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The Continuing Adventures of the Domain Aftermarket: Return of the 6-Figure Sale

After two weeks without a publicly reported 6-figure sale, MediaOptions.com broke the brief blockbuster drought by wrapping up a $200,000 sale of Adventure.com that they brokered. The domain was purchased by Eric Borgos of Impulse Communications, Inc. -  the latest addition to a very nice portfolio of generic gems that he owns.

The runner-up spot on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart goes to Phrases.com, a domain that brokerage house  UpMarketDNS.com (formerly known as UpMarketURLs) sold for $80,000 after DNForum.com owner Adam Dicker enlisted them to market the domain for him. UpMarketDNS also had a hand in a second top ten sale, teaming up with Bido.com to move #6 SocialLife.com for $42,500

By Ron Jackson

The .coms had a big week, sweeping the first eight places on the leader board and 16 of 23 positions overall (the extra spots resulted from a four-way tie for the final opening). Legendary domain investor Garry Chernoff helped the .com cause by selling #3 (tie) AdNet.com for $60,000. The AfternicDLS and their domain listing service partner Moniker/SnapNames also rang up a $60,000 sale with Chop.com

Iolite.com rounded out the first five in a $48,458 private transaction. Iolite is a purple gemstone and Iolite.com was one the many gem and jewelry domains held by seller DomainGems.com.

Sedo.com took more places on the elite list than any other venue, piling up 12 chart entries with a roster led by #7  ElectrictyRates.com at $20,000. In addition, Sedo accounted for all five of the ccTLDs on the Big Board. Their country code group included three .co domains that Sedo sold for DomainMarket.com owner Michael Mann; Cigar.co and Ski.co at $15,000 each and Automotive.co at $10,000. Sedo also had a hand in the two non .com gTLD sales that made the Top 20 - #16 Immobilienmakler.net ("real estate broker" in German) at $11,520 and #17 Antonio.net at $11,000 (they sold the latter domain on behalf of the AfternicDLS as one of their listing service partners).

The four charted sales made between private parties (rather than through one of the major sale venues) included #14 iSuggest.com at $13,000 and a $12,000 sale of #15 SmartLoans.com made by Justin Godfrey of DIS Inc.

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 12:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 6, 2011 - Sun. June 12, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 15, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Adventure.com $200,000 MediaOptions
2. Phrases.com $80,000 UpMarketDNS
3.
tie
AdNet.com $60,000 Pvt Sale
3.
tie
Chop.com $60,000 AfternicDLS/
Moniker/SnapNames
5. Iolite..com $48,458 Pvt Sale
6. SocialLife.com $42,500 UpMarketDNS/Bido
7. ElectricityRates.com $20,000 Sedo
8. Argonaut.com £10,000 = $16,400 Sedo
9.
tie
Cigar.co $15,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Ski.co $15,000 Sedo

 

11. NewYorkOfficeSpace.com €10,000 = $14,400 Sedo
12. Sauce.de €9,500 = $13,680 Sedo
13. NurseryRhymes.com $13,050 Sedo
14. iSuggest.com $13,000 Pvt Sale
15. SmartLoans.com $12,000 Pvt Sale
16. Immobilienmakler.net
("real estate broker" in German)
€8,000 = $11,520 Sedo
17. Antonio.net $11,000 AfternicDLS/Sedo
18.
tie
Automotive.co $10,000 Sedo
18.
tie
Splatt.com $10,000 Moniker/SnapNames
20.
tie
AdCash.com $9,500 Sedo
20.
tie
NetStars.com $9,500 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Ral.ly $9,500 Sedo
20.
tie
Sellr.com $9,500 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 .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with ExtremeCoupon.com at $8,900 and Origeo.com at $8,750. NowFood.com wolfed down another $8,000, Textagentur.com tacked on $7,920 and InFiber.com fetched $7,800

The Sedo hit parade continued with FullBlast.com ($7,500), ETEM.com ($7,200) and MyShowcase.com ($6,700). AdsCash.com deposited $6,566 while IslandTrader.com and FilmPost.com produced $6,000 apiece. ForeverOne.com went for $5,760 and ProfessionalsRealEstate.com returned $5,602.

Sedo had 36 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,530 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,530
gively.com $5,530   allpost.com $2,850
citybase.com $5,200 inky.com $2,800
bargeld.com $5,040 sweetooth.com $2,750
exu.com $5,040 infinitedata.com $2,720
meicheng.com $5,000 kidsdaysout.com $2,592
mibel.com $5,000 cloudblogs.com $2,500
kissbank.com $4,500 socialshout.com $2,500
snackwisely.com $4,500 tv2pc.com $2,500
fashion247.com $4,000 cloudlabor.com $2,372
mycbd.com $3,900 pharmacros.com $2,160
virtualproduction.com $3,599 backstories.com $2,100
turnkeystuff.com $3,500 omtrack.com $2,100
actionalert.com $3,250 nahrungsergaenzungsmittel.com $2,088
chefprive.com $3,000 casualcity.com $2,016
heavenbook.com $3,000 dionisi.com $2,000
myselfstorage.com $3,000 paintitgreen.com $2,000
pokerbubble.com $3,000 paloaltomortgage.com $2,000
happyprint.com $2,880 virtualconsult.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS Geometrical.com commanded $8,000, Play4Me.com plugged in $7,500 and DogHelp.com collared $6,400. FashionConnection.com clicked for $6,000 and two others;  MuscleTesting.com and TuxedoVest.com buttoned up $5,500 each

Four other AfternicDLS sales came in at $5,000 apiece. That group included BizCash.com, GameValley.com, ManufacturingMatters.com and SouthernDental.com.

The AfternicDLS had 95 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
justelectronics.com $4,900   angelit.com $2,588
WaterHeatersOnline.com $4,800 healthytouch.com $2,588
ltmx.com $4,689 easyproof.com $2,500
72dpi.com $4,500 educationsupplies.com $2,500
shagster.com $4,500 focusedmarketing.com $2,500
fabjewelry.com $4,388 forevercreative.com $2,500
macat.com $4,388 linuxadmins.com $2,500
seniorsecure.com $4,388 manncom.com $2,500
editer.com $4,200 nilgai.com $2,500
truair.com $4,188 telexed.com $2,500
dreamfurniture.com $4,000 topwood.com $2,500
InternationalJetCharter.com $4,000 digitlock.com $2,488
islanddeals.com $4,000 ipressbox.com $2,488
sizeme.com $4,000 johnsonit.com $2,488
minati.com $3,995 KNIFTY.com $2,488
shansu.com $3,988 luckybuys.com $2,488
cinemaondemand.com $3,888 suretrader.com $2,488
northeasttravel.com $3,688 warcosts.com $2,400
RealtimeMonitor.com $3,600 axisllc.com $2,388
maxtown.com $3,588 localgold.com $2,388
mtmcorp.com $3,588 mstrategy.com $2,388
awds.com $3,500 primped.com $2,381
fastcamera.com $3,500 rageon.com $2,370
financecity.com $3,500 homevendors.com $2,330
mightymax.com $3,500 andrewsassociates.com $2,300
colgroup.com $3,388 telecomchoices.com $2,288
toolshows.com $3,321 destinationwellness.com $2,200
healthgraph.com $3,300 majestik.com $2,200
worldclassrealty.com $3,250 tradefurniture.com $2,200
xling.com $3,195 portableparty.com $2,188
consegna.com $3,188 premierdocs.com $2,188
livingactive.com $3,188 hydroponicspro.com $2,150
4ag.com $3,000 financialflexibility.com $2,100
eldertech.com $3,000 SpeakerMedia.com $2,100
financesource.com $3,000 allianceautomotive.com $2,000
suite8.com $3,000 automotiveintelligence.com $2,000
waoc.com $3,000 convencao.com $2,000
workershealth.com $3,000 divaworks.com $2,000
spootnik.com $2,988 homefoundation.com $2,000
growingcity.com $2,888 kapai.com $2,000
houstonfirst.com $2,849 linvic.com $2,000
careclaims.com $2,788 musicflash.com $2,000
freshbeginning.com $2,788 profitfromhome.com $2,000
hopnow.com $2,788 psychiatryblog.com $2,000
conversationonline.com $2,760 sharetheprofit.com $2,000
spamobile.com $2,700 starstop.com $2,000
womaninblack.com $2,654 travelscanner.com $2,000
waterwaste.com $2,600  

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner Sedo helped them sell three other domains; Wahrsager.com ($3,854), BikeStar.com ($3,000) and Stammzelle.com ($2,450)

Elsewhere, HuntingMoon.com sold ManLink.com for $8,000 and two others; AdultLink.com and AdultLife.com for $6,000 apiece. Acroplex LLC sold Go2It.com for $5,000 (they also sold KissBank.com through Sedo for $4,500) and YummyNames sold Rippl.com for $4,777 and teamed up with Sedo to sell  GoRestaurant.com for $2,699

Also, Moniker/SnapNames moved FindLoans.com ($4,166) and PeekVid.com ($3,100). GenKey.com added $2,850 there while YourNames.com yielded $2,701 and PigeonArcade.com picked off $2,500

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The five country code sales that you saw on the all extension leader board above set the pace for the ccTLDs this week, filling the first five spots on our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. In addition to Michael Mann's three .co sales through Sedo, the same venue sold #3 Sauce.de (German ccTLD) for $13,860 and #5 Ral.ly (Libyan ccTLD) for $9,500

The highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is a Dutch domain, #6 Wijnproeverij.nl ("wine tasting" in Dutch) at $7,920, also through Sedo who swept 19 of the 20 chart entries. A one-letter .cm domain (Cameroon country code), A.cm, was next at $7,300 (one of three one-letter .cm domains on the elite list). DomainLore.co.uk had the only charted ccTLD sale not claimed by Sedo. That was #16 Books.org.uk at $5,102

.co and .de had the most chart entries with four each, followed by .tv with three.  Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending June 12:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 6, 2011 - Sun. June 12, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 15, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
Ski.co $15,000 Sedo
1.
tie
Cigar.co $15,000 Sedo
3. Sauce.de €9,500 = $13,680 Sedo
4. Automotive.co $10,000 Sedo
5. Ral.ly $9,500 Sedo
6. Wijnproeverij.nl
("wine tasting" in Dutch)
€5,500 = $7,920 Sedo
7. A.cm $7,300 Sedo
8.
tie
Professionals.co €5,000 = $7,200 Sedo
8.
tie
SMC.de €5,000 = $7,200 Sedo
10. Romance.tv $7,000 Sedo

11. Adventure.tv $6,600 Sedo
12. Lebensmittel-Direkt.de €4,000 = $5,760 Sedo
13. MyDog.de €3,868 = $5,570 Sedo
14. Campingplatz.eu €3,750 = $5,400 Sedo
15. Z.cm $5,150 Sedo
16. Books.org.uk £3,111 = $5,102 DomainLore.co.uk
17. FastweightLoss.co.uk £2,550 = 4,182 Sedo
18. Francemutuelle.fr €2,900 = $4,176 Sedo
19. K.cm $4,100 Sedo
20. VM.tv $4,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had several dozen additional four figure ccTLD sales led by Fly24.co.uk at $3,690 and a trio of names at $3,600 each that included Circl.es, Footwear.nl and WebDesign-Agentur.de. AeroMexico.es kicked in another $3,000

Sedo had 41 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,592. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,592
hundekotbeutel.de $2,592   megadeals.de $1,440
7.cm $2,350 wefa.de $1,440
r.cm $2,252 mcgyver.eu $1,439
n.cm $2,100 ogenlaseren.be $1,439
avenir-telecom.es $1,954 ofenpass.ch $1,418
lackstift.de $1,904 projectbase.de $1,368
apellido.es $1,872 reiseruecktrittsversicherung.at $1,335
up2date.eu $1,829 atoi.de $1,296
j.cm $1,800 boatsharing.de $1,296
hiab.us.us $1,728 buchsbaeume.de $1,296
vakantieplaats.nl $1,728 damenschuh.at $1,296
bachelor.cc $1,714 telemedicine.ca $1,250
barentsburg.ru $1,656 blogbusiness.de $1,224
elance.ch $1,656 res.za.co.za $1,200
reality.la $1,650 unsecuredloan.org.uk $1,175
cochran.co.uk $1,640 alugartenmoebel.de $1,152
h.cm $1,600 ebeleggen.nl $1,113
mujeres.pe $1,600 3.cm $1,101
erfinderladen.de $1,584 blogspot.co.in $1,000
gartenmoebel.pl $1,440 poem.tv $1,000
lopoca.ro $1,440   

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)

A pair of .nets set the pace for the  non .com gTLDs this week and were the only two domains in this category to reach five figures. Immobilienmakler.net ($11,520) and Antonio.net ($11,000) fill the first two spots on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart, followed by #3 BuySilver.org, sold at Sedo for $5,760.

The AfternicDLS had a big week with a hand in 13 of the 20 chart entries including six of the top ten. Their headliners included #5 Heptagon.net ($4,588) and #6 LocalCoupons.net ($4,000)

The .nets had a dominant outing, sweeping 14 of 20 positions. The .orgs followed with five and .info had one (#11 Blumenversand.info at $3,024 via Sedo). Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending June 12:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 6, 2011 - Sun. June 12, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 15, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Immobilienmakler.net
("real estate broker" in German)
$11,520 Sedo
2. Antonio.net $11,000 AfternicDLS/Sedo
3. BuySilver.org €4,000 = $5,760 Sedo
4. Lyxia.org €3,333 = $4,800 Sedo
5. Heptagon.net $4,588 AfternicDLS
6. LocalCoupons.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
7. Minimo.net $3,588 AfternicDLS
8. RMS.org $3,350 YummyNames/Sedo
9. SellCar.org $3,288 AfternicDLS
10. Wikimedia.net $3,188 AfternicDLS

11. Blumenversand.info €2,100 = $3,024 Sedo
12.
tie
AConnect.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
MoneyMarketAccount.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
TVRepair.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
15. Progresso.net $2,880 AfternicDLS
16. 4Shared.net $2,800 Sedo
17.
tie
Boodle.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
Inroads.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
PrayerBook.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
20. FXWorld.net $2,750 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 Webphone.net at $2,699 in a transaction shared by YummyNames and Sedo. 

Sedo continued to rack up sales with SSK.net ($2,600), Zahnimplantat.org ($2,592) and Maryme.net ($1,700). Albanien.org brought $1,512, Elevate.info added $1,500 and two others; Criollos.net and Schulenberg.net notched $1,440 apiece. Heartwood.net went for $1,400, UKM.info found $1,368, VitaminsAndMinerals.net nabbed $1,111 and Apostolos.net provided $1,080.  

Back at the AfternicDLS FineTuning.net and XCommerce.net banked $2,500 each while two others; AppWorld.net and FaceValue.net attracted $2,388 apiece. The AfternicDLS has 18 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
nursinghomelawyer.net $2,000   backpainrelief.net $1,200
smartauto.net $2,000 promotorsports.net $1,188
icad.net $1,888 sisepuede.org $1,164
maxinet.net $1,688 raoul.net $1,100
shiawase.net $1,688 autoshopping.net $1,088
apre.org $1,534 dialup.org $1,000
healthcity.net $1,388 girlsrule.org $1,000
tapori.net $1,388 oaklandcalifornia.net $1,000
securesafe.net $1,350 taxnews.net $1,000

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner Sedo also sold TechLife.net for them at $1,812

At Moniker/SnapNames Star.biz booked $2,252, Entire.net tallied $1,572 and 7N.net secured $1,500. 7R.net and Pennwoods.net added $1,450 each while 6Z.net sold for $1,300 and Hardcore.biz bagged $1,066

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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