Takes the Top Five Spots on This Week's Top 20 Domain Sales Chart
With a Six-Figure Sale Leading The Charge
was firing on all cylinders this week, sweeping the first five spots
on our new Top 20 sales chart. They went on to claim seven of
the first ten entries and 13 of 20 overall. LiveStream.com led
the charge at $100,000, followed by Jeddah.com ($58,050)
and LevelUp.com ($50,000).
A pair of non .com gTLDs took the next two
spots with #4 Noticias.net ("news" in Spanish)
notching $32,340 and #5 SEO.info fetching $21,930.
The ccTLDs also continued to show
strength, taking four openings on the Big Board, including one that
landed among the top ten. That was #9 Telefony.pl (Polish
country code) at $17,415.
Sedo accounted for all four of the ccTLD
sales. Two of those that tied for #14 represent France; Reflex.fr
and Deguisement.fr ($12,900 each) while the fourth, #20 Dasgelbe.de
("yellow" in German), gave Germany a place on the
all extension leader board.
One other venue, NameJet.com,
had multiple chart entries. They scored four times with #8 BSA.com
setting the pace there with a $17,850 sale. GoDaddy
Auctions and SnapNames.com
each placed a name on the top half of the chart and in a
private sale, MediaBrands.com changed hands for $15,000 to
tie for #11.
Here is how all of the
leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, April 19:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. April 13, 2009 - Sun. April 19, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect April 21
Noticias.net ("news" in Spanish)
Dasgelbe.de ("yellow" in German)
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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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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There was one more 5-figure sale just off the
chart. Sedo banked $10,000 for BondFunds.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
Moniker.com led the .com supporting cast with
Twollow.com at $9,100. They added another $6,475
Sedo scored with Ener.com at $8,888, ProStar.com
at $8,000 and ExGFS.com at $7,998. They also
had a trio of names at $7,500 each; E-14.com, ElementFourteen.com
and PanamaCasinos.com. Sedo had 22 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
$5,031 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,031
Back at NameJet, BrokerageFirm.com brought $8,888,
InmateFinder.com located $8,100 and ScreenSaves.com captured
$6,929. Poesie.com plucked $6,739 and VNZ.com
unzipped $5,500. NameJet has 16 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,400. You can check those out in the table below:
NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,400
At the AfternicDLS,
Sunnys.com sewed up $6,000 while three others; IS4.com,
Proteinas.com and Solea.com secured $5,000 apiece.
Jayhawker.com hauled in $4,950, StudentLoanConsolidation.com
drew $4,800 and Maparoisse.com produced $4,716.
CallTheShots.com clicked for $4,522, PlanF.com
found $4,488 and PrepTests.com tallied $4,400. Vendez.com
corralled $4,191 and TheSeniorSource.com sold for $4,188. The AfternicDLS had 55 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. You
can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
The AfternicDLS also sold Archivieren.com for $5,850
through an expanded promotion listing at Sedo.
At SnapNames, QueenElizabeth.com commanded $5,500,
PHPGuru.com returned $3,110, RoyalSonesta.com
rang up $2,713 and WangBao.com bagged $2,100.
iPoll.com provided $5,000, SouthJordan.com
dispatched $4,900, WomensFragrances.com sniffed $3,000
and MiniLaptopComputers.com downloaded $2,500.
At GoDaddy Auctions, Masochist.com kicked in $4,105,
Unco.com cornered $2,106 and PileItOn.com
peaked at $2,005.
Finally, in a private sale QualityPools.com attracted
The country codes continued to cruise this
week with four more five-figure sales, all of which made the all
extension leader board you saw at the top of this report. The
highest sale you haven't seen yet is #5 MyBrands.de at $9,030.
Sedo accounted for that sale and wound up sweeping 18 of the 20
entries on our new Country Code Top 20 chart. The AfternicDLS
claimed one spot and Sedo handled the escrow on the private sale of
the other. The AfternicDLS took the #10 slot with PS4U.co.nz (New
Zealand ccTLD) at $5,500.
Great Britain's .co.uk had the most chart
entries with six. That extension began its run by sweeping positions
six through eight with SexToysDirect.co.uk leading the way at
$8,526. Peru made a rare appearance with #11 (tie) PeruHotel.pe
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending April 19:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: April 13, 2009 - Sun. April
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. April 21
There were over three dozen additional four-figure
ccTLD sales off the chart and Sedo accounted for all but two of
those sales. Their roster included Yubbi.de ($3,999) and a
pair of names at $3,870 each; CloudComputing.es and JDownloader.de.
Love.li landed $3,612 while EducationFirst.com.ar
and Marktplaats.es added $3,225 apiece.
Sedo had 35 more country code sales ranging
from $1,000 to $3,096. Those are listed in the table
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,096
Elsewhere, Moniker sold Slant.tv for $2,099
and LastMinuteTravel.co.in changed hands for $1,550.
If there are country code extensions you are not familiar
with, you can look up the nation each extension represents here.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .name, .net & .org)
The Global Contenders have been sluggish this
year but this week they got strong showings from Noticias.net
($32,340) and SEO.info ($21,930). In addition to topping
the new GC Top 20, those two domains earned spots on the all
extension leader board you saw at the top of this report.
Moniker had the highest GC sale you haven't
seen yet, #3 DiabetesInDogs.net at $6,588. The .nets
swept 13 of the 20 chart entries. .Info was next with five. .Org
managed to place just two names this week. The AfternicDLS was the
leading venue in this category, claiming 9 chart entries. Sedo was
next with six.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending April 19:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April
13, 2009 - Sun. April 19, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect April 21
There were 15 more four-figure GC sales off
the chart with Sedo and the AfternicDLS splitting those. Sedo's
supplemental list included Tokio.info ($1,419), Recruit.info
($1,369) and PrivatKredit.org ($1,305). Three others; 118000.mobi,
BonjourShanghai.net and Freight.biz fetched $1,290
each. Tarragona.tel tacked on $1,161 and KosmetikStudio.info
The AfternicDLS answered with Mutuelles.net
($1,200), PerformanceChips.net ($1,150) and a pair at $1,088
each; Ecologics.net and TravelProfessional.net. NGEO.net
nailed $1,032, MrWorld.net went for $1,013 and AmericanFashion.biz
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 night or Wednesday
morning we publish the highest reported domain name
sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us
their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that
information and write this article to give
you the most comprehensive sales report in the industry.
Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain
Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.