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Pair of Six-Figure Sales at Sedo Set the Pace for the Domain Aftermarket This Week

Sedo.com rang up a pair of solid six-figure sales this week, including the year's second highest country code sale, to take the lead positions on our latest weekly Top 20 Sales Chart. Sedo's dynamic included Resumes.com at $400,000 and Software.co.uk at 150,000 ($249,000). As strong as those sales were, Sedo was just getting warmed up as they went on to sweep nine of the top ten entries on our all extension leader board and 15 of 20 places overall. 

The Resumes.com sale is one of the 20 highest sales reported so far in 2009. Software.co.uk is the biggest .co.uk sale of the year and the second biggest among all ccTLDs, trailing only Spel.se ("games" in Swedish), a name that sold for $266,000 at Sedo in June. 

This has been quite a year at Sedo so its little wonder that their staff and top clients were in a celebratory mood at the annual SedoPro Partners Forum held in Key West, Florida two weeks ago (we published a complete review of that event yesterday). 

  

By Ron Jackson

One key to Sedo's success is their dominance in the ccTLD space. 10 of the week's 20 biggest sales were country codes and Sedo accounted for all but three of those sales including four that reached the top ten. Joining Software.co.uk on the upper half of the elite list were Tisch.de ($30,000), Intranet.nl ($22,500) and Travestis.es ($22,500)

Two Polish .pl domains that were sold in the live auction at the MeetDomainers Conference in Warsaw last month also earned spots on the Big Board. Lekarze.pl ("doctors" in Polish) soared all the way to #3 after that deal closed at $48,600. Informatyka.pl ("computer science" in Polish) also charted at #15 with a $10,800 sale.

In a rare occurrence, .com failed to take the majority of the chart positions but the world's most popular extension still piled up nine entries, while the non .com global TLDs had just one representative, #14 HM.net, sold at Moniker.com for $12,250.  

Three more venues earned chart honors this week. The AfternicDLS scored with #13 Vaquero.com at $13,200, Registrars.co.uk got on the board with #18 Scanners.co.uk at $10,493 and YummyNames.com made their debut bow with #20 Bubbler.com at $10,000

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 18:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 12, 2009 - Sun. Oct. 18, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 21, 2009

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Resumes.com $400,000 Sedo
2. Software.co.uk 150,000 = $249,000 Sedo
3. Lekarze.pl
("doctors" in Polish)
135,000 PLN = $48,600 MeetDomainers
4.
tie
BrowserGame.com $30,000 Sedo
4.
tie
Tisch.de 20,000 = $30,000 Sedo
6. Musica4All.com 18,000 = $27,000 Sedo
7.
tie
Intranet.nl 15,000 = $22,500 Sedo
7.
tie
Travestis.es
("transvestites" in Portuguese)
15,000 = $22,500 Sedo
9. TDYLodging.com $20,000 Sedo
10. ID5.com 9,900 = $14,850 Sedo

11. Ealing.com 8,500 = $14,110 Sedo
12. Rutenplaner.de
("route plan" in German)
9,000 = $13,500 Sedo
13. Vaquero.com $13,200 AfternicDLS
14. HM.net $12,250 Moniker
15. Informatyka.pl
"computer science" in Polish
30,000 PLN = $10,800 MeetDomainers
16.
tie
Direkt-Versicherung.de
("direct insurance" in German)
7,000 = $10,500 Sedo
16.
tie
EuroPalace.eu 7,000 = $10,500 Sedo
18. Scanners.co.uk 6,995 = $10,493 Registrars.co.uk
19. Headspring.com $10,100 Moniker
20. Bubbler.com $10,000 YummyNames

 

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

Sedo led the .com supporting cast with Golf-Shop.com at $9,000. PornVault.com posted $8,000 there and Universal-Networks.com added $7,950. CFJ.com kicked in $6,501 and three others; EasyWifi.com, KB-Consulting.com and WYW.com went for $6,000 apiece. Inputs.com plugged in $5,999, LotteryWinners.com raked in $5,300 and MobiPlanet.com orbited at $5,025

Sedo had 36 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
extropy.com $5,000   deutsche-dogge.com $3,000
solarblue.com $5,000 eecapital.com $3,000
unistructure.com $5,000 embryomics.com $3,000
katzenfutter.com $4,950 guggy.com $3,000
daha.com $4,500 hitstars.com $3,000
gibraltargroup.com $4,500 modelshealth.com $3,000
hrz.com $4,500 negate.com $3,000
clothesaccessories.com $4,482 sitetalk.com $3,000
tenancyagreement.com $4,150 youhosting.com $2,991
getoutthere.com $4,000 auto-shop.com $2,888
globalwarehouse.com $3,825 hotel7.com $2,800
exemplar.com $3,600 premierpublishing.com $2,800
wistra.com $3,486 tradepedia.com $2,800
nowinnofeesolicitors.com $3,320 clickmobile.com $2,550
balldontlie.com $3,250 tamburrino.com $2,500
becolorful.com $3,000 backupgenerators.com $2,250
bucherreisen.com $3,000 getkinetic.com $2,000
cuaja.com $3,000 xcow.com $2,000

At SnapNames.com FreeCreditReportInstantly.com returned $8,500, HomesForLess.com landed $3,250 and Austere.com drew $2,918. DiscountLoans.com dispensed $2,800 and EasyHomeLoans.com originated $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS their finely tuned SMB (Small to Medium Sized Business) sales engine continued to fire on all cylinders this week. BibleTeaching.com brought $8,000, Projit.com produced $7,088 and Swoffers.com swept up $7,000. Upsets.com sacked $6,025, LightingHome.com lit up $6,000 and OnlineBackupServices.com secured $5,500

Zunz.com zipped up $5,400, Honger.com hauled in $5,188 and two others; HJ7.com and StraplessBras.com bagged $5,000 each. Three more names came in at $4,388 apiece; EngineUSA.com, StomachProblems.com and TireTime.com.

The AfternicDLS had 49 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
autoexports.com $4,000   insurancevideo.com $2,588
phonegreetings .com $3,995 directinsurances .com $2,500
chiroonline.com $3,988 halation.com $2,500
gogreengroup.com $3,888 hosen.com $2,500
kingspa.com $3,800 ptiinc.com $2,500
flyinternational.com $3,631 spectrumcommunications.com $2,500
angelsheart.com $3,500 experiencegod.com $2,488
stockcenter .com $3,500 selectinstallations.com $2,400
xbrowse.com $3,400 fabcab.com $2,388
beautybytes.com $3,288 jewishnetworks.com $2,388
cabinconnection.com $3,188 kidzsports.com $2,388
eznow.com $3,188 dentalnurses.com $2,300
yourconnected .com $3,001 aboutcerebralpalsy.com $2,288
catn.com $3,000 pipelinerepair.com $2,288
kaibu.com $3,000 longblack.com $2,250
cashportal.com $2,988 eternallight.com $2,200
mychristmasgift.com $2,988 protectyourbusiness.com $2,188
flyfreedom.com $2,888 charlottebrown.com $2,088
modeshop.com $2,800 knowthecustomer.com $2,088
rockvillecentre.com $2,800 mydime.com $2,088
theolivetree.com $2,800 mmodirect.com $2,030
cornwhiskey.com $2,788 californiagallery.com $2,000
kiddieclothes.com $2,688 onedestiny.com $2,000
mediaintegration.com $2,600 themisanthrope.com $2,000
grouptel.com $2,588   

The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell three other names through their expanded promotion platform; NewProductions.com ($2,750), OilImperium.com ($2,688) and AwesomeWebsites.com ($2,100).  

Elsewhere, Moniker picked up $2,098 for TXBS.com.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes continue to rock the house. As we told you at the top of this report, ten ccTLDs made the all extension leader board, taking more entries than .com. The year's biggest .co.uk sale set the pace with Software.co.uk banking $249,000 at Sedo.  

Since you have already seen the ten biggest ccTLD sales on the all extension leader board, let's pick up the ccTLD action with the biggest sales you haven't seen yet - a pair tied for the #11 position at $9,000 each - Liga.pl (Polish ccTLD), sold at the MeetDomainers conference and Games.org.uk, sold by Registrars.co.uk.  

Games.org.uk helped Great Britain's .uk extension edge Germany's .de 7-6 in the race for most entries on our new Top 20 Country Code Chart. Poland's growing .pl extension also fared well with four chart entries 

Sedo traditionally dominates the ccTLD action and they did again this week taking 13 of the 20 chart positions, but Registrar.co.uk and MeetDomainers also got into the race with multiple entries of their own - Registrars.co.uk with five and MeetDomainers (a one time live auction event) with three. 

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending Oct. 18:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 12, 2009 - Sun. Oct. 18, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Wed. Oct. 14

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Software.co.uk 150,000 = $249,000 Sedo
2. Lekarze.pl
("doctors" in Polish)
135,000 PLN = $48,600 MeetDomainers
3. Tisch.de 20,000 = $30,000 Sedo
4.
tie
Intranet.nl 15,000 = $22,500 Sedo
4.
tie
Travestis.es
("transvestites" in Polish)
15,000 = $22,500 Sedo
6. Rutenplaner.de
("route plan" in German)
9,000 = $13,500 Sedo
7. Informatyka.pl
"computer science" in Polish
30,000 PLN = $10,800 MeetDomainers
8.
tie
Direkt-Versicherung.de
("direct insurance" in German)
7,000 = $10,500 Sedo
8.
tie
EuroPalace.eu 7,000 = $10,500 Sedo
10. Scanners.co.uk 6,995 = $10,493 Registrars.co.uk

11.
tie
Games.org.uk 6,000 = $9,000 Registrars.co.uk
11.
tie
Liga.pl 25,000 PLN = $9,000 MeetDomainers
13. Standleitung.de
("dedicated" in German)
5,475 = $8,213 Sedo
14.
tie
Axabank.pl 5,000 = $7,500 Sedo
14.
tie
RedOnline.co.uk 5,000 = $7,500 Sedo
16. VCBank.de 4,500 = $6,750 Sedo
17. TextLoan.co.uk 3,999 = $6,638 Registrars.co.uk
18. CityTours.co.uk 4,000 = $6,000 Registrars.co.uk
19. CeilingLights.co.uk $5,900 Sedo
20. Routeplaner.de 3,700 = $5,550 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart. The MeetDomainers conference live auction produced the highest of those with Gitary.pl ("guitars" on Polish) pulling $5,400. Spawarki.pl ("welders) added $4,680 and Frezarki.pl ("milling machines") posted $3,600

There 15 more four-figure .pl sales at the MeetDomainers conference that are listed in the table below:

Additional MeetDomainers .pl Sales Between $1,000 - $2,808
graficy.pl $2,808   redaktor.pl $1,548
helikoptery.pl $2,016 mailing.pl $1,512
windykacje.pl $2,016 kaloryfery.pl $1,260
michal.pl $1,872 55.pl $1,152
tiry.pl $1,800 family.pl $1,080
vo.pl $1,800 technikum.pl $1,080
zwiedzanie.pl $1,692 turkey.pl $1,080
bis.pl $1,620   

Back at Sedo Gesundheitsland.de delivered $5,355, EasyImmo.de drew $3,645 and Handlesdaten.de hooked $3,500. Secpre.es sold for $3,480, Junggesellenabschied.eu yielded $3,240 and Traffic.us stopped at $3,200

Sedo had 55 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,000
handyland.de $3,000   viva-espana.de $1,500
infometeo.es $3,000 bouwbedrijven.be $1,425
tahiti-vanille.de $3,000 carpet24.de $1,425
paintball-shop.de $2,850 flachmann.eu $1,425
sex.ai $2,775 freimagazin.de $1,425
siebdruckerei.de $2,701 ischia.co.uk $1,425
overknee.de $2,655 obj.eu $1,425
jobfoyer.de $2,625 888.sk.sk $1,392
kreditvergleich.eu $2,550 futureeurope.eu $1,350
minigames.eu $2,445 sunrise-domizile.de $1,313
rts.eu $2,400 fitline.com.cn $1,300
meinkind.de $2,265 bookpc.de $1,245
firmafinden.de $2,250 fotografen.de $1,238
grandchild.co.uk $2,250 superlicht.de $1,238
heraeus-sensor-technology.cn $2,250 cosi.ch $1,200
inn.at $2,178 goldene-kreditkarte.de $1,200
finish.at $1,950 italypet.it $1,125
reifenscout.de $1,875 supportplus.nl $1,125
viva-espana.eu $1,875 decore.com.br $1,100
transporteurs.be $1,800 incassobureaus.be $1,088
finish.de $1,695 2bdesign.de $1,050
lyoness.cn $1,650 ametek.eu $1,050
beautyline.at $1,620 bikeload.de $1,050
aannemers.be $1,500 oberland.eu $1,050
bluray-discount.de $1,500 qr-code.de $1,050
cloudgames.co.uk $1,500 trademaster.co.uk $1,050
cooledeals.de $1,500 pensions.co.za $1,000
evc.eu $1,500   

 At Registrars.co.uk iGold.co.uk contributed $4,980, WindowCleaningServices.co.uk cleaned up with $3,984 and WatchesShop.co.uk ticked off $3,320

Registrars.co.uk had 21 more sales ranging from $1,077 to $2,980. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Registrars.co.uk ccTLD Sales Between $1,077 - $2,980
HealthcareLocums.co.uk $2,980   SelfManagement.co.uk $1,491
EatSmarter.co.uk $2,900 DatabaseDevelopers.co.uk $1,320
FitnessSuperstore.co.uk $2,490 SafariHoliday.co.uk $1,320
FiveASide.co.uk $2,490 HotTubRepairs.co.uk $1,245
abox.co.uk $1,660 InsolvencyHotline.co.uk $1,162
Chateau.co.uk $1,660 PurpleGroup.co.uk $1,162
YorkshireHotels.co.uk $1,660 IndustrialCoolingSystems .co.uk $1,154
CompanyLiquidations.co.uk $1,658 SoundInsulation.co.uk $1,154
JDE.co.uk $1,652 Togz.eu $1,154
OpticiansDirect.co.uk $1,652 PalletWrapping.co.uk $1,077
InSites.co.uk $1,500  

In a couple of Australian .com.au sales, NetFleet.com.au moved Pokie.com.au for $3,255 (US$) and Commission.com.au for $1,116 (US$). 

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)

This was a slow week for the non .com global contenders with just one sale hitting the five-figure mark, HM.net at $12,250 via Moniker. The .net extension fared well against the competition in its category though, sweeping the first five positions and taking 14 of 20 places overall on our new Global Contenders Top 20 Chart

.Org took four spots, led by #6 Carson.org at $4,800 through the AfternicDLS. .Pro took the remaining openings with #7 eBooks.pro ($4,500 at Sedo) and #15 (tie) Arte.pro ($3,000, also at Sedo). 

The AfternicDLS had the most chart entries with nine, followed by Sedo with eight. The two popular venues also shared a spot with the AternicDLS using Sedo to sell #20 MobileWorld.net ($2,631) as part of their Expanded Promotion program.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Oct. 18:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 12, 2009 - Sun. Oct. 18, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 21

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. HM.net $12,250 Moniker
2. 79.net 5,900 = $8,850 Sedo
3. Sophia.net $6,700 AfternicDLS
4. Deguisement.net 3,700 = $5,550 Sedo
5. AutomotiveParts.net $5,188 AfternicDLS
6. Carson.org $4,800 AfternicDLS
7. eBooks.pro $4,500 Sedo
8.
tie
Fabrikverkauf.net 2,950 = $4,425 Sedo
8.
tie
Kleinkredit.net 2,950 = $4,425 Sedo
10. Slogans.org 2,700 = $4,050 Sedo

11.
tie
CaseLaw.net $3,588 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
ChurchSupplies.net $3,588 AfternicDLS
13. Viagens.net $3,100 SnapNames
14. AirFly.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Antipiracy.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Arte.pro $3,000 Sedo
15.
tie
Detektive.org 2,000 = $3,000 Sedo
18.
tie
Ceno.net $2,900 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
TarotCards.org $2,900 AfternicDLS
20. MobileWorld.net $2,631 AfternicDLS/Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales off the chart. Moniker had the highest of those with Tazer.org at $2,563

The AfternicDLS scored with ChurchSoftware.net at $2,330 and had four others at $2,000 each; Antipiracy.org, CoolTech.net, Glacier.org and QCap.net

The Afternic DLS had 25 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,988. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,988
labis.net $1,988   fiberdiet.net $1,200
tvroom.net $1,988 chiponline.org $1,188
vacationphotos.net $1,988 juba.org $1,093
jewishnetwork.org $1,888 importantstuff.org $1,088
losebellyfat .net $1,800 vietnamtours.net $1,060
endurance.org $1,750 cartouche.net $1,000
theuprising.net $1,700 cashregisters.org $1,000
autoexports.net $1,600 darkages.org $1,000
insurancepolicy.org $1,600 ebrand.net $1,000
neukunden.net $1,500 employmentexchange.net $1,000
osfp.net $1,372 fahrraeder.net $1,000
mlmpro.net $1,288 sprachaufenthalt.net $1,000
calgeo .org $1,265   

Through their expanded promotion system, the AfternicDLS also used Sedo to sell Otello.org for $1,993.  

Sedo's supplemental list was led by Celibataire.net at $2,250 and Identite.net at $2,033. Other winners included Haustiere.net ($1,995), Sexes.mobi ($1,950) and A-greencard.net ($1,875). Sofortkredit.biz booked $1,815, Finanznachrichten.info fetched $1,680 and Offertes.info added $1,660

Also at Sedo, Onlinekonto.org generated $1,500, Hochzeitsgeschenk.net notched $1,463 and Cocktailkleid.net quaffed $1,260. Three others changed hands for $1,125 apiece; Couchtisch.org, Couvert.net and Couverts.net.

Elsewhere, in a private sale Antique.pro and Antiques.pro changed hands for $1,600 each, SnapNames sold Bookies.net for $1,420 and YummyNames attracted $1,299 for OpenStreetMaps.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 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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