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German Country Code Domain Draws Over $118,000 in the Week's Top Sale

Sedo.com rang up a gargantuan country code sale this week, collecting 84,000 ($118,440) for  Suchmaschinenoptimierung.de ("search engine optimization" in German). That deal also ranks among 2008's top ten ccTLD sales, landing at #6 on the year to date Country Code Top 100. That sale helped Sedo piled up eight entries on our new Top 20 chart, more than any other venue. (Editor's note: we previously noted a press release from Sedo this week that listed their sale of LI.com at $500,000 but that was actually an old sale that was completed and reported last year).

Chad Wright's $75,000 sale of a nice geodomain, SantaRosa.com, occupies the #2 position, then Sedo pops up again with #3 Vector.de at 22,500 ($31,725). That was one of five country code sales on the all extension leader board. 

Five Global Contenders (non .com global TLDs) also made the elite list, led by #4 Chocha.org, a name that fetched $30,000 for NameAdvertising.com. A pair of .infos also made the Big Board, led by #5 Strom.info, sold for 22,500 ( $31,725) at Sedo. 

  

By Ron Jackson

RickLatona.com chalked up two more scores for the geodomains with #8 Arizona.net at $20,000 and #16 Biloxi.net at $13,000. Chad Wright had another five-figure .net geo sale in the #20 position, Oregon.net, at $11,300

The AfternicDLS has a nice run, posting there charted domains on the second half of the leader board. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 14:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 8, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 14, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 16

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Suchmaschinenoptimierung.de
("search engine optimization" in German)
84,000 = $118,440 Sedo/
DomainVermarkterForum
2. SantaRosa.com $75,000 Pvt Sale
3. Vector.de 22,500 = $31,725 Sedo
4. Chocha.org $30,000 NameAdvertising
5. Strom.info 21,000 = $29,610 Sedo/
DomainVermarkterForum
6. JoJo.com $25,500 Sedo
7. AdSales.com $25,100 NameJet
8. Arizona.net $20,000 RickLatona.com
9. eSavings.com $17,800 NameJet
10. NanoSensor.com 12,000 = $16,920 Sedo

11. Sunny.co.uk 9,000 = $16,020 Sedo
12. Allibert.com $16,000 AfternicDLS
13. Tarife.info
("tax" in Turkish)
10,000 = $14,100 Sedo/
DomainVermarkterForum
14.
tie
Gays.be 10,000 = $14,100 Sedo
14.
tie
TurtlePond.com $13,750 AfternicDLS
16. Biloxi.net $13,000 RickLatona.com
17. NorthBeachRentals.com $12,250 Moniker
18. CaseSearch.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
19. James.co.uk 6,500 = $11,570 Sedo
20. Oregon.net $11,230 Pvt Sale

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 three more five-figure sales just off the chart and Sedo had two off those; Champagne.me at 8,000 ($11,280) and Doorway.com at $10,700. NameJet.com notched $10,100 for Transcribe.com. It is also worth noting Moniker's $23,456 sale of a matching set; ModelLaunch.com and ModelLaunch.net (those can't be charted because they sold as a package that did not break out the individual values).

.Com Supporting Cast

SnapNames.com had the highest sale among the four-figure .com supporting cast with eZimbabwe.com at $9,420. Their roster also included Zakat.com ($5,010), FreeCriminalReports.com ($4,000) and a pair of IDN's; السفر.com ($3,910) and السياحة.com    ($3,500). BroadwaySeats.com brought $3,350, FreeCriminalReport.com revealed $3,200 and GayZoo.com corralled $3,049. Urlopy.com posted $2,263 and CityMusic.com drummed up $2,050.

At Sedo, iRemix.com ($9,165), Gantt.com ($7,500) and Lingong.com ($7,050) helped polish the bottom line. Tragaperra.com produced $5,922, EnglandShop.com rang up $5,650 and Smsanonimo.com claimed $5,640. Meagan.com made $5,100 and three others; 51Sports.com, IPlayGames.com and MonogramCaketoppers.com pulled $5,000 apiece. 

MoneyHacks.com hauled in $3,900, HotFile.com found $3,666 and Pizza24.com delivered $3,032. ExecutiveTrainer.com earned $2,700, Fragrances1.com sniffed $2,650 and Estap.com dished out $2,600. VintageErotica.com displayed $2,550, GeoSciences.com discovered $2,500 and InternetAdvertisingAgency.com billed $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS, BigSpot.com bagged $9,000, Semantik.com captured $6,500 and AmericanConservative.com contributed $6,000. ColumbiaDental.com drilled $5,500, Pioneiro.com provided $5,000 and MattressPlace.com marked down $4,820. Smile1.com cracked $4,788, CarpetsAndRugs.com covered $4,688 and ConsumerDebtManagement.com chalked up $4,500. MyMaintenance.com and USWheat.com harvested $4,288 each and LightFlight.com floated $4,200.

The AfternicDLS had 74 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
atad.com $4,000   fibercom.com $2,500
btsi.com $4,000 gayexpo.com $2,500
autoselection.com $3,588 indiaeducation.com $2,500
redbuds.com $3,500 christianretirement.com $2,488
adaptivecomputing.com $3,488 easytotravel.com $2,488
privacypartners.com $3,488 ecompliments.com $2,488
scottweb.com $3,488 greatodds.com $2,488
bigpump.com $3,400 bankruptcycentral.com $2,390
centralarizona.com $3,305 internationalyoga.com $2,388
giftlab.com $3,300 licensedelectricians.com $2,388
kaloni.com $3,300 motorlounge.com $2,388
happylifestyle.com $3,288 rescuefoundation.com $2,388
surveythis.com $3,288 warehousesafety.com $2,388
gemsa.com $3,200 groupsoftware.com $2,312
interviewsuccess.com $3,188 globalnow.com $2,300
dolphinfishing.com $3,170 hotshirt.com $2,300
skydriver.com $3,135 funfan.com $2,288
aircraftclub.com $3,088 novocart.com $2,288
energyconnections.com $3,060 shirtmonster.com $2,288
informedvoter.com $3,000 ondemandstaffing.com $2,200
jadoo.com $3,000 moosehunter.com $2,188
fering.com $2,988 farmfunds.com $2,154
ftpartner.com $2,888 accuratematch.com $2,088
lifeandwellness.com $2,888 electronictravel.com $2,088
survivalwarehouse.com $2,888 flightcorp.com $2,088
campuslove.com $2,788 funhunt.com $2,088
saveongroceries.com $2,788 brightteeth.com $2,000
bertoli.com $2,750 burnbabyburn.com $2,000
vipbook.com $2,750 globalclinic.com $2,000
myworkforce.com $2,680 imagecommunications.com $2,000
suitedaces.com $2,650 immunonutrition.com $2,000
estap.com $2,600 internetadvertisingagency.com $2,000
servertrust.com $2,600 mindmechanics.com $2,000
mobiletap.com $2,588 mystorm.com $2,000
safehomesolutions.com $2,588 photoproductions.com $2,000
progressiveresearch.com $2,510 smileguide.com $2,000
blueconsulting.com $2,500 streetbox.com $2,000

At NameJet, Datester.com hooked up with $8,000, Amphitheatre.com booked $6,400 and Niche-Gals.com generated $5,432. ChicagoParks.com preserved $5,365, ZNJ.com drew $5,299 and RealEstateTampa.com took in $4,900. Synaxis.com sold for $4,612, NameVenture.com nabbed $3,900 and WildRose.com plucked $3,534

Landauer.com located $3,101, Piba.com pitched in $2,900 and Saida.com secured $2,600. Jeeep.com dispatched $2,500, Shiz.com cleared $2,426 and FutbolForum.com kicked in $2,200. SCPG.com and Bexco.com boxed up $2,100 apiece. 

At TDNAM.com PokerPlace.com raked in $6,666, PlayAround.com reeled in $5,004, Jotto.com dispensed $2,468 and AsianAmericanAlliance.com commanded $2,007

At Moniker, ObsceneClips.com clicked for $4,375 and in a sale from the company's live auction at Internext BigBootie.com backed into $3,500

Eslewhere HuntingMoon.com moved JumboTube.com ($3,500) and CamBuddy.com ($2,000)

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

This was a good week for the Global Contenders with a half dozen solid five-figure sales including five that made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. The top sale you haven't yet seen in this category is #7 Massachusetts.net at $8,100. Still another geodomain, Portugal.info, followed close behind at $8,000.  

.Net had the most chart entries with ten, while .org and .info racked up five apiece. .Mobi also got on the board with #9 Burger.mobi at $5,007. There was one extra spot on this week's chart due to a tie for the final position.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending September 14:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 8, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 14, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 16

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Chocha.org $30,000 NameAdvertising
2. Strom.info 21,000 = $29,610 Sedo/
DomainVermarkterForum
3. Arizona.net $20,000 RickLatona.com
4. Tarife.info
("tax" in Turkish)
10,000 = $14,100 Sedo/
DomainVermarkterForum
5. Biloxi.net $13,000 RickLatona.com
6. Oregon.net $11,300 Pvt Sale
7. Massachusetts.net $8,100 Pvt Sale
8. Portugal.info $8,000 SnapNames
9. Burger.mobi 3,551 = $5,007 Sedo
10. Offshore.info $4,601 NameJet

11. Salad.net $4,511 SnapNames
12. WellnessHotel.net 3,000 = $4,230 Sedo
13. Aurelia.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
14. SoGood.net $3,536 AfternicDLS
15. File-Sharing.org $3,520 Sedo
16. Physics.info $3,500 AfternicDLS
17. Terrorist.org $2,988 SnapNames
18. Dinero.org $2,980 NameJet
19. Earthsaver.org $2,888 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
AppleTree.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Navegadores.net $2,788 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 

The AfternicDLS had the most chart entries with seven and they piled up 27 more four-figure sales just off the chart with a line-up led by Thema.net ($2,688), TheStation.net ($2,688), LowMortgage.net ($2,500) and SeniorHome.net ($2,288). FilmWeb.net rewound $2,100, WCMC.net nailed down $2,059 and Fundamental.net focused on $2,000.

The AfternicDLS had 20 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,900. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,900
broadwaytickets.org $1,900   golfapparel.net $1,488
doccentral.net $1,888 decho.net $1,320
mandis.net $1,888 childobesity.net $1,300
valnet.net $1,888 proteus.org $1,300
boulle.net $1,788 carcalendar.net $1,288
feldenkrais.net $1,500 motorvehicle.org $1,250
semantik.net $1,500 motorvehicles.org $1,250
uninsured.net $1,500 funfan.net $1,188
versteigerungen.org $1,500 webclinic.net $1,088
vipproxy.biz $1,500 euniversity.net $1,000

At Sedo Material.org generated $2,400, Recepten.mobi managed $2,115 and Hotel-Reservation.org blocked out $1,692. Therapie.org massaged $1,558 and Decho.net deposited $1,320.

TDNAM sold Kodownia.info ($2,400) and CensusRecords.org ($1,405) while NameJet unloaded Rhinoplasty.net ($2,002), Feet.info ($1,610) and Assure.net ($1,500)

SnapNames moved five more in this price range; Algonquin.net ($1,202), Economics.info ($1,050), KSQ.net ($1,030), Faceoff.net ($1,015) and QUK.net ($1,000).

Elsewhere MGS.info changed hands for $1,200 in a private sale. 

 

Country Codes

Country Code fans are celebrating the year's 6th biggest ccTLD sale, that $118,440 blockbuster at Sedo involving Suchmaschinenoptimierung.de ("search engine optimization" in German). That one and the next fivenames on the new Country Code Top 20 were all featured in the all extension section at the top of this report. The top ccTLD domain you haven't seen yet is # 7 UL.to (Tonga's ccTLD), a name that sold for $7,120 at Sedo. 

The conclusion of another premium .ca (Canadian country code) auction at MyID.ca made this a big week for that extension. Nine .ca domains made this chart, led by Cookware.ca and EngineeringJobs.ca at $3,607 each. 

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending September 14:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Sept. 8, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 14, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 16

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Suchmaschinenoptimierung.de
("search engine optimization" in German)
84,000 = $118,440 Sedo/
DomainVermarkterForum
2. Vector.de 22,500 = $31,725 Sedo
3. Sunny.co.uk 9,000 = $16,020 Sedo
4. Gays.be 10,000 = $14,100 Sedo
5. James.co.uk 6,500 = $11,570 Sedo
6. Champagne.me 8,000 = $11,280 Sedo
7. UL.to 4,000 = $7,120 Sedo
8.
tie
GoNoGo.nl 3,000 = $4,230 Sedo
8.
tie
Laptop.fr 3,000 = $4,230 Sedo
10. GinRummy.co.uk 2,250 = $4,005 Sedo

11.
tie
Cookware.ca $3,607 MyID.ca
11.
tie
EngineeringJobs.ca $3,607 MyID.ca
13. JobOffer.ca $3,351 MyID.ca
14. Love.nu 2,375 = $3,349 Sedo
15. OilJobs.ca $3,001 MyID.ca
16. Security.co.in $3,000 Pvt Sale
17. Intelligent-Design.nl 2,100 = $2,961 Sedo
18. ITNation.de 2,000 = $2,820 Sedo
19. UniqueGifts.ca $2,700 MyID.ca
20.
tie
AutoFinancing.ca $2,501 MyID.ca
20.
tie
Paris.ca $2,501 MyID.ca
20.
tie
TechJobs.ca $2,501 MyID.ca
20.
tie
HospitalJobs.ca $2,501 MyID.ca

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 17 more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart with MyID.ca and Sedo splitting up that jackpot. MyID.ca continued to pile up .ca sales with Sleepwalking.ca ($2,500), Smokers.ca ($2,099), Rashes.ca ($2,000), JFK.ca ($1,200) and TeddyBear.ca ($1,001)

Sedo scored with iTour.eu ($2,115), Torrent.ws ($2,008), JeuxVideos.tv ($1,904) and Arktik.de ($1,692). Eisschnelllauf.de and KanadaForum.de added $1,551 each, AstroForum.de fetched $1,481 and three others; Apodos.es, BonusPrijs.nl and Referentie.nl returned $1,410 apiece. Desatascosvalencia.es tacked on $1,128 and Server.tv tuned in $1,090

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.

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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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