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Dirt Poor No More: Dirt.com Sells for Six Figures to Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

You've heard the expression - "Cheaper than dirt" - well, when it comes to domain names dirt is anything but cheap. GoDaddy Auctions proved that by selling Dirt.com for $100,000 to take the #1 position on our latest weekly Top 20 Domain Sales Chart. GoDaddy placed two more names on the all extension leader board; #18 TVSDesign.com at $14,000 and #20 UKC.com at $12,000

Only Sedo had more chart entries, sweeping nine places on the elite list. Their roster was led by an unlikely candidate, a domain with not one, not two, but three hyphens in it! #3 Entre-Midi-Et-2.com changed hands for $35,100 in the highest sale we have ever seen for a triple hyphenated domain. 

Sedo also accounted for all five ccTLDs that earned places on the Big Board. That country code quintet was led by #4 (tie) Sites.co.uk at $35,000. Two other ccTLDs landed on the top half of the chart; #6 HairSpray.co.uk at $26,000 and #7 ProShop.de at $25,025

By Ron Jackson

The non .com gTLDs had three representatives (all .nets) on the Top 20, led by the RickLatona.com sale of #4 (tie) BreastCancer.net to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for $35,000. Latonas.com (the auction house that is a sister site to RickLatona.com's brokerage operation) also had a big sale this week, closing #2 Temp.com at $80,000.

One other venue, the AfternicDLS , had multiple chart entries, scoring with #8 SmartStuff.com at $22,650 and #19 EWE.net at $12,500 as well as teaming up with YummyNames on #13 GoldenRetrievers.com at $17,799. Chart honors also went to Moniker  for #9 ConsumerRentals.com at $21,000.

Two of the week's 20 biggest deals were consummated in private transactions. Bill Karamouzis (the subject of our April 2010 Cover Story) acquired #14 ExecutiveMBA.com for $17,000 and Jason Drake moved #15 KII.com for $16,300. Karamouzis made another five-figure purchase that fell just short of the Top 20 - MinuteGames.com at $10,000

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, Sept. 12:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 6, 2010 - Sun. Sept. 12, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 15, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Dirt.com $100,000 GoDaddy Auctions
2. Temp.com $80,000 Latonas.com
3. Entre-Midi-Et-2.com €27,000 = $35,100 Sedo
4.
tie
BreastCancer.net $35,000 RickLatona.com
4.
tie
Sites.co.uk $35,000

Sedo

6. HairSpray.co.uk €20,000 = $26,000 Sedo
7. ProShop.de €19,250 = $25,025 Sedo
8. SmartStuff.com $22,650 AfternicDLS
9. ConsumerRentals.com $21,000 Moniker
10.
tie
CSCM.com $20,000 Sedo
10.
tie
InternetService.net $20,000 Sedo
12. WG-Welt.de €15,000 = $19,500 Sedo
13. GoldenRetrievers.com $17,799

YummyNames/
AfternicDLS

14. ExecutiveMBA.com $17,000 Pvt Sale
15. KII.com $16,300 Pvt Sale
16. Digiposte.com $15,000 Sedo
17. Inkassobüro.de (IDN) €10,829 = $14,078 Sedo
18. TVSDesign.com $14,000 GoDaddy Auctions
19. EWE.net $12,500 AfternicDLS
20. UKC.com $12,000 GoDaddy Auctions

 

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 4 more five-figure sales just off the chart with Sedo accounting for the highest of those - HermesWorld.de at $11,700. They also sold Sparked.com for $10,000. In a pair of private sales PlaygroundEquipment.info changed hands for $10,000 and, as we noted above, MinuteGames.com moved to a new owner - also at $10,000.   

.Com Supporting Cast

GoDaddy Auctions led the four-figure .com supporting cast with MyFavorites.com at $9,995. Their roster also included LHO.com ($8,045), ChinaReview.com ($4,999) and iWebsites.com ($4,116). TVBNow.com added $4,105, ODAL.com kicked in $3,550 and SolarSkimmer.com drew $3,500. Two others; Beach Accessories.com and GeoBlog.com banked $3,004 each. 

Back at Sedo, JazzHeaven.com drummed up $8,970, PropertyCheck.com chalked up $8,000 and OKDigital.com commanded $6,500. Ikana.com, Mioma.com and OnPay.com posted $5,000 each while Betxchange.com chipped in $4,550. OffShoreWorld.com went for $4,500 and Hanfsamen.com captured $4,446.  

Sedo had 27 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
minbil.com $3,900   novatrix.com $2,600
rars.com $3,800 trainero.com $2,600
sf8.com $3,700 wealthwire.com $2,500
concubine.com $3,699 nuevacocina.com $2,444
pororo.com $3,500 verzekeringssite.com $2,340
myveterinarian.com $3,388 healthwarrior.com $2,300
secondstreet.com $3,000 mv8.com $2,200
tctr.com $3,000 cowbuy.com $2,194
tourismtravel.com $3,000 menwire.com $2,100
i-sail.com $2,925 laptop-computers.com $2,050
healthinsurancenow.com $2,900 breakingnewsalert.com $2,000
oceanfour.com $2,860 koalakids.com $2,000
sevenrabbits.com $2,860 piggycam.com $2,000
meler.com $2,802   

At the AfternicDLS CharmedMemories.com recalled $6,160, Ponding.com produced $6,000 and ChildCareInfo.com fetched $4,388. ArabPC.com booted up $4,188 while ManagementCourse.com and UnitedMarketing.com yielded $4,000 apiece. AMGCorp.com corralled $3,688 and MainBar.com bottled $3,588

The AfternicDLS had 43 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
dkhs.com $3,500   vanonline.com $2,500
anlam.com $3,388 pc-connection.com $2,450
HANDA.com $3,300 motswari.com $2,400
filedriver.com $3,288 izas.com $2,394
ticketpoint.com $3,250 indiafly.com $2,278
arabmuslim.com $3,188 filmdistrict.com $2,240
beachmotels.com $3,188 ajes.com $2,200
carefamily.com $3,088 boomertennis.com $2,200
bikebuyer.com $3,000 advancedsupport.com $2,188
propertyvista.com $3,000 duckmarsh.com $2,188
onestudios.com $2,988 planetpub.com $2,188
biothermal.com $2,869 linksglobal.com $2,150
linkslogistics.com $2,869 Digitaler-bilderrahmen,com $2,145
precisiontooling.com $2,800 mattressshopper.com $2,088
vors.com $2,700 tmoo.com $2,060
tovy.com $2,594 adless.com $2,000
cnstv.com $2,588 itsakeeper.com $2,000
dentistcincinnati.com $2,588 lightdreams.com $2,000
largeview.com $2,588 makeappointments.com $2,000
urbangallery.com $2,588 richsound.com $2,000
cashbiz.com $2,500 steveclark.com $2,000
  urgh.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS also sold a couple of names through Sedo as part of their expanded promotion platform; Skrill.com at $3,988 and AFJK.com at $2,064. They moved another - EventsUSA.com - through GoDaddy Auctions for $3,500.  

Elsewhere YummyNames sold BBQGuru.com for $4,300 and NationwideRecycling.com for $4,000 while Moniker moved SmilesForAll.com for $3,836.  

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

A half dozen five-figure sales (all listed in the all extension section at the top of this report) led by Sites.co.uk at $35,000 headlined the action in the country code category this week. The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #7 on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart - Secret.it (Italian ccTLD), a name that sold through Sedo for $9,880. Sedo went on to sweep 17 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a five-way tie for the final position). 

BliXem Internet claimed three places on the leader board, led by #10 Banensite.nl (Dutch ccTLD) at $7,605. DropWizard.com also cracked the Top 20 with their $4,000 sale of #15 Seasonique.ca (Canadian ccTLD). 

As is usually the case, Germany's .de extension had the most chart entries with 7. Great Britain's .co.uk and the Netherlands' .nl were next with three apiece. The notable sales included a one letter .st domain (Sao Tome and Principe ccTLD) #12 J.st at $5,000 through Sedo.

Here is how all of the country code leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sept. 12:

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Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 6, 2010 - Sun. Sept. 12, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 15, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Sites.co.uk $35,000 Sedo
2. HairSpray.co.uk €20,000 = $26,000 Sedo
3. ProShop.de €19,250 = $25,025 Sedo
4. WG-Welt.de €15,000 = $19,500 Sedo
5. Inkassobüro.de (IDN) €10,829 = $14,078 Sedo
6. HermesWorld.de €9,000 = $11,700 Sedo
7. Secret.it €7,600 = $9,880 Sedo
8. Christian.co.uk $8,750 Sedo
9. LCD.eu €6,100 = $7,930 Sedo
10. Banensite.nl €5,850 = $7,605 BliXem Internet

11. Geschenke.co €4,500 = $5,850 Sedo
12. J.st $5,000 Sedo
13. Unified.nl €3,500 = $4,550 BliXem Internet
14. MeinSofa.de €3,200 = $4,160 Sedo
15. Seasonique.ca $4,000 DropWizard
16. Edelman.in $3,847 Sedo
17.
tie
Diajet.de €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
17.
tie
Miep.nl €2,500 = $3,250 BliXem Internet
17.
tie
MyWine.de €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
17.
tie
Sport-Sante.fr €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
17.
tie
Vivid.eu €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart. Sedo had the lion's share of those including InfoPlan.de and LiveScores.co.uk at $3,120 each. They also sold Tracker.us for $3,000 and InternetWeek.eu for $2,795.  

Sedo had 43 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,600 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,600
buildingcontractors.co.uk $2,600   thieme.co.uk $1,555
eredita.it $2,600 domainadvisors.co.uk $1,500
voipfone.es $2,600 minigolfbahn.de $1,444
voipfone.it $2,600 militaria.be $1,365
fax.co $2,550 nordiquesdequebec.ca $1,300
musikpaedagogik.eu $2,470 rothaar.de $1,300
direct2u.co.uk $2,340 service-vor-ort.de $1,300
erziehungsgeldkasse.de $2,340 sprechenhilft.de $1,300
iptvmedia.de $2,275 startweb.ch $1,300
myfreecams.co.uk $2,200 swimming-pool.fr $1,300
personalisedcards.co.uk $2,184 telecomint.eu $1,300
laagstepremie.nl $2,080 italian.tv $1,299
rugby.sg $2,000 betting.me $1,250
apptest.eu $1,950 furniturehome.co.uk $1,248
topdsl.de $1,950 resin.tv $1,100
aetsch.de $1,885 segelreporter.de $1,092
holzfirma.de $1,690 bundles.de $1,053
longtermevolution.de $1,690 oci.be $1,048
strobists.nl $1,625 gamedownload.es $1,039
sylvanianfamilies.eu $1,575 suit.us $1,000
rabattz.de $1,560 yoox.co.in $1,000
casamexico.co.uk $1,558   

Drop.com.au once again had a nice group of Australian ccTLD sales to add including  CreditCardApproval.com.au at $2,390, League.net.au at $1,499 and FantasyFootball.com.au at $1,406. EscortAgencies.com.au added $1,219 and Naturopaths.com.au notched $1,099

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)

One of the year's 10 biggest non .com gTLD sales - BreastCancer.net at $35,000 via RickLatona.com - led the Global Contenders pack this week. That was one of four five-figure sales in this category. You saw all of those in the all extension section at the top of this report. The highest GC sale you haven't seen yet is #5 CableTelevision.net, sold for $6,000 by Moniker in their DOMAINfest New York live auction and just closed this past week. 

Sedo and the AfternicDLS each had a hand in eight GC sales. Sedo's line up included #6 Medicos.org at $5,850 while the AfternicDLS team included #7 (tie) OutdoorThermometers.net at $5,000. The two venues teamed up to sell another domain at that price, Xmas.org

The same keywords were featured in two of the charted sales - PlaygroundEquipment.info at $10,000 and PlaygroundEquipment.biz at $4,000. The same buyer - an end user - bought both domains in private sales involving two separate sellers. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sept. 12:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 6, 2010 - Sun. Sept. 12 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 15, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. BreastCancer.net $35,000 RickLatona.com
2. InternetService.net $20,000 Sedo
3. EWE.net $12,500 AfternicDLS
4. PlaygroundEquipment.info $10,000 Pvt Sale
5. CableTelevision.net $6,000 Moniker/
DOMAINfest NY
6. Medicos.org €4,500 = $5,850 Sedo
7.
tie
OutdoorThermometers.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
7.
tie
Xmas.org $5,000 AfternicDLS/Sedo
9. Fingernaegel.org €3,600 = $4,680 Sedo
10. Whitewater.org $4,500 Sedo

11.
tie
PlaygroundEquipment.biz $4,000 Pvt Sale
11.
tie
RefinanceRates.org $4,000 Sedo
13. Musterbewerbung.net €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
14. TheBench.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
15. eSourcing.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
DatingSitesList.net $3,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Purpose.org $3,000 URLs.net
18. Pixbay.net $2,750 AfternicDLS
19. MediaSolutions.net $2,600 AfternicDLS
20. RealEstateInvestments.net $2,588 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales just off the chart with the AfternicDLS posting the highest of those - Medcomp.net at $2,500. They added $2,388 for DJMix.org and $2,200 for NaturalSelection.net

The AfternicDLS has 22 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
fotofix.net $2,000   duckling.net $1,318
landco.net $2,000 popkorn.net $1,288
thedaily.org $2,000 schoolscape.net $1,221
infohealth.org $1,988 sequencing.net $1,200
fida.org $1,850 studiosystem.net $1,188
puno.org $1,604 familyalbum.net $1,088
floridaholidays.org $1,550 ballroomdance.org $1,000
funeraria.net $1,500 birthinjuryattorney.net $1,000
heima.net $1,500 pcconnections.org $1,000
truepower.net $1,488 supplyanddemand.net $1,000
healthyhome.org $1,400 touristmap.net $1,000

In additional expanded promotion sales using Sedo the company sold Kaminoefen.net ($1,733), DoorLocks.net ($1,188) and PhotoFix.net ($1,000)

The AfternicDLS also worked with YummyNames to sell PickupArtist.org for $1,277

Sedo sold Jugendherberge.mobi for $2,340 and Kit.org for $2,000. Sedo had 16 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,690. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,690
grundstück.biz $1,690   schlafwelt.org $1,158
datentarif.net $1,651 shb.net $1,150
lupen.info $1,560 hypothekenzins.net $1,105
fahrraeder.biz $1,300 refinancestudentloans.net $1,100
immobilienfinanzierung.info $1,300 planschbecken.net $1,040
videothek.biz $1,300 veterinarios.net $1,040
comedyclub.net $1,299 bbia.org $1,000
bancomarenostrum.org $1,170 justforgirls.org $1,000

 Elsewhere, SCM.info went for $1,500 in a private sale.

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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