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Bellevue.com Books Top Spot on the Weekly Domain Sales Chart 

A nice geodomain, Bellevue.com, changed hands for $150,000 in a private transaction this week to take the #1 position on our new weekly Top 20 chart. Those of you in the Pacific Northwest know that Bellevue is a beautiful city of more than 100,000 located directly across Lake Washington from Seattle. This is the highest geodomain sale reported so far in 2008 and it also ranks among the 20 biggest biggest sales of the year.

The runner-up spot went to Trusts.com, a name sold through RickLatona.com for $75,000. That was one of four names Latona put on the Big Board. Only Sedo.com had more with five, including #3 (tie) TAZ.com at $40,000. TDNAM.com and DotMarket.com also had a share of that third spot with their respective $40,000 sales of PI.org and Bedbug.com. DotMarket.com also scored with their $25,000 sale of #10 PW.net at $25,000.

By Ron Jackson

Moniker.com completed two more sales from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West live auction, including #6 LearningToys.com at $34,500. NameJet.com and the AfternicDLS also had multiple entries on the elite list with two each. One of the AfternicDLS sales was shared with Sedo - #14 NightLife.net at $20,000. When a client chooses the expanded promotion option for an AfternicDLS listing, the company places the domain on a number of sites in addition to their Afternic.com home base, Sedo.com being one of those. 

Incidently, in an illustration of how much prices have risen, Nightlife.net had previously changed hands through SnapNames.com in May 2006 for $5,569. Its $20,000 sale this week represents a jump of well over 300% since it last sold 24 months ago.

This week's chart included 15 .coms, 3 .nets and 2 .orgs. No country codes made the all extension leader board this time out, which is unusual, however Sedo did have a nice ccTLD developed website sale, moving e-Friends.pl for 25,000 ($38,699). .pl is Poland's country code.

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 11:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 5, 2008 - Sun. May 11, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 13

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Bellevue.com $150,000 Pvt Sale
2. Trusts.com $75,000 RickLatona.com
3.
tie
TAZ.com $40,000 Sedo
3.
tie
PI.org $40,000 TDNAM
3.
tie
Bedbug.com $40,000 DotMarket
6. LearningToys.com $34,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7. CoolNews.com $30,000 Pvt Sale
8. Chianti.com $28,500 Sedo
9. NewYorkBiz.com 18,000 = $27,844 Sedo
10. PW.net $25,000 DotMarket

11. Posse.com $24,500 Sedo
12. Alergia.com
("allergy" in Spanish)
$23,000 NameJet
13. Nuclear.org $22,000 URLs.net
14.
tie
NightLife.net $20,000 AfternicDLS/Sedo
14.
tie
LivingTrusts.com $20,000 RickLatona.com
15.
tie
Mukilteo.com $19,000 RickLatona.com
15.
tie
Gadsden.com $19,000 RickLatona.com
18. Snowmobiles.net $17,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
19.
tie
SideJobs.com $16,000 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
BarbecueTools.com $16,000 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 11 more five-figure sales just off the chart. DotMarket.com had the highest of those with Charlize.com at $15,000. In two more sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction, GrandCayman.net closed at $13,000 and CentralAmerica.net was completed at $12,000

Sedo racked up three more in this price range; DIW.com ($12,500), Ferienhaus-miete.de ("summer home rentals" in German) at $12,375 and YLC.com at $10,100. NameJet sold Yemen.org ($12,400) and Loan.biz ($11,350) and TVShowsOnline.com changed hands on Ebay for $11,000. FurnitureRemovals.co.uk brought $11,850 in a private sale and the AfternicDLS banked $10,000 with Demonio.com

.Com Supporting Cast

As always the list of solid four figure sales was a long one. RickLatona.com sold Burien.com at $9,500 and SeafoodRestaurants.com served up another $6,800 there.

Back at Sedo, VKO.com drew $9,435, Zoyo.com unzipped $9,281 and Gimena.com generated $9,126. Textr.com kicked in $8,750, CUX.com contributed $7,889 and YachtShop.com docked at $7,600 (a listing that originated with the Afternic DLS). WZB.com brought $7,100, Gonk.com grabbed $7,000, DespositosBancarios.com booked $6,961 and MotionSports.com spawned $6,700

Sedo had 22 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,403 that you can check out in the table below:

Additional Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000-$5,403
lale.com $5,403   stopcalling.com $2,800
marginal.com $5,100 organic-food.com $2,800
eventmanager.com $5,000 mylifeid.com $2,700
overstockmall.com $4,999 frenchtutor.com $2,600
gotdirt.com $4,600 zoth.com $2,550
polarweiss.com $4,254 yy1.com $2,550
urgently.com $4,150 hightop.com $2,500
discussed.com $4,050 personalenergy.com $2,370
colitel.com $3,867 efectosjavascript.com $2,300
nofa.com $3,720 idiaper.com $2,000
cuzo.com $3,171  

At NameJet BabyGuide.com burped $8,900, FileDivorce.com separated the buyer from $8,200 and LifeSmart.com landed $8,100. PistonRings.com revved up $8,011, Chilling.com iced $7,900 and UMX.com added $7,350

BeardTrimmer.com snipped off $6,500, CollegeRental.com returned $6,300 and PhoneTracker.com dialed up $5,877. BigBlackJuggs.com and Aligned.com locked up $5,600 each while ShoeExpo.com took a shine to $5,405. BearPaw.com scratched out $5,105, Lizi.com located $5,101 and Swie.com swilled $5,000

NameJet had 26  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
virusnews.com $4,999   negotiated.com $2,800
poptop.com $4,900 customresearch.com $2,766
firstpriority.com $4,011 myflashresource.com $2,600
ocproperties.com $3,700 montrosecolorado.com $2,600
sportmedicine.com $3,533 bouncyboobs.com $2,600
prototypedesign.com $3,500 showsolutions.com $2,500
connectix.com $3,411 codis.com $2,500
missourilawyer.com $3,403 papersculpture.com $2,411
onlinetesting.com $3,400 virtualeternity.com $2,400
logicbox.com $3,300 consumeropinionpanel.com $2,200
tvfurniture.com $3,100 windowsales.com $2,099
publicplace.com $2,900 pugos.com $2,000
financialproblems.com $2,900 ivika.com $2,000

At SnapNames Evkredisi.com clicked for $8,455, USNationalParks.com welcomed $7,770 and SeniorPrescriptionDrugs.com dispensed $4,686. JobCreator.com paid $3,600, Qupid.com hit a $3,500 bulls eye and an IDN, софия.com ("Sofia" in Bulgarian) bagged $2,300. Oracom.com commanded $2,250 and OaklandZoo.com displayed $2,249

At the AfternicDLS Bairros.com boxed up $6,888, HispanicLawyers.com billed $6,400 and TechnicalAnalyst.com tallied $5,560. GreenSupplies.com cultivated $5,500, Viaplay.com pulled $5,250 and two others; PHAB.com and PoorCreditCard.com posted $5,000 each.

CheapMobileBroadband.com downloaded $4,900, WebDemos.com went for $4,800, DepressionRelief.com provided $4,788 and CumLaude.com earned $4,088. The AfternicDLS had 80 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,888 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,888
enforum.com $3,888   personalenergy.com $2,370
forcefitness.com $3,788 gravidez.com $2,300
sellia.com $3,688 energycorporation.com $2,300
yourcorner.com $3,288 ultimateindia.com $2,288
pennypinching.com $3,188 personalleadership.com $2,288
attorneyspot.com $3,188 openrank.com $2,288
urbanas.com $3,088 mutandis.com $2,288
taxcompany.com $3,088 londontravels.com $2,288
naturalhairlosstreatment.com $3,088 grandplay.com $2,288
SeePigeonForge.com $3,000 collegemagazine.com $2,288
latco.com $3,000 canadianstage.com $2,250
fairchoice.com $3,000 organicgardenstore.com $2,188
cityrooms.com $3,000 organiccleaningproducts.com $2,188
bubblebee.com $3,000 liveriver.com $2,188
braincramp.com $3,000 friendconnection.com $2,188
bayestates.com $3,000 beautygold.com $2,188
audionow.com $3,000 oksoft.com $2,125
africatel.com $3,000 mediationplus.com $2,125
businessecards.com $2,988 smsauction.com $2,100
netstage.com $2,950 redcarrot.com $2,100
traveltheglobe.com $2,888 realparts.com $2,088
southfl.com $2,888 pacificdrilling.com $2,088
netwash.com $2,888 getgreat.com $2,088
nationalcompany.com $2,888 cardstoday.com $2,088
stopcalling.com $2,800 bulkstorage.com $2,088
rubbellos.com $2,689 ansiedade.com $2,088
southafricanopen.com $2,688 advancementservices.com $2,088
medwireless.com $2,688 rvaz.com $2,064
jumpandshout.com $2,688 highspeedserver.com $2,024
banktransactions.com $2,688 viewthishome.com $2,000
babyguides.com $2,688 viewthishome.com $2,000
execbios.com $2,600 thira.com $2,000
turid.com $2,500 technicalpeople.com $2,000
premiummarketing.com $2,500 subprimesolution.com $2,000
needaplumber.com $2,500 starscene.com $2,000
advanceautos.com $2,500 skintoskin.com $2,000
allianceliving.com $2,488 mother-earth.com $2,000
rescueflight.com $2,388 modelvideos.com $2,000
legendoaks.com $2,388 fiberworks.com $2,000
beachluxury.com $2,388 effectivemedia.com $2,000

In other completed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West live auction ProfessionalAthletes.com ran down $9,000, while Converted.com and HuntingLicenses.com levied $5,000 each. CanadianVacation.com reserved $4,126, ElectricEngines.com cranked up $2,500 and BeachResortHotels.com welcomed $2,000

Moniker also handled escrow for two private sales; YourPlaceOrMine.com ($4,500) and LimoTycoon.com ($2,813) - as well as for a four-name package deal that included Constantinople.com, .net, .info and .us for a total of $38,476.

Elsewhere, ForSalePlanet.com sold ForSaleUtah.com for $7,500 and Pool.com penciled in $2,877 for SilkScreens.com.

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

The Global Contenders category had a very solid week with nine five-figure sales. We listed all of those in the all-extension category earlier and of course those names take the first nine slots on the GC Top 20. The highest GC sales you haven't seen yet are a pair of domains that tied for the 10th spot, Versa.net and Beds.net at $9,100 each. 

.Net had the most entries on this chart, taking 12 of 20 positions. .org claimed five spots, .biz hit the daily double and .mobi nailed down the final opening. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending May 11:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 5, 2008 - Sun. May 11, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 13

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. PI.org $40,000 TDNAM
2. PW.net $25,000 DotMarket
3. Nuclear.org $22,000 URLs.net
4. NightLife.net $20,000 AfternicDLS/Sedo
5. Snowmobiles.net $17,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. GrandCayman.net $13,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7. Yemen.org $12,400 NameJet
8. CentralAmerica.net $12,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
9. Loan.biz $11,350 NameJet
10.
tie
Versa.net $9,100 Sedo
10.
tie
Beds.net $9,100 NameJet

12. Proxy.biz $9,027 SnapNames
13. Burbank.net $8,000 RickLatona.com
14. Anuncios.mobi $7,400 Sedo
15. FreeSound.org $6,430 AfternicDLS
16. Router.org $5,400 NameJet
17. 9F.net $5,251 SnapNames
18. CED.net $5,250 SnapNames
19. ComedyClubs.net $5,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
20. LearningOnline.net $4,510 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 scored well with THC.mobi ($3,700), Chef.pro ($3,650) and Negocios.org ($3,600) - the latter being a listing that originated from the AfternicDLS. Neptune.org notched another $2,393 while SharkDiving.net speared $2,288 and HHO.net nabbed $2,251

Glo.net lit up $2,151, Sorteo.org sold for $2,140 and ShopWindow.info displayed $2,011. Parier.info produced $1,779, NHL.info netted $1,549 and Joggen.info fetched $1,547. Comuni.net captured $1,225 and InsuranceHome.org hauled in $1,200

At the AfternicDLS, Drogen.net drew $3,092 and Dynamax.net dispatched $2,488. The AfternicDLS had 19 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-$2,388
stadiumseating.net $2,388   icontrol.org $1,310
belligerent.net $2,388 mountainrescue.org $1,300
sharkdiving.net $2,288 musicplace.net $1,288
PayDay.pro $1,995 comuni.net $1,225
healthcaresolutions.net $1,872 vnnew.net $1,188
sinfullysweet.net $1,688 organicgreentea.net $1,154
musicale.net $1,588 gewinn.net $1,100
bizassist.net $1,588 webfire.net $1,000
healthsearch.org $1,500 inde.org $1,000
payez.net $1,488   

At NameJet Sikh.org sold for $2,600, ComputerGaming.net rang up $2,200 and Receivers.net raised $1,900. HealthInsuranceQuote.net found $1,700, Gwen.org greeted $1,600, PopUnder.net posted $1,310 and PMM.org made $1,100

Elsewhere, Moniker sold Condoms.info for $4,000 in the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction and handled escrow on a $3,000 deal for Trauma.info. RickLatona.com moved NorthLasVegas.net for $2,500, Couple.org cooked up $1,550 at Pool.com and MCS.biz changed hands for $1,500 in a private sale. SnapNames also sold a pair; Advocaat.net ($1,301) and DubaiFund.net ($1,054)

Country Codes

Germany's .de has the top spot on the Country Code Top 20 this week and also the most overall chart entries with six. The #1 name is Ferienhaus-miete.de ("summer home rentals" in German), sold at Sedo for 8,000 ($12,375). The #2 spot goes to FurnitureRemovals.co.uk at $11,580 in a private sale. That's one of three .co.uk domains on the elite list. 

Spain's .es also charted three domains and India had three representatives as well, a pair of .co.in domains (including #5 Bingo.co.in at $6,000) and one .in. Sedo continued its dominance of this chart taking 14 of 20 positions (the other six were all private sales). 

Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending May 11:

American Express

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: May 5, 2008 - Sun. May 11, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 13

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Ferienhaus-miete.de
("summer home rentals" in German)
8,000 = $12,375 Sedo
2. FurnitureRemovals.co.uk $11,850 Pvt Sale
3. Schnellkredit.de
("fast credit" in German)
6,000 = $9,282 Sedo
4. Eigentumswohnung.eu
("condominium" in German)
4,500 = $6,961 Sedo
5. Bingo.co.in $6,000 Pvt Sale
6. Beton.eu
("concrete" in German)
3,300 = $5,105 Sedo
7.
tie
Bet.co.in $5,000 Pvt Sale
7.
tie
Apex.us $5,000 Pvt Sale
9.
tie
FerryTickets.co.uk $4,900 Pvt Sale
9.
tie
FerryTicket.co.uk $4,900 Pvt Sale

10.
tie
Portfolio.be 3,000 = $4,640 Sedo
12. InternetJournal.de 2,325 = $3,596 Sedo
13. Leap.in $3,000 Sedo
14. FullTiltPoker.de 1,750 = $2,707 Sedo
15.
tie
Pflegeberatung.de
("support consultation" in German)
1,650 = $2,552 Sedo
15.
tie
Die-Welle.de
("the waves" in German)
1,600 = $2,475 Sedo
17.
tie
Tischfussball.at
("table football" in German)
1,500 = $2,320 Sedo
17.
tie
Bombon.es
("candy" or a "sweet" in Spanish)
1,500 = $2,320 Sedo
19. Ecoogler.es 1,400 = $2,166 Sedo
20. Firma.es
("signature" in Spanish)
1,320 = $2,042 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had 12  more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart including Fehlermeldungen .de ($2,011), 123Moto.fr ($1,934) and Spassbad.de ($1,702). 13.tv tuned in $1,550 while three others; Inhaltsangaben .de, BMO,.eu and Linx.at tacked on $1,547 each.

Another trio that included PaddyPower.es, Mountain.es and Batteriemoto.fr attracted $1,238 each while XAV.ca and Dominatrix.us yielded $1,050 apiece.

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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