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Files.com Flies to Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart After Booking 2nd Highest .Com Sale Reported So Far This Year

The 2nd best .com domain sale reported so far this year gave Sedo the top spot on our new weekly Top 20 Sales Chart. They did it with Files.com, a name that changed hands for $725,000 to trail only Guns.com ($800,000) among .com domains on our Year-To-Date leader board. A pair of non .com domains (Poker.org and Credit.fr) still rank as the two highest sales reported in 2010, so Files.com ranks #4 overall for the year to date. 

There are reports out this week that say CreditScore.com changed hands recently for seven figures but the selling price, believed to be above $5 million, was not disclosed so the transaction cannot be ranked.

Sedo had a second six-figure sale this week, attracting $100,000 for  Prize.com. They went on to sweep 15 of the 20 positions on our all extension leader board, including seven on the top ten. Sedo's roster included five of the six country code domains that crashed the Big Board, including #5 OnlineCasino.se (Swedish ccTLD) at $32,000 and #6 Mum.co.uk (British ccTLD) at $30,200

By Ron Jackson

The lone charted ccTLD sale not handled by Sedo was #9 3DTV.co.uk, a name that was purchased by Zycon.co.uk for 15,000 ($22,650) in a private transaction.

A pair of non .com gTLDs, both .orgs, also made the elite list. Moniker.com moved #4 TaxAttorney.org for $35,000 and Sedo sold #11 Ferien.org for 14,875 ($19,993). 

The AfternicDLS was the only venue other than Sedo to ring up multiple chart entries. They hit the trifecta with a trio of sales led by #10 CarRatings.com at $21,000

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

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 22, 2010 - Sun. March 28, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 30, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Files.com $725,000 Sedo
2. Prize.com $100,000 Sedo
3. Kip.com $80,000 Sedo
4. TaxAttorney.org $35,000 Moniker
5. OnlineCasino.se $32,000 Sedo
6. Mum.co.uk 20,000 = $30,200 Sedo
7. HBA.com $30,000 Sedo
8. ClassicGames.com $25,000 Sedo
9. 3DTV.co.uk 15,000 = $22,650 Pvt Sale
10. CarRatings.com $21,000 AfternicDLS
11. Ferien.org 14,875 = $19,993 Sedo
12. Italy.tv $19,000 Sedo
13. Vakanties.com 12,500 = $16,750 Sedo
14. iStay.com $15,250 AfternicDLS
15. Tumescent.com $15,000 Sedo
16.
tie
BravoGames.com 10,000 = $13,400 Sedo
16.
tie
Yump.com 10,000 = $13,400 Sedo
18. CaliforniaStorage.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
19. Giappone.it 8.700 = $11,658 Sedo
20. Helped.co.uk 7,500 = $11,325 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 six more five-figure sales just off the chart. Sedo accounted for three of those; War.net ($10,099), Kobo.org ($10,000) and XPRS.com ($10,000). The AfternicDLS also sold a pair of names; LeClub.com and Ultras.com, for $10,000 each and HuntingMoon.com sold WineHunters.com, also for $10,000

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with PSD2CSS.com at $9,999. They also scored with CasinoCasino.com ($7,000), Cece.com ($6,900) and two names at $6,700 apiece; Biotherapie.com and JobFriends.com

Browser-Games.com brought $6,291, SoccerGame.com booted in $6,231 and two others; Fuoristrada.com and WallTattoo.com went for $6,030 each. Sedo had 54 more .com sales ranging  from $2,000 to $6,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $6,000
muslimlifestyle.com $6,000   hugging.com $2,950
sanma.com $5,800 ecopa.com $2,948
ip-adresse.com $5,628 preciodeldolar.com $2,900
neobet.com $5,360 satcontrol.com $2,888
umzugsunternehmen-vergleich.com $5,360 fraudsafe.com $2,750
domainsamurai.com $5,000 foxity.com $2,680
gtti.com $5,000 lastseats.com $2,680
jeucasino.com $5,000 thelakedistrict.com $2,643
ecolodiscount.com $4,824 toptarife.com $2,613
juegostopia.com $4,824 peakside.com $2,588
radferien.com $4,824 broadcastnetworks.com $2,519
b-government.com $4,690 vigilanttechnologies.com $2,500
holdingcompanies.com $4,688 irsm.com $2,499
icshop.com $4,500 sprachurlaub.com $2,448
businessenergizer.com $4,330 digitalhost.com $2,272
netcoo.com $4,154 citypartner.com $2,265
gjv.com $4,050 blingspace.com $2,066
menmd.com $4,020 citymagazin.com $2,013
museumshops.com $3,800 newinparis.com $2,010
bookwithme.com $3,775 nicpo.com $2,010
yrsg.com $3,500 seksen.com $2,010
amaury.com $3,350 wettfreunde.com $2,010
moresuccess.com $3,188 0224.com $2,000
onyourmind.com $3,188 axisstudios.com $2,000
nottinghamhotels.com $3,020 escortsvip.com $2,000
amts.com $3,000 fullttilt.com $2,000
zumbashop.com $3,000 rrglobal.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS winners included SingaporeBusiness.com at $8,250 and a pair of domains at $6,000 each; BirthAnnouncement.com and EarthGrain.com. Decommissioned.com drew $5,750 and AllegiantMD.com added $5,500 while CyberLab.com and LanguageLearning.com landed $5,000 apiece. 

HomeSystem.com secured $4,900 and DiscountGlassware.com cracked $4,500. As part of their expanded promotion program, the AfternicDLS also sold 4Club.com through Sedo for $5,988.

At SnapNames.com Mules.com made $8,000, OneNight.com notched $5,500 and ModernTots.com tacked on $4,500. A pair of IDNs followed; 人妻.com ($3,188) and โทรศัพท์มือถือ.com ($3,160). DealerWebsites.com captured $3,100, SexyMature.com cornered $3,000 and HGHSupplements.com downed $2,950

Also at SnapNames, Taopao.com posted $2,801, PoliticalButtons.com pinned $2,706 and Pares.com provided $2,455. Yikuai.com yielded $2,180, HotelsBethesda.com booked $2,100 and CityDiaries.com recorded $2,000

At GoDaddy Auctions Oligarch.com garnered $6,005, Gozour.com grabbed $6,000, OneDealADay.com delivered $5,000 and SearchFindAnywhere.com located $2,005

Elsewhere, MediaOptions.com picked up $6,500 for OrganicHealth.com, Moniker made $4,649 with Karbon.com and HuntingMoon.com hauled in $3,500 for CamHer.com

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

A half dozen solid five-figure sales set the pace for the ccTLDs this week. All of those were listed in the all extension section above. The top country code sale you haven't seen yet is Contact.be (Belgian ccTLD), a name that went for $8,174 at Sedo to rank #7 on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart. Sedo went on to sweep 17 of the 20 entries on the leader board.

Germany's .de has the most chart entries with six, followed by Great Britain's .co.uk with three. Belgium (.be) and Tuvalu (.tv) had two apiece. The other countries represented this week are Sweden (.se), Italy (.it), the Netherlands (.nl), China (.cn), the European Union (.eu), Australia (.com.au) and Switzerland (.ch)

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending March 28:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 22, 2010 - Sun. March 28, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. March 30, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. OnlineCasino.se $32,000 Sedo
2. Mum.co.uk 20,000 = $30,200 Sedo
3. 3DTV.co.uk 15,000 = $22,650 Pvt Sale
4. Italy.tv $19,000 Sedo
5. Giappone.it 8,700 = $11,658 Sedo
6. Helped.co.uk 7,500 = $11,325 Sedo
7. Contact.be 6,100 = $8,174 Sedo
8. Glueckskekse.de 6,000 = $8,040 Sedo
9.
tie
AllHotels.nl 5,000 = $6,700 Sedo
9.
tie
Reise-Report.de 5,000 = $6,700 Sedo

11. Rockundliebe.de 4,571 = $6,125 Sedo
12. Ringtones.cn $6,000

Moniker/DFG 2010

13.
tie
Laptops.be 4,250 = $5,695

Sedo

13.
tie
Selbststaendige.de 4,250 = $5,695

Sedo

15. Skis.eu $5,500

Sedo

16. DrivingLessons.com.au $5,415 NetFleet.com.au
17. NewYork.ch 3,999 = $5,359 Sedo
18. Sweden.tv $4,999 Sedo
19. SoccerStar.de 3,570 = $4,784 Sedo
20. Lagerraum-Mieten.de 3,500 = $4,690 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart. NetFleet.com.au had the highest of those with Illawarra.com.au at $4,550 and they also moved Snowboarding.com.au for $3,640

Sedo sold Biodirekt.de ($4,462), Lan.nl ($4,288) and CheapAir.co.uk ($4,200). Their list also included a trio of names at $4,020 each; Gustav.de, Watching.tv and Webwinkel.be

Sedo had 90 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,491 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,491
elektricien.nl $3,491   internet-sex.de $1,608
ebet.it $3,417 tooway.ch $1,608
derberater.de $3,350 unternehmensbewertung.at $1,608
reptilienzentrum.de $3,350 hundebett.de $1,595
souscrire.fr $3,350 congress.eu $1,556
trendhandy.de $3,350 j.ai $1,550
good.eu $3,216 tagesgeldsparen.de $1,541
kuriere.de $3,189 londonliving.co.uk $1,510
superjuegos.es $3,109 palette.co.uk $1,510
drnature.co.kr $3,000 paygo.co.uk $1,508
lettershop24.de $2,948 securityworld.co.uk $1,508
amstaff.de $2,680 andkon.co.uk $1,500
archiv.eu $2,680 livemedia.tv $1,500
isswas.de $2,680 pipe.eu $1,474
lilia.ch $2,680 seniorenreise.de $1,400
watchsex.tv $2,680 mitfahrzentrale.eu $1,347
ebookshop.de $2,479 der-vierte-stern.de $1,340
dcg.ch $2,412 freeware.tv $1,340
predict.it $2,412 jobs-in-hamburg.de $1,340
glasshop24.de $2,392 menshop.de $1,340
leggings.nl $2,279 minnekort.no $1,340
indienreisen.de $2,265 needle.ch $1,340
farbige-kontaktlinsen.de $2,178 dermabrasion.eu $1,339
haarteile.de $2,144 designshop.at $1,286
nursingjobs.us $2,125 sexcentre.co.uk $1,284
sam-brown.co.uk $2,039 balustrade.de $1,273
diemoeglichmacher.de $2,010 truck1.de $1,273
geboortekaartjesmaken.nl $2,010 aladin.kr $1,200
kosmetikschrank.de $2,010 aktienanleihen.ch $1,139
qbi.fr $2,010 kapstok.be $1,139
silestone.co.uk $2,010 servier.com.ar $1,139
vpo.es $2,010 vexo.de $1,139
pmonline.de $1,943 lol.tv $1,100
16.de $1,903 autorepair.us $1,099
malauventre.fr $1,876 fussball-training.de $1,072
stakeholder.eu $1,876 laibchen.de $1,072
zizo.co.uk $1,810 vpm.ch $1,072
snowglobes.ca.ca $1,750 geschenkkorb24.de $1,041
neubauimmobilien.de $1,742 reflexologist.co.uk $1,025
cub.co.uk $1,737 edelhaflinger.de $1,005
insertcoin.de $1,675 ladiesnight.ch $1,005
linmot.de $1,675 new-york.ch $1,005
berufsunfaehigkeitsversicherung-
vergleich.de
$1,608 taart.be $1,005
chaussurefoot.fr $1,608 commercials.tv $1,000
eclipse.eu $1,608 toolbars.cn $1,000

Elsewhere BDS.us changed hands for $1,200 in a private sale.  

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)

Our new non .com Global Contenders Top 20 Chart is led by Moniker's $35,000 sale of TaxAttorney.org at $35,000. That also ties for the #2 position in on our Year To Date GC list (3rd chart on that page), trailing only Poker.org (the year's biggest sale at $1 million).  TaxAttorney.org was one of four five-figure sales in this category, all of which were listed in the all extension section above.

The top GC sale you haven't seen yet is #5 SalonEquipment.net at $8,788 via the AfternicDLS. That was one of five charted domains for them. Sedo had the most chart entries with 13 including #6 Eyelashes.org at $7,370.

This was a big week for .org as that extension swept 11 chart entries including three of the top four and six of the top ten. .Net took the other nine openings. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending March 28:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 22, 2010 - Sun. March 28, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 30, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. TaxAttorney.org $35,000 Moniker
2. Ferien.org 14,875 = $19,933 Sedo
3. War.net $10,099 Sedo
4. Kobo.org $10,000 Sedo
5. SalonEquipment.net $8,788 AfternicDLS
6. Eyelashes.org 5,500 = $7,370 Sedo
7. Jejavascript.net 5,000 = $6,700 Sedo
8. Spanien.org 4,322 = $5,791 Sedo
9. Vergleiche.net 4,000 = $5,360 Sedo
10. Englishtown.org $4,995 Sedo

11. Mafia-Gang.org $4,575 Moniker
12. PersonalInjury.org $3,500 Sedo
13. Afor.org $3,300 AfternicDLS
14. HealthyChoice.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
15. Diers.org 2,200 = $2,948 Sedo
16. PitBulls.org $2,936 AfternicDLS
17. Jeuxdepoker.net 2,050 = $2,747 Sedo
18. HotelsToronto.net $2,588 SnapNames
19. Pauschalurlaub.net 1,900 = $2,546 Sedo
20. CBOB.net $2,500 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional GC sales just off the chart. SnapNames had the highest of those with BricksCommunity.org at $2,405. Their list also included MotorcycleInsuranceQuotes.net ($2,356) and a pair of sales at $1,550 each; HotelBookings.net and PuntacanaHotel.net

HotelsNice.net added $1,488, SaintMaloHotels.net nabbed $1,288 and SDO.net nailed $1,150. 1Guide.net grossed $1,125, HotelMilan.net banked $1,088, ArcadeGames.org rang up $1,060 and Discount.travel drew $1,024

Sedo had 16 GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,392 that you can review in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,392
zytologie.net $2,392   prezervatif.net $1,600
series7.net $2,350 investable.org $1,500
sunglasses.biz $2,150 snowboarders.net $1,500
partnerboerse.org $2,090 fnc.net $1,450
bauzaun.net $1,876 privathaftpflichtversicherung.org $1,407
bedandbreakfast.biz $1,876 histoire.info $1,340
xpage.org $1,800 rusia.net $1,251
skandinavien.info $1,675 2019.net $1,009

The AfternicDLS scored with TrophyHunter.net and YouList.net at $2,088 each and also had a trio of names at $2,000 apiece that included Cultura.org, OfficeSupply.org and RestaurantDesign.net

At GoDaddy Auctions, HighTechLA.org landed $1,517 and DNT.net tallied $1,160

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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