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June 06, 2013

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Made.com Manufactures 6-Figure Sale at Sedo to Sit Atop This Week's Domain Sales Leader Board

Sedo.com posted the week's only reported six-figure sale to secure the pole position on our latest Top 20 Domain Sales chart. They did it with Made.com at a cool $130,000, a sale that helped Sedo pile up 12 of the 20 chart entries on the all-extension leader board. 

Sedo also secured the runner-up spot with ServCorp.com at $75,000 and a quartet of strong country code sales gave them a total of six sales on the top half of the elite list. Their ccTLD heavyweights were led by #4 MyImmoWorld.de (German country code) at $41,895 and #5 Locations.fr (French ccTLD) at $37,485. They added a fifth one on the second half of the chart.

Pro Forma was the only other venue with multiple chart entries, hitting a trifecta that included two of the week's six biggest sales, #3 CanadaVacations.com at $58,000 and #6 Suelo.com ("soil" in Spanish) at $37,485. CanadaVacations.com represented a huge return on investment. That domain previously sold for just $9,600 at SnapNames in February 2005.

By Ron Jackson

The remaining five chart positions were split among five different venues. Rick Latona Auctions had the highest of those with #7 Hookahs.com, sold for $26,000 at their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York live auction. Also earning chart honors this week were Moniker.com, YummyNames.com, GoDaddy Auctions and WinnerNames.com.  

.Com easily won the battle among extensions by sweeping 15 of the 20 chart entries. As I noted before, the remaining five places all went to ccTLDs. The non .com global TLDs were shut out as they continue to trail the country codes that began surging a couple of years ago. Only one reported non .com gTLD sale managed to hit the five-figure mark this week (and barely made it), Dentistry.net at an even $10,000 through the AfternicDLS).

Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 6:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 30, 2009 - Sun. Dec. 6, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 8, 2009

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Made.com $130,000 Sedo
2. Servcorp.com $75,000 Sedo
3. CanadaVacations.com $58,000 Pro Forma
4. MyImmoWorld.de €28,500 = $41,895 Sedo
5. Locations.fr €25,500 = $37,485 Sedo
6. Suelo.com
("soil" in Spanish)
$30,000 Pro Forma
7. Hookahs.com $26,000 Rick Latona Auctions
8. GClub.com $22,850 Moniker
9. Dosenpfand.de
("can deposit" in German)
€15,470 = $22,741 Sedo
10. Preis24.de €15,000 = $22,050 Sedo

11.
tie
Earthing.com $20,000 YummyNames
11.
tie
Zorbing.com $20,000 Sedo
13. WebDoc.com $19,500 Sedo
14. Motorland.com €13,000 = $19,110 Sedo
15. CanadianGolfer.com $15,000 Pro Forma
16.
tie
Sentido.com $15,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Chromagen.com $14,050 GoDaddy Auctions
18. TigerEnergy.com $13,000 WinnerNames
19. Decoria.com $12,250 Sedo
20. MyVouchers.co.uk  $10,692 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 8 more five-figure sales just off the board led by Sedo's sale of another ccTLD, Seed.fr at $10,290. They also closed ClimateGate.com at $10,099 and NewsForum.com at $10,000

Moniker moved ConsumerWatch.com for $10,200 while Pro Forma fetched $10,000 for WSCL.com. The AfternicDLS also booked three sales at $10,000 apiece - LasVegasAttractions.com, SoberLivingHomes.com and Dentistry.net

.Com Supporting Cast

Moniker had the highest sale in the four-figure .com supporting cast with ExcessiveSweatingInfo.com at $9,100. They also closed the $7,000 sale of CollectibleCoins.com from their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York live auction. 

Sedo scored with MadridAirport.com ($8,819), OSShop.com ($8,232) and a pair at $8,100 each; DrivingSustainability.com and The-Quarter.com. Achat-Vente.com added $7,350 while Leiton.com and Trybe.com booked $7,000 apiece. Xuba.com bagged $6,542, Didu.com yielded $5,900 and Mikrowelle.com went for $5,439

Sedo had 33 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
bodyfx.com $5,000   t-way.com $3,000
cruise-deals.com $4,860 untill.com $3,000
jra.com $4,852 puritea.com $2,950
parfemy.com $4,444 fastoche.com $2,940
electrokit.com $4,410 shortsalesuccess.com $2,600
glueckskind.com $4,050 digitalstudios.com $2,575
flcos.com $4,000 donuthole.com $2,500
moim.com $4,000 senegalairlines.com $2,500
pethealthrecord.com $3,555 resortfinder.com $2,495
global-blue.com $3,500 4clicks.com $2,200
zegu.com $3,100 apostas-desportivas.com $2,000
antura.com $3,000 bompa.com $2,000
clockspot.com $3,000 listspot.com $2,000
flowersworld.com $3,000 loanlimits.com $2,000
geosat.com $3,000 mowerpro.com $2,000
shoppingfriend.com $3,000 reclaimthecity.com $2,000
startup360.com $3,000   

Back at the AfternicDLS VYNL.com captured $6,875, GuyGifts.com grabbed $6,500 and GutterCleaners.com cleared $6,000. ShowsForWomens.com slipped on $5,500, VADC.com sold for $5,465 and InterUniversal.com commanded $5,000.

Keramik.com managed $4,500 and FDWT.com tacked on $4,088. The AfternicDLS had 59 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
dssd.com $4,000   agriconsult.com $2,488
fantasticfurniture.com $4,000 begreeneveryday.com $2,488
baochun.com $3,988 happeningnow.com $2,488
leyee.com $3,750 visionfoundation.com $2,400
dreamgolf.com $3,500 constructioninjuries.com $2,388
mypartyfavors.com $3,400 lsico.com $2,388
healthcarework.com $3,388 campuscommons.com $2,344
pumpkinheads.com $3,300 mountainforest.com $2,300
ascsolutions.com $3,294 wuensche.com $2,200
lsiweb.com $3,288 loloworld.com $2,188
multitable.com $3,188 socialdirect.com $2,188
tshirtgallery.com $3,188 contractorsliability.com $2,155
chonga.com $3,000 earthmonitor.com $2,088
generalcarinsurance.com $3,000 forsquare.com $2,088
greendental.com $3,000 herbalalchemy.com $2,088
solostudio.com $3,000 redeyetech.com $2,088
managementpros.com $2,889 theuniquegroup.com $2,088
happy-place.com $2,788 assetregister.com $2,000
memberconnection.com $2,788 benvindo.com $2,000
getsolid.com $2,690 bizdomains.com $2,000
allamericanpower.com $2,688 datacorporation.com $2,000
greenpol.com $2,688 envirochemical.com $2,000
npservice.com $2,688 hipgeek.com $2,000
devtv.com $2,680 internetholdings.com $2,000
silkfloral.com $2,640 meatnet.com $2,000
wonderfulwines.com $2,600 personalizedchildrensbooks.com $2,000
lololife.com $2,588 smarterrealty.com $2,000
saporeitaliano.com $2,588 stabmixer.com $2,000
equitytrades.com $2,500 travelavenue.com $2,000
run2.com $2,500  

The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell three more domains through their expanded promotion platform. Those were SocialInterest.com ($4,495), FilmCollection.com ($2,891) and Kids-Toys.com ($2,166). They also sold DesignJewelry.com through SnapNames for $3,988

At YummyNames.com, Mamboo.com and MomentoPhoto.com clicked for $4,000 each while LifeAir.com landed at $2,999 and CloseDeal.com claimed $2,000.

At SnapNames.com, GamblingSG.com generated $3,999, LastMinuteUrlaub.com located $3,866 and BusinessCarInsurance.com covered $3,777. TreasureMap.com provided directions to $3,101, DentistSearch.com uncovered $2,590 and Ikipedia.com posted $2,361.

Elsewhere, MaxiGym.com changed hands for $2,975 in a private sale and Rick Latona Auctions sold SaddamHussein.com for $2,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The Country Codes turned in yet another solid week with a half dozen five-figure sales. We ran through all of those at the top of this report. The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #7 CosmeticDentists.co.uk, sold at Sedo for $9,400. Sedo went on to sweep 18 of the 20 entries on our new Country Code Top 20 sales chart.

NetFleet.com.au broke Sedo's stranglehold on the top 10 with #10 NoAgent.com.au at $7,258. Registrars.co.uk also slipped onto the list at #20 with their $4,860 sale of Thunderbolt.co.uk.  Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending Dec. 6:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 30, 2009 - Sun. Dec. 6, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 8

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MyImmoWorld.de €28,500 = $41,895 Sedo
2. Locations.fr €25,500 = $37,485 Sedo
3. Dosenpfand.de
("can deposit" in German)
€15,470 = $22,741 Sedo
4. Preis24.de €15,000 = $22,050 Sedo
5. MyVouchers.co.uk £6,600 = $10,692 Sedo
6. Seed.fr €7,000 = $10,290 Sedo
7. CosmeticDentists.co.uk $9,400 Sedo
8.
tie
RepriseMedia.dk €5,950 = $8,747 Sedo
8.
tie
RepriseMedia.nl €5,950 = $8,747 Sedo
10. NoAgent.com.au $7,258 NetFleet.com.au

11. Asien-Reisen.de €4,500 = $6,615 Sedo
12. Kaska.pl €4,444 = $6,533 Sedo
13. Kondenstrockner.de €4,400 = $6,468 Sedo
14. DirectBathrooms.co.uk $6,000 Sedo
15. Foto24.es €3,900 = $5,733 Sedo
16. Waala.ca €3,750 = $5,513 Sedo
17. JK.de €3,411 = $5,014 Sedo
18. Booking.sc $5,000 Sedo
19. 68.de €3,311 = $4,867 Sedo
20. Thunderbolt.co.uk £3,000 = $4,860 Registrars.co.uk

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for most of those, including Torrent.it ($4,778), BildShop.de ($4,410) and iWedding.co.uk ($4,050).  

Sedo had 74 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,926 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,926
leihmutter.de $3,749   blumentopf24.de $1,749
500.it $3,675 rhume.fr $1,691
buyvip.com.ar $3,675 wikiweb.de $1,691
hessenfinder.de $3,675 druckmesstechnik.de $1,617
mφbelfachhandel.de $3,675 football-fun.de $1,617
easybookkeeping.co.uk $3,645 greencard.es $1,617
ocs.de $3,528 arbeitskraft.de $1,470
basketballtraining.de $3,418 ch24.de $1,470
e-shopping.co.uk $3,321 dymo.ch $1,470
sol.co.kr $3,000 flamenco.eu $1,470
blogbabel.it $2,940 ghd.it $1,470
dslangebote.de $2,793 ibeda.in $1,470
abrufkredit.de $2,514 sixpence.de $1,470
onlinestudium.de $2,499 c6a.de $1,455
directstores.co.uk $2,268 warwickhouse.co.uk $1,296
thecoast.co.uk $2,268 zavvi.nl $1,296
kόnstliche-befruchtung.de $2,205 5sinne.de $1,176
versandapotheken.at $2,205 cement.cn $1,103
lowinterestcreditcards.us $2,000 fernsehertest.de $1,103
dollar.it $1,985 g.kg $1,051
booking.vg $1,793 modellbauforum.de $1,047
39.de $1,764 natuerlichfit.de $1,033
knowledgeworker.de $1,764 domain-hoster.eu $1,029
voyagediscount.fr $1,764 wallpapers.in $1,000

Elsewhere StudentNews.co.uk changed hands for $3,564 in a private sale and Netfleet.com.au moved a quartet of Australian ccTLDs that included BoatHire.com.au ($2,495), Wardrobes.com.au ($2,495), RealEstateInvestor.com.au ($1,361) and Neuron.com.au ($1,089).

Also, GoDaddy Auctions sold Gim.me for $2,000 and Registrars.co.uk moved MarketingComnpany.co.uk for $1,288.

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)

It was a very slow week for the Global Contenders as only one non .com gTLD reached the five-figure mark - Dentistry.net at $10,000 via the AfternicDLS, a venue that swept 15 of the 20 chart entries in this category. Only one other GC domain managed to finish above the $5,000 mark, #2 WebToolkit.info at $8,967 through Sedo.

A pair of nice 3-letter domains, Era.net and NCC.net tied for the #3 spot at $5,000 apiece, but the prices paid fell off quickly after that. The non .com gTLDs were once solid second choices to .com but over the past couple of years country code domains in general have been fetching considerably higher prices. For example, so far this year 71 ccTLDs have sold for $25,000 or more while only 32 non .com gTLDs have reached that level. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Nov. 29:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov. 30, 2009 - Sun. Dec. 6, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 8

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Dentistry.net $10,000 AfternicDLS
2. WebToolkit.info €6,100 = $8,967 Sedo
3.
tie
Era.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
3.
tie
NCC.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
5. LifeSense.net $3,588 AfternicDLS
6.
tie
DuvetCovers.org €2,250 = $3,308 Sedo
6.
tie
ParisHotels.org €2,250 = $3,308 Sedo
8. BeyondWords.org $3,188 AfternicDLS
9.
tie
Maars.net $2,988 AfternicDLS
9.
tie
Shqip.net $2,988 AfternicDLS

11. Communion.net $2,800 AfternicDLS
12. Socials.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
13. Strompreisvergleich.org €1,760 = $2,587 Sedo
14. Motomax.net $2,570 AfternicDLS
15. SecurityCamera.net $2,376 AfternicDLS
16. Jacken.org $2,300 AfternicDLS
17. Range.net $2,200 Sedo
18. Sparkonto.net $2,088 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
CheckDomain.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
GreenTouch.org $2,000 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

In additional four-figure GC sales off the chart the AfternicDLS sold SecurityCameras.org ($1,951), WebGuide.org ($1,800) and GameForum.org ($1,600)

The Afternic DLS had 16 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,500
naturalmaleenhancement.org $1,500   beachtowels.org $1,100
darkwave.net $1,488 bbgo.net $1,000
strategiclink.net $1,388 hcgdiet.net $1,000
newtestament.net $1,300 lichtenberg.net $1,000
cinemacity.net $1,288 lounges.info $1,000
nocreditcheck.org $1,288 openbook.net $1,000
researchpartners.org $1,288 parfumerie.org $1,000
ledtvs.net $1,250 smartconnection.net $1,000

Sedo sold JME.net for $1,944 and Sejour.org for $1,764. Their roster also included DSLTarife.org ($1,433), Kondenstrockner.net ($1,323) and NavigationSystem.net ($1,252)

Elsewhere, SnapNames sold CowboyHats.net ($1,750), HomePlans.net ($1,426) and V1.org ($1,258) while Moniker moved EnergyDrinks.org ($1,200) and Subway.biz ($1,025)

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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