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.
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
told us 360.org (the only .org on the Big Board) went to a Dutch
$25,000 sale of PapuaNewGuinea.com joined another Sedo
entry in the #5 slot. Latona also claimed the 14th position with TapShoes.com
.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
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:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 12, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 18, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 20
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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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 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
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.
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$3,900
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
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,588
Finally, in private sale Jamie Zoch from DotWeekly.com
collected $2,000 for BailoutBill.com.
(.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
(.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
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
Sedo had 21 more GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,054. Those are listed in the table below:
Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,054
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:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
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).
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:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Jan. 12, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 18,
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 20
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
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,950
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.