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 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:
Aftermarket Downshifts a Gear This Week with the Mid Level Drawing
the Biggest Crowd
After a quartet of six-figure sales
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
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
Silicon Valley conference in April.
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.
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
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:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. June 15, 2009 - Sun. June 21, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect June 23
Viajes.com.ar ("trips" in Spanish)
(IDN) ("Ethiopia" 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 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.
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
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
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
The AfternicDLS had 50 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,000. Those are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,000
The AfternicDLS also sold EcoUnion.com
through an expanded promotion listing at Sedo for $2,000.
At SnapNames.comWebArchive.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
NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
Elsewhere PrintQuotes.com changed hands for $4,700
in a private sale.
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:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: June 15, 2009 - Sun. June 21,
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. June 23
Viajes.com.ar ("trips" in Spanish)
äthiopien.de (IDN) ("Ethiopia" in German)
Licitaciones.es ("tenders" in Spanish)
Bedrijfscatering.nl ("corporate catering" in Dutch)
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
Sedo piled 62 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $4,935. Those are all listed in the table
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $4,935
(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.
(.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
(.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
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
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.
Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
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
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
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.