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Blockbusters Take a Breather But Three Dozen Five-Figure Deals Dot This Week's Domain Sales Report

No completed six-figure or higher sales were reported this week but there were three dozen solid five-figure sales. While we wait to see if the recent auction for Pizza.com (ending at $2.6 million) successfully closes, the door was left open for a lot of mid-range domains to take the spotlight.

The AfternicDLS had the best of those and gave .net a rare turn in the top position after selling FilmSchool.net for $49,501. That was one of five chart entries for Afternic and they put another .net in the first five with #5 Trabajo.net ("work" or "job" in Spanish) at $34,000.

We again expanded the usual Top 20 by ten positions this week to make room for another round of completed auctions from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West sale in February (plus one from the iDate conference live auction). Six of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction sales landed on the leader board, led by GoldDigger.com and GoldDiggers.com at $40,000 each.

By Ron Jackson

Sedo.com had another big week claiming 14 of the 30 chart positions. Their roster was led by #4 Bobblehead.com at $36,000. Sedo had sold the plural version of that domain last month for $29,112. Sedo put three more names in the top ten; N5.com ($25,500), SGN.com ($25,001) and NeoNet.com ($21,500) and also had the highest country code sale with #18 Voeding.nl (Netherlands ccTLD with a keyword that means "food" in Dutch) at €10,000 ($15,878).

The Castello Brothers, who seldom sell domains, made their first chart appearance after deciding to let #17 JupiterIslandRealEstate.com go for $17,500. Jupiter Island is a wealthy enclave off Florida's Atlantic Coast, close to where Michael and David Castello of the Castello Cities Internet Network grew up in Boynton Beach.

There is a fair amount of variety on this week's chart. In addition to 20 .com domains, there are five .nets, a .org and four country codes (.nl, .tv, .lu and .de, with the latter three representing Tuvalu, Luxembourg and Germany respectively). Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 20:

 

The DN Journal Top 30 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 14, 2008 - Sun. April 20, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Wed. April 23

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FilmSchool.net $49,501 AfternicDLS
2.
tie
GoldDigger.com $40,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2.
tie
GoldDiggers.com $35,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. Bobblehead.com $36,000 Sedo
5. Trabajo.net
("work" or "job" in Spanish)
$34,000 AfternicDLS
6. N5.com $25,500 Sedo
7. SGN.com $25,001 Sedo
8.
tie
JeansStore.com $25,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
FreeMovieDownload.com $25,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
10. NeoNet.com $21,500 Sedo
11.
tie
GNP.com $21,000 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
BreastSurgeon.com $21,000 Sedo
13. Blu-Ray.net €13,000 = $20,640 Sedo
14.
tie
Lifesaver.com $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
14.
tie
Betuni.com $20,000 Sedo

16. OnlineBooty.com $18,830 Moniker/iDate
17. JupiterIslandRealEstate.com $17,500 Castello Brothers
18. Voeding.nl
("food" in Dutch)
€10,000 = $15,878 Sedo
19. GlobalVentures.com $13,950 AfternicDLS
20. XEL.com $13,121 Sedo
21. SierraMadre.com $13,024 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
22. Show.org $13,000 Pvt Sale
23. Viajar.tv €8,100 = $12,856 Sedo
24. WhoIs.lu €8,000 = $12,703 Sedo
25.
tie
NewYorkCheesecake.com $12,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
25.
tie
Daryl.com $12,000 RickLatona.com
27. 30.net €7,100 = $11,273 Sedo
28.
tie
79.net €7,000 = $11,115 Sedo
28.
tie
Mode24.de €7,000 = $11,115 Sedo
30. SteelFurniture.com $11,099 NameJet

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 six more five-figure sales just off the chart. The AfternicDLS had three of those; MedicalSupplies.net ($11,000), Welcome.tv ($10,000) and Deliverer.com ($10,000). Moniker moved two more; Wolfenstein.com ($10,200) and SpinBikes.com ($10,200) and Sedo sold Cadxp.com for $10,000.  

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet..com led the always huge four-figure sales contingent with SoldierOfFortune.com at $9,700. Their list also included IMLS.com ($7,500), SumterCounty.com ($6,584) and a pair at $5,600 each; WritingServices.com and BikeRoom.com.

JapanFood.com cooked up $4,999, Elaon.com landed $4,400 and Askari.com added $4,200. Warfield.com went for $4,139, FamilySites.com secured $4,100, MountainTravel.com ascended to $3,988 and Firebirds.com skidded to a $3,900 stop. NameJet had 31 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,810. You can see those in the table below:

Additional NameJet Sales Between $2,000 - $3,810
controlvalve.com $3,810   paintingclass.com $2,551
outsourcingservices.com $3,600 gifter.com $2,500
pet-products.com $3,200 advancemed.com $2,500
traveltote.com $3,000 pzza.com $2,499
executivejetcharter.com $2,900 nexusgroup.com $2,322
carpetdiscount.com $2,750 creditcardmerchant.com $2,301
hivdrugs.com $2,722 easysetpools.com $2,300
localrestaurantguide.com $2,706 alaa.com $2,300
negotiated.com $2,700 mult.com $2,200
cardioscan.com $2,700 westerner.com $2,100
myflashresource.com $2,600 smarticles.com $2,099
importedbeer.com $2,600 evion.com $2,099
existential.com $2,600 povey.com $2,000
collegenotes.com $2,600 onlineonslaught.com $2,000
beverlyhillsonline.com $2,600 homedock.com $2,000
bestinsurancequotes.com $2,600  

At SnapNames.com, LegalMusic.com downloaded $9,250, CheepVacations.com booked $7,388 and Photopedia.com posted $5,000. RealEstateWebsite.com returned $4,100, BusinessPlanet.com banked $4,001 and an IDN, 21點.com (puny code xn--21-dk3h.com), clicked for $3,604.

SnapNames also collected $3,000 for CreditCardFees.com, $2,602 for Integrates.com, $2,050 for FoodGrinder.com and $2,002 for CheesePlate.com.

Back at Sedo, KRW.com contributed €5,900 ($9,228), Croydon.com drew $9,000, EXF.com kicked in $8,100 and AideNet.com notched $8,000. VJT.com commanded $7,379, Tinkle.com doused $6,400 and Monarchs.com received a $6,100 tribute. Sedo had 15 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
i-port.com $4,000   my2k.com $2,800
oekostrom.com $3,800 ledu.com $2,550
immobilienfinanzierung.com $3,700 vinsonline.com $2,500
consensual.com $3,700 mallcrawl .com $2,500
fasila.com $3,500 drgolab.com $2,300
ciudadano.com $3,500 fullmedia.com $2,000
guyhf.com $3,400 competiciones .com $2,000
maplebm.com $3,100   

When it comes to overall numbers at the four-figure price point (the sweet spot for small businesses), nobody matched the AfternicDLS. Their usual massive sales list included SecretFormula.com ($9,000), along with AmericanAutomobiles.com ($8,330), MYGF.com ($6,400) and hundreds of others. 

TrustedSource.com revealed $5,800, NORC.com captured $5,681 and ZAMM.com zoomed to $5,488. FitNow.com, Comprime.com and Boje.com bagged $5,000 each while Karum.com cracked $4,888 and ShowMagazine.com distributed $4,800. Wundervoll.com welcomed $4,700, GourmetChannel.com tuned in $4,650, AllWebDesign.com fetched $4,500 and PsychiatryToday.com analyzed $4,188.

The AfternicDLS had 109 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
inventoryclearance.com $4,000   attorneylistings.com $2,500
fleetpartner.com $3,900 abouthealthcare.com $2,500
fitforgood.com $3,900 winesocial.com $2,488
barterblog.com $3,900 truereward.com $2,488
primaryresponse.com $3,888 speedinteractive.com $2,400
americanautomobile.com $3,888 managemybusiness.com $2,388
governmentsolutions.com $3,800 productionsplus.com $2,300
canadianresorts.com $3,700 jazzchannel.com $2,300
myteachers.com $3,500 handlethetruth.com $2,300
jewelry4u.com $3,500 barterexchanges.com $2,300
celebrationcentral.com $3,500 webpacs.com $2,288
phonejacks.com $3,488 truckinventory.com $2,288
hermiesadler.com $3,450 soulmateconnections.com $2,288
lotterychannel.com $3,400 photoflow.com $2,288
affiliatesweb.com $3,400 jiffybay.com $2,288
healthtrade.com $3,388 coolforums.com $2,288
indianbazaar.com $3,300 bumpercrop.com $2,288
webipo.com $3,288 specialitytools.com $2,200
insing.com $3,288 resultscapital.com $2,200
reviewchannel.com $3,200 milliamp.com $2,200
mvideos.com $3,200 proventum.com $2,188
freebiejeebies.com $3,200 preforeclosed.com $2,188
bartercentral.com $3,200 jiffyport.com $2,188
guygames.com $3,188 change-agent.com $2,188
tshirtsnow.com $3,100 employmentamerica.com $2,175
prettydress.com $3,100 nutrisports.com $2,150
monitoringdevices.com $3,088 data-integration.com $2,150
uszip.com $3,000 linkservices.com $2,100
usawholesalers.com $3,000 latinmusicstore.com $2,100
schoolchannel.com $3,000 smalldirect.com $2,088
cheapguitar.com $3,000 publicface.com $2,088
KidEssentials.com $2,997 pilotlounge.com $2,088
colortouch.com $2,988 laurajane.com $2,088
flashcity.com $2,888 helpland.com $2,088
communitymatch.com $2,888 expertchat.com $2,088
carinventory.com $2,888 eduguard.com $2,088
americanalumni.com $2,888 dagdirect.com $2,088
northwestconstruction.com $2,800 coolforum.com $2,088
runnow.com $2,750 collectivelearning.com $2,088
partspros.com $2,720 yourdomainnamehere.com $2,075
virtualbuild.com $2,688 xbnn.com $2,000
mssllc.com $2,688 theacademies.com $2,000
p2soft.com $2,630 tastypastry.com $2,000
gamegadget.com $2,621 softchannel.com $2,000
vitaminchannel.com $2,613 sehnsucht.com $2,000
ringonline.com $2,600 satconnect.com $2,000
latestgadgets.com $2,600 lifeworkstrategies.com $2,000
cognitivetechnologies.com $2,600 kilograms.com $2,000
sunglassesonline.com $2,500 jacarta.com $2,000
profithouse.com $2,500 hotindianmovies.com $2,000
legalpublishing.com $2,500 fullmedia.com $2,000
gasfree.com $2,500 cowboysnightclub.com $2,000
churchministry.com $2,500 browserbox.com $2,000
christianlibrary.com $2,500 bartersystems.com $2,000
biohotel.com $2,500  

Moniker sold GivingBack.com for $7,700 and BeijingStuff.com for $2,625. In other sales from their various live auctions, DateMyWife.com cleared $5,000 at iDate and at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West OilFund.com fetched $2,950 and DailyJoke.com delivered $2,596. At the Affiliate Summit SinglesWeekend.com attracted $2,750 and Hairwax.com held $2,500 in place. At the Internext Expo AmateurDollars.com dispensed $2,360.

At TDNAM, Evangelioeterno.com corralled $4,105, Conoce-Mexico.com marked up $2,715 and Gift2Go.com went for $2,205. Mkkamnik.com contributed $2,065 and PenPen.com penciled in $2,009

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

.Net ruled the Global Contenders chart again with its most powerful performance of the year, sweeping 17 of 20 positions on the elite list, including the first three. You saw all of those, including #1 FilmSchool.net ($49,501) on our all extension leader board earlier, as well as the lone .org on the chart (Show.org at $13,000).

The highest sale you haven't seen is the $9,750 deal for #8 Lottery.mobi concluded after a Moniker auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West. The only other non .net domain on the Top 20 is #17 Washington.biz, also sold at T.R.A.F.F.I.C., for $3,500.

The AfternicDLS was the leading venue in the GC category, piling up nine entries overall. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending April 20:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 14, 2008 - Sun. April 20, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 23

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FilmSchool.net $49,501 AfternicDLS
2. Trabajo.net $34,000 AfternicDLS
3. Blu-Ray.net €13,000 = $20,640 Sedo
4. Show.org $13,000 Pvt Sale
5. 30.net €7,100 = $11,273 Sedo
6. 79.net €7,000 = $11,115 Sedo
7. MedicalSupplies.net $11,000 AfternicDLS
8. Lottery.mobi $9,750 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
9. Odds.net $8,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
10. ITTV.net $6,500 AfternicDLS

11. WebDesigners.net $6,000 RickLatona.com
12. Samples.net $4,008 TDNAM
13. Sobe.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
14. FunnyMovies.net $3,900 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15. Flir.net $3,888 AfternicDLS
16. FreeRide.net $3,700 AfternicDLS
17. Washington.biz $3,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
18. CMMI.net $3,488 AfternicDLS
19. OutboardMotors.net $3,390 AfternicDLS
20. Somewhere.net $3,150 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales off the chart with the AfternicDLS getting the lion's share of those, including PRPC.net ($2,581) and three others at $2,488 apiece. That trio included Shinobi.net, Repossession.net and Carga.net.

The AfternicDLS had 39 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
leed.net $2,000   1800credit1.net $1,375
queenofspades.net $1,888 viscom.net $1,300
popula.net $1,888 foodfinder.net $1,300
mailme.net $1,888 subb.net $1,211
ecotours.net $1,888 smartpower.net $1,188
tame.net $1,750 mcdowall.net $1,188
makingithappen.net $1,700 carepackages.net $1,188
webtainment.net $1,688 haka.net $1,120
sportsgame.net $1,688 independentcontractors.net $1,088
abcrealty.net $1,688 gode.net $1,088
anovo.net $1,588 buycoffee.net $1,088
starcraft2.org $1,500 shut.net $1,078
mefa.net $1,500 clew.net $1,068
healthchannel.org $1,500 whatnext.org $1,000
gisdata.net $1,500 viatec.net $1,000
constructionsafety.org $1,500 lifeministry.org $1,000
ausweb.net $1,500 laundrybags.net $1,000
priser.net $1,495 freefootball.net $1,000
greatness.net $1,488 bridgebuilders.net $1,000
execed.net $1,380   

 Back at Sedo, Aircon.net cleared $2,968, Kleding.net nabbed $2,541 and HTTPS.net detected $2,500. CVF.net fared well at $2,461, WTV.info screened $1,905 and OHA.mobi marched off with $1,588.

Carre.org collared $1,488, GameNow.net scored $1,200 and Warranty.mobi guaranteed $1,150. Granny.net grossed $1,100, Withdrawals.net uncovered $1,050 and FreeFootballs.net tossed $1,000.  

At NameJet, Sikh.org and 0L.org (zero and letter "L") sold for $2,600 each, Vincent.org snagged $1,922 and COA.org closed at $1,655. EPN.org added $1,600, GayHotels.net checked in $1,510 and 0H.org (zero and letter "H") hauled in $1,210. TWM.net tallied $1,200 and Frauds.net nailed $1,110

At Pool.com, 021.org produced $1,850 and DSP.org provided $1,100. At TDNAM, UsedPowerCars.info pulled $1,240, BeautifulPlaces.org presented $1,220 and Mensix.net served up $1,000

Finally, in three more closed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction, Financials.org deposited $2,750, Videogames.info rang up $2,500 and Wakeboards.org brought $1,020.

Country Codes

The first four names on our Country Code Top 20 all earned spots on the all extension leader board you saw earlier. #5 Welcome.tv ($10,000) was also listed among the five-figure sales just off the Big Board. The top ccTLD domain you haven't seen yet is #6 Dating.tw (Taiwanese country code), sold for €5,000 ($7,939) at Sedo. 

Sedo always dominates the country code chart and this week was no exception as they swept 18 of the 20 positions. Germany's popular .de extension dominated the TLD race, taking nine chart entries, including #7 Publicons.de at €4,232 ($6,719). 

Great Britain's .co.uk also had multiple chart entries with three while .tv had two. The other countries represented this week included the Netherlands (.nl), Luxembourg (.lu), the European Union (.eu), the United States (.us) and Canada (.ca). Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending April 20:



Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 14, 2008 - Sun. April 20, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 23

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Voeding.nl
("eating" in Dutch)
€10,000 = $15,878 Sedo
2. Viajar.tv €8,100 = $12,856 Sedo
3. WhoIs.lu €8,000 = $12,703 Sedo
4. Mode24.de €7,000 = $11,115 Sedo
5. Welcome.tv $10,000 AfternicDLS
6. Dating.tw €5,000 = $7,939 Sedo
7. Publicons.de €4,232 = $6,719 Sedo
8. SalesVacancies.co.uk £3,000 = $5,936 Sedo
9. BathroomTaps.co.uk $5,800 Sedo
10. Uebernachtungen.de
("overnight accomodation" in German)
€3,500 = $5,557 Sedo

11. Gag.eu €2,799 = $4,444 Sedo
12. Paper.de €2,500 = $3,969 Sedo
13.
tie
Medizin-tv.de €2,500 = $3,969 Sedo
13.
tie
Erlebnisgastronomie.de
("experience catering trade" in German)
€2,500 = $3,969 Sedo
15. AMS.us $3,900 Sedo
16. Automobilkonstruktion.de
("automobile construction" in German)
€2,200 = $3,492 Sedo
17. MNS.ca $3,300 Pool
18. KreditOrder.de
("credit order" in German)
€2,000 = $3,175 Sedo
19. Patentanwδlte.de (IDN)
("patent lawyers" in German)
€1,905 = $3,024 Sedo
20. ChoiceCasinos.co.uk £1,500 = $2,968 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were ten more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart and Sedo had eight of those including Anfahrt.de ($1,635) and a quartet at $1,587 each that included Sponsor.be, Plastikflaschen.de, Meubletv.fr and Ferienappartements.at. She.in attracted $1,500, ArtFile.co.uk fetched $1,484 and OutNow.tv tuned in $1,250

Elsewhere Tokyo.nu changed hands for $1,700 in private sale and Pool sold FinancialAdviser.ca for $1,070.  

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.

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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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