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Has Hades Frozen Over? .BIZ Tops All Extensions on This Week's Domain Sales Chart - Five of Top Six Sales Are Non .Coms

This has to be one of the most unusual weeks we've ever seen in the domain aftermarket. The often-maligned .BIZ TLD topped all comers to lead our new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart and five of the first six places were swept by non .com TLDs. Appropriately enough, the unlikely leader on the all extension list is All.biz, sold at Sedo for a phenomenal $61,750 making it the largest non .com gTLD sale so far this year.

Two other non .com gTLDs (both .orgs) and a pair of ccTLDs also took places among the top six, leaving only one spot on  the upper reaches of the chart for the usually dominant .coms - that was #3 SmartGrid.com, sold at Sedo for $33,500."

2.de led the country codes - at #2 of course - with a $40,310 sale at Sedo, a venue that piled up 15 of the 20 chart entries and 7 of the top 10. #4 Music.co gave the ccTLDS another big sale at $30,000, also through Sedo.  All told. five country codes made the elite list, including the year's biggest .US sale - #18 (tie) Very.us - at $13,000.

By Ron Jackson

The non .com gTLDs have three representatives on the Big Board with #4 (tie) SCH.org ($25,000) and #6 Telomere.org ($24,900) joining All.biz. The AfternicDLS sold both of those high profile .orgs and took four places on the leader board, including another top ten entry with #7 (tie) Mech.com at $22,000

The .coms still took the majority of chart entries, 12 overall, with a roster that included #7 (tie) Growers.com, sold through Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com for $22,000

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 13:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 7, 2011 - Sun. March 13, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 16, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. All.biz $61,750 Sedo
2. 2.de €29,000 = $40,310 Sedo
3. SmartGrid.com $33,500 Sedo
4.
tie
Music.co $30,000 Sedo
4.
tie
SCH.org $25,000 AfternicDLS
6. Telomere.org $24,900 AfternicDLS
7.
tie
Growers.com $22,000 DomainMarket
7.
tie
Mech.com $22,000 AfternicDLS
9. Femiweb.com €15,000 = $20,850 Sedo
10.
tie
Showable.com $20,000 Sedo
10.
tie
Sutra.com $20,000 Sedo

 

12. Jobless.com $19,025 Sedo
13. Perles.fr €12,500 = $17,375 Sedo
14. Cyberpoint.com €10,800 = $15,012 Sedo
15. TopTwenty.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
16. AnyCoupon.com $14,000 Sedo
17. PostProduction.com $13,800 Sedo
18.
tie
SunAndFun.com $13,000 Sedo
18.
tie
Very.us $13,000 Sedo
20. Howrse.co.uk €8,800 = $12,232 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, led by StreetArt.com at $12,000 via Sedo. They also sold VOIP.de for $10,981 and Logistica.net for $10,008. Moniker/SnapNames moved EcoTools.com for $10,200 and the AfternicDLS sold a pair of names for $10,000 apiece; 365H.com and OpenProject.org

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the supporting cast of  four-figure .coms with LaserSpa.com at $9,999 and Surin.com at $9,000. DrinkingWaterFountains.com fetched $7,500 and Geraete.com generated $6,559

Paris8.com pulled $6,500, Prosodic.com produced $6,407 and Zold.com kicked in $6,375. TreatmentCentre.com dispensed $6,221, SellingTextbooks.com banked $6,000 and two others; iThanks.com and SBIX.com contributed $5,188 apiece

The AfternicDLS reported 111 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
executiveloans.com $5,000   skincarebook.com $2,500
groupmed.com $5,000 stocklocator.com $2,500
amazinginventions.com $4,500 charityquiz.com $2,488
geoblogging.com $4,500 mainvenue.com $2,488
panelbuilder.com $4,500 uberbucks.com $2,488
globalmissions.com $4,188 bigocean.com $2,388
watchtimes.com $4,100 contemporarycatering.com $2,388
abcfunding.com $4,000 organicrx.com $2,388
customcableassembly.com $3,988 technicair.com $2,388
unobet.com $3,950 bridal-gallery.com $2,350
driverlab.com $3,877 gayosso.com $2,300
tcgo.com $3,787 softwareiq.com $2,300
babyzoom.com $3,600 sharedesign.com $2,188
binclub.com $3,588 theashley.com $2,188
preventionprograms.com $3,588 theworldview.com $2,188
sportius.com $3,588 toughsite.com $2,188
astat.com $3,500 independentcandidates.com $2,177
westernfilms.com $3,500 broadwayoutlet.com $2,132
doctorappointments.com $3,388 birdshooting.com $2,129
kumpara.com $3,388 fanbeat.com $2,100
lpass.com $3,388 netfort.com $2,100
motorizedbicycle.com $3,300 perlight.com $2,100
hvpinc.com $3,288 threetribes.com $2,100
designmywedding.com $3,219 tifa.com $2,100
farmrealty.com $3,188 allwrestling.com $2,088
shopperplus.com $3,188 arizonavalley.com $2,088
regelwerk.com $3,135 outdoorpride.com $2,088
utilidad.com $3,049 perspectivesolutions.com $2,088
chemicalanalysis.com $3,000 localstay.com $2,002
DrinkingWaterFountain.com $3,000 automotivedynamics.com $2,000
extendingtables.com $3,000 balkanexpress.com $2,000
cancerlife.com $2,988 clesio.com $2,000
helpjapan.com $2,988 design-network.com $2,000
petcaredepot.com $2,988 fastcook.com $2,000
flockshop.com $2,975 fesal.com $2,000
freshsun.com $2,888 floridadentistry.com $2,000
thesetimes.com $2,888 fyll.com $2,000
zoneview.com $2,888 hisvoice.com $2,000
skincareinc.com $2,850 hoffmaninc.com $2,000
qlou.com $2,800 insidemotorsports.com $2,000
DriversLife.com $2,695 insureahome.com $2,000
corpoffice.com $2,600 marinelighting.com $2,000
eseworld.com $2,599 minivac.com $2,000
FOUNDFOOTAGE.com $2,588 peaceprize.com $2,000
golfinglesson.com $2,588 safestay.com $2,000
ntsdirect.com $2,588 sinoclub.com $2,000
settingthepace.com $2,588 slca.com $2,000
softwareselection.com $2,588 sportybet.com $2,000
foodfriend.com $2,521 supramed.com $2,000
tickethome.com $2,520 therockcafe.com $2,000
ecozine.com $2,510 tuneapp.com $2,000
charcoaldrawing.com $2,500 voiceconsulting.com $2,000
chatwave.com $2,500 wsgi.com $2,000
menslifestyle.com $2,500 YouCannotFail.com $2,000
newlifecoaching.com $2,500 yunan.com $2,000
profilepages.com $2,500  

YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell CenterView.com ($8,529), DriverLab.com ($3,877) and BatteryUK.com ($3,422). In addition, the tandem moved DesignMyWedding.com ($3,219), TeakFloor.com ($2,222), TalkingFrench.com ($2,062) and SportyBet.com ($2,000). YummyNames also sold WomensCarInsurance.com on their own for $3,200

Back at Sedo Zemo.com unzipped $7,159, ActivityBook.com bagged $7,000 and TreatmentCentre.com served $6,221. TeenBlogs.com and TTMall.com attracted $6,000 apiece while SurfBet.com returned $5,920. TempeHomes.com attracted $5,500 and Grinds.com grossed $5,017

Sedo had 38 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
startal.com $5,000   idww.com $3,140
treadsmart.com $5,000 wallex.com $3,058
reinvention.com $4,700 hiphopblogs.com $3,000
chandlerhomes.com $4,500 mountingsystems.com $3,000
accare.com $4,300 golfcollege.com $2,900
beauty-tech.com $4,170 qlou.com $2,800
partidosendirecto.com $4,170 patinoire.com $2,780
singpoint.com $4,170 cleanearthhosting.com $2,700
digitalhousing.com $3,900 catforms.com $2,500
carweekly.com $3,500 charcoaldrawing.com $2,500
evenxchange.com $3,500 citymix.com $2,500
investorstrust.com $3,500 europal.com $2,500
jourist.com $3,500 fleximed.com $2,400
meatfreemondays.com $3,500 bananadog.com $2,220
expomondo.com $3,475 trafficdotcom.com $2,093
emunity.com $3,250 dubai-reisen.com $2,085
irkit.com $3,250 kutzner.com $2,085
cigarettebins.com $3,220 localstay.com $2,016
etfstocks.com $3,220 ticketinfo.com $2,012

Elsewhere Moniker/SnapNames sold 80sTee.com for $5,149, HandsFirst.com got a grip on $5,000 at UpMarketURLs.com and SmartEyewear.com changed hands for $3,000. Also Hunting Moon sold ChatCash.com for $4,250 and BidScout.com for $2,000.  

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The year's second biggest ccTLD sale headlined the action in the country code category this week. That was 2.de, sold at Sedo for $40,310. That was one of six five-figure ccTLD sales this week, all of which we noted in the all extension section at the top of this report. 

The biggest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #7 on our new weekly ccTLD Top 20 Chart - that is eBooking.in (Indian country code) at $9,500 via Sedo. Sedo went on to sweep all 21 places on the elite list (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). 

The top ten was rounded out with a pair of German .de domains and a .TV. #8 Omega-Freak.de drew $9,035 while #10 PrivatJets.de landed with $5,977 onboard. Sandwiched in between was #9 Klick.tv at $8,271

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending March 13:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 7, 2011 - Sun. March 13, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 16, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 2.de €29,000 = $40,310 Sedo
2. Music.co $30,000 Sedo
3. Perles.fr €12,500 = $17,375 Sedo
4. Very.us $13,000 Sedo
5. Howrse.co.uk €8,800 = $12,232 Sedo
6. VOIP.de €7,900 = $10,981 Sedo
7. eBooking.in $9,500 Sedo
8. Omega-Freak.de €6,500 = $9,035 Sedo
9. Klick.tv €5,950 = $8,271 Sedo
10. PrivatJets.de €4,300 = $5,977 Sedo

11. Samenvatting.nl €4,250 = $5,908 Sedo
12.
tie
Med.nl €4,000 = $5,560 Sedo
12.
tie
Web-Design.it €4,000 = $5,560 Sedo
14. Recall.me $5,000 Sedo
15. Roulette.me $4,999 Sedo
16. DigitalOffice.de €3,570 = $4,962 Sedo
17.
tie
Golf-Urlaub.de €3,500 = $4,865 Sedo
17.
tie
Mütze.de (IDN) €3,500 = $4,865 Sedo
19. MP3.co €3,350 = $4,657 Sedo
20.
tie
Ou-Trouver.fr €3,000 = $4,170 Sedo
20.
tie
Patchwork.es €3,000 = $4,170 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure country codes sales off the chart with MissDomain.com posting the highest of those - Massage.se at $4,077. They also sold Konsulter.se ("Consultants" in Swedish) for $2,993. DomainLore.co.uk logged $3,864 for LifeInsuranceQuote.org.uk

At Sedo Deindeal.de and Fotoscanner.de delivered $3,753 each while CyberCD.de went for $3,614. Sedo had 65 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,600 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,600
angieslist.co $3,600   g3.be $1,390
inlineskates.co $3,500 ifly.it $1,390
loterij.eu $3,489 plastiktüten.de $1,390
naturalbeauty.co.uk $3,212 selpro.it $1,390
pos.gr $3,128 softwarepatente.eu $1,390
n.gs $3,000 ta.pe $1,390
firenze.co $2,979 verkoopuwgoud.nl $1,390
sms.me $2,800 viruz.de $1,390
s-partnerclub.ch $2,700 waehrung.eu $1,389
roofcleaning.co.uk $2,576 e-zigaretten.de $1,373
bodybuildingrezepte.de $2,501 mitglied.ch $1,369
koopzondagen.be $2,433 ironfist.co.uk $1,328
mgd.co.uk $2,415 lebenslaufmuster.de $1,321
groeten.nl $2,211 maxi.co.uk $1,256
123bio.de $2,085 ausbeulen.de $1,251
diddl-freunde.de $2,085 first-credit.de $1,251
gescheiden.nl $2,085 meinhundefutter.de $1,251
islandurlaub.de $2,085 q.cx.cx $1,250
soundsonic.com $2,000 apollo-fire.es $1,230
fotos.co $1,877 clublinks.co.uk $1,209
weshare.co.uk $1,771 ujob.de $1,208
meal.co $1,738 webzone1.co.uk $1,127
brasilien.eu $1,668 latinaonline.it $1,112
vevo.co.uk $1,610 mein-hofladen.de $1,112
wedges.co.uk $1,602 hikingshoes.co $1,100
greentube.co $1,600 77777.de $1,080
judo.co $1,600 yest.de $1,044
rfidjournal.cn $1,500 baumwolldecken.de $1,043
kortings.nl $1,473 cx.vc $1,043
satisfied.co.uk $1,449 lightroom.se $1,043
pures.de $1,407 mysportworld.de $1,043
debuyer.ch $1,390 cenacolo.it $1,000
fitness-welt.de $1,390  

Elsewhere the AfternicDLS sold Burst.us for $2,500 while Frontier.co.za ($2,000) and ADB,us ($1,177) changed hands in private sales. 

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)

The non .Com gTLDs had a solid outing with five five-figure sales including the year's biggest in this category - All.biz at $61,750. We told you about that sale and the others in the five-figure range at the top of this report. The highest sale you haven't seen yet is #6 on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart - KX.net at $7,500 via Sedo. 

The .nets had the most chart entries with 8, followed by the .orgs with 7. The .infos had three domains on the elite list, including a pair in the  top ten; #7 Sparkasse.info ($4,865) and #8 Enterprises.info ($4,800). Both of those domains were sold at Sedo.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending March 13:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 7, 2011 - Sun. March 13, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 16, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. All.biz $61,750 Sedo
2. SCH.org $25,000 AfternicDLS
3. Telomere.org $24,900 AfternicDLS
4. Logistica.net €7,200 = $10,008 Sedo
5. OpenProject.org $10,000 AfternicDLS
6. KX.net $7,500 Sedo
7. Sparkasse.info €3,500 = $4,865 Sedo
8. Enterprises.info $4,800 Sedo
9. Insure.pro $4,700 Sedo
10. Privathaftpflicht.net €3,100 = $4,309 Sedo

11. Eier.org €3,000 = $4,170 Sedo
12. ScooterParts.net $3,588 AfternicDLS
13. Conspiracy.org $3,388 AfternicDLS
14. DXY.net $3,140 Sedo
15. BoutiqueHotels.net €2,200 = $3,058 Sedo
16.
tie
20mm.org $3,000 YummyNames/
AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Bubbly.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
18. Debt.info $2,977 YummyNames
19. CreativeWorld.net $2,870 AfternicDLS
20. WebAid.org $2,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart. Sedo had 17 of those including WhiteGold.net at $2,050. The chart below has Sedo's other 16 sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $2,200:

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,200
onlinecalculator.net $2,000   logodesigner.org $1,127
chiliconcarne.net $1,750 kxd.net $1,048
miciudad.net $1,738 divest.org $1,043
mobileadvertising.org $1,500 musikkostenlosdownloaden.org $1,043
bach.info $1,390 skv.net $1,012
designermode.net $1,390 chiropracticmarketing.net $1,000
noumea.info $1,390 ptsd.net $1,000
gulasch.net $1,227 saveology.net $1,000
singersongwriter.net $1,188   

Back at the AfternicDLS CreativeWorld.org cranked out $2,390, GreenFurniture.net notched $2,350 and MagicWorld.net made $2,288 disappear. 

The AfternicDLS had 18 more non .com gTLDs sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,200
vmed.net $2,200   naturephotographer.org $1,588
thedownload.net $2,088 greenbacks.net $1,500
incentivegifts.net $2,000 MackinawCity.net $1,500
canadianimmigration.net $1,900 photobug.net $1,388
bogos.net $1,888 marell.net $1,160
magicspace.net $1,800 actu.net $1,000
juicebox.net $1,688 cancerforum.org $1,000
launchingpad.org $1,688 globeair.net $1,000
knowhopefoundation.org $1,650 uscbc.org $1,000

 Also this week, LGI.biz banked $1,177

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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