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$1 Million Sale Sets New High Water Mark for .Org Domains & Previously Unannounced Purchase Becomes 2nd Biggest in That Extension

This has been quite a week for the .org extension. First came Sedo's announcement that they had brokered the biggest .org sale of all time, a deal that sent Poker.org from National A-1 to PokerCompany.com for a cool $1 million. Prior to that the highest reported .org sale was Engineering.org, a name that changed hands several years ago for $198,000. Then on Monday we revealed the previously unannounced sale of Blackjack.org for $298,000 in October 2007. That domain had also been purchased PokerCompany.com, so they now own the two most expensive .org domains ever reported sold.

Poker.org easily tops our new weekly domain sales chart, while Blackjack.org has been added to our final 2007 Top 100 Sales Charts where it now ranks as the 2nd bggest non .com gTLD sale of that year (trailing only RealEstate.net which sold for $300,000). Blackjack.org also becomes the 35th biggest sale reported, regardless of extension, in 2007.

By Ron Jackson

While Poker.org stole the headlines, it wasn't the only big sale reported over the past seven days. Two 6-figure heavyweights also closed in that time frame; #2 LoanCalculator.com at $215,000 and #3 CashUSA.com at an even $100,000. LoanCalculator.com had been auctioned off by Moniker last month at the DOMAINfest Global confererence and CashUSA.com was sold through the AfternicDLS.

Poker.org wasn't the only .org on our all extension leader board this week. #10 Dating.org crashed the top half of the elite list with a $22,500 sale (also made through the Moniker/DOMAINfest Global auction). 

There are also a pair of ccTLDs on the Big Board; #9 Underdog.co.uk, sold at Sedo.com for £15,000 ($23,100) and #15 CarParts.com.au, an Australian country code that fetched $16,225 at Drop.com.au

The .coms flexed their muscles by sweeping 16 of the 20 chart positions. Sedo led the race among venues, ringing up nine charted sales. Moniker had three from their DOMAINfest Global auction and two other venues; SnapNames.com and Latonas.com each placed a pair of names in the Top 20. DotcomAgency.com and NameConnect.com also earned chart honors.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 21:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 15, 2010 - Sun. Feb. 21, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 23, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Poker.org $1,000,000 Sedo
2. LoanCalculator.com $215,000 Moniker/DFG 2010
3. CashUSA.com $100,000 AfternicDLS
4. 46.com $80,000 SnapNames
5. PearlEarrings.com $50,000 Moniker/DFG 2010
6. DietFood.com $49,000 Latonas.com
7. MotorcycleHelmets.com $35,000 Latonas.com
8. ThinkPoint.com $25,000 Sedo
9. Underdog.co.uk £15,000 = $23,100 Sedo
10. Dating.org $22,500 Moniker/DFG 2010
11. CompanyBook.com €15,000 = $20,250 Sedo
12. Yoogo.com $20,000 Sedo
13. LostSocks.com $17,250 Dotcom Agency
14. TheNuts.com $16,500 NameConnect
15. CarParts.com.au $16,225 Drop.com.au
16. OTN.com $15,000 Sedo
17. ArtDealer.com $14,030 SnapNames
18. ORN.com $14,002 Sedo
19. Keukens.com $13,000 Sedo
20. FilmWeb.com $12,500 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 14 more five-figure sale just off the chart and Sedo had 11 of those led by BingoCity.com ($12,000), CFAInstitute.com ($11,500) and Econnex.com ($11,250). They also scored with IslamOnline.org ($11,111) and a pair of names at $10,125 each; DealDay.com and a Swiss IDN ccTLD, Schwerhörigkeit.ch

Sedo's five-figure roster was rounded out by a quintet of domains that went for $10,000 apiece; CandiedApple.com, CandiedApples.com, Communic8.com, IrishLottery.com and SuperPlumbing.com

Elsewhere, Aftermarket.pl sold Polish ccTLD Tanieloty.pl ("cheap flights" in Polish) for $11,866 and Moniker closed two more sales from their DOMAINfest Global auction; Penis.org at $11,000 and Taskmaster.com for $10,000

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the four-figure .com supporting cast with SnackTime.com at $9,000, CloseToYou.com at $8,850 and InteractiveKiosks.com at $8,188. 4Stars.com added $7,588, SendFlowersWorldwide.com delivered $6,800 and Tronex.com drew $6,400

MortgageConcepts.com cornered $5,500 while MetalBaskets.com and Koopz.com kicked in $5,000 each. JLTA.com tacked on $4,792 and FlyingCircus.com landed at $4,670

The Afternic DLS had 64 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
culinaryclasses.com $4,500   pablogonzalez.com $2,688
electricfences.com $4,500 admost.com $2,588
medicalbillingservices.com $4,500 motordeals.com $2,588
pixeltechnology.com $4,300 travelclubonline.com $2,588
centralcollege.com $4,000 customballs.com $2,500
perspektiv.com $4,000 fivesimplesteps.com $2,500
expertadvisors.com $3,800 geice.com $2,500
financialprotection.com $3,788 visualenergy.com $2,500
taxjournal.com $3,788 votos.com $2,500
hostingaccess.com $3,388 illminded.com $2,488
medes.com $3,388 incenergy.com $2,488
ammunitionbox.com $3,288 obviouschoice.com $2,241
systemevolution.com $3,288 snackhealthy.com $2,200
educationsolution.com $3,188 boasson.com $2,188
watermedic.com $3,188 cornboy.com $2,188
cleanairmachine.com $3,080 naturalsecurity.com $2,188
chinamediagroup.com $3,000 ecoanalysis.com $2,160
courtmartial.com $3,000 womensmed.com $2,154
koreanchurch.com $3,000 crimsonblog.com $2,088
MeshBaskets.com $3,000 dubreil.com $2,088
utan.com $3,000 globalboxing.com $2,088
lovebase.com $2,988 performancebusiness.com $2,088
PayJar.com $2,975 turkishcoffe.com $2,088
beardedlady.com $2,900 cityway.com $2,000
webtexts.com $2,888 diamondquote.com $2,000
collegedecisions.com $2,788 itcreations.com $2,000
proaccount.com $2,788 meeg.com $2,000
redcabbage.com $2,788 mypetsupply.com $2,000
inspireddesigns.com $2,750 neversay.com $2,000
jungletrip.com $2,710 premiumratenumbers.com $2,000
dailyarticles.com $2,700 srtc.com $2,000
circleonline.com $2,688 xvote.com $2,000

As part of their expanded promotion program, the AfternicDLS also sold two more names through Sedo; MansGuide.com at $2,788 and WarLegends.com at $2,588

In additional closed sales from Moniker's DOMAINfest Global auction, Entertained.com drummed up $9,000 while three others; Dotcoms.com, Outbreaks.com and Forecasting.com fetched $6,000 apiece. OneWayTicket.com cost $5,750, Bodacious.com bagged $5,000 and CollegeHockey.com skated away with $4,500. Diversification.com deposited $3,750, while Platelets.com and VisitBolivia.com banked $3,000 apiece. Illustrating.com penciled in another $3,250.

From their online platform, Moniker also sold SlotsMachines.com ($6,675), RosamondSolar.com ($2,099) and SkyHi.com ($2,099)

At Sedo English-Essay.com sold for $8,100, AccessoriesDirect.com attracted $7,965 and TSolar.com took a shine to $7,900. Algerien.com generated $7,560, VentureNet.com nabbed $6,500 and DCity.com doled out $6,200

Adiyo.com yielded $6,000, IFW.com went for $5,850, Goused.com grabbed $5,500 and IRW.com returned $5,300. 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
salonworld.com $5,000   screencell.com $3,000
chartercheck.com $4,725 inseo.com $2,970
treemail.com $4,620 büroteknik.com $2,700
greendocs.com $4,500 cotilleos.com $2,700
wirepartner.com $4,500 sausageroll.com $2,567
culturefoot.com $4,050 automotiveads.com $2,500
klab.com $4,050 giftwishes.com $2,500
trecho.com $4,050 ibackgammon.com $2,500
apassionata.com $3,850 tierhalterhaftpflicht.com $2,228
relatie.com $3,848 topsupplements.com $2,100
stromtankstelle.com $3,443 vitaminsminerals.com $2,100
kieferorthopäde.com $3,375 cabshare.com $2,050
megaconcursos.com $3,375 exdoc.com $2,025
spongy.com $3,100 navigationssysteme.com $2,025
abroadband.com $3,000 acubalance.com $2,000
amateurnight.com $3,000 fnvfireworks.com $2,000
fosm.com $3,000 freshgear.com $2,000
robbed.com $3,000 maxitpawn.com $2,000

At DotcomAgency.com FleaRemedy.com, LocalPetStores.com, TeethingBabies.com and VegetableCooking.com served up $7,500 each. ContactCelebrities.com connected for $6,000, MedicalEquipmentCompany.com displayed $3,388 and CuriousThing.com uncovered $3,000

Back at Latonas.com Suffocate.com smothered $5,500, PostalCodes.com dispatched $5,000, Sisco.com secured $2,800 and EngineeringDegrees.com conferred $2,300

At SnapNames the ledger included HZF.com ($4,600), NetCop.com ($3,635) and SoftMusic.com ($3,530). Ekko.com eked out $3,502, MoneySystem.com distributed $3,105 and ShopToEarn.com captured $3,000. IDN 手机铃声.com (xn--4qsp1tj4div1d.com) pulled $2,803, LCDWallMount.com attached $2,449 and YogurtMaker.com scooped $2,300. ILoveNYC.com clicked for $2,200 and Vanes.com claimed $2,000

At GoDaddy Auctions VeroBeachHotelAndClub.com checked in $3,230 and CustomerServiceCareers.com earned $3,197 while JustWinIt.com and PokerAngels.com each raked in $3,000 pots. OpulentHomes.com hauled in $2,500 and Opener.com closed at $2,405

Eslewhere MediaOptions.com sold IndoorGardens.com for $3,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The ccTLDs posted a quartet of five-figure sales this week, all noted in the all extension section you read above. Underdog.co.uk led that pack after a $21,300 sale at Sedo. The top country code sales you haven't seen yet rank #5 and #6 on our new Country Code Top 20 chart. Those are MaklerManager.de at $8,033 and IOW.co.uk at $7,700. Sedo sold both of those domains and went on to sweep 15 of the 20 chart entries.

As is usually the case, Germany's .de extension had the most chart entries with seven, followed by .co.uk (Great Britain) and .com.au (Australia) with 3 each. .It (Italy) and .tv (Tuvalu) also had multiple entries with two each. One of the .tvs was an IDN - #13 москва .tv ("Moscow" in Russian), sold at IDNForums.com for $5,000. 

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Feb. 21:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Feb. 15, 2010 - Sun. Feb. 21, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 23, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Underdog.co.uk £15,000 = $23,100 Sedo
2. CarParts.com.au $16,225 Drop.com.au
3. Tanieloty.pl PLN 34,900 = $11,866 Aftermarket.pl
4. Schwerhörigkeit.ch (IDN) €7,500 = $10,125 Sedo
5. MaklerManager.de €5,950 = $8,033 Sedo
6. IOW.co.uk £5,000 = $7,700 Sedo
7. 10elotto.it €5,000 = $6,750 Sedo
8. Laimprenta.es €5,000 = $6,750 Sedo
9. Zeichentrick.tv €5,000 = $6,750 Sedo
10. Bioobst.de €4,500 = $6,075 Sedo
11.
tie
CityTour.de €4,500 = $6,075

Sedo

11.
tie
Gebrauchtwagenportal.de €4,000 = $5,400

Sedo

11.
tie
Total-Lokal.de €4,000 = $5,400

Sedo

13. москва .tv (IDN) $5,000 IDN Forums
14. Viaggiamo.it €3,500 = $4,793 Sedo
15. CurrencyTrading.com.au $4,689 Drop.com.au
16. Deutsche-Makler.de €3,333 = $4,500 Sedo
17. EHZ.eu €3,200 = $4,320 Sedo
18. Immocap.de PLN 15,000 = $5,250 Sedo
19. UKVisas.co.uk £2,500 = $3,850 Sedo
20. Android.com.au $3,560 Netfleet.com.au

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart with Sedo accounting for the vast majority of those. Their supplemental list included FunPhone.de ($3,213), Questions.fr ($3,105) and MPX.co.uk ($3,080)

Sedo had 60 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,970 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,970
games-downloaden.de $2,970   invomat.de $1,620
fitnessstore.de $2,835 bookings.ws $1,600
events24.co.uk $2,772 urlaubsmacher.de $1,553
nf.de $2,700 maleescorts.co.uk $1,540
telepoint.fr $2,700 pandoracharms.co.uk $1,540
vermögensschutz.de $2,700 touch.pro $1,500
foredragsholder.dk $2,500 working-holiday.de $1,485
lottery.cm $2,500 tennant.co.uk $1,386
küchen.eu $2,430 4story.es $1,350
zooomrent.de $2,430 grusskarten-24.de $1,350
mensshop.de $2,390 hardhat.co.uk $1,350
wand-tattoos.de $2,363 primazahn.de $1,350
bagel.co.uk $2,310 xplay.co.uk $1,350
mattresses.co.za $2,301 doxx.de $1,337
screenwriting.co.uk $2,300 thinkstock.de $1,337
forex-basics.de $2,295 cmb.de $1,296
onlinetraffic.de $2,160 mku.eu $1,296
meinsol.de $2,159 icad.eu $1,283
pastry.co.uk $2,079 hotelmaximilian.de $1,231
vwe.pl $2,025 equal.be.be $1,215
webanalyticsforum.de $2,025 urlaubsangebote.at $1,215
p.tl $2,000 halogen-heaters.co.uk $1,155
suntan.co.uk $1,925 cheapmattresses.co.uk $1,148
xn--wrocaw-6db.eu $1,867 autorenlexikon.de $1,080
businesscashadvance.co.uk $1,846 weiss-was.de $1,080
razoo.co.uk $1,846 bowling-treff.de $1,053
bueroservice24.de $1,771 xxl.cn $1,013
ciesse.it $1,755 zeusmann.de $1,013
globe.eu $1,688 raffle.me $1,000
graaf.nl $1,688 sapo.cc $1,000

Elsewhere four Polish ccTLDs changed hands in private sales; REO.pl ($3,332), CCV.pl ($2,482), MotoCenter.pl ($1,870) and Term.pl ($1,700). NameDrive.com sold another .pl domain - Sciagnijto.pl for $2,040

NetFleet.com.au sold a pair of Australian ccTLDs; FinancialGuide .com.au ($1,780) and BadCreditHomeLoans.com.au ($1,335) and Registrars.co.uk sold o69.co.uk for $1,532.

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 finally had a breakout week thanks to that $1 million sale of Poker.org - the highest sale of the new year in any extension. This category can thank the .orgs for its strong showing - they swept the top four positions on our new Global Contender Top 20 Chart.  

The .nets made their first appearance with #5 ModernWomen.net at $8,400 via the AfternicDLS. The .nets usually have the most chart entries week in and week out, but not this week when the .orgs won the race with 11 charted domains. The .nets had 9 leaving no opening for the rest of the non .com gTLDs.

The .org onslaught continued with #6 UVC.org, sold at Sedo for $7,140. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Feb. 21:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb. 15, 2010 - Sun. Feb. 21, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 23, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Poker.org $1,000,000 Sedo
2. Dating.org $22,500 Moniker/DFG 
3. IslamOnline.org $11,111 Sedo
4. Penis.org $11,000 Moniker/DFG
5. ModernWomen.net $8,400 AfternicDLS
6. UVC.org $7,140 Sedo
7. Dealmaker.net $6,000 AfternicDLS
8. Fahrraeder.org €4,001 = $5,401 Sedo
9. CNIL.net €3,000 = $4,050 Sedo
10. Aimer.net $3,741 AfternicDLS/Sedo

11. EduMail.org $3,588 AfternicDLS
12. LanguageSchool.org $3,575 Moniker
13. ASPI.org $3,388 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
Kleinkredit.org €2,500 = $3,375 Sedo
14.
tie
CorporateGift.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
16. BankruptcyAttorneys.net $3,100 SnapNames
17. InternetProvider.net $3,100 AfternicDLS
18. Heuschnupfen.org €2,261 = $3,052 Sedo
19. C-C.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
20. Subliminals.net $2,788 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional GC sales just off the chart, led by the AfternicDLS sales of GeeksOnline.net and Taaz.net for $2,588 each. They also moved LanguagesOnline.net for $2,350.

The AfternicDLS had 27 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,300. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,300
hostme.net $2,300   christmassongs.org $1,300
peacesign.org $1,988 paralegalcertificate.net $1,300
humanenergy.org $1,888 medicalcare.org $1,200
novagroup.net $1,888 chinatimes.net $1,188
sandoff.net $1,688 wenman.net $1,160
ihle.org $1,600 aiua.org $1,088
madewell.net $1,588 globalfitness.net $1,088
orderfulfillment.net $1,588 promotionalprinting.net $1,088
stenosis.org $1,500 archeologia.org $1,000
tramadol.net $1,500 worldline.net $1,000
donuthole.net $1,488 spiritualite.org $1,588
gotts.net $1,488 Minhatv.net $2,505
littleone.net $1,488 Ez.biz $1,800
communitymortgage.net $1,388  

The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell Spiritualite.org for $1,588 through their expanded promotion platform.

At Sedo the winners included Rohstoffe.org at $2,565 and SmartPhones.info at $2,025. They 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
businessadministration.org $2,000   wcit2008.org $1,540
casinogaming.net $2,000 wlw.mobi.mobi $1,500
bokhandel.net $1,890 artweb.net $1,350
dreirad.org $1,877 lightspeed.info $1,350
sicherheitsdienst.net $1,755 myco2.info $1,271
hmg.info $1,750 partyparty.net $1,250
hybridautos.net $1,620 bootycall.net $1,175
nounou.net $1,600 riesenrad.info $1,013

Elsewhere, GoDaddy Auctions sold Minhatv.net for $2,505, Moniker moved EZ.biz for $1,800 in their DOMAINfest Global auction and SnapNames sold three names; 3X.org ($2,000), Shooting.net ($1,655) and JobSpectrum.org ($1,256)

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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