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Six-Figure Country Code Sale Beats All Comers in This Week's Domain Aftermarket Action

After ringing up five six-figure sales last week, the domain aftermarket produced just one at that level this time around the track. The week's headliner with a British ccTLD, Rent.co.uk, a name that went for 65,000 ($104,000) at Sedo.com

That is one of four country code domains on our new all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart (all closed through Sedo). Three of those four landed on the top half of the chart, including #4 Hacker.de at 22,000 ($32,120) and #9 e-Business.de at 11,100 ($16,206). .de is Germany's country code. Spain's .es produced the other ccTLD on the elite list - #20 Movi.es at 7,325 ($10,695). Those country code sales helped Sedo sweep 11 of the 20 chart entries, including 8 of the first 10.  

Pro Forma Inc., who joined our roster of reporting sales venues last week, also had an excellent outing, claiming five places on the Big Board including #3 PerformanceChips.com at $40,000 and #10 QYCN.com at $16,000.

  

By Ron Jackson

The AfternicDLS posted multiple chart entries as well, scoring with #13 (tie) WellThen.com at $13,200 and #17 LoveToLove.com at $12,000. 

The other venues earning chart honors this week are RickLatona.com with #13 (tie) Tahoe.net at $13,200 and SnapNames.com with #18 (tie) FreeContent.com. Tahoe.net is one of two non .com global TLDs on the leader board, joining #7 (tie) Science.org at $20,000. The latter domain, sold by Sedo, looks like one of the best deals of the week to me.

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 27:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 21, 2009 - Sun. Sept. 27, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 29, 2009

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Rent.co.uk 65,000 = $104,000 Sedo
2. AdMedia.com $50,000 Sedo
3. PerformanceChips.com $40,000 Pro Forma
4. Hacker.de 22,000 = $32,120 Sedo
5. CapeVerde.com $31,000 Sedo
6. Zoost.com $25,500 Sedo
7.
tie
QMed.com $20,000 Sedo
7.
tie
Science.org $20,000 Sedo
9. e-Business.de 11,100 = $16,206 Sedo
10. QYCN.com $16,000 Pro Forma

11. SharePrices.com 10,000 = $16,000 Sedo
12. DallasLocksmiths.com $15,000 Pro Forma
13.
tie
Tahoe.net $13,200 RickLatona.com
13.
tie
WellThen.com $13,200 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
QuantitySurveyor.com $12,500 Pro Forma
15.
tie
QuantitySurveyors.com $12,500 Pro Forma
17. LoveToLove.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Arcos.com $11,000 Sedo
18.
tie
FreeContent.com $11,000 SnapNames
20. Movi.es 7,325 = $10,695 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. Sedo posted two of those; WeddingForum.co.uk at $10,560 and BrandKarma.com at $10,000. Moniker.com moved Shalegas.com for $10,200 and Qule.com changed hands for $10,000 in a private transaction. 

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the four-figure.com supporting cast with Cash4Coins.com at $9,500. Livings.com landed $8,000, WorkingMemory.com recalled $7,700 and two others; Yescar.com and SimplyFaster.com fetched $7,000 each. 

MSLI.com drew $5,840, Savvia.com secured $5,500, XOZ.com kicked in $5,256 and CleanEngine.com cranked out $5,110. Sedo had 28 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
countrystory.com $5,000   kleinanzeige.com $3,212
debauch.com $5,000 bbcacademy.com $3,200
finestone.com $5,000 bocahotels.com $3,000
fonebook.com $5,000 familygetaway.com $3,000
miniv.com $4,500 rosacha.com $3,000
nxm.com $4,100 modelsites.com $2,993
onthejobinjury.com $4,000 creakids.com $2,920
goodmin.com $3,942 k20a.com $2,800
dolink.com $3,884 backgammonset.com $2,500
yummymummy.com $3,651 groundgolf.com $2,500
internetwerbung.com $3,650 prettykitty.com $2,500
geschenk.com $3,504 universaltextiles.com $2,500
everrun.com $3,500 awed.com $2,281
onsetcorporation.com $3,500 flyhost.com $2,000

At NameJet.com NextRX.com dispensed $6,600, GrandBank.com withdrew $5,099 and ElectronicsWarehouse.com went for $5,000. PondFountains.com spouted $4,950, OxygenTanks.com cleared $4,852, UTunes.com yielded $4,501 and EnergyFoods.com feasted on $4,088.

NameJet had 26 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,980. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,980
happykids.com $3,980   medicalpractice.com $2,400
nutritionbar.com $3,912 absolutemedia.com $2,315
esami.com $3,599 medicineinfo.com $2,300
exemplar.com $3,533 playtherapy.com $2,300
underwrite.com $3,433 marketreach.com $2,210
haijiao.com $3,100 holidayphotos.com $2,200
ticketmast.com $3,100 kingwoodrealestate.com $2,188
sawgrass.com $2,999 energy1.com $2,120
donatella.com $2,810 northwoodrealty.com $2,110
cheapcarloan.com $2,800 analpenetration.com $2,100
mydick.com $2,655 englishpractice.com $2,005
mutech.com $2,600 e-flight.com $2,000
maoren.com $2,504   

  

winterparkrealestate.com $2,500

Back at the AfternicDLS URecycle.com returned $5,400 while AffordableMoving.com and Kimko.com contributed $5,000 apiece. SmartApplications.com captured $4,500, DiscountMedicalPlan.com prescribed $4,488 and PRAssociates.com produced $4,080

The AfternicDLS had 72 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
RetailFlowers .com $4,000   fitly .com $2,400
cyberceleb.com $3,788 chapelfarm.com $2,388
magicpc.com $3,688 inspiredmedicine.com $2,388
discounthealthplan.com $3,588 slowfire.com $2,388
innovationnews.com $3,588 timeshareresort.com $2,300
GreenCupid .com $3,500 PayrollManager .com $2,275
lecteurs.com $3,500 karaokefun.com $2,250
comre.com $3,488 tellmesomething.com $2,200
ampcorp.com $3,388 militaryoptions.com $2,188
nutritionmarket.com $3,388 thatcheap.com $2,188
blackpear.com $3,288 ecoexpeditions.com $2,100
investprofit.com $3,288 advisorcommunity.com $2,088
ObituarySearches .com $3,200 georgiagateway.com $2,088
flexnetwork.com $3,188 ocdaily.com $2,088
mattressqueen.com $3,088 pacifictree.com $2,088
archinfo.com $3,000 shareyourpain.com $2,088
boulot.com $3,000 agingresearch.com $2,000
carperformancechips .com $3,000 bagreviews.com $2,000
healthandbody.com $3,000 boysshow.com $2,000
ourtribe.com $3,000 calistri.com $2,000
waterandenergy.com $3,000 controlbox.com $2,000
bodypress.com $2,888 elementsofsuccess.com $2,000
interpartners.com $2,888 flipsters.com $2,000
faithfulgifts.com $2,839 fondamenta.com $2,000
getcomplete.com $2,788 gamepirates.com $2,000
playpit.com $2,788 geveze.com $2,000
swissalarm.com $2,788 imagefree.com $2,000
localrepublic .com $2,750 infodome.com $2,000
golddeals.com $2,700 ireaders.com $2,000
unique-gift.com $2,688 laptopblog.com $2,000
internet-company.com $2,588 legalage.com $2,000
luckydiamond.com $2,588 mobileretail.com $2,000
toolselect.com $2,588 rapidregistration.com $2,000
chikungunya .com $2,499 recycleonline.com $2,000
backcity.com $2,488 selvatica.com $2,000
baginc.com $2,488 suppliesunlimited.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS registered three more sales by utilizing Sedo as part of their expanded promotion platform. Those were HumanLine.com ($3,141), Symbiontic.com ($3,000) and DirectSecurities.com ($2,916). In another expanded promotion sale through SnapNames, SparkSpot.com spawned $2,088

At SnapNames Realors.com went for $3,600 while Songzi.com sold for $3,108. HotelsCaboMexico.com booked $2,588, TemporaryWork.com tallied $2,215, Anwaelte.com added $2,174 and Sweaty.com absorbed $2,016

Elsewhere, PhoenixAutoGlass.com changed hands for $4,120 in a private sale, Pesan.com picked up $3,125 at Moniker and RickLatona.com sold StepMom.com ($2,750) and UsuryLaw.com ($2,000)

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes remained on a roll this week with a six-figure sale and four that broke the five-figure mark. As we told you at the top of this report, Rent.co.uk was the biggest sale in any extension at $104,000. That also ranks as the 8th biggest ccTLD of the year to date.

We also noted all of the five figure sales in the all-extension section of this report earlier. The highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #6 RO.ly at $9,999. .ly is the ccTLD for Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. We rarely see sales in this obscure extension, but it is gaining some recognition due to widespread use of the URL shortening tool offered by Bit.ly.

Sedo accounted for 18 of the 20 entries on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart and swept the first nine spots including #7 Boot.ch (Switzerland ccTLD) at $8,030, #8 Favoriet.nl (Netherlands ccTLD) at $7,300 and #9 Parts.us (United States ccTLD) at $6,500.

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sept 27:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 21, 2009 - Sun. Sept. 27, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 29

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Rent.co.uk 65,000 = $104,000 Sedo
2. Hacker.de 22,000 = $32,120 Sedo
3. e-Business.de 11,100 = $16,206 Sedo
4. Movi.es 7,325 = $10,695 Sedo
5. WeddingForum.co.uk 6,600 = $10,560 Sedo
6. Ro.ly  $9,999 Sedo
7. Boot.ch 5,500 = $8,030 Sedo
8. Favoriet.nl 5,000 = $7,300 Sedo
9. Parts.us $6,500 Sedo
10.
tie
Hezuo.cn $5,877 Moniker
10.
tie
Putaojiu.cn $5,877 Moniker

12.
tie
Loto.at 3,500 = $5,110 Sedo
12.
tie
Nobel.fr 3,500 = $5,110 Sedo
14.
tie
NewsGroup.eu 3,000 = $4,380 Sedo
14.
tie
Topper.nl 3,000 = $4,380 Sedo
16. StudioPark.de 2,975 = $4,344 Sedo
17. Activision.nl $4,000 Sedo
18. Imega.co.uk 2,250 = $3,600 Sedo
19. Haustr.de 2,400 = $3,504 Sedo
20. Steuerrecht.eu 2,350 = $3,431 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 one of those sales. Their roster included Stringhomme.fr ($3,285), QTrade.de ($3,212) and Widow.co.uk ($3,200). Erwin.eu added $2,920, CastingCalls.co.uk clicked for $2,640 and Fewo-info.de delivered $2,613

Sedo had 63 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,960 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,960
bloot.be $2,409   pdfsuite.de $1,460
ferienwohnung-italien.de $2,336 rcz.at $1,460
pkw-tarif.de $2,263 s2.fr $1,460
cm-cic.cn $2,190 tokiohotel.be $1,460
vantagens.br $2,190 vetements-hommes.fr $1,460
vergngungspark.de $2,190 prozent.de $1,459
buderus.cn $2,146 wod.se $1,459
pligg.ch $2,118 mgc.eu $1,402
ladungssicherung.eu $2,088 ikt-kmu-exzellenz.de $1,387
coches-alquiler.es $2,044 immosout.de $1,314
salsa-club.de $2,008 diysupplies.co.uk $1,280
bob.by $2,000 businesslab.de $1,278
empirix.cn $2,000 lo.gs $1,241
heartburn.co.nz $1,975 castlewood.co.uk $1,200
visitliverpool.co.uk $1,920 diyconservatories.co.uk $1,200
cataniacase.it $1,869 sparlampen-versand.de $1,168
gina.fr $1,825 akz-media.de $1,132
apotheke-guenstig.de $1,752 studentenparty.de $1,132
clearenergy.de $1,752 driversed.de $1,100
webmoney.ca $1,752 club28.de $1,095
ballpointpens.co.uk $1,600 marka.eu $1,095
contactlenses.nl $1,600 merkparfums.nl $1,095
z.im $1,550 nippen.de $1,095
data.in $1,533 vakantiehuizennederland.nl $1,095
maroni.at $1,463 freiburgstadt.de $1,066
cic-securities.cn $1,460 redmobile.de $1,037
crocus.eu $1,460 lovematch24.de $1,022
glastr.de $1,460 minivans.de $1,022
infrarot-kabinen.de $1,460 sofi.eu $1,022
jeux-videos.be $1,460 urinary.de $1,022
lynka.eu $1,460 movietickets.co.in $1,000
partnersuche-online.de $1,460  

Elsewhere, NameJet sold MixedMartialArts.tv for $1,000

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 Top 20 Chart was led by Science.org at $20,000 and Tahoe.net at $13,200. Both of those made the all extension Top 20 chart you saw at the top of this report. The highest GC sale you haven't seen yet is #3 TradeMatch.net at $8,541 via Sedo. Sedo went on to pile up 11 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final opening).

The AfternicDLS also had a very solid outing with a hand in eight charted sales, led by #4 AreaCode.org at $8,000. That was one of seven .orgs on the elite list. The .nets piled up even more, winding up with an even dozen. The remaining slots went to #6 Descargas.info at $5,840 and #12 (tie) MiamiRealEstate.mobi at $4,380

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Sept. 27:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 21, 2009 - Sun. Sept. 27, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 29

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Science.org $20,000 Sedo
2. Tahoe.net $13,200 RickLatona.com
3. TradeMatch.net 5,850 = $8,541 Sedo
4. AreaCode.org $8,000 AfternicDLS
5. IOT.net $6,500 AfternicDLS/Sedo
6. Descargas.info 4,000 = $5,840 Sedo
7. Figa.org $5,500 Sedo
8. AbsoluteZeroCampaign.org $5,200 NameJet
9.
tie
AromaTherapy.net $5,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Mode.net $5,000 AfternicDLS

11. PokerGratis.org $4,500 Sedo
12.
tie
Finnland.net 3,000 = $4,380 Sedo
12.
tie
MiamiRealEstate.mobi 3,000 = $4,380 Sedo
14. H2R.net $4,188 AfternicDLS
15. Amalficoast.net 2,800 = $4,088 Sedo
16. Astral.org $4,000 AfternicDLS
17. Airis.net $3,988 AfternicDLS
18. Leep.net $3,788 AfternicDLS
19. Birding.org $3,688 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Hebamme.net 2,500 = $3,650 Sedo
20.
tie
Miramelapolla.net 2,500 = $3,650 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 Stellenmarkt.info at $3,212 and also scored with EYI.org and MyWeight.net at $2,500 each. Immobilienmarkt.info added another $2,336.

Sedo had 14 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,300 that are listed in the title below.

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,300
abandonware.org $2,300   navi.info $1,460
cnj.org $2,200 nordseeurlaub.info $1,460
descargar.name $2,190 rotwein.org $1,315
04.org $2,000 juegosdenaruto.org $1,250
warts.net $1,800 boils.org $1,200
gayday.net $1,752 haftpflicht.info $1,152
getautoinsurance.net $1,750 kuren.info $1,095

At the AfternicDLS PowderCoating.net dusted off $3,000, Demark.net notched $2,788 and HumanGrowthHormone.net drew $2,600. IndependentArtist.net tacked on $2,521, UltraSearch.net found $2,250 and TheCompass.net located $2,088.

The Afternic DLS had 24 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,900. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,900
MyChurch.net $1,900   eact.net $1,350
onlineaccountingdegree.net $1,730 godsquad.org $1,288
onlinefinancedegree.net $1,730 3DTV .org $1,200
onlinemarketingdegree.net $1,730 calvarycommunitychurch.org $1,200
onlinepsychologydegree.net $1,730 mywater.net $1,200
savingspoint.net $1,588 cancerconnect.org $1,188
dentalhygienist.org $1,500 noprescription.org $1,088
moonwater.net $1,488 onlinembaprograms.net $1,080
queenofclean.net $1,488 ehss.net $1,000
rocktheboat.org $1,488 golfshirts.net $1,000
lovematch.org $1,400 reikihealing.net $1,000
healthessentials.net $1,394 roofrepair.net $1,000

The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell Wooden.info for $1,450 through their expanded promotion program. 

Back at NameJet Jog.org ran down $2,044, Tote.net took in $1,709 and SLA.net nabbed $1,533. Viaggio.net banked $1,410, OTM.net deposited $1,211 and ElectronicGov.net generated $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 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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