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Three-Letter Swedish Domain Sells for Six Figures to Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

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 Civil Contingencies in English. 

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. 

By Ron Jackson

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 and MostWantedDomains.com

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 22:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 16, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 22, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 24, 2009

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MSB.se 950,000SEK = $141,550 Pvt Sale
2. I.de €49,000 = $73,500 Sedo
3. E.biz $66,001 Sedo
4. SearchEngineOptimization.net $62,500 AfternicDLS
5. MultiVitamins.com $45,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
6. Originals.com $37,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
7. TP.de €20,000 = $30,000 Sedo
8. Raspberry.com $27,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
9. D.biz $26,110 Sedo
10. Camera.net $26,001 Sedo

11. GeneralContracting.com $25,000 Sedo
12. F3.com $24,999 Sedo
13. Hockey.org $22,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
14. Mnet.net $22,000 AfternicDLS
15. DesignerSunglasses.com $21,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
16. InCommon.com $20,000 AfternicDLS
17. XAI.com €12,650 = $18,975 Sedo
18. P4.com $18,000 Sedo
19. 24Bet.com €11,148 = $16,722 MissDomain
20.
tie
Echantillons.com €10,000 = $15,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Grounders.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
MensDesignerClothing.com $15,000 MostWantedDomains

 

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 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) and NetFleet.com.au 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 posted $4,300

Sedo had 30 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900 that you can check out in the table below. 

Additional Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
augen-lasern.com $3,900   multivitaminas.com $2,780
ferienhaustoskana.com $3,900 tunerfish.com $2,750
brico.com $3,888 myuniversity.com $2,700
beautyexpert.com $3,750 fantasykat.com $2,635
informationsmedizin.com $3,600 bubblebathgirls.com $2,500
lightgarden.com $3,500 iqool.com $2,500
umzugsspedition.com $3,450 jplab.com $2,500
mhra.com $3,300 parkcasino.com $2,500
sfda.com $3,200 golfersinc.com $2,002
10pages.com $3,150 achcard.com $2,000
weday.com $3,100 adlex.com $2,000
thindex.com $3,000 foxpop.com $2,000
tikktakk.com $3,000 personalcaregiver.com $2,000
yabado.com $3,000 petromin.com $2,000
uconstruct.com $2,956 runtec.com $2,000

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:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
CopperBelt.com $4,000   kitchennbath.com $2,390
pianosolos.com $4,000 africangateway.com $2,388
studentfunding.com $4,000 hdscom.com $2,300
fraternalorder.com $3,988 studenthealthplan.com $2,300
lawnmasters.com $3,688 beexpressive.com $2,288
subview.com $3,688 aeyo.com $2,250
worldville.com $3,588 themenhotels.com $2,241
kaska.com $3,400 organicbalance.com $2,200
newparts.com $3,360 symbole.com $2,200
kodco.com $3,288 webdesignacademy.com $2,200
xraymarkers.com $3,280 ecoclic.com $2,188
birdvideos.com $3,188 photoshoppers.com $2,100
textabet.com $3,188 authorspeak.com $2,088
dailyd.com $3,000 frontstart.com $2,088
incolours.com $3,000 relaynetwork.com $2,088
nutritioncafe.com $3,000 retirementunlimited.com $2,088
wellhome.com $2,988 sharegolf.com $2,088
redwoodco.com $2,888 vintagebids.com $2,088
associationplace.com $2,800 crimesafe.com $2,021
legalagent.com $2,800 vipstories.com $2,021
exporttousa.com $2,788 auditlink.com $2,000
globaltradinggroup.com $2,788 auspicium.com $2,000
humanresearch.com $2,788 championnat.com $2,000
freshrain.com $2,700 craftcorner.com $2,000
freemake.com $2,688 freedomtechnologies.com $2,000
eevent.com $2,588 mealsforseniors.com $2,000
exteam.com $2,588 morganville.com $2,000
personalair.com $2,588 nutritionus.com $2,000
thedigitalcafe.com $2,570 pois.com $2,000
sosmedic.com $2,550 selftitled.com $2,000
gononi.com $2,500 simplygranite.com $2,000
medicalcosts.com $2,500 styleinsider.com $2,000
mother2mother.com $2,500 surveymagic.com $2,000
diylegal.com $2,488 thepaintdoctor.com $2,000
loveisreal.com $2,488 varsityshop.com $2,000

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.

Elsewhere, DNStore.com 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)

YummyNames.com 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.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

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 this report.

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:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 16, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 22, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 24

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MSB.se 950,000 SEK = $141,550 Pvt Sale
2. I.de €49,000 = $73,500 Sedo
3. TP.de €20,000 = $30,000 Sedo
4. Meinereifen.de
("my rant" in German)
€9,500 = $14,250 Sedo
5. MyHome.ch €8,608 = $12,912 Sedo
6. JobSeeker.com.au AU$11,500 = $10,580 NetFleet.com.au
7. FittedBedrooms.co.uk £5,500 = $9,130 Sedo
8. SO.de €5,101 = $7,652 Sedo
9. Max-IPTV.de €5,000 = $7,500 Sedo
10. FE.ae £4,229 = $7,020 Sedo

11. Elektrotankstelle.de
("nearest gas station" in German)
€4,600 = $6,900 Sedo
12. Weihnachtsartikel.de €4,500 = $6,750 Sedo
13. BedAndBreakfast.co.nz $5,800 Sedo
14. DirectAuto.nl €3,501 = $5,252 Sedo
15. SalonDeJuegos.es
("game room" in Spanish)
€3,500 = $5,250 Sedo
16. WeddingCakes.co.uk £3,000 = $4,980 Sedo
17. PrepaidAngebote.de €2,900 = $4,350 Sedo
18. Autosuchmaschine.de €2,700 = $4,050 Sedo
19.
tie
Dansand.de €2,500 = $3,750 Sedo
19.
tie
Hi5.nl €2,500 = $3,750 Sedo
19.
tie
Venteadomicile.fr
("home sales" in French)
€2,500 = $3,750 Sedo
19.
tie
Weather.de €2,500 = $3,750 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional 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:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,000
jam.co.nz $3,000   aristonheating.com.cn $1,500
teuer.de $3,000 freebetting.eu $1,500
unser-berlin.de $2,948 girovergleich.de $1,500
schlafplatz.de $2,907 immonord.lu $1,500
dachziegel.eu $2,501 miapuesta.com.mx $1,500
mamparas.es $2,475 online-shops.ch $1,500
onlinehandyshop.de $2,475 pocketbook.de $1,500
v.gd $2,475 socialnet.fr $1,500
cityslife.de $2,325 handwerkspresse.de $1,499
elina.de $2,250 hulsta.fr $1,499
peri.by $2,250 wohnenmoebel.de $1,499
billig-apotheke.at $2,175 emaillist.co.uk $1,494
clipinextensions.co.uk $2,075 newsarticles.co.uk $1,494
taschengeld-infos.de $2,055 leasing.in $1,440
postnord.dk $2,016 wjc.us $1,400
my-art.fr $1,950 4ex.eu $1,350
golddealers.co.uk $1,919 forstundholz.de $1,350
xw.de $1,883 hotelsa.fr $1,350
wj.de $1,875 wunschfigur.de $1,350
bbp.de $1,800 ibaby.co.uk $1,328
dipladenia.de $1,800 healthy.us $1,300
immobilien1.at $1,800 124.de $1,200
panneauxsolaires.ch $1,800 elmaz.de $1,200
pornhub.pl $1,800 weddingnapkins.co.uk $1,200
webpublication.de $1,800 pcfinder.co.uk $1,162
debt-collection.co.uk $1,660 paaldansen.be $1,125
debthelp.org.uk $1,660 zpw.de $1,125
employmentlawyer.co.uk $1,660 minimalisten.de $1,080
employment-lawyers.co.uk $1,660 minorca.tv $1,050
qj.de $1,583 jounce.co.uk $1,000
kledingtekoop.nl $1,575 marcaria.in $1,000
vie.de $1,575 tiendadisfraces.es $1,000

Elsewhere NoktaDomains.com 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.

Global Contenders (Non .com gTLDs: .biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .pro & .tel)

The Global 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 that TLD.

.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 TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. E.biz $66,001 Sedo
2. SearchEngineOptimization.net $62,500 AfternicDLS
3. D.biz $26,110 Sedo
4. Camera.net $26,001 Sedo
5. Hockey.org $22,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
6. Mnet.net $22,000 AfternicDLS
7. W.biz $13,500 Sedo
8. Print24.net €8,595 = $12,893 Sedo
9. MR.org €7,600 = $11,400 Sedo
10. U.biz $10,099 Sedo

11. Tattoos.org €6,660 = $9,990 Sedo
12. Z.biz $8,988 Sedo
13.
tie
Amortization.net $8,000 NoktaDomains
13.
tie
AutoLoan.org $8,000 Sedo
15. 9.biz $7,901 Sedo
16. P.biz $7,878 Sedo
17. 7.biz $7,877 Sedo
18. T.biz $7,602 Sedo
19.
tie
4.biz $7,601 Sedo
19.
tie
5.biz $7,601 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. 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.

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $3,500
1o.net $3,500   heizoelpreise.org $1,920
blumenversand.org $3,225 informit.net $1,866
montage.net $3,100 18yearsold.net $1,600
qqq.org $3,002 motorraeder.org $1,574
111.org $3,001 schaukelstuhl.org $1,515
gartenhaus.org $2,634 freebetting.org $1,500
cloudgames.net $2,500 klapphandy.net $1,500
schreibtische.net $2,432 andamios.net $1,425
5.org $2,358 vliegvakantie.net $1,275
fournitures.net $2,250 bridalshowerinvitations.net $1,100
clogs.org $2,200 versa.mobi $1,100
vvv.org $2,050 jimmy.net $1,000

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 bagged $1,120.

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:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,588
medianet.org $2,588   localplumbers.net $1,488
securitysystem.net $2,513 esszimmer.net $1,425
archetypes.org $2,488 chimneysweep.org $1,300
stomatology.net $2,388 sitesecure.net $1,288
purehealth.net $2,225 hopla.net $1,200
cleanhouse.org $2,071 interlaken.org $1,200
northcity.net $2,000 securityalarms.net $1,200
treatments.org $2,000 airduct.net $1,191
insurancepolicy.net $1,888 kitchendirect.net $1,188
iemd.net $1,788 gradlink.net $1,088
makepeace.org $1,700 firealarm.net $1,020
seniorfriendly.net $1,650  

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.

*****

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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