Sales of Printer.com and Affiliate.com Pace Another Big Week for the
The summer doldrums were sent packing
again this week as a quartet of huge six-figure sales led another
banner outing for the domain aftermarket. Two of those rank among
the ten biggest sales of the year.
Printer.com sits at the top of the
heap after a Dutch company, Treasuron, laid out $800,000
to acquire that premier generic domain. Netherlands magazine WebWereld
announced the details of the deal (this link goes to a page Google
translated from the original Dutch to English, so the grammar isn't
perfect but it gets the job done).
In another blockbuster Moniker
handled the $579,900 sale of Affiliate.com
to Media Breakway, operators of the CPA Empire
affiliate ad network. Rounding out the heavyweight division, iSearch.com
went to Intellius for $300,000 in a private sale and Sedo.com
handled the $220,000 sale of OD.com.
The next three positions on the chart were
swept by a trio of .net sales from Moniker's live auction at
the Internext Expo in Hollywood, Florida. Those three
.nets, totaling $208,000, all rank among the ten biggest
sales of 2008 in our Global Contenders category (non .com
global TLDs). A pair of .orgs and three ccTLDs also
made the all extension Top 20 Chart. Justin Godfrey's$34,500
sale of #9 Weddings.org was the headliner for that TLD while Fight.tv
($18,000 at Sedo) was king of the country code hill.
Four venues were able to claim multiple
entries on the elite list. Moniker had a hand in five of the week's
highest sales and Sedo scored four times while the AfternicDLS
each earned a pair of gold medals. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, August 24:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. August 18, 2008 - Sun. August 24,2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect August 26
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.
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There were five more five-figure sales just off
the chart with Sedo serving up three of those; TexasGolf.com
($11,500), JuegosGratis.net ($10,220) and ThreeGreen.com
($10,000). Astuto.com ("astute" in
Spanish") changed hands for $10,500 in a private sale
and Moniker landed $10,200 for LoveSchool.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
had the top name in the .com supporting cast with DowntownBoulder.com
bringing $8,600. IGX.com added $6,900, KidSafety.com
secured $5,400 and two others; CoffeeTea.com and Jidian.com
drew $5,100 each.
NameJet has 15 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:
NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000-$5,000
Back at Sedo, BuyTen.com banked $7,500,
Fuehrerschein.com and Healy.com hauled in €5,000
($7,300) each and Fitting.com fetched $7,102. A
pair of three-letter domains were next in line with UNQ.com
commanding $6,600 and IKH.com kicking in €4,500
Sedo had 21 more
four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $6,000.
You can check those out in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$6,000
The AfternicDLS kept cranking out domain hotcakes
for the small to medium size business market. iSweat.com
cooked up $6,500, MNetwork.com connected for $6,000
and Skell.com skied to $5,788. TopSolar.com
generated $5,188 while four others; Individualism.com,
MelbourneTrains.com, TradeToday.com and Seltex.com
tacked on $5,000 apiece.
Mechanicals.com drilled $4,500, FirstSys.com
found $4,488, DocPost.com pulled $4,388 and TSync.com
took in $4,088. The AfternicDLS had 81 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 TDNAM.comMoneytime.com put $7,005 in the till, CogNews.com reported
$2,755 and Srabuae.com bagged $2,000.
At SnapNames OLU.com yielded $5,002, BollyFM.com
tuned in $4,830 and SPDBCCC.com captured $3,607.
CartoonDirectory.com sketched $2,850, NewZeland.com
dispatched $2,401 and LibrarySoftware.com went for
Elsewhere VisitAppalachia.com changed hands
for $5,000 in a private sale, TopWebNames.com
sold Amber-Coast.com for $5,000 and Moniker moved EpicEvent.com
for $4,399. At Pool.comPrinipal.com posted $3,300 and Vierges.com
clicked for $2,600.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
The top six domains on this week's Global Contenders Top
20 all cracked the six figure mark and were covered in the
first section of this report. The top sale you haven't seen is #7 Schule.info
("school" in German), a name that attracted $8,850
.Net dominated the GC board by sweeping 14
of the 20 chart entries. The final six openings were split evenly
between .org and .info with three positions each. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending August 24:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon.
August 18, 2008 - Sun. August 24, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect August 26
There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in
the Global Contenders category. Sedo led the second wave with AnunciosOnline.info
($3,358), GreenSpace.org ($3,000) and EarthForum.org
($2,920). E-Bank.net deposited $2,050 while CarGames.org
and FuelTheFuture.org filled the tank with $2,000
Only4U.net nabbed $1,775, GenomeSciences.org
graded out at $1,500 and two others; Abendschule.net
and Kindermode.org contributed €1,000 ($1,460)
apiece. Condos.mobi moved at $1,450, Joker.mobi
drew $1,250 and CRP.net provided $1,200. HandyFlatRate.net
returned $1,168 and LAX.mobi maxed at $1,150.
At the AfternicDLS RockYou.net drummed up $2,888
while eSave.net and Mandatum.net marched off with $2,288
each. HoneymoonTravel.net booked $2,100 and two
others; MeetingRooms.net and ThePhoenix.net found $2,088
apiece. The AfternicDLS had 21 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 SnapNames Cathy.net welcomed $2,731, Ponds.net
piped in $2,176 and Promotional.org presented $1,363.
QRL.net rang up $1,130 and U5.org fired off $1,100.
SnapNames also sold eight 3-letter .nets for $1,030. That group
included FQS.net, OMQ.net, OQR.net, QFB.net,
QGC.net, QGH.net,QLF.net and QTD.net.
NameJet sold Cruelty.org ($2,000), LearningDisabilities.org
($1,822), HomeSchooling.info ($1,510) and Phishing.net
($1,112). Elsewhere TDNAM tacked on $1,460 for Eelamurasu.net.
The top three sales on the ccTLD Top 20 all
earned spots on the all extension leader board you saw earlier.
Another one, #4 Delish.co.uk, just missed the five-figure
mark, fetching $9,500 at Sedo. Cab.tv tuned in $7,000
in a private sale, one of four .TV domains to make the elite
Germany's popular .de extension had
the most chart entrties with eight and Great Britain's .co.uk
piled up four. The only other extension with multiple chart entries
was the European Union's .eu with two.
In the race among sales venues, Sedo swept 18 of the
21 chart positions with the extra spot resulting from a four-way tie
for the final position. Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stacked
up for the week ending August 24:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: August 18, 2008 - Sun. August
24, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. August 26
There were 19 more four-figure ccTLD sales just off
the chart and Sedo had 16 of those including ForKids.ca ($2,000),
Laufband.eu ($1,898) and DesignFacility.co.uk ($1,840).
Pozyczki.eu added $1,825, Assopoker.it tallied $1,680
and Fuze.co.uk closed at $1,562.
Sedo had a five-name group at $1,460 each
that included Familienunterkunft.de, Gästehäuser.de
(an IDN), ICQ2.de, Turnierpferde.de and UCQ.de.
LinkExchange.co.uk added another $1,288, SouthBeach.eu
baked at $1,200 and ITX.be braked at $1,168. eCargo.eu
shipped $1,100 and Holzfabrik.de brought $1,095.
At the AfternicDLS, Claims.tv filed $1,888
and at Pool.comStorms.ca blew in $1,081 and Dayton.us
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.