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Guns.com Gives Moniker Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart  and #3 Position on YTD Leader Board

The $800,000 sale of Guns.com, handled via Moniker.com, easily claimed the #1 position on this week's Top 20 Sales Chart. That is also the biggest .com sale reported so far this year. The name of the buyer was not disclosed.

Normally, the year's biggest .com sale would also rank #1 on the Year To Date Sale Chart, but in a bit of an oddity, Guns.com trails .org and  .fr (French ccTLD) domains on the YTD list. Poker.org still leads all comers after a $1 million sale at Sedo last month and Credit.fr is #2 after changing hands for €587,500 ($851,875), also at Sedo. 

Still an 800K sale is certainly nothing to sneeze at and this blockbuster was 8 times bigger than its closest competitor this week - Guagua.com, a name that generated a $100,000 sale for Sedo. That's the 7th time this year Sedo has registered a sale of six figures or (in the case of Poker.org) more. 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo had a hand in 11 of this week's 20 charted sales including one they completed for Mocus.com that sent #3 Pepe.com to a new owner for €45,000 ($61,200). That sale represented a great return on investment for Mocus owner Francois Carrillo who had acquired the domain a little over two months ago for $15,000 in a Bido.com auction.

This was also another good week for the country codes as they piled up six chart entries led by #5 Risultati.it (Italian ccTLD) at €32,000 ($43,520). Three other country code domains (a pair of German .de names and a Dutch .nl domain) reached the top half of the Big Board. Sedo, who dominates ccTLD aftermarket sales, accounted for all six of those charted country code sales.

The non .com gTLDs had two representatives on the elite list, both .net domains. #17 Refrigerator.net attracted $17,000 at the AfternicDLS and #19 Sys.net went for $12,500 at Sedo. 

.Coms swept the remaining 12 chart positions. Among venues, the AfternicDLS had a good outing with four names on the leader board. SnapNames and Moniker also had multiple entries with two each and Latonas.com joined the hit parade with one. Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 7:

 

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Guns.com $800,000 Moniker
2. Guagua.com $100,000 Sedo
3. Pepe.com €45,000 = $61,200 Sedo/Mocus
4. Gastronomie.com €35,000 = $47,600 Sedo
5. Risultati.it €32,000 = $43,520 Sedo
6. SalaryCalculator.com $30,000 Moniker/DFG 2010
7. EnergieAgentur.de €21,500 = $29,240 Sedo
8. ShoppingMalls.com $26,770 SnapNames
9. EscortService.de €16,600 = $22,658 Sedo
10. TransPower.nl €15,500 = $21,080 Sedo
11. DigitalFuture.com $20,000 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
Motoras.com $19,000 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
Smelly.com $19,000 Latonas
14.
tie
Autoesporte.com $17,000 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
LogoProducts.com $17,000 SnapNames
16. Telemar.com €12,000 = $16,320 Sedo
17. Refrigerator.net $16,000 AfternicDLS
18. JB.de €9,500 = $12,920 Sedo
19. Sys.net $12,500 Sedo
20. iOffer.co.uk $11,500 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 eight more five-figure .com sales just off the chart with a pair of Moniker's sales from their DOMAINfest Global auction accounting for the highest of those; CarTitlles.com and Picks.com at $11,000 each.

Sedo sold Stelle.it ($10,880), a pair of two-digit ccTLDs - 73.de and 87 .de - for $10,200 each and XTraders.com for $10,000. The AfternicDLS sold WeddingDivas.com for $10,000 and MobileApps.com changed hands for $10,000 in a private sale. 

.Com Supporting Cast

SnapNames led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Energize.com at $9,250 and GoNewZealand.com at $8,750. They also sold RainJacket.com ($4,201), Caffemobile.com ($3,488), Redtibe.com ($3,304) and RealEstateNewYork.com ($3,100)

Latonas.com landed $8,500 apiece for CreditCardBilling.com and Parables.com. Their roster also included Hoodwink.com ($2,400), LosAngelesPersonals.com ($2,300) and Sunburns.com ($2,002)

Back at Sedo, MallChina.com chipped in $8,160, AFX.com added $8,100 and LandingPageDesign.com drew $7,500. Bookmate.com bagged $6,800, Jechange.com chalked up $5,440 and BuffaloGroup.com brought $5,432. Cosmetiques.com applied another $5,150 and Okta.com tallied $5,100

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
jpsports.com $5,000   allsleep.com $2,600
qualcos.com $5,000 phimosis.com $2,550
stayfair.com $5,000 ditosama.com $2,500
tridien.com $5,000 domainapps.com $2,500
clientstream.com $4,985 mailsuite.com $2,500
zli.com $4,500 mandaris.com $2,500
poppunk.com $4,100 pureaqua.com $2,500
shareprice.com $4,000 summitbrokers.com $2,500
freisein.com $3,854 yborcigars.com $2,500
comparus.com $3,400 vps247.com $2,499
stylejobs.com $3,400 finntours.com $2,488
tachan.com $3,400 theroute.com $2,488
techi.com $3,388 jobverse.com $2,295
tracktec.com $3,388 patentinsurance.com $2,200
speedchat.com $3,300 hiding.com $2,055
neuhoff.com $3,060 casinotrac.com $2,000
allotments.com $3,000 flatmatch.com $2,000
newsfromhome.com $3,000 gameslaboratory.com $2,000
rockaoke.com $3,000 inktree.com $2,000
totophoto.com $3,000 koshki.com $2,000
whatsstoppingyou.com $3,000 mobiledollars.com $2,000
langzeitmieten.com $2,913 ocsports.com $2,000
fusee.com $2,720 visionhunter.com $2,000
g-tour.com $2,720 wattclub.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS (which includes Afternic.com and BuyDomains.com) instituted a policy change regarding reporting their domain sales this week. From this point forward they are releasing a sampling of completed sales from their marketplace but will no longer report all sales. 

The list they released includes CelebrityQuiz.com and SellCollege Textbooks.com at $8,000 each. RoofCleaners.com swept up $7,500 and IndependentVoters.com cast a $3,788 ballot. BusinessOrPleasure.com provided $3,588, FreestyleProductions.com posted $2,988 and two others; Jimmyds.com and SalonInc.com went for $2,888 each.

Also at the AfternicDLS, TerminalOne.com took in $2,800 while MobileDistribution.com and  HomeResults.com returned $2,788 apiece. Two others; ComputerSelectronics.com and VIPShopper.com kicked in $2,088 each. 

At GoDaddy Auctions IN7.com captured $8,000, Vroomit.com revved up $7,500 and Weddingzilla.com clicked for $4,000. EZHost.com connected with $2,111 and Phoo.com found $2,017

At Moniker, Great-Britain.com grossed $7,600, DXD.com dispensed $5,275, Occupancy.com picked up $5,149 and BigShare.com shouldered $3,649

In completed sales from their DOMAINfest Global auction, Moniker also sold MakeupRemover.com and Snack.com for $7,500 each and RacingSeats.com for $7,000. Also, XmasToys.com and RedHair.com rang up $4,500 each while TossUp.com tacked on $4,000. Suspicion.com pulled $3,000, StampCollections.com licked $2,500 and DiscountBookstore.com leafed through $2,000

Elsewhere, Nokta Domains sold LingerieSets.com for $2,400 and BusinessNameGenerator.com for $2,300

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes enjoyed another big week piling up nine five-figure sales, led by Risultati.it at $43,520, which also ranks as the 8th biggest ccTLD sale reported so far this year. We listed all of those five-figure country code sales in the all extension section at the top of this report and three of those sales may have looked familiar to you. That is because those three changed hands for the second time in as many months.

JB.de (#5 on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart) was quickly flipped for $12,920 this week after being acquired for $5,250 last month. 73.de and 87.de were also turned over for solid profits after being acquired in February. 73.de, bought for $6,900, was resold for $10,200 and 87.de, purchased for $6,210, also sold for $10,200. All of those purchases and sales were handled by Sedo who swept 18 of the 20 positions on our new ccTLD leader board. 

The top country code sales you haven't seen yet are #10 Call.at (Austrian ccTLD) at $9,180 and #11 Drucker-Toner.de (German ccTLD) at $8,840. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending March 7:

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Risultati.it €32,000 = $43,520 Sedo
2. EnergieAgentur.de €21,500 = $29,240 Sedo
3. EscortService.de €16,660 = $22,658 Sedo
4. Transpower.nl €15,500 = $21,080 Sedo
5. JB.DE €9,500 = $12,920 Sedo
6. iOffer.co.uk $11,500 Sedo
7. Stelle.it €8,000 = $10,880 Sedo
8. 73.de €7,500 = $10,200 Sedo
9. 87.de €7,500 = $10,200 Sedo
10. Call.at €6,750 = $9,180 Sedo

11. Drucker-Toner.de €6,500 = $8,840

Sedo

12. StorageBoxes.co.uk $8,600

AfternicDLS

13. DesignAgency.co.uk $8,400

Nokta Domains

14. CarWorld.eu €6,000 = $8,160 Sedo
15. DesignShop.ch €6,000 = $8,160 Sedo
16. TMB.de €5,950 = $8,092 Sedo
17.
tie
Healing.de €5,950 = $8,092 Sedo
17.
tie
Shirts.co.za $8,000 Sedo
19. XA.de €5,700 = $7,752 Sedo
20. Hurghada.ch €5,000 = $6,800 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart. The AfternicDLS had the highest of those with RailHolidays.co.uk at $6,500 but Sedo had the vast majority of country code sales including Hausfinanzierung.de ($6,256), Luxury.co.za ($6,000) and Mamme.it ($5,900)

Sedo's roster also included GreenCar.de ($5,440), Cyclette.it ($4,896) and Volksversicherung.de ($4,760). Sedo had 78 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $4,080 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $4,080
extra.be $4,080   geschaedigtenforum.de $1,632
bookwithme.co.uk $3,750 hunde-futter.de $1,632
freienstein.de $3,536 hytteforum.no $1,632
staatsanleihen.de $3,468 ildolcetto.it $1,632
kabellos.de $3,400 trachtenmode.eu $1,632
rückenprobleme.ch $3,400 webac.co.uk $1,632
diabetes-shop.de $3,210 topviaggi.it $1,500
dinnerfortwo.de $3,196 möbel-kempf.de $1,496
goodies.de $3,023 powernap.de $1,496
easysports.de $3,022 schichtdicke.de $1,428
staffshop.co.uk $3,000 xyros.de $1,428
swx.de $2,992 blue-ray.de $1,360
xxl-print.de $2,856 esense.de $1,360
congress.co.uk $2,850 gesundheit-aktiv.de $1,360
schwibbogen.de $2,833 inspe.de $1,360
unternehmen-zukunft.de $2,833 medinfo.ch $1,360
autoexport.eu $2,720 newyork-hotels.de $1,360
badplatsen.se $2,720 passaggi.it $1,360
gaudin.fr $2,720 religion.eu $1,359
salvia.fr $2,720 highrollercasino.co.uk $1,292
vivabingo.es $2,720 maldini.de $1,292
tgm.co.uk $2,475 mediamonitoring.de $1,292
checkin.at $2,448 virtusa.co.uk $1,250
evict.co.uk $2,400 friendfinder.it $1,224
alkoholproblem.de $2,380 infection.ch $1,224
fotopuzzel.de $2,244 übersetzer.eu $1,224
zwi.de $2,176 rugs.ws $1,200
hooks.co.uk $2,175 emobility.ch $1,190
dach-spezialist.de $2,115 dampfdusche.eu $1,156
eurostores.eu $2,040 zürich.eu $1,156
leihfahrrad.de $2,040 übersetzungen.eu $1,125
viaggio.eu $2,040 de-brief.de $1,088
wep.ch $2,040 sks.at $1,088
edreams.au.com.au $2,000 unidata.de $1,054
stayalive.de $1,975 alternate.pl $1,040
decorating.co.za $1,800 klangkoerper.de $1,020
inews.co.uk $1,800 metalldichtungen.de $1,020
tabak-pfeife.de $1,784 webagency.nl $1,020
onshop.de $1,700 jjc.eu $1,000

Elsewhere Nokta Domains sold Caravan-Insurance .co.uk for $2,800 while NameNecklaces.co.uk and RoofCoating.co.uk went for $1,200 each. Also, Latonas.com sold 500.fr for $2,600.

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 non .com Global Contenders continue to lag ccTLD performance with only two five-figure sales this week, the pair of .nets that you saw on the all extension leader board - Refrigerator.net ($16,500) and Sys.net ($12,500).

Rounding out the first five on our new Global Contenders Top 20 Chart are Telmemor.net ($9,450), Portland.org ($8,500) and Mature.net ($7,000).  

The .nets had the most chart entries with 10, followed closely by .org's 8. The remaining two spots went to .infos, including one that reached the top half of the elite list, Analytics.info at $5,000 via Sedo, who led all venues with 7 chart entries. AfternicDLS was right behind with 6. 

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

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Refrigerator.net $16,000 AfternicDLS
2. Sys.net $12,500 Sedo
3. Telmemor.net $9,450 SnapNames
4. Portland.org $8,500 Latonas.com
5. Mature.net $7,000 Moniker/DFG 2010
6. Open.org $6,200 Sedo
7. Kfzversicherung.org $5,523 SnapNames
8. Borrow.net $5,500 Moniker/DFG 2010
9. DropshipWholesale.net $5,160 GoDaddy Auctions
10. Analytics.info $5,000 Sedo
11. Docs.net $5,000 Sedo

12. Billigfliegen.net €3,500 = $4,760 Sedo
13. Probefahrt.org €3,500 = $4,760 Sedo
14.
tie
Telefon.info €3,050 = $4,148 Sedo
14.
tie
AutoSpot.net $3,688 AfternicDLS
16. SilkNet.org $3,288 AfternicDLS
17. Embedded.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
18. Seic.org $2,788 AfternicDLS
19. HCPS.net $2,592 AfternicDLS
20. ArabianHorse.org $2,522 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional GC sales just off the chart. SnapNames had the highest of those with GraduateDegrees.org and GraduatePrograms.org at $2,500 each. They also sold ChristianHomeSchool.net for $1,888

At Sedo, Relatos.org rang up $2,380 while AdultDatingSites.org and WVTV.org added $2,300 apiece. Sedo had 17 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,800 that you can review in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,800
luminaires.org $1,800   rideaux.net $1,360
feel.net $1,750 careeraptitudetest.net $1,300
surgeon.pro $1,750 englishtown.net $1,275
surgery.pro $1,750 950.net $1,250
bookstores.org $1,500 fgt.org $1,100
thecombine.org $1,500 autoverhuur.info $1,088
enaplus.net $1,496 thek.net $1,046
videoporno.org $1,400 amarket.net $1,041
reinigung.org $1,360   

Elsewhere, Moniker sold IDCheck.net for $1,899 and Grilling.net for $1,000 and Nokta Domains sold LeatherBriefcases.net for $1,400

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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