Week Produces a Trio of Six-Figure Sales Including One of the Year's
Ten Biggest Country Code Transactions
After America's Thanksgiving Holiday
break the week before last buyers were back in the market over
the past seven days with ccTLDs again drawing a lot of
attention from domain shoppers. A trio of six-figure sales paced the
action, led by Sedo's
$300,000 sale of SC.com. The buyer was the Standard
Chartered Bank, a firm that operates primarily in Asia, Africa
and the Middle East.
Sedo also sold six of the seven country
code domains that crashed the all extension Top 20 chart this
week. The big dog in that pack was Seks.nl ("sex"
in Dutch), a domain that commanded €200,000 ($258,000) to
rank as the year's 7th biggest ccTLD sale. Four more .nl (Netherlands
country code) domains made the Big Board, including #10 Daten.nl
("to date" in Dutch) at €18,000 ($23,220)
The third six-figure sale was Igen.com,
a name that generated $100,000 at NameJet.com.
That was one of a dozen .coms on the elite list. The only
non .com global TLD to make the leader board was #6 Games.mobi,
a domain that rang up $44,000 at Sedo. Sedo wound up leading
all venues by sweeping 11 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot
resulted from a three-way tie for the final position).
Every domain on the Top 20 hit at least
five figures, an impressive performance considering that only one
charted domain was a live auction sale (those special events
typically produce waves of high dollar sales that can sometimes
dominate the charts). The lone live auction representative was #4
(tie) EFS.com, finally completed this week after being sold
in their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New
York auction. Latona also brokered a pair of top ten
sales, facilitating a deal that sent TennisRackets.com and TennisRacket.com
to a new owner for $25,000 each.
One other venue had multiple chart entries
as the AfternicDLS
collected three gold medals. Their list was led by #9 WelcomeHome.com
at $24,000. Here is how all of the
leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 7:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 1, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 7, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 9
Seks.nl ("sex" in Dutch)
Daten.nl (verb, "to date" in Dutch)
Marmaris.nl (a popular resort in Turkey)
Huurautos.nl ("rental cars" in Dutch)
Kapsels.nl ("haircuts" in Dutch)
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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had the top sale in the .com supporting cast, squeezing $9,500 from
EastOrange.com. They also drew $4,522 for
FlashDen.com and $2,600 for FinanceBroker.com.
Sedo had a solid list of four-figure sales including
Payal.com ($8,100), Strumpfhose.com ($7,740) and CMoney.com
($7,500). Perfolio.com posted $7,000,
JetFly.com flagged down $6,450, Therapeutic.com
dispensed $6,106 and SharonsBingo.com brought $5,920.
Sedo had 16 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,000. You can check those out in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$5,000
Back at the AfternicDLS, AAAF.com added $7,588,
Layaways.com locked up $6,800 and Ecophone.com dialed
up $6,400. SkillClub.com clicked for $5,400,
TonerOnline.com captured $5,188 and AppleFCU.com
GiveGift.com garnered $4,188,
WeightCenter.com tipped the scales at $3,888 and Plastiks.com
plied $3,800. ThePourhouse.com tapped $3,788,
Insanities.com cracked $3,712 and Aethos.com eked
out $3,588. POTX.com pulled $3,536 while three
others; ACAOnline.com, CrystalCentral.com and WebCuts.com
snipped off $3,388 apiece.
The AfternicDLS had 54 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,350. Those are listed in the table
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,350
At TDNAM.comLifeForm.com landed $5,555. eChoose.com chalked
up $3,500 and DividendEdge.com returned $3,200.
Pokesafariforos.com picked up $2,570 and CondoExpress.com
At NameJet HomeUSA.com welcomed $5,101,
Suan.com sold for $4,700 and CreditStore.com
stocked $4,655. ChickenSalad.com chopped $4,599,
NewPower.com plugged in $4,300 and BowlingLanes.com
TravelSupreme.com presented $3,100, NECI.com
notched $3,007 and OpenAnalytics.com unlocked $2,700.
LegalLink.com connected for $2,550, Herbivores.com
chewed up $2,322, CNMC.com secured $2,001 and MedCard.com
Elsewhere RickLatona.com brokered the sale of ReportCards.com
for $8,000 and also sold Nona.com for $2,400
themselves while EC101.com
moved WarehouseLineOfCredit.com for $7,000.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Games.mobi scored an easy win in the Global Contenders
race this week after that $44,000 sale at Sedo that we
told you about above. Another .mobi, Sexe.mobi, also landed
in the top three after Sedo secured $9,253 for that domain.
#2 MRC.net slipped in between the two .mobis with its $15,800
sale at the AfternicDLS.
.Net went on to sweep 14 of the 20 chart
entries. Two .orgs, a .info and a .biz claimed
the other openings. The .biz headliner was a very solid 3-letter
sale, #4 AFF.biz at $5,000. .Org's first appearance
was at #7 with HomeSecurity.org, sold at Sedo for $3,000.
The .info entry was #17 EuroVisa.info at $1,870 via
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending December 7:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
1, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 7, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 9
There were two dozen more four-figure GC sales off the
chart. The AfternicDLS accounted for 15 of those, led by JesusChurch.org
and Topp.net at $1,500 each. DreamWave.net and TogetherWeCan.net
returned $1,488 apiece.
RootsAndWings.net nailed $1,420, TravelAll.net
unpacked $1,288 and two others; eCommerceHosting.net and
WeightCenter.net seated $1,188 each. WhatItsWorth.net
nabbed $1,150 followed by a four-name logjam at $1,088 apiece
that included Firstascent.net, NagelStudio.net, PrintBroker.net
and TheSisters.net. Capicitate.net and ConcreteIdeas.net
rounded out the AfternicDLS line up at $1,000 each.
At Sedo the winners included Machineasous.org
($1,355) and a pair at $1,300 apiece; Industry.mobi
and NEEA.org. Single.biz and Tierheim.net
attracted $1,290 each and Air.mobi breathed in $1,050.
Elsewhere, TDNAM booked $1,265 with NewSpeedupBooster.biz
and $1,030 for Phoenix-EFI.org while NameJet harvested
$1,004 with Hymns.org.
After taking a breather last week, the country
codes roared back this week with seven domains that made the all
extension leader board you saw earlier. All of them topped
five figures and #1 Seks.nl easily blasted through the
six-figure barrier at $258,000. .nl (the Netherlands
ccTLD) wound up sweeping the top three spots on our Country Code
Top 20 chart and claimed five positions overall.
The top sale you haven't seen yet is #8 YourChance.de
at $9,211 via Sedo, a venue that accounted for all but
one of the charted sales. That was one of three .de (German
country code) domains on the chart. Great Britian's .co.uk matched
.nl with five chart entries, with the UK list led by #9 Classmate.co.uk
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending December 7:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Dec. 1, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 7, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 9
There were 15 more four-figure ccTLDs just off the
chart and Sedo accounted for 13 of those, led by CarCheck.de
and Mesresultats.fr at $2,193 apiece. Micro.cx
extracted $2,000 while three others; GMBH-Gruendung.de,
Liege.eu and The.es added $1,935 each.
Sedo also scored with Philip.us ($1,700), MyCRM.de
($1,613) and Microphones.asia ($1,535). Lampe.at
lit up $1,484, LipsyLondon.co.uk located $1,455,
Who-Is.fr fetched $1,290 and Bewertung.ch
chipped in $1,161.
Elsewhere Cocina.com.ar (Argentina's
ccTLD) attracted $1,500 in a private sale and NameJet took in
$1,210 for Tetas.tv.
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.