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Editor's Note: New Weekly Publication Time for this column - Between 1-2pm every Wednesday (U.S. Eastern time). Over the years our usual publication time for this column has been on Tuesday nights but too often that has stretched into the wee hours of Wednesday morning so it is time to make this slight change and restore some normalcy to our schedule.

Our data submission deadline will remain the same - reported sales must be in and verified by 5pm on Tuesday to be included in the current week's report (any sales that come in after that deadline will be reported the following week). We will assemble the multiple charts in the report on Tuesday nights then write the editorial portion of the report on Wednesday mornings with the column going up by 2pm. Our latest column (posted Wed. June 24) is below:

The Aftermarket Downshifts a Gear This Week with the Mid Level Drawing the Biggest Crowd 

After a quartet of six-figure sales last week, none broke the 100K mark in the latest lap around the aftermarket track. However over the past seven days we saw a higher than usual number of the solid five-figure sales that define the middle level of the market. In addition to those on our new Top 20 chart, there were ten more in that range that fell just short of making the Big Board.

The top spot goes to BottledWater.com in a $45,000 sale that Moniker just closed after auctioning off the name in their live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon Valley conference in April.

Sedo swept the next four positions with a pair of .coms and two ccTLDs. #2 GetARoom.com led their charge at $30,000. Their country code heavyweights were #4 OnlineGolf.de at $23,970 and Viajes.com.ar ("trips" in Spanish), an Argentinian ccTLD that sold for $21,150. Sedo went on to pile up 11 chart entries overall, more than any other venue. 

  

By Ron Jackson

It is starting to sound like a broken record, but the country codes had another very strong week, taking 6 of the top 10 positions and 8 overall. ccTLD booster Rick Latona played a role by closing the $20,304 sale of #6 SexToys.ca, a name that was auctioned off at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. ccTLDs conference he staged in Amsterdam earlier this month. 

One of the high ranking ccTLDs was an IDN, #8 äthiopien.de ("Ethiopia" in German), sold at Sedo for $20,135. One of the two .me domains on the elite list, #9 Teach.me ($20,100 at NameJet) also reached the top half of the chart as did a nice two-letter Dutch domain, FM.nl at $19,748 via Sedo.

With .coms taking a dozen chart entries and the ccTLDs eight the non .com global TLDs were shut out. Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, June 21:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 15, 2009 - Sun. June 21, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 23

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. BottledWater.com $45,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
2. GetARoom.com $30,000 Sedo
3. Black-Jack.com $25,500 Sedo
4. OnlineGolf.de €17,000 = $23,970 Sedo
5. Viajes.com.ar
("trips" in Spanish)
€15.000 = $21,150 Sedo
6. SexToys.ca €14,400 = $20,304 RickLatona.com/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. ccTLDs
7. Chocolatier.com $20,200 NameJet
8. äthiopien.de (IDN)
("Ethiopia" in German)
€14,280 = $20,135 Sedo
9. Teach.me $20,100 NameJet
10. FM.nl €14,006 = $19,748 Sedo

11. HealthCenter.com $16,766 NameJet
12. Camilla.com $16,100 NameJet
13. Hotelin.com $15,000 Sedo
14. iTrust.com $13,100 NameJet
15. Tax.eu $12,530 Sedo
16. LawyersUSA.com $12,500 Sedo
17.
tie
HiAustralia.com $12,063 Moniker
17.
tie
Invite.me $12,000 NameJet
17.
tie
Finch.com $12,000 Sedo
20. eSurvey.com $11,700 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.

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There were ten more five-figure sales just off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with UHZ.eu  at $11,210. They also sold BizLounge.com ($11,000) and Licitaciones.es ("tenders" in Spanish) for $10,575

In addition to the six domains they put on the Top 20 chart, NameJet added five more five-figure sales just off the leader board; Vulkan.com ($11,000), Trust.me ($10,799), FixedMortgage.com ($10,211), Skymobile.com ($10,200) and GolfCourses.org ($10,005).

The five-figure onslaught continued with AuctionCalender.com going for $10,000 at the AfternicDLS and BlogThemes.com changing hands for the same amount in a private transaction. 

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with MAJ.com at $9,999, Stirr.com at $9,870 and a pair at $9,000 each; Asana.com and GoldCharms.com. UXUA.com kicked in $8,460, M247.com clocked in at $8,000 and SportStats.com compiled $7,000.

PolishWorld.com went for $6,000, Amitad.com drew $5,640, Lulz.com landed $5,500 and VoteYesNo.com pulled the lever on $5,200. Sedo had 30 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
inphi.com $5,000   mediafinanz.com $3,426
sportsingles.com $5,000 wewu.com $3,032
bubo.com $4,935 angiehicks.com $3,000
mje.com $4,850 globalmarketnavigator.com $3,000
ladida.com $4,700 oy1.com $3,000
meilleursjeux.com $4,512 faxversand.com $2,936
payg.com $4,346 passcall.com $2,820
lumeno.com $4,250 deadserious.com $2,500
juy.com $4,100 stitched.com $2,500
servicemenu.com $3,737 moslem.com $2,425
travelace.com $3,700 oncloud.com $2,151
analystjobs.com $3,650 pwid.com $2,150
gamiac.com $3,500 frufru.com $2,000
myskills.com $3,500 trademarkbuddy.com $2,000
ukeu.com $3,500 winnerscirclecasino.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS continued to mine riches from the small to medium sized busines market, selling HauntHunter.com for $8,800, CarbonResearch.com for $6,488 and two others; AdBuy.com and Shamanic.com for $5,500 each. JobMall.com attracted $5,300, DynamicVideo.com captured $4,940 and LanguageStudio.com translated into $4,188.

InvestIndia.com returned $3,788, CloudShop.com clicked for $3,488 and WildSafari.com feasted on $3,400. iWake.com roused $3,388, MaxTraffic.com took in $3,288, BuilderPage.com brought $3,188 and MensInterest.com made $3,088.

The AfternicDLS had 50 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,000
instacare.com $3,000   safeworkplace.com $2,400
pflanzendoktor.com $3,000 aliexpress.com $2,388
spcinc.com $3,000 goldenportal.com $2,388
trafficsign.com $3,000 keybot.com $2,388
candt.com $2,988 performancediagnostics.com $2,388
saluteamerica.com $2,888 titaniumweddingring.com $2,370
electricgrill.com $2,800 nyclawyers.com $2,250
christcity.com $2,788 koelkast.com $2,122
liferesearch.com $2,788 glomar.com $2,100
mrgeo.com $2,788 hurricaneinfo.com $2,100
puppytalk.com $2,788 insuranceacademy.com $2,100
directdaily.com $2,750 marketingrevolution.com $2,100
sportscene.com $2,750 micro-systems.com $2,100
cinestars.com $2,700 marylandchildcare.com $2,099
goldminejewellers.com $2,688 beyondprofit.com $2,088
thedentalspa .com $2,600 keepamericasafe.com $2,088
innovationinsights.com $2,588 protectthem.com $2,088
knowledgecity.com $2,588 soapandwater.com $2,088
midwestunderground.com $2,584 turbodrink.com $2,088
windowsshareware.com $2,521 turfdeals.com $2,079
docsee.com $2,500 autojunction.com $2,000
jamsoftware.com $2,500 clickresponse.com $2,000
livee.com $2,500 holidayindia.com $2,000
mofy.com $2,500 oneinthree.com $2,000
lafontaines.com $2,488 ecounion.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS also sold EcoUnion.com through an expanded promotion listing at Sedo for $2,000

At SnapNames.com WebArchive.com uncovered $8,250, Statins.com stirred in $8,000 and OnlineFinancing.com drifted down to $4,805. The latter domain had previously sold for $17,500 in a Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction in April of last year so someone ended up taking a big hit on that one.

EscapeToFlorida.com fetched $2,588, TrafficBroker.com bagged $2,150, NewsLeak.com let a $2,107 cat out of the bag and NewsAndReview.com rang up $2,051

Back at NameJet, Burners.com lit up $7,818, USAR.com registered $6,000 and DigitialMedia.com distributed $5,100. NutritionSupplements.com swallowed $5,050, Youcai.com called in $5,015 and MarkMe.com checked off $5,011

Melimelo.com managed $4,801, RealEstateMortgage.com arranged $4,600 and TraderAcademy.com cornered $4,501. JuegosMoviles.com displayed $4,444 and ShrinkLink.com located $4,100. Name Jet had 33 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below. 

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
primestar.com $4,000   brandmobile.com $2,401
hairguide.com $3,700 zowa.com $2,400
mexicotours.com $3,450 einvestments.com $2,352
fanstop.com $3,433 soundmedia.com $2,322
puresilver.com $3,306 beachvoyeur.com $2,305
accesscard.com $3,211 firstcapitalbank.com $2,305
radd.com $3,201 yanfang.com $2,222
onlineacademy.com $3,100 jacksonstate.com $2,120
lizette.com $3,000 wrecklawyers.com $2,110
mpre.com $2,916 bluegrassreport.com $2,100
recordsmanagement.com $2,900 funjunk.com $2,100
omnidrive.com $2,701 contractingjobs.com $2,055
efts.com $2,651 holidayproperties.com $2,010
photoforums.com $2,600 renewamerica.com $2,010
seadrift.com $2,515 blocklist.com $2,000
tampadui.com $2,511 couponmonth.com $2,000
thebigpicture.com $2,431  

Elsewhere PrintQuotes.com changed hands for $4,700 in a private sale.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country code boom continued this week with 11 five-figure sales and four others that were less than $500 away from cracking the five figure mark. We list all five-figure sales in the all extension section at the top of this weekly report so you have already seen the names that make up the top half of our new ccTLD Top 20 Chart.

The highest ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet are grouped in a trio at #12 that includes Bedrijfscatering.nl ("corporate catering" in Dutch), LingerieSexy.fr (French ccTLD) and Metin2.co.uk. Those domains went for $9,870 each at Sedo. Headbaords.co.uk was right behind at $9,619, also via Sedo, a venue that swept 15 of the 20 chart entries.

 Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending June 21:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: June 15, 2009 - Sun. June 21, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 23

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. OnlineGolf.de €17,000 = $23,970 Sedo
2. Viajes.com.ar
("trips" in Spanish)
€15,000 = $21,150 Sedo
3. SexToys.ca €14,400 = $20,304 RickLatona.com/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. ccTLDs
4. äthiopien.de (IDN)
("Ethiopia" in German)
€14,280 = $20,135 Sedo
5. Teach.me $20,100 NameJet
6. FM.nl €14,006 = $19,748 Sedo
7. Tax.eu $12,530 Sedo
8. Invite.me $12,000 NameJet
9. UHZ.eu €7,950 = $11,210 Sedo
10. Trust.me $10,799 NameJet

11. Licitaciones.es
("tenders" in Spanish)
€7,500 = $10,575 Sedo
12.
tie
Bedrijfscatering.nl
("corporate catering" in Dutch)
€7,000 = $9,870 Sedo
12.
tie
LingerieSexy.fr €7,000 = $9,870 Sedo
12.
tie
Metin2.co.uk €7,000 = $9,870 Sedo
15. Headboards.co.uk £5,865 = $9,619 Sedo
16. Beer.eu $6,700 Sedo
17. Agua.es €4,550 = $6,416 Sedo
18. Stars.at €4,000 = $5,640 Sedo
19. Filteranlagen.de
("filtering" in German)
€3,570 = $5,034 Sedo
20. Niemiecki.pl €3,550 = $5,006 RickLatona.com/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. ccTLDs

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There were several dozen additional four-figure sales off the chart. The AfternicDLS had the highest of those with Bordeaux.co.uk at $5,000. NameJet was right behind with Copy.me at $4,999. NameJet registered five other strong .me sales; Beer.me ($4,299), Kick.me ($3,000), Catch.me ($1,799), David.me ($1,211) and Gallery.me ($1,209). They also sold FZTV.tv for $3,650

Sedo piled 62 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $4,935. Those are all listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $4,935
blue-efficiency.ch $4,935   wnet.pl $1,800
mieszkania-online.pl $4,653 buerokaufmann.de $1,763
discoverbing.jp $4,500 pci.at $1,763
zena.si $3,878 tth.eu $1,692
yajoo.co.uk $3,280 damesfietsen.be $1,678
kumar.in $3,250 spreadbettingcompanies.co.uk $1,640
schwarzwaldhotels.de $3,173 businesscoaches.de $1,551
projectpartners.de $3,101 kochvideos.de $1,551
debtsettlement.us $3,000 ecoya.cn $1,500
autorecycling.eu $2,961 auto-lexikon.de $1,410
wakeboarding.asia $2,950 babbel.es $1,410
keydepot.de $2,820 glasspezialist.de $1,410
mybrands.at $2,820 koeln-muelheim.de $1,410
registreer.nl $2,750 mmz.eu $1,410
powerslim.de $2,679 playlist.at $1,410
autocommunity.de $2,609 vita.se $1,410
urlaubstips.de $2,609 webdevelopers.nl $1,410
electricians.us $2,550 bankieren.be $1,269
pari.tv $2,538 bewerbungsgespraech.de $1,269
a.bb $2,500 kaartspellen.nl $1,269
lipo.eu $2,468 notebook-adapter.co.uk $1,241
businesswoman.pl $2,397 casinowelt.de $1,199
wertewirtschaft.de $2,327 hotvouchers.co.uk $1,189
deurwaarder.be $2,129 bridalfabrics.co.uk $1,150
avocado.de $2,123 dressing.ch $1,128
fietsenmaker.nl $2,115 websingels.de $1,128
jobeinstieg.de $2,115 tecnointernet.es $1,074
shows.nl $2,115 possession.at $1,058
schlagerfestival.de $1,904 wmt.de $1,058
rattan.co.uk $1,886 abm.co.uk $1,050
harrogate.co.uk $1,804 alamocarhire.eu $1,000

Elsewhere MissDomain.com sold WebTV.se (Swedish country code) for $3,173 (25,000 SEK) and in a private transaction WMA.us was sold for $1,700.

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

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

GolfCourses.org paced the Global Contenders category this week, notching a $10,005 sale at NameJet in the only five figure GC sale reported over the past seven days. Shirts.net nabbed the #2 spot with an $8,958 sale at Sedo, followed by a nice two-letter .org, MR.org at $8,800, also via Sedo.

The .orgs took seven chart positions overall, including #5 MassageOil.org, sold for $5,288 at the AfternicDLS, a platform that swept 10 of the 20 chart entries to lead all venues. Even though .orgs accounted for four of the top five sales, the .nets had the most overall entries with 13.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending June 21:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 15, 2009 - Sun. June 21, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 23

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. GolfCourses.org $10,005 NameJet

2.
Shirts.net $8,958 Sedo
3. MR.org $8,800 Sedo
4. ParentalGuide.org $5,599 NameJet
5. MassageOil.org $5,288 AfternicDLS
6. AYA.net $5,149 Moniker
7. Gorilla.net $4,150 NameJet
8. TheKey.org $3,488 AfternicDLS
9. U-Connect.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
HumanCondition.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
SmartSuite.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
Steele.net $3,188 AfternicDLS

13. HomeBusinessOpportunities.org $2,997 AfternicDLS
14. iHelp.net €2,000 = $2,820 Sedo
15. VideoConference.net $2,602 NameJet
16. Coast.net $2,600 NameJet
17. 3Star.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
18. Buchhaltung.org €1,785 = $2,517 Sedo
19. DentalAssistant.net $2,455 AfternicDLS
20. Credenza.net $2,400 AfternicDLS

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There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales off the chart. NameJet had the highest of those with DiscountTravel.org at $2,268. The winners on their supplemental list also included PrivacyAlliance.org ($2,100), Gatax.org ($1,709) and Samurai.org ($1,550).

Also at NameJet, Watercolor.net went for $1,513, Wimax.info found $1,210 and RCB.net nailed $1,209. That's a big drop for Wimax.info, a name that had changed hands for $7,700 in a private sale in September 2007.

PornoValley.net posted $1,111, SocialEntrepreneurship.org added $1,110 and Coil.net closed at $1,100. EmbassyofSierraLeone.org landed $1,087, Joint.org generated $1,010 and LCHR.org delivered $1,009.

At Sedo, Fichier.net flagged down $2,115, DavidZhang.net dusted off $2,000 and Kaden.net corralled $1,700. Nicola.net attracted $1,692, StudentJobs.net doled out $1,636, EDN.net banked $1,255 and Dangdut.net drew $1,199

The AfternicDLS  had 16 additional four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. You can check those out in the table below.

Additional Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
flashforward.net $2,000   comparecarinsurance.net $1,400
islanders.net $1,988 hotelplus.net $1,400
ourspirit.net $1,888 webcoach.net $1,388
carbons.org $1,688 adnetworks.net $1,288
do-do.net $1,600 carinsurancerate.net $1,200
coconuts.net $1,500 jpec.net $1,200
vessels.org $1,500 idental.net $1,088
rads.net $1,494 tfcn.net $1,000

The AfternicDLS also sold ProjektManagement.net ($1,700) and ClaimManagement.net ($1,600) through expanded promotion listings at Sedo and DreamHome.org for $1,988 through a similar listing at SnapNames.

Elsewhere Snapnames sold ArtOfWar.net ($1,400) and Lad.org ($1,151) while Moniker closed the $1,000 sale of LaptopComputers.info (from their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon Valley auction). 

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.

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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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