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Editor's Note: I was in Los Angeles last week covering the DOMAINfest Global Conference so there was no sales column Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. However, I will bring you completely up to date on all sales reported since our last column below (published Jan. 26) with a double-length report that I expect to publish on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 9.

Sedo Sweeps First Seven Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart With 2-Digit Domain Setting the Pace

We may be in the middle of winter but things appear to be heating up at Sedo.com. They rang up the seven biggest sales reported this week and claimed 12 places overall on our new all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart. A two-digit numerical domain, 06.com, led the pack at $91,888. The next five names were also .coms, including #2 Coyote.com at $65,000 and #3 Serbia.com at $62,000

The ccTLDs made their first appearance at #6 (tie) with Sedo's $34,250 sale of NordGold.eu. They also sold the .com version for the same price. That was one of four country codes on the Big Board. #10 Fridges.com.au (Australian ccTLD) also cracked the top half of the elite list with a $20,000 sale at NetFleet.com.au. #11 Pimp.tv led the second half of the chart after AllThings.tv completed a $15,250 sale of that domain. . 

By Ron Jackson

The buyer of Pimp.tv paid for the domain over a 12-month span with the seller pointing the domain to their nameservers while they made payments and started developing the domain. That is why the domain is nicely developed now. Once the final payment was made this month the seller transferred the domain to the new owners making the sale eligible for our charts. I offer 12-month plans like this myself to make it easier for small businesses on a budget to buy a domain they would be unable to pay for upfront in one lump sum. It has worked well for me and produced several sales that might not have been made otherwise, so this may be worth considering if your own domain sales are sluggish.

The non .com gTLDs had only one representative on the leader board but it was a very nice one - in fact the highest of this new year for the category. That was #8 England.net, a domain that UpmarketURLs.com brokered for $30,000

Moniker/SnapNames was the only venue other than Sedo to post multiple chart entries. They hit the daily double with a pair led by #9 Mumu.com at $27,060. Solo chart honors went to NameJet, GoDaddy Auctions and QualityNames.com.

Here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 23:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 17, 2011 - Sun. Jan. 23, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 25, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 06.com $91,888 Sedo
2. Coyote.com $65,000 Sedo
3. Serbia.com $62,000 Sedo
4. Tout.com $47,000 Sedo
5. TRT.com $45,000 Sedo
6.
tie
NordGold.com €25,000 = $34,250 Sedo
6.
tie
NordGold.eu €25,000 = $34,250

Sedo

8. England.net $30,000 UpmarketURLs
9. Mumu.com $27,060 Moniker/SnapNames
10. Fridges.com.au $20,000 NetFleet.com.au

 

11. Pimp.tv $15,250 AllThings.tv
12. HotMelt.com $15,125 Moniker/SnapNames
13. HotBoat.com $14,433 NameJet
14. RIN.com $14,000 Sedo
15.
tie
Macaron.com €10,000 = $13,700 Sedo
15.
tie
Macarons.com €10,000 = $13,700 Sedo
17. Mellow.com €9,200 = $12,604 Sedo
18.
tie
ChinaFinance.com $12,500  GoDaddy Auctions
18.
tie
CloudTalk.com $12,500 QualityNames
20. Jamaica.nl  $12,455  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 six more five-figure sales just off the chart with Sedo posting three of those, including the highest - Letselschadeadvocaat.nl at $12,330. They also sold Art.me ($10,000) and Skyport.org ($10,000)

MediaOptions.com moved UniversalLifeInsurance.com for $12,000, Monike/SnapNames notched $11,500 for HockeyPool.com and NameJet sold Discoveries.com for $10,000.

.Com Supporting Cast

As a result of new domain multiple listing services like the AfternicDLS you have probably noticed that more sales are being shared by more than one venue. For example the highest four-figure .com sale reported this week - RightLoan.com at $9,688 - was listed at the AfternicDLS with the sale then being closed by one of their DLS (Domain Listing Service) partners, GoDaddy Auctions. 

That is proving to be a powerful combination as it also produced the $4,488 sale of SDINet.com, a $3,588 deal for DivorcedCathloics.com and one for $3,388 involving DiscountParty.com. The hits just kept on coming with 14 more sales ranging from $2,388 to $3,188 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS/GoDaddy .com gTLD Sales Between $2,388 - $3,18
sdinet.com $4,488   allaboutsavings.com $2,588
divorcedcatholics.com $3,588 cellsimple.com $2,588
discountparty.com $3,388 localdentistry.com $2,588
peacefulwords.com $3,188 onhealthcare.com $2,550
webscraping.com $3,188 simplysecurity.com $2,500
makessense.com $3,151 bonnevie.com $2,388
mastersinstitute.com $2,900 leadproject.com $2,388

In sales completed through other AfternicDLS partners, Moniker/SnapNames sold WheresBest.com ($5,972) and eBookhouse.com ($3,188) while Sedo closed ChinaHotline.com ($2,800) and SpecialInternet.com ($2,605)

Of course, the AfternicDLS was also busy cranking out sales from their own platforms (Afternic.com and BuyDomains.com) including TopOfBed.com at $8,800 and CoastalCorp.com at $8,500. Socialistic.com landed $6,500, SignNow.com nailed $5,800 and DiabeticMeters.com measured $5,796. DiabetesMeters.com drew another $5,520, Careum.com kicked in $4,950 and PocketMaps.com provided directions to $4,288.  

The AfternicDLS reported 50 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
catar.com $4,000   integratedwealth.com $2,388
cruisereservations.com $4,000 transmissionrepairs.com $2,385
megaslide.com $4,000 intelligenti.com $2,370
strats.com $4,000 barsystems.com $2,369
propanesolutions.com $3,500 switchtrack.com $2,330
renewonline.com $3,441 collegeprofile.com $2,200
fanflix.com $3,300 internationaldiamondcenter.com $2,200
tbbnet.com $3,288 junkyarddawgs.com $2,200
approuve.com $3,000 usweek.com $2,200
archetech.com $2,988 seekprofessionals.com $2,188
mayerline.com $2,988 babyposh.com $2,140
bmajor.com $2,788 aspiretoday.com $2,088
generallife.com $2,788 broadwayinvestor.com $2,088
painteam.com $2,788 kissofdeath.com $2,088
highlandhillsapartments.com $2,700 produceonline.com $2,088
holidaysandvacations.com $2,632 talentproject.com $2,088
armut.com $2,500 prosel.com $2,077
culinaryrevolution.com $2,500 eiaq.com $2,000
filmcatering.com $2,500 freetoexplore.com $2,000
lemeilleurprix.com $2,500 freshsolution.com $2,000
luckystiff.com $2,500 khpi.com $2,000
novatour.com $2,500 leatherconditioner.com $2,000
tagback.com $2,500 lingeriediscount.com $2,000
sportspr.com $2,490 vacationday.com $2,000
discountthis.com $2,388 vipper.com $2,000

At NameJet FreeComputer.com attracted $9,600, PrefabHouses.com provided $9,300 and Nissa.com nabbed $8,988. Hardwire.com delivered $8,700, LinkDevelopment.com generated $8,100 and Autismo.com made $7,048

GeneTesting.com discovered $6,877, MobileAlerts.com launched $6,800 and ConverseShoes.com laced up $6,000. KitchenRenovations.com returned $5,900 and Southdale.com sold for $4,600.

Name Jet had 28 more .com sales ranging from $2,010 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com gTLD Sales Between $2,010 - $4,000
youmiao.com $4,000   apartmentmarketing.com $2,501
appellate-counsellor.com $3,587 biomedica.com $2,500
stockratings.com $3,535 jiatao.com $2,500
biodynamic.com $3,502 guarantygroup.com $2,476
webflicks.com $3,433 loanexpress.com $2,450
azrentals.com $3,350 bluegarden.com $2,411
customautos.com $3,100 wwwtickets.com $2,399
newused.com $3,100 etanol.com $2,322
sanbuenaventura.com $2,974 walloffame.com $2,322
educationconnect.com $2,941 hkbank.com $2,300
ideia.com $2,600 animalprotection.com $2,200
noyo.com $2,600 priceoff.com $2,101
pengo.com $2,540 ishu.com $2,100
unitedparking.com $2,506 zip4tweens.com $2,010

Back at GoDaddy Auctions NAIB.com brought $9,500, Garotasdeprograma.com posted $8,000 and DoctorDeals.com dispensed $5,000. Itatiaia.com tacked on $4,965, Chargerel.com chalked up $4,105 and 3822.com counted out $3,550

1SkinCare.com rubbed in $3,088, TalentReward.com reaped $3,000 and GearPit.com downshifted $2,790. MC2Telecom.com connected for $2,250, OnOurWay.com went for $2,088 and Sijointpain.com pinched $2,049

At Sedo Tablighat.com tallied $8,500, PUBL.com cornered $8,000 and GoodSales.com secured $7,000. Banqueenligne.com billed $6,850, FilmStock.com fetched $6,600 and JobMe.com managed $6,360. StarDomains.com hosted $6,000, RussianRails.com reached $5,800 and Pret-Immobilier.com presented $5,617

Sedo had 37 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,500
ridex.com $5,500   cesped.com $2,900
seniorbook.com $5,500 secondgenome.com $2,750
wumi.com $5,350 techlounge.com $2,750
iloveshirts.com $5,190 aaronia.com $2,740
artesa.com $5,000 der-steuerberater.com $2,740
iconsolutions.com $5,000 todoeventos.com $2,740
succeeding.com $5,000 msusenet.com $2,500
dealhounds.com $4,999 torrentfile.com $2,500
isarc.com $4,770 familienhandbuch.com $2,466
motormax.com $4,500 leemo.com $2,329
baumesse.com $4,453 zuggo.com $2,222
myedit.com $3,750 justshout.com $2,080
ootb.com $3,500 cocolino.com $2,055
careernavigator.com $3,274 armadi.com $2,000
themovers.com $3,211 atflex.com $2,000
fueradeserie.com $3,083 coupondereduction.com $2,000
chatme.com $3,000 mobilesingles.com $2,000
chefmichaels.com $3,000 socialmediaguidelines.com $2,000
up2go.com $3,000  

At Moniker/SnapNames 139HB.com bagged $5,600, EPIG.com pulled $5,250 and GolfFuel.com chipped in $5,174. SymptomsOfProstateProblems.com revealed $4,175, GoSports.com spawned $3,606 and TownBank.com deposited $3,500.

Skyco.com scanned $3,110, InternationalProperties.com picked up $3,000, SSTV.com tuned in $2,900 and Chuwang.com chewed up $2,002. Moniker/SnapNames also teamed up with Sedo to sell Bombox.com for $3,500 and with HuntingMoon.com to move AdultDates.com ($2,300) and XSingles.com ($2,000)

Elsewhere YummyNames sold TGMG.com for $4,466 and DesignBest.com for $3,477 and also teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell GrowHealthy.com ($4,277) and AcceleratedFitness.com ($2,000)

Also, Stardom.co.uk sold RopeSupplies.com for $3,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes had another healthy week ringing up six five-figure sales. You saw all of those in the all-extension section at the top of this report, so the highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #8 on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart. That is Dry.me, a domain that wrung $9,132 out of a buyer at Sedo.  

A trio of German .de domains, also sold at Sedo, completed the first ten. #8 PotenzProblem.de drew $8,152, Patientenanwalt.de docked at $7,124 and TravelDeal.de attracted $6,850.  Sedo went on to sweep 19 of the 22 chart entries (the extra positions resulted from a four-way tie for the final spot.

ExcellentDomains.ca was one of the few venues that kept Sedo from monopolizing the entire board. They scored with #12 KCC.ca at $6,720.  

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending Jan. 23:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Jan. 17, 2011 - Sun. Jan. 23, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 25, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Nordgold.eu €25,000 = $34,250 Sedo
2. Fridges.com.au $20,000 NetFleet.com.au
3. Pimp.tv $15,250 AllThings.tv
4. Jamaica.nl €9,091 = $12,455 Sedo
5. Letselschadeadvocaat.nl €9,000 = $12,330 Sedo
6. Art.me $10,000 Sedo
7. Dry.me €6,666 = $9,132 Sedo
8. PotenzProblem.de €5,950 = $8,152 Sedo
9. Patientenanwalt.de €5,200 = $7,124 Sedo
10. TravelDeal.de €5,000 = $6,850 Sedo

11. KCC.ca $6,720 ExcellentDomains.ca
12. Grills.de €4,760 = $6,521 Sedo
13. VRC.co.uk £3,700 = $5,883 Sedo
14. Kartenspielen.de €4,000 = $5,480 Sedo
15.
tie
3DFernseher.de €3,800 = $5,206 Sedo
15.
tie
Bentour.de €3,800 = $5,206 Sedo
17. Sonnenbrille24.de €3,400 = $4,658 Sedo
18. GLD.nl €3,100 = $4,247 Sedo
19.
tie
FlyCheap.es €3,000 = $4,110 Sedo
19.
tie
Gartenbauversicherung.de €3,000 = $4,110 Sedo
19.
tie
Sounds.ch   €3,000 = $4,110 Sedo
19.
tie
Work.io €3,000 = $4,110 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure country codes sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all but three of those. Their supplemental roster was led by a quartet of domains at $4,110 each; FlyCheap.es, Gartenbauversicherung.de, Sounds.ch and Work.io

Sedo had 55 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,975
techzone.in $3,975   4sports.us $1,500
rockinghorse.eu $3,425 mietkautionsbürgschaft.de $1,426
spielkonsole.de $3,425 funnygames.in $1,400
casinoonline.co $3,000 calcularhipoteca.es $1,370
dueker.cn $2,740 cloudvault.de $1,370
fuite.fr $2,740 endoskopaufbereitung.de $1,370
küchenstudio.de $2,740 golf-fernmitgliedschaft.de $1,370
luxuryestate.it $2,740 kräuterkissen.de $1,370
coje.de $2,603 lady-land.de $1,370
123deals.de $2,466 sardegnaradio.it $1,370
thenextlevel.co.uk $2,385 uhl-bau.de $1,370
kingsland.de $2,282 heroes-france.fr $1,369
madura.ca $2,137 saisonvorbereitung.de $1,369
smser.de $2,062 gold24.ch $1,349
bewakingscameras.be $2,055 bestdentist.co.uk $1,312
enviedejouer.fr $2,055 biogas24.de $1,302
preussenblut.de $2,055 firstadvantage.co.uk $1,272
zinsrechner.eu $2,055 chacha.pl $1,233
cameraman.co.uk $2,003 netzoptiker.eu $1,233
directflights.cn $2,000 bet102.de $1,096
files.fr $1,850 comprarperfumes.es $1,096
ostendo.eu $1,850 fernstudium.me $1,096
partybook.de $1,793 folienprofi.de $1,096
gebäudesanierung.de $1,691 erlebnisgeschenk.at $1,028
rtmf.es $1,644 faxservice.fr $1,028
beautyboutique.co.uk $1,582 4shoes.us $1,000
kolloquium.de $1,576 fotolia.ca $1,000
e-coupon.eu $1,507  

Back at Namefleet.com.au City.com.au clicked for $2,500.

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

Non .com gTLDs (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

As has pretty much been par for the course, the non .com gTLDs had just two five-figure sales reported this week but, as we noted earlier, one of those - England.net at $30,000 through UpmarketURLs.com - is the highest sale reported in this category so far in 2011

The highest sale you haven't seen yet is #3 on our new Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Chart - Musik.org at $8,605 via NameJet. The .orgs wound up taking the most chart entries, piling up 12 places overall, including #8 AmericanSchool.org at the AfternicDLS. The .nets followed with 7, including #4 PartyCam.net ($5,200 through AfternicDLS partner GoDaddy Auctions).

That left just one opening that was claimed by #14 HLN.mobi, sold for $3,125 at Stardom.co.uk.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLDs stacked up for the week ending Jan. 23:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan. 17, 2011 - Sun. Jan. 23, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 25, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. England.net $30,000 UpmarketURLs
2. Skyport.org $10,000 Sedo
3. Musik.org $8,605 NameJet
4. PartyCam.net $5,200 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
5. MCNL.net $4,188 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
6. NFO.net $3,600 NameJet
7. MoneyShow.net $3,588 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
8. AmericanSchool.org $3,500 AfternicDLS
9. LocalHero.org $3,328 AfternicDLS/Sedo
10.
tie
DOS.org $3,322 NameJet
10.
tie
PPCManagement.net $3,322 NameJet

12. HolyRedeemer.org $3,319 AfternicDLS
13. LGHS.org $3,300 Sedo
14. HLN.mobi $3,125 Stardom.co.uk
15. MedicalSoftware.org $2,900 Sedo
16. iKids.org €1,999 = $2,739 Sedo
17. Baby-Kleidung.org €1,975 = $2,706 Sedo
18. Lecole.org $2,688 AfternicDLS
19. Ceii.org $2,600 NameJet
20. MySanctuary.net $2,588 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions

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 - UrbanHealth.org at $2,550.

NameJet had 22 more four-figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $2,501. You can review those in the table below:

Additional NameJet non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,501
organicaginfo.org $2,501   suitcases.org $1,611
sdhistory.org $2,400 antibiotic.net $1,610
ascu.org $2,335 movierentals.net $1,601
portedeurope.org $2,311 typebooks.org $1,521
bankonline.org $2,100 ecco.org $1,210
desky.org $2,097 blackwidow.net $1,118
waterbed.org $1,900 babygames.net $1,100
iucisd.org $1,888 vermietungen.net $1,060
quadrone.org $1,807 careerandservicecenter.org $1,011
aimeny.org $1,800 letsgocampaign.net $1,010
assurancevie.info $1,710 urhchaiti.org $1,009

Back at the AfterncDLS WebApps.net went for $2,500. Like NameJet, the AfternicDLS had 22 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales with theirs ranging from $1,000 to $2,488. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,488
pressexpress.net $2,488   artesa.net $1,480
getinformed.net $2,088 jobapplication.org $1,400
networkbuilder.net $1,888 haygroup.net $1,388
skysea.net $1,888 kcfrb.org $1,300
odorfree.net $1,754 freedomainname.net $1,200
hierro.net $1,700 mmbi.net $1,188
sanity.org $1,700 careerdesign.net $1,088
righttobeararms.org $1,500 nurseryrhymes.org $1,088
thebestprice.net $1,500 artseen.net $1,000
cmls.org $1,488 inbetween.net $1,000
sunnydays.org $1,488 userguide.net $1,000

AfternicDLS partner GoDaddy Auctions also sold FoodLink.net for $2,088.

At Sedo WebApps.org sold for $2,500. Sedo had 16 more four-figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $2,385. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,385
hyx.org $2,385   msw.biz $1,677
eventriver.org $2,323 gatwickairportparking.org $1,590
casino-slots.org $2,291 artesa.org $1,534
ballonfahrt.org $2,055 telefonkonferenz.org $1,507
bling-bling.org $2,055 localhero.net $1,500
emsland.info $2,000 najwa.net $1,500
smileplus.org $2,000 electrical.pro $1,475
tie.asia $1,987 webanatomy.net $1,000

Elsewhere GoDaddy Auctions sold TheBroken.org ($2,105), TheBasement.org ($2,088) and GAGamblingHelpline.org ($1,005) while Moniker/SnapNames moved Education-Observatories.net ($2,050), Highlands.net ($1,155) and BlackGirls.net ($1,150)

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.

 

*****

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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