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Sedo Closes Year's Biggest ccTLD Deal To Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Sedo closed a monster country code sale this week to easily lead our latest all extension Top 20 Domain Sale Chart. They did it with a German domain - Aktien.de ("stocks" in German) that changed hands for a whopping €500,000, $725,000 at today's exchange rate. That was a huge multiple over the previous ccTLD Year to Date Chart leader (2nd chart on that page), Deals.com.au, an Australian domain that sold for $100,000 in April. If you go to Akitien.de you will see a developed site there now but that was put up by the new owner who paid the 725K for the name only.

Sedo also took the #2 slot on the Big Board with another six-figure sale. Their broker, Dave Evanson, put together the $120,000 sale of OnlineDegree.com. Sedo went on to sweep 14 of the 23 chart positions (the extra places resulted from a four-way tie for #20).

Sedo's haul included all six of the country code domains that made the elite list, including a second one in the top ten; #6 (tie) Republic.eu, a name that was sold to the owners of UK clothing store Republic.co.uk for $26,240. Sedo's ccTLD hit list also included the biggest 3-letter .US sale we've ever seen - #13 (tie) AED.us at a cool $20,000

By Ron Jackson

The non .com gTLD's had only one representative on the chart this week but they made it count as it was one of the year's ten biggest sales in this category. The domain was a sweet geo, #4 (tie) Spain.net, that went for $40,000 in a deal handled by UpMarketDNs.com.

As usual the .coms dominated with 16 charted domains. The notable sales in this group included #3 DSAA.com that was sold to entertainment giant Disney for $50,000 in a private transaction. Earlier this year Disney announced a new digital video brand called Disney Studio All Access (DSAA) and that is undoubtedly why they wanted this acronym. DSAA was also the acronym for the Seattle based company that sold the domain, Dupre & Scott Apartment Advisors, Inc.

In addition to Sedo, two other venues had multiple chart entries this week. DomainMarket.com hit the Daily Double with #4 (tie) ProfessionalLiability.com at $40,000 and #15 Elarm.com at $20,000 while the AfternicDLS scored with a trio headed by #6 (tie) FatChance.com at $26,000. Also earning chart honors this week were Moniker/SnapNames with #20 (tie) Jeuxdefoot.com at $10,000 and WinnerNames.com with #20 (tie) TopChips.com, also at $10,000

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 24:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 18, 2011 - Sun. July 24, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 27, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Aktien.de
("stocks" in German)
€500,000 = $725,000 Sedo
2. OnlineDegree.com $120,000 Sedo
3. DSAA.com $50,000 Pvt Sale
4.
tie
ProfessionalLiability.com $40,000 DomainMarket
4.
tie
Spain.net $40,000 UpMarketDNs
6.
tie
Republic.eu £16,000 = $26,240 Sedo
6.
tie
FatChance.com $26,000 AfternicDLS
8. LiveHealth.com $25,000 Sedo
9. ActiveStandards.com £14,400 = $23,616 Sedo
10. GoodRide.com $22,000 Sedo
11. MobileLoyalty.com $22,000 Sedo

 

12. UDG.de €15,000 = $21,750 Sedo
13.
tie
AED.us $20,000 Sedo
13.
tie
Collectives.com $20,000 Sedo
15. Elarm.com $20,000 DomainMarket
16. Hosting.co $16,000 Sedo
17. JustGames.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
18. Burraco.com €10,000 = $14,500 Sedo
19. Nierenkrebs.de €9,000 = $13,050 Sedo
20.
tie
CommunitySolar.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
FortLee.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Jeuxdefoot.com $10,000 Moniker/
SnapNames
20.
tie
TopChips.com $10,000 WinnerNames

 

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 supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with HBET.com at $9,500. Mootz.com added $7,975 while Dusyma.com and Lookk.com landed $7,250 each. HK6.com secured $6,771, Hora25.com fetched $6,525 and two others; iVacations.com and GenomeLabs.com generated $5,500 apiece. Another pair; Financements.com and WebDynamic.com went for $5,075 each

Sedo had 49 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
brainmax.com $5,000   onlinefunnygames.com $2,944
classiccomedy.com $5,000 globalscreen.com $2,900
ecowashball.com $5,000 artfocus.com $2,770
entrec.com $5,000 olada.com $2,750
freefileconverter.com $5,000 bausachverstaendiger.com $2,596
okgames.com $5,000 dealmonitor.com $2,500
trafficrank.com $5,000 hi-market.com $2,500
appfly.com $4,970 inforate.com $2,500
godream.com $4,800 i-parking.com $2,500
pharmexpert.com $4,500 mentalarithmetic.com $2,500
koot.com $4,350 tibaco.com $2,319
lingolia.com $4,350 ideointernet.com $2,250
orang.com $4,000 kick-off.com $2,175
policefiles.com $4,000 newsafghanistan.com $2,175
tarot-reading.com $3,988 newsaustria.com $2,175
learningstreams.com $3,900 newsbelgium.com $2,175
discountdeco.com $3,625 newsgreenland.com $2,175
stealtheducation.com $3,625 newsjordan.com $2,175
gsmtravel.com $3,500 newsnetherlands.com $2,175
freesnacks.com $3,333 newssweden.com $2,175
probolt.com $3,280 newsswitzerland.com $2,175
rentguard.com $3,198 re-create.com $2,132
agenceinterim.com $3,045 echoed.com $2,000
agilehealth.com $3,000 mysurfer.com $2,000
einvision.com $3,000   

Back at the AfternicDLS ChristianEducation.com attracted $8,500, PaintballGame.com picked off $8,088 and MediaCentral.com dispatched $7,500. Kasperle.com kicked in $7,288, Xinying.com yielded $6,850 and CashForCoins.com collected $6,500

CompostingWorms.com chewed through $5,750, Bancalavoro.com banked $5,106 and two others; 5Axis.com and RentalCards.com returned $5,000 each. LocalCollege.com enrolled $4,788, NJIN.com drew $4,689 and RealEstateMatrix.com rang up $4,680

The AfternicDLS had 85 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
utilitysavings.com $4,500   dotmedic.com $2,588
ledna.com $4,488 laborbook.com $2,588
givegreen.com $4,400 mainmotor.com $2,588
hawaiianholidays.com $4,400 call-forwarding.com $2,520
hmvl.com $4,388 activeshares.com $2,500
exco.com $4,029 communityad.com $2,500
burningbridge.com $4,000 eagenda.com $2,500
cineteca.com $4,000 healthawareness.com $2,500
kollaboration.com $4,000 poolessentials.com $2,500
PCBenchmark.com $4,000 safet.com $2,500
StyleHQ.com $4,000 sleepguru.com $2,500
vmgroup.com $4,000 sltc.com $2,500
powerparents.com $3,988 taxivans.com $2,500
owsla.com $3,950 vfiles.com $2,500
socialadvisor.com $3,850 vipeople.com $2,500
datamgt.com $3,688 wcpp.com $2,500
catalog1.com $3,588 mylifeunlimited.com $2,389
creatingspace.com $3,500 insurance-exchange.com $2,388
granitemasters.com $3,500 photoopps.com $2,388
parentclub.com $3,500 setagoal.com $2,388
SocialCulture.com $3,500 directsalon.com $2,300
weddingdressdirect.com $3,500 thesupply.com $2,300
froghill.com $3,488 BrightLogic.com $2,250
orsinc.com $3,388 uniquelydesigned.com $2,200
haiinc.com $3,288 jobwow.com $2,171
iprlaw.com $3,200 offthefield.com $2,100
nomic.com $3,200 ZestProperties.com $2,095
careergenius.com $3,188 etick.com $2,088
xiangzi.com $3,188 goodsforgood.com $2,088
geminisound.com $3,000 gosgroup.com $2,088
koreanconnection.com $3,000 groupealliance.com $2,088
sassor.com $3,000 myquill.com $2,088
smilecanada.com $3,000 royalconnect.com $2,088
contatta.com $2,988 smithinc.com $2,088
weedwars.com $2,888 thecollegium.com $2,088
keyinsights.com $2,850 365gou.com $2,000
naismith.com $2,788 bassculture.com $2,000
sportbags.com $2,750 consoleforums.com $2,000
fiberstore.com $2,700 excool.com $2,000
myeinc.com $2,700 ezspeed.com $2,000
proteinengineering.com $2,688 gardeningblogs.com $2,000
visadirect.com $2,610 petrocore.com $2,000
carscallen.com $2,588  

At Moniker/SnapNames Bikes2U.com braked at $6,200, Wowz.com went for $4,300 and OutdoorGuide.com garnered $4,100. Two others; Quorum-IRB.com and an IDN, хостинг.com commanded $3,750 each. Budjet.com booked $3,269, WPSchool.com contributed $2,769 and Linnd.com located $2,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

Sedo traditionally dominates the country code market but this week they really hit it out of the park with the biggest ccTLD sale of the year (by far) and a clean sweep of all 20 positions on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Their headliner of course was Aktien.de ("stocks" in German) at a gargantuan $725,000.

Sedo also rang up five five-figure sales that we showed you in the all extension section earlier. The biggest ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet are #7 HandwerkerForum.de at $8,973 and #8 Advertising.eu at $8,264 

Germany's popular .de extension had the most chart entries with nine, followed by Great Britain's .co.uk with three and the European Union's .eu with two. America's .us extension was among the others earning chart honors. #4 AED.us at $20,000 was the biggest .us sale reported so far this year. 

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending July 24:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 18, 2011 - Sun. July 24, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 27, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Aktien.de
("stocks" in German")
€500,000 = $725,000 Sedo
2. Republic.eu £16,000 = $26,240 Sedo
3. UDG.de €15,000 = $21,750 Sedo
4. AED.us $20,000 Sedo
5. Hosting.co $16,000 Sedo
6. Nierenkrebs.de €9,000 = $13,050 Sedo
7. HandwerkerForum.de €6,188 = $8,973 Sedo
8. Advertising.eu €5,699 = $8,264 Sedo
9. CasinoLive.co.uk £5,000 = $8,200 Sedo
10. CP.cc €5,555 = $8,055 Sedo

11. SurveyGizmo.de €4,500 = $6,525 Sedo
12. GetFit.de €4,200 = $6,090 Sedo
13. Online-Casino.de €3,500 = $5,075 Sedo
14. CheapoAir.fr $5,000 Sedo
15. AdSolution.de €3,000 = $4,350 Sedo
16. BlackDresses.co.uk £2,500 = $4,100 Sedo
17. BrandRoom.de €2,550 = $3,698 Sedo
18.
tie
Say.es €2,500 = $3,625 Sedo
18.
tie
Skates.at €2,500 = $3,625 Sedo
20. BeautyOutlet.co.uk $3,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the vast majority of those including GeoCaching.at ($3,480), Mein-Kind.de ($3,118) and WeSpeak.es ($3,000)

Sedo had 43 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $2,900 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,900
tankuj.pl $2,900   eisbecher.de $1,450
ticketversicherung.de $2,588 fotofalle.at $1,450
pastaebasta.it $2,538 lekker.de $1,450
jbs.co.uk $2,460 möbelmann.de $1,449
juegosdefutbol.mx $2,200 bwa.ch $1,436
kneip.de $2,175 leds.co $1,378
reym.de $2,175 recargo.at $1,378
smashbox.nl $2,103 roger.be $1,378
showreel.tv $2,100 mystream.de $1,335
synthese.eu $2,018 bub.at $1,233
minikuechen.de $1,958 kaufpreisversicherung.de $1,233
trt.it $1,885 luecke.eu $1,233
tanzlust.de $1,813 solardirect.co.uk $1,230
webpro.de $1,795 timeout.co $1,200
noisetoys.de $1,740 mybusinesscards.co.uk $1,100
sgm.ch $1,740 brotbacken.de $1,088
weigh.it $1,640 cathaldar.de $1,015
debtproblem.co.uk $1,556 gebirge.at $1,015
chutney.co $1,500 arlafood.in $1,000
axami.de $1,450 aua.co $1,000
bubbleshooter.in $1,450 traintickets.in $1,000
complement.fr $1,450  

Elsewhere Diversified.us changed hands for $2,477 in a private transaction, Moniker/SnapNames moved OO.tv ($2,150), CT.tv ($1,613) and Children.us ($1,950) and OwnThisDomain.co.uk sold CDT.org.uk for $1,640

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 only one five-figure sale this week but they made it count. As I noted in the all extension section earlier, Spain.net went for $40,000 in a deal brokered by UpMarketDNs.com. That ranks #7 on our YTD Top 100 sales chart for this category (third chart on that page).

The #2 spot on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart went  to another .net, LawyerCentral.net, sold for $6,950 at WinnerNames.com. .Orgs took the next three spots to round out the first five with Rayo.org ($5,600), APPO.org ($5,000) and FHIT.org ($5,000).

In the race among venues Sedo and the AfternicDLS finished in a dead heat with nine chart entries each. Sedo's list included the lone .info - #10 Herz.info at $3,480. The AfternicDLS roster included #8 BestParking.org at $3,988, one of two domains they placed in the top ten. 

The .nets had the most chart entries with 12, followed by the .orgs with nine. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending July 24:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 18, 2011 - Sun. July 24, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 27, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Spain.net $40,000 UpMarketDNs
2. LawyerCentral.net $6,950 WinnerNames
3. Rayo.org $5,600 AfternicDLS
4.
tie
APPO.org $5,000 Sedo
4.
tie
FHIT.org $5,000 Sedo
6. AccidentAttorneys.net $4,500 Sedo
7. Frodo.net $4,000 Sedo
8. BestParking.org $3,988 AfternicDLS
9. Lizard.net $3,540 Sedo
10.
tie
Herz.info €2,400 = $3,480 Sedo

11. ASSO.org $3,400 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
Microsys.org $3,388 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
SPTS.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
14. BestParking.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
15. MobiCard.net €2,100 = $3,045 Sedo
16.
tie
iRetail.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
MarinCounty.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
ProteinBars.net $3,000 Sedo
19. MyMerchantAccount.net €2,000 = $2,900 Sedo
20.  Mitos.net $2,800 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 a trio of domains at the AfternicDLS: WebTalk.net ($2,542), Freebird.org ($2,500) and CurrencyGallery.org ($2,159)

The AfternicDLS had 22 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales between $1,000 and $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
coinflip.org $2,000   yarn.info $1,488
artofafrica.net $1,888 DebtCounselingService.org $1,350
educationforall.org $1,750 carbazaar.net $1,288
pcoutlet.net $1,688 newmarkets.org $1,188
libnet.net $1,588 simmen.net $1,100
energynetwork.org $1,530 techmart.net $1,100
terrafirma.org $1,524 shadesofgrey.org $1,088
bwell.net $1,500 u-boot.net $1,010
efflux.net $1,500 aristoteles.org $1,000
healthgate.net $1,500 jungel.net $1,000
lighttower.org $1,500 losttribes.org $1,000

Elsewhere, Moniker/SnapNames sold Taksim.net ($1,600) and LGB.net ($1,099) while Sedo moved IVA.mobi ($1,451), RestaurantCheck.net ($1,350) and ProblemSolver.org ($1,250). Sedo's list also included Europaletten.info ($1,088) and a pair of names at $1,000 each; N13.net and NovaYork.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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