of $150,000 Sales From Rick Latona's Live Auction in Australia Lead
This Week's Domain Sales Chart
The past week was probably the
year's shortest business week. America celebrated one
of its biggest annual holidays, Thanksgiving, on Thursday and
over the years the Thanksgiving break has expanded into a four-day
weekend for many people in the U.S. As a result the business
week was pretty much cut down to three days, Monday through
As you would expect, with so many people
away from work, that cut down on the number of domain transactions
but we still have a decent number of high dollar sales on the new
weekly chart because of earlier live auction sales that just
closed over the past week.
A pair of domains that RickLatona.com
sold in their live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Down Under in Australia Nov. 20 lead the pack. SanJuan.com
and CR.com booked a healthy $150,000 each to tie for
the #1 position on our new Top 20 chart. Latona also put
Thinner.com on the Big Board (tied for 12th) at $15,000.
had the top sales among the everyday venues moving #3 BikeHelmets.com
for $50,000 and #4 ZL.com for $45,100. NameJet
piled up four more entries on the second half of the chart in their
best Top 20 showing ever.
had the best non .com sale, #5 GiftIdeas.co.uk, at $37,950.
There was only one other non .com on the entire leader board, $10 NetBet.org,
sold at TDNAM.com
for $16,005. That's quite a contrast from last week when
country code domains swept 12 of the 20 positions on the elite list.
This week .com was back in the saddle piling up 18 of 20
name dots the chart more than any other venue. They wrapped up half
a dozen five-figure sales from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
New York live auction and also added a sale from their
website to take seven slots overall. Their top seller was #6 Trumpet.com,
a name that hit a $35,000 high note in the Big Apple.
One other venue, the AfternicDLS,
had multiple charted sales, collecting two Top 20 trophies. Here is how all of the
leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 30:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 24, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 30, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 2
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.
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NameJet paced the .com supporting cast with HashBrowns.com
serving up $7,600. They also scored with BallShop.com
($6,700), MinkCoats.com ($6,320) and Naumburg.com
($4,611). SpyDepot.com spotted $3,209, Campeones.com
contributed $2,626 and CleanHome.com swept up $2,600.
NameJet also dispensed TexasHoldemTips.com for $2,100
and made $2,000 for MissionHomes.com.
Sedo socked away $7,301 from the sale of Adel.com
through their GreatDomains.com
premium auction site. On their main venue Sedo rang up $6,731
for ParisPass.com, $5,100 for VideoPlaylist.com
and $5,080 for Tiffi.com. Golf1.com tapped in $4,445,
PuntaPacifica.com kicked in $4,200 and an IDN, Sprόche.com,
USAByNight.com lit up $3,188,
GoldStrategie.com polished off $3,100 and VerticalHealth.com
hit $2,800. Maxbupa.com bagged $2,750, Best-Brands.com
brought $2,667 and UlusoyHolding.com drew $2,000.
Moniker closed some additional sales from their
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York live auction; NetworkingJobs.com ($7,000),
MarriageTherapists.com ($3,000) and Scooper.com ($2,500).
They also closed SEOProducts.com, a name sold in their SES
conference auction for $2,000. In additional sales from their
website they collected $5,149 each for BlogPolls.com
and Jobstacles.com. NewMillenniumBank.com booked $4,149,
Filtrate.com fetched $2,563 and two others; ArcuriForCongress.com
and HealthyLivingShop.com landed $2,099 each.
Back at the AfternicDLS, Xerone.com commanded
$6,600, Venio.com dispatched $5,400 and OwnGold.com
gained $5,000. StreamVideos.com downloaded $4,800,
FlooringInstallation.com cemented $4,788 and
Najem.com nabbed $4,500.
BioFree.com bore $4,287, Artan.com
took in $4,188 and XGraph.com mapped out $3,988.
LuckyMan.com landed $3,675 while CustomGolfShop.com
and PianoKeys.com posted $3,600 apiece. GlobalTradeManagement.com
cornered $3,588 while three others; CareerExperts.com,
OpenSales.com and Phillipsburg.com booked $3,500 each.
NaturallySimple.com added another $3,388.
The AfternicDLS had 45 more .com sales ranging from
$2,000 to $3,300. You can check those out in the
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,300
In a couple of RickLatona.com auctions Rowers.com
docked at $4,250 and EstatePlanningLaw.com plucked $3,200.
At TopWebNames.comUSOnlineCasino.com raked in $3,750, RecycledAsphalt.com
ground out $3,000 and AnimalHero.com hauled in $2,300.
cooked up $5,400 for iBird.com while TDNAM
secured $2,505 for SimplyCute.com and $2,155
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
.Org was limited to five entries on this
week's Global Contenders Top 20 but that extension scored big
with the #1 domain, NetBet.org, sold at TDNAM.com for $16,005.
.Net then took control of the leader board with #2 Inform.net
(sold by Matthew Field for $8,000 in a private sale)
and #3 Budapest.net ($7,101 at NameJet). .Net went on
to pile up 10 chart entries.
The remaining five positions were split between .mobi
and .info. .Mobi scored twice with #4 Media.mobi ($5,099)
and #6 See.mobi ($3,900). Both of those were sold at Sedo.
.Info hit the trifecta with their trio of charted sales led by #8 Clasificados.info,
a name also sold by Sedo for $3,351.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending November 30:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov.
24, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 30, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 2
There were dozens of additional four-figure GC sales just off
the chart with the AfternicDLS, as they usually do, accounting for the
lion's share of
those. They had 20 more GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,082. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,082
Moniker moved Joomla.info for $2,060
and added $1,100 from the sale of Wardrobes.org during
their live auction at the SES convention.
NameJet notched $2,001 for Suzhou.net,
$1,599 for Bien.net and $1,100 for Pastel.net.
Sedo booked a long string of .mobi sales;
Math.mobi ($1,750), Online.mobi ($1,550), CellPhones.mobi
($1,549), House.mobi ($1,300), Boys.mobi ($1,253),
SexStories.mobi ($1,250), Anime.mobi ($1,150), Science.mobi
($1,100) and Support.mobi ($1,010).
Sedo added $1,610 for GlitterGraphics.org,
$1,524 for Kinderarzt.net ("pediatrician" in
German) and $1,420 for HisChurch.net.
Great Britain's .co.uk scored an easy win in
the ccTLD race with GiftIdeas.co.uk soaring to the #1 spot
on the Country Code Top 20 after a $37,950 sale at
Sedo. Sedo went on to sweep every single position on the leader
board! Their list included a half dozen Netherlands (.nl)
domain sales, led by #2 Emirates.nl at $7,620.
.co.uk claimed four chart entries while Germany's
.de took three with #6 MedicalWellnessPark.de leading the
German charge. France (.fr) and the European Union (.eu)
each had two chart entries with the remaining positions going to Mauritius
(.mu), the United State (.us) and Montenegro (.me).
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending November 30:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Nov. 24, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 30, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 2
Sedo had a couple of additional four-figure .de
sales just off the chart; Schwangerschaftsdiabetes.de
("gestational diabetes" in German) for $1,207 and Derbach.de
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 email@example.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.