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6-Figure Sale at Sedo and Sensational Outing for ccTLDs Highlight This Week's Aftermarket Action

Sedo uncorked a $150,000 sale with RedWine.com to take the top spot on this week's domain sales chart. However, it was ccTLDs, rather than the .coms, that dominated the new all extension Top 20 Chart. With 12 country code domains claiming positions on the elite list and two other spots going to non .com gTLDs, only six .com domains earned places on the Big Board - the fewest since we began tracking the aftermarket seven years ago. 

#2 UG.de (German ccTLD) led the country code charge with a $69,500 sale at Sedo, a venue that swept the first six chart positions and piled up 14 of the 20 entries overall. Sedo's ccTLD roster also included a big Russian country code sale - #4 TripAdvisor.ru at $50,000

Sedo also had one of the two non .com gTLD representatives on the leader board - #6 Geld.info ("money" in German) at $29,885. The other marquee sale from that category was not a .net or .org as you might expect. Instead, the honors went to a .pro - #17 RealEstate.pro - sold for $14,000 by Moniker/SnapNames

By Ron Jackson

After getting the first big list of finalized transactions from the .CO Land Rush auctions last week, more completed sales trickled in this week. Four of those made the Top 20 Chart, led by #7 Ban.co at $24,500. Though .CO is open for global registration it is technically the country code for Colombia, so those sales added another quartet of names to the ccTLD sales column. One other venue, NoktaDomains, also contributed to the country code onslaught with their $20,500 sale of BrowserGames.co.uk.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 3:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 27, 2010 - Sun. Oct. 3, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 6, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. RedWine.com $150,000 Sedo
2. UG.de €50,000 = $69,500 Sedo
3. Canadian.com $60,000 Sedo
4. TripAdvisor.ru $50,000 Sedo
5. Pokie.com $40,000

Sedo

6. Geld.info €21,500 = $29,885 Sedo
7. Ban.co $24,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
8. Druid.com $23,000 Sedo
9. LoveScanner.com €15,000 = $20,850 Sedo
10. BrowserGames.co.uk $20,500 NoktaDomains
11. BillGuard.com $17,500 Sedo
12. AirCharterService.de €12,500 = $17,375 Sedo
13. CasaBlanca.de €12,000 = $16,680 Sedo
14. Hotels4U.co $16,039 .CO Landrush Auctions
15. ValueMyStuff.co.uk £10,000 = $15,900 Sedo
16. Vail.co $15,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
17.
tie
RealEstate.pro $14,000 Moniker/SnapNames
17.
tie
UsedCars.co $14,000 .CO Landrush Auctions
19.
tie
Aminosaeuren.de €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo
19.
tie
Laserdrucker.de €10,000 = $13,900 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 17 more five-figure sales off the chart led by a sale from the .CO Land Rush Auctions - Docs.co at $13,000. Sedo followed with 88889.com at $12,356 while NoktaDomains sold BipolarSymptoms.com for $11,900 and Moniker/SnapNames moved MyDreamDate.com for $11,770.

Sedo had ten more sales at this level including Pokal.de ($11,815), LFW.com ($11,259) and Jackets.co.uk ($11,128). Versicherungsvergleich.info fetched $10,564 and a pair of one-letter .biz domains - L.biz and N.biz - went for $10,500 each. ReclameFolders.nl notched $10,425 and three others; HelpWithLife.com, Signalis.com and TAGR.com, sold for $10,000 apiece.

Elsewhere, YummyNames sold PhotoRecovery.com for $11,000 and the AfternicDLS landed $10,000 for PropertyManagementCompanies.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the four-figure .com supporting cast with a trio of $9,000 sales; CHES.com, Locarno.com and TriSolar.com. They also scored with WindKits.com ($7,500), SchoolView.com ($7,000) and a pair of names at $6,500 each; AutoCarriers.com and SecureCellular.com

A four-name group at $6,000 apiece followed. Those were DentistUSA.com, HousingForSeniors.com, LowCostWebsite.com and ServicePlanet.com. EmbeddedPC.com added another $5,888

The AfternicDLS reported 71 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
KitchenBazaar.com $5,000   worldbarter.com $2,600
evusa.com $4,888 evector.com $2,588
accessnetwork.com $4,788 megamouth.com $2,588
usradiology.com $4,200 mindsetting.com $2,588
worldwideimports.com $4,000 artek.com $2,500
basslink.com $3,688 brownbags.com $2,500
loveeurope.com $3,600 downthetube.com $2,500
solf.com $3,600 getwed.com $2,500
independentoffice.com $3,488 theamishstore.com $2,500
summerretreat.com $3,455 tldgroup.com $2,500
eurosportevents.com $3,288 fast-ethernet.com $2,400
goldset.com $3,288 qfmc.com $2,400
hotalbum.com $3,188 HomeHealthCareAgencies.com $2,399
orangenow.com $3,188 lusy.com $2,394
searchquotes.com $3,188 gulfcoastguide.com $2,390
thedating.com $3,188 realbody.com $2,390
smartkits.com $3,150 exclusivelimo.com $2,288
lionpark.com $3,050 tecmotion.com $2,285
commerz.com $3,000 sewercleaner.com $2,250
dcmed.com $3,000 fisgo.com $2,200
legendsreborn.com $2,988 xsecure.com $2,200
logway.com $2,988 adam-smith.com $2,088
youdream.com $2,988 lookherefirst.com $2,088
myga.com $2,933 volunteerinafrica.com $2,088
gotandem.com $2,888 interkit.com $2,070
savecows.com $2,888 statusofwomen.com $2,030
shoottothrill.com $2,888 allmetalroofing.com $2,000
thestartingpoint.com $2,888 aquatechnik.com $2,000
americanautomation.com $2,800 camj.com $2,000
innovationonline.com $2,800 Companion24.com $2,000
sergioramos.com $2,800 domorenow.com $2,000
ontariohomesforsale.com $2,788 midnightradio.com $2,000
urbanspot.com $2,788 rsigroup.com $2,000
wellness123.com $2,788 spanishinterpreters.com $2,000
womensskirts.com $2,750 staytoday.com $2,000
xori.com $2,700   

Through their expanded promotion platform, the Afternic DLS moved three more domains via Sedo; Mediclass.com ($3,088), Mediador.com ($3,072) and CareFoundation.com ($2,530)

At Sedo Peintres.com posted $8,341, Kreidler.com cleared $8,340 and eCrew.com rounded up $7,500. AntivirusReviews.com reported $7,000, Veste.com drew $6,950 and BDrive.com brought $6,500. Intend.com tacked on $6,000, AirportAdvertising.com displayed $5,560, YLH.com landed $5,559 and SlimFood.com feasted on $5,500

Sedo had 39 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
cannacare.com $5,000   paydayloancash.com $3,000
convertising.com $5,000 flugpoint.com $2,989
emadison.com $5,000 fastcover.com $2,862
findland.com $5,000 invast.com $2,700
menessentials.com $5,000 alobilet.com $2,500
mycreditalert.com $5,000 boostmedical.com $2,500
nabbu.com $5,000 deliverresults.com $2,500
oneborneveryminute.com $5,000 kableflags.com $2,500
scentium.com $5,000 rentmybooks.com $2,500
exw.com $4,800 shoptowin.com $2,500
barsport.com $4,448 roadtrippers.com $2,474
slec.com $4,170 rentalsworldwide.com $2,250
webacademy.com $4,120 terraces.com $2,250
cinemazone.com $4,000 juegosdeaventura.com $2,016
hot-deals.com $4,000 bloomfashion.com $2,000
mihotel.com $3,650 iopex.com $2,000
magnox.com $3,586 my-spirit.com $2,000
akbulut.com $3,500 sohungry.com $2,000
sanfranciscomovers.com $3,400 vintageyacht.com $2,000
avination.com $3,000  

Back at Moniker/SnapNames, the sales list included HomeBusinessOpportunity.com ($5,752), CigarBars.com ($5,100), LadyLove.com ($3,530) and BuySpares.com ($2,450)

Back at NoktaDomains 1TU.com yielded $4,100, Verit.com rang up $3,750 and IndustrialInk.com kicked in $2,450. TinGifts.com contributed $2,400 and two others; AgriculturalMachinery.com and LuxuryRugs.com went for $2,200 each. 

Elsewhere, YummyNames sold OEMAutoParts.com for $7,000 and MediaOptions.com picked up $2,750 for StardustCasino.com.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes had another outstanding week with 16 reported sales breaking the five-figure barrier (last week all 20 names on our weekly Top 20 Country Code chart broke five figures for the first time ever). Sedo accounted for 12 of this week's chart entries, led by #1 UG.de at $69,500.  

You saw all of the five-figure ccTLD sales in the all extension section of this report, so the highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #17 Payoff.de (German ccTLD), sold at Sedo for $9,313. Sedo also sold #18 eBook.co for $9,000. Seven of the charted sales came from completed transactions from the .CO Registry's Land Rush auctions, including #19 Pens.co at $8,200.

Here is how the ccTLD Top 20 stacked up for the week ending Oct. 3:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 27, 2010 - Sun. Oct. 3, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 6, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. UG.de €50,000 = $69,500 Sedo
2. TripAdvisor.ru $50,000 Sedo
3. Ban.co $24,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
4. BrowserGames.co.uk $20,500 NoktaDomains
5. AirCharterService.de €12,500 = $17,375 Sedo
6. CasaBlanca.de €12,000 = $16,680 Sedo
7. Hotels4U.co $16,039 .CO Landrush Auctions
8. ValueMyStuff.co.uk £10,000 = $15,900 Sedo
9. Vail.co $15,500 .CO Landrush Auctions
10. UsedCars.co $14,000 .CO Landrush Auctions

11.
tie
Aminosaeuren.de €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo
11.
tie
Laserdrucker.de €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo
13. Docs.co $13,000 .CO Landrush Auctions
14. Pokal.de €8,500 = $11,815 Sedo
15. Jackets.co.uk £6,999 = $11,128 Sedo
16. Reclamefolders.nl €7,500 = $10,425 Sedo
17. Payoff.de €6,700 = $9,313 Sedo
18. eBook.co $9,000 Sedo
19. Pens.co $8,200 .CO Landrush Auctions
20.
tie
NewCars.co $8,000 .CO Landrush Auctions
20.
tie
VK.de $8,000 MediaOptions

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There were dozens of additional four-figure country codes sales just off the chart, led by Sedo's $7,950 sale of BlackJack.org.uk. They also sold TravelMarket.de at $7,645 and three others; SaalDigital.de, Slots.hk and Slots.sg, for $7,500 each. 

Sedo had 64 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $7,000
worldwinner.co $7,000   rachatdecredit.co $1,668
ebid.de $5,560 aufsafari.de $1,654
parkroyal.co.uk $5,239 futurism.it $1,599
willis.es $5,004 strompreisvergleich.eu $1,521
txt.co.uk $4,770 c2.cc $1,460
mobilya.de $4,726 antarctica.co $1,400
facebookofsex.de $4,170 coburg.co $1,390
carfinance.co.nz $3,900 motiv.at $1,390
goingto.co.uk $3,896 oas.ch $1,390
safer.de $3,475 reservasdecoches.es $1,390
jeans24.de $3,308 westfalica.de $1,333
webacademy.de $3,197 talent.fr $1,321
asap.ch $3,169 trolleyshop.de $1,321
addisonlee.co $2,942 thecompendium.co.uk $1,302
heizung-sanitär.de $2,780 niche.de $1,283
prestamopersonal.es $2,780 doo.de $1,251
tropical-islands.cz $2,780 ecoefficience.fr $1,251
jobbörse-niedersachsen.de $2,779 webpolis.nl $1,251
clearfield.co.uk $2,496 airplanes.us $1,250
todesanzeigen.eu $2,481 fulfil.de $1,240
udesign.co.uk $2,385 cordonumbilical.es $1,237
flowey.de $2,346 staubsaugerschlauch.de $1,223
adk.co $2,173 heating-installer.co.uk $1,207
inferno.eu $2,147 rentback.co.uk $1,193
conqueror.co $2,085 athleta.de $1,182
emcs.nl $2,085 jalousien.eu $1,182
startersdag.nl $2,085 solarkollektor.at $1,182
iforex.co.uk $1,908 widge.de $1,182
toptube.de $1,806 bluecollar.co $1,150
sowas.de $1,738 energie-beraten.de $1,105
sunlight.de $1,738 messemail.de $1,043
missing.fr $1,668 goingto.co $1,000

In additional completed sales from the .CO Registry's Land Rush auctions, Pure.co closed at $7,886, LastMinute.co clocked $7,877 and CloudComputing.co captured $7,100

There were 23 more four-figure sales ranging from $3,100 to $6,900 on the .CO Registry Landrush Auction list. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional .CO Landrush Auction Sales Between $3,100 - $6,900
socialsecuritydisability.co $6,900   homesforsale.co $4,100
jogos.co $6,600 marketresearch.co $4,100
gogreen.co $6,520 sss.co $3,900
soso.co $6,400 wil.co $3,810
ron.co $5,210 cheapinsurance.co $3,600
allah.co $5,100 mortgagecalculator.co $3,600
mylawyer.co $5,100 lending.co $3,550
relocation.co $5,100 iva.co $3,277
vitamins.co $4,915 rooms.co $3,175
apparel.co $4,782 burger.co $3,101
londonjobs.co $4,600 whiskey.co $3,100
philadelphia.co $4,600  

At Drop.com.au Australian domains did well with GolfCourse.com.au going for $7,539, Caluclator.com.au for $6,309 and Calculators.com.au for $4,848. OnlineGames.net.au attracted $4,833, PaddyPower.com.au generated $2,900 and SleepApnea.com.au claimed $2,320. Other winenrs included SatNav.com.au ($2,126), OnlineInsurance.com.au ($1,943), RedRoses.com.au ($1,463) and Tour.net.au ($1,257)

NetFleet.com.au also logged some nice Aussie sales including Surprises.com.au ($1,746), Minisites.com.au ($1,503) and ShedsForSale.com.au ($1,358)

At NoktaDomains LaptopChargers.co.uk plugged in $5,500, Lona.es located $4,600, CheckFlights.co.uk chalked up $4,050 and AdultVideoChat.co.uk corralled $1,825

At the AfternicDLS App.us banked $2,788.

Last but not least, in private sales Vans.tv went for $5,000, TBN.us yielded $1,200 and Spark.us spawned $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 produced a quintet of five-figure sales this week led by Geld.info ($29,885 at Sedo). An oddity about this week's Global Contenders Top 20 Chart is that there are no .net or .org domains (the extensions that usually dominate this category) among the first five. Instead we have a pair of .infos, two .biz domains and a .pro - all selling for more than $10,000. 

All of the five figure sales were listed in the all extension section at the top of this report. The highest GC sale you haven't seen yet is #6 Minigolf.net, a name sold at Sedo for $7,645. GIZ.org followed at $7,000, also through Sedo, a venue that piled up 15 of the 20 chart entries. 

Though there were no .nets or .orgs among the first five, the .nets came on strong further down the list and wound up taking 10 of 20 chart entries, more than any other extension. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Oct. 3:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 27, 2010 - Sun. Oct. 3 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 6, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Geld.info €21,150 = $29,885 Sedo
2. RealEstate.pro $14,000 Moniker/SnapNames
3. Versicherungsvergleich.info €7,600 = $10,564 Sedo
4.
tie
L.biz $10,500 Sedo
4.
tie
N.biz $10,500 Sedo
6. Minigolf.net €5,500 = $7,645 Sedo
7. GIZ.org $7,000 Sedo
8.
tie
AssuranceAuto.net €5,000 = $6,950 Sedo
8.
tie
Trockenbau.net €5,000 = $6,950 Sedo
10. InsuranceAgency.org $5,000 Sedo

11. Mortgage.pro $4,300 Moniker/SnapNames
12. Rueruprente.net €2,999 = $4,169 Sedo
13. Aminosäure.net (IDN) €2,800 = $3,892 Sedo
14. CBLT.org $3,790 Sedo
15. PromotionalPens.net $3,600 Sedo
16. MediaPlus.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
17. Kanada.org $3,300 Sedo
18. TheProject.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
19. OneMain.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
20. Trachtenmoden.net €2,200 = $3,058 Sedo

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There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales just off the chart. The AfternicDLS had some of the highest of those including BikeNet.net at $3,000, followed closely by TaxSale.net ($2,995) and Rigor.net ($2,988).  

The AfternicDLS has 22 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,750. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,750
enterpriseonline.net $2,750  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
rewired.org $1,500
yapp.net $2,500 standmixer.net $1,500
upcs.net $2,410 gipn.org $1,488
chinatours.org $2,088 emancipation.org $1,200
uknow.net $2,088 liquidgold.org $1,200
ceska.net $2,022 toolchest.net $1,100
easyrecipes.org $1,800 conditionmonitoring.net $1,042
mammothmountain.net $1,800 babyandme.org $1,000
bannerspace.net $1,700 ovronnaz.net $1,000
accsys.net $1,588 theembassy.org $1,000
moonshot.org $1,530 torpedo.org $1,000

In another sale through their expanded promotion platform, the AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell Signus.net for $2,588

At Sedo Keyboards.org cornered $2,989, D-Light.net nabbed $2,750 and Zahnersatzversicherung.org gained $2,502

Sedo 24 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
spa.biz $2,500   187.net $1,425
lippenstift.org $2,488 roemenie.net $1,390
collegecenter.org $2,488 voilages.net $1,390
bohrmaschine.org $2,294 industriebau.biz $1,389
artiesten.net $2,085 183.net $1,375
181.net $1,808 190.net $1,375
girokonto-vergleich.org $1,807 gastarife.org $1,321
ardennen.info $1,799 herpestreatment.org $1,275
186.net $1,756 blouson.net $1,043
autoveiling.net $1,668 chaussure.net $1,043
zypern.net $1,668 hbbtv.info $1,043
onlineguitarlessons.org $1,575 jerusalem.biz $1,000

 At Moniker/SnapNames, Tights.net squeezed out $3,000 and Loan.pro produced $1,800.  

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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