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Six Figure Sale of MeetPeople.com Leads this Week's Domain Sales Pack

People love to meet online and that fact helped Rick Latona close a $100,000 sale of MeetPeople.com this week to take the #1 spot on our weekly Top 20 sales chart. SearchEngines.com ran a close second at $92,500. Moniker.com had auctioned that domain off at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West in February but the deal wasn't completed until this week.

Sedo.com put more names on the Big Board than any other venue, claiming eight spots including #3 Sexkontakt.com at €40,000 ($62,280). Sedo's roster included an IDN at #11, Sociétés.com at €8,404 ($13,085) and they also put two ccTLDs on the elite list, #13 Medicamentos.es ("medicines" in Spanish) at €7,100 ($11,056) and #15 (tie) ManchesterNews.co.uk at $10,000.

By Ron Jackson

Moniker had a hand in five charted sales, a pair from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West, one from a live auction at the Casino Affiliates Conference and a pair from their home site led by #4 BathSafety.com at $33,725

The AfternicDLS also had multiple chart entries - hitting the daily double with #10 HD2.com ($15,000) and #12 AMV.net ($11,900). There was one other non .com domain on the leader board. That was #15 (tie) JOL.mobi, a name that changed hands for $10,000 in a private transaction. .Com swept the rest of the board, taking 15 of the 20 slots.

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 27:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 21, 2008 - Sun. April 27, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Wed. April 29

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MeetPeople.com $100,000 RickLatona.com
2. SearchEngines.com $92,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. Sexkontakt.com €40,000 = $62,280 Sedo
4. BathSafety.com $33,725 Moniker
5. Winnings.com $27,000 Moniker/CAC
6. Plums.com $26,000 RickLatona.com
7. Go.org $25,350 Moniker
8. MNO.com $18,250 Sedo
9. OnlineFinancing.com $17,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
10. HD2.com $15,000 AfternicDLS

11. Sociétés.com (IDN)
("companies" in French)
€8,404 = $13,085 Sedo
12. AMV.net $11,900 AfternicDLS
13. Medicamentos.es
("medicines" in Spanish)
€7,100 = $11,056 Sedo
14. YouGame.com $10,200 Moniker
15.
tie
ManchesterNews.co.uk $10,000 Sedo
15.
tie
JOL.mobi $10,000 Pvt Sale
15.
tie
ForeclosureAlert.com $10,000 Sedo
15.
tie
BestForm.com $10,000 Sedo
19. Ecologique.com €6,100 = $9,498 Sedo
20. BridalSupplies.com $8,911 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

As always, there were several hundred solid four-figure sales this week. SnapNames.com had the highest of those with DVDMovie.com at $7,750. Hunjie.com hauled in $6,600, ApartmentNews.com notched $4,100 and Broodmares.com produced $3,600

Also at SnapNames, PilotClothing.com pulled $3,000, AnimationGraphics.com generated $2,473 and YY1.com yielded $2,395. DJYousef.com and Asswork.com went for $2,360 each while MerchantsCircle.com seated $2,271. UDNS.com drew $2,159 and DailyContactLenses.com cleared $2,000.

At NameJet.com BlueGorilla.com stomped $7,100, GoCayman.com went for $5,801 and SkiInstructor.com slalomed to $5,655. OnlineOrder.com booked $4,400, JRTV.com tuned in $3,500 and two others; Tomlin.com and Teethers.com bit off $3,000 each. 

Toka.com took in $2,950, DealGuys.com came up with $2,777 and MediaSafe.com secured $2,601. CyberUniverse.com clicked for $2,600 while three others; SmartDigital.com, MySpaceGenerators.com and ClassicWatches.com went for $2,100 each. AllergyAlert.com added another $2,000.

Back at Sedo, Armee.com marched to €4,500 ($7,007), Oekostrom.com cornered €3,800 ($5,917) and Jobspedia.com provided €3,600 ($5,604). FastPizzaPizza.com delivered $5,100, HearthRug.com covered $5,000 and UnitedInvestors.com earned a $4,760 return. Annonceverte.com sold for €2,722 ($4,237) while OnlineFraud.com and EconomicGrowth.com grossed $4,100 each.

PublicProfile.com displayed $3,750, ServiceMix.com kicked in €2,300 ($3,581) and OpenSourceSoft.com served up $3,500. Agotadas.com chipped in €2,000 ($3,114), SportNow.com spawned $3,000 and WeAreHeroes.com welcomed $2,500. PowerEvents.com posted $2,115 while TotalBid.com and FunnyTies.com each knotted $2,000.

The AfternicDLS piled up more four-figure sales than anyone else. Their list was led by Ekkanoo.com ($6,000), ResponsibleEnergy.com ($5,088) and Astrologen.com ($5,000). AfternoonDelight.com dished out $4,888 while Co-Worker.com, Islanda.com and YouPlan.com paid $4,500 apiece. iSender.com distributed $4,388, WrongAgain.com collared $4,354, FreeDive.com surfaced with $4,200 and Rovia.com rang up $4,088.

The AfternicDLS had 102 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
sopal.com $4,000   wastewatchers.com $2,388
healthalternatives.com $3,888 railmanager.com $2,388
publicprofile.com $3,750 postclassifieds.com $2,388
digiko.com $3,750 performancecatalyst.com $2,388
i-house.com $3,500 liveteachers.com $2,388
gamersvoice.com $3,500 babybyte.com $2,388
360Bio.com $3,500 leadbidder.com $2,383
centerfororthopedics.com $3,490 ambre.com $2,375
csinsurance.com $3,488 rapidos.com $2,300
stylem.com $3,388 publicindex.com $2,300
shopbh.com $3,388 investmentpartner.com $2,300
sportsinstitute.com $3,200 winefriends.com $2,288
chinajournal.com $3,200 shopforpets.com $2,288
makeupproducts.com $3,088 shocktreatment.com $2,288
inter-tec.com $3,088 qooco.com $2,288
systemteknik.com $3,000 litepole.com $2,288
sportnow.com $3,000 jdgroup.com $2,288
gojoin.com $3,000 practicaltechnology.com $2,285
thebetterchoice.com $2,900 southernfriedchicken.com $2,270
siliconglobal.com $2,888 tropicalnetwork.com $2,250
premiereventplanning.com $2,888 richmonduponthames.com $2,230
moremoneynow.com $2,888 dailymeds.com $2,188
edufun.com $2,888 powerevents.com $2,115
doyourpart.com $2,888 KayakRentals.com $2,100
multiplesklerose.com $2,870 personalfinancesoftware.com $2,088
thewatchgallery.com $2,788 iowaclassifieds.com $2,088
silvernation.com $2,788 fossilhunters.com $2,088
alloy-wheels.com $2,788 floridas.com $2,088
usesolar.com $2,700 eyebrain.com $2,088
tableview.com $2,700 englishrider.com $2,088
oursource.com $2,700 collegediscovery.com $2,088
halfwave.com $2,688 bedtown.com $2,088
bluelabs.com $2,688 gutesache.com $2,030
gpsconnect.com $2,650 xchangeit.com $2,000
drsoft.com $2,600 virtualconsultation.com $2,000
lawvalue.com $2,588 totalbid.com $2,000
opportunitypartners.com $2,575 preservativo.com $2,000
apminc.com $2,572 packingpeanuts.com $2,000
woodstructures.com $2,500 packagingtape.com $2,000
tapegun.com $2,500 opensecurity.com $2,000
songvault.com $2,500 northernexplorer.com $2,000
manuonline.com $2,500 mrbudget.com $2,000
jewelryappraisals.com $2,500 lateralfiles.com $2,000
colorblue.com $2,500 lateralfile.com $2,000
vaticantour.com $2,488 johnkluge.com $2,000
floodhotline.com $2,488 funnyties.com $2,000
dentalpractitioners.com $2,488 equestriansupply.com $2,000
blackdiamondtechnology.com $2,488 einspiration.com $2,000
247chat.com $2,488 buildersworld.com $2,000
specialtywoodproducts.com $2,470 accountabilityservices.com $2,000
throwrug.com $2,450 acceptancecorp.com $2,000

Moniker sold MissKowItAll.com ($5,675) and Pet-Yard.com ($2,563) from their own site and also closed four more live auction auction sales. From CAC they completed AffiliatesWeb.com ($3,400), EasyPick.com ($3,000) and PitBoss.com and from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West they closed DubaiPenthouses.com at $2,200.

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

.Net won the numbers game on the Global Contenders chart again this week, sweeping 15 of 21 positions (the extra opening resulted from a tie for the final slot). However, .org claimed the #1 spot with that $25,230 sale of Go.org at Moniker.com. .Net's run began with #2 AMV.net, sold for $11,900 at the AfternicDLS and the extension then ran off five in a row starting with #4 SuperModel.net at $6,849. .Mobi got on the board with #3 JOL.mobi at $10,000

The AfternicDLS won the race among venues by piling up a dozen chart entries. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending April 27:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 21, 2008 - Sun. April 27, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 29

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Go.org $25,230 Moniker
2. AMV.net $11,900 AfternicDLS
3. JOL.mobi $10,000 Pvt Sale
4. SuperModel.net $6,849 SnapNames
5. Intentions.net $5,088 AfternicDLS
6. GlobalTrade.net $5,000 Sedo
7. PPM.net $4,500 AfternicDLS
8. Erziehung.net €2,500 = $3,893 Sedo
9. DDD.org $3,801 SnapNames
10. WeddingGift.net $3,600 NameJet

11. MortgageCompanies.org $3,200 SnapNames
12. ConferenceCalls.net $3,200 AfternicDLS
13. RealEstateAgents.org $3,100 SnapNames
14. YouSearch.net $2,675 AfternicDLS/Sedo
15. Remind.org $2,500 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Moip.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
EMHC.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
AlternativeHealth.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
19. BuySteroids.net $2,288 AfternicDLS
20.
net
New-Home.net $2,188 AfternicDLS
20.
net
Egemen.net $2,188 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were dozens of additional four-figure sales just off the chart. Sedo moved CasinoPro.net ($2,000), Dull.net ($1,955) and Schaufenster.info ($1,635). Imobiliare.info added $1,600, OHA.mobi drew $1,557 and Proteome.net nabbed $1,200. Suomi.biz bagged $1,168 and IT1.net notched $1,000

Back at the AfternicDLS, ServicePro.net and Nasser.net banked $2,000 each while EnvironmentOnline.org gained $1,888. The AfternicDLS had 17 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,800. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$1,800
luckysearch.net $1,800   mobile-phone.net $1,410
justforkicks.net $1,688 consumerhelp.net $1,400
doctrineofchrist.org $1,688 communitywatch.net $1,275
stepup.net $1,644 webpayment.net $1,088
spectrumaudio.net $1,600 techwriters.net $1,088
pay4.net $1,600 prosupport.net $1,088
buyhomes.org $1,588 blueapple.net $1,088
simplyorganized.net $1,500 irlande.net $1,000
newtour.net $1,488   

 The AfternicDLS sold a couple of others through Sedo; Telegraf.net ($1,200) and Megahost.net ($1,000)

At SnapNames, InteriorDesigns.net earned $1,714, InfernoHost.net connected for $1,350 and JAE.net extracted $1,330. UniversalLifeInsurance.net covered $1,074 and KHW.net went for $1,050

At NameJet PCBS,org brought $1,600, SavingsAccount.org generated $1,052 and EdPolicy.org penciled in $1,009

Country Codes

The first two names on our Country Code Top 20 chart both earned spots on the all extension leader board you saw earlier. The top ccTLD domain you haven't seen yet is #3 MyLAN.co.uk, a name that attracted $8,400 at the AfternicDLS. That was one of six British .co.uk domains on the leader board - more than any other extension. 

Germany's .de and Nieu's .nu were next with four chart entries each. Two of the German domains were IDNs. The other countries represented this week were Spain (.es) with two entries including the #1 domain, Italy (.it), Switzerland (.ch) and Austria (.at)

As they always do, Sedo dominated the county code chart, sweeping 18 of the 20 entries. Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending April 27:

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Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 21, 2008 - Sun. April 27, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 29

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Medicamentos.es
("medicines" in Spanish)
€7,100 = $11,056 Sedo
2. ManchesterNews.co.uk $10,000 Sedo
3. MyLAN.co.uk $8,400 AfternicDLS
4. BirdSeeds.co.uk £3,500 = $6,892 Sedo
5. JobsLinks.co.uk £2,800 = $5,514 Sedo
6. Golfvereine.de €3,350 = $5,216 Sedo
7. LiverpoolNews.co.uk $5,000 Sedo
8.
tie
Vermögensbildung.de (IDN) €3,000 = $4,671 Sedo
8.
tie
Idealo.it €3,000 = $4,671 Sedo
10. Cartucho.es €2,802 = $4,363 Sedo

11. Porn.nu $3,600 Sedo
12. SmartBox.eu €2,300 = $3,581 Sedo
13. Belfast.nu $3,011 Pvt Sale
14. Bathe.co.uk $3,000 Sedo
15. Sammlerstücke.de (IDN) €1,700 = $2,647 Sedo
16. Tele.nu €1,660 = $2,585 Sedo
17. X.nu $2,550 Sedo
18.
tie
WesternShop.ch €1,500 = $2,336 Sedo
18.
tie
Kindernachrichten.de
("children's news" in German)
€1,500 = $2,336 Sedo
18.
tie
Agriturismo.at €1,500 = $2,336 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 14 more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart and Sedo had 11 of those including GlasgowNews.co.uk ($2,200), Zen.at ($2,102) and L.nu ($2,001). Filmografie.de added $1,855, MobileWeb.nl went for $1,560 and Kastanienhof.de delivered $1,557

Also at Sedo, SportFishing.tv tuned in $1,550, SimplyCompare.co.uk discovered $1,378 and Guildford.tv screened $1,300. TTT.cc tacked on $1,028 and 2Day.us dispatched $1,000.

At the AfternicDLS. BuyHouse.us banked $1,450 and BuyHome.us booked $1,250. Meanwhile at the Moniker/CAC auction, Cards.cc dealt out $1,450.

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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