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July 8) is below.
Deal at the AfternicDLS and a Wave of Completed Aftermarket.com
Auction Sales Dominate This Week's Chart
AfternicDLS takes the lead position on our new weekly Top
20 doman sales chart after handling the $78,088 sale of Rosary.com.
That is the third highest sale of the year for the Afternic DLS,
trailing only LAInsurance.com ($100,000) and Claim.com
($80,000), a pair of names they sold in March.
swept 13 of 21 chart entries this week (the extra spot resulting
from a tie for the final position) after confirming the completion
of dozens of sales from three special events; live auctions at Domainer
Mardi Gras and the GeoDomain
Expo plus their live Domain Madness online
#2 Loco.com led the Aftermarket.com
charge at $55,500. That is the third time that domain has
changed hands since we started tracking domain sales six years ago.
It first sold at GreatDomains in December 2004 for $17,500
then went for nearly three times more when Rick Latona let it
go for $50,000 in April 2006.
In addition to all of their charted sales
this week, we will be ranking Aftermarket.com's biggest sale of the
year next week. At press time we learned they have just completed
the $380,000 sale of Contests.com to National A-1
who won the auction for that domain at the Domain
Roundtable conference last month in Washington, D.C. Our weekly charts
(released on Wednesdays) reflect sales reported during the seven-day
period ending the previous Sunday, so Contests.com will go on the
board next week when it will obviously take a major blockbuster to
keep it from claiming the top spot.
rang up four charted sales this week, led by the only non .com
domain on the elite list, #8 Your.de (German country code
domain) at $22,330. SnapNames.com
was the only other venue with multiple chart entries. They hit the
daily double with #6 GamingSingapore.com ($24,990) and #15 Lotomama.com
Here is how all of the
leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, July 5:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. June 29, 2009 - Sun. July 5, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect July 7
Domainer Mardi Gras
Domainer Mardi Gras
Domainer Mardi Gras
Domainer Mardi Gras
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.
Forthe 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 beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
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Aftermarket.com led the .com four-figure
supporting cast with four $9,000 sales spread across three
different events. Two of those came from the GeoDomain Expo live
auction in San Diego where BocaRatonFlorida.com and TempeArizona.com
booked $9,000 each. From that same auction, BrooklynJobs.com
brought $8,000 and three others; Oakton.com, PiratesCove.com
and TexasPersonals.com tacked on $7,500 each.
Also closing were a trio at $3,500 apiece
that included ArubaVacation.com, Talladega.com and Tiel.com.
CarlsbadCA.com and TopekaKansas.com each kicked in $3,000
while Drammen.com drew $2,500, NewYorkLoft.com
landed $2,250 and LosAngelesCondo.com commanded $2,000.
In closed sales from Aftermarket.com's Domainer
Mardi Gras live auction in New Orleans, Dreamy.com corralled
$9,000 but that was a dramatic dropoff from the $43,250 that
same name commanded at SnapNames in June 2006.
In other sales from DMG, DCW.com desposited $6,500,
Discretion.com crested at $5,250 and three others; AirlineRewards.com,
DNSales.com and StorageFacility.com fetched $5,000
apiece. Two others, GolfSet.com and PetHospitals.com
dispensed $4,500 each while TicketBooth.com took in $3,800.
FinancialBailout.com rescued $3,750, Overwhelmed.com
added $3,700 and ExerciseGuide.com generated $3,500.
Also at DMG, an IDN, Décor.com, went for $2,900
and NurseCollege.com attended to $2,000.
Moving on to Aftermarket.com's closed sales from
Domain Madness, ePills.com swallowed $9,000, Antiseptic.com
streilized $6,000 and VeryFast.com flagged down $5,200.
Doodling.com doled out $4,700, PopupTrailers.com
posted $3,800 and Calfskin.com captured $3,500.
Cutout.com clipped $3,320, ITEmployment.com plucked
$3,300 and two others; StayThin.com and Groomed.com
each grossed $3,000. PartyToys.com pulled $2,600,
StudentOffers.com and BirdProof.com billed $2,500 apiece
and TrickOrTreating.com turned up $2,400.
Back at Sedo, CampusPoker.com dealt out $8,590,
Recepten.com returned $6,255, AcaiBerryJuice.com
squeezed $5,800 and InvoiceTrack.com registered
$4,865. Sedo had 16 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,500 that you can check out in the table below.
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
In sales from Sedo's GreatDomains.com
premium auction site, OPZ.com clicked for $3,703, Piedras.com
piled on $3,226 and RosesOnline.com attracted $2,550.
At the AfternicDLS, Kapre.com captured $7,588,
STTI.com tallied $5,556 and two others; EngineeringSystems.com
and Digisol.com each drew $5,000. YPSO.com
yielded $3,800, KRAR.com cracked $3,788 and EDWY.com
unwrapped $3,750. Three others; BestPhtographers.com, Cofounders.com
and SkinPathology.com posted $3,500
The AfternicDLS had 50 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,440. Those are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,440
The AfternicDLS also sold LottoFever.com for $6,400
through SnapNames as part of their expanded promotion program.
closed the $8,000 sale of AllTerrainVehicles.com from
their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon Valley auction and moved XTT.com
($5,000) and ShipFinder.com ($2,563) through their online
Auctions banked $5,350 for FamilyFlix.com and
$4,888 for IslandDoctors.com.
At SnapNames, ProSpeed.com produced $2,716
and two others; Ditco.com and HotelsGoldCoastAustralia.com
booked $2,000 apiece.
This was .de week for the Country Codes. The
popular German ccTLD had the top sale, Your.de at $22,330
and went on to take seven of the first ten spots on our new Country
Code Top 20 chart (and nine positions overall). Sedo accounted
for all of those .de sales and went on to pile up 19 of the 20 chart
kept them from making it a clean sweep by moving #3 Remind.me
for $7,700 (.me is Montenegro's country code).
The only other non .de domains on the first half of
the leader board were #5 Bra.in (Indian ccTLD) at $5,000
and #9 Saltcoats.co.uk (British extension) at $4,025.
Two more .co.uk domains earned spots on the second half of the elite
Other countries represented this week are the United
States (.us), Poland (.pl), the Netherlands (.nl),
Austria (.at) and the European Union (.eu). Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending July 5:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: June 29, 2009 - Sun. July 5,
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 7
Sedo rang up several dozen additional four-figure
sales led by FreePorn.us ($2,750), Pushup.de ($2,724)
and Trouver.ca ($2,649). Messestand.eu added $2,641,
UES.de delivered $2,572 and M.ly locked up $2,500.
Concierto.es sold for $2,363, FXPro.gr grabbed $2,319
and Gentlemen.de drove home $2,224.
Sedo piled up 37 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,085. Those are all listed in the table
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,085
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)
This was a slow week for the Global
Contenders. After notching the year's biggest .net sale last
at $46,200), along with three more five-figure
sales, none broke out of the four-figure range this week. The best
reported sale was IceSkating.net, a name that closed at $7,000
after being auctioned off in Aftermarket.com's Domain Madness
Sedo followed with a pair of .org domains; #2
Geldverdienen.org ("making money" in German) at
$5,421 and #3 PokerOnline.org at $5,000. Overall,
.net took 12 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulting from
a tie for the final position). .Org claimed the other 9.
The AfternicDLS led the race among venues, having a
hand in 14 of the 21 sales on this week's leader board. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending July 5:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June
29, 2009 - Sun. July 5, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect July 7
There were several additional four-figure GC
sales off the chart with the AfternicDLS logging the majority of
those including BPlus.net ($1,760), STTI.net ($1,747)
and ClassReunions.org ($1,725). Their roster also included Spizy.net
($1,688), iPress.net ($1,588) and NewPerspectives.org
LooseDiamonds.org added $1,250,
BioOcean.net brought $1,200 and TitaniumRings.net
returned $1,188. Nion.net notched $1,084 and
three others; CarRepairs.net, DiamondStuds.net and WorldCash.net
nabbed $1,000 each. In sales through their expanded promotion
program, the AfternicDLS sold Borra.net ($1,488) and
SafariLodge.net ($1,088) through SnapNames and Schmiedel.net
($1,566) through Sedo.
Aftermarket.com logged three more sales at this level;
Antidepressant.net ($1,650), Tacoma.info ($1,300) and LowFare.net
Also, Sedo booked a quartet of their own;
SlapNTickle.org ($1,500), StockPhotography.org ($1,275), GreenTeaWeightLoss.net
($1,050) and ArthritisTreatment.net ($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 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.