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Sales That Rank Among the Year's Best in Three Different Categories Headline This Week's Action in the Domain Aftermarket

This was quite a week for the domain aftermarket as we saw not only the biggest sale of the year to date in RunningShoes.com at $700,000, but also the biggest country code sale of the year - Deals.com.au at $100,000 - and the second biggest non .com gTLD sale of the year - Outreach.org at $90,400. Those domains fill the first three slots on our new weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart

The company that bought RunningShoes.com, Cat5 Commerce, contacted me with the news just a few hours after last week's column was posted. Jamie Zoch of DotWeekly.com (who was also given  the news) helped me verify the sale by obtaining the documentation we require. 

Cat5 already has a new ecommerce site up and running on the domain. RunningShoes.com has been used to sell running shoes in the past, but Cat5 said they bought the domain only and started their own site from scratch. Andrew Alleman posted an illuminating back story on why Cat5 went after this domain in a post at Domain Name Wire today that I recommend for more details on the biggest transaction we've seen thus far in 2011. 

By Ron Jackson

A corporate buyer was also behind the purchase of #2 Deals.com.au (Australian ccTLD). The owners of a group buying website called Zoupon decided they needed a name that better described their business so they broke open their wallets to get Deals.com.au. Sydney's Daily Telegraph posted the full story here.

NameJet gets credit for the non .com gTLD sale that also earned a place among the first three. At $90,400 Outreach.org trails only AutoInsurance.org (sold for $440,000 earlier this month) in this category's 2011 rankings.

The diversity at the top of the Big Board continued throughout the elite list with five non .com gTLDs and four ccTLDs joining 11 .coms on the leader board. The .com contingent included #4 CEN.com, sold for $90,000 at Moniker/SnapNames and a pair of Sedo sales that followed; #5 Instyler.com ($73,500) and #6 Fiver.com ($70,000)

The non .com gTLD group had a second representative in the top ten, #7 Guitars.net, sold at MediaOptions.com for $26,000. A pair of .infos also joined the chart party, finishing back to back at #15 (Makemetaller.info at $12,500) and #16 (Carpet.info at $12,495). 

Sedo led the race among venues by piling up 11 of the 20 chart entries, including three ccTLDs that landed on the second half of the ladder (led by #14 CarInsurance.tv at $13,200). Also taking multiple positions were NameJet with three and MediaOptions with two.

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 24:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 18, 2011 - Sun. April 24, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 27, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. RunningShoes.com $700,000 Pvt Sale
2. Deals.com.au $100,000 Pvt Sale
3. Outreach.org $90,400 NameJet
4. CEN.com $90,000 Moniker/SnapNames
5. Instyler.com €50,000 = $73,500 Sedo
6. Fiver.com $70,000 Sedo
7. Guitars.net $26,000 MediaOptions
8. B3.com $25,500 Sedo
9. GroceryStores.com $22,329 NameJet
10. GoutAttack.com $15,500 Sedo

 

11. Enfore.com €10,000 = $14,700 GoDaddyAuctions
12. Feiyang.com $14,200 NameJet
13. Top.org $14,000 MediaOptions
14. CarInsurance.tv £8,000 = $13,200 Sedo
15. Makemetaller.info $12,500 Sedo
16. Carpet.info €8,500 = $12,495 Sedo
17. Einfachanders.de €7,500 = $11,025 Sedo
18.
tie
Vodka.co $10,000 Sedo
18.
tie
JL-I.com $10,000 Sedo
18.
tie
TakeOn.com $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

Sedo led the supporting cast of  four-figure .com sales with Cash-Back.com at $9,555. They also scored with LifeCity.com ($8,500) and FreeWebStore.com ($7,500). Kidar.com kicked in another $6,500 while Somit.com sold for $6,050 and Instigate.com garnered $6,000

SafeOnlineCasino.com claimed a $5,500 jackpot, MobileImpact.com produced $5,010 and EXU.com yielded $4,500. NewVodka.com poured $3,675 and InvestingUniversity.com conferred $3,500. Sedo had 28 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,333 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,333
chairmaker.com $3,333   vinciconsulting.com $2,750
namestrategy.com $3,333 agencedevoyages.com $2,646
citypath.com $3,200 kote.com $2,610
abva.com $3,000 onlinescasino.com $2,600
bravada.com $3,000 limelightdigital.com $2,500
cheapfires.com $3,000 usponsor.com $2,500
yellowboard.com $3,000 africaelectricity.com $2,205
clevermail.com $2,940 hundeerziehung.com $2,205
paymyphone.com $2,900 netbooklive.com $2,205
motornews.com $2,886 cloudgeek.com $2,200
coranet.com $2,800 adpark.com $2,000
mybestshot.com $2,800 aeroseeker.com $2,000
topnames.com $2,785 myeim.com $2,000
speicherstadt.com $2,778 n-1.com $2,000

At the AfternicDLS Immerge.com captured $9,000, Nishinomiya.com made $7,588 and KnowledgeNation.com notched $7,370. BeyondTheBody.com brought $6,500, KellyRutherford.com returned $6,400 and FineBook.com fetched $5,500

A four-name logjam followed at $5,000 each that included InsureMeNow.com, PokerBand.com, ThriveHive.com and ycpc.com. LiveLead.com put another $4,600 in the cash drawer. 

The AfternicDLS reported 48 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
1525.com $4,000   spinesociety.com $2,500
gtacs.com $4,000 patrickco.com $2,488
2phone.com $3,500 provecta.com $2,488
lciinc.com $3,441 rocksaws.com $2,400
coolads.com $3,300 bahamasdirectory.com $2,300
cornerstonenetworks.com $3,188 awardco.com $2,288
marketmania.com $3,188 ecoshield.com $2,200
emiratestodayonline.com $3,149 floridarewards.com $2,200
wellnesslane.com $3,088 colourgraphics.com $2,100
teenintervention.com $3,045 mopartireworks.com $2,100
postid.com $2,900 businessofsport.com $2,088
michelago.com $2,860 flightoffice.com $2,088
SevenSources.com $2,795 serraonline.com $2,088
yourmax.com $2,795 zignature.com $2,088
foundhere.com $2,788 airportcab.com $2,000
freetruck.com $2,788 amazonday.com $2,000
lawbuff.com $2,748 digitalshadows.com $2,000
lasertechnik.com $2,700 familycoupon.com $2,000
modernjobs.com $2,588 icookies.com $2,000
soulspring.com $2,588 lostine.com $2,000
beefco.com $2,510 newyorkarchitects.com $2,000
gulfventures.com $2,500 powerwallet.com $2,000
hallsforhire.com $2,500 profitmarketing.com $2,000
peakhosting.com $2,500 puuha.com $2,000

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner Moniker/SnapNames helped them sell three more; StorageBuilding.com ($5,852), LabCafe.com ($3,588) and DELR.com ($2,900).  

Another partner, Sedo, sold C2CC.com ($4,200), TopJeans.com ($2,932), NetworkEffect.com ($2,512) and MyEstateSale.com ($2,022)

And still another AfternicDLS partner, GoDaddyAuctions, moved more including HealthPerformance.com at $3,988 and TobaccoStore.com at $3,788. There were 16 more AfternicDLS/GoDaddyAuctions .com sales that ranged from $2,088 to $3,688. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS/GoDaddyAuctions .com Sales Between $2,088 - $3,288
globalplan.com $3,688   hypershield.com $2,790
intelligentluxury.com $3,688 metal-x.com $2,688
internethomepage.com $3,388 realityweekly.com $2,588
autorehab.com $3,288 backtotheroots.com $2,500
dietbasics.com $3,288 webtxt.com $2,500
childrensgarden.com $3,188 positivetalk.com $2,288
guestmail.com $2,988 finalmatch.com $2,100
trustgo.com $2,988 helpforhomeless.com $2,088

GoDaddyAuctions was also busy generating sales from their own listings including FXStart.com ($5,200), JobSecure.com ($5,000) and GlobalDemocracy.com ($4,488). DomainsPlus.com pulled $3,516, ByteGrid.com banked $2,695 and SanFranciscoBankruptcy.com returned $2,499. Intruders.com absconded with $2,405 and CaribbeanNetNews.com reported $2,005

At NameJet Noshit.com (oh boy, I could have some fun with the verbiage on that one! - but I think I'd better play it straight) notched $8,113. They also sold CarOne.com for $7,845 while GameTalk.com talied $6,300

CustomRugs.com covered $5,201, Constar.com cornered $5,099 and Twyst.com untangled $5,000. FoodStores.com stocked $4,600, Packman.com posted $4,500 and D-E.com corralled $4,245. NameJet has 38 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,101 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,101
0708.com $4,101   poyi.com $2,450
shopworks.com $3,950 fengwan.com $2,422
partes.com $3,720 shop8.com $2,420
mplus.com $3,700 greenmore.com $2,400
3dc.com $3,600 autoeverything.com $2,393
conspire.com $3,200 manlius.com $2,385
bedroomdesign.com $3,002 rajamb.com $2,222
civilunions.com $3,000 snuffy.com $2,209
ladiesgolfclubs.com $2,833 0709.com $2,200
nowe.com $2,733 easyonline.com $2,200
peasant.com $2,701 usdesign.com $2,200
visitcatalina.com $2,695 scholls.com $2,179
casinointernet.com $2,611 solartec.com $2,160
androidfans.com $2,600 flyingcloud.com $2,159
iorganic.com $2,523 docksupplies.com $2,101
anthill.com $2,500 beachfest.com $2,100
fernbank.com $2,500 maipan.com $2,000
ttqq.com $2,500 tricks.com $2,000
globallegal.com $2,499 utilitytrucks.com $2,000

In a pair of private sales Giles Coley sold CloudCo.com for $7,000 and Alex Bickle booked another $7,000 for JustLive.com.

Elsewhere, SuperFortuna.com changed hands for $3,185 at MissDomain.com and YummyNames moved Aysel.com for $3,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

As you saw earlier, Deals.com.au assured a memorable week for the country codes by ringing up the biggest ccTLD sale of the year at $100,000. The next three places on our new ccTLD Top 20 Chart sent to domains that cracked the five-figure mark; #2 CarInsurance.tv at $13,200, Einfachanders.de at $11,025 and Vodka.co at $10,000. MobileWebsites.co.uk rounded out the first five with a $9,075 sale at Sedo, a venue that claimed 11 of the 20 chart entries.

MissDomain.com had a top ten sale with #6 CloudNine.fi (Finland ccTLD) going for $7,791. Blixem Internet also landed on the top half of the leader board with #9 Eeerbeek.nl (Dutch ccTLD) at $4,851

Blixem and MissDomain each had a second chart entry, allowing them to join Sedo and Moniker/SnapNames as the only venues with multiple chart enties. Moniker/SnapNames had three, led by #12 Streaming.tv at $4,200.

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending April 24:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 18, 2011 - Sun. April 24, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 27, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Deals.com.au $100,000 Pvt Sale
2. CarInsurance.tv £8,000 = $13,200 Sedo
3. Einfachanders.de €7,500 = $11,025 Sedo
4. Vodka.co $10,000 Sedo
5. MobileWebsites.co.uk £5,500 = $9,075 Sedo
6. CloudNine.fi €5,300 = $7,791 MissDomain
7. Chatten.eu €3,990 = $5,865 Sedo
8. Serialy.sk €3,333 = $4,900 Sedo
9. Eerbeek.nl €3,300 = $4,851 BliXem Internet
10. SportsMemorabilia.co.uk $4,477 Sedo

11. ZDN.eu €2,950 = $4,337 Sedo
12. Streaming.tv $4,200 Moniker/SnapNames
13. Aero.se €2,808 = $4,128 MissDomain
14. Antipiracy.co.uk £2,500 = $4,125 Sedo
15. Rice.eu €2,725 = $4,006 BliXem Internet
16. MR.tv $3,700 Moniker/SnapNames
17. Spartrip.de €2,500 = $3,675 Sedo
18. Tower.me $3,500 Sedo
19. Hanföl.eu (IDN) €2,380 = $3,499 Sedo
20. Hakulo.us $3,322 Moniker/SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were more than two dozen additional four figure ccTLD sales off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with Archer.co.uk ($3,218), Adverti.se ($2,970) and Cyberknife.de ($2,940).

Sedo had 19 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,000
wmp.us $2,500   glassdoor.ca $1,470
personalplanung.eu $2,279 onlincasino.de $1,470
arp.fr $2,205 priesterseminar.at $1,470
spinning.es $2,205 super-b.de $1,397
zanzibar.us $2,000 mots.co.uk $1,320
eurosuperpoker.es $1,960 a4toner.es $1,301
may.jp $1,800 consistency.de $1,176
rollatoren.at $1,617 housebook.it $1,103
affiliate.my $1,597 garagentor-antrieb.de $1,029
au.ro $1,470   

Elsewhere, MissDomain sold ZD.se for $2,427 and Moniker/SnapNAmes sold four others; Filesonic.pl ($2,099), NO.tv ($2,050), XL.tv ($1,950) and PSW.us ($1,035)

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)

Five five-figure sales led the non .Com gTLD hit parade this week including the $90,400 deal for Outreach.org that we told you about earlier. We also noted the other names that reached five figures so the highest sale you haven't yet seen in this category is CancerSymptoms.org, #6 on our Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart after a $7,438 sale at NameJet. Sedo followed at lucky #7 with KansasCity.net at $6,600.

Sedo had the most chart entries with seven, followed by NameJet with five. Moniker/SnapNames and the AfternicDLS each had a hand in three sales while MediaOptions had two. Two of the Moniker/SnapNames sales landed on the top half of the leader board; #8 Bulldog.net ($6,000) and #10 YouChoose.org ($5,174)

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending April 24:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 18, 2011 - Sun. April 24, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 27, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Outreach.org $90,400 NameJet
2. Guitars.net $26,000 MediaOptions
3. Top.org $14,000 MediaOptions
4. Makemetaller.info $12,500 Sedo
5. Carpet.info €8,500 = $12,495 Sedo
6 CancerSymptoms.org $7,438 NameJet
7. KansasCity.net $6,600 Sedo
8. Bulldog.net $6,000 Moniker/SnapNames
9. Certificate.net $5,801 NameJet
10. YouChoose.org $5,174 Moniker/SnapNames

11. Tong.net $5,000 Moniker/SnapNames
12. Men.info €3,300 = $4,851 Sedo
13. GasGrills.org €3,000 = $4,410 Sedo
14. Buddy.net $4,001 NameJet
15. Pogoda.net €2,600 = $3,822 Sedo
16.
tie
Buysoma.net $3,500 Sedo
16.
tie
MPMC.org $3,500 AfternicDLS
18. Comfort.net $3,400 NameJet
19. SmartParts.net $3,288 AfternicDLS
20. FreeLegalAdvice.org $3,188 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddyAuctions

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. Sedo had the highest of those with DepositosBancarios.net at $3,014. They also sold Eraser.net and iServe.org for $2,500 each and LandArt.net for $2,400.

Minus.net and Myeim.net brought $2,000 apiece, Schiedsrichter.net drew $1,617 and ITWorks.org went for $1,600. Combat.org took down $1,500, Zakynthos.org grossed $1,250 and HydraulicHose.org delivered $1,029

Moniker/SnapNames made $3,006 with Lazio.net. They also sold DemocracyFund.org for $2,985 and Stamped.org for $1,374

Back at the AfternicDLS USConstitution.org attracted $3,000, SoccerGames.org netted $2,850 and LegalService.org secured $2,750. The AfternicDLS had 17 more non .com gTLDs sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,925 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,850
loza.org $1,925   energymanagement.org $1,400
specifications.org $1,888 whenigrowup.org $1,377
fxcash.net $1,689 spermbanks.net $1,250
theglobe.org $1,588 photoretouching.net $1,100
tradelink.org $1,588 tampafl.net $1,100
humanlab.net $1,500 thermoshield.net $1,088
vanillaextract.net $1,488 worklist.net $1,088
costaricavacations.org $1,472 namebox.net $1,000
airconnect.net $1,433  

The AfternicDLS's domain listing service partner GoDaddyAuctions also sold GuardianAngel.org for $2,588 while another partner, Sedo, sold Catholique.net for $2,000.

At NameJet the winners included ElsaEssayCompetition.org at $3,000, Snap.org at $2,800 and Materiaux2010.net at $2,766. NameJet had 27 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,300. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional NameJet non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,300
dps.org $2,300   paises.net $1,300
healthclub.net $2,300 jukm.org $1,211
dairy.net $2,190 embjapan.org $1,209
kurdistan.net $2,100 typetalk.org $1,121
ghf-ge.org $1,710 jcdl2004.org $1,111
beverages.net $1,705 karadeniz.net $1,100
nta.org $1,600 botox.org $1,010
fanli.net $1,512 stallions.net $1,010
devryonline.net $1,510 bijou.net $1,009
safeaging.org $1,510 biodocs.net $1,009
youandaids.org $1,510 collegehonors.org $1,009
wss.net $1,500 situation.net $1,001
ashley.org $1,411 nile.org $1,000
relnetwork.org $1,399  

Elsewhere, GoDaddyAuctions sold UTDemocrats.org for $1,500 and ISDE5.org for $1,380. Two others changed handed in private transactions; PGL.info at $1,477 and PersonalInjuryLawyer.info at $1,120

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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