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Sofas.com Lounges at Top of This Week's Domain Sales Chart After $231,500 Sale Through RickLatona.com 

A pair of nice 6-figure domain sales sit at the summit on our latest weekly Top 20 Sales chart. Sofas.com set the pace after changing hands for $231,500 via RickLatona.com. The stunning $151,000 sale of CamRoulette.com in the DomainMadness 2 auction holds the runner up spot. 

Most of you have heard the back story on CamRoulette.com by now. The doman was newly registered near the end of 2009, then sold to Domain Name News editor Adam Strong for $1,400 in February 2010. Strong then put it in the DomainMadness 2 auction in March and saw his investment increase more than 100-fold when it went for $151,000 (the domain has been paid for and transferred to the new owner). It is certainly one of the most remarkable return on investment stories in industry history.

The .coms went on to sweep 13 of the 20 chart entries. The non .com gTLDS were limited to two spots, but one of those reached #4 on the all extension leader board, Altier.net at $30,000 through Sedo.com. Sedo went on to chart 13 domains to lead all venues. 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo's haul included all five of the ccTLDs that made the elite list, led by #7 Abendschule.de ("night school" in German) at €13,879 ($18,875). Just one step back in an 8th place tie was D.TV at $18,000 (Gild.com also drew $18,000 at YummyNames.com).

Aside from Sedo, the only other venue with multiple chart entries was the AfternicDLS who hit the daily double with #12 Tires.org at $15,000 and #18 Outsider.com at $12,000.   

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 11:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 5, 2010 - Sun. April 11, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 13, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Sofas.com $231,500 RickLatona.com
2. CamRoulette.com $151,000 DomainMadness2
3. Games1.com €39,000 = $53,040 Sedo
4. Atelier.net $30,000 Sedo
5. GlensFalls.com $25,000 Pvt Sale
6. SpyPhones.com $19,300 Moniker
7. Abendschule.de €13,879 = $18,875 Sedo
8.
tie
D.tv $18,000 Sedo
8.
tie
Gild.com $18,000 YummyNames
10. UniversalChannel.com $15,252 Sedo
11. EightForums.com $15,000 Sedo
12. Tires.org $15,000 AfternicDLS
13. Politiek.nl €10,600 = $14,416 Sedo
14. MundialSudAfrica.com €10,500 = $14,280 Sedo
15. ExotiqProperty.com $14,000 Sedo
16. 39.de €9,900 = $13,464 Sedo
17. H3.com $12,752 Sedo
18. Outsider.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
19. Indexzertifikate.de €8,500 = $11,560 Sedo
20. 9S.com $10,599 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 four more five-figure sales just off the chart with Sedo accounting for three of those; SBH.com ($10,250), SMG.co.uk ($10,010) and Wyniki.com ($10,000). Meanwhile Moniker moved Quiz.me for $10,200

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with ClearanceSales.com at $9,999 and Arabic-Media.com at $9,000. They also scored well with XPage.com ($7,480), Schoenen.com ($7,276) and Jeux-Online.com ($6,930)

Aerophone.com added $6,664, BusinessDegreeOnline.com conferred $5,600 and two others; Celtek.com and SiteWebhosting.com kicked in $5,000 each. Euroantic.com yielded another $4,080. Sedo had 44 more .com sales ranging  from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
halloweencontacts.com $4,000   apterin.com $2,500
cidian.com $3,900 aquasupercenter.com $2,500
5factor.com $3,750 arvia.com $2,500
eurowheel.com $3,500 charlesalbertjewelry.com $2,500
personnel-manager.com $3,500 ecm-now.com $2,500
betnav.com $3,080 i-smart.com $2,500
alphaact.com $3,000 mejizz.com $2,500
fxtg.com $3,000 ecobidet.com $2,488
gamersfund.com $3,000 cambiodelook.com $2,448
shyama.com $3,000 noflame.com $2,448
superemployers.com $3,000 b-mac.com $2,434
uniquelights.com $3,000 surfingmag.com $2,335
washingtonduiattorney.com $3,000 moviemedias.com $2,200
yourfaith.com $3,000 thisyourpic.com $2,200
ganda.com $2,992 decided.com $2,100
optyx.com $2,900 muslimmariage.com $2,100
acquaefarina.com $2,720 stockr.com $2,100
b-projects.com $2,720 worldescortslist.com $2,100
estateeurope.com $2,720 auctionvalley.com $2,040
villaparis.com $2,688 buzzweek.com $2,001
mannheimhotels.com $2,600 collegeschloarships.com $2,000
disgusted.com $2,550 webuysites.com $2,000

At Moniker.com Shut.com opened an $8,700 paycheck, KennelCoughInDogs.com captured $5,838 and MyUnlockiPhone.com fetched $4,249

Back at the AfternicDLS Atlasnet.com connected for $5,488, GoZip.com went for $5,400 and CedarPeak.com posted $4,730. LivingWithDiabetes.com brought $4,400, USAerospace.com orbited at $4,188 and Alignrc.com received $4,000.

CardProtectors.com produced $3,588, CompuKids.com calculated $3,520 and UnofficialGuide.com generated $3,500. NutriGold.com mined $3,388, EffectiveTeams.com found $3,240, Usexcel.com corralled $2,888 and SuretyPartners.com provided $2,800

At SnapNames FirstCommerceBank.com deposited $5,000, Irritable.com earned $4,800 and BabyRooms.com attracted $4,205. Chuti.com claimed $2,330, ChatShuffle.com cornered $2,054 and MilkMaid.com squeezed out $2,000.

At GoDaddy Auctions Siddhartha.com sold for $4,006, HunkyDory.com hauled in $2,255 and MusicFirst.com drummed up $2,120

Elsewhere DotcomDepot.com sold GoalRush.com for $5,000.   

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country code category produced seven solid five-figure sales this week, all falling in the $10,000-$20,000 range. At $18,875 Abendschule.de (German ccTLD) took the pole position on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart. We told you about that sale and all of the others in the five-figure range in the all extension section at the top of this report. The biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #8 Offertes.be (Belgian country code) at $8,297 via Sedo. 

Sedo went on to sweep 19 of the 20 chart entries. Moniker kept Sedo from pitching a perfect game by taking the 6th slot with Quiz.me at $10,200.

Germany's .de had the most chart entries with five, followed by Great Britain's co.uk and the Netherlands' .nl with three each. The European Union's .eu and Belgium's .be had two representatives on the leader board. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending April 11:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 5, 2010 - Sun. April 11, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 13, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Abendschule.de €13,879 = $18,875 Sedo
2. D.tv $18,000 Sedo
3. Politiek.nl €10,600 = $14,416 Sedo
4. 39.de €9,900 = $13,464 Sedo
5. Indexzertifikate.de €8,500 = $11,560 Sedo
6. Quiz.me $10,200 Moniker
7. SMG.co.uk £6,500 = $10,010 Sedo
8. Offertes.be €6,101 = $8,297 Sedo
9. Booking.ma €6,000 = $5,360 Sedo
10. Keuken.eu $7,501 Sedo

11. BouncyCastle.co.uk £4,700 = $7,238 Sedo
12. Lasik.eu €5,300 = $7,208

Sedo

13. Siervuurwerk.nl €5,100 = $6,936

Sedo

14.
tie
Dolby.pl €5,000 = $6,800

Sedo

14.
tie
FitnessClubs.de €5,000 = $6,800

Sedo

16. MyContainer.de €5,000 = $6,800 Sedo
17.
tie
Tagfahrleuchten.de €4,800 = $6,528 Sedo
17.
tie
Solar-Panels.co.uk £4,000 = $6,160 Sedo
19. Seksen.nl €4,200 = $5,712 Sedo
20. Cadeaubon.be €4,050 = $5,508 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart with Sedo accounting for all but two of those. Their supplemental list was led by Arthrose.ch and an IDN, Hören.ch, at $4,760 each. Jager.ru returned $4,725, Mens-Suits.co.uk donned $4,620 and Caravan.be bagged $4,488

Sedo had 55 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,944 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,944
discountzertifikate.eu $3,944   borderline-treffpunkt.de $1,632
digi-keychina.cn $3,850 campingilveliero.it $1,632
aanstekers.nl $3,808 betboo.com.br $1,564
sexy.ch $3,611 footballforums.co.uk $1,540
metin2.ru $3,500 securedpersonalloan.co.uk $1,540
brunch.nl $3,468 riga.tv $1,500
luncha.se $3,400 slotsonline.it $1,500
meetu.ps $3,400 suntory.co.in $1,500
terrasverwarmers.nl $3,128 msq.nl $1,496
cuco.de $2,721 d.bz $1,400
billigstromanbieter.de $2,720 supergames.fr $1,400
neolab.fr $2,720 model-agency.de $1,360
landhaus-küche.de $2,652 iscotland.co.uk $1,309
goodgames.de $2,625 wk2010.nl $1,292
antivirus.be $2,584 platinum.la $1,250
obc.de $2,584 glückskekse.de $1,156
tattoo-gallery.de $2,584 nachmass.de $1,156
discountfurniture.co.uk $2,310 accounting.de $1,088
washbag.co.uk $2,154 hoerbuch24.de $1,088
elts.eu $2,040 preisvergleich-strom.de $1,088
medecineesthetique.fr $2,040 petmed.de $1,054
reversephonelookup.us $2,000 certificazionenergetica.it $1,020
gartenweb.de $1,972 krankenkasen.de $1,020
nachhaltigkeitsfaktor.de $1,904 nomads.fr $1,020
schulranzenversand.de $1,836 wettergardasee.de $1,020
kulturdenkmal.de $1,768 esolar.ca $1,000
ipw.es $1,700 gold.bz $1,000
korkböden.de (IDN) $1,700  

Elsewhere NetFleet.com.au sold NoFear.com.au for $2,760 and Drop.com.au moved FinancialAdviser.com.au for AU$1,065 ($990 U.S.).

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, .asia, .pro & .tel)

After getting shut out at the five figure level last week, the Global Contenders hit that mark twice this week with Atelier.net ($30,000) and Tires.org ($15,000). Following those two leaders on our new Global Contenders Top 20 Chart is OnlineDegreePrograms.net at $8,500 through Sedo. 

The .nets swept 12 of the 20 chart entries, including 9 of the top 10. .Org and .Info split the remaining eight positions, taking four spots each. The .info delegation was led by #13 (tie) KGB.info at $3,000

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending April 11:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 5, 2010 - Sun. April 11, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 13, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Atelier.net $30,000 Sedo
2. Tires.org $15,000 AfternicDLS
3. OnlineDegreePrograms.net $8,500 Sedo
4. WindowReplacement.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
5.
tie
SaharaSolar.net $4,400 Sedo
5.
tie
eScan.net $4,388 Sedo
7. Seas.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
8. Suspension.net $3,500 GoDaddy Auctions
9. HighMoon.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
PokerChat.net $3,350 Sedo
10.
tie
Roadstone.net $3,350 Sedo

12. Damenuhr.org €2,370 = $3,223 Sedo
13.
tie
KGB.info $3,000 Sedo
13.
tie
SpinalCordInjuryLawyer.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
15. Pompeachaleur.info €2,000 = $2,720 Sedo
16. eScan.org $2,500 Sedo
17. InsuranceClassAction.net $2,455 SnapNames
18. Online-Spielen.info €1,800 = $2,448 Sedo
19. Firma.info €1,600 = $2,176 Sedo
20. Sodis.net $2,150 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional GC sales just off the chart. The AfternicDLS and Sedo had the highest of those with Talents.info going for $2,088 at Afternic and Latelier.net bringing the same price at Sedo. 

Sedo had 16 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,904 that you can review in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,904
grandjunction.biz $1,904   funkgeraete.org $1,360
theoutsiders.net $1,888 3dmovies.info $1,292
fernsehprogramm.org $1,700 clg.org $1,250
trikotsatz.net $1,564 businesshotels.net $1,246
conejos.info $1,500 dsl-speedtest.net $1,020
nedvizhimost.org $1,500 felgi.info $1,020
adulte.net $1,497 torrentbit.net $1,010
banques.info $1,445 cercolavoro.net $1,000

Elsewhere SnapNames sold Valletta.org for $1,063 and Authenticity.org for $1,000

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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