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.
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.
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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
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
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, May 11:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. May 5, 2008 - Sun. May 11, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 13
Alergia.com ("allergy" in Spanish)
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.
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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.
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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
Sedo had 22 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
$5,403 that you can check out in the table below:
Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000-$5,403
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.
NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000-$4,999
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
you can check out in the table below.
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,888
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.
(.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
.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
(.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
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:
AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,388
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
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
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:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: May 5, 2008 - Sun. May 11, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 13
Ferienhaus-miete.de ("summer home rentals" in German)
Schnellkredit.de ("fast credit" in German)
Eigentumswohnung.eu ("condominium" in German)
("concrete" in German)
Pflegeberatung.de ("support consultation" in German)
Sedo had 12 more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart
.de ($2,011), 123Moto.fr ($1,934) and Spassbad.de
($1,702). 13.tv tuned in $1,550 while three
.de, BMO,.eu and Linx.at tacked on $1,547
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.