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Editor's Note: Our weekly domain sales report normally comes out every Wednesday afternoon, however this week I will be flying all day Wednesday, en route to the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in Las Vegas. As a result, this week's column will be moved back one day. We expect to have the new column posted here by 1pm U.S. Eastern time on Thursday (Jan. 21). 

Blockbuster French ccTLD Sale at Sedo Gets the 2010 Domain Sales Season Off on the Right Foot

The New Year's first full week of domain sales is now in the books. Sedo helped get 2010 off to a rousing start by closing a huge €587,500 ($851,875) sale of Credit.fr (French ccTLD). That sale also served notice that the surge in country code sales that we've seen over the past couple of years is not likely to subside any time soon. The Credit.fr sale is more than three times higher than the top ccTLD sale reported in all of 2009. That was Spel.se ("games" in Swedish), sold last June for $266,000 - also by Sedo.

Sedo went on to sweep 11 of the 20 entries on our new weekly Top 20 Sales Chart. Their roster included a sale they worked in conjunction with Moniker.com to complete - #2 Migraine.com at $125,000 - as well as two more ccTLDs - both of which are European Union IDNs - #15 Südtirol.eu at $14,355 and #18 Möbel.eu at $13,195.

Sedo also had the largest of the three non .com gTLDs on the Big Board - #10 QE.org at $20,000 (Congratulations to the seller - a long time acquaintance of ours - Donald "Biggie" Williams).

By Ron Jackson

The AfternicDLS had another solid outing, taking three places on the elite list. Their roster was led by #7 Vivant.com at $30,000. Moniker.com was the only other venue with multiple chart entries. They hit the trifecta, sharing the Migraine.com sale with Sedo and well as booking #8 V247.com ($25,350) and #11 PersianServers2.com ($17,900) on their own.

That left four openings on the all-extension leader board that were taken by NameJet.com, GoDaddy Auctions, Bido.com and Optimo.com. NameJet set the pace for that quartet after getting a $69,100 dividend from their sale of #3 FirstNationalBank.com. The always powerful .com contingent piled up 14 of the 20 chart entries.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 10:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 4, 2010 - Sun. Jan. 10, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 12, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Credit.fr €587,500 = $851,875 Sedo
2. Migraine.com $125,000 Sedo/Moniker
3. FirstNationalBank.com $69,100 NameJet
4. MySports.com $60,000 Sedo
5. Items.com $50,000 Sedo
6. CityHotels.com $40,000 Sedo
7. Vivant.com $30,000 AfternicDLS
8. V247.com $25,350 Moniker
9. MYS.com $20,000 Sedo
10. QE.org $20,000 Sedo

11. PersianServers2.com $17,900 Moniker
12. Nghenhac.com $15,100 Sedo
13. NSSC1.org $15,005 GoDaddy Auctions
14. Pepe.com $15,000 Bido
15. Südtirol.eu (IDN) €9,900 = $14,355 Sedo
16.
tie
8L.com $14,000 Sedo
16.
tie
WinningBrands.com $14,000 Optimo
18. Möbel.eu (IDN) €9,100 = $13,195 Sedo
19. SpinalInjury.com $13,000 AfternicDLS
20. Raise.org $12,800 AfternicDLS

 

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 eleven more five-figure sales just off the chart led by SnapNames' $12,300 sale of Dom4J.org. Sedo accounted for seven of the eleven, including CasinoItalia.it ($11,600), Home.ch ($11,600) and 460.com ($11,501). Their winner's list also included SilkRoadOnline.com ($11,035), Branchen.com ($10,875), HandyTarife.com ($10,150) and 9L.com ($10,099)

NameJet rang up an $11,211 sale with Agaci.com while Moniker landed $10,000 for NaturalLife.com and Rick Latona Auctions snagged $10,000 for Snowstorm.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with Wazeefa.com at $9,425. They also scored with SuperMortgages.com and WithYou.com at $7,500 each. Psusa.com added $7,140, Risultati-Calcio.com returned $6,960 and Favorita.com fetched $6,525

CoolBritannia.com kicked in $6,520, Rolly.com raked in $6,000 and Gratisy.com greeted $5,075. Sedo had 36 more .com sales ranging  from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
workincustomerservice.com $5,000   liesure.com $3,000
creditas.com $4,900 streamwork.com $3,000
netconf.com $4,500 123local.com $2,900
rpet.com $4,500 filehub.com $2,695
rucksäcke.com $4,495 bankreview.com $2,595
can2010.com $4,350 casinosforum.com $2,500
mac1.com $4,250 klearvodka.com $2,500
adrun.com $4,000 mapolis.com $2,500
oyoy.com $4,000 myrobots.com $2,500
divacam.com $3,668 nyproperties.com $2,500
dietmama.com $3,500 droptic.com $2,400
dailynewspaper.com $3,342 josemaria.com $2,250
pixiv.com $3,200 corlin.com $2,200
series-tv.com $3,190 farequote.com $2,150
triggerball.com $3,190 affiliatesense.com $2,000
artia.com $3,117 carvaleting.com $2,000
5dk.com $3,100 centralavenue.com $2,000
affiliatemanager.com $3,000 rapidporn.com $2,000

NameJet lassoed $9,301 with LaRepublica.com and also scored with CookbookStore.com ($5,200) and ForeignAutoParts.com ($5,044). Aino.com cornered another $4,700 while FunNet.com found $4,611 and HoemDepot.com drew $4,600

NameJet posted 21 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
quickcashadvanceloan.com $4,500   hairshears.com $2,350
vamanos.com $4,104 hsrc.com $2,350
archivist.com $3,801 buttmaster.com $2,235
picturebuzz.com $3,611 companyinformation.com $2,232
microcosm.com $3,600 laserwelding.com $2,103
slavia.com $3,100 genclik.com $2,100
automieten.com $3,050 storagepods.com $2,001
bedco.com $2,600 fastco.com $2,000
drumspercussion.com $2,600 reggeton.com $2,000
sanpedrocalifornia.com $2,600 stts.com $2,000
globalcalling.com $2,500  

Back at the AfternicDLS Kynos.com contributed $6,988, PureDance.com did a $5,900 pasodoble and Badz.com boosted $5,400. ThePhoneStore.com dialed up $5,000, AuditProgram.com uncovered $4,995 and BabyGourmet.com tasted $4,788

DomainsCentral.com sold for $4,522, StellarServices.com secured $4,500 and MobileDashboards.com banked $4,490. My-Party.com produced $4,388 and ExcessMedia.com delivered $4,188. The Afternid DLS had 72 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
ig8.com $4,000   insania.com $2,500
collegereadiness.com $3,988 InternetMarketingFirm.com $2,500
atego.com $3,825 macrodata.com $2,500
lono.com $3,750 mrtinc.com $2,500
zimb.com $3,725 musicofireland.com $2,500
aceacademy.com $3,588 ravensbourne.com $2,500
alwaysactive.com $3,588 skiver.com $2,500
generalfreight.com $3,500 k12center.com $2,488
lifestaff.com $3,488 toolguard.com $2,488
ecoheater.com $3,350 smartthreads.com $2,475
westernsky.com $3,300 businesselectric.com $2,388
classycams.com $3,188 desktopticker.com $2,300
driventosucceed.com $3,188 lawinstitute.com $2,300
innovativestrategies.com $3,188 digitalclubnetwork.com $2,239
liquidx.com $3,188 heavenlybaby.com $2,200
great-falls.com $3,000 carewireless.com $2,188
sanibelrentals.com $3,000 onlybetter.com $2,188
sbsm.com $3,000 dynamicbrand.com $2,100
seveso.com $3,000 companylog.com $2,088
gardenpress.com $2,988 datascore.com $2,088
furniturecorp.com $2,921 educationalfilm.com $2,088
nveco.com $2,888 theknowledgenetwork.com $2,088
pureyou.com $2,870 usainternetmarketing.com $2,088
educationalfilms.com $2,788 truecontent.com $2,015
foodprofessionals.com $2,788 1seo.com $2,000
humanwire.com $2,788 americantees.com $2,000
transpacificgroup.com $2,788 biofruit.com $2,000
carpetandmore.com $2,770 childrenandnature.com $2,000
wavemachines.com $2,750 conceptwireless.com $2,000
whotoask.com $2,688 constructionparts.com $2,000
capitall.com $2,588 domainticker.com $2,000
donmezei.com $2,588 flowerseverywhere.com $2,000
earthpress.com $2,588 goodtag.com $2,000
savecast.com $2,588 governmentcontract.com $2,000
skillcast.com $2,588 manhattanpizza.com $2,000
virtuscorp.com $2,530 osinet.com $2,000

As part of their expanded promotion program, the AfternicDLS also sold AnimalTown.com through Sedo for $2,050

At SnapNames Antisocial.com sewed up $7,284, ItalianPeople.com provided $2,799 and two others; HealthyOptions.com and Sope.com dispensed $2,600 each. 

At GoDaddy Auctions, Odnoklasniki.com nabbed $5,205, BabyLabels.com located $3,999, NewSchoolNotes.com recorded $3,671 and MyDatingPlace.com connected for $2,255.

Spotex.com spawned $5,149 at Moniker and they also sold WebType.com for $5,075 and MLove.com for $3,063

In a notable private transaction Steve Orosz sold QC1.com for a cool $8,000.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes continue to enjoy a boom that started a couple of years ago and there is no sign that they are going to slow down any time soon. As we noted at the top of this report, this week's €587,500 ($851,875) sale of Credit.fr is far bigger than any country code sale reported in 2009. 

The top three sales in the ccTLD category also made the all extension leader board you saw above. We also told you about two other five-figure sales; CasinoItalia.it (Italian ccTLD) and Home.ch (Switzerland ccTLD) that went for $11,600 each. 

The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is an IDN at #6 on our new Top 20 Country Code Chart - Müller.eu at $9,570. Sedo handled that sale and went on to sweep all 20 positions on the leader board!

In the race among extensions, the European Union's .eu and Germany's .de shared the lead by taking four places apiece. The United States country code, .us, was next with three. Three of the four .eu domains on the chart are IDNs.   

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Jan. 10:

Country Code Top Sales
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Jan. 4, 2010 - Sun. Jan. 10, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 12, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Credit.fr €587,500 = $851,875 Sedo
2. Südtirol.eu (IDN) €9,900 = $14,355 Sedo
3. Möbel.eu (IDN) €9,100 = $13,195 Sedo
4.
tie
CasinoItalia.it €8,000 = $11,600 Sedo
4.
tie
Home.ch €8,000 = $11,600 Sedo
6. Müller.eu (IDN) €6,600 = $9,570 Sedo
7. Testbilder.de €5,000 = $7,250 Sedo
8. Safety.sg $6,900 Sedo
9.
tie
Ehling.de €4,000 = $5,800 Sedo
9.
tie
Galileo.es €4,000 = $5,800 Sedo

11. Booking.fm €3,500 = $5,075

Sedo

12. Translators.us €3,200 = $4,640

Sedo

13. Nochmal.de €3,000 = $4,350 Sedo
14. Betriebseinrichter.de €2,950 = $4,278 Sedo
15. Debt-Management.co.uk £2,500 = $4,075 Sedo
16.
tie
Translation.us €2,660 = $3,857 Sedo
16.
tie
Translations.us €2,660 = $3,857 Sedo
18.
tie
eLove.eu €2,500 = $3,625 Sedo
18.
tie
Gimnasio.es €2,500 = $3,625 Sedo
20. Spelletjesspelen.nl €2,450 = $3,553 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the chart and Sedo accounted for all but three of those. Their supplemental list was led by DeinHandy.de at $3,451 and a pair of domains at $3,451 each; MFC.fr and KCHE.eu

Sedo had 70 more country code sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,294 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $2,000 - $3,294
billigflge.eu $3,294   solarenergy.cn $1,500
geburtstagsgeschenk.de $3,263 fitnessraum.de $1,450
flirting.es $3,190 fussballshirts.de $1,450
bersetzungsagentur.de $3,118 scherzartikel.eu $1,450
jobbörse.de $3,118 strandresort.de $1,450
öl.eu $3,118 tapage.fr $1,450
translator.us $2,929 withteeth.de $1,450
club.ch $2,900 wohnungsverlosung.de $1,449
creditfocus.eu $2,900 antiquitäten.eu $1,391
asesoria.es $2,828 future-business.de $1,378
drachenboote.de $2,538 wörterbuch.eu $1,378
homöopathie.eu $2,465 póker.eu $1,376
trainingsbekleidung.de $2,465 universität.eu $1,308
freemobilephone.co.uk $2,445 kindermöbel.eu $1,305
markenoutlet.de $2,416 stadionjacke.de $1,305
motorräder.eu $2,406 bypost.co.uk $1,304
xx.cc $2,395 makemeheal.de $1,304
campingeurope.eu $2,320 restaurantweek.cn $1,250
websitebeveiliging.nl $2,320 datacorp.co.uk $1,223
de.ai $2,248 gnstig.eu $1,218
edenisland.de $2,175 think.pl $1,200
iptelephony.co.uk $2,119 währung.eu $1,199
markierwagen.de $1,958 fussball-blog.de $1,160
petsdirect.co.uk $1,875 fussballbuecher.de $1,160
speedworld.eu $1,849 webstats.nl $1,160
dsseldorf.eu $1,836 byme.be $1,088
bersetzer.at $1,813 firmenauskunft.tv $1,088
nordinvest.de $1,813 snowboardjacken.de $1,088
proxxon.ca $1,750 schönheitschirurgie.eu $1,037
aerztepunkt.de $1,740 geschenke-geschenkideen.de $1,032
smartrepair.at $1,740 polstermöbel.eu $1,030
teddyberen.nl $1,726 charterflge.eu $1,022
point4jobs.co.uk $1,630 energysparen.de $1,015
zavvi.es $1,595 weihnachtsgeschenke-online.de $1,015
browser-game.de $1,588 gspot.co.uk $1,000

Elsewhere Moniker sold Katla.se for $3,000 and Drop.com.au moved a pair of Australian domains; WindTurbines.com.au ($1,841) and ToolBox.com.au ($1,002).

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)

A nice 2-letter .org - QE.org - led the non .com gTLD Global Contenders race this week after changing hands for $20,000 at Sedo. That was one of four five-figure GC sales we told you about at the top of this report. The highest sale you haven't seen in this category yet is #5 NursingScholarships.org at $5,900 via Sedo. Sedo wound up taking 10 of the 20 positions on our new Global Contenders Top 20 Chart.

This was an exceptionally strong week for the .orgs which swept the first five positions and took eight places overall. The .nets still managed to pile up the most chart entries with nine though. That left three open spots that were taken by a .pro, a .mobi and a .info. Scoring highest in that trio was #6 Consulting.pro at $5,075.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Jan. 10:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan. 4, 2010 - Sun. Jan. 10, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 12, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. QE.org $20,000 Sedo
2. NSSC1.org $15,005 GoDaddy Auctions
3. Raise.org $12,800 AfternicDLS
4. Dom4J.org $12,300 SnapNames
5. NursingScholarships.org $5,900 Sedo
6. Consulting.pro €3,500 = $5,075 Sedo
7. Spil.net $4,700 NameJet
8. ARE.net $4,099 Sedo
9. M2.org $4,000 Sedo
10. Renesse.net €2,500 = $3,625 Sedo

11. Rates.mobi $3,303 SnapNames
12.
tie
JoinTheMovementNow.org $3,000 Sedo
12.
tie
MassageTherapy.net $3,000 Sedo
14. Genweb.org $2,888 NameJet
15. Weihnachtskarten.net €1,930 = $2,799 Sedo
16. Metros.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
BassGuitars.net $2,600 Rick Latona Auctions
17.
tie
EAP.net $2,600 SnapNames
19. Discounter.net $2,500 Sedo
20. Manchester.info $2,411 NameJet

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales off the chart. The AfternicDLS had the highest of those with EuropeTravel.net at $2,400. They also generated $2,288 from CyberWarrior.net and $2,100 from Revu.net

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

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
domaintools.net $2,000   elekom.net $1,388
investmentbankers.org $2,000 birdcage.net $1,350
professionalliability.net $2,000 investmentbanks.org $1,300
wirelessheadphones.net $2,000 oculos.net $1,300
investamerica.org $1,888 homesecuritysource.net $1,182
moneymatters.net $1,888 kidsgolfclubs.net $1,100
subsonic.org $1,888 greenhaven.net $1,088
cupo.net $1,799 laserdrucker.org $1,000
caribbeancruises.net $1,400 waterpro.org $1,000
businessreporting.org $1,388   

Through their expanded promotion platform, the AfternicDLS also sold two names through Sedo; Photohraphe.org at $1,192 and GreenInvestment.net at $1,390.

At Sedo, the hits just kept on coming with Fragen.net ($2,320), Gafas.net ($2,248) and a pair at $2,175 apiece; SuperShield.net and TravelCube.biz.

Sedo rang up 15 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that you can check out in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
a0.net $2,000   online-spielefo.info $1,450
filingcabinets.net $1,995 prospekthalter.net $1,450
resellerhost.net $1,750 mauritaniefo.info $1,250
hotel-vergleich.net $1,740 damenuhrfo.info $1,179
folan.net $1,631 rollschuhe.net $1,016
i94.mobi $1,500 sprachreisenfo.info $1,015
newyorkrealty.net $1,500 pokericons.net $1,000
bundesschatzbriefe.net $1,465   

Back at NameJet the .orgs continued to do good business with Painters.org making a $2,110 splash, Unchina.org grinding out $2,013 and Masa.org making $1,533. ECISF.org added $1,409, IPPSXX.org grossed $1,044, CanSystem.org drew $1,010 and MIO.org went for $1,009. NameJet also sold Eusai.net for $1,300

Elsewhere, GoDaddy Auctions sold EWM.org ($1,505), ValuesAlliance.org ($1,305) and AfricaLegalAid.org ($1,115) while YummyNames.com moved CollegeEd.org for $1,777.

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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