Closes at More Than $376,000 In One of the Year's Top Dozen Domain
A trio of nice six-figure sales
highlighted the past week in the domain aftermarket. The leader of
that pack, DomainRegistration.com booked a bountiful $376,480
to complete a sale process that began with a winning bid in Moniker's
live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East conference in May. That was one of a half dozen
sales from that event that earned spots on our weekly leader board.
To make room for them without overshadowing the everyday venues we
are expanding our usual Top 20 chart again this week, bumping it up
to 30 positions.
The #2 sale this week was also a beauty, a
rare two-letter .com that went for $192,000. That was just
enough money to get Bryan Gray to part company with WT.com
in a private sale. The third domain to hit the six-figure mark was Aftermarket.com,
a name purchased by TrafficZ.com for $125,000 in
Moniker's live auction at the Domainer
Meeting conference in Paris last month.
By Ron Jackson
TrafficZ's parent corporation, Thought
Convergence, is expected to put Aftermarket.com to work in short
order. That is likely to be the brand name for their new live domain
auction that will debut at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in New
York CitySept. 23-26. T.R.A.F.F.I.C. organizers
plan to open the show up to as many as five different live auction
houses, though Moniker, who has been designated the shows
"premiere" provider, will still produce the main auction
In a big country code sale this week, Sedo.com
("pharmacy" in German) for €51,000 ($81,070)
in a deal that ranks among the ten biggest ccTLD sales of 2008.
Sedo had a hand in eight charted sales, more than any other daily
sales venue. The AfternicDLS
also had a big week, charting seven domains led by 5B.com at $25,000.
Moniker sold three leader board names from
their web platform, a pair at the Domainer Meeting live auction and
the six from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East, thus placing their brand on a
total of 11 names on this week's elite list. NameJet.com
each placed two names on the board and RickLatona.com
took a spot with #19 Lodo.com, a name he sold to Name.com
.Com dominated the chart with 27
entries. Country codes claimed four spots, including #10 with
the counter-intuitive LasVegas.asia attracting a surprising $30,000
at Sedo. The final two openings went to .net (the extra
positions stemmed from a five-way tie for the final spot). Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, July 13:
DN Journal Top 30
Domain Sales - Mon. July 7, 2008 - Sun. July 13,2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect July 15
Apotheke.eu ("pharmacy" 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.
Forthe 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 beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
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The Afternic DLS was the volume leader in the .com
supporting cast drawing $9,700 for XDev.com, $8,250
for Uninstaller.com and $8,000 each for Vaeret.com
and Succeeded.com. DNPP.com pulled $5,632 and JOTL.com
Arkin.com added $5,200 while Cyberhack.com
and A-M-E.com clicked for $5,000 each. ViperMarketing.com
posted $4,988, MightyMachines.com cranked out $4,950
and XSquad.com collared $4,888. RailExpress.com
pulled into the station with $4,688 on board, BMTLLC.com
secured $4,665 and NetXtra.com bagged a $4,500
The AfternicDLS had 71 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
you can check out in the table below.
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
Sedo's supplemental roster included Kidnap.com
($9,200), XEI.com ($9,100) and a pair at $7,500 each;
TheMuffia.com and OnePolicy.com. BIY.com billed
$7,400, GeekIt.com grossed $7,000, Cinegratis.com
greeted $5,009 and EvalWeb.com went for $3,975.
RockStores.com stacked up $3,500, FreeGold.com
took a shine to $3,400 and CAVY.com wound up at $3,179.
StartUpExchange.com distributed $3,100, Ymial .com
yielded $3,051 and three others; VacationsWorldwide.com,
Moranbah.com and MAFA.com fetched $3,000
apiece. Sedo also sold Karnaf.com ($2,600), WebFonts.com
($2,500), HipResurface.com ($2,400) and ThaiKiss.com
Back at NameJet, MPU.com provided $8,802,
Dadou.com downed $7,319 and MilitaryZone.com
marched off with $4,900. Blok.com banked $4,236,
CreateVideo.com delivered $3,433 and WirelessHeadphones.com
connected for $3,199. MedRecords.com revealed $3,102,
Yuzu.com zipped up $3,100 and NextDirectory.com
notched $2,700. Nasda.com captured $2,556, TangledWeb.com
snagged $2,200 and LuckyVoice.com landed $2,000.
had the top name in the .com supporting cast with Entropy.com
at $9,815. They also reaped $3,770 from RecipeAtlas.com
and $2,701 from NuclearMoose.com. 18Jav.com and
A7Babna.com brought $2,500 each while Jiemeng.com
took in $6,250 for SkyTube.com, $4,699 for Upser.com
and $3,100 for SuperGalleries.com. HolaHoy.com
hauled in $2,513 and MembershipSiteIncome.com served
In additional closed sales from the
Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction, MetricConversion.com
contributed $8,250, the matching set of Thea.com and
Thea.net added $6,000, AnimationShop.com sketched
out $5,590 and GreekSculptures.com was graced with $2,000.
In another Domainer Meeting sale, CareerAdvisors.com called
in $3,500 and in a pair of sales on the Moniker web platform,
BillboardCharts.com drummed up $3,125 and
BlueMelon.com squeezed out $2,563.
Elsewhere XAS.com changed hands for $9,500
in a private sale, SeeInside.com spotted $5,000 in
another private deal, DotMarket sold Methodism.com for $5,000
unloaded Milf247.com for $2,000.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
The .nets were in charge of the Global ContendersTop 20 chart again this week, taking the top two spots with a
pair of names that also made the all extension leader board you saw
earlier. .Net went on to rack up 14 of the 21 GC chart entries (the
extra spot resulting from a tie for the 20th position).
.Info and .mobi had three charted
domains each and all three of the .info domains made the top ten,
led by #3 Physicians.info, sold in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East auction for $8,200. .Mobi's flag bearer was #9 Students.mobi,
sold at Sedo for $4,253.
It was an unusually slow week for .org with
that extension charting just one domain, #14 (tie) USTravel.org
at $3,018 via the AfternicDLS. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending July 13:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July
6, 2008 - Sun. July 13, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect July 15
There was was a large group of additional
four-figure GC sales with the AfternicDLS piling up almost half of
those including GetReady.net ($2,288), NonStop.net
($2,000) and Intelle.net ($1,888). Other winners included
InvestIn.net ($1,787), FullStrike.net ($1,688) and InstantLoan.net
Finska.net found $1,577 while VanMan.net
and MovingService.net each secured $1,500. CableAccessories.net
nabbed $1,488, Ekonomik.net notched $1,435 and
two others; TradeSpace.net and PlayGolf.net tapped in $1,300
Zoomu.net zoomed in on $1,288, PositiveEnergy.org
generated $1,188 and PalmCoastRealEstate.net
listed $1,170. Rounding out the AfternicDLS roster were Impuls.org
at $1,100 and a trio of names at $1,000 apiece that
included SolarVehicle.net, Logistix.net and DesignLighting.net.
At TDNAM the big hitters were FreeTar.net
($2,000), FortLee.net ($1,955) and ChicagoMBOC.org
($1,126). CenterArts.net booked $1,105 and Sotempopozuadas.info
added $1,000. SnapNames sold Factors.org ($2,200)
and a pair of IDNs, xn--homopathie-gcb.net ($1,666) and xn--grundstcke-geb.net
Back at Sedo, Tusideas.net and
Singapur.info rang up $1,669 each, Yolo.info yanked
$1,500 and Telethon.info raised $1,383. PokerInfo.org
dealt out $1,351 while VirtualProperties.net and GourmetCoffee.org
brewed up $1,300 each. Egypte.info ($1,272) and Jasmin.biz
($1,000) rounded out the Sedo list.
DotMarket sold Lose.net ($2,150), LAA.net
($1,800) and GEA.net ($1,750) while Portals.net
closed at $1,320 in a holdover from the
Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction.
The top four names on our Country Code Top
20 chart all made the all extension leader board you saw
earlier. The highest ranking name you haven't seen yet is #5 Ferien.tv,
sold at Sedo for $9,936. That was one of three .tv domains
to reach the top ten.
Germany's .de had the most chart entries with
five while the European Union (.eu), France (.fr), Great
Britain (co.uk) and Belgium (.be) had two apiece. The
other ccTLDs represented this week were .asia, .ca
(Canada) and .at (Austria).
Sedo again completely dominated the ccTLD chart,
taking all but one spot on the elite list, #6, which went to Cafe.ca,
sold for $8,200 at Pool. Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack
up for the week ending July 13:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: July 6, 2008 - Sun. July 13, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 15
Sedo had 13 more four-figure county code sales just
off the chart. Those included Goldfinger.asia ($2,384) and
a trio at $2,006 each that included Welcome.me.uk, Virtual-Football.co.uk
and SafeLoans.co.uk. Also scoring well were Gasanbieter-wechsel.de
($1,907), AllianceLoans.co.uk ($1,805) and Host-Your-Shop.de
Samba.co.uk soaked up $1,604, Roterteppich.de
returned $1,590 and FrontDesign.co.uk drew $1,504.
AboveTheLaw.co.uk located $1,500, Valthorens.co.uk
commanded $1,351 and Staranwalt.de went for $1,113.
sold Upadlosc.pl (Poland's ccTLD) for 2,510 PLN
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.