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Lightning Strikes Twice: Pair of 6-Figure .Org Sales Soar to Top Spot on DN Journal's Weekly Top 20 Chart 

Six-figure .org sales are rare but we saw a pair of them this week with Ringtones.org and Revolution.org commanding $120,000 apiece. Only one .org sale this year was higher - Sexe.org ("sex" in French) which sold for $151,400 last month. Ringtones.org was sold in Moniker's live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East in May and just closed this past week. Revolution.org changed hands at Sedo.com, a venue that placed more names on our weekly Top 20 chart than any other with nine. 

Sedo also placed a pair of French ccTLDs in the first five, selling #3 Voitures.fr ("cars" in French) for €50,000 ($78,935) and #5 Annonces.fr ("advertisements" in French) for €30,000 ($47,361). Still another country code domain, Taxi.us (America's ccTLD) cracked the top ten with a $35,000 sale at Sedo.

 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo put four more ccTLDs on the second half of the all extension leader board as the country codes enjoyed a huge week. #14 2in1.at (Austrian ccTLD) drew €15,000 ($23,681), #15 SS.tv tuned in $21,500, #18 Kinderwagens.nl (Dutch country code), which means "baby carriages" in Dutch, delivered €10,000 ($15,945) and #20 Bingo.us banked $15,000.

.Com was limited to 11 of the 20 positions this week. Four of those went to the AfternicDLS including #7 Kudo.com at $40,000. Moniker closed three .com sales from their DomainerMeeting live auction in Paris last month, including #6 Rainbows.com at $45,000

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 20:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 14, 2008 - Sun. July 20,2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 22

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
Ringtones.org $120,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
1.
tie
Revolution.org $120,000 Sedo
3. Voitures.fr
("cars" in French)
€50,000 = $78,935 Sedo
4. FilmMaking.com $55,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
5. Annonces.fr
("advertisements" in French)
€30,000 = $47,361 Sedo
6. Rainbows.com $45,000 Moniker/
DomainerMeeting
7. Kudo.com $40,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
Sprints.com $35,300 Moniker/
DomainerMeeting
8.
tie
LonelyWives.com $35,300 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
10.
tie
Taxi.us $35,000 Sedo
10.
tie
AGuide.com $35,000 AfternicDLS

12. EverestGames.com $33,333 Sedo
13. PhoneAccessories.com $25,000 Moniker/
DomainerMeeting
14. 2in1.at €15,000 = $23,681 Sedo
15. SS.tv $21,500 Sedo
16. ChicagoLoop.com $20,000 Pvt Sale
17. HialeahPark.com $17,500 AfternicDLS
18. Kinderwagens.nl
("baby carriages" in Dutch)
€10,000 = $15,945 Sedo
19. PrimeHotels.com $15,700 AfternicDLS
20. Bingo.us $15,000 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.

There were nine more five-figure sales just off the chart and Sedo accounted for five of those including 7Y.com at €9,000 ($14,205) and Berlin.es (Spain's ccTLD) at €7,650 ($12,077). They also sold CustomTShirt.com for $12,000 and two others; My5GB.com and GivingKiosk.com for $10,000 each. 

NameJet.com booked $12,100 for BigDreams.com and Honey.net closed at $12,000 after being auctioned off in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction. The Afternic DLS landed $11,500 for LifeID.com and SnapNames.com dialed in $11,000 from AuctionTV.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

The top sale in the four-figure .com supporting cast was an IDN, 法律.com (punycode xn--g4ts90a.com) that sold for $9,638 at SnapNames. They also moved Ricki.com ($8,000), AdicttingGames.com (typo, $4,950), and FileTube.com ($4,900)

ClimatePrediction.com called for $4,200, Villow.com kicked in $3,591 and NothingPersonal.com posted a $3,304 apology. Rounding out the SnapNames roster were EternalBeauty.com ($2,600) and StartLine.com ($2,455)

Back at Sedo, KNU.com captured $9,450, 467.com counted out $8,996 and RXL.com added $8,920. UltraBattery.com charged up $8,700, NUJ.com clicked for $8,001 and HollywoodWaxMuseum.com displayed $7,450.

Compraryvender.com dispensed $7,102 and VideoPlaza.com screened $6,500. Sedo had 22 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,100. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$5,100
pokerspot.com $5,100   slimmest .com $2,500
peluche .com $4,814 enterprisesuite .com $2,500
1001stages .com $3,946 enterpriseautomobiles .com $2,500
materprima .com $3,450 enterpriseautomobile .com $2,500
seoconsult .com $3,250 automobileenterprises .com $2,500
freegiftregistry .com $3,200 automobileenterprise .com $2,500
voitureneuve .com $3,157 worldpropertyrentals .com $2,488
game-resources .com $3,157 racingsuits .com $2,250
mycs .com $3,002 pcservis .com $2,200
metime .com $2,750 directoriodeblogs .com $2,200
r8r .com $2,550 bet-fair.com $2,000

At the AfternicDLS it was like shooting fish in a barrel again this week as they piled up dozens of additional four-figure sales led by MiniQuiz.com ($9,000), MarketingZone.com ($8,000) and FasterNet.com ($7,925). Carriacou.com corralled $7,700, AmericanIndependent.com claimed $7,500 and PublicPrograms.com produced $7,400

Interlift.com hoisted $7,120, EuroVillas.com hosted $6,600 and two others; SDILLC.com and EnjoyNY.com notched $5,400 apiece. SummerLearning.com secured $5,000, ExpoManagement.com made $4,400, WorkOfGod.com went for $4,154 and AcademyCollege.com admitted $4,088.

The AfternicDLS had 70 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900. You can review those in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
playoutdoors.com $3,900   webflock.com $2,388
u-me.com $3,850 performanceseries.com $2,388
linkes.com $3,600 newsinc.com $2,300
domaindiscounter.com $3,500 discountsurfboards.com $2,300
cuepoint.com $3,440 dieselsolutions.com $2,300
paymentprovider.com $3,288 rememberthetime.com $2,288
ecoit.com $3,288 mysummit.com $2,288
standarddesign.com $3,188 future-health.com $2,288
benecor.com $3,088 linkmart.com $2,210
manoranjan.com $3,000 splashpro.com $2,200
FlightX.com $3,000 professionalroofing.com $2,200
ecodirect.com $3,000 learngraphics.com $2,200
fullcolorbrochureprinting.com $2,988 greenertech.com $2,188
lostinlove.com $2,950 jokescentral.com $2,150
tooshies.com $2,888 mrsinc.com $2,100
manmusic.com $2,888 thelegaleagles.com $2,088
creamale.com $2,888 encouragers.com $2,088
cmhealth.com $2,888 awardstrophies.com $2,088
worldrecruitment.com $2,788 freebrowse.com $2,050
shadesofpink.com $2,788 buyprescriptionsonline.com $2,050
electricalsigns.com $2,788 urbanspice.com $2,000
parentweb.com $2,775 tornadorelief.com $2,000
lightpanels.com $2,775 northwestguide.com $2,000
noticetoowner.com $2,750 megatest.com $2,000
fragrancecollection.com $2,700 megafax.com $2,000
sciencenter.com $2,688 limitededitionphotography.com $2,000
soundasia.com $2,500 jazzanova.com $2,000
rockymountainresorts.com $2,500 invoiceexpress.com $2,000
motorcycleworks.com $2,500 hiqb.com $2,000
mobiletek.com $2,500 futuresounds.com $2,000
fabios.com $2,500 extramed.com $2,000
callcenterresources.com $2,500 domain4u.com $2,000
SpaceEnergy.com $2,464 coopersburg.com $2,000
spanishwebsite.com $2,400  
graphicsmanagement.com $2,400

In some additional closed sales from Moniker live auctions, Bavarian.com brought $9,000 from the DomainerMeeting sale where Propriedade.com provided $5,000 and BabyMedications.com prescribed $2,000. At T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East, TreatmentProgram.com worked a $4,000 cure and GreekSculptures.com chiseled out $2,000.

Moniker also sold three via their website services, TrustMe.com ($7,700), OscarTielle.com ($6,500) and ObsceneClips.com ($4,575)

At NameJet, ShockAbsorber.com shielded $8,300, CensusRecords.com tallied $8,201 and Teknik.com tacked on $6,533. NameJet had 18 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,100. You can check those out in the table below.

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000-$5,100
houseshop.com $5,100   securityfirst.com $2,778
businesscases.com $4,900 arks.com $2,608
oshields.com $4,201 webmba.com $2,600
hotelamerica.com $3,550 modelcasting.com $2,600
digitalstreet.com $3,200 ceptelefonlari.com $2,600
retailsecurity.com $3,100 eurostone.com $2,520
korina.com $3,050 ultraskincare.com $2,300
mediamarketing.com $3,000 nabl.com $2,099
jokeman.com $3,000 3d-games.com $2,000

At TDNAM.com Kralca.com cornered $5,000, Oafun.com found $3,000, CanopusCorp.com collared $2,400 and MayAir.com blew in $2,383

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

That blockbuster .Org twin bill dominates the Global Contenders Top 20 chart this week. With their $120,000 price tags, Ringtones.org and Revolution.org tie for the third biggest sale in the GC category so far this year. They also helped .org take seven chart entries this week, including #4 Next.org at $8,000 via the AfternicDLS.

Despite .org's dominance at the top, .net managed to take the most chart positions overall with ten, led by #3 Honey.net at $12,000. The other remaining three openings went to a .mobi (#10 Park.mobi at $5,101 via Sedo) and a pair of .infos including #11 WorkFromHome.info that was sold at Moniker's DomainerMeeting auction for $5,000

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending July 20:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 13, 2008 - Sun. July 20, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect  July 22

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
Ringtones.org $120,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C East
1.
tie
Revolution.org $120,000 Sedo
3. Honey.net $12,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C East
4. Next.org $9,000 Moniker/
DomainerMeeting
5. Level.net $8,000 AfternicDLS
6. Ares.net $6,900 Sedo
7. Rape.org 
(cancelled by registry)
removed SnapNames
8. Tacoma.net $6,600 Pool
9. PornTube.org $6,200 NameJet
10. Park.mobi $5,101 Sedo

11. WorkFromHome.info $5,000 Moniker/
DomainerMeeting
12. BestManage.org $4,905 SnapNames
13.
tie
RealEstateMarketing.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
13.
tie
Acquisition.net $4,000 SnapNames
15. EcoSolar.info €2,000 = $3,157 Sedo
16. Spanien.org €1,961 = $3,095 Sedo
17. OfficeProducts.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Marquees.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Estuary.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
20. RememberTheTime.net $2,221 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in the Global Contenders category. As they usually do, the AfternicDLS took the lion's share of those. Their supplemental roster was led by WebVideo.net ($2,130), NewJobs.net ($1,888) and GraduateSchools.org ($1,800)

The AfternicDLS had 21 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,588. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,588
mopeds.net $1,588   officejobs.org $1,250
youknow.net $1,500 impi.net $1,200
organized.net $1,500 creditconsultants.net $1,100
rebelyell.net $1,488 youngamerica.net $1,088
ministers.org $1,488 roadshow.net $1,088
realyou.net $1,388 eduard.org $1,033
nflc.net $1,388 bestmed.net $1,010
gpssystems.net $1,388 wiretransfers.net $1,000
frontlines.net $1,388 officejobs.net $1,000
livingwaterschurch.net $1,350 nolimits.org $1,000
knoc.net $1,315  

At Sedo, ImpactWebDesign.net drew up $1,900, Persians.org produced $1,894 and Temperatur.net torched $1,578. FinancialManagement.org returned $1,550, CoffeePods.info brewed up $1,500 and 8O.org added $1,450. AdultAdHD.net nailed $1,400, 212.mobi rang up $1,250 and Impuls.org generated $1,100. Sedo also sold a pair at $1,000 each; Parachutes.org and BlueBear.org. Sedo sold another one for the AfternicDLS as well, Alphacast.net for $1,000

Moniker moved U9.org ($1,849), SocialVibe.net ($1,250) and OurVillage.org ($1,075) and in two more closed sales from their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction they sold Portals.net ($1,320) and Leases.info ($1,180)

SnapNames sold a pair of 3-letter domains; JIY.net ($1,180) and ZXW.net ($1,080) and NameJet dispatched another one, IWI.net ($1,111). NameJet also sold Autismo.org for $1,009

Country Codes

The French .fr extension has really come on strong since that country eased restrictions on who could register .fr domains. This week we saw a pair of monster .fr sales that lead our new Country Code Top Chart. Voitures.fr ("cars" in French) went for €50,000 ($78,935) in one of the year's ten biggest ccTLD sales to date. 

Annonces.fr ("advertisements" in French) also scored big at €30,000 ($47,361) which puts it among the 15 biggest country code sales so far in 2008. Both of those big sales were done through Sedo who always dominates the ccTLD category. They swept 19 of 20 positions on this week's chart.

You've already seen the top eight sales which were covered in the all extension section earlier. The highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #9 Kalifornien-Tour.de (German ccTLD), sold for $9,630. Heha.tv completed the top ten at $7,894.

Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending July 20:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: July 13, 2008 - Sun. July 20, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 22

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Voitures.fr
("cars" in French)
€50,000 = $78,935 Sedo
2. Annonces.fr
("advertisements" in French)
€30,000 = $47,361 Sedo
3. Taxi.us $35,000 Sedo
4. 2in1.at €15,000 = $23,681 Sedo
5. SS.tv $21,500 Sedo
6. Kinderwagens.nl €10,000 = $15,945 Sedo
7. Bingo.us $15,000 Sedo
8. Berlin.es €7,650 = $12,077 Sedo
9. Kalifornien-Tour.de €6,100 = $9,630 Sedo
10. Heha.tv €5,000 = $7,894 Sedo

11. Kumo.eu €3,950 = $6,236 Sedo
12. eCrafts.com.cn $6,000 Pvt Sale
13. ModelRailways.co.uk £2,780 = $5,535 Sedo
14. Netklix.de €3,000 = $4,736 Sedo
15.
tie
Atersa.es €3,000 = $4,736 Sedo
15.
tie
WhoIs24.de €2,500 = $3,946 Sedo
17. Kundengeschenk.ch €2,200 = $3,473 Sedo
18. iContact.co.uk £1,600 = $3,186 Sedo
19. Web-Desktop.de €2,000 = $3,157 Sedo
20. OKO.es €1,740 = $2,747 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had 13 more four-figure country code sales just off the chart, led by a trio German ccTLDs; MultiCard.de ($2,368), Game-Videos.de ($2,052) and Autokonservierung.de ($1,580). PachaTV.es (Spain's ccTLD) added $1,579, Reise-Links.de located $1,577 and Findex.co.uk fetched $1,500

PriceGuide.co.uk picked up $1,493 while and IDN Spiritualitδt.de and Bar-Camp.de drew $1,421 each. Freud.es extracted $1,263, Readers.in returned $1,200 and GolfWeb.ch (Switzerland ccTLD) tapped in $1,105. eCargo.eu rounded out the Sedo roster at $1,100

Elsewhere Pool.com sold 09.eu for $1,400 and Aftermarket.pl pulled $1,226 for e-Finanse.pl and $1,079 for Pryszcze.pl ("acne" in Polish) (the latter two are Polish ccTLDs). In another deal, SMR.us changed hands for $1,000 in a private sale. 

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.

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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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