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The High End of the Domain Aftermarket Stages a Comeback With Five 6-Figure Transactions

Like other areas of the economy, the domain aftermarket has suffered some setbacks in the current recession, especially at the high end of the market. Sales at the low and middle range started accelerating again last spring and lately we have seen some buyers dipping their toes into the deep end of the pool again. That was especially true this past week when five solid six-figure sales were booked.

Leading the list was AreaRugs.com at an eye-opening $405,000 in a private transaction. An investors group from Iowa with experience in the rug business announced the deal in a press release Tuesday and we were able to verify the amount paid when they provided us with a signed copy of the completed sales agreement. The buyers said a custom built e-commerce store will be launched on the site in the next few months.

In two more huge end user sales, Concord Private Jets bought Jets.com for $375,000 via Sedo.com and, in a deal uncovered by Andrew Allemann at Domain Name Wire, QuamTel acquired 800.com for $250,000

  

By Ron Jackson

The 6-figure hit parade continued with two more blockbusters from Sedo, including the year's 3rd biggest ccTLD sale, NewBrand.de at $177,600 and another .com colossus, TradeTracker.com at $148,000. Sedo went on to sweep 15 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). Sedo's roster included another big country code sale (one of four on the all-extension leader board), #6 Designer.de at $74,000

Sedo's $70,000 sale of #7 Production.com marked a big price run-up for that domain which previously sold for just $25,000 in a private sale in September 2005. Sedo also had the highest non .com gTLD sale this week with #10 Attorney.org at $38,500, one of two .orgs on the elite list. That is also the second highest .org sale of the year and the 5th highest non .com gTLD sale.

A new sales data contributor, Pro Forma Inc. (run by a couple of industry veterans that many of you know well - Frank Schilling and Vern Jurovich), also had multiple chart entries with #9 VAMC.com at $48,000 and #13 (tie) PDFEditor.com at $20,000.

The AfternicDLS and RickLatona.com also earned chart honors. The AfternicDLS drew $20,000 for #13 (tie) iRent.com and RickLatona.com scored with #17 Electron.com at $18,000

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 20:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 14, 2009 - Sun. Sept. 20, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 22, 2009

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. AreaRugs.com $405,000 Pvt Sale
2. Jets.com $375,000 Sedo
3. 800.com $250,000 Pvt Sale
4. NewBrand.de 120,000 = $177,600 Sedo
5. TradeTracker.com 100,000 = $148,000 Sedo
6. Designer.de 50,000 = $74,000 Sedo
7. Production.com $70,000 Sedo
8. 222.com $49,000 Sedo
9. VAMC.com $48,000 Pro Forma
10. Attorney.org $38,500 Sedo

11.
tie
DigiWeb.com $25,000 Sedo
11.
tie
VirtualImmortality.com $25,000 Sedo
13.
tie
Gutenberg.com $20,000 Sedo
13.
tie
iRent.com $20,000 AfternicDLS
13.
tie
PDFEditor.com $20,000 Pro Forma
16. Karneval.org 12,500 = $18,500 Sedo
17. Electron.com $18,000 RickLatona.com
18. UKMail.com 10,000 = $16,400 Sedo
19. CleaningServices.co.uk 9,100 = $14,924 Sedo
20.
tie
Freelancer.org 10,000 = $14,800 Sedo
20.
tie
TUC.nl 10,000 = $14,800 Sedo

 

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.

There were four more five-figure sales just off the chart and Sedo accounted for three of those; Superstar.eu ($11,840), MedicalSchool.org ($11,500) and Recensioni.it ($10,656). RickLatona.com also rang up another one at this level, 5B.com at $10,000. This is at least the third time 5B.com has changed hands over the past five years and it has really had its ups and downs. In November 2004 it sold for $5,000 at Sedo. In July 2008 it moved again for $25,000 at the AfternicDLS, a significant premium to what it fetched this time around.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast with Risk-Consulting.com at $9,500 and also scored with PinkDiamond.com ($7,999) and LoveGuru.com ($6,560). EasyPr.com added $6,290, CaliforniaInsuranceFinder.com located $6,000, Dermology.com drew $5,920 and TitanTournaments.com tallied $5,831

Sedo had 44 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
770poker.com $5,000   easytrading24.com $2,960
it411.com $5,000 getbest.com $2,800
loveqa.com $5,000 mygotv.com $2,750
viajantes.com $5,000 al-ayyam-yemen.com $2,600
huno.com $4,440 mylungcancerguide.com $2,501
globalmaterials.com $4,250 envision3d.com $2,500
asdonline.com $4,000 linkbacks.com $2,500
azureblue.com $3,995 passthebaton.com $2,500
rishtey.com $3,950 seetoronto.com $2,500
securibox.com $3,922 webdialer.com $2,350
karty.com $3,850 help2retire.com $2,250
b-cube.com $3,700 mantamedia.com $2,200
addiction-treatment.com $3,600 pgtca.com $2,200
thomson-info.com $3,500 yfund.com $2,200
envirtech.com $3,330 urready.com $2,156
smartsight.com $3,200 itdj.com $2,140
londonbusinesses.com $3,110 snippits.com $2,050
add-articles.com $3,000 m-lab.com $2,016
espressamente.com $3,000 contentsearch.com $2,000
shineinternational.com $3,000 digitalattractions.com $2,000
agrada.com $2,960 erlink.com $2,000
brandsome.com $2,960 vilavi.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS SofaLand.com and WirelessStore.com each connected for $6,000 while VeterinaryTechnician.com tacked on $5,600 and ShopDot.com delivered $5,488. A trio at $5,400 each included Frate.com, LifeIsABeach.com and TTGCorp.com. OpeningAct.com bowed at $4,900 while AdsMe.com and IdealInternet.com connected for $4,888 apiece and 300DPI.com produced $4,388

The AfternicDLS had 67 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
disasterkits.com $4,000   girlygeeks.com $2,750
kandis .com $4,000 webtesters.com $2,688
petpillow.com $4,000 blronline.com $2,588
hotelcancun .com $3,900 identityware.com $2,588
free2travel.com $3,780 primeoncology.com $2,588
get2gether.com $3,688 sageinstitute.com $2,540
theheads.com $3,688 lorflex.com $2,500
conservationfoundation.com $3,588 usedtuxedos.com $2,500
kuwaits.com $3,588 taxiplus.com $2,488
firehousepizza.com $3,500 ubiquitouscomputing.com $2,488
freeautoinsurance.com $3,300 arcadeweb.com $2,388
worldpride.com $3,200 lowincomeloan.com $2,300
cairotravel.com $3,188 gogy.com $2,250
dhobi.com $3,188 autohighway .com $2,200
watercleanup.com $3,188 creativelive.com $2,200
pacar.com $3,100 farmcamp.com $2,200
BlindGuide .com $3,000 ballnet.com $2,100
calbi.com $3,000 photoaffair.com $2,088
dsconnect.com $3,000 thecostofliving.com $2,088
fabulis .com $3,000 theworldshop.com $2,088
lahd.com $3,000 americancomfort.com $2,000
petpillows.com $3,000 dreamcell.com $2,000
wiredelectric.com $3,000 industrialgateway.com $2,000
Hive360 .com $2,995 lifestyletoday.com $2,000
doctorstalk.com $2,888 limocompany.com $2,000
emast.com $2,888 masterofmydomain.com $2,000
bornin.com $2,800 medicinalchemistry.com $2,000
commercialcarpets.com $2,800 otagroup.com $2,000
creativethings.com $2,800 sirak.com $2,000
socialgroup.com $2,800 spypoint.com $2,000
atlantapost.com $2,788 tajine.com $2,000
bringback.com $2,788 TravelMoneyCard .com $2,000
livinggardens.com $2,788 virusart.com $2,000
southchinasea.com $2,788  

The AfternicDLS registered six additional sales by utilizing Sedo as part of their expanded promotion platform. Those were GeneralBuilding.com ($3,800), EnergyBuilding.com ($3,600), Visione.com ($3,500), BeaOnline.com ($3,066), Toytopia.com ($2,691) and Mudancas.com ($2,391)

Elsewhere, RickLatona.com sold 70s.com for $7,000 and BikeRims.com for $4,500

At Moniker.com ZZJ.com commanded $4,675, FXQ.com corralled $4,475 and SQN.com notched $4,075. DebtConsolidator.com doled out $2,563, MyBNB.com banked $2,500, HYSO.com hauled in $2,099 and NotoriousHustlers.com nabbed $2,050.

At GoDaddyAuctions.com, HoodiaXPF.com fetched $4,205, Datz.com docked at $4,000 and Romsky.com returned $3,150. In addition Qoute.com came up with $3,005 and FindUsedMotorcycles.com braked at $2,227

At SnapNames.com. Kupei.com contributed $3,066, FXDaily.com deposited $2,700 and FlirtCam.com captured $2,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

After a rare slow week last week with no five-figure sales reported the ccTLDS roared back this week with a 6-figure sale and five that cracked the five-figure mark. The headliner, NewBrand.de, weighed in at a huge $177,600 via Sedo in the year's 3rd biggest ccTLD sale. We noted that blockbuster and all of the five-figure sales in the all-extension section at the top of this report. 

The highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #7 SpringBreak.de at $8,880. Sedo also registered that sale on their way to sweeping 18 of the 20 entries on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart. Germany's .de extension took nine places on the leader board, followed by Great Britain's .co.uk with three.  

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sept 20:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 14, 2009 - Sun. Sept. 20, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 22

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. NewBrand.de 120,000 = $177,600 Sedo
2. Designer.de 50,000 = $74,000 Sedo
3. CleaningServices.co.uk 9,100 = $14,924 Sedo
4.
tie
TUC.nl 10,000 = $14,800 Sedo
4.
tie
Superstar.eu 8,000 = $11,840 Sedo
6. Recensioni.it
("reviews" in Italian)
7,200 = $10,656 Sedo
7.
tie
SpringBreak.de 6,000 = $8,880 Sedo
7.
tie
Mitbewohner.de 5,500 = $8,140 Sedo
9. HotelsCombined.kr $8,000 Sedo
10.
tie
Dumm.de 5,000 = $7,400 Sedo
10.
tie
Lumen.eu 5,000 = $7,400 Sedo
10.
tie
Thalasso.ch 5,000 = $7,400 Sedo

13. Strickjacken.de 4,201 = $6,217 Sedo
14. GreenSmoke.co.uk $6,000 Moniker
15. HotelsCombined.co.kr $6,000 Sedo
16. Brust.de 4,000 = $5,920 Sedo
17. SmartPrice.de 3,800 = $5,624 Sedo
18.
tie
Burgundy.co.uk $5,488 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Markenware.de 3,500 = $5,180 Sedo
20. Arctos.eu $5,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all but four of those sales. Their list included Electricite.ca at $4,500 and a pair at $4,440 each; Bagels.de and FranceCamping.fr. Boursin.de added $3,699, Twirl.tv tuned in $3,490 and Pinzon.de posted $3,280

Sedo had 56 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,940 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,960
jungheinrich.pl $2,960   gladiators.de $1,480
playmusic.fr $2,960 intelligence.fr $1,480
weihnachtsdeko.de $2,775 kvl.de $1,480
flugstart.de $2,664 palais.de $1,480
sextelefon.de $2,664 stormtarife.de $1,480
vitaminsupplements.co.uk $2,550 talent-management.de $1,480
jagd-shop.de $2,516 wasserzeichen.de $1,480
nuju.de $2,516 zge.de $1,480
nordafrika.de $2,442 bandshirt.ch $1,406
stadtfuehrer.de $2,442 erinnerungen.de $1,406
gazeteler.de $2,384 firmenindex24.de $1,406
altavis.de $2,220 linkbroker.de $1,406
cosmiq.de $2,220 mein-hamburg.de $1,406
diem.fr $2,220 sportschuhe-online.de $1,406
green-x.de $2,220 usspa.de $1,406
horseracingbetting.co.uk $2,220 ukbullion.co.uk $1,394
swisspor.de $2,220 bruks.de $1,332
chairmat.co.uk $2,100 arbeit-und-zeit.de $1,295
esl.pl $1,998 praxiswissen.de $1,295
fendt.lu $1,850 th-gruppe.de $1,295
lees.lu $1,850 talis.de $1,258
shopstyle.cn $1,750 cheapsmells.fr $1,184
windsock.eu $1,700 chegg.de $1,110
localtube.co.uk $1,640 wegfliegen.de $1,110
vanquish.co.uk $1,640 megaload.de $1,060
divorce-solicitors.co.uk $1,628 families.de $1,051
offensive-mittelstand.de $1,514 enabled.asia $1,050
geruest.eu $1,480 casino.mw $1,000

Elsewhere the AfternicDLS sold DentalImplants.us for $3,900 and Curiosity.tv for $2,000 while NetFleet.com.au moved Tours.com.au for $1,305 (US) and Taree.com.au for $1,044 (US).  

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, .pro & .tel)

The Global Contenders turned in their second solid week in a row, this one paced by a quartet of five-figure sales led by Attorney.org at $38,500 via Sedo, a venue that went on to sweep the first seven positions on our new Global Contenders Top 20 Chart and 14 of 20 positions overall. 

The highest GC sale you haven't seen yet is #5 GMN.org at $9,888 helping that extension turn in its best performance of the year. .Orgs swept the first seven chart positions and claimed 12 spots overall to easily outdistance .net's six (which happened to be the last six spots on the chart). .Info and .Mobi each have one representative on the board with each of those landing in the top ten. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Sept. 20:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 14, 2009 - Sun. Sept. 20, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 22

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Attorney.org $38,500 Sedo
2. Karneval.org 12,500 = $18,500 Sedo
3. Freelancer.org 10,000 = $14,800 Sedo
4. MedicalSchool.org $11,500 Sedo
5. GMN.org $9,888 Sedo
6. Parfum.org 6,600 = $9,768 Sedo
7. Counselor.org $8,900 Sedo
8. Zahnzusatzversicherung.info 4,975 = $7,363 AfternicDLS
9. QFI.org $7,140 Sedo
10. Stau.mobi 3,995 = $5,913 Sedo

11. Credits.org $5,700 AfternicDLS
12. Luxus.org 3,400 = $5,032 Sedo
13. ROS.org $4,500 Pvt Sale
14. BirthCertificates.org $4,000 AfternicDLS
15. Verpackungen.net 2,650 = $3,922 Sedo
16. GreenShield.net $3,788 AfternicDLS
17. NationalDocuments.net $3,749 Moniker
18. OnlineDatingService.net $3,600 Sedo
19. Bolle.net 2,400 = $3,552 Sedo
20. Werkzeuge.net 2,300 = $3,404 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. Sedo had the highest of those with Grafikkarte.net at $3,182. They also sold Munich2018.org ($3,000), Veptu.org ($2,850) and Rash.net ($2,664)

Sedo had 19 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 that are listed in the title below.

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
bestonlineuniversities.org $2,500   stocktips.net $1,500
studenten.info $2,369 prepaidvergleich.net $1,347
payconsult.net $2,220 hochzeitsgeschenk.org $1,271
necklace.net $2,000 solicitors.biz $1,230
ranzen.net $1,894 usacasino.org $1,150
iglesiaortodoxa.org $1,850 entertainers.biz $1,010
estateagents.biz $1,640 cancerbasics.info $1,000
marius.net $1,600 caribbeanpoker.org $1,000
homeinsurancerates.org $1,500 webgeek.net $1,000
onlinecollegeprograms.org $1,500  

At the AfternicDLS ChristianSongs.org drummed up $3,088 while CYMK.net and KRS.net added $3,000 each.

The Afternic DLS had 24 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,788. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,788
XpertSolutions.net $2,788   freedirectory.org $1,600
thetimeisnow.org $2,540 lawblogs .net $1,500
cheapcigarettes.org $2,500 rockfish.net $1,500
lovecalculator.net $2,400 scoped.org $1,500
ExpertSolutions.net $2,188 updata.net $1,500
sabato.net $2,088 christiancolleges.org $1,450
crawlspace.net $2,000 odos.net $1,391
nordland.net $2,000 swak.net $1,300
tbwa.org $2,000 SOCIALMEDIA  .mobi $1,050
solido.net $1,800 greatwhiteshark.org $1,000
MailCall.org $1,794 rainbowcleaning.net $1,000
blackpower.org $1,700 valleymotors.net $1,000

The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell two others; Loyalty.net ($2,500) and NABO.org ($1,588)

Elsewhere, GoDaddy Auctions sold TsunamiSpecialEnvoy.org for $1,504, Moniker moved Component.net ($1,299) and SnapNames sold two others, IDN xn--kpry57d.net for $1,174 and ModelsIndex.net for $1,050

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 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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