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Two of the Year's 10 Biggest Domain Sales Were Completed This Week Along With the Year's 2nd Biggest ccTLD Sale

The domain aftermarket enjoyed a very solid outing this week, generating two of the year's ten biggest sales, plus 2011's 2nd biggest country code sale and its 4th largest non .com gTLD sale.

In a deal brokered by DomainAdvisors.com, 33.com led the charge with a $358,000 sale to a buyer in China. That is the highest numeric domain sale reported since we started tracking the aftermarket in the fall of 2003. The runner-up spot when to Cupidon.com ("cupid" in French), a domain acquired by the operators of Cupid.com for $285,250 in a private transaction (thanks to Michael Berkens for the tip on  this transaction). 33.com and Cupidon.com now rank as the 6th and 7th largest sales reported so far this year.

By Ron Jackson

In other market highlights this week Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com closed an $80,000 sale of Business.co by completing transfer of the domain to the new owner who is based in the Czech Republic. That is the year's 2nd biggest ccTLD sale, trailing only Deals.com.au which sold for $100,000 last month. The non. com gTLDs got into the act too with that category logging its 4th largest sale of 2011 - Bills.org at $70,000 in a deal handled by Sedo.com

Sandwiched in between the two six-figure sales and the two biggest non .com sales (which rank 4th and 5th on our new weekly Top 20 Sale Chart) is a nice two-letter .com sale at #3. That is XQ.com, a domain that changed hands for $85,000 in a deal jointly brokered by the Toby Clements Newsletter and PremierPortfolio.com

Sedo accounted for three of the five remaining top ten sales with a group led by #6 Humidifiers.com at $50,000. They went on to pile up 11 of 20 chart entries overall including three ccTLD sales, giving that category four places on the all extension leader board. One of those was an IDN - #15  (tie) Gärtnerei.de ("greenhouse" in German) at $16,493 (the non IDN version sold for the same price).

The non .com gTLDs also wound up with four spots on the elite list. Three of those were .orgs, including DNStore.com's sale #10 01.org to the Intel Corporation for $25,000 and MediaOptions.com's sale of #17 (tie) Cacao.org for $15,000.

The AfternicDLS joined Sedo as the only venues with multiple chart entries. They hit the trifecta with a trio of names led by #8 FunChat.com at $40,000.  

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 22:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 16, 2011 - Sun. May 22, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 25, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 33.com $358,000 DomainAdvisors
2. Cupidon.com
("cupid" in French)
£175,000 = $285,250 Pvt Sale
3. XQ.com $85,000 Toby Clements Newsletter/
PremierPortolfio.com
4. Business.co $80,000 DomainMarket.com
5. Bills.org $70,000 Sedo
6. Humidifiers.com $50,000 Sedo
7. Physical.com $42,500 Sedo
8. FunChat.com $40,000 AfternicDLs
9. PlayBet.com €21,600 = $30,240 Sedo
10. 01.org $25,000 DNStore

 

11. Undergraduate.com $22,000 Sedo
12.
tie
Darlehen.net €15,000 = $21,000 Sedo
12.
tie
Francemutuelle.com €15,000 = $21,000 Sedo
14. iVideos.com $16,800 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Gaertnerei.de
("greenhouse" in English)
€11,781 = $16,493 Sedo
15.
tie
Gärtnerei.de (IDN)
("greenhouse" in English)
€11,781 = $16,493 Sedo
17.
tie
Cacao.org $15,000 MediaOptions
17.
tie
IT.cc $15,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Xumo.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
20. Misjuegosdebobesponja.com €10,000 = $14,000 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 9 more five-figure sales just off the chart led by Sedo's sales of Holland.co at $12,600 and two others; NicePrice.com and Storyboard.de at $11,200 each. They also sold VanRental.co.uk for $10,139 and a pair of names at $10,000 apiece; Sipnet.net and Thredbo.com

BliXem Internet sold Wholesale.eu for $10,521 and the AfternicDLS sold CreateAPoster.com and EmailServer.com for $10,000 each.  

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Altus.com at $9,600. Their hit list also included BetterDNA.com ($9,000), PeopleCounting.com ($8,400) and WholesaleVoip.com ($7,500). BowAndArrow.com added $7,000, Periodoncia.com kicked in $6,500 and Milcoches.com made $6,300. Jiangshi.com corralled $6,000 while two others; Kinderwagens.com and BrandSetter.com brought $5,040 each.

Sedo had 56 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
bigswing.com $5,000   interracialvideo.com $2,800
cocogirl.com $5,000 livegoldprices.com $2,700
dragonglobal.com $5,000 anoffer.com $2,619
ifast.com $5,000 9bar.com $2,600
likeus.com $5,000 canflex.com $2,500
ukcloud.com $5,000 carexchange.com $2,500
boids.com $4,900 databaseclouds.com $2,500
swissexpress.com $4,900 partnerworks.com $2,500
veryimportantpeople.com $4,900 recsys.com $2,500
waveshare.com $4,900 smart-deals.com $2,500
qiba.com $4,711 hudou.com $2,482
pflegestufe.com $4,500 facecv.com $2,450
buyinsicily.com $4,479 clipnow.com $2,422
candybuffets.com $4,400 grainedecannabis.com $2,200
societyx.com $3,995 bioblast.com $2,100
lagoasanta.com $3,990 kbmedical.com $2,100
flowtrans.com $3,920 lagerzelte.com $2,100
123sign.com $3,500 maxicargo.com $2,099
helicopteradventures.com $3,500 askoo.com $2,000
objetgratuit.com $3,500 bumpme.com $2,000
plusvalia.com $3,500 dalang.com $2,000
tigerbooks.com $3,500 greenvoice.com $2,000
halfpipe.com $3,000 mahoot.com $2,000
vanityphonenumber.com $3,000 myomy.com $2,000
vanityphonenumbers.com $3,000 n90.com $2,000
lookmommy.com $2,900 ontro.com $2,000
ic-consult.com $2,800 pleasantrunfarm.com $2,000
ink24.com $2,800 servicecompare.com $2,000

At MediaOptions SunPan.com produced $9,500, ContactManagementSoftware.com drew $7,500 and two others; PerformanceManagementSoftware.com and EntReport.com provided $3,500 apiece. Triggers.com capped $3,250, MyCacao.com quaffed $3,000 and CardiganSweaters.com buttoned up $2,500

Back at the AfternicDLS AutoNova.com notched $7,700, Nicker.com nabbed $7,000 and AlphaDebt.com deposited $6,160. TaxNation.com levied $6,081 while two others; WebsiteUptime.com and GXNews.com uncovered $6,000 each

VisionTrends.com spotted $5,800, StockPage.com posted $5,588 and CorporateSocialResponsibility.com realized $4,990. Toshihiro.com tallied $4,654, StockPages.com commanded $4,388 and SaleNow.com sold for $4,300

The AfternicDLS reported 74 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
shipservices.com $4,088   marinediesels.com $2,500
travellersworld.com $4,000 privatephysicians.com $2,500
virtualitsolutions.com $3,988 sportsintel.com $2,500
honeyhut.com $3,850 vmatter.com $2,500
aircraftbroker.com $3,800 yelli.com $2,500
cellite.com $3,788 clinked.com $2,488
naturalscents.com $3,788 inoption.com $2,488
studentmovement.com $3,722 orchidsociety.com $2,488
tax-help.com $3,599 myjobcoach.com $2,477
crossmarket.com $3,500 growthmarkets.com $2,420
etrue.com $3,500 hragent.com $2,388
vtgi.com $3,500 videovenue.com $2,388
buysubscriptions.com $3,450 zacademy.com $2,377
bestnails.com $3,288 fishingasia.com $2,150
carpetcleaningsolutions.com $3,188 skinpc.com $2,115
greatestcity.com $3,140 atlasdevelopment.com $2,100
startupbusinessloan.com $3,088 execsports.com $2,088
esquela.com $3,012 hiringoptions.com $2,088
biobliss.com $3,000 purework.com $2,088
CrystalDisplay.com $3,000 respot.com $2,088
clcworld.com $2,988 trainspotters.com $2,088
cmlogistics.com $2,988 blackpaw.com $2,060
germanstockexchange.com $2,988 aastore.com $2,000
coreader.com $2,888 agromundo.com $2,000
interfacesystems.com $2,888 CallNigeria.com $2,000
sweetlab.com $2,888 chefequipment.com $2,000
unimetal.com $2,869 codee.com $2,000
themonolith.com $2,800 crimelog.com $2,000
tinypeople.com $2,788 exploreu.com $2,000
legacyproducts.com $2,766 factsmart.com $2,000
ghandour.com $2,688 fitsoft.com $2,000
welcometoengland.com $2,688 ghostbook.com $2,000
zooshow.com $2,616 mycomputing.com $2,000
betamusic.com $2,600 rentalforce.com $2,000
grandgame.com $2,588 solar-design.com $2,000
livelikethis.com $2,588 thelemontree.com $2,000
eleadership.com $2,500 vividads.com $2,000

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner Sedo helped them move another domain; GiftsFactory.com at $2,088. 

Elsewhere YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell BookLamp.com ($5,502), HotBurger.com ($3,000) and WorldEnduarnce.com ($2,077). YummyNames also sold Ecola.com for $2,500 on their own. 

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes continued to rock with eight five-figure sales this week including the year's 2nd highest ccTLD sale - Business.co at $80,000 - the leader on our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. We showed you all of the five figure sales in the all extension section above so the highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #9 SMO.co.uk, sold at Sedo for $9,780. BliXemInternet rounded out the top ten with their $9,590 sale of a Dutch ccTLD, Artikel.nl.

BliXemInternet (with three charted domains) was the only venue other than Sedo to claim multiple chart entries. Sedo, the traditional powerhouse in this category, swept 15 of the 20 chart entries. DomainLore.co.uk was one of the three venues other than Sedo to earn a place on the elite list. They did it with #19 Adopt.co.uk at $5,868

As is often the case, Germany's .de had the most chart entries with six, followed by Great Britain's .co.uk with four. The Netherlands' .nl also did well, claiming three spots on the leader board.  

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending May 22:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. May 16, 2011 - Sun. May 22, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 25, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Business.co $80,000 DomainMarket
2.
tie
Gaertnerei.de
("greenhouse" in English)
€11,781 = $16,493 Sedo
2.
tie
Gärtnerei.de (IDN)
("greenhouse" in English)
€11,781 = $16,493 Sedo
4. IT.cc $15,000 Sedo
5. Holland.co €9,000 = $12,600 Sedo
6. Storyboard.de €8,000 = $11,200 Sedo
7. Wholesale.eu €7,515 = $10,521 BliXemInternet
8. VanRental.co.uk £6,220 = $10,139 Sedo
9. SMO.co.uk £6,000 = $9,780 Sedo
10. Artikel.nl €6,850 = $9,590 BliXemInternet

11. Beat.fm $8,500 Sedo
12.
tie
Brandy.co €6,000 = $8,400 Sedo
12.
tie
Energiemakler.de €6,000 = $8,400 Sedo
14. Doldersum.nl €5,950 = $8,330 BliXemInternet
15. Shawbrook.co.uk £5,000 = $8,150 Sedo
16. Virus.nl €5,001 = $7,001 Sedo
17. Gin.co €5,000 = $7,000 Sedo
18. Smartkauf.de €4,500 = $6,300 Sedo
19. Adopt.co.uk £3,600 = $5,868 DomainLore.co.uk
20. Buchbinderei.de €4,165 = $5,831 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure ccTLD sales off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with SchlagerPortal.de at $5,600 and a pair of domains at $5,000 each; DataRecovery.us and YouthHostels.co.uk.  

Sedo had 84 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $4,900 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $4,900
cartedevoeux.fr $4,900   blumengeschäft.ch $1,540
wraplondon.co.uk $4,817 ferienhaus-provence.de $1,540
television.de $4,621 golfweekend.nl $1,540
ira.co $4,550 experts-exchange.de $1,500
ifast.co.uk $4,421 chisels.co.uk $1,400
sciencedaily.ch $4,350 dixie.co.in $1,400
sciencedaily.cz $4,350 domo.ch $1,400
cheapdesignerclothes.co.uk $4,238 haushaltsroboter-shop.de $1,400
danurlaub.de $4,200 hradviesbureau.nl $1,400
zonnebrillen.eu $4,025 jouerjeux.fr $1,400
congrescentrum.nl $3,850 recambioscoches.es $1,400
findjobs.co.uk $3,850 redcloud.at $1,400
carpooling.us $3,600 schwindel.at $1,400
thebookclub.co.uk $3,505 smsgeld.nl $1,400
fashion.nu $3,500 bons.ch $1,399
feed.it $3,500 dasfest.de $1,399
orac.de $3,500 sanlucio.ch $1,399
ustawy.pl $3,500 brautschuhe-online.de $1,365
zugewinn.de $3,500 sportsbras.co.uk $1,330
wodka.eu $3,437 taschentick.de $1,330
driving-lessons.co.uk $3,260 taxcox.de $1,330
londonaccountants.co.uk $3,244 adventurebikes.co.uk $1,304
networks.ca $3,000 lieblingsduft.de $1,260
torrentdownloads.me $3,000 newsweb.de $1,260
mp4.es $2,800 salute.me $1,250
amerikareizen.nl $2,450 startmenu.nl $1,225
kidscamps.co.uk $2,445 servnet.co.uk $1,223
purchase.it $2,380 handelsregisterauszug.eu $1,190
spiritlevels.co.uk $2,282 skydance.at $1,190
ukm.eu $2,100 afterwork.eu $1,176
pu.gs $2,000 de.mg $1,120
torrentdownload.me $2,000 orderflowers.de $1,120
z.gd $2,000 pkwteile.at $1,120
cim.tv $1,999 boomhiemke.de $1,050
jazztime.de $1,959 castellammaredelgolfo.it $1,050
badmintontraining.de $1,890 dekobuchstaben.de $1,050
china.se $1,820 iname.us $1,050
supercasino.se $1,750 wegrow.de $1,050
localestate.co.uk $1,630 buyabike.co.uk $1,000
specialevents.co.uk $1,630 canaria.es $1,000
bet365poker.de $1,610 itokin.net.cn $1,000
cookware.us $1,600 coachinghotel.de $1,000

Elsewhere DomanLore.co.uk sold Retweet.co.uk ($3,342) and Nets.co.uk ($2,544), The AfternicDLS moved V.cr ($3,000) and ProTech.tv ($1,477) and BliXemInternet teamed up with Sedo to sell M24.eu for $2,380

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)

After a slow week last week the non .Com gTLDs bounced back with a half dozen five-figure sales this week, including the 4th highest sale of the year in this category - Bills.org at $70,000 - the leader of our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart. You saw all of the five-figure sales in the all extension section earlier, so the highest sale you haven't yet seen in this category is #7 Raw.info, sold at Sedo for $8,400

Another .info - Mafia.info - took the next spot at $5,600 through Sedo who also claimed the #9 spot with Upgrades.net at $5,500. A pair of AfternicDLS sales - Compute.net and QRS.net at $5,000 each - rounded out the top ten. 

The .nets led the extension race by taking 11 places on the elite list. .org followed with 6 and .info nailed down the other three openings. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending May 22:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 16, 2011 - Sun. May 22, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 25, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Bills.org $70,000 Sedo
2. 01.org $25,000 DNStore
3. Darlehen.net €15,000 = $21,000 Sedo
4. Cacao.org $15,000 MediaOptions
5.
tie
EmailServer.net $10,000 AfternicDLS
5.
tie
Sipnet.net $10,000 Sedo
7. Raw.info €6,000 = $8,400 Sedo
8. Mafia.info €4,000 = $5,600 Sedo
9. Upgrades.net $5,500 Sedo
10.
tie
Compute.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
QRS.net $5,000 AfternicDLS

12. Detoxification.org $4,000 Sedo
13. ReadOn.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
14. Platin.info €2,288 = $3,203 AfternicDLS
15. SilverLining.org $3,088 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Darlington.org $2,988 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
NameDropper.net $2,988 AfternicDLS
18. Eissa.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
19. Urbanite.net $2,689 AfternicDLS
20. SocialCity.net $2,388 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were a a few dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sales of Etre.net at $2,225 and GoodSeed.net at $2,188.  

The AfternicDLS had 18 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
dslservice.net $2,000   datenite.net $1,341
cdrn.org $1,879 propoint.net $1,300
marketingstrategies.net $1,700 vacationchoices.net $1,199
stockpage.net $1,688 nicker.org $1,188
DUILawyer.biz $1,495 wheretheressmoke.net $1,100
orchidsociety.net $1,488 haine.net $1,000
teachersalary.org $1,488 kitchenerwaterloo.net $1,000
orchidsociety.org $1,400 nappo.net $1,000
travelscape.org $1,388 portraitphotography.net $1,000

Back at Sedo a pair of .biz domains; Newmarket.biz and Rimini.biz brought $2,100 apiece

Sedo had 20 more four-figure .com sale ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
bible.pro $2,000   autoinsurance.mobi $1,500
mfp.org $2,000 pisa.info $1,500
stanton.org $2,000 mobilevoip.net $1,400
tahrir.org $2,000 savings-account.org $1,400
vimax.org $2,000 insuranceagent.org $1,250
wpi.org $1,800 autolackierer.org $1,190
doshi.org $1,793 ggi.biz $1,050
heure.net $1,750 cyclo.org $1,000
reuseit.org $1,700 ditto.biz $1,000
jamaicavacations.org $1,650 qol.org $1,000

Elsewhere the Toby Clements Newsletter sold FindJobs.org for $2,000

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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