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Editor's Note: We will be away on vacation this week and our offices will be closed through Monday, July 5. As a result there will be no sales column Wednesday (June 30). Instead we will do a double-length report next week - to be released on the evening of Wednesday, July 7 - that will bring you completely up to date on all sales reported since our last column below that was published June 23. 

BoardGames.com Passes Go, Collects $450,000 to Lead This Week's Action in the Domain Aftermarket

Summer officially arrived this week and with it came four hot six-figure domains sales. BoardGames.com was the quartet's lead singer, closing at $450,000 after being auctioned off by Moniker at DOMAINfest Ft. Lauderdale. Sedo provided solid backup harmony with a trio of $100,000 sales involving 027.com, Pengyou.com and Pengyou,net

It's rare to see a .net keyword sell for as much as the .com version, but it happened with pengyou, a Chinese word meaning "friend." Pengyu.net now ranks as the second biggest non .com gTLD of the year to date

One other non .com gTLD also made this week's all extension leader board - #12 Investments.net, sold for $25,250 at Sedo. 

As usual, the country codes fared even better, placing five names on the elite list, led by #5 TVS.co.uk at $75,990 via Sedo. The next best cctld was a Swiss domain, #13 Work.ch at €20,000 ($24,400), also through Sedo. One of those Sedo country code sales was an IDN, #18 (tie) Geschäftsideen.de at €15,500 ($18,910)

By Ron Jackson

Sedo went on to sweep 13 of the 20 chart entries including six in the top ten. #6 Rage.com helped their cause by commanding $49,999 and also played a hand in giving .coms 13 positions on the elite list. 

Moniker also had an excellent outing with a hand in five charted domains including #7 WebcamRoulette.com at $47,500. The AfternicDLS was also able to claim multiple chart entries after hitting the Daily Double with #9 AdventureWorld.com at $35,000 and #14 GreatStar.com at $21,280.   

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 20:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 14, 2010 - Sun. June 20, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 22, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. BoardGames.com $450,000 Moniker/DF FTL
2.
tie
027.com $100,000 Sedo
2.
tie
Pengyou.com $100,000 Sedo
2.
tie
Pengyou.net $100,000 Sedo
5. TVS.co.uk £51,000 = $75,990 Sedo
6. Rage.com $49,999 Sedo
7. WebcamRoulette.com $47,500 Moniker/iGaming
8. Cityville.com $38,225 Moniker
9. AdventureWorld.com $35,000 AfternicDLS
10. Afiliados.com €25,000 = $30,500 Sedo
11. NYCRentals.com $25,350 Moniker
12. Investments.net $25,250 Sedo
13. Work.ch €20,000 = $24,400 Sedo
14. GreatStar.com $21,280 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Maro.com $20,000 Sedo
15.
tie
Mind.cn $20,000 Sedo
15.
tie
VideoSoftware.com $20,000 Moniker
18.
tie
Geschäftsideen.de (IDN) €15,500 = $18,910 Sedo
18.
tie
Verkauf.de €15,500 = $18,910 Sedo
20. FXAsia.com $15,000 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 15 more five-figure sales just off the chart led by SavingsAccountRates.com for $12,912 and Report.co.uk for $12,750 at Sedo. Their roster also included Fotosverkleinern.de ($12,321), 77.net ($11,586) and Conformance.com ($10,560). The Sedo hits just kept on coming with KraftTraining.de ($10,163) and a trio of names at $10,000 apiece that included Mirrus.com, PlusPay.com and Watch.it

The AfternicDLS scored with SellHouseFast.com at $12,500 and RadioDeal.com at $12,000. Moniker showed more muscle with eShareholder.com ($12,225), TheDolanCompany.com ($10,200) and TransferSmart.com at $10,000 (a private sale they brokered). 

SnapNames.com also joined the five-figure parade with Pingtai.com at $12,100.  

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo again set the pace for the four-figure .com supporting cast with Wois.com at $9,272. Rueckenschmerzenhilfe.com landed $8,784, RentalCarHawaii.com returned $8,600 and Todotusoft.com drew $7,686. FunTree.com and TextPay.com provided $6,000 each while StarFlash.com kicked in $5,600

UltimateJob.com earned $5,215, DebtDirect.com deposited $5,150 and eCred.com crested at $5,000. Freelanced.com added $4,999 and PVQ.com corralled $4,900. Sedo had 44 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,880 that are listed in the table below. 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,880
evology.com $4,880   handy-flatrates.com $2,501
topdeal.com $4,874 blankart.com $2,500
socialgear.com $4,500 fourseasonsnurseries.com $2,500
cutv.com $4,477 solarpanelsystems.com $2,500
acsys.com $4,392 cigaretteswholesale.com $2,466
jeuxetjouets.com $4,270 gezocht.com $2,440
visiontec.com $4,200 tunika.com $2,440
indiansoulmates.com $4,148 fryzury.com $2,400
getglasses.com $4,000 freelancenow.com $2,288
redspace.com $3,502 4football.com $2,250
abmachines.com $3,500 golden-root.com $2,235
360mortgage.com $3,250 oxmi.com $2,235
barakuda.com $3,050 antiquesmarket.com $2,125
deba.com $3,050 your-ad.com $2,115
decoursey.com $3,050 busreizen.com $2,105
it-daily.com $3,050 sicher24.com $2,045
aimesn.com $2,928 capeas.com $2,013
stylea.com $2,806 anniethemusical.com $2,000
madava.com $2,800 chromeblog.com $2,000
speers.com $2,745 jeather.com $2,000
ullstein.com $2,684 one97.com $2,000
soulmatefinders.com $2,573 removalsandstorage.com $2,000

At GoDaddy Auctions AsianBeauties.com attracted $8,000, ScholarshipQuestHelper.com hauled in $6,117 and XN--80A.com (IDN) added $4,505. BlueWatch.com spotted $3,700, TeamUno.com tallied $3,500 and BuzzTravel.com booked $3,188

SearchTeam.com found $3,000, EducationInc.com contributed $2,505 and BusinessLender.com ladled out $2,499. Tricat.com took in $2,255, ReplicaReview.com rang up $2,093 and CardFlips.com dealt out $2,066. GoDaddy also sold a trio of domains at $2,000 apiece that included Hermish.com, NaturalCurves.com and RedCouch.com

Back at the AfternicDLS Prop24.com produced $5,729, RVsDirect.com drove off with $5,488 and BabyCarrots.com bagged $5,400. Kiten.com captured $5,000, DinosaurFacts.com revealed $4,900 and Housewear.com went for $4,700. TurboDrive.com geared down at $4,500, 1BE.com brought $4,250, AdhesiveLabels.com stuck to $3,816 and RelianceEducation.com claimed $3,788

Moniker moved Safebook.com ($5,000), Koufu.com ($3,899), WilliamJoseph.com ($3,125) and AutoCreditStore.com ($2,625). They also brokered the private sale of Zoosc.com ($2,350) and closed another sale from their DOMAINfest Ft. Lauderdale auction - UsedHybridCars.com - at $3,250

SnapNames sold PagesJaune.com ($2,327), Hedgerwow.com ($2,273), ZWAJ.com ($2,100) and DAHO.com ($2,015).

Elsewhere YummyNames in association with the AfternicDLS banked $7,000 for DareToCompare.com and $2,477 each for CircuitDriver.com and Drinkoff.com

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

It was still another excellent week for the county codes with nine five-figure sales including one that ranks among the year's ten biggest ccTLD sales - TVS.co.uk at $75,990 through Sedo. We noted all of those five-figure sales in the all extension section at the top of this report, so the biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #10 MI.eu at $9,882. Sedo also made that sale en route to making a clean sweep of the 20 positions on our latest Country Code Top 20 chart.  

Germany's .de and Great Britain's .co.uk each had six entries on the leader board. #11 RemortgageDeals.co.uk helped that extension's cause with an $8,195 sale while #14 Plusreisen.de kept the German onslaught going on the second half of the chart.

America's .US extension also had a representative on the elite list this week with #17 CountryMusic.us going for $5,000

Here is how all of the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending June 20:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 14, 2010 - Sun. June 20, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 22, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. TVS.co.uk £51,000 = $75,990 Sedo
2. Work.ch €20,000 = $24,400 Sedo
3. Mind.cn $20,000 Sedo
4.
tie
Geschäftsideen.de (IDN) €15,500 = $18,910 Sedo
4.
tie
Verkauf.de €15,500 = $18,910 Sedo
6. Report.co.uk $12,750 Sedo
7. Fotosverkleinern.de €10,099 = $12,321 Sedo
8. KraftTraining.de €8,300 = $10,163 Sedo
9. Watch.it $10,000 Sedo
10. MI.eu €8,100 = $9,882 Sedo

11. RemortgageDeals.co.uk £5,500 = $8,195 Sedo
12. PCGames.co.uk £5,100 = $7,599 Sedo
13. GetGlasses.co.uk £5,000 = $7,450 Sedo
14. Plusreisen.de €5,950 = $7,259 Sedo
15. 1B.de €5,500 = $6,710 Sedo
16. 24.eu €4,100 = $5,002 Sedo
17. CountryMusic.us $5,000 Sedo
18. Audemars-Piguet.co.il $4,275 Sedo
19. Baronerosso.it €3,500 = $4,270 Sedo
20. ESL.co.uk £2,500 = $3,725 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart with Sedo again claiming the majority of those. Their roster included Giveaways.de and PowerBalance.de at $3,660 each, Proled.be at $3,477 and Fanuc.eu at $3,233

EDA.de delivered $3,111 while WWIN.eu and Elektriker.eu plugged in $3,050 each. Sedo had 52 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,800 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,800
conferencecalling.co.uk $2,800   tagesgeldkontovergleich.de $1,624
learntotrade.co.uk $2,682 kfzversicherung.eu $1,586
immoinvest.de $2,623 thega.de $1,525
havaria.de $2,613 magic.in $1,500
cargill.co.nz $2,500 tradingsoftware.de $1,464
herhaling.nl $2,452 celebrate.tv $1,400
datenschutz.ag $2,440 tracker.be $1,342
le-dictionnaire.fr $2,440 idress.de $1,253
online-bingo.eu $2,440 allgaeu-plus.de $1,220
design247.co.uk $2,384 cluburlaub.tv $1,220
bestdatingsites.co.uk $2,220 elprecio.es $1,220
casino.org.in $2,200 handy-shop.ch $1,220
ahnendatenbank.de $2,106 sensirion.de $1,220
buscarpareja.es $2,074 friendfinder.org.uk $1,192
computer-shop.de $2,074 damenschmuck.de $1,171
academic.in $2,000 ballkompressor.de $1,159
casino.ht $2,000 rehaklinik.eu $1,159
movienow.in $2,000 barcodelabelsco.uk $1,118
bestellen24.de $1,891 pjb.pl $1,098
aki.de $1,830 preis1.de $1,098
callway.es $1,830 erfurt.ru $1,097
wideo.de $1,830 mietverlust.de $1,074
tibia.eu $1,824 gedaechtnis.eu $1,037
kühlmöbel.de $1,814 media-mobile.de $1,037
wirecard.pl $1,800 paschmina.de $1,037
immobilientv.eu $1,707 fischbörse.at $1,025

At Drop.com.au the winners included Heaters.com.au at $3,558, Nutritionist.com.au at $2,843 and Economist.com.au at $2,379. They also scored with CDFTrading.com.au ($1,648), Eyewear.com.au ($1,399), BusinessServices.com.au ($1,320) and Sleepwear.com.au ($1,077)

Meanwhile, GoDaddy Auctions sold Hosting.cc for $1,005 and Stern.me for $1,000.  

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)

The non .com gTLDs posted their first six-figure sale of the year this past week with Pengyou.net changing hands for $100,000 at Sedo. As I noted earlier that's the second biggest sale of the year in this category, trailing only a seven-figure blockbuster, Poker.org, that sold for $1,000,000 in February. 

There were also a pair of five-figure sales from this group that you saw in the all extension section at the top of this report. The highest Global Contenders sales you haven't seen yet are #4 Nowinnofee.net ($8,754 at Sedo) and #5 PokerBonus.org ($8,305 at GoDaddy Auctions).  

The .nets took 11 of the GC chart entries, including the first four in a row. The .orgs were next with seven including #6 Sleep.org at $7,500 via Sedo. That left two openings that were taken by #12 Wine.biz ($4,250 at SnapNames) and #20 Toys.asia ($3,025 at GoDaddy Auctions) 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending June 20:

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Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 14, 2010 - Sun. June 20, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 22, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Pengyou.net
("friend" in Chinese)
$100,000 Sedo
2. Investments.net $25,250 Sedo
3. 77.net £7,776 = $11,586 Sedo
4. Nowinnofee.net £5,875 = $8,754 Sedo
5. PokerBonus.org $8,305 GoDaddy Auctions
6. Sleep.org $7,500 Sedo
7.
tie
GJ.net $7,200 Moniker/DF FTL
7.
tie
KnowYourOptions.org $7,200 Sedo
9. WS.org $6,006 Sedo
10. CheapCarRental.net $5,500 Sedo

11. WordOfMouth.org $5,000 Sedo
12. Wine.biz $4,250 SnapNames
13. ePlanet.org $3,988 AfternicDLS
14. Avenir.net   Sedo
15. FlexNet.net $3,589 AfternicDLS
16. UUU.net $3,527 Sedo
17. SoulHealing.org $3,488 AfternicDLS
18. DDD.net $3,111 Sedo
19. Allergien.net €2,500 = $3,050 Sedo
20. Toys.asia $3,025 GoDaddy Auctions

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were dozens of additional GC sales just off the chart with SnapNames claiming the highest of those -  Cattle.org at $3,010. They also sold 2288.net for $1,756

Sedo scored with DigitalArt.net ($3,000), EcoBilling.net ($2,980) and FussballTrikots.net ($2,501). Sedo had 32 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
cheer.net $2,500   e-e.tel $1,360
jaro.net $2,500 catnames.org $1,260
recap.net $2,500 123business.net $1,220
flugbuchung.org $2,440 arginin.biz $1,220
yangzhou.net $2,340 carnitin.org $1,220
airconditioning.biz $1,995 cluburlaub.org $1,220
creatin.org $1,952 glucosamin.org $1,220
iao.org $1,850 poker24.net $1,220
evm.net $1,830 lagged.org $1,200
toponlineuniversities.net $1,750 youpic.net $1,200
versandapotheke.net $1,708 ultrasport.net $1,133
bav.net $1,500 harag.net $1,100
kapsels.org $1,448 perücke.net $1,098
3ddesign.net $1,400 friendfinder.info $1,037
accidentatwork.org $1,400 80.org $1,000
elementaryschools.org $1,400 foip.org $1,000

Back at the AfternicDLS, AnimalKingdom.com unleashed $2,988, SameDay.net drew $2,900 and SuperFruit.net harvested $2,588. Bicicletas.net braked at $2,213, Ccart.net hauled off $2,149 and four others; EmailList.net, HealthyBaby.org, IFAO.org and CheckIn.net chalked up $2,000 apiece. They also sold CaseManager.org for $1,750 and used SnapNames to move SellMyCar.net for $2,788

GoDaddy Auctions also saw a lot of action in this category with Singles.asia selling for $2,775, RealtyPros.net for $2,150 and RLIF.org for $1,455. They also attracted $1,400 each for DegreesOnline.net and UndergroundRailroad.org, $1,393 for Subpoena.net and $1,250 for Kimberly.net

Also at GoDaddy, TheChoice.org and CoffeePot.net poured $1,150 each while ECCB06.org sold for $1,011 and LaborDay.org observed $1,000

Elsewhere, Serve.mobi changed hands for $3,000 in a private transaction. 

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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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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