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Domain Aftermarket Flexes Its Mid-Range Muscles With More Than 40 Five-Figure Sales This Week

This was an unusual week for the domain aftermarket. No six-figure sales were reported but a flood of solid five-figure transactions closed - enough that we could have filled two Top 20 Charts with them and still had some left over.

  Sedo.com swept the first three places with FatBurners.com ($66,000), Internet.co ($40,000) and Stempel.com ($35,000). They went on to take 10 of the 20 positions on our new all extension leader board, including the week's biggest country code sale with Internet.co, a deal that also ranks among the ten biggest ccTLD sales reported so far this year.

The 11 .coms on on the elite list were joined by five ccTLDs and four non .com gTLDs. The latter category had its best outing of the year, ringing up 14 five-figure sales led by #5 Teeth.net at $30,240 via Sedo. That sale also ranks among the year's ten biggest in the non .com gTLD category. 

By Ron Jackson

The AfternicDLS, NoktaDomains and Moniker/SnapNames all joined Sedo as venues that had multiple chart entries. The Afternic DLS had two top ten hits; #4 TheFit.com at $30,900 and #7 QIS.com at $27,000. NoktaDomains scored with #6 SendMoney.co.uk at $29,500 and #16 EkonomikBilet.com at $16,000. Moniker/SnapNames hit the Daily Double with a pair of .orgs that tied for the 14th spot; AutoInsuranceComparison.org and CarInsuranceCompanies.org at $18,229 each (both went to the same buyer).  

Four others also earned chart honors. Boxcar.com/DomainConsultant.com sold #10 (tie) DomainWealth.com for $21,000, IDNClub.com facilitated a $20,000 deal between two their members for #12 (tie) 543.com, Gavin Durni bought #17 (tie) Education.co.za (South African ccTLD) for $15,000 in a private transaction and NetFleet.com.au sold #17 (tie) Jobs.net.au (Australian ccTLD) for $15,000

A couple of other notable sales were #12 Love.ly at $20,000 and #17 (tie) About,biz at $15,000, both handled by Sedo.  .ly is the country code for Libya and given the fact that a civil war is currently underway there, $20,000 is a sizeable bet on a ccTLD currently being operated by an unstable government. No such worries for .biz of course, but what is notable about the About.biz sale is the fact that is the third largest .biz sale of the year to date.

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 29:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 236, 2011 - Sun. May 29, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 2, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FatBurners.com $66,000 Sedo
2. Internet.co $40,000 Sedo
3. Stempel.com $35,000 Sedo
4. TheFit.com $30,900 AfternicDLS
5. Teeth.net €21,000 = $30,240 Sedo
6. SendMoney.co.uk $29,500 NoktaDomains
7. QIS.com $27,000 AfternicDLS
8. TheWall.com $25,000 Sedo
9. Lettregratuit.com €15,000 = $21,600 Sedo
10.
tie
DomainWealth.com $21,000 Boxcar/
DomainConsultant
10.
tie
LocalEnergy.com $21,000 Sedo

 

12.
tie
543.com $20,000 IDNClub.com
12.
tie
Love.ly $20,000 Sedo
14.
tie
AutoInsuranceComparison.org $18,229 Moniker/
SnapNames
14.
tie
CarInsuranceCompanies.org $18,229 Moniker/
SnapNames
16. EkonomikBilet.com $16,000 NoktaDomains
17.
tie
About.biz $15,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Education.co.za $15,000 Pvt Sale
17.
tie
Jobs.net.au $15,000 NetFleet.com.au
17.
tie
Percolate.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 22 more five-figure sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale of GLGGroup.com at $14,800. They also sold Madvertise.com for $14,000, two others; Gust.com and Loan.cc for $13,500 apiece and CFL.org for $12,000.

Sedo rang up 13 more sales at this level including BMart.com ($14,400), eCigarette.org ($14,399) and Pet.net ($14,000). Bug.net bored into $13,860, Memorise.org recalled $12,250 and two others; Movie.co and Teeth.org bit into $12,000 each

Sedo's hit parade continued with Amor.info and Spar24.de at $11,520 apiece and Kaffeeautomaten.de at $10,800. They sold three more; Bruno.org, ccTLD.com and RogueState.com for $10,000 each.

Elsewhere DomainMarket.com made $12,500 from GreenBusiness.org, YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell Pronto.net for $12,500 and NoktaDomains added two more sales with SolarChristmasLights.com ($10,250) and TravelCreditCards.com ($10,000)

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with GetPaydayLoan.com at $9,600Igua.com added $8,500, AsiaMix.com drummed up $7,588 and EDCure.com dispensed $7,200. 4IM.com fetched $7,000, VocabularyTest.com tallied $6,800 and Squats.com kicked in $6,500.

SteelCoil.com unwound $6,400 while four others; ActionPlans.com, FineLife.com, ThinkFitness.com and FoodFan.com wolfed down $5,500 apiece. The AfternicDLS reported 102 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,900. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,900
naturapura.com $4,900   FireHolder.com $2,595
PCStars.com $4,800 conservativefund.com $2,588
coupable.com $4,500 stonedeals.com $2,588
insuranceneeds.com $4,388 BehavioralAssessment.com $2,550
datainterface.com $3,988 marketingoperations.com $2,500
theyolk.com $3,988 peachexpress.com $2,500
icontrols.com $3,949 righttojustice.com $2,500
starperformance.com $3,800 skytime.com $2,500
BOOKMYDOCTOR.com $3,700 Tagtile.com $2,500
justshootit.com $3,588 taskout.com $2,500
marocmedia.com $3,588 taxcode.com $2,500
outboundcallcenter.com $3,588 doctorsleep.com $2,488
openappointment.com $3,572 marriageamerica.com $2,488
cowboynetwork.com $3,539 wawh.com $2,406
globalday.com $3,500 fruitfulliving.com $2,400
nuovaidea.com $3,488 skatetech.com $2,400
gusta.com $3,400 interbeauty.com $2,388
wiseid.com $3,388 madamspeaker.com $2,371
futbox.com $3,300 inmemorium.com $2,300
cepri.com $3,200 localclub.com $2,300
kidcity.com $3,200 signaldevices.com $2,232
gomerchants.com $3,188 basicstatistics.com $2,210
izodiac.com $3,188 balduzzi.com $2,200
selectlawyers.com $3,188 giftgalaxy.com $2,200
spiceking.com $3,188 stateresources.com $2,200
smilecentre.com $3,141 techsound.com $2,200
PTcoursesonline.com $3,080 ListZero.com $2,195
carrepairshops.com $3,060 realpilot.com $2,190
guardianmedical.com $3,000 4catering.com $2,188
igst.com $3,000 clickdealer.com $2,188
mediagift.com $3,000 mediately.com $2,188
passfail.com $3,000 zencoaching.com $2,166
progressiveengineering.com $3,000 bhimavaram.com $2,159
sanwen.com $3,000 lavare.com $2,100
stampz.com $3,000 amaki.com $2,088
synos.com $3,000 gamesfair.com $2,088
acdusa.com $2,988 haveandtohold.com $2,088
autoaz.com $2,988 itinventory.com $2,088
chaseracing.com $2,964 priceimprovement.com $2,088
budgetsource.com $2,900 solarboy.com $2,088
popsurvey.com $2,900 taxinumbers.com $2,070
FuelPit.com $2,895 versaillesrestaurant.com $2,044
lefoiegras.com $2,844 absoluterealestate.com $2,000
edbook.com $2,800 farmexchange.com $2,000
fitnews.com $2,800 fastflight.com $2,000
womanschoice.com $2,800 fulltiltsports.com $2,000
aplusdigital.com $2,788 popupbanner.com $2,000
gogalaxy.com $2,750 premierfurnishings.com $2,000
supplysergeant.com $2,668 successpeople.com $2,000
networkscan.com $2,650 therevival.com $2,000
WestGateInternationalL.com $2,600 virtuco.com $2,000

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner Sedo helped them sell four other domains. TecTrade.com took in $7,150, Odontopediatria.com drew $4,612, MMShop.com sold for $2,233 and Hartlieb.com hauled in $2,000

Sedo also rang up dozens of additional sales from their own listings including CompareElectricity.com ($9,250), GoTraffic.com ($7,200) and Verkehrswert.com ($7,186). Cardian.com corralled $6,408, AdultSeeker.com found $6,113 and three others; LowerMortgageRates.com, Zelt.com and FloristWorks.com went for $5,750 each. 

TTTour.com tacked on $5,500, EyeTracker.com spotted $5,311, Viota.com turned in $5,040 and Aliaz.com delivered $5,002. Sedo had 45 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
0711.com $5,000   myloops.com $3,000
agingmyth.com $5,000 sien.com $3,000
jinyi.com $5,000 sobeauty.com $3,000
ervaringen.com $4,798 soulcafe.com $3,000
sveawebpay.com $4,752 pelin.com $2,932
beergiftbaskets.com $4,550 dubbel.com $2,880
stormshelters.com $4,501 glus.com $2,880
aclogistics.com $4,500 visit-europe.com $2,880
dabee.com $4,500 fetishlife.com $2,750
nextitle.com $4,500 sun-gold.com $2,664
epom.com $4,199 wealthcommunity.com $2,600
ev-charging.com $4,176 goodgen.com $2,500
familj.com $4,000 yesbet.com $2,500
lifeshow.com $3,800 standards360.com $2,443
balticmaster.com $3,730 onlineredaktion.com $2,302
strooizout.com $3,601 ichealth.com $2,275
trinks.com $3,500 dosmas.com $2,160
orderdirect.com $3,425 jurisprudenz.com $2,160
bridgescape.com $3,200 zazabazaar.com $2,160
getstat.com $3,200 papersoftware.com $2,100
healthyeater.com $3,200 defended.com $2,060
creatinginnovation.com $3,000 realmoments.com $2,000
makeupline.com $3,000   

The Toby Clements Newsletter co-brokered an $8,000 sale of CreditCardMachines.com with MediaOptions.com. Clements also bagged $7,500 for Barf.com while Aiding.com attracted $3,500 and Trapped.com snared $2,000

Back at NoktaDomains the winners included Tesbih.com ($7,500), MakeMyHome.com ($5,000) and Rancard.com ($4,900). Ellegado.com grabbed $4,700, BellyExercises.com firmed up $3,700, SportsWidgets.com wangled $3,500 and GiftIdeasForMen.com fostered $2,650

Elsewhere, YaketyYak.com changed hands for $8,000 in a private transaction, MissDomain.com sold Mailworld.com for $6,173 and Maskerad.com for $5,993 and DomainMarket moved PediatricPlus.com for $6,000.

Boxcar.com/DomainConsultant.com captured $5,000 for HaveWeMet.com and $2,000 for SpaDecks.com while Moniker/SnapNames notched $4,575 for Doogo.com and $3,575 for MonsterStorage.com. YummyNames joined forces with the AfternicDLS to sell WBEZ.com for $4,477 and HuntingMoon.com sold Fratfest.com for $2,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes had another very strong week led by the nine five-figure ccTLD sales we showed you in the all extension section above. The highest sales you haven't yet seen in this category are LookBook.fr (French ccTLD) and Zynga.es (Spain's country code) at $8,640 each via Sedo, a venue that piled up 11 of the 20 chart entries. Those two domains rounded out the top half of our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart

BliXemInternet kicked off the second half of the elite list with a Dutch domain, #12 IAD.nl at $8,208. They placed another one, Zilverprijs.nl ($5,688) at #20. NoktaDomains and NetFleet.com.au also had two chart entries each. NoktaDomains added #18 Hogares.es ($6,000) to their sale of #2 SendMoney.co.uk while NetFleet.com.au supplemented their sale of #4 Jobs.net.au with #13 Insurance.net.au at $7,900.

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending May 29:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. May 23, 2011 - Sun. May 29, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 2, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Internet.co $40,000 Sedo
2. SendMoney.co.uk $29,500 NoktaDomains
3. Love.ly $20,000 Sedo
4.
tie
Education.co.za $15,000 Pvt Sale
4.
tie
Jobs.net.au $15,000 NetFleet.com.au
6. Loan.cc $13,500 AfternicDLS
7. Movie.co $12,000 Sedo
8. Spar24.de €8,000 = $11,520 Sedo
9. Kaffeeautomaten.de €7,500 = $10,800 Sedo
10.
tie
LookBook.fr €6,000 = $8,640 Sedo
10.
tie
Zynga.es €6,000 = $8,640 Sedo

12. IAD.nl €5,700 = $8,208 BliXemInternet
13. Insurance.net.au $7,900 NetFleet.com.au
14. T.cm $7,600 Sedo
15. Planeo.es €5,000 = $7,200 Sedo
16. Timbuk2.de €4,800 = $6,912 Sedo
17. CarMats.co.uk €4,200 = $6,048 Sedo
18. Hogares.es $6,000 NoktaDomains
19. Halloween.se €4,050 = $5,832 MissDomain
20. Zilverprijs.nl €3,950 = $5,688 BliXem Internet

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure ccTLD sales off the chart. NoktaDomains has the highest of those with SellingTechniques.co.uk at $5,650. They also scored with iTutor.co.uk ($5,100), LaptopRental.co.uk ($2,500) and Bang.co.za ($1,700)

Back at Sedo X.cm deposited $5,101, 8.cm added $4,901 and Dictionary.eu yielded $4,352. Sedo had 78 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $4,350 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $4,350
sciencedaily.dk $4,350   ticketstar.de $2,160
sciencedaily.se $4,350 v.cm $2,030
albercas.mx $4,320 gruenwelt.de $2,016
journalism.eu $4,320 grünwelt.de $2,016
rechnungssoftware.de $4,320 konzertkarten.eu $2,016
barranquismo.es $3,776 cha.in $2,000
phoenixlife.co.uk $3,600 kulturnetz.de $1,886
restore.eu $3,600 6.cm $1,852
sous-vide.de $3,600 schuhmode24.de $1,800
sol.co $3,400 innovision.de $1,728
greentoys.co.uk $3,260 u.cm $1,700
signed.co.uk $3,260 greatideas.co.uk $1,630
f.cm $3,250 lifestore.co.uk $1,622
m.cm $3,200 eticket24.de $1,598
y.cm $3,101 synergize.me $1,550
hostels.jp $3,000 amor.cc $1,440
iran.us $3,000 jecuisine.fr $1,440
blumentöpfe.de $2,880 vollwärmeschutz.at $1,440
globish.de $2,880 rum.eu $1,439
huis.nu $2,880 diezeitung.at $1,368
junge-sterne.at $2,880 network-foundation.de $1,368
schulsachen.de $2,880 jug.co.uk $1,360
swoopo.pl $2,880 snp.de $1,332
cd.tv $2,879 ibet.tv $1,300
vitamintabletten.ch $2,664 zitra.de $1,282
aitalia.it $2,592 lowcost.tv $1,223
ostpower.de $2,592 centaure.cn $1,200
fahrzeugankauf.de $2,520 mih.es $1,166
fub.eu $2,520 2107.de $1,152
rollerskates.co $2,500 ambassador.in $1,152
manufactures.de $2,478 businesscenter.at $1,152
paddington.co.uk $2,453 metallmöbel.de $1,152
w.cm $2,450 portalinmobiliario.es $1,150
drückmich.de $2,448 rg-racing.co.uk $1,080
mhi.es $2,448 win21.de $1,080
timeplus.co.uk $2,445 texter.eu $1,037
2.cm $2,352 haus-automatisierung.de $1,008
reservoir.ca $2,250 worldofpaintball.de $1,008
global24.be $2,160 tennisrackets.co $1,000

Elsewhere BliXemInternet sold Kredietadviseur.nl for $5,328 and Edifier.nl for $1,973, Moniker/SnapNames moved MT.tv for $1,716 and UpmarketURLs.com joined with Bido.com to sell 74.co.uk for $1,500

Also, MissDomain.com drew $1,440 for Musli.se, Mexicano.com sold Naughty.mx for $1,000 and TIG.us changed hands for $1,000 in a private transaction. 

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)

The non .com gTLDs had their best outing of the year by far, piling up 14 five-figure sales. This category rarely has more than a couple of sales a week at that level. They've been on a roll the past two weeks though, with six breaking the five-figure barrier the previous week and now more than a dozen turning the trick this week. 

We listed all of the five-figure sales in the all extension section at the top of this report, so the highest sale you haven't yet seen from this category is #15 on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart - that is MSys.net at $9,388 through the AfternicDLS. Five more .nets rounded out the elite list led by #16 FijiAirlines.net at $8,800

The .nets took 10 of the 20 chart entries overall, followed by .org with 8. That left one spot each for .biz (#4 About.biz at $15,000) and .info (#13 Amor.info at $11,250). Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending May 29:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 23, 2011 - Sun. May 29, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 2, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Teeth.net €21,000 = $30,240 Sedo
2. AutoInsuranceComparison.org $18,229 Moniker/
SnapNames
3. CarInsuranceCompanies.org $18,229 Moniker/
SnapNames
4. About.biz $15,000 Sedo
5. eCigarette.org €9,999 = $14,399 Sedo
6. Pet.net $14,000 Sedo
7. Bug.net €9,500 = $13,680 Sedo
8.
tie
GreenBusiness.org $12,500 DomainMarket
8.
tie
Pronto.net $12,500 YummyNames/
AfternicDLS
10. Memorise.org $12,250 Sedo

11.
tie
CFL.org $12,000 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
Teeth.org $12,000 Sedo
13. Amor.info €8,000 = $11,520 Sedo
14. Bruno.org $10,000 Sedo
15. MSys.net $9,388 AfternicDLS
16. FijiAirlines.net $8,800 AfternicDLS
17. ConfinedSpaceTraining.net $8,500 Sedo
18. FEX.net $7,700 Sedo
19. KansasCity.net $7,000 Toby Clements
Newsletter
20. Insomnio.net $4,988 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 led by Sedo's $3,950 sale of Idol.net. They added $3,600 for UKM.org and $3,300 for TVPlayer.net

Sedo had 17 more four-figure .com sale ranging from $1,000 to $3,100. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,100
dailyhoroscope.org $3,100   tima.net $1,440
familyvacations.org $2,500 innovativefinance.org $1,250
eigentumswohnung.org $2,304 hairtransplant.info $1,238
sentinel.net $2,000 hpp.biz $1,200
seminar.info $1,944 thestore.net $1,200
büromöbel.org $1,800 kyani.org $1,111
softair.org $1,799 samia.org $1,048
nix.net $1,735 mark6.net $1,000
pokerleaders.net $1,440   

Back at the AfternicDLS Nutritionist.org served up $3,500, BarMitzvah.org booked $3,295 and TrueColor.net collected $3,188

The AfternicDLS had 32 more four-figure .com sale ranging from $1,000 to $2,988. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,988
protectmyhome.org $2,988   opennetworking.org $1,688
cantata.org $2,788 smileon.net $1,588
dubber.net $2,788 telepsych.net $1,500
homeprotection.org $2,700 blogwatcher.net $1,488
retirementincome.net $2,588 traintickets.net $1,395
aboveall.net $2,188 realjuice.net $1,388
creativedreams.net $2,088 yodog.net $1,377
interventionservices.org $2,088 airteam.net $1,288
mysongbook.net $2,088 cfoservices.net $1,250
eyeshop.net $2,070 grantsforsinglemothers.net $1,200
preparedness.net $2,000 globestore.net $1,088
medc.net $1,830 passfail.net $1,076
itnetwork.net $1,800 gefiltefish.net $1,000
bbmi.net $1,702 icuc.org $1,000
christmastoys.net $1,700 supportsystem.net $1,000
adrenalinsports.net $1,688 travaux.org $1,000

AfternicDLS domain listing partner Sedo also sold two domains for them; Kunstgalerie.net at $1,990 and CasualDates.net at $1,000

Elsewhere Boxcar.com/DomainConsultant.com sold RXM.net for $2,000, YummyNames/AfternicDLS got $1,581 for JesusChrist.info and UpMarketURLs.com/Bido.com banked $1,350 for 796.net.  

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

 

*****

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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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