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Year's First Seven-Figure Sale Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart

It has been a long time coming, but finally - four and half months into the 2011 domain sales season, the year's first confirmed seven-figure transaction has been completed. Boxcar.com/DomainConsultant.com did the honors by closing DomainName.com for an even $1,000,000. That is certainly an appropriate name to be leading any domain name sales chart so it is fitting that it is the one that broke the blockbuster ice this year.

Boxcar/DomainConsultant, largely on the strength of their Domain Madness 3 auction, wound up claiming four places on our new weekly all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart, including the runner-up spot with Ocean.com at $100,000. Two others landed on the top half of the elite list; #5 Lean.com at $52,500 and #9 Irons.com at $38,000.

Sedo.com still managed to take the most positions overall, piling up 11 of the 20 chart entries. Four domains from the Sedo roster landed on the top half of the leader board with #3 JuegosDeCocina.com ("cooking games" in Spanish) at $90,000 and #4 ESE.com at $85,000 setting the pace for them. 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo also accounted for all four of the ccTLD sales that earned places on the Big Board. The country code contingent was led by # 7 Market.de at $42,600, a deal that ranks as the fourth biggest ccTLD sale reported so far this year. The country codes also got a boost from #12 Cocinas.es ($24,140), #14 Creative.co.uk ($20,930) and #16 Pari.fr ($19,170)

The non .com gTLDs have just one representative on the chart (again thanks to Sedo). That is #17 Gadgets.net at $16,330.

Joining Sedo and Boxcar/DomainConsultant among the venues with multiple chart entries was the AfternicDLS who rang up four of the Top 20 sales. #8 CeramicTiles.com at $40,000 and #10 BollywoodLife.com at $34,100 led the AfternicDLS charge. 

Michael Berkens's sales site, MostWantedDomains, also earned chart honors this week with #11 Transferred.com at $25,000

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 15:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 9, 2011 - Sun. May15, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 18, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. DomainName.com $1,000,000 Boxcar/
DomainConsultant
2. Ocean.com $100,000 Boxcar/
DomainConsultant
3. JuegosDeCocina.com $90,000 Sedo
4. ESE.com $85,000 Sedo
5. Lean.com $52,500 Boxcar/
DomainConsultant
6. CleanEnergy.com $50,000 Sedo
7. Market.de €30,000 = $42,600 Sedo
8. CeramicTiles.com $40,000 AfternicDLS
9. Irons.com $38,000 Boxcar/
DomainConsultant
10. BollywoodLife.com $34,100 AfternicDLS

 

11. Transferred.com $25,000 MostWantedDomains
12. Cocinas.es €17,000 = $24,140 Sedo
13. Sava.com $21,275 Sedo
14. Creative.co.uk £13,000 = $20,930 Sedo
15. InfoNews.com $19,477 AfternicDLS
16. Pari.fr €13,500 = $19,170 Sedo
17. Gadgets.net €11,500 = $16,330 Sedo
18.
tie
Tailandia.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
AutoMatch.com $15,000 Sedo
18.
tie
Delegates.com $15,000 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.

There were 13 more five-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's sales of BusinessFinancing.com at $14,600 and Fliese.de at $14,058. They also scored with NukeShare.com ($12,500), Zeitungsdruck.de ($12,354) and Tempo.pt ($12,070). VanillaExtract.com added $12,000 while  AskLive.com located $10,500. PrescriptionSunglasses produced another $10,099 and TimeBook.com tallied $10,000

Elsewhere, Drop.com.au sold ShippingContainers.com.au for $13,565, the AfternicDLS moved Twicket.com for $13,200 and PirateWorld.com for $10,000, and the Toby Clements Newsletter notched $12,500 for HDE.com

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with CashXpress.com at $9,800 and added $8,500 for Tranen.com and $8,000 for FitnessEvolution.com. BroadbandEntertainment.com drew $6,600, HelloOnline.com connected for $6,400 and qswo.com captured $6,288

EnergyCentre.com generated $5,625, LeapFrogging.com landed at $5,000 and Muvi.com clicked for $4,950. Bluv.com bagged $4,892 and DiamondBook.com banked $4,500.

The AfternicDLS reported 62 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
netfashion.com $4,000   maxiservices.com $2,500
systemssource.com $4,000 phoenixclinic.com $2,500
viraladvertising.com $4,000 platinumcommunications.com $2,500
extrasolar.com $3,988 KUBOO.com $2,488
expressvideo.com $3,500 rareplant.com $2,488
nationcard.com $3,500 sevenrules.com $2,488
millionaireteam.com $3,350 yourspotlight.com $2,330
parcelexpress.com $3,300 btogroup.com $2,300
dcarchitect.com $3,188 easyreferrals.com $2,300
itsablingthing.com $3,188 handylink.com $2,300
media-science.com $3,088 shopcouture.com $2,250
dcarchitects.com $3,000 huban.com $2,200
expertmanagement.com $3,000 solidworksjobs.com $2,200
shijun.com $3,000 indexinvestment.com $2,188
winecouture.com $3,000 movieresource.com $2,188
infopics.com $2,988 sweetlabs.com $2,188
harmonyshop.com $2,888 capgains.com $2,100
edition1.com $2,869 architeca.com $2,088
tiledesigns.com $2,850 fastorganics.com $2,088
thecfa.com $2,800 infinitepeace.com $2,088
freenetmail.com $2,788 neartohere.com $2,088
safesupport.com $2,788 painworld.com $2,088
thegrillroom.com $2,750 boxofficereviews.com $2,000
thespiritoftexas.com $2,700 buenasnoches.com $2,000
gbics.com $2,688 Dev365.com $2,000
phonepatrol.com $2,688 ebartender.com $2,000
thegreenbee.com $2,650 lawyerstoday.com $2,000
soccergrip.com $2,600 rdesign.com $2,000
gadgethound.com $2,588 seinet.com $2,000
westernsound.com $2,588 tsiusa.com $2,000
foamsigns.com $2,500 yellowrock.com $2,000

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner Sedo helped them move two more; Disponible.com at $2,500 and CertifiedCare.com at $2,475

Sedo was also busy racking up dozens of additional sales from their own listings including UnionBet.com ($8,520), Sett.com ($6,750) and AGX.com ($6,674). 360PR.com provided $6,600, GameHead.com hauled in $6,500 and two others; BMZ.com and Go-On.com went for $6,200 apiece.

The Sedo list also included three at $6,000 each; InvestCafe.com, LisaBlue.com and Travo.com. Epicc.com picked up another $5,751 and Flanco.com fetched $5,538

Sedo had 53 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
cloudmeter.com $5,000   thebedrockfund.com $3,000
financeplus.com $5,000 mksd.com $2,950
onlinespoker.com $5,000 melanz.com $2,840
insures.com $4,999 arball.com $2,750
socifarma.com $4,970 32vegas.com $2,500
ok8.com $4,800 enfra.com $2,500
mellowpages.com $4,750 medienanwalt.com $2,500
iserve.com $4,500 piefactory.com $2,500
buypatiofurniture.com $4,400 pityparty.com $2,400
coretransform.com $4,260 factmob.com $2,250
teretbantine.com $4,260 greenpals.com $2,250
i186.com $4,250 saleorlease.com $2,250
globalhood.com $4,200 webbadges.com $2,162
mroth.com $4,200 lhgw.com $2,140
romanempire.com $4,000 bananapoker.com $2,130
bet80.com $3,750 casatecnica.com $2,130
travelgreece.com $3,750 onatousuncotefoot.com $2,130
adshare.com $3,650 clouduk.com $2,013
extrachat.com $3,550 dxrx.com $2,000
mercerie.com $3,550 padigital.com $2,000
quicar.com $3,550 perfax.com $2,000
paydio.com $3,542 propertycloud.com $2,000
solteck.com $3,500 securityinstaller.com $2,000
iliev.com $3,394 seenic.com $2,000
travelviewer.com $3,388 teamtootoo.com $2,000
bjertnes.com $3,000 tecosa.com $2,000
socash.com $3,000  

Back at Boxcar/DoimainConsultant, StayCool.com commanded $8,500, BigWinner.com raked in $5,000 and SmoothLegs.com shaved off $3,500. BroadbandProviders.com produced $3,050 and two others; BaseballTrainer.com and ImpoundAuction.com posted $2,500 apiece. 

At Moniker/SnapNames PaydayLoanCash.com deposited $6,950, EmploymentAttorneys.com billed $3,649 and Xiaotao.com delivered $3,088. Vejinha.com hooked $3,000, Metu.com yielded $2,306, PsoriasisToday.com took in $2,132 and ePath.com pulled $2,000.

Elsewhere PassagensAereasBaratas.com changed hands for $9,112 in a private transaction, Toby Clements sold Chicopee.com for $5,000 and HuntingMoon.com moved BBFX.com and CoffeeLogic.com for $2,500 each.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes had another excellent outing with eight five-figure sales led by Market.de (German ccTLD) at $42,600 via Sedo. All of those five-figure deals were listed in the all extension section above so the highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is the #9 domain on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart - Cheat-Lexicon.de at $7,100, also through Sedo. Their sale of Haushaltsroboter24.de for $6,035 rounded out the top ten and helped Sedo sweep 17 of the 20 chart entries. 

Gavin Durni's $5,000 purchase of #16 Learning.co.za (South African country code) and BliXem Internet's $4,580 sale of #18 Innova.eu were among the few that kept Sedo from running the table.

As is often the case, Germany's .de led the race among extensions by taking five places on the leader board. The European Union's .eu was next with three while France's .fr and Spain's .es each had two.

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending May 15:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. May 9, 2011 - Sun. May 15, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 18, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Market.de €30,000 = $42,600 Sedo
2. Cocinas.es €17,000 = $24,140 Sedo
3. Creative.co.uk £13,000 = $20,930 Sedo
4. Pari.fr €13,500 = $19,170 Sedo
5. Fliese.fr €9,900 = $14,058 Sedo
6. ShippingContainers.com.au $13,565 Drop.com.au
7. Zeitungsdruck.de €8,700 = $12,354 Sedo
8. Tempo.pt €8,500 = $12,070 Sedo
9. Cheat-Lexicon.de €5,000 = $7,100 Sedo
10. Haushaltsroboter24.de €4,250 = $6,035 Sedo

11.
tie
Radar.gr €4,000 = $5,680 Sedo
11.
tie
Ztrixq.se €4,000 = $5,680 Sedo
13. Geheimtipp.de €3,950 = $5,609 Sedo
14. Grosshandel.eu €3,900 = $5,538 Sedo
15. Estambul.es €3,600 = $5,112 Sedo
16. Learning.co.za $5,000 Pvt Sale
17. Cognac.co €3,500 = $4,970 Sedo
18. Innova.eu €3,225 = $4,580 BliXemInternet
19. Badminton.eu €3,100 = $4,402 Sedo
20. Believe.in €3,000 = $4,260 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure ccTLD sales led by Sedo's $4,128 sale of OnSale.be. Botschaft-Ukraine.de added $3,550 and Lingot-or.fr found $3,397

Sedo had 68 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,266 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,266
ligafans.de $3,266   skupmakulatury.pl $1,420
redcloud.de $3,266 talkfusion.de $1,420
behas.nl $2,840 mondialmoto.it $1,419
cga.fr $2,840 seerog.eu $1,417
radfahren.eu $2,840 shoganai.de $1,399
xlog.de $2,698 rel.eu $1,349
unserstrom.de $2,556 abendkleid.eu $1,314
mygold.tv $2,500 emall.de $1,278
nationalcarrental.co.in $2,500 schilddruesenunterfunktion.de $1,278
abnehmen-forum.de $2,485 sicherheitskonzept.eu $1,278
onlinepokersites.co.uk $2,415 ye.si $1,250
afortunado.es $2,414 z.ht $1,250
hauptstadt-makler.de $2,201 z.tl $1,250
clorofila.es $2,130 angele.eu $1,243
spätzünder.de $2,130 mein-handwerker.de $1,207
versand-moebel.de $2,130 sachsen-web.de $1,207
ivf.me $1,875 klaxon.fr $1,136
chatchoice.nl $1,832 palco.eu $1,136
actioncam.de $1,704 perdue.it $1,136
bioeconomy.de $1,704 sandura.de $1,136
modelagency.us $1,704 sponser.eu $1,136
poke.de $1,690 success-company.de $1,129
recruitit.co.uk $1,610 shima.eu $1,101
justprojectors.co.uk $1,608 kartapaliwowa.pl $1,100
weddings.de $1,562 strassenmodelz.de $1,098
elance.in $1,500 mallorca-villa.de $1,096
meine-ausbildung.de $1,463 baumetall.eu $1,065
b.tl $1,450 frankreichimmobilien.de $1,065
4wheels.co.uk $1,441 herbergen.at $1,065
fotoprint.at $1,420 jazznight.de $1,065
ladylike.at $1,420 mergers.fr $1,065
monfairepart.fr $1,420 mopan.it $1,065
opdrachten.be $1,420 reha.eu $1,065
perlo.de $1,420 consolati-italiani.de $1,051

Elsewhere the AfternicDLS sold TowBar.co.uk for $4,000 and Prepaid.cc for $1,500 while BliXem Internet booked $2,308 for Nederlandseloterij.nl

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)

It was slow going for the non .Com gTLDs again this week with just one sale in this category reaching the five-figure mark. That was Gadgets.net at $16,330 via Sedo. The runner-up spot on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart went to Hemp.info at $8,520. Sedo also made that sale en route to piling up 14 of the 20 chart entries, including 7 of the top 10. Sedo's haul included #3 Sardinien.net at $8,236 and #4 FBK.net at $5,555

Boxcar/DomainConsultant and the AfternicDLS finally broke up the Sedo party at the top of the chart when each claimed a share of the #5 spot with a $5,000 sale. Boxcar.DC did it with Ocean.net while the AfternicDLS scored with VDA.net

The .nets led the extension race by taking 11 places on the elite list. .Org followed with 6. That left two spots for .info and one for .biz. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending May 15:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 9, 2011 - Sun. May 15, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 18, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Gadgets.net €11,500 = $16,330 Sedo
2. Hemp.info €6,000 = $8,520 Sedo
3. Sardinien.net €5,800 = $8,236 Sedo
4. FBK.net $5,555 Sedo
5.
tie
Ocean.net $5,000 Boxcar/
DomainConsultant
5.
tie
VDA.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
7. Online-Marketing.net €3,500 = $4,970 Sedo
8. Madison.net $4,501 Sedo
9. Pricebook.net $4,288 AfternicDLS
10. Kleinkredit.info €3,000 = $4,260 Sedo

11. LocalSalesNetwork.net $4,200 AfternicDLS
12. KNS.org $4,000 Sedo
13.
tie
08.biz $3,188 Sedo
13.
tie
Sapience.org $3,188 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
AcousticGuitar.org $3,000 Sedo
15.
tie
Amec.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
17. Haemorrhoiden.org €2,060 = $2,925 Sedo
18. Online-Marketing.org €2,000 = $2,840 Sedo
19. BritishClub.org $2,788 Sedo
20. Dependency.net $2,750 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were a a few dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by Sedo's $2,650 sale of GoaHotels.net. They also moved SwingerClub.org for $2,582

Sedo had 15 more four-figure .com sale ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
plum.org $2,500   betboo.org $1,575
sugarcane.org $2,500 nickname.info $1,420
emeraude.org $2,299 treppenrenovierung.info $1,349
ehandel.org $2,130 citylab.org $1,200
videokonferenz.net $2,130 loo.net $1,200
picolo.net $2,088 strom.mobi $1,060
sohbetodalari.net $2,000 ziwi.net $1,000
allyou.net $1,920  

Back at the AfterniicDLS AWSM.net notched $2,588, Sofi.org sold for $2,500 and Hanfhaus.net nabbed $2,901

The AfternicDLS had 15 more four-figure .com sale ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
atmo.org $2,000   sitedeals.net $1,180
trailerhitches.net $2,000 safetyconsultant.net $1,088
happilyeverafter.net $1,888 indoorairquality.org $1,000
scrubbed.net $1,750 livingsystems.org $1,000
thegallery.net $1,500 ourdemocracy.org $1,000
gomexico.net $1,388 qualitycleaning.net $1,000
vicr.net $1,301 wellmade.net $1,000
swagger.net $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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