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No Blockbusters This Week But Sedo Sweeps the First 8 Positions on Our New Top 20 Chart With a Series of Solid Five-Figure Sales

Sedo swept the first eight spots on our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart this week with a group of sales ranging from $25,000 to $75,000. Poken.com set the pace at $75,000, followed by DMG.com at $64,000 as Sedo went on to take 15 of 22 chart entries, the extra two positions resulting from a three-way tie for the final spot.

After the top two, ccTLDs took the next five positions led by #3 IT.de at $54,150, #4 OnlineBingo.fr at $54,000 and #5 D.de at $42,000. The country codes would go on to take eight positions overall with Sedo accounting for all of those ccTLD sales. 

.Com has 13 representatives on the Big Board. The only non .com global TLD on the elite list this week is #12 (tie) TChat.info at $18,000 via Sedo.

The only other venues with multiple chart entries are RickLatona.com with four and Moniker with a pair from their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York live auction. Moniker was led by #9 TrademarkLawyers.com at $24,000 while the Latona list was topped by #10 Guests.com at $20,000. The AfternicDLS also earned chart honors with #20 (tie) SonographySchools.com at $12,000.

 

By Ron Jackson

There actually was a six-figure sale this week, but unfortunately the AfternicDLS could not release the exact price paid for GolfShop.com due to a non disclosure agreement.

Before we run down all of the sales from the past week we want to address a historical sales issue that came up since our last column. By now you have undoubtedly heard about the shill bidding scandal at SnapNames.com. A company vice president allegedly rigged bidding in as many as 50,000 auctions between 2005 and October 2009 before the company finally discovered and reported the scheme last week. 

Sales from the tainted auctions were completed at the prices that have been reported over the years but now, in an effort to offset some of the damage done, SnapNames is offering refunds to those who paid more than they otherwise would have had the shill bidder not been running up the price against them. Some will take those refunds and but others who are not satisfied with the compensation offers will not. The latter group will likely join in a class action lawsuit against SnapNames (as of press time today one had already been filed, with more expected). 

There will be no way to know who received partial refunds and on what domains those refunds were issued, or even which reported SnapNames sales over the years were affected by the shill bidder. So, the way we have addressed this situation is to put a permanent notice on all of our annual YTD charts since 2005 as well as the current ones for 2009, advising readers that even though SnapNames sales listed between 2005 and October 2009 were completed at the prices shown, some buyers may have received refunds after October 2009 of a portion of the original prices they paid. We have also placed an asterisk on every SnapNames sale listed on those annual charts to refer readers to the notice in the chart footnotes.

Now let's get back to our regularly scheduled program. Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 8:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 2, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 8, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 10, 2009

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Poken.com $75,000 Sedo
2. DMG.com $64,000 Sedo
3. IT.de €36,100 = $54,150 Sedo
4. OnlineBingo.fr €36,000 = $54,000 Sedo
5. D.de €35,000 = $52,500 Sedo
6. Acheter.fr
("to buy" in French)
€28,000 = $42,000 Sedo
7. VS.de €21,000 = $31,500 Sedo
8. ClubBeats.com $25,000 Sedo
9. TrademarkLawyers.com $24,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
10. Guests.com $22,300 RickLatona.com

11. Transfers.com $22,000 RickLatona.com
12.
tie
PinkDiamond.com $18,000 RickLatona.com
12.
tie
TChat.info €12,000 = $18,000 Sedo
14. Hackensack.com $17,500 RickLatona.com
15. FC.de €11,000 = $16,500 Sedo
16.
tie
CS.de €10,000 = $15,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Miel.com $15,000 Sedo
18. Winzer.com €10,000 = $15,000 Sedo
19. Reg.de €8,100 = $12,150 Sedo
20.
tie
Messaggiamo.com €8,000 = $12,000 Sedo
20.
tie
SonographySchools.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Tested.com $12,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY

 

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 was one other five-figure sale just off the chart. Sedo sold InkPixie.com for $11,200

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo also led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Elda.com at $9,900. TeamPoint.com tacked on $7,000, ThermoMan.com added $6,750 and PassTheParcel.com posted $6,263. 4XT.com drew $6,150 while DebtPlan.com and Spende.com each spawned $6,000. Galoshes.com kicked in $5,600, Argument.com reached agreement at $5,301 and PNZ.com captured $5,300

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
iwinweekly.com $5,000   ooll.com $3,000
wowtoday.com $5,000 supportia.com $3,000
zlf.com $4,999 heinzfield.com $2,950
fitnessvital.com $4,800 drugtreatmentprograms.com $2,899
buckup.com $4,500 socialcake.com $2,780
envii.com $4,500 logly.com $2,500
noorie.com $4,500 masterchef.com $2,500
topstocks.com $4,300 tonygee.com $2,500
lepida.com $4,200 biosealants.com $2,400
glodok.com $4,000 ipellet.com $2,400
howtoswitch.com $4,000 sgtravel.com $2,250
inksystem.com $4,000 domainex.com $2,219
insurerdirect.com $4,000 motorsportsphotography.com $2,200
smallwind.com $4,000 sociabl.com $2,200
dailyfinancenews.com $3,800 imby.com $2,100
rentseeker.com $3,750 foreclosuredefense.com $2,050
eetkamerstoelen.com $3,500 bushwalk.com $2,000
facialmoisturizers.com $3,100 chillikids.com $2,000
bolognacentro.com $3,075 detoxcenter.com $2,000
appstorm.com $3,000 fantab.com $2,000
digitalyou.com $3,000 gigapay.com $2,000
indemnizacion.com $3,000 urbanrealm.com $2,000

At the AfternicDLS SinglesPlace.com attracted $7,500, Esmeralda.com contributed $7,370 and IfICould.com clicked for $6,600. Hotelauskunft.com booked $6,188, Hatamoto.com hauled in $5,888 and FindRates.com returned $5,500. GoldPlaza.com chipped in $5,188, LinkFun.com landed $5,100 and three others; G54.com, Malatya.com and ProcessValidation.com chipped in $5,000 apiece. 

The AfternicDLS had 67 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
comedo.com $4,500   domainhistory .com $2,500
worldtransformation.com $4,495 migl.com $2,500
buildabusiness.com $4,188 ampuk.com $2,481
clicktoshop.com $4,000 volitionventures .com $2,475
quezon.com $3,988 lovelybride.com $2,470
ManilaTravel .com $3,850 junglefun.com $2,394
whitetank.com $3,788 cellphonesplus.com $2,388
startasmallbusiness.com $3,588 energywellness.com $2,388
habitathotel.com $3,500 forwardaction.com $2,388
speechware.com $3,500 marketyou.com $2,388
srsi.com $3,500 rogueradio.com $2,388
thaivilla.com $3,500 accuratetranscription.com $2,340
rksolutions.com $3,488 independentracing.com $2,300
urbankitchen.com $3,350 norteamericano.com $2,200
countrypeople.com $3,188 facelotion .com $2,195
xn--68ja1kb .com $3,188 bestswimming.com $2,188
BuyTiles .com $3,000 jewelrydiamonds.com $2,188
educationalvideos .com $3,000 paygenie.com $2,188
skateology .com $3,000 wheatsales.com $2,188
ferienhotel.com $2,993 skininformation.com $2,088
beautyandyou.com $2,988 educationcenters.com $2,035
designereyes.com $2,988 diamondinvestment.com $2,032
craftlovers.com $2,888 badmonkeys.com $2,000
moodcontroller.com $2,888 blindmice.com $2,000
organickosher.com $2,788 energysolutionsgroup.com $2,000
greenarticles.com $2,750 federalconstruction.com $2,000
bridgefield.com $2,688 firstfriend.com $2,000
hollandgarden.com $2,688 paincheck.com $2,000
sapphirependant.com $2,688 parsave.com $2,000
bidyes.com $2,600 playlabs.com $2,000
GamesAgency .com $2,600 secret-service.com $2,000
tasi .com $2,595 spokenmedia.com $2,000
basicdvd.com $2,588 toystudio.com $2,000
groupride.com $2,588  

The AfternicDLS also utilized Sedo to complete two additional sales under their expanded promotion program. Recomendaciones.com rang up $2,243 and Contara.com coaxed $2,188. 

Moniker closed some additional auctions from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York, including SkiLodge.com ($9,500), OrganicTea.com ($6,000), PowerSaws.com ($3,000) and GolfCaps.com ($2,500). They also sold VIAX.com for $7,175 from their web platform.  

Elsewhere RickLatona.com sold EastLyme.com for $9,000 and Odes.com for $2,000 and GoDaddy Auctions moved Swipes.com for $5,205 and Numetro.com for $3,015

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

This week's Country Code Top 20 Chart is dominated by domains sold in Sedo's recent one and two character .de (German ccTLD) auctions. 15 of the 20 chart entries are from that one time event, including the chart topper, IT.de at $54,150

There were eight five-figure country code sales this week, all of which made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. The top sale you haven't seen yet is #9 BusinessSupport.co.uk at $9,269. That sale was part of a clean sweep of the 20 chart positions by Sedo. 

All but four of the charted domains are .de names, including an IDN, #12 Kφ.de at $7,950. The remaining positions were split between .fr (France) and .co.uk (Great Britain).

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending Nov. 8:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 2, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 8, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. IT.de €36,100 = $54,150 Sedo
2. OnlineBingo.fr €36,000 = $54,000 Sedo
3. D.de €35,000 = $52,500 Sedo
4. Acheter.fr
("to buy" in French)
€28,000 = $42,000 Sedo
5. VS.de €21,000 = $31,500 Sedo
6. FC.de €11,000 = $16,500 Sedo
7. CS.de €10,000 = $15,000 Sedo
8. Reg.de €8,100 = $12,150 Sedo
9. BusinessSupport.co.uk £5,550 = $9,269 Sedo
10. BingoSites.co.uk £5,000 = $8,350 Sedo

11. U2.de €5,352 = $8,028 Sedo
12. Kφ.de (IDN) €5,300 = $7,950 Sedo
13. No.de €5,200 = $7,800 Sedo
14. UE.de €5,109 = $7,664 Sedo
15.
tie
II.de €5,100 = $7,650 Sedo
15.
tie
LL.de €5,100 = $7,650 Sedo
15.
tie
OL.de €5,100 = $7,650 Sedo
15.
tie
RF.de €5,100 = $7,650 Sedo
15.
tie
YO.de €5,100 = $7,650 Sedo
20. FF.de €5,000 = $7,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart and Sedo again accounted for the vast majority of those. Their roster included AL.de ($7,080), JP.de ($7,050) and 24.tv ($6,750). Entradasbaratas.es added $6,600, FL.de delivered $6,317 and Chat.me chalked up $6,100

Sedo had 89 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $6,000
allegro.bg $6,000   watersportshop.be $1,815
android.de $6,000 flashscore.it $1,800
feinkost24.de $5,891 fotoflash.de $1,800
11833.de $5,400 pinnaclesports.ru $1,750
woody.eu $4,950 ledlightstore.co.uk $1,670
lm.de $4,749 4b.de $1,668
laserpens.co.uk $4,509 mφbel-profi.de $1,650
baermed.cn $4,500 modeberater.de $1,575
free.se $4,500 yx.de $1,575
ge.de $4,500 pokertreff.de $1,574
k2.de $4,451 h.ai $1,550
1234.de $4,275 alquilerbarcelona.es $1,500
energieagentur.eu $4,125 azzurra.it $1,500
domainauctions.eu $4,050 bukmacherskie.eu $1,500
sls.de $3,825 cortex.ch $1,500
shoretel.co.uk $3,750 easylogin.de $1,500
mtk.de $3,675 home-electronics.ch $1,500
Φv.de $3,675 lalo.ch $1,500
c.tc $3,600 paristrip.de $1,500
aur.de $3,525 phonecompany.co.uk $1,500
bgl.de $3,525 sportnews.eu $1,500
fineorganics.co.uk $3,340 treams.de $1,500
softwerx.co.uk $3,340 voipfone.de $1,500
programy.eu $3,300 weinstube.de $1,500
contactlenses.com.au $3,100 woss.es $1,500
cervelo.ch $3,000 wwts.eu $1,500
fotowettbewerb.de $3,000 myshu.co.uk $1,420
hoewerkt.nl $3,000 1a-geldanlage.de $1,350
m-a.de $3,000 1a-rente.de $1,350
videoparty.fr $3,000 1a-versicherungen.de $1,350
ekv.de $2,775 der-finanzexperte.de $1,275
sextoys.it $2,775 jeux-console.fr $1,275
beauty-lounge.de $2,625 farbig.ch $1,200
eetmeter.nl $2,550 fitline.eu $1,200
londonforum.co.uk $2,505 qdo.de $1,199
mybag.co.uk $2,400 1887.de $1,188
classico.fr $2,250 personalizedpens.co.uk $1,169
esposizioni.de $2,250 blurayplanet.de $1,139
gratisseite.de $2,250 hpbg.de $1,125
j2.de $2,250 propensity.co.uk $1,125
move-info.de $2,250 bounce.in $1,100
katz.ws $2,000 flugticketservice.de $1,050
mmafighting.de $1,968 magnetfolie.de $1,050
familienkonto.de $1,950 naswoim.pl $1,050
gy.de $1,950  

Elsewhere Registrars.co.uk sold MobileRecycling.co.uk for $4,668, LaserPens.co.uk for $4,509 and Biros.co.uk for $3,340. Two others; ImprintedGifts.co.uk and PromotionalIncentives.co.uk brought $1,670 each.

At DonSubasta.com, Student.es earned $3,750

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 is led by the only five-figure sale in the non .com global TLD category this week - TChat.info at $18,000. The next three domains on the leader board are one-character names sold in a special Sedo auction; R.biz ($8,855), H.biz ($8,177) and K.biz ($6,900)

Sedo went on to sweep the first 12 entries on the chart en route to claiming 16 of the 20 entries overall. The remaining four places went to the AfternicDLS. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Nov. 8:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov. 2, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 8, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 10

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. TChat.info €12,000 = $18,000 Sedo
2. R.biz $8,855 Sedo
3. H.biz $8,177 Sedo
4. K.biz $6,900 Sedo
5. YouHelp.org €3,700 = $5,550 Sedo
6. LondonRemovals.net £3,000 = $5,010 Sedo
7. Gynecology.net $5,000 Sedo
8. Westham.net €3,100 = $4,650 Sedo
9. LawFirms.net $4,500 Sedo
10. Urology.org £2,500 = $4,175 Sedo

11. BHG.net $4,000 Sedo
12. HerHealth.org $4,000 Sedo
13. Tyra.org $3,988 AfternicDLS
14. Stuehle.net €2,450 = $3,675 Sedo
15. Just.travel $3,150 Sedo
16.
tie
HowToMake.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Investir.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
MaxAir.net $3,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Trochoi.net €2,000 = $3,000 Sedo
20. LaminateFlooring.net $2,988 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with PrepaidDebitCards.net at $2,933. Their winners also included PlayBay.net ($2,700), Kόchengerδte.org (an IDN) at $2,693 and Fotografieren.net at $2,325.

Benchmarks.net notched $2,500, Aktenvernichtung.org added $2,100 and PrescriptionDrugAddiction.org dispensed $2,000. Sedo had 29 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,875. Those are listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,875
telefone.org $1,875   janitor.net $1,310
esstisch.net $1,808 girlfriend.info $1,301
tarifvergleich.org $1,800 vserver.org $1,300
healthinsurancequote.org $1,725 stairlifts.org $1,253
nappy.net $1,670 poker-games.net $1,250
catshop.net $1,667 bkb.info $1,125
daha.org $1,500 solar-energie.info $1,125
emprunter.info $1,500 confidential.net $1,050
folding.net $1,500 rigolo.net $1,050
gnosis.net $1,500 verdict.org $1,040
vertical-blinds.net $1,500 cheap-car-insurance.net $1,000
stiefeletten.net $1,485 esports.info $1,000
mailand.org $1,425 live-jasmin.org $1,000
estero.net $1,400 swaps.info $1,000
mauritius-hotels.net $1,312  

Back at the AfternicDLS, Personalized.org produced $2,800, HideAndSeek.net found $2,788 and two others; ChristianColleges.net and Gomo.net generated $2,388 apiece. 

The Afternic DLS had 19 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,340. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,340
photographytips.net $2,340   bibletranslation.net $1,288
abmf.org $2,088 mentalhealthlaw.net $1,288
digitalrights.org $2,000 beachhomes.org $1,250
webprivacy.org $1,950 fluor.org $1,200
consilium.net $1,700 snackattack.org $1,200
mylifestyle.net $1,688 uride.net $1,200
biopower.net $1,650 worldwidewireless.net $1,100
bibletranslations.net $1,588 jianke.net $1,000
easyview.net $1,388 nursingcollege.net $1,000
brotherskeeper.org $1,300   

The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell two more domains through their expanded promotion platform. FussballSchule.net notched $2,093 and MicroPayment.net deposited $1,700

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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