Live Auction Sales Dominate This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Another big wave of completed live
auction sales from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
New York conference dominates this week's domain sales
chart. To make room for all of those sales we expanded our usual Top
20 chart to 30 positions this week. Moniker.com
alone piled up 13 chart entries from their live sale. Aftermarket.com
also notched multiple chart entries from their live auctions at the
Moniker swept the top three spots with BirthdayPresents.com
at $80,000 and a pair of names at $70,000 each; Plans.com
and Date.me. The latter name was one of four .me (Montenegro
ccTLD) domains to crash the all extension leader board. A fifth
country code, #24 Games4U.co.uk, also made the elite list
after changing hands for £9,000 ($14,400) at Sedo. The only other
non .com domains on the chart were #7 Illinois.org ($31,000)
and #12 (tie) Camera.net ($20,000).
The biggest non auction sale was Optimo.com's$50,000 sale of#4 DirectBrands.com. Sedo.com
was next with #5 All-In.com at $40,000, one of three
chart entries for them. SnapNames.com
was the only other everyday venue with multiple entries, scoring
with a pair of numerical domains, #9 650.com at $27,000
and #25 512.com at $14,120.
One major venue, the AfternicDLS,
was missing in action this week. Their data did not arrive prior to
our deadline, so their results will have to wait for next week's
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, November 2:
DN Journal Top 30
Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 27, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 2, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 4
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 eight more 5-figure sales just off the
chart. Three of those came from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction; WhiteRoses.com
($11,000), Show.me ($10,000) and RolePlay.com
($10,000). Moniker also sold CareProviders.com from their
website for $10,350. Aftermarket.com moved Regiment.com
reaped $10,200 for Painted.com, Sedo sewed up $10,000
with Fliq.com and MDJ.com changed hands for $10,000
in a private sale.
.Com Supporting Cast
The .com supporting cast of four-figure sales was led
by completed sales from the Aftermarket.com and Moniker.com live
auctions at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York conference.
Aftermarket.com sold EnergyTips.com ($9,000), SeafoodRestaurants.com
($8,000) and Vulnerable.com ($6,500). Chambermaid.com
chalked up $6,000, BrokerageAccount.com banked $5,500
and ScienceBooks.com brought $5,000.
Headcase.com cracked $4,000 while FootSpray.com
and Dabbler.com drew $3,600 each. StudentChecking.com
chipped in $3,500, Beneath.com bagged $3,000 and
PianoTuners.com tacked on $2,550. FluPrevention.com
prescribed $2,500 while KidFlicks.com and EquipmentBrokers.com
booked $2,000 apiece.
In Moniker's live auction BankStatements.com
dispensed $9,000 and CashiersCheck.com secured $7,000
while ClinicalPsychology.com and GunRange.com each hit
a $6,500 bulls eye. Liabilities.com landed at $6,000
while CatBreeders.com and PressConference.com produced
$5,000 apiece. CollectiblePlates.com polished off $4,500,
BikeStands.com braked at $3,000 and VintageCigars.com
lit up $2,450. Moniker also sold ColorBlender.com
from their website for $2,863.
At NameJet Broiler.com cooked up $8,989,
HuntingGuide.com brought down $8,100 and CrimeReport.com
discovered $8,003. Rotisserie.com rounded up $7,000,
Broilers.com fired up $6,986, BiggerBoobs.com
bounced $6,200 and Yesterdays.com yielded $6,101.
NameJet had 17 more .com sales ranging from
$2,000 to $6,000. You can see those in the table below:
NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000-$6,000
Back at RickLatona.com Tasers.com took down $7,600,
PoolCleaning.com swept up $7,500 and PackageStore.com
rang up $3,100. CardTable.com dealt out $2,875,
Keeping.com collected $2,800 and Questioning.com
answered $2,700.LicensedApparel.com locked up $2,400
and UprightBikes.com racked up $2,000.
Sedo's supplemental roster was led by UGD.com
($6,630), an IDN - übersetzer.com ($6,487) and PowerAuctions.com
($5,800). 3210.com counted up $5,200 while three
others; HumpDay.com, ReadyVideo.com and TechLive.com
tallied $5,000 apiece.
CarePharmacy.com dispensed $4,600, Moneytopia.com
turned in $4,000 and AmericanDating.com connected for $3,750.
Vermögensberatung.com (IDN) kicked in $3,383, ShopFever.com
fetched $3,350 and Mainers.com maxed out at $3,000.
CarTag.com and IMQS.com commanded $2,600 each, ThePlunge.com
plucked $2,500 and GoRental.com went for $2,000.
At Sedo's GreatDomains
auction site EAJ.com attracted $6,630, 3-D.com
viewed $4,999 and ArtPortfolio.com found $2,050.
At SnapNames the four-figure category included Doginhispen.com
($3,504), CloseFriends.com ($2,300), EmploymentAfrica.com
($2,009) and BuyFromOwner.com ($2,000).
sold LawnService.com for $7,000 and in a pair of
private sales these domains changed hands; Shopping-Center.com
at $6,500 and SmartCore.com at $5,000.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
A nice geodomain, Illinois.org, tops this
week's Global Contenders chart after going for $31,000
in Aftermarket.com's live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York. That
domain as well as #2 Camera.net, earned spots on the all
extension leader board you saw earlier. The top name in this
category that you haven't seen yet is #3 FishOil.net, sold
for $8,000 at Sedo.
The .nets racked up 11 of the 20 chart
entries. .Org was limited to five but all of those landed on
the top half of the chart, including a run of four in a row starting
with #6 Plumbers.org at $5,100. The remaining four
spots went to a pair of .mobis, a .pro and a .info.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
two weeks ending November 2:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct.
27, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 2, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 4
There were six more four-figure GC sales just off
the chart. Aftermarket.com moved Porch.net ($1,400) while
Sedo scored with Geruestbau.mobi and Recettes.info at $1,300
apiece. SnapNames sold Diggov.org ($1,215) and NameJet
nabbed two others; CarpalTunnel.net ($1,100) and InPuma.net
A blockbuster .me domain (Montenegro ccTLD),
Date.me, led this week's Country Code Top 20 after
going for $70,000 in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York live
auction. .Me went on to take six positions on the chart including
five of the first six. Those top six names all cracked the
five-figure mark and were listed in the first section of this
The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen is #7 Tours.tv,
sold by iDevelop.tv
for $8,500. Sedo, as they always do in this category, rang up
more chart entries than any other venue, piling up 11 of the 20
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending November 2:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Oct. 27, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 2, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 4
There were 19 more four-figure country code sales
just off the chart. In private sales, Publishing.me went for $2,500
and TopShopping.asia attracted $2,000. Sedo accounted
for the bulk of the additional four-figure sales including Baby-Sitter.fr
($2,470), PocketGear.co.uk ($2,400) and Amadeo.eu
Sedo had 13 more ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,000 that you can see in the table
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
Elsewhere Złapane.pl sold a Polish
IDN, Krynicazdrój.pl, for 3300PLN ($1,219).
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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