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Biking.com Brakes at $250,000 to Top This Week's Sales Chart - South African ccTLD Takes #2 Spot

Stein Holdings, the same company that paid $250,000 for Boating.com to lead last week's Top 20 Sales Chart, is on top again this week after paying the same amount to acquire Biking.com through the AfternicDLS. Beta websites are already online for both domains.

The biggest South African ccTLD sale reported to date, Fly.co.za at $65,000, takes the #2 spot having just closed after being auctioned off in Rick Latona's live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Las Vegas conference last month. Gavin Durni from the company that sold Fly.co.za, Durni Companies LLC, told me that the South African country code has started seeing a lot more sales activity over the past year. Just last month Toys.co.za hit the top ten on our weekly chart after a $20,000 sale.

Another ccTLD landed in the first five this week - two-letter German country code WO.de at €20,000 ($27,600) via Sedo.com. Three more ccTLDs (another .de, a British .co.uk and a French .fr), also made the all extension Top 20 Chart. Sedo sold all three of those as well and wound up sweeping 14 of the 20 chart entries.

By Ron Jackson

While the country codes continued to show strength, .com reasserted its dominance by claiming 14 positions on the Big Board, including 8 of the first 10. YummyNames.com had one of the highest of those with #3 (tie) LightSwitch.com at $33,000

SnapNames was the only venue other than Sedo to have multiple chart entries. They hit the trifecta with a pair of top ten domains; #7 FitnessTrainer.com ($20,888) and #10 StockReports.com ($16,528) and the only non .com gTLD on the elite list, #19 Necklace.net at $10,145

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 7:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 1, 2010 - Sun. Feb. 7, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 9, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Biking.com $250,000 AfternicDLS
2. Fly.co.za $65,000 Latonas.com
3.
tie
DownloadTube.com $33,000 Sedo
3.
tie
LightSwitch.com $33,000 YummyNames
5. WO.de €20,000 = $27,600 Sedo
6. Kulu.com $25,000 Sedo
7. FitnessTrainer.com $20,888 SnapNames
8. Optivo.com €15,000 = $20,700 Sedo
9. 3P.com $19,500 Sedo
10. StockReports.com $16,528 SnapNames
11. Gitana.com $15,000 Sedo
12. FreeComputers.com $13,500 Sedo
13. DirectFurniture.com £8,000 = $12,560 Sedo
14. Screenprinter.com $12,000 Sedo
15. Site.co.uk £7,051 = $11,070 Sedo
16. Hybrids.de €7,950 = $10,971 Sedo
17. Better.fr €7,500 = $10,350 Sedo
18. DesignLiving.com €7,371 = $10,172 Sedo
19. Necklace.net $10,145 SnapNames
20. GMH.com $10,099 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 was one more five-figure sale just off the chart, the $10,000 sale of BackPage.net at the AfternicDLS.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS also had the biggest sale in the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales. That was Niederlande.com at $9,000. Leatherware.com drew $7,395, EcoTone.com contributed $6,750 and XTips.com tacked on $5,840

UrbanTrends.com captured $4,500, Visoka.com kicked in $4,254 and Daily-Sun.com lit up $4,200. Ligman.com landed $4,070 and Univan.com trucked in $4,038. The Afternic DLS had 70 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
CyclingOutlet.com $4,000   diabetictest.com $2,488
doctorlist.com $4,000 mytradingjournal.com $2,488
hbpe.com $4,000 knockemout.com $2,455
communitydoctor.com $3,788 relatedservices.com $2,400
weddinglinen.com $3,590 dayfly.com $2,388
chipkey.com $3,588 healthydiscounts.com $2,388
ckdonline.com $3,588 socialconnector.com $2,388
funbars.com $3,588 awesomeadventure.com $2,300
lightingcentre.com $3,500 spielekonsolen.com $2,295
lifewireless.com $3,470 retroromance.com $2,200
landcommerce.com $3,388 chicagoluxuryhome.com $2,188
oceanindustries.com $3,388 laurelhouse.com $2,188
BusinessIncorporations.com $3,350 proteinstructures.com $2,188
fabdad.com $3,188 ebbeundflut.com $2,165
fullybaked.com $3,188 24club.com $2,088
celebritychatter.com $3,088 ma-planete.com $2,088
healthconditions.com $3,000 art4art.com $2,000
partytext.com $3,000 barefootbride.com $2,000
radiolist.com $3,000 blackmercury.com $2,000
rebike.com $3,000 christalmighty.com $2,000
bidinc.com $2,900 dentistryguide.com $2,000
datamedic.com $2,888 ebookschina.com $2,000
gertel.com $2,800 envico.com $2,000
therealdirt.com $2,800 insart.com $2,000
imining.com $2,788 mdlist.com $2,000
ustransmission.com $2,788 menusystems.com $2,000
panoramaview.com $2,688 partnerpro.com $2,000
coreassets.com $2,588 safetots.com $2,000
iloveyoo.com $2,588 silverdate.com $2,000
marketingplanner.com $2,588 socialhealth.com $2,000
videotoolbox.com $2,588 suedamerikareisen.com $2,000
behuman.com $2,500 theorphan.com $2,000
integrationpartners.com $2,500 thetalentshow.com $2,000
nursesnetwork.com $2,500 vlogo.com $2,000
vehiclesplus.com $2,500 westernmysteries.com $2,000

As part of their expanded promotion program, the AfternicDLS also sold another name through SnapNames - JIAE.com ($6,400) as well as a trio of names through Sedo; FileThis.com ($4,088), ClicksMedia.com ($2,600) and Eindruck.com ($2,100).  

At Sedo, EnergyAdvice.com generated $8,500 while Casinospiele.com and DomesticGeneral.com commanded $7,590 each. LacrosseSticks.com caught $7,500 and Joyus.com yielded $7,250 with two others; Coupedafrique.com and StayAlive.com latching onto $6,900 each.  

An IDN, Cabañas.com, brought $5,796, Desevilla.com delivered $5,520 and Peluquerias.com posted $5,382. Vojago.com clicked for $5,102, Remen.com returned $5,050 and Blabr.com banked $5,010. Sedo had 49 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
anaban.com $5,000   swiss-line.com $3,036
geniax.com $5,000 egowall.com $3,000
geomarketing.com $5,000 egowalls.com $3,000
housefix.com $5,000 lesters.com $3,000
usalotteries.com $5,000 styletrek.com $3,000
tic-tac-toe.com $4,830 roboshop.com $2,990
sexdiscrimination.com $4,750 m2monline.com $2,550
inudes.com $4,600 domainsrs.com $2,500
debitrewards.com $4,000 innlove.com $2,500
mitchellnissan.com $3,750 offerpay.com $2,500
pet360.com $3,750 panorams.com $2,500
kuso.com $3,700 selenase.com $2,500
geschenkartikel.com $3,519 cineclick.com $2,200
easyaffair.com $3,500 bangke.com $2,000
buxter.com $3,450 dedicore.com $2,000
luctuymans.com $3,450 nowpolitics.com $2,000
frampro.com $3,036   

Back at SnapNames, CheapPaydayLoans.com levied $7,274, DrivingCourses.com cornered $5,500 and USpace.com spawned $4,800. HomeSchoolPrograms.com produced $4,300, Stadia.com stacked up $3,601 and RisingStar.com rang up $3,300.

LaserLight.com and Requested.com reaped $2,700 apiece while PreventAcne.com cleared up $2,601. Ominous.com scared up $2,600, OnlineLifeInsuranceQuotes.com cranked out $2,350 and Poker-Free.com dealt out $2,200

Elsewhere, NoktaDomains.com sold SportsBettingSites.com ($6,750) and ScannerParts.com ($3,300) and MediaOptions.com moved Download-Software.com ($6,500). GoDaddy Auctions got into the act with AgileTraining.com and FileLab.com at $5,000 each, plus What2Do.com at $2,500. Meanwhile HuntingMoon.com booked $3,800 for VideoBash.com.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

Five five-figure sales set the pace for the country codes this week, with Fly.co.za leading the pack following completion of that $65,000 sale through Latonas.com that we told you about at the top of this report. The top five ccTLDs all made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. The top country code sales you haven't seen yet are the pair that tied for #6 at $8,380 each - Accelerate.eu and EN.de. Sedo handled both of those sales and went on to sweep 20 of the 22 chart entries (the extra slots came from a three-way tie for the final position).

As it usually does, Germany's powerful .de extension accounted for the most chart entries, placing 10 names on the elite list. Great Britain's .co.uk was next with five including a pair that hit the top ten; #3 Site.co.uk ($11,070) and #8 HighHeels.co.uk ($7,065)

The other countries represented this week were Austria (.at) and France (.fr) with two entries apiece, plus South Africa (.co.za), the European Union (.eu) and Australia (.com.au) with one each. 

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Feb. 7:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Feb. 1, 2010 - Sun. Feb. 7, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 9, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Fly.co.za $65,000 Latonas.com
2. WO.de €20,000 = $27,600 Sedo
3. Site.co.uk £7,051 = $11,070 Sedo
4. Hybrids.de €7,950 = $10,971 Sedo
5. Better.fr €7,500 = $10,350 Sedo
6.
tie
Accelerate.eu €6,000 = $8,280 Sedo
6.
tie
EN.de €6,000 = $8,280 Sedo
8. HighHeels.co.uk £4,500 = $7,065 Sedo
9.
tie
73.de €5,000 = $6,900 Sedo
9.
tie
Wandatoos.de €5,000 = $6,900 Sedo

11. TUH.co.uk $6,500

Sedo

12.
tie
87.de €4,500 = $6,210

Sedo

12.
tie
Finden.at €4,500 = $6,210 Sedo
12.
tie
Sixx.de €4,500 = $6,210 Sedo
15. KH.de €4,450 = $6,141 Sedo
16.
tie
RoomShare.co.uk £3,750 = $5,888 Sedo
16.
tie
RoomShares.co.uk £3,750 = $5,888 Sedo
18. Chocri.at €3,850 = $5,313 Sedo
19. Stuff.com.au $4,450 NetFleet.com.au
20.
tie
CarPool.fr €3,000 = $4,140 Sedo
20.
tie
Photovoltaik-Anlagen.de €3,000 = $4,140 Sedo
20.
tie
Score.de €3,000 = $4,140 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the chart with Sedo again accounting for the vast majority of those. Their supplemental list was led by Zentrifugen.de ($4,071), Disenoweb.es ($4,002) and e-Briefe.de ($3,519). Hotel.im added $3,454 while Euroholz.de and Kadoos.nl kicked in $3,450 each.

Sedo had 49 more country code sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,300 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $2,000 - $3,300
burjalarab.com.br $3,300   lovely.de $1,800
pandasecurity.de $3,174 foteliki.pl $1,656
macquariegroup.org.cn $3,150 medienszene.de $1,656
moebelhaus.at $3,105 devex.co.uk $1,636
nationalcar.co.kr $3,000 latex.fr $1,587
melrose.de $2,956 seocompanies.co.uk $1,570
whistle.in.in $2,905 graduatejobs.eu $1,500
findamotor.co.uk $2,826 teleanuncios.es  $1,500
ioe.eu $2,760 crohnsdisease.co.uk $1,492
tattoos-vorlagen.de $2,760 smarta.co.uk $1,413
h6m.de $2,759 casino-spiele.at $1,380
jobgesuche.de $2,621 ciaweb.it $1,380
acmemade.cn $2,500 g-w.de $1,380
kzm.de $2,450 pcity.es $1,380
babynaam.nl $2,415 putzroboter.de $1,380
letsearch.co.uk $2,355 apfelkern.de $1,242
shuku.cn $2,208 miniroboter.de $1,242
executiveeducation.co.uk $2,200 transportroboter.de $1,242
rentboy.co.uk $2,171 franchiseberater.de $1,173
hotel-mannheim.de $2,135 juegosdemario.es $1,104
magersucht.ch $2,070 roboterspielzeug.de $1,104
vwe.fr $2,070 schoolcentre.co.uk $1,104
yasu.gr $2,070 kundengewinnen.at $1,090
928.de $1,971 de.lt $1,007
medilab.de $1,811   

Elsewhere Registrars.co.uk sold EnergyQuotes.co.uk for $2,661. NoktaDomains.com sold five more .co.uk domains; UPVCConservatory .co.uk ($2,400), CustomPlanners .co.uk ($2,100), MessengerBags.co.uk ($1,800), OvulationTests .co.uk ($1,100) and HouseSign .co.uk ($1,000)

Also, NetFleet.com.au sold Story.com.au for $2,047

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 .nets reigned on the Global Contenders Top 20 Chart this week sweeping the first five positions and 11 of 20 places overall. The two five-figure sales at the top, Necklace.net ($10,145) and BackPage.net ($10,000) were followed by #3 Estrazionisuperenalotto.net at $6,439. Sedo sold the latter domain and went on to claim 10 of the 20 chart entries. The AfternicDLS also had a strong outing taking 7 places.

Six .orgs earned places on the leader board, led by an IDN - #6 Kieferorthopäde.org - that went for $4,110 at Sedo. The remaining three openings all went to .infos, led by #12 Elco.info, sold at Sedo for $3,014

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Feb. 7:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb. 1, 2010 - Sun. Feb. 7, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 9, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Necklace.net $10,145 SnapNames
2. BackPage.net $10,000 AfternicDLS
3. Estrazionisuperenalotto.net €4,700 = $6,439 Sedo
4. Ilmeteo.net €4,000 = $5,480 Sedo
5. Anniversaire.net €3,300 = $4,521 Sedo
6. Kieferorthopäde.org (IDN) €3,000 = $4,110 Sedo
7. WSU.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
8. SecurityCentral.net $3,888 AfternicDLS
9. Valgardena.org €2,800 = $3,836 Sedo
10. FTP.org $3,668 SnapNames

11. FFF.net $3,400 Sedo
12. Elco.info €2,200 = $3,014 Sedo
13. TreatmentCenter.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
14. SecurityCentral.org $2,888 AfternicDLS
15. 668.net $2,802 SnapNames
16. Reklama.info €2,000 = $2,740 Sedo
17.
tie
Lume.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
Kredittkort.info $2,500 Sedo
19. HDMICable.org $2,400 Sedo
20. Hoopla.net $2,350 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were dozens of additional GC sales just off the chart, led by the AfternicDLS sale of AllAboutYou.net for $2,300. They also moved ClickIndia.net and DigitalRecords.net for $2,188 each.

 The AfternicDLS had 18 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,088. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,088
glist.net $2,088   mistergooddeal.net $1,400
foodstamps.net $2,000 allaboutart.org $1,339
methamphetamine.net $2,000 airlinetravel.net $1,250
slice.biz $2,000 christianclothing.org $1,250
guardianangel.net $1,888 brettspiel.net $1,000
matar.net $1,888 creativeconcepts.org $1,000
tilecare.net $1,688 geburtstagsgeschenke.net $1,000
sove.net $1,551 headphone.org $1,000
thebasics.net $1,500 yasserarafat.org $1,000

The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell two more domains through their expanded promotion platform, Those were Orakel.net ($1,816) and Endirect.net ($1,322).

At SnapNames Libre.net notched $2,250 followed by a string of six three-letter .nets; SWF.net ($1,828), NAT.net ($1,600), AEE.net ($1,333), HUT.net ($1,251), ERG.net ($1,166) and SDL.net ($1,162). They also sold Component.net for $1,008

At Sedo, Traductor.pro provided $2,200 and Schwarzwald.mobi made $2,055. Sedo had 16 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
baobao.net $2,000   negotiate.net $1,202
slotscasino.net $1,884 ponteggi.org $1,190
cirugiaplastica.org $1,713 zhy.net $1,100
flydrive.org $1,570 billetterie.net $1,096
ijl.net $1,375 haecksler.net $1,055
fruity.org $1,370 acna.org $1,015
legado.org $1,250 787.org $1,000
linoleum.info $1,233 scommesse-sportive.net $1,000

Elsewhere, MediaOptions.com sold Charger.org ($1,300) and AutoBody.org ($1,000) while GoDaddy Auctions moved a trio of names at $1,080 each; CashGifting.net, CashGifting.org and CashGiftingPrograms.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.

*****

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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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