Finds $600,000 in the Collection Plate, .Mobi Domain Goes for 6
Figures and $2.8 Million ccTLD Sale Comes to Light
The past week has been a very
interesting one for the domain aftermarket. Sedo.com
announced they had worked together to get a $600,000 sale of Christian.com
completed. The buyer was Boris Kleiman, the same man who laid
out $1.1 million for Call.comlast
week. Kleiman told Domain
Name Wire that hes going to use the domain name for a
Christian social network and Christian encyclopedia. This sale
easily tops our new weekly Top 20 Domain Sales chart.
.Mobi also makes a rare appearance
near the top of the elite list with an impressive $135,000sale of Casino.mobi to Infomeda Ltd. that
was handled by Moniker.com.
Infomeda plans to use the name as an online portal, with
location-based information for bricks-and-mortar casino locations,
reviews of mobile casinos as well as "fun money"
casino-style games and gaming tools. This becomes the highest
non com gTLD of the year to
date, eclipsing Sedo's $124,337 sale of Jesus.net
We also learned this week about a huge
sale from last year that has just come to light. Dominik
Mueller first reported that Unister
GmbH paid 1,960,000 ($2,858,945 at
today's exchange rate) to acquire Shopping.de. Unister
operates other popular online portals such as News.de, Auto.de,
Geld.de (money in German) and Kredit.de. We have now added that
sale (which was handled by Sedo) to our list of 2008's
Top 100 sales where it ranks at the 3rd biggest sale last
Sedo had another outstanding week,
having a hand in 8 of the top 10 sales and 16 of 20 overall. Their
hit listed included #3 BestPrices.com at $81,000 and
#4 WellnessHotels.com at $60,393. Sedo also accounted
for all six of the ccTLD sales that earned spots on the
all-extension leader board. All six were German .de domains,
led by #6 Hotel-Reservierung.de
("hotel reservations" in German) at $34,510.
The only non .com global TLD to make the
Big Board, other than Casino.mobi, was #20 Boerse.net ("stock exchange" in German),
a name that sold at Sedo for $12,375.
RickLatona.com had multiple chart
entries with a trio that included #5 BreastPump.com at $50,000.
also took a Top 20 bow with #16 (tie) M88.com bringing $15,000.
Here is how all of the
leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 6:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 31, 2009 - Sun. Sept. 6, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 8, 2009
Hotel-Reservierung.de ("hotel reservations" in German)
Schlafen.de ("sleep" in German)
Amateure.de ("amateur" in German)
Kneipen.de ("bars or pubs" in German)
Boerse.net ("stock exchange" 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.
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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There were eight more five-figure sales
just off the
chart. Sedo had six of those; Shirts.nl ($12,180), E-Buy.com
($12,000), GermanFreeTV.com ($11,528), GameCoins.com
($10,500), EnterprisePlus.com ($10,000) and CountryCode.org
The AfternicDLS got a boost from SteamGenerator.com
at $11,600 and LuxuryNames.com
landed $10,000 for Private Airplane.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
RickLatona.com led the .com supporting cast with BoatClassifieds.com
at $9,500 and they also sold DomainForums.com for $6,500.
Sedo's supplemental list included Sheen.com
at $9,300, InternetRegistry.com at $9,000 and Gafasdesol.com
at $8,900. BellyRings.com brought $8,899, TopLife.com
lounged at $8,000 and Kreditrechner.com returned $6,090.
Neubox.com contained $6,000, MusicBase.com
drummed up $5,600, eChinese.com translated into $5,300
and Bewegtbild.com kicked in $5,075. Sedo had 35 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
Back at Moniker, 1Y.com went for $8,600,
FXQ.com cornered $4,475, SQN.com added $4,075
and MyBNB.com banked $2,500.
Jifen.com fetched $8,259, OpenNetwork.com
connected for $3,801 and two others; DanaAir.com and Shushu.com
shucked $2,700 each. AuroraCarInsurance.com covered $2,199
and WebPlaza.com posted $2,050.
The AfternicDLS was busy pumping out dozens of solid
four figure sales including Birdies.com and CreativeFactory.com
at $7,500 apiece and MuscleSupplements.com at $7,000.
TSHP.com tacked on $6,400, Transformar.com
found $6,000 and DigitalProductions.com produced $5,800.
Papert.com picked up $5,500, FreeQoutes.com
(typo) and MovieCamera.com captured $4,500 each while IRASolutions.com
came up with $4,088.
The AfternicDLS had 55 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
The AfternicDLS also registered four sales utilizing
other venues as part of their expanded promotion platform. Using
Sedo, they moved GamingTech.com and GeneralIndex.com
at $2,800 each. Using SnapNames they found buyers for OrganicFashions.com
at $2,488 and OrganicGrains.com at $2,400.
LuxuryNames.com logged two other four-figure
sales, MicroLenders.com at $4,900 and LuxuryHoliday.com
Germany's .de ran rampant on the County
Code Top 20 chart this week, sweeping the first six positions
and taking 10 of 20 places overall. Those first six domains all
broke the five-figure mark as did #7 Shirts.nl. We covered
all of those in the all-extension section at the top of this report.
The highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #8 Documents.co.uk,
sold at Sedo for $8,250.
Great Britain's .co.uk and the
Netherlands' .nl each had three chart entries. The other
countries represented this week were Belgium (.be) and France
Sedo continued to dominate the ccTLD category,
sweeping 18 of the 20 chart entries. The two places they missed went
to a pair of Australian domains sold by NetFleet.com.au;
#12 Selby.com.au at 7,000AUD ($6,020) and Brothels.com.au
at 6,520AUD ($5,607).
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending Sept 6:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Aug. 31, 2009 - Sun.
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 8
Hotel-Reservierung.de ("hotel reservations" in German)
There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD
sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all but three of those
sales. Their roster included Dresses.de ($3,263), Fermier.fr
($2,900) and CodeStudio.co.uk ($2,846).
AAAJobs.de and Optik24.de each drew $2,828,
PlatinMedia.de delivered $2,719 and EventSecurity.co.uk
kicked in $2,475.
Sedo had 32 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,015
to $2,233 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,015 - $2,233
Elsewhere Netfleet.com.au sold Domestic.com.au
($1,376) and For.com.au ($1,097) while the AfternicDLS
moved FuelEfficiency.co.uk for $1,200.
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.
No doubt about the top gun in the Global
Contenders category this week. In addition to heading our weekly
Top 20 chart, Casino.mobi, at $135,000 via
Moniker.com, is also the highest non .com gTLD sale thus far this
year. Two other sales cracked the five-figure mark and we told you
about those in the all-extension section at the top of this report.
The highest GC sale you haven't seen yet is 15.net
at $9,999 through Sedo.com. They also sold 2T.net for $6,600
to take four of the top five positions on the leader board.
.Net had the most chart entries with 11,
followed by .org with six. .Info also had multiple
entries, scoring with #6 Funds.info ($6,500 via GoDaddyAuctions.com)
and #12 Assurances.info through Sedo.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending Sept. 6:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug.
31, 2009 - Sun. Sept. 6, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 8
There were several dozen additional
four-figure GC sales off the chart. The AfternicDLS led that
group with CurrencyRates.org and Schreiben.net
("write" in German) at $2,500 each. They also sold SaferHome.net
($2,488), SPWeb.net ($2,390) and Progreso.net ($2,388).
The Afternic DLS had 18 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,000. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
At Sedo, Abilon.org and LCPS.org
deposited $2,430 each, FreePoker.info dealt out $2,200
and Trikots.info contributed $1,898. EBT.org generated
$1,700, Aequo.net notched $1,650 and Versicherungvergleich.org
Sedo also scored with PayOnline.org ($1,491),
Juegos-Gratis.info ($1,444) and You.info ($1,350). Huisarts.info
added $1,238, Doehring.org dispensed $1,235
and Object.net nailed $1,160.
Elsewhere LuxuryNames.com sold DefenseAttorneys.net
for $2,000 and two others; LuxuryCruise.net and
LuxuryCruises.net for $1,900 apiece. SnapNames.com sold MobileRealEstate.net
for $1,820. The AfternicDLS used Sedo's platform to pick up $1,516
for ChildRescue.org and GoDaddy Auctions rang up $1,005
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.