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F Words Fetch $183,000 to Take the Top Two Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

F words took the top two positions on this week's DN Journal Top 20 Domain Sales Chart, but no need to cover your eyes - fortunately these F words are G-rated. Sedo.com reached the summit on the elite list with a $93,000 sale of FreeMarket.com while a private sale of Fiction.com, facilitated by Moniker's brokerage service, was right behind at $90,000

Sedo's chart topper helped them claim four of the top five places on the Big Board and they swept 14 of 20 positions overall. Sedo's hit list included the week's biggest non .com gTLD sale - #3 DistanceLearning.net at $30,000 (that is also the 10th biggest sale in this category so far in 2010). Two more non .com gTLDs earned spots on the leader board - #4 Ethics.net ($22,500 at Sedo) and #15 (tie) Email.biz ($12,160 at Sedo).

Sedo also recorded the week's biggest ccTLD sale - #5 Everest.fr (French country code) at $22,400. The country codes had another very impressive week, piling up eight entries on the all extension leader board (just one less than the nine entries registered by .com domains). 

By Ron Jackson

NetFleet.com.au posted one of the biggest country code sales, #7 WebsiteDesign.com.au (Australian ccTLD) at $19,360. SnapNames also took part in the ccTLD onslaught with #10 Click.me (country code for Montenegro) at $17,200 and #18 Flights.us (United States country code) at $11,770. The latter name was sold in a Moniker/SnapNames .US Showcase auction that ended last week with over $42,000 in sales. 

In another one of the week's notable transactions, Moniker and Andy Kelly at UpmarketURLs.com joined forces to broker the private sale of a trio of 3-letter .com domains totaling $39,000 for seller James Stafford (whom many of you know from his NameCake.com and OilPrice.com websites). One of those three domains, CXC.com, sold for $21,000 to land at #6 on the Top 20 Chart (the other two sold were FEJ.com at $10,000 and RWP.com at $8,000). 

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

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 5, 2010 - Sun. July 11, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 14, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FreeMarket.com $93,000 Sedo
2. Fiction.com $90,000 Pvt Sale - Moniker brokerage
3. DistanceLearning.net $30,000 Sedo
4. Ethics.net $22,500 Sedo
5. Everest.fr €17,500 = $22,400 Sedo
6. CXC.com $21,000

Pvt Sale brokered by Moniker & UpmarketURLs

7. WebsiteDesign.com.au $19,360 NetFleet.com.au
8. CarPooling.it €15,000 = $19,200 Sedo
9. HighInterestSavingsAccount.com $18,000 Sedo
10. Click.me $17,200 SnapNames
11. Touch-Me.com €12,500 = $16,000 Sedo
12. Mailup.com €11,000 = $14,080 Sedo
13. Matma.pl €10,500 = $13,440 Sedo
14. NaturalFacelift.com $13,000 Sedo
15.
tie
Email.biz €9,500 = $12,160 Sedo
15.
tie
Pocketbook.eu €9,500 = $12,160 Sedo
17. SecurityCameraSystems.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
18. Flights.us $11,770 SnapNames
19. Hurghada.de €9,000 = $11,520 Sedo
20. Gingers.com $10,875 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 two more five-figure sales just off the chart, each coming in at $10,000 even. Those were PornLive.com, sold by Sedo, and FEJ.com, sold, as I mentioned earlier, in a private sale brokered by Moniker and UpmarketURLS.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast with a pair of $9,999 domains; SuperRewards.com and Jeuxdecuisine.com. Their roster also included MaxiNutrition.com ($7,500) and two names at $6,500 apiece; BidBuy.com and USAChat.com. OXI.com coralled another $6,000, Votamicuerpo.com drew $5,773, USARail.com arrived at the station with $5,500 on board and UserFriendlyMedia.com managed $5,300

Sedo had 43 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below. 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $6,500
qez.com $5,000   tripwizz.com $2,560
sky2.com $5,000 eskate.com $2,500
ukar.com $5,000 faceantiaging.com $2,500
cleverinvestor.com $4,999 faceliftcost.com $2,500
bet90.com $4,480 jobtojob.com $2,500
itps.com $4,480 michiganforsale.com $2,500
6543.com $4,000 usedcarcenter.com $2,500
chaika.com $4,000 datewhisperer.com $2,450
multiconnect.com $4,000 wwfy.com $2,450
testequipmentauction.com $4,000 mailjet.com $2,304
geeknews.com $3,500 weact.com $2,300
hcgdietdangers.com $3,500 boysens.com $2,250
pokerdestiny.com $3,500 turnkeydomains.com $2,250
westex.com $3,500 justinpeters.com $2,200
nethandel.com $3,200 viewed.com $2,050
albumfoto.com $3,000 findor.com $2,048
bransonvacationrentals.com $3,000 banddigital.com $2,000
phenterminedietpills.com $3,000 jobrouter.com $2,000
syndikat.com $3,000 personalinjurylawyers.com $2,000
followfriday.com $2,800 yottabyte.com $2,000
fit247.com $2,678 роснано.com $2,000
shopinireland.com $2,560  

In addition to putting SecurityCameraSystems.com ($12,000) on the Top 20 Chart, the AfternicDLS sold ActivePath.com ($6,588), Interlogix.com ($5,400) and MedicalContinuingEducation.com ($5,000)

SuperMasters.com deployed another $4,500 while ChingChing.com chalked up $4,100 and AbTechnology.com flexed $4,000. CuteCats.com attracted $3,500, Xtraction.com pulled $2,800 and TheNewsReport.com revealed $2,700. StopSpots.com braked at $2,650 and Yotao.com yielded $2,000.

The Afternic DLS also teamed up with YummyNames.com to sell SinglesBook.com ($3,000) and GiftBasketsPlus.com ($2,000)

At GoDaddy Auctions SmashCut.com sliced through $4,500, FaxlessPaydayLoan.com landed $3,794 and LocalCars.com located $3,700. AERS.com captured $3,210, HESO.com sewed up $2,700 and InfoKey.com unlocked $2,500. ZUOS.com zipped up $2,450, TailGators.com tacked on $2,360 and DailyQ.com clicked for $2,200. Also, CrystalSuites.com booked $2,106 and SeeMeHireMe.com earned $2,000

Back at SnapNames, Released.com returned $4,311, Keeway.com went for $2,800, Xinnian.com cornered $2,655, YouSpace.com spotted $2,365 and S-E-O.com optimized $2,050.

 

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes continued to kick butt with eight five-figure sales reported. All of those, led by Everest.fr ($22,400), earned places on the all extension leader board you saw earlier. The top ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet round out the first half of our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Those are Laptops.se (Swedish ccTLD), #9 at $9,600, and Falcon.co.uk at #10 with a $9,295 sale. Sedo handled both of those transactions and went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart positions overall. 

There was a lot of diversity on this week's ccTLD leader board. Germany's .de had the most chart entries with four, followed by Great Britain's .co.uk with three. America's .us extension and the European Union's .eu had two each. That left nine places that were shared by nine different countries: France (.fr), Australia (.com.au), Italy (.it), Montenegro (.me), Poland (.pl), Sweden (.se), Switzerland (.ch), the Netherlands (.nl) and Tuvalu (.tv).

Here is how all of the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending July 11:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 5, 2010 - Sun. July 11, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 14, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Everest.fr €17,500 = $22,400 Sedo
2. WebsiteDesign.com.au $19,360 NetFleet.com.au
3. CarPooling.it €15,000 = $19,200 Sedo
4. Click.me $17,200 SnapNames
5. Matma.pl €10,500 = $13,440 Sedo
6. Pocketbook.eu €9,500 = $12,160 Sedo
7. Flights.us $11,770 SnapNames
8. Hurghada.de €9,000 = $11,520 Sedo
9. Laptops.se €7,500 = $9,600 Sedo
10. Falcon.co.uk £6,075 = $9,295 Sedo

11. Finanzblick.de €5,995 = $7,674 Sedo
12. DailyDeal.co.uk £5,000 = $7,650 Sedo
13. Sound.ch €5,900 = $7,552 Sedo
14. Gameland.eu €5,350 = $6,848 Sedo
15. RDO.nl €4,750 = $6,080 BliXem Internet
16. Trendseiten.de €4,000 = $5,120 Sedo
17.
tie
Alamos-Autos.de $5,000 Sedo
17.
tie
EcoFriendly.tv $5,000 Sedo
19. Bettors.co.uk $4,500 Sedo
20. Translate.us €3,300 = $4,224 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart with Sedo accounting for the vast majority of those. Their line up included ScienceDaily.eu ($3,840), Text-Link-Ads.it ($3,520) and Goin.ch ($3,328)

Sedo 43 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,200
vakantieitalie.nl $3,200   autohaus.tv $1,280
siemes-schuhe.de $2,944 browsergames-kostenlos.de $1,280
cub.co.uk $2,650 casinos.am $1,280
bentaberry.co.uk $2,560 jmc.eu $1,280
cree.at $2,560 schlafexperte.de $1,280
mvh.de $2,368 baumpflege.eu $1,267
bijles.be $2,305 jugendfrei.de $1,267
internationaler-datenschutz.de $1,920 senioviva.de $1,219
kompetenzanalyse.de $1,919 bite.be $1,216
astudio.co.uk $1,913 cp.la $1,200
bigdaddy.eu $1,792 autfizz.de $1,167
online-drogist.nl $1,792 trianel-energie.de $1,167
churches.tv $1,750 austrian-hotels.at $1,152
studentenzorgverzekeringen.nl $1,692 www-joyclub.de $1,152
meinchef.ch $1,664 logodesign.in $1,150
iq-shop.de $1,536 restaurantmelbourne.com.au $1,100
netbet.se $1,536 online-training.de $1,088
tubeo.fr $1,536 schwarzerose.de $1,088
123business.co.uk $1,530 testdrive.it $1,088
zbo.de $1,408 vow.ch $1,024
hostopia.de $1,350 westwood.in $1,000
900.eu $1,280  

At SnapNames sales from the company's .US Showcase auction with Moniker ruled the roost. AirlineTickets.us and CreditReports.us rang up $3,600 each, Psychics.us divined $2,915 and Louisville.us landed $1,750

DebtConsolidation.us drew $1,600, VegasHotels.us booked $1,551 and PersonalLoans.us returned $1,265. Carpenter.us sawed off $1,180, Coupon.us redeemed $1,059 and Now.us notched $1,050

Elsewhere, Moniker sold Dolls.eu for $3,750 and LeisureDomains moved Baja.ca at $2,250

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 had a trio of five-figure sales this week and two others that came close. You saw the first three on our all extension leader board. The biggest Global Contender sales you haven't seen rank #4 and #5 on the new GC Top Top 20 Chart. Those are RLA.org, sold at Sedo for $9,888 and Street.net, sold by GoDaddy Auctions for $9,505

As they did with the country codes, Sedo came close to sweeping this category with 17 of the 20 chart entries. .Net led the extension race with nine entries, followed closely by .org with eight. A .biz and a pair of .infos filled out the elite list. 

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

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Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 5, 2010 - Sun. July 11, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 14, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. DistanceLearning.net $30,000 Sedo
2. Ethics.net $22,500 Sedo
3. Email.biz €9,500 = $12,160 Sedo
4. RLA.org $9,888 Sedo
5. Street.net $9,505 GoDaddy Auctions
6. PersonalTrainerCertification.net $8,250 Sedo
7. ZCX.org $4,888 Sedo
8.
tie
Loros.org €3,500 = $4,480 Sedo
8.
tie
Zapatos.org €3,500 = $4,480 Sedo
10. Cartomanzia.org €3,400 = $4,352 Sedo

11. OnlineSchooling.net $4,000 Sedo
12. DogTicks.org $3,975 Moniker
13. TVProgramm.org €2,900 = $3,712 Sedo
14. Vanity.net $3,600 Sedo
15. Willwriting.net £2,250 = $3,443 Sedo
16. OnlineMBADegree.net $3,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Altenheim.net €2,000 = $2,560 Sedo
17.
tie
Gentleman.info €2,000 = $2,560 Sedo
19.
tie
HealthyFoods.org $2,500 GoDaddy Auctions
19.
tie
STDTesting.info $2,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were more four-figure GC sales just off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with Online-Kredit.net at $2,496. Sedo had 14 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,399. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,399
ugec.org $2,399   synonymes.info $1,280
candida.info $2,000 goasia.net $1,274
term.org $1,990 supply-chain.net $1,250
faire-part.info $1,920 immobilientv.org $1,152
sentido.info $1,536 mobilfunkanbieter.net $1,088
edrive.net $1,500 megapoker.net $1,000
staygreen.org $1,475 onlinedieting.net $1,000

Elsewhere GoDaddy Auctions sold LivrosParaTodos.net ($2,360), DBonhoeffer.org ($2,105) and FreeSpirit.net ($1,800) while SnapNames moved Bilgisayarliegitimedestek.org ($2,205) and FreeFolder.net ($1,514)

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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