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Peddle to the Metal: $165,000 Sale at Sedo Sends Metal.com to Victory Lane in This Week's Aftermarket Race 

Metal.com scored a runaway win in this week's domain aftermarket race, selling for $165,000 at Sedo.com to take the pole position on our new Top 20 Sales Chart. Metal.com finished more than $100,000 ahead of the next closest sale, StockPrices.com at $60,000. Sedo also sold that domain and they went on to sweep 12 of the 20 positions on our all extension leader board. 

Sedo's roster included four ccTLDs that broke through the strong .com defensive line to take places on the elite list. Two of those country codes landed in the top ten; #4 Furniture.co.za (South African ccTLD) at $33,000 and #8 MO.de (German ccTLD) at $21,039

The non .com gTLDs had two representatives on the Big Board, led by #5 FuneralHome.net at $30,000. That sale, made by ProForma Inc., the sales wing of Frank Schilling's company, Name Administration, is the second biggest non .com gTLD sale of 2010 to date

By Ron Jackson

ProForma was the only other venue besides Sedo to ring up multiple chart entries, taking five places including four of the first ten. A pair or four-letter .coms helped their cause. #6 Itao.com commanded $25,000 and #7 HRSI.com drew $22,000.  

Also earning chart honors this week were Moniker.com who closed the $40,000 sale of #3 FederalAid.com from their DOMAINfest Global live auction, Bido.com who banked $16,500 from the sale of #12 UDRP.com and the AfternicDLS who scored with #14 Swifty.com at $16,000.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 28:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 22, 2010 - Sun. Feb. 28, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 2, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Metal.com $165,000 Sedo
2. StockPrices.com $60,000 Sedo
3. FederalAid.com $40,000 Moniker/DFG 2010
4. Furniture.co.za $33,000 Sedo
5. FuneralHome.net $30,000 ProForma Inc.
6. Itao.com $25,000 ProForma Inc.
7. HRSI.com $22,000 ProForma Inc.
8. MO.de 15,470 = $21,039 Sedo
9. BigDaddy.com $20,000 Sedo
10. Credd.com $18,000 ProForma Inc.
11. LookUp.com $17,500 Sedo
12. UDRP.com $16,500 Bido
13. Autoteiledirekt.de 12,000 = $16,320 Sedo
14. Swifty.com $16,000 AfternicDLS
15. Tracker.de 11,500 = $15,640 Sedo
16.
tie
Crosswords.net $15,000 Sedo
16.
tie
NetBingo.com $15,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Punx.com 10,000 = $15,000 Sedo
16.
tie
RailHolidays.com $15,000 ProForma Inc.
20. Cogon.com 11,000 = $14,960 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 a dozen more five-figure .com sales just off the chart led by Sedo's sale of FranceHotels.org for 9,999 ($13,599). They also sold ISP.co.uk for 7,500 ($11,250) and a trio of domains for $10,000 each; 2C.com, KCMS.com and Manilla.com

ProForma Inc. sold Weena.com ($13,000), EmbroideryPatterns.com ($12,500) and Locox.com ($10,000). The AfterDLS.com sold Discern.com for $12,800 and General AutoInsurance.com for $10,000 while Moniker moved GuyTube.com for $12,250 and SpamGuard.com for $12,000 through their DOMAINfest Global auction.

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet.com led the four-figure .com supporting cast with wwwintuit.com at $9,999. Balmoral.com bagged $8,000 and WinGames.com went for $6,500. PayXpress.com provided $5,544, Practica.com pulled $5,532 and USATrade.com tacked on $4,300

MichaelsFurniture.com delivered $4,200, FirstQuote.com fetched $4,074 and GreatBeginnings.com grossed $4,055. NameJet had 25 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,601 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,601
telecon.com $3,601   uh-oh.com $2,600
acers.com $3,450 gapo.com $2,599
wwwhgtv.com $3,076 dandg.com $2,587
biblo.com $3,005 haltomcity.com $2,504
myattorneys.com $2,902 ecorporate.com $2,501
studentloanfinancialgroup.com $2,880 wintax.com $2,500
bestdesigns.com $2,722 wwwdrugstore.com $2,500
alohatravel.com $2,700 winsome.com $2,300
trainingsystems.com $2,700 orthopedicspecialist.com $2,288
yatou.com $2,700 ironmantriathlon.com $2,280
thedistillers.com $2,655 tampabaybucs.com $2,278
harmonaudio.com $2,600 ticor.com $2,261
schauspiel.com $2,600   

Back at Sedo SageCollege.com conferred $9,860, CityHouse.com seated $8,500 and Solar-Panel.com generated $6,528. SocialFlow.com soaked up $6,500 with three others; Simman.com, Topicology.com and TravelRobot.com returning $6,000 each. 

ShockBox.com plugged in $5,440 and AvWorld.com unwound $5,237 while SeizeTheDay.com and Kakoo.com kicked in $5,000 apiece. Sedo had 40 more .com sales ranging  from $2,000 to $4,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,999
blackhelicopter.com $4,999   tradesmancompare.com $3,000
buntcooking.com $4,760 nittodenko.com $2,720
milevo.com $4,750 adwidget.com $2,500
smartlist.com $4,604 bayn.com $2,500
easyvoip.com $4,600 gipu.com $2,500
curiosites.com $4,012 novapetropolis.com $2,500
horex.com $4,000 powerforthepeople.com $2,500
nettopbox.com $4,000 fontsy.com $2,448
siteguru.com $3,950 enginecash.com $2,300
spiritualite.com $3,944 memoree.com $2,200
clicklock.com $3,500 4515.com $2,122
draugiem.com $3,500 opweg.com $2,040
evaluegroup.com $3,400 arissa.com $2,000
mapharma.com $3,400 impact360.com $2,000
moniteur.com $3,400 insurance-edge.com $2,000
rebee.com $3,400 lifestylebook.com $2,000
inunity.com $3,250 musicapps.com $2,000
lnts.com $3,200 myideaworks.com $2,000
royalemotions.com $3,128 seequest.com $2,000
2211.com $3,000 techorizon.com $2,000

At the AfternicDLS BeachBabies.com and Pipsa.com produced $9,000 each while 2DR.com and BestHeadphones.com brought $7,000 apiece. FamilyAttorney.com found $6,900, IntegratedMarketingServices.com added $6,800 and MarijuanaSeed.com sprouted $6,622

Sobrevive.com secured $6,400, StarSites.com attracted $5,188 and MasterArt.com displayed $5,100. Locol.com landed $4,600 while GetVisible.com and Guud.com grabbed $4,388 each. The Afternic DLS had 63 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,188 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,188
makemoneyonlinetoday.com $4,188   works24.com $2,500
movepros.com $4,100 ardentcapital.com $2,488
GICON.com $4,000 forga.com $2,388
neml.com $4,000 healingfood.com $2,388
everybrand.com $3,988 bovingdon.com $2,323
mommylink.com $3,788 jumpdance.com $2,300
diamondengagement.com $3,500 trumarket.com $2,200
publink.com $3,400 businessbites.com $2,200
autoenterprises.com $3,388 filmfanatic.com $2,188
chigger.com $3,388 primitivecountry.com $2,188
pense.com $3,220 usgarden.com $2,188
amazingpets.com $3,000 firstclassics.com $2,149
cupcakeco.com $2,988 businesscontent.com $2,100
prestamista.com $2,988 securitysquad.com $2,100
beachlifestyles.com $2,888 universitynow.com $2,100
electrack.com $2,888 internationalmessaging.com $2,088
renewablenation.com $2,888 yourexit.com $2,088
rightamerica.com $2,888 aussiegroup.com $2,000
analogtodigital.com $2,800 autour.com $2,000
d2design.com $2,788 diaperexpress.com $2,000
designsupermarket.com $2,788 drymouthrelief.com $2,000
bfaonline.com $2,688 execselect.com $2,000
mbaprograminfo.com $2,616 germangourmet.com $2,000
usgourmet.com $2,600 languagesinternational.com $2,000
elbolero.com $2,588 luckyshopping.com $2,000
facebuzz.com $2,588 naturalnetworks.com $2,000
trekmate.com $2,588 ParrotTraining.com $2,000
verticallife.com $2,588 taxissues.com $2,000
konecto.com $2,500 thegobetween.com $2,000
lundh.com $2,500 urbanabode.com $2,000
sportbottles.com $2,500 xpartner.com $2,000
theluv.com $2,500   

As part of their expanded promotion program, the AfternicDLS also sold three more names through Sedo; OffShow.com ($3,888), Andare.com ($3,150) and Unguru.com ($2,488)

At Rick Latona Auctions, DebtConsolidator.com cornered $9,500, CleaningCompany.com and TireCenter.com tallied $3,500 each and Romanced.com connected for $2,500

Sales from Moniker's DOMAINfest Global auction also continued to close. Those finalized this week included Chilling.com ($8,000), CollectibleCards.com ($5,000) and DigitalServers.com ($2,700). From their online platform Moniker also sold IdealNetwork.com for $4,574 and HVC.com for $4,149

At SnapNames.com GoPolitics.com produced $7,750, StateAutoInsurance.com covered $4,115 and WoolScarves.com warmed up $3,607. MotorcycleSupplies.com braked at $3,150, Whitefield.com corralled $3,005 and TicketPlus.com admitted $2,155

Elsewhere, GoDaddy Auctions sold Pravo.com for $3,010 and FileQube.com for $2,227, YummyNames.com got a $3,000 yield from Travelology.com and MediaOptions.com captured $2,350 with iTattoo.com

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

South Africa's .co.za extension has been making some noise in recent months and that trend continued this week when Furniture.co.za produced the leading sale on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart. That domain went for $33,000 at Sedo, a venue that swept 19 of the 20 positions on our latest weekly leader board. With the 2010 World Cup soccer championship coming to South Africa in June, that nation is going to be in a global spotlight that may add additional fuel to the .co.za fire. 

The next three spots went to a trio of five-figure .de domain (German ccTLDs). You saw all of those on the all extension leader board at the top of this report. The biggest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #6 DI.de at $9,520. The .de and .co.uk (Great Britain) extensions pied up eight chart entries each.  

The other countries earning chart entries this week were Italy (.it), France (.fr) and Australia (.com.au). Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Feb. 28:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Feb. 22, 2010 - Sun. Feb. 28, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. March 2, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Furniture.co.za $33,000 Sedo
2. MO.de 15,470 = $21,039 Sedo
3. Autoteiledirekt.de 12,000 = $16,320 Sedo
4. Tracker.de 11,500 = $15,640 Sedo
5. ISP.co.uk 7,500 = $11,250 Sedo
6. DI.de 7,000 = $9,520 Sedo
7. WeddingFlowers.co.uk 5,875 = $8,813 Sedo
8. Chips.co.uk 5,250 = $7,875 Sedo
9. PokerBet.it 5,100 = $6,936 Sedo
10. Ellen.de 5,000 = $6,800 Sedo

11. Babytrage.de 4,600 = $6,256

Sedo

12. BuyMobiles.co.uk 3,995 = $5,993

Sedo

13. Portevelo.fr 3,800 = $5,168

Sedo

14. Ladder.co.uk $5,100 Sedo
15. Ayurvedareisen.de 3,570 = $4,855 Sedo
16. CreditUnions.co.uk 3,200 = $4,800 Sedo
17.
tie
Fitzroy.com.au $4,500 NetFleet.com.au
17.
tie
TopsSEOs.co.uk 3,000 = $4,500 Sedo
19. Battlefield-Basis.de 3,000 = $4,080 Sedo
20. e-Shopping.co.uk $4,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart with Sedo again accounting for the vast majority of those. Their supplemental list was led by Sonometre.fr ($3,944), EYC.de ($3,808), KGForum.de ($3,468) and MLED.de ($3,305)

Sedo had 55 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,200 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,200
superbowl.eu $3,200   mysolutions.co.uk $1,500
duster.de $3,128 treadmillreviews.ca $1,500
nipparts.de $2,992 infopresse.fr $1,496
birthday.in $2,750 shopguard.de $1,496
fairplay.es $2,720 62.eu $1,435
mijnevenement.nl $2,720 antwerpenblogt.be.be $1,360
darts.us $2,500 rapid-manufacturing.de $1,360
onlinecasino..net.nz $2,500 riadmarrakech.fr $1,360
gotcha.eu $2,482 utilitywise.co.uk $1,360
berlin-coupon.de $2,040 immochannel.ch $1,359
cartronic.nl $2,040 touristikvideo.de $1,346
soulmaster.de $2,040 bestatter.eu $1,306
thestudio.dk $2,040 immoboerse24.de $1,292
etoro.no $2,010 finanzboerse24.de $1,274
bootyparlor.co.uk $1,950 zivilgeometer.at $1,258
offers.us $1,900 smsglobal.co.uk $1,187
medx.eu $1,836 power-napping.de $1,156
cowcow.co.uk $1,799 viasms.eu $1,156
motordeals.co.uk $1,750 led24.at $1,088
biljarts.nl $1,700 sweets.org.uk $1,088
gutscheinagent.de $1,700 touchstore.de $1,088
holzspielzeug.eu $1,700 vastmobiel.nl $1,088
jeuxcasinos.fr $1,700 caravansinternational.de $1,053
ohv.de $1,631 ukholidayparks.co.uk $1,050
logo-design.de $1,530 aapoker.fr $1,020
power-nap.de $1,530 iphone-ersatzteile.de $1,020
clarksville.us $1,500 gardens.ch $1,000
mycinema.co.uk $1,500   

Elsewhere NetFleet.com.au sold WaterRestrictions.com.au ($2,115) and EnergyNews.com.au ($1,260) while the AfternicDLS moved a 1-letter Costa Rican domain - O.cr - for $1,300

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 $30,000 sale of FuneralHome.net by ProForma Inc. tops our new Global Contenders Top 20 Chart and ranks as the second highest GC sale so far in 2010, trailing only Poker.org (admittedly trailing by a mile since Poker.org went for $1 million last week). 

The FuneralHome.net sale was one of three five-figure transactions in the non .com gTLD category this week - all of which were listed in the all extension section earlier. The top GC sale you haven't seen yet is #4 Testberichte.info, a name that brought $8,160 at Sedo. 

That was the only .info on the leader board. The .nets set the pace by sweeping 10 spots, followed by .org with seven. .Biz hit the daily double with a pair of names that reached the top ten; #7 Gutscheine.biz at $6,800 and #9 Denver.biz at $4,700. Both of those domains were sold by Sedo whose 12 chart entries led all venues. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Feb. 28:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb. 22, 2010 - Sun. Feb. 28, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 2, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FuneralHome.net $30,000 ProForma Inc.
2. Crosswords.net $15,000 Sedo
3. FranceHotels.org 9,999 = $13,599 Sedo
4. Testberichte.info 6,000 = $8,160 Sedo
5. MtnAmerica.org $7,411 NameJet
6. Supply.net $7,000 Moniker/DFG 2010
7. Gutscheine.biz 5,000 = $6,800 Sedo
8. Pollution.org $5,655 NameJet
9. Denver.biz $4,700 Sedo
10. WebHome.org $4,288 AfternicDLS/Sedo

11. DrinkRecipes.net $3,850 Sedo
12. OutdoorFurniture.net $3,500 Sedo
13. Sweatshirts.net $3,250 Sedo
14.
tie
TTT.net $3,100 Sedo
14.
tie
OnlinePokerSites.net $2,750 Sedo
16. Ananas.net $2,688 AfternicDLS
17. BreakdownCover.org 1,700 = $2,550 Sedo
18. Residency.org $2,505 GoDaddy Auctions
19. Tilly.net $2,488 Sedo
20. Skyview.org $2,200 AfternicDLS/Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional GC sales just off the chart. NameJet had the highest of those with Visit-Annapolis.org at $2,102. HospitalList.net added $2,000 and Routes.net returned $1,410. KWRU.org contributed $1,354, Limsat.org located $1,345 and Hoax.net notched $1,200

At the AfternicDLS Spielautomat.net and GetLocal.org got $2,088 each while Preva.net nailed $1,988. The AfternicDLS had 23 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,888 that you can review in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,888
rightamerica.net $1,888   persiangulf.org $1,200
synthesys.net $1,888 safar.org $1,200
ceramictiles.net $1,700 citybreaks.net $1,188
bingocanada.net $1,500 goodthings.net $1,188
cedp.net $1,500 moxe.net $1,150
groupthink.org $1,500 timestelecom.net $1,088
churchonline.org $1,400 lambo.net $1,000
gcar.net $1,386 nornet.net $1,000
psicoterapia.org $1,350 nuvem.net $1,000
instaweb.net $1,288 polacy.net $1,000
sitevision.net $1,288 smartcharge.net $1,000
  sportech.net $1,000

The AfternicDLS also used Sedo to sell Educaweb.net for $1,588 through their expanded promotion platform.

At Sedo the winners included Cree.org ($1,999), Bracelet.org ($1,700) and Hmong.net ($1,499). LoveBox.info flirted iwth $1,360, Fussballtrikot.net trapped $1,292 and CarHifi.net cranked out $1,258

Adnoc.net drew $1,170, SolarHosting.org sold for $1,156 and Truculenica.org locked up $1,047. Webstar.info and Brillenmode.net brought $1,020 each while StrokeAwareness.net and Sheba.net buttoned up $1,000 apiece. 

Elsewhere, SnapNames sold HairDryer.org ($1,500), Zhibo.net ($1,263) and Plotter.net ($1,250) and MediaOptions moved Rentals.biz ($1,600) and Pickles.net ($1,200)

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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