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TopModel.com Leads the Parade Down the Runway With Six-Figure Sale

The three-day Labor Day weekend is one of America's biggest holidays as most view it as the end of summer and an opportunity for one final outdoor blowout. Business usually slows to a crawl as a result, but the domain aftermarket managed to turn in a decent showing despite the long break.

SnapNames.com secured the top position with TopModel.com at a head turning $117,650. SnapNames wound up claiming three of the top ten entries and four positions overall on our new Top 20 chart.

The #2 slot went to Rick Schwartz's $75,000 sale of RoomDividers.com to the operators of OrientalFurniture.com. A pair of $40,000 sales followed; GoNYC.com at the AfternicDLS and Mozzilla.com, sold by Tassos Tsiligiannis at DNForum.com.

The AfternicDLS wound up placing five names on the Big Board. Only Sedo.com, with seven, had more. Sedo's roster was headed by #5 SMSGlobal.com at $30,000 and #6 7H.com at $20,500.

  

By Ron Jackson

Sedo put a pair of country code domains in the all extension leader board; #8 Investimento.it
("investments" in Italian) at 12,900 ($18,705) and #10 18.no (Norwegian ccTLD) at $17,150. The only other non .com domain to make the elite list was #13 Cardiology.net, sold at the AfternicDLS for $12,700.

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 31:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. August 25, 2008 - Sun. August 31,2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 3

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. TopModel.com $117,650 SnapNames
2. RoomDividers.com $75,000 Pvt Sale
3.
tie
GoNYC.com  $40,000 AfternicDLS
3.
tie
Mozzilla.com $40,000 DNForum
5. SMSGlobal.com $30,000 Sedo
6. 7H.com $20,500 Sedo
7. Y3.com $19,279 SnapNames
8. Investimento.it
("investments" in Italian)
12,900 = $18,705 Sedo
9 FreeLove.com $17,650 SnapNames
10. 18.no $17,150 Sedo

10.
tie
BusinessFriendly.com $15,000 Sedo
12. EOB.com $14,000 Sedo
13. Cardiology.net $12,700 AfternicDLS
14. O8.com $11,150 SnapNames
15. wwwMatch.com $11,100 NameJet
16.
tie
ThinkFirst.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Bizkit.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
BandTees.com $10,000 Sedo
16.
tie
DIYDaily.com $10,000 Pvt Sale
20. Gehna.com $9,790 AfternicDLS

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

Sedo led the .com supporting cast with WMR.com at $9,600. Next in line were NeverMore.com ($7,500), Delusional.com ($6,400) and ZQX.com ($6,100). CreditScoreTracker.com ran down $6,000, Modulift.com located $5,500 and Yoor.com yielded $5,100. RussianYellowPages.com turned $4,745 while two others; HomeSlice.com and Sapins.com sold for 3,000 ($4,350) each. 

Sedo had 28 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$4,000
kredieten.com $4,000   embeddedmicro.com $2,300
inaxis.com $3,985 handbagplanet.com $2,300
muzicforums.com $3,705 watchmobile.com $2,288
sapone.com $3,625 aimtrust.com $2,285
cecam.com $3,500 professionalair.com $2,200
commode.com $3,210 taxlookup.com $2,200
telekdo.com $3,045 virtualmatter.com $2,200
ocasino.com $3,000 vapu.com $2,051
coolcado.com $2,900 callandplay.com $2,000
fdsport.com $2,900 deeperblue.com $2,000
voxit.com $2,900 europeanmotels.com $2,000
footballforums.com $2,850 fatdeals.com $2,000
penthousecondo.com $2,750 fepartners.com $2,000
chocolatecoffee.com $2,500 sbill.com $2,000

NameJet.com scrubbed up $8,199 with HandmadeSoap.com and SpiderVeins.com spawned $8,100. Koning.com kicked in $6,601 and HomeValuation.com drew $6,600. MasterGraphics.com captured $5,105, Midpoint.com posted $4,620 and TissuePaper.com tore off $4,150.

NameJet has 17 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,750 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000-$3,750
citizensnationalbank.com $3,750   collabo.com $2,500
carcalculator.com $3,555 digitown.com $2,300
enew.com $3,552 seeitbuyit.com $2,300
foodscape.com $3,500 dragonlily.com $2,250
craw.com $3,300 bungo.com $2,199
allsolutions.com $3,100 employeemanual.com $2,100
learningtoy.com $3,099 frequentflyerprograms.com $2,100
irishfood.com $2,655 handcraftedgifts.com $2,000
amptron.com $2,510  

The AfternicDLS didn't pause for the Labor Day Holiday at all, piling up more than 400 sales including over 100 .com sales worth at least $2,000 apiece. Their supplemental list was led by D5M.com at $7,500, Alteris.com at $7,000 and Inny.com at $6,000. MaritalProblems.com probed $5,188, FantasyBridal.com brought $5,000 and iDeveloper.com delivered $4,488

InNetwork.com connected for $4,288, EnvironmentSolutions.com landed $4,050 and a logjam of six other domains locked up $4,000 each. That group included Caya.com, FinancialProsperity.com, GSTS.com, Neumatic.com, WeSellTexas.com and WritingCoach.com

The AfternicDLS had 81 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
reliefrx.com $3,900   gotspirit.com $2,500
acesse.com $3,590 mediacommerce.com $2,500
READYTO.com $3,500 classicunderwear.com $2,488
tradenetworks.com $3,500 cremationoptions.com $2,488
worldpizza.com $3,388 designdialog.com $2,488
homesforinvestors.com $3,288 healthtraditions.com $2,488
pizzanmore.com $3,288 rewardsshopping.com $2,488
techtitans.com $3,200 rookiesports.com $2,488
personalizedshirt.com $3,140 supplementsforlife.com $2,488
effectivepricing.com $3,118 vscreen.com $2,488
submityoursite.com $3,088 naturalgarden.com $2,400
tdiinc.com $3,088 4usedcars.com $2,388
tarteeb.com $3,025 bypasscenter.com $2,388
business-partners.com $3,000 equipment-leasing.com $2,388
clearancebooks.com $3,000 iammuslim.com $2,388
fintax.com $3,000 portfoliopilot.com $2,388
stedentrip.com $3,000 goodmarriage.com $2,300
thekitchenshop.com $3,000 goscience.com $2,300
trustagent.com $3,000 la-source.com $2,300
colonos.com $2,988 candlelightdesigns.com $2,288
ultimateskills.com $2,988 indieact.com $2,288
blueindia.com $2,888 factorplus.com $2,200
genesisconsulting.com $2,888 studio4d.com $2,100
recoveryproject.com $2,888 dexnet.com $2,088
seotrust.com $2,888 individualhealthcare.com $2,088
dancestage.com $2,800 mediawheel.com $2,088
horyzont.com $2,800 smoothsoul.com $2,088
advancedorthopaedics.com $2,788 shopism.com $2,040
caliberdirect.com $2,788 comparenotes.com $2,000
mckenziedesign.com $2,788 cutlergroup.com $2,000
secretcall.com $2,788 dealseekers.com $2,000
parkzoo.com $2,750 golfclass.com $2,000
cecusa.com $2,688 kidsdr.com $2,000
houseofjustice.com $2,688 mscweb.com $2,000
houtworm.com $2,637 onlinefuneral.com $2,000
chattop.com $2,621 rockentertainment.com $2,000
healthyclimate.com $2,600 rockstarmusic.com $2,000
servertrust.com $2,600 scoopcity.com $2,000
coisas.com $2,588 simplefoods.com $2,000
ARCODE.com $2,500 stonewalk.com $2,000
babysitterjobs.com $2,500  

In a pair of private sales, Adam Maysonet moved FreeShades.com for $6,835 and Jamie Zoch of DotWeekly.com banked $3,800 for IDGO.com

At SnapNames, CSSDesign.com secured $4,600 while PimpMyWebPage.com and  BedAndBreakfastHotels.com booked $3,600 each. WetBooty.com went for $3,330 and Newgg.com nailed $2,809.

Elsewhere TDNAM.com tacked on $3,015 for WorldWager.com and HuntingMoon.com tasted $2,500 from FlavorStation.com.

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

Cardiology.net led this week's Global Contenders Top 20 with that $12,700 sale at the AfternicDLS that you saw earlier on the all extension leader board. That was one of six domains the AfternicDLS placed on the GC chart. Sedo hit double digits, piling up 10 chart entries led by #2 SuperCasino.net at $8,200 and #3 OpenWeb.org at $8,120

SnapNames and Name Jet also had multiple chart entries with two each. RedLightDistrict.net gave SnapNames the #6 spot at $5,890 and #10 IDC.net gave NameJet a place on the top half of the leader board at $3,600

.Net dominated the board by taking 11 of the 20 chart entries. .Org took six spots with the remaining three going to .info. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending August 31:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. August 25, 2008 - Sun. August 31, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 3

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Cardiology.net $12,700 AfternicDLS
2. SuperCasino.net $8,200 Sedo
3. OpenWeb.org 5,600 = $8,120 Sedo
4. RGH.net $7,000 AfternicDLS
5. Nudist.net $6,700 Sedo
6. RedLightDistrict.net $5,890 SnapNames
7. Bandits.net $4,988 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
GetUp.org 3,000 = $4,350 Sedo
8.
tie
Tequiero.org 3,000 = $4,350 Sedo
10. IDC.net $3,600 NameJet

11. EuroInvest.net $3,288 AfternicDLS
12. Scriptures.org $3,250 Sedo
13. AJIM.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
14. Florenz.info 2,071 = $3,003 Sedo
15. Elses.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
16. InSpirit.net 1,800 = $2,610 Sedo
17. JobOffers.org 1,800 = $2,610 Sedo
18. Kerala.info $2,600 SnapNames
19. Humor.info $2,585 Sedo
20. Kudos.net $2,510 NameJet

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in the Global Contenders category and the AfternicDLS claimed the largest block of those. Their line up was led by EuroSports.net and OrlandoFlorida.net at $2,500 each. Quarantine.net added $2,488, SearchEngineRanking.net returned $2,088 and SRMC.net nabbed $2,000

The AfternicDLS had 18 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,988. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,988
bypasssurgery.org $1,988   kntc.net $1,415
samos.info $1,940 familylifecenter.org $1,300
minutemen.net $1,888 newbies.org $1,300
mortgageapplication.net $1,888 selfdrive.org $1,200
stathis.net $1,888 careermatch.net $1,188
pronutrition.net $1,600 freepeople.net $1,100
coisas.net $1,588 londonlive.net $1,088
askme.net $1,500 redux.org $1,088
learntoearn.net $1,488 fotopro.net $1,000

Sedo's four figure hits kept on coming with JeuxDePoker.net ($2,393), Ouzo.net ($2,320) and Recettes.net ($2,175). Color.info corralled $1,851, IHaveAPlan.org plucked $1,740 and 6K.org contributed $1,700

Litauen.info located $1,450, Salta.net served up $1,250 and two others; December.info and DogKennel.net scratched out $1,200 apiece. Sponsors.info sprung for $1,111, MetaBlog.org generated $1,100 and LegalAdvice.info dispensed $1,050. USB.info bagged $1,015 and Icons.info clicked for $1,008

At TDNAM, Gorna-Banq.info deposited $2,000 and EgyptTourism.org tallied $1,705.

Back at NameJet, MovieTrailers.biz did $1,788 at the box office, Easi.org unzipped $1,508 and JMC.org seated $1,405. CGN.org gained $1,350 and UMC-Cares.org cleared $1,100

At SnapNames. O3.org ogled $1,758, Kameras.org clicked for $1,284 and D-Pa.org pulled $1,051

 

Country Codes

The top two ccTLD sales, Investimento.it ($18,705) and 18.no ($17,150) also earned spots on the upper half of the all extension Top 20 that you saw earlier. The next four spots on the Country Code Top 20 all went to German .de domains, led by Cube.de at 5,555 ($8,055). 

.TV had a nice run too, putting three names on the top ten with Ed.tv, Fling.tv and Snooker.tv tuning in $5,000 apiece. Great Britain's .co.uk and Italy's .it also charted three domains apiece. 

Sedo was once again the dominant ccTLD sales venue, sweeping 18 of the 20 chart positions. Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending August 31:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: August 25, 2008 - Sun. August 31, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 3

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Investimento.it
("investments" in Italian)
12,900 = $18,705 Sedo
2. 18.no $17,150 Sedo
3. Cube.de 5,555 = $8,055 Sedo
4. Farbtoner.de 5,100 = $7,395 Sedo
5. Meinchef.de 5,000 = $7,250 Sedo
6. Cuvee.de 4,000 = $5,800 Sedo
7. PriceCut.co.uk 3,000 = $5,340 Sedo
8.
tie
Ed.tv $5,000 Sedo
8.
tie
Fling.tv $5,000 Sedo
8.
tie
Snooker.tv $5,000 NamePros

11. AdCommerce.de 3,300 = $4,785 Sedo
12. e-Radio.co.uk 3,200 = $4,640 Sedo
13. TranslationJobs.co.uk $4,500 Sedo
14. DomainManagement.de 3,010 = $4,365 Sedo
15. Flurfunk.de 2,500 = $3,625 Sedo
16. FotoService.be 2,250 = $3,263 Sedo
17. Immo24.eu 2,100 = $3,045 Sedo
18. DebitCard.com.au $3,000 NetFleet
19.
tie
HongKong.it 2,000 = $2,900 Sedo
19.
tie
Signal.it 2,000 = $2,900 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were two dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart and Sedo had all but four of those. Their hit list included Freitanken.de ($2,683), BodyWear.eu ($2,588) and TopUK.co.uk ($2,500). Chance.es and Luxus-Mbel.de added $2,175 each and RS.tv rang up $2,050

Sedo had 14 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,813. You can see those in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,813
kostenlose-rezepte.de $1,813   send.us $1,305
vacaciones.com.es $1,595 livebeats.co.uk $1,300
eradio.co.uk $1,584 2circles.co.uk $1,246
telefonerotik.eu $1,523 fuelled.co.uk $1,246
farbscanner.de $1,450 ena.com.es $1,160
fondues.de $1,450 verkehrspsychologie.at $1,088
zed.ch $1,450 tokyohot.asia $1,050

Elsewhere the AfternicDLS sold FullDownloadz.us ($1,500) and ModernJive.co.uk ($1,000). An IDN, 价格.cn brought $1,301 at IDNForums.com and Howard Hoffman of PPCIncome.com sold Homez.us for $1,000

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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