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Logo.com Lands Atop This Week's Domain Sales Leader Board After $500,000 Sale at Sedo 

Logo.com left no doubt about who ruled the Top 20 chart roost this week after changing hands for $500,000 in a deal brokered by Sedo's Ryan Colby. That deal, the 11th largest sale reported so far this year, was more than seven times higher than the next biggest transaction. It also helped Sedo pile up 10 of 20 entries on this week's sales leader board, more than any other venue. 

The AfternicDLS also had a solid outing, taking the next two spots on the elite list with V9.com at $70,000 and PlaygroundEquipment.net at $59,400. The latter domain is the 5th biggest non .com gTLD sale reported in 2010 to date. Through their expanded promotion platform, the AfternicDLS also teamed up with Sedo to sell #17 SaveCo.com for $12,888.

Another big winner among the sales venues was the Oversee.net aftermarket tandem - Moniker/SnapNames. They rang up four charted sales, including three in the top ten, including EmailServices.com and OfficeRentals.com, a pair of names that sold for $35,000 each to tie for 6th on the Big Board. 

By Ron Jackson

Web Sales Group and YummyNames also earned chart honors. Web Sales Group did it was #9 HuntingBoots.com at $30,000 while YummyNames scored with a $15,000 sale of #15 (tie) Wheelhouse.com.  

The .coms controlled the action this week, sweeping 17 of the 20 chart entries, including 12 of the first 13. The non .com gTLDs were limited to that one big sale of PlaygroundEquipment.net. The ccTLDs were held to two chart positions, well below their recent average. Sedo's sale of an IDN, #14 Armbänder.de (German ccTLD) at $18,900 set the pace for the country codes. The other ccTLD entry on the all extension leader board changed hands in a private transaction in which Ahmed Farooq purchased #15 (tie) Movies.co.nz (New Zealand country code) for $15,000

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 31:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 25, 2010 - Sun. Oct. 31, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 3, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Logo.com $500,000 Sedo
2. V9.com $70,000 AfternicDLS
3. PlaygroundEquipment.net $59,400 AfternicDLS
4. FreeOffice.com $55,000 Sedo
5. NameCheck.com $50,000 Sedo
6.
tie
EmailServices.com $35,000 Moniker/SnapNames/
DOMAINfest Europe
6.
tie
OfficeRentals.com $35,000

Moniker/SnapNames/
DOMAINfest Europe

8. Territory.com $32,450 Moniker/SnapNames
9. HuntingBoots.com $30,000 WebSalesGroup
10. Securite.com €20,500 = $28,700 Sedo

 

11. ResumeService.com $28,000 Sedo
12. RockMerch.com $20,000 Sedo
13. AlphaFlash.com $19,999 Sedo
14. Armbänder.de (IDN) €13,500 = $18,900 Sedo
15.
tie
Movies.co.nz $15,000 Pvt Sale
15.
tie
Wheelhouse.com $15,000 YummyNames
17. SaveCo.com $12,888 AfternicDLS/Sedo
18.
tie
HireExpert.com $12,000 Sedo
18.
tie
Pregnancies.com $12,000 Moniker/SnapNames/
DOMAINfest Europe
20. Anobe.com $11,200 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 three more five-figure sales just off the chart. Sedo sold BermudaCruise.com for $10,500 and Fans.tv for $10,000 while the AfternicDLS moved  PDEX.com, also for $10,000

.Com Supporting Cast

Moniker/SnapNames led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with SecuritySoftwareZone.com at $9,100. HomeCam.com captured $8,830 while CoatStands.com collected $5,000 and an IDN, Lüfter.com, located $4,165. Two others; BedPrices.com and MakeupSets.com sold for $4,000 each while SatinRobes.com relaxed at $2,750.

Back at Sedo, Elegs.com lapped up $9,000, eCigar.com inhaled $8,600 and two others; Ablip.com and MMedia.com attracted $8,500 apiece. Domburg.com brought $7,315 while ArtMap.com and HDDiner.com served up $7,000 each. Northboro.com banked $6,700, Virtuel.com clicked for $6,440, HotelTonight.com booked $5,280 and LocationDeSalle.com welcomed $5,082

Sedo had 57 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $6,000
beerhats.com $5,000   weidenbach.com $2,800
openpress.com $4,800 truewind.com $2,677
ipcore.com $4,500 pyroart.com $2,646
kredyt.com $4,500 designerdiaperbags.com $2,600
uwatch.com $4,500 lemonpress.com $2,600
groupshopping.com $4,480 uwish.com $2,550
bootdryers.com $4,000 recyclons.com $2,541
hhello.com $4,000 goldprofits.com $2,500
happybirthdaysong.com $3,999 heita.com $2,500
xenova.com $3,520 moviecode.com $2,500
aprendi.com $3,500 tbmall.com $2,500
fiatcanada.com $3,500 woodlover.com $2,500
sirup.com $3,500 bankrepossessionspain.com $2,450
wowbid.com $3,334 histoires.com $2,100
lumess.com $3,200 maatwerk.com $2,100
rpus.com $3,140 tradingpits.com $2,100
perked.com $3,001 vitaminfix.com $2,088
crowdshare.com $3,000 penance.com $2,075
daybox.com $3,000 americanstore.com $2,049
ochouses.com $3,000 cherryfish.com $2,000
planbmedia.com $3,000 goodmaker.com $2,000
prescriptionlenses.com $3,000 hostinger.com $2,000
thebranders.com $3,000 lineitem.com $2,000
cuentasbancarias.com $2,870 lombardinsurance.com $2,000
alarmcard.com $2,800 midmo.com $2,000
carptv.com $2,800 turboforex.com $2,000
discountmagnets.com $2,800 wedding-anniversary.com $2,000
europeantransport.com $2,800 wikitutor.com $2,000
tavira.com $2,800  

At the AfternicDLS the winners included RichmondApartments at $8,300, NYAJ.com at $7,370 and two others at $6,500 each; Queviva.com and SecuritySearch.com. RedRoseFlorist.com delivered $6,000, HookahBars.com lit up $5,500 and six others were jammed into a six-pack at $5,000 apiece, including AlcoholTreatmentCenter.com, Bierhaus.com, CarBlackBox.com, PreferredMedical.com, QuidPro.com and TrueCapital.com

The AfternicDLS reported 89 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,600. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,600
foodpal.com $4,600   ggtco.com $2,588
bclinic.com $4,588 ravemark.com $2,588
marketinginnovation.com $4,588 thelosttribe.com $2,502
fleetworld.com $4,450 gamegiveaway.com $2,500
fun2work.com $4,388 ryanford.com $2,500
promotionalexpress.com $4,188 SmallSacrifices.com $2,500
ecommercecareers.com $4,100 thelsd.com $2,500
lesdeux.com $4,000 viatea.com $2,500
mdchat.com $3,800 beworld.com $2,388
executiveplacements.com $3,688 countryhomestead.com $2,388
naturalgold.com $3,600 ezpension.com $2,388
cashwiz.com $3,500 ilonka.com $2,388
creativeguru.com $3,500 fromthesea.com $2,250
everstory.com $3,500 heydaddy.com $2,200
foodbusiness.com $3,500 summitexpress.com $2,200
furthereducation.com $3,500 transformarketing.com $2,200
malasuerte.com $3,500 disclosurereport.com $2,190
nexcess.com $3,500 biomedventures.com $2,188
serwis.com $3,500 chemicallabels.com $2,188
GameOptions.com $3,400 flashglue.com $2,177
ModernMeal.com $3,390 globalinspiration.com $2,125
amazingtees.com $3,277 bronxlawyer.com $2,100
ttcinc.com $3,200 grandir.com $2,100
visasupport.com $3,200 oneconsulting.com $2,100
4get.com $3,188 mobilephysio.com $2,093
atgusa.com $3,188 arizonaroofing.com $2,088
directorysolutions.com $3,188 avender.com $2,088
ebookexchange.com $3,188 comedytalk.com $2,088
gazman.com $3,188 israelmedical.com $2,088
gps-tracker.com $3,188 nailsolutions.com $2,088
berrycompany.com $3,000 newvue.com $2,088
dentaltraining.com $3,000 tazzi.com $2,088
drug-detox.com $3,000 vouchersonline.com $2,088
fettabsaugen.com $3,000 birader.com $2,000
joinaunion.com $3,000 CDGD.com $2,000
dealersnetwork.com $2,988 choicemart.com $2,000
infofuse.com $2,888 goldenlifestyles.com $2,000
pinkbomb.com $2,888 hdsc.com $2,000
iamc.com $2,872 heartspa.com $2,000
africanweb.com $2,800 homesforamerica.com $2,000
swisssoft.com $2,788 laib.com $2,000
fileright.com $2,600 medicalgoods.com $2,000
bizpo.com $2,588 nationradio.com $2,000
connectmail.com $2,588 voicestreamwireless.com $2,000
fusionsounds.com $2,588  

The AfternicDLS also worked with YummyNames to sell GoldenLaser.com ($3,350), PlayNote.com ($2,977) and CatholicMedicalCenter.com ($2,299)

YummyNames also teamed up with Sedo to sell Skinnovations.com for $2,299

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes had a slower than usual week with just three five-figure sales, all of which we showed you in the all extension section at the top of this report. The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet ranks #4 on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart. That is Toddlers.co.uk, a name that changed hands for $8,800 at Sedo. An Australian domain, CloudComputing.com.au, was right behind after selling for $8,000 at NetFleet.com.au.

We had a remarkable diversity among TLDs on this week's chart with ten different countries represented. Great Britain's co.uk had the most chart entries with four, followed by New Zealand's .co.nz with three. Five others; .de (Germany), .tv (Tuvalu), .mx (Mexico), .co.za (South Africa) and .ca (Canada) had two entries each. The remaining openings went to .com.au (Australia), .eu (European Union) and .es (Spain).

Here is how the ccTLD Top 20 stacked up for the week ending Oct. 31:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 25, 2010 - Sun. Oct. 31, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 3, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Armbänder.de (IDN) €13,500 = $18,900 Sedo
2. Movies.co.nz $15,000 Pvt Sale
3. Fans.tv $10,000 Sedo
4. Toddlers.co.uk £5,500 = $8,800 Sedo
5. CloudComputing.com.au $8,000 NetFleet.com.au
6. Gadgets.tv $7,500 AfternicDLS
7. Pets.co.nz $6,500 Pvt Sale
8. InsightDirect.co.uk £4,000 = $6,400 Sedo
9. MP3.mx $6,000 Sedo
10.
tie
PersonalLoan.co.za $5,000 Pvt Sale
10.
tie
UltimateFighting.ca $5,000 Pvt Sale

12. Cable.mx $4,500 Sedo
13. Deals.co.nz $4,200 Pvt Sale
14.
tie
Banked.co.uk £2,500 = $4,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Dentists.co.za $4,000 Pvt Sale
16. XX.eu €2,850 = $3,990 Sedo
17. Teradata.co.uk £2,300 = $3,680 Sedo
18. WePlay.de €2,500 = $3,500 Sedo
19. DIT.ca $3,453 Sedo
20. RedCats.es €2,380 = $3,332 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure country codes sales just off the chart, led by Sedo's sales of Kookplaat.nl ($3,069) and Zonneenergie.be ($2,800)

Sedo had 26 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,799 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,799
ginkobil.de $2,799   broadgate.co.uk $1,592
bausachverständige.de $2,332 shots.co.uk $1,592
arbeitnehmerdatenschutz.de $2,100 6868.de $1,555
gartenfreude.de $2,100 kaffeewerk.de $1,540
xmatch.eu $2,065 commissaire-aux-comptes.fr $1,470
rafting.es $2,030 pepes.co.uk $1,432
courier.eu $2,006 derniere-demarque.fr $1,400
shuttlebus.de $1,968 autoversicherungsrechner.de $1,260
kardiologie-bremen.de $1,960 cbd.co.uk $1,136
uktrade.co.uk $1,840 fusionhomes.co.uk $1,120
livegoals.de $1,650 automatisering.be $1,050
vegas.nu $1,650 windstar.de $1,050
thisissurrey.co.uk $1,600 stay.co.in $1,000

Moniker/SnapNames sold Hochzeitsanzeiger.de for $2,499 while Leibwaechter.de and Unfruchtbar.de earned $1,400 apiece. ComputerVirus.de added $1,260 and AutoVollkasko.de braked at $1,050

NetFleet.com.au sold DebtLoans.com.au and iBooks.com.au for $1,500 each and ColonicIrrigation.com.au for $1,000.

Elsewhere, LIC.co changed hands for $1,988 in a private sale and ChocolateBar.co unwrapped $1,000 at the AfternicDLS. 

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)

PlaygroundEquipment.net brought joy to the non .com gTLD world this week with the 5th biggest sale reported in this category thus far in 2010. Unfortunately, that was the only domain in the Global Contenders group to reach five figures. It was a long way down to #2 - WebHostingReviews.net, a name that sold for $7,800 at Sedo. LifeInsuranceCompanies.net completed the top three at $6,000. The AfternicDLS sold that domain (as well as #1 PlaygroundEquipment.net). 

The .nets went on to roll up the most chart entries - ten overall including the top three. The .orgs made their first bow at #4 (tie) with QS.org at $5,000 and went on to pile up nine places. That left just one opening that was claimed by the other domain tied for 4th at $5,000 - Republic.mobi. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Oct. 31:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 25, 2010 - Sun. Oct. 31, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 3, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. PlaygroundEquipment.net $59,400 AfternicDLS
2. WebHostingReviews.net $7,800 Sedo
3. LifeInsuranceCompanies.net $6,000 AfternicDLS
4.
tie
QS.org $5,000 Sedo
4.
tie
Republic.mobi $5,000 Sedo
6. Probiotics.net $4,900 AfternicDLS
7. Walks.org $4,200 Sedo
8. Stoffe.org €2,988 = $4,183 Sedo
9. SolarLighting.net $4,000 Sedo
10. GolfInEngland.net €2,800 = $3,920 Sedo

11. ServicePlan.net $3,500 AfternicDLS
12. Mecu.org $3,361 AfternicDLS
13. Amateure.org €2,380 = $3,332 Moniker/SnapNames
14. Furnishings.net $2,880 AfternicDLS
15. FlatRates.org €2,050 = $2,870 Sedo
16.
tie
Bausparen.org €2,000 = $2,800 Sedo
16.
tie
Indien.org €2,000 = $2,800 Sedo
18. TravelClub.net €1,999 = $2,799 Sedo
19. HIPAACompliance.org $2,700 AfternicDLS
20. AGNetwork.net $2,688 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales just off the chart led by TheHealthClub.net at $2,588 via the AfternicDLS. They also sold TopDatingSites.net for $2,500 and five others; Artigos.net, Insulate.net, Mange.net, VirtualGoods.net and VisaSupport.net for $2,000 apiece.

The AfternicDLS had 34 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,950 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,950
popupdisplay.net $1,950   foodpackaging.net $1,288
munca.net $1,888 industrialpackaging.net $1,288
yogaposes.org $1,788 momslife.org $1,288
vintagevegas.net $1,699 myread.net $1,288
etdl.net $1,688 protectyourhome.org $1,288
prayergroup.org $1,688 usol.net $1,219
amorphous.org $1,500 aquariumsupplies.net $1,200
apsm.net $1,500 mdic.net $1,200
gamedownload.net $1,500 tradeshowexhibits.net $1,190
innove.net $1,500 beautyexpress.net $1,188
utensils.net $1,500 italianrecipes.net $1,088
youniverse.net $1,500 saladrecipes.net $1,088
consumerschoice.org $1,400 medmanagement.net $1,000
craftworks.net $1,388 peacemedia.org $1,000
purenature.net $1,388 storycircle.net $1,000
satprep.net $1,320 warms.net $1,000
monreal.net $1,300  

  

pralines.net $1,300

Back at Sedo three domains; ADHDMedication.org, OnlineAssociateDegrees.org and PoolHeaters.net, went for $2,500 each while another, Detox.biz, banked $2,300

Sedo had 22 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,256. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,256
africanmusic.net $2,256   livertransplant.org $1,400
taxadvice.org $2,232 nowplaying.org $1,400
kaskoversicherung.org $1,820 elektronischezigaretten.net $1,330
privacy.asia $1,700 scrill.net $1,260
quicksurvey.net $1,700 planbmedia.net $1,232
thermen.net $1,680 engineeringjobs.org $1,200
shinglessymptoms.org $1,650 ospedali.org $1,199
quietstorm.net $1,600 schaukasten.net $1,120
novotempo.org $1,500 secop.info $1,100
solarpoolheater.net $1,500 brownshoes.net $1,088
antiquites.net $1,400 keilrahmen.org $1,050

Elsewhere, YummyNames sold ActiveForLife.org for $2,177 and Juwelen.org went for $1,260 through Moniker/SnapNames.

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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