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Half Million Dollar Sale at Sedo and .CO Landrush Auction Sales Dominate This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Sedo rang up one of the year's 10 biggest sales to date to take the top spot on our new weekly all extension domain sales leader board. They did it with IPO.com, a name that changed hands for an even $500,000. Sedo also claimed the runner-up position with AirTickets.com at $80,000 and wound up sweeping 11 of the 20 chart entries overall. 

Eight of the nine remaining chart openings were taken by completed sales from the .CO Landrush Auctions. Those, combined with two ccTLD sales at Sedo, allowed the Country Code category to edge the .coms 10-9 in total chart entries. One non .com gTLD, #13 Tracker.org, also earned a place on the elite list with a $24,480 sale at Sedo.

.CO Registry executive Lori Anne Wardi provided us with a list of their finalized auction sales and it was quite an eye opener with 22 domains cracking the five-figure mark. The .CO auction roster was led by #3 Mesothelioma.co at $76,000.

By Ron Jackson

.Coms took the next two spots on the Big Board with Sedo's $66,000 sale of ResumeWriting.com and the AfternicDLS sale of #5 VSAT.com at $61,600. After that, the .COs reeled off four straight chart wins starting with #6 AutoGlass.co at $53,000 and #7 Denver.co at $50,001

The two Sedo ccTLD sales that were not .CO domains included an IDN, #16 übersee.de (German country code) at $20,400 and #17 (tie) Local.ru (a Russian ccTLD) at $20,000. That is the second highest .ru sale reported this year (the highest was Hi.ru last January at $80,600). 

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 26:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 20, 2010 - Sun. Sept. 26, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 29, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. IPO.com $500,000 Sedo
2. AirTickets.com $80,000 Sedo
3. Mesothelioma.co $76,000 .CO Landrush Auctions
4. ResumeWriting.com $66,000 Sedo
5. VSAT.com $61,600

AfternicDLS

6. AutoGlass.co $53,000 .CO Landrush Auctions
7. Denver.co $50,001 .CO Landrush Auctions
8. DUIAttorney.co $44,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
9. DUILawyer.co $43,000 .CO Landrush Auctions
10. Geschenk.com $40,000 Sedo
11. Taobao.co $31,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
12. Game24.com €19,000 = $25,840 Sedo
13. Tracker.org €18,000 = $24,480 Sedo
14.
tie
Aspen.co $22,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
14.
tie
PokerStar.co $22,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
16. übersee.de (IDN) €15,000 = $20,400 Sedo
17.
tie
Local.ru $20,000 Sedo
17.
tie
WeWork.com $20,000 Sedo
19. Cocomama.com £12,000 = $18,960 Sedo
20. Vehicles.co $18,500 .CO Landrush 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 31 more five-figure sales off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale of LakeGeorgeHotels.com for $18,000. They also moved Diaspora.net ($11,000) and CollectionsAgency.com ($10,000)

At Moniker/SnapNames, ComputerTips.com corralled $17,500, Pillows.net fluffed up $16,000 and Natter.com notched $10,200

Sedo swung back into the fray with PersonalInjuryLawyers.co.uk at $17,380 and Casarte.com at $17,000. They also scored with Sonnenbrille.de ($16,230), SoHome.com ($15,800) and 019.com ($13,600). The Sedo hits just kept on coming with Bidoo.com ($12,640), CriticsChoice.com ($12,000), InnoGames.co.kr ($10,064) and RawDiet.com ($10,000).

Meanwhile, the .CO Landrush Auctions produced 15 more five-figure sales ranging from $10,000 to $17,000. Those are listed in the table below. 

Additional .CO Landrush Auction Five-Figure Sales  
boulder.co $17,000   shipping.co $11,000
allergy.co $16,286 caribbean.co $10,610
sites.co $15,500 flip.co $10,600
flix.co $13,750 bankers.co $10,100
dentists.co $12,500 betting.co $10,100
unity.co $12,500 locksmith.co $10,000
apply.co $12,000 zoom.co $10,000
blackfriday.co $11,611   

In another solid five-figure sale Claude Dauman picked up $16,000 for Metal.tv in a private sale. 

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with AllHere.com at $9,999, AdHex.com at $9,520 and AlbumPhoto.com at $9,350. ValSport.com spawned $8,750, Oria.com returned $7,480 and BlackOcean.com drew $6,000. Two others; DigiIdentity.com and CouponFactory.com fetched $5,000 each while SocialInbox.com brought $4,970 and Bartha.com bagged $4,750.

Sedo had 37 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
90h.com $4,500   localalert.com $2,700
brigid.com $4,500 ethernetcable.com $2,650
fishingtv.com $4,500 hotelgiftcard.com $2,500
i-flow.com $4,356 mobilekarma.com $2,500
invr.com $4,140 steamcarwash.com $2,500
mutualwealth.com $4,000 thoughtcollective.com $2,500
locationbased.com $3,995 aedos.com $2,400
youproject.com $3,536 iyaz.com $2,400
biplanes.com $3,500 matliwala.com $2,400
piccolini.com $3,500 katalog24.com $2,237
goldenangels.com $3,400 webstandardsawards.com $2,199
nobletek.com $3,300 modelfor.com $2,049
carshades.com $3,160 dealcatch.com $2,000
wlzz.com $3,140 diggle.com $2,000
afinis.com $3,000 exchangeyourhome.com $2,000
heavyjobs.com $3,000 myeasyhome.com $2,000
sipme.com $2,992 stripedsocks.com $2,000
brancott.com $2,750 unionhealth.com $2,000
style-net.com $2,720  

Back at the AfternicDLS Impure.com posted $8,800 while two others; ModernBath.com and WholesaleTile.com tacked on $7,500 each. Glaven.com garnered $7,088 while AMEI.com and ConnectHealth.com dispensed $7,000 apiece. 

ColumbiaMD.com prescribed $5,839, MagneticCalendars.com adhered to $5,600 and Visionize.com spotted $5,400. Also, SmartTeam.com tallied $5,188 and InternationalMobile.com connected for $5,140.

The AfternicDLS reported 55 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,888. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,888
secdata.com $4,888   marketstart.com $2,488
sierrawest.com $4,788 spotlightconsulting.com $2,488
kaese.com $4,750 newasiagroup.com $2,388
taxfast.com $4,000 rvconsumer.com $2,388
stylingstudio.com $3,988 whimsicalgifts.com $2,388
theconflict.net $3,988 airofhouston.com $2,350
utrackit.com $3,807 vancouverhomeinfo.com $2,330
teleshow.com $3,670 solutionarchitect.com $2,300
alphabit.com $3,500 belle-isle.com $2,200
embryodonation.com $3,500 magicoffice.com $2,188
ltue.com $3,404 motionplay.com $2,188
globalreports.com $3,300 bankruptcyminnesota.com $2,177
recoverygroup.com $3,190 picture-framing.com $2,160
theconflict.com $3,188 cashintime.com $2,100
intaxi.com $3,000 boardgaming.com $2,088
ownyourhouse.com $2,900 quickcell.com $2,088
pldz.com $2,900 tendermercies.com $2,030
kishner.com $2,888 cahia.com $2,000
ipausa.com $2,788 essentialair.com $2,000
cafemingle.com $2,588 fragranceemporium.com $2,000
elchurro.com $2,588 goldendeals.com $2,000
leebyers.com $2,588 internationaldefense.com $2,000
housingmanagement.com $2,521 medmicro.com $2,000
blogshare.com $2,500 scanbiz.com $2,000
cashadvice.com $2,500 tectonica.com $2,000
questiontime.com $2,500 whitepixel.com $2,000
santosh.com $2,500 wirelesslounge.com $2,000
travelkeys.com $2,500   

As part of their expanded promotion platform the AfternicDLS sold two more domains through Sedo: TheMiss.com ($2,100) and ClubFerien.com ($2,022)

Back at Moniker/SnapNames, Yingwen.com yielded $7,750, OlderSex.com aroused $3,850 and DoubleDating.com attracted $2,950. AppleLaptops.com landed $2,789, AccountingDegreesOnline.com earned $2,549 and 1351.com counted out $2,510. DateLatinos.com located $2,360, NoFiles.com found $2,200 and PayDeal.com deposited $2,000

In a private sale, Don Endriss of Local Niche Marketing moved Janya.com for $4,500

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

For the first time every domain on our new Country Code Top 20 chart broke the five-figure barrier. That of course stems from the .CO Registry giving us their list of completed sales from their Landrush Auctions. Those .CO domains swept 15 of the 20 places on the ccTLD leader board. 

Since we list all five-figure sales in the all extension section at the top of this column, you have seen all of the charted sales above. The chart however shows how the country code sales rank in competition against other ccTLDs only.  

If you want to see the highest country code sales you haven't seen yet, you will find those after the country code leader board below. Here is how the ccTLD Top 20 stacked up for the week ending Sept. 26:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 20, 2010 - Sun. Sept. 26, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 29, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Mesothelioma.co $76,000 .CO Landrush Auctions
2. AutoGlass.co $53,000 .CO Landrush Auctions
3. Denver.co $50,001 .CO Landrush Auctions
4. DUIAttorney.co $44,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
5. DUILawyer.co $43,000 .CO Landrush Auctions
6. Taobao.co $31,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
7. Aspen.co $22,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
8. PokerStar.co $$22,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
9. übersee.de €15,000 = $20,400 Sedo
10. Local.ru $20,000 Sedo

11. Vehicles.co $18,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
12. PersonalInjuryLawyers.co.uk £11,000 = $17,380 Sedo
13. Boulder.co $17,000 .CO Landrush Auctions
14. Sonnenbrille.de €12,000 = $16,320 Sedo
15. Allergy.co $16,286 .CO Landrush Auctions
16. Metal.tv $16,000 Pvt Sale
17. Sites.co $15,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
18. Flix.co $13,750 .CO Landrush Auctions
19.
tie
Dentists.co $12,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
19.
tie
Unity.co $12,500 .CO Landrush Auctions

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were ten more five-figure sales off the ccTLD chart with nine of those coming from the .CO Landrush Auctions. That group included Apply.co ($12,000), BlackFriday.com ($11,161) and Shipping.com ($11,000). Caribbean.co added $10,610, Flip.co secured $10,600 and two others; Bankers.co and Betting.co tacked on $10,100 each. In addition, Locksmith.co and Zoom.co zipped up $10,000 apiece. 

There were 118 four-figure sales ranging from $3,000 to $9,375 on the .CO Registry Landrush Auction list. Those, listed in the table below, are all sales you haven't seen yet.

Additional .CO Landrush Auction Sales Between $1,000 - $9,375
paydayloans .co $9,375   emailmarketing .co $4,100
auckland .co $9,100 logos .co $4,100
mar .co $8,600 ohio .co $4,100
rakeback .co $8,550 1688.co $4,099
breckenridge .co $8,499 america .co $4,050
see .co $8,300 tutor .co $4,011
colorado .co $7,900 ecs .co $4,010
families .co $7,300 continental .co $3,972
fairfield .co $7,210 rvs .co $3,901
divorcelawyer .co $7,160 mark .co $3,900
chi .co $7,110 biodiesel .co $3,810
newyorkcity .co $7,100 salary .co $3,800
aobo .co $6,800 develop .co $3,766
groceries .co $6,600 catholic .co $3,700
assessment .co $6,437 gaming .co $3,700
paydayloan .co $6,425 vacationrentals .co $3,700
landforsale .co $6,400 way .co $3,700
backup .co $6,310 liposuction .co $3,660
sem .co $6,310 printing .co $3,610
sneakers .co $6,300 carhire .co $3,600
nos .co $6,110 dedicated .co $3,600
eat .co $6,100 fias .co $3,600
wing .co $6,002 notebooks .co $3,600
plumber .co $5,900 puppies .co $3,600
163.co $5,778 steamboat .co $3,600
focus .co $5,760 tshirt .co $3,600
swingers .co $5,700 costume .co $3,599
clark .co $5,655 wein .co $3,550
signs .co $5,600 innovation .co $3,500
leads .co $5,400 motivate .co $3,500
guru .co $5,310 ready .co $3,470
3dtv .co $5,200 traveldeals .co $3,410
diapers .co $5,200 carpet .co $3,350
llc .co $5,200 tshirts .co $3,310
drive .co $5,110 national-lottery .co $3,300
hgh .co $5,100 electrician .co $3,251
mojo .co $5,100 airporttransfers .co $3,200
motors .co $5,100 leg .co $3,200
telluride .co $5,100 jewellery .co $3,162
spark .co $5,050 honey .co $3,150
bliss .co $5,010 good .co $3,110
bombay .co $5,010 juice .co $3,110
hometheater .co $4,850 crucero .co $3,100
joe .co $4,850 ebooks .co $3,100
arearugs .co $4,800 gis .co $3,100
tobac .co $4,750 handbag .co $3,100
compare .co $4,650 insulation .co $3,100
eagle .co $4,610 rrr .co $3,100
cityjobs .co $4,600 sigma .co $3,100
lasik .co $4,600 vips .co $3,100
queenstown .co $4,600 yellowstone .co $3,100
teethwhitening .co $4,600 halloweencostume .co $3,099
freebets .co $4,544 cooks .co $3,090
platinum .co $4,511 vote .co $3,050
secure .co $4,350 floridarealestate .co $3,000
site .co $4,200 mexi .co $3,000
delaware .co $4,160 pbx .co $3,000
dentistry .co $4,122 socialmedia .co $3,000
doc .co $4,100 vancl .co $3,000

Back at Sedo InnoGames.co.kr (Korean ccTLD) went for $10,064 and in sales you haven't seen yet, Boletos.es and Premiere.co.uk brought $6,800 each. MovieStar.de delivered $6,610, CubaHolidays.co.uk kicked in $6,320 and Motors.eu braked at $6,120

Sedo had 62 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $5,440
homeopathie.ch $5,440   elcompanies.co.in $1,700
industrial.eu $5,236 creditreport.co.in $1,650
tarifas.es $4,760 ortsmitte.de $1,632
virology.de $4,488 klostershop.de $1,618
bertsch.de $4,080 alldeals.co.uk $1,580
edna.es $4,080 mortgagesolutions.co.uk $1,580
outletverkauf.de $4,012 casinos.nu $1,564
movies.to $4,000 wettmeister.de $1,564
smartsystems.eu $3,740 meinchef.at $1,496
chirurgienesthetique.fr $3,400 trendy.se $1,428
ignition.co.uk $3,160 heartbeat.tv $1,370
portraiture.co.uk $3,160 arlafoods.co.in $1,360
la-palma.nl $3,060 farbtechnik.de $1,360
breastenlargement.org.uk $3,002 hotel-app.de $1,360
repost.us $3,000 laserepilation.fr $1,360
hotelsamsterdam.nl $2,720 lotto-online.ru $1,360
schlafzimmermoebel.de $2,516 scommesseonline.ru $1,360
carglass.co.uk $2,370 stainzerhof.at $1,346
feed.it $2,244 abayoo.de $1,217
101010.be  $2,040 sion.es $1,217
atrendo.de $2,040 pest.tv $1,159
itn .fr $2,040 xmv.de $1,156
nomdedomaine.co $2,040 genossenschaft-von-unten.de $1,115
stimp.nl $2,040 appartement.co $1,088
booking.gs $2,000 lunchtime.de $1,088
homeownersinsurance.ca $2,000 project360.de $1,088
indiangrocery.co.uk $1,991 ceg.co $1,055
ferienwohnungen.co $1,900 stofftiere.eu $1,020
chats.nl $1,700 creditreport.in $1,001
kinder-garten.de $1,700 eldoro.de $1,000
scharlach.de $1,700 identityguard.co $1,000

 Elsewhere, BliXem Internet sold Internist.nl for $8,840 and ZVW.nl for $5,372. BasicFunerals.ca was sold for $7,760 ($8,000 Canadian) in a private sale and Gary Males sold an IDN
名刺.jp ("business cards" in Japanese) for $7,500

Meanwhile Moniker/SnapNames rang up $6,250 each for O.cm and 0.cm and another $2,050 for Performance.bz.

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 produced just two five-figure sales this week; Tracker.org ($24,480) via Sedo and Pillows.net ($16,000) at Moniker/SnapNames. The next two spots on our new Global Contenders Top 20 Chart were taken by .orgs - #3 BailBonds.org at $8,500 and #4 AmericasBackyard.org at $7,000. Both of those sales were made at Sedo, a venue that swept 15 pf the 20 chart entries.

The .nets still wound up with the most chart entries, taking 11 spots to .org's 9. #5 HorseBetting.net helped the .net cause with a $6,000 sale at Sedo. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Sept. 26:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 20, 2010 - Sun. Sept. 26 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 29, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Tracker.org €18,000 = $24,480 Sedo
2. Pillows.net $16,000 Moniker/SnapNames
3. BailBonds.org $8,500 Sedo
4. AmericasBackyard.org $7,000 Sedo
5. HorseBetting.net $6,000 Sedo
6.
tie
Casino24.net $5,000 Sedo
6.
tie
IronDeficiency.net $5,000 Sedo
6.
tie
PlaygroundEquipment.org $5,000 Sedo
9. EveningDresses.net $4,475 Moniker/SnapNames
10. Medilink.net $4,188 AfternicDLS/Sedo

11. ColonCleanser.org $3,500 Sedo
12. BreastAugmentation.org €2,550 = $3,468 Sedo
13. Guenstigerkredit.net €2,500 = $3,400 Sedo
14. NBHA.org $2,889 AfternicDLS
15. TWM.net €2,100 = $2,856 Sedo
16. Cinephiles.net $2,500 Sedo
17. Antal.org $2,450 Sedo
18. Sets.net $2,272 Moniker/SnapNames
19. BestAcneTreatment.org $2,250 Sedo
20. Alarmanlage.net €1,650 = $2,244 Sedo

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. The highest of those came from an AfternicDLS expanded promotion listing that resulted in the $2,188 sale of AirMattress.net thorugh Sedo. Similar listings produced $1,952 for Taufe.net, $1,673 for Resultats.net and $1,400 for Agoraphobia.org. UniversitiesOnline.org added $1,200 and HikingBoots.org climbed to $1,000

In AfternicDLS sales HandBlender.net mixed up $2,160 while three others; Karisma.net, Menergy.net and Tandf.net notched $2,088 apiece. Gazo.net generated another $2,027. The AfternicDLS has 20 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,910. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,910
electricknifesharpener.net $1,910   nebulizer.net $1,188
facelink.net $1,888   kindergeld.net $1,100
mai.net $1,888   blueflash.net $1,088
waffleiron.net $1,670   designonline.org $1,088
familylinks.net $1,500   netminds.net $1,080
id1.net $1,350   cdic.org $1,000
smartlife.org $1,288   earthrise.org $1,000
youthpolicy.org $1,288   safefromthestart.org $1,000
iapm.net $1,200   spago.net $1,000

Back at Sedo the winner's list included Rimini.mobi ($2,040), OpenBook.net ($2,000) and WineClubs.net ($1,950). Loccitane.org located $1,904, WhiteShoes.net took an $1,800 hike and Zigarre.net puffed on $1,795

Bet365.info booked $1,778, MTB.net nailed $1,500 and Mobot.net banked $1,462. Atenas.net took in $1,360, Bagues.net buttoned up $1,359, 182.net dialed $1,308 and Pulsuhr.org produced $1,020

Meanwhile Moniker/SnapNames pulled $2,010 with Bank.pro and $1,183 for Maxi24.net

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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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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