Swedish Domain Sells for Six Figures to Top This Week's Domain Sales
In one of the year's
ten biggest country code sales, MSB.se (Swedish ccTLD)
has changed hands for 950,000 SEK (Swedish krona), the
equivalent of $141,550 at today's exchange rate. The domain
was purchased by a Swedish government agency, the Myndigheten för
Samhällsskydd och Beredskap (MSB) which means Authority for
This sale leads our new weekly Top 20
Domain Sales Chart, outdistancing a pair of one-letter domains
sold at Sedo.com,
#2 I.de (German country code) at $73,500 and #3 E.biz
at $66,001. With SearchEngineOptimization.net taking
the 4th spot with a $62,500 sale through the AfternicDLS,
we had a very rare situation in which the usually dominant .com
extension had none of the first four positions this week.
.Com made its first appearance at #5 with Moniker
closing a $45,000 sale of Multivitamins.com that was
made during their live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
New York last month. .Coms did go on to take the most
chart positions overall, 13 of 22 places (the extra spots resulted
from a three-way tie for the final position.
One of the .com sales, #8 Raspberry.com,
gave the seller a very nice return on their investment. The name was
picked up at SnapNames
last May for $16,499, then sold just five months later in
Moniker's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York auction for $27,500.
In one of their best outings of the year,
the non .com gTLDs placed six names on the all extension
leader board - three .nets, a pair of .biz domains and
a .org. Two of those domains (E.biz and
SearchEngineOptimization.net) rank among the year's five biggest
sales in this category. The ccTLDs claimed three spots, including the
top two regardless of extension as they continued to show the strength they have
demonstrated throughout the year.
In the race among venues, Sedo posted
another win by taking 10 places on the elite list. Moniker was next
after closing five sales from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York. The
AfternicDLS, a platform that typically emphasizes mid-range sales to
small and medium sized businesses, also had a strong showing at the
high end with four charted domains. Also earning Top 20 honors this
week were MissDomain.com
Here is how all of the
leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 22:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 16, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 22, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 24, 2009
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value sales that have been reported to us in the
past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool,
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There were 13 more five-figure sales just
off the board led by Sedo's $14,250 sale of Meinereifen.de.
Their roster also included W.biz ($13,500), MyHome.ch
($12,912) and Print24.net ($12,893). MR.org
added $11,400, PlayOnTV.com tuned in $10,158
and U.biz banked $10,099.
The AfternicDLS sold MundoSelecto.com for $13,200
and two others; ForexDaily.com and FreedomPlus.com
for $12,500 each. SnapNames stowed $13,001
from the sale of StorageUnit.com. Moniker landed $11,000
for LNN.com (another T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York sale)
rang up $10,580 (US$) for JobSeeker.com.au.
.Com Supporting Cast
MostWantedDomains.com led the four-figure .com
supporting cast with ZiplineTour.com at $9,500. They
also sold TheLabs.com at $6,000.
Sedo had their usual stellar outing with Modelelettretype.com
leading their supplemental list at $9,450, followed by CyberFriday.com
at $8,001 and BuyBiz.com at $8,000. EnviraPhone.com
dialed up $6,500 while four others; Dromex.com, Ekium.com,
Mischer.com and TextEngine.com tacked on $5,000
apiece. Libea.com located $4,500 and PowerPark.com
Sedo had 30 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,900 that you can check out in the table below.
Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
At SnapNames W3G.com generated $8,983,
Goku.com grabbed $8,000 and Contestants.com
collected $7,790. There was another nice ROI within that
group. Goku.com has been picked up at NameJet
last February for just $3,100.
In other SnapNames sales, JJU.com yielded $7,000,
IceCreamMaker.com churned out $6,390 and RabbitCages.com
corralled $3,600. BestSexDating.com drew $2,750
and 3198.com counted out $2,500.
Back at the AfternicDLS Daba.com did $8,000,
TVBuy.com brought $6,873 and Armo.com kicked in
$6,400. WebCollaboration.com went for $6,000,
ZenMall.com unzipped $5,350 and two others; SeniorSuites.com
and NovaTrade.com each notched $5,200.
BabyWarehouse.com and Direct2You.com tacked
on $5,000 each, eMarketeer.com tallied $4,750
and Amamo.com mined $4,488. Plastika.com
plucked $4,188 and Tagesmutter.com took in $4,070.
The AfternicDLS had 70 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 used Sedo to sell two more domains
through their expanded promotion platform. Those were BoxSolutions.com
at $3,225 and DoctorSays.com at $2,466.
In additional closed sales from Moniker's
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York auction RecipeBooks.com returned $7,500,
HorrorStories.com scared up $5,500 and LocalGasPrices.com
provided $5,000. Two others; Pamphlet.com and TermLifeRates.com
rang up $3,500 each. Moniker also sold BeRemarkable.com
from their everyday site for $5,675.
sold YouthInc.com for £4,000 ($6,640) and GoDaddy
Auctions moved a quartet of names; HyperUpload.com
($3,025), MusiconLatino.com ($3,000), Al-Marah.com
($2,222) and NaturalFamilyOnline.com ($2,005).
sold AbsoluteAesthetics.com for $3,000 and FastGroup.com
for $2,500, MediaOptions.com
moved LCDFernseher.com for $2,500 and DotComDepot.com
drew $2,000 for GlobalDestiny.com.
The Country Codes booked another solid week
as ccTLDs accounted for the two biggest deals among all reported
domain sales. The $141,550 sale of MSB.se also ranks
as the 8th biggest country code sale reported so
far in 2009. In addition to the $73,500 sale of
#2 I.de, the country codes rang up four more solid five
figure sales. We noted all of those in the all extension section of
The biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #7 FittedBedrooms.co.uk
at $9,130 via Sedo, a venue that went on to sweep 20 of the
22 chart positions (the extra two spots resulted from a three-way
tie for the final position.
Germany's .de dominated the chart with 11
entries. Great Britain's .co.uk And the Netherlands' .nl
were the only other extensions with more than one charted domain as
they each took two places. Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending Nov. 22:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 16, 2009 - Sun. Nov.
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 24
950,000 SEK = $141,550
Meinereifen.de ("my rant" in German)
AU$11,500 = $10,580
£5,500 = $9,130
£4,229 = $7,020
Elektrotankstelle.de ("nearest gas station" in German)
There were dozens ofadditional four-figure ccTLD
sales off the chart with Sedo again accounting for the vast majority
of those. Their list included Wahlplakate.de at $3,450,
ATG.co.uk and EmploymentLawyers.co.uk at $3,320
each and Auftragsbearbeitung.eu at $3,150.
Sedo had 64 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000
to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,000
sold CheapWebDesign.co.uk ($3,400), CurrencyConverter.co.za
($2,900) and ToyCraft.co.uk ($1,200). MissDomain sold Klassen.se
for $3,000 and SnapNames moved Equipment.us for $2,950.
NetFleet.com.au sold PropertyDomain.com.au
(US$2,392) and BikeInsurance.com.au (US$2,070) and in a
pair of .es (Spanish ccTLD) sales at DonSubasta.com, BestHotels.es
went for $1,800 and Fit.es 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.
Contenders enjoyed one of their best week of the year as the non
.com gTLDs took six places on the all extension leader board you saw
earlier. The first ten names on our weekly GC Top 20 Chart
all cracked the five figure barrier. We mentioned those domains at
the top of this report, so the top GC sale you haven't seen yet is
#11 Tattoos.org at $9,900 via Sedo.
#12 Z.biz was close behind at $8,988,
also at Sedo, a venue that accounted for 16 of the 20 chart entries.
Sedo's list benefitted from 11 closed sales from their recent
one-character .biz auction. That special event allowed .biz
to lead all extensions with 11 chart positions, the most ever for
.Net was next with five charted domains and .org
clamed the remaining four. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending Nov. 22:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov.
16, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 22, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 24
There were several dozen additional
four-figure GC sales off the chart. Moniker had the highest of those
with YT.net at $7,088. They also close two more sales from their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York auction; NY.biz at $7,000
and OK.biz at $4,000.
Sedo's hit parade continued with V.biz ($6,100),
2.biz ($5,801) and a pair at $5,000 apiece - DatingSite.org
and Dental.mobi. LLL.net was next at $4,104 and
CasinoSlots.org added $3,700. Sedo had 24 more GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $3,500. Those are listed in the table below.
Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $3,500
At YummyNames, SpectrumHealth.org went for $4,000
and Flybilletter.net nabbed $1,799.
At SnapNames, Yachting.net sailed to $3,530,
Pannasmontata-Templates.net posted $1,150 and CreditReport.biz
Back at the AfternicDLS the winners included
Seats.net ($3,500), NeverSayNever.net ($3,488) and Federated.net
($3,188). The Afternic DLS had 23 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,588. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,588
The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell three more domains
through their expanded promotion platform. BreastCancerAwareness.net
went for $1,688, SpiritualLife.org lit up $1,600
and Zorbing.net rolled to $1,300.
At GoDaddy Auctions, Tacitus.org discovered $2,506,
GlennInstitute.org added $1,318 and LaptopGiving.com
locked up $1,010.
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.
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