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Action.com Commands Close to a Quarter of a Million Dollars to Lead This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

Moniker.com 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 sale. 

NameJet.com 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. The AfternicDLS.com 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:

 

The DN Journal Top 30 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 21, 2008 - Sun. July 27,2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 29

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Action.com $230,000 Moniker
2. InsuranceLeads.com $50,000 Sedo
3. Banks.net $38,000 Pvt Sale
4. Mutuelle.com €23,600 = $36,816 Sedo
5. UsedGuitars.com $35,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
6. GMX.ca €20,000 = $31,200 Sedo
7. BlueRay.com $30,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
8. Grammas.com $28,481 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
9. OysterBay.com $24,500 Moniker/
GeoDomain Expo
10. FlirtExpress.de €13,000 = $20,280 Sedo
11. NST.com $20,200 NameJet
12. CheapHotels.org $20,000 AfternicDLS
13. XBox360Achievements.com $17,800 Moniker
14. Kitchenette.com $17,650 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
15. ManchesterAirport.com $17,600 NameJet

16. RewardsDirect.com $17,500 Sedo
17. PetrolPrices.co.uk £8,600 = $17,028 Sedo
18. Guatemala.net $16,000 Moniker/
GeoDomain Expo
19. Plume.com €10,000 = $15,600 Sedo
20. Cuban.com $15,000 Moniker/
GeoDomain Expo
21. PureCasino.com $13,000 Sedo
22. USB-Sticks.com €7,777 = $12,132 Sedo
23. Secaucus.com $11,000 Moniker/
GeoDomain Expo
24. Snows.co.uk £5,500 = $10,890 Sedo
25. Contrary.com $10,363 NameJet
26. RLU.com €6,600 = $10,296 Sedo
27. CNGNow.com $10,200 Moniker
28. iQuotes.com €6,500 = $10,140 Sedo
29.
tie
UMX.com $10,100 Sedo
29.
tie
Shania.com $10,100 NameJet

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 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:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$4,758
     farbetter.com $3,000
russianyellowpages.com $4,745 ipodrip.com $3,000
bipper.com $4,680 quickcreditscore.com $2,900
doorstomanual.com $4,680 pckids.com $2,540
purepath.com $4,680 chocolatecoffee.com $2,500
eyeinfo.com $4,540 gasandmore.com $2,500
bingodaily.com $4,500 proforex.com $2,500
forexpf.com $4,500 cloudsaas.com $2,250
k-dow.com $4,290 stophiding.com $2,200
thebrowser.com $4,250 cmovie.com $2,000
kredieten.com $4,000 fatdeals.com $2,000
smartarm.com $3,500 hospedajeweb.com $2,000
bellmail.com $3,000 taleofdespereauxmovie .com $2,000

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 $6,000 apiece. 

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 located $4,509

The AfternicDLS had 88 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500. You can review those in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
sandcastles.com $4,500   companyfunds.com $2,488
asianvacation.com $4,388 fluentmedia.com $2,488
thebrowser.com $4,250 industrialpiping.com $2,488
oncologyresources.com $4,200 pizzaspot.com $2,488
malaysiavacation.com $4,099 realisticgames.com $2,488
c-s-i.com $4,000 unitedstatessoccer.com $2,488
ecobazar.com $4,000 amworldwide.com $2,388
OURFAMILYLIFE.com $4,000 cvrgroup.com $2,388
sabyasachi.com $4,000 gcommunications.com $2,388
asiaprinting.com $3,788 fresnoforeclosures.com $2,310
buildingbrokers.com $3,688 communityalert.com $2,300
oncologyonline.com $3,688 embeddedmicro.com $2,300
BETTERED.com $3,675 cutup.com $2,288
iiab.com $3,500 hittech.com $2,288
trustworld.com $3,500 leadersnow.com $2,288
physnet.com $3,388 meetingon.com $2,288
studiosessions.com $3,288 safegreen.com $2,288
performancereport.com $3,200 preventativemaintenance.com $2,285
singaporevacation.com $3,038 faim.com $2,214
buildingcare.com $3,000 gameanswers.com $2,200
cocosa.com $3,000 paverpro.com $2,200
succo.com $3,000 professionalair.com $2,200
yasue.com $3,000 redeemerchurch.com $2,200
y44.com $2,999 joysoflife.com $2,188
bizequity.com $2,988 tellerone.com $2,188
brittonline.com $2,988 visualevidence.com $2,188
cuttingedgesports.com $2,788 yourgold.com $2,188
franchisebuyersguide.com $2,788 sportssafety.com $2,150
luckypalace.com $2,788 gotdna.com $2,088
sportsafety.com $2,750 healthcarereport.com $2,088
volunteerkansas.com $2,750 iloveyouman.com $2,088
retrofitness.com $2,700 paramounttechnologies.com $2,088
seacentral.com $2,688 religioustours.com $2,088
t-d.com $2,645 rockheroes.com $2,088
artwin.com $2,588 teacherchoice.com $2,088
edgeservice.com $2,588 veterinarypharmaceuticals.com $2,088
pckids.com $2,540 bournebridge.com $2,000
2fly.com $2,500 cdmc.com $2,000
monkeyinthemiddle.com $2,500 cmovie.com $2,000
occipital.com $2,500 pharmalist.com $2,000
sabinet.com $2,500 pmpprep.com $2,000
socialhour.com $2,500 rurality.com $2,000
touchsoftware.com $2,500 safetyrazor.com $2,000
brasta.com $2,488 streetstylez.com $2,000

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

Elsewhere T.J. Demas added Tunguska.com to his collection for $8,888.88 and DotMarket.com rang up $6,750 for Referenda.com

Global Contenders (.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 TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Banks.net $38,000 Pvt Sale
2. CheapHotels.org $20,000 AfternicDLS
3. Guatemala.net $16,000 Moniker/
GeoDomainExpo
4. Always.org $6,000 AfternicDLS
5. Interest.net $5,000 DotMarket
6. BestManage.org $4,905 AfternicDLS
7. Lives.net $4,688 AfternicDLS
8. GetUp.org €3,000 = $4,680 Sedo
9. Shuffle.net $4,088 AfternicDLS
10. Cape.net $4,009 NameJet

11. Affluence.org $3,788 AfternicDLS
12. Turku.net $3,688 AfternicDLS
13. ReadingPartners.org £1,750 = $3,465 Sedo
14. Posh.net $3,200 NameJet
15. MangoTango.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
16. Period.net $2,750 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
17. Jewels.info $2,700 Sedo
18. Basenpulver.org €1,625 = $2,535 Sedo
19.
tie
IMCC.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
HawaiiVacations.org $2,500 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 $2,288.  

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:

Additional Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
dailymass.net $2,000   cedarrapids.net $1,200
stolendreams.net $1,888 propiedad.net $1,188
heritagetrails.net $1,888 tabloid.org $1,150
freebook.org $1,888 lils.net $1,136
bizbuzz.net $1,888 werk.net $1,102
trauben.net $1,775 moove.net $1,100
atreides.net $1,688 zxw.net $1,080
smartsports.net $1,500 kry.net $1,055
healthfocus.org $1,500 yachts.biz $1,051
beentheredonethat.net $1,500 tqu.net $1,030
foodalert.org $1,488 lyw.net $1,030
wearhouse.net $1,388 nospin.net $1,000
etudiants.net $1,300 manor.net $1,000
churchleaders.org $1,200 affiliatemanager.org $1,000

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

Country Codes

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 by NameBroker.tv, 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:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: July 21, 2008 - Sun. July 27, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 29

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. GMX.ca €20,000 = $31,200 Sedo
2. FlirtExpress.de €13,000 = $20,280 Sedo
3. PetrolPrices.co.uk £8,600 = $17,028 Sedo
4. Snows.co.uk £5,500 = $10,890 Sedo
5. Farbtoner.de
("color toner" in German)
€5,100 = $7,956 Sedo
6. FirstChoiceSki.co.uk £3,000 = $5,940 Sedo
7. Grundstόcksbφrse.de (IDN) €3,500 = $5,460 Sedo
8. AdCommerce.de €3,300 = $5,148 Sedo
9. Fahrzeugaufbereitung.de €2,750 = $4,290 Sedo
10. SouthKorea.tv $4,000 NameBroker.tv
11. Domain.es $4,000 Sedo

12. Podcast.it €2,500 = $3,900 Sedo
13. FotoService.be €2,250 = $3,510 Sedo
14. Sexe-Gratuit.fr €2,000 = $3,120 Sedo
15.
tie
PriceCuts.co.uk £1,400 = $2,772 Sedo
15.
tie
CasinoPortalen.es €1,400 = $2,184 Sedo
17. BritishAmateurs.co.uk £1,100 = $2,178 Sedo
18. Lenkrad.de €1,300 = $2,106 Sedo
19. DomesticCleaning.co.uk £1,000 = $1,980 Sedo
20. Sennheiser.lu €1,100 = $1,716 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 for $1,173.

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.

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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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