Five: Quintet of 6-Figure Deals Jazz Up This Week's Domain Sales
The first wave of completed sales from last month's Moniker
live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East conference in Orlando hit the beach this
week. Three of those cracked the 6-figure mark, led by #1 InsuranceRates.com
at $225,000. Sedo.com
also posted a pair of 6-figure sales including #2 OV.com at $200,000.
Moniker's power trio also included a two-letter .com, #4 OW.com
.Com swept 19 of 22 positions on our
new leader board (the two extra spots on the Top 20 come from
a three-way tie for the final position). The other three openings
all went to country code domains including a blockbuster at
#5. That is Relatiegeschenk.nl ("relative's gifts" in Dutch),
a Netherlands ccTLD that rang up an amazing 72,000 ($111,347)
at Sedo. That ranks as the fourth biggest country code sale
reported so far in 2008.
By Ron Jackson
The other ccTLDs making the elite
all-extension list were #10 Searchers.co.uk at £10,500 ($20,520)
and #16 BAM.co.uk at £6,500 ($12,703). Sedo, who
always dominates the country code category, accounted for both for
those sales. In fact Sedo wound up scoring a clean sweep of
the 21 positions on our Country Code chart this week (again
the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). You'll
find that chart in our ccTLD section further down this page.
Sedo also had the most entries on the Big
Board, taking 11 of the 22 rungs on the ladder. Moniker accounted
for five and the AfternicDLS
hit the trifecta with three, led by #6 iPets.com at $75,000.
The last two spots were claimed by Maverick Sohu who sold #7 Football360.com
for $33,000 in a private sale and NameJet.com
who banked $10,700 for #17 eMedical.com.
This week's chart also includes an IDN
sold #15 Mόnchen.com
("Munich" in German) for $13,500. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, June 8:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. June 2, 2008 - Sun. June 8, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect June 10
Relatiegeschenk.nl ("relative's gifts" in Dutch)
(IDN) ("Munich" in German)
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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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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Three-letter .coms, which are always in
vogue, headlined the supporting cast this week. Sedo sold several
including QWA.com ($9,743), VNY.com ($9,100), RBY.com
($8,600) and GXD.com ($8,400). To show you how
three-letter .coms have gone up in the past year, the previous owner
had picked up GXD.com for $3,600 at Enom's Club Drop
last July, so they turned a $4,800 profit in less than 12
Sedo's roster also included Vert.com ($8,500),
BodrumHotels.com ($8,500) and Uploadr.com ($7,100).
Sedo had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $6,000
that you can check out in the table below:
Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000-$6,000
At NameJet, Remixed.com returned $9,200,
Noles.com notched $5,901 and LoanSolutions.com
secured $5,650. ElectricalEquipment.com plugged in $5,099,
MyMan.com mined $4,860, 7888.com counted out $4,300
and Begins.com brought $4,100.
NameJet had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,800. Those are listed in the table below:
NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000-$3,800
Back at the AfternicDLS they were busy shooting the
lights out as they always do in the four-figure sweet spot of the
market. Their line-up included FamilyMobile.com ($7,888), CentralChina.com
($6,710) and iEnvironment.com ($5,890). Canguru.com
generated $5,600, ViewTop.com took in $5,070
and PlanetCenter.com displayed $4,990.
Lettland.com located $4,700, DWOS.com
drew $4,388 and IRCNetwork.com connected for $4,288.
Two others; SEO-Services.com and Rule3.com racked up $4,188
The AfternicDLS had 84 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
you can check out in the table below.
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
At SnapNames Chexian.com chalked up $6,868,
CreditCardSales.com banked $4,626 and HoustonCounty.com
corralled $3,800. Wangpu.com piped in $3,201,
Sportscoat.com donned $3,100 and Ayakkabilar.com
kicked in $3,000. LondonDirectory.com distributed $2,174,
ReservationServices.com booked $2,152 and Tutsat.com
tacked on $2,104. Caffene.com left a $2,060
wake up call and Moderated.com muted $2,050.
In other Moniker sales Valken.com captured $7,923,
Kaufmich.com cornered $7,700 and UltimateTailgateParty.com
grilled $2,875. Also in another closed sale from the live
auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East, WebClass.com called on $5,500.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
It was a relatively quiet week for the Global Contenders
with no five-figure sales, no entries on the all-extension
leader board you saw earlier and none that were able to crack the Year
to Date Top 100 charts. There were however a lot of
solid four-figure sales, led by Route.mobi, a name that
rounded up $7,775 at Sedo. The runner-up spot went to MaxGames.net,
sold for $6,000 at the AfternicDLS. That venue had the most
chart entries with eight, followed closely by Sedo's six.
.Net led the extension race with 13 entries,
but .info broke through the .net logjam with three names in
the top ten including Sochi2014.info and Pensions.info
which tied for third at $5,413 each. .Org also claimed
three spots on the chart with their team led by #5 AppliedSoc.org,
a domain that went for $5,110 at NameJet.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending June 8:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June
2, 2008 - Sun. June 8, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect June 10
As usual. there were dozens of additional four-figure sales
just off the chart. The AfternicDLS normally gets the bulk of these
and they did this week as well. Their supplemental list was led by SeniorSource.net
($2,630), Booked.org ($2,500) and Gamon.net ($2,388).
Telemetry.net recorded $2,364, Universidades.net
conferred $2,300 and SeniorSource.org dished out $2,150.
The AfternicDLS had 16 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. You can check those out
in the table below:
AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,200
Back at Sedo Ottica.net nabbed $2,500,
Touch.info tipped $2,091 and Blumenversand.net
nailed $2,012. Solution.mobi tackled $2,000, CasinoGratuit.net
kicked in $1,624 and Baleares.net billed $1,315.
Thorax.net and Remodeling.mobi revealed $1,050
each while Gordon.mobi and WholesaleCoffee.net
poured $1,000 apiece.
At NameJet, the squadron leaders were TarotReadings.net
($2,000), Petitions.org ($1,911) and Waxing.net
($1,905). Correspondence.net unsealed $1,601, Colognes.net
splashed on $1,500 and HoustonApartment.net welcomed $1,255.
Eeee.net eked out $1,215, Antichrist.org scared
up $1,210, iPhones.org dialed up $1,200 and Doorbells.net
SnapNames had a barrage of 3-letter .net sales
including CFR.net ($1,759), KRM.net ($1,595), BUP.net
($1,414) and DEY.net ($1,400). Anunciate.net added
$1,250 and Havateno.org hauled in $1,004.
sold Motor.biz for $1,554 and TDNAM.com moved
SoftArchieve.com for $1,100.
Of course the big story among the Country Codes was
that monster $111,347 sale of Relatiegeschenk.nl ("relative's gifts" in Dutch)
at Sedo. As we mentioned earlier that is the fourth biggest ccTLD
sale year to date. That domain and the next two on the country code
chart all appeared on the all extension leader board at the top of
this report. The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is Skill7.co.uk
at $8,795. Like every sale on this chart that one changed
hands at Sedo.
Great Britain's .co.uk had the most entries
on this chart with six. The Netherlands (.nl) was next with
four. India hit the top five with LEDs.in at £4,000
($7,818). A country we rarely see represented, Libya (.ly)
is on the chart with #7 Love.ly at 4,600 ($7,114).
Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack
up for the week ending June 8:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: June 2, 2008 - Sun. June 8, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. June 10
Relatiegeschenk.nl ("relative's gifts" in Dutch)
Voorbeelden.nl ("examples" in German)
Immobilienvideo.de ("real estate video" in German)
There were 11 more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the
chart and Sedo had seven of those including Home.cc ($1,655),
BestMortgageRate.us ($1,600) and DomainNameShop.fr
($1,547). The rest of their list included OnlineSolutions.co.uk
($1,368), Zebre.ch ($1,299), Emploi-Service.fr
($1,237) and LargeClothes.co.uk ($1,000).
Elsewhere, Pool sold Hole.ca for $1,300,
JumpStation.cn sold for $1,238 at the AfternicDLS and
SnapNames snagged $1,156 for DIY.us. Also, DomainPortfolio.com
bagged $1,000 with SmartSpace.us.
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 email@example.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
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.