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RT.TV Tunes in $62,500 to Lead This Week's Action in the Domain Aftermarket 

A pair of strong country code domains headed the .coms off at the pass to lead this week's all extension Top 20 domain sales chart. RT.TV took the top spot after changing hands in an impressive $62,500 private transaction. Seller John van den Berg sent the domain to the non-profit organization, TV-Novosti, based in Moscow, Russia, that operates the RussiaToday.com website.

I received both a notarized copy of the sales contract and a copy of the bank statement showing receipt of payment to verify this sale which ranks among the best we have ever seen for the .TV extension. .TV is the country code for Tuvalu but is more widely recognized around the world as an extension for video rich websites. Many major TV outlets use the extension for their websites, with America's TNT cable network (founded by Ted Turner) being just one of many examples with their use of TNT.TV

  

By Ron Jackson

Another ccTLD took the #2 spot. Blackjack.it (Italian county code) raked in a $37,410 jackpot at Sedo.com to claim the runner up position. One other ccTLD made the elite list, #20 Holzspielzeug.de ("wood toys" in German),  nailed down the final opening with an €11,000 ($14,190) sale at Sedo.

It took the .coms a little while to get warmed up this week, but once they did they racked up 17 chart entries in a row starting with eHot.net's $35,000 sale of #3 TVD.com leading the way. 

Sedo had a hand in more sales that any other venue this week - claiming 7 positions, with one of those, #7 Starship.com at $22,500, coming from their GreatDomains.com premium auction site. Moniker was next with four, including three completed sales from their live auction at the Internext 2009 conference.

#18 SecondCareer.com is an interesting story. That domain had originally changed hands for just $2,000 in May 2006 at SnapNames. This week it was resold for $15,000 through the AfternicDLS - a very nice return on investment indeed.

While sightings of 6-figure sales have remained rare so far in this New Year, it is believed that Live Current has sold Malaysia.com for $400,000. The company announced the 400K sale of an unnamed domain name February 5th and later that day Andrew Allemann at DomainNameWire.com made a persuasive case for it being Malaysia.com in a post on his blog.  Since we cannot be 100% certain that was the name sold we can't chart the sale yet, but we will do so if and when it is confirmed. 

 Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, February 8:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 2, 2009 - Sun. Feb. 8, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. RT.TV $62,500 Pvt Sale
2. Blackjack.it €29,000 = $37,410 Sedo
3. TVD.com $35,000 eHot.net
4. Peeing.com $31,000 Moniker/
Internext 2009
5. PoorCredit.com $30,000 SnapNames
6. Nihao.com $23,000 Sedo
7. Starship.com $22,500 Sedo/GreatDomains
8.
tie
Fortus.com $20,000 Sedo
8.
tie
Cybercom.com $20,000 Sedo
8.
tie
AtOnce.com $20,000 Sedo

11. Wedo.com $19,000 Sedo
12. FireStore.com $18,500 NameJet
13.
tie
Licking.com $16,000 Moniker/
Internext 2009
13.
tie
FootSex.com $16,000 Moniker/
Internext 2009
15. WaterPurifiers.com $15,655 NameJet
16. GirlsOnly.com $15,250 Moniker Escrow
17. CharterJet.com $15,100 NameJet
18. SecondCareer.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
19. Holzspielzeug.de
"wood toys" in German
€11,000 = $14,190 Sedo
20. Egyptian.com $13,540 SnapNames

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.

 

There were 11 more five-figure sales just off the chart, making this a solid week for the aftermarket despite the absence of any blockbuster sales. SnapNames.com sold Egyptian.com ($13,540) and DMG.com ($12,600) while Sedo posted nine more in this range, led by BallsbridgeInn.com at $12,371

Sedo also scored with FashionWeek.de ($11,610), FPS.com ($11,100). Willows.com ($11,000) and  CapeVerde.co.uk ($11,050)  eSalon.co.uk added $10,950, Teatros.com tallied $10,320 and two others; Workmaster.com and Upliv.com went for $10,000 each.

Moniker marked up another one by closing a $10,000 sale of FetishCams.com from their Internext live auction.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo's GreatDomains led the .com supporting cast with the $9,600 sale of KOZ.com. Four other 3-letter .coms were sold at that site; MWX.com ($4,000), FGZ.com ($3,600), YZJ.com ($3,499) and JQF.com ($3,333). Drugged.com drew another $2,499

Back at Sedo's main site, Bynett.com bagged $6,500 while three others; AqueductGaming.com, AuxTV.com and EnergyOne.com generated $6,000 apiece. Another trio that included BearPaw.com, Refinity.com and SugarDaddySearch.com found $5,000 each while NYNewsline.com and CouponCard.com captured $4,000 apiece.

Sedo had 23 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,871. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000-$3,871
takt.com $3,871   plantdelivery.com $3,200
brogues.com $3,870 survivalist.com $3,025
clipsat.com $3,870 athensplumbing.com $3,000
risk-analysis.com $3,870 kuwaitcar.com $3,000
electroniccigarettes.com $3,612 mysnus.com $3,000
cottonworld.com $3,500 aussenwerbung.com $2,580
inthehole.com $3,500 measuredsuccess.com $2,300
calves.com $3,499 askheidi.com $2,000
yougle.com $3,400 billbook.com $2,000
privateaccess.com $3,240 collegebrain.com $2,000
brumisateur.com $3,225 freeflash.com $2,000
megastore24.com $3,225   

At NameJet.com FamilyPlan.com provided $9,200, Stairway.com wrapped up $8,000 and EliteHotels.com booked $7,800. Sack.com secured $7,105, WoodShutters.com shielded $6,965 and two others; PowerShift.com and Koku.com coralled $5,700 each. BodyMods.com banged out $5,655 and SkinDisorders.com scratched up $5,500

NameJet had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,500. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000-$5,500
pjy.com $5,190   safely.com $3,130
outrank.com $5,100 goku.com $3,100
drugdealer.com $4,783 surferspace.com $3,000
eparcel.com $4,555 drinkingglasses.com $2,711
babyblue.com $4,100 coronadobeach.com $2,700
smartcenter.com $4,000 noloadfunds.com $2,633
roofhatch.com $3,700 freetrademarksearch.com $2,600
slammer.com $3,700 onlinegambler.com $2,322
resortspas.com $3,550 energyalternatives.com $2,200
videoline.com $3,210 drugdealers.com $2,188

Back at SnapNames MakeMillions.com rang up $9,012, ElectronicTaxFiling.com returned $5,890 and Bursar.com disbursed $5,000. LightSabers.com lit up $4,710, Habillage.com hauled in $4,375 and AmateurWives.com unwrapped $4,120

eGreetingCards.com welcomed $3,704, DenverEscorts.com accompanied $2,659 and GetCreditCards.com clicked for $2,360. CarTruck.com tugged $2,138. LiveScoore.com scanned $2,100 and PetFuneral.com buried $2,050

In additional sales from Moniker's Internext auction BlackOnBlonde.com and HotBoobs.com buttoned up $9,000 each while MonsterTube.com made $8,000. ManOnMan.com managed $3,000 and GrandmaPorn.com posted $2,100. Moniker also handled the escrow on a $2,825 sale of NGAlliance.com

The supplemental roster at the AfternicDLS was led by EmployeeInsurance.com ($5,188), Carden.com ($4,750) and KnowledgeVentures.com ($4,188). HipHopMusicVideos.com screened $4,000, InternetViillage.com contributed $3,888 and three others; BankruptcyClinic.com, WebSlices.com and NewPartners.com provided $3,788 apiece. 

AfricaReview.com revealed $3,688, GNTrans.com cornered $3,588 and two others; BusinessApps.com and IndieWeb.com went for $3,500 each. One step back at $3,388 apiece were Antiguas.com, Decani.com and StyleGallery.com

The AfternicDLS had 50 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,288. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,288
lawsuitnow.com $3,288   adoftheday.com $2,488
kdvi.com $3,254 funlam.com $2,488
alliancecompanies.com $3,188 sold2.com $2,488
butterflyaffect.com $3,088 gamebygame.com $2,388
investability.com $3,088 internationalshipments.com $2,388
liquidfire.com $3,000 showamerica.com $2,388
maletti.com $3,000 freakwear.com $2,250
liveagoodlife.com $2,988 energyclick.com $2,188
4savings.com $2,888 temptech.com $2,100
thesteward.com $2,790 10miles.com $2,088
4plasticsurgery.com $2,788 earthdevelopment.com $2,088
mediaadvisers.com $2,788 headachediary.com $2,088
mindmedicine.com $2,788 lawmobile.com $2,088
poloclassic.com $2,788 pixeltechnologies.com $2,088
reseguide.com $2,788 soccerscouting.com $2,088
simonin.com $2,788 streamcasting.com $2,088
fcfonline.com $2,688 thebeautybarn.com $2,088
sustainablebuildingproducts.com $2,688 bizshield.com $2,000
vintagecarclub.com $2,670 careerwire.com $2,000
h-it.com $2,642 gardenroses.com $2,000
opportunity-knocks.com $2,588 kereso.com $2,000
autoblock.com $2,500 offsitehosting .com $2,000
coloradohomeloan.com $2,500 sanberg.com $2,000
fanawards.com $2,500 techbrains.com $2,000
thelis.com $2,500 workoffshore.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS sold two other domains through listings at Sedo; DiscoStar.com ($3,296) and PrikBord.com ($2,700)

Afternic Domain Auctions

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

It was a relatively slow week for the Global Contenders as their thunder seems to be increasingly stolen by the Country Codes in the competition for non .com dollars.  The top GC sale was InternetMarketing.org for $6,700 at NameJet, followed by SilverDollar-Casino.net at $5,805 via Sedo.

The .nets took the most chart positions with 13, followed by .Org with 16. The final opening went to #9 Clothes.info, sold for $3,900 at SnapNames. SnapNames and Sedo had the most chart entries with six apiece, followed closely by the AfternicDLS with five. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending February 8:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb. 2, 2009 - Sun. Feb. 8, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. InternetMarketing.org $6,700 NameJet
2. SilverDollar-Casino.net €4,500 = $5,805 Sedo
3. Laboratory.net $5,060 SnapNames
4. Debbie.net $4,710 SnapNames
5. TeaParty.org $4,688 AfternicDLS
6. Whitening.net $4,200 Sedo
7. ChathamHouse.org $4,149 Moniker Escrow
8. Kuechen.net €3,100 = $3,999 Sedo
9. Clothes.info $3,900 SnapNames
10.
tie
Herbal.net $3,500 SnapNames
10.
tie
NFN.org $3,500 Pvt Sale

12. KnowledgeVentures.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
13. Real-Time.org €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
14. FleaMarket.org $2,788 AfternicDLS
15. MCLady.net $2,652 Sedo
16. Vibromassseur.net €2,000 = $2,580 Sedo
17.
tie
Drum.net $2,530 SnapNames
17.
tie
Exhibition.net $2,530 SnapNames
19. VirtualMachines.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
20. BondMarket. net $2,400 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 

There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales just off the chart, led by a pair of names at the AfternicDLS; BankingJobs.net and TheLockerRoom.net at $2,388 apiece. 

The Afternic DLS had 16 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
mailinglist.org $2,000   artoflife.net $1,200
customlighting.net $1,688 atlanticmortgage.net $1,188
waterfoundation.org $1,688 envirosolutions.net $1,188
iflicks.net $1,388 enviropro.net $1,000
totalsolution.net $1,388 eurogames.net $1,000
learntoread.net $1,288 religiousjewelry.net $1,000
propnet.net $1,288 transcon.net $1,000
boatyards.net $1,250 ultimatenutrition.net $1,000

At SnapNames Sanchez.net notched $2,360 and Virginia.biz banked $2,300. SnapNames had 14 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,250. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional SnapNames GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,250
british.org $2,250   retail.info $1,300
design.info $2,150 window.info $1,250
european.org $2,000 perennials.net $1,180
inventions.info $1,770 physicians.info $1,180
printing.info $1,700 condominium.info $1,150
designers.info $1,400 utah.biz $1,050
heart.info $1,300 alternativemedicine.info $1,000

Back at NameJet Vallejo.net nabbed $2,200, Bon.org brought $1,600 and two others; 8866.net and Invoice.org added $1,201 each. 

Sedo socked away $2,000 for Sofortkredite.net and $1,935 each for Casino-Del-Rio.biz and Kinnarps.net.  Their other winners included Network-Marketing.org ($1,500), BonitaSprings.net ($1,300), Actualite.net ($1,289) and Bondage.mobi ($1,227). Sedo also sold EasyMeeting.net for the AfternicDLS at $1,000

Country Codes

The country codes have been on a hot streak in recent months and that continued with a half dozen five-figure ccTLD sales this week, including the highest reported sale in any extension - RT.TV at $62,500 in the private transaction we told you about at the top of this report. The first three names on the Country Code Top 20 all made the all extension leader board you saw earlier and we also noted the next three that all broke five figures. The top sale you haven't seen yet is #7 BrainStar.de at $8,385 via Sedo. 

.de, the German country code, piled up eight chart entries - more than any other extension. Great Britain's .co.uk followed with five. Italy (.it), with two, was the only other country with multiple chart entries.

As they always do, Sedo led the race among venues, sweeping 19 of the 20 chart entries. Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending February 8:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Feb. 2, 2009 - Sun. Feb. 8, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. RT.TV $62,500 Pvt Sale
2. Blackjack.it €29,000 = $37,410 Sedo
3. Holzspielzeug.de
"wood toys" in German
€11,000 = $14,190 Sedo
4. FashionWeek.de €9,000 = $11,610 Sedo
5. CapeVerde.co.uk £7,621 = $11,050 Sedo
6. eSalon.co.uk $10,950 Sedo
7. BrainStar.de €6,500 = $8,385 Sedo
8.
tie
Calcolo.de €5,000 = $6,450 Sedo
8.
tie
MiniJobs.ch €5,000 = $6,450 Sedo
8.
tie
PokerGratis.it €5,000 = $6,450 Sedo

11. Rocks.co.uk €4,500 = $5,805 Sedo
12. RMB.co.uk £4,000 = $5,800 Sedo
13.
tie
FirmenCheck.de
("company check" in German)
€4,000 = $5,160 Sedo
13.
tie
Options.ch €4,000 = $5,160 Sedo
15. Lufthansa.cn $5,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Filmen.nl €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
16.
tie
PokerBonus.de €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
18. OfficePartitions.co.uk $4,300 Sedo
19.
tie
Firmenbewertung.de
("company valuation" in German)
€3,000 = $3,870 Sedo
19.
tie 
Krankekasse.de €3,000 = $3,870 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the vast majority of those. Their listed included Jewellery.me ($3,263), Kinofilme.to ($3,225) and PeaceOnEarth.de ($3,070)

An IDN, Pδckchen.de, pulled $2,967, Fensterprofis.de fetched $2,516 and Onlinezeitung.de drew $2,322. Another IDN, Homφopath.de, and Vigour.de added $2,193 each and Marley.es sold for $2,032

Sedo had 25 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
dauerwald.de $2,000   atdi.de $1,290
ipb.fr $1,935 geburtstagszeitung.de $1,290
seabridge.eu $1,935 right.at $1,290
svr.fr $1,935 rt.cc $1,290
officepartitioning.co.uk $1,700 rund-um-den-hund.de $1,290
christlich.de $1,677 camion.com.mx $1,200
tributos.es $1,613 oma-sex.ch $1,161
anita.be $1,548 pimose.de $1,097
studieren.eu $1,548 decoro.es $1,058
bauspar-vertrag.de $1,498 dfta.de $1,032
wirtschaftsnews.de $1,484 totalattorneys.cn $1,000
uk-classifieds.co.uk $1,450 vpntunnel.de $1,000
swishing.co.uk $1,305  

Elsewhere Netfeet.com.au sold Holiday.net.au for 5,000 AUD ($3,250) and PrizeWinner.com.au for 3,000 AUD ($1,950)

2400.us yielded $2.400 in a private sale and NameJet picked up $2,557 for Pisos.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 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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