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Sedo Strikes $71,000 Gusher With Sadara.com to Take Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Sedo claimed the pole position on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Chart with Sadara.com at $71,000. The buyer appears to be the Saudi Arabian Oil Company who filed for a trademark on the term "Sadara" in March. The TM application covers chemicals and the same holding company and law firm now shown on the WhoIs record as the new owner of Sadara.com already owned Sadara-Chemical.biz. The law firm, located at the same address as the holding company, also appears to be the same firm that filed the Sadara trademark application on behalf of the Saudi oil company. 

Sedo went on to place five more domains in the first ten and piled up 12 of 20 positions overall. Their hit list included #3 Fietsen.com at $35,000 and the top ccTLD - #5 Women.co at $25,000 (Sedo sold that domain for DomainMarket.com owner Michael Mann.)

The AfternicDLS also had a strong outing, claiming two of the top four sales and a half dozen places on the Big Board overall. Their biggest scores were #2 NursePractitioner.com at $36,300 and #4 FullContact.com at $30,800.  

By Ron Jackson

Also earning chart honors this week were the Toby Clements Newsletter with #6 (tie) FootballHelmets.com at $20,000 and Moniker/SnapNames with #13 BCR.com at $15,210

12 of the 20 charted sales were .coms. The country codes claimed five places, including another top ten entry - #9 Krankenzusatzversicherung.de ("supplementary health insurance" in German) at $17,041 via Sedo. The non .com gTLDs rang up the other three sales with a trio of .nets that included #11 IEA.net at $16,488 through the AfternicDLS.

While no six or seven figure blockbusters are on the chart this week that doesn't mean that big deals aren't getting done. Most remain subject to NDAs or change hands in more complicated transactions that prevent them from being ranked among the all-cash paid-in-full single name domain sales that we track. Rick Schwartz provided a perfect example of the latter situation when he announced he has closed a deal this week to sell a pair of generic gems - Property.com and Properties.com - in a package deal initially valued at $4 million. However, Rick told me that he also  received a 5% equity stake in the new venture as part of the deal and also agreed to give the buyers discounts if they make early payments toward the sale price. At this stage, no telling what his final payout will be from this terrific tandem, but Schwartz clearly did very well, just as the masterful negotiator has done in so many previous transactions.

 Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 17:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 11, 2011 - Sun. July 17, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 20, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Sadara.com $71,000 Sedo
2. NursePractitioner.com $36,300 AfternicDLS
3. Fietsen.com $35,000 Sedo
4. FullContact.com $30,800 AfternicDLS
5. Women.co $25,000 Sedo
6.
tie
FootballHelmets.com $20,000 Toby Clements Newsletter
6.
tie
Mini.net $20,000 Sedo
8. GetAhead.com $18,400 Sedo
9. Krankenzusatzversicherung.de
("supplementary health insurance" in German)
€12,001 = $17,041 Sedo
10. Chaton.com $17,000 AfternicDLS

 

11. IEA.net $16,488 AfternicDLS
12. KingsCross.co.uk £10,000 = $16,100 Sedo
13. BCR.com $15,210 Moniker/SnapNames
14.
tie
AListGames.com $15,000 Sedo
14.
tie
WeightMatters.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
16. Pronovias.ru €10,000 = $14,200 Sedo
17. Business1.com $13,750 AfternicDLS
18. Varta.net €9,500 = $13,490 Sedo
19. OEB.com $12,150 Sedo
20. POF.at €7,300 = $10,366 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 three more five-figure sales just off the chart, all logged by Sedo. They sold POF.nl for $10,118 and  two others; Pumori.com and TheGlobe.net for $10,000 apiece.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with HotelEuro.com at $9,388 and MyBargain.com at $9,000. Their winners also included InternationalInvestor.com ($7,500), FSBOHomes.com ($7,000) and Zestrogen.com ($6,600).

SkyShopping.com contributed another $6,488, HireAWebmaster.com drew $5,088 and four others; BeMyNeighbor.com, MaxClothing.com, TheWhiteboard.com and PerfectConnections.com posted $5,000 apiece.; AZCM.com kicked in $4,588 more. 

The AfternicDLS had 74 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,800
photoset.com $4,500   lesbureaux.com $2,688
fullbeauty.com $4,290 leadingwiththeheart.com $2,675
iemgroup.com $4,288 equipmentbuy.com $2,600
shei.com $4,102 mathology.com $2,600
apartmentsinparis.com $4,000 driversoncall.com $2,595
MeetingAgenda.com $4,000 execbook.com $2,588
biggerpicture.com $3,900 forcheap.com $2,588
alliedmotors.com $3,788 resettlement.com $2,588
zeebox.com $3,788 strongerathlete.com $2,588
internationalpreciousmetals.com $3,700 urbgroup.com $2,588
avulsion.com $3,600 HOWTOSEW.com $2,500
firstcorporation.com $3,570 orangearmy.com $2,500
AddictionRehabilitation.com $3,500 orgulloso.com $2,500
lifeshopping.com $3,500 skysuite.com $2,500
skyevents.com $3,500 DividendAdvisor.com $2,495
sncservices.com $3,488 good-vibes.com $2,488
springbreakguide.com $3,488 dogway.com $2,388
medicaltravelinsurance.com $3,475 investatlanta.com $2,388
readm.com $3,450 keepamerica.com $2,388
eagleclawhooks.com $3,300 mortgageloantexas.com $2,388
powhow.com $3,288 liche.com $2,276
geopol.com $3,188 fmauto.com $2,200
soltas.com $3,188 healthlocker.com $2,200
yourcancer.com $3,188 bestofbollywood.com $2,188
capitalhuman.com $3,088 jewishinvitations.com $2,188
softwarekatalog.com $3,055 minutefitness.com $2,188
1stchoicefinancial.com $3,000 roseterrace.com $2,188
apoa.com $3,000 bluepear.com $2,088
jingpiao.com $3,000 nextgmobile.com $2,088
nycbaseball.com $3,000 studentsquare.com $2,088
personalizedwedding.com $3,000 affordablepetcare.com $2,000
religiousdating.com $2,988 fashionist.com $2,000
youthevents.com $2,988 hwsc.com $2,000
exbooks.com $2,888 komit.com $2,000
accnetwork.com $2,788 myhaus.com $2,000
metao.com $2,735 skip2.com $2,000
cubepad.com $2,688 timelook.com $2,000

An AfternicDLS domain listing service partner, Sedo, helped them sell two more names; Coupin.com ($4,900) and TravelAndLifestyle.com ($2,788).  

At Sedo fyn.com yielded $8,500 while Naema.com and Training360.com turned in $8,000 each. GunsInc.com drew a bead on $7,140, Gezondheid.com hauled in $7,100 and ProWise.com went for $6,700.

SocialCircles.com contained $6,000, Neiron.com notched $5,001 and two others; MyJuke.com and RealROI.com returned $5,000 apiece. Another pair; ASFA.com and Nevio.com added $4,970 each. Sedo had 25 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
phpprogrammer.com $4,500   pageon.com $3,000
piecesmoto.com $4,402 splinterworks.com $3,000
onlinefilestorage.com $4,350 workcure.com $3,000
evoria.com $4,260 drugcoupons.com $2,899
futuregenius.com $4,100 hypermarche.com $2,840
kousou.com $4,000 cigarauctions.com $2,500
multimediaproductions.com $3,880 yachtlegacy.com $2,500
invepar.com $3,800 advence.com $2,485
offthepitch.com $3,625 sauna-club.com $2,199
broilact.com $3,550 naturesdefence.com $2,100
britishluxury.com $3,000 brandworkshop.com $2,000
bspark.com $3,000 rentapps.com $2,000
exep.com $3,000   

Back at Moniker/SnapNames TangTang.com took in $5,522, Incontrisexy.com sold for $3,800 and SoyGuru.com swallowed $3,600. NetForward.com found $3,055, WebHostingDirectory.com listed $2,470 and Metacake.com made $2,400. IceWatch.com went for $2,250, PrivateAviation.com taxied to $2,105 and ForeclosureSolutions.com conserved $2,051

Elsewhere the Toby Clements Newsletter sold ETY.com for $5,000 and YummyNames partnered with Sedo to sell PeerLending.com at $3,899. They also worked with Moniker/SnapNames and the AfternicDLS to sell MailPolice.com ($3,677) and with the AfternicDLS to move DubaiFitness.com for $3,200

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The half dozen five-figure country code sales we showed you in the all extension section above fill  the first six places on our new weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #7 NN.co.za, a South African country code domain that changed hands for $7,500 at Sedo. 

Sedo went on to sweep 17 of the 20 chart entries, including all of the top ten. They rounded out the upper half of the elite list with #8 Phantom.eu ($6,362), #9 SportsBookReview.eu ($5,680) and #10 ZZZ.co.uk ($5,635).  

AbdulBasit Makrani finally stopped the Sedo run by selling #12 SEO.im (Isle of Man ccTLD) for $4,000 on a private sale. The other two that cracked the Sedo ccTLD monopoly were Drop.com.au who sold LifeInsuranceReviews.com.au for $3,508 and the Toby Clements Newsletter with their $3,500 sale of PO.tv.  

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending July 17:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 11, 2011 - Sun. July 17, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 20, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Women.co $25,000 Sedo
2. Krankenzusatzversicherung.de
("supplementary health insurance" in German)
€12,001 = $17,041 Sedo
3. KingsCross.co.uk £10,000 = $16,100 Sedo
4. Pronovias.ru €10,000 = $14,200 Sedo
5. POF.at €7,300 = $10,366 Sedo
6. POF.nl €7,125 = $10,118 Sedo
7. NN.co.za $7,500 Sedo
8. Phantom.eu €4,480 = $6,362 Sedo
9. SportsBookReview.eu €4,000 = $5,680 Sedo
10. ZZZ.co.uk £3,500 = $5,635 Sedo

11. Pubs.co $5,000 Sedo
12. VOZ.es €3,500 = $4,970 Sedo
13. SEO.im $4,000 Pvt Sale
14. Rohrleitungsbau.de €2,650 = $3,763 Sedo
15. Beschwerden24.de €2,500 = $3,550 Sedo
16. LifeInsuranceReviews.com.au $3,508 Drop.com.au
17.
tie
160.ca $3,500 Sedo
17.
tie
PO.tv $3,500 Toby Clements Newsletter
19. Förderung.eu (IDN) €2,380 = $3,380 Sedo
20. CasinoOnline.ch €2,100 = $2,982 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales including a trio of three-letter .CH (Swiss ccTLD) domains at $2,840 each; DNG.ch, HBN.ch and TKS.ch. Meta.de also sold for that price while MOO.it (Italian country code) commanded $2,826.  

Sedo had 62 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $2,542 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,542
lampenundleuchten.de $2,542   lepub.fr $1,420
burst.me $2,500 pchli-targ.pl $1,420
buerobedarf.eu $2,485 angeli.ch $1,399
patientenlifter.de $2,272 arcas.ch $1,399
propertydoctor.co.uk $2,254 biomax.ch $1,399
blucigs.de $2,200 cbook.ch $1,399
ekp.se $2,130 ezr.ch $1,399
jkl.ch $2,130 itab.ch $1,399
owg.ch $2,130 lustro.ch $1,399
rze.ch $2,130 nrl.ch $1,399
titanic.ch $2,130 paulin.ch $1,399
ppn.ch $2,059 rising.ch $1,399
capstone.co.uk $2,013 settop.ch $1,399
nation.ch $1,988 valeo.ch $1,399
wirtschaftsimmobilien.de $1,917 altersvorsorge-berechnen.de $1,352
gartenstühle.de $1,846 seo-hero.de $1,349
amaro.ch $1,775 yob.in $1,300
sergi.ch $1,775 barcausata.it $1,288
supersparen.de $1,704 gimmi.co.uk $1,288
avantipopolo.it $1,636 kreativkaufhaus.de $1,278
geff.eu $1,633 klinik.tv $1,136
multitrip.in $1,610 raketa.de $1,136
xcommerce.fr $1,600 ferienhaus-italien.eu $1,135
jaz.co.uk $1,500 tripple.co.uk $1,100
juegosdebobesponja.co $1,500 gastenkamers.be $1,065
premiumoutlet.de $1,491 hausboote.de $1,065
mybid.eu $1,421 leica-geosystems.co.nz $1,065
autoankauf.eu $1,420 mobilcom.ch $1,065
crowdsourcing.nl $1,420 prepaidstore.nl $1,065
irisfmg.es $1,420 sparen-mit-energie.de $1,065
lady-like.de $1,420 reputation.eu $1,000

Elsewhere Moniker/SnapNames moved a trio of .US domains; Recycling.us ($1,500), IMG.us ($1,400) and James.us ($1,055)

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 getting shut out in the five-figure sales department last week, the non .com gTLDs bounced back with four in that range this week. We showed you those in the all extension section earlier and you see them again in the first four slots on the new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart below. 

The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #5 CME.net, a domain that drew $9,940 at Sedo to give the .nets a sweep on the first five positions on the leader board. The .orgs made their first appearance at #6 with the AfternicDLS sale of ComputerScience.org at $6,000. .Info also made a top ten appearance with #10 ORI.info at $4,260

Overall the .nets had the most chart entries with 15, followed by the .orgs with four and .info with one. In the race between venues, Sedo and the AfternicDLS wound up in a dead heat with each claiming half of the 20 chart entries. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending July 17:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 11, 2011 - Sun. July 17, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 20, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Mini.net $20,000 Sedo
2. IEA.net $16,488 AfternicDLS
3. Varta.net €9,500 = $13,490 Sedo
4. TheGlobe.net $10,000 Sedo
5. CME.net €7,000 = $9,940 Sedo
6. ComputerScience.org $6,000 AfternicDLS
7. Around.net $5,750 AfternicDLS
8. 1KM.org $5,016 AfternicDLS
9. GoldCoastCasino.net $4,830 Sedo
10. ORI.info €3,000 = $4,260 Sedo

11. Rationale.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
12. Biscotti.org $3,350 AfternicDLS
13. MechanicalEngineering.net $3,270 AfternicDLS
14. WMM.net $3,000 Sedo
15. CampingShop.net €2,000 = $2,840 Sedo
16. Mountaineering.net $2,800 AfternicDLS
17. GetStarted.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
18. CloudPay.net $2,500 Sedo
19. WhiteEagle.org $2,300 AfternicDLS
20.  Mountains.net $2,272 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale of ConsolidateCreditCardDebt.net at $2,100. They also moved Tios.org and Zafferano.net for $2,000 each. Soder.net added $1,990, PrayNow.org generated $1,988 and IAmGreen.net grossed $1,900

The AfternicDLS had 24 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,780
computerengineer.org $1,780   acentos.org $1,200
wdesign.net $1,750 analysisgroup.net $1,188
ciri.net $1,700 chinasoft.net $1,188
wago.org $1,688 eyeswideopen.org $1,188
worldweavers.org $1,500 ughs.net $1,188
publicsector.net $1,453 futureplans.org $1,100
chinafair.org $1,450 autosafety.net $1,088
cyberlabs.net $1,400 smartchoices.net $1,071
cilm.net $1,388 theelements.net $1,044
fmauto.net $1,300 chaton.net $1,000
HomeAlarm.info $1,297 cornbelt.net $1,000
collegejob.net $1,288 shafer.net $1,000

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner Sedo also helped them sell Catholica.net for $2,025

Sedo's sales also included Moo.biz ($1,845), ProCamp.net ($1,750) and Edelsteine.org ($1,515). Deodorants.net and Birdwatchers.net bagged $1,500 apiece while Grasshopper.org garnered $1,419. DNATest.org revealed $1,400, Veoveo.net nabbed $1,290 and LatinAmericanArt.org displayed $1,136. Sedo's roster also included Holzhandwerk.info ($1,135) and a pair of names at $1,065 each; Lasser.info and MobilePhoneInsurance.org.

Elsewhere, the Toby Clements Newsletter sold Logica.net ($2,000) and WPB.net ($1,450) while Moniker/SnapNames moved WeddingFavours,.net ($1,277)

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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