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German Country Code Domain Tops This Week's Top 20 Sales Chart With ccTLDs Taking 6 Spots on the All Extension Leader Board

ccTLDs turned in another strong showing this week, taking the top spot on our latest all extension leader board and six of the 20 positions overall. Texel.de (German country code) claimed the pole position after changing hands for 39,500 ($56,090) at Sedo.com. Sedo went on to sweep the top three spots and pile up a dozen chart entries to lead all venues.

Their roster includes a matching .com set, AssuranceVie.com and Assurance-Vie.com ("life insurance" in French) that went for $43,500 each to share the #2 slot. Sedo also accounted for four of the six country code sales on the Big Board. The other two went to RickLatona.com who scored with #8 Blog.eu (European Union ccTLD) at $19,170 and #20 CheapCars.us (United States country code) at $9,230. This is the second week in a row that America's ccTLD made the all extension Top 20.

  

By Ron Jackson

Only one non .com gTLD made the elite this week and the surprise there is that it was not a .net or a .org domain, the two extensions that normally dominate our Global Contenders category. Instead a .info carried the GC  flag as #13 Bodybuilding.info went for $13,500 at Sedo. 

The .coms, as usual, vacuumed up every other position on the Top 20, taking 13 places overall. Several venues had a hand in the .com charge including the AfternicDLS with #4 SkyHarbor.com ($35,000), SnapNames.com with #5 DegreePrograms.com ($31,555) and NameJet.com with #6 EZMoney.com ($22,044).

The only venue other than Sedo and RickLatona.com to record multiple chart entries was Moniker.com who hit the daily double with a pair of three-word domains, #7 InstantPokerMoney.com ($20,350) and #9 TrafficTicketLawyers.com ($15,250).

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, July 26:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 20, 2009 - Sun. July 26, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 28

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Texel.de 39,500 = $56,090 Sedo
2.
tie
AssuranceVie.com
("life insurance" in French)
$43,500 Sedo
2.
tie
Assurance-Vie.com
("life insurance" in French)
$43,500 Sedo
4. SkyHarbor.com $35,000 AfternicDLS
5. DegreePrograms.com $31,555 SnapNames
6. EZMoney.com $22,044 NameJet
7. InstantPokerMoney.com $20,350 Moniker
8. Blog.eu 13,500 = $19,170 RickLatona.com
9. TrafficTicketLawyers.com $15,250 Moniker
10. SubNet.com $15,000 Sedo

11. Bcher.at 10,100 = $14,342 Sedo
12. GolfOnline.de 10,000 = $14,200 Sedo
13. Bodybuilding.info $13,500 Sedo
14. Engagement-Rings.co.uk 7,000 = $11,550 Sedo
15. Piecejointe.com 7,500 = $10,650 Sedo
16. CameraBags.com $10,500 SnapNames
17.
tie
GameTheory.com $10,000 Sedo
17.
tie
4Aces.com $10,000 Sedo
19. XS8.com $9,999 Sedo
20. CheapCars.us 6,500 = $9,230 RickLatona.com

 

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

SnapNames led the four-figure .com supporting cast with Kneeboard.com at $8,240. Their list also included Pumped.com at $5,750, MusicArchive.com at $4,710 and PDASoftware.com at $4,500. Youmei.com kicked in $3,500, WatchMeNow.com went for $3,300 and WirelessModem.com connected for $3,000. Rounding out the SnapNames roster were Jinmi.com ($2,820), Weddington.com ($2,555) and Berlusconi.com ($2,472)

NameJet captured $7,900 with ColdWar.com and $7,610 for Filth.com. JapaneseRestaurants.com served up $6,600, VintageSex.com drew $5,488 and Maldonado.com managed $5,199. NameJet had 30 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,800. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,800
babytshirts.com $3,800   workaccident.com $2,600
jeffs.com $3,701 firestar.com $2,555
transducers.com $3,627 adherence.com $2,522
Cosmeticdoctor.com $3,588 yourquotes.com $2,444
Solarheatingkits.com $3,434 vieo.com $2,410
photoflash.com $3,400 thundercats.com $2,401
tvphones.com $3,200 photopack.com $2,210
traveljamaica.com $3,166 custombuckles.com $2,200
alike.com $2,877 scruff.com $2,200
Amateurlivecam.com $2,850 travelware.com $2,111
mardigrasbeads.com $2,766 travelromania.com $2,101
deptofcorrections.com $2,755 digitalcare.com $2,100
litigationattorneys.com $2,755 candystop.com $2,099
informationage.com $2,655 vector.net $2,051
blackbag.com $2,600 ezstore.com $2,022

Back at the AfternicDLS MilitaryLawyers.com were busy billing $7,500 while TradeMarkets.com and AdHelper.com hauled in $6,400 each. RecipeX.com cooked up $5,800, Piketon.com posted $5,188 and two others; Guitarrista.com and WorldTech.com tacked on $5,000 each. 

GroundCoffee.com brewed up $4,500, Eduall.com corralled $3,900, PetSavvy.com unleashed $3,788 and Vetit.com delivered $3,588. The AfternicDLS had 47 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
centralwholesale.com $3,500   elitesurveys.com $2,200
idlv.com $3,500 letsbuy.com $2,200
westonranch.com $3,388 wisdell.com $2,200
Nafx .com $3,300 jabbermouth.com $2,188
sharethespirit.com $3,088 californiazinfandel.com $2,160
foryourheart.com $2,888 foodaffair.com $2,100
therelationshipguide.com $2,888 negen.com $2,100
interest-rates .com $2,800 optiprint.com $2,100
peruvianfood.com $2,800 freelanceproductions.com $2,088
puremedical.com $2,800 peppermintpark.com $2,073
macroeconomy.com $2,700 beautyrules.com $2,000
furnituresolution.com $2,636 businesstelephonesystems.com $2,000
chilifestival.com $2,625 grandrapidsattorney .com $2,000
korper.com $2,500 imprensa.com $2,000
openpartners.com $2,500 moneymindset.com $2,000
rausa.com $2,500 otdinc.com $2,000
theskylab.com $2,500 spitze.com $2,000
medicalfirst.com $2,488 sunriseautosales.com $2,000
anexus.com $2,400 teleconsult.com $2,000
springgolf.com $2,400 theeggman.com $2,000
access-online.com $2,388 urbanwar.com $2,000
powermower.com $2,300 velena.com $2,000
PlusGames .com $2,250 yousupport.com $2,000
startcenter.com $2,240  

The AfternicDLS also sold five domains through other venues as part of their expanded promotion program. Using Sedo JerseyPhoto.com fetched $2,616, MagicSports.com spawned $2,175 and LimosUSA.com attracted $2,000. At SnapNames FlyCool.com and HotelStrasbourg.com each booked $2,088

At Sedo EnergyPartners.com plugged in $7,500, DomainHelper.com downloaded $7,100 and MarketingCafe.com quaffed $6,995. Assicurazioniauto.com added $6,000. SandySummers.com soaked up $5,008 and two others; BlackAtlas.com and Encens.com clicked for $5,000 each.

Sedo had 24 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,970 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,970
sentidos.com $4,970   sending-flowers.com $2,750
maggoo.com $4,601 implante.com $2,625
my18teen.com $4,402 ivega.com $2,500
theliberty.com $4,200 offersoftheday.com $2,500
8555.com $3,600 seniormingle.com $2,500
foro-descarga.com $3,550 slwc.com $2,450
wasserkocher.com $3,550 garten-moebel.com $2,391
metzgermeister.com $3,451 jetstart.com $2,200
allergien.com $3,337 wevu.com $2,003
dineflorida.com $3,000 hotstove.com $2,000
lxnewyork.com $3,000 scaffoldtower.com $2,000
soxon.com $2,840 webrain.com $2,000

Sedo's GreatDomains.com site threw in another $2,601 for RockFM.com.  

At GoDaddyAuctions.com FluWikie.com dispensed $7,010, PatentBlog.com banked $2,760, CopyrightBlog.com cleared $2,605 and Anari.com notched $2,200

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Country Codes

As we noted at the top of this report, the Country Codes flexed their muscles again this week placing six names on the all extension leader board. You saw all those listed earlier. The top ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet are a pair of names tied for #7 on our new Country Code Top 20 chart, 11x11.de (German ccTLD and PokerWin.it (Italian country code) at 5,000 ($7,100) each. Sedo booked both of those sales and went on to sweep 17 of the 20 chart entries. 

RickLatona.com took the three spots Sedo didn't, including a pair of the sales that made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. Their trio was rounded out by #15 AirlineTickets.co.uk (British ccTLD) at $5,112

Germany's .de had the most chart entries with seven. Great Britain's .co.uk and the European Union's .eu had three each and Italy's .it scored twice. Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending July 26:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: July 20, 2009 - Sun. July 26, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 27

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Texel.de 39,500 = $56,090 Sedo
2. Blog.eu 13,500 = $19,170 RickLatona.com
3. Bcher.at 10,100 = $14,342 Sedo
4. GolfOnline.de 10,000 = $14,200 Sedo
5. Engagement-Rings.co.uk 7,000 = $11,550 Sedo
6. CheapCars.us 6,500 = $9,230 RickLatona.com
7.
tie
11x11.de 5,000 = $7,100 Sedo
7.
tie
PokerWin.it 5,000 = $7,100 Sedo
9. Schuh.tv 4,200 = $7,013 Sedo
10. Ilgratis.it 4,500 = $6,390 Sedo

11. Erbpacht.de 4,450 = $6,319 Sedo
12. Vivere.eu 4,320 = $6,134 Sedo
13. Speed.co.uk 3,501 = $5,777 Sedo
14. Geheimnisse.de 4,000 = $5,680 Sedo
15. AirlineTickets.co.uk 3,600 = $5,112 RickLatona.com
16. Wissenstransfer.de 3,333 = $4,733 Sedo
17. WKU.eu 3,240 = $4,601 Sedo
18. LinkBait.de 3,000 = $4,260 Sedo
19.
tie
HPI.ch 2,500 = $3,550 Sedo
19.
tie
Immobilier-Saint-Tropez.fr 2,500 = $3,550 Sedo

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There were several dozen additional four-figure sales off the chart and as usual Sedo accounted for the vast majority of those. Their list included Anlage.24.de at $3,124 and a pair at $2,840 each; Deguisementenfant.fr and Heraeus.cn. Hairy.tv brushed up $2,698, MWH.eu yielded $2,663 and Avery.es secured $2,627.

Sedo piled up 48 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. Those are all listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
alamo.tv $2,500   leveranciers.nl $1,420
copy.me $2,450 trial.at $1,420
alquilerdecoche.es $2,343 letmego.de $1,350
edo.fr $2,343 fit-gesund-schoen.de $1,349
diacom.de $2,272 forums.at $1,349
konstantinopel.ch $2,272 hutschopping.de $1,349
superfan.de $2,272 mobshop.co.uk $1,320
trabajo.nl $2,130 7stars.eu $1,278
huhn.eu $2,059 ipay.es $1,278
combien.fr $1,988 traffix.be.be $1,278
codework.co.uk $1,832 diaeten-labyrinth.de $1,207
leuchten-lampen.de $1,818 urlaubsbox.de $1,207
motorsport24.de $1,775 luxemagazine.nl $1,149
888-poker.fr $1,704 fortex.eu $1,136
asialand.de $1,704 neorauch.de $1,136
bodyflying.de $1,704 travelcube.it $1,136
fotoland.de $1,704 concreta.es $1,120
termine.at $1,562 arktiskreuzfahrten.de $1,065
tilgin.de $1,562 bgel.de $1,065
handelssignale.de $1,548 esba.eu $1,065
bilco-europe.de $1,500 exlibris.eu $1,065
geschenkartikel.eu $1,420 fahrzeugkonstruktion.de $1,065
koolstuff.eu $1,420 solarbox.de $1,044
korkfliesen.de $1,420 iceskates.us $1,000

Elsewhere, RickLatona.com chalked up a pair of solid .com.au (Australian country code) sales; Router.com.au at $3,012 and Emails.com.au at $2,045

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 (Non .com gTLDs: .biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org & .tel)

Bodybuilding.info struck a $13,500 pose to lead this week's Global Contenders Top 20 chart. Sedo made that sale and went on to sweep the first five spots, 7 of the first 10 and 12 of 20 overall, more than any other venue. 

.Nets claimed half of the chart entries including #2 Phrases.net at $7,700 and #3 SOQ.net at $7,140. The .infos were next with six in one of that extensions best showings of the year. In addition to taking the top spot, .info claimed there of the first six places including #5 118000.info at $4,260 and #6 MCAT.info at $4,250.

.Org had to settle for three spots, led by #4 Loterias.org at $7,100, and the other opening went to .tel as #8 Storage.tel tallied $3,950. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending July 26:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 20, 2009 - Sun. July 26, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 28

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Bodybuilding.info $13,500 Sedo

2.
Phrases.net $7,700 Sedo
3. SOQ.net $7,140 Sedo
4. Loterias.org 5,000 = $7,100 Sedo
5. 118000.info 3,000 = $4,260 Sedo
6. MCAT.info $4,250 AfternicDLS
7. BabyShowers.net $4,000 Sedo
8. Storage.tel $3,950 Sedo
9. Babe.net $3,907 SnapNames
10. DiscountTravel.net $3,900 SnapNames

11. DefenseLawyers.net $3,600 SnapNames
12.
tie
11X11.info 2,500 = $3,550 Sedo
12.
tie
11x11.org 2,500 = $3,550 Sedo
14. Vein.net $3,500 AfternicDLS
15. Espa.info 2,400 = $3,408 Sedo
16. BalanceTransfer.net $3,400 SnapNames
17. Depot.info 2,250 = $3,195 Sedo
18. 1Mail.net $2,959 AfternicDLS
19. eMailArchiving.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
20. Scaffolding.org $2,766 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales off the chart with the AfternicDLS selling the highest of those through Sedo as part of their expanded promotion platform. That was Gargano.org at $2,691. The AfternicDLS also rang up $2,588 each for FrogDesign.net and Tronix.net.

CollegeOnline.org admitted $2,525, Getaways.net generated $2,500 and Sauce.org savored $2,088. The Afternic DLS had 24 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
beachhouses.net $2,000   Buzzr.org $1,265
biblical.org $2,000 chinainformation.net $1,200
recurve.net $2,000 saalfeld.net $1,200
carinsurancecompany.net $1,988 artinvest.net $1,188
freeautoinsurancequote.net $1,888 directbroker .net $1,100
level8.net $1,888 raisefunds.org $1,100
extermination.org $1,688 hazardinsurance.org $1,088
gware.net $1,688 tiffin.net $1,088
pharmacytechniciancertification.net $1,500 cashtoday.org $1,000
homeinsurancerates.net $1,488 hakki.net $1,000
avendre.net $1,400 iengineering.org $1,000
onlineautoinsurance.org $1,288 networkequipment.net $1,000

Back at Sedo Heimkino.info cornered $2,556, IPF.net nailed $2,414 and Stau.info found $2,201. Jeux-Gratuits.org grabbed $2,130, Imenik.net notched $2,000 and FreeClassifieds.net clicked for $1,791

Sedo also scored with Navitel.net ($1,775), RSB.org ($1,645) and Public-Records.org ($1,600). Travemuende.net added $1,579, StudentMinistry.org made $1,200 and HotelPortal.biz produced $1,136. Two others; Developpementdurable.org and Extenze.org garnered $1,000 apiece.

At NameJet, IPPA.org pitched in $2,510, Grilling.net barbecued $1,402 and two others; Tulsa.info and Previews.net provided $1,210 each.

Elsewhere SnapNames collected $2,181 for AlaskaCruise.net and GoDaddyAuctions picked up $1,116 for IEF-USA.org.

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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