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FlatRate.de Flattens the Competition - $200,000 Sale Vaults to the Top Spot of This Week's Sales Chart 

In the biggest country code sale of the year to date, Sedo has completed the 160,000 ($200,000) sale of FlatRate.de. That transaction takes the top spot on our new weekly all extension Top 20 Chart, outdistancing the $80,000 sale of runner-up Claim.com at the AfternicDLS

Claim.com previously sold in May 2006 for $62,620 in a Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. live auction so this latest sale represents a 28% price jump - a respectable return given how much worse the general economy is today compared to the spring of 2006. 

The #3 domain, RodeoDrive.com, sold in Moniker's DOMAINfestGlobal 2009 live auction for $60,000, also has a past history. It had changed hands for $30,000 in February 2005 at BuyDomains, so that name doubled in value over the past four years.

  

By Ron Jackson

Sedo had a banner week, sweeping 13 of the 20 chart entries including six of the top ten. Sedo also accounted for four of the five non .com sales consisting of a pair of ccTLDs, two .nets and a .org. Sedo's list include #9 SkinCare.net ($22,500) and #17 (tie) Man.org ($12,500). SkinCare.net is another name that has appreciated solidly since its last sale. Sedo previously sold it for $9,983 in June 2005. 

Moniker had the other non .com sale with #6 FreeCreditReports.net ($30,000). That was one of four Top 20 sales from their DOMAINfest Global auction that closed this week.

The AfternicDLS was the only other venue with multiple chart entries. They completed the Daily Double with #20 CounselingDegree.com at $11,000. SnapNames.com got on the board with #10 DiscountMeds.com at $22,500.  Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Macrh 1:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 16, 2009 - Sun. March 1, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 3

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FlatRate.de 160,000 = $200,000 Sedo
2. Claim.com $80,000 AfternicDLS
3. RodeoDrive.com $60,000 Moniker/
DOMAINfest Global
4. Bruxelles.com 28,500 = $35,625 Sedo
5. Belgique.com 25,000 = $31,250 Sedo
6. FreeCreditReports.net $30,000 Moniker/
DOMAINfest Global
7. iLicense.com $28,000 Sedo
8. Raise.com 21,000 = $26,250 Sedo
9. SkinCare.net $22,500 Sedo
10. DiscountMeds.com $22,500 SnapNames

11. Sportissimo.com $20,000 Sedo
12. LOI.com $16,200 Sedo
13. BNW.com $15,500 Sedo
14. GGG.com.br $15,000 Sedo
15. Detour.com $15,000 Moniker/
DOMAINfest Global
16. ArtClasses.com $15,000 Moniker/
DOMAINfest Global
17.
tie
Man.org $12,500 Sedo
17.
tie
Herboriste.com 10,000 = $12,500 Sedo
19. Cuernavaca.com 8,888 = $11,110 Sedo
20. CounselingDegree.com $11,000 AfternicDLS

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 seven more five-figure sales just off the chart, led by NameJet's $10,600 sale of VegasSlots.com. Sedo posted three more in this range; JEX.com ($10,599), Delivery24.com ($10,000) and BBPlanet.net ($10,000). The AfternicDLS booked two more; Regattas.com ($10,000) and FreeBay.com ($10,000) and Moniker closed the $10,000 sale of PayPerLead.com from their DOMAINfest Global auction.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast with LiberalArtsDegree.com at $8,000 and also scored with FurniturePlace.com ($7,500), Kosmik.com ($7,150) and Weatherize.com ($6,688). ManagementDegree.com conferred $5,130 while Mersi.com and Whats4Sale.com sewed up $5,000 each. JFNA.com drew $4,588, eeCommerce.com contributed $4,400 and ChildSense.com chalked up $4,122

The AfternicDLS had 78 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,970. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,970
debtconsolidationcentral.com $3,970   nightclubtickets.com $2,500
procaster.com $3,900 project-earth.com $2,500
sellthis.com $3,800 tonersuperstore.com $2,500
bbnow.com $3,527 bridgelife.com $2,388
zuiver.com $3,500 LiberalArtsDegrees .com $2,388
goldendrops.com $3,488 pbrdirect.com $2,388
foodpride.com $3,388 LEWISBORO .com $2,375
paulkagame.com $3,300 bemyhero.com $2,300
bagkit.com $3,288 biocommunications.com $2,300
ipgcorp.com $3,188 fiscalresponsibility.com $2,300
newlifeshop.com $3,188 metaconsulting.com $2,300
powerofsoul.com $3,188 itanswers.com $2,288
ipersuade.com $3,080 spiralnotebook.com $2,272
beyondbaseball.com $3,000 EASTBATONROUGE.com $2,250
divorceattorneyatlaw.com $3,000 ticketshere .com $2,200
game4u.com $3,000 trapido.com $2,200
health1st.com $3,000 clinicmax.com $2,188
isellonline.com $3,000 johnlaurie.com $2,188
suggestive.com $3,000 palmcafe.com $2,188
dolphincove.com $2,888 realestateis.com $2,188
lacourier.com $2,888 goldenears.com $2,100
superpasses.com $2,888 artinafrica.com $2,088
b2blist.com $2,810 executivemoves.com $2,088
medtrek.com $2,800 familiafeliz.com $2,088
englishdegree.com $2,788 funnyroom.com $2,088
foxglobal.com $2,788 sagebase.com $2,088
guitarcorner.com $2,788 basenews.com $2,000
onlinechild.com $2,788 baufinanz.com $2,000
smokeban.com $2,788 datacollectionsoftware.com $2,000
famousamos .com $2,750 electricacousticguitars.com $2,000
startafresh.com $2,710 fanpic.com $2,000
hollywoodlimos.com $2,700 fler.com $2,000
alanclarke.com $2,588 ibees.com $2,000
homepure.com $2,588 instantcarinsurancequote.com $2,000
advancedcarpetcare.com $2,500 sportsgrill.com $2,000
customhotrods.com $2,500 superpeople.com $2,000
cvsc.com $2,500 survivorsolutions.com $2,000
earthtoearth .com $2,500 tiresmart.com $2,000
medicalliabilityinsurance.com $2,500 upstartadvisors.com $2,000

At SnapNames MetalMart.com hammered out $7,850, EpicFail.com found $7,250 and HobbyCenter.com kicked in $7,055. Jardim.com doled out $4,034, RZT.com tacked on $3,851 and FrenchCuisine.com cooked up $3,790. Casie.com cornered $3,500 and FOPA.com fetched $2,050

In more completed sales from the Moniker/DOMAINfest Global auction PetBirds.com pecked out $7,500, Consultations.com clocked in at $7,000 and TrafficAnalyzer.com discovered $5,000. KayakRentals.com paddled to $3,500, LifeInsurancePlans.com produced $3,000 and FireStations.com doused $2,100. Moniker also sold Edoer.com ($4,149) and DotBoston.com ($3,349) from their online platform. 

Back at Sedo, MatureDating.com attracted $7,100 while ABAO.com and BirdRepellent.com posted $7,000 apiece. CoolBerry.com bottled $6,500 while Jeux-Filles.com and Zoco.com corralled $6,250 each. TheLoveShack.com landed $5,800, WisconsinDellsWisconsin.com went for $5,500 and DataGrid.com displayed $5,200

Sedo had 29 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. You can check those out in the table below. 

Additional Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000-$5,000
fastgold.com $5,000   porntalk.com $2,700
lifemall.com $5,000 pokerdream.com $2,620
tratohecho.com $5,000 syscam.com $2,563
xmarket.com $5,000 newyorks.com $2,501
betday.com $4,688 cisum.com $2,500
saigonmall.com $4,000 webspinner.com $2,500
cmmitraining.com $3,850 eonfusion.com $2,400
propertywide.com $3,800 justataste.com $2,250
great-britain.com $3,624 calciofrance.com $2,200
onlineforms.com $3,600 costaricafacts.com $2,100
mynano.com $3,500 bewe.com $2,050
alphie.com $3,125 123dollar.com $2,000
elitetravel.com $2,875 greenbamboo.com $2,000
verifiable.com $2,813 surgeryone.com $2,000
eusic.com $2,700  

At GoDaddy Auctions Xingtone.com zipped up $6,160, ClipperCoupons.com distributed $4,205, ChandlerAZ.com chipped in $3,500 and BestFreeRewards.com returned $2,502

At NameJet, Motorist.com braked at $6,000, CampSnatch.com snagged $5,900 and CashBank.com deposited $4,180. Borger.com billed $2,976, ERev.com racked up $2,500 and HiddenPlaces.com plucked $2,401. AdventureTV.com tuned in $2,300, DerbyPost.com pulled $2,200 and BalletMusic.com clicked for $2,090. Fibroid.com brought $2,019 and DivorceRecovery.com realized $2,011

Elsewhere Bido.com sold FixedLoans.com for $5,459 (this domain had previously sold for $10,000 in December 2006 at the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction). RobSequin.com moved FreeE-File.com for $3,000, Pool.com tallied $2,651 for VliegTicket.com and $2,272 for Lanren.com and RickLatona.com reaped $2,000 for LongStemRoses.com.

Afternic Domain Auctions

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

The .nets ran roughshod over the Global Contenders field this week, piling up 13 of the 20 entries on our new GC Top 20 chart. Led by FreeCreditReports.net at $30,000, the .nets took three of the first four spots with each member of the opening quartet cracking the five-figure mark. We told you about those at the top of this report. The biggest GC sale you haven't seen yet is Arbeit.org ("work" in German) for $7,563 via Sedo. 

That was one of five .org domains on the elite list. The other two openings went to #12 RealTime.info ($3,625 at Sedo) and #14 Huren.mobi ($3,125 at Sedo). Sedo wound up with eight chart entries and the AfterncDLS piled up seven. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending March 1:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb. 23, 2009 - Sun. March 1, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 3

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FreeCreditReports.net $30,000 Moniker/
DomainfestGlobal
2. SkinCare.net $22,500 Sedo
3. Man.org $12,500 Sedo
4. BBPlanet.net $10,000 Sedo
5. Arbeit.org 6,050 = $7,563 Sedo
6. Salud.net $6,256 SnapNames
7. Passwords.net $4,705 NameJet
8. GStar.net $4,688 AfternicDLS
9. Edupark.net $4,388 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
3DWeb.net 3,000 = $3,750 Sedo
10.
tie
Basic.org $3,750 Moniker/
DomainfestGlobal

12. RealTime.info 2,900 = $3,625 Sedo
13. Optica.net $3,366 AfternicDLS
14. Huren.mobi 2,500 = $3,125 Sedo
15. HRMA.org $3,005 GoDaddy Auctions
16. 3D-Web.net $3,000 Sedo
17. Vone.net $2,988 AfternicDLS
18. Coupe.net $2,900 AfternicDLS
19. Federals.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
20. Bingos.org 2,500 = $2,750 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 

There were dozens of additional four-figure GC sales just off the chart. The AfternicDLS had the largest share of those with a roster that included TaxForms.net ($2,372) and four others at $2,000 apiece; Depressed.info, EyeLashes.net, ITMatters.net and ResponsibleTravel.org.

The AfternicDLS had 22 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. You can check those out in the chart below. 

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
syfy.net $1,888   allaboutbusiness.net $1,188
goodmove.org $1,800 businessnow.net $1,188
taxform.net $1,741 taxpreparation.org $1,182
dmginc.net $1,688 lexingtonrealty.net $1,100
suicidekings.net $1,688 inmemorium.net $1,088
jric.org $1,500 homeopathy.net $1,000
submissions.net $1,500 manda.org $1,000
unlimitedhosting.net $1,500 marketingdirector.biz $1,000
fencebuilder.net $1,488 marketingdirector.net $1,000
incometaxreturn.net $1,322 safelist.org $1,000
expatriate.net $1,190 shelving.org $1,000

The AfternicDLS also sold Gioia.net through a Sedo listing for $1,941.

At Sedo, RedTube.info rounded up $2,500, WebFinance.net notched $1,875, BrowserGames.info fetched $1,688 and 5R.net nailed $1,650. FloridaCounty.org and ForexExpert.net posted $1,500 each while three others; AliReza.net, eZoo.org and Tuerkisch.net took in $1,250 apiece. 

Sedo's other winners included Musiques.net ($1,249), Lebenswert.info ($1,156), Chaussures.net ($1,128) and MobilePoker.mobi ($1,100). CumLaude.net added $1,050 while Aqua.info and Gooner.net generated $1,000 each. 

Elsewhere, NameJet sold HMS.net ($1,500) and Finest.net ($1,310), Pool processed Degree.info ($1,170) and Oysters.info ($1,161) and SnapNames provided Pedicure.net ($1,161)

Country Codes

As we noted at the top of this report, FlatRate.de ruled the entire aftermarket this week, not just the ccTLDs. That $200,000 sale not only heads the weekly Country Code Top 20 Chart it leads the Year-To-Date ccTLD Top Sellers chart too. A 3-letter Brazilian domain, GGG.com.br, has the runner-up spot at $15,000, followed by #3 Marcador.es (Spain's country code) at $8,000. Sedo sold all of those domains and went on to sweep every position on the chart!

Germany's .de racked up 9 of the 21 chart entries (the extra openings resulted from a four-way tie for the final spot). France's .fr was next with four while .es and Great Britain's .co.uk each had a pair. Others represented this week were Brazil (.com.br), the European Union (.eu), the United States (.us) and Tuvalu (.tv)

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending March 1:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Feb. 23, 2009 - Sun. March 1, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. March 3

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FlatRate.de 160,000 = $200,000 Sedo
2. GGG.com.br  $15,000 Sedo
3. Marcador.es $8,000 Sedo
4. CCE.fr 5,500 = $6,875 Sedo
5. Hypnose.eu 5,000 = $6,250 Sedo
6. Repower.co.uk 3,500 = $4,900 Sedo
7. Talent.de 3,600 = $4,500 Sedo
8. SuperPoker.co.uk $4,379 Sedo
9. MusicStore.fr 3,100 = $3,875 Sedo
10.
tie
FormationPro.fr 3,000 = $3,750 Sedo
10.
tie
GoodJob.fr 3,000 = $3,750 Sedo

12.
tie
Baikal.de 2,500 = $3,125 Sedo
12.
tie
Caboverde.de 2,500 = $3,125 Sedo
12.
tie
Zweitesstandbein.de 2,500 = $3,125 Sedo
15. PuttingGreen.de 2,400 = $3,000 Sedo
16. Easyhaus.de 2,250 = $2,813 Sedo
17. MMS.us $2,750 Sedo
18.
tie
BadBank.de 2,000 = $2,500 Sedo
18.
tie
Bad-Bank.de 2,000 = $2,500 Sedo
18.
tie
Epymes.es 2,000 = $2,500 Sedo
18.
tie
Zapping.tv 2,000 = $2,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales with Sedo, as usual, accounting for the vast majority of those. Their supplemental list was led by Silberhandel.de ($2,499), ChinaHoop.cn ($2,223) and Mundoanuncio.com.pe ($2,035).

Sedo had 42 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,932. Those are listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,932
spielautomaten.eu $1,938   electronic-cigarettes.co.uk $1,471
apostaralcasino.es $1,875 simplyelectricals.co.uk $1,405
lvb.eu $1,875 online-vorlesung.de $1,375
piscinespolyester.fr $1,875 nostale.cz $1,313
pokermoviles.es $1,875 fashion.fm $1,260
pokerpaigow.es $1,875 fotki.eu $1,250
schnitzelwirt.de $1,875 newsider.de $1,250
slotmachines.es $1,875 renesse.eu $1,250
todocasinos.es $1,875 gohome.es $1,188
trucostragaperras.es $1,875 pop-up.fr $1,188
pokeronline.tv $1,800 4story.eu $1,125
godemichet.fr $1,750 4story.pl $1,125
kreditkarte-beantragen.de $1,750 agentur.ag $1,125
onlinekino.de $1,750 bestcarhire.co.uk $1,120
engelvoelkers.asia $1,650 privatehealthinsurance.co.uk $1,120
berlinplakat.de $1,563 frau-und-gesundheit.de $1,094
ipconvergence.eu $1,563 vetementfemme.fr $1,063
blog.pk $1,500 dzienik.pl $1,000
bodybalance.de $1,500 news-up.de $1,000
doq.de $1,500 sigvaris.com.cn $1,000
pbl.de $1,500 twister.ca $1,000

Elsewhere, Pool sold BU.ca ($1,650), TicketAgency.ca ($1,250) and TicketStore.ca ($1,250) - all representing Canada's .ca extension. Also, SnapNames sold Worth.me for $1,180.

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.

 

*****

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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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