Sedo Sales Totaling Over $900,000 and a Quarter-Million Dollar
Private Transaction Pace This Week's Aftermarket Action
had a red hot hand this week,
piling up ten entries on our new weekly Top 20 domain sales
chart, including three of the top four and six of the first eight
positions. Sedo's list was led by a trio of six-figure sales;
#1 LowFare.com at $365,000, #2 Banners.com at $360,000
and #4 Pisos.net ("apartments" in Spanish) at 150,000
($187,500). The latter name also ranks as the second biggest .net
sale this year, trailing only Porn.net, a domain that changed
hands for $400,000 last February.
In still another six-figure sale serial
entrepreneurs Brian Wiegand and Mark McGuire purchased
#3 Alice.com for $250,000. TechCrunch
reports that the dynamic duo will use the domain as the foundation
for a new shopping platform that has already raised $4.3 million
in capital funding.
scored the first of their two chart entries with #5 FreePornTube.com
at $34,800. Sedo then stepped back up to the plate and hit
three in a row out of the park, starting with #6 AED.nl (Netherlands
country code) at 25,500 ($31,875). That was one of four country
code domains that made the all extension leader board and Sedo
accounted for all of those ccTLD sales.
The Global Contenders (non .com
global TLDs) also had a strong presence on the Big Board, represented
by two .nets, two .infos, a .org and a .mobi,
good for six entries overall. The two .infos were medical terms; Flu.info
at $14,000 and Acne.info at $10,000, that were
both sold by a Switzerland based seller in a pair of private
each had multiple chart entries, putting three names apiece on the
elite list with two of Moniker's coming from completed sales from
their live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
New York. The AfternicDLS told us they also had a huge $275,000
sale this week but could not release the name due to a
There were four private transactions on the
with one of those, #10 Carrollton.com at $30,000,
completed at the recent Texas Domainers And Developers Convention. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, November 9:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 2, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 9, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 11
Pisos.net ("apartments" in Spanish)
Rencontre.org ("meeting" in French)
Telefonbuch-Deutschland.de ("Germany Telephon Book" in German)
Sonnerie.fr ("ringtone" in French)
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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The AfternicDLS leads the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales
with LesPetits.com at $9,000. Clickpoint.com
added $8,500, SBSP.com produced $7,700 and UKChemist.com
concocted $7,500. WorldCuisine.com cooked up $7,200
while MailFilitering.com and GirlBlog.com generated $7,000
Yast.com yielded $5,400, XRPG.com
extracted $5,289 and WelcomePack.com went for $5,000.
Czero.com secured $4,900, Creaciones.com
cranked out $4,800 and TorontoBusiness.com banked $4,700.
TopYou.com took in $4,488, GameGround.com grabbed $4,408
and HQDirect.com dispatched $4,188.
The AfternicDLS had 142 more .com sales ranging from
$2,000 to $4,000 . You can check those out in the
table below (their list covers the past two weeks because data from
the previous week arrived after our deadline last week):
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
Back at NameJet EducationGuide.com grossed
$8,508, HousePaint.com covered $5,700 and Taku.com
turned in $4,100. Bunting.com brought $4,095, AquaJet.com
sprayed $4,000 and WellnessTV.com tuned in $3,600.
StChristopher.com drew $3,456, Comunidade.com
cornered $3,433 and SFMG.com contributed $3,422.
MedicalStudy.com discovered $3,101, Celts.com
sacked $3,000 and TheKingdom.com claimed $2,322.
SBICards.com cleared $2,199, ToiletAds.com flushed
$2,100 and two others; FYND.com and RentalBikes.com
braked at $2,099 apiece.
At Sedo CardPay.com posted $7,000, PetTalk.com
tallied $5,500 and Umschlδge.com (IDN) added $4,987.
MyMailbox.com locked up $3,900 while four other
domains were bunched up at $2,500 each. That group included GlenMartinDDS.com,
Heritage-Group.com, Newaveups.com and WConcept.com.
SingaporeLuxuryHotels.com booked $2,200 and TunesDirect.com
drummed up $2,000. Sedo's GreatDomains
also sold WUH.com for $5,877.
At SnapNames MySale.com sold for $5,890,
Meets.com made $5,250 and 7NY.com docked at $4,999.
WaGov.com unveiled $2,988 and SpyShredderScanner.com
disposed of $2,001.
RickLatona.com a nice group of golf-related domains
attracted $4,000 apiece; GolfHat.com, GolfJackets.com,
GolfPants.com, GolfSweaters.com and GolfVisors.com.
Another themed collection, this time five Russian
IDN domains, earned a total of $5,000 for IDNInvestors.com. They
(pet shop), йога.com (yoga) and собака.com
(dog) for $1,000 each at IDNForums.com.
sold PlanetSearch.com ($7,400) and Opens.com ($4,600),
moved Nvudev.com ($4,105) and NaughtySaints.com ($2,500)
and Moniker wrapped up $2,700 with WatchAnime.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Pisos.net made a huge splash this week at
Sedo. The $187,500 sale is the year's second biggest in the Global
Contenders category. In Spanish the term literally means
"floors" but also translates to "apartments" and
that is how the new owner is using it, currently redirecting the
domain to their housing site at Fotocasa.es.
The next five names in this week's GC Top 20
all cracked the five-figure mark to earn spots on the all-extension
leader board you saw earlier. The top sale you haven't seen yet is
#7 Charme.net ("charm" in French), sold at Sedo for
The .nets would up taking 11 of the 21 chart
entries (the extra position resulted from a tie for the final spot). .Org
claimed five slots with two going to .info, two to .biz and
one to .mobi. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending November 9:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov.
2, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 9, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 11
There were dozens of additional four-figure GC sales just off
the chart with the AfternicDLS accounting for the lion's share of
those. Their list included HighDefinitionTV.net at $2,560
and a trio at $2,500 each that included AfricanAmericans.net,
BowlingShoes.net and Wowi.org. WebLogic.net landed
$2,400, SoundMatters.net notched $2,388 and EPCM.net
The AfternicDLS has 43 more GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,000. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
At NameJet, Buckles.net brought $2,600,
Headhunter.org located $2,200 and Soaps.org scrubbed
up $2,001. IIN.net added $1,611, Uh-oh.net detected
$1,111, UCTLTC.org generated $1,009 and Granville.net
Sedo's supplemental list was led by Restaurantes.mobi
($2,527), Cayman.mobi ($1,899) and Feil.net ($1,875).
Nudity.mobi doffed $1,400, Benelux.org bagged $1,375
and Durban.mobi doled out $1,284. Consultant.mobi
billed $1,111, Carta.info kicked in $1,100 and VirginIslands.mobi
docked at $1,075. Backgammon.mobi gained $1,051
and Liability.org levied $1,000.
SnapNames scored with Firenze.info ($2,500), Detectives.net
($2,101) and Geisha.net ($1,770). Their other winners
included Antigua.info ($1,400), Grenoble.info ($1,310)
and HYG.net ($1,030).
In sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York
auction, Spanish.mobi spawned $2,500 and AlternativeFuel.org
ignited $1,000. At TDNAM. Nvudev.org drew $1,124
and Forumm.net fetched $1,000 and at Pool.com, EIE.net
Four solid five-figure sales lead this week's
Country Code Top 20. All of those graced the all-extension
leader board you saw earlier. The top ccTLD sales you haven't seen
are a pair of Italian domains; Betclic.it and Betclick.it
at $9,375 each that tied for #5. Sedo sold both of
those and went on to score a clean sweep of this chart,
selling every one of the top 20 country code domains!
The European Union's .eu has the most chart
entries with four, led by #8 (tie) Sparkling.eu at $5,625. Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending November 9:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Nov. 2, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 9, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 11
Telefonbuch-Deutschland.de ("Germany Telephon Book" in German)
There were 19 more four-figure country code sales
just off the chart and Sedo accounted for all but one of those.
Their supplemental list was led by Handball24.de and MMOGame.eu
at $2,500 each and PartyUrlaub.de at $2,250.
Sedo had 15 more ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,100 that you can see in the table
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$2,100
The AfternicDLS added another four-figure sale with Training-Course.co.uk
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
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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
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Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain
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