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Three Sedo Sales Totaling Over $900,000 and a Quarter-Million Dollar Private Transaction Pace This Week's Aftermarket Action 

Sedo 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.

  

By Ron Jackson

NameJet 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 transactions.

The AfternicDLS and Moniker.com 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 non-disclosure agreement. 

There were four private transactions on the Big Board, 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:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 2, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 9, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 11

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. LowFare.com $365,000 Sedo
2. Banners.com $360,000 Sedo
3. Alice.com $250,000 Pvt Sale
4. Pisos.net
("apartments" in Spanish)
€150,000 = $187,500 Sedo
5. FreePornTube.com $34,800 NameJet
6. AED.nl €25,500 = $31,875 Sedo
7.
tie
Voyance.net €25,000 = $31,250 Sedo
7.
tie
Rencontre.org
("meeting" in French)
€25,000 = $31,250 Sedo
9. CMDX.com $30,350 Moniker
10. Carrollton.com $30,000 Pvt Sale

11. Telefonbuch-Deutschland.de
("Germany Telephon Book" in German)
€19,500 = $24,375 Sedo
12. Sonnerie.fr
("ringtone" in French)
€18,500 = $23,125 Sedo
13. Flu.info $14,000 Pvt Sale
14. RMX.com $13,027 SnapNames
15.
tie
OnGames.com $11,000 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
MiniMart.com $11,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15.
tie
Calls.mobi $11,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
18. Glue.co.uk £6,675 = $10,279 Sedo
19. Sleeper.com $10,100 NameJet
20.
tie
Vicaso.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Sisterhood.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Ruba.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Acne.info $10,000 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.

 

.Com Supporting Cast

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 each.

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):

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
bigz.com $4,000   frugt.com $2,500
divorceblog.com $4,000 heritage-group.com $2,500
execumed.com $4,000 insurancetraining.com $2,500
pcgods.com $3,988 nationalcommunications.com $2,500
allaroundtown.com $3,888 ordenar.com $2,500
wikiphone.com $3,888 powerize.com $2,500
healthcarealliance.com $3,788 smartwear.com $2,500
golfmerchandise.com $3,626 stateproperties.com $2,500
digital1.com $3,588 theconservatives.com $2,500
homesafetysupplies.com $3,588 tripbidder.com $2,500
consultingnetwork.com $3,500 amorgroup.com $2,488
riam.com $3,500 facili.com $2,488
protura.com $3,488 homesafer.com $2,488
threatreduction.com $3,455 carolinacommunications.com $2,450
thedailydog.com $3,388 isequence.com $2,388
mysy.com $3,291 languageinternational.com $2,388
natureproducts .com $3,275 goldzack.com $2,313
newlevel.com $3,210 activeforms.com $2,300
baah.com $3,200 drmarketing.com $2,300
boyschool.com $3,188 humanspace.com $2,300
re-cover.com $3,188 mountainwatch.com $2,300
stateu.com $3,188 route88.com $2,300
sunnyspring.com $3,188 praecipio.com $2,290
worldbuzz.com $3,188 falconeyes.com $2,288
buyrentlease.com $3,088 posibilidades .com $2,250
photofrenzy.com $3,088 kosherkitchen.com $2,246
shockline.com $3,088 FinancialAdvisory .com $2,200
businessdesign.com $3,000 infodesign.com $2,200
easycad.com $3,000 salesoft .com $2,200
executivetraining.com $3,000 ecodesigner.com $2,188
prepost.com $3,000 elsdirect.com $2,188
spyview.com $3,000 unifiedsystem.com $2,188
teenexperience.com $3,000 fitforever.com $2,150
tradeshowadvisor.com $3,000 genomicsciences.com $2,142
yourcomfort.com $3,000 customdrums.com $2,126
photoexpression.com $2,988 doctorfinders.com $2,098
seeyouat.com $2,988 agripool.com $2,088
theblackhouse.com $2,988 basscamp.com $2,088
toytree.com $2,988 climatecomfort.com $2,088
greenpearl .com $2,888 electricitysavings.com $2,088
oddboy.com $2,888 entrepreneurresources.com $2,088
watermassage.com $2,816 fspinc.com $2,088
ipconsultants.com $2,800 girlspost.com $2,088
loyaltymanagement.com $2,800 grocerybuddy.com $2,088
seventhcircle.com $2,800 ontimesolutions.com $2,088
cityanimalhospital.com $2,788 sporttesting.com $2,088
eshoppingclub.com $2,788 stagerage.com $2,088
hearingdirect.com $2,788 uwen.com $2,055
life-solutions.com $2,788 rmusic.com $2,041
mentorworks.com $2,788 4seniors.com $2,000
youbelonghere.com $2,788 advancedanalytical.com $2,000
getstock.com $2,710 analystsinternational.com $2,000
creditservicesofamerica.com $2,688 boatbabes.com $2,000
itexcellence.com $2,688 brokerportal.com $2,000
valuedeals .com $2,688 dentalcosmetic.com $2,000
information-management.com $2,600 educationtechnology.com $2,000
miniads.com $2,600 egocity.com $2,000
girlscorner.com $2,588 eternitydiamonds.com $2,000
manworks.com $2,588 exploreengineering.com $2,000
nowhired.com $2,588 goldenkiwi.com $2,000
orthosystems.com $2,588 morningrush.com $2,000
solarresource.com $2,588 oandco.com $2,000
tftdirect.com $2,588 plantlife.com $2,000
travpack.com $2,588 smithroofing.com $2,000
universalprayer.com $2,588 sportspeed.com $2,000
pcgod.com $2,560 sterlingbridge.com $2,000
vertrieb24.com $2,545 theanthem.com $2,000
microgenesis.com $2,540 totl.com $2,000
comedyco.com $2,521 tunesdirect.com $2,000
businessdebtrelief.com $2,500 workinglife.com $2,000
checkprocessing.com $2,500 xreport.com $2,000

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

At 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 sold аптеки.com (drugstores), гитара.com (guitar), зоомагазин.com (pet shop), йога.com (yoga) and собака.com (dog) for $1,000 each at IDNForums.com.

Elsewhere Pool.com sold PlanetSearch.com ($7,400) and Opens.com ($4,600), TDNAM.com moved Nvudev.com ($4,105) and NaughtySaints.com ($2,500) and Moniker wrapped up $2,700 with WatchAnime.com.

Afternic Domain Auctions

Global Contenders (.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 $3,950

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 TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Pisos.net
("apartments" in Spanish)
€150,000 = $187,500 Sedo
2.
tie
Rencontre.org
("meeting" in French)
€25,000 = $31,250 Sedo
2.
tie
Voyance.net
("Clairvoyance" in French)
€25,000 = $31,250 Sedo
4. Flu.info $14,000 Pvt Sale
5. Calls.mobi $11,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. Acne.info $10,000 Pvt Sale
7. Charme.net
("charm" in French)
$3,950 Sedo
8. Therapists.org $3,900 NameJet
9. Seattle.biz $3,800 SnapNames
10. Amicus.net $3,788 AfternicDLS

11. Holiday.biz €3,000 = $3,750 Sedo
12. Tourisme.org $3,731 AfternicDLS
13. CrowdSource.net $3,500 Sedo
14. Refrigerators.net $3,450 RickLatona.com
15. ChurchOfEngland.org $3,188 AfternicDLS
16. LawnCare.net $3,150 DeliciousNames
17. Omus.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
18. Consultation.org $2,988 NameJet
19. BigGreen.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
20. EquityBank.net $2,788 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 

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 nabbed $2,338.

The AfternicDLS has 43 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
factoryoutlet.org $2,000   businessedge.net $1,188
foodguru.net $2,000 designershoes.net $1,188
manufacturedhome.net $2,000 naturalproduct.net $1,188
tastebuds.net $1,900 pathpoint.net $1,188
passaparola.net $1,888 stateu.net $1,188
trainingroom.org $1,800 athlos.net $1,100
apiq.net $1,710 exemplar.net $1,100
marklee.net $1,688 aatinc.net $1,088
btci.net $1,652 call4free.net $1,088
justicefirst.org $1,500 blacksea.org $1,000
millennia.net $1,500 hollandia.net $1,000
eshoppingclub.net $1,488 htdl.net $1,000
ibic.net $1,450 icars.net $1,000
letsdance.net $1,388 noonnews.net $1,000
andbeyond.net $1,288 onlinedeals.net $1,000
datalive.net $1,288 randka.net $1,000
estatesales.org $1,250 raspberries.org $1,000
handengraving .org $1,222 solicitations.net $1,000
enquirer .net $1,200 syntech.net $1,000
infertilidad.org $1,200 vintageguitars.org $1,000
logiciel .net $1,200 winhost.net $1,000
proe.net $1,200  

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 greeted $1,000

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 earned $1,155

Country Codes

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:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Nov. 2, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 9, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 11

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. AED.nl €25,500 = $31,875 Sedo
2. Telefonbuch-Deutschland.de
("Germany Telephon Book" in German)
€19,500 = $24,375 Sedo
3. Sonnerie.fr
("ringtone" in French)
€18,500 = $23,125 Sedo
4. Glue.co.uk £6,675 = $10,279 Sedo
5.
tie
Betclic.it €7,500 = $9,375 Sedo
5.
tie
Betclick.it €7,500 = $9,375 Sedo
7. Blue-Efficiency.de €7,000 = $8,750 Sedo
8.
tie
Sparkling.eu €4,500 = $5,625 Sedo
8.
tie
WIO.eu €4,500 = $5,625 Sedo
10. iChina.asia €3,500 = $4,375 Sedo

11.
tie
2in1.ch €3,000 = $3,750 Sedo
11.
tie
LastMinuteTravel.cn €3,000 = $3,750 Sedo
13. LUK.fr €2,750 = $3,437 Sedo
14.
tie
Boell.eu €2,500 = $3,125 Sedo
14.
tie
Industry.fr €2,500 = $3,125 Sedo
14.
tie
Sportwette.ch €2,500 = $3,125 Sedo
14.
tie
X.fm €2,500 = $3,125 Sedo
18. Freizeittipp.de
("leisure tip" in German)
€2,380 = $2,975 Sedo
19. Golfen.be €2,250 = $2,812 Sedo
20. TKM.eu €2,200 = $2,750 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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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 below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$2,100
digital.fm $2,100   challengecasino.eu $1,312
flyonair.de $2,062 chatsex.fr $1,250
blu-ray.hu $2,000 o2-bar.de $1,250
kontrovers.de $1,937 parrainage.fr $1,250
darlingmarket.nl $1,875 sammleruhren.de $1,250
salairenet.fr $1,875 wein-praesente.de $1,250
video-forum.de $1,687 video-conferencia.es $1,125
chroma.us $1,375  

The AfternicDLS added another four-figure sale with Training-Course.co.uk at $1,000

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 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.

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