on Track - $300,000 Country Code Sale Leads a Solid Week in the
With the domain
aftermarket coming off its slowest week of the year there was a
lot of interest in whether or not it would snap back this week. It
did - with one of the year's five biggest ccTLD sales leading
the way. Nokta
sold FreeCreditReport.co.uk through the AfternicDLS
for a whopping $300,000 to take the top spot on our new chart
and Nokta also nailed down the #5 spot with a $70,000 sale of
the plural version, FreeCreditReports.co.uk, also through the
The most likely culprits for last week's
fall off were the effects of Wall Street's financial meltdown
and the fact that close to $5 million worth of domains had
just been sold at theT.R.A.F.F.I.C.
conference in New York, sucking a lot of money out of the
market at once. The first of those T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction sales were
closed this week through RickLatona.com.
Their list was led by #2 MCC.com at $195,000.
To make room for all of the big ticket
Latona sales we expanded our usual Top 20 chart to 30 positions this
week. To get an accurate view of how the market is doing it is
important to see how the everyday venues are faring, so whenever
there is a flood of special event auction sales we expand the chart
to keep those from pushing sales from the other venues out of view.
RickLatona.com wound up claiming 11 of the 30 positions, including
#4 CountryClubs.com at $85,000.
rang up eight chart entries, the most among the every day venues.
Their roster was led by #3 UD.com at $99,000. Two of
the Sedo sales were made from their GreatDomains
premium auction platform; #6 Breaks.com at $68,000 and
#17 Address.net at $20,010.
Address.net was one of 12 non .com domains
that crashed the all extension leader board. Eight of those were
country code domains including a trio of nice Swedish ccTLDs
sold by NameDrive.com;
News.se ($55,802), Store.se ($34,000) and Fotograf.se
("photograph" in Swedish) at $30,600.
Four domains from our Global Contenders
category (non .com global TLDs) also made the Big Board. Those were
all .nets with the exception of #15 American.info,
sold by SnapNames.com
for $23,530. That was one of four domains SnapNames placed on
the elite list, with three of those landing on the upper half of the
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, October 12:
DN Journal Top 30
Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 6, 2008 - Sun. Oct. 12, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Oct. 14
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.
We highly recommend that you do some basic research beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
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There were three more 5-figure sales just off the
chart. RentalCondos.com rang up $11,500 in the
RickLatona.com/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. live auction, Proverbs.com produced
$10,130 for SnapNames and Canadians.com corralled $10,099 at Sedo's
.Com Supporting Cast
The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast with Virtus.com
at $9,350. MagicStick.com conjured up $7,100, KidzRoom.com
cornered $5,600 and three others; Petmaster.com, RepoDirect.com
and StudentSecurity.com locked up $5,000 each.
USWatches.com wound up $4,888, AdBucks.com
and TobaccoTrade.com lit up $4,500 apiece and OutdoorChairCushions.com
added $4,400 worth of padding. TonerTime.com ticked
off $4,288, SafetyAtHome.com secured $4,188 and
ElPower.com plugged in $4,088.
The AfternicDLS had 74 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $4,000. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
The AfternicDLS also sold a pair through Sedo; TanLaw.com
at $2,500 and SlideSpot.com at $2,000.
Sedo quaffed $9,100 worth of Brews.com
at GreatDomains and landed $7,900 at the same venue for LLLL.com.
At Sedo's home site Fion.com fetched $8,000,
ZZL.com zipped up €5,550 ($7,548) and Prai.com
Sedo had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,440 that you can see in the chart below:
Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000-$5,440
At Moniker.comReleases.com returned $8,600, XAG.com generated
$7,175 and AlchemySolutions.com discovered $5,149.
CSIControls.com commanded $5,075, SwitchVision.com
viewed $3,649 and QStat.com kicked in $2,463.
Back at SnapNames, Located.com found $8,550,
PYM.com posted $8,250 and ActivityCenter.com
seated $6,900. NewYorkAccounting.com tallied $4,710,
GamblingGame.com garnered $4,590 and Larimer.com
lassoed $4,120. PSPWallpapers.com covered $4,119,
MexicanDrugs.com dispensed $3,450, AmpMeter.com
pegged at $2,950 and PayOffCreditCards.com cleared
At NameJet, Bequia.com booked $8,100, EarlyWarning.com
detected $6,910 and QOF.com captured $5,701. AircraftWorld.com
went for $5,300, LelliKelly.com called in $5,100 and
MortgagePlace.com penciled in $4,622. Onco.com
claimed $4,200, Oceanica.com docked at $3,510
and Gnarly.com notched $3,400.
SocialServ.com sewed up $3,344, Gayru.com
gathered $2,950 and TaxSettlement.com tied up $2,626.
ComputerElectronics.com and Chie.com chalked up $2,600
each, ChicagoFurniture.com delivered $2,599, AnorexicWeb.com
unwrapped $2,425 and CreativeRealEstate.com crunched $2,200.
In additional sales from the RickLatona.com/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
New York auction OneHourPhoto.com processed $7,000, GolfClubRepair.com
chipped in $6,500 and two others; BreastExamination.com
and MicroBrewers.com served up $6,000 apiece. PrinceEdward.com
dispensed $4,100 followed by a group of four domains at $4,000
each that included FrenchPerfumes.com, HighFidelity.com,
ModelSchools.com and Monopolies.com.
sold Article-Emporium.com ($3,005), DITV.com ($2,227),
HelpFinder.com ($2,105) and Gadoe.com ($2,010) and DeliciousNames.com
drew $2,000 with QJob.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
After watching .orgs take the top two spotson the Global Contenders Top
20 last week, the .nets roared back this week to sweep
three of the top four positions including #1 Auctions.net at $26,000.
The .nets went on to roll up 13 of the 20 chart entries overall.
Their list included a nice two-letter domain at #4, WY.net,
sold for $8,100 at Moniker.
.Info interrupted the .net stranglehold on the upper
half of the chart with #2 American.info ($23,530) and #9 WildLife.info
($3,740) and .mobi also placed one in the first ten with #5 Orlando.mobi
going for $6,030 at SnapNames.
In the race among venues, SnapNames piled up seven
charted sales while Sedo had a hand in six. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending October 12:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct.
6, 2008 - Sun. Oct. 12, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Oct. 14
There were 35 more four-figure
sales just off the Global Contenders chart and the AfternicDLS had
more than half of those - 18 to be exact. Those sales ranged
from $1,000 to $2,088 and you can check them out
in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,088
At TDNAM CherryWorld.net wangled $2,000,
CandyClips.net clicked for $1,505 and IWC.org
added $1,102. MovieSample.net and FreeWebDirectory.org
doled out $1,070 each while ScientistsInEducation.org
uncovered $1,001 and DL3-KSA.net nailed $1,000.
NameJet scored with Magnets.org ($1,988) and ChampionTrees.org
($1,600) while at SnapNames, FreeSamples.org attracted $1,650,
QBN.net buttoned up $1,080 and PlugIn.net
charged up $1,005.
Moniker made $1,599 from Armento.net
and Sedo managed to get $1,200 for eMarket.net. Sedo
also scrubbed up $1,161 with Soap.info, $1,156
for BorsaItaliana.info and they extracted another $1,052
with ECW.net at GreatDomains.
As you saw on our all extension leader board
earlier, it was a huge week for the country codes with eight
making the main chart, led by a pair of blockbuster British domains;
FreeCreditReport.co.uk ($300,000) and FreeCreditReports.co.uk
($70,000). At 300K the singular version ranks as the 5th highest
ccTLD sale so far this
The highest country code sale you haven't seen is #9
IAM.co.uk at $8,000 (via Sedo). A nice .TV rounded
out the first ten on our new ccTLD Top 20 chart. That was Tattoo.tv,
sold by AllThings.tv
Sedo dominated the second half of the chart,
sweeping 9 of 10 entries and they wound up with 13 of 20 overall. Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending October 12:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Oct. 6, 2008 - Sun. Oct. 12, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 14
There were 13 more four-figure country code sales
off the chart and Sedo accounted for all but one of those (Business.vg,
sold in Moniker's live auction at the DomainerMeeting in Paris
Sedo's supplemental roster included PR-Poker.de
($3,400), Bad.ca ($3,101) and Lefkas.de ($2,720). VIP.cc
pulled $2,650, Schloss-hohenschwangau.de dusted
off $2,040 and two others; Desatascosmadrid.es and TEG.fr
found $1,768 each.
Merkmal.de dug up $1,700, Schonkost.de
contributed $1,632 and HawaiianShirts.co.uk donned $1,566.
ILoveYou.asia added $1,102 and Goedkoop.nu
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 Domain Sales Center 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.