation.com $2,488
leatherdealer.com $3,325 catalystfilms.com $2,488
kgbvodka.com $3,300 trophyproperty.com $2,388
ukcash.com $3,288 royalrest.com $2,388
markedet.com $3,288 toolmarket.com $2,300
logpost.com $3,288 songhut.com $2,300
searchwhois.com $3,100 statusphere.com $2,288
skifriends.com $3,088 photo-art.com $2,288
gotbeef.com $3,088 oview.com $2,288
videoshowplace.com $3,070 floraflora.com $2,288
getel.com $3,000 efirefly.com $2,288
clickpartner.com $3,000 chinesesky.com $2,288
alphahosting.com $3,000 blindsfirst.com $2,288
cumulate.com $2,900 richmonduponthames.com $2,230
politicaldynamics.com $2,888 nextbest.com $2,200
planetchaos.com $2,888 kgbco.com $2,200
nydigital.com $2,888 ourdreamteam.com $2,188
manicdepressives.com $2,888 eventshopping.com $2,188
globalreservation.com $2,888 yesyoga.com $2,088
cashuk.com $2,888 whatsonyourmind.com $2,088
addictiontherapy.com $2,888 organicresources.com $2,088
abworld.com $2,888 mypsych.com $2,088
travelit.com $2,800 loseweighttoday.com $2,088
natureeducation.com $2,800 geopros.com $2,088
greenbusinessawards.com $2,800 buildingup.com $2,088
aboutfilms.com $2,788 ladoctors.com $2,030
buylamps.com $2,775 USDataBank.com $2,000
tarotreader.com $2,700 tlcproperties.com $2,000
silverlightning.com $2,688 superfan.com $2,000
pro-power.com $2,688 statems.com $2,000
majordonors.com $2,688 statelegislatures.com $2,000
legalcorner.com $2,688 shopstuff.com $2,000
imagesunlimited.com $2,688 salesassessment.com $2,000
asecondlife.com $2,688 rivi.com $2,000
topvip.com $2,616 rightonline.com $2,000
sleepguide.com $2,616 mstech.com $2,000
kgbnet.com $2,600 momstime.com $2,000
rappack.com $2,588 koreaconsulting.com $2,000
lovech.com $2,588 gamegazette.com $2,000
asset-tracking.com $2,588 equiweb.com $2,000
songvault.com $2,500 ChinaCellPhone.com $2,000
searchingforgod.com $2,500 browserbox.com $2,000
medizinforum.com $2,500 atlasfilms.com $2,000

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 attracted $4,250

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:

Additional Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Sales Between $2,000 - $8,800
674.com $8,800   savemore.com $2,950
MuscleTone.com $5,890 DomainNameCheck.com $2,950
SyntheticDiamond.com $5,000 freeonlinegambling.com $2,530
ArtificialNails.com $5,000 singleparenting.com $2,475
CreditReferences.com $4,500 KidsBlog.com $2,360
MarriageRecord.com $4,420 HotDiscount.com $2,360
Bangs.com $4,303 laughfest.com $2,310
CaliforniaGrill.com $4,120 freeonlinecasinogames.com $2,300
redundant.com $3,530 thetoilet.com $2,230
MotorcyclesForRent.com $3,530 titaniumcards.com $2,199
SexyValentineGifts.com $2,990  

 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.

And finally, at HuntingMoon.com BabyHQ welcomed $2,000.  

Global Contenders (.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 four.

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 TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Vet.net $35,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Cabinets.net $20,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. GreenCard.org $17,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. CreditScores.net $16,500 SnapNames
5. ParisSportifs.org 6,000 = $9,475 Sedo
6. ComNet.net $8,000 AfternicDLS
7. IPL.net 5,000 = $7,891 Pvt Sale
8. JOL.net $7,500 Pvt Sale
9. ShortAddress.info 4,100 = $6,475 Sedo
10. UnitedTraditions.org $6,188 AfternicDLS

10.
tie
Camino.net $6,000 AfternicDLS
12. Simple.info 3,500 = $5,527 Sedo
13. Gears.org $4,888 AfternicDLS
14. Ferien.org $4,749 SnapNames
15. BarStools.net $4,540 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
16. Studieren.net $4,190 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
LasikEyeSurgery.net $4,060 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
17.
tie
InkCartridges.net $4,060 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
19.
tie
Pittsburgh.mobi $4,000 Sedo
19.
tie
4X.org $4,000 RickLatona.com

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 implanted $1,925.

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 apiece. 

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 hosted $2,905

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:

Additional AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,888
remotebackup.net $2,888   kindernet.org $1,400
ress.net $2,688 zimmervermittlung.net $1,300
tusovka.net $2,488 thekgb.net $1,300
transtar.net $2,488 antithesis.net $1,300
salus.net $2,488 salameh.net $1,288
end2end.net $2,288 maddesign.net $1,288
tangle.net $2,088 worldpeaceforum.org $1,228
amabile.net $1,988 consequences.org $1,088
bigscreens.net $1,688 catalystmarketing.net $1,088
placard.net $1,650 businesstravel.info $1,075
ageless.org $1,600 madeiras.net $1,028
pferdefutter.net $1,520 xsweb.net $1,000
searcher.net $1,500 wellnesszone.net $1,000
ecorporation.net $1,500 preparation.org $1,000
aircompressors.net $1,500 groenendael.net $1,000
thinkfast.org $1,488 foreigncurrency.org $1,000
rehobothbeach.net $1,488  

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

Country Codes

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:



Country Code Top 20
 Highest 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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Pompeachaleur.fr 5,500 = $8,686 Sedo
2. Italienurlaub.de 5,000 = $7,896 Sedo
3. Coursparticulier.fr 3,500 = $5,527 Sedo
4. Poker.to $5,401 Sedo
5. KX.eu 3,173 = $5,011 Sedo
6. Collectorz.eu 3,000 = $4,737 Sedo
7. PokerNet.eu 2,500 = $3,948 Sedo
8. JQ.eu $3,315 Sedo
9. Kidopia.de 1,810 = $2,858 Sedo
10. Mancuso.fr 1,800 = $2,843 Sedo

11. Stylen.de 1,405 = $2,219 Sedo
12. Jeuxdepoker.fr 1,300 = $2,053 Sedo
13.
tie
TZR.de 1,100 = $1,737 Sedo
13.
tie
KE.be 1,100 = $1,737 Sedo
15.
tie
TravelMarket.es 1,000 = $1,579 Sedo
15.
tie
Toldo.es 1,000 = $1,579 Sedo
15.
tie
Solutioncredit.fr 1,000 = $1,579 Sedo
15.
tie
Seiwert.eu 1,000 = $1,579 Sedo
19. Connections.la $1,500 NicExpress
20.
tie
Kelcredit.fr 900 = $1,421 Sedo
20.
tie
Eurolimp.es 900 = $1,421 Sedo
20.
tie
Costello.fr 900 = $1,421 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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. 

At NicExpress.com 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 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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