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Christmas Comes Early at Sedo Where LawFirm.com Commands $233,000 and a Much Bigger Deal Appears Ready to Close

There must be a lot of Christmas cheer in the offices at Sedo.com right now. They closed the past week's biggest domain sale - LawFirm.com at $233,501 and as of this writing appeared ready to complete one much bigger than that. 

The price paid in the larger transaction may never be released though. That one involves Income.com, a domain that John Reese (who delivered one of the best T.R.A.F.F.I.C. keynote speeches I ever heard at the 2007 show in Las Vegas) listed at Sedo in October with a $1 million asking price. 

Sedo broker David Evanson, who was handling the name, apparently found a buyer as the domain, as of this writing, is titled to Sedo's transfer department. No details have been released, so we will have to wait and see if this one will be subject to a non disclosure agreement or not. Either way, David and Sedo will have good reason to pour an extra glass of champagne over the holidays.

By Ron Jackson

Sedo, who swept 12 of the 20 position on our new weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, also claimed the runner-up position with a German country code sale, Mexiko.de, at $42,090. That was one of four ccTLDs that Sedo placed on the elite list. HorseRacing.co.za (South African country code) joined Mexiko.de on the top half of the leader board was a $20,000 sale. That is just the latest in a number of impressive sales the .co.za extension has enjoyed this year.

The non .com gTLDs have three representatives on the Big Board - two of which rank among the week's five biggest sales. Those are #4 CreditCheck.org, sold at Moniker.com/SnapNames.com for $31,000, and CD.net, a domain that UpmarketURLs.com and Eric Rice teamed up to broker for the seller. In another nice .net sale, long-time friends Marcia Lynn and Warren Walker sold MyrtleBeachHotels.net for $15,000 in a private transaction.

Still the .coms enjoyed their usual chart domination, taking 13 places on the chart including MostWantedDomains.com's sale of #3 ReverseMortgageCalculator.com for $40,000. MostWantedDomains is operated by popular blogger Michael Berkens

The AfternicDLS was behind four of the week's biggest .com sales. That quartet was led by #6 AmericanPro.com at $25,800. The AfternicDLS also did very well with non .com gTLDs as you'll see a little bit later in this report where you will notice they swept 10 of 20 places on our new Global Contenders (non .com gTLDs) Chart.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 19:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 13, 2010 - Sun. Dec. 19, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 22, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. LawFirm.com $233,501 Sedo
2. Mexiko.de €32,130 = $42,090 Sedo
3. ReverseMortgageCalculator.com $40,000 MostWantedDomains
4. CreditCheck.org $31,000 Moniker/SnapNames
5. CD.net $26,000 UpmarketURLs.com/
Eric Rice
6. AmericanPro.com $25,800 AfternicDLS
7. TreasureMap.com $25,000

Sedo

8. Gaana.com $21,000 Sedo
9.
tie
HorseRacing.co.za $20,000 Sedo
9.
tie
LandingPages.com $20,000 AfternicDLS

 

11. AddressSearch.com $19,000 Sedo
12. ExpressHotels.com $16,800 AfternicDLS
13. Arithmetic.com $16,612 Sedo
14.
tie
Auctions.co $15,000 Sedo
14.
tie
MyrtleBeachHotels.net $15,000 Pvt Sale
16. AIE.com €11,099 = $14,540 Sedo
17. Biomics.com $14,500 AfternicDLS
18. Possum.com $13,500 Sedo
19. Charms.de €10,000 = $13,100 Sedo
20. Rental-Cars.com $12,550 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 7 more five-figure sales just off the chart and Sedo accounted for five of those including BMS.org ($12,000), 062.com ($11,562) and Bambus.pl ($11,004). Yesorno.com yielded another $11,000 and HipHop.net added $10,099.

Moniker/SnapNames sold SeniorSinglesMeet.com for $12,000 and YummyNames sent TheDomain.com to Michael Berkens, also for $12,000. As most of you know Michael writes a leading blog at TheDomains.com, so acquiring the singular version is a nice brand protection buy for him.  

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with WorldLuxuryHotels.com at $9,825. Lagniappe.com and BioEffect.com brought $9,000 each while SolarFonds.com fetched $7,819. ValueForMoney.com returned $7,500, 0F.com (zero-"F") drew $7,199 and AppAddict.com snorted $6,790

Kinderplezier.com captured $6,550, HR360.com kicked in $6,500 and LinkPublicity.com landed $6,200. TechStore.com re-stocked with $5,700 and SMOS.com clicked for $5,555. Sedo had 43 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
monstersquad.com $5,000   fliese.com $2,620
ukk.com $4,800 getraenke24.com $2,619
okyo.com $4,774 digipri.com $2,500
bookspain.com $4,500 kenyang.com $2,500
flybus.com $4,500 taggat.com $2,500
hostingsociety.com $4,192 kaluz.com $2,400
jukevox.com $4,100 doctoris.com $2,358
corkit.com $4,081 sell-my-car.com $2,310
workingtogether.com $4,000 lawyerlocators.com $2,300
freehotspot.com $3,999 daric.com $2,293
4world.com $3,930 intextual.com $2,275
intersole.com $3,930 mafmeter.com $2,250
9909.com $3,601 abut.com $2,215
dsl-vergleich.com $3,472 officegym.com $2,156
allostream.com $3,200 rekabet.com $2,099
couponology.com $3,000 travelled.com $2,031
eranet.com $3,000 fonta.com $2,000
good-works.com $3,000 imedico.com $2,000
superled.com $3,000 nsdpowerball.com $2,000
wimport.com $3,000 ohhappyday.com $2,000
grasmaaier.com $2,948 thebusinessdaily.com $2,000
visitsanta.com $2,750   

Back at the AfternicDLS Labyrinth.com attracted $9,500, AutoHunters.com found $9,000 and two others; TheCashAdvance.com and MyToyStore.com welcomed $7,500 apiece. InternationalFlowerDelivery.com boxed up $7,000, Graduate-School.com conferred $6,788 and EdgeWave.com went for $6,500

MortgagePlanners.com managed $6,000 and LiveBetterToday.com banked $5,500.  The AfternicDLS reported 62 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
3d360.com $5,000   yourphotographer.com $2,788
agentofchange.com $5,000 onthebench.com $2,750
alltermsandconditions.com $5,000 urbanchristian.com $2,700
craftprojectsfreeinstructions.com $5,000 hotelalert.com $2,691
hbsgroup.com $5,000 boxmarket.com $2,688
workingfromhomesupport.com $5,000 chemy.com $2,588
faad.com $4,500 liberty-energy.com $2,588
durus.com $4,410 primapower.com $2,588
baat.com $4,000 catchus.com $2,500
ewindows.com $4,000 cristaux.com $2,500
getyourlifeback.com $4,000 dvmusic.com $2,500
linksource.com $4,000 invoicescanning.com $2,500
resave.com $4,000 jazzroots.com $2,500
mbkinc.com $3,988 livinginchrist.com $2,488
beautyhut.com $3,700 southeastfloors.com $2,400
registryexpress.com $3,500 make-me.com $2,391
niceplan.com $3,488 russianheritage.com $2,388
gorebate.com $3,487 womenswords.com $2,388
123webshop.com $3,240 happydeal.com $2,200
magicgift.com $3,220 integratedproducts.com $2,100
betterhearingcare.com $3,188 grabdeal.com $2,088
lapremiere.com $3,188 thechangers.com $2,060
raytracing.com $3,188 friendstown.com $2,030
mmct.com $3,044 mountainculture.com $2,030
catamaranworld.com $3,000 coolinteriors.com $2,000
julekalender.com $3,000 designandcode.com $2,000
visionaction.com $3,000 empowerunited.com $2,000
alphacity.com $2,988 loanfraud.com $2,000
savemyday.com $2,988 nationwideservice.com $2,000
irantoday.com $2,900 successpartners.com $2,000
blanksigns.com $2,800 usoptions.com $2,000

As part of their expanded promotion platform The AfternicDLS teamed up with Sedo to sell PMOpen.com ($3,188) and TheApplicants.com ($3,000). They also got great results from their GoDaddy Auctions listings, selling 10 domains there including Propheta.com and Stoles.com at $3,588 each, TouchTechnologies.com at $2,988 and two others; ContentRules.com and SummerEnrichment.com at $2,788 apiece.

Other AfternicDLS/GoDaddy Auctions sales included Floxx.com ($2,588), BeautifulTruth.com ($2,388) and BidPit.com ($2,288). BarPage.com posted another $2,188 and Freeze-Dried.com chilled $2,088

GoDaddy Auctions was also busy closing sales from their own listings with HTML5.com bringing $5,500 and PartridgeCreekMall.com making $4,800. AnnaWorld.com went for $3,488, PoolOnline.com locked up $2,559 and AnnaDesigns.com delivered $2,088

At NameJet.com Oyuncakci.com corralled $8,800, Thorium.com detected $7,166 and SafariAfrica.com sought out $5,603. A pair of three-letter domains were also in the mix with JXY.com calling in $5,444 and SDY.com drawing $5,100

NameJet had 26 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
freeenglish.com $5,000   freeprinters.com $2,987
propertyvaluation.com $5,000 funsilly.com $2,700
fastmoneyloans.com $4,700 multipass.com $2,630
coinsearch.com $3,999 royalmile.com $2,612
chanse.com $3,729 beachbride.com $2,600
securitycard.com $3,625 doumai.com $2,599
nyrr.com $3,602 golfmanagement.com $2,488
paperfolders.com $3,602 expressmed.com $2,355
fastmoneyloan.com $3,600 europrint.com $2,102
travelaround.com $3,211 mediationcenter.com $2,101
armergames.com $3,200 guideonline.com $2,100
dadang.com $3,100 takatsuki.com $2,068
midai.com $3,000 islamicuniversity.com $2,000

At Moniker/SnapNames Augsburg.com celebrated $7,000, BreastForms.com displayed $6,250 and TeenBook.com tacked on $4,909. Summize.com sold for $4,905, SolarScreens.com blocked out $4,099 and SportsTicketing.com deposited $3,608

LandAndFarms.com harvested $3,300, Verre.com collared $3,200 and MediaConcept.com came up with $3,104. Cuevana.com cultivated $2,800, QuickStar.com lit up $2,652 and Qianle.com levied $2,320. DDTuan.com distributed $2,210 and KosherWholesale.com served up $2,012

Meanwhile MyWho.com yielded $2,777 at YummyNames and they also teamed up with Sedo to sell Newa.com for $4,599.  

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

A quintet of five-figure sales set the pace for the ccTLDs this week with Mexiko.de taking the pole position on our latest Country Code Top 20 Chart with a $42,090 sale at Sedo. We showed you all of the five-figure ccTLD sales in the all extension section at the top of this report, so the highest ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet are a pair of domains - Ellos.de and Villa.es - that sold for $9,825 each at Sedo.

Sedo went on to sweep 19 of the 20 chart positions with a roster than included five .me sales and five .de deals. Four of their German .de domains landed on the top half of the elite list. Their .me list was led by #9 Send.me at $7,350 and #11 Try.me at $7,100

Only BliXem Internet prevented Sedo from running the table with their $7,252 sale of #10 THR.nl, a Dutch ccTLD. 

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending Dec. 19:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 13, 2010 - Sun. Dec. 19, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 22, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Mexiko.de €32,130 = $42,090 Sedo
2. HorseRacing.co.za $20,000 Sedo
3. Auctions.co $15,000 Sedo
4. Charms.de €10,000 = $13,100 Sedo
5. Bambus.pl €8,400 = $11,004 Sedo
6.
tie
Ellos.de €7,500 = $9,825 Sedo
6.
tie
Villa.es €7,500 = $9,825 Sedo
8. Private-Zusatzversicherung.de €7,140 = $9,353 Sedo
9. Send.me $7,350 Sedo
10. THR.nl €5,536 = $7,252 BliXem Internet

11. Try.me $7,100 Sedo
12. Bracelets.fr €5,000 = $6,550 Sedo
13. Soap.tw €5,000 = $6,550 Sedo
14. Refer.me $6,105 Sedo
15. Employ.me $6,099 Sedo
16. Tovaglie.it €4,500 = $5,895 Sedo
17. FreeSolar.co.uk $5,500 Sedo
18. Cuisiner.fr €4,050 = $5,306 Sedo
19. Zusammen-Feiern.de €4,000 = $5,240 Sedo
20. List.me $5,005 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure country codes sales off the chart. BliXem Internet had the highest of those with Dewet.nl ("The Law" in Dutch), a domain that sold for €3,778 ($4,949).

Back at Sedo Openhaardhout.nl ladled out $4,763, Pendentifs.fr rang up $4,585, Wunschschmuck.de docked at $4,454 and Win.me wound up at $4,350.

Sedo had 55 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,930 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,930
rbb-info.de $3,930   lebensversicherung-rechner.de $1,572
verbraucherdienst.de $3,930 votefor.me $1,550
n1.de $3,799 britishescorts.co.uk $1,532
degree.me $3,650 evay.es $1,441
tagesdeal.de $3,603 decoded.de $1,310
bid.me $3,500 detecteurderadars.fr $1,310
zahncreme.de $3,275 energie-eolienne.fr $1,310
affiliate.me $3,103 mediwork.de $1,310
eat.me $2,750 phoenixgroup.de $1,310
bauchvergleich.de $2,620 startups.nl $1,310
easycard.de $2,620 turiya.de $1,310
gutscheincode-index.de $2,489 u.ly $1,310
serie.de $2,424 videogreetings.co.uk $1,310
proefexamens.nl $2,338 healthaware.ca $1,287
home.me $2,050 plan.me $1,250
etno.tv $2,000 fma.be.de $1,245
keeper.me $2,000 taxibooker.co.uk $1,201
vpshosting.us $2,000 softshelljacke.de $1,179
wiz.co $2,000 dreamboat.eu $1,127
saas.in $2,000 freebie.co $1,078
colliers.fr $1,965 nachtwind.de $1,048
institutfrancais.de $1,965 paginainizio.it $1,048
manfred.at $1,965 hostedcrm.de $1,014
marantz.es $1,965 cjh.es $1,009
das-wirtshaus.de $1,703 haus-verkaufen.de $1,000
remove.me $1,700 open.me $1,000
wettkönig.de $1,638 toastmaster.no $1,000
externefestplatte.de $1,572   

Elsewhere NameJet sold HiltonHead.co for $3,099 and Drop.com.au drew $1,240 for SEOService.com.au.

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 gTLD sales matched the country codes with 5 five-figure sales of their own this week. CreditCheck.org led the way at $31,000 via Moniker/SnapNames to reach the summit our latest  Global Contenders Top 20 Chart

You saw all of the five-figure sales in the all extension section earlier, so the highest sale from this category that you haven't seen yet is #6 Mob.info, a domain that Sedo sold for $7,500.  

The .nets dominated this week's chart sweeping 13 of 20 positions. Eight of those .net sales were part of a nine-name logjam tied for the #8 position after the AfternicDLS sold those domains for $5,000 apiece. The only non .net domain in that crowd was ShopKids.org.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Dec. 19:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 13, 2010 - Sun. Dec. 19, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 22, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CreditCheck.org $31,000 Moniker/SnapNames
2. CD.net $26,000 UpMarketURLs/
Eric Rice
3. MyrtleBeachHotels.net $15,000 Pvt Sale
4. BMS.org $12,000 Sedo
5. HipHop.net $10,099 Sedo
6. Mob.info $7,500 Sedo
7. Isotopes.org €4,000 = $5,240 Sedo
8.
tie
BGDA.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
CSFH.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
GHAE.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
INTGP.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
LPAN.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
MidnightDesigns.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
MyFault.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
NewCDs.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
ShopKids.org $5,000 AfternicDLS

17. CheckingAccounts.org $4,500 Sedo
18. Blankets.net $4,200 Sedo
19.
tie
Gogal.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
PrepaidPhones.org $4,000 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. NameJet had the highest of those with Piano.info ($3,900), Louis.net ($3,800) and AAHE.org ($3,354). Their roster also included FreeDegree.net ($2,977), Odyssey.org ($2,627) and AHC-Ottawa.org ($2,322).

NameJet's .org hits just kept on coming with Vic.org ($2,300), BBT.org ($2,099) and Avar.org ($2,010). Theaha.org added $1,652, HerpesAlliance.org dispensed $1,354 and Bells.org rang $1,209. On the .net side of the ledger, NameJet sold WYE.net ($1,500), Kula.net ($1,124) and two others; CDToolbox.net and TorontoHotel.net at $1,000 each

At Moniker/SnapNames the winners included SantaBarbara.mobi ($3,600), PeritonealMesothelioma.net ($3,500) and Fotografie.net ($3,000). Bookbank.net bagged $2,612, Greenwich.mobi grossed $2,000 and SalonEquipment.com claimed $1,750.

Branson.mobi brought $1,500, Domsalumni-iitm.org added $1,200 and two others; Alpha.biz and MarcoIsland.info fetched $1,150 apiece. HotelDiscount.net notched $1,111 and Magersucht.info added another $1,070.

Back at Sedo, WirelessInternetProviders.net nailed down $3,250, Examples.net posted $3,000, BreakingPoint.org reached $2,800 and Terabytes.net stored $2,675. Sedo had 17 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,062
calvarychurch.net $2,500   mdweb.net $1,750
heat.net $2,500 lakegeorge.biz $1,703
L8.net $2,500 onlinetv.net $1,511
mycapital.net $2,500 maier.info $1,310
mitfahrzentrale.mobi $2,358 imd.info $1,309
redsky.net $2,291 carrosserie.org $1,179
berkshirebiz.org $2,000 kleider.info $1,114
hartung.net $1,965 christmaspresents.org $1,010
lubricant.net $1,769  

At the AfternicDLS, Freunde.org generated $2,688, CallTracking.net logged $2,200, Sohan.net sold for $2,166 and WSEI.org gained $2,077

The AfternicDLS had 30 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
sportsfans.org $2,000   educationalgames.net $1,250
verification.net $2,000 pmbs.net $1,200
healthbank.net $1,980 streetart.net $1,200
buyfilms.net $1,888 supportdesk.net $1,200
savemore.net $1,888 vaba.net $1,200
alfieri.net $1,700 floxx.net $1,188
digihost.net $1,500 cleanenergysolutions.org $1,100
soccergames.org $1,500 intercult.net $1,088
thediscountstore.net $1,500 niceplan.net $1,088
yodobashi.net $1,488 truthrevolution.org $1,088
corporatestrategies.net $1,388 internationalflowers.net $1,000
ontherocks.org $1,388 netshield.net $1,000
salesperformance.net $1,388 promedia.org $1,000
nasu.net $1,377 sinaloa.net $1,000
herbalcare.org $1,275 whatshappening.net $1,000

Through their expanded promotion platform, the AfternicDLS also used GoDaddy Auctions to sell MakeFriends.net ($2,988), ItalianPlasters.net ($2,588) and Biologics.org ($2,188). JOBM.net and DesignPlace.net booked $2,088 each and Atar.net nabbed $1,320

GoDaddy Auctions also sold Factbook.net for $1,605 and NYCWFF.org for $1,288

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.

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Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.

 

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