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Sedo Captures Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart with Capture.com

For the second straight week no reported sales broke the six-figure barrier, though a couple of even bigger blockbusters are waiting in the wings. Moniker is expected to close a pair of seven-figure sales soon; Slots.com at $5.5 million and Dating.com at $1.75 million. Also, as we posted in our Lowdown section Tuesday, we were made aware of a $125,000 joint sale that was completed by YummyNames and the AfternicDLS, however the name involved was subject to a non disclosure agreement with the buyer asking that the name not be published.

The top completed sale publicly reported over the past seven days was Capture.com, a name than corralled $53,200 at Sedo.com. Sedo also snared the runner up spot with WHIB.com at $48,600 and they went on to take 11 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot on our Top 20 Sales Chart resulted from a three-way tie for the final position. 

NameJet.com placed three names on the all extension leader board, led by #9 Tahoo.com at $11,701. The only other venue with multiple chart entries was Moniker who scored with the $11,000 sale of #12 GreenwichVillage.com and a $10,200 deal for #16 (tie) Bolted.com

By Ron Jackson

Five other sales venues earned chart honors and they made them count as they each placed a name in the Top Ten. GoDaddy Auctions banked $37,505 with #3 IPS.com. SnapNames was right behind, taking the #4 spot with HomeOwnersInsurance.net at $32,000 and HuntingMoon.com rounded out the first five with #5 BoyTube.com at $18,000

The AfternicDLS and MissDomains.com also reached the top half of the leader board. Afternic did it with #7 ClinicalWaste.com at $15,000 while MissDomain made their mark with an $11,156 sale of #10 M4.se (a Swedish ccTLD).

Sedo put two more country code domains on the elite list; #9 Neue.de ($12,400) and #13 Hausbau.eu ($10,540). The non .com gTLDs had two representatives on the chart - the aforementioned HomeOwnersInsurance.com (the fourth highest sale of the year to date in this category) as well as #15 Patent.info, sold at Sedo for $10,292. The .coms dominated again, piling up 16 of the 21 chart entries.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 16:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 10, 2010 - Sun. May 16, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 18, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Capture.com $53,200 Sedo
2. WHIB.com $48,600 Sedo
3. IPS.com $37,505 GoDaddy Auctions
4. HomeOwnersInsurance.net $32,000 SnapNames
5. BoyTube.com $18,000 HuntingMoon
6. VibrationPlate.com €13,000 = $16,120 Sedo
7. ClinicalWaste.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
8. Neue.de €10,000 = $12,400 Sedo
9. Tahoo.com $11,701 NameJet
10. M4.se €8,997 = $11,156 MissDomain
11. 9292.com $11,100 NameJet
12. GreenwichVillage.com $11,000 Moniker
13. Hausbau.eu €8,500 = $10,540 Sedo
14. DailyBargains.com $10,500 Sedo
15. Patent.info €8,300 = $10,292 Sedo
16.
tie
Bolted.com $10,200 Moniker
16.
tie
Perfecta.com $10,200 NameJet
18. YourCash.com £7,000 = $10,080 Sedo
19.
tie
FacePaint.com $10,000 Sedo
19.
tie
InsideJob.com $10,000 Sedo
19.
tie
XAD.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

NameJet led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Adrem.com at $9,803. Their winners also included SkiMaps.com ($9,100), LowAutoInsurance.com ($8,699) and Fandangos.com ($8,000). SigmaTel.com tacked on $7,214 while 4646.com and VermontTransit.com turned in $6,655 each.

606.com added $6,303, 303.com drew $5,826 and StateOfOhioJobs.com delivered $4,999. NameJet had 30 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500. Those are listed in the table below. 

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
photosoft.com $4,500   unsecure.com $2,600
athenstravel.com $4,000 artificiallawn.com $2,524
squaredeal.com $3,700 chinatvet.com $2,499
aviara.com $3,602 dragontv.com $2,411
floridafisheries.com $3,510 yahia.com $2,322
eventsupplies.com $3,500 scarab.com $2,300
viewlogic.com $3,411 blacksfurniture.com $2,211
handuniversity.com $2,988 computerize.com $2,155
summerhousing.com $2,900 88c.com $2,101
starcapital.com $2,877 digitalrunway.com $2,100
8051.com $2,850 jiahao.com $2,100
harcourtassessment.com $2,700 theberkshire.com $2,100
massbuy.com $2,700 trashman.com $2,066
solutech.com $2,655 allhours.com $2,000
evoucher.com $2,600 laas.com $2,000

Back at Moniker.com 6663.com and 5151.com fetched $9,100 each while IlluminationEntertainment.com attracted $8,200 and AllSystemsGo.com went for $2,099

Sedo's supplemental roster was led by WikiPay.com ($9,000), Proveedores.com ($8,680) and GoldDirect.com ($8,000). StorkClub.com claimed $7,500, Zeel.com unzipped $7,000 and SportsSouth.com sold for $6,500

Also at Sedo, Alpic.com posted $6,200, Noba.com nabbed $6,000 and three others; HeartWeb.com, TextNow.com and VenderCasa.com kicked in $5,000 apiece. Sedo had 42 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,464. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,464
swedishbiogas.com $4,464   managementexcellence.com $2,600
bestgamblingsites.com $4,100 digikeysolution.com $2,500
sdos.com $4,000 energydynamics.com $2,500
thetaz.com $3,968 idsgn.com $2,500
buar.com $3,720 ketubahs.com $2,500
fecalincontinence.com $3,720 pocketagent.com $2,500
searchsolution.com $3,500 seagulllightin.com $2,500
adrandom.com $3,100 veritashealth.com $2,500
bashert.com $3,100 annuairehotel.com $2,480
internetmobile.com $3,100 instantbank.com $2,480
obika.com $3,100 acendo.com $2,474
used-boats.com $3,100 getitlive.com $2,388
atcore.com $3,000 sensationalcurves.com $2,250
c-all.com $3,000 greatmustangs.com $2,220
speedlab.com $3,000 preventivo.com $2,100
phoenixphotography.com $2,900 authorsedge.com $2,000
delta9.com $2,875 hotelmiles.com $2,000
pushme.com $2,800 uspain.com $2,000
yourland.com $2,800 v4g.com $2,000
tax-attorneys.com $2,743 wipit.com $2,000
browsegames.com $2,688 yojopo.com $2,000

Back at GoDaddy Auctions NJBank.com deposited $7,500, VitaMart.com made $5,001 and PrivateTube.com unveiled $3,005. CMail.com received $2,750, SimplePet.com provided $2,250, CTAP.com produced $2,025 and Residuals.com returned $2,015

The AfternicDLS rang up $7,100 for NCShopping.com while WTSLLC.com clicked for $5,400 and OnlineLogoDesign.com landed $5,000. AudienceMeasurement.com counted up $4,500, Everything4Less.com located $4,288 and Sayv.com sewed up $4,188.

InternationalFilmFestival.com screened $4,088 while five other domains were bunched in a pack at $4,000 apiece including DCPV.com, ENDA.com, FTCO.com, ProfessionalMarketingSolutions.com and SilverChalice.com. LMCCO.com secured $3,950 and SportsDeck.com drove in $3,722

At Rick Latona Auctions AudioProduction.com drummed up $6,400, RoseBushes.com plucked $3,751 and PrisonJobs.com locked up $3,750. HuntingSeason.com tracked down $3,700, SteakRestaurants.com served up $3,600 and AssaultWeapons.com took down $3,200

StockInvestment.com generated $2,901, PerfumeOnline.com sniffed out $2,750 and FloridaHoliday.com cleared $2,700. Gawkers.com spotted $2,650, Pathogen.com dispensed $2,401 and OnlineInformation.com revealed $2,400. Also, WeddingPicture.com captured $2,155 and PictureAlbums.com gathered $2,001

Elsewhere, MediaOptions.com sold MuscleSupplements .com for $7,500 while SnapNames moved Xingguang.com ($3,688), MovieGalleries.com ($3,600), Duoxiai.com ($2,300), Alfombras.com ($2,050) and Shengyibao.com ($2,050).  

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

A trio of five-figure sales led this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. You saw all of those in the all extension section at the top of this report. The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #4 Gesund.tv at €8,000 ($9,920). Sedo sold that domain and went on to sweep 21 of the 22 chart positions (the extra spots resulted from a four-way tie for the final position).

Germany's .de extension was represented by six charted domains, more than any other extension, with three of those reaching the top ten including #5 USATravel.de at $5,580.

Here is how all of the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending May 16:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. May 10, 2010 - Sun. May 16, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 18, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Neue.de €10,000 = $12,400 Sedo
2. M4.se €8,997 = $11,156 MissDomain
3. Hausbau.eu €8,500 = $10,540 Sedo
4. Gesund.tv €8,000 = $9,920 Sedo
5. USATravel.de €4,500 = $5,580 Sedo
6. Colliers.it €4,380 = $5,431 Sedo
7. Hotpoint.nl €3,800 = $4,712 Sedo
8. 3.tv $4,655 Sedo
9.
tie
Ekstaza.pl €3,500 = $4,340 Sedo
9.
tie
GoodGrip.de €3,500 = $4,340 Sedo

11.
tie
Mint.in $3,600 Sedo
11.
tie
Silly.co.uk £2,500 = $3,600 Sedo
13.
tie
Butterfly.at €2,500 = $3,100 Sedo
13.
tie
TFT.eu €2,500 = $3,100 Sedo
15. LD.cc €2,200 = $2,728 Sedo
16. Top-Anwalt.de €2,124 = $2,634 Sedo
17.
tie
XO.tv $2,550 Sedo
17.
tie
Europa.es €2,050 = $2,542 Sedo
19.
tie
HydraulikExpress.de €2,000 = $2,480 Sedo
19.
tie
Ladenetz.de €2,000 = $2,480 Sedo
19.
tie
NotariusPublicus.se €2,000 = $2,480 Sedo
19.
tie
Valid.es €2,000 = $2,480 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 the majority of those. Their winners included Autoversicherung-Vergleich.de ($2,231), Parex.com.ar ($2,000) and Television3D.es ($1,984)

HipFlask.co.uk downed $1,872 while Wasserheizung.de and GolfStore.ch chipped in $1,860 each. Sedo had 24 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,736 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,736
faces.in $1,736   sofa-portal.de $1,240
quinoa.co.uk $1,728 reiserecht.mobi $1,180
oof.fr $1,674 pinklady.de $1,178
vlonderplanken.nl $1,614 mudanzas.com.co $1,116
freesoftware.co.uk $1,512 tabasco.ch $1,116
motorworld.jp $1,500 bazooka.ca.ca $1,100
alarmas.es $1,364 adiuvo.eu $1,091
haarschmuck.eu $1,240 snapp.co.uk $1,008
pro-8.de $1,240 tuttoposte.it $1,004
refi.de $1,240 fight.eu $1,000
semillasdemarihuana.es $1,240 herb.tv $1,000
sofaportal.de $1,240 herbs.tv $1,000

Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold DrFish.co.uk for $2,200 and SnapNames moved a trio of .me domains; Clone.me ($1,561), LookAt.me ($1,550) and Inform.me ($1300). NetFleet.com.au  sold OfficeCatering.com.au for $1,365 and Bidets.com.au for $1,001

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)

There were only two five-figure sales reported in the Global Contenders (non .com gTLDs) category this week but one of those, HomeOwnersInsurance.com at $32,000, ranks as the fourth biggest GC sale reported thus far in 2010.

The highest GC sale you haven't seen yet is #3 AOM.org, sold at Sedo for $9,888. The .orgs claimed the most chart positions with 10 including #4 Schmuck.org ($7,440) and #5 Napa.org ($7,101). The .nets were next with eight and .infos took two positions, both in the top ten; #2 Patent.info  at $10,292 and #9 Siena.info at $4,340

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the two weeks ending May 16:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 10, 2010 - Sun. May 16, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 18, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. HomeOwnersInsurance.net $32,000 SnapNames
2. Patent.info €8,300 = $10,292 Sedo
3. AOM.org $9,888 Sedo
4. Schmuck.org €6,000 = $7,440 Sedo
5. Napa.org $7,101 NameJet
6. Burjalarab.net $6,500 Sedo
7. IdahoHealth.org $5,002 NameJet
8. CarLoan.org $4,910 SnapNames
9. Siena.info €3,500 = $4,340 Sedo
10. Partnervermittlung.net $4,000 NameJet

11. Stadiums.net $3,588 AfternicDLS
12. PointOfSale.net $3,500 AfternicDLS
13. Ongo.org $3,400 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
Casinos-Online.org $3,000 Sedo
14.
tie
MyMed.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
16. IdahoChild.org $2,900 NameJet
17. FathersDay.org €2,300 = $2,852 Sedo
18. USEmbassyJakarta.org $2,811 NameJet
19. Buses.net $2,802 NameJet
20. Formulae.net $2,788 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were dozens of additional GC sales just off the chart with Sedo posting the highest of those - HolidayRentals.biz at $2,750. Their ledger also included Shiva.net ($2,480), Katzenforum.net ($2,412) and two others at $2,250 each; AssistedLivingFacilities.net and TaxAttorneys.org

Also at Sedo, Andreu.net nailed $1,860, Ammann.net managed $1,561 and YourWay.net yielded $1,500. 600.org sold for $1,451, LifeDesign.org drew $1,325 and Triennale.org trapped $1,240. Cobayas.net brought $1,116 and WorldSki.net slalomed to $1,088

At NameJet ForeclosureListings.net unlocked $2,520, GNS.net generated $2,500 and Rev2009Bridgeport.org brought $1,999. CFS-Recovery.org rang up $1,642, VVAF.org added $1,121 and AnnaWestinFoundation.org fetched $1,104. FOA.net and RealEstateLoans.net produced $1,100 each while Manilla.org marked up $1,085 and DenmarkEMB.org docked at $1,007

At the AfternicDLS the winners included FXStudio.net ($2,500), CaribbeanCruise.org ($2,470) and SCCS.net ($2,428). They added $2,391 for Gatt.net, $2,302 for WineRacks.org and $2,150 for OutsideTheBox.org

Elsewhere RickLatona.com sold Groom.net for $2,600, YummyNames teamed up with Sedo to sell RecoveryCenter.org for $1,700 and SnapNames moved MedicalSoftware.net for $1,050

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 Wednesday 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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