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Jobs.ca Changes Hands in Blockbuster Deal That Ranks Among the Year's Ten Biggest Domain Sales

Jobs.ca takes the spotlight this week after being sold for $600,000 in the biggest Canadian country code sale ever reported. Ogopogo Media purchased the domain from Montreal's Domed Technologies Inc.  Ogopogo's founders, Shaun Pilfold and Robert Montgomery are well known in domain circles. I had more about this deal in a post in our Lowdown section Tuesday morning (May 6).

We had a report of another major deal being concluded for Win.com at a price of €1,000,000 ($1,533,180) but non disclosure provisions prevent us from being able to release the details necessary for us to treat this is as a verified sale that we can chart.

In another strong sale RickLatona.com moved SimiValley.com for $90,000 to take the #2 slot on our new Top 20 chart. The AfternicDLS had a very hot week, putting six names on the big board and racking up three of the first six sales. Their roster was led by #3 YourChat.com at $35,200. Sedo.com also had their usual solid outing with seven charted domains - more than any other venue - including #4 Bucket.com at $30,000

By Ron Jackson

.Com claimed 13 of the 20 chart positions and country codes took five spots leaving .net and .mobi to split the final two openings. The tiny Pacific Ocean island nation of Niue accounted for two of those highly ranked ccTLD's, #9 CO.nu ($16,111) and #16 Info.nu ($12,500). Sedo sold both of those names, as well as a German IDN, #15 Reisebüros.de ("travel offices" in German) at €8,100 ($12,575).

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 4:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 28, 2008 - Sun. May 4, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 6

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Jobs.ca $600,000 Pvt Sale
2. SimiValley.com $90,000 RickLatona.com
3. YourChat.com $35,200 AfternicDLS
4. Bucket.com $30,000 Sedo
5. IndianaNews.com $22,000 AfternicDLS
6. KentuckyNews.com $21,000 AfternicDLS
7. MyCanvas.com $20,000 Sedo
8. OnlineFinancing.com $17,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
9. CO.nu $16,111 Sedo
10. Soho.net $16,000 Pvt Sale

11.
tie
Roulette.mobi $15,000 Moniker/CAC
11.
tie
ReverseLoans.com $15,000 Moniker/AS
11.
tie
MarylandNews.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
1A1.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
15. Reisebüros.de (IDN)
("travel offices" in German)
€8,100 = $12,575 Sedo
16. Info.nu $12,500 Sedo
17. OutNow.de €8,000 = $12,419 Sedo
18. Charley.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
19. SteelFurniture.com $11,099 NameJet
20. Photographes.com €7,000 = $10,867 Sedo

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 five more five-figure sales just off the chart. Sedo had three of those including TSJ.com at $10,100. They also sold a a pair at $10,000 each; 3GForex.com and Juegos.com.uy (.uy is Uruguay's country code), which means "games" in Spanish.  The AfternicDLS also sold two names at $10,000 each; MySofa.com and Cenotaph.com

.Com Supporting Cast

As always there was a long parade of solid four-figure sales. The AfternicDLS had the grand marshal in that procession with MississippiNews.com ($9,400) and a pair at $8,800 each; Tangerines.com and Necatarines.com. They raked in $8,000 apiece for R3R.com and CamerasDirect.com, while Atime.com added $7,000 and HDVideoConferencing.com connected for $6,000

BankingWorld.com deposited $5,800 while TVChoices.com and TennesseeNews.com dispatched $5,500 each. eBusinessCenter.com banked $5,400, followed by a six-name logjam at $5,000 each that included TTech.com, Kiitos.com, HellDiver.com, Fivi.com, CertificationTraining.com and AbsoluteSlots.com.

The AfternicDLS had 81 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,888 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,888
vproperty.com $4,888   masterservices.com $2,500
godsaves.com $4,888 luggagexpress.com $2,500
themovielist.com $4,500 lab-pro.com $2,500
businessmedia.com $4,500 thedubai.com $2,488
animage.com $4,200 musemedia.com $2,488
advantagelegal.com $4,188 callaride.com $2,488
viitor.com $4,088 artcommunities.com $2,488
cbcc.com $3,840 superfish.com $2,480
hautklinik.com $3,700 paysolution.com $2,400
egee.com $3,678 itmodels.com $2,388
pilotlink.com $3,500 frozenpizzas.com $2,300
GreenCal.com $3,500 webbazaar.com $2,288
photographyzone.com $3,444 investmentadvantage.com $2,288
einsuranceagency.com $3,400 yourgold.com $2,188
stylem.com $3,388 webcatalyst.com $2,188
mktcap.com $3,288 nextfitness.com $2,188
eco-green.com $3,288 dreammenu.com $2,188
starstudios.com $3,200 vocalweb.com $2,125
christianunity.com $3,200 t-e-s-t.com $2,115
candlelady.com $3,188 nebraskanews.com $2,100
collectweb.com $3,088 spiritualblog.com $2,088
userprofiles.com $3,000 sourcesolution.com $2,088
tropicalstuff.com $3,000 seeyourfuture.com $2,088
skiwax.com $3,000 ourbackyard.com $2,088
quickmovies.com $3,000 mormonblog.com $2,088
musiciansmatch.com $3,000 missionpress.com $2,088
clavel.com $3,000 ultrafuel.com $2,030
namingrights.com $2,988 thebungalows.com $2,000
caeiro.com $2,900 soccersuperstore.com $2,000
videopublishing.com $2,800 preisvergleiche.com $2,000
itsgreen.com $2,753 lifemedicine.com $2,000
samegoal.com $2,700 largeliving.com $2,000
getintheloop.com $2,688 jesuslife.com $2,000
endlessbeauty.com $2,688 exploringmaine.com $2,000
u-link.com $2,600   
elegantimages.com $2,600 capitalgolf.com $2,000
eple.com $2,585 buildtheweb.com $2,000
wordvision.com $2,550 boldlybeautiful.com $2,000
redesignme.com $2,500 barworld.com $2,000
precrime.com $2,500 americanenvironmental.com $2,000
poeticlicense.com $2,500   

Back at Sedo H-Art.com sketched out €5,000 ($7,762), BankingWorld.com withdrew $5,800 and WeatherClub.com cleared €3,500 ($5,434). PokerSpot.com raked in a $5,100 pot, RunShop.com walked off with $5,000 and BangBangBang.com brought down $4,500.

RubberBracelets.com and Looted.com locked up $4,000 each, Deprave.com drew $3,600 and AssuranceMoto.com mined €1,990 ($3,089). VonSchmidt.com and FEHU.com contributed $3,000 apiece while VocalWeb.com clicked for $2,125

At SnapNames.com Lifeminders.com located $6,751, ApartmentNews.com reported $4,100 and CaliforniaKitchen.com cooked up $3,219. BeautyTherapist.com posted $3,010, WisconsinSexOffenders.com dug up $2,433, KentuckySexOffenders.com cornered $2,054 and DailyContactLenses.com focused on $2,000

At NameJet.com AllStarPoker.com dealt out $6,243, AmateurModel.com posed for $6,200 and Pendejo.com produced $5,800. Karavan.com drove home $5,199 and Bessie.com brought $5,045. NameJet had 43 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,999. You can review those in the table below.

Additional NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000-$4,999
japanfood.com $4,999   collegenotes.com $2,600
elaon.com $4,400 bestinsurancequotes.com $2,600
mountaintravel.com $3,988  paintingclass.com $2,551
controlvalve.com $3,810 gifter.com $2,500
outsourcingservices.com $3,600 advancemed.com $2,500
egal.com $3,400 japanese-girls.com $2,458
chartz.com $3,303 kesaritours.com $2,455
messi.com $3,110 telecorp.com $2,400
ergonomicdesign.com $3,100 nexusgroup.com $2,322
eventphotos.com $2,988 creditcardmerchant.com $2,301
mainplace.com $2,900 zoomphoto.com $2,300
popupstopper.com $2,800 ishoot.com $2,300
carpetdiscount.com $2,750 easysetpools.com $2,300
hivdrugs.com $2,722 doha-2006.com $2,300
localrestaurantguide.com $2,706 bargainmadness.com $2,300
cardioscan.com $2,700 alaa.com $2,300
rait.com $2,655 mult.com $2,200
hydrauliccylinders.com $2,626 westerner.com $2,100
dnastorage.com $2,600 aiii.com $2,100
 

  

povey.com $2,000
homedock.com $2,000

Several sales closed from recent Moniker.com live auctions. From the Affiliate Summit sale, KitchenLights.com flipped on $8,000 and OrganicShopping.com paid $4,500 at checkout. At T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West FlatscreenTelevisions.com tuned in $7,000, at the Casino Affiliates Convention SportsRecords.com broke $3,250 and at Internext, DeepHoles.com dug $2,500.

At TDNAM.com ArabicTelevision.com and Torched.com lit up $2,005 each.

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

Roulette.mobi had the winning number in the Global Contenders race with a $15,000 sale from Moniker's Casino Affiliates Convention auction putting that domain at #1. The runner-up spot went to Busy.net, sold for £3,302 ($6,517) at Sedo. That helped .net sweep the majority of chart positions, taking 13 of 20 overall.

.Org charted three domains, led by GivingTree.org at $5,400. .Info and .Mobi each had two names on the top 20. The best .info was OpenDomains.info at $4,000. In the race among venues, the AfternicDLS dominated this chart, taking 12 of 20 positions. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending May 4:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 28, 2008 - Sun. May 4, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 6

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Roulette.mobi $15,000 Moniker/CAC
2. Busy.net £3,302 = $6,517 Sedo
3. GivingTree.org $5,400 NameJet
4. OpenDomains.info $4,000 Sedo
5. DataSource.net $3,350 AfternicDLS
6. Screenplay.net $3,201 NameJet
7. Goodies.net $3,200 AfternicDLS
8. Fragrances.org $3,100 SnapNames
9. Medicity.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
Ragnainfo.net $3,000 NameJet
10.
tie
77000.mobi $3,000 AfternicDLS

12. Normandie.org $2,965 AfternicDLS
13. BlueJeans.net $2,888 AfternicDLS
14. GlobalEducation.net $2,688 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Connect.info $2,500 Sedo
15.
tie
AdCast.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
Whites.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
PianoLessons.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
GreenChoice.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
Bedo.net $2,488 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. The AfternicDLS had the majority of those with a list led by BetterHomes.net ($2,400), UnitedNations.net ($2,300) and a trio at $2,088 each that included Harrer.net. CarNow.net and Bridgebuilder.net. Bolt.net struck another $2,000

The AfternicDLS had 28 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
citycab.net $1,888   usproperty.net $1,188
starworld.net $1,788 skinhealth.net $1,188
tame.net $1,750 partsnet.net $1,188
environmentalenergy.net $1,688 smdi.net $1,100
cityads.net $1,688 truepoint.net $1,088
becreative.org $1,671 statejobs.net $1,088
travelmax.net $1,500 shut.net $1,078
travelcenter.org $1,500 thespacebetween.net $1,075
nexttonothing.net $1,500 clew.net $1,068
soccersuperstore.net $1,400 petworld.net $1,000
corse.net $1,400 letsconnect.net $1,000
cereal.net $1,350 ezbody.net $1,000
solarsolutions.net $1,300 cusp.org $1,000
namecity.net $1,288 caraibes.net $1,000

 The AfternicDLS sold a couple of others through Sedo; Server24.net ($1,775) and Edilizia.org ($1,020)

At Sedo, SantaFe.biz banked $2,400, Bracelets.net brought $2,350 and Radwege.info raised $2,329. Dull.net polished off $1,955, DSA.net notched $1,605 and Queen.info enjoyed a $1,553 reign. Spielbank.com bagged $1,456, Thorax.net swallowed $1,050 and BuyPhentermine.info dispensed $1,000

At NameJet, Pet-4-Pets.org perched at $2,350, COA.org generated $1,655 and EPN.org added $1,600. TWM.net nailed $1,200, BusinessCards.biz billed $1,121 and UPM.net yielded $1,111. Frauds.net discovered $1,110, PerfectWoman.net and RHL.net each rounded up $1,001.

At SnapNames, Acquisition.net attracted $2,161, Mufflers.net muted $2,000 and Kneipe.net closed at $1,250. At Pool.com, Hure.org hauled in $1,170.

Country Codes

The obvious winner in the Country Code category was that massive $600,000 sale of Jobs.ca that we told you about earlier. In fact you have already seen the first six sales on this list in the all-extension section above. The first ccTLD sale we haven't told you about is #7 Web-Services.de, sold at Sedo for €3,750 ($5,822).

Sedo continued their customary dominance of this chart, sweeping 17 of 20 positions. Germany's .de was the top extension, taking seven chart entries. Canada (.ca), the European Union (.eu) and Niue (.nu) each placed three names on the top 20. 

Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending May 4:

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Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 28, 2008 - Sun. May 4, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 6

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Jobs.ca $600,000 Pvt Sale
2. Co.nu $16,111 Sedo
3. Reisebüros.de (IDN)
("travel offices" in German)
€8,100 = $12,575 Sedo
4. Info.nu $12,500 Sedo
5. OutNow.de €8,000 = $12,419 Sedo
6. Juegos.com.uy
("games" in Spanish)
$10,000 Sedo
7. Web-Services.de €3,750 = $5,822 Sedo
8. RemovalCompanies.co.uk £2,600 = $5,131 Sedo
9. LQ.ca $5,100 Pool
10.
tie
NVR.de €3,000 = $4,657 Sedo
10.
tie
Gutscheincodes.de
("voucher codes" in German)
€3,000 = $4,657 Sedo

12. Strategieberater.de €2,800 = $4,347 Sedo
13. CGF.eu €2,500 = $3,881 Sedo
14. Register.nu $3,750 Sedo
15.
tie
SmartBox.eu €2,300 = $3,570 Sedo
15.
tie
Ecomobility.de €2,300 = $3,570 Sedo
17.
tie
T8.eu €2,000 = $3,105 Sedo
17.
tie
Chicetcharme.fr €2,000 = $3,105 Sedo
19. Moto.ws €1,900 = $3,089 Sedo
20. OnlineInvesting.ca $2,700 Pool

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were seven more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart and Sedo had six of those including Gig.tv ($2.500)i365.eu ($2,100) and Direktversichert.de ("directly insured" in German) at €1,012 ($1,571). They also had a trio at €1,000 ($1,553) each that included Pneuonline.eu, Infocredit.eu and Euro-Lotterie.de.

In an IDN sale at the DNLocal.com forum, 绘画.cn (Chinese ccTLD) went for $2,000 and at the AfternicDLS, RapidRefunds.us returned $1,500.

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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