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Pair of Six-Figure Sales Including the Biggest .Org Deal Ever Reported Headline This Week's Results from the Aftermarket 

Another wave of completed sales from last month's Moniker live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East and a monster .org sale top this week's aftermarket news. To make room for 18 completed five and six figure sales from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction we doubled the size of our usual Top 20 chart this time out. Rainbow.com sits atop the expanded elite list after selling for $170,000 during Moniker's sale in Orlando

Sexe.org ("sex" in French) secured the #2 spot with a landmark $151,400 private sale that ranks as the highest .org sale reported since we started tracking the market five years ago. Michael Berkens of MostWantedDomains.com sold the domain to a French buyer to top the previous .org record holder, Date.org, a name that sold for $150,349 in December 2006.

 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo.com had a hot hand against this week, putting 11 names on the Big Board and reeling off four in a row starting with #3 Cognac.com at $88,000 and ending with #6 Pokern.at (an Austrian ccTLD that means "play poker" in German). Sedo put another country code domain on the top half of the chart with #15 TopModel.de (German ccTLD) at €17,600 ($27,294).

.Com enjoyed its usual chart dominance, sweeping 35 of the 44 positions (the extra slots resulted from a five-way tie for the final opening). .Org had four representatives on the all-extension leader board and .net had three. The best .net was #28 Dorset.net, sold at Sedo for £6,500 ($12,715).

The AfternicDLS, NameJet.com and DotMarket.com all had multiple chart entries with Afternic piling up five, NameJet three and DotMarket a pair. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 15:

 

The DN Journal Top 40 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 9, 2008 - Sun. June 15, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 17

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Rainbow.com $170,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
2. Sexe.org
("sex" in French)
$151,400 Pvt Sale
3. Cognac.com $88,000 Sedo
4. Alpari.com $65,000 Sedo
5. Katie.com €40,000 = $62,036 Sedo
6. Pokern.at
("play poker" in German)
€36,000 = $55,829 Sedo
7.
tie
Susan.com $50,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
7.
tie
Asia.net $50,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
9. PostalCodes.com $42,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
10. Maybe.com $40,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
11. FootballScores.com $37,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
12. SpecialOffer.com $35,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
13. Sagittarius.com $33,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
14. FloorTiles.com $30,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
15. TopModel.de €17,600 = $27,294 Sedo
16. HugeTube.com $25,350 Moniker Escrow
17.
tie
TennisOutlet.com $25,000 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
BoxingNews.com $25,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
19. XNXXX.com $20,150 Moniker Escrow
20. Sienna.com $18,500 Sedo

21. Centerfield.com $18,400 NameJet
22. TVSchedule.com $17,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
23. DayCare.org $16,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
24. Brillen.com €10,600 = $16,439 Sedo
25. TotalCare.com $16,101 NameJet
26.
tie
Resultats.com $15,000 Sedo
26.
tie
Crumbs.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
28. Dorset.net £6,500 = $12,715 Sedo
29. Aced.com $12,500 AfternicDLS
30. CustomGraphics.com $12,100 NameJet
31.
tie
WWB.com $12,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
31.
tie
Supporting.com $12,000 DotMarket
31.
tie
Language.org $12,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
31.
tie
Courses.org $12,000 AfternicDLS
35. DotMailer.com £6,000 = $11,736 Sedo
36. MufflerShop.com $11,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
37. MuslimCupid.com $10,888 AfternicDLS
38. Refrigerated.com $10,360 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
39. OrchardGroup.com $10,200 Moniker Escrow
40.
tie
Virgins.net $10,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
40.
tie
ShanghaiCity.net $10,000 Sedo
40.
tie
FloridaCondos.com $10,000 Pvt Sale
40.
tie
Exhibitors.com $10,000 DotMarket
40.
tie
CelluliteRemoval.com $10,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East

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

The .com supporting cast was led by a pair of $9,500 sales from Moniker's live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East; Migrate.com and Assorted.com. TheaterReviews.com closed at $9,000, CivilClaims.com settled at $8,500 and DietChocolate.com downed $7,500

BusStations.com banked $6,000, GayAndLesbianCruises.com docked at $5,890 and PrimeBeef.com charbroiled $5,000. UsedLamborghinis.com and UniformServices.com sewed up $3,500 each while ThankYouGiftBaskets.com and BurningDVDs.com drew $3,000 apiece. 15YearLoan.com locked in $2,750 and BritishAle.com quaffed $2,360.

Moniker also handled the escrow for two other sales; TheNudieBar.com ($7,700) and CasinoSplendid.com ($3,000) and closed the $3,300 auction of SalesCharts.com from the Affiliate Summit. 

Back at Sedo, IOJ.com clicked for $8,500, 051.com counted out $7,157 and Motor-Insurance.com secured $6,259. DreamPage.com posted $5,428, STNG.com commanded $5,000 and WUDO.com collected $3,730. GoSlovakia.com went for $3,500, DIAC.com cornered $2,800 and two others; Macyoga.com and JetSkiSafari.com fetched $2,500 each. OilInvestor.com pumped $2,400, SmartZip.com cleared $2,200 and Workable.com wound up at $2,000

At NameJet, FunTones.com tallied $8,300, WholesalePaper.com produced $6,411 and BonusCard.com bagged $6,300. DreamDomains.com drummed up $4,999, WebFoto.com focused on $4,340 and IMCC.com kicked in $3,900

NameJet had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,601. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000-$3,601
pido.com $3,601   usbooks.com $2,300
domainersforum.com $3,300 touches.com $2,300
electricalmotors.com $2,775 rightaway.com $2,300
trias.com $2,756 glycolicacid.com $2,201
xcaliber.com $2,700 hotrodshop.com $2,110
electricalgenerators.com $2,675 socialcomputing.com $2,100
m-x.com $2,616 profiledesign.com $2,100
cybo.com $2,600 arcflashtraining.com $2,100
ementoring.com $2,350 astronomyonline.com $2,022
physicianrecruiter.com $2,316 healthid.com.com $2,000

At the AfternicDLS Cibus.com and OneWire.com plugged in $6,000 apiece while MaineSeafood.com cooked up $5,500. EditPictures.com provided $5,400, Hydrologists.com squeezed out $5,345 and SystemsArchitecture.com tacked on $5,093. Unipark.com yielded $4,988, USMarket.com distributed $4,950 and MedicalFreedom.com dispensed $4,888

ALIG.com lit up $4,490, TotalWireless.com connected for $4,488 and ElectronicStorefronts.com stocked $4,423. PortableSystems.com served up $4,422, RentalsPlus.com returned $4,400 and Sentinelle.com savored $4,288. Nteractive.com eyed $4,285 and VistaBank.com deposited $4,188

The AfternicDLS had 96 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
westafrican.com $4,000   blackcareers.com $2,688
nspc.com $4,000 nctech.com $2,600
futurescholars.com $4,000 einvoices.com $2,600
brainstormers.com $3,900 chickenbreasts.com $2,600
stockscan.com $3,850 relationshipbuilder.com $2,588
musicmemories.com $3,850 overdrivemedia.com $2,588
heritagehealth.com $3,850 waveofthefuture.com $2,578
strans.com $3,788 powergas.com $2,550
stickerdesign.com $3,750 powernutrition.com $2,500
streetblog.com $3,688 engineeringservices.com $2,500
datapoints.com $3,688 decohome.com $2,500
darkonline.com $3,575 dailytours.com $2,500
DoubleStandard.com $3,500 persianmarket.com $2,488
shirtsforless.com $3,488 krolik.com $2,488
academyofballet.com $3,482 everywire.com $2,488
worldwidewings.com $3,400 motoriders.com $2,478
classifiedonline.com $3,400 moce.com $2,400
amedea.com $3,388 epeddler.com $2,400
classicpolo.com $3,350 myfavoriteslist.com $2,388
smartsuits.com $3,348 favoriteslist.com $2,388
fastshopping.com $3,325 bankmobile.com $2,388
tightsqueeze.com $3,311 easymarketplace.com $2,300
arrangedmarriages.com $3,300 4jesus.com $2,300
animalcompanions.com $3,300 vinclub.com $2,288
tvkits.com $3,288 onlineprofile.com $2,288
metalux.com $3,250 napcp.com $2,288
bestbites.com $3,238 carolinadirect.com $2,288
talentdevelopment.com $3,200 agentusa.com $2,288
freepaidsurveys.com $3,150 gourmetschoice.com $2,200
reversemortgagehelp.com $3,088 appliedmanagement.com $2,200
publicblog.com $3,088 loseweighteasy.com $2,188
providenthome.com $3,080 lonestarconsulting.com $2,188
eaglefinancial.com $3,079 ebooks4u.com $2,150
nanticoke.com $3,025 carrentalservice.com $2,100
precisionmachining.com $3,000 brandonline.com $2,100
LaptopsShop.com $3,000 articlearchives.com $2,100
CopperX.com $3,000 talentline.com $2,088
buzzjobs.com $3,000 catblack.com $2,088
yellow1.com $2,888 brooklynunited.com $2,088
trainingsearch.com $2,888 alexanderhouse.com $2,088
privateart.com $2,888 tunited.com $2,000
beneficialhealth.com $2,888 tinymiracles.com $2,000
americasvoice.com $2,850 nineluck.com $2,000
ecoscooters.com $2,800 homevirtualtours.com $2,000
wavewear.com $2,750 elbandido.com $2,000
powergaming.com $2,700 ekilibre.com $2,000
surecure.com $2,688 beerwinespirits.com $2,000
focusonparenting.com $2,688 avcentral.com $2,000

At SnapNames.com ClassicSneakers.com slipped on $4,300, YFreePaysite.com sold for $2,879, WineVacations.com poured $2,800 and PayMex.com penned in $2,100

At TDNAM.com, RadioMazaj.com tuned in $3,292 and at Pool.com DGPS.com located $2,870.

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

Sexe.org ("sex" in French) was the big story among the Global Contenders. That $151,400 sale we told you about earlier is the second biggest sale in the GC category this year, trailing only Porn.net, a name that went for $400,000 in February. In addition to being the biggest .org sale ever reported, Sexe.org is one of only five reported .org sales that have cracked the six-figure barrier. 

.Orgs took four of the first six positions on the new GC Top 20 and had a total of eight entries. .Net had the most overall entries though - piling up an even dozen including #2 Asia.net at $50,000. That domain was sold in Moniker's live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East last month. 

The first eight names on the GC chart all reached at least five figures and all of them apeared on the all extension leader board you saw earlier. The top sale you haven't seen is #9 BirthdayCards.net, sold for $9,420 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. #10 Cost.org was close behind after attracting $9,000 at Name Jet. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending June 15:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 9, 2008 - Sun. June 15, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect  June 17

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Sexe.org
("sex" in French)
$151,400 Pvt Sale
2. Asia.net $50,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
3. DayCare.org $16,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
4. Dorset.net £6,500 = $12,715 Sedo
5.
tie
Language.org $12,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
5.
tie
Courses.org $12,000 AfternicDLS
7.
tie
Virgins.net $10,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
7.
tie
ShanghaiCity.net $10,000 Sedo
9. BirthdayCards.net $9,420 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West
10. Cost.org $8,900 NameJet

11. Refinancing.net $8,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
12. Refrigerators.org $6,800 AfternicDLS
13. ManhattanRealEstate.net $6,088 AfternicDLS
14. Pronostic.net €3,000 = $4,651 Sedo
15. Preparation.net $4,500 DotMarket
16.
tie
BlackCoffee.net $4,000 Sedo
16.
tie
BadCreditLoans.org $4,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
18. Surfboard.org $3,601 NameJet
19. BoatMotors.net $3,488 AfternicDLS
20. BlogWorld.net $3,088 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales just off the chart and as they usually do, the AfternicDLS got the majority of those. Their list included Pecado.net ($3,050), MemoryCards.net ($2,890), MyCity.org ($2,500) and Adventa.net ($2,500)

The AfternicDLS had 26 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,370. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,370
premiermotors.net $2,370   clubzone.net $1,500
bloglog.net $2,288 gold1.net $1,488
gioiellerie.net $2,115 giftme.net $1,488
salesintelligence.net $2,088 nubi.net $1,334
personalgrowth.net $2,000 realjustice.net $1,300
permira.org $2,000 loveyoursmile.net $1,300
funnyjokes.org $2,000 chocolatecity.net $1,300
medmedia.net $1,888 annak.net $1,288
eastsussex.org $1,888 readaloud.org $1,250
inlineskates.net $1,688 gameclub.org $1,212
healthadvisor.net $1,550 woom.net $1,000
teeshirts.org $1,500 nhfs.net $1,000
greenteam.net $1,500 magicshop.net $1,000

At Sedo AKD.net notched $2,934, HauntedHouses.net scared up $2,500 and Viaggio.info found $2,170. Gioiellerie.net nailed $2,115, Touch.info tipped $2,096, FrankReich.org rounded up $2,016 and Sonnensegel.org soaked up $1,551

In a couple of sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction, But.net brought $2,900 and HomeBuyers.net booked $2,360.

At TDNAM.com, DrunkenDonkey.net guzzled $2,500, RealEstateForeclosure.net reaped $1,630, SportsHandicappers.net hauled in $1,505 and LifeIsGood.org generated $1,105.

NameJet made $2,088 with Mysteries.org, Naughty.org added $1,855 and two others; TSO.org and Karina.net nabbed $1,400 apiece. PoolWorld.net welcomed $1,309, AirVictoryMuseum.org admitted $1,111 and CreatividadFeminista.org crested at $1,110

At SnapNames LiteracyOnline.org landed $1,660, EmergencyKit.net contributed $1,254 and Praca.biz brought $1,171

At Pool.com MortgageRefinance.net returned $1,660

Country Codes

The Austrian ccTLD Pokern.at ("play poker" in German) scored an easy win in the Country Code race, topping the new Top 20 chart with that $55,829 sale at Sedo that you saw earlier on our all extension leader board. That also ranks among the top ten ccTLD sales so far in 2008. 

The top sale you haven't seen in this category is #3 Logiciels.fr ("software" in French), a French country code domain that rang up €5,650 ($8,762) at Sedo (a venue that swept 16 of the 20 chart entries).

Great Britain's .co.uk had the most entries on this chart with six, led by #4 TFG.co.uk at $5,000. Germany's .de had four including an IDN, #13 Fussbδlle.de at $2,407. France (.fr) and the United States (.us) had three entries each. The top American domain was #6 Cinema.us, purchased by Howard Hoffman for $4,000 in a Galcomm expired name auction. 

Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending June 15:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: June 9, 2008 - Sun. June 15, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 17

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Pokern.at
("play poker" in German)
€36,000 = $55,829 Sedo
2. TopModel.de €17,600 = $27,294 Sedo
3. Logiciels.fr 
("software" in French)
€5,650 = $8,762 Sedo
4. TFG.co.uk $5,000 Sedo
5. HealthShoppe.co.uk $4,300 Sedo
6. Cinema.us $4,000 Galcomm
7. Apfelsaft.de
("apple juice" in German)
€2,250 = $3,955 Sedo
8. BoxOfficeMojo.fr €2,100 = $3,257 Sedo
9. Appraisal.us $3,205 TDNAM
10. LogisticsJobs.co.uk £1,599 = $3,128 Sedo

11. Spyware.us $3,030 TDNAM
12. UMTS.co.uk €1,950 = $3,024 Sedo
13. Fussbδlle.de (IDN) €1,552 = $2,407 Sedo
14. Assistanceinformatique.fr €1,510 = $2,342 Sedo
15. SW19Wimbledon.co.uk £1,000 = $1,956 Sedo
16. Barclay.in $1,899 Moniker Escrow
17.
tie
Positiv.at €1,000 = $1,551 Sedo
17.
tie
CityTrip.es €1,000 = $1,551 Sedo
19. Blanx.co.uk €995 = $1,543 Sedo
20. Versicherungsinformation.de €950 = $1,473 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were eight more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart and six of those were .us domains sold at TDNAM. That group included Greenwich.us ($1,205), Que.us ($1,200), Trinidad.us ($1,105), JUN.us ($1,051), Appraisers.us ($1,010) and Novels.us ($1,004)

The other two were French .fr domains sold at Sedo. The members of that duo were Distributeurs.fr ($1,396) and Kelassurance.fr ($1,287).  

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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