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MusicVideos.com Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart and Ranks Among the Five Biggest Transactions Reported This Year

MusicVideos.com changed hands for $250,000 through Sedo.com to easily claim the #1 position on this week's Top 20 domain sales chart. Buyer Merlin Kaufmann did not have the domain for long. He told me he has already flipped it to another buyer at an undisclosed price. The domain was sold by search engine giant Yahoo. This sale ties for fifth place on our Year To Date Sale Chart.

Another six-figure sale, Optimize.com, took the number two spot after going for $115,000 at PremiumDomains.com. Seller Francois Carrillo had acquired the domain two years ago for just $24,650 so that proved to be an exceptionally sound investment. 

One of the five ccTLDs that crashed the all extension chart holds down the #3 spot. That is Gold.co.uk, a British country code domain that attracted £42,050 ($63,916) at Sedo. Latonas.com also scored with a big ccTLD sale, moving #7 Clocks.co.uk for $19,000

By Ron Jackson

Two non .com gTLDs also joined the party, led by #6 PaydayLoans.info at $24,000 through Sedo. That is the biggest .info sale reported so far this year and the third biggest non .com gTLD sale. This category was also represented by #19 Whisky.net, sold by Sedo for €8,000 ($11,040).

Sedo had a monster week, sweeping 17 of the 20 chart entries - the most ever taken by a single venue in one week. Their winners included #5 313.com at $25,000 - one of the 14 .com domains on the Big Board. 

In addition to PremoumDomains and Latonas.com, the only other venue to break Sedo's stranglehold on the elite list was Moniker.com who closed the $27,500 sale of #4 OrganicCosmetics.com, a domain they auctioned off in their live auction at DOMAINfest Global in January.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 14:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 8, 2010 - Sun. March 14, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 16, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MusicVideos.com $250,000 Sedo
2. Optimize.com $115,000 PremiumDomains
3. Gold.co.uk £42,050 = $63,916 Sedo
4. OrganicCosmetics.com $27,500 Moniker/DFG 2010
5. 313.com $25,000 Sedo
6. PaydayLoans.info $24,000 Sedo
7. Clocks.co.uk $19,000 Latonas.com
8. Terrasse.de €13,000 = $17,940 Sedo
9. SinglesDating.com £11,001 = $16,722 Sedo
10. WebStyle.com $16,500 Sedo
11. FreeStay.com £10,000 = $15,200 Sedo
12. 949.com $13,560 Sedo
13. IPS.nl €9,520 = $13,138 Sedo
14. FibreBroadband.co.uk £8,500 = $12,920 Sedo
15. BGM.com $12,501 Sedo
16. 421.com €8,955 = $12,358 Sedo
17. GiftCardMessages.com $12,000 Sedo
18. Buty.com $11,500 Sedo
19. Whisky.net €8,000 = $11,040 Sedo
20.
tie
DogsBite.com $11,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Pokerist.com $11,000 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 two more five-figure .com sales just off the chart, SnapNames.com sold EsayJet.com (typo) for $10,004 and PimpCash.com collected $10,000 at Sedo. 

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with 7G.com at $9,999 and kept the ball rolling with DogVIP.com ($8,280), 99Problems.com ($8,000) and DragonBalls.com ($7,900). OnlineCheckup.com chipped in $7,774, Thek.com drew $7,500 and Toonix.com tacked on $7,000.

RioBingo.com brought $5,700, Avoxa.com added $5,313 and CustodyRights.com returned $5,100. Sedo had 43 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
ehong.com $5,000   cafehotels.com $3,000
marketingconsultancy.com $5,000 marathashaadi.com $3,000
mdct.com $5,000 vivess.com $3,000
robofx.com $5,000 imprintedpens.com $2,688
rembi.com $4,888 geok.com $2,500
bizpad.com $4,830 prepaid-creditcard.com $2,500
automieten.com $4,416 sentfromabove.com $2,500
saldi.com $4,140 mochilero.com $2,484
infobuy.com $4,000 apotheekonline.com $2,300
crosspointmedia.com $3,750 telvis.com $2,266
leaseadomain.com $3,750 weddinggloves.com $2,250
fotokarten.com $3,588 adix.com $2,200
dashit.com $3,500 londonfashion.com $2,200
dragoncore.com $3,500 deformed.com $2,116
solarmade.com $3,500 englishlakes.com $2,088
taxdebtattorney.com $3,500 adunique.com $2,070
tele5.com $3,500 vpn-service.com $2,070
helicopterflights.com $3,450 pizzarecipes.com $2,000
organicturkeys.com $3,375 poisson.com $2,000
ultramarcars.com $3,284 twirling.com $2,000
easypoll.com $3,100 undergroundmovie.com $2,000
swissmed.com $3,036   

Moniker continues to close sales from their DOMAINfest Global auction. FiveStarHotel.com booked $8,000, MealReplacements.com devoured $3,500 and FixedRateCreditCards.com captured $2,500. Moniker also sold 5151.com from their web platform for $4,075.

At SnapNames, Multimaster.com commanded $7,156, Beboo.com banked $5,500 and HI4.com fetched $3,500. Alon.com landed $3,350, iMarry.com connected for $3,102 and Viedemerde.com corralled $3,009. Benshi.com shouldered $2,100 and two others; Navigationsgeraete.com and AutoInsuranceProducts.com produced $2,050 each. 

The AfternicDLS roster included PortfolioTrading.com ($7,030), BeekeepingSupplies.com ($5,600) and USWealth.com ($5,288). HomeCookedMeals.com served up $5,188, TodayInc.com turned in $5,054 and two others; ConnectTelecom.com and JuicyWorld.com went for $5,000 apiece.

IcePix.com posted $4,500 and DrBank.com dispensed $4,400 while PTPA.com and ThemeCruises.com each docked at $4,000. GiveWay.com wound up at $3,988, LeadCompany.com located $3,888 and StateSavings.com socked away $3,688. CoachBoard.com kicked in $3,600 and EventDirect.com corralled $3,588

At NameJet PaigowPoker.com provided $6,900 while GiftCardBalance.com and HowAreYou.com yielded $6,600 apiece. ChildSupport.com chalked up $5,664, EasyCook.com whipped up $5,500 and PGAThrills.com putted out at $5,377

Sinkhole.com swallowed $4,900 while GameCritic.com and OptoMed.com managed $4,600 each. MyChallenge.com delivered another $4,002. NameJet had 29 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,700 that are listed in the table below. 

Additional NameJet GC Sales Between $2,000 - $3,700
guna.com $3,700   machico.com $2,501
certifiedpersonaltrainer.com $3,310 infoalert.com $2,500
medrecinst.com $3,102 breaks.com $2,422
thaionline.com $3,100 yourefired.com $2,401
newlaw.com $3,000 redmine.com $2,400
noika.com $2,989 spokanerentals.com $2,389
spykits.com $2,950 mcoles.com $2,322
arborescience.com $2,900 nextmonet.com $2,300
grabdomains.com $2,655 mobileshredder.com $2,236
gunsworld.com $2,651 skateshack.com $2,201
payrollcentral.com $2,600 custompatio.com $2,200
ewallstreet.com $2,588 companyregistration.com $2,122
edgefield.com $2,543 pokermate.com $2,005
livre.com $2,530 0138.com $2,002
  hainanisland.com $2,000

At GoDaddy Auctions DoubleBeds.com bunked $4,205, RockTumbler.com returned $3,005 and Easybiz.com billed $2,002.  

Elsewhere, YummyNames.com notched $4,000 for RCParts.com, Latonas.com landed $2,200 for Planted.com and HuntingMoon.com hauled in $2,000 for CamSlam.com.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

One of the year's ten biggest country code sales helped power the ccTLDs to another outstanding week. Gold.co.uk went for $63,916 at Sedo to lead our weekly Country Code Top 20 Chart and take over 8th place on the ccTLD year-to-date leader board. That was one of five 5-figure country codes sales this week, all of which we showed you in the all extension section at the top of this report.

The biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #6 Krimi.tv, sold for $8,970 at Sedo. TheBible.co.uk was just a step back after going for $8,512. A pair of two-letter German .de domains; JO.de and MA.de, followed at $8,418 apiece. Sedo accounted for all of those sales and went on to sweep 17 of the 20 chart positions. 

Latonas.com, Bido.com and NetFleet.com.au also earned places on the elite list. Bido uncorked $7,000 with #12 Wine.us and NetFleet painted a $6,410 picture with #15 ArtSupplies.com.au. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending March 14:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 8, 2010 - Sun. March 14, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. March 16, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Gold.co.uk £42,050 = $63,916 Sedo
2. Clocks.co.uk $19,000 Latonas.com
3. Terrasse.de €13,000 = $17,940 Sedo
4. IPS.nl €9,520 = $13,138 Sedo
5. FibreBroadband.co.uk £8,500 = $12,920 Sedo
6. Krimi.tv €6,500 = $8,970 Sedo
7. TheBible.co.uk £5,600 = $8,512 Sedo
8.
tie
JO.de €6,100 = $8,418 Sedo
8.
tie
MA.de €6,100 = $8,418 Sedo
10. Bathroom-Tiles.co.uk £5,425 = $8,246 Sedo

11. AdsForFree.co.uk £5,000 = $7,600

Sedo

12. Wine.us $7,000

Bido

13. Erkältung.ch (IDN) €5,000 = $6,900

Sedo

14. Gamesmaster.co.uk £4,500 = $6,840 Sedo
15. ArtSupplies.com.au $6,410 NetFleet.com.au
16. Choisir.fr €4,350 = $6,003 Sedo
17. SushiShop.eu €4,250 = $5,865 Sedo
18. EnergyAgency.eu €4,200 = $5,796 Sedo
19. WeddingDress.de €4,000 = $5,520 Sedo
20. KGB.mx $5,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart and again Sedo accounted for the vast majority of those. Their supplemental roster was led by Provence.us ($4,830), FinancialAid.tv ($4,750) and a pair at $4,140 each; QMF.de and Check.in

Sedo had 48 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $4,106 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $4,106
hundepraxis.de $4,106   cityfx.co.uk $1,750
archivierung.eu $3,795 lhh.it $1,725
leadershiptraining.co.uk $3,588 mysticker.de $1,656
personalplaner.de $3,436 immobilienungarn.de $1,587
casino-spiele.de $3,174 touchscreen.us $1,560
energybody.de $3,105 freetea.co.uk $1,520
business-webhosting.de $2,760 thecostumeshop.co.uk $1,520
h.im $2,760 sachsen-kontakte.de $1,518
hoveniers.be $2,760 domainsnapper.de $1,380
jobpromoter.de $2,760 boisdechauffage.be $1,379
xpartner.de $2,691 breakersyard.co.uk $1,368
Style.in $2,650 fachhandel24.de $1,311
hotelclub.com.my $2,500 teekannen.de $1,311
todays.eu $2,484 grundstück.eu $1,253
wirtschaftsstrafrecht.eu $2,463 e-mountainbike.de $1,242
foerdermittel.eu $2,139 zapfen.de $1,242
callway.de $2,070 leichtathletik-live.de $1,173
lupen.de $2,070 onlinepraxis.ch $1,173
parislanuit.fr $2,070 sportsexpert.co.uk $1,140
webwatch.tv $2,070 asiatherme.de $1,104
radiologie-duisburg.de $2,015 büroservice.de $1,104
janeiredale.de $2,000 ifashion.de $1,104
boya.de $1,794 airportcar.co.uk $1,050
schools-out.de $1,794 tikla.de $1,035

Elsewhere, Bido.com sold Teens.us for $4,500, NetFleet.com.au moved 3DTelevision.com.au ($3,202) and ExerciseEquipment.com.au ($2,012) and NameJet sold Leeds.tv for $2,522

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 had only two five-figure sales for the second week in a row, however one of those ranks as the third biggest sale of the year to date in this category. At $24,000, PaydayLoans.info is also the biggest .info sale reported thus far in 2010. 

You saw the #2 GC sale (Whisky.net at $11,040) in the all extension section earlier. The top GC sale you haven't seen yet is #3 Gymnastics.net at $8,500 via Bido.com. Next at $5,000 each are Motorcycles.info and UBM.net

.Nets swept 13 of the 21 chart positions (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final spot), followed by .org with four and .info with three. .mobi has one - #6 Build.mobi at $4,999 through the AfternicDLS. Sedo had the most chart entries with nine and the AfternicDLS piled up eighhtx.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending March 14:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 8, 2010 - Sun. March 14, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 16, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. PaydayLoans.info $24,000 Sedo
2. Whisky.net €8,000 = $11,040 Sedo
3. Gymnastics.net $8,500 Bido
4.
tie
Motorcycles.info $5,000 Moniker/DFG 2010
4.
tie
UBM.net $5,000 Sedo
6. Build.mobi $4,995 AfternicDLS
7. BankUnionAIBEA.org $4,919 SnapNames
8. ChicagoHotel.net $4,888 AfternicDLS
9. Proenergie.net €3,500 = $4,830 Sedo
10. Ratenkredit.info €3,000 = $4,140 Sedo

11.
tie
HYF.org $4,000 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
Nomade.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
13. เกมส์ .net (IDN, "games" in Thai) $3,765 IDNForums
14. HGO.org $3,500 AfternicDLS
15. Sportbekleidung.net €2,450 = $3,381 Sedo
16. Presupuestos.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
17. TanningLotion.net $3,100 Sedo
18.
tie
MKX.net $3,000 Sedo
18.
tie
PhysicianAssistantPrograms.net $3,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Command.org $2,788 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Signapur.net $2,788 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional GC sales just off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those as Kalifornien.net and ElCasino.net each hit $2,760 jackpots. Oporto.net picked up $2,200. Sedo had 16 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,100 that you can review in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,100
tourism.mobi $2,100   kinderbuecher.net $1,388
shooting.net $2,050 dlc.net $1,380
2019.org $2,000 hotel-booking.net $1,248
maternitydresses.net $2,000 feedback.info $1,227
voeux.net $1,725 cprtraining.org $1,200
smokingkills.org $1,650 wirelessbroadband.org $1,139
iva.biz $1,520 descargargratis.org $1,104
onlinelife.org $1,500 archivierung.net $1,035

The AfternicDLS got $2,500 for StopSnoring.net and $2,488 for Nueve.net. GlobalHeritage harvested $2,000 and Implantesdentales.net nabbed $1,988. The AfternicDLS also sold Showroom.org for $2,188 through Sedo as part of their expanded promotion program. 

SnapNames sold a trio of four-letter .orgs; CIJA.org ($1,900), ICEG.org ($1,900) and EZLN.org ($1,810) and added $1,209 for AllLake.org and $1,200 for FreeScholarships.org. InfoEthics.net nailed $1,120, ArtificialPancreas.org generated $1,098, WTC-SF.org sold for $1,017 and HomeTheatre.net screened $1,010

At SnapNames Einbaukueche.net brought $1,700, AntibesHotels.net reserved $1,375, Somerset.org secured $1,354 and HotelsSeattle.net welcomed $1,149.

Elsewhere, GoDaddy Auctions sold CNL.net for $1,505

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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