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Christmas Comes Early at Sedo - Their Six-Figure Sale of Navidad.com Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

Christmas is still eight months away but a buyer at Sedo couldn't wait to get their hands on Navidad.com ("Christmas" in Spanish). Mexican company VideoTurismo's $100,000 purchase of that domain gave Sedo the lead position on this week's Top 20 Sales Chart

Sedo went on to pile up 17 of the 24 entries on the all extension leader board (the extra spots resulted from a five-way tie for the final position). Sedo claimed 7 of the top 10 sales including #2 Approvals.com at $60,000 and #3 (tie) Connectv.com at $45,000

Sedo shared that #3 spot with MediaOptions' $45,000 sale of SOB.com. Two of the domain industry's most familiar figures teamed up to buy that domain; T.R.A.F.F.I.C. co-founder Rick Schwartz and TheDomains.com blogger Michael Berkens (who also runs the MostWantedDomains.com sales site). 

By Ron Jackson

The AfternicDLS also had another solid outing with a pair of top ten sales and three charted domains overall. #5 Ringer.com ($40,500) and #7 VideosOnline.com ($18,000) led the charge there. 

GoDaddyAuctions had multiple chart entries as well, hitting the daily double with #11 GWS.org at $14,800 and #20 (tie) TheLionGroup.com at $10,000. GWS.org was one of three non .com gTLDs on the elite list. The other two, Directory.net and WorldwideWarning.net, were part of that five-name logjam at #20 where each domain hit the $10,000 mark. 

The ccTLDs did even better with five of them elbowing their way onto the Big Board. Sedo handled all five of those country code stars with a line up spearheaded by #6 Inar.de at €12,500 ($18,125). Two others; Geschenke24.de and Tequila.co tied at #14 at $14,500 each. Sedo sold Tequila.co for Michael Mann's sales platform, DomainMarket.com. This kind of cross listing among venues has become very popular with the various aftermarket companies working together to get their listings in front of as many potential buyers as possible. 

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 17:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 11, 2011 - Sun. April 17, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 20, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Navidad.com $100,000 Sedo
2. Approvals.com $60,000 Sedo
3.
tie
Connectv.com $45,000 Sedo
3.
tie
SOB.com $45,000 MediaOptions
5. Ringer.com $40,500 AfternicDLS
6. Inar.de €12,500 = $18,125 Sedo
7. VideosOnline.com $18,000 AfternicDLS
8. ApartmentBuildings.com $17,500 Sedo
9.
tie
Tarifvergleich.com $15,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Umix.com $15,000 Sedo

 

11. GWS.org $14,800 GoDaddyAuctions
12.
tie
Geschenke24.de
("gifts 24" in German)
€10,000 = $14,500 Sedo
12.
tie
Tequila.co $14,500 DomainMarket/Sedo
14. Aino.com $14,200 Sedo
15. Bitters.com $12,500 Sedo
16. EnergyBody.com $12,400 Sedo
17. CentralPoint.co.uk £7,440 = $12,202 Sedo
18. Tagalog.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
19. Citech.com €8,000 = $11,600 Sedo
20.
tie
Adot.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Copy.me $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Directory.net $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
TheLionGroup.com $10,000 GoDaddyAuctions
20.
tie
WorldwideWarning.net $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 supporting cast of  four-figure .com sales with 1MB.com at $9,000. Their ledger also featured Anonyme.com and CCCN.com at $6,000 each, followed by TheCatwalk.com at $5,800. BassNation.com booked $5,225, EVME.com drew $5,167 and two others; FiveStarInsurance.com and WebMaps.com went for $5,000 apiece.

The AfternicDLS hit parade continued with Playnomics.com ($4,950), PrepareToDie.com ($4,900) and OnlineCollaboration.com ($4,588). The popular sales venue reported 67 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
energyclear.com $4,500   adtimes.com $2,500
okit.com $4,477 discountpoint.com $2,500
shelvingsystems.com $4,388 faceday.com $2,500
collegearts.com $4,255 mobilediscount.com $2,500
betec.com $4,188 redclip.com $2,500
infofit.com $4,000 tomatch.com $2,499
rightpay.com $3,750 tripfiles.com $2,388
premiersafaris.com $3,740 freshtag.com $2,350
viabuy.com $3,588 luzar.com $2,330
libertybox.com $3,500 luxuryco.com $2,300
loadable.com $3,500 dailyupdate.com $2,188
sdgame.com $3,388 myeuropeantour.com $2,188
hsgh.com $3,340 tabletnet.com $2,188
ticketagent.com $3,300 best-deals.com $2,150
overshare.com $3,250 budgetcontrol.com $2,150
wheresmybeer.com $3,200 sapnow.com $2,150
organicstorage.com $3,188 futurasolutions.com $2,088
rebelfilms.com $3,188 moroj.com $2,088
encoreauto.com $3,088 thecontentcompany.com $2,088
royalcafe.com $3,077 academicos.com $2,000
gisports.com $3,000 affordabletechnology.com $2,000
powervoice.com $3,000 borrowfinance.com $2,000
tipnews.com $3,000 chatfire.com $2,000
businessstatistics.com $2,988 diydiet.com $2,000
SKATEBOARDEXPRESS.com $2,900 emptyquarter.com $2,000
wnrm.com $2,847 evrika.com $2,000
animeget.com $2,732 getkarma.com $2,000
xssports.com $2,700 howcreative.com $2,000
ADDEAL.com $2,688 improveenglish.com $2,000
thegrindstone.com $2,688 noblebeast.com $2,000
minorityenterprise.com $2,608 padonki.com $2,000
postengine.com $2,588 shopfreely.com $2,000
thenewu.com $2,588 westernindia.com $2,000
accesscounseling.com $2,540   

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner Sedo helped them sell three more; NonSkid.com ($7,800), RadioTunes.com ($2,700) and EuCareers.com ($2,500)

Another AfternicDLS domain listing service partner, GoDaddyAuctions, moved an even bigger group of names - 17 in all - led by InformedVoter.com and OceanDevelopment.com at $3,500 each and FindAHospital.com at $3,450. The rest of the AfternicDLS/GoDaddyAuctions sales are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS/GoDaddyAuctions .com Sales Between $2,088 - $3,288
homegrowntomatoes.com $3,288   nufood.com $2,588
spreego.com $3,188 tutorlab.com $2,588
liturgies.com $2,888 canwemeet.com $2,488
tourgigs.com $2,888 yestutor.com $2,388
runwell.com $2,800 wavecash.com $2,188
coursehub.com $2,722 psychwire.com $2,088
pensionsnow.com $2,688 vsnap.com $2,088

Of course, GoDaddyAuctions was also busy generating sales from their own listings including GoPut.com ($6,000), 7001.com ($4,585) and MediaMaster.com ($3,764). CorporateGiftBaskets.com brought another $3,506 while EroticLingerie.com attracted $3,393 and Appstraction.com kicked in $2,750.

FileDirect.com added $2,505, PremiumKnives.com carved out $2,500 and FurnitureSeattle.com seated $2,499. TravelNurseEmployment.com earned $2,449, GoGifting.com unwrapped $2,188 and LANCable.com connected for $2,105

Back at Sedo i-Tek.com took in $7,250 while YSDS.com and Pockit.com posted $7,000 apiece. Thors.com dropped the hammer on $6,698 and two others; EcoFleet.com and SimpleSites.com sold for $6,000 each. FunnyImages.com fetched $5,850, Sekal.com contributed $5,600, Northcutt.com notched $5,500 and ReceiptBox.com filed away $5,201

Sedo had 54 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
biopropane.com $5,000   chapoo.com $2,900
bodenart.com $5,000 graphiste.com $2,900
exset.com $5,000 nanobionic.com $2,828
thebreeze.com $5,000 c2e.com $2,788
cruisemiles.com $4,920 energienaturelle.com $2,683
bearockstar.com $4,918 autentika.com $2,600
senioryoga.com $4,858 medianova.com $2,550
balancestaffing.com $4,500 beautyfood.com $2,538
colonialbeach.com $4,500 masticbeach.com $2,506
weightlosscalculator.com $4,500 mypropane.com $2,500
iboletos.com $4,495 quoteautoinsurance.com $2,500
eurofc.com $4,350 sohogirl.com $2,500
marketwing.com $4,350 aprium.com $2,460
infernum.com $4,176 lifed.com $2,300
singlefare.com $4,000 eventkingdom.com $2,175
teleclinic.com $4,000 pixray.com $2,175
imnova.com $3,625 tonara.com $2,175
everise.com $3,608 cancer-symptoms.com $2,100
miamimovers.com $3,500 campus911.com $2,000
projectengine.com $3,500 digitravel.com $2,000
caribbeanholidays.com $3,400 freedomrevolution.com $2,000
21stgames.com $3,001 intellistay.com $2,000
goodcorps.com $3,000 jumbocard.com $2,000
octavium.com $3,000 nycinema.com $2,000
oneyes.com $3,000 outdoorfireplacekits.com $2,000
piratestorm.com $3,000 replyall.com $2,000
savored.com $3,000 searcheye.com $2,000

Elsewhere Voove.com corralled $4,231 for SimplyFlooring.com, UpMarketURLs.com teamed up with Bido.com to sell BrandingStrategy.com for $3,823 and HuntingMoon.com moved ExGFVids.com for $3,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The ccTLD charge was led by five five-figure sales this week. You saw all of those in the all extension section above so the highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #6 on our new ccTLD Top 20 Chart. That is Mozy.no (a Norwegian country code domain) sold by Sedo for $8,700

Sedo went on to sweep 20 of the 22 chart entries (the extra spots resulted from a three-way tie for the final position). Their roster included #7 Joueur.fr (French ccTLD) at $7,395 and #8 Rock.in (Indian country code) at $7,380

Drop.com.au and the AfternicDLS prevented Sedo from running the table. Drop.com.au claimed the #9 spot with Auto.com.au (Australian ccTLD) and the AfternicDLS nailed down #16 (tie) with Diet.md (Moldavian ccTLD) at $5,000

America's country code, .US, took two places on the second half of the elite list; #13 Gay.us ($5,400) and #16 (tie) DaySpa.us ($5,000)

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending April 17:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 11, 2011 - Sun. April 17, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 20, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Inar.de €12,500 = $18,125 Sedo
2.
tie
Geschenke24.de €10,000 = $14,500 Sedo
2.
tie
Tequila.co $14,500 Sedo
4. CentralPoint.co.uk £7,440 = $12,202 Sedo
5. Copy.me $10,000 Sedo
6. Mozy.no €6,000 = $8,700 Sedo
7. Joueur.fr €5,100 = $7,395 Sedo
8. Rock.in £4,500 = $7,380 Sedo
9. Auto.com.au $6,685 Drop.com.au
10. Marins.eu €4,500 = $6,525 Sedo

11. eBooking.ch €4,400 = $6,380 Sedo
12. Sha.de €4,200 = $6,090 Sedo
13. Gay.us $5,400 Sedo
14.
tie
BeautyDreams.de €3,500 = $5,075 Sedo
14.
tie
CasinosOnline.de €3,500 = $5,075 Sedo
16.
tie
DaySpa.us $5,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Diet.md $5,000 AfternicDLS
18. Themes.co.uk $4,700 Sedo
19. Fish.co $4,500 Sedo
20.
tie
Ledleuchten.de €3,000 = $4,350 Sedo
20.
tie
ScienceDaily.jp €3,000 = $4,350 Sedo
20.
tie
ScienceDaily.kr €3,000 = $4,350 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure country codes sales off the chart with Sedo claiming all but one of those with a roster that included Kraftfahrzeuge.de ($4,147), Compare.co.nz ($3,500), Pali.co.uk ($3,280) and SEOSpecialists.co.uk ($3,116)

Sedo had 63 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,000
street.st $3,000   done.de $1,650
taxi.mx $3,000 ortus.co.uk $1,640
singlemalts.co.uk $2,952 livewell.in $1,600
ects.eu $2,900 recall.at $1,500
favorites.de $2,900 carpfishingfrance.co.uk $1,476
lot.de $2,900 tenon.co.uk $1,468
absturzsicherung.at $2,886 buykamagra.co.uk $1,460
jamiemagazine.nl $2,828 it-ag.de $1,450
promoters.eu $2,828 marktnische.de $1,450
hanf.eu $2,683 video-in-print-ad.de $1,450
casinoonline.bz $2,624 yellowtree.de $1,450
majorca.eu $2,538 compraroro.es $1,436
xtremetech.co.uk $2,507 shop4u.eu $1,436
fussballzeitschrift.de $2,320 ditech.ch $1,428
juegosgratis.co $2,175 fruitbox.ch $1,428
webmoney.cl $2,175 profoto.ch $1,428
mestre.es $2,161 onecommerce.de $1,378
energiewende-jetzt.de $2,030 workday.de $1,320
element14.cn $2,000 365bookmark.it $1,305
bmx.at $1,958 newpage.de $1,305
nded.eu $1,885 air.tl $1,250
smartstop.co.uk $1,880 nutria.de $1,233
copier.es $1,871 casinopark.de $1,160
radioaktivitaet.de $1,813 schlagerstar.de $1,160
alcatraz.es $1,740 luxusgartenhaus.de $1,088
ballwagen.de $1,740 schiedsrichterpfeife.de $1,088
comoveo.de $1,740 bundesligawetten.de $1,030
evlilik.de $1,740 bidoo.it $1,015
heidelberger-katechismus.de $1,740 bigcity.nl $1,015
serviceplan.es $1,740 crefo.de $1,015
moebel-berlin.de $1,726 sparengel.de $1,015
consulting.nl $1,668   

Elsewhere Mexicano.com sold Disponible.mx for $1,000.

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)

A trio of five-figure sales led the non .Com gTLDs this week. You saw those three names on the all extension chart at the top of this report. The highest sales you haven't yet seen in this category are a pair that tied for #4 on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart. Those were BusinessLeads.net and YouBuild.net, each of which sold for $5,000. Sedo handled the BusinessLeads.net sale while the AfternicDLS gets credit for YouBuild.net. 

Sedo rang up 10 of the 20 charted sales and the AfternicDLS also had an excellent outing with a hand in nine transactions that made the elite list, including #8 (tie) SportsNutrition.net at $4,000.

In the race among extensions, the .nets captured a dozen chart entries, followed by the .orgs with seven. The lone remaining opening went to #6 (tie) KFZ-Versicherungen.info at $4,495.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending April 17:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 11, 2011 - Sun. April 17, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 20, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. GWS.org $14,800 GoDaddyAuctions
2.
tie
Directory.net $10,000 Sedo
2.
tie
WorldwideWarning.net $10,000 Sedo
4.
tie
BusinessLeads.net $5,000 Sedo
4.
tie
YouBuild.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
6.
tie
Goedkoop.net €3,100 = $4,495 Sedo
6.
tie
KFZ-Versicherungen.info €3,100 = $4,495 Sedo
8.
tie
BuyAds.net $4,000 Sedo
8.
tie
SportsNutrition.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
10. AutoCare.org $3,988 AfternicDLS

11. Photovoltaikanlagen.org €2,499 = $3,624 Sedo
12.
tie
Destin.net $3,500 Sedo
12.
tie
HotBB.org $3,500 Sedo
14. Infernum.net $2,850 Sedo
15.
tie
WildWind.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Worldly.org $2,500 AfternicDLS
17. Fiep.org $2,488 AfternicDLS
18. Critical.org $2,400 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
ExceptionalBeauty.net $2,388 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
19.
tie
MyApp.net $2,388 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart. The AfternicDLS had the highest of those with GoingPublic.org at $2,300 and they sold two others; RealInvesting.net and SchoolOfMinistry.org at $2,000 apiece.

The AfternicDLS had 23 more non .com gTLDs sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,850 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,850
cartooncharacters.net $1,850   mypocket.net $1,132
oldfriends.org $1,800 dancetime.net $1,088
mdol.net $1,688 domaintraders.net $1,088
welle.net $1,605 powercompany.net $1,088
tenfour.net $1,500 alldance.net $1,000
artcolony.net $1,488 digicomm.net $1,000
websoft.org $1,410 elangel.org $1,000
crewtraining.net $1,388 elpadrino.net $1,000
hoperadio.net $1,375 mediawarehouse.net $1,000
allinclusiveholidays.org $1,200 ministryresources.org $1,000
artexhibitions.net $1,188 technopedia.net $1,000
tradingfutures.net $1,188  

The AfternicDLS's domain listing service partner Sedo also sold SocialTrends.org ($1,190) and Zhifu.net ($1,100) for them. 

Sedo's own listings also produced a number of other notable sales including NewMilford.net at $2,250 and Minerals.info at $2,030. Back.info brought $1,900, Daytraders.net deposited $1,700 and two others; Structural.pro and Surgeons.info sewed up $1,600 apiece

Copse.net cornered $1,599, Spielekostenlos.net spawned $1,536 and Versicherungstarife.net drew $1,523. ProtectMyIdentity.net provided $1,500, Kizuna.org clicked for $1,100 and three others; Durchfall.org, Geistheiler.net and MyBreak.net made $1,088 each. BioPropane.net added another $1,000

Elsewhere UpMarketURLs.com/Bido.com sold Deposit.org for $2,100 and GoDaddyAuctions got $2,005 for SingleMoms.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.

 

*****

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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