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Sedo Takes the Top Five Spots on This Week's Top 20 Domain Sales Chart With a Six-Figure Sale Leading The Charge

Sedo.com 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. 

  

By Ron Jackson

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:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 13, 2009 - Sun. April 19, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 21

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. LiveStream.com $100,000 Sedo
2. Jeddah.com $58,050 Sedo
3. LevelUp.com $50,000 Sedo
4. Noticias.net
("news" in Spanish)
22,000 = $32,340 Sedo
5. SEO.info 17,000 = $21,930 Sedo
6. GoFigure.com $21,000 GoDaddy Auctions
7. Billetesbaratos.com 12,500 = $18,375 Sedo
8. BSA.com $17,850 NameJet
9. Telefony.pl 13,500 = $17,415 Sedo
10. Portugues.com $15,100 SnapNames

11.
tie
MediaBrands.com $15,000 Pvt Sale
11.
tie
Fasto.com $15,000 Sedo
13. HealthDrink.com $13,301 NameJet
14.
tie
Reflex.fr 10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
14.
tie
Pferdefutter.com 10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
14.
tie
Deguisement.fr 10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
14.
tie
AutoFax.com $12,900 NameJet
18. Energ.com $12,600 NameJet
19. UniMedia.com 9,100 = $11,739 Sedo
20. Dasgelbe.de
("yellow" in German)
8,925 = $11,513 Sedo

 

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 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 for Rajeunissement.com.

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:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,031
arbeitsmarkt.com $5,031   rett.com $2,750
minibankatm.com $4,700 xenox.com $2,645
tintacar.com $4,500 3dme.com $2,580
myindigo.com $4,451 bluenature.com $2,500
reagancentennial.com $4,450 dginternational.com $2,500
muzi4ka.com $4,309 loopin.com $2,500
tieba.com $4,000 power-grid.com $2,500
zen21.com $3,650 showexpert.com $2,500
stereoanlage.com $3,612 lisbonapartments.com $2,100
cccontainer.com $3,225 3321.com $2,050
geothermal-energy.com $2,903 powerhits.com $2,000

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:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,400
sunhotels.com $5,400   golfweather.com $2,800
quadratic.com $5,199 standingroomonly.com $2,700
haleiwa.com $5,150 liveforever.com $2,602
averitt.com $4,100 datenetwork.com $2,500
poolsetc.com $3,825 senf.com $2,500
healthinsurancehelp.com $3,500 i-pay.com $2,108
daso.com $3,101 uncensorednews.com $2,001
washington-dc.com $3,005 executivebenefits.com $2,000

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:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
shoevault.com $4,000   mealsout.com $2,388
ecoavenue.com $3,788 californiagroup.com $2,300
gettoit.com $3,688 greenspree.com $2,250
asiapaper.com $3,488 metalix.com $2,200
connectmore.com $3,388 solarsignage.com $2,188
commarket.com $3,230 bankruptcyinstitute.com $2,150
jumptour.com $3,188 diagnostictests.com $2,100
soccerbook.com $3,188 travelprofessional.com $2,100
superiorsteel.com $3,188 certificationnow.com $2,088
videoapp.com $2,988 intercongress.com $2,088
screeningtests.com $2,888 stillhot.com $2,088
affinityservices.com $2,800 timknight.com $2,088
barcoders.com $2,800 uniquetimes.com $2,088
gameseat.com $2,800 universityvideo.com $2,088
greenhouseenergy.com $2,788 2bfriends.com $2,000
signkits.com $2,700 avidirect.com $2,000
horseboot.com $2,600 backtoamerica.com $2,000
colombiarealty.com $2,588 citytel.com $2,000
ecompliment.com $2,588 contactlensesonline.com $2,000
savey.com $2,588 control-solutions.com $2,000
internetnewspapers.com $2,500 easolutions.com $2,000
tech-net.com $2,500 FoamCore .com $2,000
webox.com $2,500 hair-cuts.com $2,000
xconnections.com $2,500 luckyblue.com $2,000
bnbworld.com $2,400 officeflex.com $2,000
teleamerica.com $2,400 vdna.com $2,000
topstatus .com $2,400 womensinsurance.com $2,000
foranything.com $2,391   

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.

At RickLatona.com, 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 $2,000.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

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 posting $5,160

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending April 19:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: April 13, 2009 - Sun. April 19, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 21

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Telefony.pl 13,500 = $17,415 Sedo
2. Deguisement.fr 10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
3. Reflex.fr 10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
4. DasGelbe.de 8,925 = $11,513 Sedo
5. MyBrands.de 7,000 = $9,030 Sedo
6. SexToysDirect.co.uk 5,800 = $8,526 Sedo
7. ShopAtHome.co.uk 5,000 = $7,350 Pvt Sale
8. Stockport.co.uk 3,985 = $5,858 Sedo
9. PortalService.de 4,500 = $5,805 Sedo
10. PS4U.co.nz $5,500 AfternicDLS

11.
tie
Cash.pl 4,000 = $5,160 Sedo
11.
tie
PeruHotel.pe 4,000 = $5,160 Sedo
11.
tie
RoboForm.de 4,000 = $5,160 Sedo
14.
tie
123.cc $5,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Clicker.tv $5,000 Sedo
14.
tie
MobileDating.co.uk $5,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Sema.ca $5,000 Sedo
18. Wechselwirkungen.de
("interactions" in German)
3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
19.
tie
Blip.co.uk 3,000 = $4,410 Sedo
19.
tie
ChelseaGirl.co.uk 3,000 = $4,410 Sedo

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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 below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,096
labellaelabestia.it $3,096   capote.fr $1,871
administration.co.uk $2,940 erstebank.me $1,690
fishingtackle.com.au $2,700 boekenclub.nl $1,613
szs.de $2,684 spielelaedchen.de $1,613
morelos.tv $2,580 ahaed.de $1,548
pinnacle.se $2,580 juegosjuegos.asia $1,548
circle.be $2,516 lederpflege.eu $1,548
makemusic.de $2,322 artportfolio.co.uk $1,463
cbconline.co.uk $2,205 airportrotterdam.nl $1,290
sciencetoys.co.uk $2,205 ausgebrannt.de $1,290
coco.fr $2,000 mediafarm.co.uk $1,290
avs4you.de $1,935 produktfotos.de $1,290
endeca.de $1,935 woonwerk.nl $1,290
geophysik.eu $1,935 leamington-spa.co.uk $1,176
guapas.es $1,935 skai.com.br $1,161
improve.de $1,935 latorredegliaironi.it $1,032
rosamunde.de $1,935 mitesszentrale.de $1,032
zev.us $1,895  

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.

Global Contenders (.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 TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Noticias.net
("news" in Spanish)
22,000 = $32,340 Sedo
2. SEO.info 17,000 = $21,930 Sedo
3. DiabetesInDogs.net $6,588 Moniker
4. TrafficSchool.net $4,444 NameJet
5. TFSA.net $3,988 AfternicDLS
6. Sinop.net $3,788 AfternicDLS
7.
tie
Pfandhaus.net 2,250 = $2,903 Sedo
7.
tie
Ritter.info 2,250 = $2,903 Sedo
9. Galabingo.net $2,600 SnapNames
10. CVSHome.org $2,505 NameJet

11. eMarket.info 1,700 = $2,193 Sedo
12. WebsiteDevelopment.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
13. Fornix.net $1,900 AfternicDLS
14. ExecutiveJobs.org $1,850 AfternicDLS
15. Funeral.info $1,750 Moniker/
DOMAINfest Global
16.
tie
eFulfillment.net $1,688 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Lexco.net $1,688 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
TheBandwagon.net $1,688 AfternicDLS
19. Panel.info 1,250 = $1,613 Sedo
20. Amur.net $1,500 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

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 added $1,032

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 booked $1,000.

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 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.

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