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Party Time! Trio of Six-Figure Transactions Led By PartySupplies.com at $360,000 Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

A pair of six-figure transactions at Moniker.com, plus another sale at that level from Sedo.com set the pace in the domain aftermarket this past week. PartySupplies.com leads the parade at $360,000, followed by Sedo's sale of Free-SMS.de at €115,000 ($162,150). HomeRun.com completed the power trio after going for $131,299 at Moniker.

It was another strong week for the country codes as they took six of the top ten positions on the all extension Top 20 Chart and 9 of 20 places overall, tying .com which also claimed 9 spots. The ccTLD leaders included #4 Hi.ru (one of the highest Russian ccTLD sales ever), sold by RU-Center for $80,600, and #6 Play.ca, sold by N49 Interactive for $34,000. N49 had another high Canadian ccTLD sale, moving Vans.ca for $25,000.

South Africa also made some noice this week with #10 Toys.co.za ringing up a $20,000 sale through Sedo. That was one of 11 charted sales for Sedo, more than any other venue. 

By Ron Jackson

Two of the Top 20 were private sales including #5 Ground.com, a domain that was acquired by Aviation Media & IT GmbH for €40,000 ( $56,400). Aviation Media owns several aviation related domain names and opeates a popular German language aviation news publication at Aero.de.

The  non .com gTLDs had two representatives on the Big Board - #12 Guitars.net, sold by Rick Latona Auctions for $18,250, and DentalInsurance.org, moved at Moniker.com for $15,125.

With the second full week of 2010 sales data now in the books, we've published our first Year-To-Date Sales Charts of the new year. We started those charts off with 20 positions each and as more data comes in they will eventually grow into the Top 100 charts that we conclude each year with. The Top 100 charts for 2009 can be found here.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 17:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 11, 2010 - Sun. Jan. 17, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 20, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. PartySupplies.com $360,000 Pvt Sale
2. Free-SMS.de €115,000 = $162,150 Sedo
3. HomeRun.com $131,299 Pvt Sale
4. Hi.ru $80,600 RU-Center
5. Ground.com €40,000 = $56,400 Pvt Sale
6. Play.ca $34,000 N49 Interactive
7. ConnectionExpress.com $30,000 Sedo
8. Jordanien.de €17,850 = $25,169 Sedo
9. Vans.ca $25,000 N49 Interactive
10. Toys.co.za $20,000 Sedo

11. Glitch.com $19,000 Sedo
12. Guitars.net $18,250 Rick Latona Auctions
13. TTS.eu €12,500 = $17,625 Sedo
14. CooCoo.com $16,000 Sedo
15. Tuto.com €11,000 = $15,510 Sedo
16. DentalInsurance.org $15,125 Moniker
17. TravelZone.com $15,000 Pvt Sale
18. 321.de €10,500 = $14,805 Sedo
19. Axtension.com €10,000 = $14,100 Sedo
20. Musik-Total.de €9,520 = $13,423 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 ten more five-figure sales just off the chart led by Sedo's sales of Boilerscrappage.co.uk for $13,040, Podium.com for $12,877 and LTN.com for $12,501. They also sold iPlan.com ($11,900), Vana.com ($10,099) and 40K.com ($10,000).

At the AfternicDLS, Barbecuing.com cooked up $10,750 while MotorcycleCenter.com and Verba.com went for $10,000 each. Moniker rang up another $10,200 for MinnesotaAttorney.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with DavideRossi.com at $9,350. They also scored with CareClub.com ($8,890), USAGardener.com ($8,250) and IntegralGroup.com ($7,500). TennisNet.com caught another $7,050, HuntingtonTravel.com tacked on $6,001 and BestLab.com brought $5,800.

Sedo had 48 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
altinus.com $5,000   name4sale.com $2,650
connectgroup.com $5,000 dealpal.com $2,500
hotelnetwork.com $5,000 jobsinafrica.com $2,500
oncos.com $5,000 lumeris.com $2,500
savineo.com $5,000 motorcyclewarehouse.com $2,500
xotar.com $5,000 mysterylegends.com $2,500
fashionfind.com $4,512 santasgrotto.com $2,500
ilectra.com $4,500 surfvibe.com $2,500
roofboxes.com $4,075 u-touch.com $2,500
makara.com $3,800 opengroup.com $2,272
richdating.com $3,604 biobench.com $2,250
rakebackpro.com $3,550 localguarantee.com $2,250
telephoneregister.com $3,500 blackport.com $2,220
loveswept.com $3,400 incontent.com $2,200
exclusivegolf.com $3,260 soufu.com $2,160
videoconmobile.com $3,200 gupu.com $2,100
colormania.com $3,102 ringsports.com $2,004
amas.com $3,000 adultmembersclub.com $2,000
eighty7.com $3,000 crystaltools.com $2,000
matrx.com $3,000 drcroc.com $2,000
towry.com $2,999 fashionbay.com $2,000
autocube.com $2,900 pigeonhole.com $2,000
goedkopevliegtuigtickets.com $2,820 solavita.com $2,000
realestatecalgary.com $2,800 timesharemanagement.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS PropertyAbroad.com produced $8,049, NYFurniture.com fetched $8,000 and CardioLogic.com lured $7,000. Pearling.com provided $6,888, Sprinklings.com spawned $5,500 and SuperPhones.com found $5,000. Atajo.com hauled in $4,988, SHVC.com connected for $4,500 and InteractiveMD.com dispensed $4,430.

The Afternid DLS had 71 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,400. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,400
tripstream.com $4,400   eaglevillage.com $2,588
tdmg.com $4,388 pizzaads.com $2,588
worldinfrastructure.com $4,254 serviceresource.com $2,588
djonline.com $4,000 unitedstatesuniversity.com $2,521
nutritionalresearch.com $4,000 patentsource.com $2,500
equipmentappraisal.com $3,788 masterlighting.com $2,491
computeraudio.com $3,600 freeminded.com $2,488
swimmingtraining.com $3,600 modelsociety.com $2,488
belarusian.com $3,500 whitecollection.com $2,488
goldenroad.com $3,488 greatestgood.com $2,400
sharerich.com $3,300 vladka.com $2,400
digitalgravity.com $3,288 wonderfulwine.com $2,400
DanceProject.com $3,200 beautyresort.com $2,388
e-challenge.com $3,188 parkfirst.com $2,388
reddotdesign.com $3,188 emergencytelephone.com $2,300
webdesignandhosting.com $3,188 tennisworkout.com $2,300
oralwellness.com $3,088 crazybags.com $2,200
matchrealestate.com $3,080 moneysafe.com $2,200
vehiclecomponents.com $3,060 bestsellershop.com $2,188
clientbrief.com $3,055 loadbay.com $2,188
buyertrust.com $3,000 rinnovare.com $2,153
redapples.com $3,000 consultconnect.com $2,115
tonica.com $3,000 directorycentral.com $2,088
YOUR-HOUSE.com $3,000 eruditus.com $2,088
amcable.com $2,988 smartinsights.com $2,088
simpleonline.com $2,988 tripoptions.com $2,088
visionauto.com $2,900 bambui.com $2,000
summitnews.com $2,869 dealshub.com $2,000
bigcompanies.com $2,800 HOWTOCODE.com $2,000
southernexpress.com $2,800 internetholdings.com $2,000
carolinafitness.com $2,788 lawpay.com $2,000
moygashel.com $2,750 rise-n-shine.com $2,000
greenautomotive.com $2,750 rltm.com $2,000
IOPTION.com $2,700 satechnology.com $2,000
rentblog.com $2,700 searchalliance.com $2,000
glass-pipes.com $2,688  

As part of their expanded promotion program, the AfternicDLS also sold Mmeinegesundheit.com through Sedo for $2,091

Elsewhere, Moniker sold MatthewLevy.com ($9,000) and Poller.com ($1,038). SnapNames banked $5,300 for SlotTournaments.com and also moved RichDating.com ($3,604), Gupu.com ($2,100) and RingSports.com ($2,004). YummyNames.com sold MPME.com (3,900), Buchu.com ($3,000) and Chiarezza.com ($2,999) and in a private sale, Cpain.com changed hands for $2,100.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes rocked the house again this week with a six-figure sale and nine in the five-figure club. Free-SME.de sits atop our new Country Code Top 20 chart after that $162,150 sale at Sedo we told you about in the all extension section above. We also noted all of the ccTLD five-figure sales in that section. The top country code sale you haven't seen yet is #11 Photobox.dk (Danish cccTLD) at $9,870 via Sedo.

Sedo wound up sweeping 16 of the 20 chart entries and their roster included a couple of extensions we haven't seen a lot of on past sales list. #12 BlackCard.mx (Mexican ccTLD) brought $8,460 and #13 Booking.am (Armenian ccTLD) attracted $8,000. Sedo also put an IDN on the chart - #20 Diät.eu at $4,301.

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Jan. 17:

Country Code Top Sales
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Jan. 11, 2010 - Sun. Jan. 17, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 20, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Free-SMS.de €115,000 = $162,150 Sedo
2. Hi.ru $80,600 RU-Center
3. Play.ca $34,000 N49 Interactive
4. Jordanien.de €17,850 = $25,169 Sedo
5. Vans.ca $25,000 N49 Interactive
6. Toys.co.za $20,000 Sedo
7. TTS.eu €12,500 = $17,625 Sedo
8. 321.de €10,500 = $14,805 Sedo
9. Muisk-Total.de €9,520 = $13,423 Sedo
10. Boilerscrappage.co.uk £8,000 = $13,040 Sedo

11. PhotoBox.dk €7,000 = $9,870

Sedo

12. BlackCard.mx €6,000 = $8,460

Sedo

13. Booking.am $8,000 Sedo
14. Reunion.de €5,500 = $7,755 Sedo
15. Tablet.de €5,355 = $7,551 Sedo
16. Implant.eu €5,010 = $7,064 Sedo
17. GiftCards.eu €5,000 = $7,050 Sedo
18. Paperless.co.uk €4,995 = $7,043 Registrars.co.uk
19. SKS.co.uk £3,000 = $4,890 Sedo
20. Diät.eu (IDN) €3,050 = $4,301 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the chart and Sedo accounted for the vast majority of those. Their winners included Credit.asia ($4,250), an IDN - Rechtsanwälte.eu at $4,100 and StirlingMotor.de at $4,019

Sedo had 60 more country code sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,760 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $2,000 - $3,760
munchen.eu $3,760   verträge.eu $1,622
globalcar.co.uk $3,525 pitchportal.de $1,551
trinks.eu $3,525 ecigs.co.uk $1,467
pre-order.co.uk $3,244 anwälte.eu $1,445
börse.eu $3,032 währungsrechner.eu $1,413
typ.in $3,000 ägypten.eu $1,410
combiboiler.co.uk $2,853 druckportal24.de $1,410
suedamerikareisen.de $2,750 engels.fr $1,410
antiseche.fr $2,609 hulahoop.de $1,410
lnc.fr $2,530 ingenieurwissenschaften.eu $1,410
buzzmovil.es $2,468 kantoorbenodigheden.nl $1,410
fowler.co.uk $2,445 proled.nl $1,410
mediatemple.cn $2,400 eper.eu $1,340
jobboerse.eu $2,397 1001juegos.es $1,269
dameskleding.eu $2,115 klinikverzeichnis.de $1,269
herenkleding.eu $2,115 sylterfeinkost.de $1,269
kinderkleding.eu $2,115 trendtrader.de $1,269
lektor.de $2,115 learningnow.co.uk $1,223
schoenen.eu $2,115 previewlive.co.uk $1,223
tarotgratis.es $2,115 cla.asia $1,200
walfisch.de $2,115 kbenhavn.eu $1,199
bikini.co.za $2,000 powerframe.cn $1,150
gel.eu $1,974 balticpark.pl $1,128
männergeschenke.de $1,974 dsf.nl $1,128
ernährung.eu $1,833 umzge.eu $1,128
köln.eu $1,833 missindia.in $1,050
liquidx.co.uk $1,793 objets-publicitaires.eu $1,001
hôtels.eu $1,772 searchtools.de $1,001
krankenkassenbeitraege.de $1,764 distilled.us $1,000
hot.no $1,750 implant.me $1,000

Elsewhere Drop.com.au sold AudioBooks.com.au for $3,990 and NetFleet.com.au moved four other Australian ccTLDs - CreditCardRewards.com.au ($3,036), Gourmet.com.au ($2,300), CreditCardReviews.com.au ($1,380) and Locate.com.au ($1,380).

Also, Registrars.co.uk rang up $1,622 for Stolichnaya .co.uk

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)

Guitars.net ($18,250) and DentalInsurance.org ($15,125) took the top spots on this week's Global Contenders Top 20 Chart. Those two also made the all extension Top 20 you saw earlier. The highest non .com gTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #3 Vans.net, sold for $7,500 at the AfternicDLS. The .nets went on to take 12 of the 20 GC Chart positions.

The .orgs took the other 8 openings with #4 PeopleSearch.org ($5,250 at SnapNames) and #8 Esan.org ($2,875 at Sedo) helping that extension's cause. One of the .orgs was also an IDN - #11 Verstärker.org - a name that went for $2,256 at SnapNames.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Jan. 17:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan. 11, 2010 - Sun. Jan. 17, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 20, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Guitars.net $18,250 Sedo
2. DentalInsurance.org $15,125 GoDaddy Auctions
3. Vans.net $7,500 AfternicDLS
4. PeopleSearch.org $5,250 SnapNames
5. Tuto.net $4,783 Sedo
6. Croisieres.net €2,450 = $3,455 Sedo
7. Optinet.net $3,288 NameJet
8. Esan.org $2,875 Sedo
9. MarketingDegree.net $2,500 Sedo
10. EMRSolutions.net $2,388 Sedo

11. Verstärker.org (IDN) €1,600 = $2,256 SnapNames
12. MyBaby.org $2,245 Sedo
13. Elektrofahrrad.net €1,500 = $2,115 Sedo
14. Mauritanie.org €1,490 = $2,101 NameJet
15. Hildegard.net €1,465 = $2,066 Sedo
16. Imoda.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
Gitana.org $1,888 Rick Latona Auctions
17.
tie
TheBoilerRoom.net $1,888 SnapNames
19. Sefa.net $1,840 Sedo
20. NewPolitics.org $1,800 NameJet

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several more four-figure GC sales off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with Einladung.info at $1,763. The supplemental  list also included CircleSolution.net ($1,450), Wertpapiere.org ($1,410) and TC-Star.org ($1,390). TFM.biz booked another $1,269, RedApples.net harvested $1,252 and WeddingInvitations.info went out for $1,250.

At the AfternicDLS EcoForce.org generated $1,520, MinistryOfFinance.org decreed $1,388 and Brcko.net brought $1,351. The AfternicDLS also scored with Racking.org ($1,300) and HotPotato.org ($1,288) while two others; Finanzieren.net and Vasen.net sold for $1,000 apiece. 

SnapNames sold SecurityProducts.net for $1,188 and received $1,152 for SwissPolitics.org.

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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