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
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.
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
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:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. July 28, 2008 - Sun. August 3,2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect August 5
Shoppen.nl ("shopping" in Dutch)
25,000 = $38,750
Pamukkale.com ("cotton castle" in Turkish)
Shoppen.com ("shopping" in Dutch)
Investimento.it ("investment" in Italian)
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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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:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$3,500
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:
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
At NameJet.comConsumables.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.
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).
(.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
(.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
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:
Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,500
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 $1,000. BroadwayShows.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.
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).
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
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:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: July 28, 2008 - Sun. August 3, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. August 5
Shoppen.nl ("shopping" in Dutch)
Investimento.it ("investment" in Italian)
Meinchef.de ("my boss" in German)
(IDN) ("customer portal" in German)
(IDN) ("luxury furniture" in German)
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
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.