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AfternicDLS Solves Aftermarket Puzzle to Claim Top Two Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart

The Afternic DLS has always had a laser like focus on the small to medium sized business market where the sweet spot for domain sales is in the four figure range. They ring up hundreds of those weekly but this week they also took a side trip to the ultra high end of the market by selling Puzzle.com for $500,000. That ties for the second biggest sale reported so far this year, a position shared with GamesForGirls.com and trailing only Running Shoes.com at $700,000. The AfternicDLS also took the #2 spot on our latest weekly Top 20 Domain Sales Chart, just missing a second six-figure sale with EJU.com coming in at $96,000

Sedo.com included Gambling.com at $2.5 million on their sales list this week, however according to the public WhoIs record at press time, that domain still has not been transferred to the new owner (a requirement before we can consider a sale to be completed and eligible for chart consideraton). Gambling.com also continues to point to the well developed business website operated by the seller (Media Corp.). As I wrote last week, that raises a question as to whether this can be considered a domain only sale (also a requirement for our chart). If the buyer is going to keep and utilize the existing website as is, that obviously would be something else of substantial value (beyond the name itself) that the $2.5 million was used to acquire.

By Ron Jackson

Even with that sale at least temporarily out of our chart mix, Sedo had another very strong week, piling up 12 of the 20 chart entries including five of the top ten. Their first big run started with #3 POW.com ($75,000), #4 T.ag ($60,000) and #5 Tiempo.com ($41,900). That T.ag sale (a ccTLD representing Antigua and Barbuda) is the year's second biggest country code sale, behind only Deals.com.au that was sold for $100,000 in April.

That wasn't the only big country code sale this week either. After charting just one domain on the all extension leader board last week, the ccTLDs returned to their usual solid form this week by claming six places on the Big Board, including four that hit the top half of the elite list. Poker.org.uk gave Sedo a 6th place tie at $41,000 and they also scored with #10 Want.it at $26,500. Sandwiched in between at #8 was Lista.pl ("list" in Polish), a domain that sold for $33,733 at Aftermarket.pl. The country codes got a further boost from a South African ccTLD, #14 BusinessInsurance.co.za, that was sold by Durni Companies LLC for $18,975 in a private transaction,.

With .coms corralling a dozen chart entries, that left just two spots for the non .com gTLDs. Those went to #12 (tie) SanFrancisco.net, sold at Sedo for $20,000, and #15 Photo.pro, a name that changed hands through the AfternicDLS for $18,000

Sedo and the AfternicDLS were the only venues with multiple chart entries this week but MediaOptions was able to take a bow with #9 AdvertisingAgency.com at $33,000. Congratulations are also in order for long time domainer/developer Sol Orwell (previously known as Ahmed Farooq) who acquired #6 (tie) Examine.com for $41,000 for his new website devoted to examining claims made about various popular dietary supplements. 

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 8:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 2. 2011 - Sun. May 8, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 11, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Puzzle.com $500,000 AfternicDLS
2. EJU.com $96,000 AfternicDLS
3. POW.com $75,000 Sedo
4. T.ag $60,000 Sedo
5. Tiempo.com $41,900 Sedo
6.
tie
Examine.com $41,000 Pvt Sale
6.
tie
Poker.org.uk £25,000 = $41,000 Sedo
8. Lista.pl
("list" in Polish)
98,000 PLN = $33,733 Aftermarket.pl
9. AdvertisingAgency.com $33,000 MediaOptions
10. Want.it $26,500 Sedo

 

11. ISU.com $23,000 Sedo
12.
tie
Personalica.com $20,000 Sedo
12.
tie
SanFrancisco.net $20,000 Sedo
14. BusinessInsurance.co.za $18,975 Pvt Sale
15. Photo.pro $18,000 AfternicDLS
16. PRFirm.com €12,111 = $17,319 Sedo
17. Walk.co.uk £9,999 = $16,398 Sedo
18. Svenska.com €10,000 = $14,300 Sedo
19. Asztalos.com €9,500 = $13,585 Sedo
20. Pursu.com $13,200 AfternicDLS

 

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 five more five-figure sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all of those. PlayaResorts.com returned $12,500, Mobile360.com connected for $10,100 and three others; Absbelt.com, CloudStack.com and Weico.com went $10,000 each.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo also had a strong .com supporting cast of four-figure sales led by GamutNews.com, Inmold.com and Mutour.com at $7,000 apiece. An IDN, Berufsunfähigkeitsversicherungvergleich.com (say that fast three times without stumbling!) added $6,864 and Kuza.com kicked in $6,300

Technosat.com and TeamTop.com added $6,000 each while ArtPix.com posted $5,940, SafeOffsite.com secured $5,250 and Machiavelli.com made $5,226. Sedo had 52 more four-figure .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
aism.com $5,000   gettingsmart.com $2,990
brica.com $5,000 coinpal.com $2,860
cieloazul.com $5,000 cool-zone.com $2,860
interracialpicture.com $5,000 rojoazafran.com $2,860
eticket24.com $4,848 instatrim.com $2,859
cncarena.com $4,750 homepac.com $2,800
holzkisten.com $4,719 superlista.com $2,703
add2cart.com $4,500 gardentoday.com $2,700
gvx.com $4,400 globalmacro.com $2,550
perlo.com $4,300 aerospacedesign.com $2,500
targetinsights.com $4,290 higi.com $2,500
marketingfish.com $4,095 seegames.com $2,500
ideame.com $4,000 spilleautomaten.com $2,500
pulu.com $4,000 yourlove.com $2,450
fursa.com $3,900 arthritic.com $2,350
meeton.com $3,800 wedriveyou.com $2,181
wqe.com $3,700 circal.com $2,145
alternativenews.com $3,500 lyonesscard.com $2,145
guninfo.com $3,500 plusdownloads.com $2,145
wowmodels.com $3,500 supergaz.com $2,145
gezin.com $3,303 dailysciencenews.com $2,000
kerida.com $3,300 highspeed-internet.com $2,000
machinesearch.com $3,116 naturalavenue.com $2,000
openpeer.com $3,100 ribeyes.com $2,000
aerotec.com $3,000 splitsell.com $2,000
riskwire.com $3,000 usrei.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS ConsolidateYourDebts.com drew $7,000, EpicGear.com grabbed $6,988 and GameNavigator.com delivered $6,800. HVHC.com sold for $6,500, WineNow.com uncorked $6,288 and FQK.com cornered $6,000

Three others; DownWorld.com, Firekeeper.com and Pelak.com provided $5,000 apiece. Interludio.com landed $4,888, Banyak.com brought $4,500 and CashTeam.com deposited $4,388

The AfternicDLS reported 72 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,088. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,088
nbins.com $4,088   carolinacardiology.com $2,688
fastflights.com $3,988 vectorsoft.com $2,600
hulon.com $3,912 vikingtechnology.com $2,600
scholarshiponline.com $3,888 skinwell.com $2,588
secureanywhere.com $3,788 slipware.com $2,588
rmap.com $3,750 taxpolls.com $2,588
thefitnesszone.com $3,750 beye.com $2,500
amishbuilt.com $3,688 dopper.com $2,500
higear.com $3,550 sustainableperformance.com $2,500
iterms.com $3,500 canadianborder.com $2,488
powerbat.com $3,500 dealerpad.com $2,488
newoption.com $3,488 essentialcommodities.com $2,488
digitalhaven.com $3,288 newbreakingnews.com $2,488
gizmoguide.com $3,288 finishtime.com $2,400
tldesigns.com $3,230 taximall.com $2,399
bestwell.com $3,188 reinraum.com $2,390
titlenet.com $3,188 accessmore.com $2,388
urbantouch.com $3,188 managepay.com $2,388
golddeal.com $3,000 dreamsigns.com $2,300
plaza21.com $3,000 seobacklinks.com $2,250
Go2Team.com $2,995 airtravelagent.com $2,188
careerviews.com $2,988 acnservices.com $2,100
oito.com $2,988 neologica.com $2,100
zaptap.com $2,988 robotservice.com $2,100
localprojects.com $2,917 ashcan.com $2,088
bringthekids.com $2,900 cowboyexpress.com $2,088
creditcardfinance.com $2,900 ichemist.com $2,088
ratecalculator.com $2,900 schoolscene.com $2,088
aebrasil.com $2,888 aeronomy.com $2,000
effectivemanager.com $2,888 entertainmentmobile.com $2,000
songhub.com $2,888 exads.com $2,000
activationgroup.com $2,870 klaver.com $2,000
ladaily.com $2,800 localuniversities.com $2,000
winefrance.com $2,788 powerofideas.com $2,000
gridway.com $2,750 thehydro.com $2,000
ecocyber.com $2,700 waldenmanagement.com $2,000

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner Sedo added another sale with HumanGuide.com going for $2,100

Elsewhere YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell GroupGifting.com for $6,777 and they joined forces with Sedo to sell RenewableElectricity.com for $5,500 and ThePortrait.com for $2,799

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

As I mentioned above, the country codes were clicking on all cylinders again this week with a half dozen solid five-figure sales. Those all made the all extension Top 20 Chart and of course they fill the first six positions on our new Country Code Top Chart as well. The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #7 Gowrings.co.uk, sold at Sedo for $9,840

This is the second time that Gowrings.co.uk has been sold at Sedo this year. Back in March in changed hands for just £1,000 ($1,640), so that buyer obviously made a very handsome return on their investment with this new flip. 

Domains representing three different counties fill out the top ten. #8 FindEmployment.ca (Canadian ccTLD) changed hands for $9,250 through OK.ca, Apostas.pt (Portuguese ccTLD) drew $8,580 at Sedo and Properties.co.nz (New Zealand ccTLD) attracted $8,000, also at Sedo.

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending May 8:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. May 2, 2011 - Sun. May 8, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 11, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. T.ag $60,000 Sedo
2. Poker.org.uk £25,000 = $41,000 Sedo
3. Lista.pl
("list" in Polish)
98,000 PLN = $35,733 Aftermarket.pl
4. Want.it $26,500 Sedo
5. BusinessInsurance.co.za $18,975 Pvt Sale
6. Walk.co.uk £9,999 = $16,398 Sedo
7. Gowrings.co.uk £6,000 = $9,840 Sedo
8. FindEmployment.ca $9,250 OK.ca
9. Apostas.pt €6,000 = $8,580 Sedo
10. Properties.co.nz $8,000 Sedo

11. Oxford.eu €5,400 = $7,722 BliXem Internet
12. Haier.nl €5,200 = $7,436 BliXem Internet/Sedo
13. Melrose.co.uk £4,450 = $7,298 Sedo
14. Employment.de €4,750 = $6,793 Sedo
15. BGF.co.uk £3,890 = $6,380 Sedo
16. ANZ.kr $6,000 Sedo
17. SCN.co.uk £3,500 = $5,740 Sedo
18. Recipes.co $5,600 DomainMarket/
Sedo
19. Jetravaille.fr €3,500 = $5,005 Sedo
20. AF.ro $5,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo rang up several dozen additional four figure ccTLD sales including Uhrenstore.de and WorkFromHomeJobs.co.uk at $4,290 each and DesignSofas.de at $4,254. Bazaar.me and ChristmasTrees.co.uk lit up $4,000 apiece while PrivateBanker.de added $3,718 to the till. 

Sedo had 67 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,575 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,640
marantz.it $3,575   eurodis.be $1,430
edutour.co.kr $3,500 kinotipp.de $1,430
blankert.nl $3,218 koopzondagen.nl $1,430
durdledoor.co.uk $3,108 limousinenservice.ch $1,430
12volt.de $2,936 mueller.co $1,430
mailinglist.it $2,860 ndm.at $1,430
imd.cc $2,750 nfc.es $1,430
musicstore.es $2,717 pokertime.es $1,430
pflege-profi.de $2,646 healthinsurance.eu $1,427
glow.co $2,500 masciarelli.eu $1,416
tgd.co.uk $2,460 unser-gas.de $1,416
acseine.cn $2,288 documentaire.tv $1,359
webcast.be $2,288 sunglasshut.de $1,359
chiep.de $2,145 webschutz.de $1,359
tell-us.dk $2,145 kran.eu $1,330
vertical-blinds.co.uk $2,132 vucciria.it $1,300
dealster.in $2,000 clubaffaire.fr $1,287
obituari.es $2,000 mietgutachten.de $1,287
meinstar.de $1,859 verzakking.nl $1,287
wiso-steuer.de $1,788 teich-folie.de $1,258
143iloveyou.tv $1,750 dimamaroc.de $1,216
autoversicherung.cc $1,716 spectrum.eu $1,216
dolmar.it $1,716 souschef.co.uk $1,148
million.gr $1,716 gesundheit-ernaehrung.de $1,105
lds.me $1,655 families.co.nz $1,100
ardnamurchan.co.uk $1,640 melissa.co $1,100
erneuerbare-energie.at $1,573 schnellkochen.at $1,073
cheapestinternationalcalls.co.uk $1,500 ticketdienst.de $1,073
waterskis.co $1,500 westside.fr $1,073
78.eu $1,430 managementconsulting.nl $1,001
anwaltsbüro.ch $1,430 TC.TV $1,001
blitzer.at $1,430 autoweek.ca $1,000
cdb.fr $1,430 brutaal.be $1,000
employment.it $1,430  

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 we noted in the all extension section above, SanFrancisco.net and Photo.pro led the charge for the non .Com gTLDs this week. Placing third on our new Top 20 Non .Com gTDs Chart is CloudStack.org, a domain that generated $7,500 at Sedo. KFZ-Versicherungen.net followed at #4 with a $6,435 sale, also at Sedo.

The .nets had their most dominating outing of the year, sweeping 16 of the 20 chart entries, including #5 NewsFeed.net ($5,488 at the AfternicDLS) and #6 Snakes.net ($4,999 at Sedo). .Pro was the only other extension with multiple chart entries, scoring a second time with #8 Diabetes.pro at $4,500 via Sedo. The remaining openings went to a .org and a .asia (#18 Webhoster.asia at $2,360).

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending May 8:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 2, 2011 - Sun. May 8, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 11, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. SanFrancisco.net $20,000 Sedo
2. Photo.pro $18,000 AfternicDLS
3. CloudStack.org $7,500 Sedo
4. KFZ-Versicherungen.net €4,500 = $6,435 Sedo
5. NewsFeed.net $5,488 AfternicDLS
6 Snakes.net $4,999 Sedo
7. Spanje.net €3,335 = $4,769 Sedo
8. Diabetes.pro $4,500 Sedo
9. Uranus.net $4,388 AfternicDLS
10. MyRainbow.net $3,488 AfternicDLS

11. IPPC.net $3,358 AfternicDLS
12. Stud.net $3,000 Sedo
13. TVSeries.net $2,888 AfternicDLS
14. SoulSisters.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
15. CheapInsuranceQuotes.net $2,700 Sedo
16. WindEnergy.net $2,555 Sedo
17. TouchOfClass.net $2,484 Sedo
18. Webhoster.asia €1,650 = $2,360 Sedo
19.
tie
Nagaland.net $2,088 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
Pantarei.net $2,088 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were a couple of dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by Musik-Forum.net at $2,074 via Sedo. Their roster also included the tongue twister Berufsunfaehigkeitsversicherungen.net at $1,645

Sedo had 14 more four-figure .com sale ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,500
ringer.org $1,500   jewel.org $1,060
disorders.net $1,325 podroze.net $1,054
kunstdrucke.net $1,208 mgs.net $1,021
humble.net $1,200 theo.net $1,015
mydomains.net $1,200 1031.net $1,000
diabetesmellitus.info $1,144 dyn.mobi $1,000
glori.org $1,073 storelocator.org $1,000

Back at the AfternicDLS IncreaseLibido.net and OnDirect.net notched $2,000 apiece while SimplyMobile.net went for $1,900. CleanEnergySolutions.net soaked up $1,588, SchoolFund.com floated $1,500 and MakeMeBeautiful.org banked $1,488. Three others; Bluey.net, HRSource.net and USACorp.net captured $1,388 each. 

CorporateExcellence.org added $1,300, PowerOfChoice.net produced $1,288 and ClosedCaption.org clicked for $1,200. PTRC.org dispensed $1,088 and WebIdentity.org went for $1,000

AfternicDLS partner Sedo also helped them sell SwissExpress.net for $1,988 and Weico.net for $1,300.

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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