More Six-Figure Sales Help Keep the Summer Aftermarket Engine
The high end of the domain market
continued to show signs of recovery this past week with two more
six-figure sales. Sedo.com
sold #1 WoodPellets.com for $115,000 and Alex
Alexander of BigLeads.com
bought OnlineEducation.com in an Ebay auction for $100,000
(While Ebay domain auctions have a checkered past, this one was
legitimate and the sale was confirmed with proper documentation).
We reported the $1.5 million sale
of DropShippers.com in our Lowdown
column last week. As most of you know, our charts are limited to
sales of domain names only. We cannot include developed websites
where the revenue stream created by operating a business makes up a
large part of the value of the asset - making it impossible to
determine the value of the domain name alone.
I have been in contact with both the buyer
and seller of DropShippers.com to try to determine whether or not
the ecommerce software that has been on the site for several years
(and went with the domain) constituted a business (the seller said
it is essentially an automated system that serves as an alternate,
more effective monetization method than domain parking. I am
currently getting some additional information on this point from the
buyer, including word on his future plans for the domain). I am also
going through the sales contract which I have a copy of. I expect
our vetting process to be completed in time to make a decision on
charting this sale next week.
Sedo had another remarkable week, sweeping
15 of the 20 positions on our new all extension leader board
including three of the top four and eight of the first ten,
including #3 Brax.com at $80,000 and #4 Farsi.com at
$75,000. SnapNames.com interrupted Sedo's run by claiming the
5th spot with Orgasms.com at $41,180.
was the only venue other than Sedo to place multiple names on the Big
Board. They hit the daily double with #15 TheJob.com ($15,000) and
#17 (tie) Plaisir.com ($12,000). The AfternicDLS's bread and
butter has always been the mid-range favored by small to medium sized
businesses. They had another blowout week within that category,
piling up approximately $800,000 in total sales.
Auctions also earned a spot on the elite list with #14 Pizzerias.com
Five country code domains (all sold
by Sedo) joined the .com party on the Top 20. Three of those
landed on the top half of the chart; #7 Forums.de ($35,750),
#8 Payment.co.uk ($32,600) and #9 GoldPlatz.de ($31,460).
The non .com gTLDs also had one
representative on the leader board - #17 (tie) CGM.net at $12,000
via Sedo. Here is how all of the
leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, August 23:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 17, 2009 - Sun. Aug. 23, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect August 25, 2009
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 seven more five-figure sales off the
chart. Sedo accounted for five of those; Photobox.se and Etsy.de
at $10,725 each and three others - Denpasar.com, CloudContainer.com
and Chanti.com at $10,000 apiece. SnapNames sold MesotheliomaLawyers.com
for $10,659 and the AfternicDLS moved Botes.com for $10,000.
.Com Supporting Cast
SnapNames had the top sale in the four-figure .com
supporting cast with EducationLottery.com at $9,999.
They also sold Ahmsi.com ($5,805), Singels.com ($4,150)
and FullSize.com ($3,400). BiodieselFuel.com added $3,080
and Reactions.com returned $2,700.
Back at Sedo, MeinName.com notched $9,295,
Guiafacil.com garnered $8,580 and JIZ.com drew $8,100.
hauled in $7,600 and two others, ArchiveCity.com and
PornographyAddiction.com went for $7,500 each.
ElektroAutos.coms plugged in $6,435,
CashBackCard.com captured $6,000 and Vlucht.com tacked on
HotSparks.com ignited $5,500, Deutschlandurlaub.com landed
Hotels-in.com booked $4,890 and QND.com corralled
Sedo had 26 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,000 that you can check out in the table below.
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
The AfternicDLS rang up sales at a furious pace this
week, adding $9,200 to the ledger for Apprentissage.com,
$8,900 for SecurityProfessional.com and $8,500
for SpringLine.com. Norvege.com nabbed $8,000, MuscleSupplements.com
pumped up $7,000 and ZapMe.com generated $6,888.
Entretien.com dusted off $6,500, Kaer.com
contributed $6,000 and Mouche.com munched on $5,700.
OrganicPotatoes.com peeled $5,588, SecuredCheckout.com
rang up $5,400 and DoYouGetIt.com got $5,250. OpenRoom.com
welcomed $5,000 and ArchitecturalDrafting.com drew up $4,688.
The AfternicDLS had 113 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,500. Those are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
The AfternicDLS had five more
sales from their expanded promotion platform that places listings at
other venues as well as their own. Using Sedo they sold INVT.com
($3,000), AltGlobal.com ($2,991) and KnockOn.com
($2,500), as well as LoveJewellery.com at $2,242 and
MusicMerch.com at $2,088.
Auctions, Chiangmai-Live.com lassoed $7,777 and
GoRentals.coms registered $2,005.
MyDotcom.com commanded $5,425, LoadBalancers.com brought
$3,500 and HighlyRecommended.com clicked for $2,925.
The country codes enjoyed another very nice
outing this week with seven solid five-figure sales. Three of those
represented Germany's popular .de extension, two
carried the .co.uk flag for Great Britain while the European
Union (.eu) and Sweden (.se) each had one at this level.
These sales were all listed among the all extension leaders at the
top of this report.
The highest ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet were
posted by a pair of names that tied for 8th on the new Country
Code Top 20 chart at $8,580 each. Those were June.fr
(French ccTLD) and Travesti.es (Spain's country
Sedo accounted for every sale in the top ten and
went on to sweep 19 of the 20 chart entries overall. They would have
scored a shutout if it weren't for the £4,500 ($7,335) sale
of #12 Toys.org.uk at theAcornDomains.co.ukforum.
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending August 23:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Aug. 17, 2009 - Sun. Aug.
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 25
There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD
sales off the chart with Sedo, as they always do, accounting for
the vast majority of those. Their line up included AdultFriendFinder.eu
at $5,005, Ozmo.cn at $5,000 and three others
at $4,290 each; Blog.fi, Practicus.nl and Vibratore.it.
GiftCard.es added $3,933 followed by a
five-name pack at $3,575 apiece that included Appartement-Paris.fr,
Casinos.com.br, eMarket.dk, Otto.pl and Wirmobil.de.
Sedo had 52 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000
to $3,475 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,475
At NetFleet.com.auGeraldton.com.au and SexShop.com.au yielded $3,320
each, NetFax.com.au fetched $1,660 and four others; Babe.com.au,
Bracelet.com.au, Copywriting.com.au and GreenChoice.com.au
went for $1,245 apiece. These are all Australian
ccTLDS and the prices are all in U.S. dollars.
Elsewhere the AfternicDLS sold SkinCareProducts.de
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.
A nice 3-letter .net paced the Global Contenders
packthese week, giving the category its only reported
five-figure sale - $12,000 via Sedo. .Info took the
runner-up spot and had two names among the first four on our new
Global Contenders Too 20 chart. #2 Gay.info found a buyer at $9,251
through SnapNames and #4 Finanzierung.info ("financing"
in German) banked $5,005 at Sedo. .Info also charted a third
name, #13 (tie) SecurityAdmin.info, at $2,500 though
.Net had the most overall chart entries with
11, including #3 Modelbau.net at $8,580. .Org
earned three places on the leader board, led by #6 Pathology.org
at $3,995 through GoDaddy Auctions.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending August 23:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug.
17, 2009 - Sun. Aug. 23, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Aug. 25
€6,000 = $8,580
Finanzierung.info ("financing" in German)
€3,500 = $5,005
€2,940 = $4,204
€2,500 = $3,575
€2,500 = $3,575
€1,800 = $2,574
Haftpflichtversicherung.org ("liability insurance" in German)
There were several dozen additional
four-figure GC sales off the chart. The AfternicDLS, through an
expanded promotion listing at Sedo, had the highest of those with Bewerbungen.net
at $2,073. They also sold three others through Sedo; Fotograf.org
($1,791), BringIt.net ($1,750) and DigitalChurch.org
From their home base the AfternicDLS kept the hits
coming with Gravy.net ($2,001), Digipost.net ($1,988)
and Amerique.net ($1,900). Three other names went for $1,888
each; MyPop.org, SMLaw.net and Truste.net.
VIK.net added another $1,750.
The Afternic DLS had 25 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $1,700. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,700
Back at Sedo, PokerCalculator.net totaled up $2,000,
FreeWebsiteTemplates.net nailed $1,950 and CRMSoftware.org
went for $1,931. EyeBank.org deposited $1,900,
SEOConsultant.net billed $1,800 and GenericViagra.net
Final.net found $1,450 while IR35.info
and MEC.biz sold for $1,430 each. Vault.biz
locked up $1,350, FailBlog.net bagged $1,216
and Interstore.info rang up $1,145.
Elsewhere, SnapNames plucked $1,701 for Plato.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.
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
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Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain
Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.