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Domain Buyers Still Picking Up Low to Mid Range Names But High Ticket Items Stay on the Shelf

Continuing a trend we saw develop in 2008, high end domain sales remain few and far between while small business end users dominate aftermarket activity with four-figure and low five-figure purchases. All of the reported sales over the past seven days were well under the $50,000 mark.

Sedo.com rang up the top four sales, tied for #5, and piled up 10 of the 20 entries on our new weekly all extension leader board. #1 BoutiqueHotel.com booked $40,000, followed by Slots.eu (European Union ccTLD) at $31,200, CaptchaCreator.com at $30,000 and 360.org at $25,500. Seller Theo Develegas of Acro.net told us 360.org (the only .org on the Big Board) went to a Dutch company. 

RickLatona.com's $25,000 sale of PapuaNewGuinea.com joined another Sedo entry in the #5 slot. Latona also claimed the 14th position with TapShoes.com at $12,000.

  

By Ron Jackson

.Com took 12 chart positions but the country codes also showed well claiming five places on the elite list, including #7 KOS.co.uk (British ccTLD) at $21,000. Sedo sold four of the five charted country codes including that one. SnapNames.com accounted for the other ccTLD with XBoard.us (United States country code) commanding $12,500

A pair of .nets also took a bow in the spotlight with the AfternicDLS moving #15 EPD.net for $10,000 and NameJet.com waving an $8,900 check from #18 Flag.net. The AfternicDLS booked four Top 20 sales and NameJet had two. The other sales venue reaching the chart this week was VentureNames.com with their $15,500 sale of #8 GrooveTube.com.

Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 18:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 12, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 18, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 20

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. BoutiqueHotel.com $40,000 Sedo
2. Slots.eu 24,000 = $31,200 Sedo
3. CaptchaCreator.com $30,000 Sedo
4. 360.org $25,500 Sedo
5.
tie
PokerPals.com $25,000 Sedo
5.
tie
PapuaNewGuinea.com $25,000 RickLatona.com
7. KOS.co.uk 15,000 = $21,000 Sedo
8. GrooveTube.com $15,500 VentureNames
9. PhotoSight.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
10. Photo-Libre.fr 11,100 = $14,430 Sedo

11. eBooking.fr 10,500 = $13,650 Sedo
12. PornPhone.com $13,000 Sedo
13. XBoard.us $12,500 SnapNames
14. TapShoes.com $12,000 RickLatona.com
15. EPD.net $10,000 AfternicDLS
16. LaParisienne.com $9,500 AfternicDLS
17. Dimotoo.com 7,000 = $9,100 Sedo
18. Flag.net $8,900 NameJet
19. TTBC.com $7,480 AfternicDLS
20. PCCity.com $7,155 NameJet

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

NameJet led the .com supporting cast with BikePath.com braking at $7,100. Macarena.com danced around $6,199, Coto.com kicked in $5,855 and PaperCups.com quaffed $4,340. Telefona.com dialed up $4,099, MardiGrasStore.com displayed $3,722 and LuxuryCarRentals.com returned $3,434.

NameJet also scored with WebsiteQuote.com ($3,333), Amphibious.com ($2,712) and Pilate.com ($2,522). JawHorse.com stabled $2,433, AntiAgingSpa.com soaked up $2,190 and ShopUK.com drew $2,100.

The supplemental list at SnapNames included SSIC.com ($6,650), Flipping.com ($4,405) and ElevatorPitch.com ($3,655). BogglesWorld.com brought $3,600, ThongtinLaptop.com clicked for $3,200 and Hembras.com harvested $3,018. Marmont.com managed $2,275 and PremiumGifts.com unwrapped $2,100

Sedo stepped back up to the plate and produced $6,600 from Prickie.com, $6,500 from OSRL.com and $5,900 from PlanBar.com. Sedmicka.com contributed $5,200 and Sedas.com secured $5,000. Sedo had 22 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900. You can check those out in the table below.

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$3,900
airtickets24.com $3,900   jomago.com $2,600
dividium.com $3,900 locationprivee.com $2,600
mechanicstools.com $3,500 location-privee.com $2,600
crazyplanets.com $3,250 videos-gay.com $2,600
hotelsparticuliers.com $3,250 automotivehandtools.com $2,500
kartenspiele.com $3,250 gesund-abnehmen.com $2,500
earthsound.com $3,225 fscj.com $2,400
alpineice.com $3,199 albaco.com $2,000
2chip.com $2,985 pebe.com $2,000
justcourses.com $2,800 socialmix.com $2,000
elrest.com $2,600 trueques.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS KentuckyMortgage.com collected $5,000, AuthenticBags.com buttoned up $4,750 and Yasun.com yielded $4,350. InternetWholesale.com and CentralRegistry.com reserved $4,188 apiece.

Alhana.com hauled in $4,100 and three others; CCCM.com, HIBE.com and PrintCreations.com provided $4,000 each. Another pair; GameConvention.com and GroupConnect.com garnered $3,688 apiece. 

The AfternicDLS had 69 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,588. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,588
anesthesiaconsultants.com $3,588   genutech.com $2,400
ticketbureau.com $3,588 clickandbid.com $2,388
tsscorp.com $3,588 everydaywellness.com $2,388
rehabprogram.com $3,500 nursing-education.com $2,388
beefit.com $3,388 pghco.com $2,350
thecashcow.com $3,300 domains4life.com $2,320
laarts.com $3,188 doxo.com $2,300
mydynasty.com $3,188 holyprophet.com $2,300
fforward .com $3,100 intotheworld.com $2,300
panamabusiness.com $3,100 alteregos.com $2,200
stonesinks .com $3,026 resumeconnect.com $2,200
capitalcampaign.com $3,000 solarday.com $2,200
localwork.com $3,000 joinlocal.com $2,188
wetterinfo.com $3,000 marketingus.com $2,188
eaionline.com $2,988 valleyriver.com $2,160
ecofestival.com $2,988 healthministries.com $2,100
luxeclub.com $2,988 australianfinancial.com $2,088
wellbid.com $2,888 lafarina.com $2,088
wheelinganddealing.com $2,888 membertomember.com $2,088
venturestaffing.com $2,800 railtime.com $2,088
simplyapparel .com $2,788 stormwatersolution.com $2,088
peaksport .com $2,750 urbanremedy.com $2,088
pharmacyadvisor.com $2,688 extendedenterprise.com $2,000
sharein.com $2,688 futurepress.com $2,000
valu8.com $2,688 gmnn.com $2,000
dailygab.com $2,588 hiphopmagazine.com $2,000
keyprotection.com $2,588 hydraulicexcavators.com $2,000
clinicalrecords .com $2,521 intelligencecentre.com $2,000
successmanager .com $2,521 netexplorer.com $2,000
fishermansparadise.com $2,500 redliner.com $2,000
greenlawns.com $2,500 residia.com $2,000
happyit.com $2,500 rollingbasket .com $2,000
machinerental.com $2,500 shorttakes.com $2,000
studiointeractive.com $2,500 wellnesscommunity.com $2,000
fantasymvp.com $2,400  

Finally, in private sale Jamie Zoch from DotWeekly.com collected $2,000 for BailoutBill.com.

Afternic Domain Auctions

Global Contenders (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)

360.org has a panoramic view from the top of the Global Contenders chart after that $25,500 sale at Sedo easily outdistanced the field. The first three names on this list all made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. The top sale you haven't seen yet is #4 Wrecker.net, a name that towed $6,300 home at Sedo. The .nets dominated the chart with 13 entries and Sedo was the leading venue after sweeping a dozen chart positions.

.Org made four chart appearances will all four of those names landing in the top ten, including #5 Festgeld.org at $5,460. The last three openings went to a pair of .infos and a .mobi. #11 OVH.info paced that extension with a $3,000 sale at Sedo while #12 (tie) Law.mobi represented the mobile extension following a $2,850 sale, also at Sedo. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending January 18:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan. 12, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 18, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 20

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 360.org $25,500 Sedo
2. EPD.net $10,000 AfternicDLS
3. Flag.net $8,900 NameJet
4. Wrecker.net $6,300 Sedo
5. Festgeld.org 4,200 = $5,460 Sedo
6. HudClips.org $5,100 NameJet
7. Velo.net 3,500 = $4,550 Sedo
8. MedInfo.net $3,960 AfternicDLS
9. Kostenloses-Girokonto.net 3,000 = $3,900 Sedo
10. NewWorldOrder.org $3,501 Sedo

11. OVH.info $3,000 Sedo
12.
tie
Stamford.net $3,000 Sedo
12.
tie
Law.mobi $2,850 Sedo
14. Datacare.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
15. GayStore.net 2,125 = $2,763 Sedo
16. DubaiCity.net 2,100 = $2,730 Sedo
17.
tie
KFZ-Versicherung.info 2,000 = $2,600 Sedo
17.
tie
Alazhar.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
19. 7O.net $2,550 NameJet
20. StockTips.net $2,541 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 

There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales just off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with NashvilleTennessee.net and Nami-NYC-Metro.org at $2,500 each and Wittenstein.org at $2,100

Sedo had 21 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,054. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,054
finanzinformatik.biz $2,054   jeucasino.info $1,350
finanzinformatik.info $2,054 titul.org $1,300
finanzinformatik.net $2,054 webdeveloper.info $1,300
portugal.biz $2,051 account.mobi $1,250
unipoker.net $2,000 reich.info $1,235
leonardos.net $1,800 publicidad.mobi $1,050
casinogames.mobi $1,560 anecdotes.org $1,000
3999.mobi $1,500 discountbroker.org $1,000
breeder.org $1,500 gmedia.org $1,000
volos.net $1,500 pachuca.net $1,000
mikrowelle.net $1,430  

At the AfternicDLS Sayings.net And SupportNetwork.org sold for $2,400 each, Aquasoft.net notched $2,022 and two others, DogTag.org and Dumpster.net nabbed $2,000 apiece. The AfternicDLS had 19 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
communitysolutions.net $1,888   carplace.net $1,388
shutters.biz $1,850 playgroundequipment.net $1,388
insuranceplans.net $1,650 highgate.net $1,288
missionpoint.net $1,588 onlinecollegedegrees .org $1,250
imagemanagement .net $1,540 inclusive.org $1,200
negra.net $1,500 umtv.net $1,171
taksi.net $1,500 bathroomfixtures.net $1,060
acmp.info $1,488 fefo.net $1,016
inmemoriam.org $1,488 talley.biz $1,000
ylab.net $1,488   

SnapNames got back on the board with OTF.net at $2,250 and Shed.net at $1,862 while NameJet scored with WallpaperBorder.com ($2,120), WestColumbia.org ($2,056) and Spreadsheet.net ($2,000). NameJet also sold Tjec.net ($1,620), IOS.org ($1,456), Benjamin.org ($1,405) and Clermont.org ($1,009).

Country Codes

The country codes gained strength in the aftermarket last year and that trend is continuing. The first five names on this week's ccTLD Top 20 all hit five figures and all earned spots on the all extension leader board you saw at the top of this report. A nice European Union domain, Slots.eu, led the way with a $31,200 sale at Sedo, a venue that swept all but one of the chart positions. Only SnapNames was able to avert a clean sweep by Sedo thanks to their $12,500 sale of #5 XBoard.us (United States country code).

The top sale you haven't seen yet is #6 OLX.com.au (Australian ccTLD) at $7,000. That one was followed closely by JB.eu at $6,468

Great Britain's .co.uk had the most chart entries with four, including #9 MegaBingo.co.uk at $4,900. Five countries/regions took two entries each; the European Union (.eu), France (.fr), the United States (.us), Italy (.it) and Germany (.de). The other countries represented this week were Mexico (.com.mx), Slovakia (.sk), Montenegro (.me), China (.cn) and Spain (.es).

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending January 18:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Jan. 12, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 18, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 20

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Slots.eu 24,000 = $31,200 Sedo
2. KOS.co.uk 15,000 = $21,000 Sedo
3. Photo-Libre.fr 11,100 = $14,430 Sedo
4. eBooking.fr 10,500 = $13,650 Sedo
5. XBoard.us $12,500 SnapNames
6. OLX.com.au $7,000 Sedo
7. JB.eu 4,975 = $6,468 Sedo
8. Camiones.com.mx $5,000 Sedo
9. MegaBingo.co.uk 3,500 = $4,900 Sedo
10. Dobre.sk 3,500 = $4,550 Sedo

11. Suits.me $4,000 Sedo
12. Competitive-Intelligence.co.uk 2,500 = $3,500 Sedo
13. CaesarStone.cn 2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
14. Televisions.es 2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
15. Jamb.co.uk 2,300 = $3,220 Sedo
16. Lora.it 2,000 = $2,600 Sedo
17. Raumtalk.de 2,000 = $2,600 Sedo
18. Cluster.us $2,500 Sedo
19. Isobuster.de 1,900 = $2,470 Sedo
20.  SuperCasino.it 1,700 = $2,380 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were 38 more four-figure country code sales off the chart and Sedo had all of those. Their supplemental listed included LesParisiens.fr ($2,340), Autoform.at ($2,321) and Bingo.tm ($2,145). .at represents Austria and .tm is the country code for Turkmenistan.

DVDGo.es sold for $2,106 and Finanzinformatik.at added $2,054. Sedo had 33 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,950 that are listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,950
bluelight-mobile.de $1,950   eggo.de $1,300
elegans.se $1,950 imobi.me $1,300
septimus.de $1,950 samosgreece.co.uk $1,300
shopmax.de $1,950 schumann.de $1,300
thermoguard.co.uk $1,950 nomsdomaine.fr $1,299
vincero.de $1,950 searchengineoptimisation.org.uk $1,250
emotive.de $1,885 handy-video.de $1,235
elimparcial.eu $1,625 idco.de $1,170
crowdsourcing.de $1,550 free.im $1,150
digg.tv $1,500 freuds.de $1,105
ika.in $1,500 journalistenschule.eu $1,105
marieclaire.com.ar $1,495 legwear4.me $1,105
est.fr $1,430 ruine.de $1,105
bluefish.tv $1,365 pizza.cc $1,000
wand-tattoo.de $1,365 stonepanel.cn $1,000
apostasdesporto.eu $1,300 trivandrum.in $1,000
bike.tw $1,300  

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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