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Voodoo.com Casts a $300,000 Spell to Claim the Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

The $300,000 sale of Voodoo.com was completed this week allowing that domain to ascend to the #1 spot on our weekly Top 20 Chart. The name had been auctioned off by Aftermarket.com at the Domainer Mardi Gras conference in February and just closed.  

Sedo also booked a six-figure sale, banking €85,000 ($113,050) for a Spanish ccTLD domain, Motor.es. That is the second highest country code sale reported so far this year. Sedo had a blockbuster week overall, claiming eight of the first ten spots on the Big Board and 14 of 20 entries overall. 

Other than Aftermarket.com's #1 sale, the only other venue represented in the first ten was NameJet.com who sold #5 GoldPoker.com for $30,100. They added two more on the second half of the chart. 

  

By Ron Jackson

Country code domains continue to show a lot of strength as four ccTLDs earned positions on the all extension leader board, including a pair of French .fr names in the top ten; GuidePoker.fr ($26,600) and Amateurs.fr ($15,295). Both of those names were sold at Sedo.  

.Com swept all of the other positions, leaving the non .com Global TLDs shut out for the second week in a row. It has been a slow year for the non .com gTLDs which have been eclipsed by surging ccTLDs.

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, March 29:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 23, 2009 - Sun. March 29, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 31

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Voodoo.com $300,000 Aftermarket.com/
DomainerMardiGras
2. Motor.es €85,000 = $113,050 Sedo
3. BabyShop.com $85,000 Sedo
4. Bedo.com $45,000 Sedo
5. GoldPoker.com $30,100 NameJet
6. GuidePoker.fr €20,000 = $26,600 Sedo
7. SixNet.com $20,100 Sedo
8. QIY.com $18,500 Sedo
9. FashionUSA.com $18,150 Sedo
10. Amateurs.fr €11,500 = $15,295 Sedo

11.
tie
Bilingual.com $15,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
11.
tie
LoanDepot.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
13. Nite.com £9,900 = $14,157 Sedo
14. SpearGuns.com $14,000 Moniker/
DOMAINfest Global
15. Kegeln.de
("skittles" in German)
€10,000 = $13,300 Sedo
16. EZTV.com $13,000 Sedo
17. Farmtown.com $12,300 Sedo
18. WestHills.com $10,600 NameJet
19. EuroSex.com $10,550 SnapNames
20. Mouthguards.com $10,100 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.

 

There were six more five-figure sales just off the chart. Sedo had two more with Irate.com ($10,099) and KOD.com ($10,000). Also selling for an even $10,000 each were CurrentHealth.com at the AfternicDLS, HyperbarricChamber.com in a private sale and a pair of .nets; Employment.net and Technology.net in sales finally closed from Moniker's live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York last fall. 

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo had a bucket full of additional four figure sales, from both their home site and from their GreatDomains.com premium auction site. At GreatDomains they sold T0.com for $9,999 and Trish.com at $8,655, plus a long list of 3-letter .coms including CTJ.com ($5,099), RIJ.com ($5,099), OTY.com ($4,600), QUS.com ($3,601), YRX.com ($3,000) and MQV.com ($2,999)

In other GreatDomains sales, Grown.com grossed $4,101, Rebellious.com returned $3,601, SinglesBars.com hooked up with $3,401 and Proposing.com produced $2,000.

Back at Sedo's main site, BicycleParts.com braked at $9,999, Trilux.com landed $9,500 and Homing.com hauled in $9,000. Incidentally Trilux.com had been purchased for just $3,090 at NameJet in April of last year, so that domain more than tripled in the past 12 months. 

InteractiveScience.com drew $7,500, Speculate.com spawned $6,600 and Puzzl.com pulled $6,000. Bookasaurus.com bit off $5,600 and four others; eHoldings.com, GetWow.com, Obalon.com and PBank.com deposited $5,000 apiece. VietSex.com added another $4,225

Sedo had 16 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,600 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,600
stimulusplan.com $3,600   coteacote.com $2,750
flip-flops.com $3,500 adslide.com $2,500
iwfr.com $3,500 iplaygame.com $2,500
cansar.com $3,333 zihua.com $2,500
baixarjogos.com $3,059 fit360.com $2,300
ganjaland.com $3,000 agclassified.com $2,000
navitron.com $3,000 businesssync.com $2,000
ultimateservers.com $3,000 quicksilverleasing.com $2,000

Back at SnapNames HomeCredit.com closed at $9,009, SliverDaddies.com cornered $9,000 and Scilly.com sewed up $8,272. EnergyQuote.com generated $6,050, Swingelifestyle.com located $4,500 and PedalPumping.com pushed out $3,500. ComputerPlanet.com spun $3,333, LargeFreinds.com (sic) flattened $3,104 and NaughtNightlife.com nabbed $2,748. MannyRamirez.com drove home $2,166 and Moony.com made $2,001

NameJet returned with MortgageWeb.com ($8,905), CheckIt.com ($7,101) and MiniHorses.com ($6,877). Caas.com captured $6,700, Ringstones.com rang up $6,600 and AtlanticPower.com plugged in $6,200. HearingTest.com discovered $6,000, YDI.com yielded $5,950, FindFurniture.com fetched $5,900 and 8588.com dialed up $5,088

NameJet had 23 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,907 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,907
juejos.com $4,907   fenderbenders.com $2,855
webventures.com $4,300 thrillrides.com $2,711
cigoutlet.com $4,000 investigo.com $2,650
1555.com $3,600 oldwine.com $2,650
apics.com $3,600 sedasayan.com $2,522
depressione.com $3,501 golfmagazines.com $2,376
5222.com $3,499 riverwood.com $2,323
ecovacations.com $3,350 forsaleby.com $2,265
biomarkers.com $3,116 littleweb.com $2,200
jza.com $3,100 marshland.com $2,100
nextpbx.com $3,100 airknife.com $2,000
divorce-law.com $3,026   

At the AfternicDLS 4AutoInsurance.com covered $8,500, HipIt.com clicked for $6,388 and OneBody.com backed into $6,000. OuterEdge.com and SerbiaAndMontenegro.com delivered $5,400 each while two others; Lubeca.com and ConquestTravel.com tacked on $5,000 apiece. EcoMap.com earned $4,588 and PersonalDesktop.com posted $4,488.

The AfternicDLS had 69 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
deff.com $4,000   proloop.com $2,500
zauberlehrling.com $4,000 shimas .com $2,500
mcconsulting.com $3,830 vacationview.com $2,500
cellarwine.com $3,800 sweatit.com $2,488
imprime.com $3,788 cvnetwork .com $2,475
conferencecalendar.com $3,688 evernear .com $2,310
privatevacation.com $3,688 goodbite.com $2,300
fabrikat.com $3,500 sqsp.com $2,300
italiantouch.com $3,388 surveillanceproducts.com $2,240
dualcredit.com $3,288 facultyhouse.com $2,200
marylandcarinsurance.com $3,288 talentconnection.com $2,200
proweed.com $3,188 smartertechnology.com $2,190
fordentists.com $3,054 cairocommunication.com $2,188
bestjobintheworld.com $3,000 designerclick.com $2,188
mcgi.com $3,000 needpower.com $2,188
moderncity.com $3,000 solarbound.com $2,188
netpaper.com $3,000 toysack.com $2,167
privatepress.com $3,000 psgaming.com $2,088
usphonebook.com $3,000 tulou.com $2,088
reviewable.com $2,888 1stclick.com $2,000
coachbuilders.com $2,800 allabouthim.com $2,000
talentengine.com $2,800 alliedadvisors.com $2,000
arteka.com $2,788 chequeprint .com $2,000
proximas.com $2,788 doubledeals.com $2,000
strategicmedical.com $2,788 lightcity.com $2,000
noreserves.com $2,700 musicworx.com $2,000
nightfair.com $2,688 plando.com $2,000
yogaexperts.com $2,688 radioawards.com $2,000
congoworld.com $2,588 rapidpos.com $2,000
debtmarket.com $2,588 richandhappy.com $2,000
ganart.com $2,588 scorebig.com $2,000
beiz.com $2,534 snaptech.com $2,000
americanbrands .com $2,530 visaprocessing.com $2,000
supremecuisine.com $2,521 wildnews.com $2,000
modworks.com $2,500  

The AfternicDLS sold two others through expanded promotion listings at Sedo; ServerPortal.com ($3,088) and Endodontie.com ($2,316)

Elsewhere, Moniker closed the $7,500 sale of CelebrityWeddings.com from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York auction and the $3,500 sale of DiscountShops.com from their DOMAINfest Global auction. They also moved MyLoveBook.com ($2,625) and VDepot.com ($2,099) through their online platform.

At RickLatona.com, VancouverTravel.com booked $5,000 and BerkeleyLake.com brought $2,000.

At GoDaddy Auctions, SaveAmericanJobs.com secured $5,000 and Just4Moms.com chipped in $2,800.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

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

The .nets owned the non .com Global Contenders chart this week, sweeping 8 of the first 10 positions and 12 of 20 overall. Employment.net and Technology.net tied for the top spot at $10,000 each after being sold in Moniker's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York live auction and finally closing this week.

TPE.org slipped into a tie for the number 3 slot after selling at Sedo for $7,500. Another .org also ranked among the top ten. That was #6 (tie) WorldShare.org at $7,000 via the AfternicDLS. .Org charted four domains overall.

The remaining openings went to a pair of .mobis, a .info and a .biz. #14 Girokonten.info led that group after attracting $3,791 at Sedo. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending March 29:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 23, 2009 - Sun. March 29, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 31

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
Employment.net $10,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
1.
tie
Technology.net $10,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
3.
tie
TPE.org $7,500 Sedo
3.
tie
Wacoal.net $7,500 Moniker
5. Insomnia.net $7,088 NameJet
6.
tie
Cats.net $7,000 Sedo
6.
tie
WorldShare.org $7,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
Lisbon.net $6,500 RickLatona.com
8.
tie
Stockholm.net $6,500 RickLatona.com
10. Hamburgers.net €4,306 = $5,727 Sedo

11. Trips.net $4,600 Sedo/
GreatDomains
12. Railway.net $4,100 NameJet
13. Carre.net €3,000 = $3,990 Sedo
14. Girokonten.info €2,850 = $3,791 Sedo
15. MovieTickets.mobi $3,600 Sedo
16. GolfShops.org $3,100 AfternicDLS
17. NHA.mobi $3,000 Sedo
18. CountryMusic.biz $2,800 Sedo
19. MotionMedia.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
20. ChildrensHospital.org $2,700 NameJet

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 

There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales off the chart. Battleship.org docked at $2,600 at NameJet where BurkinaEmbassy-USA.org brought $2,106 and Sensitive.org detected $2,000. CLB.org buttoned up $1,450 and Theospi.org added $1,009

At Sedo Dobermann.net pinched $2,527, RemortgagesSource.info soaked up $2,394 and $2,000 blossomed from BelmontHill.org. Sedo had 16 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,999
transfer.mobi $1,999   meine.info $1,329
hotelpascher.org $1,995 usavisa.org $1,300
veranstaltungstechnik.org $1,995 revert.org $1,250
hdb.net $1,500 localtraffic.mobi $1,225
joinme.org $1,500 eha.biz $1,131
paidsurveys.org $1,500 kidnap.net $1,051
hunger.net $1,350 737.net $1,000
badewannen.net $1,330 freedomofthepress.org $1,000

Sedo also sold a pair at their GreatDomains site, 6A.net at $1,816 and QOM.net at $1,049

At the AfternicDLS D4.net drew $2,500, OnTrade.net trucked in $2,388 and PetSupply.net notched $2,100. They had 16 more sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,088 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,088
kaching.net $2,088   funnytshirt.net $1,288
tvplus.net $2,000 healthhome.net $1,288
mardin.net $1,950 helpforyou.net $1,288
greenman.net $1,700 traveltime.net $1,288
knowledgepool.net $1,688 insureamerica.net $1,200
themarket.org $1,430 integrityinstitute.org $1,200
businesssecrets.net $1,388 atlantistravel.net $1,088
widenet.net $1,388 gochat.net $1,000

AfternicDLS also sold SportNews.net through an expanded promotion listing at Sedo.

Elsewhere SnapNames sold HIZ.net for $1,800 and Moniker closed the $1,500 sale of Divorces.net from their DOMAINfest Global auction.

Country Codes

The country codes logged still another big week with a six-figure blockbuster and five more that cracked the five-figure barrier. The $113,050 sale of Motor.es (Spain's ccTLD) at Sedo is the year's second biggest country code sale (trailing only FlatRate.de at $200,000). 

You saw all of the five-figure ccTLD sales on the all extension leader board at the top of this report. The highest sale you haven't seen yet is a Spanish IDN, Mamá.es, that ranks #7 after going for $7,500 at Sedo.

Germany's .de had more entries than any other extension with 9, including a second IDN in the first ten - Erdwärme24.de ("geothermal heating 24" in German) at $5,320 via Sedo.  Sedo wound up sweeping 23 of the 24 chart entries (the extra spots resulted from a 6-way tie for the final position).

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending March 29:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: March 23, 2009 - Sun. March 29, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. March 31

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Motor.es €85,000 = $113,050 Sedo
2. GuidePoker.fr €20,000 = $26,600 Sedo
3. Amateurs.fr €11,500 = $15,295 Pvt Sale
4. Kegeln.de
("skittles" in German)
€10,000 = $13,300 Sedo
5. Mamá.es (IDN) $7,500 Sedo
6. ContentShop.de €4,400 = $5,852 Sedo
7. Chi.de €4,000 = $5,320 Sedo
8. Erdwärme24.de (IDN)
("geothermal heating 24" in German)
€4,000 = $5,320 Sedo
9. Waala.it €3,750 = $4,988 Sedo
10. AllThingsNice.co.uk £3,000 = $4,290 Sedo

11. Preisschlager.de
("price break" in German)
$3,999 Sedo
12.
tie
Direktplus.de €3,000 = $3,990 Sedo
12.
tie
Muskulatur.de
("muscles" in German)
€3,000 = $3,990 Sedo
14. Perruques.fr
("wigs" in French)
€2,900 = $3,857 Sedo
15. Energiegewinnung.de
("energy extraction" in German)
€2,850 = $3,791 Sedo
16.
tie
BalanceClub.de €2,800 = $3,724 Sedo
16.
tie
VOD.es €2,800 = $3,724 Sedo
18. Identiteit.nl
("identity" in Dutch)
€2,550 = $3,392 Sedo
19.
tie
Aikido.jp €2,500 = $3,325 Sedo
19.
tie
DigiDesign.se €2,500 = $3,325 Sedo
19.
tie
Fly24.eu €2,500 = $3,325 Sedo
19.
tie
Franchise.pl €2,500 = $3,325 Sedo
19.
tie
LiveRadio.fr €2,500 = $3,325 Sedo
19.
tie
MovieGuide.eu €2,500 = $3,325 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart and Sedo accounted for the bulk of those. They had 44 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,727. Those are listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,727
verlobungsringe.de $2,727   gothique.fr $1,596
clasificados.ec $2,660 employeewellbeing.co.uk $1,583
glückskinder.de $2,660 darktube.de $1,463
lebensversicherung24.de $2,660 kimball.de $1,397
qet.de $2,394 farnell.pl $1,394
cocina.tv $2,328 einstein.fr $1,330
aquariums.de $2,261 gesundheitsportal24.de $1,330
festspiele.eu $2,261 jvn.fr $1,330
poker.am $2,261 shopwelt.ch $1,330
sexes.ch $2,181 teddyhamster.de $1,330
gigsinscotland.co.uk $2,145 estadio.es $1,329
jma.co.uk $2,145 p45.co.uk $1,216
brassbeds.co.uk $2,002 feierabendziegel.de $1,197
lds.fr $1,995 inhaltsangabe.de $1,197
nextag.eu $1,995 daniels.de $1,131
softonic.nl $1,995 hotel-harz.de $1,131
softsonic.de $1,995 countertenor.de $1,064
urlaub-in-winterberg.de $1,995 iant.de $1,064
tellmewhere.de $1,862 rapshit.de $1,063
blitzwatches.co.uk $1,716 bpos.co.uk $1,060
anunciar.es $1,663 najdi.eu $1,033
brunnenbau.eu $1,663 architektenhaftung.de $1,024

Eslewhere the AfternicDLS sold GasSafety.co.uk for $2,500 and two Polish ccTLDs changed hands in private sales; GNB.pl at $1,744 and Twojaksiegarnia.pl ("your bookstore" in Polish) at $1,229

If there are country code extensions you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here.

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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