Commands Close to a Quarter of a Million Dollars to Lead This Week's
Domain Sales Chart
closed nine five-figure sales from recent live auctions this week,
but it was a blockbuster six-figure deal that they handled away from
the auction hall that tops this week domain sales leader board. Action.com
did the honors stirring up $230,000 in one of the 20 biggest
sales reported so far this year.
We are expanding our usual Top 20 chart to
30 positions this week to make room for the latest wave of completed
auction sales. The highest sale in that category is #5 UsedGuitars.com,
sold in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C East auction for $35,000.
Moniker wound up having a hand in 11 charted sales this week.
Sedo.com fared even better, piling
up 13 chart
entries, led by #2 InsuranceLeads.com at $50,000. Sedo
took three of the first six positions, also scoring with #4 Mutuelle.com
at 23,600 ($36,816) and #6 GMX.ca at 20,000
($31,200). The latter name, a Canadian ccTLD, was
one of four country code domains that made the all extension elite
list and Sedo sold all four of those.
By Ron Jackson
There were three other non .coms on the
chart; a pair of .nets and a .org. The top gun in that
trio was #3 Banks.net, purchased by Joe Davison (of Electron.com)
for $38,000 in a private sale. .Coms rolled up all of the
other 23 openings including a quartet of geo domains that Moniker
auctioned off at this month's GeoDomain
Expo in Chicago. The leader of that group was #9 OysterBay.com
at $24,500. SantaClara.com was undoubtedly valued even
higher, but it was sold in a package with 29 related domains (for $82,500)
at the Expo, making it impossible to chart it as an individual
was the only other venue with multiple chart entries, staking a
claim to four rungs on the ladder, led by #11 NST.com at $20,200.
also took a bow at #12 with CheapHotels.org ($20,000) but
their strong suit is the mid four-figure level favored by the small
to medium size business market that they serve so well.
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, July 27:
DN Journal Top 30
Domain Sales - Mon. July 21, 2008 - Sun. July 27,2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect July 29
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.
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There were two more five-figure sales just off the
chart. Sedo sold RegTool.com for $10,000 while the
AfternicDLS secured the same amount for PsychologyJobs.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
Sedo just missed another five-figure sale with OnlineSavingsAccount.com
depositing $9,988 to lead the .com supporting cast. LJL.com
added $9,300, VuelosCharter.com chalked up $7,644
and NeverMore.com notched $7,500. Pinz.com
pricked $7,000, ZQX.com collared $6,100 and SonicUnion.com
sounded out $6,000. UrbanHomesteading.com hammered out
$5,700 and GamePlayer.com produced $5,600.
Sedo had 26 more
four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,758.
You can check those out in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$4,758
Back at the AfternicDLS AgeofWar.com went for
$9,000, TopTutors.com tallied $8,888 and WhtePages.com
(typo) posted $8,550. 3-S.com sold for $8,000,
Ozdemir.com drew $6,500 and TreeSeeds.com sowed
$6,188. DeepDive.com resurfaced with $6,116 while
ProgressReport.com and LumberLiquidator.com landed
SpecialFinanceLeads.com and Queves.com
clicked for $5,500 each while three others; AllianceMedical.com,
AngelWorks.com and Selec.com captured $5,000
each. TekBox.com booted up $4,988 and AudioLibros.com
The AfternicDLS had 88 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $4,500. You can review those in
the table below:
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
NameJet's roster featured AmericanFinancial.com
($8,600), RiverThames.com ($8,200) and HighIncome.com
($6,075). Inhibitor.com booked $5,000, Zemo.com
zeroed in on $4,000 and SmileDoctor.com drew $3,833.
AudioStreet.com drummed up $3,600, RiverPhoenix.com
crested at $2,600 and HawaiiSingles.com connected for $2,322.
XmasGreetings.com gained $2,255, BayviewVillage.com
housed $2,100, CubaRadio.com dialed in $2,099 and
BeautyGirls.com buttoned up $2,010.
In other completed Moniker live auction sales, at
the GeoDomain Expo Strongsville.com welcomed $8,000, ComputerNotebooks.com
attracted $7,500 and SaintClairShores.com cleared $6,000.
GarfieldHeights.com generated $5,000, Brazilians.com
brought $4,000 and BrookPark.com pulled $3,750.
HazelPark.com and Fridley.com fried up $3,500
each while Hawaiians.com hauled in $3,250 and RosellePark.com
piped in $3,100.
At Moniker's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction, Saxophonist.com
floored $5,890, SemisweetChocolate.com swallowed $2,000
and ManhattanDirectory.com made $1,997. From
Moniker's online platform, NextRound.com returned $3,063
and SunsetLive.com set at $2,050.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
The top three names on this week's Global
Contenders chart also earned spots on the all extension leader
board that you saw earlier. The top GC sale you haven't seen is #4 Always.org,
sold on the AfternicDLS for $6,000. That was one of eight .orgs
on the GC Top 20, including four in the first ten.
.Net still managed to post the most positions
overall with 11 including #5 Interest.net, sold by
DotMarket.com for $5,000. With the .nets and .orgs dominating
the board that left just one opening that was claimed by #17 Jewels.info,
a name that notched $2,700 at Sedo.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending July 27:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July
21, 2008 - Sun. July 27, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect July 29
There were several dozen additional four-figure sales in
the Global Contenders category. As they usually do, the AfternicDLS
accounted for the majority of those. Their list included Slams.net
and Mikron.net at $2,488 each and TheWebStore.net at
The AfternicDLS had 28 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. You can check those out
in the table below:
Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
At Sedo, Honey.info spooned out $1,958, York.info
yielded $1,950 and Tasty.mobi served up $1,850. Nazis.org
nabbed $1,650, WinRAR.info decompressed $1,560 and
Veteriner.net nailed $1,550.
Dragons.info slayed $1,405,
Pagina.org paged $1,404 and Salta.net salted away $1,250.
NRF.net and EMH.net downloaded $1,200 each, Portsmouth.info
provided $1,100 and Risky.biz bagged $1,000.
Elsewhere, Pecans.net cracked $1,906 at
NameJet where CPA-Iraq.org rounded up $1,500 and TFE.net
floated $1,401. TCO.net added $1,302 and
Ernesto.net earned $1,001. At DotMarket, a trio of
three-letter nets; IIA.net, FAI.net and BST.net
banked $1,750 apiece. In a private sale, OurVillage.org
gathered up $1,000.
The country codes continue to enjoy a very
strong run. The first four names on the ccTLD Top 20 all made the
all extension leader board at the top of this report. The top ccTLD
sale you haven't seen yet is #5 Farbtoner.de ("color
toner" in German), a name that sold for 5,100 ($7,956)
at Sedo. Sedo once again dominated the ccTLD leader board, taking 19
of the 20 positions. Only #10 SouthKorea.tv, sold for $4,000
prevented Sedo from making it a clean sweep.
Germany's .de and Great Britain's .co.uk had
the most chart entries with six apiece. The UK contingent was headed
by #6 FirstChoiceSki.co.uk at £3,000 ($5,940). The
only other country with multiple listings was Spain (.es), a
nation that scored twice.
Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack
up for the week ending July 27:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: July 21, 2008 - Sun. July 27, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 29
Sedo had 10 more four-figure country code sales just
off the chart, led by Kunstschnee.de ($1,638) and a pair of French
(.fr) domains; Emploi-Paris.fr and Croupier.fr at $1,560
each. Aufwind.ch (Swiss ccTLD) attracted $1,558,
Fodbold.nu (Nuie) fetched $1,500 and Ostfriesland-ferienwohnungen.de
delivered $1,482. Sedo also sold MoreToLife.org.uk for
$1,386, Kunsteis.de for $1,248 and MedicalNeglect.co.uk
In another four figure ccTLD sale Aftermarket.pl
picked up $1,217 for 4H.pl.
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.