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Dutch Treat: Shoppen.nl  Gives ccTLD From the Netherlands the Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

No six-figure blockbuster sales were reported this week, leaving the door open for a pair of non .com domains to slip into the first two spots on our latest Top 20 chart. The #1 position goes to Shoppen.nl ("shopping" in Dutch), a ccTLD representing the Netherlands, that commanded €45,000 ($69,750) in a private transaction. The same Amsterdam based buyer also purchased #13 Shoppen.com for €13,000 ($20,150) at Sedo.com this week giving them a lock on the Dutch keyword. 

It is fairly rare to see the ccTLD version of a domain sell for so much more than the .com version, but "Shoppen" is obviously a perfect match for .nl which is the world's 4th most popular ccTLD with over 2.9 million registrations (trailing only .de, .cn and .uk). People also tend to shop close to home or, when buying online, purchase from merchants based in their own country, so the local country code is a natural. 

 

By Ron Jackson

The runner-up spot goes to Luxury.net, a domain that attracted €25,000 ($38,750) at Sedo who took five of the first seven positions and 8 of 20 overall (one via their GreatDomains site), more than any other venue. 

The AfternicDLS had the top .com sale, #3 TestYourSpeed.com at $25,600. That was one of three domains they placed on the elite list. Moniker.com had a hand in four charted sales, a pair from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East live auction, one from the GeoDomain Expo live auction and one from their web platform. Their top gun was #8 Mortgage.mobi at $18,000

The all extension leader board featured a second ccTLD in the first ten, #7 Investimento.it
("investment" in Italian) at €12,900 ($19,995). A .org and a .info also made the Big Board, with .com rolling up the remaining 14 openings. The .com contingent included a two-character domain (#5 7H.com at $20,500) and a trio of perennially popular three-letter coms. 

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 3:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 28, 2008 - Sun. August 3,2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect August 5

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Shoppen.nl
("shopping" in Dutch)
€45,000 = $69,750 Pvt Sale
2. Luxury.net €25,000 = $38,750 Sedo
3. TestYourSpeed.com $25,600 AfternicDLS
4. Pamukkale.com
("cotton castle" in Turkish)
$21,000 Sedo
5. 7H.com $20,500 Sedo
6. Shoppen.com
("shopping" in Dutch)
€13,000 = $20,150 Sedo
7. Investimento.it
("investment" in Italian)
€12,900 = $19,995 Sedo
8. Mortgage.mobi $18,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
9. TorrentReactor.com $17,500 SnapNames
10. BZH.com $16,000 SnapNames

11. AssistedLiving.org $15,888 NameJet
12. Evolver.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
13. B4D.com $13,100 AfternicDLS
14. LogoDesigns.com $13,000 RickLatona.com
15. Mobile2.com $12,050 Moniker
16.
tie
Influential.com $12,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
16.
tie
JobsOnline.info $12,000 Sedo
18. SaintKittsAndNevis.com $10,500 Moniker/
GeoDomain Expo
19. WMR.com $9,600 GreatDomains/
Sedo
20. KNU.com $9,450 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

In addition to their eight charted domains Sedo had the top sale in the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales, Aimei.com at €6,000 ($9,300). DoorsToManual.com and Sapins.com added €3,000 ($4,650) each.  

Sedo had 15 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$3,500
pacebook.com $3,500   aimtrust.com $2,285
coolcado.com $3,100 product7.com $2,200
fdsport.com $3,100 taxlookup.com $2,200
luxurati.com $3,000 virtualmatter.com $2,200
ocasino.com $3,000 vapu.com $2,051
footballforums.com $2,850 deeperblue.com $2,000
penthousecondo.com $2,750 europeanmotels.com $2,000
watchmobile.com $2,288   

In a couple of additional sales from Sedo's GreatDomains premium auction site Delusional.com delivered $6,400 and Commode.com flushed $3,210.

The AfternicDLS continues to bowl them over in the small to medium size business market they specialize in. CitySmart.com secured $7,500, Telefax.com fetched $7,000 and IEEM.com drew $6,000. KROM.com corralled $5,500, GPOR.com produced $5,440 and Synched.com sold for $5,400. YOOR.com yielded $5,100, InFood.com dished out $5,000 and SouthwestEnergy.com generated $4,988.

Gripz.com grabbed $4,647, WellFood.com swallowed $4,400, NewYorkPlaza.com plucked $4,300 and Thatcham.com kicked in $4,288. The AfternicDLS had 120 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. You can review those in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
8bit.com $4,000   shirtcentral.com $2,500
americantraining.com $4,000 unifiedenergy.com $2,500
cjil.com $4,000 webskills.com $2,500
fancythat.com $4,000 wholesalefloral.com $2,500
loweryourtaxes.com $4,000 yourpotential.com $2,500
saen.com $4,000 autoexcellence.com $2,488
bellefontaine.com $3,988 elitemarine.com $2,488
agentinc.com $3,788 italyitaly.com $2,488
fishingsafaris.com $3,600 diamondmedia.com $2,444
cecam.com $3,500 independentbrokers.com $2,444
tennesseevalley.com $3,500 mediasys.com $2,444
edion.com $3,388 tournamentgolf.com $2,444
iasset.com $3,388 activenutrition.com $2,344
investmentfirm.com $3,388 muscleheads.com $2,344
theculture.com $3,388 southeastmortgage.com $2,344
bulksolids.com $3,300 stuff4u.com $2,300
tlcmedical.com $3,288 autochange.com $2,288
StreamingMovies.com $3,255 blackpanda.com $2,288
legendssports.com $3,220 inspirewellness.com $2,288
gruda.com $3,200 watchmobile.com $2,288
tekcomm.com $3,200 aimtrust.com $2,285
prizepackage.com $3,188 bPure.com $2,250
winepos.com $3,188 darklords.com $2,250
zwaan.com $3,183 theant.com $2,250
starsighting.com $3,155 unicall.com $2,250
savingsconnection.com $3,088 gasparian.com $2,200
bodywisdom.com $3,000 pfuel.com $2,200
intragroup.com $3,000 culturematters.com $2,188
massappeal.com $3,000 giantnerd.com $2,188
smarttransport.com $3,000 rightchange.com $2,150
boxingdaysale.com $2,995 innovativehomes.com $2,144
automobilecare.com $2,988 webinnovations.com $2,144
financialclub.com $2,988 aporo.com $2,088
mlmy.com $2,942 canvascollection.com $2,088
infoo.com $2,888 delawarefinance.com $2,088
premierlisting.com $2,880 riskmanagementservices.com $2,088
eventdesigns.com $2,800 developmentcenter.com $2,050
publicviewing.com $2,800 youthspeak.com $2,050
penthousecondo.com $2,750 lowestratemortgage.com $2,044
beehivesolutions.com $2,688 marbledesign.com $2,044
carbutlers.com $2,588 moleculardiagnostics.com $2,044
puppyeyes.com $2,588 mortgageproducts.com $2,044
re-treat.com $2,540 strategiccommunications.com $2,044
atlanticmedical.com $2,500 webcube.com $2,044
baytravel.com $2,500 northwestwine.com $2,040
beachrealtor.com $2,500 acceleratedstaffing.com $2,000
bitsystems.com $2,500 acornenergy.com $2,000
fitnessconcepts.com $2,500 businesshistory.com $2,000
glassdirect.com $2,500 communicationconsultants.com $2,000
indev.com $2,500 coverdesign.com $2,000
languageskills.com $2,500 deeperblue.com $2,000
mototech.com $2,500 flooringuk.com $2,000
petemporium.com $2,500 genealogyarchives.com $2,000
powerauthority.com $2,500 gmad.com $2,000
qualitycaskets.com $2,500 healthylove.com $2,000
radiostream.com $2,500 internationalteaching.com $2,000
referralexchange.com $2,500 rockreviews.com $2,000
rightrealty.com $2,500 shutterup.com $2,000
safesurfing.com $2,500 thelionheart.com $2,000
scansolutions.com $2,500 varahi.com $2,000

At NameJet.com Consumables.com captured $6,600, SoloSingles.com sewed up $5,600 and iLosAngeles.com landed $4,400. HomeForRent.com returned $4,256 and MedTraining.com dispensed $3,997.

MusicMarket.com drummed up $3,600, AirCourier.com connected for $3,500 and DigiHome.com hauled in $2,901. StoneCircle.com stood at $2,640, CanadaGetaways.com gained $2,400 and MathDoctor.com prescribed $2,348. MiniLoans.com ladled out $2,200, Accelerant.com lit up $2,011, Amatueur.com (typo) tacked on $2,003 and FishHunt.com hooked $2,000

In additional sales from Moniker, JPV.com clicked for $8,240 at the Domainer Meeting live auction while Health20.com ($7,175) and ConsumerGuru.com ($2,625) changed hands via their website. In completed sales from the GeoDomain Expo, EastOrange.com peeled $5,890 and three others;  Norridge.com, NorthOlmstead.com and SouthEuclid.com turned in $2,950 each. AmeliaIslandFL.com located $2,500 and NorthernIsrael.com docked at $2,000

Elsewhere Pool.com rang up $5,800 for RentFree.com and Liveos.com locked up $2,050. SnapNames.com supplemented their two Top 20 chart entries with CardFinder.com ($5,250), CoventGarden.com ($4,500), WinningTeam.com ($2,920) and FreeChats.com ($2,050).

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

Luxury.net easily topped this week's Global Contenders chart with that $38,750 sale at Sedo that ranked #2 on the all extension leader board. The first four names on the GC list all made the top chart you saw earlier.

This was a strong week for .org as that extension took five of the first ten openings on the GC chart and 8 of 20 overall, nipping .net's seven. .Info had a decent outing too as #4 JobsOnline.info at $12,000 helped that TLD take four spots on the board. That left one slot that was filled by #2 Mortgage.mobi at $18,000.

The AfternicDLS usually sets the pace in the Global Contenders category and they did again this week having a hand in ten sales. Sedo was right behind with nine (AfternicDLS and Sedo shared two of those through a partnership arrangement that has many AfternicDLS domains listed at Sedo).

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending August 3:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 28, 2008 - Sun. August 3, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect  August 5

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Luxury.net €25,000 = $38,750 Sedo
2. Mortgage.mobi $18,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
3. AssistedLiving.org $15,888 NameJet
4. JobsOnline.info $12,000 Sedo
5. Nudist.net $6,700 Sedo
6. Tequiero.org
("I Love You" in Spanish)
€3,000 = $4,680 AfternicDLS
7. Kabul.org $4,588 AfternicDLS
8. Sabado.org $3,510 AfternicDLS
9. Bizbize.net $3,450 AfternicDLS
10. Scriptures.org $3,250 Sedo

11. Florenz.info €2,071 = $3,210 Sedo
12. Woodcreek.net $2,888 AfternicDLS
13. JobOffers.org €1,800 = $2,790 AfternicDLS/
Sedo
14. eConnect.org $2,788 AfternicDLS
15. Kagit.info $2,665 TDNAM
16. EastMeetsWest.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
17. Humor.info $2,585 Sedo
18. Jeuxdepoker.net
("poker game" in French)
€1,650 = $2,558 Sedo
19.
tie
Ouzo.net $2,531 AfternicDLS/Sedo
19.
tie
CommunityLinks.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 and as they so often do, the AfternicDLS accounted for the biggest share of those. Their list included AllianceHealth.net ($2,300), Krome.net ($2,088) and iAsset.net ($1,821)

Invitations.info opened $1,725, PhotoPhone.net and Verdu.net nabbed $1,688 each and Diversidad.org discovered $1,512. The AfternicDLS had 26 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,500
beentheredonethat.net $1,500   realestateinvesting.net $1,288
chata.net $1,500 cedarrapids.net $1,200
scansolutions.net $1,500 socialventure.org $1,200
spitsbergen.org $1,500 basketballvideo.net $1,188
cuil.net $1,435 ctscorp.net $1,188
fulldownloadz.name $1,400 signfx.net $1,188
customwoodworks.net $1,388 accountingservices.org $1,100
safehomes.net $1,388 esociety.org $1,000
thinksolutions.net $1,388 moow.net $1,000
alliancehealthcare.net $1,300 rajon.net $1,000
immaculateconception.org $1,300 superfood.net $1,000
networkconsultants.org $1,300 telefax.net $1,000
bugnet.net $1,288 wateroflife.org $1,000

At Sedo, Recettes.net nailed $2,325, IHaveAPlan.org added $1,860 and Color.info collared $1,851. Trauben.net trapped $1,775, 6K.org clicked for $1,700 and Litauen.info found $1,550. December.info dispatched $1,200, Sponsors.info spawned $1,111 and MetaBlog.org booked $1,100. LegalAdvice.info dispensed $1,050 and Icons.info eked out $1,008.

NameJet sold FIU.org for $1,906 and Depreciation.net for $1,000BroadwayShows.info sold for $1,750 in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction and CTC.biz banked $1,600 in a private sale. 

TDNAM.com connected for $1,605 with VideoConverter.net while E-SMC.net notched $1,500 and Ruarts.org rounded up $1,005.

SnapNames sold a trio of three-letter domains; UIU.net ($1,111), HXF.net ($1,030) and XHN.net ($1,030)

Country Codes

As you saw earlier, the country codes produced the week's top domain sale with Shoppen.nl at €45,000 ($69,750). A nice Italian ccTLD, Investimento.it ("investment" in Italian) also scored big at $19,995. The top sale you haven't seen is #3 Cube.de, sold for €5,555 ($8,610) at Sedo, a venue that accounted for all but two of the Country Code Top 20 chart entries. 

Germany's .de accounted for eight charted domains, including a pair of IDN's. Italy had an excellent week as well taking four of the first ten chart positions. Great Britain's .co.uk has three representatives on the leader board and Spain's .es two. 

Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending August 3:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: July 28, 2008 - Sun. August 3, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. August 5

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Shoppen.nl
("shopping" in Dutch)
€45,000 = $69,750 Pvt Sale
2. Investimento.it
("investment" in Italian)
€12,900 = $19,995 Sedo
3. Cube.de €5,555 = $8,610 Sedo
4. Meinchef.de
("my boss" in German)
€5,000 = $7,750 Sedo
5. Cuvee.de €4,000 = $6,200 Sedo
6. DomainManagement.de €3,010 = $4,666 Sedo
7. TranslationJobs.co.uk $4,500 Sedo
8. Flurfunk.de €2,500 = $3,875 Sedo
9. HongKong.it €2,000 = $3,100 Sedo
10. Signal.it €2,000 = $3,100 Sedo
11. Singapore.it €2,000 = $3,100 Sedo

12. TopUK.co.uk $2,500 Sedo
13. Chance.es €1,500 = $2,325 Sedo
14. Kδuferportal.de (IDN)
("customer portal" in German)
€1,500 = $2,325 Sedo
15.
tie
Luxus-mφbel.de (IDN)
("luxury furniture" in German)
€1,500 = $2,325 Sedo
15.
tie
Tudisplay.tv $1,989 TDNAM
17. Kostenlose-rezepte.de
("free receipt" in German)
€1,250 = $1,938 Sedo
18. eRadio.co.uk £890 = $1,741 Sedo
19. Vacaciones.com.es 
("vacations" in Spanish)
€1,100 = $1,705 Sedo
20. Telefonerotik.eu  €1,050 = $1,628 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had nine more four-figure country code sales just off the chart, led by a trio at €1,000 ($1,550) each that included Farbscanner.de, Fondues.de and Zed.ch. 2Circles.co.uk and Fuelled.co.uk added $1,369 apiece and LiveBeats.co.uk banged out $1,300. ENA.com.es chipped in $1,240, Verkehrspsychologie.at attracted $1,163 and TokyoHot.asia added $1,050.

In another four figure ccTLD sale Aftermarket.pl picked up 2,510PLN ($1,209) for Camel.pl (Polish ccTLD).

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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