Leads the Cast on This Week's DN Journal Top 20 Domain Sales
Sales from the two live domain auctions
at last month's T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Silicon Valley conference started closing in large
numbers this week to dominate our latest weekly Top 20 sales
chart. Shows.com brought down the house with a $102,000 sale
made in RickLatona.com's
live sale at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Three of this week's top four sales come
from the Latona auction and they accounted for six chart entries
claimed three chart positions with closed sales from their
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. live auction, led by #5 Diets.net ($21,000)
and #6 OnlineTelevision.com ($20,000). Moniker took another
spot with a sale through their online platform, #11 Rookies.com
all had multiple chart entries as well. Sedo booked four, led by #7 Thalasso.org
at $18,340, while the AfternicDLS and SnapNames each hit
three out of the park. The SnapNames roster was led by #8 GreatFalls.com
at $17,650 while #15 BBI.net set the pace for the AfternicDLS
with an $11,800 sale.
.Coms swept 16 of the 21 chart
positions (the extra spot resulting from a three-way tie for the
final position). The non .com global TLDs earned three places
on the elite list and there are also two ccTLDs, both sold
by Sedo; #10 SEO-Tools.co.uk at $16,800 and #18 Digital.eu
Here is how all of the
leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, May 24:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. May 18, 2009 - Sun. May 24, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 28
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
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In additional closed sales from the live auctions at
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon Valley, RickLatona.com booked $8,500
for PropertyManagers.com, $8,000 for NailDesign.com
and $5,000 each for Matchable.com and Rickshaws.com.
Gauze.com and BigSizes.com brought $3,750
apiece while AsianFlu.com drew $3,000. AntiqueAutoSales.com
cornered $2,400 and TropicalBeaches.com attracted $2,000.
Latona also sold HawaiiIslands.com for $8,000 through
their everyday platform.
Moniker's closed sales from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. included BoatRepairs.com
($8,500), Rejected.com ($8,000) and Announced.com
($7,000). MovingService.com and BarbequeGrill.com
cooked up $6,000 each and GolfCaddy.com chipped in $5,500.
Exhibiting.com and Transferring.com tacked on $5,000
apiece while Retrain.com and SystemBackups.com secured
$4,500 each. GarageKits.com and Reimbursement.com
returned $4,000 apiece and Bribes.com bagged $3,000.
Moniker also sold TwitterTools.com from their online platform
Sedo's supporting case was led by Fotonic.com
($8,399), EQI.com ($6,000) and a trio of names at $5,600
each; Buyco.com, RoadTrafficAccident.com and Skyworker.com.
Three others; BedroomToys.com, MegaDepot.com and Trademobile.com
turned in $5,000 apiece.
Sedo had 21 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
$4,571 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,571
Back at SnapNames, an IDN, 축구.com
(xn--2e0bw32d.com) commanded $8,123, AdrenalineOnline.com
produced a $4,999 rush and HelicoptersForSale.com flew
off with $4,000. PokerOpen.com raked in a $3,667
pot, Solodescargas.com kicked in $3,100 and SurveillanceVideo.com
captured $3,000. Carioca.com dished out $2,967,
Alena.com landed $2,688 and ClickNews.com
confirmed $2,410. CoralSpringsFlorida.com added $2,360
and VegasHotelRooms.com reserved $2,105.
Espanola.com translated into $7,106, Audios.com
and DentalWeb.com each drilled $6,600 and CrazyAss.com
was given a $6,400 tranquilizer. NameJet had 14 more
four-figure .com sales ranging from $4,999 down to $2,032.
You can check out those in the table below:
NameJet .com Sales Between $2,032 - $4,999
The AfternicDLS continued to reap rewards with their
concentration on the small to medium-sized business market. AdvancedPractice.com
produced $5,839, LetsGive.com generated $5,800
and SocialTV.com tuned in $5,500.
EntertainmentBusiness.com deposited $5,188, Sattva.com
settled at $4,800 and ComputerAndElectronics.com
connected for $4,700.
The AfternicDLS had 56 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
The AfternicDLS also sold Labserver.com for $2,050
through an expanded
promotion listing at Sedo.
Domain Investment Services added three more sales
through their emailed domain list; 906.com at $9,600, UpToTheMinute.com
for $2,750 and Israelis.com for $2,000.
Great Britain's .co.uk ccTLD had a big week,
piling up eight of the 20 entries on our new Country Code chart,
including #1 SEO-Tools.co.uk at $16,800. Digital.eu
also cracked the five-figure mark at $11,200. Sedo accounted
not only for those two sales, but for 19 of the 20 overall sales on
the elite list.
One of the particularly interesting .co.uk sales was
#4 (tie) ClaimFast.co.uk, bought by the British IP firm Demys
for $6,400. The previous week the .com version of the
domain was sold through the AfternicDLS for just $2,500, less
than half of what the .co.uk commanded.
Two of this week's charted domains are super short -
comprised of a single character to the left of the dot. 3.ly (Libyan
country code) went for $7,000 to rank, appropriately enough,
at #3 on the list. #12 B.gd (Grenada's ccTLD) brought
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending May 24:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: May 18, 2009 - Sun. May 24,
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 28
Sedo rang up nearly 30 additional four-figure
ccTLD sales including Genialkochen.de and InternetCasino.fr
for €1,500 ($2,100) each and 24Friends.de for
€1,400 ($1,960). Sedo had 26 more country code sales ranging
from $1,000 to $1,840. Those are listed in the table
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,840
If there are country code extensions you are not
familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .name, .net & .org)
Contenders had a trio of five-figure sales this week (all of
which made the all extension leader board you saw at the top of this
report). The top GC sale you haven't seen yet is #4 Blook.net
at $8,250 via the AfternicDLS. That was one of nine charted
sales for that venue - more than any other.
Sedo scored four times with PIP.net at $7,000
helping them put all four of their names in the top ten. PIP.net
tied with SanJose.net for the #5 spot. The latter name was
sold in RickLatona.com's live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon
The .orgs had the most chart entries with 11.
The other nine all went to .nets. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending May 24:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May
18, 2009 - Sun. May 24, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 28
There were several dozen additional four-figure GC
sales off the chart. NameJet sold Toxic.net for $2,900,
IUSBK.org for $1,955 and CarpetCleaner.net for $1,822.
BBR.net notched $1,310, TRA.org garnered $1,002
and Kanal.net nailed $1,000.
At Sedo NISP.org provided $2,891 and Strumpfhosen.net
hauled in $2,730. Sedo had 14 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,350. You can check those out in the table below.
Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,350
At the AfternicDLS Noticiero.net drew $2,788,
WildlifePhotography.net captured $2,588, MSSB.net
banked $2,488 and ShipSales.net sailed away with $2,350.
The AfternicDLS had 38 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Those are listed in the
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
SnapNames added $1,337 for Joystick.net.
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 email@example.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.