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Take Five: Quintet of 6-Figure Deals Jazz Up This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

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 at $120,000

.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 as SnapNames.com 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:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 2, 2008 - Sun. June 8, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. InsuranceRates.com $225,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
2. OV.com $200,000 Sedo
3. Athlete.com $122,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
4. OW.com $120,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
5. Relatiegeschenk.nl
("relative's gifts" in Dutch)
€72,000 = $111,347 Sedo
6. iPets.com $75,000 AfternicDLS
7. ChanceForLove.com $60,279 Moniker
8. Football360.com $33,000 Pvt Sale
9. DrumSet.com $27,050 Sedo
10. Searchers.co.uk £10,500 = $20,520 Sedo

11. IntegrationPoint.com $20,300 Moniker
12.
tie
Zircle.com $20,000 Sedo
12.
tie
WorldwideProjects.com $20,000 AfternicDLS
14. TrueFlirt.com $18,000 AfternicDLS
15. Mόnchen.com (IDN)
("Munich" in German)
$13,500 SnapNames
16. BAM.co.uk £6,500 = $12,703 Sedo
17. eMedical.com $10,700 NameJet
18. IMK.com €6,800 = $10,517 Sedo
19. Anonymity.com $10,100 Sedo
20.
tie
YIB.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
XTD.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Pizzerias.com $10,000 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

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 months.

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:

Additional Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000-$6,000
roofsdirect.com $6,000   pece.com $3,950
zeeyoo.com $5,000 underthehammer.com $3,908
residenceone.com $5,000 tattoome.com $3,500
kena.com $5,000 yousearch.com $2,550
racing360.com $4,795 vofo.com $2,550
my10gb.com $4,700 oilinvestor.com $2,400
joydating.com $4,640 spamprotection.com $2,351
hearpod.com $4,500 nucleararms.com $2,250
webbios.com $4,000 buyfamily.com $2,115
derby360.com $3,975 restaurantsdeparis.com $2,000

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: 

Additional NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000-$3,800
amatrice.com $3,800   isec.com $2,605
mccormack.com $3,755 tant.com $2,600
scarycostumes.com $3,700 greenmoon.com $2,600
gospelnet.com $3,700 fuelalternative.com $2,500
privacylock.com $3,630 b2p.com $2,500
hongkongonline.com $3,099 worldmotors.com $2,470
golfbasics.com $2,800 demeure.com $2,400
ynca.com $2,736 azzardo.com $2,100
bgroup.com $2,710 nyproperties.com $2,099
thegreens.com $2,611 propoint.com $2,070

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 each. The AfternicDLS had 84 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
back2basics.com $4,000   runka.com $2,500
musicrecordingstudios.com $3,888 luxurylodge.com $2,500
dancemarathon.com $3,860 inventionkit.com $2,500
tipb.com $3,688 ichr.com $2,500
salesfx.com $3,688 executiveairlines.com $2,500
superline.com $3,500 diversidad.com $2,500
shirtsforless.com $3,488 turningpages.com $2,488
clinicalresources.com $3,488 talentworldwide.com $2,488
seasport.com $3,412 koreadate.com $2,488
undergroundeconomy.com $3,388 aidindia.com $2,488
voteyes.com $3,288 snapcall.com $2,400
sustainable-development.com $3,288 moce.com $2,400
internetmarketeer.com $3,288 cool-hand.com $2,388
yourhometown.com $3,200 baucenter.com $2,300
myresponse.com $3,200 techboutique.com $2,288
collegeu.com $3,200 killerworkout.com $2,288
ndfs.com $3,188 dealbase.com $2,288
centreofexcellence.com $3,188 ckconline.com $2,288
vuclip.com $3,088 caperental.com $2,288
selectit.com $3,088 hochschulmarketing.com $2,247
smarthousing.com $3,000 mineclearing.com $2,188
eFilings.com $3,000 liveandearn.com $2,188
novarco.com $2,988 buyfamily.com $2,115
sweetsurprise.com $2,888 tretton.com $2,100
lightnow.com $2,888 salernitana.com $2,100
interneteconomics.com $2,888 microclick.com $2,100
easternrealestate.com $2,888 knowledgeserver.com $2,100
dayin.com $2,888 dnahost.com $2,088
verzi.com $2,837 growshow.com $2,050
goldendays.com $2,836 wellnessnutrition.com $2,000
safetyscan.com $2,800 vladar.com $2,000
carbonsix.com $2,750 vitamin-water.com $2,000
wiseowls.com $2,700 toollab.com $2,000
cfgonline.com $2,700 salesmakers.com $2,000
heartcard.com $2,688 renewablesolutions.com $2,000
centralmass.com $2,688 offtopics.com $2,000
afterhoursmedical.com $2,688 ipetstore.com $2,000
musicube.com $2,600 independentpost.com $2,000
warinc.com $2,588 hotplans.com $2,000
dprofile.com $2,588 epopcorn.com $2,000
businessforbusiness.com $2,588 consumerexperience.com $2,000
repairzone.com $2,520 centerworks.com $2,000

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

At TDNAM.com, BlogSucker.com swept up $2.000

Global Contenders (.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 TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Route.mobi €5,027 = $7,775 Sedo
2. MaxGames.net $6,000 AfternicDLS
3.
tie
Sochi2014.info €3,500 = $5,413 Sedo
3.
tie
Pensions.info €3,500 = $5,413 Sedo
5. AppliedSoc.org $5,110 NameJet
6. CashLoan.net $5,010 SnapNames
7. JobServices.net $4,688 AfternicDLS
8. Interlingua.net $4,200 AfternicDLS
9. Repro.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
10. Radurlaub.info €2,500 = $3,866 Sedo

11. SolNet.net $3,688 AfternicDLS
12. 8G.net $3,600 NameJet
13. Ultimate.net $3,433 Sedo
14. Mermaid.net $3,255 TDNAM
15. Diplomas.org €2,050 = $3,171 Sedo
16.
tie
MyChild.org $2,988 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Beon.net $2,988 AfternicDLS
18. TotalMusic.net $2,888 AfternicDLS
19. Farmhand.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
20. OnlineMovies.net $2,750 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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:

Additional AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,200
comfi.net $2,088   apulia.net $1,200
globalre.net $1,888 simpleshoes.net $1,188
baddebt.net $1,700 farmservices.net $1,088
conversations.net $1,600 coinflip.net $1,088
techgroup.net $1,388 homelook.net $1,010
itgovernance.net $1,288 officemachines.net $1,000
preach.net $1,200 cyberearth.net $1,000
icpm.net $1,200 americansolar.net $1,000

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 buzzed $1,000

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

Elsewhere, Pool.com sold Motor.biz for $1,554 and TDNAM.com moved SoftArchieve.com for $1,100.

Country Codes

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:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: June 2, 2008 - Sun. June 8, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Relatiegeschenk.nl
("relative's gifts" in Dutch)
€72,000 = $111,347 Sedo
2. Searchers.co.uk £10,000 = $20,520 Sedo
3. BAM.co.uk £6,500 = $12,703 Sedo
4. Skill7.co.uk £4,500 = $8,795 Sedo
5. Leds.in £4,000 = $7,818 Sedo
6. Human.it $7,500 Sedo
7. Love.ly €4,600 = $7,114 Sedo
8. Motors.nl €4,200 = $6,496 Sedo
9. Illustraties.nl €2,380 = $3,681 Sedo
10.
tie
IVP.eu €2,000 = $3,093 Sedo
10.
tie
Biolimonade.de €2,000 = $3,093 Sedo

12. Burgit.cz $2,655 Sedo
13.
tie
Oriel.co.uk £1,250 = $2,443 Sedo
13.
tie
BingoBonuses.co.uk £1,250 = $2,443 Sedo
15. CV.nu €1,550 = $2,397 Sedo
16. WeberGrill.ch €1,500 = $2,320 Sedo
17.
tie
Voorbeelden.nl
("examples" in German)
€1,500 = $2,320 Sedo
17.
tie
DirectJob.fr €1,500 = $2,320 Sedo
19. TheChemist.co.uk £1,000 = $1,954 Sedo
20.
tie
Militaria.ch €1,100 = $1,701 Sedo
20.
tie
Immobilienvideo.de
("real estate video" in German)
€1,100 = $1,701 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 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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