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RVRental.com Leads Caravan of Six-Figure Sales to the Top of This Week's Sales Chart

RVRental.com rang up a whopping $325,000 sale to lead a trio of six-figure sales into reserved parking spots at the top of this week's Top 20 chart. Seller Michael Ambrose of Divided Sky LLC actually sent RVRental.com to the owner of RVs.com and CampingWorld.com in June, but news of the sale was just released this week. 

A pair of two-letter .coms also cracked the six-figure barrier with #2 BJ.com bringing $200,000 in Moniker's live auction at the Internext Expo and YB.com banking $125,000 through Sedo's GreatDomains premium auction site.

RickLatona.com piled up more chart entries than any other venue this week, taking 7 of 21 positions (the extra spot resulted from a 2-way tie for the final opening). Latona's hit parade was led by #4 SouthLakeTahoe.com at $80,000 and #5 SaintLucia.com at $50,000

  

By Ron Jackson

Sedo also had a solid week, having a hand in five charted sales including one of three country code sales that earned spots on the all extension leader board, #10 Electromenager.fr
("electric household appliances" in French) at €18,000 ($25,380). Moniker post four names on the elite list and also had the biggest ccTLD sale, #6 Domain.pl (Polish country code) at $45,000. That name was auctioned off in their live auction at the DomainerMeeting in Paris. We also saw the first competed sale from the .ME registry's premium auctions with LasVegas.me reaching the #19 spot after being picked up by Denmark's Nikolas Gough for $15,105.

The Big Board also features a pair of .nets and an IDN, 银行.com ("banks" in Chinese), sold for $21,022 at SnapNames.com. The top .net was Luc-Andrι Biggs's $21,500 sale of #11 Ares.net.

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 7:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 1, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 7, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 9

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. RVRental.com $325,000 Pvt Sale
2. BJ.com $200,000 Moniker/Internext
3. YB.com $125,000 Sedo/GreatDomains
4. SouthLakeTahoe.com $80,000 RickLatona.com
5. SaintLucia.com $50,000 RickLatona.com
6. Domain.pl $45,000 Moniker/ DomainerMeeting
7. EroticShop.com €30,000 = $42,300 Sedo
8. Widows.com $38,000 RickLatona.com
9. JazzMusic.com $35,500 Sedo/GreatDomains
10. Electromenager.fr
("electric household appliances" in French)
€18,000 = $25,380 Sedo

11. SouthWhidbey.com $25,000 RickLatona.com
12. Ares.net $21,500 Pvt Sale
13. 银行.com (IDN)
("banks" in Chinese)
$21,022 SnapNames
14. Stressballs.com $20,000 Moniker
15. GoodPractice.com £10,000 = $17,600 Sedo
16.
tie
IQ.net $17,000 Moniker/Internext
16.
tie
AustinDWILawyer.com $17,000 NameJet
18. ConcertTicket.com $16,000 RickLatona.com
19. LasVegas.me $15,105 .ME Auction
20.
tie
Gastroenterologist.com $13,000 RickLatona.com
20.
tie
IMK.com $13,000 RickLatona.com

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 six more five-figure sales just off the chart. Sedo sold Tombola.it for €8,000 ($11,280) and Romania.net for $10,099. NameJet.com hit the daily double with CarPlace.com at $11,100 and WholesaleElectronics.com at $11,000. OnlineCasino.me sold for $10,005 in the .ME registry auctions and Moniker revved up MotorBikes.net for $10,000 at the DomainerMeeting live auction. 

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast with Ansel.com at $9,185. Vedere.com drew $6,000 and two others; Goldschmuck.com and iTattle.com took in $5,000 apiece. MarketingAgent.com mined $4,939, MysteryTheater.com staged $4,488 and three others; CoffeeZoo.com, EverEarth.com and DesignOriginals.com generated $4,400 apiece. 18Holes.com chipped in another $4,035

The AfternicDLS had 88 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
falsies.com $4,000   flippa.com $2,500
baltimorebusiness.com $4,000 savethehouse.com $2,488
cafefresh.com $3,900 recoverysystems.com $2,488
rushservice.com $3,888 perfectlocation.com $2,488
globalmeet.com $3,788 dancelounge.com $2,488
cancerimaging.com $3,788 preprintedlabels.com $2,450
marketingtimes.com $3,645 ecommunication .com $2,434
satra.com $3,500 networktechnology .com $2,403
connectprofessionals.com $3,500 guestguide .com $2,403
betabase .com $3,500 naturalinteriors.com $2,400
carcraze.com $3,488 scienceforce.com $2,388
viservices.com $3,454 freeyoursoul.com $2,388
medtek .com $3,434 coopteam.com $2,388
weekendfun .com $3,403 unitedtechnology .com $2,385
microdesigns .com $3,403 socialistparty .com $2,385
crossways .com $3,403 securityinsurance .com $2,385
multiservices.com $3,400 choicemarketing.com $2,385
myuga.com $3,388 moissanitering.com $2,300
sendplants.com $3,380 feedbackzone.com $2,300
furniturespace.com $3,288 zback.com $2,288
wellnessprogram .com $3,100 myrod.com $2,288
danceattire .com $3,100 homestaynetwork.com $2,288
freeaudio .com $3,085 creatingcommunities.com $2,288
ereports .com $3,085 webmaestro .com $2,226
zobox.com $3,000 data-service.com $2,214
wordstream.com $3,000 primanet .com $2,200
x-line.com $2,988 docsolution.com $2,200
trustability.com $2,888 assistnet.com $2,200
kromozone.com $2,888 artofdance .com $2,200
tradecommissioner.com $2,788 trendyproducts.com $2,115
thenaturalway .com $2,700 texhealth.com $2,088
churchcamp .com $2,700 rippledesign.com $2,088
driversmanual.com $2,688 debthelpcenter.com $2,088
visitcity.com $2,640 welcomeguide .com $2,085
balancedview.com $2,560 healthcouncil .com $2,063
webdevelop .com $2,544 ultraball.com $2,030
hitmachine .com $2,544 tecnic.com $2,000
godweb .com $2,544 motel24.com $2,000
fotogallery .com $2,544 goarts.com $2,000
countrysports .com $2,544 footville.com $2,000
communityradio .com $2,544 developmentaid.com $2,000
progressiveresearch.com $2,510 completeaviation.com $2,000
proangler.com $2,500 bronceado.com $2,000
luxurylocations.com $2,500 beachrock.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS has more than 260 more .com sales below the 2K mark.

At Sedo, iRemix.com returned €6,500 ($9,165), OrderPizza.com delivered $7,700 and Maxal.com kicked in $6,000. TOTC.com tacked on £2,938 ($5,171), ClickHotels.com booked $5,000 and HRIInc.com contributed $4,500

LowerPropertyTaxes.com produced $4,200, TuningCars.com braked at $4,000 and ProjacsTraining.com provided $3,750. MarketingTimes.com turned in $3,645, SendPlants.com plucked $3,380 and VisitALink.com landed at $2,850, Also at Sedo, WatchTraders.com went for €2,000 ($2,820), HiMail.com hauled in $2,100 and two others; DevelopmentAid.com and RoundHere.com rounded up $2,000 each. 

At Sedo's GreatDomains premium auction site, 3-letter .coms were the order of the day. YXL.com ($6,700), EQW.com ($5,211), WZU.com ($5,200) and FVZ.com ($5,100) all found new homes. Derriere.com backed into $4,322 and Whipping.com whipped up $3,600

Back at Moniker, BrightStorm.com blew in $8,700, the matching set of 9Teams.com and NineTeams.com notched a total of $7,510 and Relaxity.com closed at $6,175. MySandBox.com built a $5,075 castle, MangoSolutions.com sorted out $3,892 and GreenwichCalendar.com recorded $3,500. LiveAquatic.com and TrioMega.com took in $3,125 apiece.

In a couple of Moniker sales at the Internext Expo, Debi.com doffed $5,000 and EscortAds.com attracted $4,750

At NameJet, WonderWorld.com revealed $8,678, Tula.com tallied $6,399 and Melamine.com dished out $5,700. NetworkCenter.com connected for $4,522, MaxSpeed.com took the checkered flag at $4,050, HoosierLotto.com scratched off $3,635 and Maguro.com grabbed $3,101

NameJet has 16 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000-$3,000
netfit.com $3,000   phps.com $2,301
localdinning.com $2,990 medleys.com $2,300
cuni.com $2,951 dualstar.com $2,100
statistica.com $2,920 whitepines.com $2,100
cellphonering.com $2,600 michigansingles.com $2,077
goingsolar.com $2,500 laserepilation.com $2,061
komfortpets.com $2,420 vanni.com $2,009
hotelscostarica.com $2,401 travelconsulting.com $2,001

At SnapNames, Turism.com tripped $7,250, CSSDesign.com displayed $4,600 and DreamGroup.com greeted $4,500. AcerComputers.com calculated $3,650 and Yichu.com yielded $2,359

Elsewhere Commands.com called in $8,500 at RickLatona.com and Pool.com moved a trio of domains; Gosford.com ($8,195), BarclayUS.com ($2,600) and ClickVoice.com ($2,000). TDNAM.com boxed up $5,500 for BagThatPic.com, $2,610 for Replica-Sunglasses.com and $2,005 for FreeHits.com. NameSeek.com nabbed $5,300 for Indicast.com and MaysFamily.com fetched $2,000 at  TidyDomains.com.

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

.Net dominated the Global Contenders Top 20 with ten entries including a sweep of the first four spots. We told you about that quartet of five-figure sales earlier in this report. The biggest GC sales you haven't seen are #5 Tragaperras.mobi ("vending machine" in Spanish), sold for €7,000 ($9,870) and Seek.info at €6,900 ($9,729). Both of those domains were sold at Sedo, a venue that racked up nine charted domains. 

.Info had one of its best week's of the year, piling up six chart entries, including #10 Find.info ($7,012 at SnapNames) and #12 Fat.info ($5,835 at Sedo). Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending September 7:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 1, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 7, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 9

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Ares.net $21,500 Pvt Sale
2. IQ.net $17,000 Moniker/Internext
3. Romania.net $10,099 Sedo
4. MotorBikes.net $10,000 Moniker/ DomainerMeeting
5. Tragaperras.mobi
("vending machine" in Spanish)
€7,000 = $9,870 Sedo
6. Seek.info €6,900 = $9,729 Sedo
7. Jocuri.net $8,895 Moniker
8. Tragamonedas.mobi
("slot mcahines" in Spanish)
€6,200 = $8,742 Sedo
9. Partnersuche.net €5,000 = $7,050 Sedo
10. Find.info $7,012 SnapNames

11. iPhotos.net $7,000 CollisionDomains
12. Fat.info $5,835 Sedo
13. JuegosJuegos.net €4,000 = $5,640 Sedo
14. GayMovies.net $5,000 Moniker/Internext
15. Oil.info $4,500 SnapNames
16. Sunrooms.net $4,000 NameJet
17. Uploading.org $3,388 AfternicDLS
18. Clipboard.org $3,288 AfternicDLS
19. GreenDiamond.info €2,312 = $3,260 Sedo
20. Dream.info $3,160 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales just off the chart. Andrew Campbell picked up Guide.pro for $3,000 in a private sale and Moniker banked the same amount for Mens.org at their Internext auction. Moniker also sold SexToys.biz ($1,750) at Internext and Lawyers.biz ($2,500 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

The AfternicDLS piled up more GC sales than any other venue. Their roster was led by CCIC.net ($2,950), Jatekok.net ($2,788) and PhotoExchange.net ($2,688). The AfternicDLS had 22 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,500
monitors.org $2,500   ithelpdesk.net $1,288
nefc.net $2,488 comstreet.net $1,266
worldtennis.net $2,300 onepotato.net $1,265
tomsmith.net $2,088 apartmentinsurance.net $1,250
airportal.net $1,990 shippingcontainers.net $1,180
modelagency.net $1,820 dmed.net $1,137
indigena.net $1,500 mailbook.net $1,088
myreminders.net $1,500 worldwidebusiness.net $1,088
thefive.net $1,488 losangelesmovers.net $1,000
skivacations.org $1,487 skincareproducts.org $1,000
citystars.net $1,388 uprint.net $1,000

At TDNAM, SiliconValley.info secured $2,905, PoliticalForecast.net picked $1,605 and PNI.net pulled $1,255. 4N9.net and SaiyanUnlimited.net notched $1,000 each. 

Sedo sold YUP.mobi ($2,150) and Paul.info ($1,763) while NameJet jettisoned a quartet of names; FLDCU.org ($2,100), Librarian.org ($2,095), STX.net ($1,550) and Teacup.org ($1,220). Pool posted $1,273 for Trikot.info and $1,050 for Allianz.biz

 

Country Codes

The first five names on the Country Code Top 20 all cracked the five-figure mark which earned them spots in the all extension segment of our report at the top of this article. The top ccTLD sale you haven't seen is Sedo's €7,000 ($9,870) sale of #6 Eclipse.de. Two more of Nikolas Gough's purchases in the .ME regsitry auctions followed; #7 Slots.me at $9,135 and #8 Betting.me at $9,005. 

As they always do, Sedo dominated this chart, sweeping 13 of the 20 entries including AbsoluteFM.co.uk at $8,800 and SS.co.nz (New Zealand ccTLD) at $4,653. Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending September 7:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Sept. 1, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 7, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 9

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Domain.pl $45,000 Moniker/ DomainerMeeting
2. Electromenager.fr €18,000 = $25,380 Sedo
3. LasVegas.me $15,105 .ME Auction
4. Tombola.it €8,000 = $11,280 Sedo
5. OnlineCasino.me $10,005 .ME Auction
6. Eclipse.de €7,000 = $9,870 Sedo
7. Slots.me $9,135 .ME Auction
8. Betting.me $9,005 .ME Auction
9. AbsoluteFM.co.uk £5,000 = $8,800 Sedo
10. SS.co.nz €3,300 = $4,653 Sedo

11. Casting.es €3,000 = $4,230 Sedo
12. Engelberg.de €2,500 = $3,525 Sedo
13. Total.es €2,000 = $2,820 Sedo
14.
tie
Apuestaseurocopa.es €1,900 = $2,679 Sedo
14.
tie
Greece.de €1,900 = $2,679 Sedo
16. CityWiki.eu $2,200 AfternicDLS
17. FreePoker.ca $2,180 Pool
18.
tie
EasyFlirt.tv €1,500 = $2,115 Sedo
18.
tie
Nachtkerze.de
("night light" in German)
€1,500 = $2,115 Sedo
20. Kundenmeinung.de
("customer opinion" in German)
€1,300 = $1,833 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had eight more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart led by Fontaineaeau.fr ("water fountain" in French) at €1,200 ($1,692). GNSS.es added €1,050 ($1,481) and three others; Nectar.it, Samochody.de and TryGames.co.uk added €1,000 ($1,410) each. Sedo also sold Immoplex.de ($1,269), MotorcycleBattery.co.uk ($1,255) and Lefkas.co.uk ($1,128)

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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