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Shows.com Leads the Cast on This Week's DN Journal Top 20 Domain Sales Chart 

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 overall. 

Moniker.com 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 at $15,250.

Sedo.com, the AfternicDLS and SnapNames 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.

  

By Ron Jackson

Domain Investment Services also got on the board with their sale of a very nice numerical domain, 414.com, at $11,480.

.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 at $11,200

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, May 24:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 18, 2009 - Sun. May 24, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 28

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Shows.com $102,000 RickLatona.com/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
2. Diego.com $58,830 SnapNames
3. RemoteControls.com $32,000 RickLatona.com/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
4. Victorville.com $23,000 RickLatona.com/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
5. Diets.net $21,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
6. OnlineTelevision.com $20,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
7. Thalasso.org 13,100 = $18,340 Sedo
8. GreatFalls.com $17,650 SnapNames
9. WaterPurifiers.com $17,000 RickLatona.com/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
10. SEO-Tools.co.uk 12,000 = $16,800 Sedo

11. Rookies.com $15,250 Moniker
12. 1N.com 8,000 = $12,800 Sedo/GreatDomains
13.
tie
Mortuary.com $12,500 RickLatona.com/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
13.
tie
Mortuaries.com $12,500 RickLatona.com/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
15. BBI.net $11,800 AfternicDLS
16. Hutch.com $11,770 SnapNames
17. 414.com $11,480 DISemails
18. Digital.eu 8,000 = $11,200 Sedo
19.
tie
Requirements.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
KingCrab.com $10,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
19.
tie
ApartmentsNow.com $10,000 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

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.comGauze.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 for $2,425.

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:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,571
buckeroo.com $4,571   funfromobile.com $3,000
domainlabs.com $4,500 extratip.com $2,800
2424news.com $4,400 worldisyours.com $2,800
maxiscooter.com $4,200 domainlab.com $2,500
pqt.com $4,000 mtrip.com $2,500
pimperish.com $3,920 healthywealthy.com $2,250
contrado.com $3,800 qfilter.com $2,100
dvd-shrink.com $3,500 duganstravels.com $2,000
toreros.com $3,500 lasvegasenlinea.com $2,000
voitureo.com $3,010 m-stone.com $2,000
eapen.com $3,000   

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

At NameJet.com, 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:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,032 - $4,999
techtronics.com $4,999   ziad.com $2,300
ispanya.com $3,300 dating24.com $2,200
nextera.com $3,300 yescash.com $2,110
totalpower.com $3,050 extramaritalsex.com $2,100
thanking.com $2,988 fashionroom.com $2,100
hydrogenvehicle.com $2,400 baze.com $2,088
esgroup.com $2,300 datec.com $2,032

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:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
inventoryliquidators.com $4,000   kwikfix.com $2,400
mallplus.com $3,888 countrysideestates.com $2,391
onesee.com $3,788 acrossit.com $2,388
callsoft .com $3,750 blueconnection.com $2,388
dancefanatic .com $3,740 logodream.com $2,388
nylighting.com $3,591 computersandelectronics.com $2,300
orthosurgeons.com $3,514 digihealth.com $2,300
viewprice.com $3,321 startupbusinesses.com $2,250
freefox.com $3,300 emptynests.com $2,200
nativehealing.com $3,190 heyhello.com $2,200
creditcardlenders.com $3,141 hiphopfanatic .com $2,200
digitalsugar.com $3,088 webhospital.com $2,200
churchlighting.com $3,000 aviationinc.com $2,188
eyet.com $3,000 gssecurity.com $2,188
bestpricebooks.com $2,988 strongplanet.com $2,188
lamps4u.com $2,800 ecomconsulting.com $2,100
a-shop.com $2,788 hollywooddaily.com $2,100
performancescience.com $2,788 iphilosophy.com $2,100
sl360 .com $2,750 skimarketing.com $2,100
firstny.com $2,700 grandparentsonline.com $2,088
aboutagirl.com $2,600 greatgardening.com $2,088
courther.com $2,588 powervalue.com $2,088
healinghaven.com $2,588 cnenergy.com $2,021
mastersofmusic.com $2,588 designerdoggie.com $2,000
startrunning.com $2,588 locallawfirms.com $2,000
youngexecs.com $2,588 lres.com $2,000
myShip .com $2,550 policesurplus.com $2,000
jwmi.com $2,400 turnaroundconsulting.com $2,000

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

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

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 from Registrars.co.uk 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 $3,000.  

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending May 24:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: May 18, 2009 - Sun. May 24, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 28

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. SEO-Tools.co.uk 12,000 = $16,800 Sedo
2. Digital.eu 8,000 = $11,200 Sedo
3. 3.ly 5,000 = $7,000 Sedo
4.
tie
ClaimFast.co.uk 4,000 = $6,400 Registrars.co.uk
4.
tie
DomainSales.co.uk 4,000 = $6,400 Sedo
4.
tie
SlotMachinesOnline.co.uk 4,000 = $6,400 Sedo
7. Mag.ma $5,000 Sedo
8. Maschsee.de 3,300 = $4,620 Sedo
9. Trailers.tv 3,100 = $4,340 Sedo
10. Kork.eu 2,600 = $3,640  Sedo

11. Tell.me $3,500 Sedo
12. B.gd $3,000 Sedo
13. Klaxx.de 2,100 = $2,940 Sedo
14. DomainAuctions.co.uk 1,800 = $2,880 Sedo
15.
tie
Itverzeichnis.de 2,000 = $2,800 Sedo
15.
tie
VoicePay.de 2,000 = $2,800 Sedo
17. Dierendag.nl 1,800 = $2,520 Sedo
18. Slapntickle.co.uk $2,500 Sedo
19. TimeLord.co.uk 1,500 = $2,400 Sedo
20. EcoInvestments.co.uk 1,450 = $2,320 Sedo

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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 below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,840
telephonesystem.co.uk $1,840   7x.eu $1,399
memoriasusb.es $1,820 gelinlik.de $1,260
siebert.cn $1,800 bryson.co.uk $1,200
heremans.be $1,750 propertyhomebuyers.co.uk $1,200
hotelix.de $1,680 nachbarvz.de $1,190
kommunalmesse.at $1,680 councilhouseexchange.co.uk $1,152
rundreisen.tv $1,680 kalifornien-guide.de $1,120
dlvr.nl $1,555 skiresorts.fr $1,120
ciel.me $1,500 klebekork.de $1,067
krisenstab.de $1,401 ressel.eu $1,050
free-css.de $1,400 sprachreisen-online.de $1,050
ophelia.eu $1,400 lasvegasescorts.us $1,000
studentsupermarket.co.uk $1,400 maguro.jp $1,000

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

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

The Global 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 Valley.  

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 TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Diets.net $21,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV

2.
Thalasso.org 13,100 = $18,340 Sedo
3. BBI.net $11,800 AfternicDLS
4. Blook.net $8,250 AfternicDLS
5.
tie
PIP.net 5,000 = $7,000 Sedo
5.
tie
SanJose.net $7,000 RickLatona.com/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
7. CouponCodes.org 4,500 = $6,300 Sedo
8. Deleted (venue reported this sale in error). -
9. REIT.org $4,540 SnapNames
10. DomainLabs.org $4,500 Sedo

11. Plumbing.org $4,250 DISemails
12.
tie
BibleSearch.org $4,000 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
Junk.net $4,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
14. SaveLives.net $3,988 AfternicDLS
15. Humour.org $3,530 SnapNames
16. PerformanceParts.net $3,372 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
Moneymaker.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
Urns.org $3,188 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
DebtCollection.org $3,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
19.
tie
EnvironmentalEducation.org $3,000 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

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.

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,350
tixnet.net $2,350   migraene.org $1,512
creation.mobi $2,250 erotikdating.mobi $1,400
kork.org $2,086 sejour-thalasso.net $1,330
vecernji.mobi $2,000 yardi.net $1,260
zins.net $1,680 versandhaeuser.net $1,120
spacetravel.org $1,570 threats.org $1,000
kinderzimmer.net $1,526 visit.tel $1,000

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 table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
cash-advance .net $2,000   electrozone.net $1,388
abss.org $1,850 healthscan.net $1,388
sefa.net $1,840 interoil.net $1,388
addictioncenter.net $1,800 opensmart.net $1,354
onlinefile.net $1,788 avcable.net $1,288
aquariumfilter.net $1,688 eplus.info $1,288
carbontrade.net $1,688 prettycool.net $1,250
carauction.org $1,600 onpurpose.net $1,200
fashiondesigner.org $1,600 hcdn.net $1,159
cyberwar.org $1,588 somethingborrowed.net $1,150
quench .net $1,500 asiatour.net $1,149
sonsofliberty.org $1,500 eoto.org $1,095
uctl.net $1,500 rdio.net $1,093
workouts.net $1,500 energypro.net $1,088
cyberwars.net $1,488 addictionhelp.net $1,000
fifthcolumn.org $1,488 alcoholproblem.net $1,000
healthyadvice.net $1,488 callsoft.net $1,000
metrostar.net $1,488 onlinenursingprogram.net $1,000
diverticulosis.org $1,400 onlineparalegaldegree.net $1,000

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 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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