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Two Six-Figure Sales Totaling Over $867,000 Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

The four-day Thanksgiving weekend gave most Americans a very short work week last week but the domain aftermarket continued full steam ahead, producing two of the year's 30 biggest sales to date. In a private transaction the owners of HomeInsurance.com reported they have acquired HomeOwnersInsurance.com for a whopping $570,000 - the 11th biggest cash sale reported for far in 2010. 

The AfternicDLS weighed in with another six-figure blockbuster as they completed the $297,500 sale of Hobbies.com. That ranks as the #26 sale year to date and it the biggest 2010 sale reported by the AfternicDLS, topping a pair of $250,000 sales they logged in February for Biking.com and Boating.com.

By Ron Jackson

HomeOwnersInsurance.com and Hobbies.com easily led our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. At $43,500, the #3 domain, Wuye.com, was a quarter of a million dollars behind the domain above it. However that sale at Sedo.com kicked off a huge run for that popular venue as they swept 10 consecutive positions and went on to take 16 of 20 places on the Big Board overall.

Sedo's roster included all eight of the country code domains that muscled their way onto the elite list, including a trio that landed on the top half of the leader board; #5 Like.me ($26,500), #7 Yoyo.it ($23,400) and #10 Contacts.me ($15,600). .ME represents Montenegro but is available for worldwide registration. .IT is the ccTLD for Italy. After being featured in a special Sedo auction a total of five .ME domains made the Top 20. 

The .coms still managed to take the most chart entries, accounting for all 12 of the remaining positions. That left the non .com gTLDs out in the cold. None from  that category even reached the five-figure mark this week. 

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 28:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 22, 2010 - Sun. Nov. 28, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 30, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. HomeOwnersInsurance.com $570,000 Pvt Sale
2. Hobbies.com $297,500 AfternicDLS
3. Wuye.com $43,500 Sedo
4. BornRich.com $38,000 Sedo
5. Like.me $26,500 Sedo
6. Baloncesto.com €19,000 = $24,700 Sedo
7. Yoyo.it €18,000 = $23,400 Sedo
8. JMall.com $20,000

Sedo

9. Viajantes.com $17,000 Sedo
10. Contacts.me $15,600 Sedo

 

11. Game.me $13,100 Sedo
12.
tie
BeautyBar.de €10,000 = $13,000 Sedo
12.
tie
SmartTechnologies.com $13,000 YummyNames/
BuyDomains
14. Poker.me $12,099 Sedo
15. F2D.com €9,000 = $11,700 Sedo
16. ChinaFashion.com $10,099 Sedo
17.
tie
FriedrichChristianflick-
Collection.com
$10,000 Sedo
17.
tie
GreatContent.it $10,000 Sedo
17.
tie
HMB.com $10,000 GoDaddy Auctions
17.
tie
Note.me $10,000 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with DJBattle.com at $8,500. They spun several other hits including MetalCarport.com ($7,500), Cirro.com $7,000 and BSPD.com ($6,547). Think-Big.com brought $6,288 while EnglishCastle.com and TheSlingshot.com took down $5,200 each. Two others; DialALimo.com and StockZone.com kicked in $5,188 apiece. 

The AfternicDLS reported 66 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
BackPainTreatments.com $5,000   autumngrove.com $2,500
petcemetery.com $5,000 layer3.com $2,500
securitylab.com $5,000 parasight.com $2,500
cypha.com $4,588 planbox.com $2,500
plantscience.com $4,500 roundtablemusic.com $2,488
connectpartners.com $4,000 motorizedbike.com $2,400
newyorkstores.com $4,000 pureimages.com $2,400
lamedusa.com $3,688 brandingpeople.com $2,388
directfurnitureoutlet.com $3,588 powerjunkies.com $2,388
kamia.com $3,500 sweetlucy.com $2,388
takenotes.com $3,400 acquisitions.com $2,300
sixa.com $3,288 usedjetskis.com $2,300
snar.com $3,240 londondermatology.com $2,250
otes.com $3,188 medicaladvantage.com $2,250
powerjunky.com $3,188 ironit.com $2,200
spabrasil.com $3,188 nugenrx.com $2,200
enginecomponents.com $3,150 opentoedshoes.com $2,200
golffundamentals.com $3,088 animalethics.com $2,188
totalpcsupport.com $3,088 thrudesign.com $2,188
systemseven.com $3,025 flatrocks.com $2,150
ehour.com $3,000 housestaff.com $2,100
InternationalSearchEngines.com $3,000 yorba.com $2,100
logolibrary.com $3,000 media19.com $2,088
infinitehorizon.com $2,900 simplication.com $2,088
studentsgallery.com $2,888 productpages.com $2,047
tildeath.com $2,800 afind.com $2,000
covenantkeepers.com $2,788 carmachine.com $2,000
peopleperformance.com $2,788 CUREMYPC.com $2,000
picknow.com $2,788 moneywood.com $2,000
domainleaders.com $2,780 p-c-o.com $2,000
hypemusic.com $2,688 reservationmanager.com $2,000
theaterspeakers.com $2,600 silver-coin.com $2,000
perfectportfolio.com $2,588 treatmentuk.com $2,000

As part of their expanded promotion platform The AfternicDLS sold four more domains through Sedo; Caviale.com ($5,400), HotelSafety.com ($3,500), TelPass.com ($2,302) and Trustmarket.com ($2,000)

Back at Sedo Hambre.com hauled in $8,000 while CreditCardSuperStore.com and BEQ.com banked $7,500 each. Flinders.com drew $7,000, Finanzierungsrechner.com returned $5,525 and Club24.com welcomed $5,004. Four other domains; Enoveo.com, RedRaspberries.com, Stendhal.com and Vitaros.com sold for $5,000 apiece.

Sedo had 49 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,999
shampow.com $4,999   iconicdesign.com $3,000
ispt.com $4,550 toprooms.com $3,000
zwangerschap.com $4,550 wanalytics.com $3,000
grossiste.com $4,420 medicalcarts.com $2,999
chocolatebingo.com $4,000 pawnable.com $2,900
lateflights.com $4,000 learnon.com $2,865
livezine.com $4,000 wanix.com $2,800
techgrid.com $3,887 iventions.com $2,730
flyfit.com $3,800 badspiegel.com $2,600
megadiscounts.com $3,800 checkforyou.com $2,600
sunnybag.com $3,640 flughafenshuttle.com $2,600
instantbacklinks.com $3,500 artofdating.com $2,500
insuranceratequotes.com $3,500 firesigns.com $2,500
stock-city.com $3,499 hamptonsforeclosures.com $2,500
cricket-kit.com $3,432 oa6.com $2,500
academus.com $3,380 cannaseeds.com $2,444
earthcote.com $3,250 reinkarnation.com $2,340
infissi.com $3,250 blueheron.com $2,150
myflat.com $3,250 mobbie.com $2,100
aqz.com $3,100 spotfx.com $2,012
awq.com $3,100 careerlist.com $2,000
axq.com $3,100 eventio.com $2,000
aayoo.com $3,000 furtrade.com $2,000
acho.com $3,000 parisnewyork.com $2,000
huza.com $3,000  

At GoDaddy Auctions Blogamama.com made $5,610, TicoBlogs.com tacked on $5,605 and LeisureStore.com attracted $2,040

At Moniker/SnapNames DailyRundown.com delivered $4,500, CashForPhones.com fetched $4,000 and SriwijayaAir.com added $3,800. VoyanceGratuite.com contributed $3,150, ForeverLove.com captured $2,700, CameraGlasses.com snapped $2,488 and PureTea.com poured $2,100

Elsewhere, HuntingMoon.com sold NextHand.com for $6,500 and Optimo.com moved PureBrands.com for $6,000. Also YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell UnderstandingMoney.com ($6,000) and AVoiceWithin.com ($2,300). They also sold TutoringTree.com on their own for $2,250.  

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

Thanks to a successful featured auction at Sedo.com, .ME took the country code spotlight this week. The extension led our new Country Code Top 20 Chart with Like.me at $26,500 and went on to sweep five of the first seven positions on the leader board and eight places overall. 

There were eight five-figure ccTLD sales reported this week. We noted all of those in the all extension section earlier. The highest county code sale you haven't seen yet is #9 Pigeon.ru (Russian ccTLD) at $9,988 via Sedo. Sedo wound up claiming all 22 positions on the chart (the extra places resulted from a three-way tie for the final spot). It is not the first time they have had a clean sweep in the ccTLD category but it is still a remarkable feat.

While .ME had the most chart entries, Germany's .DE also, as always, did well, taking five places on the elite list inlcuding #10 (tie) Schularbeiten.de at $9,100. Vlinder.nl (Dutch ccTLD) tied for that 10th position.

Here is how the ccTLD Top 20 stacked up for the week ending Nov. 28:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 22, 2010 - Sun. Nov. 28, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 30, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Like.me $26,500 Sedo
2. Yoyo.it €18,000 = $23,400 Sedo
3. Contacts.me $15,600 Sedo
4. Game.me $13,100 Sedo
5. BeautyBar.de €10,000 = $13,000 Sedo
6. Poker.me $12,099 Sedo
7.
tie
GreatContent.it $10,000 Sedo
7.
tie
Note.me $10,000 Sedo
9. Pigeon.ru $9,988 Sedo
10.
tie
Schularbeiten.de €7,000 = $9,100 Sedo
10.
tie
Vlinder.nl €7,000 = $9,100 Sedo

12. Shop.me $8,200 Sedo
13.
tie
Batteries.us £5,000 = $7,800 Sedo
13.
tie
CornishCottages.co.uk £5,000 = $7,800 Sedo
15. Movie.me $7,600 Sedo
16. Relooking.fr $7,500 Sedo
17. Pagen.de €5,555 = $7,222 Sedo
18. Health.me $6,700 Sedo
19. Lows.co.uk £4,250 = $6,630 Sedo
20.
tie
BeautyBar.es €5,000 = $6,500 Sedo
20.
tie
Consenso.de €5,000 = $6,500 Sedo
20.
tie
Internethandel.de €5,000 = $6,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure country codes sales off the chart. NetFleet.com.au had the highest of those with DiscountVouchers.com.au at $5,800. They also scored with three other Australian domains; BanksiaGrove.com.au ($1,862), BabyWear.com.au ($1,157) and RT.com.au ($1,000)

Drop.com.au also continued to successfully mine the .com.au space with Clocks.com.au ($2,676), BoatLicence.com.au ($1,495) and Tags.com.au ($1,379). ExecutiveRecruitment.com.au yielded $1,350, Celebrant.com.au threw a $1,076 party and PembertonTourist.com.au posted $1,017

Meanwhile smoke was coming out of the country code cash register at Sedo where Soap.es scrubbed up $5,850, Look.me located $5,600 and two others; Finance.me and SMS.im went for $5,500 each. Enterprise.tw and Yard.nl added another $5,200 apiece.

Sedo had 76 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $5,199 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $5,199
skrill.in $5,199   adshop.de $1,950
shopping.me $5,100 diff.ch $1,950
track.me $5,100 hyster.eu $1,950
skrill.cn $5,099 procasa.ch $1,950
jot.me $5,000 loans.me $1,850
money.me $4,900 fsv.ch $1,755
insurance.me $4,300 cure.me $1,750
got.me $4,100 online.me $1,750
producten.nl $4,030 dollop.co.uk $1,716
amethyst.de $3,900 escort.in $1,716
electromenager-pas-cher.fr $3,900 mietkaution.ch $1,690
friseurlogistik.de $3,900 places.ch $1,625
sitt.de $3,900 sports.me $1,601
smilecards.co.uk $3,900 adnetwork.de $1,560
air.be $3,575 betdaq.gr $1,560
datcom.co.uk $3,274 travelpixel.co.uk $1,560
hostelbookers.fr $3,250 vaw.de $1,560
cash.me $3,202 problemen.nl $1,430
ventrilo.de $3,200 tangoshoes.de $1,430
soap.cz $3,120 point.me $1,414
feed.me $3,100 foreignmediagroup.de $1,300
paperbox.de $2,990 ratenkredit.at $1,300
dentomania.de $2,925 roen.eu $1,300
communiceren.nl $2,730 saxobank.co.in $1,300
cowbuy.de $2,600 shortbooks.ch $1,300
greenbank.gr $2,600 wettkoenig.de $1,300
rouletteonline.it $2,600 parfümerie-becker.de $1,299
develop.me $2,550 ginebras.es $1,170
race.us $2,500 gutmann.eu $1,170
moebelhaus.eu $2,470 play4.de $1,170
chronicmigraine.co.uk $2,340 vinilos.es $1,170
pseudomonas.de $2,321 lama.de $1,169
chameleon.eu $2,210 curriculums.es $1,112
section.eu $2,200 babbel.it $1,105
mp3.me $2,160 brueser.de $1,105
fashion.me $2,150 clean.me $1,099
autoradio.eu $2,035 estrelhotel.de $1,000
car.me $2,000 rfidjournal.co.in $1,000

In another ccTLD sale, Rick Waters rang up $1,000 for Limousines.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)

This was an especially slow week for the non .com gTLDs as they had no reported sales above the four-figure level. Like.org mustered the best sale in this category, earning $9,420 via Moniker/SnapNames. The non .com gTLDs have been lagging behind the .coms and ccTLDs for a couple of years now but they have always had at least a sale or two in the five-figure range. 

Sedo had the most charted sales in this category taking 12 of the 20 positions on our new Global Contenders Top 20 list including 8 of the first 10. #2 Yoyo.asia led their roster at $8,000 and #3 Strategic.net added $7,500. The AfternicDLS also had a strong outing with five names on the elite list, led by #7 VCM.org at $5,400

The .nets had nine representatives on the leader board, barely edging .org's eight. .Asia, .pro and .info had one name each in the Top 20. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Nov. 28:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov. 22, 2010 - Sun. Nov. 28, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 30, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Like.org $9,420 Moniker/SnapNames
2. Yoyo.asia $8,000 Sedo
3. Strategic.net $7,500 Sedo
4. Sternzeichen.net €4,900 = $6,370 Sedo
5. BirthstoneJewelry.org $5,600 Sedo
6. Finance.pro $5,500 Sedo
7. VCM.org $5,400 AfternicDLS
8. Schamane.net €4,000 = $5,200 Sedo
9. BurnoutSyndrom.org €3,500 = $4,550 Sedo
10. Burclar.net €3,300 = $4,290 Sedo

11. RTLP.org $4,006 GoDaddy Auctions
12. StudentJobs.org $4,000 AfternicDLS
13. Vert.info €3,000 = $3,900 Sedo
14. YourList.org $3,662 YummyNames/
AfternicDLS
15. Vecinos.net €2,750 = $3,575 Sedo
16. HouseNation.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
17. Kaviar.net $3,000 Sedo
18. OptUm.net $2,888 AfternicDLS
19. AluminunWindows.net $2,875 AfternicDLS
20. Gurukul.org $2,750 Sedo

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. The AfternicDLS had the highest of those with CSPI.net at $2,688. Mercerie.net added $2,588 and Supermarche.net notched $2,500.  

The AfternicDLS had 20 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,100 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,100
pocketgamer.net $2,100   bkis.net $1,321
merceria.net $2,088 marketingjobs.org $1,165
sctr.net $2,000 tempjobs.org $1,050
eatinghealthy.org $1,888 cashzone.net $1,000
indices.net $1,820 dvor.net $1,000
aets.net $1,684 etennis.org $1,000
webby.net $1,500 gedenk.net $1,000
incomeprotection.org $1,400 mortgageprotection.net $1,000
medisource.net $1,388 taxfreemoney.net $1,000
kowa.net $1,379 thedressingroom.net $1,000

The AfternicDLS also sold Kommunal.net through Sedo for $2,092.

Back at Sedo Pranayama.net and Werkzeuge.info fetched $2,600 apiece while Carro.org generated $2,400 and Opticien.org tallied $2,340

Sedo had 20 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
mortage.asia $2,300   diener.net $1,560
assurance.mobi $2,145 outplacement.org $1,500
liebeskummer.org $2,145 tire.asia $1,400
toptarif.net $2,015 officecleaning.info $1,250
cian.org $2,000 rentalcars.info $1,250
bzb.net $1,950 waschsalon.org $1,209
lacuisinedemacopine.net $1,950 entgiftung.org $1,040
prepaidkreditkarten.net $1,950 infrarotkabinen.org $1,040
zeltverleih.info $1,950 shelta.net $1,040
satellite-tv.org $1,792 mynotes.org $1,000

Elsewhere  GoDaddy Auctions deposited $1,105 for RecoveryCorps.org

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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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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