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September 15, 2013

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SnapNames Completes One of the Year's 5 Biggest Sales - 2nd Biggest Non .Com gTLD Sale Also Reported Along With a Top 5 ccTLD Sale 

SnapNames auctioned off Screensavers.com in their Moniker/SnapNames March Showcase auction and the $335,000 deal was completed this week to take the pole position on our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.  This sale also ranks as the fifth biggest sale reported so far in 2010.

The Year to Date Country Code and Global Contenders (non .com gTLDs) charts also welcomed new members to their top fives this week. Sedo's $87,049 sale of Pakistan.de (German ccTLD) ranks #3 on the weekly all extension leader board and has moved into the #5 spot on the YTD Country Code list (second chart on this page). Sedo also sold DUIAttorney.org for $35,000 to take the #5 spot on this week's Big Board and an even higher position - #2 - on the YTD Global Contenders chart (third chart on this page). 

Those sales, along with a six-figure .com sale - #2 DolceVita.com at $120,000, helped Sedo sweep 15 of the 21 entries on the weekly all extension elite list (the extra position resulted from a three-way tie for the final chart entry). 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo also accounted for five of the six ccTLD sales that earned spots on the Big Board, including one of the two that reached the upper half of the chart, #10 Plenty.at (Austrian country code) at $23,741. Moniker broke Sedo's ccTLD monopolu by completing the $16,000 sale of #12 Gaming.ca (Canadian country code), a name they had auctioned off in their DOMAINfest Global live auction.

Moniker also had a huge website sale this week, handling a $328,023 transaction for FreeDatingUSA.com.

The only venue other than Sedo to claim multiple chart entries was the AfternicDLS. They hit the trifecta with a trio of names led by #16 RM2.com at $12,000

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

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Screensavers.com $335,000 Moniker/SnapNames
2. DolceVita.com $120,000 Sedo
3. Pakistan.de €65,450 = $87,049 Sedo
4. Schmuck.com €49,000 = $65,170 Sedo
5. DUIAttorney.org $35,000 Sedo
6. Eramet.com $33,000 Sedo
7. SeniorHomes.com $30,500 Pvt Sale
8.
tie
DatingSecrets.com $25,000 Sedo
8.
tie
EROG.com $25,000 Sedo
10. Plenty.at €17,850 = $23,741 Sedo
11. PersonalVermittlung.de €13,200 = $17,556 Sedo
12. Gaming.ca $16,000 Moniker/DFG 2010
13. Fatum.com $15,980 Sedo
14. DebtRecovery.co.uk £10,500 = $15,645 Sedo
15. GearedUp.com $14,000 Sedo
16. RM2.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
17. Vodkas.com €9,000 = $11,970 Sedo
18. Hommage.de €8,000 = $10,640 Sedo
19.
tie
CityAirlines.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
FashionFabric.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
ILoveLondon.com $10,000 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with TourGuides.com at $9,999 and LakeDistrictHotels.com at $9,100. Their roster also included VeraPizza.com ($6,650), InsuranceCar.com ($6,550) and DenverCityProperties.com ($6,500).

Digestif.com drew $6,384, BathroomTaps.com drained $5,995 and MyJewelbox.com brought $5,800. Pokeritieto.com pulled $5,719, 5Ruedas.com returned $5,320, SimonlyDeals.com captured $5,215 and Buradanal.com docked at $5,100

Sedo had 33 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
activitygifts.com $5,000   fgusa.com $3,140
atticinsulationinformation.com $5,000 weltwetter.com $3,059
firtex.com $5,000 emeralclub.com $2,993
parentix.com $5,000 cleverman.com $2,926
thethreads.com $5,000 trouvezachetez.com $2,713
paydayguarantee.com $4,900 hoa123.com $2,700
trier.com $4,500 slotty.com $2,680
vuma.com $4,500 katayama.com $2,660
gerontechnology.com $4,256 onlinedubai.com $2,660
masonicring.com $4,000 notimetocook.com $2,500
estanciaelcarmen.com $3,900 ulpro.com $2,499
webhostinghub.com $3,688 theebookshop.com $2,213
golf-usa.com $3,610 3ddvds.com $2,200
obnoxious.com $3,600 freeldsdating.com $2,000
rawjustice.com $3,500 internationalcoaching.com $2,000
waybetter.com $3,500 westcoastcontacts.com $2,000
waaw.com $3,150   

Moniker banked $9,079 each for 2888.com and 8882.com while SimpleCAD.com added $4,075 and  Netsurance.com notched $3,575. In another completed sale from their DOMAINfest Global auction, Clairvoyants.com collected $6,000

At WinnerNames.com PriceFund.com produced $8,000, FortuneLLC.com found $6,500 and AvatarCapital.com cornered $6,000

Back at the AfternicDLS the winners included ConversionOptimization.com ($7,200), ShrinkTubing.com ($7,000) and RawChocolate.com ($6,000). AlpacaYarn.com yielded $5,600, iDefender.com fetched $5,500 and NightGoggles.com sighted $5,250.

The Afternic DLS also sold NKHK ($5,188), NewAutoParts.com ($4,995) and WomensVillage.com ($4,890) and as part of their expanded promotion platform they used Sedo to sell BodyInc.com for $5,188

At GoDaddy Auctions White-Pages.com whittled out $5,005, Bipod.com posted $3,500, MobileQ.com kicked in $3,005 and JobsOnDemand.com earned $2,505. 

Elsewhere ModernDomain.com sold EDPR.com for $4,050 and ProteinCookies.com changed hands for $2,500 in a private sale. 

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

One of the year's five biggest country code sales helped the ccTLDs post still another outstanding week. As we told you in the all extension section at the top of this report, the $87,049 sale of Pakistan.de at Sedo ranks #5 on the ccTLD year-to-date leader board (2nd chart on this page). That price also makes it #1 on our new weekly ccTLD Top 20 Chart, followed by the five other five-figure country code sales that also made the all extension Top 20 you saw earlier. 

The highest ccTLD sales you haven't see yet are a trio of domains tied for the #7 position at $6,650 each; Megapreis.de, Springkussen.nl and Zuno.ro. Those domains represent Germany, the Netherlands and Romania respectively. 

Sedo accounted for all three of those sales and went on to sweep 18 of the 22 chart positions (the extra spots resulted from a four-way tie for the final position). Sedo's chart roster included a trio of IDNs, led by #16 Bücher.eu at $3,731.  

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

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Pakistan.de €65,450 = $87,049 Sedo
2. Plenty.at €17,850 = $23,741 Sedo
3. PersonalVermittlung.de €13,200 = $17,556 Sedo
4. Gaming.ca $16,000 Moniker/DFG 2010
5. DebtRecovery.co.uk £10,500 = $15,645 Sedo
6. Hommage.de €8,000 = $10,640 Sedo
7.
tie
Megapreis.de €5,000 = $6,650 Sedo
7.
tie
Springkussen.nl €5,000 = $6,650 Sedo
7.
tie
Zuno.ro €5,000 = $6,650 Sedo
10. Enrolment.co.uk £4,200 = $6,258 Sedo

11. Accelerate.de €4,500 = $5,985 Sedo
12. OakBeds.co.uk $5,100

NoktaDomains

13. Belfast.de €3,500 = $4,655

Sedo

14. eShopping.co.uk £3,100 = $4,619

Sedo

15. EyeWear.com.au $4,140

NetFleet.com.au

16. Bücher.eu (IDN) €2,805 = $3,731 Sedo
17. Voitures-Americaines.fr €2,750 = $3,658 Sedo
18. CVExamples.co.uk $3,100 NoktaDomains
19. Elfenbeinküste.de (IDN) €2,300 = $3.059 Sedo
20.
tie
Galleria.at €2,200 = $2,926 Sedo
20.
tie
Hausärzte.ch (IDN) €2,200 = $2,926 Sedo
20.
tie
Meister.at €2,200 = $2,926 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart and again Sedo accounted for the vast majority of those. Their supplemental roster was led by a five-domain group at $2,660 each that included Blaustein.cn, GameCash.nl, Guns.eu, Plasticos.com.ar and Scandinavianpark.dk

Sedo had 44 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,527 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,527
slippers.eu $2,527   madura.nl $1,430
eurotire.eu $2,500 coffre.fr $1,397
anfiteatroromano.it $2,394 avatares.es $1,330
dot.ey $2,128 bbmedia.co.uk $1,330
erotic-city.de $2,128 kennelclub.co.uk $1,330
makler-manager.de $2,128 rbsm.pl $1,330
growshops.eu $1,995 sportstudio.de $1,330
looki.ru $1,862 zavvi.it $1,330
pipelife.eu $1,862 haartransplantation.eu $1,329
showgirl.ch $1,862 easyet.es $1,197
webpost.it $1,862 animatics.de $1,131
englishlakes.co.uk $1,788 nationaltrainer.de $1,131
techguy.tv $1,750 wts.at $1,131
jan.eu $1,728 top10phones.co.uk $1,118
hotelamsterdam.it $1,663 babyfirst.de $1,097
hagelschaden.eu $1,596 embutidos.es $1,064
masterpieces.de $1,596 freeonlinegames.eu $1,064
oiv.de $1,583 udp.nl $1,064
ibfx.com.au $1,500 10dollar.cn $1,000
timco.co.uk $1,489 allhotels.com.ar $1,000
hapjes.be $1,463 jbv.it $1,000
nkonlinepoker.nl $1,463 lol.mx $1,000

Elsewhere NetFleet.com.au sold CompareSuperFunds.com.au for $1,840 and ElectricitySuppliers.com.au for $1,012 and NoktaDomains.com moved WeightBench.co.uk for $1,200

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 one five-figure sale this week (and only five have been reported over the past three weeks), however this one was a big one. As we noted earlier DUIAttorney.org, sold at Sedo for $35,000, now ranks as the second biggest sale year to date in this category (third chart on the page). 

The top GC sale you haven't seen yet is #2 FinancialPlanners.net, also sold by Sedo for $8,500. Sedo went on to sweep 14 of the 20 chart entries. The AfternicDLS claimed five positions on the new GC Top 20 Chart led by #3 Intext.net at $6,400

That left just one spot that went to a private sale in which #12 (tie) SMB.biz changed hands for $4,000

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending March 21:

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. DUIAttorney.org $35,000 Sedo
2. FinancialPlanners.net $8,500 Sedo
3. Intext.net $6,400 AfternicDLS
4. Payback.mobi €4,500 = $5,985 Sedo
5. Languages.info $5,275 Sedo
6. LS.org $5,199 Sedo
7. Dishwashers.net $4,800 AfternicDLS
8. Kleiderschrank.net €3,600 = $4,788 Sedo
9. Rotwein.org €3,399 = $4,521 Sedo
10. PetInsuranceComparison.org $4,444 Sedo

11. Gaspreise.net €3,200 = $4,256 Sedo
12.
tie
SMB.biz $4,000 Pvt Sale
12.
tie
Phonics.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
14. QuickPay.net €3,000 = $3,990 Sedo
15. CruiseDeals.org $3,500 Sedo
16. Local.pro €2,450 = $3,381 Sedo
17. Turismoactivo.net €2,400 = $3,192 Sedo
18.
tie
iWall.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
LiveLonger.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
20. Nouakchott.org €2,350 = $3,126 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional GC sales just off the chart. The Afternic DLS had four of those led by EmergencyPreparedness.org at $3,000. They also sold LeadsGeneration.net ($2,988), AdultCostumes.org ($2,888) and CountySheriff.org ($2,588).

Back at Sedo Roma.biz brought $3,000, Processor.net nabbed $2,851, Interpath.net notched $2,600 and Haarausfall.biz banked $2,514

Sedo had 26 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 that you can review in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
bitdefender.net $2,500   tpa.org $1,550
hives.org $2,500 3dtvs.info $1,500
spania.org $2,128 bueroservice.info $1,463
3dgames.info $1,995 wetterstationen.org $1,329
keuken.biz $1,995 ree.org $1,300
glaube.net $1,988 qbi.net $1,299
fahrradhelm.net $1,899 madein.net $1,264
smartwords.net $1,888 fidschi.net $1,197
teamsport.net $1,805 nge.net $1,100
candyapple.net $1,800 thaiboxen.info $1,064
location-vacances.org $1,796 folder.net $1,050
weltreise.org $1,796 preisvergleicher.org $1,035
phototour.net $1,588 icemaker.net $1,000

Elsewhere GoDaddyAuctions.com booked $3,000 with FullMovies.net

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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