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Half Million Dollar Sale at Sedo - 2011's Biggest Deal to Date - Headlines This Week's Action in the Aftermarket

2011 has a new king of the hill, or should we say queen of the hill? GamesForGirls.com surged to the top of our Year To Date domain sales leader board, as well as this week's all extension Top 20 Chart, after changing hands at Sedo for a cool $500,000. That sale headlined a spectacular week for the popular aftermarket venue as they went on to sweep 15 of the 20 chart positions, including 8 of the first 10. 

The Sedo onslaught continued with #2 TZ.com at $80,000, #4 MyShow.com at $51,375 and #5 ChinaStock.com at $50,000. Moniker/SnapNames prevented Sedo from having a complete stranglehold on the top ten by taking #3 with LoanQuotes.com at $75,000 and #6 (tie) with Camera.net at $35,000.

By Ron Jackson

Sedo accounted for three of the four ccTLDs that earned spots on the elite list, led by an IDN, #9 Großhandel.de at €19,999 ($27,399). GoDaddy Auctions claimed the one charted country code sale that Sedo did not have - #12 (tie) Whisper.me at $17,500

The non .com gTLDs have three representatives on the Big Board. In addition to the previously mentioned Camera.net, #12 (tie) Checker.net chalked up $16,440 and #20 Marketing.info fetched $10,099 with Sedo ringing up the latter two sales.  

Chart honors also went to Greg Richard who sold #17 SoundScience.com for $15,000 in a private transaction and to the AfternicDLS who booked $12,000 for #19 Pinkzone.com.

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 20:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 14, 2011 - Sun. Feb. 20, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 23, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. GamesForGirls.com $500,000 Sedo
2. TZ.com $80,000 Sedo
3. LoanQuotes.com $75,000 Moniker/SnapNames
4. MyShow.com €37,500 = $51,375 Sedo
5. ChinaStock.com $50,000 Sedo
6.
tie
Camera.net $35,000 Moniker/SnapNames
6.
tie
Fashionette.com $35,000

Sedo

8. LocalHero.com $27,500 Sedo
9. Großhandel.de (IDN) €19,999 = $27,399 Sedo
10. AccidentClaim.com $27,000 Sedo

 

11. XXLPoster.com €17,850 = $24,455 Sedo
12.
tie
Whisper.me $17,500 GoDaddy Auctions
12.
tie
Checker.net €12,000 = $16,440 Sedo
12.
tie
888.be £10,000 = $16,200 Sedo
15.
tie
TheBestLinks.com €11,100 = $15,207 Sedo
15.
tie
LeadsMarket.com $15,000 Sedo
17. SoundScience.com $15,000 Pvt Sale
18. N1.de €9,000 = $12,330 Sedo
19. PinkZone.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
20. Marketing.info $10,099 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 6 more five-figure sales just off the chart and all six of those came in at exactly $10,000. Sedo had four of those; Dating.jp, eTruck.com, SurgicalInstruments.com and ComputerRepairman.com

Elsewhere, GoDaddy Auctions sold MCEO.com and Moniker/SnapNames moved  IQRAA.com - again with each gong for $10,000. 

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the four-figure .com supporting cast with InternetMarketingService.com at $9,200 and IncaTrail.com at $9,000. This price range has always been the sweet spot for the AfternicDLS who has a laser like focus on the small to medium size business market. 

Their roster also included ArtBuzz.com ($8,075), 2822.com ($6,000) and DirtGames.com ($5,500). Dator.com drew $5,400 while eClean.com and Selecao.com sold for $5,000 each. Two others; XMWA.com and WorkHub,com went for $4,500 apiece and Strala.com landed $4,250.

The AfternicDLS reported 77 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
mysteryflight.com $4,000   masterhomes.com $2,500
surnet.com $4,000 mrnerd.com $2,500
WhitePony.com $4,000 suiteservices.com $2,488
novabiz.com $3,940 caymanbeachresort.com $2,450
casacaribe.com $3,888 i-confess.com $2,388
everydaysuccess.com $3,750 icewatches.com $2,377
geekwire.com $3,688 ingredientes.com $2,300
druckservice.com $3,650 LuxuryPens.com $2,300
situate.com $3,520 pursuingchrist.com $2,288
DuplicateFile.com $3,500 powervpn.com $2,250
lugnutcovers.com $3,500 tradeu.com $2,250
taras.com $3,500 artsection.com $2,230
militaryaffairs.com $3,388 nrep.com $2,200
charterus.com $3,321 playlodge.com $2,188
tbbnet.com $3,288 cardstatus.com $2,149
femu.com $3,240 forumtrading.com $2,149
salesmatters.com $3,188 parentshow.com $2,149
sycamorepartners.com $3,188 wholesaleessentialoils.com $2,100
electroplanet.com $3,088 clickandcollect.com $2,088
machinebuilding.com $3,088 crossconnected.com $2,088
yesfamily.com $3,088 freepocket.com $2,088
charma.com $3,000 healthportfolio.com $2,088
chinaquality.com $3,000 learningdimensions.com $2,088
IQDB.com $3,000 lowart.com $2,088
clipshow.com $2,988 betterfurniture.com $2,070
loyaltyconnect.com $2,988 skydiversonline.com $2,070
thewolvesden.com $2,988 cligger.com $2,000
protoe.com $2,959 cyberweather.com $2,000
coeliac.com $2,900 eliteflorist.com $2,000
heavenlyliving.com $2,800 hydrobot.com $2,000
happychoice.com $2,750 icyblue.com $2,000
avaianas.com $2,600 pipewave.com $2,000
atomicdata.com $2,588 santor.com $2,000
dressyouup.com $2,588 statetv.com $2,000
livefury.com $2,588 talentpath.com $2,000
bothwell.com $2,500 uvpool.com $2,000
connoisseurgroup.com $2,500 valdis.com $2,000
deogroup.com $2,500 virtualcollector.com $2,000
indiebookstore.com $2,500  

The AfternicDLS also used their domain listing service partner, GoDaddy Auctions, to sell 16 more .com domains ranging from $2,088 to $5,488. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS/GoDaddy Auctions .com Sales Between $2,088 - $5,488
wallo.com $5,488   wildlifephotographer.com $2,488
jumpingmouse.com $5,188 mobilecontainerservice.com $2,391
nucleare.com $4,788 primetimeplayers.com $2,232
palinfo.com $4,388 mexicovive.com $2,200
upandcomer.com $3,488 asteriskconsulting.com $2,188
readingimprovement.com $3,220 hiddeninn.com $2,188
artdiscover.com $3,188 3to1.com $2,088
ohsushi.com $3,188 opportunityunlimited.com $2,088

Meanwhile GoDaddy Auctions rang up more sales from their own listings including Turing.com at $4,205 and a pair at $2,888 each; ActorsIndex.com and Mogulmaker.com. PlumberChicago.com unplugged $2,750, Forthcoming.com found $2,535 and DiamondDetail.com detected $2,500. TrueDirect.com tacked on $2,495, Protection-Program.com and CountryJazz.com drummed up $2,488 each and AdvertisingNet.com attracted $2,088

Back at Sedo SmartExchange.com delivered $8,250, Internet-Media.com made $8,220 and PagePlace.com plucked $8,000. Natick.com notched $7,401, MyDrugRehab.com dispensed $7,400 and BacklinkCheck.com discovered $7,000. IRACalculator.com crunched $5,100, e-Start.com stopped at $5,040 and EyeCanSee.com spotted $5,024. Two others; YourWater.com and Orkel.com, kicked in $5,000 apiece

Sedo had 44 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,995 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,995
one-life.com $4,995   betenergy.com $2,740
dealhive.com $4,500 p5x.com $2,740
michalis.com $4,110 dealbuddy.com $2,550
moneyplus.com $4,050 lapalmabiosfera.com $2,533
cypr.com $3,900 exercisestoloseweight.com $2,500
mydiapers.com $3,850 pscafe.com $2,500
homerent.com $3,800 seattleforum.com $2,500
femmenue.com $3,741 wayfair.com $2,500
gigele.com $3,562 vouwfiets.com $2,329
nexauto.com $3,500 paja.com $2,212
touchbanking.com $3,500 livequality.com $2,200
doubleslash.com $3,425 ironsight.com $2,185
multidictionnaire.com $3,377 aloetech.com $2,055
retailo.com $3,274 greenovia.com $2,055
clippingservice.com $3,200 idekor.com $2,055
ydus.com $3,140 pepesbodega.com $2,055
usabilitytools.com $3,100 publimmo.com $2,055
nosorog.com $3,000 veraclub.com $2,055
nventive.com $3,000 homepay.com $2,000
vegasline.com $2,950 nbax.com $2,000
cashload.com $2,800 rodeowave.com $2,000
gamutnews.com $2,800 socialfox.com $2,000

At Moniker/SnapNames Schreiber.com brought $7,500, 123Hao.com counted out $6,000 and RiceScoops.com rounded up $5,975. LasVegasHomesForSale.com closed at $5,800, Considerate.com coaxed $4,130 and AJY.com added $4,000

CatholicSchool.com welcomed $3,730, FoodDistributors.com dispatched $3,434 and IZT.com tallied $3,422. Get-Paid.com deposited $3,349, CrawfishBoil.com cooked up $2,650 and SIMLink.com connected for $2,625. eDegree.com conferred $2,600 and Hao88.com dialed in $2,260

Elsewhere, YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell Hartwood.com ($7,000), FineWorld.com ($6,577) and Shopee.com ($5,000). DotcomDepot sold InternetSuccess.com for $5,000 and

HuntingMoon.com sold ExtraSauce.com for $3,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The five five-figure ccTLD sales we told you about in the all extension section above set the pace for the country codes this week. #1 Großhandel.de (IDN) at $27,399 through Sedo also earned a place among the year's 10 biggest ccTLD sales to date (2nd chart on that page). 

The biggest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #6 HMH.es (ccTLD for Spain), a domain that changed hands for $9,700 through Sedo. #7 Avendre.ca (Canadian country code) was next after being sold by iREx Corp for $7,500 in a private transaction. 

In a related note, iREx also revealed that they sold Coupons.ca in the fourth quarter if 2010 for $85,000. We will be adding that sale to our list of 2010's top sales where it will rank 15th among ccTLDs and #99 (tie) among all extensions.

Sedo swept 18 of the 21 places on our new weekly Country Code Top 20 Chart (the extra spot resulted from a three-way tie for the final position). Blixem Internet was one of the venues that evaded a Sedo monopoly. They scored with #8 Ledereen.nl at $6,928.

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the two weeks ending Feb. 20:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Feb. 14, 2011 - Sun. Feb. 20, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 23, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Großhandel.de (IDN) €19,999 = $27,399 Sedo
2. Whisper.me $17,500 GoDaddy Auctions
3. 888.be £10,000 = $16,200 Sedo
4. N1.de €9,000 = $12,330 Sedo
5. Dating.jp $10,000 Sedo
6. HMH.es €7,080 = $9,700 Sedo
7. Avendre.ca $7,500 Pvt Sale
8. Ledereen.nl €5,057 = $6,928 BliXem Internet
9. Hotelreservierung.at €4,300 = $5,891 Sedo
10. Sphere.co.uk £3,500 = $5,670 Sedo

11.
tie
Online-Roulette.nl €4,000 = $5,480 Sedo
11.
tie
Spielzeugroboter.eu €4,000 = $5,480 Sedo
13. Gates.de €3,999 = $5,479 Sedo
14. RetirementFlats.co.uk £3,000 = $4,860 Sedo
15. RedLight.eu €3,500 = $4,795 Sedo
16. Wyby.de €3,150 = $4,316 Sedo
17. Howrse.es €3,000 = $4,110 Sedo
18. Heritage.eu $3,710 Sedo
19.
tie
Hypnose.be €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo
19.
tie
Mojix.de €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo
19.
tie
YouMag.co.uk €2,500 = $3,425 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 six of those with a ledger that included AAS.de at $3,151, CheapTickets.pl at $3,046 and two others at $2,877 each; Fiverr.de and Sky.pe.

Sedo had 69 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,850 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,850
museu.ms $2,850   ingear.co.uk $1,450
chip.es $2,822 brainspot.nl $1,404
mll.cz $2,740 blog-verzeichnis.de $1,370
toilettenstuhl.ch $2,740 cane-line.de $1,370
springbreak.it $2,466 deinzahnarzt.de $1,370
mobilephonecases.co.uk $2,425 forus.es $1,370
magneteshop.de $2,398 meubels.be $1,370
criminallawyers.co.uk $2,268 mpuinfo.de $1,370
portal.to $2,192 surfshop24.de $1,370
hotelgratis.es $2,069 tsi.fr $1,370
digital360.de $2,055 carinsurancegroups.org.uk $1,369
markets.es $2,055 dymo.eu $1,369
fisslershop.com $2,000 fallingskies.de $1,369
mother.co $2,000 strompreisvergleich.at $1,366
baugeraeteverleih.de $1,918 electronic-partner.ch $1,349
skillstar.fr $1,826 rotwild.ch $1,349
cashpoint.tv $1,781 smartcenter.ch $1,349
dietpills.us $1,725 hängematten.eu $1,302
kinderschminke.de $1,713 heimatbuch.de $1,302
boox.it $1,644 online-drogerie.de $1,302
iprotect.de $1,644 wellnesshotel.be $1,302
jeantil.de $1,644 tailor.tv $1,300
keynet.ch $1,644 superpolo.it $1,233
kindersitz.at $1,644 tusjuegos.es $1,233
miterfolg.eu $1,644 versicherungsakte.de $1,233
boox.co.uk $1,612 schloß.de $1,200
hussain.co.uk $1,612 animaldoctor.co $1,199
pcon.de $1,576 wasp.eu $1,191
spanien24.de $1,576 savino.co.za $1,165
look.tv $1,552 ebundesanzeiger.at $1,096
victors.co.uk $1,539 immolook.de $1,096
kopierer.eu $1,522 mzd.eu $1,096
junkyard.pl $1,507 epaper.eu $1,028
voegtli-brennholz.ch $1,507 herradura.in $1,000
oaa.cz $1,500  

Elsewhere BliXem Internet sold Tweetakt.nl ($3,098), MissDomain.com moved Maskeradbutiken.se ($2,862) and the AfternicDLS sold Sleeps.co ($1,200)

Also, in a trio of private transactions, EPI.us sold for $1,777, HMC.us for $1,500 and ADB.us for $1,177 (all to different end users).

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)

Camera.net sold for $35,000 at Moniker/SnapNames this week to take the #1 position on our latest Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Chart, as well as tie for #1 on the year to date chart for this category (3rd chart on that page). You saw that sale and two other five-figure .non com gTLD sales in the all extension section earlier. The highest sale you haven't yet seen in this category is #4 CoolGames.org at $7,500 through the AfternicDLS.

Another .org, FreeDownload.org, rounded out the first five with a $6,850 sale at Sedo. However it was the .nets who claimed the most chart entries, taking 11 of the 21 places (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the 20th position). Six places went to .orgs with .info claiming two and one each going to .mobi and .biz. In the race among venues, Sedo had the most charted non .com gTLD sales with 10. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Feb. 20:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb. 14, 2011 - Sun. Feb. 20, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 23, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Camera.net $35,000 Moniker/SnapNames
2. Checker.net €12,000 = $16,440 Sedo
3. Marketing.info $10,099 Sedo
4. CoolGames.org $7,500 AfternicDLS
5. FreeDownload.org €5,000 = $6,850 Sedo
6. Cuisines.net €4,700 = $6,439 Sedo
7. Neuseeland.net €4,444 = $6,088 Sedo
8. Historyebook.org $5,251 Moniker/SnapNames
9. VOIPfone.mobi £3,000 = $4,860 Sedo
10. GEV.net €2,750 = $3,768 Sedo

11. Friendship.net $3,500 Moniker/SnapNames
12. RedLight.net €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo
13.
tie
BusinessFurniture.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
13.
tie
NVUS.org $3,188 AfterniicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
13.
tie
Responsable.net $3,188 AfterniicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
16. ServicePlus.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
17. iPharmacy.org $2,950 Moniker/SnapNames
18. AmsterdamHotels.org $2,615 GoDaddy Auctions
19. DigitalReality.net $2,588 AfterniicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
20.
tie
Bubble.biz $2,500 Sedo
20.
tie
FreeRoll.info $2,500 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. The AfternicDLS had the highest of those with USAuto.net at $2,488. WeHelp.net added $2,000 and YAA.org yielded $1,900

The AfternicDLS had 40 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,888 that are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,888
digitalreality.org $1,888   supergames.net $1,300
basketballgames.net $1,850 mygarden.org $1,288
coolschool.org $1,788 radarscreen.net $1,288
mindjuice.org $1,788 raiseyourhand.org $1,288
captech.net $1,688 skygame.net $1,288
yahir.net $1,688 Psychological.net $1,280
moderateparty.org $1,672 danceworks.org $1,250
icrh.net $1,600 ddate.net $1,200
cedarshingles.org $1,588 safetytips.net $1,200
rfta.net $1,588 joespizza.org $1,188
cufe.org $1,500 itstaffing.org $1,088
endinghunger.org $1,500 joespizza.net $1,088
newgames.net $1,500 marketcommentary.net $1,088
tanne.net $1,400 security-cameras.net $1,088
orgchart.org $1,388 administratie.net $1,000
sporthub.net $1,388 docsonline.net $1,000
TopLife.net $1,388 lowincome.org $1,000
wespeak.net $1,354 psid.net $1,000
goodgames.org $1,350 torontocondos.org $1,000
gettingpersonal.org $1,349 webgames.org $1,000

The AfternicDLS's domain listing service partner GoDaddy Auctions also sold AestheticMedicine.org for $2,388.

GoDaddy Auctions also moved these domains from their own listings; SPMWater-AsiaPacific.net ($1,705), IOI2008.org ($1,506), Comingatyer.net ($1,210) and Kuran.org ($1,105)

Back at Sedo Brocante.org generated $2,110, OKM.info fetched $2,055 and Reverse-Mortgage.org returned $1,950

Sedo had 16 more non .com gTLDs sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,700 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,700
pingme.net $1,700   trackrecord.net $1,200
aktuelles.net $1,644 goldwatches.org $1,100
möbelhäuser.net $1,644 orlistat.net $1,100
hausratsversicherung.net $1,507 sima.info $1,096
juegosdebillar.net $1,445 becool.net $1,050
vbt.eu $1,369 rocking-horse.net $1,028
Kabelanschluss.org $1,233 etruck.mobi $1,000
onenightstand.net $1,200 healthyforlife.net $1,000

Elsewhere, YummyNames and the AfternicDLS teamed up to sell Blip.net for $2,275, MissDomain.com sold Tandblekning.org for $2,124 and Moniker/SnapNames sold both Americans.org ($1,600) and TDD.net ($1,499)

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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